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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 email@example.com 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."
CANCELLED - Will be rescheduled
Questions from patients and the general public about omega-3 supplements focus on the controversy and confusing media messages. Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, who is a leading expert in the field, will address the evidence from metabolic, epidemiological, and clinical trial research with regard to potential benefits and risks from taking fish oil extracts or omega-3 supplements.
Gregg Mitman's talk will examine how American military and industrial expansion overseas -- witnessed firsthand by doctors in the American occupation of the Philippines, on the coffee plantations of the United Fruit Company, in the trenches of the Great War and on the rubber plantations of Firestone in Liberia -- depended upon and helped bring into view an ecological understanding of disease in the service of capital that would, in turn, become the scientific foundation upon which later narratives of ecological imperialism relied.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) comprise some of the world’s oldest public health challenges. From Guinea worm to river blindness, they affect 1.4 billion people around the world. This panel session will examine the overall global status of NTDs, and the recently renewed focus and global efforts to fight schistosomiasis.
Please join us as our featured speaker, Donna Frescatore, Executive Director of New York’s Health Benefit Exchange, and other health care policy and planning experts discuss the progress and implications of the NYS Health Exchange.
This program, jointly sponsored by the Metropolitan Ethics Network and the Social Work section at NYAM, will explore the issues raised by incapacitated patients who refuse recommended medical care.
Jean L. Bolognia, MD, of the Yale University School of Medicine will deliver the 2013 Howard Fox Memorial Lecture on the topic of "signature nevi." Recognition of an individual’s signature nevus and its clinical spectrum allows the dermatologist to focus on those nevi that do not fit the “pattern” and thereby become less overwhelmed by the sheer number of nevi in a particular patient.
Sowande' Mustakeem, PhD, of Washington University in St. Louis will present a lecture entitled "Ghosts of the Atlantic: Trauma, Disease, and Murder in the Seafaring World of Slavery."
The agenda for this symposium reflects the multidisciplinary nature of The New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group's membership. We are honored to have nationally renowned speakers addressing some of the most controversial aspects in the management of breast cancer.
At this event sponsored by the NYAM Section on Opthalmology, George A. Cioffi, MD, will speak on "Surgical Safety in Ophthalmology," and George J. Florakis, MD, will present on "Trends in Keratoplasty Techniques Over the Past Decade."
In this talk, Jessica Martucci discusses the ways in which the overt discussion about environmental contamination, toxic bodies and breastfeeding was just one part of a much deeper ideological debate over the "nature" of motherhood and infant feeding. Martucci also explores the links between the resurgence of breastfeeding in America and the emergence of an environmental consciousness.
Film history is merged with psychiatric history seamlessly, to show how and why bad depictions of mind doctors (especially hypnotists) occur in early film, long before Hannibal Lecter burst upon the scene. Sharon Packer, MD will share her book on this topic, Cinema’s Sinister Psychiatrists – From Caligari to Hannibal.
Manipulation of the patient's environment has been central to prevention and treatment for asthma since antiquity. In the past two centuries, physicians and patients have sought to move from testimonials and complaints to quantitative measures of risk.
The 2012 Thomas William Salmon Lecture and Award in Psychiatry will present medalist, Michael I. Posner, PhD, and lecturer, B.J. Casey, PhD
As the nation commemorates the 150th Anniversary of The Civil War, The New York Academy of Medicine will present an informative and critical discussion of the experiences of black soldiers during and after the Civil War, and their treatment by medical and government institutions.
Registration for E-GAPPS is now closed.
This opera focuses on Hungarian-born obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis, working at Europe's premier hospital, the Vienna Algemeine Krankenhaus.
Presented in association with VOZA RIVERS/NEW HERITAGE THEATRE GROUP. This is a feature documentary on Harlem's historic Savoy Ballroom, swing-era drummer/band leader Chick Webb and the many celebrities and residents that made the Savoy Ballroom world famous.
Michael Willrich, PhD, of Brandeis University will speak about the smallpox epidemic that swept the United States at the turn of the last century, the government response to that epidemic and the consequences of that response. His lecture, about the clash of modern medicine, civil liberties and government power at the turn of the last century, resonates powerfully today.
The NYAM Section on Health Care Delivery welcomes Sherry Glied, PhD, former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will deliver the 2012-2013 Duncan Clark Lecture on "The Affordable Care Act: An Insider’s View."
In this talk, Dr. John T. Bruer will debunk many popular beliefs about the all-or-nothing effects of early experience on a childhood brain development and its use in educational policy decisions.
Qais Al-Awqati, M.B.,Ch.B. will deliver a lecture entitled, "Development of Nephrons and Kidneys: A Scenic Tour" for The 2012 Edward N. Gibbs Lecture and Award in Nephrology.
The NYAM Section on Urology presents the 2012 Mini Board Review for Residents.
Every year NYAM hosts its Anniversary Discourse and Awards to pay special tribute to individuals with distinguished accomplishments health policy, public health, medicine, and scientific research.
The inaugural performance will feature Robert DeGaetano, a widely acclaimed pianist and composer, who will perform works by Chopin as well as selections from his own compositions.
State Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, will convene a panel of experts to discuss initiatives to improve sepsis detection, treatment, and survival in New York and nationally.
Dr. Victor Badner will discuss the current state of access to dental care for patients with limited options. He will describe the current need for dental care, the workforce needed so that care is provided and resources and innovative programs are being developed to care for this population of patients.
Join professionals from the Anesthesiology programs in the metro area to hear the top residents present their research.
Martin Frost will conduct a 6-hour workshop intended to prime students in the technique of creating a book-edge decoration. On completion they can expect to take away their own gilt-edged book with a hidden painting. Students need to be moderately adept with fine brushes but not necessarily highly skilled artists.
A painting on the page-edge of a book has been a novel form of book decoration for centuries. When it is made to appear and disappear under gold it is particularly intriguing and never ceases to amuse. Martin Frost will provide a 60-minute illustrated talk on the genesis and progress of this little known form of book decoration. Examples and tools associated with the craft will be on display.
Mark A. Largent will speak about the emergence of the modern American vaccine debate and uncover some of the concerns that animate parents' anxieties. Debates about side effects of the many vaccines parents are legally compelled to provide for their children emerged in the 1990s and were quickly settled within the medical community. Nonetheless, parents' fears persist, but they have not been adequately addressed by scientists or physicians.
Donna Vanderpool, MBA, JD will discuss risk management and malpractice issues associated with integrating digital technology into clinical practice of particular relevance in the practice of adolescent psychiatry.
Although only a small percentage of Americans consume fish frequently (more than twice a week), they can incur health risks that are often unrecognized, in part because few studies have reported deleterious effects on adults. At this seminar Richard Gelfond will discuss his personal experience with methylmercury toxicity. Expert physician, Michael Gochfeld, MD, PhD will describe the clinical aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of methylmercury health effects in fish consumers drawing from his many years of experience. Nicholas Fisher, PhD will explain how mercury cycles in the environment and why all fish are not equal with respect to mercury contamination.
Dr. Sabine Hildebrandt, Lecturer of Anatomy at the University of Michigan Medical School, will present on "Anatomy in the Third Reich" at the Malloch Circle Lecture and Reception.
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