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April 9, 2014

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. Gerald H. Jordan, the 2014 recipient of the Ferdinand C. Valentine Award. Dr. Jordan's lecture is titled "Lessons Learned: Cockpit to OR." Dr. Jordan is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a Naval Aviator and flight surgeon; therefore he has constructed a lecture comparing the roles of an aviator in the cockpit and a surgeon in the operating suite.

April 8, 2014

Resident and fellows from NY/NJ pediatric programs will present clinical and scientitific papers representing original research. A panel of judges will recognize top presentations.

April 5, 2014

Join our celebration of medically inclined theater, music, and dance on April 5, 2014 in Hosack Hall, our beautiful art deco auditorium. Our spring festival, Performing Medicine, will explore the interrelationships of medicine, health, and the performing arts with a day-long festival of actors, dancers, doctors, and musicians.

April 3, 2014

Health care reform requires nursing’s influence across nonprofit, government and private organizations through board appointments. Are you interested in bringing your knowledge and expertise to this role? Please join us at this important and timely workshop.

March 25, 2014

A 1965 book, Intern, by “Doctor X,” set a precedent for exposing difficult realities underlying medical education. The stories of the behind-the-scenes world of the hospital put this book on the best-seller list for weeks.  But the motivation was not to write a “tell-all,” but rather to change the medical training regimen for the better. This talk will explore not only what these narratives said about the education of doctors, but also why the authors wrote when they did, at a time when social change, and rights movements in particular, transformed the American medical profession in the late 20th century.

March 24, 2014

Innovation and reform are sweeping health care.  Becoming patient-centered is among the most profoundly important and the least understood of these imperatives.  Yet many agree on one cornerstone--that patient-centeredness begins with the patient’s experience of health care.  Increasingly it will determine how hospitals, health centers and physicians are rated, paid and used.  How do you measure patient experience?  How good are our measures?  What are the most important factors affecting a patient’s experience?  And how do you start to improve it? 

March 19, 2014

This event has been postponed - the rescheduled date will be announced shortly.

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.

March 6, 2014

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.

March 4, 2014

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 20, 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.

February 20, 2014

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 19, 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 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.

February 18, 2014

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.

February 6, 2014

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.

January 25, 2014

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.

January 15, 2014

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.

January 8, 2014

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.

December 11, 2013

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.

December 4, 2013

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.

December 4, 2013

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.

December 3, 2013

The 2013 Thomas William Salmon Lecture and Award in Psychiatry will present medalist Kenneth Kendler, MD and lecturer Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD.

December 2, 2013

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.

November 12, 2013

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

November 9, 2013

The NYAM Section on Urology presents the 2013 Mini Board Review for Residents.

November 7, 2013

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.

October 30, 2013

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.

October 29, 2013

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.

October 23, 2013

Please join us for the 2013 Alison Norris Nephrology Symposium on the topic of "Kidney Transplantation: Psychosocial and Ethical Issues."

October 22, 2013

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.

October 8, 2013

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?

October 5, 2013

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.

October 5, 2013

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.

October 5, 2013

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.

October 5, 2013

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.

October 2, 2013

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.

September 26, 2013

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.

September 25, 2013

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.

September 20, 2013

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:

September 17, 2013

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.

August 22, 2013

Please join us for the brief final presentations and a reception honoring the first cohort of Margaret E. Mahoney Fellows at NYAM.

August 21, 2013

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.

August 7, 2013

The TEACH program is for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, librarians and other health care professionals. It utilizes small group learning supplemented by plenary sessions.

June 4, 2013

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. 

June 3, 2013

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.

June 1, 2013

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.

May 29, 2013

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.

May 23, 2013

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.

May 23, 2013

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.

May 21, 2013

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.

May 20, 2013

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.

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