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Regional Conference Atlanta, GA

Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: September 11-12, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Cobb Galleria Centre
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 14.25 AAFP or 14.25 AANP

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Earn CME credits in Atlanta.

As a primary care clinician, you see patients with a broad spectrum of diagnoses, questions, and needs. Spend two days learning alongside your colleagues at Pri-Med Atlanta and gain practical clinical pearls that you can apply in your practice the very next day

Earn up to 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 14.25 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 14.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

 
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Quality CME

The Pri-Med Atlanta CME curriculum has been developed in collaboration with the American College of Physicians to bring you practical, relevant sessions covering the variety of clinical challenges you come across in your daily practice. Learn from experts in their field as they present on:

  • Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014*
  • Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care

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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, light breakfast, and a boxed lunch on us
  • Earn up to 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 14.25 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 14.25 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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All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

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Curriculum developed in collaboration
with the American College of Physicians

Curriculum developed in collaboration with the ACP

Sessions & Syllabus

See below for session summaries.
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Thursday, September 11, 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 Cost Conscious Care: Avoid Unnecessary Testing, 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.
Leonard Fromer MD, FAAFP, ABFM (Read Bio) Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, Executive Medical Director, Group Practice Forum, Los Angeles, CA
8:45 AM-10:00 AM
*Modern Obesity Management: Incorporating Pharmacotherapy Into An Integrated Treatment Plan

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss pathways of weight control, including satiety signaling as a means to combat obesity.
  2. Discuss the effect of overweight and obesity on the risk for comorbidities and increased mortality.
  3. Assess communication and counseling strategies that can be incorporated into patient encounters in order to address overweight/obesity treatment challenges.
  4. Appraise clinical data for pharmacologic agents available for obesity treatment and design/develop treatment plans based on individual needs and factors.
Harold E. Bays FTOS, MD, FACE, FNLA (Read Bio) Medical Director, President, Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center (L-MARC), Louisville, KY
W. Timothy Garvey MD (Read Bio) Butterworth Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, Director, UAB Diabetes Research Center, Birmingham, AL, GRECC Investigator and Staff Physician, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
*Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement treatment regimens for patients with type 2 diabetes in accordance with recently updated treatment recommendations.
  2. Review the clinical evidence for the use of incretin-based therapies in type 2 diabetes management.
Javier Morales MD (Read Bio) Attending Physician, St. Francis Hospital, Jersey City, NJ, Vice President, Principal Clinical Trials Investigator, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC, Great Neck, NY
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD (Read Bio) CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village, Inc, Atlanta, GA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Unger MDMedical Director, The Unger Primary Care Medical Center, Chino, CA
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:30 PM-2:45 PM
*If You Don’t Test For It, You Can’t Prevent It: Key Updates in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Implement HIV screening procedures recommended by major health agencies in the US.
  2. Devise strategies to maximize the number of patients with HIV infection who are linked to the appropriate care upon diagnosis.
  3. Apply the newly revised guidelines for the use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) recommended by the Centers for Disease Control in at-risk populations, both male and female.
Paul E. Sax MD (Read Bio) Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Richard A Elion MDAssociate Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:00 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.
Kelly Anne Spratt DO, FACC, FACP (Read Bio) Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
4:00 PM-5:15 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
Friday, September 12, 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 MDProfessor of Medicine/Director of Fellowship, Training Programs and Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
8:45 AM-10:00 AM
Hot Off the Press and Into Your Practice
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.
Marc Itskowitz MD, FACP (Read Bio) Director of Didactic Education, Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:15 PM
*Binge Eating Disorder: What, When, Why, and How?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe diagnostic criteria for binge eating disorder (BED) and discuss common conditions with which BED comorbidly occurs.
  2. Implement improved screening for BED into daily practice among at-risk patients.
  3. Integrate evidence-based treatment strategies for BED, including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Jennifer Goedken MDDirector of Medical Student Clerkship, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, Chief, Gynecology Section, Surgical and Perioperative Care Service Line, VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Tracy S Cummings MDAdjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Psychiatrist, Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, OH
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:30 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.
Frank LoVecchio MPH, FACEP, DO (Read Bio) Co-Medical Director, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, Research Director Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Professor and Research Scholar, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2:30 PM-2:45 PM
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM-3:45 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.
John B. Bundrick MD (Read Bio) Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, Consultant in Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
3:45 PM-5:00 PM
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.
Jay B. Wish MD, FACP (Read Bio) Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, Medical Director, Out-Patient Dialysis Unit, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Ticketed Events

All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Vaccines

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Diabetes

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Hepatitis C

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Obesity

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Pain Management

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Lipids

CLOSE  X  
Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Room: Ballroom AB
Faculty:
  1. Bruce Friedman, MD
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Room: Ballroom AB
Faculty:
  1. Charles Shaefer, MD, FACP, FCCP
CLOSE  X  
Rethink HCV
Room: Ballroom E
Faculty:
  1. Kimberly Brown, M.D.
CLOSE  X  
Addressing Chronic Weight Management With Targeted Pharmacotherapy
Room: Ballroom AB
Faculty:
  1. Dennis Miura
CLOSE  X  
Iroko Pharmaceuticals: Submicron diclofenac using SoluMatrix Fine Particle Technology™
Room: Ballroom AB
Faculty:
  1. Theresa Ford, MD
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The Importance of Dyslipidemia Management: The Role of PCSK9 in Cholesterol Homeostasis
Room: Ballroom E

Accreditation

Earn up to 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 14.25 AAFP Prescribed credits , or 14.25 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Final session schedule is pending.

Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
14.25 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 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
14.25 AAFP This Live activity, Pri-Med Regional Conference, Atlanta, with a beginning date of 09/11/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.25 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.
14.25 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 14.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 7.250 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

Leonard Fromer, MD, FAAFP, ABFM (Read Bio)

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Medical Director, Group Practice Forum, Los Angeles, CA

Presenting on:

Harold Bays, FTOS, MD, FACE, FNLA (Read Bio)

Medical Director, President, Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center (L-MARC), Louisville, KY

Presenting on:

  • Modern Obesity Management: Incorporating Pharmacotherapy Into An Integrated Treatment Plan
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

W. Timothy Garvey, MD (Read Bio)

Butterworth Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Director, UAB Diabetes Research Center, Birmingham, AL
GRECC Investigator and Staff Physician, Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, AL

Presenting on:

  • Modern Obesity Management: Incorporating Pharmacotherapy Into An Integrated Treatment Plan
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Javier Morales, MD (Read Bio)

Attending Physician, St. Francis Hospital, Jersey City, NJ
Vice President, Principal Clinical Trials Investigator, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC, Great Neck, NY

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

James Gavin, III, MD, PhD (Read Bio)

CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village, Inc, Atlanta, GA
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Jeff Unger, MD

Medical Director, The Unger Primary Care Medical Center, Chino, CA

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Paul Sax, MD (Read Bio)

Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • If You Don’t Test For It, You Can’t Prevent It: Key Updates in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Richard Elion, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Presenting on:

  • If You Don’t Test For It, You Can’t Prevent It: Key Updates in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis
    Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

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

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

Presenting on:

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

Professor of Medicine/Director of Fellowship, Training Programs and Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Presenting on:

Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

Jennifer Goedken, MD

Director of Medical Student Clerkship, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Chief, Gynecology Section, Surgical and Perioperative Care Service Line, VA Medical Center, Atlanta, GA

Presenting on:

  • Binge Eating Disorder: What, When, Why, and How?
    Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Tracy Cummings, MD

Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Psychiatrist, Lindner Center of HOPE, Mason, OH

Presenting on:

  • Binge Eating Disorder: What, When, Why, and How?
    Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Frank LoVecchio, MPH, FACEP, DO (Read Bio)

Co-Medical Director, Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Research Director Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Professor and Research Scholar, Department of Medicine, Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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:

Jay Wish, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Medical Director, Out-Patient Dialysis Unit, Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN

Presenting on:

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Meeting Location

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339-5938
(770) 955-8000

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta
2844 Cobb Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339-3113
Phone: (888) 627-7047

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Suites Galleria Atlanta. Please call (888) 627-7047 by 08/21/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $149.

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