Wednesday, July 31, 2013
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
Judges needed for 11th annual AMA Research Symposium
Support the next generation of physicians by serving as a judge at the AMA's 11th annual AMA Research Symposium. The symposium will take place Nov. 15 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
There are two components to the competition: podium presentations and poster presentations. Podium presentations will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m., and poster presentations will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Judges who volunteer may be asked to judge one or both events, depending on their availability.
A reception will follow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants are welcome to stay for the entire event or only the component in which they are participating.
Those who would like to serve as a judge should confirm their availability by submitting an online form by Oct. 4. You will be contacted with additional details about the event. Also indicate which segment(s) you would like to judge and the top two or three categories in which you are interested, in order of preference.
Following are the three symposium segments and their categories.
Segment 1: Students will participate in eight categories:
- Biochemistry/cell biology
- Cancer biology
- Clinical outcomes and health care improvement
- Immunology/infectious diseases/inflammation
- Public health and epidemiology
- Surgery/biomedical engineering
Segment 2: Residents and fellows will participate in two categories:
- Clinical vignette
- Clinical medicine (includes quality improvement, health policy, clinical research and medical education)
Segment 3: International medical graduates who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and awaiting residency will participate in three categories:
- Clinical vignette/clinical medicine
- Basic science
- Health policy and medical education
JAMA: Patients at risk for primary open-angle glaucoma
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide but often can be effectively diminished when treated. A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) emphasizes how important it is for individuals at risk for glaucoma to seek early detection to prevent associated vision loss.
Recent findings show that increased cup-to-disc ratio (CDR), CDR asymmetry, disc hemorrhage and elevated intraocular pressure, as well as demographic risk factors—including family history and advanced age—were associated with increased risk for primary open-angle glaucoma, although their absence did not effectively rule out this condition.
The best available data support examination by an ophthalmologist as the most accurate way to detect glaucoma.
Watch a five-minute video to learn more.