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June 9, 2010
The New York Academy of Medicine Section on Psychiatry and the Society for Adolescent Psychiatry present The 2010 Shonfeld Award Lecture "Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Adolescents and Adults"
June 2, 2010
Join professionals from the Ophthalmology programs in the metro area to hear the top residents present their research. For information, please contact Rick Ziehler,
June 1, 2010
If you want to develop optimal cultural competence in yourself and in others, Teaching Cultural Competence in Nursing and Health Care, 2nd Edition and the Cultural Competence Education Resource Toolkit—included in this new edition—are the "how-to" resources for you. This hands-on, user-friendly book reveals a systematic seven-step approach that helps take nurses, educators, administrators, professional association leaders, managers, educators, students, and other health care providers from their own starting point towards the pinnacle—optimal cultural competence. Appropriate for all levels and settings (academic, health care institutions, employee education, professional associations, and continuing education), the book provides ready-to-use materials for planning, implementing, and evaluating cultural competence education strategies and programs.
May 24, 2010
Pocket Guide to Pressure Ulcers was written to help clinicians identify and stage pressure ulcers. Richly illustrated with drawings and photographs, and co-authored by world authority Elizabeth Ayello PhD, RN, CWOCN, this guide was published by the New Jersey Hospital Association, whose groundbreaking cross-setting collaborative has lowered pressure ulcers in hospitals and nursing homes throughout their state.

May 20, 2010
NYAM and The Metropolitan Ethics Network presents: "Research with Incapacitated Adults: Regulatory Challenges and Perspectives from New York State and Federal Policymakers" with the Senior Vice President and Medical Director of the March of Dimes, Alan Fleischman, MD as moderator.
May 19, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.; Special Reception for current Friends of the Rare Book Room following the lecture

In the seventeenth century, debates about proper scientific method and practice were often waged on the illustrated title pages that appeared with many scientific texts.

May 18, 2010
Dr. Heaney has worked for over 50 years in the study of osteoporosis, vitamin D, and calcium physiology. He is the author of three books and has published over 400 original papers, chapters, monographs, and reviews in scientific and educational fields. He will be speaking on Vitamin D across the life span.
May 18, 2010
The New York Academy of Medicine Section on Anesthesiology is pleased to announce the Annual Residents.
May 17, 2010
This workshop will provide training on applying and teaching evidence-based clinical practice skills in an interactive, hands-on format
May 12, 2010
The last in a series on Health Care Reform. Health Care Reform & Access to Coverage's Keynote speaker John McDonough will introduce a panel from different aspects of Health Care.
May 11, 2010
NYAM Section on Nuclear Medicine presents "V/Q Scintigraphy: Alive, Well and Equal to the Challenge of CT Angiography."
May 6, 2010
The New York Academy of Medicine is pleased to present Prevention: The Key to Urban Health, a five-part series that explores the central role prevention plays in strengthening our communities and our personal health and well-being. All events are free and open to the general public. This is the second in the series.
May 3, 2010
NYAM Special Interest Group on Informatics will have three speakers that will cover different aspects on Medical IT.
April 22, 2010
    Schedule of Events
      Reception 6:30PM
      Awards and Dinner 7:15 PM
April 21, 2010

The NYAM Section on Pediatrics and The American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 2 And Chapter 3 present Pediatric Trainees Night 2010.

April 15, 2010
This panel will focus specifically on the issues of quality and cost and the opportunities as well as challenges the widely discussed models of Accountable Care Organizations present to these issues.
April 14, 2010
Jack W. McAninch, MD, FACS will present his Ferdinand C. Valentine and Resident Essay: "Golden Gate Bridge Jumpers: High Velocity Impact with Water Trauma"
April 13, 2010
Pediatricians often become interpreters of media messages about pediatric environmental health concerns. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) declared that there is a national need to increase training in environmental medicine. This case-based workshop will address this goal by educating participants about interpreting dramatic and often frightening environmental health messages.
April 13, 2010
A top student selected from each of the New York City schools of social work will give a five minute oral presentation of their original work in social work practice, research or education in health, mental health, or public/community health.
April 12, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Modern culture tends to separate medicine and miracles, but their histories are closely intertwined.

April 6, 2010
Lecture at 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception.

Sylvie Merian will explore an unusual type of metal decoration found on a number of Armenian manuscript bindings.

April 5, 2010
Are the images on the wall in a hospital room, doctor’s office or rehab center important to the wellbeing of a patient? Undoubtedly, yes. This book explores the opportunity for assisting healing through the utilization of art.
March 23, 2010
Fight On, My Soul is a just-released biography of an African-American country doctor, Morgan E. Norris, M.D., who practiced medicine in Jim Crow Virginia, 1917-1964. Written by Morgan’s son James E.C. Norris, also a physician, it chronicles the life of a fearless and indomitable man.
March 18, 2010
This panel will focus specifically on the issues surrounding access to healthcare services. Representatives from different delivery systems of care in New York will share their perspective on the ways organizations and their patient population will potentially be impacted by federal health care reform.
March 17, 2010
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

In 1862, a busy Philadelphia physician named Owen J. Wister stayed overnight at the home of the Camacs. Mrs. Camac was pregnant and dangerously ill, giving rise to the conundrum expressed in this lecture's title.

March 16, 2010
R Michael Tuttle, MD is a Member at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York, NY. He is an active clinician and researcher specializing in the management of advanced thyroid cancer. Dr. Tuttle will be presenting his Management recommendations relevant to nuclear medicine in the New ATA Thyroid Cancer Guidelines.
March 15, 2010
In GET ME OUT: A History of Childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the Sperm Bank, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein, M.D., serves as a capable midwife to a captivating and comprehensive history of how we get babies out of their mothers, and how this effort has evolved—for better and for worse—throughout human history.
March 11, 2010
This lecture addresses a 'new' approach to reducing maternal mortality in developing countries—namely holistic in scope. The initial model for this approach will be implemented in rural Uganda—in a sub-district of Mityana (Mwera) 70 km from Kampala.
March 4, 2010
Irwin Epstein, PhD will discuss his book: Clinical Data-Mining: Integrating Practice and Research during this edition of the NYAM Author Night Series. The book covers all the basics of conducting practitioner-initiated CDM studies or CDM doctoral dissertations, drawing extensively on published CDM studies and completed CDM dissertations from multiple social work settings in the United States, Australia, Israel, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. In addition, it describes consulting principles for researchers interested in forging collaborative university-agency CDM partnerships, making it a practical tool for novice practitioner-researchers and veteran academic-researchers alike.
March 2, 2010
Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Patricia Lois Myskowski, M.D., will speak at the 2010 Howard Fox Lecture.
February 25, 2010
Are the images on the wall in a hospital room, doctor’s office or rehab center important to the wellbeing of a patient? Undoubtedly, yes. This book explores the opportunity for assisting healing through the utilization of art. Tonight's event has been canceled due to weather and is rescheduled for April 5
February 23, 2010
The First In NYAM's Series on Prevention: The Key to Urban Health A new series that explores the central role prevention plays in strengthening our communities and our personal health and well-being.
February 23, 2010
The First In NYAM's Series on Prevention: The Key to Urban Health A new series that explores the central role prevention plays in strengthening our communities and our personal health and well-being.
February 22, 2010
Karen Davis is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues.
February 18, 2010
This comprehensive collection of essays written by practicing psychiatrist, Sharon Packer, shows that superheroes are more about superegos than about bodies and brawn, even though they contain subversive sexual subtexts that paved the path for major social shifts of the late 20th century.
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 interiors—chairs 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.
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