Upcoming medical education events, Fall 2019

The shift into August has us turning our attention to the last quarter of 2019 and the annual fall Continuing Medical Education events sponsored by Internal Medicine. These one- and two-day-long conferences serve as 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.

GI-Update-2019University of Iowa Update in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Coralville
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Link

The clinical and endoscopic practices within gastroenterology and hepatology have been changing rapidly as new data and new health threats emerge. This day-long conference combines didactic lectures, interactive panel discussion, and hands-on workshop to allow participants to apply learning material to real-world scenarios.

The event is preceded by a reception at the Iowa River Power Restaurant on Friday night.

Read our coverage of last year’s event.

Progress2019Progress 2019: Learning Together in the 21st Century

Thursday and Friday, September 26-27, 2019
Graduate Hotel, Iowa City
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., each day
Registration Link

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 their intersections  between Medicine and Pharmacy. This year, organizers have scheduled two days of deep dives via plenary and breakout sessions into current pressing topics in allergy/immunology, endocrinology, general internal medicine, hematology/oncology, and hospital medicine. Specifics include multiple allergies, insulin pumps, updates in breast cancer and osteoporsis, medical cannabis, and many others.

Program faculty includes speakers from the College of Pharmacy and departments within the Carver College of Medicine including Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, and Food & Nutrition Services. This year’s guest speaker is Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, Professor and Associate Dean of Administration and Operations, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO.

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.

Coverage of previous years of Progress can be found here.

HF-2019Heart Failure 360: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Friday, October 4, 2019
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Coralville
7:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
Registration Link

The day will cover everything from the before and after of heart failure to topics regarding heart failure in the context of cardio-oncology, pulmonary hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cardiorenal syndrome. These will occur in presentations and panels delivered by a diverse group of pharmacists, cardiologists, and surgeons. Other topics will include: LVADs, clinical programs for heart failure patients, cardiac rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Highlights from previous years’ events can be found here.

More information about these events coming soon:

AllergyUpdate2019Current Topics in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Friday, October 4, 2019
Kinnick Stadium Press Box, Iowa City
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Additional Information (Registration will open soon.)

Each year a theme or focus is chosen for the day’s presentations. See previous years’ themes and coverage.


QSS2017savethedate7th Annual Quality and Safety Symposium

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Medical Education Research Facility
3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Presentations and keynote
5:00 – 7 p.m. Poster session and refreshments

Thursday, November 21, 2019
UI Medical Alumni Auditorium
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 pm

Details and registration information will be available soon. The first of two keynote presentations has been announced. UPDATE: The second one has too.

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