The generalist is faced with mastering an ever increasing amount of information to effectively care for patients. These clinicians must keep abreast of the most up to date evidence for a large number of disease states, and in particular, struggle with controversial internal medicine issues. These controversies are frequently the result of trying to reconcile the evidence of disease process outcomes versus patient care outcomes. This is compounded by the difficulty interpreting information presented by industry, which frequently overstates the disease process outcome when the patient care outcome does not support that evidence.

The intent of this course is to enhance the clinical competence of the participating clinicians by providing a format for adult learning that includes lectures, caseā€based small group workshops, interactive question and answer sessions as well as time for personal expert faculty consultations. It also provides a week long forum for generalists to learn from their peers in a program that fosters collaborative sharing of patient care issues especially with respect to active and evolving internal medicine controversies.


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David Battinelli, MD

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Sandeep Kapoor, MD

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Laurence Epstein, MD

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Robert Lowe, MD

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Joseph Conigliaro, MD, MPH

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Steven Borkan, MD

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Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD

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Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 20.58, of which up to 14.50 are eligible for pharmacology credit.


This Live activity, 2019 Controversies in Internal Medicine Conference, with a beginning date of 05/06/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.75 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized  state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes live conferences or live courses held outside of Canada as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the MOC Program if they are developed by a university, academy, college, academic institution or physician organization.


Planning Committee

David L. Battinelli, MD
Co-Course Director
Dean for Medical Education
Betsy Cushing Whitney Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
Northwell Health

Barbara DeVoe, DNP, FNP-BC, FNAP
CNE Course Advisor
Vice President of Interprofessional Education and Learning
Center for Learning and Innovation
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education
Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies

Robert Lowe, MD
Co-Course Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Education Director, Section of Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center

Cammie Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
The Barry M. Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office
Boston University School of Medicine