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Imagine the impact of diet and lifestyle on the human condition if knowledge were power; now consider the toll associated with failing to use that power. This keynote address will look closely at the body of evidence relating dietary pattern to human health and make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species. Endless debate about the details of optimal diets, and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets, distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn what we know into what we do. Dr. David Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine and culture could be the spoon that helps it go down. In the service of adding years to lives and life to years, learn what can be done to leverage lifestyle in both clinical and cultural settings.


Using a case-based approach, the faculty will explore conditions commonly encountered by competitive and recreational athletes. The session will focus on utilizing the history, physical examination, and appropriate diagnostic studies to arrive at the correct diagnosis. You will walk away knowing more about therapeutic options for managing these problems.


Over 40% of men over the age of 50 will suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED) or hypogonadism and these conditions often co-exist in many men. Clinicians should be aware of the new 2018 American Urologic Association (AUA) ED guidelines and how the paradigm of ED treatments has now changed. In addition, over the past 5 years there have been numerous controversies with the diagnosis and management of hypogonadism. Clinicians should be aware of these controversies and should be familiar with the new 2018 AUA and Endocrine guideline on testosterone therapy.


e-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may be beneficial to assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-Cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems), has increased significantly, specifically in the US teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-Cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join us as we discuss the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-Cigarettes and vaping.


The session will overview the challenge and impact of burnout, explore factors that threaten individual and organizational wellness, and discuss evidence-based strategies for leading change at the personal and the systems level. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on personal health priorities while strengthening their commitment to a culture of wellness. They will discuss the process of change and critically analyze and choose areas for personal improvement beginning with a needs assessment and ending with an actionable health improvement plan. Participants will receive time, tools and strategies to succeed personally and to partner with colleagues to create greater impact.


Everyone knows that exercise is important for general health. However, most of us are strapped for time. The goal of this presentation is to present current evidence for the health benefits of high intensity exercise training. Practical tips and updated resources will be covered, including ideas to assist you and your patients on integrating exercise into daily life.


Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.


The talk will focus on tobacco cessation as a priority for health care providers. It will review five basic ways to get tobacco users to quit, including tobacco cessation treatment. The speaker will discuss the principles of tobacco cessation, and a streamlined approach that emphasizes the use of telephone-based tobacco cessation counseling known as "quitlines." It touches on other resources for cessation. Learners will receive an overview of the major types of pharmacotherapy and how to prescribe them for patients. However, providers will be reminded that pharmacotherapy is not recommended for certain special populations. The speaker will also touch on other forms of tobacco products that providers should be aware of, including electronic nicotine delivery devices (e-cigarettes or vaping products) and hookah.


Scientific studies have shown how we can incorporate simple habits to improve our health and live longer. Dr. Chopra will review this body of evidence in an engaging and interactive way. Do we have a set point for happiness? Can we increase it? He will discuss the research on happiness and show his reflections on how living with purpose is the foundation for sustained happiness and joy.


This episode will discuss a Case Control study of seniors to determine if there is a relationship between regular alcohol consumption and nocturnal leg cramps.


Join this talk for an enlightening look at health system waste and failures. Dr. Nash will provide an essential road map connecting high-value care to population health. With this model, participants will be equipped to evaluate and improve the future of patient engagement.