Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2019

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Dec 8-14, 2019, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Optimize Patient Care

Review updates, advances & best practices in all areas of internal medicine.

Among the Highest-Rate CME

Program is among the highest-rated CME courses at Harvard Medical School

54 hours of Continuing Education

  • Earn up to 54 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Among the highest-rated CME courses at Harvard Medical School

This intensive course will cover all of the major subspecialties,  including:

  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Rheumatology
  • Plus a number of special symposia and workshops

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Course Directors

Martin J Abrahamson, MD, FACP

Martin J Abrahamson, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Co-Director, Division of Continuing Education, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Editor-In-Chief, Hepatology Section, UpToDate

Mark L. Zeidel, MD

Mark L. Zeidel, MD

Herman Ludwig Blumgart Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chair, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Pricing

Registration rate $1850 for physicians & allied health professionals, $1395 for residents & fellows in training.

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Where is the course located?
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-9600
Which sessions are included in the course?

Sunday, December 8

7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 8:10 AM Introduction and Welcome
Oncology 
8:10 AM 9:00 AM Assessment and Management of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Update*
Nadine M. Tung, MD
9:00 AM 9:40 AM Prostate Cancer: An Update
Marc B. Garnick, MD
9:40 AM 10:05 AM How We Think About and Manage Breast Cancer in 2019*
Steven E. Come, MD
10:05 AM 10:25 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
10:25 AM 11:05 AM Update on Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
11:05 AM 11:45 AM Cancer: Progress One Patient at a Time*
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Oncology Q&A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
12:00 PM 12:45 PM Oncology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
12:45 PM 1:45 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
Keynote Lecture
1:45 PM 2:30 PM Microbiome: (The Second Human Genome): What Shapes It and How It Shapes Us
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
Rheumatology
2:30 PM 3:05 PM Gout: The King of Diseases
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc
3:05 PM 3:15 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
3:15 PM 3:35 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
3:35 PM 4:10 PM Diagnostic Tests in Rheumatic Disease: What’s Old, What’s New and What’s Useful
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
4:10 PM 4:45 PM Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Rheumatology Q&A
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
5:00 PM 5:45 PM Rheumatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert H. Shmerling, MD

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Monday, December 9

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Endocrinology
7:00 AM 7:40 AM Osteoporosis Management in the Era of Limited Resources
Harold N. Rosen, MD
7:40 AM 8:30 AM Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes 2019: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
8:30 AM 9:20 AM Advancing to Insulin Replacement Therapy: When, Why and How
Richard S. Beaser, MD
9:20 AM 9:40 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
9:40 AM 10:20 AM Problems in Thyroid Disease
James V. Hennessey, MD
10:20 AM 11:00 AM PCOS: Evaluation and Treatment
Mala S. Sivanandy, MD
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Endocrinology Q&A 
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Endocrinology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
Keynote Lecture
12:00 PM 12:45 PM A Doctor Becomes a Chef: Would Hippocrates Approve?
Robert E. Graham, MD, MPH, FACP
12:45 PM 1:45 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1:45 PM 2:30 PM Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures in Liver Disease: Adventures in Liverland
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
2:30 PM 3:15 PM Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
3:15 PM 3:25 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
3:25 PM 4:05 PM Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anthony Lembo, MD
4:05 PM 4:25 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
4:25 PM 5:10 PM Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
5:10 PM 5:15 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology Q&A 
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
5:15 PM 6:00 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Tuesday, December 10

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Special Symposium: Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know
7:00 AM 7:45 AM Exercise Prescription: Promoting Physical Activity in You and Your Patients*
Edward M. Phillips, MD
7:45 AM 8:30 AM Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss
Frank Domino, MD
8:30 AM 9:05 AM Medical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know*
Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
9:05 AM 9:40 AM Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
9:40 AM 10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Ask-the-Experts Session
10:00 AM 11:15 AM Ask-the-Experts: Neurology
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Daniel Press, MD
Louis R. Caplan, MD
Special Symposium: Hepatology
11:15 AM 11:50 AM Complications of Cirrhosis*
Alan Bonder, MD
11:50 AM 12:35 PM Chronic Hepatitis C: Who Remains at Risk and How Best Should We Identify and Treat Them?
Michael P. Curry, MD
12:35 PM 1:35 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:35 PM 2:15 PM Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Vilas R. Patwardhan, MD
2:15 PM 3:00 PM Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Assessing Severity and Optimizing Management
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
3:00 PM 3:10 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
Infectious Diseases
3:10 PM 3:40 PM Tuberculosis 2019: What’s New
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH
3:40 PM 4:00 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
4:00 PM 4:30 PM New Looks at Classic Infectious Diseases
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
4:30 PM 5:15 PM Vaccine Update 2019
Raphael Dolin, MD
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Infectious Diseases Q&A
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
5:30 PM 6:15 PM Infectious Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Wednesday, December 11

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Morning Yoga
6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Orthopedics Mini-Symposium: A Primer for the PCP – Live Patient Demonstration
7:00 AM 7:40 AM The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Shoulder
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
7:40 AM 8:20 AM The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Knee
Joseph DeAngelis, MD
Ask-the-Experts Session
8:20 AM 9:25 AM Ask-the-Experts: ENT/Ophthalmology
Ralph Metson, MD
Mark C. Kuperwaser, MD
Special Leadership Symposium
9:25 AM 10:05 AM The 10 Key Principles of All Great Leaders
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
10:05 AM 10:25 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
10:25 AM 11:05 AM The Art and Science of Strategic Thinking
Melvyn A.J. Menezes, PhD, MBA
11:05 AM 11:45 AM Ethics, Skills and Professional Satisfaction*
B. Lachlan Forrow, MD
11:45 AM 12:25 PM Patients as Teachers*
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:25 PM 1:05 PM Neurobiology of Leadership
TBD

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Thursday, December 12

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Cardiology – Part I
7:00 AM 7:40 AM Syncope
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
7:40 AM 8:20 AM Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
Neurology
8:20 AM 9:00 AM Concussion Diagnosis and Management*
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
9:00 AM 9:40 AM Update on Treating Headaches
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
9:40 AM 10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Cardiology – Part II
10:00 AM 10:40 AM Hypertension 2019: Recent Evidence That Will Change Your Practice
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
10:40 AM 11:20 AM Valvular Heart Disease
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
11:20 AM 11:55 AM The Current Cholesterol Guidelines and Treating Residual Risk*
Mark Benson, MD
11:55 AM 12:35 PM Managing Arterial Disease: A Tour for the PCP
Brett J. Carroll, MD
12:35 PM 1:35 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:35 PM 2:20 PM Acute Coronary Syndromes
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
2:20 PM 2:50 PM Interventional Cardiology: What the PCP Needs to Know
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
2:50 PM 3:00 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
Keynote Lecture
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Quality and Safety: Raising the Bar
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
3:45 PM 4:05 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
4:05 PM 4:45 PM Congestive Heart Failure
James D. Chang, MD
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Cardiology Q&A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
5:00 PM 5:45 PM Cardiology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Joseph P. Kannam, MD

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Friday, December 13

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Hematology
7:00 AM 7:55 AM Diagnosis and Management of Hypercoagulability and New Anti-coagulants: Interpreting the Data
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
7:55 AM 8:35 AM Don’t Miss Causes of Anemia*
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
8:35 AM 8:50 AM Hematology Q&A
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
8:50 AM 9:35 AM Hematology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
9:35 AM 9:55 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Nephrology
9:55 AM 10:35 AM Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
10:35 AM 11:20 AM Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
11:20 AM 12:00 PM Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment
Robert C. Stanton, MD
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 PM 1:15 PM Nephrology Q&A
Robert S. Brown, MD
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Nephrology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert S. Brown, MD
2:00 PM 2:10 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
Pulmonary Diseases
2:10 PM 2:45 PM Controversies in VTE: A Tale of Four Patients 
Margaret M. Hayes, MD
2:45 PM 3:05 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
3:05 PM 3:45 PM Fresh Air: What’s New with Asthma in 2019
Asha Anandaiah, MD
3:45 PM 4:25 PM Understanding COPD: Going Beyond the Wheeze
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:25 PM 5:05 PM From Copy Cats to Birds of a Feather: Decoding Interstitial Lung Disease
Robert Hallowell, MD
5:05 PM 5:20 PM Pulmonary Diseases Q&A
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
5:20 PM 6:05 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Saturday, December 14

7:00 AM 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
Miscellaneous
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Transfusion Medicine
Kerry L. O’Brien, MD
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Opiates for Chronic Pain: An Approach to Decision-Making, Risk Management and Monitoring*
Marc L. Cohen, MD
Julia H. Lindenberg, MD
9:00 AM 9:40 AM Cutaneous Malignancies: A Primer
Marissa Heller, MD
9:40 AM 10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
10:00 AM 10:40 AM Sleep Deprivation: Dire Consequences
Suzie M. Bertisch, MD, MPH
10:40 AM 11:20 AM Advances in Neurosurgery
Ron L. Alterman, MD
Ajith J. Thomas, MD
11:20 AM 12:00 PM Practical Everyday Psychiatry
John R. Sharp, MD, FAPA, FAPM

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

 

Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2019

Discounted Pricing exclusively via QxMD

Use Discount Code QMD5

Dec 8-14, 2019, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center