Upcoming medical education events, Fall 2021

Take a look at our upcoming CME conferences. Lots of educational opportunities!

Heart Failure 360: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Friday, October 1, 2021
7:15 am – 4:30 pm
Online, Iowa City, IA
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We will begin with an overview of the latest heart failure guidelines as well as diagnosis of heart failure and treatment options. Our focus will be advanced heart failure, reviewing advanced treatment options for surgical advancements, pulmonary hypertension, and cardiac diseases including valvular disease in this patient population. Our multidisciplinary symposium will also include discussions on new technologies to monitor patients and improve quality of life. We will also discuss the new therapies for cardiac amyloid and sarcoid disease as well as review treatment of congenital heart disease and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

We will be offering a hybrid version of the symposium if you prefer to attend virtually. The symposium will be using the Zoom platform for virtual attendees and the link will be emailed closer to the date. You will need to indicate if you are attending in person or virtually during the registration process.

Highlights from previous years’ events can be found here.

Current Topics in Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Friday, October 1, 2021
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Online, Iowa City, IA
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A day long allergy/immunology continuing medical education course for regional primary care providers, pediatricians, specialist, and any other practitioners treating patients with allergies and immunodeficiencies. This year’s theme is “Immune Disregulation: From COVID to CVID.”

Kathleen Sullivan, MD, PhD, Allergy Division Chief at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will deliver a keynote. Other topics include hyperinflammation, COVID-19 vaccines, updates in asthma guidelines for children and adults, and mast cell activation disorders. The meeting for members of the Iowa Society of Allergy, Asthma & Inflammation will take place over the noon hour.

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

Progress 2021: Learning Together in the 21st Century Virtual Conference

Thursday and Friday, October 28-29, 2021
12:30 pm – 4:30pm Thursday
8:15 am – 3:15 pm Friday
Online, Iowa City, IA
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Emphasizing the interprofessional team approach to patient care, this program combines annual internal medicine and pharmacy continuing education programs into a single multi-track program offering plenary sessions, breakout sessions, and current hot topics in a combined interprofessional format.

Highlights include: Updates in Cardiology, Nephrology, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine; keynote from Flora Kisuule, MD, Hospital Medicine Division Director at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; and a multidisciplinary panel on Post-COVID-19 syndrome.

The conference is being presented using the Zoom platform. If you are new to Zoom, refer to the Zoom quick start guide here.

For additional information related specifically to the SHM Virtual Poster Session contact: Dianna.Edwards@unitypoint.org  

Coverage of previous years of Progress can be found here.

Management of the Critically Ill Patient with Obesity: 2nd Annual Interprofessional Conference

Thursday and Friday, November 4-5, 2021
8:00 am – 4:30 pm, each day
Coralville Radisson, Coralville, IA
Registration link

The purpose of this two-day conference is to highlight the latest evidence-based practice and strategies for the management of critically ill patients with obesity and other critical care issues.

Keynotes from Jesse Hall, MD, FCCP, FCCM, professor emeritus and former section chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago and from April Prunty, PhD, RN, Chief Nurse, Education, Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

Topics include airway management, understanding and mitigating implicit bias, sedation in mechanically ventilated patients, tracheostomies, informed assent, diabetes, and more.

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