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

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


Wednesday, March 1, 2017                                   8:00 a.m.
“Athletes’ Heart and the Dilemma of Pre-participation Athletic Screening”
Ethan Rowin, MD
Staff, Tufts Medical Center
Wednesday, March 8, 2017      1 RM Credit          8:00 a.m.
The Sixth James S. Quinn, MD Memorial Lecture
“Disclosure and Apology”
Doug Wojcieszak, Founder
Sorry Works!
Wednesday, March 15 , 2017                                  8:00 a.m.
“MACRA:  What to know – 2017”
Alexandra B. Calcagno
Director, Advocacy, Government and Relations,
Massachusetts Medical Society
Wednesday, March 22, 2017       1 RM Credit         11:30 a..m.       
“Medical Marijuana:  Focus on Psychiatric Patients”
Uma Dhanabalan, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Uplifting Health and Wellness
Natick, MA  01768
Wednesday, March 29, 2017                                    12:00 noon
The Eighteenth Joseph C. Cremone, MD Memorial Lecture
“Training the Eye:  Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis”
Joel Katz, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Director and Vice Chair for Education
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
“Challenging Cases in Clinical Infectious Diseases”
ID Week 2016 Presentation
Facilitator:  Ted Butler, MD, FIDSA; Chief Academic Officer, HHS
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
“Parkinson’s (Paralysis Agitans):  Recognition and Treatment 2017”
Bryan Ho, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Director, Movement Disorders Program
Staff, Tufts Medical Center
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
No lecture.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017            12:00 noon                  


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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