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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 Pittsburgh, PA

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: October 17-18, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
David L. Lawrence 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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Sessions & Syllabus

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Thursday, October 17, 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
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
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. 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
Anita H. Clayton, MD, (Read Bio) , David C. Wilson Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
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
Marie T. Brown, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
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
Carl D. Malchoff, MD, PhD, (Read Bio) , Professor, Internal Medicine/Endocrinology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Cromwell, CT
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
Rebecca Burch, MD, (Read Bio) , Instructor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Assistant Neurologist, Neurology, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA
Friday, October 18, 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
Byron L. Cryer, MD, (Read Bio) ,
Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FASGE, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
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
Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director of Didactic Education, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
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
2:15 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
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
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
Andrea Zaenglein, MD, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Dermatology, Penn State/ Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:10 AM-9:55 AM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Acute Coronary Syndrome

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

HAE

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Alzheimer's Disease

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Diabetes

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Opioid Dependence

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Psoriasis

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

3:25 PM-4:10 PM

Overactive Bladder

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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Faculty:
  1. Fred Murphy, MD
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Current Management Strategies in the Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome
Faculty:
  1. T. Levine, MD
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Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Faculty:
  1. Mohsen Nasir, 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. David Lobas, MD
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Consider the Role of the Kidney in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Faculty:
  1. Gary Trager, MD
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Opioid Dependence: How Primary Care Providers Can Impact the Public Health Crisis
Faculty:
  1. Jerry Jason, MD
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Look Deeper at Psoriasis
Brought to you by: Abbott Laboratories.
Faculty:
  1. Larry Stokar, MD
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Eric Kirschner, MD
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Evaluating and Treating Patients with Overactive Bladder
Brought to you by: Astellas Pharma U.S., Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Richard Pelman, MD

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 Pittsburgh, PA, with a begin date of 10/17/2013-10/18/2013, 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

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:

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
    Thursday, October 17, 2013, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Anita Clayton, MD (Read Bio)

David C. Wilson Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Presenting on:

  • Help Me, Doc - I’ve Got High Anxiety!
    Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Marie Brown, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Presenting on:

  • Tips to Help Your Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Realistic Goals
    Thursday, October 17, 2013, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Carl Malchoff, MD, PhD (Read Bio)

Professor, Internal Medicine/Endocrinology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Cromwell, CT

Presenting on:

  • Thyroid Disorders: From the Obvious to the Obscure
    Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Rebecca Burch, MD (Read Bio)

Instructor, Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Assistant Neurologist, Neurology, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Relief at Last: Migraine Treatment and Prevention
    Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Byron Cryer, MD (Read Bio)

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

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
    Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Didactic Education, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Presenting on:

  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
    Friday, October 18, 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
    Friday, October 18, 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
    Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Friday, October 18, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 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
    Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Friday, October 18, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM

Andrea Zaenglein, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Dermatology, Penn State/ Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Presenting on:

  • Skin Deep: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions in Primary Care
    Friday, October 18, 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 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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    David L. Lawrence Convention Center
    1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3622
    (412) 565-6000

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    1000 Penn Ave
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    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh. Please call (800) 937-8461 by 10/02/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $189.

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