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This CME activity is co-sponsored by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and pmiCME. All decisions about the CME content and faculty are made exclusively by ACP and pmiCME. It is the goal of the organizations to provide educational opportunities that are timely, unbiased, scientifically rigorous, practical in nature, and that serve to improve patient outcomes.

Regional Conference Chicago, IL

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: November 21-22, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
McCormick Place- West
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Please refer to the Accreditation Tab

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Pri-Med in collaboration with the American College of Physicians


Now more than ever, clinicians are challenged by their expanded roles, limited time, and the need to provide patient care across an ever-broadening array of disease and co-morbid conditions.

Pri-Med and American College of Physicians deliver a cutting-edge curriculum that is developed to meet your needs as a clinician at the frontline of care.

According to a 2012 Pri-Med attendee survey,* 9 out of 10 doctors found Pri-Med to be a valuable program to acquire up-to-date clinical knowledge that is easily translated into practice.

This continuing medical education (CME) is not merely a review of current therapies; it is also a way to gain insights into current clinical issues and emerging evidence on best practices to improve care.

CME Sessions Include:

  • Skin Deep: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions in Primary Care
  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
  • Help Me, Doc – I’ve Got High Anxiety!

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Need another reason to attend?

Keep your brain energized.

A favorite continuation from last year, the Medical Brain Game session, presents clinical guidelines in a trivia-style, friendly competition with your peers. You might even win a prize.

And the Hot-off-the-Press session will provide you with the interpretation of recently released medical data so you can better discern how it applies to care.

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*Source: 2011 Pri-Med conference attendee survey

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Sessions & Syllabus

See below for session summaries.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013
6:45 AM-7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-9:00 AM Hypertension 2013: What to Do While We Wait for New Guidelines
(pending: "Hypertension 2013: JNC8 Implications")

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of proper technique for diagnosing hypertension and monitoring treatment effectiveness
  2. Apply insights about the complexities and causes of hypertension to individualize therapy, especially for high-risk patient groups
F. Wilford Germino, FASH, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, Department of Internal Medicine, Orland Primary Care Specialists, Chicago, IL
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Clinical Challenges in Arthritis: Care Plans and Interventions That Achieve Results

Learning Objectives:

  1. Help your osteoarthritis patients manage their symptoms and improve their functioning by implementing proven, evidence-based clinical interventions
  2. Ensure early recognition and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis to prevent joint damage and disease progression
W. Winn Chatham, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Medicine/Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Help Me, Doc - I’ve Got High Anxiety!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the distinguishing features of common anxiety disorders seen in primary care
  2. Use screening measures for diagnosis of anxiety disorders
  3. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments in order to determine appropriate therapy
  4. Use scales to monitor effectiveness of therapy and patient outcomes
James Chou, MD, (Read Bio) , Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical School, Glen Cove, NY
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Relief at Last: Migraine Treatment and Prevention

Learning Objectives:

  1. Improve the identification of migraines in the patient with recurring HA and disability
  2. Know the latest evidence-based recommendations for preventive and abortive migraine treatment
Mark W. Green, FAAN, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation, Director of Headache Pain Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
4:30 PM-5:30 PM Thyroid Disorders: From the Obvious to the Obscure

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the spectrum of the signs and symptoms of thyroid disease - from subclinical hypothyroidism to life-threatening thyrotoxicosis
  2. Understand the diagnostic and management considerations for special patient populations commonly seen in primary care practice
James V. Hennessey, FACP, MD, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Director, Clinical Endocrinology, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Friday, November 22, 2013
6:45 AM-8:15 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-9:15 AM Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider the effectiveness of various PPI dosing regimens, and the risk/benefit profile of long-term GERD therapy
  2. Understand the benefit/risk scale for long-term treatment of GERD
  3. Explore the etiologies of fecal incontinence and proven treatment modalities
William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, (Read Bio) , 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 System, Ann Arbor, MI
Jay L Goldstein, MD, FACG, FACP, AGAF, (Read Bio) , ChiefoftheDivisionofGastroneterologyandViceHeadoftheDepartmentofMecdicine., Department of Medicine, Northshore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL
10:00 AM-10:15 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the issues relating to the changing epidemiology and treatment challenges of infections caused by C difficile, B pertussis, and N gonorrhoeae
  2. Implement the most recent changes in adult vaccine recommendations during routine visits
Christopher F. Carpenter, MD, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI, Section Head and Fellowship Program Director, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
11:15 AM-12:15 PM Key Strategies to Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the risk factors and clinical interventions for heart failure
  2. Identify the importance of early follow-up care by PCPs in keeping heart failure patients from being readmitted
  3. Apply new initiatives that PCPs can participate in to help reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient quality of life
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP, (Read Bio) , Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
12:15 PM-1:15 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:15 PM Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider key findings from important new studies that can change your patient care
John J. Russell, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Neil Skolnik, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
2:15 PM-3:15 PM Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compete in the popular yet practical medical knowledge game. New categories are sure to provide a fun challenge
John J. Russell, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Neil Skolnik, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
4:15 PM-5:30 PM Skin Deep: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions in Primary Care

Learning Objectives:

  1. Use case-based images and clinical clues to improve your diagnostic skills for common skin lesions
  2. Identify dermatologic manifestations of systemic disease, conditions you can treat in your office, and conditions that require referral
Joslyn Kirby, MD, FAAD, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:10 AM-9:55 AM

Atrial Fibrillation / Stroke

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Diabetes

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Hypogonadism

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Cardiac Imaging

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Depression

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Psoriasis

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

3:25 PM-4:10 PM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Alan Jacobson, FACC , MD
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Consider the Role of the Kidney in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Anthony Pick, MD, CDE
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Current Management Strategies in the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Faculty:
  1. Dan Fintel, MD (Bio)
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Faculty:
  1. Arthur Mandelin, MD
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A Low-Volume Formulation for the Treatment of Hypogonadism
Faculty:
  1. William Bayer, MD
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Cardiac Testing - Options for Clinical Assessment: Evaluate, Refer, Interpret, and Manage
Faculty:
  1. Diwakar Jain, MD, FACC, FRCP
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Discussion of a Treatment Option for Major Depressive Disorder
Faculty:
  1. Noel Gardner, MD
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Look Deeper at Psoriasis
Brought to you by: Abbott Laboratories.
Faculty:
  1. Carolyn Jacob, MD
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Jorge Parada, MD

Accreditation

This educational program is conceived and created in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Criteria, the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, and ACCME Policies. Pri-Med faculty hail from a variety of institutions and participate in content development, along with pmiCME’s Advisory Boards and its expert review partner, Tufts Health Care Institute. All final decisions about program content are the responsibility of pmiCME.

Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
13.5 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 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13.5 AAFP This live activity, Regional Conference Chicago, IL, with a begin date of 11/21/2013-11/22/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.5 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13.5 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 13.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.750 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

Pri-Med is hard at work recruiting the best and brightest faculty. Faculty will be posted as they are confirmed.

Course Directors

Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA, MACP

  • Magerstadt Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • John J. Russell, MD

    William D. 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 System
  • M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP

  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Silvio E. Inzucchi, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Chief, Endocrinology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • James V. Hennessey, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Clinical Endocrinology, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center
  • Mark Zimmerman, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School
  • Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital
  • F. Wilford Germino, MD, FACP, FASH

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College
  • , Department of Internal Medicine, Orland Primary Care Specialists
  • Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Adelaide Hebert, MD

  • Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School
  • John B. Bundrick, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • Beth L. Jonas, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Division of Rheumatology, Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Sheila Eileen Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF

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    Meeting Location

    McCormick Place- West
    2301 S Lake Shore Dr
    Chicago, IL 60616-1419
    (312) 791-7000

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    2233 South Martin Luther King Drive
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Phone: (888) 421-1442

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Please call (888) 421-1442 by 11/06/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $199.

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