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.

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.


Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Conversation:  A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
Angelo Volandes, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Massachusetts General Hospital

Hilton Hotel; Salon C
Forbes Road; Woburn

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Hour

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner and Program

Hallmark Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  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.

This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.


Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Location: School of Nursing Classroom, unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

No lecture.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016                                

Robotic Orthopedic Surgery
Leonid Dabuzhsky, MD
Staff, Hallmark Health System

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Sleep Disorders
Meena Mehta, MD, FCCP
Sleep Center, LMH Campus

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
         12:00 noon         Johnson Conference Room
Refugee Mental Health
Hossam Mahmoud, MD
Staff, Hallmark Health System

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Abnormal LFTs – a primer for Primary Care Physicians
Kathleen Viveiros, MD
Director, Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program
Tufts Medical Center

Tuesday, October 11, 2016                                

No lecture.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
The Twenty-Seventh Andrew D. Guthrie, Sr. Memorial Lecture
Shared Decision Making:  A Pathway to Better Outcomes
Leigh Simmons, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Clinical Director, Shared Decision Making Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
           12:00 noon         Johnson Conference Room
Optimizing Care of the Older Patient
Charles T. Pu, MD, FACP, CMD
Assistant Professor, HMS
Medical Director, Care Continuum and Transitions,
Partners Population Health Management

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Menopause, Hot Flashes and Mood Disturbances:  What we do (and do not) know in 2016
Geena K. Athappilly, MD
Staff, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Increasing Antibiotic Resistance:  Preventing a post-antibiotic world
Alyssa Letourneau, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Massachusetts General Hospital 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
           12:00 noon        Johnson Conference Room



Melrose-Wakefield Hospital 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

No lecture.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016       
Eat to Cure Heart Disease and Diabetes
Carl Turissini, MD
Middlesex Cardiology Associates 
Staff, Hallmark Health System

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Teaching of Clinical Reasoning
Joseph J. Rencic, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program
Tufts Medical Center

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
           12:00 noon
Advances in Cataract Surgery
John Lee, MD
Assistant Professor, BUSM
Boston Eye Group


Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Robotic Orthopedic Surgery
Leonard Dabuzhsky, MD
Staff, Hallmark Health System

Wednesday, October 12, 2016               RM Credit
The Twelfth Sidney Olans, MD Memorial Lecture
Shared Medical Decision Making
Benjamin W. Moulton, JD, MPH
Senior Vice President,
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation

Wednesday, October  19, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016            12:00 noon

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 9, 2016                                                     
Prostate Cancer:  An Update
Paul Mathew, MD
Associate Professor, TUSM
Tufts Medical Center

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016                                              
No lecture.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016          12:00 noon
The Twelfth Charles F. Johnson Lecture
Quality of Quality Measures
Deeb Salem, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA
Physician-in-Chief; Sheldon M. Wolff Professor and Chairman,
Department of Medicine, TUSM
Tufts Medical Center


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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