Internal Medicine in Primary Care 

The Pearls

 Saturday March 7, 2020

07:30–08:25: Registration, visit exhibits

08:25: Welcome and Introduction   
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere

08:30 – 09:10 Toxic Time Bombs: Serious Medical Complications of Antidepressants, What to Watch out for
Dr. Daniel Ovakim

09:10 – 9:50 Choosing Wisely Oral Antithrombotic Therapy in Patients with Established Vascular Disease
Dr. Jennifer Rajala

9:50- 10:15 Break, Visit Exhibits

10:15-12:30 Breakout Small Group Sessions: Each session is 40 minutes in length. You can attend 3 of the 5 below

A. De-prescribing Medications in the Elderly
Dr. Josh Budlovsky

B. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: What’s New?
Dr. Brian Mc Ardle

C. Pre-operative Assessment: Review & Answers to Common Questions
Dr. Valeria Stoynova

D. Platelets of 15, What’s Your Next Step?
Dr. Adrian Yee

E. Respiratory Puffers Demystified
Dr. San Han Phang

12:30- 13:40 Lunch Break, free time to dine at one of the many fine restaurants in the area

13:40-15:00 Snappers: 20 minutes each
1. Vaping What are the Risks?
Dr. San Han Phang

2. How Best to Wean a Patient off Steroids
Dr. Xin Feng

3. Scratching the Surface of Pruritus: Approach and Management
Dr. Tess Peters

4. What’s New in Type 2 Diabetic Monitoring and Management
Dr. Xin Feng

15:00-15:20 Break, Visit Exhibits

15:20 – 16:20 Snappers Continued
1. Immunotherapy in Cancer What are the Common Side Effects?
Dr. Sunil Parimi

2. PET Scan: When is it Helpful and What do the Results Mean?
Dr. Kevin Edward Forkheim

3. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What is it and How Can it Help Your Patients.
Dr. Lauren Dake

16:20- 17:00 Professionalism and Behavior in Medicine in 2020
Dr. Bruce Campana

17:00 – 17:15 Question and Answer and Closing Remarks
Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere