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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: June 4-5, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Long Beach Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP or 13 AANP.

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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 Long Beach and gain practical clinical pearls that you can apply in your practice the very next day.

Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13 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 3/5/14, please see the Curriculum & Syllabus tab on the program website for the most up-to-date session schedule.

Sessions & Syllabus

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Wednesday, June 04, 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
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
8:45 AM-10:00 AM *Individualizing Diabetes Management with Injectable Therapies: Moving Beyond Oral Agents to Achieve Glycemic Control

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement strategies to mitigate patient-perceived barriers to injectable therapies and explore pathways physicians can employ to overcome clinical inertia associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) management.
  2. Evaluate the latest clinical evidence for GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) with respect to differences among agents and potential role in combination therapy with basal insulin.
  3. Compare and contrast available insulin products and develop strategies for timely initiation, selection, intensification, and self-management of insulin therapy for T2DM based on patient specific factors.
  4. Develop a patient-centered, guidelines-based approach for intensifying T2DM therapy with injectable agents to achieve glycemic control.
Etie Moghissi, MD, FACE, , Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, CA
Yehuda Handelsman, FNLA, MD, FACP, FACE, (Read Bio) , Medical Director & Principal Investigator, Metabolic Institute of America, Tarzana, CA, President Elect, American College of Endocrinology, Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Jacksonville, FL
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:00 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
Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS, (Read Bio) ,
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:00 PM-2:15 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
2:15 PM-2:30 PM Refreshment Break
2:30 PM-3:30 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
3:30 PM-4:45 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
Thursday, June 05, 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
Richard Lafayette, MD, FACP, , Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Stanford Glomerular Disease Center, Clinical Chief, Division of Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
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.
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
12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Lung Sounds: A Primer on Pulmonary Auscultation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize and identify various breath sounds and adventitious lung sounds, including those findings which have been described only recently.
  2. Link literature validation and scientific basis to those sounds and extra-sounds which are clinically relevant.
  3. Establish a clinico-pathologic correlation for sounds and extra-sounds and murmurs.
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
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 Critical Caveats for Common Medications
Case-based review of side effects and drug interactions encountered with commonly used medications, including proton pump inhibitors, triptans, antibiotics, anticoagulants, NSAIDs and antidepressants.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Effectively manage patients who are on statin therapy with respect to potential drug interactions and muscle-related symptoms.
  2. Consider potential adverse effects of proton pump inhibitors, such as impaired absorption of certain nutrients, when prescribing as long-term therapy.
Douglas S. Paauw, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Rothman Family Foundation, Endowed Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Diabetes

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Vaccines

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Obesity

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 2, Room 202
Faculty:
  1. Dr. Marc Gutin, MD
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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, Room 203
Faculty:
  1. Arthur Jeng, MD
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 2, Room 202
Faculty:
  1. Glenn Ehresmann, MD
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A Novel Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management
Brought to you by: Eisai, Inc..
Room: Theater 1, Room 203
Faculty:
  1. Dr. Charles Nguyen, MD
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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 2, Room 202
Faculty:
  1. Alan Jacobson, FACC , MD

Accreditation

Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

Final session schedule is pending.

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, Pri-Med Regional Conference Long Beach, with a beginning date of 06/04/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.00 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

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:

Etie Moghissi, MD, FACE

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, CA

Presenting on:

  • Individualizing Diabetes Management with Injectable Therapies: Moving Beyond Oral Agents to Achieve Glycemic Control
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Yehuda Handelsman, FNLA, MD, FACP, FACE (Read Bio)

Medical Director & Principal Investigator, Metabolic Institute of America, Tarzana, CA
President Elect, American College of Endocrinology,
Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Jacksonville, FL

Presenting on:

  • Individualizing Diabetes Management with Injectable Therapies: Moving Beyond Oral Agents to Achieve Glycemic Control
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Chrisandra Shufelt, MD, MS (Read Bio)

Presenting on:

Anna Haemel, MD (Read Bio)

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

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 04, 2014, 2:30 PM-3:30 PM

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:

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

Presenting on:

Richard Lafayette, MD, FACP

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Stanford Glomerular Disease Center, Clinical Chief, Division of Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Presenting on:

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:

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

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

Douglas Paauw, MD (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Rothman Family Foundation, Endowed Chair in Patient-Centered Clinical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Presenting on:

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

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

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    Renaissance Long Beach
    111 E Ocean Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90802-4794
    Phone: (800) 468-3571

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Renaissance Long Beach. Please call (800) 468-3571 by 05/09/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $179.

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