FamMed Forum 2021 Agenda

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FamMed General Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss vaccine administration and mental health in a pandemic world
  2. Discuss specific issues and updates in cardiovascular disease, endocrinology, women's health, kidney disease, migraine, and medication assisted therapy
  3. Recognize implicit bias and take appropriate steps to mitigate it

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Sessions from Friday, April 10, 2021


Sessions from Friday, April 16, 2021

Sessions from Saturday, April 17, 2021


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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Schedule subject to change.

NOTE:  Zoom link for this session was emailed to registered attendees prior to the conference. 

8:00 - 8:15am Welcome
8:15 - 9:15am Women’s Health Current and Emerging Therapies for Endometriosis and Uterine Fibroids: What Do You Need to Know?

Dr. Georgine Lamvu, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine will discuss current and emerging therapies for endometriosis and uterine fibroids.
Georgine Lamvu , MD POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
9:15 - 10:15am Frank Snope Annual Lecture Implicit Bias – Part 1

Implicit biases involve associations outside conscious awareness that lead to a negative evaluation of a person on the basis of irrelevant characteristics such as race or gender. Implicit bias or unconscious bias often stems from stereotypes that arise from our backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences. What’s important to know about implicit biases is that once you aware it, these biases can be successfully addressed. In this two-part course we will look closely at implicit bias and how it impacts our decisions and our patients.
Cindy Barter, MD POST-TEST/
EVALUATION

Link active AFTER Part Two below.
10:15 - 10:30am Non-CME Sponsored Event:
Ceras Health: Empowering Healthcare Through Remote Patient Monitoring


Join Ceras Health for this engaging session on remote patient monitoring and learn how you can improve patient outcomes and boost revenue for your practice. We will introduce you to our patient, Tom Jones, and walk you through his story. You will learn how Ceras Health can not only help Tom by providing around the clock, 24/7 professional health care coordination and real time, evidenced-based data but also how you can increase your practice revenue and clinical outcomes at the same time.

This session will be held in Microsoft Teams. Don’t have an account? No worries. You can still participate. Join from your browser by clicking the "Continue on this browser" option when you click the link the RED link on the right to access the session.

Sponsored by Ceras Health
Linda L. Kniebel, MS, HS CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS SESSION
10:30 - 11:30am Frank Snope Annual Lecture Implicit Bias – Part 2

Implicit biases involve associations outside conscious awareness that lead to a negative evaluation of a person on the basis of irrelevant characteristics such as race or gender.
Cindy Barter, MD POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
11:30am - 12:30pm Clinical Care CKD Clinical Decisions: The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors

The management of patients with suspected chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves numerous clinical decisions beginning with considerations for screening and extending through optimal treatment. This activity explores many of these clinical questions encountered by primary care clinicians, with discussion about 2020 guidelines issued by Kidney Disease – Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP (PCEC) POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
12:30 - 12:45pm Break
12:45 - 1:45pm Clinical Care Unmet Needs and the Evolving Landscape in Acute Treatment of Migraine: Primary Care Professionals on the Front Line

Despite the disability and socioeconomic burden associated with migraine, underdiagnosis and undertreatment remain significant problems and effective treatment can be elusive. New developments in acute migraine treatment have recently emerged. Growing understanding of migraine pathophysiology has spurred the development of novel targeted therapies, including 5-HT1F receptor agonists and calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor agonists, drug classes that are free of the cardiovascular contraindications of older migraine medications. Triptans, too, have evolved, with delivery modifications that can improve bioavailability, speed of onset, and tolerability. This session will discuss advancements in the treatment of migraine.
Susan Hutchinson, MD
Stewart J. Tepper, MD, FAHS
POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
1:45 - 2:45pm Clinical Care MAT Myth Busters

The term opioid use disorder (OUD) is used for those suffering from the disease of addiction related to opioids. Nearly 80% of Americans with OUD are not receiving appropriate care. While access to office-based addiction treatment has increased in recent years, distribution of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been slowing. MAT is very effective and can save lives, however, physicians have misconceptions about the OUD patient population, MAT’s effectiveness, and how it works. In this session, addiction expert, Dr. Lee Radosh, will dispel some of the myths around MAT and explain why you should be offering this treatment to your patients with OUD.
Lee Radosh, MD POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
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Friday, April 16, 2021

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8:00 - 9:00am House of Delegates Joseph Schauer III, MD
9:00 - 10:00am Keynote Address:
COVID-19 Vaccines and the Rollout in New Jersey
Meg Fisher, MD, FAAP
10:00 - 10:45am House of Delegates Joseph Schauer III, MD
10:45 - 11:00am Non-CME Sponsored Event:
Ceras Health: Empowering Healthcare Through Remote Patient Monitoring


Join Ceras Health for this engaging session on remote patient monitoring and learn how you can improve patient outcomes and boost revenue for your practice. We will introduce you to our patient, Tom Jones, and walk you through his story. You will learn how Ceras Health can not only help Tom by providing around the clock, 24/7 professional health care coordination and real time, evidenced-based data but also how you can increase your practice revenue and clinical outcomes at the same time.

This session will be held in Microsoft Teams. Don’t have an account? No worries. You can still participate. Join from your browser by clicking the "Continue on this browser" option when you click the link the RED link on the right to access the session.

Sponsored by Ceras Health
Linda L. Kniebel, MS, HS CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS SESSION
11:00am - 12:30pm House of Delegates Joseph Schauer III, MD
12:30 - 1:00pm Transition and Lunch Break
1:00 - 2:00pm Mental Health Physician Wellness During the Pandemic

The enduring COVID-19 pandemic has significant emotional impact on health professionals, many of whom experienced burnout before the pandemic. In this session, we will review manifestations of burnout and common psychological reactions seen in health professionals during this crisis. We will cover principles of psychological first aid, their applications to supporting physician well-being and practical strategies that can help coping with the sustained stress of this pandemic.
Chantal Brazeau, MD POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
2:00 - 3:00pm Mental Health COVID-19’s Impact on Patient Mental Health

The CDC reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused mental health challenges resulting from the disease and from the efforts to mitigate it, including social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Depression and anxiety have increased considerably from April to June 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Patients are suffering from overuse of alcohol and substances, increases in domestic violence, increased PTSD and abnormal grief. During this session, you will learn how to help your patients through these complex issues.
Petros Levounis, MD, MA POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
3:00 - 3:15pm Non-CME Sponsored Event:
Words Matter: Mitigating Weight Stigma in Evidence-Based Obesity Care


Obesity is a serious, chronic, progressive disease that has been increasing in prevalence over the past couple of decades. How can we address this? Creating a friendly environment that combats obesity stigma and our implicit bias is a first step. Over this break, we will review some tools to add to your toolbox when caring for this challenging patient population.

Sponsored by NovoNordisk
Julianne S. Knecht, PharmD, RPh CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS SESSION
3:15 - 4:15pm Endocrinology Ambulatory Glucose Profile and Time in Range: Essential Tools to Manage Your Patient with Diabetes

Treatment of patients with diabetes is a balance between good glycemic control and the risk of hypoglycemia. Fluctuations in the blood glucose level are common but are often missed with fingerstick blood glucose monitoring. This limitation can be overcome with continuous glucose monitoring systems, however challenges interpreting the large amount of data provided by CGM systems have limited their clinical application. This session will explore the recent guidelines on CGM which should simplify its use in clinical practice with the benefit of reducing fluctuations in the blood glucose level.
Stephen Brunton, MD , FAAFP (PCEC) POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
4:15 - 5:15pm Women's Health Intimate Partner Violence: What You Need to Know

Family Physicians can play a critical role in helping survivors identify intimate partner violence (IPV) and connect them to resources to help keep them safe. Unfortunately, many physicians miss the opportunity to screen for IPV. This workshop will highlight the role you can play in responding to IPV and provide you with the tools and information you need to start making your practice a place where patients impacted by IPV can obtain information and resources.
Nicole Morella, MA POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

8:00 - 8:15am Welcome
8:15 - 9:15am Infectious Disease Update Update on COVID-19 and Vaccines

As the state of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shift and change, this session will provide the latest data and guidance on best practices for screening, diagnosing, and managing the virus as well as how to prepare your practice for administering vaccinations.
David Cennimo, MD
Fran Griffin, RRT, MPA
POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
9:15 - 10:15am Infectious Disease Update Becoming a POD: A Success Story

As family physicians we know that we are the best clinicians to immunize our patients against COVID-19. However, the process is not as straight forward as it seems. Beyond applying to become a point of distribution (POD), the practice needs to report patient vaccine data to the NJIIS daily, safely store the vaccine and monitor temperature using data loggers, know timing, temperature, and other requirements specific to the vaccine they are administering, and be able to observe for and deal with allergic reactions along with other considerations in managing a vaccine program. In this panel discussion, representatives from Vanguard and the VNA Community Health Centers will share best practices on how they prepared for and became a successful POD for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Thomas McCarrick, MD
Terry Shlimbaum, MD
Nalinoë (Nalie) Kernizan, PharmD, BCACP
Nicole Florio, CCMA, CPT, CET
POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
10:15 - 10:30am Non-CME Sponsored Event:
Ceras Health: Empowering Healthcare Through Remote Patient Monitoring


Join Ceras Health for this engaging session on remote patient monitoring and learn how you can improve patient outcomes and boost revenue for your practice. We will introduce you to our patient, Tom Jones, and walk you through his story. You will learn how Ceras Health can not only help Tom by providing around the clock, 24/7 professional health care coordination and real time, evidenced-based data but also how you can increase your practice revenue and clinical outcomes at the same time.

This session will be held in Microsoft Teams. Don’t have an account? No worries. You can still participate. Join from your browser by clicking the "Continue on this browser" option when you click the link the RED link on the right to access the session.

Sponsored by Ceras Health
Linda L. Kniebel, MS, HS CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THIS SESSION
10:30 - 11:30am Cardiovascular Strategies for Increasing Recognition and Diagnosis of Patients with Heart Failure: Evaluating the Role of Natriuretic Peptides as Clinical Biomarkers

Dr. Butler, an expert on heart failure, will discuss strategies for recognizing and diagnosing heart failure in patients, including the role of natriuretic peptides as clinical biomarkers.
Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
11:30am - 12:30pm Cardiovascular Importance of Primary Care/Pharmacist Partnerships

Studies have demonstrated the benefit of a primary care/pharmacist partnership in the management of chronic disease, such as heart failure and arrhythmias. Among the benefits of this partnership are decreased occurrence of medication-related problems, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. This session will explore the benefits of partnering with pharmacy in patient-centered care.
Elise M. Barry, MS, CFRE, RCE POST-TEST/
EVALUATION
12:30 - 12:45pm Transition
12:45 - 3:45pm KSA Mental Health in the Community

Participants will work together to complete the knowledge self-assessment (KSA) during this study group. Use your computer or phone to access the online audience response system to answer these questions. Answers will automatically be sent to the ABFM on your behalf, so all participates will pass the self-assessment and get 8 hours of prescribed CME credit (and 10 ABFM points).
Ryan Kauffman, MD
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