Upcoming Medical Conferences in MassachusettsSearch Criteria : United States of America
Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts
Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Athlete: Advanced Topics in Surgery and Rehabilitation Conference is organized by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Psychiatry Academy and will be held from Jul 22 - 26, 2018 at Harbor View Hotel, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Orthopedic surgeons, Primary care sports medicine physicians, Physician assistants, Nurse practitioners, Physical therapists, Residents, Fellows, Allied health professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 30.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This is an orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine conference with faculty from Partners HealthCare hospitals and outside teaching institutions. The course offers didactic sessions on topics relating to knee and shoulder reconstructive surgery. Attendees also have opportunities to improve their surgical skills in a laboratory setting with faculty experts. The course helps you optimize important aspects of surgical care and rehabilitation for injured athletes. Learning Objectives At the end of this program, participants will be able to: • Recognize meniscal root injuries. • Describe meniscal root injuries. • Assess articular cartilage lesions and develop an algorithm for treatment. • Apply the MACI (Matrix Assisted autologous Chondrocyte Implantation) procedure for cartilage regeneration. • Compare the treatment of unicompartmental joint disease with cartilage reconstruction and osteotomy versus unicompartmental replacement. • Discuss the nuances of unicompartmental replacements, and different techniques. • Treat patients with unicompartmental replacement. • Explain complex issues related to shoulder instability and develop an algorithm for the operative management of shoulder instability. • Apply the Laterjet procedure for bone loss related to shoulder instability. • Compare the treatment of massive rotator cuff tears with conservative care versus superior capsular reconstruction and reverse shoulder replacement. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 22 - 27, 2018 | Immunology and Microbiology
American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Advanced Course in Immunology is organized by American Association of Immunologists (AAI) and will be held from Jul 22 - 27, 2018 at Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. Course Description: This intensive course is directed toward advanced trainees and scientists who wish to expand or update their understanding of the field. World-renowned immunologists present recent advances in the biology of the immune system and address its role in health and disease. This is not an introductory course; attendees need to have a firm understanding of the basic principles of immunology and laboratory techniques. The AAI Advanced Course in Immunology is sponsored by The American Association of Immunologists, the largest and most prestigious association in the world for professional scientists engaged in basic and clinical immunological research. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 22 - 29, 2018 | CME 97.50 | USD $1995 | Internal Medicine and General Medicine
41st Annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jul 22 - 29, 2018 at Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians, NPs, PAs seeking a comprehensive update of the state-of-the-art in Internal Medicine, Physicians preparing to certify/recertify. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 97.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: The Intensive Review of Internal Medicine Course enhances internal medicine knowledge by offering a comprehensive update in internal medicine and its subspecialties. It consists of a case-based review of challenging clinical problems and review of literature to guide evidence-based practice. This course can also serve to prepare attendees for the ABIM Board Examinations (Certification/Recertification) and offers daily board review question-and-answer practice sessions in each subspecialty, as well as a special session on maintenance of certification/practice exam. The program also offers daily case-based lectures and meet-the-faculty luncheons covering the most important topics in internal medicine. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the practical application of physiological principles to the understanding and management of clinical problems and board exam preparation. The 41st Annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine (IRIM) synthesizes this vast amount of information and presents it with efficiency and effectiveness to ensure that you are current with these updates and the best ways to incorporate them into practice. For those of you who are preparing to certify or recertify, we complement this education with extensive board examination preparation and test-taking skills. Sessions and board preparation span all major fields of internal medicine and are led by Harvard Medical School’s most distinguished clinical faculty in the fields of: • Cardiovascular Medicine • Oncology • Neurology • Critical Care • Nephrology • Hematology • Gastroenterology • Infectious Diseases • Pulmonary Medicine • Women's Health • Rheumatology • Endocrinology • Allergy and Immunology • Hospital Medicine • Dermatology • Biostatistics • General Internal Medicine Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Apply current/recommended guidelines in clinical practice • Perform differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations • Identify/integrate current therapeutic options for specific disorders, including end-of-life care • Review and interpret up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice • Describe pathophysiology as it applies to management of clinical problems • Apply knowledge gained to the ABIM certification/recertification examinations
North Falmouth, Massachusetts
29th Annual Summer Seminars Complex Psychological Trauma and Recovery is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jul 23 - 27, 2018 at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is health professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling, medicine, pediatrics, and surgery. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category Credits. Course Description : The essential features of psychological trauma are disempowerment and disconnection from others. The recovery process, therefore, is based on empowerment of the survivor and restoration of secure attachment and adult secure intimate relationships. This seminar will review the long-term sequelae of the combination of neglect and early childhood attachment disorganization; childhood trauma and abuse; later repeated trauma. To the core features of complex trauma in adults. The seminar will, therefore, delineate the complex symptoms frequently seen in patients with neglect and traumatic histories. We will then describe the principles upon which a collaborative therapeutic alliance may be established including a delineation of the three necessary components or “three pillars” for the treatment of the disorganized attachment component of complex trauma, three phases of phase-oriented trauma treatment for the trauma and abuse component of complex trauma. The seminar will also address certain complication in the treatment of complex trauma, such as the contribution of sadistic abuse and factitious behavior to the overall response to treatment. Emphasis is given to learning step-by-step protocols for the treatment of complex trauma in adults. Teaching format includes didactic lectures, live demonstration of techniques, and audio-recorded case vignettes illustration to main treatment methods. Conference Objectives : Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: • Differentiate simple from complex trauma; • Discuss the core features of complex trauma in adults; • Identify accurately the difference between secure, dismissing, anxious/preoccupied, and disorganized attachment • Describe the important contribution of attachment disorganization to adult complex trauma; • Recognize the trauma-related signs and symptoms of complex posttraumatic stress disorder; • Explain the “three pillars” necessary for the treatment of disorganized attachment; • Identify the main components of the treatment of disorganized attachment; • Describe the concept of recovery stages; • Identify the three main stages of phase-oriented trauma-treatment; • Describe how attachment disorganization, sadistic abuse, and factitious behavior complicate phase-oriented trauma treatment; • Give examples of how to remedy attachment disorganization, sadistic abuse, and factitious behavior; • Identify the markers of successful treatment-outcome; • Identify strategies for personal and professional support to manage vicarious traumatization.
North Falmouth, Massachusetts
29th Annual Summer Seminars Emerging Strategies in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held during Jul 23 - 27, 2018 at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is health professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling, medicine, pediatrics, and surgery. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category Credits. Course Description : The objective of this seminar is to familiarize the clinician with emerging strategies in the assessment and treatment of major depression, bipolar illness, and anxiety disorders. The course will also highlight key comorbid conditions associated with mood and anxiety disorders, including axis II personality disorders, management of patients with medical conditions and management of the geriatric patient. An essential theme of the seminar will be formulating an integrated psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment approach. The psychotherapy of the mood and/or anxiety disorder patient, including those with comorbid personality disorder will be examined in detail. Issues around the choice of specific antidepressants, mood stabilizers and anti-anxiety medications and psychopharmacologic management of the treatment-resistant patient will be highlighted with a discussion of the use of augmenting medication strategies and combinations of psychopharmacologic agents. Psychotherapeutic approaches to mood and anxiety disorders will be studied with a focus on differing strategies including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy for depression and other psychotherapeutic approaches. The seminar will update the clinician on recent developments in neuropsychiatry, including brain imaging and therapeutic stimulation techniques. Issues related to the clinical efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and its role as an alternative to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)will be explored. Emerging data on which subgroups of depressive disorders may respond to TMS will be presented. The role of Ketamine infusion in the treatment of acute depression and suicidal ideation will be presented; the risks and benefits of this controversial treatment will be examined. Emerging issues in the assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders will be discussed including the new DSM V diagnosis of Complicated Grief Disorder; Neuro-psychiatric presentations of depression secondary to head trauma, post-concussive syndrome, post-stroke depression and ischemic brain disease as a source of depression will be discussed. The range of anxiety disorders to be reviewed will include anxiety disorders in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Spectrum including skin-picking disorder, trichotillomania, and body dysmorphic disorder; anxiety disorders related to trauma including posttraumatic stress disorder will be reviewed in detail. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of psychopharmacology and cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic disorder. Conference Objectives : Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Evaluate emerging strategies in the use of psychotropic medications in the treatment of major depression and anxiety disorders and integrate psychopharmacologic treatments into patient care; • Integrate psychodynamic assessment, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology into the management of depression and anxiety disorders; • Describe strategies for the psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic management of treatment-resistant depression; • Evaluate new developments in the treatment of depression in bipolar patients; • Describe an evidence-based approach to suicide risk assessment and prevention of suicide; • Develop psychopharmacologic management strategies for geriatric depression and anxiety including in patients with cognitive deficits; • Determine the specific role of vigorous exercise in the treatment of mood disorders; • Evaluate emerging brain stimulation antidepressant treatment techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation; • Describe new psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques in the treatment of PTSD; • Discuss the treatment of depression and anxiety in patients with personality disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder; • Explore the role of novel enhancements to treatment of mood disorders including omega-3 fatty acids, 1-methylfolate, and zinc; • Formulate an integrated psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approach to personality disordered patients in the borderline and severely narcissistic spectrum presenting with depression and anxiety; • Manage anxiety disorders in patients vulnerable to alcohol abuse and psychological dependence on marijuana; • Finding relaxation and meditation applications on your cell phone and computer for treatment of anxiety disorders.
North Falmouth, Massachusetts
29th Annual Summer Seminars the Widening Scope of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS) and will be held from Jul 23 - 27, 2018 at Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is health professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling, medicine, pediatrics, and surgery. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category Credits. Course Description : The influence of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is widening. From its beginnings as a treatment for specific phobias, CBT is now indicated as primary or adjunctive treatment for a wide range of mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Simultaneously, cognitive impairments are increasingly being viewed as core disturbances in several neuropsychiatric disorders and are benefited by a cognitive approach such as cognitive remediation. Topics in this course will include a brief review of the development of behavioral and cognitive treatments; anxiety disorders, including panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; principles underlying the development of cognitive remediation for schizophrenia, mood disorders, ADHD, mild cognitive impairments, and autism; social skills training and cognitive restructuring for psychotic disorders; and the relationship of CBT to psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will review efficacy data and therapeutic mechanisms for cognitive remediation approaches and discuss cognitive therapy approaches for bipolar disorder and for the treatment of delusions, hallucinations, and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. We will in part utilize a case presentation format, in which a case illustrating the subject matter of that morning will be presented and then discussed using the principles just developed. Live role-playing exercises will also be used to illustrate the application of social skills training principles and methods for induction of the relaxation response. Participants will be invited to present their own cases for consultation. Conference Objectives : Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: • Utilize specific techniques for anxiety reduction in patients with anxiety disorders; • Evaluate specific CBT interventions used in panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and PTSD; • Apply cognitive and behavioral therapy methods in the treatment of patients with unipolar depression and with bipolar disorder; • Review principles and approaches to cognitive restructuring as they apply to the serious and persistently mentally ill, and what we know about the efficacy of these interventions; • Determine areas of convergence as well as divergence in the relationship between CBT and psychodynamic psychotherapy; • Compose a basic understanding of cognitive deficits and impaired neuroplasticity in schizophrenia; • Identify principles of cognitive remediation as applied to schizophrenia and related disorders; • Apply approaches to cognitive remediation in schizophrenia and evidence for their efficacy; • Describe the Cognitive Triad of depression and its relationship to treatment; • Discuss the Relaxation Response and its use in the treatment of anxiety disorders; • Describe similarities and differences in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of unipolar depression and bipolar disorder; • Discuss how psychotic disorders are on a continuum with neurotic disorders.
AI Pharma Innovation: Clinical Development is organized by Hanson Wade and will be held from Jul 24 - 26, 2018 at Revere Hotel Boston Common, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. Optimize Your Trial Design, Biomarker Identification and Improve Patient Selection to Deliver More Effective, Value-Based & Precision Medicines to Market As clinical failure rates remain unsustainable, the inaugural AI Pharma Innovation: Clinical Development Summit is committed to help large pharma, biotech and artificial intelligence innovators overcome key strategic and technical challenges of integrating the right AI solution and applying it specifically to maximize and accelerate clinical development. The AI Pharma Innovation: Clinical Development Summit will bring together the leading scientists, technology developers, & key decision makers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. As part of the AI Pharma Innovation Series 2018, the only set of conferences solely dedicated to accelerating the effective adoption and successful application of AI and machine learning technologies at specific points of the pharmaceutical value chain, join the AI Pharma Innovation: Clinical Development Summit to discover how to harness AI to enhance trial design, improve patient selection, identify biomarkers for precision medicine development and optimize pharmacovigilance studies. Price: Conference + 2 Workshops Earlybird (Book by 25/05/18): USD 3297.0 Conference + 1 Workshop Earlybird (Book by 25/05/18): USD 2798.0 Conference Earlybird (Book by 25/05/18): USD 2299.0 Conference (Standard rate): USD 2799.0 Speakers:Raj Bandaru (Sanofi), Alex Zhavoronkov (InSilico Medicine), Haoda Fu (Eli Lilly), Gregory V. Goldmacher (Merck), Arun Asaithambi (Lantern Pharma), Shanrong Zhao (Pfizer), Edward Bowen (GSK), Ray Liu (Takeda), Leonardo Rodrigues (Berg) Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 26, 2018 | USD $65 | Emergency Medicine
Basic Life Support (BLS) Course is organized by Cooley Dickinson Health Care and will be held on Jul 26, 2018 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is health care professionals and students entering into a health care field in which a credential card documenting successful completion of a CPR course is required. Course Description : This course provides the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies and provide appropriate interventions in accordance with the American Heart Association (AHA) standards. All courses are taught by AHA instructors. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 27 - 29, 2018 | Cardiology
International Academy of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions - 23rd World Congress on Heart Disease is organized by International Academy of Cardiology (IAC): Cardiology Online and will be held during Jul 27 - 29, 2018 at The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. Program Topics: • Molecular Cardiology, Basic Research • Diagnostic Methods • Coronary Artery Disease • Coronary Artery Disease • Arrhythmias • Cardiac Surgery • Miscellaneous Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Internal Medicine for Primary Care: ID/Neck & Spine/Psych is organized by Medical Education Resources (MER) and will be held during Jul 27 - 29, 2018 at Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, Massachusetts, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is office-based primary care providers and other health professionals with updates in primary care medicine. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to: • Diagnose, triage and manage lumbar and cervical spine disorders • Assess healthcare-associated infections and infection control • Discuss recognition, diagnosis and management of emerging infectious diseases • Diagnose and manage important infectious disease syndromes in the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems • Discuss mood stabilizing psychosocial and pharmacologic treatments of depression, bipolar spectrum disorders and anxiety disorders • Understand risk factors and assess patients at risk for suicide and violence and intervene to make timely referrals Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.