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November 2019

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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There is still time for ambulatory clinics in Pennsylvania to participate in the AHRQ Safety Program! Beginning in December 2019, this program combines evidence-based guidance with strategies to address the attitudes, beliefs, and culture that often pose challenges to improving antibiotic prescribing. Participation in this AHRQ program will help clinics meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements and can demonstrate compliance with the new Joint Commission Ambulatory Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard as many of the concepts are similar. Continuing education…

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Pittsburgh Career Networking Event

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Olive or Twist, 140 6th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
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Join friends and fellow job-seeking physician assistants at the Pittsburgh Primary Care Career Night, Thursday, Nov. 14, at Olive or Twist in downtown Pittsburgh. You'll find a wide variety of career opportunities at Community Health Centers and rural health clinics. There will be plenty of food, beverages, and giveaways plus a speaker who is currently working in an underserved area.

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“36th Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference”

November 15 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Station Square, 300 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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The Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference is an annual meeting at which the advances in schizophrenia research are reviewed by experts in the field. This year’s meeting will cover early identification and management of first episode psychoses based on knowledge obtained and disseminated from a NIMH funded trial.  Attendees will learn and review immune-inflammatory mechanisms that play a role in subgroups of persons with schizophrenia, especially gluten sensitivity and ongoing work to remediate this sensitivity.  Participants will hear about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and…

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December 2019

31st Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Co-directed by three area Neurosurgical Training Programs: the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, this year’s symposium will be devoted to the following theme: The Future of Neurosurgery is Now. Four keynote addresses by Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FAANS, FACS, Guy M. McKhann II, MD, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, and Gregory J. Zipfel, MD will carry forward the theme by discussing…

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Shaping the Future: Models of Integrated Care at UPMC

December 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232 United States
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Course Directors: Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD; Susan Jarquin, PhD Large healthcare systems across the nation are now pursuing the quadruple aim: 1) improving the health of populations, 2) enhancing the patient experience of care, 3) reducing the per capita cost of health care, and 4) improving the work life of those who deliver care.  These aims can only be realized if behavioral health services are carefully and extensively integrated across health care systems. The purpose of this conference is to illustrate the innovative…

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