The shift into August has us turning our attention to the last quarter of 2018 and the annual fall Continuing Medical Education events sponsored by Internal Medicine. These one- and two-day-long conferences serve important connectors between the innovations happening in our clinics and labs and regional providers who can put these tools into practice. We hope that you will investigate and attend the conference that best suits your interests.
Current Topics in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Friday, September 28, 2018
hotelVetro & Conference Center, Iowa City
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Division of Immunology, this CME event has “Atopic Topics in Dermatology” as its theme. In addition to new ways of treating and diagnosing atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis, the organizers will explore other intersections between the two disciplines of dermatology and immunology such as chronic urticaria and conditions related to immunodeficiency diseases.
The day also features a keynote from Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, the Sol and Clara Kest Professor of Dermatology and Vice Chair for Research at the Department of Dermatology in the Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
Coverage of last year’s event on the twelfth floor of the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital can be found here.
10th Annual Heart Failure in the Heartland
Friday, October 12, 2018
Graduate Hotel, Iowa City (formerly the Sheraton Hotel)
7:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
The day will cover everything from unusual cases in cardiomyopathy to triaging and transferring people with left-ventricular assist devices. These will occur in presentations and panels delivered by a diverse group of pharmacists, cardiologists, and surgeons. Other topics will include: oral anticoagulants, pulmonary arterial hypertension, mitral valve disease, and mechanical vs. medical support during and after surgery.
The day’s keynote will be presented by Paolo C. Colombo, MD, FACC, the Sudhir Choudhrie Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Center for Advanced Cardiac Care at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University. Dr. Colombo will provide a “State of the Union” on advanced cardiac therapies for heart failure.
Coverage from last year’s event can be found here.
Progress 2018: Learning Together in the 21st Century
Thursday, October 18, and Friday, October 19, 2018
Graduate Hotel, Iowa City
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., each day
As it moves deeper into its third decade of existence, this multi-disciplinary conference still finds ways to improve. Conference organizers from the Department of Internal Medicine and the College of Pharmacy have again partnered with the Iowa Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) to sponsor a research poster session across the lunch hour on the first day. Here is the call for abstracts and here is the form to submit a proposal. (Here is coverage from last year’s SHM meeting and poster session.)
Each year, Progress cycles through five subspecialties and addresses the intersections in them between Medicine and Pharmacy. This year organizers have scheduled two days of deep dives via plenary and breakout sessions into current pressing topics in cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology, hospital medicine, and general internal medicine. Specifics include sleep apnea, pitfalls in EKG interpretation, chronic kidney disease and solid organ transplant in primary care, opioid use in chronic disease, and many others.
Visiting speakers include Erin Fox, PharmD, Senior Director for Drug Information Service and Support Services at University of Utah Health on high drug prices and shortages and Howard Epstein, MD, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer at PreferredOne at the University of Minnesota on health plan administration.
Both the Iowa Chapter of SHM and the Iowa Chapter of the American College of Physicians will hold their chapter meetings on Thursday evening as well.