UCSF CME: 49th Annual Advances in Internal Medicine

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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM21M20
Activity Start Date: June 21, 2021
Activity End Date: June 24, 2021
Location: Virtual - Live Stream
Interactive Webinar

$700.00 Physicians

$500.00 Advanced Health Professionals

$500.00 Residents / Fellows / Retirees / UCSF Alumni



Now in its 49th year, this course reviews the most recent developments and current controversies in the field of internal medicine. Particular emphasis will be placed on topics of clinical relevance to the practicing physician. The course will include:

Didactic Lectures – Clinically active faculty from the Department of Medicine will emphasize recent clinical advances.

Year-in-Review Literature Reviews – Faculty will review major articles from the general medical specialty literature with immediate importance to clinical practice.

Clinical Dilemmas – In addition to case presentations to illustrate current management strategies, a special session on clinical problem-solving will be included.

Questions and Answers – Ample time will be provided for specific questions and discussions of problems commonly encountered by course participants.

Internal Medicine Topics – Areas to be covered include cardiology, geriatrics, endocrinology, general internal medicine, women’s health, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, hematology and oncology, neurology, rheumatology, and pulmonary disease.

Advances in Internal Medicine is presented by the Department of Medicine and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.

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The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in internal medicine. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Course Outline:

Monday 8:00am Welcome & Introduction H. Quinny Cheng, MD
21-Jun CARDIOLOGY (Moderator: Thomas A. Ports, MD)
  8:05 G New Paradigms in management of Heart Failure Mandar Aras, MD, PhD
8:50 Advances in Electrophysiology Thomas Dewland, MD
9:40 Break
10:00 G Update in Interventional Cardiology Krishan Soni, MD
ENDOCRINOLOGY (Moderator: Umesh Masharani, MB, BS, MRCP)
10:50 Using the New Glucose Lowering Drugs in Type 2 Diabetes Robert Rushakoff, MD, MS
11:40 Lunch Break
1:10pm  G When Bisphosphonates Are Not Enough – Using Anabolic Drugs for Osteoporosis Dolores Shoback, MD
GERIATRICS (Moderator: Eric Widera, MD)
2:00 GP Updates in Geriatrics & Palliative Care (part 1) Eric Widera, MD & Laura Perry, MD
2:50 Break
3:10 GP Updates in Geriatrics & Palliative Care (part 2) Eric Widera, MD & Laura Perry, MD
4:00pm Adjourn
22-Jun 8:00am Ambulatory Assessment and Treatment of COVID-19 Paul Nadler, MD
  8:50 Office Assessment and Treatment of Obesity: Diets, Drugs, and Surgery Diana Thiara, MD
9:40 Break
10:00 Hot Topics in Sports Medicine Carlin Senter, MD
10:50 Updates in General Internal Medicine: Year in Review Jeffrey Kohlwes, MD, MPH
11:40 Lunch Break
1:10pm  Update in Women's Health: Year in Review Judith M.E.Walsh, MD, MPH
2:00 Post-COVID Pulmonary Syndromes Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA
2:50 Break
3:10 Update in Hospital Medicine Bradley A. Sharpe, MD
4:00pm  Adjourn
Wednesday INFECTIOUS DISEASES (Moderator: Lisa G. Winston, MD)
23-Jun 8:00am Skin & Soft Tissue Infections Vivek Jain, MD, MAS
  8:50 What's New with Pneumonia Lisa G. Winston, MD
9:40 Break
10:00 Update on COVID-19 Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD
GASTROENTEROLOGY (Moderator: Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS)
10:50 Update on Esophageal Disorders Priya Kathpalia, MD
11:40 Lunch Break
1:10pm Updates in Colon Cancer Screening and Surveillance Shreya Patel, MD, MPH
RHEUMATOLOGY (Moderator:  Jonathan Graf, MD)
2:00 Current Management of Gout Jonathan Graf, MD
2:50 Break
3:10 Update on Rheumatoid Arthritis Jonathan Graf, MD
4:00pm Adjourn
Thursday HEMATOLOGY & ONCOLOGY (Moderator: Hope Rugo, MD)
24-Jun 8:00am The Lowdown on Anemia & Thrombocytopenia Lloyd Damon, MD
  8:50 Oncologic Emergencies, Old & New Sam Brondfield, MD, MA
9:40 Break
10:00 Current Practice in Preoperative Medical Evaluation H.Quinny Cheng, MD
10:50 Black Clouds, Beauty Sleep & Bowls of Candy Bradley A. Sharpe, MD
11:40 Lunch Break
NEUROLOGY (Moderator: Andrew Josephson, MD)
1:10pm Headache Management in Primary Care Morris Levin, MD
2:00 Movement Disorders Including Parkinson's Disease - 2021 Jill Ostrem, MD
2:50 Break
3:10 Interstitial Lung Disease for the Generalist Rupal Shah, MD
4:00pm Adjourn

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H. Quinny Cheng, MD
Professor of Medicine

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(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Mandar Aras, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education

Sam Brondfield, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Lloyd Damon, MD
Robert O. and Angela W. Johnson Endowed Chair in Hematopoietic Malignancies
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplant

Thomas A. Dewland, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Jonathan Graf, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Rheumatology

Vivek Jain, MD, MAS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Carmen Castro Franceschi and
Gladyne K. Mitchell
Neurohospitalist Distinguished
Professor and Chair,
Department of Neurology

Priya Kathpalia, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jeffrey Kohlwes, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Director, VAMC PRIME Program
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
San Francisco VA Health Care System

Morris Levin, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, UCSF Headache Center

Umesh Masharani, MB, BS, MRCP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and

Paul Nadler, MD
Professor of Medicine

Jill Ostrem, MD
Medical Director and Division Chief
UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center

Shreya Patel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Laura Perry, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Thomas A. Ports, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Interventional Cardiology

Hope Rugo, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Breast Oncology and
Clinical Trial Education
UCSF Helen Diller Family
Comprehensive Cancer Center

Robert Rushakoff, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine

Carlin Senter, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Sports Concussion Program, Sports Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Rupal Shah, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine

Bradley A. Sharpe, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chief
Division of Hospital Medicine

Amandeep Shergill, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

Dolores Shoback, MD
Professor of Medicine
Endocrine Research Unit San Francisco VA HCS

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Interventional Cardiologist
Division of Cardiology

Diana Thiara, MD
Medical Director
Weight Management Program

Judith M.E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Women’s Health Clinical Research Center

Eric Widera, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Hospice & Palliative Care
San Francisco VA Medical Center
Program Director
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

Lisa G. Winston, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases;
Vice Chief, Inpatient Medical
Services and Hospital Epidemiologist,
Zuckerberg San Francisco
General Hospital

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Travel & Lodging:


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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before $500.00 will be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to RegEmail@ucsf.edu

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