Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2021

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December 5–11, 2021 • Livestream

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

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All live-stream sessions are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, ABIM MOC points, and other relevant CME credits.

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Internists, family medicine physicians, medical specialists, PAs, and NPs from around the world to attend this intensive course for updates, advances and best practices to optimize screening, diagnosis, and management of patient care in all areas of medicine, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Common orthopedic conditions
  • COVID-19
  • Endocrinology
  • ENT and ophthalmology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Leadership in medicine
  • Medical and surgical management of obesity
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Opiates for chronic pain
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep deprivation

Course Schedule

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
7:50 AM
Introduction and Welcome

ONCOLOGY

8:00 AM
Assessment and Management of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Update¹
Nadine M. Tung, MD
8:45 AM
Prostate Cancer: An Update
Marc B. Garnick, MD
9:25 AM
Break
9:35 AM
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in Medicine
Yousif A-Rahim, MD, PhD
10:10 AM
How We Think About and Manage Breast Cancer in 2021¹
Steven E. Come, MD
10:40 AM
Update on Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
11:20 AM
Break and Guided Meditations²
11:40 AM
What’s Ahead When Cancer Is in the Rear-View Mirror?¹
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
Hester Hill-Schnipper, LICSW
12:20 AM
Lunch Break
1:20 PM
Oncology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
2:00 PM
Oncology Q&A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
2:15 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
2:35 PM
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Patients as Teachers: Lessons Learned
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP

RHEUMATOLOGY

3:20 PM
Rheumatoid Arthritis: What the PCP Needs to Know
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
3:55 PM
Break
4:05 PM
Gout: The King of Diseases
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc, RhMSUS
4:40 PM
Rheumatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
5:20 PM
Rheumatology Q&A

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Monday, December 6, 2021
ENDOCRINOLOGY

7:30 AM
Osteoporosis Management in the Era of Limited Resources
Harold N. Rosen, MD
8:10 AM
Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Getting to Goal Safely and Reducing Cardiovascular Risk
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
8:50 AM
Break
9:00 AM
Advancing to Insulin Replacement Therapy: When, Why and How
Richard S. Beaser, MD
9:45 AM
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Microbiome (The Second Human Genome): What Shapes It and How It Shapes Us
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
10:30 AM Break and Guided Meditations²
10:50 AM Problems in Thyroid Disease
James V. Hennessey, MD
11:30 AM Endocrinology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:10 AM Endocrinology Q&A
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:25 PM Lunch Break

GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

1:20 PM
Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures in Liver Disease: Adventures in Liverland
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
2:10 PM
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anthony Lembo, MD
2:50 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
3:10 PM
A Pragmatic Approach to Diarrhea
Laurie B. Grossberg, MD
3:50 PM
Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
4:35 PM
Break
4:45 PM
Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
5:25 PM
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Q&A
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM — MEDICAL AND SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY: WHAT THE PCP NEEDS TO KNOW

7:00 AM
Exercise Prescription: Promoting Physical Activity in You and Your Patients¹
Edward M. Phillips, MD
7:40 AM
Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss
Frank Domino, MD
8:20 AM
Break
8:30 AM
Medical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know¹
Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
9:05 AM
Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Procedures, Outcomes and a Patient’s Perspective
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
Maria Semnack, RN, BSN
9:35 AM Break and Guided Meditations²
9:55 AM Endoscopic Management of Obesity: Ready for Primetime
Douglas Pleskow, MD, AGAF, FASGE

ASK-THE-EXPERTS: NEUROLOGY

10:15 AM
Ask-the-Experts: Neurology
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Daniel Press, MD
Louis R. Caplan, MD
11:15 AM
Break

SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: HEPATOLOGY

11:25 AM
Complications of Cirrhosis¹
Alan Bonder, MD
12:00 AM
Lunch Break
1:00 PM
Global Elimination of HCV
Michael P. Curry, MD
1:45 PM
Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
2:35 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
2:45 PM
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Assessing Severity and Optimizing Management
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

HEMATOLOGY

3:25 PM
Diagnosis and Management of Hypercoagulability and New Anti-Coagulants: Interpreting the Data
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
4:10 PM
Break
4:20 PM
Don’t-Miss Causes of Anemia¹
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
5:00 PM
Hematology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
5:40 PM
Hematology Q&A
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Wednesday, December 8, 2021
ORTHOPEDICS MINI-SYMPOSIUM: A PRIMER FOR THE PCP — LIVE PATIENT DEMONSTRATION

7:00 AM
My Shoulder Hurts and the Golf Season Is Starting
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
7:40 PM
My Knee is Swollen and I’m Having Trouble Walking
Joseph DeAngelis, MD
8:20 AM
Break

ASK-THE-EXPERTS: ENT/OPHTHALMOLOGY

8:30 AM
Ask-the-Expert: ENT/Ophthalmology
Ralph Metson, MD
Jae Young You, MD
9:30 AM
Break and Guided Meditations²

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

10:35 AM
Worms, Wheezes and Weird Diseases
Peter F. Weller, MD, MACP
10:30 AM
Tuberculosis 2021: What’s New?
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH
11:00 AM Break
11:10 PM Infectious Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Howard S. Gold, MD
5:20 PM
Infectious Diseases Q&A
Howard S. Gold, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Thursday, December 9, 2021
CARDIOLOGY

7:00 AM
Approach to the Patient with Syncope
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
7:40 AM Applying Real World Evidence to Patient Care Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
8:20 AM
Break
8:30 AM
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Stem Cells: What’s on the Horizon
David T. Scadden, MD

SPECIAL LECTURE

9:15 AM Concussion Diagnosis and Management¹
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
9:55 AM
Break and Guided Meditations²

CARDIOLOGY

10:15 AM
Hypertension 2021: Recent Evidence That Will Change Your Practice
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
10:55 AM Valvular Heart Disease for the Clinician
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
11:35 AM Break
11:35 AM The Current Cholestrol Guidelines and Treating Residual Risk¹
Mark D. Benson, MD, PhD
12:20 PM
Lunch Break
1:20 PM
Managing Arterial Disease: A Tour for the PCP
Brett J. Carroll, MD
2:00 PM
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
2:50 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
3:10 PM
Interventional Cardiology: What the PCP Needs to Know
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
3:40 PM
Congestive Heart Failure
James D. Chang, MD
4:25 PM
Break
4:35 PM
Cardiology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
5:15 PM
Cardiology Q&A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Friday, December 12, 2021
SPECIAL LECTURES

7:00 AM
Transgender Care: Practical Tools for Providers¹
Michael S. Irwig, MD, FACE
7:40 AM Exemplary Leadership: Lessons Learned From History and Contemporary Times
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
8:25 AM
Break
8:35 AM
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Reflections on Staying Well in the Care of Patients
Charles J. Hatem, MD
9:20 AM
Sleep, Memory and Dreams: A Unified Theory
Robert Stickgold, PhD
10:00 AM
Break and Guided Meditations²

NEPHROLOGY

10:20 AM
Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
11:00 AM Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment
Robert C. Stanton, MD
11:40 AM
Nephrology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert S. Brown, MD
12:20 PM
Nephrology Q&A
Robert S. Brown, MD
1:35 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM
Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
2:15 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²

PULMONARY DISEASES

2:35 PM Fresh Air: What’s New with Asthma in 2021
Asha Anandaiah, MD
3:20 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:05 PM Break
4:15 PM Understanding COPD: Going Beyond the Wheeze
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:55 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
5:35 PM Pulmonary Diseases Q&A
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Saturday, December 10, 2021
SPECIAL LECTURES

7:30 AM Transfusion Medicine
Kerry L. O’Brien, MD
8:10 AM Opiates for Chronic Pain: An Approach to Decision-Making, Risk Management and Monitoring¹
Marc L. Cohen, MD
Julia H. Lindenberg, MD
9:10 AM
Break and Guided Meditations²
9:30 AM
Cutaneous Malignancies: A Primer
Marissa Heller, MD
10:15 AM
e-Cigarettes and Vaping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly¹
Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC
11:00 AM
Break
11:10 AM
Nutrition and Psychiatry
Umadevi Naidoo, MBChb
12:00 PM
Closing Remarks

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

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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
Co-Director, Division of Continuing Education Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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
Guest Faculty
Louis R. Caplan, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School
Joseph DeAngelis, MD, MBA, FAAOS, FAOA
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Frank J. Domino, MD
Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School Graduate School of Nursing
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Charles J. Hatem, MD
Harold Amos Distinguished Academy Professor and Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Marissa Heller, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School 
Hester Hill-Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C
Private Practice, Psycho-Oncology
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Ralph B. Metson, MD
Professor of Otololaryngology
Harvard Medical School
Umadevi Naidoo, MBChb
Instructor in Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Kerry L. O’Brien, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Edward M. Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Daniel Press, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Edward M. Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Daniel Press, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
David T. Scadden, MD
Gerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of Medicine
Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
Maria Semnack, RN, BSN
Boston Children’s Hospital
Robert Stickgold, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Jae Young You, MD
Instructor in Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Medicine Faculty
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Asha Anandaiah, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Yousif A-Rahim, MD, PhD
Lecturer on Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc, RhMSUS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Richard S. Beaser, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Mark D. Benson, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Alan Bonder, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Robert S. Brown, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Brett J. Carroll, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
James D. Chang, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Marc L. Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Steven E. Come, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Michael P. Curry, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Marc B. Garnick, MD
Gorman Brothers Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Howard S. Gold, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Laurie B. Grossberg, MD
Member of the Faculty
Harvard Medicine School
James V. Hennessey, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Michael S. Irwig, MD, FACE
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Clarán P. Kelly, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cyrus A. Kholdani, MD
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Anthony Lembo, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Julia H. Lindenberg, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Douglas Pleskow, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Harold N. Rosen, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
Theodore W. & Evelyn G. Berenson Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Robert C. Stanton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Nadine M. Tung, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Peter F. Weller, MD, MACP
William Bosworth Castle Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
Herrman Ludwig Blumgart Professor of  Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2021

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Use Discount Code SAVE5

December 5–11, 2021 • Livestream