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Conferences

Pri-Med Southwest 2011 featured more than 35 lectures covering disease states, emerging research, public health, and policy issues.
There were two goals for this year's meeting: 1) "To disseminate knowledge of optimal cardiovascular care, disease prevention and improvements in overall patient outcomes;" and 2) "To foster the translation of evidence-based cardiovascular science and interventional concepts and techniques into daily clinical practice."
The meeting focused on new ways for health care professionals, with new cutting-edge science and innovation, to improve and increase patients' quality of life. Sessions featured discussions on translational research, clinical trials, practice management, and a variety of keynote lectures with some of the top cardiology experts.
The 2011 AAN conference featured more than 2,500 abstracts and presentations, the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative program, and a comprehensive scientific program covering a range of topics in neurology and neuroscience.
The AACE 2011 Annual Meeting featured expert lectures, interactive discussions, and a variety of educational sessions and symposia, all designed for the practicing endocrinologist.
The sessions at this year's ADA meeting provided information about "the latest basic and clinical science research advances in over 165 cutting-edge sessions presented by world-renowned diabetes experts" through symposia, debates, lectures, and oral presentations. The meeting content was organized into eight theme areas: acute and chronic complications; behaviorial medicine, clinical nutrition, education, and exercise; clinical diabetes/therapeutics; epidemiology/genetics; immunology/transplantation; insulin signaling/insulin action; integrated physiology/obesity; and islet biology/insulin sectretion.
This event featured the world's largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and gastrointestinal surgery.
This meeting focused on providing attendees with clinical updates on emerging infectious, diagnostics, vaccinations, and therapies. Some of the meeting objectives included updating clinicians on state-of-the-art developments in infectious diseases, promote multi-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration among clinicians, and reduce selected practice gaps in various disease areas.
This year's meeting featured a number sessions on controversial topics happening in pediatric medicine including anti-vaccination movement, human trafficking, drug abuse, medical marijuana, and autism.
The theme of this year’s meeting was: “Proud of Our Past – Preparing for Our Future.” President-elect and program chair Stanley M. Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, explained that the theme was chosen as “this year is the centennial anniversary of immunotherapy, and we also must have the tools to evolve into the future.” The meeting’s overall objectives included identifying major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research in immunologic mechanisms and allergic responses; demonstrating knowledge of basic processes linking molecular and cellular biology and genetics with allergic pathophysiology and immunodeficiency; evaluating the impact of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies on health care costs and outcomes; among others.
This year’s ACR/ARHP Scientific Meeting provided a number of educational opportunities for attendees including didactic lectures, debates, poster tours, and Meet the Professor and Workshop sessions focusing on the latest and greatest clinical news in rheumatology over the last year. The objectives for the meeting included identifying recent developments in diagnosing and managing patients with rheumatic diseases; new technologies for treating rheumatic diseases; challenges in delivery of care and possible solutions; new research to improve the quality of care; and recent research findings. The activity is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the American College of Rheumatology.
This meeting provided health care professionals who treat gastroenterology conditions with increased knowledge in improving the quality of care given to the patient. Featured topics include reviewing the efficacy and safety of biologic agents in treating IBD; medical and surgical indications for intestinal transplants; genetic markers for early detection of colorectal cancer; and the impact of health care reform on gastroenterologists.