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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.
Drawing to See Better
An 8-week course
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.
June 8, 2009
Join professionals from the Ophthalmology programs in the metro area to hear the top residents present their research. For information, please contact Rick Ziehler, rziehler@nyam.org.
June 2, 2009
Join professionals from the Dermatology programs in the metro area to hear the top residents present their research. For information, please contact Rick Ziehler, rziehler@nyam.org.
June 1, 2009
This conference will focus on Humanities in Medicine and Medical Education. The questions of the desired result/product of medical education and how the introduction of ethics, the medical humanities and "humanism/patient centered care" will contribute to that goal.
May 21, 2009
Dr. Frisse will speak on the importance of integrating public health reporting with adoption of health information technology across a range of clinical settings. He will emphasize the need for a cautious, incremental approach toward developing a nationwide health information network along the lines outlined in his March, 2009 Health Affairs commentary.
May 21, 2009
Cassandra Ritas will facilitate the discussion of policy analysis and advocacy in a partnership context. Ms. Ritas is a Kennedy School graduate, who has worked extensively in partnership and in government, as an advocate and policymaker. This training is designed for current CBPR practitioners and those interested in forming community-research partnerships around identified community concerns.
May 19, 2009
Join professionals from the Anesthesiology programs in the metro area to hear the top residents present their research. For information, please contact Rick Ziehler, rziehler@nyam.org.
May 18, 2009
Unexpected New York takes you to 87 New York City places you thought you knew - and surprises you 87 times with true stories you’ve never heard before. The New York Academy of Medicine is included as one of those hidden treasures of New York. Come to find out some more about the city we all live in and love.
May 8, 2009
Attendees to The Cunniff-Dixon Foundation 2008 Symposium will learn about the art of medicine at the end of life.
May 7, 2009
Light refreshments at 5:30; Lecture at 6; Special Friends of the Rare Book Room Reception follows the lecture

Our series reviewing the recent history of aging concludes with a summation from a scholar who has been at the forefront of medical history since the publication of his first book in 1962. Charles Rosenberg’s scholarship has explored health and disease as historical subjects fully embedded in a complex of dynamic social, political and technological change. His talk will address the previous four lectures to discuss broad themes in the history of aging.

May 6, 2009
Join the Executive Committee of the Section on Social Work on Tuesday, May 6 at 4:00 pm at the New York Academy of Medicine for a recap of the year’s events and to begin planning for future Section activities. This event was moved from May 5.
May 5, 2009
Dr. Stern is the Chief of the Diagnostic Division of the Department of Radiology at the Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia. She is a renowned speaker on mammography and medical imaging.
Registration and Reception: 6:00 PM, Lecture and Discussion: 6:30 PM
April 30, 2009
NYAM's 15th Annual Gala will celebrate leaders who are improving health.
April 30, 2009
If you are a fellow or a member and you wish to attend the 2009 Annual Gala, please click this link. For more information please contact Tara McTeague at 212-822-7248 or tmcteague@nyam.org.
April 27, 2009
Distinguished author Thomas Maier offers an unprecedented look at Masters and Johnson, experts on the subject of sex, and their lasting impact on the love lives of today's men and women in his new book "Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love". Here he is joined by Gay Talese, Dr. Robert C. Kolodny and Laurie Garrett to look at America's sexual attitudes since the 1960s and how it influences today's generation.
April 23, 2009
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has launched a new national campaign called "Exercise is Medicine"" and Dr. Steven Jonas
April 20, 2009
Registration at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM

Clinical Professor at Oakland University, Michael T. Trese, M.D. will present "Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity" to the NYAM Section on Ophthalmology.

April 14, 2009
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 8, 2009
Urban renewal, highway construction, gentrification, HOPE VI, foreclosure crisis: a long list of policies and programs have led to the displacement of communities. What is little understood is that these policies have led to repeatedly upheaval in American cities, destroying housing and undermining health. This conference will explore the history, tactics and consequences of serial displacement.

We plan on filming the conference and posting the presentations on YouTube. Click here for more information on where and when to see the video.

April 7, 2009
Registration: 5:15 PM, Lecture: 6:00 PM

The New York Academy of Medicine's Section on Health Care Delivery presents: Policies for Prevention: Big Bang for Your Reform Buck

April 6, 2009
Light refreshments at 5:30; Lecture at 6

Since the mid-twentieth century, American women have had to face the challenges of growing old in an increasingly youth-centered society. From the 1950s until quite recently, hormone replacement therapy figured prominently in medical and popular discourse about the health effects and social aspects of female aging. Professor Watkins, a medical historian at the University of California, San Francisco, explores the relationships between hormone replacement therapy and women's anxieties about aging in the context of the celebration of youth that characterizes modern times

March 26, 2009
Richard Goodman will take participants through a series of writing exercises geared toward making use of fictional techniques in creative nonfiction. If you have ever wanted to write essays, memoir, or tell your life story in words, this workshop will provide an excellent start.
March 25, 2009
Professor of Urology, Shlomo Raz, MD will present his lecture: "Past, Present and Future of Surgery for Stress Incontinence" to the sections on Urology and the New York Section, AUA.
March 23, 2009
In a world of six billion people, it only takes one to change your life. Tom McCarthy's 2007 film starring Richard Jenkins, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role at the SAGs, as a disillusioned Connecticut economics professor whose life is transformed by a chance encounter in New York City.
March 19, 2009
Join professionals from the Pediatrics programs in the metro area to hear the top residents present their research. For information, please contact Rick Ziehler, rziehler@nyam.org.
March 18, 2009
Light refreshments at 5:30; Lecture at 6

After retirement, many older adults don't see many options for themselves and all their free time. Geriatrician Linda Fried theorized that “We as a nation have not figured out what the roles are for people in their retirement years." In 1995, she helped design the Experience Corps program, which promotes the well-being of older adults by placing them in public schools, where they participate in the literacy development of children in kindergarten through third grade. In this talk, Dr. Fried will trace the origins and significance of programs to engage the wealth of energy and knowledge the elderly can provide.

March 17, 2009
The ASA-NCOA 2009 Aging in America Conference provides a unique opportunity to bring together professionals in the field of aging to address specific topics in care coordination that impact the widespread availability of this important service to older adults in need. This day long forum seeks to address some of the key topics that impact the efficacy of care coordination and the ability of those who promote this service to expand their reach. Given the multiplicity of care coordination programs, it is necessary to discover common ground among the different approaches and work together in order to make care coordination a more universal practice. This forum will build on the work of the National Coalition for Care Coordination (N3C), a group founded by The New York Academy of Medicine and the American Society on Aging.
March 11, 2009
Light refreshments at 5:30; Lecture at 6

In 1988, the MacArthur Study of Successful Aging began following approximately 1,200 “highly functional” Americans between the ages of 70 and 79, tracking their health and activities as they aged. John W. Rowe directed the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Successful Aging and was one of the study’s directors. In this talk Dr. Rowe will discuss the study and its profound revisions to our understanding of the social processes of aging.

March 9, 2009
Benjamin K. Chu, MD MPH, MACP, a NYAM Fellow, will present his lecture on Health Care Lessons he learned from the West Coast and how they will help the East. The talk will explore delivery system changes at Kaiser Permanente that have driven the organization towards high performance quality and service outcomes for patients. The role that good information plays in proactive measures to get to better outcomes will be discussed.
Reception at 5:30; Lecture at 6 PM
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