LIVE STREAM CME – Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology

Nov 20, 2020 – Nov 21, 2020

Online Live Stream - CME

This online live stream CME series and the enduring recordings for this series will be accepted for up to 8 Prescribed credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all live stream portions will be accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This online live stream is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Primary Care Update: Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Please see the Overview & Agenda tab below for additional information on the Presenting Faculty Speakers, Daily Program Schedule, and Topics & Objectives for each date listed below. 

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

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Tuition

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Full Event Pass: November 20 - 21, 2020
Includes Course Presentations and Recordings
$ 399.00
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  • Credits expire three years from the date of issue.
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Overview & Agenda

Overview
This live streaming course is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information and updates in Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology for Primary Care.

Presenting Faculty Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goal to enhance the training of primary care clinicians and to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Eli V. Gelfand, MD – Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Chief, General Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Founder and Director, Russian and Latino Cardiovascular Programs, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Director, Medical Services, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston, MA.
Damon Tanton, MD –  Endocrinologist, Obesity Medicine Specialist, and Medical Director, Clinical Practice, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute, Orlando, FL. Endocrinologist and Obesity Medicine Specialist, Florida Diabetes & Endocrine Center, Orlando, FL.
Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD Director, Endoscopy Unit, West Hills Surgical Center, University of California Los Angeles. Board Certified, Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology. Member, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterology Association.

 

Schedule, Topics, and Learning Objectives

Friday, November 20th 

9:45 AM (EDT) / 6:45 AM (PDT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements.) 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PDT):
Aortic Stenosis: An Old Disease with New Treatment Options – Dr. Eli Gelfand 
Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of AS 2) Understand the newer concepts in timing of valve replacement, role of stress testing, and biomarkers 3) Transcatheter aortic valve intervention: How is it done, how does it compare with surgical AVR, and whom to refer 

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (EDT) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (EDT) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PDT): 
Mitral Regurgitation – Dr. Damon Tanton
Objectives: 1) Understand the basic pathophysiology of MR 2) Timing of mitral valve surgical intervention: when to treat an asymptomatic patient with severe MR? 3)Emerging catheter-based therapies for MR 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (EDT) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PDT): 
Obesity: Introduction, Etiologies, Lifestyle Modifications  – Dr. Damon Tanton
Objectives: 1) Definition of obesity 2) Measurement modalities 3) Scope of the problem 4) Association with illness 5) Global impact 6) Obesogenic Environment 7) Fat-promoting foods 8) The problem of exercise inequity 9) Fat-promoting medications 10) Endocrinologic causes [with focus on Insulin Resistance]  11) Psycho-Social influences 12) Fat-fighting foods 13) Discussion of diets [with focus on Volumetrics and Low Glycemic Load Diet]  14) The importance of protein and fiber 15) Avoidance of starvation 16) Grazing vs. Gorging 17) Optimal exercise 18) Stress reduction 19) Spiritual awareness 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (EDT) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PDT): 
Obesity: Pharmalogical and Surgical Treatments – Dr. Damon Tanton
Objectives: 1) FDA-approved medications 2) Other commonly used treatments [will discuss off-label use] 3) Potential side effects 4) Precautions for use 5) Expected results of medications 6) Criteria for Bariatric Surgery 7) Surgical options [with emphasis on Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Banding, and Roux-En-Y] 8) Potential complications of surgeries 9) Anticipated outcomes 10) Metabolic surgery 

Saturday, November 21st 

9:45 AM (EDT) / 6:45 AM (PDT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements.) 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM (EDT) / 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM (PDT):  
Case Base Studies – Obesity  – Dr. Damon Tanton 
Objectives: 1) Appropriate hormonal workup for weight pain 2) Algorithm for medicinal treatment of excessive fat 3) Escalation to various bariatric procedures 

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT) / 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (PDT): 
Case Base Studies – Diabetes Management Dr. Damon Tanton
Objectives: 1) Use of oral agents 2) Addiction of non-insulin injectables 3) Escalation of care with multiple daily shots of insulin 4) Introduction of diabetes devices 

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (EDT) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (EDT) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PDT): 
Diabetes 1 and 2 – Dr. Damon Tanton 
Objectives: 1) Incidence, screening, classification, genetics, diagnosis, and complications of diabetes 2) Major pathophysiologic defects in type 2 diabetes 3) ADA/EASD and AACE treatment goals 4) Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options 5) Diabetes technology/devices 6) Case studies in diabetes 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (EDT) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PDT): 
Colon Cancer Update 2020 – Dr. Rimma Shaposhnikov
Objectives: 1) Increase compliance with colon cancer screening in general population 2) Review available colon cancer screening tests and the latest guidelines 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PDT) ~ BREAK 

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (EDT) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PDT): 
Celiac Disease – What’s in a Name? – Dr. Rimma Shaposhnikov
Objectives: To raise awareness of which patients should be screened for celiac disease and to provide the tools necessary to differentiate between gluten disorders 

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

Nov 20, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

10:00 AM - 2:20 PM ET (7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PT)

Nov 21, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

10:00 AM - 2:20 PM ET (7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PT)

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8 (part II) MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity is has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 8 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits. Canadian Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

American Osteopathic Association – AOA

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA

AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Pharmacology Credits

This course is being  reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

Additional Travel Information

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

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