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Regional Conference Los Angeles, CA

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: December 10-12, 2013

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Los Angeles Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
Refer to the Accreditation Tab

Pri-Med Los Angeles 2014
October 29–30, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center
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Registration for this program has hit maximum capacity and is now closed. Pri-Med has other CME offerings available to you:

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Now more than ever, clinicians are challenged by their expanded roles, their limited time, and the need to provide patient care across an ever-broadening array of disease and comorbid conditions.

Pri-Med Los Angeles, a complimentary three-day CME program, was developed to meet your needs as a clinician on the front lines of care.

The curriculum for this unique multi-day educational conference covers topics including evidence-based best practices in diabetes, migraine treatment and prevention, and even does a deep-dive into arthritis management. You will acquire up-to-date clinical knowledge that is easily translated into practice, completely free of charge.

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Get the most value for your time 

  • Attend three days of cutting-edge sessions—for free!
  • Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 20 AANP contact hours of continuing education.
  • Learn from expert faculty and have your questions answered during the Q&A portion of each CME session.
  • Network with your colleagues.
  • And more
 

Need another reason to attend?

Keep your brain energized.

A continuation of one of last year's favorites, 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 summarize important take-aways from key publications that can immediately impact patient care.

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Comprehensive CME Program
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December 10, 2013
Primary Care Updates  

Best-in-class pre-conference CME sessions created to provide new information that can be easily applied to your practice



December 11–12, 2013
Regional Conference

CME curriculum developed in collaboration with the American College of Physicians (ACP), covering the latest topics in primary care medicine


Additional Opportunities
on December 11 & 12

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Presentation Theaters
Get an in-depth look at the latest tools and treatment options in these ticketed, complimentary presentations. Learn More »

Product Forum
Engage with medical industry representatives on your terms. Meet local contacts who understand that you don't have time to talk with them at your practice.



Presentation Theaters and the Product Forum are not offered for CME credit nor is the content planned or reviewed by pmiCME or ACP.

 

Sessions & Syllabus

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 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

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
Raymond Townsend MD (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Professor of Medicine, Associate Director, General Clinical Research Center/CTSA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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
W. Winn Chatham MD (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Medicine/Rheumatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
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
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
Anne Peters FACP, CDE, MD (Read Bio) Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, CA, Director, USC Clinical Diabetes Program, Los Angeles, CA
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 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
Rashmi Halker MD (Read Bio) Senior Associate Consultant, Department of Neurology, Division of Headache Medicine, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, December 12, 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
William D. Chey MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP (Read Bio) 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, Ann Arbor, MI
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
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
Fred Lopez MD (Read Bio) Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
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
Michele Hamilton MD (Read Bio) Clinical Professor, Medicine/Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Beverly Hills, CA, Director, Heart Failure Program, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Beverly Hills, 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
Pamela R. Kushner MA, MD, FAAFP (Read Bio) Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Scott C. Litin MD, MACP (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 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
Pamela R. Kushner MA, MD, FAAFP (Read Bio) Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Scott C. Litin MD, MACP (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 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
Ted Rosen MD (Read Bio) Professor of Dermatology, Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:10 AM-9:55 AM

Depression

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Atrial Fibrillation/Stroke

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Diabetes

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Psoriasis

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Cardiac Testing

9:25 AM-10:10 AM

Alzheimer's Disease

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Atrial Fibrillation / Stroke

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

3:25 PM-4:10 PM

Pneumococcal Disease in Adults 50+

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Discussion of a Treatment Option for Major Depressive Disorder
Brought to you by: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Rakesh Jain, MPH
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Helping Manage Stroke Risk in Patients with NVAF
Brought to you by: Bristol-Myers Squibb & Pfizer Inc. .
Faculty:
  1. Robert Kloner, MD, PhD
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Consider the Role of the Kidney in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Faculty:
  1. Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP
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Look Deeper at Psoriasis
Brought to you by: Abbott Laboratories.
Faculty:
  1. Kevin Belasco, DO
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Cardiac Testing - Options for Clinical Assessment:
Faculty:
  1. David Wolinsky, MD, FACC
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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. Gustavo Alva, MD
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A Paradigm Shift In The Treatment of Thrombosis
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc..
Faculty:
  1. Alan Jacobson, FACC , MD
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Faculty:
  1. Glenn Ehresmann, 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. Arthur Jeng, MD

Accreditation

Primary Care Updates

This educational program is conceived and created in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Accreditation Criteria, the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support℠, and ACCME Policies. Pri-Med faculty hail from a variety of institutions and participate in content development, along with pmiCME’s Advisory Boards and its expert review partner, Tufts Health Care Institute. All final decisions about program content are the responsibility of pmiCME. 

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.
Pending AAFP Application for CME credit has been filed with American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
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).

Regional Conference

The educational program, Regional Conference, is developed by Pri-Med in collaboration with the American College of Physicians. This program is sponsored by pmiCME.

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 Los Angeles, CA, from 12/11/2013 to 12/12/2013, 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

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

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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    Los Angeles Convention Center
    1201 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015-1308
    (213) 741-5369

    Hotel Accommodations

    Luxe City Center Hotel
    1020 S Figueroa St
    Los Angeles, CA 90015-1305
    Phone: (213) 743-7601

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Luxe City Center Hotel. Please call (213) 743-7601 by 11/27/2013 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $209.

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