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Southwest Annual Conference

Location: Houston, TX
Date: March 12-14, 2015

Meeting Overview

Venue:
George R. Brown Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours

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 that of clinicians in your region and across the country to develop this year’s Annual Conference.

Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Quality CME

The entirely new, cutting-edge 2015 curriculum is developed by Pri-Med and its Medical Education Advisory Board, which includes members from the American College of Physicians and Baylor College of Medicine.

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

  • Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension
  • New Approaches to Treating C. difficile Infection
  • Update from The Medical Literature: News You Can Use
  • The Prostate: BPH and Beyond

How to register

Online:

Register

By Phone:

Call 844-300-6339

(Mon–Fri, 9am–8pm ET)

Register for Pri-Med Southwest by:

November 14 $55
January 9 $65
February 13 $75
March 11 $100
Onsite at Pri-Med Southwest $125

Value for Your Time

In addition to over 35 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” and Dean Ornish, MD, presenting “The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust.”
  • Good Health Begins Here conference features, such as Steps to Success powered by Fitbit and Wellness Walks. Check out the Good Health tab for details.
  • The opportunity to attend Primary Care Updates pre-conference sessions and earn additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or AANP contact hours.

CME Activities

Primary Care Updates* | March 12, 2015
Earn up to 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 6.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education at these pre-conference sessions.

Annual Conference | March 13–14, 2015
Earn up to 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 13.75 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.

Sessions & Syllabus

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Registration & Breakfast
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Opening Remarks
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Room: Hall B3, Level 3
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Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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A Focus on Bipolar Depression: Overcoming Diagnostic Barriers and Optimizing Long-Term Patient Outcomes
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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.
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Meeting The Challenge of Managing Lipids Beyond LDL-C
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the role of elevated triglyceride levels and cardiovascular risk factors in the assessment and diagnosis of dyslipidemia.
  2. Apply best practices, including assessing fasting and non-fasting states, to accurately evaluate triglyceride levels.
  3. Use evidence-based practices and guidelines in managing hypertriglyceridemia to assess appropriate integration of new and emerging therapeutic approaches to manage TG-based dyslipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and associated cardiovascular risk.
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Evolving Insulin Therapy: Optimizing Care Through Proper Selection & Use
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Implement strategies for the timely initiation of insulin therapy to best achieve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Design insulin regimens that are appropriate and tailored to a patient’s specific needs.
  3. Recognize the barriers to insulin-mediated glucose control and apply strategies to overcome them.
  4. Outline the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics profiles and evidence for emerging basal insulins for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Faculty:
  1. Jessica Castle, MD, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science UniversityPortland, OR
  2. Intekhab Ahmed, MD, FACE, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
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Getting Your Patients to Weigh In Discussing Approaches to Treating Obesity in the Primary Care Setting
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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.
Faculty:
  1. Donna Ryan, MD, Professor Emerita, Pennington Biomedical Research CenterBaton Rouge, LA (Bio)
  2. Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, Medical Director, The Wellness Clinic, Associate Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical CampusAurora, CO (Bio)
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Lunch
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Lunch
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Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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Optimizing the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Diagnose IBS and differentiate from other bowel disorders using established clinical guidelines.
  2. Summarize the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for IBS.
  3. Implement patient-specific methods for managing IBS symptoms and improving function and quality of life.
Faculty:
  1. Spencer Dorn, MD, MPH, MHA, Vice Chief of Gastroenterology, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
  2. Brooks Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, FACP, Professor of Medicine, University of South AlabamaMobile, AL (Bio)
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Overactive Bladder: Individualized Management to Reduce Adverse Events and Bridge the Quality Gap
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the importance of participating in national quality initiatives and identify quality measure(s) that apply best to clinical settings and patients’ needs.
  2. Develop a patientcentered approach to the diagnosis of OAB, proactively questioning patients at risk for bladder problems.
  3. Individualize the management of OAB patients utilizing guideline- and evidence-based approaches to provide optimal care, reduce risk of central and peripheral adverse events, and improve patient quality of life.
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Combining GLP-1 Receptor Agonists with Basal Insulin: Realizing the Potential in Type 2 Diabetes
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Implement ADA recommendations for A1C, fasting plasma glucose, and post-prandial glucose targets in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Assess the clinical profiles of GLP-1 receptor agonists and the advantages and disadvantages of prandial insulin.
  3. Describe the clinical rationale and expected benefits of using antidiabetic therapies with complementary mechanisms of action in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  4. Utilize appropriate strategies to select and intensify antidiabetic therapy to achieve PPG control in patients with type 2 diabetes on basal insulin.
Faculty:
  1. Dace Trence, MD, FACE
Primary Care Updates Track 1
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 1: Amarin Pharma Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. and Forest Laboratories Inc.
Primary Care Updates Track 2
To date, the following organizations have provided educational grants in support of Primary Care Updates Track 2: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., Novo Nordisk Inc. and sanofi-aventis U.S.
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Meeting The Challenge of Managing Lipids Beyond LDL-C
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A Focus on Bipolar Depression: Overcoming Diagnostic Barriers and Optimizing Long-Term Patient Outcomes
  
  
  
  
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Evolving Insulin Therapy: Optimizing Care Through Proper Selection & Use
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Getting Your Patients to Weigh In Discussing Approaches to Treating Obesity in the Primary Care Setting
  
  
  
  
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Optimizing the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Overactive Bladder: Individualized Management to Reduce Adverse Events and Bridge the Quality Gap
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Combining GLP-1 Receptor Agonists with Basal Insulin: Realizing the Potential in Type 2 Diabetes
  
  
  
  
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
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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Testosterone Therapy: Examining the Evidence
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Review role of testosterone in Men’s health
  2. Discuss the diagnosis of Hypogonadism in men
  3. Highlight published treatment guidelines for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)
  4. Discuss recent data on the cardiovascular risk factors for TRT
  5. Discuss the effects of TRT on the prostate in the aging male
Faculty:
  1. Culley Carson, MD, Professor and Chief, School of Medicine, Urology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, NC
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Hypertension Management: A Moving Target
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
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, Division of Cardiology, Director, UCLA Center for Cholesterol and Hypertension Management, Director, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos Angeles, CA, Co-Director, Program in Preventative Cardiology, Director, Center for Cholesterol and Hypertension Management, UCLALos Angeles, CA, Director, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, UCLA Los Angeles, CA (Bio)
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The Prostate: BPH and Beyond
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Diagnose and treat men with BPH
  2. Discuss the AUA 2014 updated BPH guidelines
  3. Diagnose and treat men with ED
  4. Discuss the relationship between ED and cardiovascular disease
Faculty:
  1. Mohit Khera, MPH, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Urology, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX (Bio)
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Update on the Pathophysiology of the Acute Coronary Syndromes
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. To understand current data regarding the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes
  2. To become acquainted with the scientific basis of therapeutic goal of "plaque stabilization"
  3. To understand the shifts in the clinical aspects of acute coronary syndromes in the statin era
  4. To discuss current and emerging therapies to prevent acute coronary syndromes
Faculty:
  1. Peter Libby, FACC , MD, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MA, Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA (Bio)
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Men's Health Panel Discussion
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Faculty:
  1. Mohit Khera, MPH, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Urology, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX (Bio)
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Cardiovascular Panel Discussion
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Faculty:
  1. Karol Watson, MD, PhD, FACC, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Lipid Clinic, UCLA Medical CenterLos Angeles, CA (Bio)
  2. Peter Libby, FACC , MD, Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA, Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's HospitalBoston, MA (Bio)
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Optimizing Insulin Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Existing Challenges and New Opportunities for Improved Care
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
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.
Faculty:
  1. Bruce Bode, MD, Atlanta Diabetes AssociatesAtlanta, GA, Clinical Associate Professor, Emory UniversityAtlanta, GA (Bio)
  2. Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE, Director, Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research UnitNew Orleans, LA, Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Ochsner Medical CenterNew Orleans, LA (Bio)
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Eating Disorders for the Primary Care Clinician
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
This talk will provide an overview of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, focusing on epidemiology, risk factors, complications and comorbidities. The learner will be able to identify eating disorders and common complications, and develop an initial plan of care.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Recognize the prevalence of disordered eating and of eating disorders in the adolescent population
  2. List common comorbidities and complications of eating disorders.
  3. Recognize at least three medical and psychiatric findings that require urgent intervention
  4. Implement steps for identifying patients with eating disorders and design a preliminary plan of care
Faculty:
  1. Sindhu Idicula, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX, Texas Childrens HospitalStafford, TX
  2. Sharonda Alston-Taylor, MD, Adolescent Medicine, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX, Texas Childrens HospitalStafford, TX
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Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Incontinence
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
The presentation will include a detailed summary of how to diagnose and treat stress and urge incontinence in both men and women. Both medical and surgical treatment options will be discussed. New innovative treatment options such as the use of botulinum toxin and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives:
  1. To understand how to diagnose and treat stress incontinence
  2. To understand how to diagnose and treat urge incontinence.
Faculty:
  1. Mohit Khera, MPH, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Urology, Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX (Bio)
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Primary Care Approach to Mood Disorders
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the relevant differential diagnosis of major mood disorders encountered in primary care
  2. Understand how psychiatric and non-psychiatric conditions can interact
  3. Be familiar with current treatment strategies for mood disorders and their rational use
Faculty:
  1. Alan Swann, MD, Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX (Bio)
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Preventive Medicine that Works: Adult Immunization
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the current gap between national immunization goals and current immunization rates
  2. Use the current ACIP guidelines to vaccinate their adult patients
  3. Implement strategies to improve immunization rates in their offices
  4. Review vaccination recommendations for the immune compromised patient.
Faculty:
  1. 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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Review and Update of Drug Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
This lecture will provide an overview of recent developments in the treatment of major depressive disorder. The lecture will summarize current antidepressant medication options, and discuss augmentation strategies for patients with difficult-to-treat depression. Safety and efficacy information will be reviewed for several of the new FDA-approved medications for major depressive disorder.
Learning Objectives:
  1. To understand pharmacological treatment strategies for patients with major depressive disorder who inadequately respond to antidepressant therapy
  2. To recognize the importance of treating depressive episodes to full remission.
  3. To review safety and efficacy data for several recently approved therapies for major depressive disorder.
Faculty:
  1. Sanjay Mathew, MD, Staff Physician, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical CenterHouston, TX, Majorie Bintliff Johnson and raleigh White Johnson, Jr. Chair for Research in Ps, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX
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Controversies in Osteoporosis Prevention and Management
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the guidelines and controversies regarding choice, benefits, and adverse effects of therapy
  2. Understand the current controversies regarding duration of therapy and monitoring during therapy
Faculty:
  1. Carolyn Crandall, MD, Professor of Medicine, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos Angeles, CA (Bio)
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7:30 AM-7:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
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The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust
 
 
 
8:45 AM-9:45 AM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
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Hypertension Management: A Moving Target
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Testosterone Therapy: Examining the Evidence
 
 
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Update on the Pathophysiology 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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Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Incontinence
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Eating Disorders for the Primary Care Clinician
 
 
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Preventive Medicine that Works: Adult Immunization
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Primary Care Approach to Mood Disorders
 
 
 
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Controversies in Osteoporosis Prevention and Management
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Review and Update of Drug Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder
 
 
 
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Dharma Happiness and Purpose
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
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 list the 6 "happiness countries"
Faculty:
  1. Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, Senior Consultant in Hepatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBoston, MA, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston, MA (Bio)
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Spotlight on Hepatitis C Infection
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand epidemiology and risk factors for chronic hepatitis C
  2. Review natural history and clinical impact of chronic hepatitis C infection
  3. Discuss current treatment options of chronic hepatitis C infection
Faculty:
  1. Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, AGAF, Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos Angeles, CA (Bio)
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New Approaches to Treating C Difficile Infection
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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. Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of MedicineBoston, MA, Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases, VA Boston Healthcare System Boston, MA (Bio)
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A Tale of Two Brains
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Explore the differences between right- and left-brain modes 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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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disorders
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Utilize clinical practice guidelines to diagnose and manage thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
  2. Utilize clinical practice guidelines to diagnose and manage hypothyroidism
Faculty:
  1. Gregory Brent, MD, Professor, Medicine and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos Angeles, CA (Bio)
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: Advances and Options in Female Contraception
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
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Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: Practical Tips for the Management of ADHD
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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Walking the Line: A Primer on Gait Analysis
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
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
Faculty:
  1. Salvatore Mangione, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphia, PA (Bio)
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Hot Topics ID - Ebola Update
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify epidemiological risk factors for Ebola Virus Disease
  2. Recognize clinical features of Ebola Virus Disease
  3. Employ measures for prevention of the spread of Ebola Virus Disease
Faculty:
  1. Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of MedicineBoston, MA, Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases, VA Boston Healthcare System Boston, MA (Bio)
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Cascade Effects in Primary Care Medicine
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Define and describe a concept borrowed from decision psychology (called "cascade effects")
  2. Describe how cascade effects are applicable in primary care medicine using clinical case examples
  3. Discuss three different communication and decision making techniques to help "break" cascade momentum
Faculty:
  1. Courtenay Bruce, JD, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Medical Ethics, Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Baylor University College of MedicineHouston, TX
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Therapeutic Considerations for the Management of Childhood Obesity
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify appropriate laboratory screening of obesity-related medical conditions among overweight or obese youth.
  2. List current recommendations for lifestyle behavior change to prevent or treat childhood obesity.
  3. Understand at least two behavior change strategies appropriate for families that can be promoted in pediatric clinical settings.
Faculty:
  1. Teresia O'Connor, MD, MPH
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Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
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Screening Guidelines for Men's Health
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
This talk is a review of the latest screening guidelines in the field of Colon, Prostate and Lung cancer screening.
Learning Objectives:
  1. For physicians to be aware of the latest updates in screening guidelines in the areas of Colon, Prostate and Lung cancer.
  2. At the end of this talk Physicians should be more confident in engaging in discussions with their patients about Colon, Prostate and Lung cancer screening
  3. Should be comfortable deciding: Who gets screened, how often?
Faculty:
  1. Radha Rao, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX, Staff Physician, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical CenterHouston, TX (Bio)
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Recommendations for assessing and treating irritable bowel syndrome and its complications
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common GI disorder in outpatient practice. Most patients with IBS do not receive a positive IBS diagnosis. While the underlying etiology remains unclear and probably multifactorial, there has been considerable progress.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Making a positive diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  2. Learn the most recent theories of IBS pathogenesis and their relevance to the diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Deacribe the main and recent medical and psychological treatments of IBS.
Faculty:
  1. Hashem El-Serag, MD, MPH, Chief, Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX (Bio)
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Advances in Managing COPD Patients
Room: George Bush Ballroom, Level 3
COPD is a major public health problem with significant morbidity and mortality. Several new development has occurred in this disease that led to our better understanding of its pathophysiology and management. This session will outline latest advances in this disease and will review management strategies based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the impact of COPD
  2. Review the pathophysiology of COPD
  3. Outline non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic management strategies of COPD
Faculty:
  1. Nicola Hanania, MD, FCCP, FRCP, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX (Bio)
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Gallstone Diseases
Room: Hall B3, Level 3
The talk will begin with a description of the common risk factors and presenting signs/symptoms of gallstone related diseases. Next, I will outline a practical clinical approach to diagnosing specific gallstone conditions. Finally, I will discuss appropriate management of specific gallstone related diseases (inclduing biliary colic, cholangitis, and pancreatitits) and the role of various specialties.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of gallstone disease and related complications
  2. Outline a practical algorithm for the diagnosis of gallstone related diseases
  3. Provide guidelines for appropriate therapeutic interventions for specific gallstone related diseases
Faculty:
  1. Kalpesh Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Baylor College of MedicineHouston, TX
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7:30 AM-7:45 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks
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Dharma Happiness and Purpose
 
 
 
8:45 AM-9:45 AM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
Spotlight on Hepatitis C Infection
9:45 AM-10:45 AM
New Approaches to Treating C Difficile Infection
 
 
 
10:45 AM-11:45 AM
A Tale of Two Brains
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disorders
 
 
 
11:45 AM-1:00 PM - Networking Break and Additional Opportunities
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM-1:30 PM - Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: Advances and Options in Female Contraception
1:00 PM-1:30 PM - Virtual Clinical Coffee Break: Practical Tips for the Management of ADHD
 
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Hot Topics ID - Ebola Update
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Walking the Line: A Primer on Gait Analysis
 
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Cascade Effects in Primary Care Medicine
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Therapeutic Considerations for the Management of Childhood Obesity
 
 
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Recommendations for assessing and treating irritable bowel syndrome and its complications
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Screening Guidelines for Men's Health
 
 
 
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Gallstone Diseases
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Advances in Managing COPD Patients
 
 

Ticketed Events

A schedule of ticketed events coming soon.

Accreditation

Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

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

Primary Care Updates
March 12, 2015
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
6.25 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 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6.25 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 6.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.250 hours of pharmacology).
Annual Conference
March 13–14, 2015
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
13.75 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 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13.75 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 13.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 7.000 hours of pharmacology).

Keynote Speakers

Dean Ornish, MD (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP (Read Bio)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

Exhibit Hall

Pri-Med Exhibit Hall

Hours
Friday, March 13 8:30am–4pm
Saturday, March 14 8:30am–4pm

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 Recharge 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 Southwest 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
Akrimax Pharmaceuticals LLC 519
American College of Physicians 601
AMGEN 508
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 331
Bluejay Pharmacy, LLC 521
Cell Science Systems/ ALCAT 218
CryoProbe 117
Eisai, Inc. 109
Enovative Technologies 643
GenoVive Weight Management 418
Gilead Sciences 101
GlaxoSmithKline 119
Hemosure 525
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 209
Laclede Inc 503
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 108
Merck 403
Mission Pharmacal Co 112
Neilmed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 216
Otto Trading, Inc. 623
Pfizer Inc. 408
Pri-Med InLight EHR 302
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated 219
Shader Productions 627
Summit Doppler Systems 608
The Gideons International 625
US Army Medicine Civilian Corp 401
Whitaker Medical 523
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Amarin Pharma, Inc. 123
American Express Open 100
Arbor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 424
Bionix Medical Technologies 505
Calmoseptine, Inc. 110
Christus Health 538
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. 137
Elsevier Medical Books 104
Galderma Laboratories LP 323
Gensco Laboratories 504
Gilead Sciences 102
Grifols USA, Inc. 517
I.C. E., Inc. 637
Kareo 223
Life Extension 612
Maico Diagnostics 217
Micro Direct, Inc. 416
Monthly Prescribing Reference 610
Orasure Technologies, Inc. 427
P&G Healthcare 319
Pri-Med 301
Qiagen, Inc. 317
Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 500
Shire U.S. Inc. 227
Surgeons Practice Solution 438
Ultimate Creations 617
VIVUS, Inc 430
Xenna Corp. 220
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Travel Arrangements

Meeting Location

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010-6032
(800) 427-4697

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



Steps to Success & Wellness Walk

Wellness Walk: taking place on Saturday morning 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
  • Fitbit Charge: Your Price $82.75 | Retail Price: $129.95

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 Southwest.
  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.”


CME: Keynotes

Three renowned keynote speakers including Dean Ornish, MD, presenting on “The Power of Lifestyle Changes, Social Networks, & Trust”

Dr. Ornish will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, proven strategies for motivating people to make and maintain these 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.

 

Exhibit Hall

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

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