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Precision Medicine and Personalized Medicine

The Potential to Improve Minority Health and Reduce or Eliminate Health Disparities

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Background

The Gateway Medical Society and its member physicians are committed to the elimination of health disparities among minority populations. Our strategic goals include:
  • Provide continuing education programs for health professionals
  • Facilitate the communication, collaboration and networking among health professionals
  • Provide forums for the discussion of issues which aid in the advocacy for health reform and minority health issues
  • Increase minority representation in the healthcare workforce
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Objectives
  • Analyze current policy trends impacting physicians across Pennsylvania
  • Develop leadership competencies in the areas of policy & advocacy and apply them to specific cases relevant to Pennsylvania physicians.
  • Increase the understanding and knowledge of Precision Medicine and Personalized Medicine
  • Increase the knowledge of the present state of personalized chemotherapeutic and targeted therapy for blood cancers and what’s in store for the future
  • Increase the knowledge and awareness of how primary care providers must increasingly integrate genetics and genomic competencies into daily practice
Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals from hospitals, health systems, clinics, medical groups and policy makers; also, anyone with an interest in eliminating health disparities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Continuing Education Credits.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Gateway Medical Society. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals are awarded 0.4 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 4.2 contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure:

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.

Meeting Location

The conference will be held at the Herberman Conference Center located at UPMC Shadyside, 5150 Centre Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Parking

Based on availability, conference attendees may park at the Centre Avenue garage.

The American with Disabilities Act Information

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling (412) 281-4086.

Date: 9/12/2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Place: Herberman Conference Center - UPMC Shadyside
Address:
5150 Centre Avenue
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


 

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