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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 24-28, 2017


Special Presentation for Donate Life Month
Noon-1 pm
Stearns Auditorium

"Advancements in Transplantation: The Story of a Bilateral Arm Recipient"

Will Lautzenheiser
will speak about how his life changed dramatically in September of 2011, when he became very ill with a Streptococcus infection that led to necrotizing fasciitis. Will received a double arm transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in October of 2014; he will inspire us as he shares his journey and updates on his continued progress. Lunch will be served.


Molecular Cardiology Research Institute
Noon-1 pm
Stearns Auditorium

"Inflammation: Overrated Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis?"

Jun-ichi Abe, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Noon-1 pm
Wolff Auditorium

"Was Kraepelin Wrong? Reconceptualizing Psychosis Using Biology"

Godfrey D. Pearlson, MA, MBBS
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Yale University


Noon-1 pm
Wolff Auditorium

Annual Memorial Service


7-8:30 am
Wolff Auditorium

"Evaluating Healthcare and Outcomes"

Sandra L. Wong, MD, MS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery; Senior Vice President, Surgical Service Line, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


7:30-8:30 am
Biewend Auditorium, 10th Floor

Case Presentations

James Constans, MD
PGY-3 Resident, Tufts Medical Center

Astrid Werner, MD
PGY-3 Resident, Tufts Medical Center


9-10 am
Wolff Auditorium

"Clinical Manifestations and Management of Neurofibromatosis Type 1"

Nicole Ullrich, MD, PhD
Director, Neurologic NeuroOncology, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders; Associate Director and Director of Clinical Trials, Multidisciplinary Neurofibromatosis Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School


Noon-1 pm
Wolff Auditorium

"Translating Genomic Signatures into Precision Medicine for Lung Cancer Detection: The Road Less Traveled"

Avrum Spira, MD, MSC
Director, Translational Bioinformatics Program, Clinical Translational Science Institute; Director, Boston University-Boston Medical Center Cancer Center; Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Bioinformatics, Alexander Graham Bell Professor in Health Care Entrepreneurship, Boston University