Continuing Medical EducationContinuing Medical Education

These CME programs frequently feature speakers from the distinguished faculties of Columbia and Weill Cornell.

October 20-21, 2017

Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Evaluation and Management for the Rehabilitation Specialist

With the advent of disease modifying therapies along with additional therapies currently in development, there is an increased demand on community healthcare providers to evaluate and treat individuals with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This has prompted a need to develop an interprofessional network of healthcare specialists, physicians, physical and occupational therapists and nurses, outside specialized centers, in the evaluation and management of individuals with SMA. This course will educate healthcare providers on the broad phenotypic spectrum of pediatric and adult SMA, the natural history of disease, recent updates to standards of care, standardized clinical outcome measures and the implications of approved and investigational therapies; and to prepare clinicians, outside of specialized SMA centers, to manage rehabilitation care and administer and monitor progress using standardized SMA clinical assessments.

Columbia University Medical Center

October 27, 2017

Pituitary Tumors: Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas

This one-day program will discuss the evaluation, management, medical, surgical, and radiation treatments of the pituitary tumors. The conference will include lectures, case-based talks, and Q&A panel sessions. This conference will be suitable for health professionals in the fields of endocrinology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, internal medicine, family medicine, and other related sub-specialties.

Weill Cornell Medical Center

November 3, 2017

Hematology/Oncology Update for the General Pediatric Practitioner

A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of cytopenias and the other common disorders presented in this course, as well as knowledge of newer tests and their interpretations, are all essential to accurate diagnosis. The goal of this activity, therefore, is to refresh the general pediatric practitioner on the approach to children with common problems related to the blood. Updates will be provided on the newer tests available to the practitioner and their interpretation. The course also will provide clear algorithms of a basic workup for commonly seen problems like anemia, other cytopenias, and possible bleeding and clotting disorders and suggest a paradigm for when to suspect an occult malignancy, and when a referral should be made to the hematologist/oncologist.

Weill Cornell Medical Center

November 6-10, 2017

Tutorial on Pathology of the GI Tract, Pancreas and Liver

This course is designed for pathologists-in-training and those at the practitioner level. It will provide a thorough review of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreatic pathology, with emphasis placed on the role of pathologists in the diagnosis and reporting of disease.

Westin New Orleans Canal Place

November 14, 2017

Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017

Essentials in Pain Management: Update 2017 will improve your understanding of the advances in pain management including innovative interventional techniques, the use of medical marijuana and the use of strategies pertinent to controlled substance prescription.

Columbia University Medical Center

November 18, 2017

19th Annual Conference Frontiers in Diabetes Research:
Advances and Challenges in the Neuroscience of Ingestive Behaviors

This one-day program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University is designed for research scientists, clinicians and students with an interest in the latest insights with regard to the neurobiology of ingestive behaviors. These behaviors are clearly influenced by systemic and brain energy needs, but also by the hedonic qualities of available foods and by the environments in which food intake takes place. The neural circuits and genes that mediate these complex behaviors are just beginning to be understood. They play important roles in the pathogenesis of human obesity and eating disorders, and their elucidation is likely to lead to more effective interventions.

Columbia University Medical Center

December 8, 2017

Precision Ophthalmology 2017, Fighting Childhood Blindness: From Bench to Bedside

Columbia University Medical Center

December 9, 2017

Specialty Updates for the General Pediatrician

This program will be of interest to general pediatricians who are interested in in expanding their knowledge in a variety of subspecialty areas with new or updated guidelines or practice parameters that impact primary pediatric care. In particular, healthcare providers who do not feel comfortable in recognizing or managing patients with the above conditions will benefit from this conference.

Columbia University Medical Center

December 14, 2017

Minimally Invasive Spine, Spinal Endoscopy, Robotics & 3D Navigation Symposium: Case-based and Hands-on

Through lectures, panel discussion and Socratic debates covering the most current techniques (microdiscectomy/laminectomy using tubular access, minimally invasive TLIF, transpsoas approach), pros/cons of MIS, complex case reviews, and a look at the future of MIS, this course will provide surgeons with a better understanding of available procedures and criteria for appropriate patient selection.

Weill Cornell Medical Center