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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 Houston, TX

Location: Houston, TX
Date: September 19-20, 2014

Meeting Overview

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

Earn CME credits in Houston.

As a primary care clinician, you see patients with a broad spectrum of diagnoses, questions, and needs.  Spend two days learning alongside your colleagues at
Pri-Med Houston 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

The Pri-Med Houston CME curriculum has been developed in collaboration with  the American College of Physicians to bring you practical, relevant sessions covering the variety of clinical challenges you come across in your daily practice.  Learn from experts in their field as they present on:

  • Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care
  • Managing Common Issues in Menopausal Women
  • Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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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, light breakfast, and a boxed 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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All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

How to Register

Register Online

Register online or by phone: 844-300-6340 (Mon–Fri, 9am–8pm ET).

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Curriculum developed in collaboration
with the American College of Physicians

Curriculum developed in collaboration with the ACP

Sessions & Syllabus

See below for session summaries.
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Friday, September 19, 2014
6:45 AM-7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-8:45 AM 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.
Cheryl W O'Malley, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, Program Director, Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
8:45 AM-10:15 AM *Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the benefits of early insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Discuss when insulin may be initiated for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various insulin regimens and apply them in clinical practice for the selection and titration of insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  4. Identify the barriers to insulin-mediated glucose control and apply strategies to overcome them.
  5. Describe how improved pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of emerging insulins may reduce hypopglycemia and optimize insulin administration.
Robert J. Tanenberg, MD, FACP, , Professor of Medicine, Director, Diabetes Clinical Research Center, Division of Endocrinology, Director, Diabetes Fellowship, Brody School Of Medicine, Greenville, NC, Medical Director, Diabetes and Obesity Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Medical Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC
Christopher Newton, MD, , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:15 AM-12:15 PM 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) , Director of Clinical Research, The Celiac Center at BIDMC, Director of Quality Assurance, Division of Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
12:15 PM-1:15 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:30 PM *If You Don’t Test For It, You Can’t Prevent It: Key Updates in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement HIV screening procedures recommended by major health agencies in the US.
  2. Devise strategies to maximize the number of patients with HIV infection who are linked to the appropriate care upon diagnosis.
  3. Apply the newly revised guidelines for the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) recommended by the Centers for Disease Control in at-risk populations, both male and female.
Calvin J Cohen, MD, MS, , Research Director, Community Research Initiative of New England, Boston, MA, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Vice Chair, INSIGHT Scientific Committee,
Eric Daar, MD, , Chief, Division of HIV Medicine, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2:30 PM-2:45 PM Refreshment Break
2:45 PM-3:45 PM 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
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.
Thomas Fekete, MD, FACP, , Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Section Chief, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, September 20, 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.
Kurt Kroenke, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, Research Scientist, VA HSR&D Center for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice and Regenstrief Institute, Indianapolis, IN
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, Out-Patient Dialysis Unit, Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette, IN
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.
Joel C. Diamant, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Executive Vice President, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, Attending Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic/Green Hospital, La Jolla, 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.
Aashish Didwania, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 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
Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
3:15 PM-4:15 PM 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.
Tommy S. Korn, MD, FACS, (Read Bio) , Attending Ophthalmologist & Surgeon, Sharp Rees-Steely Surgical Eye Consultants, San Diego, CA, Attending Ophthalmologist, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group, Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Ticketed Events

All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:25 AM-11:10 AM

Vaccines

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Diabetes

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Statins

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Pain Management

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Dermatology - Psoriasis

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Obesity

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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Room: Room 310 A-F
Faculty:
  1. Cesar Arias, MD, MSc, PhD
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Room: Room 320 A-F
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
Faculty:
  1. Brian Tulloch, MD , FACP , FRCP
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Livalo: Emerging Clinical Considerations and Key Attributes
Room: Room 310 A-F
Faculty:
  1. Eliot Brinton, MD, FAHA , FNLA (Bio)
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Iroko Pharmaceuticals: Submicron diclofenac using SoluMatrix Fine Particle Technology™
Room: Room 320 A-F
Faculty:
  1. Dr. Abraham Peringol, MD
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Psoriasis - Look Closer
Room: Room 310 A-F
Faculty:
  1. Karan Sra, MD, FAAD
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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Room: Room 310 A-F
Faculty:
  1. Stanley Thompson
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Addressing Chronic Weight Management With Targeted Pharmacotherapy
Room: Room 320 A-F
Faculty:
  1. Dr. Abraham Peringol, MD

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.

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, Houston, with a beginning date of 09/19/2014, 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

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

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

    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

    Roger Bush, MD, MACP

    Robert Ficalora, MD

    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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    Travel Arrangements

    Meeting Location

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

    Hotel Accommodations

    Four Seasons Hotel Houston
    1300 Lamar St
    Houston, TX 77010-3098
    Phone: (800) 734-4114

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. Please call (800) 734-4114 by 09/10/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $190.

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