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Monday, October 21, 2019
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: The Art of Staying Current with the Changing Knowledge Base

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 New Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy

Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Optimizing Treatment and Care of Your Patients with Diabetes

David M. Nathan, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm Addressing the Shared Professional Challenge of "Burnout"

Susannah G. Rowe, MD, MPH
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts

12:45pm to 1:30pm Break for lunch*
1:30pm to 2:30pm Diseases of the Colon: IBS and IBD

Adam S. Cheifetz, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm GERD, Ulcer Disease and Celiac Sprue

Kyle D. Staller, 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 Diabetes Workshop: Developing Strategies for the Most Difficult Patients in Your Practice (Repeated Session B1)
Deborah J. Wexler, MD
A2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Knee (Repeated Session B2)
Arun J. Ramappa, 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 F4)
Steven J. Knuesel, MD and Amulya Nagarur, MD
A5 HIV Update for Primary Care
Nesli O. Basgoz, MD
A6 Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities (Repeated Session F6)
Jeffrey Harrison William, MD
A7 Breast/Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention
Nadine M. Tung, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
A8 Tick-Borne Diseases
Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, DO

5:10pm to 5:20pm Break

Case-Based Workshop Sessions B1-B8

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

B1 Diabetes Workshop: Developing Strategies for the Most Difficult Patients in Your Practice (Repeated Session A1)
Deborah J. Wexler, MD
B2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Knee (Repeated Session A2)
Arun J. Ramappa, 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
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
George H. Theodore, MD
B7 Complications and Challenges of Patients Who Use Medical or Recreational Marijuana: Red Flags in Clinical Practice
David Shein, MD
Meets criteria for Pain Management credit and Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
B8 Managing Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Care Practice
Ellie Grossman, MD

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: Richard J. Pels, MD

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

Jan L. Shifren, MD

8:30am to 9:30am Hypertension: Controversies, Challenges, and Treatment Goals

John D. Goodson, MD

9:30am to 10:30am Treating Tobacco Use: Optimizing for the Best Outcomes

Nancy A. Rigotti, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Biologic Primer: The Care of the Patient on Biomodulators

Hamed Khalili, MD, MPH

11:45am to 12:45pm Lipid Management

Jorge Plutzky, MD

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

Lisa B. Weissmann, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Atrial Fibrillation

E. Kevin Heist, MD, PhD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshop Sessions C1-C8

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

C1 Thyroid Disorders (Repeated Session D1)
Douglas S. Ross, MD
C2 Wrist and Hand Complaints: Evaluation and Treatment (Repeated Session D2)
Charles Day, MD, MBA
C3 Challenging Cases in Gastroenterology
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD
C4 Opioid and Buprenorphine Management
Kevin D. Kapila, MD
Meets criteria for Pain Management credit and Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
C5 Biases and Behaviors in Clinical Practice: Strategies for Maintaining Balance and Poise in Practice
Jennifer E. Potter, MD
C6 Case Studies in Movement Disorders
Albert Hung, MD, PhD
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 Thyroid Disorders (Repeated Session C1)
Douglas S. Ross, MD
D2 Wrist and Hand Complaints: Evaluation and Treatment (Repeated Session C2)
Charles Day, MD, MBA
D3 Concussions: On the Field and in the Office
Patricia A. Gibbons, MD
D4 Transgender Health
Alex S. Keuroghlian, MD, MSc
D5 Dermatology A-Z: A Refresher for Primary Care (Repeated Session B5)
Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, MPH
D6 Female Urinary Incontinence
Emily C. Von Bargen, DO
D7 Mindfulness in Practice: When, How, and Why
Darshan H. Mehta, MD, MPH
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
D8 Otolaryngology in Primary Care (Repeated Session C8)
Stacey T. Gray, MD and Alicia M. Quesnel, MD

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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 Dementia

Andrew E. Budson, MD

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

Walter J. O'Donnell, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am Asthma Update

Christopher H. Fanta, MD

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

Raymond T. Chung, MD

12:45pm to 2:30pm Lunch Provided: Radiology Update: How to Effectively Employ Current Imaging Technologies

Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts

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 Travel Medicine
Regina C. LaRocque, MD, MPH
E2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Shoulder (Repeated Session F2)
Christopher C. Smith, MD
E3 Challenges in Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Richard J. Pels, MD
Meets criteria for Pain Management credit and Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
E4 Case Studies in Pulmonary Medicine
David L. Miller, MD
E5 Conversations through the Continuum: Matching Care with Goals of Care
David Shein, MD and Betsy Pollock, MSW, ACSW, LICSW
Meets criteria for End-of-Life Care credit and Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
E6 Case Studies in Office Endocrinology
J. Carl Pallais, MD, MPH
E7 Suturing in Your Office
David T. Chiu, MD
E8 Allergy and Urticaria
James A. MacLean, MD

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

Evening Program

7:00pm to 8:00pm The Privilege of Touch: The History and Value of the Physical Examination

Alberto Puig, MD, PhD

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: David Shein, MD

7:30am to 8:30am Osteoporosis

John D. Goodson, MD

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

Robert P. Friday, MD, PhD

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 Contemporary Management of Heart Failure

Gregory D. Lewis, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm Can’t-Miss Neurology Cases

Bernard S. Chang, MD

12:45pm to 2:30pm Lunch Provided: The Impact of Primary Care Payment Policies on Clinical Practice

John D. Goodson, MD

2:30pm to 3:30pm Obesity Treatment in Primary Care

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

3:30pm to 4:00pm Afternoon Break

Refreshments provided

Case-Based Workshop Sessions F1-F8

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

F1 Palliative Care: Your Central Role with the Very Ill
Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD
Meets criteria for End-of-Life Care credit and Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
F2 Therapeutic Approaches to the Shoulder (Repeated Session E2)
Thomas J. Gill, MD
F3 Lower Back Pain
Dana H. Kotler, MD
Meets criteria for Risk Management credit in Massachusetts
F4 Preoperative Medical Evaluation (Repeated Session A4)
Steven J. Knuesel, MD and Amulya Nagarur, MD
F5 The Prostate and Its Challenges
Heidi Rayala, MD, PhD
F6 Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities (Repeated Session A6)
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
F7 Men's Health
Ajay Nehra, MBBS
F8 Contraception: Common Problems Faced in Office Practice
Jane S. Sillman, MD

Friday, October 25, 2019
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Moderator: John D. Goodson, MD

7:30am to 8:30am Screening and Vaccination Updates

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

8:30am to 9:30am Sleep Disorders: Assessment and Therapeutic Options

John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD

9:30am to 10:30am Anxiety/Depression

Anne D. Emmerich, MD

10:30am to 10:45am Morning Break

Refreshments provided

10:45am to 11:45am The Four Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: Knowledge, Skills, Tools and Self-Care

Edward M. Phillips, MD

11:45am to 12:45pm Antibiotic Choices in Primary Care Practice

Benjamin T. Davis, MD

12:45pm Course Concludes

Optional Half-Day Add-On Program

1:45pm to 5:00pm Lifestyle Medicine in Primary Care Practice

Under the Direction of Edward M. Phillips, MD

This special program teaches expedient, evidence-based lifestyle medicine interventions for preventing, treating, and even reversing chronic disease. 

For more information, click here.

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