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Regional Conference St. Louis, MO

Location: St. Louis, MO
Date: December 11-12, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
The America's Center
Primary Audience:
Primary Care
Credits:
15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 15 AANP contact hours of continuing education

Earn CME credits in St. Louis.

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

Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or
15 AANP contact hours of continuing education by attending.

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Quality CME

The Pri-Med St. Louis 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:

  • High Value Care: Informed Decisions that Reduce Waste and Improve Health Outcomes
  • Binge Eating Disorder: What, When, Why, and How?
  • 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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 15 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.

How to Register

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Curriculum developed in collaboration
with the American College of Physicians

Curriculum developed in collaboration with the ACP

Sessions & Syllabus

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, December 12, 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-10:00 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
Richard Lafayette MD, FACPAssociate Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Stanford Glomerular Disease Center, Clinical Chief, Division of Nephrology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:15 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
Christopher F. Carpenter MD (Read Bio) Section Head and Fellowship Program Director, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:15 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
Ciaran P. Kelly MD (Read Bio) Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Chief, Herrman L. Blumgart Internal Medicine Firm, Medical Director of the Celiac Center, Director of Gastroenterology Training, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Afternoon Break
3:15 PM-4:15 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.
C. Noel Bairey Merz MD, FACC, FAHA (Read Bio) Women's Guild Endowed Chair, Women's Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
4:15 PM-5:30 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

All Presentation Theater tickets will be distributed on-site.

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Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

8:55 AM-9:40 AM

Vaccines

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

Diabetes

12:10 PM-12:55 PM

HAE

Afternoon Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Obesity

2:10 PM-2:55 PM

Dermatology/Psoriasis

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Pneumococcal Pneumonia and Invasive Disease in Adults: Help Protect Patients Aged 50+ in Your Practice
Room: Room 224-225
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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Room: Room 224-225
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. Garry Tobin
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Medical Mystery: A Case of Unexplained Recurrent Abdominal Pain
Room: Room 240-241
Faculty:
  1. William Lumry, MD, FACP, FAAAAI
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Addressing Chronic Weight Management With Targeted Pharmacotherapy
Room: Room 240-241
Faculty:
  1. Elisa Fabbrini, MD, PhD
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Psoriasis - Look Closer
Room: Room 224-225

Accreditation

Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or 15 AANP contact hours of continuing education credits.

Final session schedule is pending.

Primary Care Updates
December 11, 2014
Credits Type Accreditation Statement Designation Statement
8.25 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 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
8.25 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 8.25 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 4.250 hours of pharmacology).
Regional Conference
December 12, 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).

Faculty

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

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Meeting Location

The America's Center
701 Convention Plz
Saint Louis, MO 63101-1275
(800) 325-7962

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