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November 2019

Blue Jeans, Bourbon & Bingo

November 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is excited to introduce a new and exciting event with a sensational twist.  We are delighted to host our inaugural Blue Jeans, Bourbon & Bingo on Friday, November 1, 2019 in the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field.  We invite you to join us for a fantastic evening that will support individuals who are blind, vision impaired, or who have related disabilities achieve a life of greater independence and self-sufficiency. Blue Jeans, Bourbon,…

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“Stronger Together… Healing the Divide: A Social and Psychological Response to the Tree of Life Shooting”

November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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In the wake of the Tree of Life tragedy, mental health professionals have wanted to help. In addition to understanding the psychopathology of the perpetrator and good treatment for the victims and their families, we want to understand what causes societal divides and what heals those divides.  This conference will provide a psychological and social response to our recent communal tragedy. Mental health professionals are on the front lines of treating both perpetrators and victims of violence.  The Department of Psychiatry…

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2nd World Congress on Epilepsy and Brain Disorders

November 11, 2019 - November 12, 2019
Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
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C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society – “Medical Education in 19th-Century America: Jefferson and Flexner Revisited,” Robert Gibson, MD

November 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scaife Hall – Lecture Room #1, 3500 Terrace St
Pittsburgh, PA 15261 United States
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November 12, 2019 ~ "Medical Education in 19th-Century America: Jefferson and Flexner Revisited," Robert Gibson, MD (Internal Medicine, University of Virginia) Unless otherwise specified, all lectures take place at 6:00 pm on Tuesday evenings in Lecture Room #1, Scaife Hall 4th Floor, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3500 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261. (Paid) parking is available on the street and in select garages. Dinner for members and their guests follows at 7pm in the 11th floor Conference Center of Scaife…

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Pittsburgh Career Networking Event

November 14, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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

AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use

December 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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“Silent Epidemic: the liver disease NASH”

December 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A riveting documentary about fatty liver disease, seen through the eyes of patients, their medical teams and caregivers AIR DATE & STATION: Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 7:30pm WQED-TV 13 Pittsburgh, a PBS affiliate [youtube]    

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31st Annual Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference

December 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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