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Monday, October 16, 2017
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 Screening and Vaccination Updates

Kerri Palamara, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Treating Tobacco Use: Where Are We Now?

Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm Radiology Update: How to Effectively Employ Current Imaging Technologies

Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH

12:45pm to 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm to 2:30pm Obesity Treatment in Primary Care

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Important Updates for Colon Cancer Screening, Evaluation, and Treatment

David P. Ryan, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshops A1-A8

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

A1 Thyroid Disorders (Repeated Session B1)
Douglas S. Ross, MD
A2 Otolaryngology in Primary Care (Repeated Session B2)
Stacey T. Gray, MD and Alicia M. Quesnel, MD
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 E4)
Meridale V. Baggett, MD
A5 Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care (Repeated Session D5)
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH 
A6 Integrative Medicine Supplements and Herbal Therapies, including Medical Marijuana
Donald B. Levy, 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 Workshops B1-B8

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

B1 Thyroid Disorders (Repeated Session A1)
Douglas S. Ross, MD
B2 Otolaryngology in Primary Care (Repeated Session A2)
Stacey T. Gray, MD and Alicia M. Quesnel, MD
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
Honor MacNaughton, MD and Hannah Biederman, MD
B5 Using Risk Calculators for Decision Support 
Leigh H. Simmons, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
(Innovations for Clinical Practice Workshop)
B6 Foot and Ankle Problems (Repeated Session E6)
Harry P. Schneider, DPM, FACFAS
(Procedure Instruction Session)
B7 HIV Update for Primary Care
Nesli O. Basgoz, MD
B8 Therapeutic Approaches to the Knee (Repeated Session D8) 
Jason A. Freedman, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Dr. Richard J. Pels

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 Acute Stroke Therapy: What Primary Care Clinicians Need to Know

Galen V. Henderson, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Optimal Asthma Care in 2017

Christopher H. Fanta, MD

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

Jorge Plutzky, MD

12:45pm to 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm to 2:30pm Current Approaches to Anemia

Lisa B. Weissmann, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Michelle J. Lai, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshops C1-C8

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

C1 Case Studies in Abdominal Pain
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
C2 Mindfulness in Practice: When, How, and Why
A. Sasha Oxnard, MD, MPH
C3 Wrist and Hand Complaints: Evaluation and Treatment
Charles Day, MD, MBA
(Procedure Instruction Session)
C4 Suturing in Your Office (Repeated Session D4)
James K. Takayesu, MD, MS
(Procedure Instruction Session)
C5 Opioid and Buprenorphine Management
Kevin D. Kapila, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
C6 Case Studies from Anesthesia for Primary Care
Wendy L. Gross, MD
C7 The Prostate and Its Challenges
Heidi Rayala, MD, PhD
C8 Primary Care Office Emergencies
Edward A. Ullman, MD

5:10pm to 5:20pm Break

Case-Based Workshops 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 Suturing in Your Office (Repeated Session C4)
James K. Takayesu, MD, MS
(Procedure Instruction Session)
D5 Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care (Repeated Session A5)
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH
D6 Important 2017 Updates for Travel Medicine
Regina C. LaRocque, MD, MPH
D7 Case Studies in the Treatment of Movement Disorders
Albert Hung, MD, PhD
D8 Therapeutic Approaches to the Knee (Repeated Session B8)
Jason A. Freedman, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer E. Potter

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

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 Hepatitis

Raymond T. Chung, MD

12:45pm to 2:30pm Lunch and Learn

Be our guest for a catered lunch and problem solving demonstration: 

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 Workshops E1-E8

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

E1 Ophthalmology in Primary Care
Claudia U. Richter, MD
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 Preoperative Medical Evaluation (Repeated Session A4)
Meridale V. Baggett, MD
E5 Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
E6 Foot and Ankle Problems (Repeated Session B6)
George H. Theodore, MD
(Procedure Instruction Session)
E7 Allergy and Urticaria: How to Respond to Patient Needs
James A. MacLean, MD
E8 Palliative Care: Your Central Role with the Very Ill
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts

5:10pm to 7:00pm Dinner Break

Evening Session

7:00pm to 8:30pm Clinical Practice Improvement from the Ground Up

Robert S. Janett, MD

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Dr. David Shein

7:30am to 8:30am Medical Management of Osteoporosis and Effective Communication to Reduce Fracture Risk

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 Diagnosis of Movement Disorders in Primary Care

Martin A. Samuels, MD

12:45pm to 2:30pm Lunch and Learn

Be our guest for a catered lunch and innovative discussion on: 

Primary Care Payment Update in the Time of MACRA
John D. Goodson, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm New Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Agents

Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshops F1-F8

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

F1 Challenging Patients
Jennifer E. Potter, MD
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 Lower Back Pain: Evaluation and Treatment Techniques
Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
(Procedure Instruction Session)
F5 Diabetes Workshop: Developing Strategies for the Most Difficult Patients in Your Practice
Deborah J. Wexler, MD
F6 Contraception: Common Problems Faced in Office Practice
Jane S. Sillman, MD
F7 Using Patient-Facing Apps to Address Specific Clinical Situations
David Shein, MD
(Innovations for Clinical Practice Workshop)
F8 Case Studies in Pulmonary Medicine
Adam W. Gaffney, MD

Friday, October 20, 2017
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Dr. John D. Goodson

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 Sleep Disorders: Assessment and Therapeutic Options

Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD

11:45am to 12:45pm Updates in the Treatment of Depression

Anne D. Emmerich, MD

12:45pm Course Concludes

Treating Obesity in Primary Care: Strategies and Tools to Optimize Patient Care and Outcomes

Optional Half-Day Add-On Program

1:45pm to 2:20pm The Relevant Science of Obesity: Setting the Stage for Greater Success

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

2:20pm to 2:55pm Addressing Obesity in Primary Care: Enhancing Clinical Value, Preserving Operational Efficiency

Sriram Machineni, MD

2:55pm to 3:30pm Lifestyle-Directed Anti-Obesity Therapy: Optimizing Engagement, Improving Outcomes

Sriram Machineni, MD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

3:45pm to 4:20pm Pharmacological Treatment of Obesity: Who, What and How?

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

4:20pm to 5:00pm Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Who, What and When?

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

5:00pm Add-On Program Ends