Primary Care and Family Medicine Symposium

Old Medical College
April 20–25, 2013

55.75 Hours CME Credit Available

“Practice pearls in every lecture”

Presented By
Medical College of Georgia at
Augusta University
and Division of Continuing Education
Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites

Augusta, Georgia

The 48th Annual Primary Care and Family Medicine Symposium is presented by Augusta University faculty. The course directors are Laura L. Mulloy, D.O., FACP, Section Chief and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation Medicine) and Allen L. Pelletier, M.D., FAAFP, Associate Professor of Family Medicine.

Target Audience
This course will present a broad spectrum of material to family medicine physicians and other specialists who focus on primary medical care. Many physicians regularly attend this course, so topics rotate and change yearly. The presentations emphasize differential diagnosis and management strategies.
This is an excellent preparation for recertification or to review certifying examinations. The comprehensive syllabus with references is a solid resource for clinicians and office staff.

This symposium should prepare participants to:
• Review advances in treating diseases commonly seen by primary care providers.
• Outline practical, evidence-based approaches for diagnosis and management that reflect recent advances in treatment.
• Use evidence-based recommendations for optimal treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, dementia, kidney disease, pain, infectious disease, constipation, congestive heart failure and stroke.
• Discuss challenges and controversies of new drugs for children, adolescents and the elderly.
• Explain strategies for reducing medical errors.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this live activity for a maximum of 55.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, Primary Care and Family Medicine Symposium, with a beginning date of April 20, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 55.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity .
Comments: No CME credit for breaks or lunch. No CME for SAM Workshop on 4/20/2013. Physicians will receive 12 Prescribed credits for completing the Knowledge Questions and Clinical Simulation on the ABFM's website.


All sessions will be held at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites.

 Saturday, April 20, 2013
11:45 Welcome and Introduction to Course
12:00 Board Review – David L. Kriegel, M.D.
2:00 Break
2:15 Pain Management – Ines H. Berger, PhD., M.D.
3:00 Ethics Cases – Jeff Flowers, James Rush, J.D.
4:00 Break
 Workshop Sessions (Concurrent Lectures) (4:15–7:15 p.m.)
 A Trigger Point Injection Workshop – Julie Dahl-Smith, D.O.
 B SAMs – Bruce M. LeClair, M.D.
 C Prescription Drug Abuse – Ann Marie Butler Kemp, RPh, M.D., Molly Clark, PhD., Justin Sherman, PharmD
Sunday, April 21, 2013
6:30 Continental Breakfast
7:00 Evaluating Fall Risks in the Elderly – David L. Kriegel, M.D.
7:45 The Fainting Patient: Update in the Evaluation and Management of Syncope – Robert A. Sorrentino, M.D.
8:30 Hemochromatosis – Ledy C. Rojas, M.D.
9:15 Break
9:30 Neuro Examination - Live Demonstration – J. Ned Pruitt, M.D.
10:15 Primary Care Update on PSA and Prostate Cancer – Martha Terris, M.D.
11:00 What Makes a Good Living Kidney Donor? – Lu Y. Huber, M.D., PhD.
11:45 Lunch Break
1:00 Pre-Operative Assessment of Cardiac Risk – Mahwish Ali, M.D.
1:45 Medical Management of Adult Obesity – Brent Waters, M.D.
2:30 Evaluation of Breast Mass – Karen Yeh, M.D.
3:15 Break
3:30 Cardiovascular Disease in Women – Pascha E. Schafer, M.D.
4:15 Bipolar Disorder – William G. Phillips, M.D.
5:00 Internal Medicine Board Review – Laura L. Mulloy, D.O.
5:45 Update on Parkinson’s – Kapil D. Sethi, M.D.
Monday, April 22, 2013
6:30 Continental Breakfast
7:00 Evaluation of Shoulder Injury – Lynn A. Crosby, M.D.
7:45 Sickle Cell Disease - Current Rx – Abdullah Kutlar, M.D.
8:30 ADHD – Alex Mabe, PhD., M.A.
9:15 Break
9:30 Electroconvulsive Therapy for Severe Depression – Vaughn McCall, M.D.
10:15 Patient Centered Medical Home – Janis S. Coffin, D.O.
11:00 Value Based Purchasing – Janis S. Coffin, D.O.
11:45 Lunch Break
1:00 Lyme Disease: Controversy and Politics– Jacqueline M. DuBose, M.D.
1:45 The Female Athlete Triad: New Approaches to Diagnosis and Management – Jacqueline M. DuBose, M.D.
2:30 TB or not TB – Christine M. Litwin, M.D.
3:15 Break
3:30 Movement Disorders – John C. Morgan, PhD., M.D.
4:15 What is the Role of Telestroke in Stroke Systems of Care – Jeffrey A. Switzer, D.O.
5:00 Driving Competency in the Face of Dementia – Nidhi K. Gulati, M.D.
5:45 Case Studies in Infectious Disease – John F. Fisher, M.D.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
6:30 Continental Breakfast
7:00 Interesting Renal Cases – Pamela J. Fall, M.D.
7:45 Chronic Kidney Disease Update – John J. White, M.D.
8:30 Baysean Analysis – David R. Haburchak, M.D.
9:15 Break
9:30 Update on Telehealth – Max E. Stachura, M.D.
10:15 Update on Sinusitis – David Jang, M.D.
11:00 The Pap Smear: Old Test, New Guidelines – Sara E. Young, M.D.
11:45 Lunch Break
1:00 Evaluation and Treatment of Constipation – Satish Rao, MBBS, PhD.
1:45 10 Things Not to Miss in Neurology – David C. Hess, M.D.
2:30 Nephrology Journal Club – Matthew J. Diamond, D.O.
3:15 Break
3:30 What is the Future of Organized Medicine – Alvin Head, M.D.
4:15 The Missed Stroke – Askiel Bruno, M.D.
5:00 Acid Base (part 1) – Joseph Hobbs, M.D.
5:45 Acid Base (part 2) – Joseph Hobbs, M.D.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
6:30 Continental Breakfast
7:00 Doctor, I’m Dizzy – Sarah Mowry, M.D.
7:45 Vitamin D – Anthony L. Mulloy, PhD., D.O.
8:30 Endocrine Emergencies – Anthony L. Mulloy, PhD., D.O.
9:15 Break
9:30 Evaluation of the Diabetic Foot – Edward F. Szabo, DPM
10:15 Breast Cancer Update – Thomas A. Samuel, M.D.
11:00 Treatment Options in Systemic Fungal Infections – Rhonda E. Colombo, M.D.
11:45 Lunch Break
1:00 Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Thad Wilkins, M.D.
1:45 Fatty Liver Disease – Thad Wilkins, M.D.
2:30 Behavioral and Psychosocial Care for the HIV Positive Patient – Lara M. Stepleman, PhD.
3:15 Break
3:30 Cardiac CT Angiography: The Nuts and Bolts of Who Needs One – Sheldon E. Litwin, M.D.
4:15 Glaucoma, Cataracts and More – David Bogorad, M.D.
5:00 Ophthalmologic Exam for the Non-Ophthalmologist – Dilip A. Thomas, M.D.
5:45 Glomerular Disease – Michael P. Madaio, M.D.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
6:30 Continental Breakfast
7:00 Evaluation of the Underperforming Endurance Athlete – Chad Asplund, M.D.
7:45 Exercise as Medicine – Chad Asplund, M.D.
8:30 Lipids – Rene J. Harper, M.D.
9:15 Break
9:30 Diabetes Mellitus Update (Part 1) – Rene J. Harper, M.D.
10:15 Diabetes Mellitus Update (Part 2) – Rene J. Harper, M.D.
11:00 Approach to Treatment of the Immunocompromised Patient – Rhonda E. Colombo, M.D.
11:45 Lunch Break
1:00 Gout – Alyce M. Oliver, PhD., M.D.
1:45 Climate Change Impact on Infectious Disease – James Wilde, M.D.
2:30 Push Hard and Push Fast: the New Paradigm in CPR – James Wilde, M.D.
3:15 Break
3:30 Diabetic Retinopathy – Lane D. Ulrich, M.D.
4:15 Identifying and Intervening With Battered Women – Amy S. House, PhD.
5:00 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms: Emphasis on Diagnosis and Early Treatment Plan – Cargill H. Alleyne, M.D.
5:45 Foot & Ankle Injuries – Monte Hunter, M.D.

In accordance with the ACCME Essentials & Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the health care industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be required to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

Registration and Fee
The registration fee is $850 for physicians for the six-day course or $250 per calendar day. For physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, the registration fee is $695 for the six-day course or $250 per calendar day. Early registration is encouraged. Register before March 1, 2013 for the entire six-day course and receive $100 off your registration fee. A CD with presentations, continental breakfasts and refreshments are included in this fee. This fee, less a $75 administrative charge, is refundable if notice of your cancellation is received by March 30, 2013.

Registrations Limited in ALL workshops
Saturday Workshop Options:

  • Trigger-point Injections (additional $35.00 fee each)
  • SAM (no additional fee)
  • Prescription Drug Abuse (no additional fee)



and mail it
with payment to:
Division of Continuing Education
Augusta University
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912
with credit card payment
to 706-721-4642.

Call the
Division of
Continuing Education

706-721-3967 or
1- 800-221-6437

(A CD will be provided with your registration information. If you would like a hard copy of the syllabus, we will provide a copy for you at registration for an additional fee of $75.00.) Handouts received prior to our print deadline will be included in syllabus. Handouts not in syllabus may be downloaded from web link.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites, Two Tenth Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901 for course participants. Please make your reservations before March 29, 2013. The block of rooms will be released after this date. When calling in your reservation, 706-722-8900 or 800-868-5354, please identify your group as “Primary Care and Family Medicine Symposium” to receive the special rate of $129 for single or double occupancy.

Current rates for self parking are $7.00 per vehicle, per day with unlimited in and out privilege. Parking charges are the responsibility of each individual. Should guests be staying overnight the charges will post to each guests room portfolio. Valet parking is $15.00. Rates are subject to change.

Comfort Zone
Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs
The Division of Continuing Education of Augusta University complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721 3967.