Winter Weekend 2018

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Conference worth 24.5 CME credits


8:00 – 12:00      Buprenorphine Training -  Drs. Raymond Harvey & Ephraim Back
Participants will start the day with a working breakfast and complete the training with lunch and a tour of the Olympic Training Facility (additional registration required)

12:00 - 5:00 Point of Care Ultra Sound - Dr. Jason Matuszak
Participants will start with afternoon with lunch and a tour of the Olympic Training Facility followed by the POCUS session - presentation & workshop (additional registration required)


7:00 - 7:45         Breakfast & Exhibitors

7:45 - 8:45         Pediatric Care in Family Medicine Setting - Dr. Elizabeth Lynn
To provide information on newborn screening, breast feeding, pediatric vaccines, developmental screening, autism screening, vitamins, and anticipatory guidance.

8:45 - 9:45         Food Allergies in Children - Dr. Robert Anderson
Identify risk factors for food allergies; identify clinical manifestations for food allergies in children; review diagnostic tests; identify appropriate time for referral in food allergies; suggest resources for patients and families

9:45 - 10:15       Break & Exhibitors

10:15 – 11:15    Finding Joy in Treating the Opioid Dependency - Dr. Katherine Holmes
Learn ways to integrate the care of the opiate dependent patients into a busy primary care practice without overwhelming the provider or the staff. Connect like-minded providers providing similar care across the state, Develop more confidence in the ability to provide comprehensive opiate dependency treatment as part of a primary care practice.

11:15 - 12:15     Creating a Transgender Inclusive Practice - Dr. Peter Meacher        
Improve TGNC patients’ access to high quality healthcare in NYS
At the end of session participants will be able to: appreciate the need to engage this vulnerable population, create a TGNC affirming environment of care, understand the informed consent model of care, access resources regarding hormone provision

2:15 - 3:15         Adult Wellness 2018: What & How - Dr. James Crosby
Know the 3 general components of adult and geriatric wellness service, Know (or have information about) the current USPSTF and AAFP wellness recommendations including recent updates or additions, Know the requirements for a Medicare Wellness exam
Appreciate when to stop providing a specific service, Possess some “fast facts” summaries of the above
Understand the billing aspects of wellness, Find ways to better implement wellness into a busy practice providing practical tools

3:15 - 4:15         Hepatitis C - Drs. Russ Perry, Jen Butner & Ephraim Back 
7:00 - 7:45         Breakfast & Exhibitors

7:45 - 8:45         Medication Abortion In Family Medicine Setting - Dr.  Martha Simmons

While lecture-based, this presentation will be heavily interactive and will use an evidenced based approach to educate the audience on new developments in medication abortion.  Updates to medical abortion provision include 1) FDA Criteria to provide medication abortion, 2) gestational age timing for medication abortion provision and 3) requirement for ultrasound versus blood tests for pregnancy dating.         
8:45 - 9:45         Managing Side Effects of LARCS - Dr. Katherine Holmes
Learn common side effects for both progestin IUDs and as well as the progestin implant devices.
Develop management strategies for common side effects like device location and intermittent breakthrough bleeding without referral and/or without removal of the device. Apply knowledge by working through two sample cases of women presenting to primary care providers with a side effect or question about their LARC.

9:45 - 10:15       Break & Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:15   Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) – Drs. James Mumford & Brenda Gomez
Identify patients at risk for NAFLD
Utilize current guidelines for diagnosis and management
Develop care plans for NAFLD including medications and lifestyle modifications
Manage referrals and appropriate follow up for patients with NAFLD

11:15 - 12:15     Maintenance of Certification Info Session - Dr. Tochi Iroku-Malize

2:15 - 3:15         Practical Approaches in Mgmt of Bipolar Patients - Drs. Margarita De Federicis  & Elmer Quintero 
Recognize the different types of bipolar disorder based on the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Identify red flags to differentiate bipolar from unipolar depression, Apply DSM-5 criteria to differentiate mania from hypomania and establish differential diagnoses and comorbidities with other mental health conditions, Learn to apply the different diagnostic validated tools in the outpatient setting and considering to incorporate them in the electronic medical records EMR, Formulate appropriate treatment recommendations, including the rationale for treatment selection, for a patient with bipolar disorder experiencing maniac and depressive symptoms, with strategies to minimize adverse drug effects and establish appropriate monitoring parameters. Formulate appropriate treatment recommendations, including the rationale for treatment selection, for a patient with bipolar disorder in need of maintenance therapy to prevent symptomatic relapse or recurrence. Recognize non pharmacological and natural approaches for the treatment of BPD,  
Recognize when is acceptable to prescribe antidepressants for BPD
3:15 - 4:15         Teen HPV Vaccination: We Can do Better  - Drs. Phi Kaplan & James Loehr, & Dina Hoefer


7:00 - 7:45         Breakfast & Exhibitors

7:45 - 8:45         Peds ADHD for the PCP​ -  Dr. Terri Hargrave             
Participants will learn and ADHD in children and adolescents, including the use of validated screening and monitoring tools
Participants will learn how to manage ADHD in children and adolescents, including therapy and medication and creation of a system of support around the child and family
Participants will learn how to use Project TEACH/CAPPCNY or CAPES services to help them in the assessment and management of their more complicated patients with ADHD

8:45 - 9:45         Tick Borne Illness - Dr. Mark Josefski
Have the knowledge & skill to recognize the signs & symptoms of tick-borne illness, and diagnose & treat correctly in a timely fashion.  They should also be able to access current literature & provide effective patient education tools to help our communities address the problem of emerging diseases.

9:45 - 10:15       Break & Exhibitors

10:15 - 12:15     Who Knows What's Healthy Anymore Navigating the evidence for Diet, Vitamins and Supplements - Dr. Rebecca Stetzer
In this session we will review the research behind the seemingly constant changes in recommendations about "healthy" intake of sugar, fat and salt and how this has influenced changes in US nutrition labeling. We will look at the evidence behind vitamins and some supplements, and sources for more information for you and your patients.

12:15 – 1:15      Sponsored Lunch - Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: Mindful Eating for Sustainable Lifestyle - Dr. Michelle May (registration required) Provide family physicians with a practical model for engaging patients in sustainable lifestyle improvements for the prevention and management of chronic disease.

2:15 - 3:15         Popular Trends in Maternity Care - Drs. Chen Wang & Maria Gervits     
Identify popular trends in prenatal care and birth. Identify resources of information for physicians and patients on prenatal care and birth practices. Discuss evidence of home birth, water birth, delayed cord clamping, and lotus birth. Advise patients on risks and benefits of emerging practices.

3:15 - 4:15         Developing Leaders Through Storytelling - Drs. Linda Prine   & Ivonne McLean  &  Shanti Leon Guerrero

7:00 - 7:45         Breakfast & Exhibitors

7:45 - 8:45         Antibiotic Stewardship - Dr. Alan Sanders           

8:45 - 9:45         Cervicitis & Vaginitis: Updates - Dr. Heather Paladine          
The purpose of this session is to educate Family Physicians about cervicitis and vaginitis, with a focus on updates in diagnostic tests and treatments.

9:45 - 10:15       Break & Exhibitors

10:15 - 11:15     Come Closer So I can See you: Eye conditions, Older Adults - Dr. Scott Kirsch
There are four cases that will involve team based learning to address the topics. This will be done in a team based learning format (each small group works on the case and reports out to the larger group with the use of facilitators to ensure evidence based material is shared).    
11:15 - 12:15     Updates from the US Preventive Services Task Force​ - Dr. John Epling
Discuss the most recent USPSTF preventive services recommendations. Explain the mission and scope of the USPSTF; Describe the general methods of the USPSTF in making recommendations for primary care physicians

12:15 – 1:15      Sponsored Lunch - Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: Mindful Eating for Sustainable Lifestyle - Dr. Michelle May (registration required) Identify the six crucial decision points in the Mindful Eating Cycle and the psycho-social-behavioral patterns in overeating and restrictive eating,  List six specific strategies to help patients develop a healthier, more positive relationship with food and physical activity. Describe a mindful eating exercise using the Mindful Eating Cycle as a guide.

2:15 - 3:15         Managing Behavioral Symptoms Associated with Dementia - Dr. Paul Cavaluzzi
Understand what is meant by the term neuropsychiatric or behavioral symptoms associated with dementia
Understand the scope of the problem, Develop a better understanding of how we should approach these patients ( what our mindset should be), Explain non pharmacological interventions that should be attempted first, Explain what the literature says as well as the experiences of physicians who treat these patients in regards to the pharmacological options that exist to treat these symptoms.

3:15 - 4:15         A Contemporary Algorithm for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes - Dr. James Desemone
Describe how to individualize a diabetes treatment plan based on clinical characteristics.  Describe the mechanism of action of 3 classes of diabetes medications excluding insulin analogs.  Describe the use of insulin replacement therapy in combination with other antihyperglycemic medications.  

TRACK C                          
7:45 – 9:45        Hands-On Workshop (student track)

9:45 – 10:15      Break & Exhibitors

10:15 – 12:15    Hands-On Workshop (student track)

2:15 – 4:15        Contracts for Residents - Dr. Larry Kobak

                                   SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018

7:00 - 7:45       Breakfast Roundtable Discussions 

7:45 – 9:45        Otolaryngic Manifestations of Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Dr. Robert Strominger
Explain the prevalence, transmission, prevention, and treatment of sexually transmitted  diseases in relation to otolaryngology.
Explain the association between HPV and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Describe how HIV/AIDS manifests in the head and neck region.

8:45 – 9:45        You Are Travelling Where? - Dr. Scott Gross
To provide family physicians with an understanding of what is required to incorporate travel medicine in their practice. This will be done via case study and video vignettes.

9:45 – 10:45      The Benefit of Using a 10 Point system for EKG Reading – Dr. Eddo De Lang - Dr. Eddo De Lang
The attendee with a system of EKG analysis that can help the user not to miss findings. The basic principles of EKG technology will be discussed followed by a presentation of EKG findings such as RVH, LVH, MI, ST-T wave abnormalities, intraventricular conduction delay, aberrancy, WPW, arrhythmias, A-V block and effects of electrolytes and medications on EKG’s.

7:45 – 9:45        Opportunities in Family Medicine (student track) - Dr. Tochi Iroku-Malize