SMA to Hold CME Course on Cardiovascular Disease, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Oncology in New York This December

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The 2013 event will focus on hot topics including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, adult immunizations, HIV, new gout guidelines, osteoporosis, and cancer screening.

“Physicians learn more and can more easily apply their learning to practice when real-life, difficult case presentations lead the way to understanding,” according to Dr. Basile.

Southern Medical Association (SMA) will hold its 10th Annual Conference on Medical Dilemmas in Patient Care at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York, December 13-15, 2013. The 2013 event will focus on hot topics including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, adult immunizations, HIV, new gout guidelines, osteoporosis, and cancer screening. The conference, chaired by Dr. Jan Basile of Charleston, South Carolina, incorporates adult learning methods of didactic lecture presentation supported by practical cases. “Physicians learn more and can more easily apply their learning to practice when real-life, difficult case presentations lead the way to understanding,” according to Dr. Basile. “That is why all of the faculty for this conference have set aside time in the schedule for case presentation and Q&A with attendees.”

Conference Chair Dr. Jan Basile is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine/Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and treats high-risk patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia at the University’s Seinsheimer Clinic. Dr. Basile is the former Chief of Primary Care Service Line for the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston. He has also participated in numerous large trials, including the JNC 7 report on high blood pressure.

Dr. Basile has assembled a faculty of experienced, practicing physicians to address the conference topics including: Marcy B. Bolster, MD, an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Bolster is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and has clinical interests in osteoporosis, systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and general rheumatology; Andrew Urban, MD specializes in the comprehensive care of individuals with HIV infection and is a consultant in Adult Infectious Diseases. He is credentialed as a HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. Dr. Urban is an Associate Professor of Medicine (CHS), Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin; and Robert K. Stuart, MD is Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine for the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina. and Medical Director, Clinical Trials at Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston. His clinical interests include bone marrow transplantation, hematological malignancies and general oncology.

The conference will be held at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York, New York. Located at 43rd Street and 8th Avenue, in the heart of the Broadway District and surrounded by the New York fashion, financial and commercial districts, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s subway system and is within blocks of Penn Station and Grand Central Station A limited group room rate of $379 per night, plus taxes is offered to conference attendees. Visit the conference website for booking instructions at http://sma.org/medical-dilemmas/location/.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit from the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is awarded to physicians attending the conference. To register for the conference, go to http://sma.org/medical-dilemmas or call SMA meeting services at 1.800.423.4992, ext. 620. Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and in November 2011, was awarded Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of accreditation for CME providers.

Southern Medical Association, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is a non-profit, physician-led, multi-specialty medical association that promotes the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education, and service. To learn more about the SMA, visit: http://sma.org or call 1.800.423.4992, ext. 620.

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