Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2020

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December 6–12, 2020 • Livestream

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

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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 6, 2020
7:50 AM
Introduction

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
How We Think About and Manage Breast Cancer in 2020¹
Steven E. Come, MD
10:00 AM
Update on Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
10:40 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
11:00 AM Oncology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
11:10 AM Oncology Q&A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
11:50 AM Lunch Break

SPECIAL LECTURES

12:50 PM
What’s Ahead When Cancer is in the Rear View Mirror?¹
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
Hester Hill-Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C
1:30 PM
Coronavirus: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Howard S. Gold, MD
2:15 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²

Rheumatology

2:35 PM
Gout: The King of Diseases
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc, RhMSUS
3:10 PM
Diagnostic Tests in Rheumatic Disease: What’s Old, What’s New and What’s Useful
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
3:45 PM
Break
3:55 PM
Rheumatoid Arthritis: What the PCP Needs to Know
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
4:30 PM
Rheumatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
5:10 PM Rheumatology Q&A
Robert H. Shmerling, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Monday, December 7, 2020
6:50 AM
Guided Meditation²

ENDOCRINOLOGY

7:00 AM
Osteoporosis Management in the Era of Limited Resources
Harold N. Rosen, MD
7:40 AM
Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Getting to Goal Safely and Reducing Cardiovascular Risk
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
8:25 AM
Break
8:35 AM
Advancing to Insulin Replacement Therapy: When, Why and How
Richard S. Beaser, MD
9:20 AM
Problems in Thyroid Disease
James V. Hennessey, MD
10:00 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
10:20 AM Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women¹
Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS
Marianne Brandon, PhD, IF
11:10 AM Break
11:15 AM Endocrinology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
11:55 AM Endocrinology Q&A
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:05 PM Lunch Break

KEYNOTE LECTURE

1:05 PM
From Addiction to Recovery and Wellness¹
Chris Herren

GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

1:50 PM
From Addiciton to Recovery and Wellness
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
2:35 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
2:55 PM
Chronic Diarrhea: Practical Pointers
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
3:40 PM
Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
4:25 PM
Break
4:35 PM
Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
4:45 PM
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6:50 AM
Guided Meditation²

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
9:40 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²

ASK-THE-EXPERTS: NEUROLOGY

10:00 AM
Ask-the-Experts: Neurology
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Daniel Press, MD
Louis R. Caplan, MD
11:05 AM
Break

SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: HEPATOLOGY

11:10 AM
Complications of Cirrhosis¹
Alan Bonder, MD
11:45 AM
Global Elimination of HCV
Michael P. Curry, MD
12:30 PM
Lunch Break
1:30 PM
Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
2:10 PM
Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Assessing Severity and Optimizing Management
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
2:50 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²

NEPHROLOGY

3:10 PM
Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

3:50 PM
New Looks at Classic Infectious Diseases
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
4:20 PM
Break
4:30 PM
HIV Prevention: The Time Has Come¹
Howard Libman, MD, FACP
5:10 PM
Infectious Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
5:20 PM
Infectious Diseases Q&A
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
6:50 AM
Guided Meditation²

MINI-ORTHOPEDICS SYMPOSIUM: A PRIMER FOR THE PCP

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
8:25 AM
Neck Pain: Evaluation and Management of Common and/or Important Causes
James Heffernan, MD, MPH
9:05 AM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²

ASK-THE-EXPERTS: ENT/OPHTHALMOLOGY

9:25 AM
Ask-the-Expert: ENT/Ophthalmology
Ralph Metson, MD
Jae Young You, MD
10:25 AM
Break

HEMATOLOGY

10:35 AM
Diagnosis and Management of Hypercoagulability and New Anti-Coagulants: Interpreting the Data
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
11:20 AM
Don’t Miss Causes of Anemia¹
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
12:00 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
12:10 PM Hematology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
12:20 PM
Hematology Q&A
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:50 AM
Guided Meditation²

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

NEUROLOGY

8:30 AM Concussion Diagnosis and Management¹
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
9:10 AM
Update on Treating Headaches
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
9:50 AM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²

CARDIOLOGY

10:10 AM
Hypertension 2020: Recent Evidence That Will Change Your Practice
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
10:50 AM Valvular Heart Disease for the Clinician
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
11:30 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
2:45 PM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
3:05 PM
Interventional Cardiology: What the PCP Needs to Know
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
3:35 PM
Congestive Heart Failure
James D. Chang, MD
4:15 PM
Break
4:25 PM
Cardiology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
4:35 PM
Cardiology Q&A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD

SPECIAL LECTURE

5:15 PM Transgender Care: Practical Tools for Providers¹
Michael Irwig, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Friday, December 11, 2020
6:50 AM
Guided Meditation²

CARDIOLOGY

7:00 AM
Reflections on Staying Well in the Care of Patients: 3 Key Questions
Charles Hatem, MD
7:40 AM Reverence for Life at the End of Life¹
B. Lachlan Forrow, MD
8:20 AM
Break
8:30 AM
The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Happier, Healthier Life
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP

SPECIAL LECTURES

9:15 AM Sleep Memory and Dreams: A Unified Theory
Robert Stickgold, PhD
9:55 AM
Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
10:15 AM
Tuberculosis 2020: What’s New?
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH

NEPHROLOGY

10:45 AM
Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
11:25 AM Break
11:30 AM Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment
Robert C. Stanton, MD
12:10 PM Lunch Break
1:10 PM
Nephrology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert S. Brown, MD
1:20 PM
Nephrology Q&A
Robert S. Brown, MD

PULMONARY DISEASES

2:00 PM Fresh Air: What’s New with Asthma
Asha Anandaiah, MD
2:45 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises²
3:05 PM Understanding COPD: Going Beyond the Wheeze
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
3:45 PM From Copy Cats to Birds of a Feather: Decoding Interstitial Lung Disease
Robert Hallowell, MD
4:25 PM Break
4:30 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:40 PM Pulmonary Diseases Q&A
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD

¹Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
²Optional Wellness Activity

Saturday, December 12, 2020
7:20 AM
Guided Meditation²

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 Rejuvenation Exercises²
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
Technological Advances in Neurosurgery
Ron L. Alterman, MD
Ajith J. Thomas, MD
12:00 PM
GI Bleeding
Simon C. Robson, MD, PhD, FRCP

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
Ron L. Alterman, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Harvard Medical School
Marianne Brandon, PhD, IF
Clinical Psychologist and Sex Therapist
Private Practice
Louis R. Caplan, MD
Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Joseph DeAngelis, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Frank 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
Chris Herren
Motivational Speaker
Hester Hill-Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C
Emerita Chief of Oncology Social Work
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Ralph Metson, MD
Professor of Otololaryngology
Harvard Medical School
Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Urology, Part-Time
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
Robert Stickgold, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Ajith J. Thomas, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
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
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
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
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
Associate 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
Lachlan Forrow, MD
Associate 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 Medicine School
Robert Hallowell, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
James J. Heffernan, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical 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
Member of the Faculty of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Clarán P. Kelly, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Howard Libman, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
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
Simon C. Robson, MD, PhD, FRCP
Charlotte F. & Irving W. Rabb 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
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
Associate 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 J. Zimetbaum, MD
Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Harvard Medical School

 

Harvard Medical School Annual Update in Internal Medicine 2020

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Use Discount Code SAVE5

December 6–12, 2020 • Livestream