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Medical tourism has a long history. Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, London, presents an illustrated guide to some of history’s most eccentric, intrepid and occasionally unlucky medical tourists. From American pharmacists in Africa to British doctors on the Brooklyn Bridge, this lecture charts the changing tastes of medical travellers from the mundane to the scarcely believable.
The library world is now an electronic world. However, issues of access to information have, ironically, been exacerbated by the growth of digital journals. In particular, questions of expense have dogged discussions of electronic access. Libraries, universities, and research institutions are all exploring different responses to the challenge of free and ready exchange of research findings. Open Access (OA) has become a key response. Yet, issues of quality, authority, and review have threatened the promise of OA journals.
The 2013 Thomas William Salmon Lecture and Award in Psychiatry will present medalist Kenneth Kendler, MD and lecturer Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD.
Dr. McDonough is one of the leading experts on health care reform in the United States and will discuss its current developments as well as the road ahead for states. This promises to be an informative and exciting lecture as Dr. McDonough draws from his extensive expertise in developing health care reform policy at the national level as well as from the perspective and experience of health care reform in Massachusetts.
Please note that this event is being rescheduled for sometime in the spring. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience takes readers on the real-life journeys of gay men who were infected with HIV as young men and have survived to enter middle age. The book examines the tumultuous life paths of these men and the strategies they used to survive the epidemic.
The topic of mandatory flu vaccinations for healthcare workers has been a subject of some controversy for many years. Proponents of a mandate see it as a occupational responsibility and a necessary public health measure aimed at protecting patients, while opponents see it as an infringement on individual rights and bodily integrity. Join us to hear two experts on the debate as they describe the historical context and the ethical implications of vaccine mandates, as well as recent developments in New York State that are reshaping the landscape for healthcare workers this flu season
The NYAM Section on Urology presents the 2013 Mini Board Review for Residents.
Every year NYAM hosts its Anniversary Discourse and Awards to pay special tribute to individuals with distinguished accomplishments in health policy, public health, medicine, and scientific research. This commemorative evening is part of NYAM's heritage and has become NYAM's centerpiece event each fall.
Dr. Marlene Freeman will address how parameters of mental health are related to outcomes for the mother and child. She will discuss mental health treatment options from an evidence-based perspective considering recommendations for patient-centered care.
The Social Work Section of NYAM is hosting a special event honoring our Founding Social Work Leaders. We will be honoring all of our Social Work Fellows who received their fellowship prior to 2000. Each of these Fellows have helped shape NYAM's Social Work Section and have contributed greatly to the education, research and practice in the field of social work and beyond.
Please join us for the 2013 Alison Norris Nephrology Symposium on the topic of "Kidney Transplantation: Psychosocial and Ethical Issues."
Addiction to legal sedatives, stimulants, and narcotics has consistently dwarfed street drug use throughout the 20th century, yet drug-war historians (like anti-drug warriors) typically ignore them in favor of heroin, cocaine, or marijuana. Ironically, such scholarship can unintentionally reinforce the historical association of drug problems with urban racial minorities. David Herzberg’s talk examines the long history of prescription drug abuse—a mostly “white” and often rural story—in an effort to paint a broader picture of the experience of addiction in America, and to explore a lost laboratory of less racially charged drug policies.
By current consensus definitions, "hypertension", or high blood pressure, affects a third of all adults in the United States, and well over half of all people aged over 60. But despite the fact that it is the most common chronic condition treated by clinicians, big questions still remain. At what level of blood pressure should we diagnose hypertension and how aggressively should we treat it?
NYAM's Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health is excited to announce its first all-day extravaganza, co-curated by Lawrence Weschler and Morbid Anatomy and featuring esteemed speakers, artists workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and more.
Partygoers will be treated to an open bar, medical-inspired tunes by DJ Friese Undine, and cartoons from the NLM's collections spanning the silent era to the early 1960s curated by historian Michael Sappol.
Carbon dust is a technique perfected by medical artist Max Brodel, at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, in the late 19th century. This technique–which, until the digital age, was an essential component of medical illustration education–allows the artist to create luminous, textural, three-dimensional drawings by layering carbon dust on prepared paper.
Modern scientific dissection and illustrations commenced in the Renaissance. Basic anatomical dissection, illustration and knowledge are still fundamental in many fields such as evolutionary biology, surgery, quality medical schools, and forensic science.
The NYAM Section on Psychiatry and the Society for Adolescent Psychiatry present three expert speakers adressing currently available pharmacological treatments of ADHD, the use of psychological testing in diagnosing ADHD in adolescents, and current trends in adolescent diversion and abuse of psychostimulants.
Stephen G. Friedman, MD, MBA, will speak about the life and career of Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree from a U.S. medical college.
The NYAM Section on Anesthesiology is pleased to present the 2013 Anesthesiology Residents’ Night. Plan to join clinicians and researchers from Anesthesiology programs in the tri-state area to hear top residents present their clinical and scientific papers representing original research.
Join NYAM and the NYU Global Institute of Public Health for a timely discussion featuring New York City, Los Angeles, and Federal panels. All available seats have been filled. We are pleased to inform you, however, that the event will be broadcast live via web streaming which can be accessed by clicking here: http://www.totalwebcasting.com/live/nyam.
Plan to join us as budding junior faculty from the tri-state area dermatology programs will present their interests and works as a means of instigating and engendering cross-institutional collaboration and interaction.
Please join us for the brief final presentations and a reception honoring the first cohort of Margaret E. Mahoney Fellows at NYAM.
The Medical Student Forum will feature presentations from a number of this year’s awardees for the Glorney-Raisbeck Student Grant in Cardiovascular Disease Research, Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grant in Urology, and the David E. Rogers Medical and Dental Student Research Grant.
The TEACH program is for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, librarians and other health care professionals. It utilizes small group learning supplemented by plenary sessions.
Join professionals from the Dermatology programs in the metropolitan area to hear top residents present their clinical and scientific papers representing original research. A panel of judges from the Section on Dermatology will recognize the top presenters.
Nowhere is the impact of New York State Medicaid reform more tumultuous than in long term care. While holding up a vision of a patient focused, community-based, managed care system that will improve care and reduce costs, that reform threatens the ability of current institutional and community-based service providers to care for the needs of many older and disabled New Yorkers.
The New York Academy of Medicine/New Heritage Films present The Harlemwood Film Festival. The festival will screen shorts and full length documentaries by filmmakers from communities of color, and others, that appeal to intergenerational and multicultural audiences.
Dr. Stephen Ross will describe the process of integrating addiction education, screening, and treatment into the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at Bellevue Hospital over the last 5 years.
From roughly 1600 to roughly 1900, many women (and a few men) in the English-speaking world compiled personal recipe collections in bound notebooks. These manuscript cookbooks contain a wealth of information absent from most printed cookbooks. Stephen Schmidt will discuss what we can learn from studying these manuscript recipe books and touch on the complicated relationship between these documents and printed cookbooks. Examples of manuscript recipe books and related printed cookbooks from NYAM's rare book collection will be on display for attendees to see.
Join professionals from Nephrology programs in the metropolitan area to hear Nephrology fellows present their clinical and scientific papers representing original research. A panel of judges from the New York Society of Nephrology will recognize the top clinical and scientific presenters.
This is a Museum of the City of New York event co-sponsored by NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Stanley B. Burns will speak about how postmortem photography shaped American culture in the 19th century.
The war on drugs is more than a failure. It has swollen the prison population, left millions of people with criminal records and damaged communities. This one-day conference, organized by formerly incarcerated women, policy experts and community activists, will offer practical examples of public health alternatives.
WINTERKILL, written and performed by Denise Flemming, is a tour de force theatrical experience that divulges hidden personalities buried in an abusive past.
The New York State Chapter of the ASMBS will host its 2013 Spring Meeting at NYAM on May 17, 2013 from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. The focus of this year’s meeting will be on Access, Quality, and Accountability.
Care coordination is one of the major cornerstones of health reform, the way to improve care while containing costs. Nowhere is it perhaps more challenging and important than in the delivery of care to high-need, high-cost patients.
Gen Silent is the critically-acclaimed documentary from filmmaker Stu Maddux that asks six LGBT seniors if they will hide their friends, their spouses--their entire lives--in order to survive in the care system. It puts a face on what experts in the film call an epidemic: gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender older people so afraid of discrimination by caregivers or bullying by other seniors that many simply go back into the closet.
David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz will discuss a study at the Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute in the 1990s where researchers were accused of engaging in unethical, even racist, research, as they attempted to find an inexpensive and "practical" means to ameliorate lead poisoning. They use research about lead poisoning to explore the numerous dilemmas public health must face today as it tries to develop prevention strategies for emerging chronic illnesses linked to low levels of toxic exposure.
A student from each of the New York City Schools of Social Work will be honored. Each student will present a poster and give an oral presentation of their original work in social work practice, research, or education in health, including physical health, mental health, and public health.
Join professionals from the Ophthalmology programs in the metropolitan area to hear top residents present their clinical and scientific papers representing original research. A panel of judges from the Section on Ophthalmology will recognize the top presenter.
Join members of the NYAM Section on Urology, members of the New York Section of the AUA, and residents from area programs as they pay tribute to Dr. Tom F. Lue, this year’s recipient of the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award. Dr. Lue’s lecture will be on Non-Invasive Progenitor Cell Therapy.
NYAM's Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce its third annual NYAM History Night on April 8. Join us for an evening of short talks on topics in the history of medicine and public health presented by accomplished health professionals.
NYAM brings together two organizations steeped in producing multicultural, multiethnic main stage musical events. Nicky Laboy & His Latin Ensemble highlights a group of percussionists, vocalists, and dancers sharing the culture of the Caribbean. The musicians represent Puerto Rico, Cuba, and other Caribbean Islands. They will perform songs from the 1940s to modern times, including bomba, plena, rumba, palo, and the sacred music of Cuba and Africa. Oscar- and Grammy-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theater will be their special guest artists, capturing the spoken word, poetry, hip hop and R&B cadence of the contemporary sounds of youth in a multicultural society. This intergenerational performance promises entertainment for people of all ages.
The Institute of Medicine presents a regional meeting at The New York Academy of Medicine on Emergency Preparedness and Response to Hurricane Sandy: Report from the Front Lines.
New York State has passed a drug reform law, Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP), an important tool intended to help prevent and reduce drug diversion and abuse. This panel discussion will inform you of recent changes to state laws and regulations on drug control, city guidance, and bioethics issues facing the legal, medical, and patient communities.
Registration has reached maximum capacity and is now closed. Please email Martine Edmund at firstname.lastname@example.org to be alerted if space becomes available.
Good news! You can join the conference via live stream on Friday March 22, here www.totalwebcasting.com/live/nyam
The Designing a Strong and Healthy New York Coalition (DASH-NY) is holding a conference in Troy, NY on March 22, 2013 focusing on community partnerships that will end obesity disparities. This conference will give participants the opportunity to learn about and share relevant and innovative strategies, research, and success stories that are working to create strong and healthy communities across New York State.
The Institute for Continuing Education of the 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Professional and Technical Department, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) NYC Chapter, and The New York Academy of Medicine present Social Work Practice in a Changing Health Care Industry: “Case Management, Challenges, and Issues,"
a three-hour program for social workers and CASACs.
Residents and fellows from area pediatric programs will present clinical and basic scientific papers representing original research. A panel of judges from the Section on Pediatrics will recognize top presentations. Click on the link below to view this year's presentations and to register.
Nuclear-Free Planet will host a two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima disaster on the second anniversary of the accident.
Dr. Stephen R. Cook will deliver the 2013 Millie & Richard Brock Lecture on the topic of "Community Strategies for Childhood Obesity: A Five-year Experience."
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