Traditional methods of medical education and training are changing rapidly. This volume integrates the printed text--as provided by leading experts in science and medicine--with multimedia applications using desktop conferencing and the Internet in the delivery of instruction. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The George Washington University Medical Center, with the support of an unrestricted educational grant from the Healthcare Education Department of Glaxo Welcome, Inc. , has created a distance-learning lecture series on the Internet for continuing medical education. In this lecture series, leading scientists and physicians discussed the most current as well as future projected treatments of prominent afflictions of mankind. These chosen speakers, who are at the forefront of research and treatment in the field of biomedicine, build a structural framework for the audience in their field of expertise, and from there looked into their crystal ball and discussed their view of the future. The lectures, approximately one hour in length, were broadcast live from The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D. C. as part of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. These lectures will be available on the Internet until 2001. In partnership with Medical Consumer Media, the lectures were simultaneously broadcast live around the world via the Internet with real-time audio streaming and digitized 35mm slide presentation. The lecture format was designed to foster questions which went beyond basic science and current treatments.
Part I: Molecular Biology and Clinical Advances in the Genetics and Treatment of Aging, Osteoporosis and Alzheimer's Disease. Aging: Genes and Molecular Mechanisms; C.B. Harley. Advances in Preventive Medicine: Nutrition and Immune Function in the Elderly; S.N. Meydani. Advances in the Role of the Extracellular Matrix in development and Disease; H.K. Kleinman. New Concepts in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Osteoporosis; W.B. Ershler. Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease; L.J. Thal. Senility - The Epidemic of the 20th Century; R.N. Butler. Part II: Pathophysiology and Clinical Advances in Infectious Diseases, Septic Shock and AIDS. Influenza: Advances in Knowledge of Impact and Approaches to Control; R.B. Couch. Recent Advances in the Treatment of Hepatitis C; K. Sherman. Recent Advances in the Pathophysiology and Treatment of Septic Shock; G. Simon. Chemokines in the Treatment of AIDS; R.C. Gallo, E. Tramont. Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Pediatric AIDS; A. Rubenstein. A Pathologist Looks at AIDS; J.M. Orenstein, et al. Part III: Antioxidants and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. The Rule of Nutritional and Pharmacological Antioxidants in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease; W.B. Weglicki. Advances in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction; A.G. Wasserman. Part IV: Molecular Biology of the Brain and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Nicotine Receptors in the Brain: Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases; V.A. Chiappinelli. Advances in Guillian-Barré Syndrome and Immune Neuropathies; A.H. Ropper, et al.Part V: Pathogenesis and Treatment of Crohn's Disease, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Diseases of the Bowels and Lungs, and Pulmonary Diseases. Pathogenic Mechanisms in Inflammatory Bowel Disease; C. Fiocchi. The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Asthma as an Inflammatory Disease; P.J. Barnes. Pathogenesis and Advances in the Treatment of Mucus Clearance Disorders; B.K. Rubin. Part VI: Advances in Bone Marrow Transplantation and Vaccines for the Treatment of Cancer and Infectious Diseases. New Strategies in the Use of Bone Marrow (or Hematopoietic Stem Cell) Transplantation to Treat Cancers of the Blood; A. Fefer. Gene Based Vaccines; M.A. Liu. 200 Years After Jenner: The Search for a Cancer Vaccine; W.W. Overwijk, et al. Cancer Vaccines Come of Age; M.S. Mitchell. Part VII: Advances in Surgery. Endoscopy &endash; Advances in Surgical Treatments; J.M. Sackier. Advances in the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms; L.N. Sekhar, A. Chanda. Part VIII: The Important Role of the Orphan Drug Program in Medicine. Years of the Orphan Drug Act: What Lies Ahead? M. Haffner.