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Combined Annual Meeting of Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) and Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR) is organized by American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) and Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) and will be held during Apr 26 - 27, 2018 at Hilton Chicago/Magnificent Mile Suites, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Who Should Attend : The Combined Annual Meeting is open to physician-scientists, research scientists, clinicians, and medical education professionals. This meeting is highly recommended for young investigators, fellows, junior scientists, and trainees, who would benefit from close interaction with senior colleagues. The leadership of the Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) and the Midwestern Section of the American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR) invite you to participate in the 2018 Combined Annual Meeting. The Combined Annual Meeting has a rich annual tradition of providing a forum for young investigators, fellows, and associate/assistant professors to present their research to leaders in their fields. This is one of the few multi-specialty meetings with a broad focus where the attendees can learn about research techniques used in other medical specialties and apply those techniques to their own research. Learning Objectives : Participants at the Combined Annual Meeting will acquire knowledge into clinical research techniques and new findings in various aspects of internal medicine and other fields. At the completion of the meeting, participants should be able to: • Recognize the value of new research techniques • Describe new research findings in cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary and critical care, hematology and oncology, nephrology, infectious disease, allergy, immunology, and rheumatology • Explain the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders across various sub-specialties of medicine. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 26 - 27, 2018 | CME 14.50 | USD $475 | Anesthesiology
Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) 65th Annual Meeting is organized by Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) and will be held during Apr 26 - 27, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Target Audience : The AUA 2018 Annual Meeting is designed to address the continuing medical education needs of anesthesiologists, anesthesiologists-in-training, and anesthesia investigators in academic, clinical, and laboratory settings. CME Credit : The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Conference Overview : Findings from new research and the evolution of anesthesiology practice based on emerging evidence create an inherent gap between existing practice and new practice models. The purpose of the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) 2018 Annual Meeting is to provide an evidence-based and clinically-oriented educational activity that will improve competence and performance in the anesthesiology specialty, resulting in improved patient care and outcomes. Conference Objectives : As a result of participating in this live CME activity, learners will be able to: • Describe the latest developments in education research, measuring knowledge in the field of anesthesia. • Consider recent research findings relative to anesthesiology and evaluate their application to the learner’s professional practice. • Develop strategies for integrating new knowledge and behaviors into their professional practice. • Evaluate gaps in their knowledge, behavior, and patient outcomes that may result in a need for additional education and training. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 26 - 28, 2018 | CME 26.25 | Orthopedic Surgery
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Annual Meeting is organized by Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and will be held during Apr 26 - 28, 2018 at Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is AANA members and other health care professionals who desire to improve their arthroscopy knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: The need for this activity has been determined based on identifying professional practice gaps previous course evaluations and the AANA Self-Assessment. The education content of this activity was based upon current issues and topics provided by the AANA planning committees and membership. Learning Objectives: This comprehensive educational meeting provides learners with opportunities to: • Examine and apply basic scientific information and technical skills in arthroscopic surgery and update knowledge regarding state-of-theart advances in arthroscopic surgical treatment. • Evaluate the current evidence base or diagnosis and clinical management of joint disorders. • Review their current practice management expertise, clinical and technical skills to improve the everyday practice of arthroscopic surgery Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting is organized by American Academy of Orofacial Pain (AAOP) and will be held during Apr 26 - 29, 2018 at The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15.25 CE hours. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
International College of Surgeons United States Section 80th Annual Surgical Update Jointly With American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting is organized by International College of Surgeons (ICS) United States Section and will be held during Apr 26 - 28, 2018 at W Chicago - Lakeshore, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description : For this conference, we have brought together a cross section of practicing surgeons, young and fresh to practice and those who carry us back to our surgical heritage. Our speakers include those who have spent their entire career in academic surgery to those who have ventured into the world of private practice. Each is committed to sharing his and her surgical knowledge and wisdom. Having access to four medical schools also made the planning process extremely simple. We welcome faculty from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Loyola Medicine and the University of Illinois to our program. The conference will begin with a discussion of surgery in rural and underserved areas both within and beyond our borders. We will examine the impact of our current training paradigms and whether or not they prepare a new graduate for clinical practice. In addition to continuing our mission as a College to provide professional help to those in need, we will reflect on the ethics of our trainees in these unique situations. Our first day will conclude with a special treat for paid registrants as we participate in an architectural cruise down the Chicago River. Our Welcome Reception will feature heavy hours-devours and an open bar on a luxury vessel. Don’t wait, register today as space on the ship is limited. Course Objectives : The Annual Surgical Update is designed to offer information regarding the latest surgical advancements and technology to address gaps in knowledge that may exist for practicing surgeons in all surgical specialties, residents in training, and allied health professionals. The desired outcome of this program is increased knowledge, better competency in cutting edge treatment modalities, and enhanced treatment decision making. It is the expressed goal of the course to provide enough material that upon completion of the activity the participant can make educated decisions to incorporate the latest surgical techniques and technologies as well as discern when these procedures are warranted to provide optimum patient care. Topics presented during the Annual Surgical Update have been designed to address and improve the attendee’s knowledge and skills in the following competencies; patient care or patient-centered care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning & improvement, quality improvement and professionalism. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
The Chicago Breast Symposium & 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery is organized by The University of Chicago - Center for Continuing Medical Education and will be held during Apr 26 - 28, 2018 at Ida Noyes Hall, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and mid-level providers in the specialties of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Lymphedema as well as other healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and lymphedema. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: Treatment for lymphedema and breast cancer is constantly evolving. The Chicago Breast Symposium and 7th World Symposium on Lymphedema Surgery will challenge through discussion and demonstration on how to best treat breast cancer; on how to recognize, understand and treat lymphedema; and on how to optimize breast reconstruction outcome. For seven years, Co-Chairs Drs. Julie Park and David Chang as well as Program Director, Dr. Nora Jaskowiak, have provided example to symposium registrants on multidisciplinary care strategies as well as cultivated ideas on current therapies and discussion on lymphedema, breast cancer and breast reconstruction. We are also excited to have Dr. Rebecca Garza joining as our Program Director for lymphedema and Thomas Rosinski as our Program Director for physical therapy. Conference Objectives are : At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Describe therapies for breast cancer, breast reconstruction, and lymphedema; • Outline common surgical techniques used during breast and lymphedema surgery; • Recognize current concerns and trends in lymph node transfers in breast cancer patients undergoing active surveillance; • Identify multidisciplinary strategies available for addressing complex patient diagnoses in the areas of lymphedema and breast cancer; • Analyze the roles of radiation and reconstruction in breast cancer care; • Discuss how knowledge of different patient diagnoses can be applied to clinical practice.
SOCCA 2018 Annual Meeting and Critical Care Update is organized by Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) and will be held on Apr 27, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is designed for anesthesiologists in the clinical and laboratory setting. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1Credits.TM. Course Description : This Conference is designed to optimize outcomes for critically ill patients and their families through evidence-based and clinically-oriented physician education. The purpose of the SOCCA Annual Meeting and Critical Care Update is to advance knowledge, improve competence, and enhance the performance of intensive care teams. Educational Objectives : As a result of participating in this live CME activity, learners will be able to: • Evaluate the current state of emerging knowledge and practice patterns and assess the relevance to their professional practice • Incorporate new knowledge from advances in anesthesiology practice into their professional practice areas • Distinguish gaps in their knowledge, behavior, and patient outcomes that may result in a need for additional education and training. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 28 - 28, 2018 | CME 8.00 | Cardiology
Cardiac MRI in Today's Clinical Practice is organized by The University of Chicago - Center for Continuing Medical Education and will be held on Apr 28, 2018 at University of Chicago: Gleacher Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is cardiology and radiology physicians, fellows, and residents and other healthcare professionals interested in the clinical applications of cardiac magnetic resonance. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: This activity will provide an interdisciplinary educational forum led by internationally recognized physicians in the field of cardiac imaging. Participants will learn about the latest scientific advances, technologies, and best practices in cardiac imaging during an engaging and dynamic day of learning in the heart of Chicago Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: • Discuss the various cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) techniques that are commonly used in clinical practice; • Discuss the assessment of ischemia and viability using CMR; • Describe how to assess non-ischemic cardiomyopathy using CMR; • Summarize the major assessment techniques of arrhythmias using CMR; • Identify how to assess vascular, valvular, and pericardial disorders using CMR. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 28 - May 01, 2018 | Anesthesiology
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium is organized by International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) and would be held during Apr 28 – May 1, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States Of America. The target audience for this medical event basically for Anesthesiologists. Additional Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 28 - 29, 2018 | CME 19.00 | USD $450 | Geriatrics
The Complex Geriatric Patient is organized by HealthClick and will be held during Apr 28 - 29, 2018 at Vital Rehabilitation, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 19 hours of CME credits. Course Description: This intermediate-level course begins with more than two hours of evidence-based information, a preliminary lead-in as to how to treat your complex geriatric patient. In addition, essential information will be provided on how to identify red flags, perform thorough evaluations and set realistic functional goals for the complex geriatric patient. Case studies of patients with multiple diagnoses will be presented in a systematic sequence so that the appropriate understanding of how to prioritize your approach can be established. Working with developmental sequences will enhance the patient’s coordination, balance, strength, and range of motion and will produce a positive result in the patient’s ability to perform activities for daily living, maximize fall prevention, and reduce re-hospitalization. By utilizing developmental sequences in conjunction with traditional rehab practices, therapists should possess the knowledge base to treat complex geriatric patients with multiple diagnoses, including MS, Parkinson’s, post CVA, head injuries, obesity, total hip and/or knee repairs, osteoarthritis, as well as other orthopedic issues. This course will sharpen your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Patient scenarios and video analysis will be used to identify impairments of ADL’s for both the neurological and/or orthopedic geriatric patient. Participants will have plenty of hands-on time for practicing neuro-developmental sequencing, joint mobilizations and manual therapy, progressive functional activities, and exercises. This course will provide physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists with the skills needed to treat the complex geriatric patient. The theories and facilitation techniques learned will benefit therapists working in acute rehab, outpatient and home health settings and can be immediately applied to clinical practice. Clinicians will be provided with course handouts and resources to serve as reference material upon completion of the course. Conferences Objectives: • Assess vital signs, cognitive function, cardio, respiratory function and skin integrity, balance and functional limitations of the complex patient. Applying these skills when working with the acute rehab, outpatient or the homebound patient. • Demonstrate how to utilize the proper cognitive and functional evidence-based assessment tools to establish baselines and progression of care to reach targeted outcomes. • Describe the benefits to utilizing progressive developmental sequencing to optimize coordinated functional movement. • Utilize evidence-based tools to evaluate deficits in mobility and/or stability in the complex geriatric patient • Develop strategies to reducing re-hospitalization rates. • Analyze abnormalities in the components involved with functional movements and prioritize a treatment approach to improve an individual's functional patterns of movement. • Prioritize impairments when developing comprehensive treatment programs for the geriatric patients with neurological and/or orthopaedic problems. • Perform hands-on techniques to facilitate the functional activities of daily living; including soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy (PNF), joint mobilization, muscle strengthening, and range of motion activities. • Describe the initiation of movement (stability to mobility and coordination) when utilizing developments sequencing to enhance functional motion. • Identify key strategies for interventions for fall prevention. • Integrate basic EBP principles of treatment into the developmental sequence for more comprehensive functional outcomes. Add the online course “Myofascial Release for the Aging Population” during registration for 24.5 total hours. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.