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
April 10, 2018 Pediatric Pearls: Spring
This one-day symposium is designed for healthcare providers interested in learning about
the latest pediatric treatments. The structure of this program remains the same with brief,
practical hints related to several subspecialty issues confronting you in your daily practice.
For this installment, we present lectures on pediatric dental emergencies, bronchiolitis,
tonsillitis and recognizing the patient with an addiction problem so proper management
can begin. In addition, we will feature a special guest, Lurie Children’s first fetal surgeon.
He will discuss advancements in fetal surgery.
April 11, 2018 WR-Advances in Epilepsy Care
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This CME will review both the current standards of care as well as the many recent advances in the field of epilepsy care.
April 14, 2018 Bi-Annual NM GI/Hep Update
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This symposium provides an update on recent advances in the field of motility. The target audience is practicing gastroenterologists and gastroenterology fellows.
April 20, 2018 The 2018 Northwestern Medicine Neuro-Oncology CME Symposium
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The most up-to-date research, surgical, and clinical evidence-based information will be presented which will be reinforced through case discussions. Through these methods of information dissemination, it is anticipated that the most up-to-date information will be assimilated into the participants’ practice.
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.
April 27, 2018 The 11th Annual Women’s Cardiovascular Health Symposium
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The aim of the 11th annual symposium is to share this knowledge and best practices with all clinicians who care for female patients so as to improve the overall cardiovascular health of women.
May 1, 2018 NLFH Lunch Series - Growth Concerns in Children - 5/1/2018
Free one-hour lectures featuring pediatric specialists from Lurie Children's; lunch included.
May 17, 2018 2nd Annual Lurie Cancer Center OncoSET Symposium: Practical Applications of Precision Medicine
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The OncoSET Symposium will provide healthcare professionals with state-of-the-art information related to significant new advances in precision medicine for cancer and the evolving standard of personalized cancer care. The program will focus on emerging technologies used to generate large scale genomic data, and the steps to filter, evaluate and apply this knowledge to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient. Symposium participants will discover new approaches to personalized cancer therapy based on current research and patient-specific genetic patterns. Participants will examine technological advances, such as artificial intelligence, challenges in genomic sequencing and molecular analysis, and germline genotype and pharmacogenetics. In addition, participants will develop strategies for translating advances in precision medicine to their clinical practice.
May 17 - May 18, 2018 Golf and Health Symposium: An International Perspective
This 2 day program will explore the health benefits of the sport of golf and provide an observation and assessment of golf mechanics along with sports nutrition and golf psychology.
May 18 - May 19, 2018 Northwestern's Third Annual Advances in Epilepsy and EEG
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The purpose of this activity is to update community neurologists and pediatric neurologists, as well as healthcare providers working in epilepsy centers across the Chicagoland area in the advancements in epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.
May 24, 2018 Pediatric Pearls: Exercise Medicine
Is exercise now considered a form of medicine? Join us for this full-day symposium as our panel of experts will discuss exercise as medicine, exercise physiology, the pre-participation evaluation, current guidelines and recommendations on return- to-play, nutrition, appropriate training and the neurocognitive benefits of exercise. Designed for the all healthcare providers seeing children and adolescents, this  conference will provide you with the latest research, guidelines and approach to best manage that young athlete in your office.

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.
September 26 - September 28, 2018 National Coalition of Black Lung And Respiratory Disease Clinics National Conference
Annual meeting of Black Lung Clinics Providers and Clinic Staff. Medical sessions cover the latest information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with mineral dust associated lung disease.