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Practice-Changing Education

Past participants of this course consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their clinical practice and outcomes. Here are a few comments from recent attendees:

“The discussion on newer and upcoming therapies for lung cancer, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and target therapy, will be very beneficial in discussion and referral of patients.”

“I have thoroughly stayed up on COVID-19 developments all year. The information provided by the course was very helpful, even for the well-informed.”

“As Chief Medical Officer of my hospital, I have used a lot of the material from this course in medical staff education, improving performance metrics, improving antibiotic stewardship, pain management and narcotic ordering, to name a few.”

“This course has greatly improved my approach to TB screening, my evaluation of CV in women, and has taught me to optimize clinical screening across systems.”

“This course has been really helpful in a very practical way at this point in our treatment of COVID patients after the tsunami of acute infections.”

“The way the follow-up AM sessions operate are innovative! I was excited to interact with the professors the following morning.”

“I thought the information concerning infectious diseases, immunotherapy, CA screening and Rx was exceptional, along with many other areas.”

“I very much appreciate the use of patient cases throughout this course. They have had a profound effect on my learning!”

“The excellent education on use of opiates and opioids will inform my practice.”

“The categorizing and clarification of the indications for so many of the new diabetes medications was very, very helpful.”

“I have begun employing alternative techniques for valve disorders and new treatments for viral hepatitis that I learned in this course.”

“I enjoyed the Q&A format: lots of great questions I didn't think of, and with great information.”

“The review re: AF and anticoagulation in ESRD is particularly useful to my practice.”

“I now have a clarified picture of diagnosing, treating, and following patients with SLE that will be very helpful in my practice. Thank you.”

“Diabetes is a very common condition that I see in my practice. This update is timely, and I will especially use the key message that any reduction in HbA1c will translate to clinical benefits. “

“The lectures on septic shock, breast cancer prevention & treatment, CAD in women, and obesity were pivotal.”

“I had nearly given up on a foundation of HIV treatment re: medications, always referring to an ID/HIV Specialist. I am much more confident about these medications after this course and will be a more informed part of patient's team.

“The comprehensive update to the available therapies for hepatitis B and C infection will improve my patient care.”

“I have found the clinical guidelines for chronic cough, the education on treatment of hypernatremia and on antibiotic choice in STI to be practice-changing.”

“We utilize Telehealth in my clinical research practice so the information on remote medicine was very timely and valuable.”

“I learned important aspects of PAD that I wasn't aware of and can apply in my practice.”

“The course’s education on long COVID is very helpful to me as I am seeing so many patients with post-COVID complaints/lingering symptoms. Thank you.”

“This course has encouraged me to undertake a more aggressive review of immunizations for my adult patients by making some system changes. I also am more vigilant in screening for acute HIV, and I now keep a journal of medical mistakes.”

“I now have a more systematic approach to LFT abnormalities and much broader principles to guide my care of obese patients.”

“I was not aware of the harms of fluoroquinolones till this course—I will be more prudent with their use.”

“All syncope patients in my practice now get a work-up for PE.”

“I have adjusted my approach to elevated creatinine, to Na and acid base disorders, and to connective tissue disorders because of what I learned at this course.”

“After this course, I will definitely change my management of C diff.”

“I am a rheumatologist, and I have improved patient care in several areas outside my specialty, such as prevention of electrolytes imbalance, appropriate use of antibiotics for common infections, better approach to infections in the immuno-compromised host, and improved cancer screening.”

“Opioids and opiates are a difficult ethical and regulatory dilemma. This course offered me a good approach to break the ice about patient care.”

“This course had excellent reviews of HTN guidelines, rheumatology, dysnatremias, acid base for the internist, and updates in depression and anxiety.”

“The education on limiting cipro and its colleagues to the narrow places where there are not useful alternatives is so helpful; thanks.”

“The CPC presentation was fascinating--and while the presenter did an amazing job, it was equally powerful to hear from the patient. This was an important reminder that no matter what we do and how much we may know, the most important thing is to listen to our patients.”

“The enthusiasm of the lecturers was paramount to making this intense week very worthwhile and engaging.  The case-based lectures were outstanding.”

“This course helped organize a lot of issues around telehealth and virtual visits.”

“After taking this course, I have increased my diagnostic efforts in relation to TB and have redoubled my efforts to provide aggressive treatment to my diabetic patients.”

“I will order fewer, more directed rheumatology labs and am now much clearer on lab interpretation.”

“I work in a subspecialist practice that very infrequently prescribes opioids. Even so, requests come in frequently from patients and I often find these encounters difficult to navigate. The course’s information on opioids will help me.”

“Attending this course has helped me to become much more comfortable with the new diabetic and cardiac meds.”

“I always find acid-base issues challenging--the program’s updates will help improve my care of patients in the future.”

“The quality of the speakers, the structure of their presentations, and the relevance of the information presented were all top-notch.”

“I got a lot of good information for improving my management of inflammatory arthritis.”

“This program introduced me to a number of online resources that I now use to aid in my diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making.”

“I deal with college-age patients. I have changed my approach to testing for TB and more aggressive treatment, as well as altering regimens in our patients with anxiety/depression.”

Since taking this course, I now have a more organized approach to dealing with LDCT scanning for lung cancer screening and use the IDSA online as a resource before contacting an ID consult.”

“Information concerning AKI was presented in a very clear way for the general practitioner—it was an excellent Board review.”

“I have a new C-diff prescription protocol.”

“The course provided very helpful information on osteoporosis and parathyroid abnormalities for  reducing fracture risk; and findings on the important symptoms of adrenal insufficiency are also very relevant for my patients.”

“I am much more confident in my treatment approach for obesity and in understanding whom to recommend for surgery.”

“This course convinced me to become more aggressive in my NASH treatment and follow-up.”

“After this course, I'll be more systematic with my differential diagnosis of acute kidney injury.”

“The acute focus of this program on advances rather than a review of pathophysiology, and its success in aligning the clinical to the scientific, maintained my interest and absorption of knowledge.”

“Having the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of the presenters has been very helpful to my thinking and practice.”

“I learnt about the new option of using PRN ICS for step 2 of asthma; something I had never considered before. The presented summary of inhalers is also very useful to me!”

“My practice has learned to make better use of thyroid scans, to use fecal capsules appropriately, and to do a better job testing for TB.”

“As Chief Medical Officer for BCBS in my state, I have been convinced to improve the rate of post-menopausal women eligible for ERT, to develop shared decision-making tools for patients with prostate cancer, and to sponsor studies to accelerate bionic pancreas development.”

“This course has taught me better and more balanced use of opioids for chronic pain.”

“I'm full spectrum, outpatient family medicine. Given I'm about 3 years out from residency and inpatient medicine, this comprehensive update was very useful.”

“The speakers had the ability to relay concise practice pearls in an informative, professional but non-didactic manner.”

“For the first time, I have a great way of remembering how to decipher how to think about low HCO2 in regard to hyperchloremic vs. increased AG. “

“I have increased my vaccine advocacy and have improved my approach to DM2.”

“The course has made me look at unsteady gait and hip fracture in a different light. Will also incorporate the hypertonic saline bolus in selected cases of hyponatremia into practice.”

“Thank you always, for reminding me that it really is about the history and listening to the patient, even in this day and age when we are so limited in the amount of time give to see a patient. The course’s clinical examples were excellent.”

“I have become more aggressive in use of statins. I use DOACs more often. I keep rheumatoid on differential when labs are negative.”

“I have started to advocate for better incorporating psychiatry/psychology services into my practice.”

“I am a clinical instructor in Internal Medicine. My primary teaching assignment is medical students in a community hospital setting. The quality of the information and update of my knowledge base will benefit my capacity to instruct using the most current principles and information available.”

“Excellent information regarding how to approach individuals with STI, and to solicit information that will help me to test them and treat them appropriately. Thank you.”

“The protocol for sepsis that I learned at this course has been very useful.”

“In the European country where I trained, there's sometimes an inverted relationship between academic excellence and clinical excellence. These Harvard professors seemed to be excellent in both academic as well as clinical skills. Wonderful! Interactive! Most professors were so passionate about their jobs and themes!”