Welcome HCGH!

May 12th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that John Hopkins Howard County General Hospital (HCGH) will be formally joining the Office of CME starting this September. Presently we are working with HCGH to establish a structure and appropriate processes to ensure a smooth transition into our team. HCGH initially will have approximately five regularly scheduled series (RSS) but will possibly also hold several live meetings in the future.

HCGH, welcome from OCME!

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An Update on Baltimore City

May 4th, 2015

The Johns Hopkins medical campus has been and remains quiet. Security personnel are in our buildings and around the campus perimeter every day to help maintain calm and ensure the peace of mind of our patients, guests and staff members. The citywide curfew that had been in effect for several days has been lifted and most major tourist attractions are open, as are the city’s restaurants and other businesses. Peaceful demonstrations are still occurring on a sporadic basis and police and security services are maintaining a visible presence.

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Business of Medicine

March 3rd, 2015

Business Of Medicine — Improving Health Care Delivery Skills

Your greatest challenge in healthcare today is not clinical. Your greatest challenge is the delivery of safe and effective care to your patients at a low cost. That is a business challenge and the solutions are found in obtaining and applying business skills. These online courses, developed by physicians and business professionals with experience at every level of healthcare, are designed to significantly improve every physician’s ability to deliver healthcare to their patients in order to meet that challenge. For more information, go to http://www.es4p.com/jhmi/johns-hopkins-medicine-cme-business-of-medicine-improving-health-care-delivery-skills/.

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Website Downtime

March 3rd, 2015

We apologize — this website will have intermittent downtime from 5:30pm – 6:30pm EST on 3/3/15 for maintenance.

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Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Conference

February 23rd, 2015

Cardiovascular Topics: From Prevention to Intervention – First Annual Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare Conference: February 28 – March 1, 2015 in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Through a first-time joint effort with Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and Johns Hopkins Office of Continuing Medical Education, a live two-day multidisciplinary cardiovascular conference symposium will take place in Saudi Arabia. The prevalence of cardiovascular diseases is particularly high among the populations of Saudi Arabia and the Arabic Gulf Region. The goal of this symposium is to enhance the provision of state‐of‐the‐art evidence‐based management for these diseases and their risk factors.

This is the first in a series of annual multidisciplinary conferences hosted by Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. The target audience includes physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Speakers include Johns Hopkins faculty who are experts in cardiovascular topics. The conference will consist of plenary sessions during the mornings that will address a particular topic in each speaker’s field of specialty. During the afternoons, panelists from Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Johns Hopkins Medicine, and other academic medical institutions will engage in broader panel discussions from multiple perspectives. The spirit of the conference embraces informed discussions about the real issues that cardiovascular patients face on a daily basis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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ACCME Names New President

January 27th, 2015

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) Board of Directors recently announced the selection of Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, as the new President and CEO. Dr. McMahon will begin his tenure in April 2015, following the retirement of Murray Kopelow, MD, MS(Comm).

Dr. McMahon, a medical educator, researcher, and practicing endocrinologist, joins the ACCME from Harvard Medical School, where he serves as Associate Dean for Continuing Education and Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. McMahon has served as Editor for Medical Education at the New England Journal of Medicine, and as Executive Editor for the NEJM Knowledge+ program.

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Join us at the Ritz Carlton

December 5th, 2014

Join us for Advances in GI Endoscopy/Hepatology and Liver Transplantation on January 17, 2015 at The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia.

This one-day activity will provide an update on a wide range of topics of interest to the practicing gastroenterologist, surgeon, family physician, and internist. Rapid advances are being made in the understanding of the pathophysiology, natural history and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver. This course will offer practitioners a comprehensive overview of recent, cutting-edge advancements in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. A special emphasis will be on emerging therapies and concepts that will inform our practice in the future. Particular areas of focus will be advanced endoscopic techniques, GI neoplasms, pancreatico-biliary pathology, liver diseases, hepatobiliary malignancies and liver transplantation.


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Trish Perl, MD, MSc, Presents on Ebola

October 27th, 2014

Trish Perl, MD, MSc, gave a recent presentation titled “Rethinking Care: Lessons from the Current and Previous Ebola Outbreaks”.
The presentation was delivered as part of the Ninth Infectious Diseases Update for Primary Care and Hospital Medicine, held at Johns Hopkins University on Friday October 24, 2014.

To watch the video: click here

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Topics in Gastroenterology

October 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Antony Kalloo in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology on the celebration of the 40th Anniversary Topics in Gastroenterology and Hepato-Biliary Update Conference. This year’s conference will take place November 13 – 16, 2014! This special 40th Anniversary Program will begin Thursday evening, November 13, 2014 with a celebratory dinner in the new state-of-the-art Johns Hopkins Hospital, Sheik-Zayed Conference Center and continue through November 16, 2014 in the Johns Hopkins Thomas B. Turner building.

This activity will provide an update and comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics of interest to the practicing gastroenterologist, surgeon, family physician and internist. The understanding of the pathophysiology, natural history and treatment of diseases of the digestive tract and liver is progressing at a rapid pace. This course will provide practitioners who care for patients with digestive diseases with an in-depth knowledge of recent, cutting-edge advancements in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Moreover, practitioners will be informed about new therapies and treatments on the horizon in order to be prepared to inform patients and field their questions.

An important feature of this course is its case panel discussions. One of our frequent challenges is making practical use of knowledge. Therefore, the course format will include case presentation discussion sessions with a multidisciplinary panel of experts from medical, endoscopic and surgical disciplines, discussing diagnostic and management controversies. Among areas of focus for these panels will be inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal neoplasia, motility and liver disease, including liver transplantation. During the lunchtime session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss controversies specific to their personal practices with course faculty.

Another key component of the course is the opportunity for attendees to witness videotaped endoscopic cases from The Johns Hopkins Hospital. These endoscopic case demonstrations will allow the audience to interact directly with the faculty who performed the procedures.

We hope you can join us by registering at: http://www.hopkinscme.edu/CourseDetail.aspx/80034367

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Ebola Information

October 15th, 2014

All infectious diseases that are contagious raise concerns for the public and for health workers. Given the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the global society we all live in, OCME felt it was important to provide a few links to relevant data and information.

Hopkins CEPAR: http://www.hopkins-cepar.org/

Hopkins Hub Ebola Info Repository: http://hub.jhu.edu/ebola

The CDC webpages for Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

OSHA: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/medical_info.html

WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

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