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 Philadelphia, PA

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 29-30, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:

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

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Pri-Med in collaboration with the American College of Physicians


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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Need another reason to attend?

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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*Source: 2011 Pri-Med conference attendee survey

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Sessions & Syllabus

Below is a summary of the program schedule.

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Wednesday, May 29, 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 the New JNC 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
Kelly Anne Spratt, DO, FACC, FACP, (Read Bio) , Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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
Beth L. Jonas, MD, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Division of Rheumatology, Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Help Me, Doc - I’ve Got High Anxiety!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Employ simple diagnostic tools to screen and identify patients with anxiety disorders such as social phobia, GAD, and panic disorder
  2. Consider the pros and cons of anxiolytic therapies when deciding on a treatment plan for the patient with an anxiety diagnosis
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
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
Frank Lavernia, MD, (Read Bio) , Medical Founder and Director, North Broward Diabetes Center, Pompano Beach, FL
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
Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Director, Thyroid Health Center, Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
4:00 PM-5:00 PM Relief at Last: Migraine Treatment and Prevention

Learning Objectives:

  1. Improve migraine management with the use of tools such as a migraine diary and symptom checklist
  2. Know the latest evidence-based recommendations for preventive and abortive migraine treatment
Mark W. Green, FAAN, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor of Neurology (in Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Dentistry), Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation, Director of Headache Pain Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Thursday, May 30, 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
David A. Peura, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA
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
Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
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
John J. Russell, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Neil Skolnik, MD, (Read Bio) , Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
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
John J. Russell, MD, (Read Bio) , Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Neil Skolnik, MD, (Read Bio) ,
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
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

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:10 AM-9:55 AM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Diabetes

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Hypertension Treatment

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Alzheimer’s Disease

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Hypoglycemia

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

3:25 PM-4:10 PM

Hereditary Angioedema

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Reducing the Risk of Stroke in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Gerald Naccarelli, MD
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A New Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Jeffery Freeman
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Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+: A Prevention Option for Your Patients
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Seth Rosenbaum, MD
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DSI: Options for Powerful Hypertension Treatment
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Alan Gradman, 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..
Room: Theater 1
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. Neal Ranen, MD
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Alan Epstein, MD
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Redefining the Use of Basal Insulin: Focus on Hypoglycemia
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Jeffrey Freeman, FACOI , DO
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Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Huamin Henry Li, MD, PhD

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 educational 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 Philadelphia, PA, with a begin date of 5/29/2013-5/30/2013, 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

Kelly Spratt, DO, FACC, FACP (Read Bio)

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

Beth Jonas, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Division of Rheumatology, Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Presenting on:

  • Clinical Challenges in Arthritis: Care Plans and Interventions That Achieve Results
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

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:

  • Help Me, Doc - I’ve Got High Anxiety!
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Frank Lavernia, MD (Read Bio)

Medical Founder and Director, North Broward Diabetes Center, Pompano Beach, FL

Presenting on:

  • Tips to Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Realistic Goals
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Director, Thyroid Health Center, Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Nutrition, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Thyroid Disorders: From the Obvious to the Obscure
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Mark Green, FAAN, MD (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor of Neurology (in Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Dentistry), Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation, Director of Headache Pain Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Presenting on:

  • Relief at Last: Migraine Treatment and Prevention
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

David Peura, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Thursday, May 30, 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
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

Joshua Beckman, MD, MS (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Key Strategies to Keep Heart Failure Patients Out of the Hospital
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

John Russell, MD (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

Presenting on:

  • Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM

Neil Skolnik, MD (Read Bio)

Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

Presenting on:

  • Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 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
    Thursday, May 30, 2013, 4:15 PM-5:30 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 Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Senior Advisor, Internal Medicine Clinical Care Center, 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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    Travel Arrangements

    Meeting Location

    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    1101 Arch St
    One Convention Center Place
    Philadelphia, PA 19107-2208
    (215) 418-4700

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center
    1301 Race Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Phone: (800) 426-7866

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn Philadelphia Center City-Convention Center. Please call (800) 426-7866 by 05/14/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $149.