Upcoming Medical Conferences in Chicago
Jan 26 - 27, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $765 | Hematology Blood and Marrow Transplant
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Meeting is organized by American Society of Hematology (ASH) and will be held during Jan 26 - 27, 2018 at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 26 - 28, 2018 | Free | Ophthalmology
18th Annual Retina Fellows Forum is organized by Medical Conference Planners International (MCPI), American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) and would be held during Jan 26 - 28, 2018 at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Course Description: The Retina Fellows’ Forum is an educational and social experience that we hope will be a valued part of the fellowship experience for years to come. It is scheduled so it does not conflict with major holidays or major ophthalmology meetings. Goals of the meeting : • Provide an intensive review of current vitreoretinal treatments • Allow fellows to meet/interact with peers • Encourage research • Introduce fellows to industry Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 01 - 02, 2018 | CME 15.00 | USD $495 | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
CF2 - Intermediate Cranio Facial is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and will be held during Feb 01 - 02, 2018 at Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physical Therapists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 Hours or 1.5 CEUs. This seminar will primarily be focused on displacement of the intra-articular disc of the TMJ, but will also cover the role of the subcranial spine in the causation of craniofacial pain and the association between detrimental oral habits (parafunctions) and craniofacial pain. Medial and lateral disc subluxations will be carefully examined, as will disc-condyle and disc-eminence subluxations. The progression of disc subluxation and other intra-articular pathology will be demonstrated by the use of clinical examples and all disorders will be illustrated by imaging. The imaging methods used in the diagnosis and management of the TMJ will be explained; this includes transcranial radiographs and tomography, as well as MRI, used for diagnosis and clinical management of intra-articular disc displacements. The lab sessions will focus on assessment of intra-articular pathology, as well as preparations of the TMJ and subcranial spine for reduction of the intra-articular disc. Finally, participants will have the chance to practice disc reduction and subsequent stabilization of the disc in the reduced position. Conference Objectives: At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to: • Explain the concept of progression of intracapsular temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc pathology as an initial stage of dysfunction. • Discuss how a medial or lateral disc can progress to an anterior disc subluxation. • Predict the effect of oral bad habits in children and adults. • Describe the process of craniomandibular parafunction (teeth grinding) as a cause of micro repetitive trauma. • Explain the loaded gliding of the TMJ with systemic joint laxity as a cause of progressive joint disc pathology and degenerative joint disease. • Apply examination and treatment techniques to soft and hard tissues of the maxillofacial region with special emphasis on proper force and direction to avoid injury. • Explain the major cause of condylar height loss and consequential facial assymmetry. • Identify the signs and symptoms of vascular irritation for the TMJ. • Apply manual and muscular techniques for disc subluxations. • Discuss the use of removable interoclusal appliances for joint stabilization. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 03 - 03, 2018 | CME 4.50 | Free | Oncology
15th Annual Best of San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) incorporating with Bench to Bedside Continuing Education Program is organized by Encore Medical Education LLC and will be held on Mar 03, 2018 at Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is academic and community physicians, medical residents and fellows training in oncology subspecialties, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and basic/translational researchers involved in breast cancer. Specialties include medical, surgical, gynecologic, and radiation oncology, as well as other pertinent healthcare professionals involved in breast cancer medicine. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This half day scientific meeting will be a continuation of the 14-year history of quality education provided by Dr. Albain and her expert faculty by providing a critical review of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. This highly regarded program will continue to meet the educational needs of practicing community and academic oncologists and other healthcare professionals involved and/or interested in the therapeutic management of patients with breast cancer, prevention, and survivorship. SABCS, now in its 40th year, is the premier conference for basic, translational and clinical cancer research professionals. It is well known for presenting the latest breast cancer data from all over the world. The Best of SABCS allows professionals who are either unable to travel to San Antonio or seek a concise critical review the opportunity to hear expert multidisciplinary faculty review and place in context the highlights, as originally presented at SABCS 2017, in a half day program. Attendees will learn the current advances in breast cancer research that are changing clinical practice for the benefit of patients as well as exciting translational science soon to impact breast cancer care in the near future. Learning Objectives : • IDENTIFY factors that predispose individuals and increase the risk of developing breast cancer. • LIST prognostic and predictive molecular signatures and biomarkers that can identify the most appropriate treatment strategies for individuals with breast cancer. • DISCUSS scientific advances from the laboratory that have great potential to translate into increased knowledge of breast cancer biology and pathogenesis. • REVIEW new results from clinical trials in all aspects of breast cancer care presented during oral, poster and educational sessions at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. • ELABORATE on results of evidence from preclinical research and clinical trials that support the rational combinations of traditional and newer pharmacologic interventions, with a focus on novel therapeutics and resistance mechanisms. • DEVELOP appropriate individualized treatment strategies for those patients who would benefit from new treatments in all the major subtypes of breast cancer and also focus on reversing resistance to commonly used therapies. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 03 - 04, 2018 | CME 15.00 | USD $495 | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
CF3 - Advanced Cranio Facial is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and will be held during Feb 03 - 04, 2018 at Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physical Therapists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 Hours or 1.5 CEUs. Conference Description: The focus of this seminar is on craniovertebral relationships; the interplay between the cervical spine and the TMJ; with emphasis on the normal centric relation. Pathologies related to disturbances of the craniovertebral relationship, such as facial asymmetry and TMJ disc displacement, will be discussed and the need to treat this area with a three-dimensional approach will be emphasized. Lab sessions will focus on treatment of the craniovertebral junction. Furthermore, participants will have a chance to practice the rollback technique for stabilization of the intra-articular disc. Conference Objectives are : • Correlate head and neck facial pain with joint and muscle dysfunctions for both craniomandibular and craniovertebral areas. • Evaluate and treat craniovertebral joints for cranio-facial pain patients. • Evaluate and treat combined disc pathologies in the three planes of space. • Recognize the symptoms and signs of lateral and medial disc condyle subluxation. • Integrate the treatment and communication with the dental team. • Discuss treatment approaches to disc pathologies and myoaponeurotic dysfunctions. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 07 - 07, 2018 | Free | Oncology | Nephrology
Chicago Urological Society (CUS) Renal Cancer is organized by Chicago Urological Society (CUS) and will be held on Feb 07, 2018 at University Club Of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 09 - 09, 2018 | CME 5.00 | USD $85 | Oncology
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Congress Series on Breast Cancer is organized by National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and will be held on Feb 09, 2018 at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with breast cancer. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This conference will provide expert insights on the current standard of care for patients with breast cancer and include the latest clinical research updates from the 2017 SABCS to assist clinicians in formulating breast cancer management strategies. Conference Objectives are: Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis : • Outline the risks and benefits of routine screening with mammography in women between the ages of 40 to 49. • Individualize screening recommendations for women with high risk of developing breast cancer based on gene mutation status. Barriers to Coordination of Cancer Care : • Recognize common barriers encountered during planning and delivery of care for patients with breast cancer. • Counsel patients with breast cancer about the roles and responsibilities of the individuals in their multidisciplinary care team. Surgical Management of the Axilla in Early Stage Breast Cancer, Including SABCS Updates : • Individualize the surgical management of the axilla using an evidence-based approach. • Discuss new and emerging data for surgical treatment of patients with early-stage breast cancer. Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Early Stage Breast Cancer : • Individualize radiation therapy recommendations based on patient and tumor characteristics. • Evaluate clinical data on radiation therapy for patients with axillary nodal metastases to identify patients who will benefit from radiation and select the best approach. Role of Biomarkers and Molecular Assays in the Management of Breast Cancer : • Compare the benefits and limitations of available multigene assays and determine their effectiveness in the assessment of the risk of recurrence. • Select the appropriate assay to individualize adjuvant systemic therapy recommendations. Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapies, Including SABCS Updates : • Recognize key patient and clinical factors that influence the selection of systemic neoadjuvent and adjuvant treatment. • Discuss clinical data of new and emerging systemic therapy options with patients with early-stage breast cancer. Surveillance of Patients with Early Stage and Advanced Disease : • Optimize the various strategies used for surveillance and follow-up after primary treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer. • Order appropriate tests to assess response to treatment in patients with metastatic disease. Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer, Including SABCS Updates : • Select evidence-based treatment options for patients with advanced breast cancer based on hormone and HER2 receptor status. • Outline new and emerging therapeutic options for patients with advanced breast cancer. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 13 - 16, 2018 | Free | Psychiatry
Feb 13 - 16, 2018 | Free | Psychology
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention is organized by National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and will be held during Feb 13 - 16, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 17 - 18, 2018 | CME 23.00 | USD $3500 | Gastroenterology
Lower GI Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) STAR Program is organized by American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and will be held during Feb 17 - 18, 2018 at ASGE Institute for Training and Technology, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Overview : This program is designed to specifically teach core knowledge and motor skills in Lower GI EMR through a unique blend of self-study, didactic, and intensive, standardized hands-on training taught by nationally known experts in the field Immediately following the live components, all participants will complete a post-test, as well as a one-on-one assessment of a standardized checklist of skills. Conference Objectives : After successfully completing all the components of this program, participants should be able to: • Describe the morphology of colonic polyp and assess their endoscopic appearance for resectability • Appropriately select and demonstrate the use of various snares, cautery and injection/lifting technique in EMR of “large, complex or high-risk colonic polyps (e.g., >20 mm, difficult location, • with depression or significant nodularity. • Demonstrate the use of appropriate accessories for both polyp retrieval and adverse event management • Select appropriate surveillance intervals based on current guidelines. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.