Seventh Annual Practical Evidence-Based Medicine for the Primary Care Clinician

Monday, Aug. 12, 2019

Hershey Lodge

325 University Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

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Conference ID

C6382

Audience

This activity is designed to teach primary care physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners clinically useful topics from various areas of medicine.

Purpose/Overview

Conference faculty will present reviews and updates of the latest medical evidence as it relates to primary care.

Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 8.25 contact hours of accredited education and .75 hours of pharmacology credit. Please see the program schedule for the topic marked with Pharmacology Credit.

Patient Safety/Risk

This program includes 2.25 hours of patient safety/risk management education as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Please see the program schedule for the topic marked with Safety/Risk Credit.

Fees

  • $150 per person; $65 for residents/students
  • Includes instruction, all listed meals, online handout materials and refreshments

To receive the special rate for residents/students, send verification of status to ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or fax to 717-531-5604.

Registrations received after Aug. 11, 2019, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations

Cancellations received after Aug. 2, 2019, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after Aug. 8, 2019.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Attractions

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.

Course Directors

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Jay Zimmerman, MD
Associate Professor

Madie D. Hartman, DO
Assistant Professor

Faculty

David Arena, JD, PsyD, MBA, NBFCCH, FMFP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Penn State Health St. Joseph

Stephanie Carey, MD, MPH
Resident
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Karl T. Clebak, MD, FMFP
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Todd M. Felix, MD
Assistant Dean for Clinical Medicine
Associate Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

M. Joyce Green, MD
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Jayson Loeffert, DO
Assistant Professor
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Andrew Lutzkanin, MD, FMFP
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Bryan Martin, MD
Resident
Penn State Health State College

Eric R. Messner, PhD, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Munima Nasir, MD
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Michael Pfeiffer, MD
Assistant Professor
Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

Alexis Reedy-Cooper, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Joseph Sonner, DO
Resident
Penn State Health St. Joseph

Jay Zimmermann, MD
Associate Professor
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine

Jeffrey A. Zlotnick, MD (CAQ), FMFP, DABFP
Residency Educational Director Sports Medicine
Penn State Health St. Joseph

Agenda and Objectives

7 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

  • 7 a.m. | Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit Exhibits
  • 7:20 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions
  • 7:30 a.m. | Evidence-Based Medicine: Hunting and Foraging and Podcasts, Oh My!
    Karl T. Clebak, MD, FAAFP
    Assistant Professor
  • 8:15 a.m. | Diabetes, Type 2! What’s New?
    M. Joyce Green, MD

    • Review and compare indications for screening – USPSTF; ADA
    • Review diagnostic criteria
    • Analyze diagnostic tests
    • Differentiate treatment goals for different patient populations
    • Examine and compare recommendations on antihyperglycemic therapy, ADA, AACE 2019 updates
    • Evaluate most recent studies
  • 9 a.m. | Why Do They Keep Coming Back? Super Utilizers and How To Help Them (Safety/Risk Credit)
    Alexis Reedy-Cooper, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor
    Eric R. Messner, PhD, FNP-BC
    Assistant Professor

    • Discuss the concept of super-utilizer and how it relates to health care quality and cost
    • Review some of the previous literature regarding super-utilizers and interventions used to reach out to this population
    • Determine common barriers super-utilizer patients experience during the discharge process that could increase their risk for rehospitalization
    • Identify common drivers of readmission that patients experience as they receive care in the outpatient setting in the immediate period after discharge
    • Determine which patient-specific factors affect super utilizers including: location; social determinants of health; health literacy; patient engagement; and medication issues such as reconciliation of medication lists, safety and adherence
  • 9:45 a.m. | Morning Break/Visit Exhibits
  • 10 a.m. | Top POEMs of 2019
    Tood M. Felix, MD
    Assistant Dean for Clinical Medicine Associate Professor
    Jay Zimmermann, MD
    Associate Professor

    • Describe information mastery
    • Appraise information resources for improved patient care
    • Examine top primary care practice-changing articles in the past year using evidence-based resources
  • 10:45 a.m. | NSAIDs and Cardiovascular Disease (Pharmacology Credit)
    Michael Pfeiffer, MD
    Assistant Professor
    Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute

    • Evaluate the data behind known cardiovascular risks associated with NSAID medications
    • Apply risk/benefit knowledge and patient specific circumstances to shared decision-making conversations with patients
  • 11:30 a.m. | Pennsylvania Legislative Updates
    Andrew Lutzkanin, MD, FAAFP
    Assistant Professor

    • Examine current state legislative issues of importance to primary care providers in Pennsylvania
    • Provide a rationale for physician involvement in the legislative process
    • Discuss avenues for participation in the legislative process
  • 12:15 p.m. | Resident Mystery Case 1
    Stephanie Carey, MD, MPH
    Resident
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch/Visit Exhibits
  • 1:30 p.m. | Enhancing Transitional Care Management (Safety/Risk Credit)
    Munima Nasir, MD
    Assistant Professor

    • Analyze the current process of transitions of care and identify the current members of the Transitional Care Management teams
    • Evaluate potential barriers to successful transitions of care visits and understand why eligible patients do not receive Transitional Care Management visits
    • Rapidly deploy quality improvement measures and immediately available resources that can be implemented to avoid hospital readmission
  • 2:15 p.m. | De-prescribing – Does Your Patient Still Need This Medicine? (Safety/Risk Credit)
    Jayson Loeffert, DO
    Assistant Professor
    Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

    • Describe the concept of de-prescribing and how it can benefit your patients
    • Analyze a patient’s medication list and identify dangerous or unnecessary medications
    • Create a plan to safely remove these from the medication list
  • 3 p.m. | Resident Mystery Case 2
    Joseph Sonner, DO
    Resident
    Penn State Health St. Joseph
  • 3:15 p.m. | Afternoon Break/Visit Exhibitors
  • 3:30 p.m. | Overuse Syndromes in Children: How Much is Too Much?
    Jeffrey A. Zlotnick, MD (CAQ), FAAFP, DABFP
    Residency Educational Director, Sports Medicine
    Penn State Health St. Joseph

    • Describe some of the most common pediatric orthopedic overuse problems
    • Discuss how this will affect structure and function
    • Implement prevention and treatment of these conditions so the young athlete can resume participation
  • 4:15 p.m. | Resident Mystery Case 3
    Bryan Martin, MD
    Resident
    Penn State Health State College
  • 4:30 p.m. | The Tick Tock of the Pocket Watch: Experiences of and Evidence for the Use of Hypnosis in Primary Care
    David Arena, JD, PsyD, MBA, NBFCCH, FAAFP
    Clinical Assistant Professor

    • Provide a brief overview of clinical hypnosis
    • Demonstrate the utility of hypnosis in a family medicine practice
    • Provide a brief summary of the evidence supporting the efficacy of hypnosis
  • 5:15 p.m. | Conference Wrap-Up/Adjournment

Access (ADA)

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Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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