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THIS CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE WILLIAM AND IDA FRIDAY CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND WILL BE PRESENTED IN A HYBRID FORMAT (IN-PERSON AND WEBINAR).

UPDATE: This year, organizers invite UNC affiliated clinicians to attend at a reduced rate of for the entire conference, or half of the daily or two-day rate. Register at Charlotte AHEC’s website. To receive the discount, please use this code: UNC46IM. Please note that the code is case-sensitive.

Charlotte AHEC and the UNC Department of Medicine present the 46th Annual Internal Medicine Conference on March 16-18, 2022 offered at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday March 16, 2022

7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 Welcome and Announcements
                Conference Co-Directors
                Marco A. Alemán, MD
                Katherine N. Gill, MD
                Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH
                Director Emeritus
                Romulo E. Colindres, MD, MSPH

GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY

8:15-8:20 Introduction
                Craig C. Reed, MD, MSCR
8:20-8:40 Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis
                Andrew M. Moon, MD, MPH
8:40-9:00 Colon Cancer Screening in 2022
                Kimberly N. Weaver, MD
9:00-9:20 Literature Update: What’s Hot in the GI & Hepatology Journals
                Craig C. Reed, MD, MSCR
9:20-9:45 GI & Hepatology Quick Cases
                Animesh Jain, MD & Panel
9:45-10:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Gastroenterology and Hepatology
                Craig C. Reed, MD, MSCR, Moderator
                Animesh Jain, MD
                Andrew M. Moon, MD, MPH
                Kimberly N. Weaver, MD
10:00-10:20 BREAK

 

NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION

10:20-10:25 Introduction
                    Raven Voora, MD
10:25-10:50 Tricks of the Trade in the Evaluation and Management of Resistant Hypertension
                    Raven Voora, MD
10:50-11:15 Managing Hypertension in CKD: One Size Does not Fit All
                    Evan M. Zeitler, MD
11:15-11:45 Juggling New Diabetes Therapies in CKD – Which Drug When
                   Amy K. Mottl, MD, MPH
11:45-12:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Nephrology and Hypertension
                   Raven Voora, MD, Moderator
                   Amy K. Mottl, MD, MPH
                   Evan M. Zeitler, MD
12:00-l:30 LUNCH-Trillium Room
OPTIONAL
12:45-1:30 Lunch Time Update – Essentials of EKG Interpretation and Monitoring
                  Anil K. Gehi, MD
12:45-1:15 Group Walk to Meadowmont Village

PULMONARY DISEASES AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

1:30-1:35 Introduction
                Shannon S. Carson, MD
1:35-2:00 Update on ARDS and COVID-19 Pneumonia
                Jason R. Mock, MD, PhD
2:00-2:25 COPD Therapy: Beyond the Inhalers
                Christina R. MacRosty, DO
2:25-2:50 Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: What Primary Care Physicians Need to Know
                Mazen O. Al-Qadi, MD
2:50-3:05 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
                Shannon S. Carson, MD, Moderator
                Mazen O. Al-Qadi, MD
                Christina R. MacRosty, DO
                Jason R. Mock, MD, PhD
3:05-3:40 Update on Leg Pressure Ulcers, Diabetic Foot Wounds, and Vascular Wounds
                William A. Marson, MD
3:40-4:00 BREAK

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

4:00-4:05 Introduction
                Joseph J. Eron, MD
4:05-4:35 Outpatient Treatment (and Prevention) for SARS-CoV-2
                 David A. Wohl, MD
4:35-5:00 HIV-1 Prevention
                Christopher B. Hurt, MD
5:00-5:20 Infections in the Returning Traveler and Refugees Population
                Emily J. Ciccone, MD, MHS
5:20-5:40 Treatment of STI – What is New in the Guidelines?
                Arlene C. Seña, MD, MPH
5:40-6:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Infectious Diseases
               Joseph J. Eron, MD, Co-Moderator
               David J. Weber, MD, Co-Moderator
               Emily J. Ciccone, MD, MHS
               Christopher B. Hurt, MD
               Arlene C. Seña, MD, MPH
               David A. Wohl, MD

Thursday, March 17, 2022

7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

RHEUMATOLOGY, ALLERGY, AND IMMUNOLOGY

8:00-8:05 Introduction
                Beth L. Jonas, MD
8:05-8:30 Inflammatory Polyarthritis: A Case-Based
Discussion
                Amanda L. Lusa, MD
8:30-8:55 Much Ado About Penicillin Allergy
                Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
8:55-9:20 Approach to the Patient with a Positive ANA
                Abigail L. Gilbert, MD
9:20-9:40 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology
                Beth L. Jonas, MD, Moderator
                Abigail L. Gilbert, MD
                Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD
                Amanda L. Lusa, MD
9:40-10:00 BREAK

 

GENERAL MEDICINE AND CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

10:00-10:10 Introduction to Division Presentation and Colindres Lecture
                    Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH
                    Thomas C. Keyserling, MD, MPH
10:10-10:50 Colindres Lecture: Implementing Collaborative Care: Structure, Process, Outcomes
                    Matthew J. Press, MD, MSc
10:50-11:15 Trauma Informed Care for the Primary Care Physician
                    Amy B. Weil, MD
11:15-11:40 Long COVID
                    Louise R. King, MD
11:40-12:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
                    Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH, Moderator
                    Louise R. King, MD
                    Matthew J. Press, MD, MSc
                    Amy B. Weil, MD
12:00-l:30 LUNCH-Trillium Room
OPTIONAL
12:45-1:30 Lunch Time Update – Hematology/Oncology: 2022 Clinical Update on Thrombosis, Thrombophilia and Anticoagulation
                  Stephan Moll, MD
12:45-1:15 Group Walk to Meadowmont Village

ENDOCRINOLOGY

1:30-1:35 Introduction
                John B. Buse, MD, PhD
1:35-2:10 Diabesity: On the Ropes?
John B. Buse, MD, PhD
2:10-2:35 Management of Hypothyroidism: What Your Patients are Asking
                Deepa Kirk, MD
2:35-3:00 Pituitary Update: Despite What You Think, it is not all in the Head
                Elizabeth H. Harris, MD
3:00-3:20 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Endocrinology
                John B. Buse, MD, PhD, Moderator
                Elizabeth H. Harris, MD
                Deepa Kirk, MD
3:20-3:55 Late Breaking Presentation (will address timely medical topic/research findings reported or published in early 2022)
3:55-4:10 BREAK

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY

4:10-4:15 Introduction
                Brandi Reeves, MD
4:15-4:45 JAK-ed Up Counts: Evaluation of Polycythemia and Thrombocytosis for Internists
                Brandi Reeves, MD
4:45-5:15 A Drive-Thru Introduction to CAR-T Cells
                Natalie S. Grover, MD
5:15-5:45 Leukemia Precursor States: Clonal Hematopoiesis and Beyond, Implications for the Primary Care Provider
                Catherine C. Coombs, MD
5:45-6:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Hematology/Oncology
                Brandi Reeves, MD, Moderator
                Catherine C. Coombs, MD
                Natalie S. Grover, MD
6:00-7:30 Reception at The Friday Center
Guests Welcome

 

Friday, March 18, 2022

7:30-8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

GERIATRICS

Mini-Symposium on Dementia
8:00-8:05 Introduction
                Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD
8:05-8:30 Shifting the Paradigm on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
                Gwenn A. Garden, MD, PhD
8:30-8:55 What can I do to Lower Dementia Risk – Examining the Latest Evidence
                Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
8:55-9:35 Doc, What’s the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s? A Conversation about Cognitive Decline and How to Evaluate It
                Andrea Bozoki, MD
                Emily Cetrone, MD
9:35-9:50 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Geriatrics
                Jan Busby-Whitehead, MD, Moderator
                Andrea Bozoki, MD
                Emily Cetrone, MD
                Gwenn A. Garden, MD, PHD
                Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
9:50-10:10 BREAK

CARDIOLOGY

10:10-10:15 Introduction
Cody S. Deen, MD
10:15-10:40 Update on Lipid Management
Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD

10:40-11:00 Procedural Management of Pulmonary Embolism
Joseph S. Rossi, MD
11:00-11:25 Heart Failure Management for Patients with Moderately Reduced Ejection Fraction/Preserved Ejection Fraction
Lisa J. Rose-Jones, MD
11:25-11:45 Top Cardiovascular Trials for the Internist, 2021
Cody S. Deen, MD
11:45-12:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Cardiology
Cody S. Deen, MD, Moderator
Lisa J. Rose-Jones, MD
Joseph S. Rossi, MD
Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD
12:00-1:30 LUNCH- Trillium Room
OPTIONAL
12:45-1:30 Case-based Medical Imaging Review
Kirsten Olinger, MD
12:45-1:15 Group Walk to Meadowmont Village

Opioid CME Mini-Symposium
1:30-1:40 Introduction and Brief Update on Prescribing Requirements for MAT
                H. Claire West, MD
1:40-2:15 Acute Pain Management for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
                Melissa B. Weimer, DO
2:15 – 2:40 De-Escalation of Chronic Opioid use for Pain Management
                Timothy J. Ives, PharmD, MPH
2:40-3:00 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Opioid Mini-Symposium
                H. Claire West, MD, Moderator
                Timothy J. Ives, PharmD, MPH
                Melissa B. Weimer, DO
3:00-3:15 BREAK

 

HOSPITAL MEDICINE

3:15-3:20 Introduction
                David F. Hemsey, MD
3:20-3:45 Update on Inpatient Management of Covid 19
                Elizabeth (Babette) A. Stern, MD
3:45-4:05 Management of Nausea and Vomiting in the Hospitalized Patient
                Jennifer J. McEntee, MD, MPH
4:05-4:30 Management of Sickle Cell Crisis
                Ashmita Chatterjee, MD
                Jessica Fuller, MD
4:30-4:45 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Hospitalist Mini-Symposium
                David F. Hemsey, MD, Moderator
                Ashmita Chatterjee, MD
                Jessica Fuller, MD
                Jennifer J. McEntee, MD, MPH

Conference Adjourns until March 15-17, 2023

 

 

Course Description

The 46th Annual Internal Medicine Conference will update attendees on the most recent developments in the diagnosis and management of medical disorders encountered in primary care. Sessions will be offered in-person or on webinar.

Conference Features

This conference features cutting edge, evidence-based updates on common medical conditions managed by primary care clinicians, including SARS-CoV-2 updates.

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:
• Apply updates provided at this meeting to better manage outpatients recently diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection including the provision of follow-up vaccinations.
• Incorporate recommendations outlined at this meeting with regard to next steps/recommended medications for managing resistant hypertension.
• Apply presented approach for improving diabetes control among patients with CKD using GLP-1 agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors.
• Lower dementia risk for your patients.
• Manage high blood pressure.
• Treat heart failure in patients with preserved ejection fraction.
• Manage acute pain for patients with opioid use disorder.
• Improve COPD management for your patients.
• Improve safe management of 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 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Wednesday, March 16 – 8.5
Thursday, March 17 – 8.75
Friday, March 18 – 7.25

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 24.5 hours of Category 1 credit for
completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners: ANCC and the North Carolina Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from the organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Participation in this event will provide 1.5 hour(s) of NC Medical Board mandated controlled substance prescriber education.

AAFP Credit

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

Conference Location

This year, the conference will take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education and will be presented in a hybrid format (in-person and webinar). The Friday Center is located at 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. For questions about either format, call 919-962-3009.

Registration

All registrants must complete and mail the attached registration form or register online at https://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 $75 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).

Accommodations

Please contact the hotels directly to make reservations. Identify yourself as an attendee of the 46th Annual IM Conference.

Courtyard by Marriott – Special rate of $144 + tax per night. Please call 1.800.321.2211 for reservations. Expiration: February 13, 2022
Sheraton Chapel Hill – Special rate of $135.00 + tax per night. Please call 1.919.968.4900 for reservations. Expiration: March 1, 2022