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, FIDSA and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Hallmark Health System designates each of these live activities for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hallmark Health System is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Campus --- Perkins Lecture Hall
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Campus --- Johnson Conference Room or Gallagher Conference Room
HHMA Wilmington --- Conference Room
HHS Hematology/Oncology Center – Conference Room

The lectures listed below are video-conferenced to each location at 8 a.m. unless noted.

February 2018

Wednesday, February 7
The Nineteenth Joseph C. Cremone, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture 
“HeadTalks: Neurology and Art” 
David E. Thaler, MD, PhD, FAHA 
Professor of Neurology, TUSM 
Chairman, Department of Neurology, TUSM 
Neurologist-in-Chief, TMC

Wednesday, February 14
No lecture.

Wednesday, February 21
No lecture.

Wednesday, February 28      (12:00)
“Leadless Pacemakers”
Normand H. Lazarow, MD, Esq.
Clinical Professor of Medicine,
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

March 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Patent Foramen Ovale and Implications in Disease States
Pinak Bipin Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Director of Cardiac Catherization Lab,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Recurrent UTIs in Women: Causes and Cures
Jeannine Marie Miranne, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Biology, HMS
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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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