Your questions will be answered in real-time during each presentation in addition to dedicated Q&A sessions that are noted on the agenda.

Su 12/5

7:50 AM 8:00 AM Introduction and Welcome
Oncology
8:00 AM 8:45 AM Assessment and Management of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Update*
Nadine M. Tung, MD
8:45 AM 9:25 AM Prostate Cancer: An Update
Marc B. Garnick, MD
9:25 AM 9:35 AM Break
Keynote Lecture
9:35 AM 10:10 AM Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in Medicine
Yousif A-Rahim, MD, PhD
10:10 AM 10:40 AM How We Think About and Manage Breast Cancer in 2021*
Steven E. Come, MD
10:40 AM 11:20 AM Update on Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
11:20 AM 11:40 AM Break and Guided Meditations
11:40 AM 12:20 PM What’s Ahead When Cancer Is in the Rear-View Mirror?*
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
Hester Hill-Schnipper, LICSW
12:20 PM 1:20 PM Lunch Break
1:20 PM 2:00 PM Oncology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
2:00 PM 2:15 PM Oncology Q&A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
2:15 PM 2:35 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
Keynote Lecture
2:35 PM 3:20 PM Patients as Teachers: Lessons Learned
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
Rheumatology
3:20 PM 3:55 PM Rheumatoid Arthritis: What the PCP Needs to Know
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
3:55 PM 4:05 PM Break
4:05 PM 4:40 PM Gout: The King of Diseases
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc, RhMSUS
4:40 PM 5:20 PM Rheumatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
5:20 PM 5:35 PM Rheumatology Q&A

M 12/6

Endocrinology
7:30 AM 8:10 AM Osteoporosis Management in the Era of Limited Resources
Harold N. Rosen, MD
8:10 AM 8:50 AM Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes 2021: Getting to Goal Safely and Reducing Cardiovascular Risk*
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
8:50 AM 9:00 AM Break
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Advancing to Insulin Replacement Therapy: When, Why and How
Richard S. Beaser, MD
Keynote Lecture
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Microbiome (The Second Human Genome): What Shapes It and How It Shapes Us
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
10:30 AM 10:50 AM Break and Guided Meditations
10:50 AM 11:30 AM Problems in Thyroid Disease
James V. Hennessey, MD
11:30 AM 12:10 PM Endocrinology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:10 PM 12:25 PM Endocrinology Q&A
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:25 PM 1:20 PM Lunch Break
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1:20 PM 2:10 PM Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures in Liver Disease: Adventures in Liverland
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
2:10 PM 2:50 PM Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Anthony Lembo, MD
2:50 PM 3:10 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
3:10 PM 3:50 PM A Pragmatic Approach to Diarrhea
Laurie B. Grossberg, MD
3:50 PM 4:35 PM Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
4:35 PM 4:45 PM Break
4:45 PM 5:25 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
5:25 PM 5:40 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology Q&A
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD

T 12/7

Special Symposium – Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know
7:00 AM 7:40 AM Exercise Prescription: Promoting Physical Activity in You and Your Patients*
Edward M. Phillips, MD
7:40 AM 8:20 AM Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss
Frank J. Domino, MD
8:20 AM 8:30 AM Break
8:30 AM 9:05 AM Medical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know*
Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
9:05 AM 9:35 AM Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Procedures, Outcomes and a Patient’s Perspective
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
Maria Semnack, RN, BSN
9:35 AM 9:55 AM Break and Guided Meditations
9:55 AM 10:15 AM Endoscopic Management of Obesity: Ready for Primetime
Douglas Pleskow, MD, AGAF, FASGE
Ask the Experts: Neurology
10:15 AM 11:15 AM Ask the Experts: Neurology
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Daniel Press, MD, MMSc
Louis R. Caplan, MD
11:15 AM 11:25 AM Break
Special Symposium: Hepatology
11:25 AM 12:00 PM Complications of Cirrhosis*
Alan Bonder, MD
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM 1:45 PM Global Elimination of HCV
Michael P. Curry, MD
1:45 PM 2:25 PM Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
2:35 PM 2:45 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
2:45 PM 3:25 PM Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Assessing Severity and Optimizing Management
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
Hematology
3:25 PM 4:10 PM Diagnosis and Management of Hypercoagulability and New Anti-Coagulants: Interpreting the Data
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
4:10 PM 4:20 PM Break
4:20 PM 5:00 PM Don’t-Miss Causes of Anemia*
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
5:00 PM 5:40 PM Hematology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
5:40 PM 5:55 PM Hematology Q&A
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP

W 12/8

Orthopedics Mini-Symposium: A Primer for the PCP – Live Patient Demonstration
7:00 AM 7:40 AM My Shoulder Hurts and the Golf Season Is Starting
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
7:40 AM 8:20 AM My Knee is Swollen and I’m Having Trouble Walking
Joseph DeAngelis, MD, MBA, FAAOS, FAOA
8:20 AM 8:30 AM Break
Ask the Experts: ENT/Ophtalmology
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Ask the Expert: ENT/Ophthalmology
Ralph B. Metson, MD
Jae Young You, MD
9:30 AM 9:50 AM Break and Guided Meditations
Infectious Diseases
9:50 AM 10:30 AM Worms, Wheezes and Weird Diseases
Peter F. Weller, MD, MACP
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Tuberculosis 2021: What’s New?
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH
11:00 AM 11:10 AM Break
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Coronavirus: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Howard S. Gold, MD
12:00 PM 12:20 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
12:20 PM 1:00 PM Infectious Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Howard S. Gold, MD
5:20 PM 6:00 PM Infectious Diseases Q&A
Howard S. Gold, MD

Th 12/9

Cardiology
7:00 AM 7:40 AM Approach to the Patient with Syncope
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
7:40 AM 8:20 AM Applying Real-World Evidence to Patient Care: Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
8:20 AM 8:30 AM Break
Keynote Lecture
8:30 AM 9:15 AM Stem Cells: What’s on the Horizon
David T. Scadden, MD
Special Lecture
9:15 AM 9:55 AM Concussion Diagnosis and Management*
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
9:55 AM 10:15 AM Break and Guided Meditations
Cardiology
10:15 AM 10:55 AM Hypertension 2021: Recent Evidence That Will Change Your Practice
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
10:55 AM 11:35 AM Valvular Heart Disease for the Clinician
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
11:35 AM 12:20 PM The Current Cholesterol Guidelines and Treating Residual Risk*
Mark D. Benson, MD, PhD
12:20 PM 1:20 PM Lunch Break
1:20 PM 2:00 PM Managing Arterial Disease: A Tour for the PCP
Brett J. Carroll, MD
2:00 PM 2:50 PM Acute Coronary Syndromes
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
2:50 PM 3:10 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
3:10 PM 3:40 PM Interventional Cardiology: What the PCP Needs to Know
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
3:40 PM 4:25 PM Congestive Heart Failure
James D. Chang, MD
4:25 PM 4:35 PM Break
4:35 PM 5:15 PM Cardiology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
5:15 PM 5:30 PM Cardiology Q&A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD

F 12/10

Special Lectures
7:00 AM 7:40 AM Transgender Care: Practical Tools for Providers*
Michael S. Irwig, MD, FACE
7:40 AM 8:25 AM Exemplary Leadership: Lessons Learned From History and Contemporary Times
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
8:25 AM 8:35 AM Break
Keynote Lecture
8:35 AM 9:20 AM Reflections on Staying Well in the Care of Patients
Charles J. Hatem, MD
9:20 AM 10:00 AM Sleep, Memory and Dreams: A Unified Theory
Robert Stickgold, PhD
10:00 AM 10:20 AM Break and Guided Meditations
Nephrology
10:20 AM 11:00 AM Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
11:00 AM 11:40 AM Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease: Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment
Robert C. Stanton, MD
11:40 AM 12:20 PM Nephrology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert S. Brown, MD
12:20 PM 1:35 PM Nephrology Q&A
Robert S. Brown, MD
1:35 PM 2:15 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM 2:15 PM Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
2:15 PM 2:35 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
Pulmonary Diseases
2:35 PM 3:20 PM Fresh Air: What’s New with Asthma in 2021
Asha Anandaiah, MD
3:20 PM 4:05 PM Pulmonary Hypertension
Cyrus A. Kholdani, MD
4:05 PM 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM 4:55 PM Understanding COPD: Going Beyond the Wheeze
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:55 PM 5:35 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
5:35 PM 5:50 PM Pulmonary Diseases Q&A
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD

S 12/11

Special Lectures
7:30 AM 8:10 AM Transfusion Medicine*
Kerry L. O’Brien, MD
8:10 AM 9:10 AM Opiates for Chronic Pain: An Approach to Decision-Making, Risk Management and Monitoring*
Marc L. Cohen, MD
Julia H. Lindenberg, MD
9:10 AM 9:30 AM Break and Guided Meditations
9:30 AM 10:15 AM Cutaneous Malignancies: A Primer
Marissa Heller, MD
10:15 AM 11:00 AM e-Cigarettes and Vaping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly*
Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC
11:00 AM 11:10 AM Break
11:10 AM 12:00 PM Nutrition and Psychiatry
Umadevi Naidoo, MBChb
12:00 PM 12:10 PM Closing Remarks

*Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
✻Optional Wellness Activity

Schedule updated 5/19/2021

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Register by Oct. 15, 2021 for discounted pricing!

*This Course Will Be Live-Streamed*

livestreamSpecial pricing is in effect for this program.

This course will be live-streamed and includes real-time audience-response questions, live demonstrations and interactive Q&A sessions allowing you to pose specific questions to our expert faculty via online chat. All presentations and course materials will be available immediately to watch and review at your convenience.

All live-stream sessions are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and ABIM MOC points, as well as other relevant CME credits.

SPECIAL SYMPOSIA

obesityMedical and Surgical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know

This special symposium provides the primary care provider with the necessary tools to treat obesity medically and surgically and will offer resources to motivate your patients to live healthier lives.


hepatologyHepatology

Leading experts will provide practical, evidence-based options for treating patients with hepatitis and non-viral liver diseases. Diagnostic tools and management techniques will be highlighted to optimize patient outcomes.


hepatologyOrthopedics Symposium: A Primer for the PCP – Live Patient Demonstration

Our faculty will demonstrate how to properly evaluate common disorders of the shoulder and knee. This symposium features live patient demonstrations and will provide you with strategies and tools to manage these challenging impairments.