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Course Reminder: Physician Work Hours, Health & Patient Safety

Sleep Research Society
Monday, October 17, 2011

February 20-24, 2012 at The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Course Directors:  Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD, FRCP and Laura K. Barger, PhD; Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School; and Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115 USA.

This course is designed to address the needs of practicing health care professionals, postgraduate medical education program directors, department chairs, academic medical center administrators, hospital administrators and risk managers in healthcare institutions involved in designing round-the-clock work schedules and implementing effective fatigue risk management programs for health care delivery systems.

The course will consist of an intensive series of lectures and workshops over a four-day interval interspersed with hands-on interactive training in the use of software modelling tools that will enable participants to evaluate the impact of work-schedule design on performance and patient safety.

Online course registration is available at: http://cme.hms.harvard.edu/courses/workhours

Course venue/hotel information is available at: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/harvardcayman


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Massachusetts and Pennsylvania Course Attendees Only: This activity meets the criteria for 9 hours of Risk Management credit(s) in Massachusetts. Risk management credit(s) were determined based on criteria outlined by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Please check with your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming risk management credit(s). This course would meet the requirements of the State of Pennsylvania Board of Medicine for specific CME credits in the area of patient safety and/or risk management.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Should participants in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians MyCPD Program wish to claim credits for attending this Continuing Professional Development course, they would claim them under Category 2: Group Learning Activities at 1 credit per hour.