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July 30 - August 3, 2018 MJ1902A: 31st Annual Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics
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Online registration will close on Wednesday, July 25th at 5pm PST. 

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, attorneys, teachers, and other professionals involved in the care of patients or the education of providers.

Summer Seminar: This annual one-week Seminar is an intensive, interactive introduction to the four-box method of analysis of ethical problems in clinical ethics, developed by Jonsen, Siegler, and Winslade in their book CLINICAL ETHICS. The Seminar also introduces the Core Competencies in Health Care Ethics Consultation. Lectures are designed to familiarize participants with basic definitions and arguments in each of the major topics of clinical ethics. In addition, the Seminar aims to provide participants with skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations and to assist others in doing so. Hence, careful attention is paid to methods of case analysis and to discussion of cases. The Seminar has always attracted a mix of participants that resembles the actual participants in clinical care, making it possible to share different, but complementary views.

July 30 - August 3, 2018
South Campus Center, Room 221
University of Washington campus
Seattle, WA

To register for BOTH Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics AND Surgical Ethics Conference, select the Summer Seminar + Surgical Ethics option. This can be found under the main Summer Seminar in Healthcare Ethics registration option.

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August 3, 2018 MJ1902B: Surgical Ethics Conference
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Online registration will close on Wednesday, July 25th at 5pm PST. 

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, attorneys, teachers, and other professionals involved in the care of patients or the education of providers.

Surgical Ethics Conference: This one-day conference employs the methods of ethical analysis taught in the Summer Seminar to analyze topics of special interest to surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and hospital administrators. Lectures tailored to surgical specialties define ethical principles and concepts. Multi-disciplinary panels and small group discussions allow participants to better understand the ethical debates that bear upon each topic. In addition, the conference introduces participants to skills and information sufficient to enable them to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations.

August 3, 2018
South Campus Center, Room 316
University of Washington campus
Seattle, WA

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August 5 - August 9, 2018 SP1900: Microbiology Symposium
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Online registration will close on Thursday, August 1st at 3pm PST. 

Welcome Plasmid Enthusiasts!

We are pleased to invite you to attend Plasmid Biology 2018 on the scenic University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington from August 5 -10, 2018. The conference is the biennial International Symposium of the International Society for Plasmid Biology and other Mobile Genetic Elements (ISPB). Meeting topics will cover several areas relating to plasmids and mobile genetic elements (MGEs), including replication and maintenance, horizontal transfer, genomics and systems biology, synthetic biology, industrial, agricultural and medical biotechnology, evolution, ecology, epidemiology, and the role of plasmids/MGEs in bacterial pathogenesis.

Our conference will showcase diverse topics and presenters (with established investigators, students, and post-doctoral fellows). The keynote lecture “Evolution of Antibiotic resistance” will be given Sunday evening, August 5th by Dr. Dan Andersson from the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Subsequent sessions will feature several invited talks by leading international researchers and additional oral and poster presentations chosen from submitted abstracts. The various sessions will give all attendees an opportunity to present their latest findings, with ample time for informal discussions, socializing, and networking. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career scientists are particularly encouraged to attend and contribute to the meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to Seattle in August: come to learn about exciting science related to plasmids and other mobile elements and to explore the beautiful city of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest! (Despite its reputation for rain and gray skies, August is a spectacular time to visit.)


Eva Top & Beth Traxler

Plasmid Biology 2018 Organizing Committee: Barbara Funnell (U. Toronto), Alvaro San Millan (U. Hospital Ramon y Cajal), Hideaki Nojiri (U. Tokyo), Eva Top (U. Idaho), Beth Traxler (U. Washington)


Kane Hall
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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August 12 - August 15, 2018 MJ1906: Emergency Radiology 2018
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Online registration will close on Wednesday, August 8th at 5pm PST. 

Emergency Radiology 2018 will provide comprehensive presentations and interactive discussions covering the broad range of emergency imaging, including epidemiology and mechanisms of trauma, clinicians’ expectations of imaging and an integrated imaging approach to injuries of the head, neck, spine, torso, pelvis and appendicular skeleton.

Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA

August 24 - August 25, 2018 MJ1909: Men's Health Update
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The climate of American healthcare is constantly changing. However, some things are certain: Americans are aging, and there are ever increased demands for healthcare access. As a result, primary care providers are increasingly caring for urologic disease. Men are disproportionately afflicted by urologic disease, and “Men’s Health” is a growing medical arena where specialized knowledge is required. The diagnosis and management of many Men’s Health diseases have been greatly influenced by recent pharmacological, surgical and technological advances. One of the greatest challenges care providers face is staying abreast with the many dynamic changes in this field. An internationally acclaimed faculty has been assembled to provide this update, with presentations on topics such as Prostate screening and treatment, Male Voiding Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Sexual Dysfunction, Hypogonadism diagnosis and treatment and risks and benefits of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and Chronic Genital Pain. Additional topics include the Primary Care and the Transgender Patient, evalution of common benign scrotal lesions, and stress urinary incontinence in women. During the plenary sessions, the registrants will have the opportunity to participate in case discussions and question/answer sessions.

Orin Smith Auditorium (850 Republican Street)
UW Medicine, South Lake Union campus
Seattle, WA

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September 10 - September 14, 2018 MJ1901: 46th Annual Advances in Family Medicine and Primary Care
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This is the 46th year that the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine is offering five days of educational opportunities for family medicine and primary care health care providers.

Each year our goal is to provide current information about practice skills and the diagnosis and management of a broad array of primary health care issues within family medicine, cardiology, endocrinology, psychiatry and behavioral science, neurology, sports medicine, women’s health, pulmonology, nephrology, infectious disease, chronic pain, pediatrics, and gastroenterology. Course topics are chosen with these criteria in mind:

• Suggestions from previous course attendees
• Distribution of topics should reflect the content of primary care
• Recent breakthroughs that may have significant impact on primary care practice and health outcomes
• Controversial topics where medical opinions may vary or are in flux

In addition, course content includes information about practice transformation, quality improvement, and educating future primary care providers.

We offer a wide variety of interactive workshops to reinforce and deepen content that is shared in large group plenary sessions. We are also integrating educational methods that engage learners and deepen learning during plenary sessions.

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, Hogness Auditorium
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA

September 15 - September 18, 2018 MJ1903: 9th Annual Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Review Course
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This four-day program will cover data supporting guidelines, recommendations and recent advances regarding therapeutic options for patients with solid tumors and hematologic disorders. At the end of the course, physicians will leave with a comprehensive syllabus, a self-assessment, and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic modalities available for a breadth of solid tumors as well as hematologic disorders. There will be a case-based review session and discussions. The course is designed to help prepare you for certifying and re-certifying exams as applicable.

Motif Seattle (Hotel)
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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September 29, 2018 DC1907: Liver Tumor Symposium: Challenges in Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer Management
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In 2018, colorectal cancer (CRC) is estimated to affect 140,250 individuals in the United States and over one-half of these patients will develop liver metastases. Although surgical resection remains one of the major curative treatment options available to patients with colorectal liver metastases, it continues to be a controversial and evolving topic. As medical management and surgical techniques continue to advance in safety and efficacy, patients initially deemed unresectable can now be identified and have the potential to become resectable through preoperative treatment measures. In addition, given the extensive molecular and clinical heterogeneity of CRC, it is essential to individualize therapy on the basis of molecular profiling to avoid treatment-related toxicities without a recognized survival benefit.

Both primary liver cancer (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) pose numerous clinical challenges. Over the last two years, the treatment landscape and biologic understanding of primary liver tumors has shifted dramatically with significant advancements in, loco-regional and systemic therapies rapidly being developed. Several large randomized phase III trials of novel treatments have resulted in new drug approvals and the increased knowledge of specific pathways implicated in tumor growth has shifted the focus of many clinical trials and treatments.

In light of these exciting new developments, this conference has been customized to provide the latest evidence based practice to health care professionals. Each session will address how expanding treatment choices and research studies will influence individual treatment plans and impact patient management in the future. Don’t miss out on this important and informative symposium.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA

October 12, 2018 DC1906: Transitions in Oncology Care: Pearls for the Primary Care Provider
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This one-day program is specifically designed for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals  who encounter patients at various stages throughout the cancer care continuum. Through didactic lectures, case-study examples, and an interactive panel discussion, attendees will benefit from a comprehensive update on standards related to screening and surveillance, emerging therapies, and care coordination for the most common cancers seen by primary care. The goal of this course is to enhance the care provided to cancer patients in our community by focusing on effective communication and care coordination between the care teams.

To learn more about this SCCA course, please go to the following website.

October 19 - October 20, 2018 MJ1904: 5th Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Optimizing Outcomes
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The University of Washington Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery welcome you to a comprehensive review in the management of heart failure. Faculty from both cardiology and cardiac surgery will cover topics pertinent to the practicing cardiologist, primary care physician and advanced care provider for patients with heart failure of varying severity and etiology. There will be didactics, case discussions and debates.

Motif Seattle (Hotel)
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA

November 2 - November 3, 2018 MJ1905: 11th Annual John D. Loeser Pain Conference: Strategies for Chronic Pain Management
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The John D. Loeser Pain Conference provides cogent, evidence-based and useful information for primary care providers of all kinds. Chronic pain is a very common complaint, and many providers find treatment challenging with or without opioid prescribing. The lectures this year will address many aspects of pain care, including the complexities of chronic opioid use and weaning from opioids, followed by a panel discussion on this topic. There will also be didactics on related topics including neuropathic pain, joint pain, headaches, and back surgery which are commonly encountered by primary care providers in all settings.

Those who may benefit from this educational offering are primary care providers (PCPs) working in clinic settings where they manage and work with acute or chronic non-cancer pain patients. Other interested parties may include providers in rehabilitation medicine, occupational medicine, psychiatry, physical therapy, and trainees in all of the above fields. All presentations will be provided in a didactic format using Powerpoint slides to provide evidence-based, actionable information that can be used by the primary care provider without additional consultation of staffing. There will be question and answer sessions after each block of lectures. The syllabus will be available online (for conference registrants only).

The Mountaineers
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA

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