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August 20, 2015

The Medical Student Forum will feature presentations from the 2015 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.

August 17, 2015

Keeping New York clean has always been a daunting challenge. The city generates close to 40,000 tons of garbage every day--and yet New Yorkers are not buried by their waste. Who picks up all that trash? Who sweeps the streets? How is the work organized? And where do all those discards all go?

This lecture is part of our "Garbage and the City" series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

August 5, 2015

The TEACH program is for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, librarians and other health care professionals. It utilizes small group learning supplemented by plenary sessions. Attendees may enroll in one of three levels. One group within Level #2 will focus exclusively on the GRADE system.

August 3, 2015

Drawing on her award-winning book Noxious New York: The Racial Politics of Urban Health and Environmental Justice, Julie Sze will examine the link between race, class, and garbage with a focus on how culturally and politically disenfranchised communities re-work long-standing conflations between polluted places and peoples. This lecture is part of our "Garbage and the City" series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

July 1, 2015

Using two controversies over local pork and milk, author Catherine McNeur will explain why pigs and cows were treated so differently, why politicians rallied around one but not the other, and how this affected the built environment, real estate interests, immigrants, consumers, and the developing illustrated newspaper industry.

This lecture is part of our "Garbage and the City" series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by the New York Council for the Humanities.

June 15, 2015

This presentation will focus on:
1.    Background on PTSD: statistics, psychobiology, clinical challenges
2.    DSM-5 diagnostic criteria
3.    PTSD treatment: psychotherapy {CBT} & pharmacotherapy
4.    Family issues: including treatment approaches
5.    Specific veteran issues: general guidelines, military culture, assessment, specific approach issues
6.    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): etiology, pathophysiology, clinical challenges & treatment
7.    Treating co-occurring PTSD & TBI

June 15, 2015

Join professionals from the Dermatology programs in the tri-state area to hear top residents present their clinical and scientific papers representing original research. Presenter information will be announced in May. 

June 11, 2015

Among the myriad health care reform efforts underway in New York State, how has long term care been considered? Keynote speaker Carol Raphael, former President & CEO of The Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the largest nonprofit home health agency in the United States, will discuss the current policy landscape and options for the future. Panelists representing inpatient and home based long term care providers and a managed long term care plan, will respond.

June 6, 2015

Information doesn't want to be free...but people do. How can libraries and activists strike alliances to demand that information policy be afforded the gravitas it's due? And how can creators—who, after all, should always be on the side of free expression, privacy and freedom—be recruited to the fight? Cory Doctorow will address these questions as he presents his book Information Doesn't Want to be Free

May 26, 2015

Dr. Sagar’s discussion about Transcultural Nursing Education Strategies will focus on culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) standards as disseminated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health (USDHHS, OMH, 2012). Furthermore, the discussion will include how the book integrated American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and National League for Nursing (NLN) toolkits and materials for faculty and students.

May 24, 2015

New dates for ICUH 2015: May 25-27, Dhaka, Bangladesh


We are pleased to announce new dates for ICUH 2015: the conference will take place from May 24-27 with the pre-conference workshops scheduled for May 23rd. We hope you will be able to join us in Dhaka.

For questions pertaining either to travel arrangements or the Scientific Program, please contact the ICUH Secretariat: secretariat@icuh2015.org

ICUH 2015:

Bangladesh Urban Health Network (BUHN) and Eminence joins pre-eminent organizations in Toronto, New York, Boston, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Belo Horizonte, Vancouver and Nairobi to welcome academics, policymakers and advocates to advance the generation, exchange, and application of high quality urban health knowledge across academics, policy makers, implementers, and communities to attain health equity in urban settings worldwide.

The conference aims to promote trans disciplinary and collaborative research, policy, and interventions, to foster international discussion of urban health issues, to build networks among individuals engaged in urban health, and to promote the understanding of the impact of urban areas on health and behavior. ICUH 2015 aims to focus on post 2015 development agenda on urban health.

May 20, 2015

The New York Academy of Medicine Section on Anesthesiology is pleased to present its first Anesthesiology Jeopardy Competition and Case Report Presentation Night on May 20. Please join us to watch as top residents from Anesthesiology programs in the tri-state area test their knowledge against one another in a Jeopardy competition. The event will kick off with case report poster presentations.

May 7, 2015

Please join us for the 2015 Millie and Richard Brock Lecture in Pediatrics.  This year’s guest lecturer is Jan Blacher, PhD.  Dr. Blacher is a Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education, and Founding Director of the SEARCH Family Autism Research Center, University of California at Riverside, California.

May 6, 2015

Please join us for the second evening of the Fifth Annual History of Medicine Night. Presentations during this special evening of short talks will address historical topics relating to medicine with a focus on the 19th and 20th Centuries.

May 4, 2015

Florence Nightingale is undoubtedly the most famous of all British nurses. But on the other side of the Atlantic stands Linda Richards, as influential although perhaps less well-known than her illustrious mentor. In this talk Natasha McEnroe of the Florence Nightingale Museum will examine both the connections and the differences between the two women, who together laid the foundations of modern nursing across the world.

April 30, 2015

In the ambitious alphabet soup of reform efforts underway in New York State – DSRIP, SHIP/SIM, FIDA, PHIP – do the pieces fit together? Guest speaker Ms. Courtney Burke, Deputy Secretary for Health, New York State, will present the State’s perspective in fitting the pieces together toward the Triple Aim: better care, lower costs, and improved health for all.

April 28, 2015

How do plants become pharmaceuticals? In this talk, Abena Dove Osseo-Asare will examine the history of efforts to patent a treatment for malaria made from the bitter roots of fever vine (Cryptolepis sanguinolenta). The talk is drawn from her book, Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa.

April 22, 2015

Sharon Packer, MD will present her new book "Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films" (McFarland, 2015). This volume focuses on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in Science Fiction--tracing tropes to 19th century literary inspirations that reverberate to this day. It finds correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field, and uses film to pinpoint paradigm shifts in psychiatry.

April 20, 2015

Please join us for the Seventh Annual Social Work Student Night where 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.  

April 20, 2015

This evening’s presentation will review the current cardiovascular disease risk reduction guidelines, with specific emphasis on aspects that have engendered controversy, including amount and type of fat. Additionally, current controversial diet related issues that frequently appear in the popular press which have served to confuse rather than clarify the issue, will be explored. 

April 14, 2015

Comparable in importance to Copernicus's De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (1543), William Harvey's Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus (1628) revolutionized human anatomy. This talk by Dr. Nick Wilding will explore the movement and reception of Harvey's theory across Europe, paying special attention to the evidence from the marginalia by Marc'Aurelio Severino in Dr. John Loeb's presentation copy.

April 8, 2015

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. Jerry G. Blaivas and Dr. William C. de Groat, the 2015 recipients of the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award. Dr. Blaivas’ lecture is titled "Innovation, Serendipity and Falling Through the Cracks” and Dr. de Groat’s lecture is titled “Neuromodulation: Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Overactive Bladder.”

March 31, 2015

In this talk, Vivian Nutton will compare Andreas Vesalius’ annotations for revisions of two works: his 1538 reworking of Johann Guenther’s Institutiones anatomice (Principles of Anatomy according to Galen) and the annotated copy of the 1555 edition of the Fabrica. The annotations reveal much that is new about the great Renaissance anatomist and show that he was constantly thinking about how to understand and interpret the human body.

March 25, 2015

The Thomas William Salmon Selection Committee is pleased to present the 2015 Thomas William Salmon Lecture and Medal in Psychiatry to Bruce S. McEwen, PhD.

March 17, 2015

It’s commonly said that “you are what you eat.” These days, we tend to mean that if you consume the right foods, containing the right nutrients, you’ll tend to be healthy and live long. But some centuries ago, other sensibilities were available that helped define the nature and causes of human character, individual and collective. In his talk, Harvard historian Dr. Steven Shapin discusses one of the more familiar examples of this analogical and causal mode of reasoning in the period from the 16th to the 18th centuries—why beef-eating made the English who they were.

March 11, 2015

This year’s History of Medicine Night has been divided into two nights of lectures based on time period.  Please join us for this special evening of short talks on the history of medicine and public health.  Presentations will address historical topics relating to medicine with a focus on the Early Modern Period.  The second evening of talks will take place on May 6, 2015 and will focus on the 19th and 20th Centuries.

March 10, 2015

Please join us for NYAM’s Annual Pediatric Trainee Night.  Top residents and fellows from pediatric programs in the metropolitan area will present clinical and scientific papers representing original research. A panel of judges will recognize top presentations.

March 5, 2015

This course will offer the practitioner an overview of emerging trends in the diagnosis and treatment of the dementias. A nationally recognized faculty will discuss the characterization and treatment of the cognitive, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of dementia.

March 2, 2015

Conference Objectives:

1.    To provide a platform for constructive dialogue between stakeholders in the development, implementation and use of clinical guidelines.

2.    To enhance successful uptake, implementation and use of clinical guidelines through fostering ongoing collaboration between relevant stakeholders.

February 24, 2015

The Section on Dentistry and Oral Health welcomes all oral and maxillofacial surgery residents from the greater New York area to attend this special event.

February 23, 2015

Delve into the fascinating science of resuscitation as we explore early attempts at reviving the dead, cutting-edge medical advances and the ever-increasing gray area between life and death.

February 10, 2015

NYAM is pleased to welcome Kenneth Tomecki, MD, as the 2015 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture speaker. Please plan to join us for Dr. Tomecki's lecture, "What's New in Dermatological Therapy".

Session will highlight new and updated information on dermatologic therapy, all of it clinically germane and directly applicable to patient care.

February 7, 2015

The agenda for the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group's symposium reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the group's membership. Nationally renowned speakers will address some of the most controversial aspects in the management of breast cancer.

January 28, 2015

Health homes, managed care, FIDAs, DISCOs, DSRIP: Suddenly, all eyes are on the “medically complex patient” as New York State attempts to improve health care while reducing health care costs.  But the problems aren’t just medical.  They critically involve coordinating community-based services, including mental health, housing, nutrition, employment and other factors critical to good health.  States are developing policies that enable implementing innovative models at the local level and New York is gaining its own rich experience in this arena.

January 27, 2015

Due to the impending blizzard, the 2015 Ed Hornick Lecture will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced shortly.

The average time to recognition of bipolar disorder is about 10 years, with many youngsters not having the advantage of appropriate treatment.  This is due to many factors including the difficulty in identifying clinically subtle indicators of bipolarity and the frequency of comorbidity with anxiety and substance use disorders.  Descriptions of clinical strategies and pointers for the application of DSM-5 criteria will be discussed.

January 24, 2015

This full day workshop will teach short essay and op-ed writing. Participants will work on a 500-800 word essay in the course of the day – aided by continuous individual and group feedback. Throughout the day, they also will learn the principles and practice of scientific, narrative non-fiction writing for the educated reader.

January 24, 2015

Recent forgeries of early modern books using photopolymer plates have attained a high level of sophistication. This talk will examine the technological, intellectual, and material aspects of book forgery, looking especially at efforts to create convincing artifacts, rather than merely forge texts.

December 9, 2014

The recent Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa presented the medical community with previously unencountered vulnerabilities. The arrival of the Ebola virus in the United States demanded immediate public health interventions, treatment of those infected and measures to protect New York State residents against its spread. This Grand Rounds introduces a team of experts presenting evidence-based best practices relevant to the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment of Ebola.

December 4, 2014

Dr. Leona Baumgartner, New York City's first female Commissioner of Health, 1954–1962, was a fascinating individual whose story lies at the nexus of women's, public health, and urban history. This talk will look at the ways in which Baumgartner used her considerable politics skills and public persona to balance the Department’s traditional concerns for public health education and promotion, with the field’s increasing emphasis on scientific research.

December 3, 2014

Dr. Robert Berenson, Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, will address the issues around provider consolidation – current trends; potential positive and negative effects; and strategies to promote the benefits while mitigating risks.

November 18, 2014

Jonas Salk’s vaccine against polio brought a fearful epidemic to a close. In the centennial year of Salk’s birth, we celebrate his achievement with the screening of The Shot Felt ’Round the World. This 2010 production chronicles Salk’s crucial work at the University of Pittsburgh that led to the polio vaccine’s success in the 1950s.

November 12, 2014

NYAM is pleased to welcome Harlan M. Krumholz, MD as the 2014 Nahum J. Winer Lecturer. Hospitalization is necessary to treat acutely ill patients, but the experience may be toxic and have long-lasting adverse effects. Dr. Krumholz has coined the term ‘post-hospital syndrome’ to describe the period of generalized vulnerability that follows hospitalization during which patients often develop health problems, seemingly unrelated to their initial condition, which often result in re-hospitalizations. Rethinking the hospital experience may be the first step toward improving recovery from acute illness.

November 8, 2014

The NYAM Section on Urology presents the 2014 Mini Board Review for Residents.

November 6, 2014

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. Dr. Claire Pomeroy, President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, will delivery the 167th Anniversary Discourse on "How Research Does and Should Inform Clinical Practice."

November 4, 2014

Using never-before-mapped data, newly geocoded historical maps, and original research and reporting, science journalist Sonia Shah and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting have created a series of interactive story-maps of two parallel epidemics, the 1832 outbreak of cholera in New York City and the 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti.

October 28, 2014

As part of a larger effort to move health care payment, delivery, and financing in New York State towards promoting better health outcomes, this conference will:

•    Highlight local and national examples where delivery systems and communities have successfully invested in geographic population health
•    Articulate the business case for investments in population health from the perspective of payers
•    Identify potential provider payment models that support expansion of investment beyond the clinical care of specific patient populations
•    Identify alternate financing models, including social impact bonds, for community health investment being used by states, financial institutions, and private investors

October 23, 2014

There is currently a growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse. The unprecedented rise in overdose deaths parallels a 300% increase since 1999 in the sale of potent opioid pain medications. These drugs were involved in 14,800 overdose deaths in 2008, more than cocaine and heroin combined (CDC data). This Grand Rounds will focus on understanding the scope of the problem, the basic science behind opioid prescriptions, factors contributing to the spread of this epidemic and strategies for containment including the New York State Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and I-STOP initiative.

October 22, 2014

Join us for the 2014 Edward N. Gibbs Lecture & Award in Nephrology. The 2014 Awardee, Fredric L. Coe, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago, will present "Pathogenesis and Treatment of Idiopathic Hypercalciuria and Calcium Nephrolithiasis."

October 18, 2014

Working with NYAM’s conservation team, celebrate Vesalius’s life with a hands-on workshop producing your own articulated anatomical figures in the Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Lab.

October 18, 2014

The hand as an expression of the mind and personality is second only to the face in the tradition of dissection and illustration that flourished in the Renaissance and continues to inform both art and science. This workshop will offer the opportunity to explore the human hand and its anatomy, which will be demonstrated with at least three dissections. 

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