Endocrine Controversies in
Adult Primary Care Practice

Friday – Saturday, May 16 – 17, 2014
The Island Inn, Martha’s Vineyard
Oak Bluffs, MA



"Endocrine Controversies in Adult Primary Care Practice" is intended to provide up-to-date, stateof- the-art continuing medical education for primary care physicians who are on the front lines of identifying and managing a wide spectrum of endocrine disorders. Knowing when and how to screen for the presence of potential underlying endocrine disease facilitates not only high-quality medical care, but also limits unnecessary testing, misinterpretation, misleading differential diagnostic considerations and excessive imaging. The curriculum proposed has been specifically chosen to address areas of practice encountered by the PMD both commonly and incidentally. Interactive learning formats that engage the learners will be incorporated into the course, such as case based discussions, Q&A with the experts and panel presentations as well as didactic lectures. The goal of the course is to provide state of the art education that will facilitate learner changes in competence and performance in practice.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the potential for an underlying endocrine etiology for patients presenting with subtle and non-specific symptoms.
  • Select appropriate laboratory and imaging assessments to initiate the evaluation and management of patients suspected of having endocrine disease.
  • Refer patients to a consultant endocrinologist for further diagnostic evaluation, advanced therapeutic intervention and co-management when appropriate.
  • Develop strategies to appropriately manage common conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency, primary hypothyroidism.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The target audience for this course are physicians, nurses and physician assistants. This is intended for those who provide primary care services in both academic and community settings.

ACCREDITATION

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Endocrine Controversies in Adult Primary Care Practice, with a beginning date of May 16, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 9.75 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.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 10.50 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
6:30 - 6:50 Breakfast & Exhibitor Displays
6:50 - 7:00 Welcome & Introduction
7:00 - 7:40 Vitamin D: Is it Needed for Health? What do we Know?
How Much do we Need?
Alan Malabanan, MD
7:40 - 8:20 Osteoporosis 2014: Case Identification, Medication Selection,
Duration and Safe Follow-up
Harold Rosen, MD
8:20 - 9:00 Hyperparathyroidism; When to Suspect, How to Diagnose,
When and How to Intervene?
Johanna Pallotta, MD
9:00 - 9:15 Q & A and Panel Discussion
9:15 - 9:45 Coffee Break & Exhibitor Displays
9:45 - 10:25 PCO: How to Diagnose, Treat and Follow
Mala Sivanandy, MD
10:25 - 11:05 Obesity Evaluation & Treatment 2014: Safe Use of FDA-Approved Therapies
Jody Dushay, MD
11:05 - 11:45 Type 2 Diabetes: Confident Use of New Medications for the Primary Care Physician. Initiation, Monitoring and Outcomes Measures
Greeshma Shetty, MD
11:45 - 12:00 Panel Discussion
12:00 - 1:00

Faculty Luncheon (15 minutes);
Ask the Expert/Q&A (45 minutes)
Exhibitor Displays

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
6:30 - 7:00 Breakfast & Exhibitor Displays
7:00 - 7:40 Menopause: Management of Symptoms, Potential use of Estrogens
and Androgens
Laura Zemany, MD
7:40 - 8:20 Pituitary Disorders
Pamela Hartzband, MD
8:20 - 9:00 Testosterone Syndrome: Who to Test, How to Evaluate and Who to Treat?
David A. Cohen, MD
9:00 - 9:15 Q & A and Panel Discussion
9:15 - 9:45 Coffee Break & Exhibitor Displays
9:45 - 10:25 Hyper & Hypothyroidism: Impact on Cardiovascular
and Reproductive Outcomes
Anthony Hollenberg, MD
10:25 - 11:05 Adrenal Insufficiency and Adrenal Masses
Pamela Hartzband, MD
11:05 - 11:45 Thyroid Nodules 2014: Current Recommendations on Screening,
Evaluation and Treatment
James Hennessey, MD
11:45 - 12:00 Q & A and Panel Discussion
12:45 Adjourn

*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION



Course Number #3424513

Physicians Fee: $375 (USD)
Early Registration by March 31, 2014 - Physicians Fee: $325 (USD)
Trainee/Allied Health Professional Fee: $325 (USD)
Early Registration by March 31, 2014 - Trainee/Allied Health Professional Fee: $300 (USD)

For specific tuition fees, see the registration form. Registration by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) can be made here. Registration by check (draft on a United States bank), please make payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with registration form to Harvard Medical School - Department of Continuing Education, P.O. Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. Telephone or fax registration is not accepted. Registration with cash payment is not permitted. Upon receipt of your paid registration an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Be sure to include an email address that you check frequently. Your email address is used for critical information including: registration confirmation, evaluation and certificate.

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Systems- Based Practice.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.

COURSE LOCATION

All sessions for this activity will be held at The Island Inn, Beach Road, P.O. Box 1585,
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. (Telephone: 508-693-2002).

ACCOMMODATIONS/TRAVEL

The Island Inn on Martha's Vineyard has a tennis-camp setting with a relaxed atmosphere - enjoy a laidback, casual Island experience! A limited number of rooms in different categories have been reserved at The Island Inn (Telephone: 508-693-2002) until March 31, 2014. Check-out time on Saturday, May 17th will be 1 pm (luggage can be stored in the main office or in the conference center). Please call 508-693-2002 to book your room and reference the Endocrine Conference.Please do not purchase non-refundable airline ticket(s) until you have recieved an email from our office confirming your paid registration. For airfare reservations contact the HMS Travel Desk toll free 1-877-4-HARVMD (1-877-442-7863) Monday - Friday 9 am to 8 pm (EST). From outside the U.S., Canada and Virgin Islands, please call (617) 599-3764.



Course #3424513


Offered by

Department of Medicine
and Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Course Directors
James V. Hennessey, MD
Anthony Hollenberg, MD

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FACULTY

Course directors

James Hennessey, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Anthony Hollenberg, MD
Professor, Medicine of Harvard Medical School; Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


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David Cohen, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Jody Dushay, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and
Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Pamela Hartzband, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Medical Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Thyroid
Nodule Center

Irina Kogan, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Medical Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Family Medicine of Needham Heights

Alan Malabanan, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center /Joslin Diabetes Fellowship Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Johanna Pallotta, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology,
Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Harold Rosen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Director of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Greeshma Shetty, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Joslin Diabetes Center and Division of
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mala Sivanandy, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and
Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Laura Zemany, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and
Metabolism, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center



 

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