FMX Searchable Schedule

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Jeff Wilkins MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME057
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jeff Wilkins, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux, dyspepsia, or GERD in patients who present with typical and atypical symptoms.
2. Select appropriate imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis of GERD from dyspepsia and appropriately interpret test results for patients.
3. Screen patients with asthma for symptoms of GERD.
4. Develop collaborative treatment plans for patients with GERD or dyspepsia to include lifestyle modifications and effective medication use, and ensure patient compliance with treatment.
5. Educate parents of infants and children with GERD or dyspepsia on effective feeding strategies and safe medication use.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Jeff Wilkins MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME058
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jeff Wilkins, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish between gastroesophageal reflux, dyspepsia, or GERD in patients who present with typical and atypical symptoms.
2. Select appropriate imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis of GERD from dyspepsia and appropriately interpret test results for patients.
3. Screen patients with asthma for symptoms of GERD.
4. Develop collaborative treatment plans for patients with GERD or dyspepsia to include lifestyle modifications and effective medication use, and ensure patient compliance with treatment.
5. Educate parents of infants and children with GERD or dyspepsia on effective feeding strategies and safe medication use.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME049
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols to identify patients who are at risk for cirrhosis or NAFLD, with an emphasis on prevention.
2. Incorporate current guidelines for the diagnosis and evaluation of cirrhosis and NAFLD, emphasizing hepatocellular carcinoma screening.
3. Develop collaborative care plans for patients with cirrhosis or NAFLD, emphasizing adherence to prescribed therapies and lifestyle modifications. Coordinate referral and follow-up care for patients with cirrhosis or NAFLD.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Gilead.
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME059
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Use a stepwise diagnostic approach to evaluate patients with elevated liver transaminase levels if the history and physical examination do not suggest a cause.
2. Develop a collaborative care plan that involves observation with lifestyle modification is appropriate if the initial history, physical examination, and workup do not suggest a cause of elevated liver transaminase levels.
3. Coordinate referral and follow-up in patients with unexplained elevation of liver transaminase levels for six months or more.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Thomas Kintanar MD, ARNP, FAAFP
Event: #CME047
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Thomas Kintanar, MD, ARNP, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Treat patients presenting with abdominal pain in the urgent care or emergency care setting judiciously with appropriate analgesics.
2. Narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
3. Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
4. Identify red flag symptoms in patients with acute abdominal pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require surgical consult.
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME060
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Use a stepwise diagnostic approach to evaluate patients with elevated liver transaminase levels if the history and physical examination do not suggest a cause.
2. Develop a collaborative care plan that involves observation with lifestyle modification is appropriate if the initial history, physical examination, and workup do not suggest a cause of elevated liver transaminase levels.
3. Coordinate referral and follow-up in patients with unexplained elevation of liver transaminase levels for six months or more.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Clare Hawkins MD, MSC, FAAFP
Event: #CME050
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Clare Hawkins, MD, MSC, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Establish protocols to identify patients who are at risk for cirrhosis or NAFLD, with an emphasis on prevention.
2. Incorporate current guidelines for the diagnosis and evaluation of cirrhosis and NAFLD, emphasizing hepatocellular carcinoma screening.
3. Develop collaborative care plans for patients with cirrhosis or NAFLD, emphasizing adherence to prescribed therapies and lifestyle modifications. Coordinate referral and follow-up care for patients with cirrhosis or NAFLD.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Gilead.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Alvin Lin MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME051
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Alvin Lin, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Screen for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, in adult patients, beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.
2. Utilize documentation of clinical decision tools to foster patient engagement and facilitate share decision making about CRC screening options.
3. Establish an automated or staff-driven process, to send CRC screening invitations, containing personalized risk-estimates to patients.
4. Coordinate communication with the oncologist, including formal survivorship care plans, to outline follow-up plans for surveillance after polypectomy and CRC resection.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Thomas Kintanar MD, ARNP, FAAFP
Event: #CME048
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Thomas Kintanar, MD, ARNP, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Treat patients presenting with abdominal pain in the urgent care or emergency care setting judiciously with appropriate analgesics.
2. Narrow the differential diagnosis of acute abdominal pain based on the location of the pain and the age and sex of the patient.
3. Order appropriate diagnostic and imaging studies based on the location of the pain and the presentation of the patient.
4. Identify red flag symptoms in patients with acute abdominal pain that indicate emergent or urgent conditions that require surgical consult.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Alvin Lin MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME052
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Alvin Lin, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Screen for colorectal cancer using fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, in adult patients, beginning at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years.
2. Utilize documentation of clinical decision tools to foster patient engagement and facilitate share decision making about CRC screening options.
3. Establish an automated or staff-driven process, to send CRC screening invitations, containing personalized risk-estimates to patients.
4. Coordinate communication with the oncologist, including formal survivorship care plans, to outline follow-up plans for surveillance after polypectomy and CRC resection.
Friday, September 15, 2017
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Joel Heidelbaugh MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME053
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Joel Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based diagnostic criteria to diagnose patients suspected of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
2. Develop a multidisciplinary approach and coordinate care with a gastroenterologist and a surgeon for patients ID, as indicated by severity or response to other therapies.
3. Develop patient-centered treatment strategies for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, emphasizing adherence to lifestyle modifications and prescribed pharmacologic therapies.
4. Counsel patients with inflammatory bowel disease regarding their risk of cancer and cancer screening requirements.

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Joel Heidelbaugh MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME055
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Joel Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1.Apply evidence-based diagnostic criteria to evaluate patients presenting withrecurrent or episodic abdominal pain for IBS.
2. Establish referral and follow-up protocol with a gastroenterologist forpatients exhibiting red flags for other which endoscopic evaluation should beconsidered.
3. Develop treatment plans that involve positive patient-physiciancommunication, shared decision making, and follow-up strategies that resultin symptom relief and improved quality of life.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Saturday, September 16, 2017
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Joel Heidelbaugh MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME054
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Joel Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based diagnostic criteria to diagnose patients suspected of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
2. Develop a multidisciplinary approach and coordinate care with a gastroenterologist and a surgeon for patients IBD, as indicated by severity or response to other therapies.
3. Develop patient-centered treatment strategies for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, emphasizing adherence to lifestyle modifications and prescribed pharmacologic therapies.
4. Counsel patients with inflammatory bowel disease regarding their risk of cancer and cancer screening requirements.

08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Kurt Cook MD
Event: #CME061
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Kurt Cook, MD
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Follow current AAFP immunization schedules and preventive service recommendations for prevention of hepatitis infection.
2. Identify high-risk patients who should be screened for a hepatitis infection, and considered for hepatitis vaccination.
3. Counsel adult patients, and parents of children and adolescents, using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.
4. Order appropriate laboratory and/or diagnostic tests to confirm diagnosis. Construct an appropriate treatment plan for an adult patient with a confirmed diagnosis, taking into account tailoring of the treatment regimen for the individual, patient-specific barriers to treatment, follow-up monitoring, and making an appropriate referral.

This CME session is supported by an educational grant to the AAFP from Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Topic: Gastrointestinal, Type: CME, Faculty: Kurt Cook MD
Event: #CME062
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Kurt Cook, MD
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C2
Learning Objectives:
1. Follow current AAFP immunization schedules and preventive service recommendations for prevention of hepatitis infection.
2. Identify high-risk patients who should be screened for a hepatitis infection, and considered for hepatitis vaccination.
3. Counsel adult patients, and parents of children and adolescents, using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.
4. Order appropriate laboratory and/or diagnostic tests to confirm diagnosis. Construct an appropriate treatment plan for an adult patient with a confirmed diagnosis, taking into account tailoring of the treatment regimen for the individual, patient-specific barriers to treatment, follow-up monitoring, and making an appropriate referral.