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MSSNY Young Physicians Section (YPS), Resident & Fellow Section (RFS),
and Medical Student Section (MSS) Joint Educational Symposium

February 9, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Long Island Westbury
1800 Privado Road
Westbury, NY 11590

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We are excited to invite you to join us at the 2019 MSSNY YPS/RFS/MSS Joint Educational Symposium. This event is held in conjunction with the YPS Annual Meeting, the RFS Annual Meeting, and the MSS Spring Meeting. This year we are thrilled to host national leaders in medical toxicology and social media in medicine. 
On behalf of the planning committee, we look forward to seeing you on February 9.
-L. Carlos Zapata, MD, FACEP, Chair of the Planning Committee


9:15 AM: Resident and Fellow Section Business Meeting (at MSSNY HQ, 865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, down the block from the hotel)

11:00 AM: (At Marriott) The Opioid Epidemic-From Prescription to Death and Everything in Between* by Dean G. Olsen, DO
    1. Describe current trends of prescription opioid use and heroin
    2. Overview of the history of heroin use, misuse, and abuse in the US over the past two centuries
    3. Describe the key aspects of addiction
    4. Describe the complications of opioid abuse
    5. Overview of prescribing patterns, with regard to the current understanding of how history has repeated itself

12:00 PM: MSSNY PAC-How You Can Get Involved in Healthcare Policy by Joseph Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP

12:15 Social Media in Medicine** Panel featuring Erich Anderer, MD; Daniel E. Choi, MD; Frank Cusimano, DO/PhD Candidate; Shari Marchbein, MD; Alok Patel, MD

    1. Describe current social media platforms used in medicine and why they are important
    2 .Inform attendees how to get started on social media
    3. Overview of best practices for medical content on social media

1:15 Presentation of the 2019 Young at Heart Award to Thomas J. Madejski, MD, FACP by Elizabeth Haines, DO, Chair of the MSSNY Young Physician Section 

1:30 Young Physicians Section Business Meeting

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*The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

**The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical Society of the State of New York designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the Faculty:

Dean G. Olsen, DO
Dean G. Olsen, DODr. Dean G. Olsen received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he went on to complete a residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx followed by a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, CO. In 2006 he became the director of research of the department of Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital. In 2014 Dr. Olsen founded the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY and was appointed program director. Simultaneously, Dr. Olsen serves on the faculty of the New York City Poison Control Center in New York, NY. Dr. Olsen has authored several peer reviewed publications as well as textbook chapters in various aspects of Medical Toxicology. Dr. Olsen is currently on the editorial board of Annals of Emergency Medicine and has been recognized as a top reviewer. In addition to his scholarly work, Dr. Olsen has received multiple teaching awards.
Joseph Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
Dr. Sellers earned his BA degree from the University of Rochester and his MD degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at the Albany Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians.

An attending physician in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, NY and the Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Dr. Sellers is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he has served as a primary care clerkship preceptor for over 20 years.

Dr. Sellers serves on the Schoharie County Board of Health, the Cobleskill Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Leatherstocking Council Executive Board. An active member of organized medicine since 1990, Dr. Sellers previously served MSSNY as assistant treasurer and as secretary. He served as MSSNY Councilor from 2004-2010, and MSSNY’s Third District President from 1998-2004, and Schoharie County Medical Society president from 1990-1994. Dr. Sellers is presently serving as Chair of MSSNY’s Political Action Committee and MSSNY’s Treasurer.

Daniel E. Choi, MD
Daniel E. Choi, MDDr. Daniel Choi is a fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon at Long Island Spine Specialists based in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. His interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic spine surgery, telemedicine, and organized medicine. Dr. Choi is the author of numerous publications, book chapters and presentations, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society (NASS), the Medical Society of the State of New York, and the Suffolk County Medical Society. Dr. Choi's Instagram account: @spinedocny

Erich Anderer, MD
Erich Anderer, MDDr. Erich Anderer is the chief of neurosurgery at NYU Langone - Hospital Brooklyn, and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Anderer performs about 200 spine and brain surgeries a year, and is an expert in complex spine surgery. He has an interest in self care as a means to prevent and treat most causes of neck and back pain. He is also helping to investigate ways to reduce the use of opiates in post-surgical patients, and eliminate their use in chronic pain. Dr. Anderer is a board member of the NY State Neurosurgical Society, the Japanese Medical Society of America, and the Open Space Alliance, a parks conservancy in Brooklyn.  Dr. Anderer's Instagram account: @drerichanderer

Frank Cusimano, MS, MA, MPhil

Frank Cusimano MS, MA Frank is a DO/PhD candidate at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and Columbia University in the City of New York respectively. He has graduate degrees in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Nutrition, and Metabolism from Johns Hopkins and Columbia University and is currently completing his PhD thesis on the role of engineered probiotics in the microbiome-gut-brain-axis. In his spare time, Frank is the host of the Surviving Medicine Podcast, advises premedical students, writes for Doximity and Medscape, and maintains a daily workout routine emphasizing self-care.

Shari Marchbein, MD

Shari Marchbein, MDDr. Shari Marchbein is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Marchbein’s academic and clinical interests include the treatment of acne, in particular adult female acne, acne scarring, and rosacea. She also specializes in various aesthetic procedures and laser surgery. She has presented at renowned national conferences on the topics of acne and rosacea, including the annual American Academy of Dermatology and Advances in Dermatology meetings. As a skincare expert, she has been featured in key media outlets including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Allure, W Magazine and Byrdie. Dr. Marchbein has enjoyed teaching dermatology residents for the past nine years as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at NYU School of Medicine and earned a part-time Attending of the Year Award for teaching in 2009. Dr. Marchbein's Instagram account: @drsharimarchbein

Alok Patel, MD
Alok Patel, MDDr. Alok Patel is a Pediatric Hospitalist, a television producer, a media host and consultant, a digital health entrepreneur, and above all, a fighter of pseudoscience. Dr. Patel practices in NYC and CA while producing for CNN in NYC, creating videos for Medscape, and pitching new shows, which will hopefully launch in 2019. He is passionate about fighting false information found on the internet and has a passion for policy and public health. He is on the founding team of both an award-winning digital health start-up and a media-based initiative spreading awareness about human trafficking.  Dr. Patel's Instagram account: @alokpatelmd  

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