Upcoming Medical Conferences in Pennsylvania
Jan 22 - 25, 2018 | CME 25.00 | USD $799.99 | Psychology | Psychotherapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) : 4-day Intensive Certificate Course is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held during Jan 22 - 25, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King of Prussia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is psychotherapists and Psychologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description : Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has evolved from the go-to treatment for borderline personality disorder to one of the most recognized and sought after therapies for a variety of difficult to treat client problems. The increasing pressure to adopt treatments that work makes DBT skills and strategies a must-have for all types of therapists. This conference will teach you DBT from theory to application with up-to-date, accessible teaching and experiential exercises that emphasize evidence-based practice and therapeutic factors rather than rote adherence to a manual. In four days, therapists of all levels will learn DBT essentials to integrate into their own practice, to confidently practice from a DBT orientation, and to continue their own personal development as a DBT therapist. Course Objectives: • Discriminate DBT from the contextual model of therapy. • Evaluate DBT research in light of the contextual model and the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology (EBPP). • Correlate DBT philosophies and interventions to the therapeutic factors that most improve outcomes. • Explore dialectic philosophies and their application in therapy. • Determine how the core assumptions of DBT are put into action in therapy. • Assess how DBT theory drives therapeutic interventions. • Communicate how to balance validation and change strategies in clinical situations. • Integrate mindfulness techniques into therapy. • Implement an effective therapy structure that includes identifying clear treatment goals. • Practice how to effectively teach the four standard DBT skills modules - mindfulness, emotion regulation, distres tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. • Design teaching strategies for skills training sessions. • Plan and teach supplemental DBT skills and modules. • Practice DBT skills training techniques in small groups. • Recommend how to seamlessly integrate DBT skills into individual therapy. • Discriminate the DBT model from cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and other treatment modalities. • Practice a multi-layered approach to validation of clients' thoughts and feelings. • Establish balance validation with the most effective (and practical) methods of behavior change. • Practice reciprocal and irreverent communication styles, to be utilized within the therapy session. • Comment on the key differences between traditional cognitive interventions and DBT-style cognitive interventions. • Practice therapy techniques with effective pacing, balance, and flow. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 26 - 26, 2018 | CME 8.25 | USD $50 | Hematology Blood and Marrow Transplant
2018 Update in Hematologic Malignancies with Proceedings from International Medical Meetings is organized by Penn Medicine - Continuing Medical and Interprofessional Education and will be held on Jan 26, 2018 at Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is hematologists, medical and radiation oncologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, hematology/oncology fellows, oncology nurses, oncology social workers, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with blood cancer. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description : This conference is a comprehensive review of hematologic malignancies focusing on the clinical application of new research developments over the preceding year. Didactic presentations will include case discussions with Penn faculty and community experts. The conference format will provide significant opportunity for interaction with expert faculty and other attendees. Participants will leave with up-to-date, practical information which will have immediate clinical application. Course Objectives : Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: • Discuss clinical features, including differential diagnoses for the various hematologic malignancies • Describe recent advances in treatment for the various hematologic malignancies • Summarize the major patient management issues experienced by the interprofessional care team, associated with hematologic malignancies • Define the state-of-the-art for genomic analyses for hematologic malignancies • Apply new strategies for incorporating therapies that target metabolism in blood cancers Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25 - 26, 2018 | CME 19.00 | Free | Cardiology
Left Atrial Access - A Hands-on Preceptorship is organized by Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and will be held during Jan 25 - 26, 2018 at WellSpan York Hospital, York, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Program Description : This CME activity series is designed to provide physicians with hands-on training in all aspects of managing left atrial access including both diagnosis and treatment. Approved attendees will be trained during a two-day program under the direct supervision of the program faculty at the program site. Attendees can expect to gain exposure on patient selection, anatomy, transseptal puncture technique, and imaging. Intended Audience : This activity is intended for practicing interventional cardiologists who are looking to expand their hands-on experience in left atrial access. Accreditation and Credit Designation : The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this live activity for up to a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Learning Objectives : Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to: • Demonstrate an understanding of relational anatomy to facilitate appropriate location for transseptal puncture • Employ a standardized, consistent methodology to maximize transseptal puncture safety • Perform transseptal puncture techniques through an intact septum and manipulate sheaths and catheters within the left atrium • Describe acute and chronic management techniques for complications related to transseptal puncture Topics Include: • Managing transseptal puncture complications. • Transseptal puncture safety • Transseptal puncture techniques • Patient Selection • Imaging • Anatomy Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 24 - 27, 2018 | CME 28.00 | USD $1574 | Orthopedics
Goldfarb Foundation Board Review Course Classroom Version is organized by The Goldfarb Foundation and will be held during Jan 24 - 27, 2018 at Philadelphia Airport Marriott, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is preparing for ABFAS Foot and Rearfoot Certification and Qualification. Those recertifying with ABFAS and qualifying, certifying, or recertifying with ABPM and/or ABMSP have also found the course helpful.This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 28 CE Contact Hours. Course Description : The Review Course began as an intense way to prepare for the surgical boards. While the importance of board certification has only increased, the course remains the same as in it's inception as the goal is prepare podiatrists to pass the ABFAS surgical exams. The Review Course prepares those certifying or qualifying for the Foot and/or Rearfoot exams. With 3.5 days of lectures, the opportunity to practice for the "Oral Exams" using the Board-Master computer based patient simulation software, and a multitude of items included with the course, you can't afford not to participate. Course Objectives : At the conclusion of this course the attendee shall be able to: • Assess the various surgical options available to patients for a variety of foot and ankle complications. • Apply wound care treatments for the care of both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. • Classify the many maladies associated with general podiatric care, including gait, dermatology, foot types, and medical imaging. • Test acquired knowledge and skills utilizing the Computer-Based Patient Simulation (CBPS) software. Lecture Topics : • Anatomy of a Question • Bone Healing • Bone Tumors • Charcot Foot • Computer-Based Patient Simulation Experience (CBPS) • Dermatology • Digital Surgery • Emergency Medicine • Equinus • First Ray Deformities • Foot Types • Gait/Compensatory Reaction • General Medicine • How to Take a Written, Multiple Choice Exam • Infectious Disease • Lesser Metatarsal Surgery • Limb Length Discrepancy/Orthotics/Prosthetics/Bracing • Malignant vs. Benign Neoplasms • Medical Imaging • Neurology • Osteomyelitis • Pediatrics • Perioperative Management • Pharmacology • Plastic Surgery Techniques (Flaps) • PVD • Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery/Flatfoot and Cavus Foot • Rheumatology • Soft-Tissue Masses • Tendons/Tendon Transfers • Torsional/Rotational Deformity Ankle, STJ/MTJ Relative To Surgical Intervention • Traumatology • Ulcer Management and Wound Healing Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 26 - 27, 2018 | Free | Neurology | Critical Care Medicine
7th Annual Neurocritical Care Symposium is organized by Neurocritical Care Society (NCS) and will be held during Jan 26 - 27, 2018 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 26 - 28, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $425 | Anesthesiology
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Department of Anesthesiology 8th Annual Winter Retreat Conference is organized by Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and will be held during Jan 26 - 28, 2018 at Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, PACU RNs. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 Class A CE credits. Conference Objectives are: • Identify advantages to implementing an Acute Hip Fracture Pathway for the hospital, provider, and patient. • Identify the indications for ECPR. • Critically evaluate signs and symptoms as measures of residual paralysis. • State risks of the rising cesarean delivery rate. • Identify causes, prevention, and treatment of complications of lung isolation techniques including atelectasis. • Identify benefits of phenylephrine infusions and use of LMAs for cesarean deliveries. • Identify an anesthetic plan for the elderly patient to minimize delirium in the peri-anesthesia period. • Identify evidence for cardiovascular risk stratification prior to non-cardiac surgery. • List several pharmacologic therapies available to help manage pain when opioids are ineffective or contraindicated. • Identify one anticoagulant reversal strategy in the perioperative setting. • List advantages to the fascial plane blocks. • Identify appropriate answers to common anesthetic challenges Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 27 - 28, 2018 | USD $450 | Neurology | Trauma | Neuroscience
Advances and Controversies in Neurotrauma and Neurocritical care is organized by AO North America and will be held during Jan 27 - 28, 2018 at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is practicing neurosurgeons, Neurosurgical advanced practitioners and those in related fields (e.g., trauma surgeons) who treat injuries to the nervous system will also find the course beneficial. Rapid advances in technology are impacting the surgical management of neurotrauma and neurocritical care management, particularly in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and spinal cord injuries. As evolutions in critical care management and sophistication of monitoring technologies become more and more complex, practicing neurosurgeons must maintain up-to-date skills, knowledge and judgement for increasingly complex treatment and management approaches. This course is designed to provide participants with state-of-the-art information on the latest advances and treatment techniques for managing patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. Experts in the field will discuss the role of advanced monitoring, trends in decompressive craniectomy, and current guidelines for managing spinal cord injuries. Learning Obkectives : Upon completion, participants should be able to: • Define the nuances in prognostication after TBI • Refresh knowledge of cerebral physiology after TBI • Consider various physiological derangements as measured by advanced neuromonitoring in tailoring critical care management of TBI patients • Apply the principles of surgical management of craniofacial fractures and traumatic cerebrospinal fluid leak • Discuss nuances in complication avoidance and management of decompressive craniectomy • Describe the challenges of providing care to TBI patients in resource-challenged environments • Explain the underlying rationale for reversal of antithrombotic agents in the presence of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage, use of various sedation agents in TBI ICU patients, and clearance of cervical spine in comatose patients • Evaluate the advances in neuroimaging, rehabilitation strategies, and research in TBI and spinal cord injury (SCI) • Discuss management strategies for peripheral nerve and blunt vascular injuries • Discuss management strategies for challenging spinal column injuries based upon anatomical considerations • Refresh knowledge on current management strategies for SCI and understand controversies based upon evidence basis Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 29 - 29, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Psychology
Smart But Scattered : Executive Dysfunction at Home and at School is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 29, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King Of Prussia, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, 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 : Children who have deficient executive skills often have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments and forget to hand in homework. They make careless mistakes, put off work until the last minute and have no sense of time urgency. Workspaces are disorganized and teachers often refer to their backpacks or lockers as “black holes.” Often considered chronic underachievers, these children are at risk for academic failure as well as emotional and behavioral difficulties. Leave this seminar with a set of tools that includes strategies for task/environmental modifications, skill development through cognitive/behavioral techniques and creation of incentive systems. You will be able to give teachers and parents a means for developing and improving the following : • Organization. • Time management. • Impulse control. • Goal-directed persistence. • Executive skills critical for independent functioning. Course Objectives are : • Access the relationship between the executive skills and brain development/function. • Communicate how executive skills emerge throughout childhood and adolescence. • Critique assessment tools used to identify executive dysfunction. • Determine how executive skills impact performance and daily living at home and school. • Utilize strategies to modify the environment to reduce the impact of weak executive skills. • Develop tools that improve specific executive skill deficits in the context of home or school performance expectations. • Design intervention strategies tailored to the needs of individual children and adolescents.
Jan 29 - 30, 2018 | Credits 12.00 | USD $1495 | Healthcare Technology | Healthcare Management | Risk Management and Medical Ne...
Applying ISO14971 and IEC62304 - A guide to practical Risk Management is organized by GlobalCompliancePanel and will be held during Jan 29 - 30, 2018 at Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Who will benefit: The course will introduce the main elements of risk management with emphasis on the application of risk management principles and requirements to the medical device development cycle. Risk management has become the method of choice to ensure an effective and safety oriented device development. International consensus, reflected in globally applicable standard requirements, has led to risk management being a mandatory component of almost any activity in the medical device industry. This conference has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion. Overview: Gaps, incorrect or incomplete implementation of safety functionality can delay or make the certification/approval of medical products impossible. Most activities cannot be retroactively performed since they are closely linked into the development lifecycle. Diligent, complete and correct implementation of risk management from the start of product development is therefore imperative. This course will introduce all necessary steps to design, implement and test critical medical devices in a regulatory compliant environment. This course will additionally address the software risk management and the resulting interfaces to device level risk management. To comprehensively summarize all risk related activities and to demonstrate the safe properties of a device the 'Safety Case' or 'Assurance Case' document is a well-established method to collect all safety related information together in one place. This documentation will most likely become mandatory for all devices (currently only required for FDA infusion pump submissions). This course will introduce the basic concepts and content of safety assurance cases and will illustrate the usefulness for internal and external review of safety related information. The course will emphasize the implementation of risk management into the development and maintenance process. It will use real-life examples and proven tips and tricks to make the application of risk management a practical and beneficial undertaking. This seminar will address the system level issues of risk management as well as the increasingly important software and usability related issues of critical systems. It will help to comply with regulatory requirements with minimized overhead and resource burden. To make the combines effort to design, implement and verify a safe device transparent the concept of an assurance case will be introduced. The course is mainly based on international consensus requirements such as ISO14971, IEC62366 and IEC62304. It will cover European (MDD), US (FDA) and international risk management requirements from a regulatory and practitioner's perspective. At this seminar, world-renowned FDA Regulated Industry subject matter experts interact with CXO’s of various designations. Executives who carry vast experience about FDA Regulated Industry and Experts get down to discussing industry-related best practices, regulatory updates, changes in technologies, and much more relating to FDA Regulated Industry. Following personnel will benefit from the course: • Senior quality managers • Quality professionals • Regulatory professionals • Compliance professionals • Project managers • Design engineers • Software engineers • Process owners • Quality engineers • Quality auditors • Medical affairs • Legal Professionals Speaker: Markus Weber Principal Consultant, System Safety Inc. Markus Weber, Principal Consultant with System Safety, Inc., specializes in safety engineering and risk management for critical medical devices. He graduated from Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany with a MS in Electrical Engineering. Before founding System Safety, Inc., he was a software safety engineer for the German approval agency, TUV. Since 1991, Mr. Weber has been a leading consultant to the medical device industry on safety and regulatory compliance issues, specifically for active and software-controlled devices. In conjunction with the FDA, he has published works on risk management issues and software-related risk mitigations. Mr. Weber has helped multiple companies, from startups to Fortune 500 firms. Prices: Price: $1,295.00 (Seminar Fee for One Delegate) Register now and save $200. (Early Bird) Until December 15, Early Bird Price: $1,295.00 From December 16 to January 27, Regular Price: $1,495.00 Register for 5 attendees Price: $3,885.00 $6,475.00 You Save: $2,590.00 (40%)* Register for 10 attendees Price: $7,122.00 $12,950.00 You Save: $5,828.00 (45%)*
Jan 30 - 31, 2018 | USD $2299 | Healthcare Management
5th Annual Clinical Data Disclosure and Transparency conference is organized by CBI - an Advanstar and will be held during Jan 30 - 31, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is senior-level executive at a pharmaceutical or biotech company with responsibilities or involvement in the following areas: Clinical Operations, Trial Disclosure, Regulatory Disclosure, Clinical Transparency, Clinical Trial Registration, CRS, Publications, Medical Writing, Biometrics and Reporting. This conference will also benefit consultants, technology vendors and companies providing services to the above audience. Conference Objectives are : • Examine the impact of Title VIII of FDAAA on the industry • Improve your understanding for the changing European transparency landscape and what the future holds • Learn to strengthen partnerships with advocacy groups to improve overall patient value • Navigate TransCelerate’s Data Transparency Initiative to better harmonize clinical trial processes • Hear multi-stakeholder perspectives on documentation preparation for Policy 0070. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.