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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME185
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate current controversies and research regarding carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
2. Provide patient education and resource materials regarding nutrition principles during well exam visits.
3. Use motivational interviewing techniques to initiate fitness conversations with patients.
4. Counsel patients regarding the benefits from dietary intervention in the treatment of common illnesses, particularly metabolic diseases.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Jay Winner MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME165
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize simple mindfulness skills to reduce stress, increase satisfaction and improve connection with patients.
2. Use reframing to reduce frustration and increase empathy with even the most difficult patients.
3. Apply techniques to deal effectively with difficult emotions and regain a healthy perspective.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Greenawald MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME169
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Greenawald, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key characteristics of the practice environment that influence satisfaction.
2. Describe their present practice culture and apply a framework to envision their ideal practice culture.
3. Develop a plan to help lead their practice to a higher level of enjoyment in providing care.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME186
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate current controversies and research regarding carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
2. Provide patient education and resource materials regarding nutrition principles during well exam visits.
3. Use motivational interviewing techniques to initiate fitness conversations with patients.
4. Counsel patients regarding the benefits from dietary intervention in the treatment of common illnesses, particularly metabolic diseases.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Anne Halli-Tierney MD
Event: #CME179
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Anne Halli-Tierney, MD; Dana Carroll, PharmD; Catherine Scarbrough, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based criteria (e.g. BEERS, STOPP, START) to evaluate for potentially adverse drug events, among elderly patients receiving multiple medications.
2. Develop a systematic approach, including applicable REMS, to managing elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions that focus on the quality-of-life outcomes most valued by the patient.
3. Develop collaborative care plans to address the needs of patients who have poor health literacy or reduced cognitive function, or those patients who have language barriers, in order to foster appropriate self-administration of medications.
4. Counsel elderly patients and caregivers about tools, resources, and strategies to aid in the self-administration of medications.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Vu Kiet Tran MD, MBA, FCFP
Event: #CME181
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MBA, FCFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key skills of everyday leadership (for the non-leader clinician).
2. Describe how these characteristics can improve clinician job satisfaction within their practice.
3. Describe how these characteristics can improve patient care.
4. Describe benefits to the practice and organization.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
Thursday, September 14, 2017
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ravi Grivois-Shah MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME164
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, FAAFP; Benjamin Silverberg, MD
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify strategies to create affirming and competent clinical spaces, history taking, physical exam, screening, and communication with LGBTQ youth and their families
2. Establish protocols for monitoring psychosocial well-being of LGBTQ adolescent patients.
3. Become familiar with consent and confidentiality issues related to sexual orientation and gender identify of minors.
4. Offer education, support, and referral to mental health providers as indicated for those with evidence of gender dysphoria; coexisting anxiety, depression, or suicidality; or significant interpersonal conflicts with peers (e.g., bullying) or parents.
07:30 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ronald Epstein MD
Event: #CME187
CME Credit: 2.25
Fee: None
Speakers: Ronald Epstein, MD; Leonard Finn, MD; Amy Mechley, MD
Location: Room 205
Learning Objectives:
1.  Characterize ways that physicians most commonly experience burnout and which three apply most closely to your own work setting
2. Demonstrate three mindfulness-enhancing practices to develop greater emotional awareness, compassion and resilience when facing difficulties in the workplace
3. Describe three ways that help you to work more mindfully with patients and clinical teams and to grow and flourish in the workplace.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Jay Winner MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME166
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Utilize simple mindfulness skills to reduce stress, increase satisfaction and improve connection with patients.
2. Use reframing to reduce frustration and increase empathy with even the most difficult patients.
3. Apply techniques to deal effectively with difficult emotions and regain a healthy perspective.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Leonard Finn MD
Event: #CME183
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Leonard Finn, MD
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Develop a curriculum and lesson plans for group visits with obese and/or overweight patients.
2. Lead a group visit with an understanding of effective methods for conducting a group visit to enhance learning of healthy behaviors by patients.
3. Organize office staff, document group visits for individual patients, and code group visits for billing insurers; transforming current office structure and systems to enable group visits.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Mark Greenawald MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME170
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Mark Greenawald, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key characteristics of the practice environment that influence satisfaction.
2. Describe their present practice culture and apply a framework to envision their ideal practice culture.
3. Develop a plan to help lead their practice to a higher level of enjoyment in providing care.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Anne Halli-Tierney MD
Event: #CME180
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Anne Halli-Tierney, MD; Dana Carroll, PharmD; Catherine Scarbrough, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 217AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based criteria (e.g. BEERS, STOPP, START) to evaluate for potentially adverse drug events, among elderly patients receiving multiple medications.
2. Develop a systematic approach, including applicable REMS, to managing elderly patients with multiple chronic conditions that focus on the quality-of-life outcomes most valued by the patient.
3. Develop collaborative care plans to address the needs of patients who have poor health literacy or reduced cognitive function, or those patients who have language barriers, in order to foster appropriate self-administration of medications.
4. Counsel elderly patients and caregivers about tools, resources, and strategies to aid in the self-administration of medications.

This session is also included in FMX On Demand - Upgrade.
04:45 PM - 05:45 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Vu Kiet Tran MD, MBA, FCFP
Event: #CME182
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MBA, FCFP
Location: Room 214CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify key skills of everyday leadership (for the non-leader clinician).
2. Describe how these characteristics can improve clinician job satisfaction within their practice.
3. Describe how these characteristics can improve patient care.
4. Describe benefits to the practice and organization.

Associated Session: -Physician Well-being Workshop: Mindful Engagement with Our Work: Skills to Address Burnout, Resilience and Wellbeing
Friday, September 15, 2017
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ravi Grivois-Shah MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME163
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, FAAFP; Benjamin Silverberg, MD
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify strategies to create affirming and competent clinical spaces, history taking, physical exam, screening, and communication with LGBTQ youth and their families
2. Establish protocols for monitoring psychosocial well-being of LGBTQ adolescent patients.
3. Become familiar with consent and confidentiality issues related to sexual orientation and gender identify of minors.
4. Offer education, support, and referral to mental health providers as indicated for those with evidence of gender dysphoria; coexisting anxiety, depression, or suicidality; or significant interpersonal conflicts with peers (e.g., bullying) or parents.
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME167
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Counsel, educate, and refer patients at risk for caregiver strain.
2. Adopt an assessment tool to identify patients at risk for caregiver strain.
3. Assist in the development of contingency plans in the event of caregiver illness or other life event.
4. Provide caregivers with evidence-based decision making tools to assist in advanced care planning.
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME171
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify available physician, care team, and patient resources for the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obese patients.
2. Develop a customized weight loss plan, with the overweight or obese patient, that considers the advantages and disadvantages of all dietary, exercise, pharmacologic, surgical, and behavioral modification options.
3. Provide overweight and obese patients with practice-based counseling and community-based resources that promotes adherence to the weight loss plan.
4. Establish coding practices for appropriate billing for diet and preventive care counseling.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Douglas Kamerow MD, MPH, FAAFP
Event: #CME175
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Douglas Kamerow, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Location: Room 225AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain to patients the composition and effects of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes).
2. Apply the research on use of such systems for smoking cessation.
3. Formulate policies for their practices to recommend or not recommend e-cigarettes in differing circumstances.
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Amy Locke MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME172
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Amy Locke, MD, FAAFP
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify available physician, care team, and patient resources for the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obese patients.
2. Develop a customized weight loss plan, with the overweight or obese patient, that considers the advantages and disadvantages of all dietary, exercise, pharmacologic, surgical, and behavioral modification options.
3. Provide overweight and obese patients with practice-based counseling and community-based resources that promotes adherence to the weight loss plan.
4. Establish coding practices for appropriate billing for diet and preventive care counseling.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Eddie Needham MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME168
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Eddie Needham, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Counsel, educate, and refer patients at risk for caregiver strain.
2. Adopt an assessment tool to identify patients at risk for caregiver strain.
3. Assist in the development of contingency plans in the event of caregiver illness or other life event.
4. Provide caregivers with evidence-based decision making tools to assist in advanced care planning.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Douglas Kamerow MD, MPH, FAAFP
Event: #CME176
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Douglas Kamerow, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain to patients the composition and effects of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes).
2. Apply the research on use of such systems for smoking cessation.
3. Formulate policies for their practices to recommend or not recommend e-cigarettes in differing circumstances.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Leonard Finn MD
Event: #CME184
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Leonard Finn, MD
Location: Room 225CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Develop a curriculum and lesson plans for group visits with obese and/or overweight patients.
2. Lead a group visit with an understanding of effective methods for conducting a group visit to enhance learning of healthy behaviors by patients.
3. Organize office staff, document group visits for individual patients, and code group visits for billing insurers; transforming current office structure and systems to enable group visits.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
08:45 AM - 09:45 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ronni Hayon MD
Event: #CME189
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ronni Hayon, MD
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use proper terminology/language commonly used in discussions of gender and gender identity
2. Implement practice changes that will improve your ability to provide culturally competent care to the transgender patient
3. Evaluate patients for and provide appropriate hormone therapy to transgender patients per current guidelines.

Associated Session: - Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender Adults: Ask the Expert
08:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ronald Epstein MD
Event: #CME188
CME Credit: 2.25
Fee: None
Speakers: Ronald Epstein, MD; Leonard Finn, MD; Amy Mechley, MD
Location: Room 205
Learning Objectives:
1.  Characterize ways that physicians most commonly experience burnout and which three apply most closely to your own work setting
2. Demonstrate three mindfulness-enhancing practices to develop greater emotional awareness, compassion and resilience when facing difficulties in the workplace
3. Describe three ways that help you to work more mindfully with patients and clinical teams and to grow and flourish in the workplace.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ronni Hayon MD
Event: #CME191
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ronni Hayon, MD
Location: Room 221D
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss solutions for overcoming barriers to providing appropriate and compassionate care to transgender adults.

Associated Session: - Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender Adults
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Oralia Bazaldua Pharm D
Event: #CME173
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Oralia Bazaldua, Pharm D
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based criteria to evaluate for potentially adverse drug events, among patients receiving multiple medications.
2. Disseminate best practices in safety strategies to decrease ADEs from high priority medications in primary care.
3. Describe the different roles of different healthcare professions in managing patients' medications safely and effectively.
4. Discuss the potential for misunderstandings and knowledge gaps between different professions, and the importance of continuing dialogue across the healthcare team.
5. Identify system, team, and individual strategies for reducing the frequency of adverse drug events.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Irene Hamrick MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME177
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Irene Hamrick, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 225CD
Learning Objectives:
1. Develop and implement a practice specific clinical screening needed for geriatric patients
2. Review tools such as the Lawton Instrumental ADL Scale to assess geriatric patients' activities of daily living
3. Review current USPSTF recommendations for screening of geriatrics.
4. Discuss the importance of functional assessment, and describe it in terms of activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Oralia Bazaldua Pharm D
Event: #CME174
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Oralia Bazaldua, Pharm D
Location: Hemisfair Ballroom C1
Learning Objectives:
1. Use evidence-based criteria to evaluate for potentially adverse drug events, among patients receiving multiple medications.
2. Disseminate best practices in safety strategies to decrease ADEs from high priority medications in primary care.
3. Describe the different roles of different healthcare professions in managing patients' medications safely and effectively.
4. Discuss the potential for misunderstandings and knowledge gaps between different professions, and the importance of continuing dialogue across the healthcare team.
5. Identify system, team, and individual strategies for reducing the frequency of adverse drug events.
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Irene Hamrick MD, FAAFP
Event: #CME178
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Irene Hamrick, MD, FAAFP
Location: Room 214AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Develop and implement a practice specific clinical screening needed for geriatric patients
2. Review tools such as the Lawton Instrumental ADL Scale to assess geriatric patients' activities of daily living
3. Review current USPSTF recommendations for screening of geriatrics.
4. Discuss the importance of functional assessment, and describe it in terms of activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
Topic: Patient-Based Care, Type: CME, Faculty: Ronni Hayon MD
Event: #CME190
CME Credit: 1
Fee: None
Speakers: Ronni Hayon, MD
Location: Room 221AB
Learning Objectives:
1. Use proper terminology/language commonly used in discussions of gender and gender identity
2. Implement practice changes that will improve your ability to provide culturally competent care to the transgender patient
3. Evaluate patients for and provide appropriate hormone therapy to transgender patients per current guidelines.

Associated Session: - Providing Appropriate and Compassionate Care to Transgender Adults: Ask the Expert