Internal Medicine 1709 - Internal Medicine Alert - May 15, 2013

Target Audience:

This CME activity is intended for the internist/family physician.


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Faculty Listing:

Stephen A. Brunton, MD

Clinical Professor
University of California, Irvine

Executive Editor
Leslie Coplin

Managing Editor
Neill Kimball

Associate Editors
Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine

Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH
Professor of Medicine
University of Kentucky;
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Samaritan Hospital

William T. Elliott, MD, FACP
Chair, Formulary Committee
Northern California Kaiser Permanente
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
San Francisco

James Chan, PharmD, PhD
Pharmacy Quality and Outcomes Manager
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

Louis Kuritzky, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Florida

Ken Grauer, MD
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, D(ABMM)
Professor Emerita
Stanford University School of Medicine
Director of Medical Affairs
Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA

Peer reviewer
Gerald Roberts, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, NY


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Financial Disclosure:

Internal Medicine Alert's editor, Stephen Brunton, MD, serves on the advisory board for Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Sunovion, and Teva; he serves on the speakers bureau of Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Kowa, Novo Nordisk, and Teva.

Associate editors Harold L. Karpman, MD, FACC, FACP, William T. Elliott, MD, FACP, and James Chan, PharmD, PhD, peer reviewer Gerald Roberts, MD; executive editor Leslie Coplin; and managing editor Neill Kimball report no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Associate editor Barbara A. Phillips, MD, MSPH serves on the speakers bureau for PotomaCME.

Author Ellen Jo Baron, PhD, D(ABMM) is a stockholder for Cepheid, and Immunogenetics, is Director of Medical Affairs for Cepheid, and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for OpGen, Immunogenetics, and NanoMR.

Associate editor Louis Kuritzky, MD is an advisor for Endo, Kowa, Pricara, and Takeda.

Associate editor Ken Grauer, MD is the sole proprietor of KG-EKG Press, and publisher of an ECG pocket brain book.

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