Continuing Medical Education Conferences in USA
Beaver Creek, Colorado
29th Annual International Prostate Cancer Update (IPCU 29) is organized by Grand Rounds in Urology (GRU) and will be held from Jan 24 - 27, 2019 at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley, Beaver Creek, Colorado, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Course Description: This is a multi-day CME conference focused on prostate cancer treatment updates with expert, international faculty. IPCU 29 will encompass expert lectures, interactive discussions, a panel roundtable, debates, and case reports. Educational Goals: The goal of this educational program is to equip healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer with the up-to-date clinical knowledge and tools they need to best treat their patients. The program will discuss the treatment of prostate cancer from diagnosis to treating advanced and metastatic disease. The conference aims to give physicians exposure to a comprehensive review of treating prostate cancer patients and to give them a chance to discuss the issues with peers and experts. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 26, 2019 | CME 14.00 | USD $525 | Radiation Oncology
Mayo Clinic Practical Proton Therapy Seminar and Workshop is organized by Mayo Clinic and will be held from Jan 24 - 26, 2019 at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, medical residents, and physics residents. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Directors: Martin Bues, Ph.D.; Samir H. Patel, M.D.; Jason Shen, Ph.D.; and Carlos E. Vargas, M.D. The Mayo Clinic Practical Proton Therapy Seminar and Workshop is designed to provide a focused interactive educational experience on how to implement pencil beam scanning therapy. The seminar includes lectures on the basic principles of proton beam therapy, proton beam clinical trials, and practical discussions through case-based vignettes with experienced proton beam faculty. The interactive workshop allows for faculty to share how proton beam therapy is implemented in our clinic with hands-on demonstrations of patient immobilization at CT simulation, treatment planning and evaluation, image-guided radiation therapy, IGRT and beam delivery, including comprehensive QA. Course attendees are also invited to send a submission for the Poster session, taking place on Friday, January 25th. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com This program is endorsed by the AAPM. *AAPM does not endorse the product(s) in question, rather it endorses the educational component of the program. Saturday Workshops: There will be workshops taking place Saturday morning. Attendees will have the opportunity to select 4 of the 7 workshops. Descriptions of the workshops are available here. Proton Workshop Leads: • Head Neck: Samir Patel, M.D. • Prostate: Carlos Vargas, M.D. • Breast: Robert Mutter, M.D. • CNS: Sujay Vora, M.D. Learning Objectives: Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • State the basic principles of proton therapy. • Explain differences between pencil beam scanning and traditional passive scattering techniques. • Recognize uncertainties of proton therapy. • Apply robustness evaluation & optimization tools to evaluate and mitigate plan uncertainties. • Identify the advantage & limitations of PBS (pencil beam scanning). • Identify which patients are eligible for proton beam therapy. • Distinguish different planning techniques, such as SFO (single-field optimization), MFO (multiple field optimization), and robust optimization. • Describe the typical workflow of a proton beam clinic, including patient immobilization, CT simulation, Tx planning, QA (quality assurance), & IGRT (image-guided radiation therapy). • Assess methods to address the increased RBE (relative biological effectiveness) of proton beam therapy. • Summarize clinical trials focusing on hypofractionation used for head & neck, genitourinary, central nervous system and breast cancer patients. Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.
Jan 24 - Feb 02, 2019 | USD $2650 | Neurosurgery
Chicago Review Course in Neurosurgery is organized by University of Chicago and will be held from Jan 24 - Feb 02, 2019 at Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Objectives: • At the conclusion of this course, the participants should be able to: • Discuss and apply principles of neuroanatomy to their neurosurgical practice • Review and integrate principles of neuropathology to diagnosis and treatment • Augment their knowledge of basic science to their clinical and surgical practices • Recognize pathological abnormalities relevant to neurosurgery • List the Principles of general surgery relevant to neurosurgery • Distinguish neurosurgical treatments and their limitations • Recognize the principles associated with neurosurgery and the treatment of pain • Discuss strategies for managing complications related to neurosurgery • Identify areas of relative strength and weakness in their fund of knowledge • Demonstrate their mastery of the material by responding to questions on each lecture Topics Neurosurgery: • Acute Stroke Treatment • Afferent Visual System • Aneurysms: Anterior Circulation • Aneurysms: Posterior Circulation • Basic Stroke Syndrome & Diagnosis • Biomechanics of the Spine & Spinal Tumor Surgery & Spinal Cord • Brachial Plexus • Brain Metabolism, Blood Flow, and Ischemic Threshold • Cerebral Vasopspasm & Pathophysiology of SAH • Clinical Oriented Review of Neuroanatomy • Degenerative Disease, Dementing Illnesses, and Aging Neuroradiology Section: • Adult White Matter Disease • Anatomy & Pathology of the Basal Ganglia & Thalami • Anatomy & Pathology of the Cerebellum • Anatomy: The Brain Surface • Aneurysms & Vascular Malformations • Birth Injury: HIE & Hemorrhage • Brain Tumors: Infratentorial Extra-axial Adult • Brain Tumors: Infratentorial Pediatric • Brain Tumors: Supratentorial Extra-axial Adult Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 26, 2019 | CME 15.00 | Free | Bonita Springs, Florida
Primary Care Update 2019 is organized by University Learning Systems (ULS) and will be held from Jan 24 - 26, 2019 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1™, ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 25, 2019 | USD $690 | Trauma
ATS Trauma Registry Course (TRC) is organized by American Trauma Society (ATS) and will be held from Jan 24 - 25, 2019 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is trauma registrars/data managers of all levels of experience. Course Description: Beginning with a primer for professionals new to the area of trauma data collection, the ATS’ Trauma Registry Course (TRC) has expanded to provide a deeper look into the issues that affect a trauma registrar. The TRC provides a more standardized understanding of the specialty and approach to the task of maintaining a trauma register for the seasoned registrar. Lectures are designed to build upon experience, program maturity, and institutional needs. The TRC provides the student with national standard definitions, and methodologies essential to a comprehensive trauma registry. The TRC is taught in a two-day format that is broken down into 18 interactive sessions which provide a comprehensive overview of trauma registry practices and functions. Sessions include lectures, case studies, real-world examples, group interactions, and take-home supplemental materials. Conference Objectives: • Identify the fundamental elements of a trauma registry, • Identify the fundamental elements of the National Trauma Data Standard dataset patient inclusion criteria, • Achieve familiarity with the National Trauma Data Standards, their definitions, field values, and required associated elements, • Achieve familiarity with anatomical and medical terms frequently used in trauma, and understand their relevance to injury data collection, • Identify the basic principles for various scaling and scoring tools such as the ICD-10-CM, Trauma Score, Revised Trauma Score, Abbreviated Injury Scale, Injury Severity Score, TRISS, etc., • Understand the assignment of injury severity values using the tools listed above, and their importance, • Identify the process of reviewing and abstracting medical records of seriously injured trauma victims, • State the assignment of e-codes and their significance, • Utilize ICD-10-CM coding of complex multiple trauma patients with solid organ injuries in practice, • Identify various methods of data presentation, • Identify the basic principles of Inter-Rater Reliability audits, • Describe the differences between coding for reimbursement versus injury severity, • Identify multidisciplinary members of a trauma quality and process improvement committee and discuss methodology for process and quality improvement, • Achieve familiarity with computer hardware and software commonly used in trauma registers, • Understand the significance of confidentiality concerning patient data and be able to develop safeguards to maintain these standards in the safe use of Trauma Register data and reports, • Verbalize the importance of complete and comprehensive documentation as it relates to injury severity and reimbursement and imbursement. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 25, 2019 | CME 2.00 | Free | Otolaryngology
The Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) 2019 Convention is organized by Illinois Academy of Audiology (ILAA) and will be held from Jan 24 - 25, 2019 at NIU Naperville Conference Center, Naperville, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 2 hours of Ethics CEUs. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 26, 2019 | CME 34.25 | USD $5000 | Breast Radiology
Breast Imaging Boot Camp with Tomosynthesis is organized by American College of Radiology (ACR) and will be held from Jan 24 - 26, 2019 at American College of Radiology, Reston, Virginia, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Radiologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 34.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 25 SAM Credits. Conference Description : This three-day course, led by Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR; and Christopher E. Comstock, MD, FACR, is designed to provide practicing radiologists with an intensive experience in breast imaging. Throughout the program, participants will develop their interpretive expertise in the evaluation of mammography studies by hands-on interpretation of over 240 digital screening and diagnostic mammograms at their own individual PACS digital workstation. Specific instruction in the use and application of computer-aided techniques will also be provided. In addition, interventional workshops will be available in breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy. Conference Objectives are : • Utilize perception skills for detection of cancer at digital mammographic screening. • Interpret digital mammographic screen-detected findings. • Demonstrate skills to minimize the call-back rate for normal/benign findings at mammographic screening. • Describe the application of computerized techniques as an aid in mammographic interpretation. • Recognize diagnostic workup of screen-detected findings and symptomatic patients. • Conduct interventional workshops for stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Palm Springs, California
Liver Pathology: Translating a World of Colors into Clinically Relevant Pathology Reports is organized by United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and will be held from Jan 24 - 26, 2019 at USCAP West, Palm Springs, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 17 SAM Credit Hours. Conference Description : The microscopic pattern of liver biopsies for non-neoplastic diseases has changed with increasing emphasis on steatohepatitis, fibrosis regression and drug-induced liver disease. The reasons for these changes (based on consultative cases at several large medical centers) include classification of an hepatic pattern of injury, primary biliary cholangitis, fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, etiology of cirrhosis and transplant pathology (unpublished data). Among the neoplastic cases, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma/metastatic adenocarcinoma and hepatocellular adenoma are the leading areas that cause problems in diagnosis for practicing pathologists. Advances in radiologic techniques facilitate targeting smaller lesions, necessitating judicious use of immunohistochemistry. In the last few years, characteristic molecular changes have been described in a variety of liver tumors and are increasingly being used for diagnosis. Take advantage of this fantastic mentoring opportunity to study liver interactively with experts who can improve your performance and enhance your practice. Conference Objectives are : • Formulate pattern diagnosis for hepatitis and biliary diseases, and narrow the differential diagnosis based on clinical features. • Recognize liver infections and common features of liver involvement in systemic diseases. • Obtain appropriate immunohistochemical stains for focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatocellular adenoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. • Distinguish benign and malignant biliary proliferations on biopsies and frozen sections. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Vascular Ultrasound Interpretation Course is organized by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and will be held from Jan 24 - 25, 2019 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physicians and sonographers who have been practicing noninvasive vascular diagnosis. The course will assume that participants have an understanding of anatomy of the vascular system, principles of Doppler ultrasound and the basic principles of Doppler diagnosis. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. Course Description: The course will begin with hemodynamics, pathophysiology, and state-of-the-art Doppler instrumentation. The majority of the course will focus on interpretation of vascular studies and case analysis of cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous and abdominal Doppler studies. The course will also include some of the more unusual findings in vascular disease. Informal question and answer sessions will be incorporated throughout the program to facilitate a high-level interactivity between participants and faculty. Course participants are invited to bring their interesting or challenging cases. Lecture Topics: • Lower Extremity Venous: Acute • Chronic Venous Disease Interpretation • Case Review: Arteries and Physical Principles • Preoperative AVF Principles and Interpretation Educational Objectives: Upon completion of this two day course the participant should be able to: • Identify the key information required in a vascular study • Compose a report of a vascular study • Describe the components of a vascular report • Demonstrate improved case interpretation ability Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 27, 2019 | CME 13.25 | Free | Endocrinology
San Antonio, Texas
Fifth Annual Endocrine Fellows Foundation Research Forum is organized by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Office of Continuing Medical Education and will be held from Jan 24 - 27, 2019 at San Antonio, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Endocrinology, Pediatrics. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: This will be the Fifth Annual program for EFF focusing on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. In this intensive research meeting, fellows are given the opportunity to present their fellowship projects to experts of the field. The first day allows fellows a practice session to hone presentation skills for the following day. The next day sessions begin bright and early with an introduction from Dr. Mark Stolar. Over the next few hours, fellows present their oral presentations with expert faculty providing feedback and valuable critiques. Expert faculty also present on a trending topic in Diabetes. The day ends with a poster session from fellows and their projects. On the next day there are expert faculty presentations and then breakout sessions. In these sessions, fellows are paired 5:1 with an expert faculty member. Each group is tasked with creating a research project from start to finish. Projects are then presented the final day of the meeting and a winning group is selected. Course Objectives: • Identify new areas of diabetes and cardiometabolic disorder research that offer new inroads to effective therapies. • Identify key components to be included in diabetes and cardiometabolic disorders basic science and clinical research. • Discuss research study designs that may improve on current approaches to management of diabetes and cardiometabolic disorders. • Enhance skills in scientific thought and discussion through mentor and group-driven discussion of research and presentations. • Develop skills in generating a research grant proposal from hypothesis generation to grant submission. • Demonstrate how to generate research hypotheses de novo and build into a real-time project under the direction of an expert faculty mentor. • Develop a better understanding of "what it takes" to become an expert researcher in diabetes and cardiometabolic disease and to develop a career in academic medicine. • Enhance research presentation skills in a peer-reviewed setting. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.