Meeting Spot

July 31, 2009
MDNG Primary Care, July 2009, Volume 12, Issue 7

Here's some idea of what to expect at the AAFP Scientific Assembly.

October 14—18

AAFP Scientific Assembly

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

Notable presentations and events:

Wednesday, October 14, 10:30—11:30AM

John Bachman, MD

Online Consultations and Using the Web to Improve Your Productivity: Mayo’s Experience with its First 2000 Online Consults in Family Medicine

Participants will learn more about how to interpret the literature on e-medicine; review online consultation types, payments, and other online experiences; and formulate a plan for use of online consultation in their practices.

Friday, October 16, 10:30—11:30AM

Steve Milligan, MD

Managing Your Diabetic Patient in the Office and the Hospital: An Evidenced-based Approach

Attending physicians will learn how to apply current evidence in diagnosing patients with diabetes; treat patients in the outpatient setting with diabetes; and cite evidence in treating patients in the inpatient setting with diabetes.

Friday, October 16, 4:30—5:30PM

David Brazzo, MD

A Clinical Conversation: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Dr. Brazzo will explain that chronic neuropathic pain is a disease resulting from injury to peripheral and CNS neurons (disease, drug, toxin, trauma, etc) and is not a symptom. He will also discuss how physicians should interpret the signs and symptoms that indicate a neuropathic origin as patients describe their pain, and also explain how to formulate an approach in performing an early and thorough history, exam, and diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose when neuropathic pain is present.

Saturday, October 17, 3:00—4:00PM

Peter Ziemkowski, MD

A Physician’s Guide to Finding and Using Internet Medical Information

Participants will learn to use Internet resources to support medical decision making in the course of daily clinical care; research and evaluate sources of good quality patient education information; and critique and evaluate new sources of electronic information as they become available.

DESTINATION:

Boston, MA

Looking for info on what to do in Boston while you’re in town for the AAFP Scientific Assembly? We’ve compiled a few links that will help you find the perfect restaurant, nightclub, or museum.

The ZAGAT Guide to Boston Restaurants features dozens of no-holds-barred reviews and ratings for Boston metro area eateries. The lively discussion boards offer additional insight and opinions. www.zagat.com/boston

Visit this site to find the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available on only the best restaurants out there. Organized by neighborhood, this site includes hundreds of dining options and their contact info, cuisine type, price range, links to OpenTable.com, photos and more. www.wheretoeatboston.com

Visit The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston to experience outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, videos, and performance. The ICA presents interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture www.icaboston.org

While you’re in Boston, visit the Museum of Fine Arts and check out “Viva Mexico! Edward Weston and His Contemporaries,” an exhibition of 35 rare works by Edward Weston taken during the pivotal years of 1923 through 1926, when Mexico was a powerful magnet for foreign artists and intellectuals drawn to its ideal climate, dramatic landscapes, and inexpensive cost of living. In the mid-1920s, a vibrant photography movement in Mexico City centered around Weston and his Italian-born lover, Tina Modotti, and, during the 1930s, on the Surrealist-inspired work of Mexican native Manuel Alvarez Bravo, as well as the American photographer and documentary filmmaker Paul Strand. The exhibit also features a select group of pictures by Weston’s contemporaries, including Modotti, Strand, and Bravo. http://mfa.org