September 2020 through May 2021

Sponsored By

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham

Funded In Part By


Target Audience

This program is uniquely designed for primary care practitioners.


One Saturday a month, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Live Zoom Webinar

Course Director

Stephen Jacobs Eyre

Mary E. Manning, MD, MPH
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Course Founder

Michael K. Rees, MD


All lecturers have been selected for proven teaching ability, are affiliated with major teaching hospitals, and hold appointments at one of the following medical schools: Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, or University of Massachusetts.

Educational Need Addressed

In these days of fast paced clinical changes it is crucial for primary care practitioners to continuously update their knowledge and skills in the area of evidence based medicine, specifically - current best practices, diagnostic skills, risk factor identification and current treatment options.

Educational Objective

At the conclusion of each of our monthly meetings, the participants will be able to articulate current knowledge in each of the sub-specialty areas. Eighteen areas of study have been identified as basic to primary care adult medicine:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology - Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology - Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management - End of Life Care
  • Preventive Medicine - Genomics
  • Pulmonary Medicine – Allergy
  • Rheumatology - Orthopedics
  • Risk Management
  • Urology
  • Women's Health - Gynecology

The Core Audience

Core is comprised of primary care providers practicing throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire, and Northern Connecticut. Our audience is dedicated to providing practical information that furthers professional and economic well-being. Core program provides Category 1 credits at low cost and at a convenient location. Because more than 90% of the cost of an educational program relates to income lost from time away from practice, our programs are routinely held on Saturday mornings.

Accreditation Information

  • The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham designates this live activity for a maximum of forty (40.0) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • MOC STATEMENT - Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 40 and Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • RISK MANAGEMENT - This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 10.00 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes 2.00 credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.
  • Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.
  • Application is pending with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • The AAFP invites comments on any activity that has been approved for AAFP CME credit. Please forward your comments on the quality of this activity to
  • Note: AAFP credit is for live series only.
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Prescribed credit from the AAFP.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners recognizes activities approved for AAFP credit as acceptable toward CE requirements for nurse practitioners.
2020-2021 Series
  • General Internal Medicine - September 12, 2020
  • Rheumatology Orthopedics - October 10, 2020
  • Risk Management - November 14, 2020
  • Pain Management - December 12, 2020
  • Nephrology - January 9, 2021
  • Women's Health-Gynecology - February 13, 2021
  • Gastroenterology - March 13, 2021
  • Ophthalmology-Otolaryngology - April 10, 2021
  • Geriatrics - May 8, 2021

*AAFP credit for live series only. Podcasts are AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM