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: Emerging Challenges in Primary Care 2018 Tampa, FL
Activity/Course #:
: 06.09.18PC

: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Jun 09 2018
Expiration Date:
: Jun 09 2018
: Primary Care Medicine
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Providers
: Live EC Primary Care
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 6.0 hours
: 6.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
6.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 2.75 pharmacology hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Sheraton Tampa Brandon Hotel
10221 Princess Palm Ave
Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 623-6363
Registration Fee
There is no registration fee for this activity.

Special Accommodations
NACE fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any activity registrant who feels s/he may need accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact NACE to discuss your specific need.

Program Summary
Primary care providers face complex challenges everyday in their busy practices. With rapid changes in medicine, staying informed about new developments can be equally challenging. Our goal in this CME activity is to help you hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with varied conditions you are likely encountering in your practice.

We have recruited a faculty of well-known thought leaders and experienced teachers who, as clinicians themselves, understand the challenges you face every day as a primary care provider. Our faculty will be at your disposal to provide evidence-based science, current treatment guidelines, discuss challenging cases, and provide answers for you that can ultimately lead to better health care for your patients. The presentations will include several interactive cases and discussion sessions to keep you actively learning.

Please join us and become an active participant in this one-day learning community of your peers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

1. Describe strategies of care in COPD to improve diagnosis and ongoing symptom assessment; Tailor COPD pharmacotherapy according to current guidelines while incorporating unique patient needs and characteristics; Discuss the appropriate use of inhaled therapies for COPD, including the importance of proper inhaler technique; Collaborate with members of interprofessional health care team for effective chronic disease management.

2. Review the risk factors and classification of pulmonary hypertension (PH); Discuss the appropriate diagnostic strategy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), including the roles of echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scanning, and right heart catheterization (RHC); Review current and emerging treatments for patients with PAH; Describe how to monitor patients with PAH for disease progression.

3. Recognize the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) as a progressive, multi-defect disorder; Discuss the strengths and limitations of current guidelines for diabetes management; Successfully use strategies for adherence to multiple medications to improve outcomes in diabetes; Examine data on current combination strategies to choose therapies that most effectively address a patient's underlying pathophysiologic needs.

4. Discuss clinician and patient barriers to initiation and intensification of insulin therapy; Recognize the prevalence and clinical impact of hypoglycemia in special populations at risk; Discuss the pharmacology and clinical differences between existing and new long-acting and concentrated insulins; Discuss how to incorporate new basal and concentrated insulins into clinical practice while minimizing the risk of adverse events.

5. Describe the role of persistent oncogenic HPV in the development of pre-cancer and cancer of the cervix; List the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) recommendations for appropriate use of 2 or 3 doses of 9vHPV Vaccine; Describe the use of HPV testing as co-testing along with the Pap in cervical cancer screening in women 30 and older; Describe the use of HPV primary screening in women 25 and older.

6. Discuss the diagnosis of osteoporosis and low bone mass; Discuss the role of non-pharmacologic agents in the prevention of bone fracture; Discuss the pharmacologic treatment of low bone mass and osteoporosis; Discuss the current controversies in management of osteoporosis.



  Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00-8:10   Welcome Remarks
Deborah Paschal, CRNP

The Evolving Landscape of COPD: Strategies to Optimize Care and Improve Outcomes
Arunabh Talwar, MD, FCCP


Presentation Theatre: Long-Term Results of Treatment Across a Broad Range of Patients
with Type 2 Diabetes
(CME not offered)

10:20-11:20   Evolving Strategies of Care in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Integrating the Data
into Practice
Arunabh Talwar, MD, FCCP
11:20-12:20   The Progression of Type 2 Diabetes: A Rational Approach for Long Term Disease Management
Mark Stolar, MD

Lunch (on your own)

1:20-2:20   Safely Achieving Goals in Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM): The Role of Concentrated and Long-Acting Insulins
Mark Stolar, MD
2:20-3:20 An Update on HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
   3:20-3:35 Break
   3:35-4:35 Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Strategies
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
   4:35-4:45 Program Summary and Closing Remarks
Deborah Paschal, CRNP


Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Certified Menopause Practitioner
Millennium Affiliated Physicians
Division of Michigan Healthcare Professionals
Farmington Hills, MI

Deborah Paschal, CRNP
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Philadelphia, PA

Mark Stolar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Arunabh Talwar, MD, FCCP
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension and Advanced Lung Disease Program
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra/ Northwell Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Planning Committee

Gregg Sherman, MD
Chief Medical Officer/Course Director
National Association for Continuing Education
Plantation, FL

Sheila Lucas, CWEP
Activity Director
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Sandy Bihlmeyer, M.Ed.
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Michelle Frisch, MPH, CHCP
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CHCP
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 6 Contact hour(s) of continuing education which includes 2.75 pharmacology hours.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the accredited providers to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the accredited providers are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.
Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc, and an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit