The generalist is faced with mastering an ever increasing amount of information to effectively care for patients. These clinicians must keep abreast of the most up to date evidence for a large number of disease states, and in particular, struggle with controversial internal medicine issues. These controversies are frequently the result of trying to reconcile the evidence of disease process outcomes versus patient care outcomes. This is compounded by the difficulty interpreting information presented by industry, which frequently overstates the disease process outcome when the patient care outcome does not support that evidence.

The intent of this course is to enhance the clinical competence of the participating clinicians by providing a format for adult learning that includes lectures, caseā€based small group workshops, interactive question and answer sessions as well as time for personal expert faculty consultations. It also provides a week long forum for generalists to learn from their peers in a program that fosters collaborative sharing of patient care issues especially with respect to active and evolving internal medicine controversies.

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Richard Lazzaro, MD, FACS

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David Tuveson, MD, PhD

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David Battinelli, MD

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Robert Lowe, MD

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Steven Borkan, MD

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Suhail Raoof, MD, MACP, FCCP, FCCM

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Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD

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Eric Awtry, MD

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Nagashree Seetharamu, MD

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Gopal Yadavalli, MD

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Cindy Grines, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

*Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized  state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20.75 hours of Category I credit for completing this program


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes live conferences or live courses held outside of Canada as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the MOC Program if they are developed by a university, academy, college, academic institution or physician organization.


In collaboration with Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Northwell Health.

Planning Committee

David L. Battinelli, MD

Co-Course Director

Dean for Medical Education

Betsy Cushing Whitney Professor of Medicine

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Northwell Health


Patti-Ann Collins, DNP, MSN/MBA/ RN
Lead Nurse Planner
The Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education
Boston University School of Medicine


Barbara DeVoe, DNP, FNP-BC, FNAP

CNE Course Advisor

Vice President of Interprofessional Education and Learning

Center for Learning and Innovation

Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education

Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies


Robert Lowe, MD

Co-Course Director

Associate Professor of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

Education Director, Section of Gastroenterology

Boston Medical Center