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Advances in the Practice of Medicine in the Last 40 Years – GRENADA

16/07/2016 / Conferences /

Advances in the Practice of Medicine in the Last 40 Years

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of St. George’s University School of Medicine

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

March 25 – April 1, 2017

For more information, please refer to St. George’s University Alumni Association.

This program has been accredited by Hackensack University Medical Center, and supported by St. George’s University.

There will be a total of 16 credits awarded.

Monday 3/27/17

07:30 – 08:00 Breakfast Buffet

08:15 – 09:00 Building a Medical School Around Social Needs – Dr. G. Richard Olds

  • What are the determinants of where doctors practice?
  • How would you design a medical school to get a higher percentage of its graduates going into specialties that society needs?
  • How could SGU position itself in the future to better address the US health needs?

09:00 – 09:45 Update on Sepsis: Where are we in 2017 – Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Define Sepsis and its impact on our society.
  • Identify major areas of sepsis treatment.
  • Discuss three recent large trials about early goal-directed therapy.
  • Where do we go from here?

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Opioid Abuse: What it Means to Medicine – Dr. Bruce Bonanno

  • Learn how the recent spike in Opioid abuse came about.
  • Learn where the problems of Opioid abuse exist.
  • Learn what health care providers can do to help with the problem

10:45 – 11:30 Palliative Care Talk and Substance Abuse Treatment – Dr. Rebecca Smith

Tuesday 3/28/17

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements

08:15 – 09:00 Zika: What it means to you – Dr. Dolland Noel

09:00 – 09:45 Pathogenesis of the Zika Virus in the Fetus – Dr. Frances McGill

  • Describe the current knowledge of the Zika Virus.
  • Describe fetal surveillance in the Zika positive pregnant woman.
  • Identify interventions to decrease transmission of infection to women of child-bearing age.

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Revenge of the Rain Forest – Dr. G. Richard Olds

  • Understand the dynamics required for a virus to make the species jump to man.
  • What was the “weak link” in our public health system that resulted in the US monkey pox outbreak?
  • What were appropriate and inappropriate responses by the US to the West African Ebola out-break?

10:45 – 11:30 Acute Management of Headaches in the Emergency Department: Past, Present and Future – Dr. Joseph Feldman

  • Define primary headache type.
  • How patients were treated in the past.
  • How patients “should be” treated presently.
  • How patients should be treated in the future.

Wednesday 3/29/17

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements

08:15 – 09:00 Apneic Oxygenation: What is it? – Dr. Molly Mallone

  • What is Apneic Oxygenation and how is it being used in today’s Emergency Departments?
  • Discussion on our prospective randomized control trial that is currently enrolling patients at Hackensack University Medical Center.
  • The FELLOW Trial: What does it mean for Apneic Oxygenation in the ED and our study?

09:00 – 09:45 Excluding the Diagnosis of DVT/PE: The Workup of Low and Intermediate Risk Patient with VTE – Dr. Joseph Feldman

  • To describe how to effectively and efficiently exclude the diagnosis of DVT/PE in low to intermediate risk patients.
  • Why a sensitive d-dimer assay in conjunction with a clinical prediction rule is a cost efficient, safe strategy to incorporate in your clinical practice.
  • To discuss the workup of low risk DVT/PE and how it has become part of the new world order of Ed public reporting.

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Therapeutic Hypothermia and Fever Control: Can We Prevent More Injury? – Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Provide a historical background on the use of hypothermia in critical illness.
  • Discuss the science behind therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Understand the role of therapeutic hypothermia in clinical conditions.
  • Evaluate what therapeutic hypothermia can do for lung injury patients.

10:45 – 11:30 Cardiogenic Shock – Are we Winning the Battle? – Dr. Daniel Herr

  • Understand the history of treatment.
  • Understand what works for CV shock and what does not.
  • Learn about new therapies

Thursday 3/30/17

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements

08:15 – 09:00 Interventional Pulmonology: When to Involve? – Dr. J. Francis Turner

09:00 – 09:45 Nutrition Education for the Practicing Physician – Dr. Jack Pasquale

  • Provide a basic overview of how nutrition is important in patient care.
  • Show how to use nutrition as a preventive measure in health outcomes.
  • Help educate patients on what they can do to improve their nutrition status.
  • Allow the practicing physician to be able to provide reliable nutrition recommendations.

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Dr. Raymond Osbourne

  • Discuss the different levels of government structure and how it will determine where someone is incarcerated.
  • Discuss the unusual uses of medications in prisons and by prisoners giving an insight into how they can be used in the community.
  • Discuss the handling of emergency type complaints (such as Chest Pain) in prison.

10:45 – 11:30 Radiology’s Role in Improving Patient Outcomes for the Primary Care and Emergency Physicians – Dr. Randy Becker

  • Discuss imaging services available and what are most appropriate and available to the referring clinician.
  • Discuss teaching points and pitfalls in failure to diagnose.
  • Suggest next appropriate imaging and non-imaging steps for the clinician.
  • Discuss the most appropriate exam to order when time is of the essence as well as when bloodwork is needed.

Dr. G. Richard Olds

Dr. Nirav Shah

Dr. Bruce Bonanno

Dr. Rebecca Smith

Dr. Dolland Noel

Dr. Frances McGill

Dr. Joseph Feldman

Dr. Molly Mallone

Dr. Daniel Herr

Dr. J. Francis Turner

Dr. Jack Pasquale

Dr. Raymond Osbourne

Dr. Randy Becker

Radisson Grenada Beach Resort

Located on Spice Island, the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort offers the complete Caribbean experience with beachfront rooms, a rejuvenating spa, a dive shop and four island-themed restaurants on site. Relax on your private balcony before exploring the enchanting Grand Anse Beach, just steps away. With a bus station just outside and Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) about six kilometres away, getting around the island is simple.

To get a special room rate from the Radisson, please email . They will be able to help you further for the special conference room rates!



For land only the rate is $375USD per person per night based on double occupancy


Conference registration includes one entry to the Welcome Buffet                     $600USD
and one entry to the Closing Ceremony

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (Before February 15th):                                             $500USD



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