CPE Conferences



Title Banner Date Description
Culturally Competent LGBTQIA Care
Culturally Competent LGBTQIA Care Banner Friday, September 28, 2018 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

Specialties: ALL

This two hour course will educate providers on culturally competent care for gender minorities (transgender and gender non-binary) and sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, and bisexuals). 
Mental Health Care for Emerging Adults
Mental Health Care for Emerging Adults Banner Friday, September 28, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM The National Union Building, Washington, DC

Specialties: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Psychology

Millennials, iGen, GenZ, Digital Natives? Technology and social media have transformed the social and cultural landscape over the past decade creatinga different set of challenges for emerging adults. However, technology is not the only factor in the healthy development of emerging adults. Mental Health Care for Emerging Adults is a one-day conference designed to highlight the unique needs of emerging adults. Presentations will address innovative approaches to mental health treatment, social media and suicide, the experience of families/patients in the system, technology and treatment and community based approaches to health care, and working with diverse populations. By the end of the conference, participants will have increased knowledge about the dynamics and developmental milestones of emerging adults and increased awareness of the distinct nature of this age group and ways in which treatment approaches can be tailored to better meet the needs of this population.

This conference is presented in collaboration with:

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society of Washington

Gastric and Soft Tissue Neoplasms 2018
Gastric and Soft Tissue Neoplasms 2018 Banner Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM Washington, DC

Specialties: Radiology, Gastroenterology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery

This educational symposium will update the medical community on the state-of-the-art care of gastric and soft tissue neoplasms, while focusing on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of these rare and complicated disease entities, including gastric adenocarcinoma and desmoid tumors. National and international renowned guest speakers and distinguished faculty including those from MedStar Health and MedStar Georgetown Cancer Institute will discuss the significant roles of evolving new diagnostic modalities, immune therapies, the use of organ-sparing surgery, the use of state-of-the art radiotherapy in gastric cancer and desmoid tumors.

Melanoma: Biology & Patient Management 2018
Melanoma: Biology & Patient Management 2018 Banner Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Washington, DC

Specialties: Radiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Surgery

This one-day conference will examine clinical updates in melanoma biology staging and early disease management. In addition, revolutionary advances in the treatment of patients with high risk and metastatic disease will be discussed with a special emphasis a multidisciplinary approach. 
Advanced Heart Failure Summit: 30th Anniversary Celebration of Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation at MHVI (AHF)
Advanced Heart Failure Summit: 30th Anniversary Celebration of Ventricular Assist Devices and Heart Transplantation at MHVI (AHF) Banner Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Martin's Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD

Specialties: Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine


This half day symposium will review the latest in the diagnosis and management of advanced heart failure. A special emphasis will be given to special conditions such as infiltrative cardiomyopathies, pulmonary hypertension and genetic conditions.
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) for the Primary Care Provider 2018
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) for the Primary Care Provider 2018 Banner Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

Specialties: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Gerontology

Many patient visits to primary care providers are for complaints related to the ear, nose, and throat. With the ever evolving guidelines for managing common ENT disorders, it can be difficult to keep abreast of these changes. This one-day course will improve primary care practitioners’ comfort in treating ear, nose, and throat conditions, by covering the latest management strategies, technologies, and techniques for treating these conditions. It will help attendees identify indications to refer patients to specialists, and become familiar with treatment options in ENT that are available so that physicians can educate patients prior to treatment.
The 13th Annual Georgetown Meeting on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Pancreatobiliary Surgery
The 13th Annual Georgetown Meeting on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Pancreatobiliary Surgery Banner Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC

Specialties: Radiology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery

This one-day symposium highlights the role of multidisciplinary approach including the new developments in endoscopic and radiologic imaging and surgical approaches to pancreatic and biliary diseases. 
Thyroid Update: New Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatments of Thyroid Disease
Thyroid Update: New Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatments of Thyroid Disease Banner Friday, December 7, 2018 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Kellogg Conference Hotel, Washington, DC

Specialties: Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Medical Oncology

Thyroid conditions such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers are among the most common diseases encountered by physicians. This program aims to clarify the important issues surrounding the diagnosis and management of these common thyroid disorders.
Lung Cancer 2018: Progress and Future Directions
Lung Cancer 2018: Progress and Future Directions Banner Saturday, December 8, 2018 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM The Wink Hotel, Washington, DC, Washington, DC

Specialties: Radiology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Medical Oncology

This one-day symposium will provide a comprehensive update on recent advances in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies. There is increasing recognition of a gap between evidence-based guidelines and clinical practice, with research demonstrating that up to 40% of patients fail to receive effective therapies and 20% of patients receive therapies that are ineffective or even harmful.  Reducing these gaps leads to reduction in patient morbidity and mortality, and decreased health care costs. With the rapid advances in thoracic oncology, this symposium attempts to crystallize current knowledge and provide critical information and key take-home points to the busy practicing clinician involved in the care of patients with thoracic malignancies. Key focus topics will include guidelines to establish an effective clinically oriented smoking cessation program, the changes to lung cancer staging using the IASLC 8th edition guidelines, novel diagnostic tools such as robotic bronchoscopy, patient selection for multi-modality therapy in locally advanced lung cancer including surgical controversies and role of immunotherapy and proton beam radiation, advances in the biology and management of small cell lung cancer, and recent advances in immuno-oncology and targeted therapies in lung cancer. The symposium will also focus on strategies to detect and manage toxicities of immunotherapy for nurses and pharmacists. This symposium will review all of the recent advances in a highly interactive case-based discussion format, supported by didactic lectures by thought leaders and other well-respected faculty in each field.

Kidney and Bladder Cancers: Updates on Clinical Management 2019
Kidney and Bladder Cancers: Updates on Clinical Management 2019 Banner Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Bethesda, MD

Specialties: Oncology, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Urology

This biennial, multidisciplinary, one-day conference will provide an update on the clinical management of patients with kidney and bladder (urothelial) cancers. 
Diabetic Limb Salvage 2019 (DLS)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 6:00 AM - Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:00 PM JW Marriott, Washington, DC, Washington, DC


MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s Diabetic Limb Salvage Conference is a multidisciplinary team approach meeting that provides each member of the healthcare team with the education and resources needed to heal wounds and prevent amputations. It features a prominent international faculty that promotes the importance of a multispecialty approach in limb salvage. The course is designed for healthcare practitioners of all specialties and promotes an evidence-based approach with emphasis on take-home points, techniques, and functional outcomes. The meeting format will include didactic lectures, specialty symposia, and video surgical case demonstrations for the purpose of providing an interactive learning experience.This conference is intended for diabetes and wound care specialists, vascular surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons,  podiatric surgeons, plastic surgeons, endocrinologists, family practice physicians, infectious disease specialists, cardiovascular and endovascular specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, nurses, peripheral nerve specialists, certified diabetes educators, and other members of the healthcare team involved in diabetic foot and limb salvage.
Play with Aces and Always Win: Pelvic Surgery at its Best
Play with Aces and Always Win: Pelvic Surgery at its Best Banner Friday, April 5, 2019 7:00 AM - Saturday, April 6, 2019 5:00 PM Marriott Metro Center, Washington, DC

Specialties: Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology, Urology

This course is designed for Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Urologists, and physicians who perform pelvic surgery, from basic to advanced, and will focus on multiple issues that arise during pelvic surgery. 
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Other Inflammatory Pathologies of the GI Tract 2019 (IBD)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, McLean, VA

Specialties: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Medical Oncology, Pediatric Gastroenterology

The purpose of this symposium is to provide up-to-date information on the pathogenesis of the disease process, as well as evidence-based recommendations on the management and monitoring of IBD and other inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. Through this course, the gap between state of the art practice and current practices will be closed in order to provide a high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to patients with IBD. We believe this approach will improve the quality of care provided to patients, decrease the risk of complications and morbidity, and reduce the overall burden of IBD on the patient and society.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This conference is intended for gastroenterologists, pathologists, pediatricians, radiologists, surgeons, internists, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and members of the healthcare team interested in the treatment of IBD, inflammatory pathologies of the GI tract and state of the art endoscopic advances.