Title: 17th Annual Update and Intensive Review of Internal Medicine 2011
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Gerald B. Appel, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York

Paul Lee, M.D., M.P.H, F.AC.P.
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Section of Hospital Medicine
Associate Director, Medical House Staff Training Program

Jai Radhakrishnan, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine;

Director, Nephrology Fellowship
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York

Donald W. Landry, M.D., Ph.D.
Samuel Bard Professor of Medicine

Physician-in-Chief, NYP/Columbia
Chair, Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York
Dates: Sunday - Friday, July 24-29, 2011
Sunday, July 24
8:00am Update on Glomerular Diseases, 2011 Gerald Appel, MD
9:00am Acute Renal Failure:  An Update Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS  
9:45am Identifying & Managing Chronic Kidney Disease Gerald Appel, MD   
10:45am Nephrolithiasis:  Diagnosis & Treatment  Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
11:30am  Cancer Screening:  Evidence & Guidelines  Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH 
12:15pm Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)  E. Yoko Furuya, MD, MS
1:00pm   Working Lunch Nephrology Q&A     Jai Radhakrishnan, MD   
2:30pm Anxiety and Depression in Primary Care  Sylvia Hafliger, MD
3:30pm  Syncope     Joseph Chang, MD, MPH
4:15pm     Hypertension Update, 2011 Andrew S. Bomback, MD, MPH
Monday, July 25, 2011
8:00am   Update of Analgesic Therapy Michael Weinberger, MD
9:00am Navigating Liver Function Tests   Elizabeth Verna, MD
9:45am   Hepatitis Update Robert S. Brown, Jr., MD, MPH
10:45am Cirrhosis Update Robert S. Brown, MD, MD, MPH
11:30am    Nutritional Issues in Medical Practice  David S. Seres, MD
12:15pm Chronic Diarrhea,Malabsorption & Celiac Disease Peter H. R. Green, MD   
1:00pm   WORKING LUNCH GI QA Richard M. Rosenberg, MD
1:45pm Inflammatory Bowel Disease  Arun Swaminath, MD
2:30pm  GERD/Peptic Ulcer Disease  Richard M. Rosenberg, MD
3:30pm Dementia:  What’s New, What Works, What Doesn’t Evelyn C. Granieri, MD, MPH
4:15pm Stroke Diagnosis & Treatment     Joshua Z. Willey, MD, MS      
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
8:00am  Lymphoma & Leukemia Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH  
9:00am Key Concepts In Solid Organ Cancers Katherine D. Crew, MD, MS
9:45am Updates in Anemia Jordan Schecter, MD  
10:45am  Prothrombotic States Andrew Eisenberger, MD    
11:30am  Medical Complications Of Cancer And Their Treatment  Kevin Kalinsky, MD  
1:00pm Rheumatoid Arthritis  Elizabeth Mayer, MD
1:45pm Lupus: Approach to Everyday Issues Robert J. Winchester, MD
2:30pm Acute Arthritis: Diagnosis And Management  Katherine G. Nickerson, MD
3:30pm Systemic Vasculitis  Edward Dwyer, MD
4:15pm  Dermatology For Primary Care Charles Halasz, MD
Wednesday,  July 27, 2011
8:00am Chronic Heart Failure:Evolving Concepts And Therapy Gerald Neuberg, MD
9:00am Lipids:  Old, New, and in Unexpected Places Ira J. Goldberg, MD
9:45am NON-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
11:00am  Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
11:45am Valvular Heart Disease Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
12:30pm WORKING LUNCH Cardiology Q&A Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
1:15pm ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction LeRoy E. Rabbani, MD
2:15pm Arrhythmias for The Internist-1  Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH
3:30pm Arrhythmias for The Internist-2 Angelo B. Biviano, MD, MPH
4:15am  Peripheral Artery Disease Timothy Crimmins, MD
Thursday,  July 28, 2011
8:00am Ophthalmology For The Internist   H. Schubert, MD /A. Cotliar, MD
9:00am Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease David Lederer, MD
9:45am Allergy & Immunology Concepts  Rachel L. Miller, MD
10:45am Asthma Emily Dimango, MD
11:30am  Interstitial Lung Disease Nina Patel, MD
12:15pm Update in Venous Thromboembolism Paul Lee, MD, MPH
1:00pm   WORKING LUNCH: Pulmonary Q&A Charles Powell, MD
1:45pm Sleep Disorders  Carl Bazil, MD
2:30pm  Thyroid Disease Salila Kurra, MD
3:30pm Obesity Update   Judith Korner, MD
4:15pm ENT Issues In Primary Care      Ian Storper, MD
Friday,  July 29, 2011
8:00am Common Electrolyte Disorders Jai Radhakrishnan, MD
9:00am Perioperative Cardiac Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery Paul Lee, MD, MPH
9:45am Metabolic Bone Disorders   John Bilezekian, MD 
10:45am Management of HIV in 2011 Jay Dobkin, MD
11:30am Urinary Infections And Stds Ellen A. Morrisson, MD
12:15pm Tuberculosis Karen Brudney, MD
1:00pm WORKING LUNCH: ID Q&A    Magdalena E. Sobieszczyck, MD, MPH
1:45pm The Ethics Consult  Kenneth Prager, MD
2:30pm   TYPE 1 Diabetes Lauren Golden, MD
3:30pm TYPE 2 Diabetes Jeanine Albu, MD
4:15pm Adrenal Gland Disorders Thomas Jacobs, MD
Description & Objectives: This course is designed to provide internists and family practitioners with a comprehensive review of the most important advances that have recently been made in internal medicine, and to help candidates prepare for the Internal Medicine Boards or the Recertification Examination. Each of the major subspecialties will be covered including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, oncology, pulmonary disease, and rheumatology.
Much of the material will be presented in lecture format by the best teachers and clinicians from the Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, each specialty will have a case-based question and answer session using an interactive
computer-based system. This system will allow you (anonymously) to test your knowledge in the different areas of medicine.

  • At the conclusion of the course, participants will be better able to:
  • Understand clinical practice guidelines
  • Diagnose and manage problems frequently encountered in the office and hospital
  • Make recommendations for optimal management of many common diseases
Accreditation/ Designation of Credit The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 51 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Karen Wisdom At khm2101@columbia.edu