Upcoming Medical Education Events

DiabAdvances2018Advances in Diabetes & Obesity Management 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Medical Alumni Auditorium, E331 GH
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The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism revived this conference a couple years ago, which features a day-long focus on issues of critical importance to providers concerned with rising rates of diabetes and other related health problems. This year’s keynote on getting individuals with Type 2 Diabetes to their goal safely will be provided by Martin Abrahamson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Other presentations will include the impact of exercise on diabetes, updates in technology allowing for better self-care, the intersection of diabetes and cardiovascular complications, and a series of weight management pearls.

Coverage of previous years’ events can be found here and here.


Ethics_2018Ethics in Healthcare 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Location: Medical Education Research Facility (2117 and 1110 MERF)
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Billed as a “one-day conference for collaborative dialogue and inter-professional exchange,” this multi-disciplinary conference incorporates a mix of presentation and discussion for each of its four sessions. The first session will address the issue of consent and identifying a patient’s capacity to provide it. Intensive care and end-of-life issues for neonatal patients and family will make up the second session. This session will incorporate a keynote from Annie Janvier, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Montreal.

In the afternoon, similar end-of-life questions for adults, including palliative sedation, will compose the third session. The final session of the day will address the difficulty of providing care in complex and “suboptimal interpersonal and professional dynamics,” which will incorporate disagreements with colleagues and patients in determining the correct course that care should take in a variety of situations.

Learn more about the Ethics in Healthcare conference here.


RheumSymp_2018Iowa Rheumatology Symposium 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Iowa City
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For nearly three decades, the Division of Immunology has hosted this day-long symposium offering deeper analyses of perplexing conditions, updates on treatments for common ones, and case studies showcasing the work of fellows. This year promises more of the same.

Julius Birnbaum, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss neurologic involvement with Sjögren’s syndrome and, later in the day, he will present on neuromyelitis optica. James Rosenbaum, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University, will provide a rheumatologic perspective on uveitis and implications other conditions can have on eyesight.

Coverage of last year’s Iowa Rheumatology Symposium can be found here.

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