May
5
11:15 AM11:15

Dermatology Showcase

Whitney High, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Understand the pathogenesis and clinical presentation of psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa

  2. Counsel patients regarding the topical and systemic therapies for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa

  3. Recognize risks and complications of therapy for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and hidradenitis suppurativa

Speaker Bio(s):

Dr. Whitney A High is a Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is also the Vice Chair of that department and he serves as Director of the Dermatology Clinic and Director of Dermatopathology Services, as well.

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May
5
10:15 AM10:15

Pediatric Anxiety and Depression: What to Do and How to Help

Catherine Wolcott, PhD & Kimberley Kelsay, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Identify, assess, and support pediatric patients who present with anxiety and depression

  2. Identify medications used in pediatric patients

  3. Implement relationship-building and support strategies for pediatric patients and their families Identify local resources for treatment .

Speaker Bio(s):

Kimberley Kelsay, MD

Dr. Kimberly Kelsay, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in child & adolescent psychiatry.

Catherine Wolcott, PhD

Catherine Wolcott, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Catherine’s interests include integrated behavioral health services for young children and pregnant women in primary care, access to culturally sensitive mental healthcare for Latino families, and addressing exposure to toxic stress and trauma in demographically at-risk populations.

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

Updates in Adult Immunization

David Kim, MD

Location: Salon 4

  1. Review updates in immunization recommendations for adults

  2. Describe the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccination coverage rates for adults

  3. Identify strategies to improve vaccinations for adults

Speaker Bio(s):

Dr. David Kim is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service currently assigned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Immunization Services Division. He is the CDC Lead of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization Work Group and heads the effort to publish the annual adult immunization schedule. During his tenure at CDC, Dr. Kim worked in a variety of programs including immigrant and refugee health, quarantine, HIV drug resistance surveillance, and public health emergency preparedness.

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May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Medical Aspects of Avalanche Rescue

Trevor Bush, MD & Chris Denne

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Understand the aspects of an avalanche rescue scenario, review the epidemiology of avalanche morbidity and mortality, overview of backcountry travel and avalanche rescue training resources. 

  2. Discuss emergency care & priorities for avalanche victims in austere winter environment.  

  3. Discuss up to 3 avalanche burial incidents & outcomes where I've directly (1 indirectly) assisted in rescue/evacuation.

Speaker Bio(s):

Trevor Bush, MD

Dr. Trevor Bush, MD, is a Family Practice specialist in Fort Collins, Colorado. He attended and graduated from University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 2006, having over 13 years of diverse experience, especially in Family Practice. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Medical Center Of The Rockies, Poudre Valley Hospital. Dr. Trevor Bush also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Poudre Valley Health Care Inc.

Chris Denne

Chris Denne has taught avalanche safety and rescue courses in Colorado since 2004, is a National Ski Patrol Avalanche 2 and an AIARE 1/2 instructor, has performed as a Ski Patroller/SAR team member on many searches and rescues in Colorado since 2002, and teaches wilderness first aid. Prior to returning to the mountain West, he worked as a Safety Kayaker & Raft Guide on the New & Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. Chris is passionate about snow safety, backcountry skiing, experiencing mountain wilderness and hopes to keep up with his young son during his teenage years.

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May
4
3:00 PM15:00

Student and Resident Track: FM Fellowship Panel Discussion

Casey Dluhos-Sebesto, DO; Kiyoshi Yamazaki, MD; Roxi Radi, MD, MPH; Patti Palagi, MD

Location: The Legends Room

Casey Dluhos-Sebesto, DO

  1. Prepare to apply for Fam Med-OB fellowship

  2. Know what the various FM-OB programs can offer in terms of training

  3. Understand the political milieu in which FM-OB fellowships and providers practice

  4. Explore benefits and negatives of fellowship training and sub-specialty board certification as compared to traditional maturation into advanced practice in OB.

Patti Palagi, MD

  1. Share New Belgium Brewing statistics with the learners.

  2. Share New Belgium Brewing Wellness Clinic statistics with learners.

  3. Share overall practice model and daily clinic setting with learners.

Roxi Radi, MD, MPH

  1. Dr. Radi will share why she choose her fellowship

  2. Dr. Radi will share pros and cons of the fellowship and timing of it

  3. Dr. Radi asks the learners to consider how they hope to use the skills after fellowship

Kiyoshi Yamazaki, M.D., CAQ-SM

  1. What is a Non-Operative Sports Medicine Physician?

  2. What should you do to optimize your chances for securing a Sports Medicine Fellowship

  3. What are some of the unique diagnostic and therapeutic skills that we acquire in sports Medicine training?

Speaker Bio(s):

Casey Dluhos-Sebesto, DO

Dr. Dluhos-Sebesto, DO is a practicing Family Practitioner in Fort Collins, CO. She completed a residency at Mayo Clinic and Medical School. She currently practices at Poudre Valley Family Medicine Center and is affiliated with Poudre Valley Hospital. Dr. Dluhos-Sebesto accepts multiple insurance plans including Aetna, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, and Cigna. Dr. Dluhos-Sebesto is board certified in Family Medicine.

Patti Palagi, MD

Dr. Patricia Palagi is a family medicine doctor in Fort Collins, Colorado. She received her medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Roxi Radi, MD, MPH

Roxanne Radi is a second year faculty fellow in Public Health through the University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. She practices full spectrum, family medicine through Denver Health and her outpatient clinic is at Lowry Family Health Center. She provides obstetric care in the inpatient and outpatient setting, hormone replacement therapy through the Denver Health LGBTQIA Center of Excellence and Suboxone for medication assisted addiction therapy. Her research centers around treatment of LTBI in the primary care setting.

Kiyoshi Yamazaki, MD, CAQ-SM

Over the past decade, Dr. Kiyoshi Yamazaki has served as a sideline physician for multiple professional, collegiate, high school, and Olympic-level athletes. He continues to help weekend warriors, industrial workers, outdoor enthusiasts and athletes return to their active lifestyles.

Dr. Yamazaki is the sports medicine physician at HealthFit. He brings a unique set of traits not found in many family medicine practices. With specialized training and experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal ailments and injuries, he performs and directs non-surgical treatment, guides appropriate PT/OT/Kinesiology care, and expedites referrals to specialty orthopedic surgeons when needed. When possible, he offers patients minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided injection procedures including cortisone/steroid, platelet-rich plasma and stem cell shots as viable options rather than orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Yamazaki graduated from Pomona College with his Bachelor of Arts in anthropology. He went on to get his doctor of medicine from the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine. He completed both a residency in family medicine at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program, and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Southwest Georgia Sports Medicine Program with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

He cherishes the opportunity to guide patients in pain to understand its cause, to offer aggressive yet nonoperative options, and to heal, resolve or treat the root causes of their complaints. Dr. Yamazaki always recommends ways to proactively prevent the recurrence of these issues in the future, while his patients aim to return to full activity in the lifestyle they choose to pursue.

Dr. Yamazaki strives to approach each patient’s musculoskeletal complaint in a comprehensive, hands-on manner, allowing him to discover the root causes of pain and dysfunction rather than make assumptions based on a single X-ray or MRI.

Dr. Yamazaki has been a competitive athlete all his life. Some of his many athletic activities include basketball, gymnastics, snowboarding, fly fishing, track and cross country. He also enjoys camping, cooking, eating and spending time with family and friends.

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May
4
3:00 PM15:00

COPIC Talk: Doctor, We Have Received a Report of Misconduct- Responding in the #MeToo Era

Michael Victoroff, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

Every organization must have a policy and procedures for addressing four specific challenges related to workplace misbehavior: 1) true reports; 2) false reports; 3) fragile reporters; and 4) a potentially hostile work environment. Harassment, sexual misconduct, inappropriate humor, discrimination, impairment, retaliation, extortion, stalking relationship violence and other destructive activities are universal risks for humans in groups.

Organizational responses need to include internal investigatory, adjudication and disciplinary actions, protection and support of complainants, prohibition against retaliation, referral to law enforcement, protecting the rights and recourses of accused, etc. There are questions of mitigation, apology, reconciliation, corrective action and sanctions. These are not simple matters.

This program offers suggestions for policies, professional education, self-awareness and cultural engineering, and discusses barriers to change.

  1. Differentiate “unprofessional conduct” from “professional misconduct”

  2. Describe a spectrum of behaviors that might be professional misconduct

  3. Review risk factors that may contribute to professional misconduct

  4. Outline strategies to minimize allegations of professional misconduct

Speaker Bio(s):

Dr. Victoroff is the Risk Management Consultant for Health Information Technology at COPIC. He was in the first group of physicians to become board certified in Clinical Informatics; he is also board certified in Family Medicine and completed a fellowship in bioethics. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and adjunct faculty at the University of Denver Graduate School. He was named “Colorado Family Physician of the Year” 1996. He practiced family medicine and obstetrics for 19 years; he has been a Medical Director for Aetna, a private investigator, an EHR developer, and served on the ethics committee of the AAFP. His publications include numerous articles and book chapters on bioethics, medical computing, managed care, medical errors and patient safety. He is a graduate of St. John’s College (Annapolis), Baylor College of Medicine (Houston) and did his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester.

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Student Loans & Personal Finance: Guidelines and Pitfalls

Joe Matelich

Location: The Legends Room

  1. Student loan repayment programs

  2. Student loan forgiveness options

  3. Paying off student loans versus Investing

  4. Renting versus buying a house

Speaker Bio(s):

Joe is a fee-only advisor and solopreneur at Physician Advising LLC, where he provides physician-specific financial advice at a fair price. After work, Joe is typically found in the kitchen trying to match the timing of a hot meal to his wife's variable residency schedule. Since Joe is a fan of cooking, a fitting metaphor for Joe's work as a financial advisor is that of going to a highly recommended restaurant because the chef uses fresh ingredients and eats what he cooks. In financial planning and investment management, Joe's recommendations mirror his family's actions.

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Marijuana Prevention & Policy Updates from Across Colorado

Eric Escudero; Jess Neuwirth; Daniel Read, PhD

Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Describe Colorado marijuana youth prevention efforts.

  2. Relate adolescent development to screening interactions with young people.

  3. Describe Colorado population-level youth marijuana use and perception data.

  4. Describe marijuana screening practices for youth, young adults, and parents.

  5. Instructional content that helps youth explore the role of marijuana in their life

  6. The importance of trusted adults in communicating prevention messages

  7. Why we moved from prevention to awareness and education strategies

Speaker Bio(s):

Eric Escudero

Eric Escudero has served as the Director of Communications for Denver’s Office of Excise and Licenses since March of 2018. Excise and Licenses is the central business-licensing department for the City and County of Denver and includes the Office of Marijuana Policy. The department manages licensing for approximately 180 different businesses licenses, including liquor stores, bars and restaurants, and marijuana stores and cultivation facilities.

Escudero is responsible for leading communications to support policy and regulation of all the business licenses issued by Excise and Licenses. This includes orchestrating and executing communications and marketing strategies to support regulation of Denver’s marijuana industry and marijuana youth prevention and education. With Denver, he is responsible for overseeing Denver’s High Costs education campaign focused on teaching Denver's youth about the laws, the potential effects of underage marijuana use - both socially and physiologically - and to give youth a better overall understanding of marijuana.

Before joining Denver, Escudero served for 8 years as a media communications lead with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under President Obama and President Trump. He orchestrated national media campaigns about solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy, electric vehicle and energy efficiency technology research and development and led media relations efforts in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon national competition.

Escudero has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations and the media, supporting traffic safety legislation and education as the spokesman for the American Automobile Association (AAA) in Colorado, and as a Public Information Officer with the Colorado Department of Transportation. Before working in public relations, Escudero was a program director and on-air host for multiple radio stations in southern Colorado, where he hosted news and talk programming and covered major events on a local level such as multiple presidential elections and was on air live during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Escudero graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a B.S. in Mass Communications and received the Benji Award as the school’s top broadcast communications student in 1997. He has two children and lives with his wife, Jaime.

Jess Neuwirth

Jessica Neuwirth is the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Retail Marijuana Education and Youth Prevention Coordinator, working on marijuana policy education, local outreach and partnerships, and connecting the marijuana prevention program to positive youth development initiatives across the state. Jessica is responsible for implementing legislation to ensure safe, legal and responsible use of marijuana.

Daniel Read

My professional career started when I volunteered at an afterschool program in Denver, and I’ve been hooked on youth development ever since. I fed my passion for this field by teaching abroad in Colombia, India, and Japan and then pursuing advanced degrees in education at Harvard University and the University of Virginia. For seven years, I worked with Denver Public Schools and the Denver Afterschool Alliance as the Senior Research Analyst. In this role, I supported data collection processes, created a system for managing data, and oversaw a citywide evaluation to show how afterschool makes a difference in the lives of youth and families. Along the way, I also helped develop a continuous quality improvement process that provides staff with a framework for learning, inquiry cycles, and strategic decision-making. Now I work as an evaluation and data consultant through my firm, Daniel Reads Data, LLC, where I get to help non-profits use data to enhance their work. If you would like to learn more about how I can support your organization, connect with me at danielreadsdata@gmail.com

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May
4
12:15 PM12:15

Student and Resident Track: Box Lunch and IUD Fundamentals Workshop

Hayley Marcus, MD

Location: The Legends Room

  1. Understand basic information about all IUD types for patient history taking and counseling

  2. Utilize online resources for patient education and clinician references for medical eligibility

  3. Demonstrate techniques for insertion and removals of IUDs

Speaker Bio(s):

Dr. Hayley Marcus works at a FQHC providing full spectrum care, including inpatient medicine and obstetrics at a community hospital. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. She then moved to Colorado for residency at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, in the Denver Health track. She is passionate about increasing access to healthcare for all patients and all healthcare needs, with a particular interest in those who are marginalized and face additional barriers. Outside of medicine, she loves to spend time outside with her partner and her puppy.

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May
4
12:15 PM12:15

All Member Business Lunch, Legislative Update & ABFM Update

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

Get updates on CAFP business, including financials and recent work.

Plus, CAFP’s lobbyists will be joining us to talk about the 2019 legislative session and a representative from the ABFM will be on hand to offer updates and answer questions.

Speaker Bio(s):

Jeff Thormodsgaard

As a partner with Michael Best Strategies, Jeff supports clients in the organization’s Colorado office. Known to be a dynamic policy strategist and campaign specialist, he collaborates with Strategies’ teams in its regional state offices as well as in Washington, D.C. to advance clients’ business objectives through constructive government engagement.

Prior to joining Strategies, Jeff founded Precision Policy Group and served as the company’s President. In this role, he led Precision’s team in political consulting, policy advising, and lobbying. He was first a lobbyist and then a partner with Mendez Steadman & Associates, a political consulting firm in Denver which became Mendez Consulting Inc. when Pat Steadman was appointed to the State Senate in 2009.

Previously, Jeff worked with the Colorado State Legislature as the legislative aide to the Chair of the Colorado House Education Committee. He began his political career in the legislative arena while residing in Alaska, where he was a legislative aide to two legislators and worked on education, labor, and natural resource committees.

Colleen Conry, MD

Dr. Conry is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Senior Vice-Chair for Quality and Clinical Affairs. She completed her residency training at the University of Colorado and joined the Department of Family Medicine in 1987.

Dr. Conry dedicated the first half of her career to residency education.  Her educational leadership roles included residency director for three different residency programs, Director of Graduate Medical Education, consultant for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ (AAFP) Family Medicine Residency Assistance Program, member of the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Family Medicine, and faculty for the National Institute for Program Director Development. Dr. Conry continues to precept residents weekly, teaches medical students in her practice, and volunteers with a medical student run homeless clinic. 

She currently serves in multiple leadership positions in a large university-based medical system with responsibility for quality, practice transformation and operations. Dr. Conry is passionate about improving the experience of practicing physicians and their patients and has developed advanced models of care to enhance quality and improve burnout. She is President-Elect of the Medical Staff of the University of Colorado Hospital. 

Over her career Dr. Conry has been active in the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, serving in leadership roles including President and Delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. She was appointed to the AAFP Education and Quality Commissions. She also served on the NCQA Clinical Programs Committee which oversees the Patient Centered Medical Home. 

A constant throughout Dr. Conry’s career has been the care of her panel of patients, with her since she began residency more than 30 years ago. Patients teach her daily about relationships, healing, and the value of family medicine. She believes in work-life balance for everyone and cherishes her personal time with her husband and two recently married children. She hikes every weekend in the Colorado mountains and loves spending time at her cabin. 

Dr. Conry serves the ABFM on the Executive Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the Credentials Committee, the Examination Committee, the Audit/Finance Committee, the Research & Development Committee, and the Communications/Publications Committee as its Chair.

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May
4
11:45 AM11:45

infoPOEMS- Prevention

Henry Barry, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

Class description to come.

Speaker Bio(s):

Henry Barry, MD, MS is a professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he completed his family medicine residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan and completed a master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For over 20 years, as one of the original “POETs,” he and colleagues have generated nearly 6000 POEMs – Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters – short critical summaries of original research on topics relevant to primary care physicians.

Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation. He earned his master’s degree in human nutrition and medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for over 25 year. Dr. Ferenchick is a Past-President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. His research interest is the interface between medical education and information technology.

John Hickner, MD, MS is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Practice and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was the Cleveland Clinic Chair of Family Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and Head of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Hickner has practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years. His research interests are patient safety and quality in primary care. He directed several regional, state and national research networks including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network from 2000 to 2004. He has taught evidence-based medicine courses to physicians and medical students for more than 25 years.

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May
4
11:15 AM11:15

infoPOEMS- GI & Liver

Gary Ferenchick, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Highlights from recent consensus documents on H pylori

  2. H pylori is the major risk factor for gastric cancer (GC)

  3. Eradication of HP is associated with less risk for GC

  4. PPI AND ASA for 9 years improves outcomes in patients with Barrett’s Esophagus (BE)

  5. AGA and CAG clinical guideline on dyspepsia

  6. Diet quality is associated with hepatic steatosis

Speaker Bio(s):

Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation. He earned his master’s degree in human nutrition and medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for over 25 year. Dr. Ferenchick is a Past-President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. His research interest is the interface between medical education and information technology.

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May
4
10:45 AM10:45

infoPOEMS- Headache

John Hickner, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Understand results of randomized trials of new treatments for migraine headache

  2. Review and understand results of recent studies for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of headache disorders including medication overuse headaches, cluster headaches and post spinal puncture headaches

Speaker Bio(s):

John Hickner, MD, MS is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Practice and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was the Cleveland Clinic Chair of Family Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and Head of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Hickner has practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years. His research interests are patient safety and quality in primary care. He directed several regional, state and national research networks including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network from 2000 to 2004. He has taught evidence-based medicine courses to physicians and medical students for more than 25 years.

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May
4
10:15 AM10:15

infoPOEMS- Hospital Medicine

Henry Barry, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. describe team-based approaches to care that improve outcomes

  2. describe how to identify and treat patients with delirium

  3. describe the limitations of the routine use of supplemental oxygen

  4. describe how to identify which patients with acute pulmonary embolism can be managed as an outpatient

  5. describe common problems associated with urinary and venous catheters

Speaker Bio(s):

Henry Barry, MD, MS is a professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he completed his family medicine residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan and completed a master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For over 20 years, as one of the original “POETs,” he and colleagues have generated nearly 6000 POEMs – Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters – short critical summaries of original research on topics relevant to primary care physicians.

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May
4
9:30 AM09:30

infoPOEMS- Hypertension

Gary Ferenckick, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. The evolution of recommendations in BP management recommendations over the past 5 years

  2. The results of the ACCORD BP, the HOPE – 3 and the SPRINT trial compared to the Trial, and their relevance for cardiovascular disease prevention.

  3. AAFP and ACP guidelines on intensive BP treatment for those > 60

  4. Review the 2017 AHA ACC guideline on HTN, and why the AAFP and ACP have chosen to not endorse it

  5. The European Society of Cardiology 2018 hypertension guidelines

  6. Intensive BP treatment associated with lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (Sprint Mind Trial)

  7. Automated office blood pressure measurements correlate well with ambulatory blood pressure measurements

Speaker Bio(s):

Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation. He earned his master’s degree in human nutrition and medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for over 25 year. Dr. Ferenchick is a Past-President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. His research interest is the interface between medical education and information technology.

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May
4
9:00 AM09:00

infoPOEMS- Probiotics

John Hickner, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Review and understand results of recently published studies of probiotic therapies

  2. Understand the evolving evidence for effectiveness of probiotics for a variety of conditions

Speaker Bio(s):

John Hickner, MD, MS is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Practice and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was the Cleveland Clinic Chair of Family Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and Head of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Hickner has practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years. His research interests are patient safety and quality in primary care. He directed several regional, state and national research networks including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network from 2000 to 2004. He has taught evidence-based medicine courses to physicians and medical students for more than 25 years.

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May
4
8:30 AM08:30

infoPOEMS- Diet, Nutrition, Obesity

Henry Barry, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. describe dietary approaches to improving health

  2. describe the benefits, harms and limitations of dietary approaches to weight loss

  3. describe the limitations of pharmacologic adjuncts to weight loss

  4. describe the benefits and harms of bariatric surgery 

  5. describe gluten-related controversies

Speaker Bio(s):

Henry Barry, MD, MS is a professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he completed his family medicine residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan and completed a master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For over 20 years, as one of the original “POETs,” he and colleagues have generated nearly 6000 POEMs – Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters – short critical summaries of original research on topics relevant to primary care physicians.

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May
4
8:00 AM08:00

infoPOEMS- Cerebrovascular

Gary Ferenchick, MD

Location: Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Basics of the new American Stroke Association guidelines on the early management of acute ischemic stroke

  2. The role of mechanical thrombectomy in acute ischemic stroke management

  3. Recommendations for dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) in those with a TIA or minor CVA

  4. Recommendations for PFO closure for cryptogenic strokes

Speaker Bio(s):

Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation. He earned his master’s degree in human nutrition and medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for over 25 year. Dr. Ferenchick is a Past-President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. His research interest is the interface between medical education and information technology.

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May
3
5:00 PM17:00

infoPOEMS- Editor's Choice

Henry Barry, MD; Gary Ferenchick, MD; John Hickner, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

Class description to come.

Speaker Bio(s):

Henry Barry, MD, MS is a professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he completed his family medicine residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan and completed a master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For over 20 years, as one of the original “POETs,” he and colleagues have generated nearly 6000 POEMs – Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters – short critical summaries of original research on topics relevant to primary care physicians.

Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation. He earned his master’s degree in human nutrition and medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for over 25 year. Dr. Ferenchick is a Past-President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. His research interest is the interface between medical education and information technology.

John Hickner, MD, MS is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Practice and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was the Cleveland Clinic Chair of Family Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and Head of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Hickner has practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years. His research interests are patient safety and quality in primary care. He directed several regional, state and national research networks including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network from 2000 to 2004. He has taught evidence-based medicine courses to physicians and medical students for more than 25 years.

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May
3
4:30 PM16:30

infoPOEMS- Anxiety & Depression

John Hickner, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. Review recent studies on prevention and treatment of depression

  2. Review recent studies on the treatment of anxiety disorders

  3. Review evidence of effectiveness for mindfulness-based therapy and internet-based therapy for mental health disorders

Speaker Bio(s):

John Hickner, MD, MS is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Practice and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. After receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a master’s degree in Biostatistics and Research Design from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He was the Cleveland Clinic Chair of Family Medicine from 2009 to 2014 and Head of Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Hickner has practiced Family Medicine for over 40 years. His research interests are patient safety and quality in primary care. He directed several regional, state and national research networks including the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network from 2000 to 2004. He has taught evidence-based medicine courses to physicians and medical students for more than 25 years.

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May
3
4:00 PM16:00

infoPOEMS- Sleep Problems

Henry Barry, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

At the end of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. describe behavioral approaches to improving sleep

  2. describe adverse health effects associated with poor sleep

  3. describe benefits and harms of the use of hypnotic agents

  4. describe the benefits and limitations of using CPAP in patients with sleep apnea

Speaker Bio(s):

Henry Barry, MD, MS is a professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Development in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he completed his family medicine residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in Lansing, Michigan and completed a master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. For over 20 years, as one of the original “POETs,” he and colleagues have generated nearly 6000 POEMs – Patient Oriented Evidence that Matters – short critical summaries of original research on topics relevant to primary care physicians.

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May
3
3:30 PM15:30

infoPOEMS- Cardiovascular

Gary Ferenchick, MD

Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

  1. The USPSTF 2016 recommendation on the use of ASA for primary prevention

  2. The recent evidence on the use of aspirin for primary prevention in light of the USPSTF recommendations focusing on the ASPREE, ASCEND and ARRIVE Trials

  3. That “one-size-fits-all” for the use of ASA for primary prevention may be the wrong paradigm

  4. The 2018 ACC AHA Cholesterol Clinical Practice Guidelines

Speaker Bio(s):

Gary Ferenchick, MD, MS is Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he practices general internal medicine and is deeply involved in MSU-CHM major curriculum renovation. He earned his master’s degree in human nutrition and medical degree from Michigan State University and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for over 25 year. Dr. Ferenchick is a Past-President of the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine. His research interest is the interface between medical education and information technology.

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