May 2014 updates

Student Group Events

Anatomy Department

5/5/14

The Anatomy Memorial Service was held in remembrance of the people who made anatomical donations to the Boston University School of Medicine and the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. The event was put together by both Medical and Dental Students at Boston University. There were several family members of the body donors in attendance. The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Dr. Monica Pessina, and there were also several performances, both poetic and musical, by the first year students. -Sally Jacob

Anatomy Memorial Service

Student Presentations at National Conferences

American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting

5/16/14

On Friday, May 16th 2014 Liz Sienkiewicz, the founder of the Older Adult Companion (OAC) Program, attended the 2014 American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting to present her abstract, “The Older Adult Companion Program: A Unique Medical Student Service Learning Program.” The OAC program is a new service learning program where students are paired with cognitively impaired nursing home residents who they visit monthly and submit a reflective writing piece after each visit.
The abstract included a description of the OAC program as well as an analysis of the common themes found in the reflective pieces, including adjustment to life in a nursing home, sensory impairment and memory loss. We found that medical students connected with nursing home residents with cognitive impairment by developing an increased understanding of common conditions, adjustments, and losses faced. -Elizabeth Sienkiewicz

American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting

American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting

5/15/14

I was fortunate to be able to present a poster entitled “Pulmonary Cement Embolism in an Older Woman with Shortness of Breath” at the Presidential Poster Session during the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL on May 15, 2014. The poster regarding pulmonary cement embolism was well received and often seen with remarks of “that can happen?” I was also able to interact with many other students, residents, fellows, and faculty and learn about advances in medicine and the care of the elderly. The program was well organized and demonstrated the importance of geriatric care and Boston University School of Medicine was well represented by faculty and trainees. -Nikhar Kinger

American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting

IRCIMH

5/15/14

The International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health (IRCIMH) focused the current evidence behind the practice of integrative medicine. This included research presentations on basic science, clinic trials, lifestyle and prevention, methodology, health services, cost effectiveness, and education. There were a number of keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations and interactive sessions. I presented a poster on the research I am working on with the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Specifically I am looking at if while patients are enrolled in the Integrative Medicine Group Visits their emergency department utilization changes. -Stephanie Shaw

IRCIMH

ARVO Conference

5/5/14

I attended to ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) conference on the 5/5/2014 to present my poster titled: Association of Age with Surgical Complications and Visual Outcomes Following Cataract Surgery: Results of the Ophthalmic Surgical Outcomes Data Project
Verter, Erol E.1, 2; Cakiner-Egilmez, Tulay1; Gonzalez, Luis A.1, 3; Chomsky, Amy4, 5; Baze, Elizabeth6, 7; Vollman, David8, 9; Lawrence, Mary G.10;
I arrived to the conference center at 7:30am, presented my poster from 8:30-11:00 and then joined my group to read other posters for a few hours. -Erol Eri Verter

 

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