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Winter Weekend January 23 - 26, 2020

9/11/2019

Lake Placid Conference Center, 2608 Main St, Lake Placid
Register for Winter Weekend here Hotel room block in registration link under "location" rooms available at: Best Western, Hampton Inn, Hotel North Woods & Whiteface Lodge. 

Conference approved and aceptable for 26.5 CME credits

 

 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
Room - Legacy
12:15 - 4:00 Don’t Send This Out! Procedures to Enhance Our Practices and Our Patients’ Care – Dr. Daniel Garfinkel


About the Speaker:

 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, TRACK A
Room: Lussi A

7:45 – 8:45         Miscarriage, Medication Abortion, Self-induced Abortion: What PCPs Need to Know.”  - Drs. Mindy Brittner & Karla Alba
Presentation Objectives:
Following the presentation: 1. Participants will be able to counsel on management options for early pregnancy loss (EPL) 2.Participants will be describe medication abortion guidelines, process, and safety profile 3. Recognize the prevalence of self-managed abortion and how to guide patients.

About the Speakers: 
Dr. Mindy Brittner is a graduate of Barnard College and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed her residency in Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. She went on to complete a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Master of Science in Epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Brittner’s clinical and research interests are in adolescent and reproductive health. She enjoys running and riding her bicycle.
Dr. Karla Alba is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at The University of Texas Health San Antonio . She is currently completing a fellowship in Reproductive Health Care and Advocacy in New York. Following her fellowship Dr. Alba plans to provide full spectrum reproductive health care in Texas. 

8:45 – 9:45         Common Urinary Tract Disorders in Women: An Update  - Drs. Heather Paladine & Krishna Desai
Presentation Objectives:
Following the presentation, participants will:  1) Be familiar with major risk factors and preventive strategies for patients with recurrent urinary tract infections.  2) Design a treatment strategy for women with various types of urinary incontinence.    3) Recognize pelvic organ prolapse and provide first line treatment. 

About the speakers:
Dr. Paladine attended medical school at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and then completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. Following residency, she has done fellowships in Maternal and Childrens’ Health Care and faculty development, and has also received a Master’s in Medical Education degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Paladine is currently the residency director at the New York Presbyterian-Columbia Family Medicine Residency Program in New York City.

10:15 – 11:15    OB for the Non-OB Provider - Drs. Mary Geiss & Braden Coleman

11:15 – 12:15    Secondary Amenorrhea: Causes and Next Steps - Drs. Jocelyn Young & Staci Olson
Presentation Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the physiology of underlying causes of secondary amenorrhea and relate them to laboratory and physical exam findings  2. Participants will build a framework to use when approaching the patient with secondary amenorrhea  3. Participants will be able to identify their role in counseling patients about the long term sequela of condition such as primary cystic ovarian syndrome
 
About the speakers:
Dr. Young completed residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Young is currently faculty at the United Health Services Family Medicine Residency Program in Johnson City, New York.
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 TRACK B
Room: Lussi B

7:45 – 8:45         Preoperative Evaluation: Considerations in the Older Adult - Dr. Rebecca Stetzer
Presentation Objectives:
1. Appreciate the research supporting evaluation of frailty and cognition as part of pre-operative evaluation of older adults.  2. Apply a few different approaches to frailty and cognition screening within their own practices.  3. Utilize the "What Matters Most" principle of the "Geriatric 5Ms" when helping patients decide if the proposed surgery will benefit them.

About the speaker:
Rebecca Stetzer is a Family Physician with a CAQ in Geriatrics, and an Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College. She currently provides care to older adults at the Albany Stratton VA in both the Geriatric Primary Care clinic and the Geri-Memory clinic. She is involved in teaching medical students, residents and is core faculty for the AMC Geriatric Fellowship.

8:45 – 9:45         Geriatrics by Non-Geriatrician: Best Practice Tips - Dr. James Crosby
Presentation Objectives:
1. Have a practice that makes elders feel "at home"   2. Use a variety of tools (forms, questionnaires, handouts) to expedite and enhance care  3. Be able to do a quality dementia eval without a geriatrician  4. Optimize billing to get paid for all the work required  5. Empower and engage office staff to assist in quality elder care  6. Know the ingredients of a comprehensive geriatric evaluation and how to accomplish this.  7. Take home a list of personalized change-actions to implement in their practice
About the speaker:
Longtime member of NYSAFP and ABFM geriatrician. 40 years as Family Medicine residency faculty and last 15 years as geriatric fellowship program director. Supervise geriatric care in the residency practice including resident home visits.

10:15 – 11:15    Frameworks for End-of-Life Goals of Care Discussions -
Drs. Jocelyn Young, Heather Paladine & Evan Pulvers


Presentation Objectives:
1. Learn about and practice using conversational techniques to engage patients in discussions around transitions in goals of care and end-of-life care  2. Conduct an end of life options conversation that may include medical aid in dying  3. Practice use of frameworks and helpful apps that can help facilitate difficult conversations

About the speakers:
Jocelyn Young, DO, MS  Dr. Young completed residency in Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center where she also served as chief resident. Dr. Young is currently faculty at the United Health Services Family Medicine Residency Program in Johnson City, New York.  Heather Paladine, MD, MEd, FAAFP  Dr. Paladine attended medical school at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and then completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. Following residency, she has done fellowships in Maternal and Childrens’ Health Care and faculty development, and has also received a Master’s in Medical Education degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Paladine is currently the residency director at the New York Presbyterian-Columbia Family Medicine Residency Program in New York City.  Evan Pulvers MD  Dr. Pulvers attended medical school at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and then completed residency at UCSF Contra Costa Family Medicine program.  Following residency, she took a job practicing full spectrum family medicine with Indian Health Services in the Hopi Nation. 

11:15 – 12:15    How to Approach a Patient with Hip Pain - Dr. Christine Persaud
Presentation Objectives:
Properly assess and examine the hip and come up with a management plan
About the speaker:
Dr. Christine S. Persaud is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and currently serves as Medical Director for the Division of Sports Medicine. She also precepts in the Family Medicine Department at SUNY Downstate.   Dr. Persaud is currently finishing up her MBA in the Summer of 2019 and is looking forward to spending more time with her 2 boys, 6 months and 2 years old.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, TRACK C
Room: Lussi C

7:45 – 8:45         Providing Effective Feedback to Staff: Using the STEER Methodology - Dr. Matthew Siegel
Presentation Objectives:
Articulate your feedback commentary with more specificity  - Use better timing when you deliver feedback  - Offer convincing explanations for changing behavior  - Attend to your emotional experience and theirs  - Reinforce feedback so that it sticks.

About the speaker:
Matthew Siegel is an executive coach and owner of Matthew Siegel Consulting LLC. Matt fosters active learning through collaborative relationships in which enhanced self-awareness and skill lead to goal oriented behavior change. He has helped many professionals improve their performance and productivity in fields such as banking, technology, non-profit, media, government, and healthcare. Matt uses his professional training and practice in behavioral science to achieve desired results. He has a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.

8:45 – 9:45         Engaging Patients in Healthcare, New Models to Improve Access FlexCare at Callen-Lorde
- Dr. Peter Meacher

Presentation Objectives:
At the end of this session participants will   1) understand that a small proportion of patients fail to get care in a rigid appointment system.  2) describe how a targeted change in practice might have a very significant impact of many quality measures  3) apply concepts described in FlexCare to their practice.

About the speaker:
Peter Meacher MD is a Board Certified Family Physician & HIV Specialist and has been Chief Medical Officer of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center since 2013 overseeing Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Nursing and supportive clinical services.    He was Chief Resident and then a Faculty Development Fellow at Montefiore’s Department of Family Medicine from 1995-1999.  He worked for 14 years as an HIV and Primary Care Provider, becoming the Medical Director of a federal qualified health center in the South Bronx developing programs in HIV & transgender care.      He served on the NY/NJ Board of AAHIVM from 2003-2006 and was Secretary from 2004-2006.  Additionally, he has served on the AIDS Institute Mental Health Guidelines Committee and chairs the HIV/HCV/STD QI sub-committee of CHCANYS. 
 
10:15 – 11:15    Collaborations with Community based organizations-a Practicum - Dr. Bob Morrow
Presentation Objectives:
Participants will be able to frame the discussion of collaboratives between family physicians and their communities, pick clear objectives with those communities, and work collectively to achieve more equity in health outcomes. They will be able to describe and support such work with their healthcare systems to drive agreed outcomes of equity, as well as collaboratively and measurably improve health outcomes in their local communities. Social determinants of health improvement are both definable and achievable.

About the speaker:
Dr. Morrow has been involved in leading community based patient centered research involving coalitions of stakeholders and patients for at least 30 years. As an independent community family physician for 40 years, his practice has always been my test site for issues that matter to patients. Dr. Morrow has worked with scientists, methods experts, public health officials as well as with health teams, educators, and communities. His particular focus has been on developing peer-led education to enable the implementation of important patient-centered behaviors, including STI and domestic violence screening, asthma care, and diabetes team care.   Dr. Morrow’s overall approach has focused on cross sector networks of peer educators as key to implementation of patient centered outcomes research and improved health outcomes.   Our educational model--networks of trusted peers using highly interactive adult education based on teamwork and simulations--has been successful in various projects. Our current project seeks to answer how a CDC self-management program can become the center of prevention in vulnerable communities, using strategies of Implementation Science and high integrity agents of change in communities and healthcare services.   I have spent the current year working with and building a coalition in Yonkers, centered on the Yonkers YMCA. This type of inter-sectoral coalition includes and is led by community organizations and activists, and includes health professionals, public health academics, and governmental agencies and officials.   A key element for successful implementation in such work has been family physicians and other primary care providers. Peer education for this group has centered on Academic Detailing, and this stream of work has been published by my collaborators and me.   In addition, I have worked with the NYS Academy of Family Physicians, both in educational work around practice transformation issues, and in teaching how to use community based coalitions to increase prevention and self-management of diabetes. 

11:15 – 12:15    PCMH in NYS: Understanding the Basics - Drs. Barbara Keber, Marc Price, Matthew Devine
Presentation Objectives:
Learn about the core principles of PCMH and the special requirements of NYS
Address the specific requirements for the NYS recognition; Implement embedded behavioral health or contract with behavioral health provider; Implement patient-centered elements–same day appointments, extended office hours, self management support- improved access to care; Identify resources to support behavioral health and population health management; Implement case management into practice, identifying resources needed

About the speakers:
 
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, GENERAL SESSIONS

12:15 – 1:30      Lunch on own or From Weight to Well-Being: Shifting from Weight-Centered to Weight-inclusive Care
Room: Whiteface
- Dr. Michelle May
(Sponsored by Beef Council, this is an optional session and requires pre-registration)

Presentation Objectives:
Describe the evidence-base for a weight-neutral approach to patient care. Cite the three most common outcomes of weight loss efforts: Weight cycling, disordered eating, and weight stigma.Make a plan for a weight-neutral approach to patient care, including creating a safe healthcare environment, overcoming weight bias in diagnosis and treatment, and providing effective weight-neutral counseling on behavior change.
 
About the speaker:
A “retired” family physician with sixteen years of clinical experience, Dr. May served as President of the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians, the Chairperson for the Americans in Motion (AIM) wellness initiative for the 93,000-member American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), consultant to the AIM-Healthy Intervention research project, and as a member of the AAFP Commission on the Health of the Public and Science. She is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University. She earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association and has inspired tens of thousands of audience members with her compelling message and constructive approach to a vibrant life.
 
1:30 – 3:00         IUD Skills Workshop - Drs. Sarah Hudson & Ryan Cummings
Room: Lussi B
Presentation Objectives:
Participants should be able to:    1. describe and demonstrate sterile vs non-sterile "no touch" techniques for intrauterine procedures.  2. have familiarity with the introducer styles of each of the IUDs currently available.  3. Demonstrate appropriate IUD insertion technique.  4. Discuss common risks associated with intrauterine procedures and demonstrate techniques and approaches to mitigate those risks.  5. List procedure contraindications.

About the speakers:
Sarah Hudson is a primary care physician and teacher in Rochester NY.  In addition to her outpatient practice at an inner city FQHC, she teaches at the UofR family medicine residency and is the medical director of a small Title X family planning clinic. 
Dr. Ryan Cummings is a faculty physician at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency. She completed medical school at New York Medical College, and completed residency at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency.  Her areas of interest include women's health and family planning."
 
3:00 – 4:30         Osteopathic Manipulation - Dr. William Jorgenson
Room: Lussi C

Presentation Objectives:
Learners should be able to identify and perform four osteopathic techniques that can be used in the outpatient as well as inpatient setting for treatment of lymphedema, low back pain, poor respiratory ventilation and muscle contraction type headaches. This is a hands on learning experience so dress comfortably.

About Speaker:
Dr William A. Jorgensen is currently the Medical Director of the Syracuse VA Community Based Outpatient Center in Rome NY. He is a volunteer faculty in Upstate Medical University Family Medicine Residency in Syracuse NY. He is former director of the St Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program in Utica NY. He is a graduate of KCUMB Osteopathic University and the Military Family Medicine Residency at Womack Hospital at Ft Bragg NC.
  
SATURAY, JANUARY 25, 2020

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, TRACK A
Room: Room: Lussi A

7:45 – 8:45         Preparing to Care for People Who Use Drugs - Jasmine Landry & Leah Miller-Lloyd
Presentation Objectives:
Understand the barriers to health care for people who use drugs. Recognize the “Hidden Curriculum” of medical education, and how it pertains to patients who use drugs.    Identify positive teaching strategies to improve medical education in the field of drug use and substance use disorders.    Be able to counsel patients who use drugs on strategies to reduce harm alongside their drug use.

About the speakers:
Jasmine Landry is a third-year medical student and Leah Miller-Lloyd is a fourth-year medical student at Albany Medical College. Both Jasmine and Leah volunteer with Project Safe Point, a syringe exchange program in the Capital Region. They also co-founded the Albany Med Addiction Coalition, a student organization that aims to empower students to be the best possible advocates for patients who use drugs.

8:45 – 9:45         Medico-legal Implications of Opioid Prescriptions - Dr. Larry Kobak & Doug Cline
Presentation Objectives:  
Acquaint the Family Practice physician with how to best deal with the “opioid epidemic”; How to defend oneself against the onslaught of governmental agencies in regard to opioids and To be aware of the CDC Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Pain, their meaning and application to your practice.

About the speakers:
10:15 – 11:15    Prescribing Buprenorphine - A Case Based Discussion - Dr. Ephraim Back & Cynthia Kim
Presentation Objectives:
Current MAT prescribers will have an opportunity to network with colleagues to discuss challenging cases and to and explore issues of concern, with opportunities for further networking following the conference  - Family physicians, PAs, and NPs who are not currently prescribing will have an opportunity to learn more about MAT, with the goal of completing waiver training and beginning to prescribe for their own patients.

About the speakers:
Dr. Back is the Chief of Clinical Initiatives at the Hudson Headwaters Health Network, after > 20 years as associate program director and program director at the Ellis and Kingston FMRP respectively.  I believe that the the opioid epidemic is the public health emergency of our time and that MAT has the potential to save many young lives.  I have been involved with MAT for the past 5 years, have made MAT waiver training a core requirement of residency training  and recently have been working to expand its provision by Family docs in the North country.
Cynthia Kim is an employee of the Institute for Family Health for 13 years, Cynthia Kim is proud to be a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York. Ms. Kim completed her undergraduate and some doctoral work in Psychology at Syracuse University, and completed a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University. She has also completed fellowships in Behavioral Science Education and New Faculty Scholars programs with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Ms. Kim has a variety of interests within academic Family Medicine, including teaching behavioral medicine, resident and faculty wellness, program development, academic and professional support, medication-assisted treatment for chemical dependence, and social justice. She has presented scholarly activity at both regional and national conferences and holds academic appointments at affiliate medical schools of the MHFMR program (AUA and NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine). At the Institute, Ms. Kim also participates in the Graduate Medical Education Committee, research committee, and is a proud member of the Institute’s LGBTQ Health Task Force.
 
11:15 – 12:15    Update on the Opioid Epidemic & Opioid Prescription Guidelines - Dr. Jun David
Presentation Objectives:
The objectives of this lecture will be : 1 - To discuss the definition  of opioid addiction and the neurobiology of addiction. 2- To discuss clinical manifestations of  opioid addiction, intoxication and withdrawal  symptoms. 3- To list the treatment options available including Medication Assisted  Treatment and Harm Reduction Programs 4 - Compare and review opioid  prescription guidelines  by the CDC and the Federation of State Medical Boards 5- Review the United Stated Health and Human Services guidelines for the appropriate dosage reduction or discontinuation of long-term opioid analgesics.

About the Speaker:
Dr David is the former medical director of St Peters Addiction Recovery Center and the Belvedere Addiction Services. He has lectured on state and national conferences on addiction medicine and pain management. Dr David also provided continuing medicolegal education to lawyers and judges  on this topic.  He is also involved with advocacy efforts to eliminate the opioid epidemic and improve the quality of lives of people with opioid addiction. 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, TRACK B
Room: Room: Lussi B

7:45 – 8:45         Medical Marlarky - Dr. William Sonnenberg
Presentation Objectives:
1.  Identify common clinical situations causing the overuse of antibiotics and why and were this occurs.    2.  Discussed whether vitamin supplementations are helpful, or a waste of money and even detrimental to health.  3.  Discuss common myths around water, fever, and vaping.  

About the speaker:
Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh of School of Medicine in 1980.  Completed residency at McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA.  Private Practice in Titusville, PA since 1983.  Past President of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. 

8:45 – 9:45         Diabetes Treatment Update: After Metformin - Dr. Barbara Keber

10:15 – 11:15    Transgender Care & Hormone Therapy: Initiation & Maintenance - Dr. Josh Safer
Presentation Objectives:
1. Describe the risks and benefits of hormone therapies.  2. Describe the steps involved in initiating hormone therapy.  3. Identify screening and monitoring necessary for hormone therapy maintenance. 

About the speaker:
Joshua Safer is the executive director of the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery and senior faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Safer is the president of the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) and the steering committee co-chair of the international transgender research consortium, TransNet.  He also serves on the Global Education Initiative committee for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), on the Standards of Care revision committee for WPATH, and as a scientific co-chair for WPATH’s international meeting.  Dr. Safer was a co-author of the Endocrine Society guidelines for the medical care of transgender patients.  In addition, he is a past president of the Association of Specialty Professors, the umbrella organization for leaders in internal medicine subspecialty education, and a former secretary-treasurer of the national endocrinology program director organization, the Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism, (APDEM). 
11:15 – 12:15    How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Infection - Dr. Antonio Urbina
Presentation Objectives:
1. Discuss transmission dynamics and pathogenesis of HIV during initial infection as well as the public health importance of diagnosing acute HIV infection (AHI).  2. Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with acute HIV retroviral syndrome.  3. Describe how to establish diagnostic algorithms for acute HIV retroviral syndrome. 

About the speaker:
Dr. Antonio E. Urbina is the Medical Director for the Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine Downtown clinic in New York City as well as Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of School of Medicine. Since completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center-Manhattan in 1995, Dr. Urbina has pioneered innovative HIV educational programming for community-based clinics, hospitals, and public health departments. He has directed more than 10 HIV clinical trials research protocols. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Urbina served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). He recently served on Governor Cuomo’s Task Force to end the AIDS epidemic in New York State.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, TRACK C Hands-on Student Workshop
Room: Lussi C

This track is for students wishing to get hands-on experience with procedures. Students will rotate stations and get practice casting, splinting, GYN procedures, Ortho injections, Ultrasound, & colonoscopy.
A student breakfast is provided, curtesy of St. Joseph Hospital Residency Program.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25 GENERAL SESSION
Room: Legacy
12:15 – 4:15  Buprenorphine Waiver Training - Drs. Ephraim Back & Cynthia Kim
(pre- registration required, lunch provided)
Objectives:
As we struggle to address the opioid crisis, it is crucial that we expand the availability of medication    assisted therapy (MAT) by family physicians and other primary care providers who encounter addicted patients on a daily basis. 

Buprenorphine is an effective medication for treatment of opioid use disorder, and can be prescribed in office-based primary care settings. Any physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant can prescribe buprenorphine after obtaining a waiver. Physicians are required to complete an 8-hour training in order to apply for a waiver; nurse practitioners and physician assistants must take 24 hours of training (inclusive of the 8-hour training) in order to apply.
 
Training Format:
The half-and-half format will include approximately 4 hours of online training prior to 4 hours of in-person training.

About the Speakers:
Ephraim Back, MD, MPH, FAAFP is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and the Highland Hospital/ University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency Program.   As a family physician and Family Medicine educator for >30 years, Dr. Back has embraced the opportunities for family physicians to expand their interests and capabilities while providing full spectrum care for their patients.  Over the past several years, with the explosion of the opioid epidemic, he has become involved in treating patients and promoting addiction treatment as an essential element of residency education. 
Cynthia Kim is an employee of the Institute for Family Health for 13 years, Cynthia Kim is proud to be a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York. Ms. Kim completed her undergraduate and some doctoral work in Psychology at Syracuse University, and completed a graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University. She has also completed fellowships in Behavioral Science Education and New Faculty Scholars programs with the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. Ms. Kim has a variety of interests within academic Family Medicine, including teaching behavioral medicine, resident and faculty wellness, program development, academic and professional support, medication-assisted treatment for chemical dependence, and social justice. She has presented scholarly activity at both regional and national conferences and holds academic appointments at affiliate medical schools of the MHFMR program (AUA and NYIT School of Osteopathic Medicine). At the Institute, Ms. Kim also participates in the Graduate Medical Education Committee, research committee, and is a proud member of the Institute’s LGBTQ Health Task Force.
 
4:30 – 5:30 – Poster Presentations & Cocktail Hour
Room: Edelweiss & Excelsior

 SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020

7:00 – 7:45         Breakfast Table Round-Table Discussions
The topics this year are reproductive health, single payer health care, private practice, and small private practice and the role of physician extenders.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, TRACK A
Room: Lussi A
             
7:45 – 8:45         Diagnostic Testing for Lyme disease: The State of the Science - Holly Ahern
Presentation Objectives:
(1) Recognize basic epidemiological and pathobiological features of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases (TBDs) of concern in New York State; (2) Understand the limitations of the existing algorithm relied upon for diagnosis of Lyme disease, when considered in the context of the known clinical accuracy of serological tests and the existing and emerging science on the bacterium that causes Lyme borreliosis, Borrelia burgdorferi ; and (3) Discuss the implications that delayed diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease may have on patients.

About the speaker:
Holly Ahern is an award-winning professor of microbiology at the State University of New York (SUNY) Adirondack, where she teaches and mentors students in undergraduate research. As a result of her family’s personal experience with Lyme disease, Ahern co-founded and is Vice-President of Lyme Action Network, a national 501-c-3 Lyme and Tick Borne Disease (TBD) education and advocacy organization. Ahern is also the Scientific Advisor for the Focus on Lyme Foundation based in Phoenix, Arizona, which funds strategic research projects aimed at improving the quality of diagnostic testing for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. As a scientist and advocate, Ahern was appointed to serve on the Testing and Diagnostics subcommittee of the Tick Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG), a Federal Advisory Committee established by Congress and convened by the Department of Health and Human Services in 2016. The HHS TBDWG delivered its first Report to Congress in December of 2018. The full Report, and the individual reports of the 6 Subcommittees of the TBDWG, are available to read at https://www.hhs.gov/ash/advisory-committees/tickbornedisease/reports/index.html

8:45 – 9:45         General Dermatology - Dr. Vincent Beltrani
Presentation Objectives:

About the speaker:
Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC  Dermatology Practice x 30 years in Poughkeepsie NY

9:45 – 10:45      Primary Cutaneous Melanoma - Dr. Vincent Beltrani
Presentation Objectives:
Recognize that all things that are brown are not necessarily melanocytic tumors.  Recognize that all melanocytic tumors are not necessarily brown.  Learn the skill of "clinical pathologic correlation" (what does the clinician see with his eyes and what does the dermatolpathologist see with the microscope)  Recognize the potential dangers of inappropriate management.  update on current epidemiology, evaluation and treatment of melanoma

About the speakers:
Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NYC  Dermatology Practice x 30 years in Poughkeepsie NY
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, TRACK B
Room: Lussi B

7:45 – 8:45         HPV Vaccination Rates/Can We Do Better - Dr. Phil Kaplan
Presentation Objectives:
Attendees will be able to assess their effectiveness in getting their teens immunized with HPV vaccine, and will have more tools for improving their rates of immunization.

About the speaker:
Dr Kaplan is a past president of NYSAFP, chairs the NYSAFP ad hoc committee on vaccine policy, and struggles with this vaccine in a small private practice in Manliius.  


8:45 – 9:45         In the Service of Her Majesty: An In Depth Look at the New Zealand Single Payer Health Care System - Dr. Wayne Strouse
Presentation Objectives:
Understand the benefits of a Single Payer system in providing Univesal Health Care    Understand some of the obstacles that may occur in a Single Payer system which may interfere with patient care.    Understand the inner workings of one version of Single Payer and how it could become a working model for the United States.

About the speaker:
Dr. Strouse is in solo, rural private practice in the Finger Lakes region of New York.  He has special interest and expertise in Single Payer Health Care, having received care and workded in a Socialized Medicine system (US Navy), and a Single Payer Medicine system (New Zealand)
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, TRACK C
Room: Lussi C

7:45 – 9:45         FM Career, Advocacy & Leadership Opportunities
Presentation Objectives:
Attendees will be able to discuss and implement steps in pursuing the following: career opportunities in FM (local, national and global), quality improvement opportunities in FM, advocacy opportunities in NYS and nationally, leadership opportunities in NYSAFP & AAFP
About the speaker:
Tochi Iroku-Malize is a family physician who has been involved in various aspects of the specialty over the past 25 years including private practice, hospital medicine, nursing home care, home visits, urgent care, global health, academic medicine and administrative medicine. She is professor and chair of family medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and is a past president of the NYSAFP and current board member of the AAFP. She has developed curriculum and presented nationally & internationally on family medicine education, quality, advocacy and leadership.