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
March 10, 2018 Northwestern Cataract Symposium: Update on techniques and technological advances in cataract surgery

This symposium provides an update by highlighting recent surgical and technological advances in the field of cataract surgery. The target audience is practicing ophthalmologists from the Midwest, anterior segment fellows (cornea/uveitis/glaucoma) and third year residents. The program seeks to educate participants on the topics of intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation, laser cataract surgery, complex cataract management, premium IOLs and new technologies to enhance outcomes of premium and toric 

April 21, 2018 15th Annual Chicago Sonographer Update: Echocardiographic Assessment of the Cyanotic Neonate with Optional Hands-on Scanning Workshop
Lurie Children’s 15th Annual Chicago Sonographer Update, Echocardiographic Assessmentof the Cyanotic Newborn with Optional Hands-on Scanning Workshop will focus on the use of echocardiography to recognize and understand the importance of an accurate assessment of a cyanotic defect. This workshop was designed by sonographers, with the sonographer’s learning experience in mind. The meeting will encompass specific anatomic features of congenital heart disease to allow the sonographer to recognize defects in the fetus, neonate and child. Lurie Children’s pediatric cardiologists with expertise in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease will lead the lectures. Our keynote address by Dr. Wayne Tworetzky, a leader in fetal cardiology, will focus on advances in prenatal evaluation of cyanotic heart disease.The small-group, hands-on scanning sessions will be led by senior cardiac sonographers and will give participants an opportunity to improve their understanding of anatomy and scanning technique for assessing types of cyanotic congenital heart disease. Participants will scan patients with normal anatomy with emphasis on subcostal and suprasternal notch views thatare diagnostic for cyanotic heart disease. Printed materials demonstrating various cyanoticlesions will be provided.Interesting cases will be presented simultaneous to the hands-on scanning sessions,focusing on clinical presentation and emphasizing the importance of understanding each cyanotic defect for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
April 27, 2018 Pediatric Pearls Cardiology
This full-day conference is perfect for healthcare providers who want to learn more about
cardiac issues or have patients with a heart-related condition. Several topics will address
common office concerns such as syncope and murmurs. In addition, a discussion
on preventive cardiology and the steps to avoid complications, especially in high-risk
populations, will be featured. The breakouts in the afternoon will be case-based and
interactive and one session allows you to submit your questions in advance.
June 3, 2018 Nutrition Science from Populations to Plates: What Every Clinician Needs to Know (includes hands-on cooking)
This innovative one day event includs a review of evidence based nutrition essentials, counseling strategies, and hands-on cooking.