Continuing Medical Education

With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment  to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend. The CME director is Ted Butler, MD and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Hallmark Health System
Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Visiting Clinician Program

September 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
No lecture.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
“Tai Chi and Chronic Pain”
Chenchen Wang, MD, MsC
Professor of Medicine, TUSM
Director, Center for Complimentary and Integrative Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
“Restless Legs Syndrome”
Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
“Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”
Michelle Lai, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
Staff, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Tuesday, September 30, 2014  12:00 noon  Johnson Conference Room
“Policy, Politics and the Implementation of Health Reform”
David K. Jones, MSPH, MA
Boston University School of Public Health

Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

September 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
No lecture.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
“Allergy Update:  a Potpourri for Primacy Clinicians”
David E. Riester, MD, FAAAAI
Instructor, Department of Medicine, TUSM
Allergy & Asthma Physicians, P.C.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014     12:00 noon
“Breast Cancer Prevention with Exercise, Statins, Metformin or Vitamins:  A Status Report”
Jennifer Ligibel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, HMS
Staff, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Schwartz Center Rounds


Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare. 


In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress. There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds, announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
Alternating Campuses


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