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Continuing Medical Education

Floating Hospital for Children offers a variety of continuing medical education courses to healthcare professionals.

CME events in the community

Each year, we partner with our affiliates to bring you one of the region's finest educational opportunities for pediatricians and family practitioners. The Update in Pediatrics program is a one, half-day complementary CME course and educational lecture series. The program provides a day of stimulating education, discussion and networking for you and your colleagues. It's a great opportunity to learn more about changes in the practice of pediatrics, as well as the many advancements happening at Floating Hospital for Children.

Learn more about Update in Pediatrics >

FOR THE WEEK OF April 16, 2018- April 20, 2018


No Grand Rounds Scheduled


OB/GYN 7:45-8:45am
Stearns Auditorium

Pregnant Women with Opioid User Disorders: Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Best Practices

Deborah Garnick, ScD Institute for Behavioral Health at The Hellar School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Psychiatry noon-1 pm

Wolff Auditorium

Scaling Up Mental Health Care Globally: From Science to Action

Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD

The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Co-founder and Member of Managing Committee (Sangath, India), Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


Dermatology 9:25-11:30am
Biewend 10th Floor

Ophthalmology Auditorium Can Autoimmunity Be Reversed?

A. Razzaque Ahmed, MD, DSc, MPA
Director, Center for Blistering Diseases Boston



Surgery 7-8:30am
Wolff Auditorium 
Total Axillary De-Escalation: Management of the Axilla for Breast Cancer in Modern Era
Carla S. Fisher, MD, FACS
Director of Breast Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine

Neurosciences 9-10 am
Wolff Auditorium

Autoimmune Neurology

Pooja Raibagkar, MD
Clinical Physician in Neurology, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine


Palliative Care noon-1pm 
Wolff Auditorium

Home Hospice: Debunking the Myths, Understanding the Realities

Nancy Otovic, MD
Staff Physician, Care Dimensions Hospice Rachel Hayes, RN
Nurse Case Manager, Beacon Hospice

Diana T. Taylor, LICSW
Social Worker, Care Dimensions Hospice

Marybeth Singer, MS, ANP-BC, AOCN, ACHPN
Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care, Tufts Medical Center


Medicine noon-1pm
Wolff Auditorium
Impact of Frailty on Clinical Outcomes in Older Patients
Fadi H. Ramadan, MD, BSc
Primary Care Physician, Tufts Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine