UPDATE: This conference will be presented as a webinar.

Charlotte AHEC and the UNC Department of Medicine present the 44th Annual Internal Medicine Conference on March 11-13, 2020 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

Download conference brochure.

Register online at Charlotte AHEC.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday March 11, 2020

8:15-8:30 – Welcome and Announcements

Conference Co-Directors
Marco A. Alemán, MD
Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH
Sarah E. Smithson, MD, MPH
Director Emeritus
Romulo E. Colindres, MD, MSPH

RHEUMATOLOGY, ALLERGY, AND IMMUNOLOGY

8:30-8:35 – Introduction
Beth L. Jonas, MD

8:35-9:00 – Update on Food Allergy in Adults
Onyinye I. Iweala, MD, PhD

9:00-9:25 – Approach to the Patient with Suspected Lupus
Saira Z. Sheikh, MD

9:25-9:50 – Quick Cases: Common Rheumatologic Conditions
E. Amanda Snyder, MD

9:50-10:05 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology
Beth L. Jonas, MD, Moderator
Onyinye I. Iweala, MD PhD
Saira Z. Sheikh, MD
E. Amanda Snyder, MD

10:05-10:25 – BREAK

GENERAL MEDICINE AND CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

10:25-10:30 – Introduction
Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH

10:30-11:10 – Romulo E. Colindres Distinguished Lecture
The USPSTF’s Prostate Cancer Screening Recommendation – Challenges with Weighing Benefits and Harms
Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH

11:10-11:35 – Assessing Breast Cancer Risk and Medications to Reduce Risk
H. Claire West, MD

11:35-11:55 – Advanced Care Planning
Katherine Aragon, MD

11:55-12:15 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH, Moderator
Katherine Aragon, MD
Alex H. Krist, MD, MPH
H. Claire West, MD

12:15-1:45 – LUNCH – Trillium Room

OPTIONAL
1:00-1:45 – Lunch Time Update – New Options for Treatment-Resistant Depression: Ketamine Infusion, Intranasal Esketamine, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Robert K. McClure, MD

or

1:00-1:30 – Group Walk to Meadowmont Village

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

1:45-1:50 – Introduction
David J. Weber, MD, MPH

1:50-2:15 – Update on Antibiotics
Anne M. Lachiewicz, MD, MPH

2:15-2:40 – Pertussis, Measles, Rabies Oh My! Post Exposure Management
Arlene C. Seña, MD, MPH

2:40-3:05 – Invasive Infections in Persons Who Inject Drugs
Asher J. Schranz, MD

3:05-3:25 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Infectious Diseases
David J. Weber, MD, Moderator
Anne M. Lachiewicz, MD, MPH
Asher J. Schranz, MD
Arlene C. Seña, MD, MPH

3:25-4:00 – TIA: Top 10 Tips for Evaluation and Management in the Ambulatory Setting
Ana C. Felix, MBBCh

4:00-4:20 BREAK

PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

4:20-4:25 – Introduction
Shannon S. Carson, MD

4:25-4:50 – Vaping and E-Cigarette Related Acute Lung Injury
M. Leigh Anne Daniels, MD, MPH

4:50-5:15 – Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis – Early Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Kunal P. Patel, MD, PhD

5:15-5:40 – New Medical Therapies for Cystic Fibrosis – Changing the Course of a Genetic Disease
Jennifer L. Goralski, MD

5:40-6:00 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Shannon S. Carson, MD, Moderator
M. Leigh Anne Daniels, MD, MPH
Jennifer L. Goralski, MD
Kunal P. Patel, MD, PhD

Thursday, March 12, 2020

GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

8:00-8:05 – Introduction
Animesh Jain, MD

8:05-8:25 – Update on Fatty Liver Disease
Neil D. Shah, MD

8:25-8:45 – Current State of the Microbiome
Sarah K. McGill, MD, Msc

8:45-9:15 – Update on Constipation for the PCP
Yolanda V. Scarlett, MD

9:15-9:35 – Quick Cases: GI and Hepatology
Animesh Jain MD & Panel

9:35-9:50 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Animesh Jain, MD, Moderator
Sarah K. McGill, MD, Msc
Yolanda V. Scarlett, MD
Neil D. Shah, MD

9:50-10:10 – BREAK

ENDOCRINOLOGY

10:10-10:15 – Introduction
John B. Buse, MD, PhD

10:15-10:45 – Diabetes Update: Indications for and Cost of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and How to get Patients to Take Them
John B. Buse, MD, PhD

10:45-11:15 – Update on Osteoporosis: Do I Really Need to Write that Pre-Auth?
Janet Rubin, MD

11:15-11:40 – Case-Based Endocrinology Pitfalls and Pearls
Joshua M. Evron, MD

11:40-12:00 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Endocrinology
John B. Buse, MD, PhD, Moderator
Joshua M. Evron, MD
Janet Rubin, MD

12:00-1:30 LUNCH – Trillium Room

OPTIONAL:
12:45-1:30: Lunch Time Update –
Hematology/Oncology: Charlie the Lemur and Other Thrombosis/Anticoagulation Updates
Stephan Moll, MD

or
12:45-1:15: Group Walk to Meadowmont Village

NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION

1:30-1:35 – Introduction
Raven Voora, MD

1:35-2:15 – Hypertension Guidelines: Are They Realistic? Pro/Con Debate
Alan L. Hinderliter, MD
Raven Voora, MD

2:15-2:40 – What’s New in Diabetic Kidney Disease?
Amy K. Mottl, MD, MPH

2:40-3:00 – Approach to Cystic Kidney Disease
Emily H. Chang, MD

3:00-3:20 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION
Nephrology and Hypertension
Raven Voora, MD, Moderator
Emily H. Chang, MD
Alan L. Hinderliter, MD
Amy K. Mottl, MD, MPH

3:20-3:50 – Late Breaking Presentation
(will address timely medical topic/research findings reported or published in early 2020)

3:50-4:10 – BREAK

GERIATRICS

4:10-4:15 – Introduction
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD

4:15-4:55 – Hypertension Treatment as Primary Prevention for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Jeff D. Williamson, MD

4:55-5:10 – Statins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease for Patients 65 and Older: How Old is Too Old?

Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH

5:10-5:40 – Update on Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism Among Older Patients
J. Marvin McBride, MD, MBA

5:40-6:00 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Geriatrics
Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Moderator
Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH
J. Marvin McBride, MD, MBA
Jeff D. Williamson, MD

6:00-7:30 – Reception and Entertainment with Musical Classical Trio at The Friday Center
Guests Welcome

Friday, March 13, 2020

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

8:00-8:05 – Introduction
Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB

8:05-8:35 – Update on Thrombocytopenia
Alice Ma, MD

8:35-9:00 – An Optimistic Update on Sickle Cell Disease
Jane A. Little, MD

9:00-9:30 – Updates on Multiple Myeloma, MGUS, and Other Plasma Cell Diseases
Sascha A. Tuchman, MD

9:30-9:50 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Hematology/Oncology
Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, Moderator
Alice Ma, MD
Jane A. Little, MD
Sascha A. Tuchman, MD

9:50-10:10 – BREAK

CARDIOLOGY

10:10-10:15 – Introduction
Cody S. Deen, MD

10:15-10:35 – Improving the Evaluation of Syncope
Anil K. Gehi, MD

10:35-11:00 – New Noninvasive Testing for CAD, CTA Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR)
Joseph A. Sivak, MD

11:00-11:25 – Update on New HFrEF Therapies
Mirnela Byku, MD, PhD

11:25-11:50 – Top Cardiovascular Trials for Internist, 2020
Cody S. Deen, MD

11:50-12:10 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION -Cardiology
Cody S. Deen, MD, Moderator
Mirnela Byku, MD, PhD
Anil K. Gehi MD
Joseph A. Sivak, MD

12:10-1:00 – LUNCH – Trillium Room
1:00-1:30 – Case-based Medical Imaging Review
Joseph M. Stavas, MD

Mini-Symposium on Opioid Management

1:30-2:00 – Evidence for Effectiveness of Opiates for Pain –Taking a Step or Two Back
Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH

2:00-2:40 – Moving Beyond Opioid-Centered Pain Care: Evidence and Exit Strategies
Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH

2:40-3:00 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION -Opioid Mini-Symposium
Timothy S. Carey, MD, MPH
Erin E. Krebs, MD, MPH

3:00-3:15 – BREAK
Mini-Symposium on Selected Hospital Medicine Topics
3:15-3:20 – Introduction
David F. Hemsey, MD

3:20-3:40 – Inpatient Evaluation of Syncope
Michael J. Craig, MD, MPH

3:40-4:00 – Management of Low Risk Chest Pain
Christopher A. Caulfield, MD

4:00-4:20 – Inpatient Initiation of Medication Assisted Opiate Abuse Treatment
Clare K. Mock, MD

4:20-4:40 – OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION – Hospitalist Mini-Symposium
David F. Hemsey, MD, Moderator
Christopher A. Caulfield, MD
Michael J. Craig, MD, MPH
Clare K. Mock, MD

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Course Description

The 44th Annual Internal Medicine Conference will update attendees on the most recent developments in the diagnosis and management of medical disorders encountered in primary care.

Conference Features

This conference features cutting edge, evidence-based updates on common medical conditions managed by primary care clinicians.

Target Audience

This conference is designed for internists, family physicians, generalists, advanced practice providers and other health care providers working in an adult primary care setting.

Educational Objectives

The information presented at this educational activity should improve your ability to:

  • Incorporate the latest cardiovascular trials into current practice
  • Discuss the pros/cons of the latest hypertension guidelines
  • Practice the latest evidence-based management of diabetes
  • Safely manage opioids

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health and The School of Medicine of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Atrium Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Atrium Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Wednesday, March 11 – 8.0
Thursday, March 12 – 8.0
Friday, March 13 – 7.0

The Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC) designates this continuing education program as fulfilling the requirement for 2.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), representing 23.0 Contact Hours.

AAFP Credit

This Live activity, 44th Annual Internal Medicine Conference, with a beginning date of 3/11/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 22.75 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.

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-962-3009

Registration

All registrants must complete the attached registration form or register online at www.charlotteahec.org.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations equal to or more than 14 business days prior to the event will receive 100% refund. Registrants cancelling between 13 – 2 business days prior to the event are refunded at 70% of the registration fee subject to a minimum $25 cancellation fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received less than 2 full business days prior to the event. Cancellations must be in writing (fax, email, or mail). Transfers/substitute(s) welcome (notify in advance of the event).

More Information

For more information about accommodations, guest faculty and UNC Department of Medicine faculty, download the conference brochure.