Continuing Medical Education Conferences in Iceland
Feb 07 - 09, 2019 | ISK kr55 | Pediatric Infectious Disease
A Practical Approach to Serious Infections in Children is organized by CP Reykjavik - Conferences / Events / Incentives and will be held from Feb 07 - 09, 2019 at Hannesarholt, Kopavogur, Reykjavík, Iceland. Conference Description: Infections are a common cause of paediatric morbidity and mortality. Correctly recognising, diagnosing and treating serious infections in children is important to ensure the best outcome. This course is designed to help doctors to develop their skills in this challenging area. The aim of this highly interactive 3-day course is to give front-line doctors, who look after children, a practical approach to recognising the unwell child, identifying red flags, considering differential diagnoses and managing a wide range of serious infections. This is achieved through small-group workshops discussing real cases, and a small number of lectures which underpin these workshops, covering clinical decision making, antibiotics, and basics of the immune system. On day 1, workshops cover the approach to the septic child, fever in the returning traveller, fever in the neonate, the child with a limp, abnormal neurology, and vaccinations. On day 2 interactive workshops include fever in the immunocompromised host, the child with swollen joints, evaluating the child with recurrent infections and the child with a secondary immunodeficiency. Day 3 allows delegates an opportunity to discuss elements of the course in more detail and to present their own cases for discussion with members of the faculty and other delegates, all amidst the natural beauty of Iceland. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 07 - 11, 2019 | CME 24.75 | USD $1499 | Pathology
ICE: Immersive Cytopathology Experience is organized by United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and will be held from Apr 07 - 11, 2019 at Harpa, Reykjavik, Reykjavikurborg, Iceland. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: The introduction to Cancer Cytopathology’s inaugural Supplement (Volume 125/Issue 6/June 2017) leads with the concept that cytopathology is the nexus for patient-centered care. The convergence of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, refinements in imaging and guided biopsies, molecular testing and whole genome sequencing, the emergence of targeted therapies, and the awakening of pathologists to their critical role in patient care, safety and outcomes have created a new force in medicine: pathologists are critical members of the health care team and patients are at the center of their concerns and efforts. Immersive Cytopathology Experience (ICE) has been redesigned for presentation at a fabulous venue in Reykjavik, Iceland, combining concepts from Diagnostic Cytopathology and classical ICE (a hands-on learning experience at the USCAP Interactive Learning Center). There is monumental value in case-based learning that simulates multidisciplinary collaborative interaction of hospital-based tumor boards. This program is highlighted by the interaction of interventional cytopathologists with a surgeon, exemplary patient, and challenging cases from academic institutions, focusing on head and neck clinical lesions. Classification schemes, the molecular and genetic basis of head and neck disease, procedural approaches to specimen acquisition and processing, empathetic communication, quality and patient safety, and measuring the non-clinical performance of the academic pathologist contribute texture and depth to this learning experience. Course Objectives: • Utilize an exemplary index case and several expository cases from academic centers to understand relevant clinicopathologic diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of head and neck diseases • Understand morphologic, molecular, genetic and cytologic features of selected head and neck tumors and how they are classified • Refine skills for interaction with patients and clinicians, including empathetic communication and how the ideal interactive health care team operates • Explore how to optimize quality and patient safety with principals of root cause analysis, systems improvements, error reporting, disclosure and apology and scenario role play • Learn interventional skills related to ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy, rapid on site evaluation (ROSE) and optimal specimen preparation and triage Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Midwifery in Iceland is organized by Jon Baines Tours Ltd and will be held from May 04 - 13, 2019 at Reykjavik, Reykjavikurborg, Iceland. About the Tour : Iceland is a magical island humming with energy and natural phenomena that turns everyday experiences - a walk, a drive, a dip in a pool - into something that will take your breath away. Its beauty comes from a vast volcanic landscape where mighty forces shape the earth: geysers and glooping mudflats, rumbling volcanoes swathed in ice and glaciers grinding their way through mountains. Its rich cultural life encompasses a literary legacy that stretches from medieval sagas to contemporary thrillers by way of Nobel Prize winners, as well as life, music, and Nordic style. As well as its wonderful culture and landscapes, the local people are welcoming and creative and have a progressive, egalitarian sensibility. Here, midwives are known as Ljósmóðir or 'Mothers of Light', which reflects the status that the midwives have always held in Iceland, where formal midwifery training first began back in 1761. Experience the beauty and culture of this remarkable island while gaining insight into its midwifery and maternal services through a wide-ranging professional programme, led by Professor Nicky Leap. Note: £2,995 per person ( Ground only excluding International flights and transfers) Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 17 - 19, 2019 | CME 18.00 | Free | Emergency Medicine
Wilderness Medicine First Responder Recertification Course is organized by National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and will be held from May 17 - 19, 2019 at Icelandic Mountain Guides, Kopavogur, Reykjavík, Iceland. Continuing Educational Units: • 18 hours of EMT CEUs available at no additional cost • Up to 14 hours towards the Wilderness Medical Society’s Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine at no additional cost • Category 1 CMEs for physicians not available • Central Wyoming College credit not available • University of Utah credit not available • 1 semester credits available from Western State Colorado University for an additional fee of $80 Minimum age: 16 Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2019 | CME 12.00 | Free | Medicine
Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs is organized by Professional Education Society (PES) and will be held during Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2019 at Iceland Circumnavigation Cruise Roundtrip Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Reykjavikurborg, Iceland. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Overview: PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-specialty perspectives and updates in the treatment and prevention of disease. The need to adapt best practice models in the context of emerging healthcare reforms impacting patient care delivery and access to care is an important issue for all healthcare practitioners. Icelanders have long been proud of their health care system and believed it to be among the best in the world. For a long time, Icelanders enjoyed (along with Japan) the highest life expectancy in the world. Iceland is a developed country and as such its major health issues are similar to countries in other parts of the Western World. Mental health problems and obesity seem to be the topics most frequently covered by the media. Another common issue is the status of the health care system itself which seems to be in a decline. All Icelandic citizens are covered by the national health insurance scheme. The system is mostly financed by taxes although a small fraction is paid with service fees (15%). The Icelandic healthcare system is divided into four different categories: health care clinics, health institutions such as mental health faculties and institutions with long term in-patients, university hospitals and teaching hospitals. Major hospitals include the Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik and the Akureyri Hospital. Confronting the challenges of delivering quality patient care in the face of increased budget restriction and resources within the overall framework of continued healthcare reform is fast becoming a global issue for healthcare practitioners. It is timely to provide an overview of the current status of healthcare delivery systems, their impact on populations and how key health issues are addressed in both the UK and North America. Course Highlights: • Seven-night luxury circumnavigation cruise of Iceland aboard the intimate Ponant Le Boréal • Explore Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, with its eclectic architecture, vibrant museum and art scene and the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool • Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, Earth’s youngest island and a UNESCO World Heritage site • Opportunities to explore Iceland’s most spectacular waterfalls, stunning landscapes, charming fishing towns and stations, amazing lava towers, craters, lakes, and lagoons • Discover an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat, including the adorable puffins, northern fulmars, gulls, arctic terns and black guillemots, plus harbor porpoises and humpback whales • All meals – gourmet cuisine with a French touch – in a choice of two restaurants and 24-hour room service • Complimentary wines, house champagne and spirits, as well as specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, juices, bottled water and afternoon tea service • Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, bar, and dining staff • Theater for naturalist lectures and evening entertainment • Ample onboard leisure areas including the main lounge, an intimate piano bar, swimming pool with deck seating and bar, and a library • Onboard fitness center, plus a hair salon and full service spa Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.