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Regional Conference Washington DC

Location: Washington, DC
Date: June 10-11, 2014

Meeting Overview

Venue:
Walter E. Washington 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 Washington, DC 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 3/11/14, please see the Curriculum & Syllabus tab on the program website for the most up-to-date session schedule.

Sessions & Syllabus

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Tuesday, June 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
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
*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
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.
James R. Gavin III, MD, PhD (Read Bio) Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village, Inc, Atlanta, GA
Christopher Newton MDAssistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:30 PM-2:45 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 MDDirector and Founder, Mid-Michigan Health Centers, Jackson, MI
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM-4:15 PM
*Diabetic Eye Disease: Bridging the Gap in Patient Care

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss with patients the impact of diabetes on their eyes.
  2. Recognize the role of elevated blood glucose levels and the impact of persistently elevated glucose levels on the development of retinopathy.
  3. Identify the stages and pathophysiology of diabetic retinopathy as well as diabetic macular edema.
  4. Describe treatment strategies for both proliferative retinopathy and diabetic macular edema.
John W Kitchens MDOphthalmologist, Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Retina Associates of Kentucky, Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
Holly S Divine PharmD, CGP, CDE, FAPHAClinical Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacist, Bluegrass Community Health Center, Lexington, KY
4:15 PM-5:15 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, June 11, 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
*Current Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology and typical physiologic and socioeconomic sequelae associated with CIU.
  2. Describe current challenges associated with pharmacotherapy for treating CIU.
  3. Compare and contrast the various treatment strategies commonly employed in patients with CIU.
  4. Evaluate the utility of adjunctive or novel therapies for treating CIU.
Stephen V. Dreskin MDProfessor of Medicine and Immunology, University of Colorado Denver, Director of the Allergy and Immunology Practice, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO
John J. Russell MD (Read Bio) Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA, Clinical Professor, Family and Community Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Refreshment Break and Additional Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:15 PM
*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.
Michelle Magee MD, MBBCh, BAOAssociate Professor of Medicine, Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute (MDI), Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Lunch and Additional Opportunities
1:15 PM-2:30 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
Jeff Unger MDMedical Director, The Unger Primary Care Medical Center, Chino, CA
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
2:30 PM-2:45 PM
Afternoon Break
2:45 PM-3:45 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.
Deborah Korenstein MD, FACP (Read Bio) Editor-in-Chief, ACP Smart Medicine, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA
3:45 PM-5:00 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.
  2. Apply the latest guideline recommendations for appropriate treatment of pharyngitis, urinary tract infection, and cellulitis.
Christopher F. Carpenter MD, FACP (Read Bio) Section Head, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Beaumont Health System, 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

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Diabetes

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

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Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Obesity

12:40 PM-1:25 PM

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Afternoon Break

Morning Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Session Information Coming Soon

10:10 AM-10:55 AM

Vaccines

Lunch Break

Non-CME Presentation Theater

12:25 PM-1:10 PM

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12:25 PM-1:10 PM

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Advancing Paradigm Changes in Type 2 Diabetes Management
Brought to you by: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Room: Theater 1, Room 207 A, Level 2
Faculty:
  1. Farhad Zangeneh, MD, FACP, FACE
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Room: Theater 2, Room 207 B, Level 2
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A Novel Treatment Option for Chronic Weight Management
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Room: Theater 1, Room 207 A, Level 2
Faculty:
  1. Scott Kahan, MD
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Inflammatory Back Pain Recognition and Diagnosis
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Room: Theater 2, Room 207 B, Level 2
Faculty:
  1. Herbert Baraf
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Pneumococcal Disease in Adults: Key Considerations for Your Office, Hospital, or Pharmacy
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Room: Theater 1, Room 207 A, Level 2
Faculty:
  1. David Weber, MD, MPH
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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 Washington, DC, with a beginning date of 06/10/14 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.25 Prescribed credits 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:

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
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

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
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

James Gavin, III, MD, PhD (Read Bio)

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
CEO & Chief Medical Officer, Healing Our Village, Inc, Atlanta, GA

Presenting on:

  • Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Christopher Newton, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Presenting on:

  • Insulin Therapy in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: Current and Emerging Basal Insulins
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:30 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
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Matt T Rosenberg, MD

Director and Founder, Mid-Michigan Health Centers, Jackson, MI

Presenting on:

  • The Evaluation and Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in the Primary Care Setting
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 1:30 PM-2:45 PM

John Kitchens, MD

Ophthalmologist, Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Retina Associates of Kentucky, Adjunct Professor, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Presenting on:

  • Diabetic Eye Disease: Bridging the Gap in Patient Care
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Holly Divine, PharmD, CGP, CDE, FAPHA

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacist, Bluegrass Community Health Center, Lexington, KY

Presenting on:

  • Diabetic Eye Disease: Bridging the Gap in Patient Care
    Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:15 PM

Salvatore Mangione, MD (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

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

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

Presenting on:

Stephen Dreskin, MD

Professor of Medicine and Immunology, University of Colorado Denver, Director of the Allergy and Immunology Practice, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO

Presenting on:

  • Current Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

John Russell, MD (Read Bio)

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

Presenting on:

  • Current Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 8:45 AM-10:00 AM

Michelle Magee, MD, MBBCh, BAO

Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, MedStar Diabetes Institute (MDI), Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Presenting on:

  • Addressing Renal-Mediated Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes and the Kidney
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

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 11, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Jeff Unger, MD

Medical Director, The Unger Primary Care Medical Center, Chino, CA

Presenting on:

  • Improving Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists Into Multimodal Treatment Regimens
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:30 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 11, 2014, 1:15 PM-2:30 PM

Deborah Korenstein, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Editor-in-Chief, ACP Smart Medicine, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

Presenting on:

Christopher Carpenter, MD, FACP (Read Bio)

Section Head, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Beaumont Health System, 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:

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, FACP

  • Professor of Internal Medicine, Interim Chair, Department of Internal 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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    Walter E. Washington Convention Center
    801 Mount Vernon Pl NW
    Washington, DC 20001-3614
    (202) 249-3000

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    Hampton Inn Downtown Convention Center
    901 6th St NW
    Washington, DC 20001-2520
    Phone: (800) 426-7866

    A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Hampton Inn Downtown Convention Center. Please call (800) 426-7866 by 05/30/2014 and identify yourself as a Pri-Med attendee to receive the discounted rate of $224.

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