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In 2008, patients and pharmacies across North America began reporting more severe shortages affecting more numerous drugs: some injectables; some pills; all older, cheaper, off-patent remedies, called “generics.” Using media reports, scientific articles, interviews, government documents, and the evidence of previous shortages from as early as World War II, this paper will trace the history of the current drug shortage crisis. It will also delve deeper into the pharmaceutical past to identify potential causes.
The International Conference on Urban Health is considered to be the world’s premier international forum for information-exchange among urban health stakeholders and attracts delegates from across the world and from every kind of social, economical and ethnic background. The main objective of ICUH is to gather scientists, practitioners, policy makers and community organizations across disciplines and geographic boundaries from high and low income settings. It is hosted every other year by a select institution from around the globe and this year will be held for the first time on UK soil when it comes to Manchester in March 2014.
February 17th is Presidents’ Day. Please join Acting Curator and Reference Librarian for Historical Collections Arlene Shaner in the Coller Rare Book Reading Room on Thursday, February 20th at 11 a.m. for a look at the ways in which the NYAM collections are connected to American presidential history. She will be sharing items from the collections related to a number of different presidents from George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. You will have a chance to see a variety of manuscripts and artifacts from the collections, some of which offer an intimate look at the lives of some of our country’s leaders. Children 9 and older accompanied by a parent or caregiver are welcome at this event.
Although the London Bills of Mortality are generally seen as part of the Scientific Revolution, the City of London had begun collecting parish-by-parish mortality data in the mid-sixteenth century. During the politically rocky period between the death of Henry VIII and the accession of Elizabeth I, Reformation London gathered detailed weekly reports for use not just during plagues but to support a broad range of community-based health efforts. This talk will show how that strategy arose from the City’s exceptionally strong charter and the close ties among its guild system, City officials, and the established church.
February 17th is Presidents’ Day. Please join Acting Curator and Reference Librarian for Historical Collections Arlene Shaner in the Coller Rare Book Reading Room on Wednesday, February 19th at 6 p.m. for a look at the ways in which the NYAM collections are connected to American presidential history. She will be sharing items from the collections related to a number of different presidents from George Washington to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. You will have a chance to see a variety of manuscripts and artifacts from the collections, some of which offer an intimate look at the lives of some of our country’s leaders.
Amy Paller, MS, MD will deliver the 2014 Howard Fox Memorial lecture on the topic of “Update on Genetic Skin Disorders and Their Management.” Dr. Paller is the Walter J. Hamlin Chair and Professor of Dermatology, Professor of Pediatrics, and Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Skin Disease Research Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Section on History of Medicine is pleased to announce its Annual History of Medicine night to be held on February 6, 2014.
Presentations will address historical topics relating to medicine. Join us for this special evening of short talks on the history of medicine and public health with a spot light on New York.
The agenda for this symposium reflects the multidisciplinary nature of our membership. We are honored to have nationally renowned speakers addressing some of the most controversial aspects in the management of breast cancer. The morning session will cover a range of topics including Breast Cancer Genomics, Promise of Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer in Young Women. The afternoon session includes an outstanding multidisciplinary faculty that will address various aspects of the Management of High Risk Patients.
With recent continuing incidents of tragic acts of violence by troubled individuals, some of whom have unrecognized or untreated mental illness, there is increased impetus to provide resources to address access to quality care for psychiatric patients. Dr. James E. Nininger of Weill Cornell Medical College will discuss the issue of emerging psychiatric problems in adolescents and strategies for identification of pathology and effective intervention. Reference will be made to "Typical or Troubled", a program through the American Psychiatric Association's American Psychiatric Foundation, which trains teachers to recognize and address early signs of mental disturbance in their students. Initial outcome results of this program will be presented.
The Primary Care Development Corporation presents its 20th anniversary forum on primary care, a panel discussion and networking reception identifying the most vital challenges and opportunities facing primary care.
NYAM is cancelling the Albany Update Panel: Fitting Together the Puzzle Pieces of NYS Health Care Reforms. A combination of last minute events in Albany affecting the ability of each of the principals to attend. All have graciously agreed to work with us to reschedule. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we will update www.nyam.org and send a follow-up notice when we are able to reschedule.
NYAM is pleased to invite you to our highly-respected, annual Albany Update panel, an evening with New York State policy leaders who will discuss how policy is being developed and implemented around New York State's health care delivery system.
The Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), together with the Rudin Family Foundation, established the Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize for Medicine and Health in 2003. Beginning in 2011, the focus of the prize shifted to honoring clinicians, health care administrators, or health policy/health services researchers from New York City metropolitan-area institutions whose work has made important contributions to demonstrating how the health care delivery system can work effectively with partners in public health and the community to address issues associated with prevention, healthy community options, and policies that support investment and change in determinants of health.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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