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  • General Thoracic Surgery

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    Our annual post-graduate course in general thoracic surgery--the first such course offered in the United States--continues to fulfill its mission for the 45th year. The objective of this course, which will be held May 25-26, 2017, is to provide an in-depth review of selected topics in general thoracic surgery. Emphasis will be on current principles of management and surgical technique.
  • Primary Care Orthopaedics

    Monday, May 08, 2017

    See the agenda from the 2016 course

    May 8-9, 2017

    It has been estimated that one-third of symptoms reported to primary care physicians are musculoskeletal, and the vast majority of musculoskeletal disease is evaluated by a primary care, urgent care, or occupational medicine provider before patients are ever seen by a specialist. The goal of this course is to address the outpatient care of common musculoskeletal problems by primary care providers. The diagnosis and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders will be covered in lectures, case discussions, and video demonstrations of examination and injection techniques. In addition, optional workshops in splinting and casting and interpretation of radiological studies will be available to participants. In participating in this course, we hope that our audience will be able to discuss the relationship between the anatomy and injury of specific anatomical areas; describe initial management of many orthopedic problems, both acute and chronic; and be more familiar with how to conduct and interpret musculoskeletal physical examinations.
  • Save the Date: Primary Care Pediatrics

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    During some sessions, the course breaks into small seminars to explore areas of particular interest. The practice of general pediatrics requires a large knowledge base covering many areas of practice. Keeping up to date is a challenge. Using the yearly course evaluations, we determine the topic areas most needed by pediatricians. These generally include disciplines that are not well-taught during training. We aim to present state of-the-art information that pediatricians can incorporate into their daily practices.
  • Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    This course focuses on developing competencies in these key leadership skill sets: Mission & Vision; Leadership Style & Skill; Strategic Planning; Negotiations & Advocacy; Fiscal Responsibility; Performance & Outcomes; Leading People; and Communication. The course also covers diversity strategies for organizations to decrease the gap for women in healthcare leadership.
  • Dual Energy CT 2016: Focused Review of an Emerging Technology with Novel Clinical Applications

    Friday, November 04, 2016

    Dual energy CT (DECT) is an emerging technology that has shown tremendous potential to enhance diagnosis & tissue characterization, resulting in improved patient care. The educational objective of this intensive, 1.5 day course is to provide a comprehensive, focused review of the major basic & advanced principles of DECT scanning in the evaluation, treatment, and management of acutely & chronically ill patients.
  • Advances in Surgical Oncology 2016

    Friday, November 04, 2016

  • Grand Rounds - Eric Giza, MD

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Eric Giza, MD
    Chief of Foot & Ankle Service, University of California Davis Medical Group

    Host: Christopher DiGiovanni, MD
  • 6th Annual International Spine Surgery Symposium

    Monday, October 24, 2016

    6th Annual International Spine Surgery Symposium at the Seaport Hotel, Boston More information and an agenda coming soon.
  • Save the Date: Common Pediatric Hurdles: Advice and Updates from the Experts

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    This three quarter day live course will focus on the needs of the office-based practitioner. Subject matter presented will increase awareness of evolving and commonly encountered issues in daily practice with the goal of improving diagnostic skills and patient care. Experts will update attendees with new approaches to diagnosis and treatment of common issues seen in the primary care setting. Topics include will be listed at a later date
  • Grand Rounds - Martin Gargan, FRCS

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    Martin Gargan, FRCS, MA
    Head, Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Harold & Bernice Groves Chair in Orthopaedics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

    Host: Brian Grottkau, MD

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Stories in the 07/15/2016 Issue of Hotline

Each week, MGH Hotline reports important news within the Massachusetts General Hospital community featuring employees and initiatives that focus on bettering the future of clinical care, research and training.

  • A continuing quest for awareness

    The MGH Leadership Council for Psychiatry continued its quest to raise awareness of mental illness and diminish its stigma when members and guests from across the country convened in Boston on June 20 for the Leadership Council’s Fifth Annual Visiting Day.

  • Celebrating Patient Safety Stars

    As part of the MGH's commitment to quality and safety, Hotline will feature each of the 50 Patient Safety Stars throughout the remainder of the year, highlighting their standout nominations.

  • Comforting creations

    On July 5, the Chaplaincy’s Prayer Shawl ministry blessed 120 newly handmade creations – including shawls, hats and robes – in the MGH Chapel.

  • High school hero

    For more than 15 years, Denis Kanach of Virginia worried about what had been described to him by one doctor as a “time bomb” waiting to go off in his chest.

  • Live, love, give blood

    There is currently a significant shortage of blood products throughout the U.S. As the largest transfuser of blood in the region, the MGH requires large amounts of blood products to maintain a safe and reliable blood supply.

  • MGH Revere opens new YouthZone

    On June 23, Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo joined Joan Quinlan, MGH vice president of Community Health, and Debra Jacobson, administrative director of the MGH Revere HealthCare Center, and other elected officials and community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new home of the MGH Revere YouthZone, located at 300 Broadway.

  • Outsmarting stress

    There is no perfect antidote to combating stress, rather there are several options a person can turn to when working to outsmart stress, says MGH neurologist Marie Pasinski, MD. “Your mind can only hold one thought at a time, so if you force yourself to think a positive thought, you can’t be thinking a negative thought – and you can start to redesign the infrastructure of the brain.”

  • Research Roundup July 2016

    Research at the MGH is interwoven throughout more than 30 departments, centers and units, and is conducted with the support and guidance of the MGH Research Institute. The Research Roundup is a monthly series highlighting studies, news and events.

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