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Primary Care Focus 18th Annual Symposium

Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida

About Event

 Symposium Overview

The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. The expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate in the primary care setting. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion.​

Symposium Director 
A. Ruben Caride, M.D., FACP​​​​​​

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • Sleep Disorders
  • New Diabetes Treatments
  • Frequent Falls in the Elderly
  • Treating and Diagnosing Lung Diseases
  • Depression vs. Dementia
  • Movement Disorders
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • MACRA and MIPS
  • Blood Cancers
  • ENT
Topics this year.

Who Should Attend

  • Family Physicians
  • General Internists
  • Psychologists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • All other interested healthcare practitioners
Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

Sponsorship & Exhibit Information

On behalf of the symposium director and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at our upcoming event.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Objectives

Learn about the objectives that will be covered for this symposium.​

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International Attendees

International Attendees

Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to extend a discount to International Healthcare Professionals. Availability of this discount is limited.

Agenda

11:30 AM

Registration

Registration

12:55 PM

Welcome and Introductions

​A. Ruben Caride, M.D.​

Welcome and Introductions
​A. Ruben Caride, M.D.​

01:00 PM

Commonly Seen ENT Complications in the Primary Care Setting

​Alberto Fernandez, M.D.​

Commonly Seen ENT Complications in the Primary Care Setting
​Alberto Fernandez, M.D.​

01:50 PM

Parkinson’s at the Early Onset

​Bruno Gallo, M.D.​

Parkinson’s at the Early Onset
​Bruno Gallo, M.D.​

02:40 PM

Sleep Medicine Pearls: Update on Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome and Parasomnias

​Timothy L. Grant, M.D.​

Sleep Medicine Pearls: Update on Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome and Parasomnias
​Timothy L. Grant, M.D.​

03:30 PM

Break and Visit Exhibits

Break and Visit Exhibits

04:00 PM

Interventional Pulmonology

​Raúl R. Valor, M.D.​

Interventional Pulmonology
​Raúl R. Valor, M.D.​

04:50 PM

Fall Prevention in Older Adults

​Edgar Ramos Vieira, P.T., MSc, Ph.D.​

Fall Prevention in Older Adults
​Edgar Ramos Vieira, P.T., MSc, Ph.D.​

05:40 PM

Questions-and-Answer Session

Questions-and-Answer Session

06:30 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

06:45 PM

Welcome Reception (Light Appetizers) - 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception (Light Appetizers) - 6:45-8:00 p.m.

07:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

07:50 AM

Welcome and Introductions

​A. Ruben Caride, M.D.​

Welcome and Introductions
​A. Ruben Caride, M.D.​

08:00 AM

Differential Diagnosis of Depression and Dementia: A Neuropsychological Perspective

​Richard Hamilton, Ph.D.​

Differential Diagnosis of Depression and Dementia: A Neuropsychological Perspective
​Richard Hamilton, Ph.D.​

08:40 AM

From Poppies to Pot: Cannabis Conundrums

​Jeffrey Block, M.D., P.A.​

From Poppies to Pot: Cannabis Conundrums
​Jeffrey Block, M.D., P.A.​

09:20 AM

Suicide: Risk Factors and How to Identify Them

​Larry Brooks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN​

Suicide: Risk Factors and How to Identify Them
​Larry Brooks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN​

10:00 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits

Break and Visit Exhibits

10:10 AM

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Men

​Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.​

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Men
​Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.​

10:30 AM

Newer Diabetes Medications and Cardiovascular Outcomes

​Priyathama Vellanki, M.D.​

Newer Diabetes Medications and Cardiovascular Outcomes
​Priyathama Vellanki, M.D.​

11:50 AM

Questions-and-Answer Session

Questions-and-Answer Session

12:30 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

12:45 PM

Lunch

Lunch

07:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

07:50 AM

Welcome and Introductions

​A. Ruben Caride, M.D.​

Welcome and Introductions
​A. Ruben Caride, M.D.​

08:00 AM

MACRA and MIPS: How to Be Successful in These Programs

​Tomas Villanueva, D.O.​

MACRA and MIPS: How to Be Successful in These Programs
​Tomas Villanueva, D.O.​

08:45 AM

The New Frontier in Aortic Stenosis

​Elliott J. Elias, M.D.​

The New Frontier in Aortic Stenosis
​Elliott J. Elias, M.D.​

09:30 AM

Best Practices in Secondary Prevention of Stroke

​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

Best Practices in Secondary Prevention of Stroke
​Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.​

10:15 AM

What Primary Care Providers Need to Know About Blood Cancers

​Steven Fein, M.D.​

What Primary Care Providers Need to Know About Blood Cancers
​Steven Fein, M.D.​

11:00 AM

Adjourn

Adjourn

Faculty

A. Ruben Caride, M.D., FACP

A. Ruben Caride, M.D., FACP

General Internist
Miami, Florida​

Jeffrey S. Block, M.D.

Jeffrey S. Block, M.D.

American Board of Anesthesiology
Baptist Health South Florida
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Larry Brooks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Larry Brooks, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Hollywood and Miami, Florida

Elliott J. Elias, M.D.

Elliott J. Elias, M.D.

Cardiologist, Baptist and West Kendall Hospitals and Baptist Health
Medical Group and Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami, Florida

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.

Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D.

Medical Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida

Steven G. Fein, M.D.

Steven G. Fein, M.D.

Hematologist-Oncologist, affiliated with Homestead and South Miami Hospitals
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Alberto Fernandez, M.D., FACS

Alberto Fernandez, M.D., FACS

South Florida ENT Associates, PA
Otolaryngologist, affiliated with Baptist, South Miami, Homestead, Doctors and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Bruno V. Gallo, M.D.

Bruno V. Gallo, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine
Director, Parkinson & Neuromodulation Center, Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Miami, Florida

Timothy L. Grant, M.D., FAASM

Timothy L. Grant, M.D., FAASM

Medical Director, Baptist Health Sleep Center at Sunset
Neurologist, affiliated with Baptist and South Miami Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Richard A. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Richard A. Hamilton, Ph.D.

Clinical Director, Baptist Hospital of Miami Brain Injury and Concussion Rehabilitation Programs
Neuropsychologist, Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.

Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.

Urologist, South Miami Hospital
University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
Miami, Florida

Raúl R. Valor, M.D., FCCP

Raúl R. Valor, M.D., FCCP

Interventional and Clinical Pulmonologist
Chief, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Priyathama Vellanki, M.D.

Priyathama Vellanki, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Lipids and Metabolism
Emory University, Medical Director, Endocrinology Clinic, Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia

Edgar Ramos Vieira, P.T., MSc, Ph.D.

Edgar Ramos Vieira, P.T., MSc, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Tomas Villanueva, D.O., MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Tomas Villanueva, D.O., MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources, Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, Vizient, Inc.
Internal Medicine, affiliated with Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Homestead, and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Baptist Health Medical Group and Baptist Health Quality Network
Miami, Florida

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​​Symposium Registration

Registration Fees

2019 Rates
Physicians**       $495**
Other Healthcare Professionals $295
Baptist Health Employees $145
​Physicians in Training*** ​      $295***
International Attendees​


Symposium fee includes Friday Break and Reception, Continental Breakfast and Break on Saturday and Sunday, and Lunch on Saturday. 

** Group discount available for doctors when three or more register together as a group by June 28. Add-ons will not be accepted. Call
786-596-2398 for details.

***Registration must be accompanied by a letter from the Fellowship/Residency Director.


The following options are available to expedite your symposium registrations:

Mail registration with check payment only to
Baptist Health CME Department, 
8900 North Kendall Drive, 
Miami, Florida 33176.

Registration Form

Register online (Master Card, Visa, American Express)

Registration Online
Guest Attendance Policy

All symposium activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered symposium attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in the symposium areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

  

 In consideration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us to determine your special service requirements.​

 

Cancelation Policy
Changes may occur that are beyond our control. In the unforeseen event the symposium is canceled, Baptist Health will refund attendees the entire amount of their registration fees. If you are traveling from outside of the area, we strongly suggest purchasing travel insurance.

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Location & Accommodations

Location & Accommodations

Surrounded by preserved natural beauty, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, is a premier family resort, offering an assortment of fun and adventure for the entire family. 

Make your hotel reservation now at the Ritz-Carlton by calling 1-888-856-4380 or click here.

The special group rate of $239, plus applicable taxes, will be honored through Sunday, June 16, 2019, based on availability. 

Additional hotel rooms are also available at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort at $169, plus applicable taxes.

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Contact Us

To help us serve you better, please fill out the form below completely.

To expedite your request, you can contact us directly by phone at 78​6-596-2398.

You may also mail your request to:

Continuing Medical Education Department
Baptist Health South Florida​
8900 N. Kendall Drive​
Miami, Florida 33176

 

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