Association of Weill Cornell Medical College and the
Practicing Physicians Department of Medicine present

The New York- Presbyterian Hospital the longest running Weill-Cornell Program of Continuing Medical Education 1974-2010


June 11-15, 2012

Target Audience:

Internists, adolescencepediatricians, geriatricians, family physicians and other primary care providers, residents, specialists and practitioners in various subspecialties of internal medicine.

About the Prtogram

This 5-day course addresses topics of interest and concern to various subspecialties in Internal Medicine. It is designed to update participants on current directions and new developments in diagnosis, treatment, medications and preventive strategies with the goal of improving patient management and advancing clinical practice. Although board review is not the primary purpose of this course, the presentations and medical grand rounds may be useful to candidates taking the Internal Medicine Boards or the Recertification Examination.

Statment of Need:

Internists, adolescence-pediatricians, geriatricians, family physicians,other primary health care providers, as well as other specialists. This Wednesday evening series is targeted to update internists' knowledge in the field of internal medicine and allied sciences; emphasis is on new developments, mechanisms, concepts, newly available tests and medications. Designed to improve physicians' management of patients. Every effort is made to concentrate on practical aspects of clinical practice.


Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Weill Cornell Medical College designates this educational activity for 39.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Monday June 11, 2012

8:00-8:30- Introduction

8:30-9:30- Jim Cheung, M.D. “Atrail Fibrillation”

9:30-10:30- Stephen J. Ferrando, M.D. “Update Antidepressants”

10-:30-11:00- Coffee Break

11:00-12:00-TBA “Bipolar”

12:00-1:00- Lunch

1:00-2:00- Joseph Fins, M.D. “End of Life”

2:00-3:00-Stanley J. Goldsmith, M.D. “Thyroid Cancer”

3:00-4:00- Lisa R. Sammaritano, M.D. “Autoimmune Arthritis”

4:00-5:00- Louis J. Aronne, M.D. “Obesity”

Tuesday June 12, 2012

8:00-9:00- Francesco Rubino, M.D. “Bariatric Surgery”

9:00-10:00- TBA “Anticoagulation”

10:00-10:15- Coffee Break

10:15-11:00- Susan Ball, M.D. “HIV/AIDS”

11:00-12:00- Ann Moore, M.D. “Update Breast Cancer”

12:00-1:00- Grand Rounds- TBA

1:00-2:00- Lunch

2:00-3:00- Andrew Martorella, M.D. “Diabetes”

3:00-4:00 Garrick Leonard, M.D. “Update Gynecology”

4:00-5:00- Samuel Mann, M.D. “Resistant Hypertension”

Wednesday June 13, 2012

8:00-9:00 David Becker, MD “Skin Lesions”

9:00-10:00 Peter Halperin, MD “Skin Cancers”

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:00 Arthur Heller, MD “Diarrhea”

11:00-12:00 Bassem Masri, MD “Lipids”
12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Charles Maltz, MD “LFT’s/PPI’s”

2:00-3:00 Brian Landzberg, MD “Celiac Disease”

3:00-4:00 Bradley Connor, MD “Travel Medicine”

4:00-5:00 Gillian Shepard, MD “Update Allergy”

Thursday June 14, 2012

8:00-9:00 Evelyn Horn, MD “Congestive Heart Failure”

9:00-10:00 Richard Bockman, MD “Vitamin D/Bone Met.”

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:00 Ira Jacobson, MD “Hepatitis”

11:00-12:00 David Calfee, MD “Hospital Acquired Diseases”

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Andre Panagos, MD “Pain Management”

2:00-3:00 Abraham Sanders, MD “TBc”

3:00-4:00 David Brillon, MD “Diabetes Update”

4:00-5:00 Daniel Libby, MD “Lung Cancer Detection”

Friday June 15, 2012

8:00-9:00 Morton Coleman, MD “Myeloma”

9:00-10:00 Mark Pasmentier, MD “Solid Tumors”

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:00 TBA “Leukemia”

11:00-12:00 Dana Liefer, MD “Stroke”

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 James Hurley, MD “Graves Disease”

2:00-3:00 Anne Moscone, MD “Influenza”

3:00-4:00 Michael Lockshin, MD “Lupus”

4:00-5:00 Michele Drotman, MD “Women’s Imaging”



New-York Presbyterian Hispital - Weill Cornell Center
1300 York Avenue,
New York, NY
Uris Auditoriam, B-011

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Limited parking space is available at regular rates at nearby garages. Private car use is not suggested.

Hotel Accommodations:

To be arranged by the registrants. List of nearby facilities will be provided upon request.
For Helmsley Tower accommodations (at 70 Street & York Avenue) call: 212.472.8400 or 800.468.6937
For further information please contact Administrative Coordinator, Juliet Kadriu at: 212-746-4752 or via email at

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