Upcoming Medical Conferences in USA
Jan 21 - 25, 2018 | USD $1020 | Physiology and Biophysics | Cell and Developmental Biology
Cell Death, Inflammation and Adaptation to Tissue Stress (A6) is organized by Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology and will be held during Jan 21 - 25, 2018 at Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center, Summit, Colorado, United States of America. Additional Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 21 - 25, 2018 | CME 20.00 | USD $600 | Asthma Clinical Immunology
Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (WSAAI) 56th Annual Scientific Session is organized by Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (WSAAI) and will be held during Jan 21 - 25, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians and other medical professionals who specialize in allergy and immunology. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Learning Objectives: At the end of the activity, participants should be able to: • Diagnose and treat autoimmunity in primary immunodeficiency patients • Recognize and manage inflammatory complications in primary immunodeficiency patients • Develop a strategy for monitoring primary immunodeficiency patients for malignancy • Develop a strategy for the orderly use of testing approaches based on history and PE • Utilize flow cytometry and functional immune testing to evaluate frequency/ distribution of immune cells and function • Apply genomics particularly in settings where outcome could provide new avenues of therapeutics • To understand the natural history of allergies to different foods • To recognize the potential effects of baked milk and egg on the natural history of those food allergies • To understand the value and limitations of allergy testing in predicting natural history • To understand the current treatments under study • To recognize of the risks associated with these treatments • To be aware of potential future treatments under development • Discuss the clinically relevant disease subtypes and molecular targets for new biologic medications in asthma • Understand the impact of biomarkers on understanding future impairment and risk in our asthma patients • Comprehensively assess patients with symptoms of severe asthma to determine the level of disease control and uncover potential phenotypes that can guide ongoing therapy • Define the current definitions of COPD and ACOS • Understand the current GOLD classification and treatment for patients with COPD • Discuss therapeutic approaches to the chronic airflow obstruction phenotype • To describe the appearance of mast cells and their mediators in evolution and how they are both the earliest and best preserved immune mechanism • To appreciate the overarching role of NON-IgE mechanisms as instigating virtually all immune responses • To understand the role of mast cells in protection against pathogens and toxins • To appreciate the role of bystander allergic reactions in the pathogenesis of RV-induced asthma exacerbations. • To describe the role of aberrant innate immune responses in RV-associated asthma exacerbations • To understand therapeutic implications for treating and preventing asthma exacerbations • Recognize clinical presentation of mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndromes • Understand the use and limitations of diagnostic testing in mast cell disorders including serum tryptase levels • Formulate a therapy plan according to disease category and understand indications for emerging and cytoreductive therapies • Review clinical presentation and diagnostic testing for hymenoptera venom hypersensitivity • Review indications for venom immunotherapy • Understand the role of clonal mast cell disease in venom hypersensitivity • Understand the pharmacology of cannabis metabolism and medicinal effects • Learn about constituents of marijuana smoke and compare them to tobacco smoke • Understand the effects of cannabis on airway function • Understand the effect of marijuana smoking on histology and lung function • Contrast the role of eosinophils, platelets and T cells between those with and without Nasal Polyps • Understand the clinical phenotype in Chronic Rhinosinusitis between those with and without nasal polyps • Understand the emerging concepts in dysregulation in the Th2 pathway contributing to the pathophysiology in Nasal Polyps between those with and without aspirin sensitivity • Understand the role of the IL-4 pathway in nasal polyp phenotypes • Understand the most important forces changing the healthcare environment • Understand the most important contributors to physician burnout and their effect on patient care • Appreciate steps that can be taken to both prevent physician burnout and decrease burnout that already exists among healthcare providers • Understand the past and likely future trajectory of the US Healthcare system • Understand how these key trends and forces are affecting patients and physicians • Understand the steps that need to be taken by both physician and executive leadership to improve the care environment for both patients and clinicians • To understand the prevalence and patterns of e-cigarette use • To know the data on the efficacy of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid • To identify the potential positives and negatives of e-cigarette use on health • To identify the indications for use of inhaled steroids in preschool wheezing children • To understand the benefits vs risks of using episodic steroids in Preschool Wheezing Children • To know the benefits vs risks of using continuous steroids in Preschool Wheezing Children • Describe the mechanisms of eosinophilia and eosinophil-mediated pathogenesis • Recognize the heterogeneity of eosinophilic disorders • Outline a basic approach to the differential diagnosis of eosinophilic disorders • Compare and contrast the most common agents used to treat hypereosinophilic • syndrome (HES) • Employ a systematic approach to the treatment of HES • Discuss recent advances in targeted therapies for eosinophilic disorders • Recognize that atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease – brief therapies fail • Consider the spectrum of factors that flare atopic dermatitis • Familiarize with the spectrum of new and evolving therapies for atopic dermatitis • View the spectrum of allergies associated with atopic dermatitis • Recognize the variants between atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis • Differentiate hand eczema of atopic dermatitis from other variants • Understand how to incorporate use of phenotypes and biomarkers in the selection of appropriate biologic therapy for uncontrolled asthma • Review indications for biologics in the management of atopic dermatitis and urticarial • Discuss concerns patients may have regarding the use of biologics Additional Details will be posted as soon as they are available
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | USD $285 | Cardiology
McVey Associates Cardiology Conference is organized by McVey Associates, Inc. and will be held on Jan 25, 2018 at Columbus, Ohio, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Cardiologists. Conference Objectives are : • The most current ICD & CPT coding instruction Strategies to assist correct coding, reimbursement and compliance. • Learn Cardiology coding techniques that work. • Advanced Cardiology coding techniques that ease paperwork. • Handle special Cardiology situations. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 22 - 25, 2018 | USD $1595 | Biotechnology | Molecular Biology
Cell & Gene Therapy World is organized by Clarion Events, Phacilitate and will be held during Jan 22 - 25, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida, United States of America. Phacilitate Cell and Gene Therapy World is the biggest and most influential global meeting for Advanced Therapies. Meet more decision makers in 4 days than you can in 4 months in the normal run of business! 1,200+ attendees, 200+ speakers, 100+ exhibitors - it is the one meeting on the global calendar attended by all of the critical decision-makers from both inside and outside of the cell and gene therapy industry. Price: Academic/Government/Not-For-Profit: USD 1595, Industry (Pharma/Biotech/Clinician): USD 2895, Service Provider/Consultant/Lawyer: USD 3995, Exhibition Only: USD 545 Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | USD $265 | Otolaryngology
New Orleans, Louisiana
McVey Associates Otolaryngology Conference is organized by McVey Associates, Inc and would be held on Jan 25, 2018 at New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event for Otolaryngologists. Conference Objectives are ; • The most current ICD & CPT coding instruction. • Strategies to assist correct coding, reimbursement and compliance. • Learn ENT coding techniques that work. • Advanced ENT coding techniques that ease paperwork. • Correct reimbursements from Medicare, Managed Care and Private Payers. • Handle special ENT situations. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 21 - 25, 2018 | USD $750 | Pathology
Palm Springs, California
Mass Spectrometry : Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL) 10th Annual Conference and Exhibits is organized by Mass Spectrometry : Applications to the Clinical Lab (MSACL) and will be held during Jan 21 - 25, 2018 at Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is pathologists, clinical laboratory directors and scientists, mass spectrometry and automated sample processing providers as well as laboratory diagnostic providers. This program will be beneficial to healthcare administrators, laboratory quality control and standards scientists, as well as those responsible for implementation of clinical analyses for emergency response due to terrorism or accident. Conference Description : This Conference provides a forum for discussion of developments in the clinical application of mass spectrometry. While immunoassay methods have dominated clinical analyses, mass spectrometric methods are now providing analytical results more rapidly and with less expense. MSACL brings together experts in the field with those driven to explore and understand clinical mass spectrometry, with the goal of facilitating mass spectrometry's adoption as a health care tool and accelerating the realization of improved patient care and reduced health care costs. This Conference will be critical to share emerging analytical information and work concerning regulations and standards. The goal of MSACL is to create an environment through which participants will be able to identify opportunities to develop the capacity to provide higher quality results, more rapidly and for lower overall cost, for patients within the healthcare system. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | CME 6.33 | USD $219.99 | Pathology | Physiology and Biophysics
Understanding Pathophysiology : Its Direct Impact on Patient Care is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 25, 2018 at Beechwood Hotel, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Paramedics, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.33 contact hours. Conference Description : Few things in health care have as direct an impact on patient care as pathophysiology - the "whys" of what happens during disease and what we must do to treat it. If you know your pathophysiology, you can provide an accurate, speedy assessment and treatment for your patient. Just about every potentially serious condition has a "trigger point." Once this point is reached, a fairly uniform and predictable set of events occurs - mediators are released, causing worse events to take place. The result, left untreated, is multiple organ system dysfunction, multiple organ system failure, cardiac failure, then death. The seminar will apply this straightforward model to many important medical conditions. Understanding the "whys" behind these events enables us, as health care practitioners, to best assess the patient and intervene in a timely and effective manner. By the end of the day, you'll have a thorough understanding of these principles and will know how and when to properly apply them. Conference Objectives are : • Using clinical examples, explain the statement: "Virtually all human disease is 'autoimmune' in nature." • Outline an effective method to review options in pharmacologic therapy for any condition. • Identify the self-destructive spiral of progressive chronic heart failure. • Explain how the following drugs may abort or reverse the self-destructive spiral of heart failure: beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) blockers, angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBS), aldosterone blockers, synthetic natriuretic proteins. • Describe why the statin drugs significantly reduce a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (MI and stroke), regardless of the serum cholesterol level. • Describe the mechanism underlying death in asthma and identify a way to prevent it. • Apply the "Three Question Approach" to interpretation of arterial blood gases. • State and understand the "common mechanism" for shock, regardless of the initial cause. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Neurology | Pediatrics
PESI HealthCare Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia: An Integrated Approach is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 25, 2018 at Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physiologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants and Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 Credits. Course Description : In this ground-breaking seminar, professionals from many different perspectives come together to learn how their interventions integrate to remediate some of the more complicated dysfunctions seen in education today. Remediation is addressed through the building blocks of mind and body health including nutrition and psychology disciplines, neurodevelopment, sensory-motor development from occupational therapy, physical therapy and language development. Finally, specific educational approaches based on Structured Literacy and the Knowledge and Practice Standards of the International Dyslexia Association will be used to demonstrate how the student with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia can learn reading, writing, and math. Leave with knowledge you can implement the next day to help students in and out of the classroom: • Improve phonemic awareness, decoding skills, and comprehension. • Strengthen expressive language skills and written expression. • Increase writing production and penmanship. • Learn when and how to use assistive technology. • Improve math sense. • Reduce test anxiety. • Increase processing speed. • Improve memory. • This program combines lectures, with discussion and hands-on exercises to facilitate every learning style. Course Objectives are : • Combine data from recommended evaluations to determine presence of diagnostic criteria as well as underlying characteristics for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia. • Compile a list areas of need for students who struggle in the classroom. • Choose evidence-based interventions to address needs identified. • Provide rationale for at least 2 specific activities/interventions that support reading fluency and comprehension, writing mechanics and content, or math calculation and concepts. • Create a systematic plan of interventions aimed at improving the functioning of a student with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia or Dysgraphia. • Assess the common causes of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia and when brain development occurs for necessary cognitive skills. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Neurology | Behavioral Health
Improving Executive Functions with George McCloskey, Ph.D.: Strategies to Rewire the Brain and Change Behavior is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 25, 2018 at Mansour Center, Marietta, Georgia, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Therapists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers, School Guidance Counselors, Case Managers, Nurses, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Other Helping Professionals who Work with Children. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of continuing education credits. Course Description : Dr. McCloskey has over 35 years of experience as a psychologist, and has spent over 20 years researching executive functions (EF), working with leaders in the field, and assessing and treating children, adolescents and adults with executive function difficulties. Drawing on Dr. McCloskey’s clinical expertise and experience, you will develop the skills you need to better assess, grow and improve executive functioning in your clients. Effectively teach your client the skills to : • Get organized. • Resist impulses. • Stay focused. • Use time wisely. • Plan ahead. • Manage emotions. • Persist with tasks. • Improve memory. With captivating descriptive examples, engaging case illustrations, and proven strategies you can immediately implement, you can help your client change their brain and behavior. Course Objectives are : • Analyze a comprehensive neuropsychological model of executive functions. • Communicate how executive function difficulties are manifested in individuals diagnosed with various psychological disorders and/or enrolled in special education programs. • Apply effective assessment techniques based on a multidimensional framework to determine executive function strengths and weaknesses and to target specific intervention skills. • Determine strategies that are appropriate for fostering executive function development and/or for intervening when executive function difficulties are identified. • Implement strategies that bridge the gap between “external control” and “internal self-regulation”. • Determine and access sources of information about evidence-based programs that foster executive function development and/or remediate difficulties. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 25, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Psychiatry | Psychology
Manchester, New Hampshire
Chronic Anxiety : Powerful Treatment Methods to Break the Anxiety Cycle is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 25, 2018 at Executive Court Banquet Facility, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Psychologists, Psychiatrists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of continuing education credits. Course Description : Chronic anxiety disorders all involve a “threat” that doesn’t occur. Panic attacks don’t kill, obsessive doubts about the stove don’t cause fires, social anxiety doesn’t lead to disgrace and isolation, worry doesn’t lead to insanity. The feared outcomes recede into the future the way an optical illusion recedes into the horizon. Why are anxiety disorders so powerfully chronic? It’s because chronically anxious clients get tricked by their own efforts to avoid, distract from, and protect against the perceived dangers. When the dangers don’t come to pass, they believe they had a narrow escape from a terrible calamity, and feel more vulnerable going forward rather than less. They become increasingly afraid of more and more improbable events. What we call the “anxiety disorders” could be more accurately termed “the disorders of excessive self-protection”, because that’s how they function! How can you help them recover? By teaching them how to disengage from the self-protective behaviors that trick them. Attend this workshop and learn how to help your anxious clients find the evidence of this in their own lives, so you can help them approach and accept, rather than avoid and resist, the experience of anxiety. This workshop will teach you to empower your anxious clients to see themselves as good, capable people who have been fooled by anxiety, rather than defective people who need protection. Discover how to motivate your clients to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery. Take home effective strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Paradoxical Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and traditional CBT to help your clients rediscover the hopes and dreams they had for life before they were derailed by their struggle against anxiety. You, and your clients, will be glad you did! Course Objectives : • Communicate how anxiety tricks your clients into getting stuck – and how to turn that around. • Integrate treatment for anxiety, and build a strong working relationship with the most anxious of clients. • Implement strategies to help clients recover from panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and specific phobias, with or without the help of medications. • Establish techniques to help relieve your clients’ shame, blame, and excessive self-protection. • Model simple, powerful experiments in-session to help clients acquire a new view of chronic anxiety and a more adaptive approach. • Teach a simple breathing technique which not only restores comfortable breathing, but serves as a metaphor to guide future responses to anxiety. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.