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CME : 45
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Primary Care Internal Medicine 2019 is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS), The Penzias Group and will be held from Oct 21 - 25, 2019 at Boston Marriott Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

• 45.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
• 45.00 ABIM MOC Points 
• 45.00 AAFP Prescribed credits
• 11.50 Credits Risk Management Study, including:
    ○ 2.50 Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training
    ○ 2.50 Credits of End-of-Life Care Studies
    ○ 1.25 Credits of Medical Use of Marijuana Training

Updates Across All Major Areas of Primary Care and Guidance to Incorporate Them Into Practice for State-of-the-Art Patient Care
This program provides a comprehensive update of the most important changes and advances impacting primary care and guidance to incorporate them into everyday clinical practice.

What distinguishes this program is its practical and state-of-the-art focus on:
• Optimizing patient care and outcomes for the wide range of conditions seen in primary care practice
• Skills advancement for examination, diagnosis, treatment, and in-office procedures
• Streamlined education that quickly and effectively provides the updates that are most important to primary care practice
• New approaches to primary care clinical challenges (common and complex), including:

        ○ Hypertension: Navigating the conflicting recommendations
        ○ Diabetes: Treatment strategies for challenging cases
        ○ Cholesterol management: Setting targets and achieving goals specific to patient risk
        ○ Anticoagulation: Choosing the best anticoagulant for each patient
        ○ Disease prevention and health promotion
        ○ Biomodulators: Education expressly for primary care clinicians
        ○ Clinical examination skills: Improving your techniques
        ○ Opioids: Dosing, patient selection, addiction, and weaning
        ○ Medication interactions: Avoiding unintended interactions among medications prescribed by primary care clinicians and their consultants
• The educational experience:
        ○ All lectures and skills development workshops are led by clinical faculty from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Faculty are leaders in more than 30 fields of medicine.
        ○ The learning experience is active and personalized. In addition to interactive lectures that span all major areas of primary care, you can choose from more than 48 knowledge- and skills-advancement workshops to customize a learning experience ideally suited to your specific interests.

Guidance to Optimize Diagnosis, Treatment, and Clinical Outcomes
The 2019 program provides updates, strategies, and best practices for primary care clinicians to optimize their approach to:
• Cardiovascular disease
• Diseases of the colon
• Smoking cessation
• Obesity
• Hematologic disorders
• Cerebrovascular disease
• Asthma care
• Pain control
• Cholesterol management
• Hypertension 
• Cognitive decline
• Liver disease
• Headaches of all types
• Osteoporosis
• Polyarthritis
• Menopause management
• Anticoagulant use
• Kidney disease
• Sleep disorders
• Depression and anxiety
Coverage includes updates and state-of-the-art approaches to examination, diagnosis, screening and management.

Knowledge Advancement and Skills Development Workshops
You can choose from 48 workshops to tailor the program to your specific practice needs. This year’s workshops include:

• Pain management
• Preoperative evaluation
• Complex diabetes
• Medical marijuana
• Suturing techniques
• Otolaryngology
• Dermatology
• Ophthalmology
• Movement disorders
• Gynecology
• Allergies
• GI cases
• Thyroid disorders
• Prostate conditions
• Joint examination skills
• Dementia and delirium
• Incontinence management
• Travel medicine

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Develop new and innovative skills in clinical problem-solving to achieve the best outcomes for all patients
• Evaluate updated guidelines for the care of the most common conditions of outpatient practice: hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolism
• Design practical and effective approaches to behavioral issues including partner violence, alcohol and marijuana misuse, and opioid addiction
• Assess the clinical value of specific diagnostic tests used in general internal medicine and specialty practices, including test sensitivity, specificity and predictive values
• Identify the disease prevention and health promotion priorities of general internal medicine
• Recognize the side effects and interactions among medications prescribed by primary care clinicians and their consultants
• Develop a working understanding of biomodulators and the interactions of these novel agents with the medications prescribed in primary care practice
• Discuss the expected results of therapies and summarize current treatment strategies for cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurologic/neurovascular, endocrine, ophthalmic, orthopedic, immunologic, reproductive, dermatologic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, geriatric, psychiatric, metabolic, and sleep medicine conditions
• Describe optimal pain control, including opioid management and buprenorphine treatment
• Apply evidence-based palliative care strategies in clinical practice
• Explain how national payment policies impact primary care practice
• Demonstrate clinical examination skills
• Integrate lifestyle messages into daily practice and self-care
• Develop a renewed understanding of how to best manage the stresses that are part of your professional commitment to patient care, continuity, and access

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Lee Michael Kaplan
Lee Michael Kaplan


Adam S. Cheifetz
Adam S. Cheifetz


Deborah Jane Wexler
Deborah Jane Wexler

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes


Fred Njuki
Fred Njuki

Internal Medicine

Eryn Wicklow
Eryn Wicklow

Family Medicine


Douglas J Campbell
Douglas J Campbell

Family Medicine

Fred Njuki
Fred Njuki

Internal Medicine

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Contact No. : 617-384-8600

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Venue Address

Boston Marriott Cambridge
Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Of America

Official Hotel

Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel,

Two Cambridge Center, 50 Broadway,

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America 02142,

+1 617-494-6600

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