Primary Care Medicine: Update 2017


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Department: Medicine
Course Number: MDM17M06
Activity Start Date: April 2, 2017
Activity End Date: April 7, 2017
Location: Wailea Beach Marriott
Wailea, HI
Fees: Physicians $855
Allied Health Professionals $715
Physicians in Training $715


Changing patterns of medical practice are placing greater emphasis on ambulatory medicine and primary care practice, including office-based preventive medicine, reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, issues in women's health, management of chronic disease, application of behavioral medicine skills to ambulatory medical patients, the care of patients at the end of life, shared decision making, and the rational use of diagnostic tests and new medications. Designed for practicing internists, family practitioners, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all other health professionals interested in providing high quality primary care, this course will provide opportunities to enhance competence and improve performance. The course will focus on the skills and strategies needed in day-to-day office practice. The curriculum will feature in-depth discussion of challenging cases in preventive medicine, common problems in ambulatory care, and a broad selection of acute and chronic illnesses. This year’s course will also highlight key issues in dermatology, neurology, geriatrics, palliative care, rheumatology, sports medicine, and nutrition. An audience response system will facilitate discussion of challenging clinical cases. The course is presented by the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine of the Department of Medicine and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco.

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The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in primary care. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

The approved credits shown above include 19.25 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Family Physicians:
This Live activity, Primary Care Medicine: Update 2017, with a beginning date of 04/02/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM Medical Knowledge Assessment:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Course Outline:


3:00-5:00 pm Registration


5:00  Welcome and Overview

5:10 G Managing Hypertension in 2017: How Do We Work With Conflicting Data and Guidelines?
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

6:05 G Advances in Prevention and Treatment of Stroke: What Every Primary Care Physician Should Know
Kenneth A. Fox, MD

7:00 Adjourn



6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Management of Lipid Disorders: Balancing Benefits and Harms
Robert B. Baron MD, MS

7:55 G Modern Management of Gout and Other Types of Monoarthritis
Jonathan Graf, MD

8:50 Break

9:10 G Best Practices for Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache
John Engstrom, MD

10:05 G Common Dermatologic Disorders: Tips for Diagnosis and Management
Lindy Fox, MD

11:00 Adjourn



6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Clinical Issues in Geriatrics for Primary Care Practice
Brook Calton, MD

7:55 G New Developments in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vasculitis
Jonathan Graf MD

8:50 Break

9:10 G Delirium and Dementia: A Neurologist's Approach
John Engstrom, MD

10:05 G Modern Management of Back Pain
Anthony Luke, MD

11:00 Adjourn


MODERATOR: John Engstrom MD

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G The High-Yield Neurological Examination
John Engstrom, MD

7:55 G Examining the Musculoskeletal Physical Exam: How to Make Yours Better
Anthony Luke, MD, MPH

8:50  Break

9:10 G Examination Skills and Office Procedures in Dermatology
Lindy P. Fox, MD

10:05 G Nutrition Counseling for Office Practice
Robert B. Baron

11:00 Adjourn



MODERATOR: Jonathan Graf, MD

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Biologics for Rheumatic Disease: What the Primary Care Clinician Should Know
Jonathan Graf, MD

7:55 G Palliative Care Pearls:  What Works, What Doesn’t
Brook Calton, MD

8:50 Break

9:10 G Skin Cancer and Common “Spots”
Lindy Fox, MD

10:05 G Common Injuries of the Knee and Shoulder
Anthony Luke, MD

11:00 Adjourn


MODERATOR: Brook Calton, MD

6:30 am Continental Breakfast

7:00 G Best Practices in Treating Pain and Prescribing Opioids
Brook Calton, MD

7:55 G Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Which Drugs for Which Patients?
Robert B. Baron, MD, MS

8:50 Break

9:10 Drug Eruptions: When to Worry
Lindy Fox, MD

10:05 G Current Standards for Managing Sports Concussion
Anthony Luke, MD

11:00 Adjourn

G - Satisfies the California requirement for Geriatric CME

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Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine;
Associate Dean for Graduate and Continuing Medical Education
University of California, San Francisco

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(University of California, San Francisco)

Brook Calton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Geriatrics

John Engstrom, MD
Professor of Neurology;
Program Director, Neurology Residency Program

Kenneth A. Fox, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology; Chief,
Department of Neurology Medical Director, Stroke Center,
The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser San Francisco Medical Center

Lindy P. Fox, MD
Assistant Professor of Dermatology; Director of Hospital Consultation

Jonathan Graf, MD
Professor of Medicine; Division of Rheumatology

Anthony Luke, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and of Family and Community
Medicine; Director, Primary Care
Sports Medicine

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Travel & Lodging:

Wailea Beach Marriott
3700 Wailea Alanui
Wailea HI 96753
Hotel Phone: 888-236-2427

Terrace View: $249 (limited amount)
Ocean View: $289
Premium Ocean: $339
Cutoff Date: March 1, 2017 or until block is filled

Hotel's room rates are for single or double occupancy and subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.416%) in effect at the time of check-in. The above rates will be made available to Event attendees for three days before and after the Official Program Dates on a space-and rate-available basis.*In addition, the hotel will inlcude the following charges (subject to change):1) Resort fee: $30/per day (please see the Wailea Marriott website for details)2) Required gratuities: Porterage - $10 per person round-trip; Housekeeping - $3 per day per room

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Hertz is pleased to offer discounts for our course attendees. Please click on the link below to make a reservation:
Hertz UCSF CME Discount
You can also reserve by calling Hertz at 800-654-3131 and referencing Convention Code: 03BW0136

United is pleased to offer special discounts for this program including three days prior to the course date and three days after.

You may book online at and enter your Offer Code: ZX47922379 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 922379
Z Code: ZX47

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before March 30, 2017 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to

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