February 4, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.
This lecture examines the ways in which the medical, social and genetic interpretations of Cystic Fibrosis have changed dramatically from its identification in the 1930s to its current status as both clinically manageable (at great effort) and genetically highly complex.
January 27, 2010
Biological immunity as we know it does not exist until the late nineteenth century. Nor does the premise that organisms defend themselves at the cellular or molecular levels. In A Body Worth Defending, Ed Cohen reveals the unacknowledged political, economic, and philosophical assumptions about the human body that biomedicine incorporates when it recruits immunity to safeguard the vulnerable living organism.
January 13, 2010
Personality disorders (PDs) are known to emerge during adolescence and to represent a significant but often under-recognized problem in young adults. In this presentation, principles and methods of identifying and classifying PDs will be summarized. New findings will be presented that challenge some of the assumptions inherent in the DSM diagnostic system.
January 12, 2010
NYAM and The Metropolitan Ethics Network Present Ethics Grand Rounds: The Minimally Conscious State: Challenges to Bioethics and Patient Care" with Joseph J. Fins, M.D. F.A.C.P.
December 8, 2009
H. William Strauss is a nuclear medicine physician with expertise in cardiac imaging and management of thyroid disorders and additional expertise in radionuclide therapy for thyroid cancer, intractable bone pain, and radioimmune therapy.
December 7, 2009
Join photographer Christopher Payne for a guided tour through multiple mental hospitals, as he
shows images from the six-year project that resulted in his latest book, Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals (MIT Press). Through his lens we see splendid, palatial exteriors and crumbling interiorschairs stacked against walls with peeling paint in a grand hallway; brightly colored toothbrushes still hanging on a rack; stacks of suitcases, never packed for the trip home. Since many of these places no longer exist, his photographs serve as their final, “official” record
December 4, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine, Office of School Health Programs is pleased to offer the following special full-day professional development training workshop entitled Supporting Academic Achievement by Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Youth
December 3, 2009
Lecture Title: "Brain Science and the Law: Did My Brain Make Me Do This?"
The Thomas William Salmon Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a prominent specialist in psychiatry, neurology or mental hygiene. The Thomas William Salmon Lecturer, chosen from among the nation’s most talented investigators, is invited to share his or her research with the New York-area psychiatric community.
December 2, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine's Glorney- Raisbeck Award was endowed by the Corlette Glorney Foundation and is presented annually to recognize scientific
achievement and outstanding contributions by an individual to basic science or clinical medicine, especially as those contributions relate to cardiology.
The awardees' activities may have been accomplished in any cardiovascular-related area, including research, teaching and education, clinical expertise, medical
care programs, and authorship.
This year's recipient is Dr. Christine Seidman, Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
December 2, 2009
Join the Section on Social Work for a screening of the award winning film Frozen River followed by a moderated discussion led by NYAM Fellow Carmen Ortiz Hendricks, MSW, DSW, ACSW, LCSW, Associate Dean & Professor at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. All are welcome to attend.
December 1, 2009
Our series will conclude with Rashi Fein’s assessment of how America’s presidents have defined America's health "problem" and the different "solutions" they have proposed. He will examine the factors that helped lead to success and failure in Presidential efforts to extend health insurance, paying special attention to the role of individuals and ideology as well as the limits and strengths of presidential power.
November 30, 2009
Please join us as the panel provides an up-to-the-minute report on Federal health reform and what it means for New York State, a state that is already ahead of the curve on many issues being discussed in Washington.
November 24, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine will host a series of classes on how to build and design your wireless network. Lecturer Peter Yang, CCIE, has taught many CCIE's and lecturer Yixiong Xu, CISSP, is the recipient of the Technology Improvement Award, NN/LM.
November 19, 2009
Jeffrey M. Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, has photographed elders in his medical practice and throughout the United States for the past twenty twenty-five years. Drawing upon his background in fine art, photography, and care of the elderly, this lecture weaves together themes of art and medicine, and concludes that geriatrics is the most humanistic of medical specialties.
November 18, 2009
As an accomplished poet, Pamela Spiro Wagner has long utilized the language and emotion of poetry to express the individuality of her mental illness, paranoid schizophrenia, capturing with vivid candor her singular inner world. In WE MAD CLIMB SHAKY LADDERS, Wagner for the first time collects her poems, presented with commentary by her psychiatrist, Mary B. O’Malley, MD, PhD, that elucidates the clinical roots of the poet’s art.
November 17, 2009
Schedule of Events:
Annual Meeting of the Voting Fellows and Induction of New Fellows at 5:00 PM
Discourse and Awards at 6:00 PM
Reception at 7:30 PM
For more information please contact Amy Kline, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Meeting of the Fellows is open to NYAM Fellows only, the Anniversary Discourse and Awards is open to the public
November 12, 2009
Professor Engel will address the shifting focus of the Medicaid program through the years from poverty acute care to middle-class long-term care, and discuss where it is falling short of achieving its original objectives, and why this is happening. Moreover, the talk will address the way in which the current healthcare debate in Congress dovetails with the long-term decline of Medicaid as a competitive insurance program.
November 7, 2009
Schedule for the Section on Urology's 2009 Mini-Board Review for Residents: Light Breakfast: 7:30 AM, Academic Program:8:30AM.
November 5, 2009
Dr. Jane White will speak on the topic of "Coding, Coverage and Compensation for Medical Nutrition Therapy". A panel discussion and Q&A with Dr. White and Nichola Davis, MD, MS and Rita Batheja, MS, RD, CDN will follow.
November 3, 2009
Director of the Institute of Hormone Research in Jerusalem, Israel, Irving M Spitz, MD, DSc, FRCP
will trace the evolution of images of pregnant women throughout the history of western art.
November 3, 2009
The New York Academy of Medicine, Office of School Health Programs is pleased to offer a full-day professional development training workshop entitled Promoting Health in Support of Learning.
November 2, 2009
For every drug addict there are at least four people affected, a depressing assertion by some experts that is clearly borne out in this soft-spoken, utterly honest account by educator Libby Cataldi. At this NYAM Author Night, Cataldi will read from and discuss her first book Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
October 28, 2009
Social workers play a vital, yet often unrecognized role, in health care. Several models of health care are being considered in the various health care reform proposals. One of the concerns is that the role of social workers will not be given due recognition. Robert Blancato and Jeannine Melly will explain the legislative proposals before Congress as they pertain to social workers.
October 27, 2009
This talk will examine the history and implications of two major thrusts in government policy since 1948: first, the efforts to expand population coverage to selected groups, most notably through Medicare, Medicaid and child health programs, and on to current interest in those who remain uninsured; and second, partial, non-controversial investments in the health care infrastructure, notably through subsidy of biomedical research, buildings, and professional and specialized education.
October 26, 2009
The Brock Lecture, Award and Visiting Professorship in Pediatrics was established by Millie and Richard Brock in 1995 on the 100th anniversary of NYAM’s Section
on Pediatrics to sponsor a nationally recognized leader in pediatrics to engage in a one to two day visiting professorship at a New York-area pediatrics training program, to deliver the annual Brock Lecture, and to receive the Brock Award for distinguished contributions to pediatrics. This year's lecture features Dr. Mark W. Kline presenting his lecture on Pediatric AIDS: Worlds Apart.
October 22, 2009
"Medical Futility at the Bedside: More Sophisticated Technology, More Difficult Ethical Dilemmas"
The translation of the concept of medical futility into hospital policy and practice continues to present novel ethical challenges for care providers, especially as technological advances create new treatment possibilities at the end of life. The session will begin with a case presentation, followed by a discussion of theoretical, practical and legal considerations, and conclude with an example of a hospital futility policy.
October 19, 2009
Women’s Global Health and Human Rights serves as an overview of the challenges faced by women in different regions of the world. Ideal as a tool for both professionals and students, this book discusses the similarities and differences in health and human rights challenges that are faced by women globally. Best practices and success stories are also included in this timely and important text.
October 14, 2009
The University of Iowa Press is proud to present the newly released medical humanities book The Orange Wire Problem by David Watts. With disarming candor and the audacity to admit that practicing medicine can be a crazy thing, Watts fills each page with riveting details, moving accounts, or belly-laughs. As the stories in this work unfold, we are witness to the moral dilemmas and personal rewards of ministering to the sick. Whether the subject is the potential benefits of therapeutic deception or telling a child about death, Watts's ear for the right word, the right tone, and the right detail never fails him.
October 14, 2009
Marking the 5-year anniversary since the untimely death of Steven Z. Miller, M.D. the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University and the New York Academy of Medicine will present a joint program to celebrate Dr. Miller’s contributions to the profession and medical education on October 14, 2009
* The lecture has been at NYAM for several years but has now grown into this full day event at Columbia!
October 13, 2009
Dr. Brian Robinson has over 15 years experience in research and in the pharmaceutical industry and he will be presenting his lecture on Molecular Imaging of Movement Disorders: Radiopharmaceuticals for PET and SPECT.
October 9, 2009
In this first public lecture on C. G. Jung’s legendary Red Book, Jungian scholar and Red Book editor Sonu Shamdasani will present the contents and images from Jung’s “Liber Novus” or Red Book.
October 8, 2009
The Paul Klemperer Award is given every year to recognize the recipient's contributions to basic science or clinical medicine, as those contributions may relate to connect tissue disease. This year's recipient is Bevra H. Hahn, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Chief of Rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles.
October 7, 2009
This conference will explore the insights, orientations and gifts the humanities hold for medicine as well as their implications for education and clinical care.
October 6, 2009
Is health care a right? Although the U.S. has not resolved this question, Americans have debated it for nearly a century. This talk will discuss the origins of the idea of a right to health care, and the ways in which ideas about rights (for or against) have been put into practice in the U.S. health care system, with particular attention to debates over universal coverage.
October 5, 2009
What does it mean to be human? To be human is, in part, to be physically sexed and culturally gendered. Yet not all bodies are clearly male or female. Bodies in Doubt traces the changing definitions, perceptions, and medical management of intersex (atypical sex development) in America from the colonial period to the present day.
October 3, 2009
In 1909, Sigmund Freud made his only visit to the United States. He arrived in New York, spent much time there, and departed from New York. This symposium will meet in New York exactly one hundred years after his arrival back in Vienna to consider what happened to his ideas and his networks in America in the century after he left.
October 1, 2009
The NYAM Section on Psychiatry and The Society for Adolescent Psychiatry present Expanding the Scope of Your Clinical Practice and Career: Adolescent Psychiatry for the General Psychiatrist.
September 23, 2009
Mr. Wietecha will be at NYAM for a lecture and discussion assessing the current national reform movement and exploring the future implications for providers relative to demand, reimbursement, outcomes, and organization. Special focus will be given to the implications for the U.S. pediatric sector.
September 22, 2009
Henderson’s Equation focuses on the relationship between Lawrence J. Henderson, a brilliant physician-scientist, and his student Aaron Weiss, a son of Jewish immigrants. This historical novel is set against the backdrop of World War I and the Sacco-Vanzetti trial. The relationship is repeatedly tested by the differences in their respective backgrounds, and the way each reacts to these powerful events.
September 17, 2009
NYAM's annual Medical Student Forum will feature the presentations of all this year’s student grant awardees for the Glorney-Raisbeck Student Grant and the Valentine Student Grant.
September 17, 2009
NYAM is pleased to offer you another opportunity to write with Richard Goodman, author of The Soul of Creative Writing and the cult favorite French Dirt: The Story of a Garden in the South of France, as well as articles for many national publications, including the New York Times, Harvard Review, Vanity Fair, The Writer's Chronicle, & Saveur.
September 16, 2009
Co-Director of the New Men's Health Program, Mark A. Moyad, MD, will speak at the Section on Urology's Update on the Use of Complementary Medicine in Urology.
September 15, 2009
Learn to draw or hone your existing drawing skills with accomplished artist Jessica Daryl Winer. Eight sessions focus on our powers of observation and the ways in which we individually see objects, figures, landscapes and the world around us. Informal and relaxed, weekly drawing will teach tools of expression, while also illuminating basic art concepts such as composition, proportion and perspective. All levels welcome.
September 14, 2009
A National Forum on HIV/AIDS for Health Professionals Who Provide Care for Latinos
August 12, 2009
The TEACH program is aimed at physicians and other health care professionals from all disciplines and specialties. This first-of-its kind experience will be comprised of three interconnected tracks: Forming Recommendations Using GRADE (The Grading of Recommendations
Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system), Implementing Clinical Evidence in Care Settings and Evidence Based Individualized Care.
July 16, 2009
Chronic care monitoring and clinical decision support to be practical need to be connected to the workflow of the clinical practice. Fully automated electronic quality monitoring fueled by data extracted from clinical records now has high accuracy and a common data infrastructure capable of supporting epidemiological investigation, clinical decision support and chronic disease management. Dr. Elkin will discuss Mount Sinia's efforts in this area of Public Health Informatics and will demonstrate Sinai's web services approach to standardized public health and clinical data.
June 18, 2009
Expert speakers are sponsored each month by the Primary Care Information Project, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as part of the Technical Assistance for Quality Improvement speaker series, held from 5 to 7 pm, every third Thursday in 2009, at the New York Academy of Medicine. The public forum is available in person and via conference phone and WebEx. Light refreshments are served 4:30 to 5 pm.
June 17, 2009
Join NYAM President Jo Ivey Boufford for a reception followed by a brief update on activities at NYAM and a Q&A. All NYAM Fellows and Members are welcome.
June 8, 2009
Speakers will discuss the issue of organ donation after cardiac death, a method of procuring organs from donors who meet the cardiopulmonary criteria for death rather than the traditional brain death approach. Included in the discussion, panelists will discuss the history of defining death as it relates to organ donation, the state and local need for organs for patients awaiting transplants, the approach to donation after cardiac death in New York State, and the ethical issues raised by this controversial practice.