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Updates in General Internal Medicine for Specialists 2018

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel * | Boston , USA
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Title: Updates in General Internal Medicine for Specialists 2018
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jan, 29, 2018 to Feb, 2, 2018
Location: Boston , USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 1495 to 1695 USD
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The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 36.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.



This Live activity, Updates in General Internal Medicine for Specialists, with a beginning date of 01/29/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 35.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 6.00 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes 3.00 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.



For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.



The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.



The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.



Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at:



This course is designed to meet one or more of the following American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and systems-based practice.



This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Institute of Medicine competencies: provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, apply quality improvement, and utilize informatics.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
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In this special program, Harvard Medical School's leading clinical faculty, representing more than 30 fields of medicine, share updates and provide recommendations to ensure you are current with the recent advances in general internal medicine that impact the specialists—especially with clinical practice in relevant disciplines outside of your field of expertise.

Whether you are a psychiatrist or pathologist, cardiologist or anesthesiologist, surgeon or hospitalist, you can rely on this program for updates and advances that impact day-to-day practice, clinical decisions, and patient care.

2018 Updates, Strategies, and Tools to Improve Patient Care

The program's curriculum provides broad and inclusive content ranging from clinical controversies to specific new and innovative therapies. It is led by expert practitioners and committed teachers who succinctly and effectively summarize updates and couple them with specific recommendations for incorporating them into practice and improving patient care.  

Topics covered in the 2018 program include: 

Ischemic heart disease

Antibiotic use in office practice


Reducing fractures


Chronic obstructive lung disease

Diabetes management

Women’s health




Cognitive decline

Preoperative evaluation

Congestive heart failure

Common eye problems

Diseases of the foregut

Lower back pain

Breast cancer

Differential dx of polyarthritis

Cost-effective radiology


Atrial fibrillation

Lipid management


Osteoporosis management


Renal medicine


Basic orthopedics

Antiplatelet agents

Sleep disorders


Managing obesity


Allergy medicine

Thyroid problems


Cancer screening

Non-opioid pain management

Opioid use in medical practice

Whatever your specialty, you need a working knowledge of current internal medicine practice standards, an understanding of treatments and interactions, and a familiarity with the work of your colleagues. This program is designed to meet the needs of the full range of specialists, providing focused updates, and covering a vast amount of information efficiently and effectively, including:

Potential adverse interactions between drugs prescribed by you and by others 

Addressing comorbidities that are commonly seen outside of your specialty 

Current guidelines and management strategies for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lipid disorders, hypertension, chronic lung disease, sleep disturbances, cognitive decline, chronic pain

Clinical examination techniques: back, shoulder, the dizzy patient 

Up-to-date interventional therapies in cardiovascular medicine 

How your clinical decision making impacts care provided by others

New evidence-based screening and prevention practices  

Learn from the Best Clinical Faculty at Harvard Medical School

This program is led by current, expert practitioners and committed teachers, each with significant experience both in the care of patients and in presenting to colleagues. Faculty will provide state-of-the-art advances and recommendations, and you will take home relevant, up-to-date, and evidence-based strategies and tools to improve your patient care.


Meridale V. Baggett, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Joanne Borg-Stein, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rebecca C. Burch, MD, Instructor in Neurology

Raymond T. Chung, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Gilbert H. Daniels, MD, Professor of Medicine

Benjamin T. Davis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Akshay S. Desai, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Laurence M. Epstein, MD, Professor of Medicine

Christopher H. Fanta, MD, Professor of Medicine

Robert P. Friday, MD, PhD, Instructor in Medicine

John D. Goodson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Galen V. Henderson, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Eric M. Isselbacher, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Kunal Jajoo, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH, Professor of Radiology

Scott Kinlay, MBBS, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Dermatology

Nancy B. Kurtz, MD, Instructor in Medicine

James A. MacLean, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Part-time

David M. Nathan, MD, Professor of Medicine

J. Carl Pallais, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Claudia U. Richter, MD, Instructor in Ophthalmology, Part-time

Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD, Instructor in Medicine

Martin A. Samuels, MD, Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology

Jane S. Sillman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Barbara L. Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery

David J. R. Steele, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Lisa B. Weissmann, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

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A limited number of discounted rooms* have been reserved at Fairmont Copley Plaza until January 3, 2018, or until sold out. You can call the hotel directly to make a room reservation: 617-267-5300. Please specify that you are enrolled in this activity in order to request the reduced room rate. You can also make your discounted reservation online by January 3 by clicking here.

*Please note that the discounted rooms may sell out before the deadline. 

Please do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration.


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