Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2018

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Dec 2-8, 2018, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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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

53 hours of Continuing Education

  • Earn up to 53 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 $1825 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 12

7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM 8:15 AM Introduction and Welcome
Oncology – Part I
8:15 AM 9:05 AM Assessment and Management of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Update*
Nadine M. Tung, MD
9:05 AM 9:45 AM Prostate Cancer: An Update
Marc B. Garnick, MD
9:45 AM 9:50 AM Stretch
9:50 AM 10:15 AM How We Think About and Manage Breast Cancer in 2018*
Steven E. Come, MD
Keynote Lecture
10:15 AM 10:55 AM Microbiome: (The Second Human Genome): What Shapes It and How It Shapes Us
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
10:55 AM 11:15 AM Refreshment Break
Oncology – Part II
11:15 AM 11:55 AM Update on Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
11:55 AM 12:35 PM Cancer: Progress One Patient at a Time*
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
12:35 PM 1:35 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:35 PM 1:50 PM Oncology Q&A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
1:50 PM 2:30 PM Oncology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
2:30 PM 2:40 PM Refreshment Break
Rheumatology
2:40 PM 3:15 PM Gout: The King of Diseases
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc
3:15 PM 3:35 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
3:35 PM 4:10 PM Rheumatoid Arthritis
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
4:10 PM 4:45 PM Diagnostic Tests in Rheumatic Disease: What’s Old, What’s New and What’s Useful
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
4:45 AM 4:50 AM Stretch
4:50 PM 5:05 PM Rheumatology Q&A
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
5:05 PM 5:50 PM Rheumatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert H. Shmerling, MD

Monday, December 3

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Endocrinology – Part I
7:00 AM 7:30 AM Osteoporosis Management in the Era of Limited Resources
Harold N. Rosen, MD  
7:30 AM 8:20 AM Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes 2018: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
8:20 AM 9:10 AM Advancing to Insulin Replacement Therapy: When, Why and How
Richard S. Beaser, MD
9:10 AM 9:30 AM Refreshment Break
Keynote Lecture
9:30 AM 10:50 AM The Healing Self
Deepak Chopra, MD
Rudolph E. Tanzi, MD
Endocrinology – Part II
10:50 AM 11:30 AM Problems in Thyroid Disease
James V. Hennessey, MD
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Endocrinology Q&A 
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
11:45 AM 12:30 PM Endocrinology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1:30 PM 2:15 PM Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures in Liver Disease: Adventures in Liverland
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
2:15 PM 3:00 PM Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Every Clinician Needs to Know
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
3:00 PM 3:10 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
3:10 PM 3:50 PM GI Bleeding
Simon C. Robson, MD, PhD, FRCP
3:50 PM 4:10 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
4:10 PM 4:55 PM Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
4:55 PM 5:10 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology Q & A 
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
5:10 PM 5:55 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

 Tuesday, December 4

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 7:40 AM Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss
Frank Domino, MD
7:40 AM 8:15 AM Medical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know*
Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
8:15 AM 8:50 AM Exercise Prescription: Promoting Physical Activity in You and Your Patients*
Edward M. Phillips, MD
8:50 AM 8:55 AM Stretch
8:55 AM 9:30 AM Surgical Treatment of Obesity
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
9:30 AM 9:50 AM Panel Discussion
Keynote Lecture
9:50 AM 10:35 AM Screening for Diabetes: Is It Ready for Primetime?*
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
10:35 AM 10:55 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Special Symposium: Hepatology
10:55 AM 11:40 AM Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Assessing Severity and Optimizing Management
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
11:40 AM 12:15 PM Complications of Cirrhosis*
Alan Bonder, MD
12:15 PM 1:15 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 PM 1:55 PM Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Vilas R. Patwardhan, MD
1:55 PM 2:40 PM Chronic Hepatitis C: Who Remains at Risk and How Best Should We Identify and Treat Them?Michael P. Curry, MD
2:40 PM 2:50 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
Miscellaneous
2:50 PM 3:20 PM Transfusion Medicine
Kerry L. O’Brien, MD
3:20 PM 3:40 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Infectious Diseases
3:40 PM 4:30 PM The War on Bugs – ID Emergencies: Choosing the Right Antimicrobials When It Really Matters
Wendy Stead, MD
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Attack of the Cocci: New Defenses and Treatment Strategies
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
5:00 PM 5:05 PM Stretch
5:05 PM 5:20 PM Infectious Diseases Q&A
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
5:20 PM 6:05 PM Infectious Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD

 Wednesday, December 5

6:00 AM 6:30 AM Morning Yoga
6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
ENT and Ophthalmology
7:00 AM 8:05 AM Ask-the-Expert: ENT and Ophthalmology
Ralph Metson, MD
Mark C. Kuperwaser, MD
Keynote Lecture
8:05 AM 8:50 AM Exemplary Leaders: From the Pages of History to Contemporary Times
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
8:50 AM 9:10 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Special Symposium: An Orthopedics Primer – Live Patient Demonstration
9:10 AM 9:55 AM The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Shoulder
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
9:55 AM 10:40 AM The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Knee
C. Christopher Smith, MD
10:40 AM 10:45 AM Stretch
10:45 AM 11:30 AM The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Back
James J. Heffernan, MD, MPH
Neurology
11:30 AM 12:45 PM Ask the Experts: Neurology
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Daniel Press, MD
Louis R. Caplan, MD

 Thursday, December 6

6:30 AM 7:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Cardiology – Part I
7:00 AM 7:40 AM Heart Disease in Women
Loryn S. Feinberg, MD, FACC
7:40 AM 8:20 AM Syncope
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
8:20 AM 8:25 AM Stretch
8:25 AM 9:05 AM Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
Keynote Lecture
9:05 AM 9:50 AM Medical Errors and the Healing Power of Apology*
Patricia Folcarelli, RN, PhD
9:50 AM 10:10 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Cardiology – Part II
10:10 AM 10:50 AM Valvular Heart Disease
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
10:50 AM 11:30 AM The Current Cholesterol Guidelines and Treating Residual Risk*
Peter Oettgen, MD
11:30 AM 12:15 PM Acute Coronary Syndromes
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
12:15 PM 1:15 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 PM 1:55 PM Managing Arterial Disease: A Tour for the PCP
Brett J. Carroll, MD
1:55 PM 2:35 PM Congestive Heart Failure
James D. Chang, MD
2:35 PM 2:45 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
2:45 PM 3:15 PM Interventional Cardiology: What the PCP Needs to Know
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
3:15 PM 3:35 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Keynote Lecture
3:35 PM 4:20 PM Quality and Safety: Raising the Bar*
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
4:20 PM 5:00 PM Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging: So Many Tools to Choose From!
Warren J. Manning, MD
5:00 PM 5:15 PM Cardiology Q&A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
5:15 PM 6:00 PM Cardiology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Joseph P. Kannam, MD

Friday, December 7

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 8:55 AM Stretch
8:55 AM 9:40 AM Hematology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
9:40 AM 10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Stretch
Nephrology
10:00 AM 10:40 AM Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
10:40 AM 11:25 AM Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
11:25 AM 12:05 PM Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment
Robert C. Stanton, MD
12:05 PM 1:05 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 PM 1:20 PM Nephrology Q&A
Robert S. Brown, MD
1:20 PM 2:05 PM Nephrology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert S. Brown, MD
2:05 PM 2:15 PM Rejuvenation Exercises
Pulmonary Diseases
2:15 PM 2:50 PM Update on Venous Thromboembolism
Margaret M. Hayes, MD
2:50 PM 3:10 PM Refreshment Break and Stretch
3:10 PM 3:50 PM Fresh Air: What’s New with Asthma in 2018
Asha Anandaiah, MD
3:50 PM 4:30 PM From Copy Cats to Birds of a Feather: Decoding Interstitial Lung Disease
Robert Hallowell, MD
4:30 PM 5:10 PM Understanding COPD: Going Beyond the Wheeze
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
5:10 PM 5:15 PM Stretch
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Pulmonary Diseases Q&A
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
5:30 PM 6:15 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD

Saturday, December 8

7:00 AM 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
Miscellaneous
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Tuberculosis 2018: What’s New
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH
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, MFD
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 11:25 AM Practical Everyday Psychiatry 
John R. Sharp, MD, FAPA, FAPM

 

 * Qualifies for Risk Management Credits

Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2018

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Dec 2-8, 2018, The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center