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Annual Assembly Thank YouThe 71st Annual Assembly & Exhibition was held July 5-8, 2018, at the SanDestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL. Overall there were about 80 attendees and 50 exhibitors. The exhibit hall was a mix of familiar faces along with new supporters!
 
With 15.0 hours of Prescribed Credits, there was a combination of local faculty as well as nationally known faculty in attendance. Thursday night was the Welcome Reception that was free to all attendees and their families, which was a huge success and sponsored by Louisiana Healthcare Connections! As usual, Friday brought our General Assembly, with updates brought to us from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and the American Academy of Family Physicians. The charitable spirit continued into the night as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana hosted our Annual Foundation Auction and President’s Party. This year’s event was a “Boot-Scootin’ Boogie” themed event, where we danced the night away with the band featuring one of our LAFP members, Dr. Will Maranto. The night ended in over $8,000 being raised from the live auction and over $13,000 for the raffle. Thank you to all that donated!
 
Topics of the assembly were presented by both local speakers and national speakers including:

Thursday, July 5, 2018

“Bedside with Dr. Berman”
Speaker: Paul Berman, MD, MBA

Track 1
"Improving Primary Care Management of IBS-D through Early Diagnosis and Personalized Treatment"
Speaker: Albena Halpert, MD
This activity was provided by a partnership with Integrity Continuing Education
 
Track 2
“Acute Hand Injury for the Family Physician”
Speaker: Vincent Shaw, MD
 
Track 1
"Combatting T2DM Clinical Inertia: Evaluating the Evidence For Simultaneous Basal Insulin and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists"
Speaker: Mark Stolar, MD
This activity was provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians in collaboration with Med-IQ, Inc. and was supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US.
 
Track 2
“Substance Use Disorders: Identifying, Intervening, and Connecting Patients with Appropriate Care”
Speaker: Care Speranza LAC, RN, CCS, PLPC, AADC
 
Track 1
“Latest Information from the ABFM Concerning Your Certification”
Speaker: Joseph Tollison, MD
 
Track 2
“Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits”
Speaker: David E.J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
This educational activity was supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies (RPC).
 
Track 1
“Value Views: Discussion on the Transition to Value Based Care”
Speaker: Blaine Lindsey, JD, MPH, Darrin Menard, MD, Nadine Robin, Marguerite Picou, MD, and Jose Mata, MD
 
Track 2
“Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits”
Speaker: David E.J. Bazzo, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
This educational activity was supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies (RPC).

 

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

“Beyond the Flare: Implementing Solutions for Hyperuricemia Goal Achievement in the Primary Care Practice”
Speaker: Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
This activity was provided by a partnership with Fortis Spectrum LLC.

“Allergy Immunotherapy: A New Role for the Family Physician”
Speaker: Louis Kuritzky, MD
This activity was provided by a partnership with the Primary Care Education Consortium and supported by an educational grant from Stallergenes Greer.

“Case Studies in the Practical Evaluation and Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea”
Speaker: Louis Kuritzky, MD
This activity was provided by a partnership with the Primary Care Education Consortium and supported by an educational grant from Salix Pharmaceuticals.

“Famous People with Diabetes: A Case Study Exploring the Use of New and Emerging Basal Insulins”
Speaker: Richard Sadovsky, MD
This activity was provided by a partnership with The France Foundation and supported by an educational grant from Sanofi US.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

“Case Studies on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Focus on Cardiovascular Outcomes Trials”
Speaker: Louis Kuritzky, MD
This activity was provided by a partnership with the Primary Care Education Consortium and supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“ELEVATE: Your Gender-Affirming Healthcare Environment for Optimal HIV Care”
Speaker: Asa Radix, MD, MPH, FACP
This activity was provided by a partnership with Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower.

"Ascertaining the Role of the Primary Care Clinician in the Recognition and Management of Patients with Multiple Sclerosis in the Modern Era"
Speaker: Edward J. Fox, MD, PhD, FAAN
This activity was provided by a partnership with PeerView Institute for Medical Education and supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Genentech, and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

“Identifying and Managing Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (clinical deep dive)”
Speaker: Jordan Karlitz, MD
This activity was provided by a partnership with Myriad Genetic Laboratories.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Non-CME Breakfast Symposium: “Long-term Results with INVOKANA Across a Broad Range of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”
Speaker: Eric Dyess, MD
This non-CME Symposium was provided by a partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

 
“Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lupus: Practical Guidance for the Primary Care Physician”
Speaker: Judith A. James, MD, PhD
This activity was provided by a partnership with PeerView Institute for Medical Education and supported by independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
 
"Practical Guidance on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in NSCLC: CCO ClinicalImpact Live"
Speaker: Rathi Pillai, MD
The program was jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC, and was supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

 

 
 

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