BOSTON -- Harvey J. Makadon, M.D., has taken his concern for primary care and community health on the road. To India. And China. And Dubai. The long-time Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center physician, now vice president for health systems and clinical continuing education at Harvard Medical International, is leading a diverse array of Harvard Medical School faculty in Practi-Med, a series of seminars around the world.
Practi-Med, sponsored in collaboration with the New England Journal of Medicine, is designed to bring recent advances in medicine to practicing generalists and specialists and help them incorporate these advances into clinical practice. In March, Makadon and colleagues traveled to Chennai, India and the Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed University.
Among those making the trip was Lowell E. Schnipper, M.D., Chief of BIDMC's Division of Hematology/Oncology and Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BIDMC's chief oncology social worker.
Practi-Med faculty will travel to Shanghai, Japan and back to Dubai in 2004. Other topics for the seminars include Control and Prevention of Asthma; Clinical Focus on Hypertension; Prevention in Clinical Practice: Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Diabetes; The Preventive "Master" Health Check Up and Primary Care of the Patient with HIV.