We are proud to present our annual Controversies in Internal Medicine Conference from May 4 to 8, 2020 on beautiful Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

We're finalizing the agenda but this year we will cover the topics of:

  • Nephrology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine Updates
  • Neurology
  • Anticoagulation
  • Oncology 

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.

Who should attend?
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Physician Assistants

What last year's attendees are saying about this program.....

  • "This was the best CME conference I have attended. You had excellent speakers with great content, but they made lectures fun/ high-hearted. I will definitely return."
  • "Awesome conference, well-planned, well-executed, professional awareness and in a great location."
  • "Love learning about the new things coming, also change in treatments. Great course."
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Steven Borkan, MD

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Robert Lowe, MD

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Gopal Yadavalli, MD

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David Battinelli, 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 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Determination of credit is pending.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 20.75 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.

By attending this activity and providing your ABIM number & Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

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.

Physician Assistants:
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 21 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

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