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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 Denver, CO

Location: Denver, CO
Date: June 10-11, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Colorado Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.25 AAFP or 13.25 AANP.

Registration for this program is now closed. If you were unable to register online a limited number of day-of onsite registrations will be available.

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See your patients differently tomorrow.

As a primary care clinician, you see patients with a broad spectrum of diagnoses, questions, and needs. Spend two days learning with your colleagues at
Pri-Med Denver and gain practical clinical pearls that you can apply in your practice the very next day.

Earn up to 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.25 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

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Quality CME

This continuing medical education (CME) program will feature talks relevant to the reality of practicing medicine on a daily basis. With a curriculum developed in collaboration with the American College of Physicians, learn from the experts in their field as they present on:

  • High Value Care: Informed Decisions that Reduce Waste and Improve Health Outcomes
  • Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Practical Approaches to the "Dizzy" Patient

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Value for Your Time

Your schedule is busier than ever, so get the most out of your time away from your practice.

  • The convenient location means less time traveling and more time with your patients
  • Enjoy complimentary registration, plus coffee, buffet breakfast, and buffet lunch on us
  • Earn up to 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.25 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

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Who Should Attend

Actively practicing primary care clinicians who are interested in timely, in-depth CME sessions to extend their learning and benefit their patients.

  • Primary care physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
 

Industry-Sponsored Opportunities

Continue your learning during session breaks with these non-CME opportunities:

  • Attend Presentation Theaters covering the latest drugs and therapies
  • Visit the Product Forum and meet face-to-face with local industry representatives

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**Please note, this brochure was created on 3/7/14, please see the Curriculum & Syllabus tab on the program website for the most up-to-date session schedule.

Sessions & Syllabus

See below for session summaries.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
6:45 AM-7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-8:45 AM 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.
Daniel Leffler, MD, MS, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Medical Director, Brigham Orthopedics and Arthritis Center, Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
8:45 AM-9:45 AM 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.
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA
9:45 AM-10:45 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
10:45 AM-12:15 PM *Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement treatment regimens for patients with type 2 diabetes in accordance with recently updated treatment recommendations.
  2. Review the clinical evidence for the use of incretin-based therapies in type 2 diabetes management.
Scott V. Joy, FACP, MD, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
12:15 PM-1:15 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:30 PM Procedures You Can Do In Your Office
Instructional videos will demonstrate basic in-office procedures such as skin biopsy, basic suturing, and soft tissue injections.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the basic techniques for performing skin biopsies, soft tissue injections, and incision and drainage
Anna K Haemel, MD, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor, Dermatology, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
2:30 PM-2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45 PM-3:45 PM High Value Care: Informed Decisions that Reduce Waste and Improve Health Outcomes
This interactive session uses real patient cases to challenge clinicians to balance potential benefits with harms and costs of specific medical interventions

Learning Objectives:

  1. Weigh the expected clinical benefits against the costs/harms of testing and therapy when considering patient management choices.
  2. Estimate "out-of-pocket" patient expenses based on insurance status, type of plan and setting of care
Lawrence E. Feinberg, MD, MACP, (Read Bio) , Professor, Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
3:45 PM-5:00 PM Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care
Hear the latest developments in the war against antimicrobial resistance and recommendations for treating outpatient infections

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
Fred Lopez, MD, MACP, (Read Bio) , Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6:45 AM-7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-8:45 AM Understanding the Patient with Chronic Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
Recognize the complexities of managing patients with chronic disease and accompanying depression and/or anxiety

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the most common psychiatric disorders occurring in patients with medical conditions.
  2. Understand key issues in managing psychiatric disorders in patients with medical conditions.
  3. Know how to treat patients who have pain or other physical symptoms with comorbid psychiatric disorders.
  4. Consider tools and practice enhancements that improve outcomes in medical patients with psychiatric disorders.
Mark Zimmerman, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
8:45 AM-10:00 AM 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.
Jay B. Wish, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, Medical Director, Hemodialysis Services, University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:00 PM 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.
Leonard Fromer, MD, FAAFP, ABFM, (Read Bio) , Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Medical Director, Group Practice Forum, Los Angeles, CA
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Practical Approaches to the "Dizzy" Patient
Determine the etiology for symptoms that patients characterize as feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and the next appropriate course of action

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider the potential etiologies for symptoms of lightheadedness or vertigo.
  2. Appropriately determine next steps, such as testing, referral or treatment based on clinical assessment.
Marcello Cherchi, MD, PhD, (Read Bio) , Otoneurologist, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Chicago Dizziness and Hearing, Chicago, IL
2:00 PM-2:15 PM Afternoon Break
2:15 PM-3:15 PM 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.
Pamela R. Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, Expert Reviewer, Medical Board California, Sacramento, CA
Katherine E. Galluzzi, FACOFP, DO, CMD, (Read Bio) , Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Medical Director, Hospice of Philadelphia, VNA of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Interventions That Will Help Your Patients Sleep Better

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement practice-based procedures to screen and manage patients at risk for or with evidence of obstructive sleep apnea.
  2. Co-manage patients with OSA and encourage continued monitoring and compliance with CPAP therapy.
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

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:55 AM-10:40 AM

Vaccines

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Diabetes

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Obesity

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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Room: Theater 1, Meeting Room 201
Faculty:
  1. Thomas Kaspar, MD
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 1, Meeting Room 201
Faculty:
  1. Howard Kerstein, MD
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 2, Meeting Room 205
Faculty:
  1. Vance Bray, MD
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A Novel Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management
Brought to you by: Eisai, Inc..
Room: Theater 1, Meeting Room 201
Faculty:
  1. Elisa Fabbrini, MD, PhD

Accreditation

Earn up to 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.25 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education credits.

Final session schedule is pending.

Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
13.25 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 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13.25 AAFP This Live activity, Pri-Med Regional Conference Denver, with a beginning date of 06/10/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 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.
13.25 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 13.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.625 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

Daniel Leffler, MD, MS (Read Bio)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical Director, Brigham Orthopedics and Arthritis Center, Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

Presenting on:

Scott Joy, FACP, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Anna Haemel, MD (Read Bio)

Assistant Professor, Dermatology, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Presenting on:

Lawrence Feinberg, MD, MACP (Read Bio)

Professor, Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Presenting on:

Fred Lopez, MD, MACP (Read Bio)

Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Presenting on:

Mark Zimmerman, MD (Read Bio)

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI
Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Presenting on:

Jay Wish, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Medical Director, Hemodialysis Services, University Hospital of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Presenting on:

Leonard Fromer, MD, FAAFP, ABFM (Read Bio)

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Medical Director, Group Practice Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Presenting on:

Marcello Cherchi, MD, PhD (Read Bio)

Otoneurologist, Department of Neurology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Chicago Dizziness and Hearing, Chicago, IL

Presenting on:

Pamela Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Expert Reviewer, Medical Board California, Sacramento, CA

Presenting on:

Katherine Galluzzi, FACOFP, DO, CMD (Read Bio)

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Medical Director, Hospice of Philadelphia, VNA of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

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

Presenting on:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Interventions That Will Help Your Patients Sleep Better
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 3:15 PM-4:15 PM

Course Chairs

James J. Foody, MD, FACP

  • Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Governor, American College of Physicians, Illinois Chapter
  • Pamela R. Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

  • Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Director, Hospice of Philadelphia, VNA of Greater Philadelphia
  • Kurt Kroenke, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Research Scientist, VA HSR&D Center for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice and Regenstrief Institute
  • Aashish Didwania, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Fred Lopez, MD

  • Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Deborah Korenstein, MD, FACP

  • Editor-in-Chief, ACP Smart Medicine, American College of Physicians
  • Virginia Collier, MD

  • Hugh R. Sharp, Jr. Chair, Department of Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
  • Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
  • Susan T Hingle, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine
  • Alessio Fasano, MD

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Director, Center for Celiac Research and Mucosal Immunology & Bio Rearsch Center, Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Basic, Clinical and Translational Research, Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Roger Bush, MD, MACP

  • Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Billings Clinic
  • Robert Ficalora, MD

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Billings Clinic
  • Wendy S Klein, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, VCU Institute for Women's Health, A National Center of Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University
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    Meeting Location

    Colorado Convention Center
    700 14th St
    Denver, CO 80202-3221
    (303) 228-8000

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    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown. Please call (800) 560-7843 by 05/22/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $165.

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