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Regional Conference Chicago, IL

Location: Chicago, IL
Date: May 14-15, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
McCormick Place
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP or 13 AANP.

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

Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

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Quality CME

This continuing medical education (CME) program will feature talks relevant to the reality of practicing medicine on a daily basis. With a curriculum developed in collaboration with the American College of Physicians, learn from the experts in their field as they present on:

  • High Value Care: Informed Decisions that Reduce Waste and Improve Health Outcomes
  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014*
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Practical Approaches to Diagnosis and Management*

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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
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  • Enjoy complimentary registration, plus coffee, buffet breakfast, and buffet lunch on us
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available during the program. Access session slides online or check in with your practice
  • Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13 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
 

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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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Curriculum developed in
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Curriculum developed in collaboration with the ACP

**Please note, this brochure was created on 2/19/14, please see the Curriculum & Syllabus tab on the program website for the most up-to-date session schedule.

Sessions & Syllabus

*To date, Primary Care Updates has been supported by educational grants from the following organizations: AstraZeneca.
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Wednesday, May 14, 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
Susan T Hingle MDAssociate Professor of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
8:45 AM-10:15 AM
*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.
Scott V. Joy FACP, MD (Read Bio) Medical Director, The Colorado Health Foundation, High Street Primary Care, Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center, Denver, CO, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
Jeffery S Freeman Professor and Chairman, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Richard Edwin Pratley MD (Read Bio) Adjunct Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:15 AM-12:30 PM
*Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Practical Approaches to Diagnosis and Management

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the role of spirometry in COPD diagnosis and monitoring.
  2. Review recommended pharmacologic interventions to reduce COPD symptoms and decrease exacerbations.
  3. Select appropriate patient counseling strategies.
Barbara P. Yawn MD, MSc, FAAFPDirector of Research, Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, MN, Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
David M Mannino MDProfessor and Chair, Department of Preventitive Medicine and Environmental Health, Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Science in Clinical Research Design, Director, Pulmonary Epidemiology Research Laboratory, Director, Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Inury Prevention, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, KY
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Understanding the Patient with Chronic Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Conditions

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
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
*Current Perspectives and Emerging Approaches in Lipid Management

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate primary and secondary prevention evidence with statins.
  2. Explain the importance of lowering LDL-C for reducing cardiovascular risk, interpret statin safety data, and assess benefit/risk with statins.
  3. Explain the association of hypertriglyceridemia with increased risks and identify currently available therapies for reducing elevated triglycerides.
  4. Discuss similarities and differences between currently available and emerging omega-3 fatty acid agents, and indicate patient populations for potential incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids in clinical practice.
Karol E. Watson MD, PhD, FACC (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Michael Miller MD, FACC, FAHAProfessor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6:45 AM-7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM
Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-8:45 AM
Practical Approaches to the "Dizzy" Patient
Determine the etiology for symptoms that patients characterize as feeling dizzy or lightheaded, and the next appropriate course of action

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider the potential etiologies for symptoms of lightheadedness or vertigo.
  2. Appropriately determine next steps, such as testing, referral or treatment based on clinical assessment.
Aashish Didwania MD, FACP (Read Bio) Associate Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
8:45 AM-10:15 AM
*Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize fundamental similarities and differences in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of oral antiplatelet drugs.
  2. Explain efficacy and safety data with oral antiplatelet therapies from ACS outcomes trials.
  3. Recognize guideline-based therapies to reduce risk and goals to achieve in the management of patients who have experienced an acute coronary syndrome.
Benjamin Scirica MPH, MD (Read Bio) Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Jessica Mega MD, MPHAssistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:15 AM-12:30 PM
*Key Strategies for HPV Cancer Prevention

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the epidemiology and burden of disease associated with HPV viruses.
  2. Identify those HPV types most often associated with particular cancers and genital warts.
  3. Discuss strategies to reduce the prevalence of these diseases.
  4. Discuss how vaccine safety is assessed and monitored.
Rachel Caskey MD, MPPProgram Director, Med-Peds, Associate Section Chief, General Internal Medicine, Associate Section Chief, General Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Kenneth A. Alexander MD, PhDProfessor of Pediatrics, Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:30 PM-2:45 PM
Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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
Gerald Hladik MD (Read Bio) D.J. Thurston Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Nephrology, University of North Carolina Kidney Center, Chapel Hill, NC
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care

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) Associate Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI, Section Head and Fellowship Program Director, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:25 AM-11:10 AM

Diabetes

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:25 AM-11:10 AM

Crohn's disease

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Obesity

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Dermatology - Psoriasis

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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Anthony Pick, MD, CDE
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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Alan Jacobson, FACC , MD
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Alfonso Bello, MD
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PCPs and IBD: A Critical Connection
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. Russell Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF
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A Novel Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management
Brought to you by: Eisai, Inc..
Room: Theater 2
Faculty:
  1. F. Wilford Germino, FASH, MD, FACP (Bio)
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Psoriasis - Look Closer
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 1
Faculty:
  1. Benjamin Marks

Accreditation

Earn up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

Final session schedule is pending.

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, Pri-Med Regional Conference - Chicago, with a beginning date of 05/14/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.00 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

Susan Hingle, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

Presenting on:

Scott Joy, FACP, MD (Read Bio)

Medical Director, The Colorado Health Foundation, High Street Primary Care, Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center, Denver, CO
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Jeffery Freeman,

Professor and Chairman, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Richard Pratley, MD (Read Bio)

Adjunct Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL

Presenting on:

  • Incorporating GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2DM Management: Achieving a Comfort Zone in 2014
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP

Director of Research, Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester, MN
Adjunct Professor, Department of Family and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Presenting on:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Practical Approaches to Diagnosis and Management
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

David Mannino, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Preventitive Medicine and Environmental Health, Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Science in Clinical Research Design, Director, Pulmonary Epidemiology Research Laboratory, Director, Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Inury Prevention, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Lexington, KY

Presenting on:

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Practical Approaches to Diagnosis and Management
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

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

Presenting on:

  • Understanding the Patient with Chronic Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Karol Watson, MD, PhD, FACC (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Presenting on:

  • Current Perspectives and Emerging Approaches in Lipid Management
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Michael Miller, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Presenting on:

  • Current Perspectives and Emerging Approaches in Lipid Management
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Aashish Didwania, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Associate Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Presenting on:

Benjamin Scirica, MPH, MD (Read Bio)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
TIMI Study Group, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians
    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Jessica Mega, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians
    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Rachel Caskey, MD, MPP

Program Director, Med-Peds, Associate Section Chief, General Internal Medicine, Associate Section Chief, General Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Presenting on:

  • Key Strategies for HPV Cancer Prevention
    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Kenneth Alexander, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Presenting on:

  • Key Strategies for HPV Cancer Prevention
    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Gerald Hladik, MD (Read Bio)

D.J. Thurston Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Nephrology, University of North Carolina Kidney Center, Chapel Hill, NC

Presenting on:

  • Optimizing the Management of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Christopher Carpenter, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, MI
Section Head and Fellowship Program Director, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

Presenting on:

  • Current Approaches to Infectious Diseases in Primary Care
    Thursday, May 15, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Course Chairs

James J. Foody, MD, FACP

  • Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Governor, American College of Physicians, Illinois Chapter
  • Aashish Didwania, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor, Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Susan T Hingle, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine
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    McCormick Place
    2301 S Lake Shore Dr
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