November 2020 Newsletter

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month



November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. First designated as such by U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1983, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness of and improving treatment for this debilitating disease of the mind. When Reagan first initiated National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 37 years ago, fewer than 2 million Americans had been diagnosed with the disease. Today, more than 5.7 million Americans are known to be living with Alzheimer’s — including more than 650,000 in Reagan’s home state of California.

Alzheimer’s is also a disease whose impact extends far beyond the person who is afflicted, particularly causing stress, discomfort and depression to spouses and family members. The ongoing strain of watching a loved one’s cognitive skills and awareness slowly decline affects everyone around the Alzheimer’s patient. Family caregivers often experience high rates of physical illness, social isolation, emotional distress and financial hardship. Having a detailed and clear care plan can help reduce some of this stress, as can access to reliable resources and assistance.

Chances are, Alzheimer’s has affected or will affect someone in your life. We encourage you to get involved during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month — and help raise awareness for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

 

Featured Lecture: Alzheimer’s Update

Clinician Well-Being

Jared Franklin Benge, PhD
Neuropsychologist
Baylor Scott & White Health
Temple, Texas

In this approximately 34-minute lecture, Baylor Scott & White Health (Temple, TX) neuropsychologist Jared Franklin Benge, PhD provides an illuminating history of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).

While Alzheimer’s was first delineated in 1984 and studied in-depth in the ensuing years, more recent studies such as 2018’s work by a team led by the Mayo Clinic’s Clifford R. Jack, Jr., M.D., continue to help us better understand and navigate the nature, progression and potential treatment of the disease. Read More

Today, more than 5.7 million Americans are known to be living with Alzheimer’s, which also places a tremendous strain and can lead to severe health conditions for the patients’ loved ones and caregivers.

In his informative, in-depth lecture, Dr. Benge details the progression of Alzheimer’s, discusses the emergence of biomarkers such as amyloid, tau and ATN in neurodegenerative disease, analyzes the study by Dr. Jack and his team — which posits that Alzheimer’s is less of a syndrome and more or a biological construct — and takes a closer look at the “new Alzheimer’s continuum” presented in this study.

In the ongoing fight against Alzheimer’s, contemporary researchers and clinicians continue to aggressively explore how to more accurately diagnose and measure Alzheimer’s — including ongoing identification of populations and people most at risk of developing Alzheimer’s in the years to come. We encourage you to get involved during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month — and help raise awareness for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

 

Featured Meeting: New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Gastroenterology

New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
44th Annual New York Course
New York, NY
December 16–18, 2020
Visit the meeting site for more information

The 44th Annual New York Course, presented by the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, will take place in a virtual format, from Dec. 16–18, 2020. The Course is entitled 2020 Endoscopic Vision: Looking Back, Looking Forward, and will feature a faculty of more than 80 distinguished educators and clinicians presenting a wide range of topics and programs–including live endoscopy cases and a virtual exhibit hall. Read More

Directed by David A. Greenwald, MD; Nikhi A. Kumta, MD, MS; and Robin B. Mendelsohn, MD, the Course is designed to improve endoscopic practice and change the learner’s approach to a wide range of disorders of the GI tract. The content of the Course will provide current evidence and algorithms to support an efficient but effective evaluation of GI disorders, followed by prompt initiation of appropriate therapy, directed toward improving patient care and outcomes.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine–Montefiore Medical center is jointly accredited by ACCME, ACPE and ANCC, and designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. To learn more about the Course, and to register online now, visit www.nysge.org.

 

Upcoming Virtual Meetings:

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and evolve, healthcare professionals and medical societies are taking every precaution available to maximize safety and responsibility. As such, many meetings, conventions, and conferences are being held in a safely-distanced, virtual fashion. Take a closer look at upcoming virtual meetings here.

Urology

Urology
IUS 2020 Annual Meeting
Illinois Urological Society
Virtual Meeting
November 7, 2020

The IUS 2020 Annual Meeting, presented by the Illinois Urological Society, will be held in a virtual format on Nov. 7, 2020. At the time of this writing, detailed information about the Meeting, including the program schedule and CME accreditation, had yet to be finalized.

Visit the meeting site for more information

Urology

Urology
29th Annual Perspectives in Urology: Point Counterpoint
Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd
San Diego, CA
November 11–12, 2020

The 29th Annual Perspectives in Urology: Point Counterpoint, presented by Carden Jennings Publishing Co., Ltd, will be held in a virtual format from Nov. 11-12, 2020. The goal of PCP 29 is to address key questions about practice-changing developments on a wide array of urologic topics – and to examine the next generation in diagnosis and treatment. Read More

The Meeting will bring together leading experts in urology, medical oncology and radiation oncology to discuss and debate the latest topics in men’s health, general urology and genitourinary cancers. Themes will include nocturia; advanced and M0 prostate cancer; bladder cancer and immunotherapy; upper-tract cancer management; renal cell carcinoma; MRI and imaging and more.

Virtual learning opportunities at PCP 29 will include topical lectures, pro/con debates, interesting–case presentations, interactive panel discussions and audience response technology. The Program Director for PCP 29 is E. David Crawford, M.D., Professor of Urology, University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The number of CME credits available via PCP 29 had not been finalized at the time of this writing, but it is typically accredited for 10.0-15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Instead of the traditional two–day course held adjacent to the annual meeting, Board Prep 2020 registrants will have up to 5 weeks, starting Sept 11, 2020, to review recorded lectures and take the self–paced mock exams associated with the lecture material, based on the CBNC blueprint.

Visit the meeting site for more information

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine
2020 Advanced Team Physician Course-Live Virtual Symposium:
Cutting Edge Thoughts on COVID-19 in Sports Medicine and Athlete Care

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Virtual Meeting
December 5, 2020

Changing patterns of medical practice are placing greater emphasis on ambulatory medicine today. Increasingly difficult management decisions must now be made in the outpatient setting – and greater emphasis is being placed on office–based preventive medicine, reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, care of elderly patients, special problems in women's health, application of behavioral medicine skills and the rational use of diagnostic tests and new medications. Read More

Course Overview
Delivered in a live, virtual format, this three-hour course will provide up-to-date information on the issues surrounding competitive and recreational athlete care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders from around the world will provide cutting-edge information and high-level discussions on the evolving approach for athletes of all ages and abilities during the most challenging medical environment of our time. The Advanced Team Physician Course is a collaborative effort between the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
Course Objectives

  • Review the indications and contraindications of COVID-19 vaccination to counsel athletes about the associated risks and benefits.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of the American College of Cardiology guidelines for cardiac testing to determine which, if any, athletes need prior to returning to physical activity and competition after a COVID-19 infection.
  • Review the guidelines from various sporting organizations in the U.S. to ensure a safe return to play for athletes of all ages and abilities after a COVID-19 infection.
Keynote Speakers
Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator COVID 19: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go
Paul A. Offit, M.D., Director, Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The COVID-19 Vaccine – Considerations for Athletes and their Team Physicians

Visit the meeting site for more information

Cardio
Cardiology
University of Vermont Medical Center Cardiovascular/Vascular Forum
Virtual Meeting/ South Burlington, VT
December 7, 2020

The University of Vermont Medical Center Cardiovascular/Vascular Forum will be held in a safe, socially-distanced seating format – with a live-streaming virtual format option also available – at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont on Dec. 7, 2020. The goal of the Forum is to deliver education about cardiovascular and vascular disease, facilitate the accuracy of referrals and prevent delay of treatment that contributes to further complications and potential hospital admissions. Read More

Topics addressed at the Forum will include an update on carotid disease and interventions; point-of-care ultrasound, didactic and hands-on experience; mitral clip; atrial fibrillation update and interventions; and May-Thurner Syndrome, DVT and IVC Filter updates.

The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by ACCME, ACPE and ANCC to provide CME. The University of Vermont designates the Forum for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The program has also been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4 Nursing Contact Hours.

Visit the meeting site for more information

 

Become an AudioDigest Ambassador

Do you know about our referral program? Sign-up to become an AudioDigest Ambassador, share your referral link and watch your rewards grow! No limits! Earn $100 Today!

Learn More ⟶

View
Your
Offer

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you are giving consent to cookies being used. For information on cookies and how you can disable them visit our Privacy and Cookie Policy.   Agree