Update in Hospital Medicine
June 28-29, 2019
This course is directed toward hospital medicine physicians, ARNPs, and PAs. The purpose of the course is to update the skills of inpatient providers with a focus on common problems in clinical care. The format consists of brief, directed presentations followed by panel discussions where participants will be able to ask the presenters questions. This format guarantees question-and-answer interaction time between faculty and attendees.
Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics and Surgical Ethics
July 29 - August 2, 2019
This annual one-week Seminar is an intensive, interactive introduction to the four-box method of analysis of ethical problems in clinical ethics, developed by Jonsen, Siegler and Winslade in their book, Clinical Ethics. The Seminar also introduces the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics Consultation. Lectures are designed to familiarize participants with basic definitions and arguments in each of the major topics of clinical ethics. The Seminar has attracted a mix of participants that resembles the actual participants in clinical care, making it possible to share different but complementary views. The Surgical Ethics Conference will be offered on August 2, and can be taken as an add-on to Summer Seminar, or on its own.
August 2, 2019
This one-day conference employs the methods of ethical analysis taught in the Summer Seminar to analyze topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and hospital administrators. Lectures tailored to surgical specialties define ethical principles and concepts. Multi-disciplinary panels and small group discussions allow participants to better understand the ethical debates that bear upon each topic. In addition, the conference introduces participants to skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations.
Emergency Radiology 2019
August 11-14, 2019
Emergency Radiology 2019 will provide comprehensive presentations and interactive discussions covering the broad range of emergency imaging, including epidemiology and mechanisms of trauma, clinicians’ expectations of imaging, and an integrated imaging approach to injuries of the head, neck, spine, torso, pelvis and appendicular skeleton.
Annual Men's Healthcare Update
August 23-24, 2019
With the aging of the American population and increases in access to affordable healthcare, primary care providers are increasingly caring for urologic disease. An internationally acclaimed faculty has been assembled to provide this update, with presentations on topics such as prostate, bladder, and testicular cancer, hypogonadism and testosterone replacement, sexual dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, kidney stones and genital pain syndromes.
47th Annual Advances in Family Medicine and Primary Care
September 8-13, 2019
This is the 47th year that the Department of Family Medicine is offering five days of educational opportunities for family medicine and primary care health care providers. Our goal is to provide current information about practice skills and the diagnosis and management of a broad array of primary health care issues. Experts will provide updates in the changing world of infectious disease that will impact your practice. One full day on Integrative Medicine will be offered on Sunday, September 8, and can be taken as an add-on to the Family Medicine conference.
At the End of Life: Agency, Role and Responsibilities of the Physician/Advanced Practitioner
September 13-14, 2019
Physicians and advanced practitioners have the privilege and duty to care for patients at the end of life. Sometimes their actions—including discontinuing life-support (including ventilators, cardiac devices, and dialysis), clinically supporting patients who voluntarily stop eating and drinking (VSED), providing palliative sedation, and, in states where it is legal, prescribing a lethal dose of medication to a dying patient—factor into a patient’s death. These cases have clinical, legal, ethical, sociocultural, spiritual, and psychological dimensions that are often challenging for physicians and advanced practitioners to navigate. This conference will set the stage for ongoing discussion of these practices and the issues physicians and advanced practitioners caring for dying patients often face, as both medical technology and patients’ requests for planned death evolve.
10th Annual Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Review
September 21-24, 2019
This four-day program will cover data supporting guidelines, recommendations, and recent advances regarding therapeutic options for patients with solid tumors and hematologic disorders. At the end of the course, physicians will leave with a comprehensive syllabus, a self-assessment, and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic modalities available for a breadth of solid tumors as well as hematologic disorders. There will be a case-based review session and discussions. The course can be used to help prepare attendees for certifying and re-certifying exams.
North American Workshop on Ultrasound in Large Vessel Vasculitis
October 25-27, 2019
The North American Workshop on Ultrasound in Large Vessel Vasculitis is a course designed to provide basic training for the rheumatologist in performing vascular ultrasound for the diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis. Intermediate to advanced skill in the performance of ultrasound is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to this course.