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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 Long Beach, CA

Location: Long Beach , CA
Date: September 26-27, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Long Beach Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:

13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AANP, 13 AAFP

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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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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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Sessions & Syllabus

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Thursday, September 26, 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
Jasminka Criley, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
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
John B. Bundrick, MD, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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 Tips to Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Realistic Goals

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the pathophysiology of and therapeutic options for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)
  2. Understand the importance of the individualization of treatment targets and personalization of treatment strategies for patients with T2DM
  3. Assist patients in becoming active participants in their therapeutic programs
  4. Learn practical tips on enhancing adherence to lifestyle change, blood glucose monitoring, and medication regimes
Michael J. Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, Medical Director, Vascular Medicine and Anticoagulation Services, Renown Heart and Vascular Institute, Reno, NV
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
3:00 PM-4:00 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
Gregory A. Brent, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor, Medicine and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
4:00 PM-5:00 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
Gary Ruoff, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, Michigan State University College of Medicine, East Lansing, MI, Director of Clinical Research, Family Medicine, Westside Family Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Friday, September 27, 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. 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
Eugene Gene Bozymski, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF, FASGE, (Read Bio) , Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Medicine -Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, Professor of Medicine, Medicine -Gastroenterology, UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Lin Chang, MD, AGAF, (Read Bio) ,
9:15 AM-10:15 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
10:15 AM-11:15 AM Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
Explore the latest challenges of treating infections caused by C difficile, B pertussis, and N gonorrhea. Get updated on the 2013 changes in vaccine recommendations for adults.

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
Nearly 1 in 4 heart failure patients are readmitted within 30 days of hospital discharge. Learn about new initiatives PCPs can implement to reduce hospital readmissions and improve patient outcomes.

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
Michele Hamilton, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Medicine/Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Beverly Hills, CA, Director, Heart Failure Program, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Beverly Hills, 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
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
Pamela R. Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
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
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
Pamela R. Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
3:30 PM-4:45 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
Anna K Haemel, MD, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor, Dermatology, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:10 AM-9:55 AM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Atrial Fibrillation / Stroke

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Alzheimer’s Disease

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Overactive Bladder

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Diabetes

Afternoon Break

CLOSE  X  
Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+: A Prevention Option for Your Patients
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Laura Puzniak, PhD
CLOSE  X  
A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Matt Budoff, MD
CLOSE  X  
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. Gustavo Alva, MD
CLOSE  X  
Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Faculty:
  1. Glenn Ehresmann, MD
CLOSE  X  
Evaluating and Treating Patients with Overactive Bladder
Brought to you by: Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Karen Noblett, MD
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A New Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Etie Moghissi, MD, FACE

Accreditation

Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
13 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13 AAFP This live activity, Regional Conference Long Beach, CA, with a begin date of 9/26/2013-9/27/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13 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 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 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.500 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

Jasminka Criley, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Presenting on:

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:

  • Clinical Challenges in Arthritis: Care Plans and Interventions That Achieve Results
    Thursday, September 26, 2013, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

James Chou, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Medical School, Glen Cove, NY

Presenting on:

  • Help Me, Doc - I’ve Got High Anxiety!
    Thursday, September 26, 2013, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Michael Bloch, MD, FACP, FASH (Read Bio)

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV
Medical Director, Vascular Medicine and Anticoagulation Services, Renown Heart and Vascular Institute, Reno, NV

Presenting on:

  • Tips to Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Realistic Goals
    Thursday, September 26, 2013, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Gregory Brent, MD (Read Bio)

Professor, Medicine and Physiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Presenting on:

  • Thyroid Disorders: From the Obvious to the Obscure
    Thursday, September 26, 2013, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Gary Ruoff, MD (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, Michigan State University College of Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Director of Clinical Research, Family Medicine, Westside Family Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Presenting on:

  • Relief at Last: Migraine Treatment and Prevention
    Thursday, September 26, 2013, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Eugene Bozymski, MD, MACP, MACG, AGAF, FASGE (Read Bio)

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Medicine -Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Professor of Medicine, Medicine -Gastroenterology, UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

Lin Chang, MD, AGAF (Read Bio)

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

Christopher 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

Presenting on:

Michele Hamilton, MD (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor, Medicine/Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Beverly Hills, CA
Director, Heart Failure Program, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Beverly Hills, CA

Presenting on:

Joel 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

Presenting on:

  • Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM

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

Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Presenting on:

  • Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM

Anna Haemel, MD (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

  • Skin Deep: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions in Primary Care
    Friday, September 27, 2013, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM

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
  • 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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    Long Beach Convention Center
    300 E Ocean Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90802-4895
    (562) 436-3636

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    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Renaissance Long Beach. Please call (800) 468-3571 by 09/12/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $149.

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