Your medical education is a life-long pursuit rooted in your commitment to excellence in your field. The Office of Continuing Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine promotes excellence in patient care and safety through accredited education activities based on up-to-date, clinically relevant, scientifically rigorous, evidence-based medical information.


Date Event Description
September 22 - September 23, 2017 4th Annual Chicago CSI: Case-Based Coronary and Structural Heart Intervention Update

This educational initiative was developed to provide a forum for discussing and presenting laboratory and clinical research concerning the care of patients through case based coronary and structural heart intervention cases.This initiative strives to help those treating cardiology patients with the latest updates.

October 4, 2017 ED Trauma Simulation: Pediatric Trauma 10/4/17 7:45am
This CME activity include interprofessional trauma simulations to facilitate learning in a safe environment for low volume high risk situations that require effective teamwork and communication to make rapid lifesaving decisions. There are some metrics not currently being met. For example benchmark for time to transfer a pediatric to a higher level of care is 2 hours and we currently over 2 hours to transfer. This delay in transfer had been shown to be related to the prioritization of care and rapid resuscitation including medical and pharmaceutical interventions. Providing this learning opportunity allows the team to practice low volume high risk patient care scenarios in a safe learning environment.
October 13 - October 14, 2017 Third Annual Updates in Clinical and Surgical Gynecology CME Symposium
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This educational program is focused toward healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with gynecologic disease. Various areas of clinical and surgical gynecology will be covered, and potential changes in patient management will be discussed. In addition to our lectures, a hands-on course will be offered to allow participants to learn and practice common techniques in basic as well as advanced hysteroscopy and laparoscopy. Our guest speaker, Arnold P. Advincula, MD, Chief of Gynecologic Surgery and Urogynecology at Columbia University Medical Center, will join the interactive discussion. 

October 14, 2017 New Frontiers in the Diagnosis and Management of Movement Disorders and Dementias
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The primary purpose of this CME symposium is to allow the audience to obtain up-to-date information on the diagnosis and management of movement disorders and dementias and to provide a forum for discussion of challenging cases with leaders in the field. The meeting format will encourage discussion among the audience and interaction with the speakers. There will be didactic lectures, two workshops and an interactive working lunch. 
October 18 - October 21, 2017 13th Annual Midwest Hospital Medicine Conference
Seventy-five percent of hospitalists now care for patients in the IntensiveCare Unit, indicating an increased need for competency-based educationtargeted at the management of critical care. This course intends to focus onvarious topics that pertain to critical care medicine and provide hospitalistswith essential information to manage this patient population. Our coursewill incorporate a mechanical ventilator workshop, which includes a realtime demonstration of modes and waveforms using an artificial lung andsimulated patient. In addition, our speakers will provide updates on some ofthe most pertinent areas of critical illness frequently faced by hospitalists.
October 20, 2017 Value of Spine Surgery for an Aging Population
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Please join Northwestern experts for an interactive discussion on the delivery of treatment for spinal disease, where current data in regards to the efficacy, and outcomes from surgical treatment of spinal disease will be provided. 
November 4, 2017 Integrated Spine Program Conference- Understanding Comprehensive Spine Care
This course will help providers identify the importance of triaging red flags in the evaluation of
spinal conditions. Attendees will learn the benefits of multidisciplinary approaches to managing
spine disorders, including invasive and non-invasive treatments. The evolution of spine surgery will
be reviewed, as well as surgical treatment options of cervical and lumbar spine disease and spinal
deformities. Additionally, this course will help providers to recognize the importance of rehabilitation
in the return of spinal function.
November 10, 2017 Fourth Annual Advances in Pulmonary Medicine CME Symposium
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This educational program is designed for pulmonologists and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with pulmonary disease. There will be didactic lectures, two hands-on breakout sessions and case discussions. 
November 11, 2017 9th Pediatric Dermatology for the Practitioner
This course, designed for pediatricians, dermatologists, family practitioners, nurses/nurse practitioners and residents, will focus on practical pediatric dermatology with emphasis on correct diagnosis, therapeutic options and clinical pearls.
November 18, 2017 20th Annual Highlights of Recent Scientific Liver Meetings: Impact on Clinical Practice
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New information on the diagnosis and management of patients with liver disease is being gathered at an accelerating rate. It is difficult for the busy practitioner to separate the novel but unproven idea from information that has a direct impact on daily practice.
December 1 - December 2, 2017 13th Annual Heart Failure Holiday Symposium
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This activity is geared toward physicians and other health care providers who care for adult patients in various stages of heart failure, including those who see adult patients who are at risk, not necessarily diagnosed with heart failure.
December 7 - December 9, 2017 42nd Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium

Welcome to our 42nd Annual Northwestern Vascular Symposium.This two and a half day course provides category 1 continuing medical education (CME) credits, maintenance of certification (MOC) credits, and a hard cover textbook authored by the participating faculty. We have brought together 50 national experts in their respective fields of vascular care who have contributed an up-to-date written chapter that accompanies their corresponding 15-minute presentation.

As has been the tradition, we have selected speakers based on recent peer-reviewed publications, national societal presentations, and/or recognized leaders in their discipline. The program provides a comprehensive analysis of the current management of vascular disease it relates to treatment of extracranial cerebrovascular and supra-aortic trunk disease, new approaches to lower extremity arterial and venous problems,recent cutting-edge developments in open and endovascular approaches to treat aortic and visceral arterial disease, as well as novel techniques for hemodialysis access, complex venous problems, upper extremity disorders. Concluding each session, a 30-minute panel discussion will occur allowing the audience ample time to ask more in-depth questions of the experts.

A long-standing tradition of our program has been the inclusion of several short case presentations given by the Northwestern faculty during the continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings. We recognize the educational value of this interactive experience and invite the audience to participate along with our panelists.In addition to the CME and MOC credits, registration for the meeting includes a daily continental breakfast,lunch, refreshments, and the hardcover textbook. We look forward to having you join us in Chicago during this festive time of year.