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Regional Conference Baltimore, MD

Location: Baltimore, MD
Date: December 8-10, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Hilton Baltimore
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 19.75 AANP contact hours of continuing education

Earn CME credits in Baltimore.

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

Earn up to 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 19.75 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

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Quality CME

The Pri-Med Baltimore 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
  • Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians
  • 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 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 19.75 AANP contact hours of continuing education credits

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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

Monday, December 08, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 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.
Cynthia (Daisy) Smith MD (Read Bio) Senior Medical Associate for Content Development, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA
8:45 AM-9:45 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
9:45 AM-11:00 AM
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
Christopher F. Carpenter MD (Read Bio) Section Head and Fellowship Program Director, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
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.
Tara Allmen MD, FACOG, NCMPCenter For Menopause, Hormonal Disorders and Women's Health, New York City,
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Obesity in America from the Dietary Counselor and Lifestyle Coach from "The Biggest Loser"
Getting your patients to lose weight is never easy. Learn in this presentation from the weight loss and nutrition consultant to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" about effective lifestyle and behavioral approaches to achieve weight loss goals in your overweight and obese patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Employ proven, evidence-based lifestyle and behavioral modalities to help your obese patients lose weight and achieve health benefits.
Michael Dansinger MD (Read Bio) Director of the Diabetes Reversal Program, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Update on Celiac Disease and Other Gluten Related Disorders
Apply new guidelines for the diagnosis of these digestive disorders, and recommend dietary adjustments as indicated

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply new recommendations for the diagnosis of celiac disease and other gluten disorders
  2. Counsel patients on dietary adjustments as indicated
Peter Buch MD, FACP, AGAF (Read Bio) Associate Clinical Professor, GI, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT, Associate Clinical Professor, ECHN Affiliate, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Manchester, CT
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Tips for Managing Behavioral Issues in Elderly Patients with Dementia
Elderly patients with dementia present the practicing physician with the challenge of managing the psychiatric and behavioral spectrum of this disorder: memory problems, mood disorders, sleep distrubances, apathy,delutions, hallucinations, wandering, and agitation . This session will provide assistance in the differential diagnosis and the selection of appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for behavioral problems.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate the variation in symptoms of the dementing disorders depending upon their etiology.
  2. Apply appropriate pharmacologic therapies for behavioral problems associated with dementia.
  3. Apply appropriate non-pharmacological therapies for agitation with special attention to the environment.
Katherine E. Galluzzi FACOFP, DO, CMD (Read Bio) Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director, Comprehensive Care @ PCOM, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Medical Director, Hospice of Philadelphia, VNA of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, December 10, 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
Mark Zimmerman MD (Read Bio) Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
8:45 AM-9:45 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
9:45 AM-11:00 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
Joseph Kuhn MD, FACP (Read Bio) Former Clinical Assistant Professor on Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
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.
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
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Understanding Dyslipidemia Testing and Screening: Importance of Lipoprotein Particle Analysis
This session will provide new insight into the pathogenesis of dyslipidemia in the type 2 diabetic patient with chronic kidney disease and the rationale for advanced lipid testing (i.e., lipoprotein particle analysis) in these patient at high CV risk.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the pathogenesis of dyslipidemias in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
  2. Understand the rationale for performing lipoprotein particle analysis in patients with high CV risk comorbidities.
Matthew J. Sorrentino FASH, MD, FACC (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:00 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
Kelly Anne Spratt DO, FACC, FACP (Read Bio) Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
4:00 PM-5:15 PM
Walking the Line: A Primer on Gait Analysis

Learning Objectives:

  1. Incorporate gait evaluation in determining fall risk in elderly patients.
  2. Recognize gaits that are associated with common neuromuscular.
Salvatore Mangione MD (Read Bio) Associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Ticketed Events

All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Diabetes

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Helicobacter pylori Infection

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Statins

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Obesity

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Rheumatology

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Vaccines

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Hepatitis C

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Diabetes

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Vaccines

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The Effect of a Once-Weekly Therapy on A1C and Weight Over 3 Years
Room: Key Ballroom 8
Faculty:
  1. Charles Shaefer, MD, FACP, FCCP
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A Case-Based Approach to the Diagnosis and Eradication of Helicobacter pylori Infection
Room: Key Ballroom 7
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Livalo: Emerging Clinical Considerations and Key Attributes
Brought to you by: Kowa Pharmaceuticals.
Room: Key Ballroom 8
Faculty:
  1. Michael Cobble, MD, Director, Canyons Medical CenterSandy, UT
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Addressing Chronic Weight Management With Targeted Pharmacotherapy
Brought to you by: Eisai, Inc..
Room: Key Ballroom 7
Faculty:
  1. Scott Kahan, MD
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A Joint Specific Biomarker for Diagnosing Arthritis
Room: Key Ballroom 8
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Patients Aged 50+ in Your Practice
Brought to you by: Pfizer Inc..
Room: Key Ballroom 7
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Rethink HCV
Room: Key Ballroom 7
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Key Ballroom 8
This program will cover the following topics regarding a sodium-glucose co-transporter (SGLT2) inhibitor: the role of the kidney in regulation of hyperglycemia in T2DM, the mechanism of action - mediated inhibition of SGLT2 in the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidney, key efficacy and safety data from 2 active-controlled clinical trials, important safety information, question and answer session. This promotional educational activity is sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is not certified for continuing medical education. 010034-140210
Faculty:
  1. Michael Attanasio, DO
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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Key Ballroom 8
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Pneumococcal Disease in Adults: Key Considerations for Your Office, Hospital, or Pharmacy
Room: Key Ballroom 7

Accreditation

Earn up to 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 19.75 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Final session schedule is pending.

Primary Care Updates—Track One
December 8, 2014
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
7 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 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
7 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 7 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.500 hours of pharmacology).
Primary Care Updates—Track Two
December 8, 2014
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
6.75 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 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6.75 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 6.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.500 hours of pharmacology).
Regional Conference
December 9–10, 2014
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
12.75 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 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
12.75 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 12.75 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.500 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

Pri-Med is hard at work recruiting the best and brightest faculty. Faculty will be posted as they are confirmed.

Course Directors

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Meeting Location

Hilton Baltimore
401 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201-1629
(443) 573-8700

Hotel Accommodations

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Baltimore. Please call (443) 573-8700 by 11/16/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $149.

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