Continuing Medical Education

With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend. The CME director is Ted Butler, MD and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Visiting Clinician Program

September 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
No lecture.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
No lecture.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015        
“Birth Control”
Matthias Muenzer, MD
Hallmark Health Medical Associates
Staff, Hallmark Health system

Tuesday, September 22, 2015    
The Eleventh Charles F. Johnson Lecture
“New Models of Care:  Iora Health…Restoring Humanity to Healthcare”
Rushika Fernandopulle, MD, MPP
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Iora Health

Tuesday, September 29, 2015   12:00 noon  Johnson Conference Room

“Latest Interventions for Stroke and TIA”
Kori Sauser Zachrison, MD, MSc
Instructor in Emergency Medicine, HMS
Staff, Massachusetts General Hospital
October 2015
All lectures 8 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
No lecture.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015      
“Approach to Peripheral Neuropathies”
Thomas Cochrane, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Neurology, HMS
Staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Tuesday, October 27, 2015  12:00 noon  Johnson Conference Room  
“Differential Diagnoses of Aches and Pains”
Susan Ritter, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

September 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
No lecture.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
No lecture.

Wednesday, September 15, 2015
“Birth Control”
Matthias Muenzer, MD
Hallmark Health Medical Associates
Staff, Hallmark Health System

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
“Alphabet Soup of Inpatient Pneumonia”
an ACP Web Conference
Scott Flanders, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Michigan
Facilitated by:  Ted Butler, MD, FIDSA

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  12:00 noon  
The Eleventh Sydney Olans, MD Memorial Lecture
“Graduate Medical Education:  New Directions or Steady the Ship”
Debra Weinstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Staff, Massachusetts General Hospital

October 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
“Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle:  A New Fundamental or Folly?”
Eric Bluman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, HMS
Staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      
“Endovascular Treatment and Management of Patients with Stroke”
Aman B. Patel, MD
Co-director, Neuroendovascular Program,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, October 28, 2015   12:00 noon 
“Kidney Transplant for the Internist”
Shiang-Cheng Kung, MD
Nephrologist, Lahey Health


Schwartz Center Rounds

Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare. 

In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress. There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds, announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
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