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Emerging Challenges in Primary Care 2016 Denver, CO
Activity/Course #:
08.13.16 PC Simulcast
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Release/Start Date:
Aug 13 2016
Expiration Date:
Aug 13 2016
Primary Care Medicine
Target Audience:
Primary Care Providers
Live EC Primary Care
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
7.0 hours
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7.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 3.0 pharmacology hour(s)
Approved for: 7 MOC Points for ABIM

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Denver, CO 80237

Registration Fee
There is no registration fee for this activity.

Program Summary

Primary care providers face complex challenges everyday in their busy practices. With rapid changes in medicine, staying informed about new developments can be equally challenging. Our goal in this CME activity is to help you hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with varied conditions you are likely encountering in your practice. Topics to be addressed will include: heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, pulmonary arterial hypertension, diabetes, ADHD in adults, and value based health care.

We have recruited a faculty of well-known thought leaders and experienced teachers who, as clinicians themselves, understand the challenges you face every day as a primary care provider. Our faculty will be at your disposal to provide evidence-based science, current treatment guidelines, discuss challenging cases, and provide answers for you that can ultimately lead to better health care for your patients. The presentations will include several interactive cases and discussion sessions to keep you actively learning.

Please join us and become an active participant in this one-day learning community of your peers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
Know the risk factors for heart failure and the role of biomarkers in diagnosis and treatment; Recognize the importance of heart rate in cardiovascular risk of heart failure; Utilize the most recent clinical evidence to inform their decisions for the management of heart failure; Identify approaches to facilitate early recognition and optimization of heart failure management
; Describe pathophysiologic factors contributing to increased risk of heart failure among African Americans and other ethnic minorities.

Discuss the benefits of LDL-C lowering with pharmacologic therapies that improve cardiovascular outcomes; Define the appropriate use of non-statin medications in addition to statin therapy; Discuss the role of anti-PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy in LDL-C reduction to achieve cardiovascular risk reduction; Recognize and develop appropriate treatment strategies for special populations (women, elderly, ethnic minorities) that would benefit from lipid lowering therapy.

Explain the pathophysiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH); Determine when PAH should be suspected and how to determine the specific etiology including the importance of right heart catheterization and ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) scan; Define parameters that determine the severity of PAH; Review of treatments and how to appropriately refer and follow patients receiving treatment for PA.

Recognize the role of postprandial hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) patients not at target and examine its role in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications; Utilize glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) therapy to address post-prandial hyperglycemia in ways current fixed dose strategies do not; Compare GLP-1 RAs for glycemic efficacy and differential impact on postprandial glycemic control; Discuss various GLP-1 RA combination strategies to effectively control fasting and post-prandial hyperglycemia

Describe ADHD symptom profiles and common presentations in a primary care setting; Identify risks for coexisting disorders in adult patients with ADHD with emphasis on anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and substance use/abuse disorders; Implement appropriate pharmacologic treatment for adults diagnosed with ADHD designed to improve compliance, minimize side effects and maximize outcomes in a busy primary care setting; Use adult ADHD assessment and treatment tools for assessment, treatment and follow-up monitoring.

Gain a better comprehension of recent changes to reimbursement; Understand how reimbursement changes may impact your medical practice; Incorporate tools into your practice to better meet changing reimbursement models.



Continental Breakfast and Registration


Morning Session
Welcome Remarks
Gregg Sherman, MD


Applying the Latest Advances and Evidence of Clinical Outcomes to Individualize Heart Failure Treatment – Part I
Phillip B. Duncan, MD, FACC


Applying the Latest Advances and Evidence of Clinical Outcomes to Individualize Heart Failure Treatment: A Case Based Discussion – Part II
Phillip B. Duncan, MD, FACC and Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC



Evolving Strategies for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction: Beyond Statin Therapy
Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC

The Critical Role of Primary Care in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Diagnostic and Management Strategies to Improve Outcomes
Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP



Afternoon Session
Using GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Better Path For Postprandial Glycemic Control
Mark Stolar, MD

Strategies for Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult ADHD in Primary Care
Greg Mattingly, MD
4:05-4:50 A Practical Discussion of Value and Quality Based Payments – What Do I Do Now?
Ellie Bane
4:50-5:00 Summary of Key Points and Closing Remarks – Gregg Sherman, MD
*Agenda subject to change.

Faculty and Planning Committee
Ola Akinboboye, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Cornell University
Past President, Association of Black Cardiologists
Medical Director, Queens Heart Institute
Rosedale, NY

Gustavo Alva, MD, DFAPA
Medical Director, ATP Clinical Research
Volunteer Faculty (Assistant Clinical Professor)
Department of Psychiatry
University of California
Riverside, CA

Birgit Amann, MD
Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Medical Director/Founder
Behavioral Medical Center - Troy
Troy, Michigan

Richard H. Anderson, MD, PhD
Principal Partner, St. Charles Psychiatric Associates,
Midwest Research Group
Clinical Faculty, Washington University School of Medicine,
Department of Psychiatry
St. Louis, MO
Ellie Bane
Corporate Counsel
Catholic Health Initiatives
Houston, TX

Jan Basile, MD
Professor of Medicine
Seinsheimer Cardiovascular Health Program
Division of General Internal Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Charleston, SC

Richard S. Beaser, MD
Senior Staff Physician
Chair, Continuing Medical Education Committee
Joslin Diabetes Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Robert S. Busch, MD, FACE
Director of Clinical Research
Albany Medical Faculty: Community Endocrine Group
Albany, NY

Alexander Duarte, MD
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Phillip B. Duncan, MD, FACC
Medical Director
Heart Care for You, PC
Chester, VA

Brent M. Egan, MD
Professor of Medicine, 
University of South Carolina School
of Medicine–Greenville
Chief Science Officer, Care Coordination Institute
President, International Society on Hypertension in Blacks
Greenville, SC

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH
Professor of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
New Orleans, LA

Icilma V. Fergus, MD, FACC
Past President, Association of Black Cardiologists
Director, Cardiovascular Disparities
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Robert L. Gillespie, MD, FACC, FASE, FASNC
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Association of Black Cardiologists
Director of Nuclear Imaging
Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
San Diego, CA

Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC
President, Association of Black Cardiologists
President, Chesapeake Cardiac Care
Annapolis, MD

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Faculty
Family Medicine Residency Program
Palms Medical Group
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Jack Kravitz, MD
Family Practice-Geriatrics
Coral Springs, FL

Greg Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Cassandra A. McCullough, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Association of Black Cardiologists
New York, NY

C. Brendan Montano, MD
Private Practice, Internal Medicine
Assistant Clinical Instructor
University of Connecticut Health Center
Director, Connecticut Clinical Research
Farmington, CT

Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Research
Director, Clinical Research Center
Morehouse School of Medicine
Founder and Chairman of the Board, AccuHealth Technologies, Inc
Atlanta, GA

Anekwe Onwuanyi, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief Cardiology
Morehouse School of Medicine
Medical Director, Heart Failure Program
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CHCP
National Association for Continuing Education
Plantation, FL

Deborah Paschal, CRNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Philadelphia, PA

Priscilla Pemu, MD, MSCR, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Franck Rahaghi, MD, MHS, FCCP
Director of Advanced Lung Disease Clinic
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Head of Alpha-1 Foundation Clinical Resource Center
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Weston, FL

Gregg Sherman, MD
National Association for Continuing Education
Plantation, FL

David N. Smith, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale University
Associate Professor of Medicine, Wingate University
Adjunct Professor at UNC Chapel Hill
Externship Preceptor and Advisory Board Member for ECPI
Charlotte, NC

Mark Stolar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Victor F. Tapson, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Venous Thromboembolism
Pulmonary Hypertension Research
Director, Clinical Research
Women's Guild Lung Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Kevin L. Thomas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Division of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, NC

Mark A. Thompson, MD
Invasive Non-Interventional Cardiologist
Cardiac & Vascular Interventional Group
Dallas, TX

Jeff Unger, MD, ABFM, FACE
Director, Unger Primary Care Medical Group
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Laurence O. Watkins, MD, MPH, FACC
Former Director, Healthy Heart Center
Port St Lucie, FL

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program
Los Angeles, CA

Course Director
Gregg Sherman, MD
National Association for Continuing Education
Plantation, FL

Activity Director
Sheila Lucas, CWEP
National Association for Continuing Education
Plantation, FL

Medical Writer
Cedric Nazareth, MBBS
Cedric Nazareth Medical Writing
Mississauga, ON

Joshua F. Killbridge
President and Creative Director
Killbridge Associates
San Francisco, CA

Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education & Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
Accreditation Designation Statement
The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 7 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 3.0 pharmacology hours).

Maintenance of Certification: Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the
evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity providers' responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, Emerging Challenges in Primary Care has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity, applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards: American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the accredited providers to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the accredited providers are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.
Commercial Support
Emerging Challenges in Primary Care: 2016 is supported by an independent educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.; educational funding provided by Amgen; an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; an educational grant from Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; an independent medical educational grant from Shire; and an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

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