Physicians Meet with SMA in New York to Study New Medical Updates

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The event will focus on four areas of medicine - cardiovascular, infectious, liver, and pulmonary diseases.

“Physicians learn more and can better 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 12th Annual Conference on Medical Dilemmas in Patient Care: 2015 Update at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel in New York, December 18-20, 2015. The event will focus on four areas of medicine - cardiovascular, infectious, liver, and pulmonary diseases. Conference attendees will receive up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM designed to meet their medical licensing or professional requirements. The conference, chaired by Dr. Jan Basile of Charleston, South Carolina, incorporates adult learning methods including didactic lecture presentation supported by practical cases. “Physicians learn more and can better apply their learning to practice when real-life, difficult case presentations lead the way to understanding,” according to Dr. Basile. “That is why the last day of the conference is dedicated for case presentation and interactive Q&A with attendees.”

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 has been a research participant in numerous large clinical trials on management of blood pressure, a key interest of his practice. Dr. Basile’s conference lectures will focus on hypertension, new cholesterol guidelines, and heart failure.

As conference chair, Dr. Basile has assembled a world-class faculty of experienced, practicing physicians including Arun J. Sanyal, MBBS, MD, FAASLD, the Charles Caravati Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the VCU Medical Center and the Executive Director, Education Core, CCTR for the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Sanyal will lecture on hepatitis C, the jaundiced patient, and common medications and their effects on liver function tests. The pulmonary diseases focus on COPD, pulmonary hypertension, and interstitial lung disease will be addressed by Charlie Strange, MD, FCCP. Dr. Strange is Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Dr. Andrew Urban will lecture on infectious diseases such as HIV for the primary care clinician, hot topics in the hot tropics, and adult immunizations. Dr. Urban is an Associate Professor of Medicine (CHS) in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison.

The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan Hotel located on Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets in the heart of Times Square. The convenient location offers access to an array of signature attractions, including Broadway theaters, world-class restaurants, shopping and more. A group room rate of $275 per night, plus taxes and fees is offered to conference attendees. To learn more about the conference, book your hotel, and register on-line, 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Visit http://sma.org for organizational and membership information.

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