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Midwest Annual Conference

Location: Rosemont, IL
Date: October 15-18, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Please refer to the CME Information Tab
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For those who look to you—you can look to us.

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, from preventive health to specialty care to inpatient services. 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 clinicians in your region and across the country to develop this year’s Annual Conference.

 

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Earn up to 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 25.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education.



Quality CME

Pri-Med continues to partner with the American College of Physicians (ACP), and in collaboration with faculty from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we are unveiling an entirely new, cutting-edge CME curriculum this year.

The CME sessions will include the latest treatments and therapies, such as:

  • Diabetes & Obesity in the Pediatric Patient
  • Challenging Cases in Infectious Disease
  • Update on Celiac Disease and Other Gluten- Related Disorders

American College of Physicians

Session Schedule

 

Value for Your Time

In addition to over 30 new educational sessions, there are many new components of the conference that were created with you in mind.

  • Renowned keynote speakers including Dean Ornish, MD, presenting “The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust”
  • Additional Good Health Begins Here conference features, such as Steps to Success powered by Fitbit. Check out the Good Health tab for details.
  • A chance to participate in hands-on ultrasound workshops developed with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Ultrasound Institute.

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

Keynote Speakers



CME Activities

Primary Care Updates* | October 15, 2014
Earn up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 6.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education at these pre-conference sessions.

Annual Conference | October 16–18, 2014
Earn up to 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 19 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.

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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, ACP, or UofSC.

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How to Register

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

Sessions & Syllabus

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Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care
Room: Room 23, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Effectively assess and diagnose patients with common community-acquired infections.
  2. Apply the latest guideline recommendations for appropriate treatment of pharyngitis, urinary tract infection, and cellulitis.
Faculty:
  1. Mark Rupp, MD , FACP, Professor and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, Dept of Infection Control & Epidemiology, University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmaha, NE
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Psoriasis: It Runs Deeper Than You Think. Optimizing Patient Communication Management
Room: Room 26, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Design treatment regimens that encompass the full spectrum of psoriasis, including systemic comorbidities and refer patients to specialists when appropriate.
  2. Utilize current safety data to assess risk-benefit profiles when treating psoriasis, to improve clinical decision making and individualize patient care.
  3. Incorporate counseling and active engagement into interactions with patients with psoriasis to encourage conversations about difficult-to-discuss issues and improve adherence to therapy.
Faculty:
  1. April Armstrong, MD, MPH, Vice Chair of Clinical Research; Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Director, Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research; Director, Psoriasis Clinic, Colorado Health Outcomes Program (COHO), University of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAurora, CO
  2. Joel Gelfand, MD, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PA
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Keeping Adult Patients Healthy: The Role of Adult Immunization
Room: Room 26, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify profiles of specific patients at greatest risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.
  2. Recognize that health care provider recommendations are key to patient acceptance of vaccinations.
  3. Implement standing orders for adult immunization within practice settings.
Faculty:
  1. M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PA, Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical CenterWynnewood, PA (Bio)
  2. Robert Hopkins, MD, FACP, FAAP, Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of MedicineLittle Rock, AR
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Managing Shift Work Disorder in Primary Care: Overcoming Barriers to Improve Patient Outcomes
Room: Room 23, Level 2
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.
Faculty:
  1. Karl Doghramji, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine, Medical Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, Program Director, Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphia, PA (Bio)
  2. Paul Doghramji, FAAFP , MD, Family Physician, Collegeville Family PracticeCollegeville, PA, Medical Director of Health Services, Ursinus CollegeCollegeville, PA (Bio)
  3. Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, Baldino Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA, Senior Physician, Division of Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MA
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Against All Odds: Improving Insulin Use in T2DM through Individualized Clinical Decision Making
Room: Room 26, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Summarize the clinical evidence supporting the use of basal insulin therapy, with and without GLP-1 receptor agonists, in the management of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Incorporate strategies to overcome barriers to insulin use in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Faculty:
  1. Frank Lavernia, MD, Founder, North Broward Diabetes CenterDeerfield Beach, FL (Bio)
  2. Richard Pratley, MD, Adjunct Professor, Sanford Burnham Medical Research InstituteOrlando, FL, Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital Sanford Burnham Translational Research InstituteOrlando, FL (Bio)
  3. Jeff Unger, MD, American Board of Family Medicine, Director, Metabolic Studies, Catalina Research InstituteChino, CA
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Clinical Significance and Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia: Overcoming Challenging Patient Cases
Room: Room 23, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Assess patients with elevated triglycerides for risks of cardiovascular disease and/or pancreatitis.
  2. Explain the importance of managing both LDL-C and non-HDL-C in patients with elevated triglycerides.
  3. Diagnose secondary causes of hypertriglyceridemia
  4. Develop treatment plans for patients with elevated triglycerides to achieve LDL-C and non-HDL-C targets both through lifestyle modification and drug therapy.
  5. Assess the benefits and risks of emerging therapeutic approaches for the management of hypertriglyceridemia
Faculty:
  1. Alan Brown, MD, FACC, FNLA, Director, Prevention Center/Lipid Clinic for Midwest Heart Specialists, Associate Professor of Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center - Stritch School of MedicineChicago, IL, Board Member, National Lipid AssociationJacksonville, FL (Bio)
  2. Kevin Maki, PhD, FNLA, CLS, Chief Science Officer, Midwest Center for Metabolic and Cardiovascular Research, Board Member, National Lipid AssociationJacksonville, FL
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Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens
Room: Room 23, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the pathologic mechanisms of T2DM that support the need for prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment.
  2. Identify patient-centered treatment goals for patients with T2DM that encompass good overall glycemic control and improvements in other clinical parameters.
  3. Evaluate the clinical profiles of GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of T2DM.
  4. Individualize therapeutic regimens for T2DM to maximize efficacy and minimize hypoglycemia, weight gain, and other potential treatment-related risks.
  5. Communicate with patients with T2DM about lifestyle modifications, antihyperglycemic options, and the need for treatment adherence.
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A Hypoglycemia-Centric Approach to the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Room: Room 26, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply strategies to individualize glycemic targets in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Discuss the limitations of frequently used conventional therapies for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  3. Outline the risk factors and clinical consequences of hypoglycemia.
  4. Implement strategies to minimize hypoglycemia risk in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
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PM Break
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Room: Room 23, Level 2
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Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness
Room: Room 23, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify conditions that may put patients at risk for unsafe driving
  2. Name the clinical screens to evaluate patients’ level of function for driving fitness
  3. State referral and treatment options for patients who require further evaluation or are no longer fit to drive
Faculty:
  1. Linda Hill, MD, Associate Professor of Health Promotion, Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego StateSan Diego, CA, Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San DiegoSan Diego, CA (Bio)
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A Focus on Bipolar Depression: Overcoming Diagnostic Barriers and Optimizing Long-Term Patient Outcomes
Room: Room 26, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss clinically relevant pathophysiology of bipolar disorder, including epidemiologic and mechanistic relationships with cardiometabolic disturbances.
  2. Identify patients with bipolar depression based on comprehensive patient histories, risk factors, key presenting symptoms, and the latest diagnostic criteria.
  3. Tailor therapeutic regimens for bipolar depression to reflect efficacy, safety, and tolerability of approved agents and common patient comorbidities.
  4. Engage patients with bipolar depression to motivate active participation in ongoing care and improve treatment adherence.
Primary Care Updates Track 1
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 1: Teva CNS and AstraZeneca.
Primary Care Updates Track 2
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 2: Celgene Corporation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Merck & Co., Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc., Merck & Co., Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
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Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care
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Psoriasis: It Runs Deeper Than You Think. Optimizing Patient Communication Management
  
  
  
  
 
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Keeping Adult Patients Healthy: The Role of Adult Immunization
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Managing Shift Work Disorder in Primary Care: Overcoming Barriers to Improve Patient Outcomes
 
  
  
  
 
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Against All Odds: Improving Insulin Use in T2DM through Individualized Clinical Decision Making
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Clinical Significance and Treatment of Hypertriglyceridemia: Overcoming Challenging Patient Cases
 
  
  
  
  
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Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens
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A Hypoglycemia-Centric Approach to the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
  
  
  
  
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Clinical Assessment of the Older Patient for Driving Fitness
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A Focus on Bipolar Depression: Overcoming Diagnostic Barriers and Optimizing Long-Term Patient Outcomes
  
  
  
  
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
Room: Hall A, Level 1
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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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Clinical Pearls in Pulmonary Medicine
In contradistinction to asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often considered the irreversible obstructive lung disease. However, effective treatments are available for the treatment of COPD that improve lung function, reduce symptoms, increase exercise capacity, decrease the frequency of exacerbations, and prolong survival. In this presentation we will review these pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for the prevention and treatment of COPD.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Use recommended diagnostic tests, patient history and targeted physical examination to identify pulmonary disease.
Faculty:
  1. Christopher Fanta, MD, Member, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Brigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA (Bio)
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Ultrasound for the PCP
Improve quality of care, patient safety, increased access to care, and practice autonomy through ultrasound. Learn about the advances in ultrasound technology, primary care applications, value-added to a primary care practice, and how best to learn ultrasound.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the technology that has made ultrasound accessible to primary care providers.
  2. Identify three advantages of offering ultrasound in the primary care setting.
  3. Identify three clinical applications of point-of-care ultrasound in primary care.
Faculty:
  1. Richard Hoppmann, MD, FACP, The Dorothea H. Krebs Endowed Chair of Ultrasound Education, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Ultrasound Institute of the University of South Carolina School, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
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Introduction to Ultrasound and Case Presentations
Attendees will learn about point-of-care ultrasound applications, how ultrasound provides value to a primary care practice, advances in ultrasound technology, and how best to learn ultrasound. Ultrasound can improve quality of care, patient safety, increased access to care, and practice autonomy.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the defining characteristics of point-of-care or the focused ultrasound examinations.
  2. Identify how point-of-care ultrasound can be used to diagnose and manage heart failure, abdominal pain, musculoskeletal pain and soft-tissue infections.
Faculty:
  1. Richard Hoppmann, MD, FACP, The Dorothea H. Krebs Endowed Chair of Ultrasound Education, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Ultrasound Institute of the University of South Carolina School, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
  2. Victor Rao, MBBS, DMRD , RDMS, Director of Ultrasound Education, Radiology, Research Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
  3. Michael Wagner, MD, Primary Care Ultrasound Fellow, UofSC School of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
  4. Keith Barron, MD, Chief Resident, UofSC School of Medicine, Primary Care Ultrasound Fellow at USC, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC
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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
Faculty:
  1. Karol Watson, MD, PhD, FACC, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Lipid Clinic, UCLA Medical CenterLos Angeles, CA (Bio)
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Ultrasound Workshops
Hands-on diagnostic workshops developed with The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Ultrasound Institute offered at an additional cost. Ultrasound Workshops will include six rotating modules on: Neck (thyroid, and ultrasound principles); Basic ECHO, Aorta, Inferior Vena Cava, Abdomen (gallbladder and liver); Knee (includes guided procedures)
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the essential features of portable ultrasound systems.
  2. Understand important practical principles of ultrasound image acquisition.
  3. Learn how to perform basic point-of-care ultrasound examinations of the neck, the heart, the abdomen, and the knee.
  4. Learn how to perform ultrasound guided procedures.
Faculty:
  1. Richard Hoppmann, MD, FACP, The Dorothea H. Krebs Endowed Chair of Ultrasound Education, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Ultrasound Institute of the University of South Carolina School, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
  2. Victor Rao, MBBS, DMRD , RDMS, Director of Ultrasound Education, Radiology, Research Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
  3. Michael Wagner, MD, Primary Care Ultrasound Fellow, UofSC School of Medicine, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC (Bio)
  4. Keith Barron, MD, Chief Resident, UofSC School of Medicine, Primary Care Ultrasound Fellow at USC, University of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbia, SC
  5. Jeff Hall, MD (Bio)
  6. Michael Blaivas, MD, FACEP (Bio)
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Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice 2014
You decide how your patient practice will be impacted after receiving updates on compelling new studies, clinical findings, and guidelines.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Consider key findings from important new studies that can change your patient care.
Faculty:
  1. Michael Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of MedicineReno, NV, Medical Director, Vascular Medicine and Anticoagulation Services, Renown Heart and Vascular InstituteReno, NV (Bio)
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Addressing Renal-Mediated Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes and the Kidney
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the role of the renal system in glucose uptake, reabsorption, and the maintenance of glucose homeostasis and use the achieved knowledge to identify patients who would benefit from renally-targeted therapies.
  2. Explain the mechanism of action of sodium glucose linked transporter inhibitors and their role in modulating glucose homeostasis.
  3. Review professional guidelines from the ADA and AACE for target goals of therapy and treatment recommendations for specific patient-types.
  4. Identify the safety and efficacy profiles of current and emerging therapies that target renally-mediated glucose uptake and reabsorption.
  5. Implement management strategies that incorporate current and emerging therapies into treatment paradigms for patients who would benefit from a targeted approach to glycemic control.
Faculty:
  1. Mark Stolar, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicago, IL
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Medical Brain Game 2014: PCP Edition
Tough Questions Patients Bring to You
Learning Objectives:
  1. Compete in the popular yet practical medical knowledge game. New categories are sure to provide a fun challenge.
Faculty:
  1. John Russell, MD, Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PA, Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial HospitalAbington, PA (Bio)
  2. Neil Skolnik, MD, Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphia, PA, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial HospitalAbington, PA (Bio)
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Comprehensive Management of Chronic Pain and Injury
Learning Objectives:
  1. Initiate a plan for rational use of drug therapy following injury.
  2. Recognize psychological "yellow flags" that suggest a patient is developing a chronic pain syndrome.
  3. Identify the merits of an interdisciplinary approach to chronic pain management.
Faculty:
  1. James Atchison, DO, Medical Director, Center for Pain Management, Rehabilitation Institute of ChicagoChicago, IL
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Lyme Disease Update
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the clinical features of Lyme disease
  2. Confirm Lyme disease diagnosis by appropriate serologic testing
  3. Treat acute infection with recommended antimicrobial therapy
Faculty:
  1. John Flaherty, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL, Clinical Practice Director for Infectious Diseases, Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, Medical Director, Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicago, IL
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Update in Geriatrics
Learning Objectives:
  1. Employ interventions aimed at slowing memory loss
  2. Recognize and investigate unintentional weight loss
  3. Encourage simple strategies that can improve sleep
  4. Avoid medications known to adversely affect the elderly
Faculty:
  1. Lee Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Geriatrician, Associate Division Chief of Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
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A Tale of Two Brains
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explore the differences between right- and left-brain mode of engagement
  2. Understand why a right-brain mode may actually be beneficial for the clinician
Faculty:
  1. Salvatore Mangione, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphia, PA (Bio)
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Top 10 Changes to My Practice 2014
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review evolving concepts that may affect one’s practice.
  2. Recognize the effects of statin drugs on non-cardiovascular health outcomes.
  3. Apply evidence-based strategies for treating common acute infections in primary care
  4. Identify diet and lifestyle interventions that are effective in managing chronic disease.
Faculty:
  1. Frank Domino, MD, Professor & Clerkship Director, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MA, Committee Member, Course Development, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA (Bio)
 
 Ultrasound Sessions and Workshops | developed with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Ultrasound Institute
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
 
 
 
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Clinical Pearls in Pulmonary Medicine
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Ultrasound for the PCP
 
 
 
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Hypertension Management: A Moving Target
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Introduction to Ultrasound and Case Presentations
 
 
 
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*Addressing Renal-Mediated Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes and the Kidney
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Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice 2014
 
 
 
 
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Comprehensive Management of Chronic Pain and Injury
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Medical Brain Game 2014: PCP Edition
 
 
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Lyme Disease Update
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Update in Geriatrics
 
 
 
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A Tale of Two Brains
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Top 10 Changes to My Practice 2014
 
 
 
*To date, Primary Care Updates has been supported by educational grants from the following organizations: AstraZeneca.
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Power Foods for the Brain
Room: Hall A, Level 1
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 (Bio)
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Healthy Lifestyle Options
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review data on common approaches for patients and providers to help improve health
  2. Discuss some novel approaches to traditional treatment interventions
  3. Consider Advice on Eating, Exercise and Medication for Primary Prevention
Faculty:
  1. Frank Domino, MD, Professor & Clerkship Director, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcester, MA, Committee Member, Course Development, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA (Bio)
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Challenges with Patient Communication in a Changing Healthcare Environment
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand drivers of change in primary care physicians’ utilization of health resources
  2. Develop strategies to acknowledge patients’ concerns about potential financial incentives affecting providers’ allocation of medical resources.
Faculty:
  1. Daniel Dunham, MD, MPH , FACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
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Medical Literature Updates: Pediatric and Family Medicine Edition
Learning Objectives:
  1. Use the clinical findings of the latest studies to inform changes in patient care
Faculty:
  1. Harvey Katz, MD, Department of Population Medicine, Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care InstituteBoston, MA (Bio)
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Diagnosis and Management of Depression in Primary Care
Learning Objectives:
  1. Utilize simple, quick tools to screen for depression
  2. Understand how changes in DSM-5 affect the diagnosis and characterization of depressive disorders
  3. Compare and contrast treatment modalities including pharmacotherapy and CBT
Faculty:
  1. Cathy Frank, MD, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL (Bio)
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Treatment of ADHD in Adolescents
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the core symptoms of ADHD
  2. Consider patient factors and the pros and cons of ADHD drugs when selecting treatment.
Faculty:
  1. Thomas Cummins, MD, Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry Services, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of ChicagoChicago, IL, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
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New Insights into Functional Bowel Disorders
Learning Objectives:
  1. Differentiate the signs and symptoms of functional bowel disorders
  2. Review evidence-based interventions that are directed at treating predominant symptoms
Faculty:
  1. William Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Director, GI Physiology Laboratory, Co-Director, Michigan Bowel Control Program, H. Marvin Pollard Institute Scholar, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health SystemAnn Arbor, MI (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Treatment of Primary Headache Syndromes
Learning Objectives:
  1. Learn which complementary and alternative physical and pharmacologic treatments are helpful for migraine
  2. Determine which abortive treatments for migraine are most effective
  3. Learn a proper sequence of preventive medications for the treatment of migraine
  4. Understand abortive, transitional, and preventive treatment strategies for cluster headache
  5. Learn how to effectively treat tension-type headache
Faculty:
  1. Gerald Smetana, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA, Practicing Internist and Educator, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston, MA (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  2. Perform appropriate tests to confirm the diagnosis of CTS
  3. Institute therapy according to CTS severity
Faculty:
  1. Greg Dumanian, Chief, Division of Surgery-Plastic, Professor in Surgery-Plastic, Neurological Surgery and Orthopaedic Surger, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Networking Break
CLOSE  X  
Assessment of Chronic Sinusitis
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the importance of a careful patient history to confirm the diagnosis of chronic sinusitis and possible etiology
  2. Use the latest evidence based guidelines to direct pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments
Faculty:
  1. David Conley, MD, Associate Professor in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Patient-Center Medical Home Model: A Guide for the PCP
Learning Objectives:
  1. Past: Where does the PCMH fit within the broader healthcare quality movement?
  2. Evidence: Is the PCMH model effective?
  3. Future: How do we go from current fee-for-service model to a national PCMH-like model?
  4. Impact: How will PCMH principles impact my practice starting in 2015?
Faculty:
  1. Daniel Evans, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL
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Choosing Wisely: How we can improve value in Healthcare
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the sources of health care cost problems in the US
  2. Incorporate the tenets of high-value and low-value care into everyday practice
Faculty:
  1. David Baker, MD, MPH, Michael A. Gertz Professor in Medicine, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Heart Failure Update for Primary Care
Learning Objectives:
  1. Appropriately evaluate patients with symptoms of new or worsening heart failure
  2. Tailor treatment plans for heart failure patients based on heart failure classification evidence-based guidelines
Faculty:
  1. Allen Anderson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
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7:30 AM-7:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Power Foods for the Brain
 
 
 
8:45 AM-9:45 AM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
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Healthy Lifestyle Options
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Challenges with Patient Communication in a Changing Healthcare Environment
 
 
 
10:45 AM-11:45 AM
Diagnosis and Management of Depression in Primary Care
10:45 AM-11:45 AM
Medical Literature Updates: Pediatric and Family Medicine Edition
 
 
 
11:45 AM-1:45 PM - Lunch and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:45 PM-2:45 PM
New Insights into Functional Bowel Disorders
1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Treatment of ADHD in Adolescents
 
 
 
2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Treatment of Primary Headache Syndromes
2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 
 
 
3:45 PM-4:00 PM - Networking Break
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Assessment of Chronic Sinusitis
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Patient-Center Medical Home Model: A Guide for the PCP
 
 
 
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Heart Failure Update for Primary Care
5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Choosing Wisely: How we can improve value in Healthcare
 
 
 
CLOSE  X  
Registration and Breakfast
CLOSE  X  
Welcome and Opening Remarks
CLOSE  X  
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Room: Hall A, Level 1
"Laughter is the Best Medicine" is the signature program of Brad Nieder, MD, CSP, a funny doctor, keynote speaker and clean comedian who blends healthcare humor with wellness advice and an uplifting message. Dr. Brad will explain how laughter really is good medicine ... for managing pain, enhancing immune system function, reducing stress and more. You'll be entertained and inspired to find more humor in your life and recapture the joy of medicine.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understanding the health benefits of laughter such as: immune system enhancement, pain management, stress hormone reduction
  2. Implement workplace benefits of laughter such as: team unity, productivity, creativity
Faculty:
  1. Brad Nieder, MD (Bio)
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
CLOSE  X  
Managing Common Issues in Menopausal Women
Examine the latest evidence regarding potential benefits/harms of drugs and supplements, especially as they relate to cardiovascular health, that are frequently used by menopausal women
Learning Objectives:
  1. Examine the latest evidence regarding potential benefits and harms of drugs and supplements used by menopausal women, especially as they relate to cardiovascular health.
  2. Tailor therapy according to risks versus benefits of available treatment interventions.
Faculty:
  1. Kelly Spratt, DO, FACC, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA (Bio)
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Treatment of the Statin Intolerant Patient
Learning Objectives:
  1. Determine statin intolerance through trials of different agents and/or assessment of risk for serious statin-related adverse effects
  2. Consider lifestyle, diet, and pharmacologic options for managing dyslipidemia in the statin intolerant patient
Faculty:
  1. Matthew Sorrentino, FASH , MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of MedicineChicago, IL (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Update on Celiac Disease and Other Gluten-Related Disorders
Apply new guidelines for the diagnosis of these digestive disorders, and recommend dietary adjustments as indicated
Learning Objectives:
  1. Apply new recommendations for the diagnosis of celiac disease and other gluten disorders.
  2. Counsel patients on dietary adjustments as indicated.
Faculty:
  1. Daniel Leffler, MD, MS, Director of Clinical Research, The Celiac Center at BIDMC, Director of Quality Assurance, Division of Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston, MA (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
C Difficile Infection in the Community
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
Faculty:
  1. Fred Lopez, MD, MACP, Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences CenterNew Orleans, LA (Bio)
CLOSE  X  
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
CLOSE  X  
For Your Eyes Only - Ophthalmology 2014 Update
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the latest results of the CATT trial and the AREDS2 trial their implications for age-related macular degeneration.
  2. Describe how to minimize the risk of ophthalmic adverse events in patients taking alpha-blockers for prostate disease.
  3. Discuss 2 new imaging modalities designed to help primary care clinicians and ophthalmologists diagnose eye disease.
Faculty:
  1. Tommy Korn, MD, FACS, Attending Ophthalmologist, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Sharp Memorial HospitalSan Diego, CA (Bio)
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Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the dermatologic manifestations of these systemic conditions: - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Scleroderma - Dermatomyositis - Sarcoidosis - Paraneoplastic Syndromes
Faculty:
  1. Julia Nunley, MD , FAAD , FACP, Professor and Program Director, Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VA (Bio)
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Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Address the challenges of patients with mild to moderate CKD with respect to slowing disease progression and treating blood chemistry abnormalities.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the impact of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as a common condition of the adult US population.
  2. Apply the latest evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management of patients with stages 1-3 CKD.
  3. Slow CKD progression by treating risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes.
Faculty:
  1. Jay Wish, MD, FACP, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolis, IN, Medical Director, Out-Patient Dialysis Unit, Indiana University Health Arnett HospitalLafayette, IN (Bio)
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Organize Your Mind for Lifestyle Medicine
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the causes of distracted thinking
  2. Learn to use simple interventions increase mindfulness
Faculty:
  1. Margaret Moore, MBA, Founder, Wellcoaches School of CoachingWellesley, MA, Co-founder and Co-Director, Institute of Coaching, McLean HospitalBelmont, MA (Bio)
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7:30 AM-7:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-8:45 AM
Laughter is the Best Medicine
 
 
 
8:45 AM-9:30 AM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Managing Common Issues in Menopausal Women
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Treatment of the Statin Intolerant Patient
 
 
 
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C Difficile Infection in the Community
10:45 AM-11:45 AM
Update on Celiac Disease and Other Gluten-Related Disorders
 
 
 
11:45 AM-1:45 PM - Lunch and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
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For Your Eyes Only - Ophthalmology 2014 Update
 
 
 
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Organize Your Mind for Lifestyle Medicine
2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
 
 
 

Ticketed Events

For 2014, Pri-Med is implementing a new ticketing policy to give all attendees equal opportunity to attend the additional events within the conference. Distribution of all additional opportunity tickets will happen at the Ticket Booth beginning at 6:45 each morning, as follows:

  • Thursday, October 16: Ticket pick-up is available for Thursday additional opportunities only. Limit 2 tickets per person.

  • Friday, October 17: Ticket pick-up is available for Friday and Saturday additional opportunities. Limit 4 tickets per person.

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Diabetes

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Hepatitis C

Lunch 1

Non-CME Presentation Theater

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Obesity

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Pancreatic Insufficiency

Lunch

CME Educational Symposia

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Obesity

Lunch 2

Non-CME Presentation Theater

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Type 2 Diabetes

12:55 PM-1:40 PM

Diabetes

12:55 PM-1:40 PM

HAE

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Lipids

Lunch 1

CME Educational Symposia

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Non-CME Presentation Theater

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Gastro

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Session Information Coming Soon

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Heart Failures

Lunch 2

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:55 PM-1:40 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

12:55 PM-1:40 PM

Vaccines

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Dupuytren's Contracture

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Cardiac Imaging

Lunch 1

Non-CME Presentation Theater

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Asthma

11:50 AM-12:35 PM

Type 2 Diabetes

Lunch 2

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:55 PM-1:40 PM

Respiratory

12:55 PM-1:40 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

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The Effect of a Once-Weekly Therapy on A1C and Weight Over 3 Years
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Grant Fowler, MD (Bio)
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Rethink HCV
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Nancy Reau, MD (Bio)
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Addressing Chronic Weight Management With Targeted Pharmacotherapy
Brought to you by: Eisai, Inc..
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Lawrence Mieczkowski, MD
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Understanding the Data - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 2
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Engaging Your Patient in Obesity Management: Techniques, Tactics, and Tools for Customized Disease Treatment
Room: Room 29, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe diagnostic criteria and general goals of treatment for adult obesity.
  2. Determine appropriate multifaceted treatment approaches for adults with obesity, considering individual patient clinical characteristics, current treatment algorithm recommendations, and emerging evidence.
  3. Identify techniques, tactics, and tools to engage and support patients in the long-term management of obesity as a chronic disease.
Faculty:
  1. Timothy Church, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor, Preventative Medicine Research Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State UniversityNew Orleans, LA (Bio)
  2. Scott Urquhart, PA-C, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant program, James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, VA, Clinical Instructor, Physician Assistant Program, George Washington UniversityWashington, DC, Diabetes and Thyroid AssociatesFredericksburg, VA
The CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc..
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Supporting Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Diabetes Care: Targeting the Kidney in Type 2 Diabetes
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Penny Kaye Jensen, FNPC, FAAN, FAANP, University of UtahSalt Lake City, UT
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 2
This program will cover the following topics regarding a sodium-glucose co-transporter (SGLT2) inhibitor: the role of the kidney in regulation of hyperglycemia in T2DM, the mechanism of action - mediated inhibition of SGLT2 in the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidney, key efficacy and safety data from 2 active-controlled clinical trials, important safety information, question and answer session. This promotional educational activity is sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is not certified for continuing medical education. 010034-140210
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Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Brought to you by: Shire.
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Mohsen Nasir, MD
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Understanding Patient-Specific Factors in Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation (SPAF)
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Christian Ruff, MD, MPH (Bio)
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Understanding Triglycerides
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Peter Toth, FNLA , FICA , MD, PhD, FAAFP, FAHA, FCCP, FACC
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RAPID - Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Primary Care Initiative for Improved Diagnosis and Outcomes
Room: Room 29, Level 2
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify patients who have early RA by incorporating simple screening tests into daily practice
  2. Employ the squeeze test to assist with diagnosis of RA
  3. Order appropriate laboratory tests when RA is suspected
  4. Appropriately manage infections in patients taking DMARD therapy
  5. Assess and aggressively reduce CVD risk in RA patients
Faculty:
  1. Paul Doghramji, FAAFP , MD, Medical Director of Health Services, Ursinus CollegeCollegeville, PA, Family Physician, Collegeville Family PracticeCollegeville, PA (Bio)
  2. Eric Ruderman, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, IL, Clinical Practice Director for Rheumatology, Northwestern Medical Group, Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicago, IL
  3. M. Suzanne Schrandt, JD, Deputy Director, Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteWashington, DC
The CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Supported by independent educational grants from Abbvie and Janssen Biotech .
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Hepatic Encephalopathy: A Clinical Dialogue on a Chronic Complication of Cirrhosis
Room: Theater 3
Faculty:
  1. Ilan Weisberg, MD , MSc
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Improving Glycemic Control: A New SGLT2 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Room: Theater 2
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic condition that exerts a significant health and economic burden on patients and healthcare providers. Improving glycemic control is an important goal for patients with type 2 diabetes who may also be living with comorbidities including obesity and hypertension. Individualized treatment approaches should be considered when a therapeutic regimen is being discussed.1-3 This program introduces a new therapeutic option in the newest class of oral antihyperglycemic drugs, the sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors. The presentation will cover key information regarding the mechanism of action, phase III clinical development program, efficacy, safety profile, and dosing for this addition to the class.
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Let’s Get to the Heart of the Matter: Treating your African American HF Patients
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Malcolm Taylor
  2. Beverly Oliver, NP
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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Steven Deitelzweig, MD
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Patients Aged 50+ in Your Practice
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Room: Theater 1
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Understanding Dupuytren’s Contracture: Disease Awareness for the General Practitioner
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Robert Coats, II, MD
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Evaluating and Determining Patients for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging
Room: Theater 2
CLOSE  X  
Optimizing Inhaler Technique in Patients With Respiratory Diseases
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Stuart Stoloff, MD, FAAAAI, FAAFP
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Glucose Removal: An SGLT2i Treatment Option for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Grant Fowler, MD (Bio)
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The Latest Information in Therapy for Asthma, COPD, and Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Juanita Mora, MD
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Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Reducing the Risk of Recurrent DVT and PE Following Initial Therapy
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Darlene Elias, MD, Scripps Clinic/Green HospitalLa Jolla, CA

Accreditation

Earn up to 25.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 25.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Primary Care Updates – Tracks One & Two
October 15, 2014
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
6.5 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 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pending AAFP Application for CME credit has been filed with American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
6.5 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 6.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.250 hours of pharmacology).
Annual Conference
October 16—18, 2014
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
19 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 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Pending AAFP Application for CME credit has been filed with American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
19 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 19 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 9.500 hours of pharmacology).

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
President

Presenting on:

Brad Nieder, MD (Read Bio)

Presenting on:

Exhibit Hall

Pri-Med Exhibit Hall

Hours
Thursday, October 16 8:30am–2:30pm
Friday, October 17 8:30am–2:30pm
Saturday, October 18 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 registrant, you will receive a badge and an Attendance Scan Card, which will have bar codes 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.

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

 

Pri-Med Mobile App Coming Soon

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

Pri-Med Solutions Center
Stop by the Solutions Center to have any questions answered, update your contact information, find out about online resources and tools, and register for Pri-Med Midwest 2015.

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 how your practice can get a $200 Amazon gift card.

**See minimum system specifications at amazingcharts.com/specs.

Exhibitor List

Company Name Booth Number
AbbVie 306
ALCAT 702
Amazing Charts 322
American Express Open 314
AndaMEDS 400
Argyll Diagnostics 235
AstraZeneca 335
Atherotech 207
Aurora Health Care 302
Bionix Medical Technologies 617
Calmoseptine 318
Carlson Laboratories 706
Concentra 419
CryoSurgery, Inc. 106
Diva International Inc. 709
Eisai, Inc. 506
Essentia Health 601
Exalenz Bioscience Ltd. 326
Gensco Laboratories 402
Grifols USA, LLC. 211
Health Diagnostic Laboratory 630
HydraFacial MD - Edge Systems LLC 718
Infinite Therapeutics 216
Koven Technology 635
Life Extension 219
Magine Events 315
Mederi Therapeutics, Inc 323
Merck 317
Monthly Prescribing Reference 600
Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. 209
Orasure Technologies, Inc. 327
Otto Trading, Inc. 325
Pfizer Inc. 623
Pri-Med 530
Pri-Med Knowledge Zone 611
Scarf King 214
Shire 602
Synergy Medical Weight Loss 730
Televox Software, Inc. 227
The Gideons International 119
Verathon 125
Western Systems Research 426
WynnPharm Inc. 415
Company Name Booth Number
Aegis Sciences Corporation 701
Alzheimer's Association 734
American College of Physicians 531
AMGEN 518
Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 339
AstraZeneca 307
Astroglide® 717
Aureus Medical Group 713
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 231
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 107
CardioDX, Inc. 735
CME Corner / MCM Education 723
CryoProbe 607
Dermalogix Partners Inc 416
Dr. Comfort 422
Elsevier Medical Books 707
EXACT Sciences 418
Genova Diagnostics, Inc 502
Gilead Sciences 123
HAE: Learn About It, Talk About It 303
Hemosure Inc. 700
ImpetoMedical 417
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 427
Laclede Inc. 217
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 719
MDSpiro 414
MediTouch EHR / HealthFusion 430
Millennium Health 424
Neilmed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 308
Omron Healthcare 215
Otto Trading, Inc. 117
Personna 725
Pfizer Inc. 631
Pri-Med InLight 223
Salem Memorial District Hospital 516
Shader Productions 115
Summit Doppler/Wallach Surgical Devices 121
Take Care Health Systems 108
Teva Respiratory 716
Ultimate Creations 116
Vita-Mix Corp. 114
Wexford Health Sources 711
Xenna Corp. 500
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Travel Arrangements

Meeting Location

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
(847) 692-2220

Hotel Accommodations


Good Health Begins Here

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.

Pri-Med Show



CME: Keynotes

Three renowned keynote speakers including:

  • Dean Ornish, M.D. presenting on "The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust"
  • Neal Barnard, M.D. presenting on "Power: Foods for the Brain"
  • Brad Nieder, M.D. presenting on "Laughter is the Best Medicine"

 

Exhibit Hall

Knowledge Zones:

New this fall! Mini theaters designed for small collaboration work areas and intimate discussions on topics focused on health and wellness through the eyes of preventative care—diagnosing and treating to ensure your patients adhere to recommended treatments and therapies.

Knowledge Zone Schedule »

Steps to Success & Wellness Walk

Wellness Walk: taking place on both Friday and Saturday mornings to start your day off on the right foot.

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Steps to Success: Pri-Med is committed to helping improve your health and wellness, so we’re covering part of the cost of your activity tracker. Purchase yours and participate in the Steps to Success community. Prizes will be awarded throughout the walking challenge.

fitbit
You are eligible for one of the following products at a preferred rate:
  • Fitbit Zip: Your Price $30 | Retail Price: $59.95
  • Fitbit One: Your Price $59.50 | Retail Price: $99.95
  • Fitbit Flex: Your Price $59.50 | Retail Price: $99.95

A $150 AMEX gift card will be raffled off on the last Thursday of every month until May 2015 to a random participant. We’ll also be raffling off an additional gift card to a participant during the Annual Conference. Winners are selected at random and will be notified via the email in their Fitbit profile.

Take these steps to redeem your Fitbit at a preferred price:
  1. Register for Pri-Med Midwest.
  2. During the Registration Process while building your itinerary, select the option for the Fitbit Challenge | Steps to Success.
  3. We’ll contact you with all the information you need to know!
Already have a Fitbit and want to participate? No problem! We want all our attendees to participate. During the registration process, simply select the option for “I have a Fitbit, but I want to join Steps to Success.”

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