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 12/6

7:50 AM 8:00 AM Introduction and Welcome
8:00 AM 8:46 AM Assessment and Management of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Update*
Nadine M. Tung, MD
8:46 AM 9:36 AM Prostate Cancer: An Update
Marc B. Garnick, MD
9:36 AM 9:46 AM Break
9:46 AM 10:15 AM How We Think About and Manage Breast Cancer in 2020*
Steven E. Come, MD
10:15 AM 11:00 AM Update on Lung and Colorectal Cancer
Steven E. Come, MD
11:00 AM 11:20 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
11:20 AM 12:00 PM Oncology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
12:00 PM 12:15 PM Oncology Q&A
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
12:15 PM 12:55 PM Lunch Break
Special Lectures
12:55 PM 1:28 PM What’s Ahead When Cancer is in the Rear View Mirror?*
Lowell E. Schnipper, MD
Hester Hill-Schnipper, LICSW, OSW-C
1:28 PM 2:28 PM Coronavirus: Lessons Learned and Future Directions
Howard S. Gold, MD
2:28 PM 2:43 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
2:43 PM 3:19 PM Gout: The King of Diseases
Fadi Badlissi, MD, MSc, RhMSUS
3:19 PM 3:59 PM Diagnostic Tests in Rheumatic Disease: What’s Old, What’s New and What’s Useful
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
3:59 PM 4:09 PM Break
4:09 PM 4:53 PM Rheumatoid Arthritis: What the PCP Needs to Know
Lisa M. Fitzgerald, MD
4:53 PM 5:33 PM Rheumatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert H. Shmerling, MD
5:33 PM 5:45 PM Rheumatology Q&A
Robert H. Shmerling, MD

M 12/7

7:00 AM 7:34 AM Osteoporosis Management in the Era of Limited Resources
Harold N. Rosen, MD
7:34 AM 8:24 AM Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes 2020: Getting to Goal Safely and Reducing Cardiovascular Risk
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
8:24 AM 8:35 AM Break
8:35 AM 9:19 AM Advancing to Insulin Replacement Therapy: When, Why and How
Richard S. Beaser, MD
9:19 AM 10:06 AM Problems in Thyroid Disease
James V. Hennessey, MD
10:06 AM 10:25 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
10:25 AM 11:16 AM Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women*
Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS
Marianne Brandon, PhD, IF
11:16 AM 11:21 AM Break
11:21 AM 12:01 PM Endocrinology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:01 PM 12:15 PM Endocrinology Q&A
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
12:15 PM 12:55 PM Lunch Break
Keynote Lecture
12:55 PM 1:40 PM From Addiction to Recovery and Wellness*
Chris Herren
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1:40 PM 2:30 PM Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures in Liver Disease: Adventures in Liverland

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
2:30 PM 2:50 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
2:50 PM 3:27 PM Past, Present and Future Treatment of IBD
Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
3:27 PM 4:23 PM Celiac Sprue: Protean Manifestations
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD
4:23 PM 4:33 PM Break
4:33 PM 5:13 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
5:13 PM 5:25 PM Gastroenterology and Hepatology Q&A
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
Ciarán P. Kelly, MD

T 12/8

Special Symposium: Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know
7:00 AM 7:33 AM Exercise Prescription: Promoting Physical Activity in You and Your Patients*
Edward M. Phillips, MD
7:33 AM 8:15 AM Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss
Frank Domino, MD
8:15 AM 8:25 AM Break
8:25 AM 8:53 AM Medical Management of Obesity: What the PCP Needs to Know*
Jody Dushay, MD, MMSc
8:53 AM 9:08 AM Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Procedures, Outcomes and a Patient’s Perspective
Daniel B. Jones, MD, MS, FACS
9:08 AM 9:28 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
Ask-the-Experts: Neurology
9:28 AM 10:28 AM Ask-the-Experts: Neurology
Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
Daniel Press, MD
Louis R. Caplan, MD
10:28 AM 10:38 AM Break
Special Symposium: Hepatology
10:38 AM 11:14 AM Complications of Cirrhosis*
Alan Bonder, MD
11:14 AM 11:49 AM Global Elimination of HCV
Michael P. Curry, MD
11:49 AM 12:35 PM Lunch Break
12:35 PM 1:27 PM Hepatitis B: Recent Advances
Nezam H. Afdhal, MD
1:27 PM 2:12 PM Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Assessing Severity and Optimizing Management
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
2:12 PM 2:27 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
2:27 PM 3:07 PM Acute Renal Failure
Mark L. Zeidel, MD
Infectious Diseases
3:07 PM 3:39 PM New Looks at Classic Infectious Diseases
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
3:39 PM 4:21 PM HIV Prevention: The Time Has Come*
Howard Libman, MD, FACP
4:21 PM 4:31 PM Break
5:10 PM 5:20 PM Infectious Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD
5:20 PM 6:00 PM Infectious Diseases Q&A
Adolf W. Karchmer, MD

W 12/9

Mini-Orthopedics Symposium: A Primer for the PCP 
7:00 AM 7:44 AM My Shoulder Hurts and the Golf Season Is Starting
Arun J. Ramappa, MD
7:44 AM 8:30 AM My Knee is Swollen and I’m Having Trouble Walking
Joseph DeAngelis, MD
8:30 AM 8:45 AM Break
8:45 AM 9:22 AM Neck Pain: Evaluation and Management of Common and/or Important Causes
James Heffernan, MD, MPH
Ask-the-Experts: ENT/Opthalmology
9:22 AM 10:22 AM Ask-the-Expert: ENT/Ophthalmology
Ralph Metson, MD
Jae Young You, MD
10:22 AM 10:42 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
10:42 AM 11:37 AM Diagnosis and Management of Hypercoagulability and New Anti-Coagulants: Interpreting the Data
Kenneth A. Bauer, MD
11:37 AM 12:22 PM Don’t Miss Causes of Anemia*
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
12:22 PM 12:37 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
12:37 PM 1:17 PM Hematology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP
1:17 PM 1:30 PM Hematology Q&A
Reed E. Drews, MD, FACP

Th 12/10

7:00 AM 7:39 AM Approach to the Patient with Syncope
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
7:39 AM 8:19 AM Applying Real World Evidence to Patient Care: Atrial Fibrillation
Peter J. Zimetbaum, MD
8:19 AM 8:30 AM Break
8:30 AM 9:16 AM Concussion Diagnosis and Management*
Alexandra M. Stillman, MD
9:16 AM 9:58 AM Update on Treating Headaches
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
9:58 AM 10:18 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
10:18 AM 11:00 AM Hypertension 2020: Recent Evidence That Will Change Your Practice
Gerald W. Smetana, MD
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Valvular Heart Disease for the Clinician
Eli V. Gelfand, MD, FACC
11:45 AM 11:50 AM Break
11:50 AM 12:32 PM Managing Arterial Disease: A Tour for the PCP
Brett J. Carroll, MD
12:32 PM 1:17 PM Lunch Break
1:17 PM 1:54 PM Acute Coronary Syndromes
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
1:54 PM 2:19 PM Interventional Cardiology: What the PCP Needs to Know
Duane S. Pinto, MD, MPH
2:19 PM 2:40 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
2:40 PM 3:19 PM Congestive Heart Failure
James D. Chang, MD
3:19 PM 4:04 PM The Current Cholesterol Guidelines and Treating Residual Risk*
Mark D. Benson, MD, PhD
4:04 PM 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM 4:55 PM Cardiology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
4:55 PM 5:10 PM Cardiology Q&A
Joseph P. Kannam, MD
Special Lecture
5:10 PM 5:50 PM Transgender Care: Practical Tools for Providers*
Michael Irwig, MD

F 12/11

Leadership Symposium
7:00 AM 7:42 AM Reflections on Staying Well in the Care of Patients: 3 Key Questions
Charles Hatem, MD
7:42 AM 8:27 AM The Two Most Important Days: How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Happier, Healthier Life
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
8:27 AM 8:37 AM Break
Special Lectures
8:37 AM 9:23 AM Sleep, Memory and Dreams: A Unified Theory
Robert Stickgold, PhD
9:23 AM 9:54 AM Tuberculosis 2020: What’s New?
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH
9:54 AM 10:14 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
10:14 AM 10:51 AM Approach to the Patient with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
10:51 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 Lunch Break
12:20 PM 1:00 PM Nephrology: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Robert S. Brown, MD
1:00 PM 1:15 PM Nephrology Q&A
Robert S. Brown, MD
Pulmonary Diseases
1:15 PM 2:01 PM Fresh Air: What’s New with Asthma
Asha Anandaiah, MD
2:01 PM 2:21 PM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises
2:21 PM 3:01 PM Understanding COPD: Going Beyond the Wheeze
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
3:01 PM 3:43 PM From Copy Cats to Birds of a Feather: Decoding Interstitial Lung Disease
Robert Hallowell, MD
3:43 PM 3:53 PM Break
3:53 PM 4:33 PM Pulmonary Diseases: Challenging Cases with Your Participation
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:33 PM 4:48 PM Pulmonary Diseases Q&A
Richard M. Schwartzstein, MD
4:48 PM 5:30 PM Reverence for Life at the End of Life
B. Lachlan Forrow, MD

S 12/12

Special Lectures
7:15 AM 8:06 AM Transfusion Medicine
Kerry L. O’Brien, MD
8:06 AM 9:05 AM Opiates for Chronic Pain: An Approach to Decision-Making, Risk Management and Monitoring*
Marc L. Cohen, MD
Julia H. Lindenberg, MD
9:05 AM 9:25 AM Break and Rejuvenation Exercises ✻
9:25 AM 10:01 AM Cutaneous Malignancies: A Primer
Marissa Heller, MD
10:01 AM 10:48 AM e-Cigarettes and Vaping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly*
Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC
10:48 AM 10:58 AM Break
10:58 AM 11:45 AM Technological Advances in Neurosurgery
Ron L. Alterman, MD
Ajith J. Thomas, MD
11:45 AM 12:15 PM GI Bleeding
Simon C. Robson, MD, PhD, FRCP
12:15 PM 12:20 PM Break
12:20 PM 12:42 PM A New Revolution in Psychiatry
John R. Sharp, MD, FAPA, FAPM
12:42 PM 12:45 PM Closing Remarks

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
† Live-streamed Session
✻ Optional Wellness Activity

Schedule updated 11/19/2020

*This course will be LIVE STREAMED*

livestreamThe course will be presented in its entirety 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.

Special pricing is in effect for this program.

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


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.


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.

leadershipLeadership in Medicine

A significant component of primary care clinicians overcoming the “50%” burnout rate will be the assumption of new responsibilities and roles. Being an advocate for patients are part of clinician training; being an advocate for ourselves is not well taught in medical school or post graduate training. This session will focus on first inspiring clinicians to lead, and then discussing the details of effective and professional leadership.