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Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30am to 7:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:15am to 7:30am Introduction and Welcome

John D. Goodson, MD

Moderator: John D. Goodson, MD

7:30am to 8:30am State-of-the-Art Primary Care: Staying Current with Advances, Innovation and Controversies

John D. Goodson, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts

8:30am to 9:30am Advanced Treatment Choices for Ischemic Heart Disease

Eric M. Isselbacher, MD

9:30am to 10:30am Sleep Disorders: Assessment and Therapeutic Options

Josna Adusumilli, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Treating Tobacco Use: Optimizing for the Best Outcomes

Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm Optimal Asthma Care

Christopher H. Fanta, MD

12:45pm to 1:30pm Break for lunch*
1:30pm to 2:30pm Obesity Treatment in Primary Care

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Biologics Primer: The Care of the Patient on Immunomodulators

Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshop Sessions A1-A8

4:00pm to 5:10pm Workshop Sessions A

A1 Thyroid Disorders (Repeated Session B1)
Douglas S. Ross, MD
A2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Knee (Repeated Session B2)
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
A3 Management of Difficult Behavioral Symptoms in Patients with Dementia and Delirium (Repeated Session B3)
James M. Ellison, MD, MPH
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
A4 Preoperative Medical Evaluation (Repeated Session F4)
Meridale V. Baggett, MD
A5 Integrative Medicine Supplements & Herbal Therapies, including Medical Marijuana
Donald B. Levy, MD
A6 Fluid & Electrolyte Abnormalities (Repeated Session E6)
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
A7 Breast/Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
Nadine M. Tung, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
A8 Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD

5:10pm to 5:20pm Break

Case-Based Workshop Sessions B1-B8

5:20pm to 6:30pm Workshop Sessions B

B1 Thyroid Disorders (Repeated Session A1)
Douglas S. Ross, MD
B2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Knee (Repeated Session A2)
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
B3 Management of Difficult Behavioral Symptoms in Patients with Dementia and Delirium (Repeated Session A3)
James M. Ellison, MD, MPH
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
B4 GYN Case Studies
Carey M. York-Best, MD
B5 Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care (Repeated Session D5)
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH 
B6 Foot and Ankle Problems (Repeated Session E7)
Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
(Procedure Instruction Session)
B7 HIV Update for Primary Care
Nesli O. Basgoz, MD
B8 Suturing in Your Office
David T. Chiu, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Jennifer E. Potter, MD

7:30am to 8:30am Active Management of Chronic Kidney Disease

David J.R. Steele, MD

8:30am to 9:30am Contemporary Management of Heart Failure

Gregory D. Lewis, MD

9:30am to 10:30am Peripheral Vascular Disease: Options and Choices

Galen V. Henderson, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Radiology Update: Balancing Diagnostic Needs with Cost Effectiveness

Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH

11:45am to 12:45pm Current Strategies for Lipid Management: Goals and Therapy Choices

Jorge Plutzky, MD

12:45pm to 1:30pm Break for lunch*
1:30pm to 2:30pm Current Approaches to Anemia Management

Lisa B. Weissmann, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Pancreatobiliary Disease: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approaches

William R. Brugge, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshop Sessions C1-C8

4:00pm to 5:10pm Workshop Sessions C

C1 Challenging Cases in Gastroenterology
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
C2 Mindfulness in Practice: When, How, and Why
Darshan H. Mehta, MD, MPH
C3 Wrist and Hand Complaints: Evaluation and Treatment
Charles Day, MD, MBA
(Procedure Instruction Session)
C4 Opioid and Buprenorphine Management
Kevin D. Kapila, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
C5 Diabetes Workshop: Developing Strategies for the Most Difficult Patients in Your Practice (Repeated Session F5)
Deborah J. Wexler, MD
C6 Biases and Behaviors in Clinical Practice: Strategies for Maintaining Balance and Poise
Jennifer E. Potter, MD
C7 Ophthalmology in Primary Care
Claudia U. Richter, MD
C8 Otolaryngology in Primary Care (Repeated Session D8)
Stacey T. Gray, MD and Alicia M. Quesnel, MD

5:10pm to 5:20pm Break

Case-Based Workshop Sessions D1-D8

5:20pm to 6:30pm Workshop Sessions D

D1 Concussions: On the Field and in the Office
Patricia A. Gibbons, MD
D2 Female Urinary Incontinence
Emily C. Von Bargen, DO
D3 Challenges in Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (Repeated Session E3)
Richard J. Pels, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
D4 Transgender Health
Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD
D5 Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care (Repeated Session B5)
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH
D6 The Prostate and Its Challenges
Heidi Rayala, MD, PhD
D7 Case Studies in the Treatment of Movement Disorders
Albert Hung, MD, PhD
D8 Otolaryngology in Primary Care (Repeated Session C8)
Stacey T. Gray, MD and Alicia M. Quesnel, MD

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfat

Moderator: Richard J. Pels, MD

7:30am to 8:30am Managing Menopause amid Controversy

Karen J. Carlson, MD

8:30am to 9:30am The Challenges of Impaired Cognition, from Onset to Established Dementia

Andrew E. Budson, MD

9:30am to 10:30am COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease: Managing Chronic Illnesses

Walter J. O'Donnell, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Curbside Antibiotic Choices in Outpatient Practice

Benjamin T. Davis, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm Liver Diseses of Primary Care Practice

Raymond T. Chung, MD

12:45pm to 2:30pm Lunch and Learn (Lunch Provided) - Live Presentation - New England Journal of Medicine Clinical Pathology Conference (CPC): Reaching the Right Diagnosis for the Most Difficult Cases

Eric S. Rosenberg, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Updates in Headaches: Assessment and Treatment

Rebecca C. Burch, MD
Meets Criteria for Risk Management Credit in Massachusetts

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshop Sessions E1-E8

4:00pm to 5:10pm Workshop Sessions E

E1 Important 2018 Updates for Travel Medicine
Regina C. LaRocque, MD, MPH
E2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Shoulder (Repeated Session F2)
Christopher C. Smith, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
E3 Challenges in Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (Repeated Session D3)
Richard J. Pels, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
E4 Contraception: Common Problems Faced in Office Practice
Jane S. Sillman, MD
E5 Using Risk Calculators for Decision Support
Leigh H. Simmons, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
E6 Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities (Repeated Session A6)
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
E7 Foot and Ankle Problems (Repeated Session B6)
George H. Theodore, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
E8 Allergy and Urticaria: How to Respond to Patient Needs
James A. MacLean, MD

5:10pm to 7:00pm Break for dinner*

Evening Program

7:00pm to 8:30pm Primary Care Doctor as Advocate: A Story of Supplement Safety and Free Speech

Pieter Cohen, MD

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: David Shein, MD

7:30am to 8:30am Medical Management of Osteoporosis and Fracture Reduction Strategies in Primary Care

John D. Goodson, MD

8:30am to 9:30am Differential Diagnosis of Polyarthritis

Robert P. Friday, MD, PhD

9:30am to 10:30am Optimizing Treatment and Care of Your Patients with Diabetes

David M. Nathan, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Hypertension: Controversies, Challenges, and Treatment Goals

Gerald W. Smetana, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm The Neurologic Exam for the Primary Care Clinician

Martin A. Samuels, MD

12:45pm to 2:30pm Lunch and Learn (Lunch Provided) - Primary Care in a Time of Distress: Building a Robust Future

John D. Goodson, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy Choices

Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshop Sessions F1-F9

4:00pm to 5:10pm Workshop Session F

F1 Palliative Care: Your Central Role with the Very III
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH and Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
F2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Shoulder (Repeated Session E2)
Thomas J. Gill, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
F3 Case Studies in Office Endocrinology
J. Carl Pallais, MD, MPH
F4 Preoperative Medical Evaluation (Repeated Session A4)
Meridale V. Baggett, MD
F5 Diabetes Workshop: Developing Strategies for the Most Difficult Patients in Your Practice (Repeated Session C5)
Deborah J. Wexler, MD
F6 Lower Back Pain: Evaluation and Treatment Techniques
Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
F7 Improving Your Efficiency in Office Practice
David Shein, MD
F8 Case Studies in Primary Care Pulmonary Medicine
Adam W. Gaffney, MD

Friday, October 19, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: John D. Goodson, MD

7:30am to 8:30am The Four Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: Knowledge, Skills, Tools and Self-Care

Edward M. Phillips, MD

8:30am to 9:30am GERD, Ulcer Disease and Celiac Sprue

Kyle D. Staller, MD, MPH

9:30am to 10:30am What You Need to Know about Diseases of the Colon: IBS and IBD

Adam S. Cheifetz, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Screening and Vaccination Updates

Kerri Palamara, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm The Treatment of Depression in Primary Care

Anne D. Emmerich, MD

12:45pm Course Concludes

Advances in Family Medicine

Optional Half-Day Add-On Program

1:45pm to 2:45pm Don't Just "Pink" - Think: Understanding Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening

Ronald N. Adler, MD, FAAFP

2:45pm to 3:45pm Practical and Easy Changes to Beat Burnout

Frank J. Domino, MD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

4:00pm to 5:00pm Manual Medicine: Back and Neck

Frank J. Domino, MD, Steve Messineo, PT, DPT, Mark Powicki, PT, DPT, CSCS

5:00pm Add-On Program Concludes

*There are many convenient and varied lunch options within a short walking distance of the course.