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 Seattle, WA

Location: Seattle , WA
Date: June 10-11, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Washington State 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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Join us for a CME dinner symposia! Pri-Med Attendee
Onsite you will have the opportunity to attend a CME dinner symposia on the first day of the program. Please make sure to plan ahead!

Weighing the Consequences: The Time Is Now for Tackling the Obesity Epidemic
June 10, 2013
5:15–6:30 PM

You can earn an additional 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 1.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending this dinner symposia.

Commercial Support: This CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus.

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Sessions & Syllabus

See below for session summaries.

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Monday, June 10, 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
F. Wilford Germino, MD, FACP, FASH, (Read Bio) , Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL, Department of Internal Medicine, Orland Primary Care Specialists, Chicago, IL
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
M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP, (Read Bio) , Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Advisor, Internal Medicine Clinical Care Center, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA
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
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 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
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
Tuesday, June 11, 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
Sheila Eileen Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF, (Read Bio) , Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
John Inadomi, MD, , Cyrus E. Rubin Professor of Medicine & Head, Division of Gastroenterology, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
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
Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH, (Read Bio) , Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
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
Michael Tharp, MD, (Read Bio) , The Clark W. Finnerud, M.D., Professor and Chair, Dept of Dermatology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:10 AM-9:55 AM

Opioid Dependence

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Hypoglycemia

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Alzheimer’s Disease

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Diabetes

Dinner

CME Educational Symposia

5:15 PM-6:30 PM

Obesity

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Overactive Bladder

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

EHR

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

3:25 PM-4:10 PM

Hereditary Angioedema

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Opioid Dependence: How Primary Care Providers Can Impact the Public Health Crisis
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. John Patz, MD
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Redefining the Use of Basal Insulin: Focus on Hypoglycemia
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Michael Shannon, MD
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A Different Approach to Alzheimer's Disease: Axona® as an Alternate Fuel for the Brain
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. Gustavo Alva, MD
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Reducing the Risk of Stroke in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Eugene Yang, MD
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A New Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Bruce Wilson, MD
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Weighing the Consequences: The Time Is Now for Tackling the Obesity Epidemic
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify and evaluate patients with obesity by using parameters such as body mass index, waist circumference, and risk factor assessment
  2. Engage patients in open dialogues, highlighting the importance of lifestyle modification including decreased energy intake and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle
  3. Confidently utilize pharmacologic agents to reinforce lifestyle change for patients with obesity and obesity-related comorbid conditions
Faculty:
  1. Donna Ryan, MD, Professor Emeritus, Pennington Biomedical Research CenterBaton Rouge, LA (Bio)
  2. Holly Wyatt, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrine, Metabolism, and Diabetes, Associate Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado DenverDenver, CO (Bio)
The CME activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus.
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Joyce Gauthier
CLOSE  X  
Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+: A Prevention Option for Your Patients
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. George Risi
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Evaluating and Treating Patients with Overactive Bladder
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Richard Pelman, MD
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Amazing Charts, the Affordable and Usable EHR
Room: Theater 1
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Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Richard Gower, MD, FAAAAI , FACP

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 Seattle, WA, with a begin date of 6/10/2013-6/11/2013, 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

F. Wilford Germino, MD, FACP, FASH (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:

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Advisor, Internal Medicine Clinical Care Center, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

Presenting on:

  • Clinical Challenges in Arthritis: Care Plans and Interventions That Achieve Results
    Monday, June 10, 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!
    Monday, June 10, 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
    Monday, June 10, 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
    Monday, June 10, 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
    Monday, June 10, 2013, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Donna Ryan, MD (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

  • Weighing the Consequences: The Time Is Now for Tackling the Obesity Epidemic
    Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:15 PM-6:30 PM

Holly Wyatt, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrine, Metabolism, and Diabetes, Associate Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

Presenting on:

  • Weighing the Consequences: The Time Is Now for Tackling the Obesity Epidemic
    Monday, June 10, 2013, 5:15 PM-6:30 PM

Sheila Crowe, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

John Inadomi, MD

Cyrus E. Rubin Professor of Medicine & Head, Division of Gastroenterology, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Presenting on:

  • Up and Down the Tract: Practical Approaches to Common GI Complaints
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:45 AM-9:15 AM

Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds
    Tuesday, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Tuesday, June 11, 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
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 1:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Medical Brain Game: PCP Edition
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 2:15 PM-3:15 PM

Michael Tharp, MD (Read Bio)

The Clark W. Finnerud, M.D., Professor and Chair, Dept of Dermatology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Presenting on:

  • Skin Deep: Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin Conditions in Primary Care
    Tuesday, June 11, 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

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Medical School
  • 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 Director, 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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    Meeting Location

    Washington State Convention Center
    800 Convention Pl
    Seattle, WA 98101-2350
    (206) 694-5000

    Hotel Accommodations

    Hilton Seattle
    1301 6th Ave
    Seattle, WA 98101-2304
    Phone: (800) 455-8667

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Seattle. Please call (800) 455-8667 by 05/24/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $189.

    Hotel room block information coming soon.

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