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The Department of Surgery at SBH Health System is presenting a monthly lecture series in 2017 on surgical topics of interest to primary care practitioners. The CME series is suitable for general practitioners, family medicine doctors, internists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and surgeons with various specialties.

The care of a patient with such diseases as benign prostatic hyperplasia, degenerative joint disease, and vascular arterial and venous disease, just to name a few, is often shared between surgeon and primary care practitioner, creating the need for there to be intensive collaboration and communications between the two. Consequently, this places a largely unmet need among primary care practitioners to learn about surgical diseases, their symptoms and signs, and their presentation and prognosis, as well as their non-surgical treatments and indications for referrals. There is also the need in primary care to counsel patients about their surgical diseases and treatment options, and for surgeons and primary care practitioners to optimize their partnership in the management of these patients.

The series will focus on topics in urology, breast surgery, podiatry, neurosurgery, general surgery, and ENT.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, which is jointly providing the series with SBH Health System, is designating a maximum of one AMA PRS Category 1 credit for each lecture. (Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.) All lectures will take place at the auditorium at St. Barnabas Hospital, 4422 Third Avenue in the Bronx.