Announcement Regarding COVID-19 and its Impact on HMS CME Activities

The health and safety of our community and the patients we serve is of the utmost importance, and we understand the difficulties that learners are experiencing, both personally and professionally.

Given state, federal and government agency guidance, we are monitoring COVID-19's impact on our activities and working with course directors to develop contingency plans for upcoming CME conferences and will be updating the individual activity pages as information becomes available.

  • Live Courses with Live Virtual Option

    • Summer Seminar: Meditation and Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Enhancing Treatment Effectiveness and Personal Wellbeing | July 20 – 24, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Essential Psychopharmacology, 2019 From Neuroscience to Advances in Treatment | July 20 – 24, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: CBT: A Primer for Psychodynamic Psychotherapists | July 20 – 24, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Emerging Strategies in the Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: Integrating Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy | July 27 – 31, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Complex Psychological Trauma and Recovery | July 27 – 31, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment | July 27 – 31, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Exercise and other Medical and Complementary, Ground-Breaking Techniques for the Treatment of ADHD, Aggressions and Autism Spectrum Disorders | August 17 – 21, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Mindfulness: Inside and Outside the Clinical Hour | August 17 – 21, 2020
    • Summer Seminar: Psychopharmacology: A Master Class | August 17 – 21, 2020
    • Update in Hospital Medicine | September 30 – October 2, 2020
    • Infectious Diseases in Primary Care | November 4 – 6, 2020
  • Live Virtual Courses

    • Diabetes Update 2020 | May 4 – May 6, 2020
    • Innovations and New Practices in Internal Medicine 2020 | May 4 – May 8, 2020
    • Principles of Prevention in Primary Care Practice: Pearls and Pitfalls | May 17 – May 20, 2020
    • Dementia: A Comprehensive Update | May 27 – 30, 2020
    • Cardiovascular Care for Women | May 29, 2020
    • The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine: Treating Obesity 2020 | June 4 – 6, 2020
    • Internal Medicine Comprehensive Review and Update 2020 | June 8 – 13, 2020
    • Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change | June 12 – 13, 2020
    • Neurology for the Non-Neurologist | June 21 – 24, 2020
    • Intensive Review of Internal Medicine | July 26 – August 2, 2020
    • Prevention and Management of Diabetes Complications | August 3 – 5, 2020
    • Intensive Review of Nephrology | August 10 – 15, 2020
    • Contemporary Practice in Structural and Valvular Heart Disease | September 11 – 12, 2020
    • Principles of Critical Care Medicine for Non-Intensive Care Specialists | September 23 – 25, 2020
    • Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills 2020 | New Date: October 14 – 16, 2020
    • Primary Care Internal Medicine | October 19 – 23, 2020
  • Postponed Courses

    • Posttraumatic Stress and Related Disorders 2020 | New Date: August 26 – 29, 2020
    • Psychiatry 2020 | New Date: September 24 – 26, 2020
    • Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills 2020 | New Date: October 14 – 16, 2020 (Now Live Virtual)
    • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Hands-On Diagnostics 2020 | New Date: October 17 – 18, 2020
    • Reflection and Resilience: Principles and Practice for Clinicians | New Date: October 18 – 24, 2020
    • Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Update: Current Practices and Future Directions | New Date: October 19, 2020
  • Canceled Courses

    • The Fredric G. Levin Lung Cancer Symposium 2020 | April 2 – April 3, 2020
    • Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium 2020 | April 3 – April 4, 2020
    • Practice Changing Updates in Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies | April 4, 2020
    • Emergency Medicine: Updates & Current Practices-2020 | April 13 – April 17, 2020
    • Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals 2020 | April 16 – April 18, 2020
    • Endocrine & Diabetes Controversies in Adult Primary Care Practice-2020 | April 24 – 26, 2020
    • Advances and Innovations in Neurosurgery | April 24, 2020
    • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine | April 26 – 29, 2020
    • Gastrointestinal, Liver and Pancreatic Pathology | April 27 – April 30, 2020
    • Infectious Diseases in Adults | April 28 – May 2, 2020
    • 2020 Primary Care Orthopaedics 2020 | April 30 – May 1, 2020
    • Current Concepts & Controversies in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: 2020 | April 30 – May 2, 2020
    • Addictions 2020 | May 1 – May 2, 2020
    • Meditation and Psychotherapy: Learning from Non-Ordinary States | May 1 – May 2, 2020
    • MGH Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound | May 2, 2020
    • MGH Bedside Emergency Ultrasound | May 3, 2020
    • Endoscopic Surgery of the Sinuses, Eustachian Tube and Ear | May 4 – May 6, 2020
    • Sports Medicine 2020 | May 6 – May 8, 2020
    • Update in Head and Neck Cancer | May 8 – May 9, 2020
    • Advances in Cancer Immunotherapy: Annual Update | May 8 – 9, 2020
    • Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care | May 8 – May 10, 2020
    • Anesthesiology Update 2020 | May 11 – May 15, 2020
    • Optimized Management of Medically Complex Patients | May 14 – 16, 2020
    • 31st Annual Richard J. Smith Memorial Lectureship and 7th Annual Jesse B. Jupiter International Hand Forum | May 15 – May 16, 2020
    • Mass Eye and Ear Temporal Bone Dissection Course | May 15 – May 17, 2020
    • Update on Neurology and Psychiatry of Women – What every practitioner needs to know | May 16 – 17, 2020
    • General Thoracic Surgery | May 21 – May 22, 2020
    • HIV Update: Contemporary Issues in Management | May 28 – May 30, 2020
    • Current Concepts in Hematopathology | May 29 – May 31, 2020
    • Breast Pathology: Current Concepts and Controversies | June 1 – 2, 2020
    • Advanced Teaching Skills | June 5 – 6, 2020
    • Understanding Global Health Care Delivery | June 5 – 6, 2020
    • Advanced Lung Diseases and Transplantation | June 5 – 6, 2020
    • Update in Minimally Invasive Gynecology | June 5 – 7, 2020
    • Gastroenterology 2020 | June 8 – 11, 2020
    • Intensive Review of Emergency Radiology: Update 2020 | June 13 – 14, 2020
    • Advances in Cytology and Small Biopsies | June 14 – June 17, 2020
    • Evaluating and Treating Pain | June 15 – 19, 2020
    • Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | June 15 – 19, 2020
    • Neurorehabilitation 2020 | June 18 – 20, 2020
    • Breast Cancer: New Horizons, Current Controversies | July 9 – 11, 2020
    • Asia-Pacific Neuro-Oncology Course | August 3 – 7, 2020
    • Thrombosis and Thromboembolism 2020 | October 8 – 9, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be notified if my course is canceled or postponed?

    An email will be sent to registrants informing them of changes to scheduled courses. We encourage you to refer to the Course Updates list at the top of this page for the current status of our courses.  If you don’t see your course listed, click the link cmecatalog.hms.harvard.edu to be directed to our CME Catalog course page for further information.

  • My course is to be held live virtual; what does this mean, and how will I receive my certificate?

    A live virtual course is conducted virtually, in real time. Participants will receive an email with log-in information. Once the course begins, registrants will receive a separate email with the course evaluation and certificate information.

  • Am I responsible for canceling travel and hotel reservations related to a canceled or postponed course?

    Registrants are responsible for canceling all airline reservations. Please refer to the cancellation/update email you received for course-specific hotel reservation information.

  • What is the refund policy?

    Harvard Medical School has adjusted its published refund policy due to the uncertainty around scheduling during the coronavirus outbreak and will be refunding registrations in full for all canceled CME courses.

    Select courses are allowing registrants to hold their spot for next year. If you have been given this option and would like to hold you seat, please contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu. Please include your name and the name of the course you wish to cancel.

    If your activity has been postponed, you have the option to receive a full refund or can use your registration for the respective conference.

    If your activity has been changed to a live virtual webinar, you will be automatically modified to a webinar attendee. If you are unable to attend the webinar and wish to cancel your registration, please contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu to receive a full refund. Please include your name and the name of the conference you wish to cancel.

  • When will I receive my refund?

    Harvard Medical School is currently working through this process and appreciates your patience during this time. Please allow 7-10 business days for your refund to process. Check refunds may take 4-6 weeks to process.