Upcoming Medical Conferences in Dist Of ColSearch Criteria : United States of America
Nov 13, 2019 | Free | Washington, Dist of Col
Exploring Novel Clinical Trial Designs for Gene-Based Therapies - A Workshop is organized by The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (HMD-NASEM) and will be held on Nov 13, 2019 at National Academy of Sciences, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Description: Designing clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine therapies, such as gene- and gene-editing- based therapies, can be complex for several reasons including challenges with determining an optimal dosage, delivering the product effectively, and successfully recruiting patients, to name a few. Patients and clinicians may also face difficult decisions about enrollment in a gene therapy or trial in certain instances where the trial is considered to offer a “single chance,” possibly making the patients ineligible for future trials. To further explore the design complexities and ethical issues associated with clinical trials for these types of therapies, the Forum on Regenerative Medicine will hold a one-day workshop in Washington, DC on November 13, 2019. Speakers at the workshop may be asked to discuss patient recruitment and selection for gene-based clinical trials, assessing the safety of new therapies, dose escalation, and ethical issues such as informed consent and the role of clinicians in recommending trials as options to their patients. The concept of repeat dosing and sensitization treatments may also be explored. A broad array of stakeholders may take part in the workshop, including academic and industry researchers, regulatory officials, clinicians, bioethicists, and individuals/patients and patient advocacy groups. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 14 - 15, 2019 | Free | Washington, Dist of Col
Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Mental Health: A Workshop is organized by The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (HMD-NASEM) and will be held from Nov 14 - 15, 2019 at Keck Center of the National Academies, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Description: A planning committee will plan and conduct a 1.5-day public workshop to explore how health professions education and practice organizations and programs, are currently addressing social determinants that contribute to mental health disparities across the lifespan. The workshop will also set the stage for discussions on how disparities can affect the mental health and well-being of patients, families, communities, and care providers across the learning continuum. The planning committee will develop a workshop agenda, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. Following the workshop, a proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines. Workshop Objective: To understand the mental and physical health impacts of being exposed to the social determinants from a Macro and Mezzo level so the knowledge can be applied in a Micro level. Topics: Education, Global Health, Health Care Workforce Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 16 - 17, 2019 | Washington, Dist Of Col
2019 Clinical Vaccinology Course is organized by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and will be held from Nov 16 - 17, 2019 at Washington Marriott At Metro Center, Washington, Dist Of Col, United States of America. Description: The 2-day course focuses on new developments, best practices, and other issues related to the use of vaccines accross the lifespan Highlights include: • Latest immunization recommendations • Innovative and practical Strategies for ensuring timely and appripriate immunization. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 16 - 17, 2019 | CEUs 1.60 | USD $495 | Washington, Dist of Col
Orthopedic Certification Specialist Exam Preparatory Course is organized by Motivations Inc. and will be held from Nov 16 - 17, 2019 at MedStar NRH Rehabilitation Network - Irving Street, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Audience: Physical Therapists CEU Credits: 16 hours or .16 or 16 CEUs Course Summary: Dr. Eric Wilson has taught this Preparatory Course for the Orthopedic Certification Specialist exam with an 88% success rate since 2003. This two-day course includes a complete review of the body by region, with sections on disease processes, modalities and research. This preparation includes more than 150 OCS exam style questions and test-taking strategies. As a former item writer, the instructor brings to light the mechanics for testing and logic for study. While the questions are not actual questions from the OCS exam, they do reflect both the content and style of the questions on the OCS exam. The course packet includes: Exam questions and answer sheet that has a key to allow the participant to go back and see what content area they are weak in; exam and answer section that provides a rationale for why the correct answer is right and why the incorrect answers are wrong; and a detailed study guide by body region. Copies of the instructional PowerPoint slides will also be provided. Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to: • Describe how the OCS Exam questions are written and graded • Choose the “best” choice for each question using time-proven test-taking strategies • Appraise areas of the exam content that require further study • Manage the information provided to pass the OCS exam and be a PT, OCS
Nov 16 - 20, 2019 | Washington, Dist Of Col
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium is organized by American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and will be held from Nov 16 - 20, 2019 at Washington Hilton, Washington, Dist Of Col, United States of America. Learning Objectives: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to: • Define the healthcare protocol for the treatment and prevention of Stage III and IV pressure ulcers and apply to your own practice [Too many verbs; can break it into: 1) Define the healthcare protocol for the treatment of Stage III and IV pressure ulcers; 2) Define the healthcare protocol for the prevention of Stage III and IV pressure ulcers; and 3) Apply this knowledge to their own practice. [From the Colorado Foundation for Medical Care] • Explain and discuss current initiatives and effective modalities to prevent incidence of complications such as infection or wrong-sided block. [This is a teaching objective. A learning objective on the same topic would be: “Prevent incidence of complications such as infection or wrong-sided block using current initiatives and effective modalities.” [From Winthrop University Hospital] • Become familiar with common eye problems. [The outcome is not measurable, there is no action the learner can take, and there is no context regarding the patient’s condition. Better LO: Screen for eye conditions commonly associated with type 2 diabetes. [From the AAFP] Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Gait Recovery and Orthotic Management in Rehabilitation in Adults with Neurological Injury or Disease
Nov 16 - 17, 2019 | Contact H 15.00 | USD $495 | Washington, Dist of Col
Gait Recovery and Orthotic Management in Rehabilitation in Adults with Neurological Injury or Disease is organized by Therapy Network Seminars (TNS) and will be held from Nov 16 - 17, 2019 at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Target Audience: This is an intermediate level workshop for PT, PTA, OT, and OTA. Educational Credit: A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, & Assistants. Course Description: This course will provide participants with essential tools for examination and evaluation of gait in adults with neurological injury or disease, with the end goal of determining appropriate therapeutic interventions and/or orthotic management to maximize gait recovery. Stroke will be the diagnosis emphasized in the course because of its prevalence, but the course will also address gait dysfunction and recovery in spinal cord injury, Parkinson ’s disease, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, and other neuromuscular disorders. Common gait deviations and trends in gait recovery will be discussed. Evidence based activity, exercise, and orthotic interventions specific to the rehabilitation and recovery of gait will be presented. Participants will have opportunities to see and handle orthotic examples and practice application of information through video and paper patient cases. Objectives: • Describe normal gait in terms of joint position and muscle activity by phase and body segment • Apply knowledge of normal gait to determining specific gait deviations during pathological gait • Hypothesize probable causative factors for specific identified gait deviations in pathological gait • Analyze the determinants and prevalence of gait recovery following common neurological injuries or diseases • Demonstrate the appropriate examination and evaluation techniques for assessing gait following common neurological injuries or diseases • Identify the common gait deviations/gait patterns present in pathological gait for each of the common neurological injuries or diseases • Identify evidence based therapeutic interventions to maximize recovery of gait in persons with neurological injuries or disease. • Identify the role of orthotics in gait rehabilitation • Identify and demonstrate the common gait deviations present in each of the common neurological injuries/diseases that warrant orthotic management • Examine the major causes of these common gait deviations and how they can be corrected with proper orthotic management • Review and appraise the evidence regarding the utilization of orthotics • Synthesize knowledge of gait impairments and deviations, along with best practice evidence, to create the appropriate therapeutic and/or orthotic prescription • Examine actual orthoses commonly utilized for gait and discuss/practice appropriate tuning of these braces • Examine the use of functional electrical stimulation in gait rehabilitation for persons with neurological injury or disease
Nov 20, 2019 | Washington, Dist of Col
Examining the State of the Science of Mammalian Embryo Model Systems: A Workshop is organized by The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (HMD-NASEM) and will be held on Nov 20, 2019 at National Academy of Sciences, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Description: An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a one day public workshop to explore the state of the science of mammalian embryo model systems, including nonhuman primate and human models. The goal of the workshop will be to begin with an overview of the developments and uses that have set the foundation for the field, then to focus in on opportunities and challenges for future work with embryo model systems. Discussions may include topics such as the characteristics of advanced mammalian embryo model systems; differences between mammalian embryo model systems and bona fide mammalian embryos; and differences between mammalian embryo model systems and mammalian embryoid bodies (i.e. culture systems in which pluripotent stem cells aggregate and differentiate, but are not intended to fully replicate embryonic development). The functionality of synthetic model systems may be considered, including how they could be used to predict function in systems made with human cells. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 21 - 22, 2019 | USD $600 | Washington, Dist of Col
The Fourth International Symposium on the Fetal Brain (ISFB) 2019 is organized by Children's National Health System and will be held from Nov 21 - 22, 2019 at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Theme: Pregnancy, Stress, and Depression: Impact on the Developing Fetal Brain Description: This multidisciplinary event features a 360-degree review of advances in understanding of the fetal brain, presented by a panel of world-renowned experts in the fields of maternal-fetal medicine, developmental neuroscience, neurogenetics, fetal and neonatal neurology, and imaging. As one of few centers in the world with a fetal neuroradiology team, the Institute’s pioneering research allows them to develop advanced techniques for diagnosing fetal brain development complications. Supported by the Advanced Pediatric Brain Imaging Laboratory, Children’s National is the one of few programs worldwide offering advanced fetal brain MRI analysis. The lab has developed the largest known database for brain development, which is used to support clinical fetal diagnoses by comparing MRI results of fetal patients to age-equivalent volumetric data in the large normative database. In addition, the lab is pioneering new techniques for fetal brain evaluation. Children’s National is unique in its focus on brain development and the congenital conditions that affect a baby’s transition from fetal to neonatal life. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 04 - 05, 2019 | Washington, Dist Of Col
The Role of Nonpharmacological Approaches to Pain Management: A Workshop is organized by The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (HMD-NASEM) and will be held from Dec 04 - 05, 2018 at National Academy of Sciences, Washington, Dist of Col, United States of America. Conference Topics: This conference topics are Education, Global Health, Health Care Workforce, Biomedical and Health Research, Substance Use and Mental Health, Public Health. Conference Objectives: • Review the current state of evidence on the effectiveness of nonpharmacological treatments and integrative health models for pain management, as well as available evidence on use patterns and patient interest. Examples may include acupuncture, manual therapies, physical therapy and exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, tai chi, yoga, meditation, and neurostimulation. • Consider multimodal approaches and potential synergies between pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. • Consider multimodal approaches and potential synergies between devices and nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. • Discuss research gaps and key questions for further research. • Examine health professions' current approaches for educating students, trainees, and practicing clinicians on nonpharmacological pain management, and discuss potential next steps to improve training and education within and across health professions. • Explore policies, such as those related to reimbursement, that would enable broader dissemination and implementation of evidence-based nonpharmacological treatments when appropriate. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 04 - 06, 2019 | Washington, Dist Of Col
20th Annual Meeting of the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) is organized by Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and would be held during Dec 04 - 06, 2019 at Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, Washington, Dist Of Col, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.