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Clinical Center Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds Lecture Schedule

March 2009 • 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm • Lipsett Amphitheater

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Understanding and Ensuring the Quality of Cellular and Gene Therapies
Through Science and Regulation

Keith Wonnacott, PhD
Chief, Cellular Therapies Branch
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA

The Use of Molecular Assays to Assess the Potency of Cellular Therapies
David Stroncek, MD
Chief, Cell Processing Section
Department of Transfusion Medicine, CC

Lecture on videocast 
Evaluation Form*



Wednesday, March 11, 2009
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers
Prevention of Transmission of HIV-1: Clues from the Early 21st Century

Myron S. Cohen, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health
J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor
Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Public Health
Director, UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Chief, Division of Clinical Infectious Disease
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Lecture on videocast 
Evaluation Form*


Wednesday, March 18, 2009
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Post-Katrina Health Care: Present Status and Future Considerations
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
Chief Science Officer, Association of Black Cardiologists
Clinical Professor, Division of Cardiology, Emory University
Recovery and Rebuilding the Safety Net Post-Katrina
Karen B. DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc
C. Thorpe Ray Chair, Internal Medicine
Vice Dean, Community Affairs and Health Policy
Chief, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Tulane University School of Medicine

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Trapped in TRAPS: How Abnormal Trafficking and Accumulation of Mutant TNFR1 Leads to
Inflammation in the TNFR1-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS)
Richard Siegel, MD, PhD
Chief, Immunoregulation Section, Autoimmunity Branch, NIAMS

Two Diseases that Teach Us About the Role of IL-1 in Human Inflammation: Neonatal-onset
Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID) and Deficiency of the IL-1 Receptor Antagonist (DIRA)

Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky, MD, MHS
Acting Chief, Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Section, NIAMS

Lecture on videocast
Evaluation Form*


* NOTE: To receive credit for attendance, this form must be returned to the Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education by 4 pm on the day of the lecture. Please fax forms to 301-435-5275.


Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities offered by NIH are jointly sponsored in partnership with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Activity Description
The weekly Clinical Center Grand Rounds provide a mechanism for presentations on state-of-the-art discoveries.

Intended Audience
All physicians, allied health professionals, and non-clinical scientists are invited to attend the Clinical Center Grand Rounds Series.

After attending the activity, participants will be able to (1) define options and alternatives that will guide clinical practice, (2) evaluate practical information presented about clinical research principles based on state-of-the-art scientific discovery and clinical advances, and (3) analyze information and opportunities to increase and improve collaboration among investigators.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.

Videocast Information
Viewing of the videotaped lectures requires RealPlayer software and a 220Kbps LAN or 56Kbps dial-up connection bandwidth. NIH users can download RealPlayer Enterprise for Windows or RealOne for Mac.  Viewers from outside the NIH network can download the latest free version of RealPlayer software from Real Networks. Questions: Call 301-496-2563 or contact us.

Reasonable Accommodations
Sign language interpreters will be provided.  Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Clinical Center Office of Communications, Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison at 301-496-2563. TTY users, please call through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

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