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Regional Conference Philadelphia, PA

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: June 4-5, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 14.25 AAFP or 14.25 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 Philadelphia 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

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
  • Practical Approaches to the "Dizzy" Patient
  • The Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in the Primary Care Setting*

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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, buffet breakfast, and buffet 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
 

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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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**Please note, this brochure was created on 3/7/14, please see the Curriculum & Syllabus tab on the program website for the most up-to-date session schedule.

Sessions & Syllabus

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Wednesday, June 04, 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-10:00 AM
*Addressing Renal-Mediated Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes and the Kidney

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the role of the renal system in glucose uptake, reabsorption, and the maintenance of glucose homeostasis and use the achieved knowledge to identify patients who would benefit from renally-targeted therapies.
  2. Explain the mechanism of action of sodium glucose linked transporter inhibitors and their role in modulating glucose homeostasis.
  3. Review professional guidelines from the ADA and AACE for target goals of therapy and treatment recommendations for specific patient-types.
  4. Identify the safety and efficacy profiles of current and emerging therapies that target renally-mediated glucose uptake and reabsorption.
  5. Implement management strategies that incorporate current and emerging therapies into treatment paradigms for patients who would benefit from a targeted approach to glycemic control.
Serge Jabbour MD, FACP, FACEProfessor of Medicine, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:15 PM
*Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the pathologic mechanisms of T2DM that support the need for prompt diagnosis and aggressive treatment.
  2. Identify patient-centered treatment goals for patients with T2DM that encompass good overall glycemic control and improvements in other clinical parameters.
  3. Evaluate the clinical profiles of GLP-1 receptor agonists for the treatment of T2DM.
  4. Individualize therapeutic regimens for T2DM to maximize efficacy and minimize hypoglycemia, weight gain, and other potential treatment-related risks.
  5. Communicate with patients with T2DM about lifestyle modifications, antihyperglycemic options, and the need for treatment adherence.
Javier Morales MD (Read Bio) Vice President, Principal Clinical Trials Investigator, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC, Great Neck, NY
Richard Edwin Pratley MD (Read Bio) Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute, Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital Sanford|Burnham, Translational Research Institute, Professor, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Orlando, FL
Vivian A Fonseca MD (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:30 PM
*Major Depression in the Primary Care Setting: Clinical Updates on Novel Strategies for Relapse Prevention and Sustained Recovery

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify residual symptoms of MDD and evaluate their impact on symptomatic remission and recovery.
  2. Review recent clinical updates on traditional and newer pharmacotherapies for MDD and their benefits/limitations in symptomatic remission and recovery .
  3. Examine the role of serotonin in the pathogenesis of MDD, including the significance of molecular targets in mitigating residual symptoms of depression.
Larry Culpepper MD, MPH (Read Bio) Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Staff Physician, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
Michael E. Thase MDProfessor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Professor of Psychiatry, Philadelphia Va Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
2:30 PM-2:45 PM
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM-4:00 PM
*The Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in the Primary Care Setting

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology and common comorbidities of BPH/LUTS.
  2. Implement comprehensive assessment of patients with BPH/LUTS.
  3. Select treatment options available to effectively treat BPH/LUTS.
Martin M. Miner MD (Read Bio) Chief of Primary Care and Community Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI, Co-Director, Men's Health Center, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Urology, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
Matt T Rosenberg MDMedical Director, Mid-Michigan Health Centers, Jackson, MI, Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Foote Health System, Jackson, MI
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
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
Thursday, June 05, 2014
6:45 AM-7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
7:30 AM-7:45 AM
Opening Remarks
7:45 AM-8:45 AM
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
8:45 AM-10:00 AM
*Keeping Adult Patients Healthy: The Role of Adult Immunization

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify profiles of specific patients at greatest risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.
  2. Recognize that health care provider recommendations are key to patient acceptance of vaccinations.
  3. Implement standing orders for adult immunization within practice settings.
M. Susan Burke MD, FACP (Read Bio) Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Robert H. Hopkins MD, FACP, FAAPProfessor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
*Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the benefits of early insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Discuss when insulin may be initiated for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various insulin regimens and apply them in clinical practice for the selection and titration of insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes.
  4. Identify the barriers to insulin-mediated glucose control and apply strategies to overcome them.
  5. Describe how improved pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles of emerging insulins may reduce hypopglycemia and optimize insulin administration.
Dawn Smiley MDAssociate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Dace L Trence MD, FACEDirector, Diabetes Care Center, Professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:30 PM-2:45 PM
*Rare Cases in Angioedema: Lifting the Veil on a Potentially Fatal Disease

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe epidemiology, pathophysiology, and burden of illness of HAE.
  2. Recognize HAE as a possible cause of recurrent angioedema and formulate an appropriate diagnostic workup for various types of HAE (Type I, Type II, and normal C1-INH).
  3. Utilize individualized HAE treatment strategies, taking into consideration risks and benefits of therapies, disease characteristics and severity, comorbid conditions, patient quality of life and patient preference.
Marc A Riedl MD, MSAssociate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director, US HAEA Angioedema Center, University of California, San Diego, CA
William R. Lumry MD, FACP, FAAAAIClinical Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:15 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
4:15 PM-5:15 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.
Scott C. Litin MD, MACP (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Ticketed Events

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Vaccines

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Pancreatic Insufficiency

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Obesity

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Dermatology - Psoriasis

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Diabetes

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Pain Management

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Hepatitis C

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Crohn's disease

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Pneumococcal Disease in Adults: Key Considerations for Your Office, Hospital, or Pharmacy
Brought to you by: Merck.
Room: Theater 2, 204 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Eddy Bresnitz
CLOSE  X  
Understanding the Data - Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 1, 201 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Bob Etemad , M.D.
CLOSE  X  
A Novel Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management
Brought to you by: Eisai, Inc..
Room: Theater 2, 204 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Christopher Still, DO, FACP, FACN
CLOSE  X  
Psoriasis - Look Closer
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 1, 201 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Glen Crawford, MD.
CLOSE  X  
Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 2, 204 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Michael Attanasio, DO
CLOSE  X  
Iroko Pharmaceuticals: Submicron diclofenac using SoluMatrix Fine Particle Technology™
Brought to you by: Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Room: Theater 1, 201 ABC
Iroko Pharmaceuticals is pleased to sponsor this program on its recently approved low-dose formulation of diclofenac for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. Iroko's robust product pipeline consists of low-dose NSAIDs created using the innovative and proprietary SoluMatrix(tm) Fine Particle Technology.
Faculty:
  1. Vijay Sikand, MD
CLOSE  X  
Rethink HCV
Brought to you by: Gilead Sciences.
Room: Theater 2, 204 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Dr. Kenneth Rothstein
CLOSE  X  
PCPs and IBD: A Critical Connection
Brought to you by: AbbVie.
Room: Theater 1, 201 ABC
Faculty:
  1. Barry Kaufman, M.D., FACG, CNSP

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 credits.

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 Philadelphia, with a beginning date of 06/04/2014, 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 7.125 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

Cynthia Smith, MD (Read Bio)

Senior Medical Associate for Content Development, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

Serge Jabbour, MD, FACP, FACE

Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

  • Addressing Renal-Mediated Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes and the Kidney
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Javier Morales, MD (Read Bio)

Vice President, Principal Clinical Trials Investigator, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC, Great Neck, NY

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Richard Pratley, MD (Read Bio)

Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute, Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital Sanford|Burnham, Translational Research Institute, Professor, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Orlando, FL

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Vivian Fonseca, MD (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Tullis Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes, Chief, Section of Endocrinology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH (Read Bio)

Professor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Staff Physician, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Presenting on:

  • Major Depression in the Primary Care Setting: Clinical Updates on Novel Strategies for Relapse Prevention and Sustained Recovery
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Michael Thase, MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Professor of Psychiatry, Philadelphia Va Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

  • Major Depression in the Primary Care Setting: Clinical Updates on Novel Strategies for Relapse Prevention and Sustained Recovery
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Martin Miner, MD (Read Bio)

Chief of Primary Care and Community Medicine, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
Co-Director, Men's Health Center, Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Urology, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI

Presenting on:

  • The Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in the Primary Care Setting
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 2:45 PM-4:00 PM

Matt T Rosenberg, MD

Medical Director, Mid-Michigan Health Centers, Jackson, MI
Chief, Department of Family Medicine, Foote Health System, Jackson, MI

Presenting on:

  • The Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in the Primary Care Setting
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 2:45 PM-4:00 PM

Aashish Didwania, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

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

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

Presenting on:

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

Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

  • Keeping Adult Patients Healthy: The Role of Adult Immunization
    Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Robert Hopkins, MD, FACP, FAAP

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, Little Rock, AR

Presenting on:

  • Keeping Adult Patients Healthy: The Role of Adult Immunization
    Thursday, June 05, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Dawn Smiley, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Presenting on:

  • Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins
    Thursday, June 05, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Dace Trence, MD, FACE

Director, Diabetes Care Center, Professor, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Presenting on:

  • Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins
    Thursday, June 05, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Marc Riedl, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical Director, US HAEA Angioedema Center, University of California, San Diego, CA

Presenting on:

  • Rare Cases in Angioedema: Lifting the Veil on a Potentially Fatal Disease
    Thursday, June 05, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

William Lumry, MD, FACP, FAAAAI

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Presenting on:

  • Rare Cases in Angioedema: Lifting the Veil on a Potentially Fatal Disease
    Thursday, June 05, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

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, June 05, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:15 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, June 05, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Scott Litin, MD, MACP (Read Bio)

Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Presenting on:

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
  • Deborah Korenstein, MD, FACP

  • Editor-in-Chief, ACP Smart Medicine, American College of Physicians
  • Susan T Hingle, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine
  • Wendy S Klein, MD, FACP

  • Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, VCU Institute for Women's Health, A National Center of Excellence, Virginia Commonwealth University
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    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    1101 Arch St
    One Convention Center Place
    Philadelphia, PA 19107-2208
    (215) 418-4700

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    Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
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    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia City Center. Please call (888) 627-8119 by 05/25/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $149.

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