Future of Medicine – Chicago CME 2016

IMANA hosted a CME (continuing medical education) program in Chicago at the Ashton Place Banquet on April 16, 2016 with 40 healthcare practitioners and medical students in attendance. The program presented on changing trends of medical practice and role of the practicing physician to improve patient care in the future of medicine program as four hours of CME Category 1 Credit™ was offered to attending physicians.

This educational activity kickstarted with the presentation by Dr. Richard G Roberts, Family Medicine in Wisconsin on ‘the future of healthcare: tasks or trust?’. Dr. Roberts discussed on the importance and rise of young healthcare professionals specializing in Family Medicine, he also emphasized on bridging personal connections with patients and families to improve outcomes.

In this digital age, technology plays a crucial role in delivering healthcare data from patients to doctors from a simple touch on your smartphone device. Enlightening attendees on the ‘future of medicine’ was presented by Dr. Ayaz Samadani, Family Practitioner from Wisconsin. Dr. Samadani expressed the importance of understanding technology to improve patient care.

IMANA’s CME program engaged the audience with a wide array of topics, such as a presentation on ‘DVT and PE: Interventional Treatment Options’ by Dr. Bulent Arslan, Director of Vascular & Interventional Radiology at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Arslan emphasized for specialists to conduct an IVC Anatomy for a better diagnostic report.

Presenting on the next big thing, Bariatric Embolization was Dr. Mubin Syed, President of Dayton Interventional Radiology. Dr. Syed was the first to perform a Bariatric Embolization procedure for morbid obesity in the Western Hemisphere. He presented on the conclusive results from his research study and procedure outcomes on patients as obesity is a growing healthcare concern around the world.

Wrapping up the CME program was a presentation on ‘eye tracking as a biomarker for concussion in adults and pediatric patients’ by Dr. Uzma Samadani, Neurosurgeon at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Samadani emphasized on the importance of how “no two brain injuries or recoveries are the same” and shared how it’s not ideal to place all brain injuries in one clinical trial. She developed an eye-tracking technology to detect concussions and shared the results of its impact in changing how brain injuries are diagnosed.

The IMANA CME program in Chicago encouraged dialogue exchange session amongst speakers and attendees intrigued by the recent developments in improving healthcare outcomes.

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