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DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing
Monday, December 1, 2014 - Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 AM Washington , DC


DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

The DC Center for Rational Prescribing (DCRx) provides information about medications and other therapeutic options to physicians and healthcare professionals. Rational prescribing is defined as choosing treatments based on the best-available evidence and benefits that outweigh harms. High cost can be considered a possible harm. In order to help healthcare professionals in the District prescribe rationally, the DC Department of Health is providing non-commercial, independent continuing education, along with access to other educational resources.

Current Modules include:

  • Generic Drugs, Myths and Facts (1.0 Credit)
  • Drug Approval & Promotion in the United States (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Biochemistry and Pharmacology (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Evidence on Efficacy (1.0 Credit)
  • Rational Prescribing for Older Adults (1.0 Credit)
  • Myths and Facts About Opioids (1.5 Credits)
  • Getting Patients Off of Opioids (1.5 Credits)
  • What You Need to Know about PrEP (1.5 Credits)
  • Taking a Sexual History to Reduce HIV Risk (1.5 Credits)
  • Industry Influence on the Practice of Medicine (1.0 Credit)


2016 Epilepsy Board Review Online Course
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:32 PM - 1:32 PM - Monday, July 31, 2017 1:32 PM Washington, DC


Prepare for ABPN certification/recertification in the subspecialty of Epilepsy from the comfort of your home, office, or while on the go.

The Epilepsy Board Review Home Study Course features over 25 hours of board-focused presentations recorded at the 2016 Epilepsy Board Review Course.

Access course content online or download audio files to your favorite mobile device.

2016 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand
Thursday, September 1, 2016 5:08 PM - 6:08 PM - Friday, November 10, 2017 6:08 PM Washington, DC


Whether you need to certify, re-certify, or simply review for board examinations, GW’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices course has been the preferred course for the past 30 years.

Now, experience the complete catalog of course material and lectures from the comfort of your own home with GW’s new online course, Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand.

2016 Course Features

- Up to 70 hours of comprehensive, exam-focused content led by the nation's leading clinicians and educators.

- 1 year access to high quality video presentations of slides and fully synchronized audio that can be conveniently accessed from any computer, mobile device, or smartphone.

- Access to the course electronic syllabus and mobile note-taking app.

- CME credit and MOC points available.
Online ABIM-Style Infectious Disease Recertification Questions for Internists - Set A
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM ONLINE, DC


This online certficiation/recertification examination preparation material is available for use any time between the above dates.

Online MOC for Internists: Infectious Disease Case Vignettes with ABIM Practice Questions and Rationales

From the faculty of Infectious Disease Board Review (IDBR)

Directors: John E Bennett MD and Henry Masur MD

Co-directors: Paul Auwaerter, MD, David Gilbert, MD, Roy Gulick, MD, Bennett Lorber, MD, Andrew Pavia, MD, Michael Scheld, MD, and Richard Whitley, MD.

Online ABIM-Style Infectious Disease Recertification Questions for Internists - Set B
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM ONLINE, DC


This online certficiation/recertification examination preparation material is available for use any time between the above dates.

Online MOC for Internists: Infectious Disease Case Vignettes with ABIM Practice Questions and Rationales

From the faculty of Infectious Disease Board Review (IDBR)

Directors: John E Bennett MD and Henry Masur MD

Co-directors: Paul Auwaerter, MD, David Gilbert, MD, Roy Gulick, MD, Bennett Lorber, MD, Andrew Pavia, MD, Michael Scheld, MD, and Richard Whitley, MD.

Pediatric Board Review Home Study Course
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 12:00 AM Washington, DC


This course includes 35+ hours of lectures from our live course in the form of streaming videos or audio files that are available on our online learning management system.  You can watch or listen from a variety of devices at any time throughout your busy day.  

Access is provided to our mobile app which incorporates all slides presented during the course.  As you listen to or watch the lectures, the app allows for note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking within the app.  All slides are also available to download in a comprehensive black and white version of the syllabus from our online course website. 

Participants find the 200+ board prep questions extremely valuable.  They are provided in an online format complete with feedback on your responses and detailed reports of your performance.  They have been designed and edited by our faculty with expertise in standardized test questions with input from content experts. 

2017 IDBR Home Study Course
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 AM Washington, DC


The Home Study (Full Online Course) is available for anyone who cannot make it to the Live Course and includes nearly all of the features provided to Live Course participants.

Materials Availability:

  • 400 board prep questions - June 15th 
  • 100 photo-based questions covering a range of infectious diseases - June 15th 
  • Primers and study guideon microbiology, antibacterial resistance, antiviral resistance, HIV resistance, antifungal resistance, images to know, Rickettsia, and differential diagnosis of skin ulcers - June 15th 
  • Online-Only Lectures - June 15th
  • Online downloadable syllabus (PDFs of the slides presented) - August 15th
  • Online streaming files of slides in color, synced to audio recordings (not downloadable) - September 5
  • Downloadable MP3 files of the audio recordings presented at the live course - September 10
  • Answer keysfor the questions presented in the lectures - September 10
  • Post Test - September 15

Online Materials Log in: http://gwcehp.learnercommunity.com/infectious-diseases

2017 IDBR Online Express
Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:05 PM - 12:01 AM - Friday, November 16, 2018 12:01 AM Washington, DC


The Online Express is an abbreviated version of the Home Study (Full Online Course). The 2017 Infectious Disease Board Review Online Express includes the following materials:

  • 400 board preparation questions
  • 100 photo-based questions covering a range of infectious diseases
  • Primers and study guides on microbiology, antibacterial resistance, antiviral resistance, HIV resistance, antifungal resistance, and differential diagnosis of skin ulcers
2017 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand
Saturday, July 1, 2017 5:08 PM - 6:08 PM - Friday, November 16, 2018 6:08 PM Washington, DC


Online access to this course will not be available until September 1, 2017. Although advance registration is currently open, you will receive an email with log-in details once the online course is accessible in September.

Whether you need to certify, re-certify, or simply review for board examinations, GW’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices course has been the preferred course for the past 32 years.

Now, experience the complete catalog of course material and lectures from the comfort of your own home with GW’s new online course, Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand.

2017 Course Features

- Up to 70 hours of comprehensive, exam-focused content led by the nation's leading clinicians and educators.

- 1 year access to high quality video presentations of slides and fully synchronized audio that can be conveniently accessed from any computer, mobile device, or smartphone.

- Access to the course electronic syllabus and mobile note-taking app.

- CME credit and MOC points available.

International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine (ICNM)
Friday, July 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Saturday, July 29, 2017 5:00 PM Washington, Washington, DC

2017 Pediatric Board Review
Monday, July 31, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Friday, August 4, 2017 5:00 PM Washington, DC


Children’s National Health System will present our 27th Annual Pediatric Board Review Course.  Faculty in general and sub-specialty pediatrics will present high-yield content delivered in an interactive style centered around board-style questions

www.childrensnational.org/boardreview

2017 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices Course
Thursday, August 10, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:00 PM Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA


For more than 30 years, thousands of hematologists and medical oncologists have attended GW’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices course.

Here’s why:

  • The most comprehensive review of clinical best practices presented by the nation's leading clinicians and educators in the field.
  • Lectures designed to reflect prevailing standards of care in Hematology and Medical Oncology.
  • Daily question review sessions to help you gauge your board readiness and basic knowledge of the topic areas.
  • A complete electronic syllabus and mobile note-taking app (printed syllabus available for an additional fee).
  • Complimentary access to the archived lectures and downloadable audio files for all live course attendees.
Art of Presence - 12th Annual Healthcare Renewal Retreat
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 12:00 PM - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:00 PM Assisi, Italy


Health professionals and care providers from all faiths, beliefs and cultures are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary retreat designed to provide respite and renewal, reflection and nourishment, and to reconnect with their original call to serve in the healthcare field. It provides time and space to immerse oneself in our own spirituality (that may oftentimes seem disconnected from our professional lives), and provide space to reflect on ways to integrate our spirituality into our daily professional lives more intentionally.
2017 IDBR Live Course
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:00 PM Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, McLean, VA


IDBR is an essential destination for physicians planning to certify or recertify in the Infectious Disease Subspecialty of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Each year more than 450 attendees join our renowned faculty for four and half days of expert lectures, interactive courses, and insightful looks into contemporary medicine. The 2017 Live Course comes with a full catalog of online materials including online-only presentations, downloadable MP3 lectures, study guides,  and examination prep-questions. This course is also suitable for physicians planning to take Infectious Disease sections of the Internal Medicine Board Examination.
Enhancing the Community Health Care Model: The Active Role of the Independent Pharmacist
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Atlanta , GA


This one-day symposium features five experts in the field of pharmacy. You will walk away from this symposium with a good perspective of the current health care model, a renewed purpose for the independent pharmacy, and fresh insight on how to serve as the much-needed clinical resource to your community.

Click here to learn more about the meeting.


Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Symposium
Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Washington, DC


The symposium will explore both common and unique applications for adult ECMO including reversible respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock, pulmonary embolism, trauma, sepsis, pregnancy, ECPR and organ procurement. Early recognition, implementation and basic management principles will be discussed. The comprehensive one-day symposium will cover a wide range of topics including case scenarios featuring:

  • History of ECMO
  • Veno-arterial ECMO (VA)
  • Veno-venous ECMO (VV)
  • Medical optimization prior to ECMO
  • Ventilator management on ECMO
  • Hemodynamics on ECMO
  • ECMO Transport
  • Ethics in ECMO
4th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium: Practical Strategies in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management
Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Fairmont Hotel, Washington, DC


The purpose of this symposium is to educate the cardiovascular team, as well as internists, with the most clinically relevant information regarding heart failure, arrhythmias, and structural ischemic and vascular issues.

The Crossroads of Cardiovascular Care: Merging Genetics with Lifestyle Medicine to Personalize Prevention
Friday, October 6, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Saturday, October 7, 2017 5:00 PM Phoenix, AZ


Advances in genomic-based science has put cardiovascular medicine at a crossroads. This two-day symposium features eight lifestyle medicine authorities bringing unique perspectives on the best ways to personalize cardiovascular care using genomic and traditional medicine. 

Click here to learn more about the meeting.


15th Biennial Meeting of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of North America
Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:00 PM Omni Shoreham, Washington , DC


The 15th Biennial Meeting of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of North America (DPSG-NA) is a three-day symposium featuring didactic lectures, debates and interactive panel discussions, with audience-driven participation and question/answer sessions.

The meeting also will include a poster session of basic, preclinical, and clinical biomedical research in topic areas selected by a DPSG-NA review committee. Internationally- and nationally-recognized experts will underscore the state-of- the-art new relevant information in areas including obesity, metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes. Specific areas that will be presented during the meeting will focus on new insights into the science of diabetes; glucose management; diabetes prevention; genetic underpinnings of diabetes and obesity; preconception care, nutrition, exercise, weight gain and obesity; pharmacokinetic considerations; diagnosis and consequences of diabetic fetopathy.

This conference is intended for obstetricians, gynecologists, geneticists, endocrinologists, nurses, midwives, residents, fellows, family practitioners, internists, students and healthcare professionals with a special interest in the treatment of the pregnant diabetic patient.
The Fifth International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Saturday, November 18, 2017 6:00 PM Jack Morton Auditorium, Washington, DC


The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Rome “San Raffaele” is pleased to host the Fifth International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease.

This meeting will bring together many of the leading researchers in the US, Europe, and Asia, to report on advances that have been made in the chemistry, biology, and clinical application of thymosins in health and disease.

The thymosins are a family of biologically active peptides with hormone-like properties that were first isolated in 1966. Since that time, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the role of these molecules in immunity and the nature of the physiological processes they regulate. Several of these small peptides, such as thymosin alpha 1 and thymosin beta 4, have been synthesized and shown to have important clinical applications. The physiological processes that these peptides affect include stimulation or suppression of immune responses, regulation of actin dynamics and cell motility, neuroplasticity, repair and remodeling of vessels of the heart and other injured tissues, angiogenesis, and stem cell differentiation. Several of these molecules have also been shown to be useful as molecular markers and as potential diagnostics in areas ranging from cancer and infectious diseases to autoimmune diseases and aging. 

In addition to reports on advances in basic research, the meeting will also highlight recent translational studies and detail how several of these molecules may play a role in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and infectious diseases such as hepatitis. The meeting should be of keen interest to basic researchers, clinicians, and students of science with interests in this area.