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Clinical Center Grand Rounds

January 2006 • 12:00 noon 1:00 pm • Lipsett Amphitheater

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    Questions? Call 301-496-2563 or contact us.

Wednesday, January 4
12 noon - 1 p.m.

    Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease: Past, Present and Future
    Clinical Manifestations

    Oswaldo Castro, M.D.
    Acting Director, Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease

    Role of Brain Natriuretic Peptide
    Roberto F. Machado, M.D.
    Staff Clinician, Vascular Medicine Branch, NHLBI

    Proteomic Markers
    Gregory J. Kato, M.D.
    Staff Clinician, Critical Care Medicine Dept., CC and Director, Sickle Cell Vascular Disease Unit, NHLBI

Wednesday, January 11
12 noon - 1 p.m.

    Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers
    Improving the Quality of Health Care

    Donald M. Berwick, M.D.
    President and CEO, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
    Lecture will be videocast, Real Player required

Wednesday, January 18
12 noon - 1 p.m

    The Role of Tissue Factor and Blood Coagulation in the Pathogenesis of Cerebral Malaria
    Ivo M.B. Francischetti, M.D., Ph.D.
    Research Fellow, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID
    Malaria: Deadly as Ever
    Thomas E. Wellems, M.D., Ph.D.
    Chief, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID

Wednesday, January 25

    Challenging Cases in Clinical Problem Solving
    James E. Balow, M.D.
    Clinical Director, NIDDK

50th Anniversary Grand Rounds

Past Rounds

All healthcare professionals are invited to CC Grand Rounds. This is part of the Grand Rounds Series (September 1, 2005 - August 31, 2006). Participants will be provided with, (1) options and alternatives that will guide clinical practice, (2) practical information about clinical research principles based on state-of-the-art information about scientific discovery and clinical advances, and (3) information and opportunities to increase and improve collaboration among investigators. Lectures are held in the Lipsett Amphitheater, First Floor, Magnuson Center, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD. Parking is limited. Visit for information on visiting the campus.

The National Institutes of Health/Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (NIH/FAES) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The NIH/FAES designates this educational activity for 1 credit per session up to a maximum of 42 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accomodation to participate in this event should contact the Office of Clinical Center Communications at 301-496-2563 or through the Federal Relay 1-800-877-8339. Please make requests at least five business days in advance of the event.

Visit the Clinical Center Grand Rounds Web Site at Report changes of address to Clinical Center Communications at 301-496-2563.

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