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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 & Southern Diabetes Initiative New Orleans, LA

Location: New Orleans, LA
Date: October 8-9, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Refer to the Accreditation Tab

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Pri-Med is back in New Orleans!
Join us for two CME programs this fall.

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 comorbid conditions.

Join your clinician colleagues in New Orleans, October 8–9, for two complimentary CME programs. One registration will give you access to two full days of in-depth, evidence-based educational sessions with curricula developed to meet your needs as a primary care practitioner.

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Tuesday, October 8
Regional Conference
Curriculum developed in Collaboration with the ACP

Not just a review of current therapies, these CME sessions will provide insight into current clinical issues and provide 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

Wednesday, October 9
Southern Diabetes Initiative: Overcoming an Epidemic

Developed specifically for clinicians treating a high number of diabetes patients, this one-day CME program is focused on the role of the primary care provider in the diagnosis and management of diabetes and cardiometabolic disorders so prevalent in the southern region of the US today.

CME Sessions Include:

  • Setting Up Patients for Long-Term Success: Enhanced Patient Treatment and Counseling for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Reducing Cardiovascular Risk: New Strategies for Managing Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, and Other Modifiable Factors in Patients with Diabetes
  • Insulin: Best Practices in Clinical Use and Patient Adherence

Two CME programs… one registration. Admission is complimentary for both programs.

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Earn up to 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 15.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

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Presentation Theaters
Get an in-depth look at the latest tools and treatment options in these ticketed, complimentary presentations.
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Product Forum
Engage with medical industry representatives on your terms. Meet local contacts who understand that you don’t have time to talk with them at your practice.

Presentation Theaters and the Product Forum are not offered for CME credit nor is the content planned or reviewed by pmiCME or ACP.

Southern Diabetes Initiative

Course DirectorCourse Director
James Gavin III, MD, PhD
CEO/Chief Medical Officer,
Healing Our Village, Inc.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Sessions & Syllabus

See below for session summaries.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013
6:45 AM-7:30 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. Determine the distinctions between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease and whether these impact management decisions
  2. Understand the benefit/risk scale for long-term treatment of GERD
  3. Explore the etiologies of fecal incontinence and proven treatment modalities
Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Byron L. Cryer, MD, (Read Bio) ,
9:15 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
Fred Lopez, MD, (Read Bio) , Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
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
Richard Forrest Wright, MD, FACC, (Read Bio) , President, Pacific Heart Institute, Santa Monica, CA
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
Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
John B. Bundrick, MD, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2:25 PM-3:10 PM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
3:15 PM-4:15 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
Scott C. Litin, MD, MACP, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
John B. Bundrick, MD, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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
Adelaide Hebert, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ticketed Events

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Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:15 AM-10:00 AM

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Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:15 PM-1:00 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

12:15 PM-1:00 PM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:25 PM-3:10 PM

Atrial Fibrillation / Stroke

2:25 PM-3:10 PM

Alzheimer's Disease

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Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Faculty:
  1. William Lumry, MD, FACP, FAAAAI
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Faculty:
  1. Aaron Broadwell, MD
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
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Helping Manage Stroke Risk in Patients with NVAF
Brought to you by: Bristol-Myers Squibb & Pfizer Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Glenn Polin, MD
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A Different Approach to Alzheimer's Disease: Axona® as an Alternate Fuel for the Brain
Brought to you by: Accera, Inc..
An Alzheimers disease (AD) patient brain is not able to utilize glucose as efficiently as a healthy patient. Ketones provide an alternate source of energy for the AD patient. Axona® supplies ketones to the brain to help improve memory and cognition.
Faculty:
  1. Gerald Calegan, MD

Accreditation

These educational programs are 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.

Regional Conference
October 8, 2013
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
6.75 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 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6.75 AAFP This live activity, Regional Conference - New Orleans, with a begin date of 10/8/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.75 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.
6.75 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 6.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.375 hours of pharmacology).
Southern Diabetes Initiative
October 9, 2013
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
8.75 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 8.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8.75 AAFP This live activity, Southern Diabetes Initiative, with a begin date of 10/9/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8.75 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.
8.75 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 8.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 4.375 hours of pharmacology).
8.75 ACPE
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pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. pmiCME designates this continuing education activity for 8.75 contact hours (.875 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education.

Faculty

Brooks Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

Byron Cryer, MD (Read Bio)

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

Fred Lopez, MD (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

Richard Wright, MD, FACC (Read Bio)

President, Pacific Heart Institute, Santa Monica, CA

Presenting on:

  • Key Strategies to Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Scott Litin, MD, MACP (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Presenting on:

  • Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 3:15 PM-4:15 PM

John Bundrick, MD (Read Bio)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Presenting on:

  • Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 3:15 PM-4:15 PM

Adelaide Hebert, MD (Read Bio)

Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX

Presenting on:

  • Skin Deep: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions in Primary Care
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 4:15 PM-5:30 PM

Vivian Fonseca, MD (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Presenting on:

Frank Lavernia, MD (Read Bio)

Founder, North Broward Diabetes Center, Pompano Beach, FL
Private Practice, Coconut Creek, FL

Presenting on:

Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, FACE (Read Bio)

Director, Ochsner Diabetes Clinical Research Unit, Department of Endocrinology, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Presenting on:

Donna Ryan, MD (Read Bio)

Professor Emerita, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Presenting on:

Michelle Look, FAAFP, MD

Family Practice-Sports Medicine Physician, San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, San Diego, CA

Presenting on:

Javier Morales, MD (Read Bio)

Principal Clinical Trials Investigator, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC, Great Neck, NY

Presenting on:

Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Section Head, Preventive Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Presenting on:

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
  • Neil Skolnik, MD

  • Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine
  • Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • James R. Gavin, III, MD, PhD

  • CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village, Inc
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 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

    New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
    900 Convention Center Boulevard
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    (504) 582-3000

    Hotel Accommodations

    International House Hotel
    221 Camp St
    New Orleans, LA 70130-2703
    Phone: (504) 553-9550

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the International House Hotel. Please call (504) 553-9550 by 09/23/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $149.

    The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located one mile from the International House Hotel. Parking is available at the hotel and convention center:

    Parking at the Convention Center:
    Parking lots specifically for attendees are located across the street from Halls H/I and cost $10 per day. There are additional parking lots located nearby and rates vary, starting at $10 and up. Please note, there will be another event being held at the Convention Center at this time, please plan to arrive early to secure the best available parking.
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