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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)


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.

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 - 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 - Friday, November 16, 2018 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 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.

2017 Epilepsy Board Review Online Course
Monday, July 31, 2017 12:32 PM - Monday, December 31, 2018 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 2017 Epilepsy Board Review Course.

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

2017 Pediatric Board Review Home Study Course
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Monday, December 31, 2018 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. 

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
Opioids: Safer Prescribing in the Time of an Epidemic
Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ross Hall, Washington, DC


Opioids: Safer Prescribing in the Time of an Epidemic

The meeting will explore topics including:
  • Safe Opioid Prescribing
  • Adjuvants for Pain Management
  • The role of Ketamine in Pain Management
The Crossroads of Cardiovascular Care: Merging Genetics with Lifestyle Medicine to Personalize Prevention
Friday, October 6, 2017 8:00 AM - 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 - 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.
DCRx: Pain Management: Beyond Opioids
Friday, November 3, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM The George Washington Hospital, Basement Auditorium, Washington, DC


DCRx: Pain Management: Beyond Opioids

Opioid addiction is a national epidemic, but what options for chronic pain management are available? This unique half-day event will focus on a multimodal approach to helping patients manage pain. Speakers will include Donald Abrams, MD (University of California, San Francisco), Raymond Dionne, DDS, MS, PhD (East Carolina University), Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD (Georgetown University Medical Center), and Mikhail Kogan, MD (The George Washington University). Topics Include:

  • Are NSAIDs underused for chronic pain?
  • Is medical cannabis appropriate for pain patients?
  • Does evidence support the use of yoga, herbs, dietary supplements, or manipulative therapies for chronic pain?

Representatives from the DC Department of Health will also discuss the process for becoming a medical cannabis recommender.

This free, DCDOH-funded event will include 3.0 credits of CME/CPE. Physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists are all welcome (nurses in DC can use CME credits as CEUs).

The George Washington University Hospital is directly above the Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange/Silver Lines) Metro stop.  Information about hospital parking can be found here.

2017 Introduction to Neuromuscular Disorders for Primary Care Physicians
Saturday, November 4, 2017 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM GWU Science and Engineering Hall, Washington, DC


This one-day program will provide an extensive update of the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the field of Hematology. A panel of the field's leading hematology experts will present on cutting-edge research and offer practical strategies to help you incorporate these advances into your daily clinical practice.
2017 Society for Claustrum Research 4th Annual Symposium: A Brave New Claustrum
Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM GWU Science and Engineering Hall, Washington, DC


This one-day program will feature a number of exciting talks from cutting-edge claustrum researchers throughout the world, who have made great strides at understanding the physiology of the inputs and outputs of claustro-cortical connections.
The Fifth International Symposium on Thymosins in Health and Disease
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:00 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.

4th Annual Cardiovascular Symposium: Practical Strategies in Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management
Saturday, December 9, 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.

7th Bubble CPAP and Non-Invasive Respiratory Management of the Neonate Conference
Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:00 AM - Sunday, December 10, 2017 5:00 PM Washington, DC


7th Bubble CPAP and Non-Invasive Respiratory Management of the Neonate Conference