2022 Controversies in Internal Medicine Conference

Hilton Head Island, SC US
May 2, 2022 to May 6, 2022

Who should attend?
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Family Practice Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and Physician Assistants

Why you should attend:

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 year's attendees are saying about this conference.....

  • "This was the best CME conference I have attended. You had excellent speakers with great content, but they made lectures fun/ high-hearted. I will definitely return."
  • "Awesome conference, well-planned, well-executed, professional awareness and in a great location."
  • "Love learning about the new things coming, also change in treatments. Great course."

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COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Update 4/27 - 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.  

We understand that this transition may be significant for some of our colleagues. Please demonstrate your support in recognizing that colleagues may need to continue wearing a mask indoors where masks are no longer required due to a variety of reasons. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding as mask use evolves.  We will try to socially distance as much as possible in the meeting rooms.

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.  In person 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 AAFP Elective
  • 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.
    • 17.00 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 21.00 Participation
Course opens: 
11/01/2021
Course expires: 
05/06/2023
Event starts: 
05/02/2022 - 8:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/06/2022 - 12:15pm EDT
Cost:
$950.00
Rating: 
5
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2022 
  
7:30am     Breakfast
  
8:00am                Welcome by Course Directors
 David L. Battinelli, MD and Robert Lowe, MD
  
8:10amKeynote Address: COVID-19: What Every Practitioner Should Know 
                     Gopal Yadavalli, MD
  
9:00am                  SARS CoV2 and the Lung:  Lessons from the Eye of the Storm
 Sameer Khanijo, MD
  
9:40amSARS CoV2 and the Heart: From ACE2 through Myocarditis
 Sean Donahoe, MD
  
10:20am             Break
  
10:35am              Endovascular Stroke Therapy: Cases and Controversies
 Jeffrey Katz, MD
  
11:30amWORKSHOPS - A, B, C  
 A. Cardiology Cases for the Non-Cardiologist
 Sean Donahoe, MD
  
 B. Case Studies in Acute Stroke
 Jeffrey Katz, MD
  
 C. An Approach to Abnormal Liver Enzymes
 Rob Lowe, MD
  
12:30pmAdjourn
  
6:00pm - 7:30pmWelcome Reception
 Bring your family and join the faculty for a reception in the garden courtyard.  This has become a favorite get-together for our attendees. 
 Light refreshments will be served
  
TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 
  
7:30am     Breakfast
  
8:00am                 Asthma, COPD and Immunologics:  Finally, Some New Strategies
 Sameer Khanijo, MD
  
8:40am               Urine for a Treat!  New Guidelines on Asymptomatic Bacteriuria 
 Gopal Yadavalli, MD
  
9:20amWhat’s “Pneu” in the new Pneumonia Guidelines?
 Gopal Yadavalli, MD
  
10:00am Lipid Management Beyond Statins!
 Sean Donahoe, MD
  
10:40amBreak
  
10:55amAdvances in Internal Medicine Part I
 David Battinelli, MD
  
11:30amWORKSHOPS - D, E, F
  
 D. New Approaches to Asthma and COPD
 Sameer Khanijo, MD
  
 E. “Bone-anza!”: Updates in Osteoporosis
 Sonia Ananthakrishnan, M.D.
  
 F. An Approach to Abnormal Liver Enzymes
 Rob Lowe
  
12:30pm               Adjourn
  
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2022 
  
7:30am     Breakfast
  
8:00amUpdates in Cardiology: What Every Non-Cardiologist Needs to Know
 Sean Donahoe, MD & David Battinelli, MD
  
8:40am COVID-19: Always More to Know!
                        Gopal Yadavalli, MD
  
9:20am “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!”: Thyrotoxicosis
 Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
  
10:00am Advances in Internal Medicine Part II
 David Battinelli, MD
  
10:35amBreak
  
10:50am Prolonged Cardiac Monitoring in Ischemic Stroke
 Jeffrey Katz, MD
  
11:30amWORKSHOPS - G, H, I
  
 G. The Approach and Management of Acute Stroke Patients
 Jeffrey Katz, MD
  
 H. Cardiology Cases for the Non-Cardiologist
 Sean Donahoe, MD
  
 I. New Approaches to Asthma and COPD
 Sameer Khanijo, MD
  
12:30pm               Adjourn
  
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2022 
  
7:30amBreakfast
  
8:00amOptimal Thromboprophylaxis Strategies in COVID-19 Patients
 Alex Spyropoulos, MD
  
8:40amNAFLD becomes MAFLD, and Other Stories
 Robert Lowe, MD
  
9:20am                                                     A Night at The Met: Listen to their Music or Sing your Own Song? (Severe Metabolic Acidosis) 
 Steve Borkan, MD
  
10:00amThe Role of Anticoagulation in Covid 19:  Is the Mystery solved?
 Alex Spyropoulos, MD
  
10:35am            Break
  
10:50amManaging the Patient with Cirrhosis: New Guidelines
 Robert Lowe, MD
  
11:30amWORKSHOPS - J, K, L
  
 J. Case Studies in Anticoagulation
 Alex Spyropoulos, MD
  
 K. “Bone-anza”: Updates in Osteoporosis
 Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
  
 L. Managing the Patient with Dyspepsia
 Robert Lowe, MD
  
12:30pmAdjourn
  
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022 
  
7:30amBreakfast
  
8:00amColon Cancer Screening: Evolving Guidelines
 Rob Lowe, MD
  
8:40am Perioperative Anticoagulation Strategies:  Resolving the Controversy
                                    Alex Spyropoulos, MD 
  
9:20amCare of the Transgender Patient in 2022
                        Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
  
10:00amUpbeat CKD Management: Good to the Last Nephron
 Steve Borkan, MD
  
10:35amBreak
  
10:50amUsing SGLT-2 Inhibitors: A Patient-Centered Guide
 Steve Borkan, MD and Sonia Ananthakrishnan, MD
  
11:30amWhy I Love to Practice Medicine!
 Steve Borkan, MD
  
12:15pmAdjourn
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Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
United States
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Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head, South Carolina 29928
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The room block is sold out but please call the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort at (843) 842-8000 to make a reservation.

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 4PM and Check-out is 11AM.

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.  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 82°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
Executive Vice President and Physician-in-Chief
Northwell Health
Vice Dean
Betsey Cushing Whitney Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
 
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
Vice President of Interprofessional Education and Learning
Center for Learning and Innovation
Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education
Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
 
Sean M. Donahoe, MD, FACC
Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Assistant Investigator, Institute for Health System Science,  Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
 
Jeffrey M. Katz, MD
Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Chief - Vascular Services, Department of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
Director - Comprehensive Stroke Center, Department of Neurology, North Shore University Hospital
 
Sameer Khanijo, MD, FACP, FCCP
Associate Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
 
Robert Lowe, MD
Co-Course Director
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Assistant Dean of Education, Gastroenterology
Boston Medical Center
 
Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP, FRCPC
Professor, Institute of Health System Science, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Director, Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis Services, Northwell Health
Professor, Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
 
Cammie Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN
Accredited Provider Activity Director
The Barry M. Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office
Boston University School of Medicine
 
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

 

Physicians
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 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP
The AAFP has reviewed 2022 Controversies in Internal Medicine Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 21.0 Live AAFP Elective credits. Term of Approval is from 05/02/2022 to 05/06/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Nurses
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact hours: 21 of which 17 are pharmacology credit worthy

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 AAFP Elective
  • 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.
    • 17.00 ANCC Pharmacology
  • 21.00 Participation

Price

Cost:
$950.00
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Registration Fees

MD/DO - $950

NP/PA - $825

BUSM/Northwell/Hofstra Alumni - $600

BUSM/BMC/Hofstra/Northwell Faculty/Staff/Student - $450

Fellows/Residents/Military - $400

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.  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.  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.
 

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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

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