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East Annual Conference

Location: Boston, MA
Date: September 17-20, 2015

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Earn up to 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 25.25 AANP contact hours

Primary Care is Where Good Health Begins

It is based on your relationship with your patients as you provide and coordinate the care they need. The demands and challenges you face every day within your practice are constantly changing, so we’re changing with them.

We’ve taken the feedback of last year’s attendees along with that of clinicians in your region and across the country to develop this year’s Annual Conference.

Earn up to 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 25.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Quality CME

The Pri-Med East curriculum is provided by pmiCME, the accredited division of Pri-Med, and developed with the American College of Physicians and its Course Directors, which includes members from Harvard Medical School and University of Massachusetts Medical School. CME sessions will include a wide range of therapeutic topics and information on the latest treatments and therapies, such as:

  • Hypertension Management: A Moving Target
  • A Tale of Two Brains
  • An Update on HPV Cancer Prevention

How to register

Online:

Register

By Phone:

Call 844-300-6339

(Mon–Fri, 9am–8pm ET)

Register for Pri-Med East by:

May 14 $55
July 16 $65
August 20 $75
September 16 $100
Onsite at Pri-Med East $125
Attend Primary Care Updates preconference sessions for an additional $25.

Value For Your Time

In addition to over 50 new educational sessions, there are many new components of the conference that were created with you in mind.

  • Renowned keynote speakers, including Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, presenting on “Dharma Happiness and Purpose,” Dr. Dean Ornish, presenting “The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust,” and Dr. Neal Barnard, presenting on “Power Foods for the Brain.”
  • The opportunity to attend Primary Care Updates preconference sessions and earn additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or AANP contact hours of continuing education at an additional cost.

CME Activities

Primary Care Updates* | September 17, 2015
Earn up to 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 7.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education at these preconference sessions.

Annual Conference | September 18–20, 2015
Earn up to 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 17.75 AANP contact hours of continuing education during the core curriculum.


Educational Symposia
Accredited CME sessions to expand your learning during breaks from the core curriculum.

Credit Information

Industry-Sponsored Opportunities

Exhibit Hall
Have face-to-face conversations with industry professionals, gain helpful takeaways, and experience engaging floor activities such as live demonstrations, outside your office hours.

Presentation Theaters
Live discussions led by prominent medical thought leaders. Get an in-depth look at the latest tools and treatment options.

Presentation Theaters are not offered for CME credit nor is the content planned or reviewed by pmiCME or the ACP.

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*Primary Care Updates tracks are sponsored by pmiCME and are produced independently of and are not affiliated with the ACP. This is a limited-capacity ticketed event available during registration.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, pmiCME seeks to make these conferences accessible to all. If you have a need that might require special accommodations, please call (877) 477-4633 or email support@pri-med.com three weeks prior to the meeting.

Sessions & Syllabus

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Registration & Breakfast
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Opening Remarks
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Getting Your Patients to Weigh In: Discussing Approaches to Treating Obesity in the Primary Care Setting
Learning Objectives:
  1. Summarize current recommendations for screening, assessment, and treatment goals in the management of adult obesity.
  2. Develop individualized therapeutic regimens for adults with obesity, incorporating lifestyle management and adjunct therapies as appropriate, based on current treatment recommendations and recent evidence.
  3. Utilize clinically validated approaches and tools to engage and support patients in the management of adult obesity as a chronic disease.
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Patient-Centric Treatment of Diabetes: The Role of GLP-1 Inhibitors
Learning Objectives:
  1. Design treatment regimens for patients with T2DM, incorporating evidence-based guidelines and best practices.
  2. Review the mechanism of action, safety, and efficacy profiles of GLP-1 inhibitors and incorporate these agents into a comprehensive treatment plan in patients with T2DM.
  3. Select and sequence therapies for patients with T2DM, based on each patient’s individual profile, intensifying treatment if glycemic goals are not met.
  4. Develop effective patient education and communication skills to enhance adherence and improve outcomes in patients with T2DM, and make appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals when relevant.
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Stroke Risk Reduction in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Novel Oral Anticoagulant Options
Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the comorbidities, mortality, and cost burdens associated with Atrial Fibrillation and inadequate stroke prophylaxis.
  2. Apply understanding of risk drivers, scoring systems and guideline recommendations to optimizing thromboembolic risk assessment for at risk patients.
  3. Recognize the benefits and limitations of warfarin use for stroke prevention in Atrial Fibrillation.
  4. Assess the roles of new and emerging therapies to manage thromboembolic risk associated with thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation.
  5. Apply the ACCF/AHA/HRS and ESC guidelines to manage patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
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Lunch Break
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Managing Shift Work Disorder in Primary Care: Overcoming Barriers to Improve Patient Outcomes
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the neurophysiologic mechanisms of circadian rhythms and adverse multisystem consequences of misalignment for patient health and function.
  2. Evaluate sleep patterns and symptoms of shift work disorder using clinical tools and strategies, such as sleep logs and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
  3. Diagnose shift work disorder based on identified symptoms, patient history and work schedule, and a comprehensive sleep history.
  4. Tailor therapeutic regimens for shift work disorder that include appropriate combinations of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities.
  5. Educate patients on the potential consequences of poorly managed shift work disorder and the fundamentals of sleep hygiene.
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Update on Immunizations in High Risk Adults
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify profiles of specific patients at increased risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.
  2. Implement vaccine recommendations in high-risk patients.
  3. Recognize that health care provider recommendations are key to patient acceptance of vaccinations.
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PM Break
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Evidence-Based Approaches for Managing the Patient with High Triglycerides
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the physiologic and epidemiologic relationships between elevated triglycerides and increased cardiovascular risk.
  2. Assess and risk-stratify patients based on lipid profiles, comorbidities, and other patient-specific factors.
  3. Compare and contrast the safety and efficacy profiles of lipid-lowering agents based on findings from randomized clinical studies.
  4. Individualize pharmacologic management of patients with high triglycerides through adherence to evidence-based practices and current treatment guidelines.
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Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians
Learning Objectives:
  1. Summarize fundamental similarities and differences in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of oral antiplatelet drugs.
  2. Explain efficacy and safety data with oral antiplatelet therapies from ACS outcomes trials.
  3. Recognize guideline-based therapies to reduce risk and goals to achieve in the management of patients who have experienced an acute coronary syndrome.
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Primary Care Updates Track 1
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 1: Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Primary Care Updates Track 2
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 2: Novo Nordisk Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.
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Getting Your Patients to Weigh In: Discussing Approaches to Treating Obesity in the Primary Care Setting
  
  
  
  
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Patient-Centric Treatment of Diabetes: The Role of GLP-1 Inhibitors
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Stroke Risk Reduction in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Novel Oral Anticoagulant Options
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Managing Shift Work Disorder in Primary Care: Overcoming Barriers to Improve Patient Outcomes
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Update on Immunizations in High Risk Adults
  
  
  
  
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Evidence-Based Approaches for Managing the Patient with High Triglycerides
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Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians
  
  
  
  
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
We tend to think of advances in medicine as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure, something high-tech and expensive. This presentation will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing more than 30 years of research using high-tech, state-of-the-art measures to prove the power of low-tech, low-cost, and often ancient interventions. Also, the lecture will describe proven strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes as well as how to personalize a way of eating and living based on an individual’s needs, genes, and preferences. Finally, the presentation will describe many of the health policy implications of comprehensive lifestyle changes as both medically effective and cost effective.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to understand successful strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes
  2. Participants will be able to describe the evidence from randomized controlled trials showing that chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes.
  3. Participants will be able to describe evidence showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect gene expression.
Faculty:
  1. Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of CaliforniaCardiff, CA (Bio)
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Morning Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Hypogonadism: What is the Evidence? Is it Safe?
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review role of testosterone in Men's Health
  2. Discuss the diagnosis of Hypogonadism
  3. Highlight published treatment guidelines for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
  4. Discuss recent data on cardiovascular risk factors for TRT
  5. Discuss the effects of TRT on the prostate in the aging male
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NASH: Burgeoning Epidemic
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Hypertension Management: A Moving Target
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the JNC8 guidelines for hypertension in adults, with special attention to new blood pressure goals
  2. Consider patient factors such as age, co-morbidities, and race when prescribing anti-hypertensive therapy
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Celiac Sprue
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Update on the Pathogenesis of the Acute Coronary Syndromes
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes and the scientific basis of therapeutic goal of "plaque stabilization"
  2. Explain the shifts in the clinical aspects of acute coronary syndromes in the statin era and how these impact patient care
  3. Compare and contrast current and emerging therapies to prevent acute coronary syndromes
  4. Formulate treatment plans for ACS using current guidelines and best available evidence
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The Prostate: BPH and Beyond
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply diagnostic and treatment strategies to men with BPH
  2. Review the AUA 2014 updated BPH guidelines
  3. Apply diagnostic and treatment strategies to men with ED
  4. Discuss the relationship between ED and cardiovascular disease
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Ask the Expert
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Men's Health Panel Discussion
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Cardiovascular Panel Discussion
Learning Objectives:
  1. Interpret and apply the new hypertension and cholesterol guidelines in the context of real-world patient cases
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Screening Seniors: The Good, The Bad and The Questionable
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the current guidelines for screening in older individuals
  2. Consider which guidelines are most applicable for geriatric patients.
  3. Recognize the potential for adverse consequences of overscreening.
  4. Evaluate tools for estimating life expectancy and identify a practical method to determine stopping age for colon and breast cancer screening.
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Optimizing Insulin Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Existing Challenges and New Opportunities for Improved Care
Learning Objectives:
  1. Better identify and understand the pathophysiologic defects contributing to postprandial hyperglycemia and its impact on managing the glycemic burden in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  2. Incorporate assessment of postprandial glucose as part of diagnostic and treatment plan so as to target therapy to better manage hyperglycemia and prevent potential complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  3. Overcome both clinician and patient resistance to appropriate initiation and intensification of insulin therapy to best manage postprandial hyperglycemia, while lowering risk for adverse events.
  4. Better distinguish conventional, new, and emerging prandial insulin therapies for appropriate treatment selection in patients with T2DM so as to properly integrate in to care and improve outcomes.
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Diagnostic Challenges of Rheumatologic Disease
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the importance of pathophysiology in understanding rheumatic disease - target tissue and characteristic joint distribution
  2. Distinguish inflammatory from non-inflammatory (degenerative) arthritis and non-articular (soft-tissue) rheumatic conditions.
  3. Discuss the role of laboratory and imaging studies in rheumatologic diagnosis
  4. Review the features that distinguish fibromyalgia from other rheumatic diseases
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Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Incontinence
Overactive bladder and incontinence are highly prevalent yet underreported medical conditions. This activity will review the types of incontinence and include a detailed summary of how to diagnose and treat stress and urge incontinence in both men and women including treatment for refractory disease. Both medical, surgical and new innovative treatment options will be discussed.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply diagnostic and treatment strategies for stress incontinence
  2. Apply diagnostic and treatment strategies for urge incontinence
  3. Evaluate effective treatment options for refractory urge and stress incontinence
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Medical Marijuana
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Walking the Line: A Primer on Gait Analysis
Learning Objectives:
  1. Incorporate gait evaluation in determining fall risk in elderly patients
  2. Recognize gaits that are associated with common musculoskeletal conditions
  3. Recognize gaits that are associated with common neurological conditions
  4. Link gait abnormalities to historical figures and celebrities
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Afternoon Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Evaluating the Evidence for Hormone Therapy in Menopausal Women
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply up to date information about the natural history of menopause to improve the care of individual women
  2. Counsel women about the risks and benefits of systemic hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, based on their personal risk profile
  3. Advise women about the relative efficacy, risks, and benefits of commonly used alternatives to systemic hormone therapy for treatment of menopausal symptoms, including: lifestyle changes, cognitive behavioral therapy, non-hormonal pharmacotherapies, newly FDA-approved SERM-based therapies, complementary and alternative therapies, topical therapies for atrophic vaginitis
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A Tale of Two Brains
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the differences between right- and left-brain mode of engagement
  2. Apply methods to rekindle a right-brain worldview
  3. Discuss why a right-brain mode may actually be beneficial for a physician
  4. List the many physical findings that were first observed by artists
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Controversies in Osteoporosis Prevention and Management
The presentation will provide an evidence-based approach to controversies in osteoporosis screening and treatment, with emphasis on weighing risks and benefits of treatment. Current guidelines and recent key developments will be reviewed.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review the guidelines and controversies regarding screening and benefits and adverse effects of therapy
  2. Discuss the controversies regarding duration of therapy and monitoring of therapy
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Update of Microbiome
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Case Studies in Vaginitis
Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Its differential diagnosis includes not only a vaginal infection but also cervicitis, a physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. A precise diagnosis can be achieved with a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, effective therapy can be prescribed.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Generate the differential diagnosis of a vaginal discharge
  2. Discuss the role of the office laboratory in diagnosing vaginitis
  3. Prescribe effective treatment for infectious vaginitis
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Update from The Medical Literature
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
 
 
 
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Hypertension Management: A Moving Target
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Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Hypogonadism: What is the Evidence? Is it Safe?
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NASH: Burgeoning Epidemic
 
 
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Update on the Pathogenesis of the Acute Coronary Syndromes
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The Prostate: BPH and Beyond
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Cardiovascular Panel Discussion
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Men's Health Panel Discussion
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*Optimizing Insulin Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Existing Challenges and New Opportunities for Improved Care
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Diagnostic Challenges of Rheumatologic Disease
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Screening Seniors: The Good, The Bad and The Questionable
 
 
 
 
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Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Incontinence
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Walking the Line: A Primer on Gait Analysis
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Medical Marijuana
 
 
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A Tale of Two Brains
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Controversies in Osteoporosis Prevention and Management
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Evaluating the Evidence for Hormone Therapy in Menopausal Women
 
 
 
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Update from The Medical Literature
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Update of Microbiome
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Case Studies in Vaginitis
 
 
*To date, Primary Care Updates has been supported by educational grants from the following organizations: sanofi-aventis U.S.
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Power Foods for the Brain
Most clinicians are familiar with the role of nutrition in obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular health, but many may not realize that nutrition can also influence the brain, particularly the risk of Alzheimer's Disease.This presentation includes scientific findings on the role of fats, vitamins, and certain metals on brain health. Studies provide important clues as to which foods are helpful and which are harmful. There are also important roles for aerobic exercise and sleep.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to describe foods that increase cognitive function, boost folate, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12
  2. Participants will be able to identify the risks of dairy and meat products on memory
  3. Participants will be able to explain the latest research on toxic metals, like aluminums found in cookware, soda cans, and common antacid.
Faculty:
  1. Neal Barnard, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington School of MedicineWashington, DC, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineWashington, DC (Bio)
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Advances in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline epidemiology and risk factors for chronic hepatitis C
  2. Review the natural history and the clinical impact of chronic hepatitis C infection
  3. Discuss current treatment options for chronic hepatitis C infection
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Managing Heart Failure In The PCP Setting
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss epidemiology and prevalence of heart failure
  2. Outline an approach to diagnosis and initial evaluation of heart failure patients
  3. Apply evidence-based therapy to the population with heart failure and reduced EF
  4. Outline a management approach to heart failure with preserved EF (HF-PEF)
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disorders
Learning Objectives:
  1. Utilize clinical practice guidelines to diagnose and manage thyroid nodules
  2. Utilize clinical practice guidelines to diagnose and manage hypothyroidism
  3. Utilize clinical practice guidelines to diagnose and manage hyperthyroidism
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Hot Topics in Dermatology
Learning Objectives:
  1. Correctly identify different manifestations and types of cellulitis
  2. Employ appropriate tests for diagnosing cellulitis and its variants
  3. Differentiate between cellulitis and pseudocellulitis in order to effectively treat the condition
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Practical Considerations for Anticoagulation for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism and Stroke Due to Atrial Fibrillation
The talk will address prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. The presentation will discuss the enhanced AF risk stratification tools to assess an individual patient’s risk of stroke and bleeding. We will compare the relative efficacy and safety of the new anticoagulants (NOACs) with warfarin. The talk will then address the management of patients with venous thromboembolism, both prevention in high-risk hospitalized patients and the treatment of patients who present with an acute DVT or PE. We will compare the anticoagulant strategies available and review the factors that impact the decision regarding the duration of treatment.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Implement appropriate risk stratification for patients with AF
  2. Assess the risks and benefits of oral anticoagulation options for stroke prevention in patients with AF
  3. Select and initiate an appropriate anticoagulant strategy for patients at risk fr recurrent VTE
  4. Identify high risk medical patients for whom thromboprophylaxis should be initiated
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New Approaches to Treating C Difficile Infection
Learning Objectives:
  1. Distinguish risk factors for C. difficile infection (CDI) in an outpatient with recent diarrheal symptoms
  2. Consider the pros and cons of treatment modalities
  3. Employ prevention measures for clinicians, patients, and households
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Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: When Asthma Does Not Get Better: Exploring Options for Difficult to Control Asthma
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explore potential causes of difficult-to-control asthma
  2. Develop a systematic approach to the patient whose asthma fails to improve with standard therapy
  3. Consider potential therapeutic options for difficult-to-control asthma
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Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: Practical Tips for the Management of ADHD
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the core symptoms of ADHD
  2. Consider patient factors and the pros and cons of ADHD drugs when selecting treatment
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Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: Observational Medicine Through Art
Learning Objectives:
  1. Sharpen observational skills
  2. Understand the role of visual arts in fostering observation
  3. Rekindle the right brain mode of engagement
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An Update on HPV Cancer Prevention
Learning Objectives:
  1. Summarize the epidemiology and burden of disease associated with the human papilloma virus (HPV).
  2. Identify those HPV types most often associated with particular cancers and genital warts.
  3. Apply strategies to reduce the prevalence of these diseases.
Faculty:
  1. Kenneth Alexander, MD , PhD (Bio)
  2. Rachel Caskey, MD, MPP
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Migraine Headaches: Tools for Successful Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. Improve the identification of migraines in the patient with recurring headache and disability.
  2. Apply the latest evidence-based recommendations for preventive and abortive migraine treatment.
  3. Recommend complementary and alternative therapies when indicated.
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Update in Pediatrics - Autism
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New Drugs for PCP: What You Need to Know
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Challenging Cases in Neurology
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The New Science of Sleep
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Meditation for Depression & Anxiety
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Update in Pediatrics - Food Allergies
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Power Foods for the Brain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Managing Heart Failure In The PCP Setting
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Advances in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disorders
 
 
 
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Practical Considerations for Anticoagulation for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism and Stroke Due to Atrial Fibrillation
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New Approaches to Treating C Difficile Infection
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Hot Topics in Dermatology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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*An Update on HPV Cancer Prevention
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Migraine Headaches: Tools for Successful Management
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Challenging Cases in Neurology
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Update in Pediatrics - Autism
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New Drugs for PCP: What You Need to Know
 
 
 
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The New Science of Sleep
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Update in Pediatrics - Food Allergies
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Meditation for Depression & Anxiety
 
 
*To date, Primary Care Updates has been supported by educational grants from the following organizations: Merck & Co., Inc.
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Dharma, Happiness and Purpose
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra will define Dharma . Reflect on the research regarding Happiness and tell us how we can be happier and live a joy - filled life . He will share compelling stories and wisdom about how living with purpose is the key to sustained happiness. As Mark Twain once said, "The two most important days of your life are the day you are born the day you find out why." This talk will speak to your heart and inspire you to lead a happier and meaningful life.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize that they key to sustained happiness is living with purpose
  2. Identify four traits of happy individuals
  3. Recall the "happiness formula" and be able to list the 6 "happiness countries"
Faculty:
  1. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA, James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, Senior Consultant in Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston, MA (Bio)
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Preventive Medicine that Works: Adult Immunization
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the current gap between national immunization goals and current immunization rates
  2. Use the current ACIP guidelines to vaccinate adult patients
  3. Implement strategies to improve immunization rates in clinician offices
  4. Review vaccination recommendations for immune compromised patients: - Cancer - Autoimmune diseases/Iatrogenic immune suppression - Immunodeficiency (Inherited, Acquired) - Transplant patients - Splenectomy, Splenic Dysfunction
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Cancer Screening
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Use of Rheumatologic Testing
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One Size Fits All: The Benefits of Exercise
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What's New with Antibiotics
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Ethical Challenges at End-of-Life
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Challenging Cases in ID - Ebola & Fever in Returning Traveler        
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Domestic Violence Update: A Primer for Clinicians
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Cancer Screening
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Preventive Medicine that Works: Adult Immunization
 
 
 
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One Size Fits All: The Benefits of Exercise
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Use of Rheumatologic Testing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ethical Challenges at End-of-Life
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What's New with Antibiotics
 
 
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Challenging Cases in ID - Ebola & Fever in Returning Traveler        
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Ticketed Events

A schedule of ticketed events coming soon.

Accreditation

Earn up to 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 25.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Final session schedule is pending. Credits estimated based on current schedule.

Primary Care Updates
September 17, 2015
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. pmiCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
7.5 AANP pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education programs by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This program has been approved for 7.5 contact hours of continuing education
Annual Conference
September 18–20, 2015
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. pmiCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
17.75 AANP pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education programs by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This program has been approved for 17.75 contact hours of continuing education

Keynote Speakers

Dean Ornish, MD (Read Bio)

Preventive Medicine Research Institute,
University of California, Cardiff, CA

Presenting on:

Neal Barnard, MD (Read Bio)

George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington, DC
President

Presenting on:

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP (Read Bio)

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine
Senior Consultant in Hepatology,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

Exhibit Hall

Pri-Med Exhibition Hall

Hours
Friday, September 18 8:30am–4pm
Saturday, September 19 8:30am–4pm
Sunday, September 20 8:30am–2pm

The Pri-Med Exhibit Hall is your chance to learn about and compare hundreds of the health care industry’s latest products, treatments, and technologies in one place.


Spend your time in the Exhibit Hall talking to company representatives, evaluating new options, and making purchasing decisions for your practice—all things you do not have time for in your daily schedule. 

Attendee Badge Information

Please Note: As a Pri-Med attendee, you will receive a badge and an Attendance Scan Card, which will have a QR code programmed with your name, address, and professional discipline. You will scan your bar code at the appropriate stations to obtain CME credit or nursing contact hours. You will need to scan your badge once per day to receive CME credit for the Annual Conference and at the entrances to some stand-alone CME activities to be eligible for CME credit or nursing contact hours.

Scanning your QR code at an exhibit booth or non-CME activity gives the sponsor permission to use your contact information for future correspondence.

 

Exhibit Floor Highlights

Presentation Theaters
Join us for an informative snack break, lunch, or dinner discussion about the latest clinical information as it relates to a specific disease state.

Pri-Med Innovations Pavilion Lounge
Relax. Recharge. Refuel. Visit this booth for complimentary coffee and small snacks during some of the break times.

Pri-Med Booth
Stop by the Pri-Med Booth to have any questions answered, update your contact information, find out about online resources and tools, and register for Pri-Med East 2016.

InLight
Created by Pri-Med and the developers of Amazing Charts, InLight EHR is the first problem-oriented medical record, supporting better medical decision-making and more face-to-face time with patients. Stop by the InLight booth for a demo of the EHR that learns with you!

Amazing Charts
Amazing Charts is the top rated EHR according to multiple user satisfaction surveys and is 2014 ONC-ATCB certified, easy to use, and affordable. Unlike most EHRs, Amazing Charts was designed by a physician, allowing you to document more with fewer clicks.

Stop by the Amazing Charts booth to download a FREE trial and ask about our show special!

Exhibitor List

Company Name Booth Number
A Fashion Hayvin, Inc. 1612
Actavis (formerly Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) 1318
ALCAT 1432
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine 1119
American Express Open 1315
Aspirin Works By Corgenix 2121
Bionix Medical Technologies 2125
Boston Heart Diagnostics 1025
Calmoseptine 1316
CleanSlate Centers, LLC 1115
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. 1009
Diva International 1232
Eisai, Inc. 2108
Exergen Corporation 2231
Gilead Sciences 1108
Hemosure Inc. 1122
International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation 1908
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1308
Laclede Inc 1219
LocumTenens.com 2128
Merck 1325
Mission Pharmacal Co 1312
Needy Meds 1224
Novo Nordisk Inc. 1715
Novo Nordisk Inc. 1922
Otto Trading, Inc. 1416
Pfizer Inc. 1111
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 1912
Sanofi Pasteur Inc. 2012
Southcoast Hospitals Group 2124
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. 1322
The Gideons International 1713
Vita Mix Corp 1415
WynnPharm Inc. 1221
Company Name Booth Number
AbbVie 1918
Akrimax Pharmaceuticals LLC 1812
Alkermes Inc. 1018
American College of Physicians 1124
AMGEN 1918
Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc. 2009
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1827
Bristol-Myers Squibb & Pfizer Inc. 1218
CardioDX, Inc. 2131
CryoProbe 2221
Darco International 1813
Edge Systems Corporation 1008
Elsevier Medical Books 1708
First Healthcare Compliance 1021
Grifols USA, Inc. 1215
I.C. E., Inc. 1412
IPC Healthcare 1910
Kareo 2132
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 1019
Medicus Healthcare Solutions 1012
Millennium Health, LLC 2123
Monthly Prescribing Reference 1014
Neilmed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2118
Novo Nordisk Inc. 1808
Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. 1015
Otto Trading, Inc. 1712
Qiagen, Inc. 1710
Sanofi 2112
Scarf King 1611
Take Shape for Life 1225
Tec Laboratories, Inc. 2122
Ultimate Creations 1511
Vital Nutrients 2130
Zanfel Laboratories, Inc. 1216
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Travel Arrangements

Meeting Location

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer St
Boston, MA 02210-1709
(617) 954-2000

Hotel Accommodations

Good Health Begins Here

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As a practicing clinician, you are the focal point of all we do. This year’s Annual Conference theme, Good Health Begins Here, not only affords you the opportunity to take away key tips to improve the health and wellness of your patient population, but also encompasses many easy ways that you can improve your own health and wellness.

We believe good health begins with you, the clinician. You are setting the precedent and we’re here to help.

Keep checking back to see the new Good Health Begins Here features we’re adding to the event.

Good Health Begins Here



CME: Keynotes

Three renowned keynote speakers including:

 

Exhibit Hall

Located in the Exhibit Hall, the Knowledge Zone is the single best source for small group presentations and opportunities for 1:1 discussions with industry experts Topics focus on health-and-wellness through the eyes of preventive care, diagnosis, treatment decisions, and patient adherence.

Health and wellness book signings and meet-the-author opportunities.



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