Primary Care Focus Symposium, 19th Annual
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Primary Care Focus Symposium, 19th Annual

July 10-12, 2020 | Friday-Sunday
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida

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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 to cardiovascular risk lowering drugs, atrial fibrilation, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, osteoarthritis, benign breast disease, women’s health, osteoporosis, female sexual dysfunction, transitions of care and preventing hospital readmission, antibiotic stewardship, COPD, dermatology, and more​. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion.​

Symposium Director 

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., FAAFP

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Topics this year.

Topics This Year

  • Cardiovascular Risk-Lowering Drugs
  • Atrial Fibrilation
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Women's Health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Female Sexual Dysfunction
  • Transitions of Care and Preventing Hospital Readmission
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • COPD
  • Measles Vaccine
  • Hepatitis A is now a Florida Public Health Emergency
  • Dermatology
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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Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

Visit our Continuing Medical Education Website for upcoming symposiums, as well as our local conferences and online courses, both available at no charge.

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Agenda

11:30 AM

Registration and Visit Exhibits

Registration and Visit Exhibits

12:55 PM

Welcome and Introductions

Welcome and Introductions

01:00 PM

Review of CV Risk Lowering Drugs

Review of CV Risk Lowering Drugs

01:45 PM

A-Fib

A-Fib

02:30 PM

Diabetes

Diabetes

03:15 PM

Break and Visit Exhibits

Break and Visit Exhibits

03:45 PM

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

04:30 PM

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip Osteoarthritis

05:15 PM

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

05:45 PM

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

06:30 PM

Adjourn

Adjourn

06:45 PM

Welcome Reception (Light Appetizers)

Welcome Reception (Light Appetizers)

07:15 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

07:50 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Welcome and Introductions

08:00 AM

Benign Breast Disease

Benign Breast Disease

08:40 AM

Women Health for the PCP

Women Health for the PCP

09:20 AM

Osteoporosis: Evidence-Based Approaches

Osteoporosis: Evidence-Based Approaches

10:00 AM

Break and Visit Exhibits

Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 AM

Female Sexual Dysfunction

Female Sexual Dysfunction

11:10 AM

The Role of a Nurse Practitioner-led Transition of Care Clinic in Preventing Hospital Readmission

The Role of a Nurse Practitioner-led Transition of Care Clinic in Preventing Hospital Readmission

11:50 AM

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

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

​Agueda Hernandez, M.D.​, FAAFP

Welcome and Introductions

​Agueda Hernandez, M.D.​, FAAFP

08:00 AM

Antibiotic Stewardship

​Timothy Gauthier, Ph.D​.

Antibiotic Stewardship

​Timothy Gauthier, Ph.D​.

08:45 AM

Hepatitis A is now a Florida Public Health Emergency

Hepatitis A is now a Florida Public Health Emergency

09:30 AM

Dermatology

Dermatology

10:15 AM

TBD

TBD

11:00 AM

Adjourn

Adjourn


Schedule is subject to change.

Accreditation and Credits

Baptist Health provides accredited continuing education (CME/CE) to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.

Baptist Health South Florida designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

This activity has been approved for 12 credit hours by the Florida Boards of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology and the Florida Council of Physician Assistants. 5 credits for the Friday session (CE Broker #20-684837); 4 credits for the Saturday session (CE Broker #20-684841) and 3 credits for the Sunday session (CE Broker #20-684845).

 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.


The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts CEs accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.​

Faculty

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., FAAFP

Agueda Hernandez, M.D., FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer and Designated Institutional Official
Baptist Health South Florida Center for the Advancement of Learning
Miami, Florida

Faculty Disclosures and Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Faculty Disclosures and Resolution of Conflict of Interest

Individuals participating in this CME activity are responsible for identifying references to off-label or unapproved product usage in their discussions and recommendations.

Non-faculty Contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Copyright​

Baptist Health is not responsible for any image/illustration content prepared by faculty members for their presentations.

​​Symposium Registration

  2020 Registration Fees
Physicians and Psychologists * $495
Other Healthcare Professionals $295
Baptist Health Employees $145
​Physicians in Training ** ​$295
International Physician ​$396
​International Healthcare Professional ​$236

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

* Group discounts available for three or more physicians who register together as a group by Friday, June 26. No add-ons. 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)

NOTE: Credit card payment will not be accepted over the phone. 

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.

Cancelations must be received by June 26, 2020 to receive a refund of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. Registration fees are not refundable after June 26, 2020. ​

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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 877-590-8187 or visiting the online reservations page.

The special group rate of $249, plus applicable taxes, will be honored through Monday, June 15, based on availability.

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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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