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Connections is a quarterly newsletter covering the latest developments and advances in medicine at OHSU for primary care providers. Learn about the many clinical, education and outreach resources available to you and your patients.

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Fall 2016 Edition

Clinical Trials

OHSU offers ample opportunity for participation in ongoing research and clinical trials. Our clinical studies would not be possible without the thousands of participants who volunteer each year and the providers who help enroll them.

To sign up one of your patients for an OHSU clinical trial, visit www.ohsu.edu/clinicaltrials.

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Continuing Medical Education

The Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for medical professionals.

In addition to our many CME conferences available throughout the year, we offer traveling CME sessions that can take place at your clinic, making it convenient for you to meet your professional needs.  

Current traveling CME sessions available include various topics covering:

For information on how to schedule a traveling CME session, contact your provider relations manager.

For a complete list of upcoming CME sessions visit www.ohsu.edu/cme.

To receive occasional updates on upcoming CME events, please subscribe at www.ohsu.edu/cmenews.

Upcoming CME Events

NOV. 11
OHSU Old Library Auditorium, Portland, Ore.
Laurel Case Visiting Professor Lecturer, Macaran Baird, M.D., “Why Families Still Matter in Family Medicine”

DEC. 9
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Vey Conference Room, Portland, Ore. Managing Headache and Neuropathic Pain

FEB. 6
Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Ore.
48th Annual Primary Care Review

MAR. 4
Collaborative Life Sciences Building, Portland, Ore.
Inaugural Colloquium on Neuromuscular Disorders

MAR. 2017
Sentinel Hotel, Portland, Ore.
Mental Health: Challenges and Treatment in Adult Primary Care

APR. 20
Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, Ore.
24th Annual Internal Medicine Review

Featured articles for Fall 2016

  • Minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation

    Jai Raman, M.D., F.R.A.C.S., Ph.D.
    OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute

    Bedwetting — How to help families

    Casey A. Seideman, M.D.
    OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

    Molecular testing for patients with breast cancer

    Michael Savin, M.D.
    OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

    Normal aging vs. Alzheimer’s disease

    Allison Lindauer, Ph.D., N.P.
    OHSU Brain Institute

    At the top of the list

    We are pleased to share that U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked OHSU as the No. 1 hospital in Oregon, according to U.S. News Best Hospitals 2016–2017. Seven adult specialties at OHSU also rank among the top 50 in the country. Those areas are:

    • Cancer (No. 36)
    • Cardiology and heart surgery (No. 36 — newly ranked)
    • Diabetes and endocrinology (No. 35 — newly ranked)
    • Ear, nose and throat (No. 18)
    • Geriatrics (No. 38)
    • Nephrology (No. 37 — newly ranked)
    • Urology (No. 24 — newly ranked)
    • In addition, U.S. News designated several OHSU specialties as “high-performing”: gastroenterology, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology and orthopaedics.

    The magazine also ranked OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in seven pediatric specialties, including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology,
    nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology. While we are honored, we believe that our partnership with providers like you is key to this accomplishment. We rely on your collaboration and trust to help provide the best possible patient care, and are thankful for your continued confidence.

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