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Regional Conference Raleigh, NC

Location: Raleigh, NC
Date: September 9-10, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Raleigh Convention Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.5 AAFP or 13.5 AANP

**Registration is now closed**

Earn CME credits in Raleigh.

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

Earn up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.5 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

 
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Quality CME

The Pri-Med Raleigh 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:

  • Understanding the Patient with Chronic Comorbid Medical and Psychiatric Conditions
  • Current Perspectives and Emerging Approaches in Lipid Management*
  • 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 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.5 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13.5 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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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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Tuesday, September 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.
M. Susan Burke MD, FACP (Read Bio) Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, 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.
Stephen A. Brunton MD, FAAFPExecutive Vice President for Education, Primary Care Education Consortium, Charlotte, NC, Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
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.
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
Javier Morales MD (Read Bio) Principal Clinical Trials Investigator, Advanced Internal Medicine Group, PC, Great Neck, NY
Richard Edwin Pratley MD (Read Bio) Medical Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute, Orlando, FL, Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital Sanford Burnham Translational Research Institute, Orlando, FL, Adjunct Professor, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, Orlando, FL
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:45 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.
JoAnne M. Foody MD, FACC, FAHA (Read Bio) Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Michael Miller MD, FACC, FAHAProfessor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
*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.
Jeffrey S Berger MD, MSAssistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
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
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Lung Sounds: A Primer on Pulmonary Auscultation
This primer on pulmonary auscultation will permit you to identify various breath sounds and adventitious lung sounds, including those findings which have been described only recently, and link them to the scientific and literature validation that supports their clinical relevancy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize and identify various breath sounds and adventitious lung sounds, including those findings which have been described only recently.
  2. Link literature validation and scientific basis to those sounds and extra-sounds which are clinically relevant.
  3. Establish a clinico-pathologic correlation for sounds and extra-sounds and murmurs.
Salvatore Mangione MD (Read Bio) Associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 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-10:15 AM
*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.
Andrew Ahmann MD, MSProfessor of Medicine, Director, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Robert J. Tanenberg MD, FACPProfessor of Medicine, Director, Diabetes Clinical Research Center, Division of Endocrinology, Director, Diabetes Fellowship, Brody School Of Medicine, Greenville, NC, Medical Director, Diabetes and Obesity Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, Medical Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:15 AM-12:30 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.
Calvin J Cohen MD, MSResearch Director, Community Research Initiative of New England, Boston, MA, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Vice Chair, INSIGHT Scientific Committee,
Richard A Elion MDAssociate Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:30 PM-2:30 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 J. Russell MD (Read Bio) Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
Neil Skolnik MD (Read Bio) Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA
2:30 PM-2:45 PM
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM-4:00 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

Ticketed Events

All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Obesity

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

Diabetes

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:25 AM-11:10 AM

Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Vaccines

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Addressing Chronic Weight Management With Targeted Pharmacotherapy
Room: Meeting Room 302
Faculty:
  1. George Bailey, MD
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Room: Meeting Room 301
Faculty:
  1. Denis Becker, MD (Bio)
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Evaluating and Determining Patients for Cardiac Radionuclide Imaging
Room: Meeting Room 302
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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Your Patients Aged 50+
Room: Meeting Room 302
Faculty:
  1. Eric Kirschner, MD

Accreditation

Earn up to 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 13.5 AAFP Prescribed credits, or 13.5 AANP contact hours of continuing education.

Final session schedule is pending.

Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
13.5 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 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
13.5 AAFP This Live activity, Pri-Med Regional Conference, Raleigh, with a beginning date of 09/09/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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.
13.5 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 13.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 6.750 hours of pharmacology).

Faculty

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

Associate Professor of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates, Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA

Presenting on:

Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

Executive Vice President for Education, Primary Care Education Consortium, Charlotte, NC
Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Presenting on:

  • Addressing Renal-Mediated Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes and the Kidney
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

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
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Javier Morales, MD (Read Bio)

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
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Richard Pratley, MD (Read Bio)

Medical Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute, Orlando, FL
Senior Scientist, Florida Hospital Sanford Burnham Translational Research Institute, Orlando, FL
Adjunct 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
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

JoAnne Foody, MD, FACC, FAHA (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

  • Current Perspectives and Emerging Approaches in Lipid Management
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:45 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
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Jeffrey Berger, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients: Best Practices for Primary Care Clinicians
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

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
    Tuesday, September 09, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Salvatore Mangione, MD (Read Bio)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

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:

Andrew Ahmann, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine, Director, Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Presenting on:

  • Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Robert Tanenberg, MD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, Director, Diabetes Clinical Research Center, Division of Endocrinology, Director, Diabetes Fellowship, Brody School Of Medicine, Greenville, NC
Medical Director, Diabetes and Obesity Institute, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Medical Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program, Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

Presenting on:

  • Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:15 AM

Calvin Cohen, MD, MS

Research Director, Community Research Initiative of New England, Boston, MA
Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Vice Chair, INSIGHT Scientific Committee,

Presenting on:

  • If You Don’t Test For It, You Can’t Prevent It: Key Updates in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:15 AM-12:30 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
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

John Russell, MD (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

Presenting on:

Neil Skolnik, MD (Read Bio)

Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, 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:

Course Chairs

Pamela R. Kushner, MA, MD, FAAFP

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine
  • Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP

  • Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Geriatric Medicine
  • Medical Director, Hospice of Philadelphia, VNA of Greater Philadelphia
  • Fred Lopez, MD

  • Richard Vial Professor and Vice Chair, Louisiana State University Department of Medicine LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Virginia Collier, MD

  • Hugh R. Sharp, Jr. Chair, Department of Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
  • Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
  • Susan T Hingle, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, SIU School of Medicine
  • Alessio Fasano, MD

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Director, Center for Celiac Research and Mucosal Immunology & Bio Rearsch Center, Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Basic, Clinical and Translational Research, Visiting Professor, Harvard Medical School
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    Raleigh Convention Center
    500 S Salisbury St
    Raleigh, NC 27601-2114
    (919) 831-6011

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    Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
    421 S Salisbury St
    Raleigh, NC 27601-1730
    Phone: (888) 974-3068

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Please call (888) 974-3068 by 08/27/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $139.

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