The NAAMA MI chapter in collaboration with SAMS MI chapter organized a successful CME symposium on October 3rd, 2015 at the Embassy Suites in Southfield. The meeting was well attended with more than 50 participants from different healthcare specialties. The symposium title was “Advances in Medicine” and they were 9 lectures that provided updates in the different field of medicine:
- Dr. Abdulghani Sankari gave an update of the management of COPD including the role of different medications, pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation.
- Dr. Ahmad Ghabshah discussed the acute management of severe sepsis focusing on the role of fluid resuscitation, early antibiotics, and supportive measures during the care of these critically ill patients
- Dr. Aref Rayes gave an overview about the recent developments in the management of viral hepatitis, especially Hepatitis C
- Dr. Saleh Aldasouqi introduced new concepts in the testing for hyperlipidemia and provided evidence on potential for non-fasting lipid profile testing
- Dr. Wasseem Salkini was kind to come back from West Virginia to give an overview about the development and applications of robot surgery
- Dr. Zyad Kafri provided insight on the role of biomarkers in the management of variety of cancers and the new targeted therapies that were recently developed based on these markers
- Dr. Mahir Elder discussed the management of submassive and massive pulmonary embolism and the role of catheter directed thrombolytic therapy
- Dr. Ammar Hatahat updated the audience on the guidelines for the management of hypertension including recent evidence suggesting tighter control of blood pressure
- Dr. Rany Aburashed lead the group in a lively discussion about multiple sclerosis, including pathogenesis, diagnosis and management
The lectures were well received the audience was very engaged with comments and questions. The feedback was outstanding and appreciative of the organization and speakers for their nonbiased presentations. The participants received their CME credit hours that were authorized through NAAMA.