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11th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation
United States
New York

11th Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation

ICCEC 2015

Improving Quality and Professionalism of Clinical Ethics Education and Consultation

Hosted by: The Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College & Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York City, May 20-22, 2015

Recently clinical ethicists and professional associations have attempted to professionalize our field by developing codes of ethics and proposing formal accreditation of clinical ethicists. Simultaneously, training programs developed new methods for teaching and assessing competency in clinical ethics consultation. This conference offers an opportunity to discuss and analyze these developments.

Why is ICCEC 2015 important? Clinical ethics consultation arose around fifty years ago as a separate voluntary activity on the part of what came to be called “hospital ethics committees” and “clinical ethics consultants.” As ethical issues grew more vexing, demands on time increased and the need for specialized knowledge became increasingly evident. In response, ethics training programs were developed in the US and worldwide. Recently the national bioethics societies in Canada, Europe and the US developed a consensus statement on the core competencies for clinical ethics consultation, effective methods for clinical ethics education, and codes of professional accountability for anyone engaged in clinical ethics consultation.

This is the first conference to present a systematic overview of these developments by leaders in the field. Speakers will include: the present and past Presidents of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the President of the European Association of Centers of Medical Ethics, the President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, and the Directors and Vice-Presidents from the American Medical Association, the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, the Global Health Bioethics Network, and the International Association of Bioethics.

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Medical Faculty Member, Philosopher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Public Servant
SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies
United States

SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

June 6-10, 2015 Seattle, Washington

SLEEP 2015, the 29th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, is the largest gathering of sleep medicine physicians, sleep researchers and allied sleep professionals. The conference will be held on June 6-10, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

Allied Health Professional, Physician, Physician Researcher, Sleep Specialist
ISMRM Workshop on MRI in the Management of Breast Disease: Past, Present & Future
United States

ISMRM Workshop on MRI in the Management of Breast Disease: Past, Present & Future

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Scientific Workshop 12-15 February 2015 San Francisco, California

This workshop will have a few aims. First, it is intended to survey the state of breast cancer diagnosis and management, and the place of MRI in the current clinical workflow. It is intended to offer clinical education to workshop attendants with a technical background, and technical education for clinicians new to breast MRI. The advantages and shortcomings of the current techniques used in breast MRI will be discussed. New and emerging approaches, such as DWI, DTI, MRS, 23Na, elastography, will also be presented. Fundamentally, we aim to gather a relatively number of technical and clinical experts in the field, both believers and skeptics in the usefulness of MRI in breast disease management. We’d like to provide and open forum for discussion, in which lessons learned are discussed, and most promising avenues for clinical and technical research are highlighted- if not agreed upon. A large number of proffered talks are envisioned, giving visibility to many young and experienced scientists and clinicians working in the field, and to a large array of subtopics in the area of breast imaging.


This workshop is designed for:

Basic scientists and physicians using MR in breast disease diagnosis and research;

Clinicians (oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, surgeons); and

Students and residents starting in the field of breast imaging.


Workshop attendees will gain an understanding of:

Describe the standard clinical implementation and uses for breast MRI;

Understand possible pitfalls associated with the use of MRI in breast disease management;

Describe the factors that can impact image quality in breast MRI and list solutions that can mitigate such problems;

Describe the principles and use of breast DWI;

Describe several emerging technologies that can complement standard dynamic contrast enhanced imaging;

Describe how PET/PEM imaging can complement MRI for breast disease management; and

List the advantages and disadvantages of current/future contrast agents.

Medical Resident, Medical Student, Oncologist, Pathologist, Physician, Physician Researcher, Radiologist, Surgeon
American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference 2015
United States

American Academy of Physician Assistants Conference 2015

May 23-27, 2015 San Francisco, California

Allied Health Professional, Physician Assistant
John Keats: Poet-Physician, Physician-Poet, 1815-1821
United Kingdom

John Keats: Poet-Physician, Physician-Poet, 1815-1821

A Bicentenary Conference at Guy’s Hospital, London, Organized by The Keats Foundation

The Keats Foundation announces its second bicentenary conference, to be held from the afternoon of Friday May 1 until the evening of Sunday 3 May 2015 at Guy’s Hospital London. The conference marks the 200th anniversary of John Keats enrolling to study medicine at Guy’s Hospital in 1815.

Academic, Historian, Social Scientist
Arab Diabetes Medical Congress

Arab Diabetes Medical Congress

April 5-7, 2015 Doha, Qatar

Diabetes is a devastating disease that poses severe risks and costs for the healthcare community. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that the number of diabetics globally will reach 592 million by 2035. The financial burden on the healthcare system is substantial, with estimated costs of diabetes related complications accounting for up to 11% of total global healthcare spending. This congress is the region’s premier event connecting together policy makers, diabetes experts, researchers to exchange knowledge, generate new ideas that will foster the advancement in prevention and control of diabetes in the region.

Why Attend

• Connecting policy makers and major stakeholders to create new policies and strategies for preventing and controlling diabetes

• Reviewing advanced technologies for treatment of diabetes

• Reviewing innovative approaches to managing the complications of diabetes

• Discussing cutting edge advancements in drugs research and surgical innovations

• Exploring novel therapies in diabetes treatment

• Understanding the genetics of diabetes

Who Should Attend

Healthcare professional responsible for managing people with diabetes including:

• Heads of Diabetes

• Diabetologists

• Endocrinologists

• Internal medicine specialists

• Diabetes Educators

• Paediatric endocrinologists

• Other Specialists:

◦ Podiatrist

◦ Neurologist

◦ Nephrologist

◦ Ophthalmologist

◦ Cardiologist

◦ General Practitioners

◦ Dietician

Allied Health Professional, Cardiologist, Diabetes Educator, Dietitian, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, Internist, Nephrologist , Neurologist, Opthamologist, Physician, Physician Researcher
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries 2015 Annual Conference
United States
North Carolina

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries 2015 Annual Conference

"First in Flight: Launching a New Era in Cancer Surveillance"

June 13 - 19, 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina

The theme this year is: “First in Flight: Launching a New Era in Cancer Surveillance.”

The 2015 conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from national experts in cancer surveillance, cancer registry operations, and cancer research. Sessions will explore the new era in cancer surveillance from multiple perspectives in North America.

Allied Health Professional, Nurse, Oncologist, Physician, Physician Researcher
Heart Rhythm Society 36th Annual Scientific Sessions
United States

Heart Rhythm Society 36th Annual Scientific Sessions

May 13-16, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts

Allied Health Professional, Cardiologist, Nurse, Physician, Physician Researcher
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture 27th Annual Symposium
United States

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture 27th Annual Symposium

Apr 24-26, 2015 St. Louis, Missouri

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is planning a Symposium designed to meet an expressed need to explore the mechanisms of acupuncture from several different perspectives, and to examine current scientific research in the field of medical acupuncture. The Theme of this year's meeting: "Medical Acupuncture - Ancient Roots, Modern Applications." It will address topics suggested by practitioners and stresses many different approaches for addressing practical clinical problems. An emphasis on evidence-based scientific research is integrated with practical protocols for the serious clinician. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia indicate that there is a desire for more information about acupuncture techniques that honor the rich history of Asian medicine as applied to the contemporary, Western medical practice.

This conference will offer a multi-tiered approach for the understanding and clinical relevance of acupuncture in daily practice. It will expand our awareness of scientific research into the effects of acupuncture, and provide participants with information about different approaches for the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical practice. Clinicians will learn multi-faceted ways to tailor acupuncture treatments for their individual patients. This conference will focus on clinically relevant treatment approaches that can easily be integrated into clinical practice.

Physician, Physician Researcher
6th Annual Venous Symposium
United States
New York

6th Annual Venous Symposium

April 16-18, 2015 New York, New York

The Venous Symposium has become one of the premier international conferences on issues and treatment related to vein pathology. This symposium delivers practical education and updates on the current knowledge and management of venous disease. Presentations from experts on various areas of venous treatment will analyze and discuss in depth the latest information in chronic venous obstruction, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and superficial vein disease. The driving concept behind the symposium is the interactivity through live examination of patients with most types of venous pathology.

Physician, Physician Researcher