Sanjiv: I am Sanjiv Chopra, Professor of Medicine and Faculty Dean for Continuing Education at Harvard Medical School. Martin: And I am Martin Abrahamson, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Medical Director of the Joslin Diabetes Center. Together with Mark Zeidel, Hermann L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, we are privileged to serve as course directors for the flagship course for the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Given annually for more than 15 years now, this course continually receives the highest accolades from attendees who come to Boston from every state in the USA and more than 26 overseas countries. Sanjiv: Indeed, between 92 and 98% of the past course participants have consistently rated this course as above average or superior to any similar courses they have attended. Our faculty includes national and international authorities who have authored textbooks and definitive reviews, received prestigious teaching awards, and are amongst the most sought after speakers at national and international meetings and symposia. We and the faculty are once again totally committed to making this years learning experience engaging and stellar. Martin: We reviewed all the participant evaluations from the 2008 course and listened to your recommendations. As a result, this years program includes: " 12 new topics " 85 updated talks covering eight subspecialties and special lectures " And ensured that the Audience Response System is incorporated into multiple sessions to allow you to anonymously test your knowledge Your CME requirements will be met in just one week with 65.5 Category 1 Credits be awarded. Plus you can take advantage of all that historic Boston has to offer on the eve of the festive holiday season. Boston is one of the oldest settlements in the country rich with history, culture and art. The holiday season has a wonderful selection of spirited performances and annual events. Take a moment to wander through Bostons distinct neighborhoods, taste unforgettable cuisine, visit one of our museums or theaters, attend a sporting event, or take advantage of the 75 shops and restaurants located just steps from our meeting location at the Westin Copley Place. Sanjiv: A special half day symposium on Leadership has been added at the request of past attendees since many of you are engaged in leadership roles and are being called upon to lead complex and challenging organizations. We will address the tenets of leadership and emphasize the importance of continuous quality improvement and execution of strategic decision making. We will also focus on the value of patient centered care and the underlying critical importance of integrity and ethics in the work we all do. Additional credit is available for this session. Martin: Please visit our website for more information, lecture topics and to register for this course. We look forward to seeing you in December. Sanjiv: Happy Learning until then !

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With A Special Leadership Symposium On Saturday, December 5th.

Special Lecture by former P.O.W. and motivational speaker Captain Charlie Plumb:
Tough Choices in Challenging Times

Special Workshop:
Healing the Healer: Integrating Body, Mind and Spirit
presented by Deepak Chopra, MD

OBJECTIVE

The major objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive review of the most important advances that have recently been made in internal medicine.

The course is directed at the level of the internist in practice and residents. The emphasis will be placed on progress that has been made in basic science, pathophysiology and clinical management of the most common disorders seen by the internist. Each of the major subspecialties will be covered including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonary disease, and rheumatology. In addition, a number of important special lectures of relevance to the current practice of medicine will be addressed.

Much of the material will be presented in lecture format by our best teachers and clinicians.

Each specialty will have a case‑based session using an interactive wireless audience response system. This system will allow you to anonymously test your knowledge in the different areas of medicine.

A CD‑ROM including chest x‑rays, ECGs, peripheral smears, cutaneous lesions, liver and renal biopsies, and selected ocular, endocrine, rheumatological and gastrointestinal abnormalities will be provided together with an extensive syllabus.

The material presented will provide excellent preparation for the recertification examination or for the internal medicine boards.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Practicing internists and family physicians interested in refreshing their knowledge in internal medicine.

  • Physicians preparing for the recertification examination or the internal medicine boards.

YOU WILL TAKE HOME

  •  An understanding of the clinically important advances that have been made in common diseases.

  • An awareness of areas of strength and weakness by participating in interactive computer‑based sessions.

  • Recommendations for optimal management of many common diseases.

  • An educational CD-ROM program.

  • A complete syllabus that will allow you to review material at home.

Attendance Limited


PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
7:00 ‑ 7:45 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:45 ‑ 8:00 Introduction and Welcome
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP, Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP, Mark L. Zeidel, MD
ENDOCRINOLOGY
8:00 ‑ 9:00 Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and its Complications
Richard S. Beaser, MD
9:00 ‑ 10:00 Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes 2009: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
10:00 ‑ 10:20 Refreshment Break
10:20 ‑ 11:00 Advances in Osteoporosis
Harold N. Rosen, MD
11:00 ‑ 11:45 Problems in Thyroid Disease
Anthony N. Hollenberg, MD
11:45 ‑ 12:15 Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Eileen E. Reynolds, MD
12:15 ‑ 12:30 Endocrinology Q & A
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:30 ‑ 1:25 Lunch Break
1:25 ‑ 2:10 Endocrine Review
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
2:10 ‑ 2:20 Rejuvenation Exercises
VIRAL HEPATITIS: A SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM
2:20 ‑ 3:05 Chronic Hepatitis C: A Multifaceted Disease
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP
3:05 ‑ 3:50 Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
3:50 ‑ 4:10 Refreshment Break
4:10 ‑ 4:30 Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E: A Quick Primer
Michael P. Curry, MD
4:30 ‑ 4:50 Panel Discussion
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP, Nezam H. Afdhal, MD, Michael P. Curry, MD
SPECIAL LECTURES
4:50 ‑ 5:30 Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Burgeoning Epidemic
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP
5:30 ‑ 6:15 Primary Hepatocellular Carcinoma ‑ Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Management and Future Directions
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP, Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD, PhD
6:15 ‑ 7:15 Ophthalmology Primer for the Internist
Mark C. Kuperwaser, MD
MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2009
6:15 ‑ 7:00 Continental Breakfast
GASTROENTEROLOGY
7:00 ‑ 7:45 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anthony Lembo, MD
7:45 ‑ 8:35 Clostridium Difficile Infection
J. Thomas Lamont, MD
8:35 ‑ 9:15 Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures in Liver Disease: Adventures in Liverland
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP
9:15 ‑ 9:35 Refreshment Break
9:35 ‑ 10:25 Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciaran P. Kelly, MD
10:25 ‑ 11:15 Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
11:15 ‑ 11:30 Gastroenterology Q & A
Ciaran P. Kelly, MD
11:30 ‑ 12:15 Gastroenterology Review
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP
12:15 ‑ 1:15 Lunch Break
SPECIAL LECTURE
1:15 ‑ 1:55 Vitamin D: New Discussions About an Old Hormone
Frank Domino, MD
ONCOLOGY
1:55 ‑ 2:40 Cancer Genetics
Nadine Tung, MD
2:40 ‑ 2:50 Rejuvenation Exercises
2:50 ‑ 3:40 Breast Cancer: Practical Considerations and Future Approaches
Steven E. Come, MD
3:40 ‑ 3:55 Refreshment Break
3:55 ‑ 4:30 Lung and Colon Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
4:30 ‑ 5:10 Prostate Cancer Update
Mark B. Garnick, MD
5:10 ‑ 5:50 Cancer: From Bench to Bedside
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
5:50 ‑ 6:25 Care of the Cancer Survivor
Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW
6:25 ‑ 6:35 Oncology Q & A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
6:35 ‑ 7:20 Oncology Review
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009
6:30 ‑ 7:00 Continental Breakfast
SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: AN ORTHOPEDICS PRIMER
7:00 ‑ 7:45 The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Shoulder
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
7:45 ‑ 8:15 The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Knee
C. Christopher Smith, MD
8:15 ‑ 8:45 The Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders of the Hand
Charles S. Day, MD
8:45 ‑ 9:20 Panel Discussion
Mark D. Aronson, MD, Arun J. Ramappa, MD, C. Christopher Smith, MD, Charles S. Day, MD
9:20 ‑ 9:40 Refreshment Break
SPECIAL LECTURE
9:40 ‑ 10:40 People With Passion Performing With Pride
Captain J. Charles Plumb
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: A SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM
10:40 ‑ 11:25 Hypertension
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
11:25 ‑ 12:05 Hyperlipidemia Update
Peter Oettgen, MD
12:05 ‑ 12:25 Markers of Vascular Inflammation Including CRP
Peter Oettgen, MD
12:25 ‑ 1:20 Lunch Break
1:20 ‑ 1:50 The Metabolic Syndrome ‑ What it Means and How We Approach Management
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
1:50 ‑ 2:30 Current Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction
Julian M. Aroesty, MD
2:30 ‑ 2:40 Rejuvenation Exercises
2:40 ‑ 3:15 New Approaches to the Management of Unstable Angina
Duane S. Pinto, MD, FACC
3:15 ‑ 3:50 Management of Chronic Coronary Disease
Julian M. Aroesty, MD
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: A SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM
3:50 ‑ 4:15 Panel Discussion
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP, Julian M. Aroesty, MD, Duane S. Pinto, MD, FACC
4:15 ‑ 4:30 Refreshment Break
INFECTIOUS DISEASES
4:30 ‑ 5:10 New and Emerging Infections
Robert C. Moellering, Jr., MD
5:10 ‑ 5:50 Staphylococcus Aureus: New Insights and Continued Challenges
Robert C. Moellering, Jr., MD
5:50 ‑ 6:30 Care of the HIV Patient: A Primary Care Physician’s Perspective
Howard Libman, MD
6:30 ‑ 6:45 Infectious Disease Q & A
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
6:45 ‑ 7:30 Infectious Disease Review
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009
6:15 ‑ 7:00 Continental Breakfast
DERMATOLOGY
7:00 ‑ 7:40 Common Dermatologic Problems in the Office Setting
Jennifer J. Lee, MD
CARDIOLOGY
7:40 ‑ 8:25 Sudden Death ‑ Epidemiology and Therapy
Mark E. Josephson, MD
8:25 ‑ 9:05 Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Warren J. Manning, MD
9:05 ‑ 9:25 Refreshment Break
9:25 ‑ 10:10 Peripheral Vascular Disease: Current Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment
Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
10:10 ‑ 10:55 Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
10:55 ‑ 11:40 Congestive Heart Failure
Duane S. Pinto, MD, FACC
11:40 ‑ 12:40 Lunch Break
12:40 ‑ 1:25 Valvular Heart Disease
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
1:25 ‑ 2:00 Interventional Cardiology
Joseph P. Carrozza, MD
2:00 ‑ 2:10 Rejuvenation Exercises
2:10 ‑ 2:25 Cardiology Q & A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
2:25 ‑ 3:10 Cardiology Review
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
SPECIAL LECTURE
3:10 ‑ 3:50 Smoking Cessation
Joyce A. Sackey‑Acheampong, MD
3:50 ‑ 4:05 Refreshment Break
RHEUMATOLOGY
4:05 ‑ 4:40 Gout and Pseudogout
David E. Trentham, MD
4:40 ‑ 5:25 Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gwendolyn F. Kane‑Wanger, MD
5:25 ‑ 6:00 Diagnostic Tests in Rheumatic Disease: What’s Old, What’s New & What’s Useful
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
6:00 ‑ 6:15 Rheumatology Q & A
David E. Trentham, MD
6:15 ‑ 7:00 Rheumatology Review
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
6:15 ‑ 7:00 Continental Breakfast
HEMATOLOGY
7:00 ‑ 7:50 Hematopoiesis: Advances at the Physiologic and Therapeutic Level
Reed E. Drews, MD
7:50 ‑ 8:30 Risks and Benefits of Modern Transfusion Practices
Lynne Uhl, MD
8:30 ‑ 9:15 The Hypercoagulable State: New Developments in Thromboembolism Anticoagulation
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
9:15 ‑ 9:30 Hematology Q & A
Reed E. Drews, MD
9:30 ‑ 9:50 Refreshment Break
9:50 ‑ 10:35 Hematology Review
Reed E. Drews, MD
SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM: DIET, NUTRITION AND EXERCISE
10:35 ‑ 11:15 Designing the Optimal Meal Plan for Your Patient
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE
11:15 ‑ 11:55 Talk 2
Edward M. Phillips, MD
11:55 ‑ 12:10 symposium Panel Discussion
Osama Hamdy, MD, MBBCH, Edward M. Phillips, MD
12:10 ‑ 1:05 Lunch Break
SPECIAL LECTURE
1:05 ‑ 1:55 Disability Issues and Insights
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc
NEPHROLOGY
1:55 ‑ 2:35 Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
2:35 ‑ 2:45 Rejuvenation Exercises
2:45 ‑ 3:25 Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
3:25 ‑ 3:45 Refreshment Break
3:45 ‑ 4:30 Relation Between Salt and Water
Burton D. Rose, MD
4:30 ‑ 5:15 How to Prevent Chronic Renal Failure
Burton D. Rose, MD
5:15 ‑ 6:00 Office Management of Chronic Renal Failure
Robert C. Stanton, MD
6:00 ‑ 6:15 Nephrology Q & A
Robert S. Brown, MD
6:15 ‑ 7:00 Nephrology Review
Robert S. Brown, MD
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
6:15 ‑ 7:00 Continental Breakfast
SPECIAL LECTURE
7:00 ‑ 8:00 Geriatrics Primer
Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: HEALING THE HEALER
8:00 ‑ 10:00 Healing the Healer: Integrating Body, Mind and Spirit
Deepak Chopra, MD
10:00 ‑ 10:15 Refreshment Break
PULMONARY DISEASE
10:15 ‑ 11:00 Sleep Apnea: Review and Update
Geoffrey S. Gilmartin, MD
11:00 ‑ 11:45 Update on Venous Thromboembolism
Peter F. Clardy, MD
11:45 ‑ 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 ‑ 1:25 Asthma
David H. Roberts, MD
1:25 ‑ 2:00 Pulmonary Hypertension
David H. Roberts, MD
2:00 ‑ 2:10 Rejuvenation Exercises
2:10 ‑ 2:55 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
2:55 ‑ 3:35 Diffuse Lung Disease
Steven E. Weinberger, MD
3:35 ‑ 3:55 Refreshment Break
3:55 ‑ 4:10 Pulmonary Q & A
Steven E. Weinberger, MD
4:10 ‑ 4:55 Pulmonary Review
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
SPECIAL LECTURES
4:55 ‑ 5:30 Eosinophilia ‑ Worms, Wheezes and Weird Diseases
Peter F. Weller, MD, FACP
5:30 ‑ 6:10 Fevers in the Returning Traveler
Wendy Stead, MD
6:10 ‑ 6:55 Psychiatry Primer for the PCP
Russel G. Vasile, MD
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009
7:00 ‑ 7:30 Continental Breakfast
NEUROLOGY
7:30 ‑ 8:20 Stroke
Louis R. Caplan, MD
8:20 ‑ 9:05 Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia
Daniel Press, MD
9:05 ‑ 9:45 Parkinson’s Disease
David K. Simon, MD, PhD
9:45 ‑ 10:05 Refreshment Break
10:05 ‑ 10:45 Epilepsy
Steven C. Schachter, MD
10:45 ‑ 11:25 Neurological Cases the PCP Should Not Miss
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD

*Please note: Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM

Many physicians are engaged in leadership roles and are being called upon to lead complex and challenging organizations. In this symposium we will address the tenets of leadership and emphasize the importance of continuous quality improvement and execution of strategic decision making. We will also focus on the value of patient centered care and the underlying critical importance of integrity and ethics in the work we all do.

We expect attendees to leave this symposium informed, inspired and emboldened to lead effectively.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009 • 12:30pm - 5:00pm
12:00 ‑ 12:30 Registration
LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
12:30 ‑ 1:15 Leadership for the 21st Century; The 10 Tenets for Leadership
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP
1:15 ‑ 1:45 The Art and Science of Strategic Thinking
Melvin A. J. Menezes, PhD, MBA
1:45 ‑ 2:30 Quality and Safety: Raising the Bar
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
2:30 ‑ 2:45 Refreshment Break
2:45 ‑ 3:30 Ethics, Skills and Professional Satisfaction
B. Lachlan Forrow, MD
3:30 ‑ 4:15 Delivering Customer Service Excellence
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
4:15 ‑ 5:00 Panel Discussion
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP, Sanjiv Chopra, MD, FACP, B. Lachlan Forrow, MD, Melvin A. J. Menezes, PhD, MBA, Mark L. Zeidel, MD


  ATTENDANCE LIMITED

ACCREDITATION

Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuingmedical education for physicians.

Harvard Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 65.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 69.5 AMA PRA Credit(s)™ with the Leadership Symposium. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Risk Management
This course is designed to meet the requirement for 3.75 hours of Risk Management credit in Massachusetts and 6 hours with the Leadership Symposium.

Last update 06.16.09

 

FACULTY

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL COURSE DIRECTORS
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sanjiv Chopra, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine
GUEST FACULTY
Deepak Chopra, MD
Renowed Author and Motivational Speaker Chairman and Co‑Founder Director of Education The Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Frank Domino, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine University of Massachusetts Medical School
Captain J. Charles Plumb
Former Navy Fighter Pilot ‑ P.O.W. "P.O.W.Turned Motivational Speaker Credits Attitude as the Secret to Survival"
Joyce A. Sackey‑Acheampong, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine Tufts Medical School
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Julian M. Aroesty, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Mark D. Aronson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Richard S. Beaser, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Robert S. Brown, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Louis R. Caplan, MD
Professor of Neurology
Joseph P. Carrozza, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Peter F. Clardy, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Steven E. Come, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Michael P. Curry, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Charles S. Day, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Reed E. Drews, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Lawrence A. Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Marc B. Garnick, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
Instructor in Medicine
Geoffrey S. Gilmartin, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, FACE
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW
Adjunct Professor
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Anthony N. Hollenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSC
Professor of Medicine
Mark E. Josephson, MD
Herman C. Dana Professor of Medicine
Gwendolyn F. Kane‑Wanger, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Ciaran P. Kelly, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Jonathan B. Kruskal, MD, PHD
Professor of Radiology
Mark C. Kuperwaser, MD
Instructor in Ophthalmology
J. Thomas Lamont, MD
Charlotte F. & Irving W. Rabb Professor of Medicine
Jennifer J. Lee, MD
Instructor in Dermatology
Anthony Lembo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Howard Libman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Lewis A. Lipsitz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Warren J. Manning, MD
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Robert C. Moellering, Jr., MD
Shields Warren‑Mallinckrodt Professor of Medical Research
Peter Oettgen, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Edward M. Phillips, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Duane S. Pinto, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Daniel Press, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
Eileen E. Reynolds, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
David H. Roberts, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Burton D. Rose, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harold N. Rosen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Steven C. Schachter, MD
Professor of Neurology
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
Theodore W. & Evelyn G. Berenson Professor of Medicine
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
David K. Simon, MD, PHD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
C. Christopher Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Robert C. Stanton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Wendy Stead, MD
Instructor in Medicine
David E. Trentham, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Nadine Tung, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Lynne Uhl, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Russell G. Vasile, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Steven E. Weinberger, MD
Senior Lecturer on Medicine
Peter F. Weller, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registrations postmarked BEFORE October 2, 2009:
Tuition fee: $1475 (USD)
Reduced fee for Residents* and Fellows in Training*: $1095 (USD)

Registrations postmarked AFTER October 2, 2009:
Tuition fee: $1575 (USD)
Reduced fee for Residents* and Fellows in Training*: $1245 (USD)

Leadership Symposium (The Leadership Symposium can not be taken separately)
Tuition fee: $195 (USD)

*A letter of verification from Department Chair must accompany the registration form for a reduced fee.

Last update 07.20.09

All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States Bank or by Visa or Mastercard. If paying by check, please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with completed registration form to: Harvard Medical School-Department of Continuing Education, PO Box 825, Boston, MA 02117-0825. If paying by credit card, please register online at www.cme.hms.harvard.edu/courses/updateinternal. Telephone or mail-in registration with credit card payment is not accepted. Inquiries should be directed to the above address, made by phone: (617) 384-8600, Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM (EST), or by email: hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu. Upon receipt of registration a confirmation will be mailed to the address listed on the form.

Tuition Refund Policy: A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by mail or fax one week prior to the course. No refunds will be made thereafter.



 





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COURSE LOCATION
All sessions will be held at:
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(Telephone: 617-262-9600)

ACCOMMODATIONS AND TRAVEL
Hotel rooms in Boston are limited. You are urged to make your reservations early. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at The Westin Copley Place (telephone: 617‑262‑9600) until November 13, 2009. Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive the reduced room rate of $217 single/double.

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A map of Boston listing local hotels will be sent with your confirmation of enrollment.

For additional housing assistance, call Boston Reservations at 781‑547‑5427.

Please do not make non-refundable airline reservations until you have been confirmed into your course. You can make your airline reservation by calling the HMS Travel Desk toll free 1(877) 4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday 9 AM - 8 PM (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada and Virgin Islands, please call (617) 559-3764.

 

Martin J. Abrahamson, MDMartin J. Abrahamson, MD, is the Medical Director and Senior Vice President at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He co-directs the Joslin - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Diabetes-Heart Program, a joint venture between Joslin Clinic and the Division of Cardiology at BIDMC. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Abrahamson also serves as Director of the Division of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Medicine. He has been cited in Boston Magazine as one of Boston's top doctors on numerous occasions and has authored more than 50 papers, review articles and chapters related to diabetes.


Sanjiv Chopra, MDSanjiv Chopra, MD is Professor of Medicine and Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Consultant in Hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Chopra has more than 100 publications and has four books to his credit. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of UpToDate in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, an outstanding and innovative clinical reference on CD-ROM. Dr. Chopra has received a number of prestigious teaching awards and continues to be privileged to serve as the Course Director of numerous CME courses around the United States and several countries abroad.


Mark L. Zeidel, MDMark L. Zeidel, MD is Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, is a widely respected scientist, clinician and teacher known for his NIH-funded research in epithelial biology and water transport. He came to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in July 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where his tenure spanned 12 years, first serving as Chief of the Renal and Electrolyte Division of the Department of Medicine, and then, starting in 1999, as the Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.

 

 

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