2023 Controversies in Internal Medicine Conference

Hilton Head, SC US
May 8, 2023 to May 12, 2023

Join us on beautiful Hilton Head Island for another informative and valuable CME and CNE conference.

Registration is now open!  Click on the program link to view the agenda.

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Topics include updates and controversies in:

  • General Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrine / Diabetes
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Renal / Metabolic
The intent of this course is to enhance the clinical competence of participating clinicians by providing a format for adult learning that includes lectures, case‐based small group workshops, interactive question and answer sessions as well as time for personal expert faculty consultations. It also provides a week long forum for generalists to learn from their peers in a program that fosters collaborative sharing of patient care issues especially with respect to active and evolving internal medicine controversies.
 
What previous attendees are saying:
  • "This is the first live conference I have been to in 3 years. It was wonderful."
  • "This was a great conference! The speakers were excellent, and the topics were engaging."
  • "All the speakers seemed genuinely interested and excited about their topics. I have been to many conferences where the speakers seemed bored or distracted. My first clue was the Charlie Brown cartoons in the slide deck used to keep the audience’s interest. I return home with more solid information in taking better care of my patients."

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Boston University and South Carolina have lifted their mask mandate for event spaces.   However, we remain mask flexible.  We will have masks available for anyone who wants one.  

Please note we will be following all Boston University event and meeting protocols to ensure the health and safety of all attendees, staff, and the local community and will update all attendees on these protocols as we get closer to the meeting date.  Attendees must attest that they have been fully vaccinated (14 days since last dose) before attending the meeting and bring their vaccination card with them.  If you will not be fully vaccinated or feel ill on the day, we respectfully ask that you do not attend (a refund will be issued)

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference the participants will be able to:

  • Describe the latest medical controversies in primary care that have arisen because of new advances in disease processes and patient outcome data.
  • Identify such problems in their practice and work settings.
  • Choose and provide appropriate treatment for such issues.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 21.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 21.00 Participation
Course opens: 
08/30/2022
Course expires: 
05/11/2024
Event starts: 
05/08/2023 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/12/2023 - 12:30pm EDT
Cost:
$1,049.00
Rating: 
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Monday, May 8, 2023           
             
7:30AM – 8:00AMRegistration and Breakfast        
             
8:00AM - 8:45AMDriving Too Fast for Hyponatremia?        
  Steve Borkan, MD         
             
8:45AM - 9:30AMWorking the Bugs Out - an Update on the Microbiome      
  Rob Lowe, MD         
             
9:30AM - 10:15AMRecognizing Residual Risk- How to Optimize the Cardiometabolic Disease Patient    
  Eugenia Gianos, MD         
             
10:15AM - 10:30AMBreak          
             
10:30AM - 11:15AM“Pandemic of the Apes": The MPox Outbreak       
  Gopal Yadavalli, MD         
             
11:15AM - 12:30PMWorkshop A: Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A Case-Based Stroll Through the New Guidelines   
  Rob Lowe, MD         
             
  Workshop B: Challenging Cardiometabolic Risk Patient Cases: Applying the Principles      
  Eugenia Gianos, MD         
             
  Workshop C: Inhibiting RAAS: Which one(s) for my patient?       
  Steve Borkan, MD         
             
Tuesday, May 9, 2023           
             
7:30AM – 8:00AMBreakfast          
             
8:00AM - 8:45AMAcute Kidney Injury: A Diagnostic Dilemma       
  Steve Borkan, MD         
             
8:45AM - 9:30AMLifestyle, Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Approaches - Choosing the Right Tools in the Toolbox   
  Eugenia Gianos, MD         
             
9:30AM - 10:15AMCeliac Disease and Gluten sensitivity – Separating the Wheat from the Chaff    
  Rob Lowe, MD         
             
10:15AM - 10:30AMBreak          
             
10:30AM - 11:15AMSpilling the ‘T’: Testosterone Therapy in Cis- and Trans-gender Men     
  Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD        
             
11:15AM - 12:30PMWorkshop D: Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A Case-Based Stroll Through the New Guidelines   
  Rob Lowe, MD         
             
  Workshop E: Cardiometabolic Risk Patient Cases:  Applying the Principles     
  Eugenia Gianos, MD         
             
  Workshop F: Tricky Thyroid Cases        
  Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD        
             
Wednesday, May 10, 2023           
             
7:30AM – 8:00AMBreakfast          
             
8:00AM - 8:45AMRise of the Resistance: The Challenge of Resistant Bacteria      
  Gopal Yadavalli, MD         
             
8:45AM - 9:30AMAs Seen on TikTok: GLP1 therapy for Diabetes and Weight Loss     
  Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD        
             
9:30AM - 10:15AMMaximum Medical Therapy vs PCI or Surgery?       
  Varinder Singh, MD         
             
10:15AM - 10:30AMBreak          
             
10:30AM - 11:15AMUpdates in Internal Medicine I        
  David Battinelli, MD         
             
11:15AM - 12:30PMWorkshop G: Case Based Approach to CAD and Medical Therapy     
  Varinder Singh, MD         
             
  Workshop H: Tricky Thyroid Cases        
  Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD        
             
  Workshop I: Approach to Abnormal Liver Enzymes      
  Rob Lowe, MD         
            
Thursday, May 11, 2023           
             
7:30AM – 8:00AMBreakfast          
             
8:00AM - 8:45AMGlycemic Control: Matching Drugs with Patients       
  Steve Borkan, MD and Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD       
             
8:45AM - 9:30AMGlycemic Control: Matching Drugs with Patients Continued      
  Steve Borkan, MD and Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD       
             
9:30AM - 10:15AM“A New Hope”: Novel Antimicrobial Agents and Their Uses      
  Gopal Yadavalli, MD         
             
10:15AM - 10:30AMBreak          
             
10:30AM - 11:15AMUpdates in Internal Medicine II        
  David Battinelli, MD         
             
11:15AM - 12:30PMWorkshop J: Case Based Approach to CAD and Medical Therapy     
  Varinder Singh, MD         
             
  Workshop K: I’ve got a BONE to pick with you: Challenging Osteoporosis Cases    
  Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD        
             
  Workshop L: Approach to Abnormal Liver Enzymes      
  Rob Lowe, MD         
            
Friday, May 12, 2023           
             
7:30AM – 8:00AMBreakfast          
             
8:00AM - 8:45AMEuvolemia and the Golden Fluid        
  Steve Borkan, MD         
             
8:45AM - 9:30AMBurning Questions about GERD Management       
  Rob Lowe, MD         
             
9:30AM - 10:15AMUpdates in Internal Medicine III        
  David Battinelli, MD         
             
10:15AM - 10:30AMBreak          
             
10:30AM - 11:15AMAdvances in Interventional Cardiology from PCI Through Atrial Clips     
  Varinder Singh, MD         
             
11:15AM - 12:00PMCOVID: Update for 2023         
  Gopal Yadavalli, MD         
             
             
             
Program subject to change without notice          
             
             
Omni Hilton Head
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head, SC 29928
United States
+1 (843) 842-8000

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
Ph: 843.842.8000 | Fx: 843.842.8033 | omnihotels.com/hotels/hilton-head

Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $279/night, single or double, plus applicable taxes and a $25 per day resort fee. The room block will be held until April 14, 2023 or until it is full.  Space is limited and is subject to availability.  You may make reservations online or by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI.  Mention you are with the Boston University School of Medicine - Controversies in Internal Medicine Conference to receive the special conference rate. 

Please use the link below to reserve your room:

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Hotel room cancellations will be accepted prior to 12:00pm local hotel time, at least 3 days prior to arrival. If the reservation is no longer required and is not cancelled prior to this time, the reservation will be released, and one night’s subsequent room and tax charges will be billed to the credit card on file. The hotel will also charge an early departure fee for any guest who checks out prior to the guest’s reserved check out day in the amount equal to one night room and tax. Guests wishing to avoid an early check out fee should advise the Omni at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Check-in is 4:00PM and Check-out is 11:00AM.

Substitution may be made at any time without an additional charge.  Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.  Should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior to the start of the conference, a credit towards another Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office conference will be issued, not a refund.  

A $75.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee.  Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to cme@bu.edu or by visiting https://cme.bu.edu/Refund_Request.  Refunds and credits will not be issued once the conference has started. 

This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.

Travel

Options include to travel in and out of Savannah, Georgia and rent a car for the 45 minute trip to Hilton Head. There is also a small airport on Hilton Head Island.  The third option is to fly into Charleston, SC.  It is approximately a two hour drive to Hilton Head from Charleston.

Tourist Information
Hilton Head Island is America's favorite island, offering 12 miles of pristine beaches and everything you need for the ultimate retreat

Climate in May
Temperatures range from 62° to 90°F.

Since everyone has a different level of comfort, we suggest you dress in layers.

To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, in writing, to cme@bu.edu at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

The Continuing Medical Education Office will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition
 
David L. Battinelli, MD
Co-Course Director
Dean
Betsey Cushing Whitney Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Executive Vice President & Physician-in-Chief, Northwell Health
                               
 
Steven Borkan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Attending Physician, Renal Section
Boston Medical Center
 
Barbara DeVoe, DNP, FNP-BC, FNAP
CNE Course Advisor
 
Eugenia Gianos, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FNLA
Professor of Cardiology
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
System Director, Cardiovascular Prevention
Director, Western Region, Katz Institute Women's Heart Program
Director, Women’s Heart Program, Lenox Hill Hospital
Northwell Health

 

Robert Lowe, MD
Co-Course Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Education, Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center

Varinder Singh, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Senior Vice President, Cardiology
Western Region
Northwell Health
 
 
 
 
 
Gopal Yadavalli, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
 
BUSM CME Program Manager: Naomi Moeller

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Contact Hours: 21 of which TBD are eligible for pharmacology credit

AAFP

Application for AAFP will be filed.

ABIM MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn  MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

By attending this activity and providing your ABIM number & Date of Birth, you authorize BUSM CME office to report your information to the ACCME so that we may process your MOC Part II credit on your behalf.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 21.0 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Available Credit

  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Boston University School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 21.00 ANCC
    Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • 21.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$1,049.00
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Registration Fees

MD/DO - $1049

NP/PA - $900

BUSM/Northwell/Hofstra Alumni - $699

BUSM/BMC/Hofstra/Northwell Faculty/Staff/Student - $675

Fellows/Residents/Military - $625

Cancellation Policy

Substitution may be made at any time without an additional charge.  Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.  A $75.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. Should cancellation occur less than two weeks prior to the start of the conference, a credit towards another Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office conference will be issued, not a refund.  

“No shows” are subject to the full course fee.  Substitutions must be made in writing to cme@bu.edu.  Refunds and credits will not be issued once the conference has started. 

If you need to cancel your registration, please click here

This course is subject to change and/or cancellation.
 

Sharing Your Information Through Participant Lists:

If you checked "Yes" to sharing your information on the participant list, we only share name, degree, organization, city and state. Checking "Yes" indicates we may share your name with exhibitors from commercial entities (ineligible companies) including pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
 

Special Services

To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, please notify the Continuing Medical Education Office, in writing, to cme@bu.edu at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

The Continuing Medical Education Office will work to accommodate dietary requests (including, but not limited to: kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol, and low sodium) received in writing at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Unauthorized Registration Sites

Registration for courses managed by BUSM-CME can only be completed through our website at https://cme.bu.edu. Course registrations made through other sites cannot be honored. BUSM-CME is not able to refund fees paid through unaffiliated registration sites, such as eMedEvents.com

Please report any unauthorized websites or solicitations for registrations to cme@bu.edu.