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The 72nd Annual Assembly & Exhibition was held August 1-4, 2019, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Overall there were about 200 attendees and 60 exhibitors. The exhibit hall was a mix of familiar faces along with new supporters!
 
With 19.0 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, Aledade 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 “Casino Royale” themed event, where we danced the night away with the band “Party at Joe’s”. The night ended in over $11,000 being raised from the live auction and almost $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, August 1, 2019

“Food as Medicine: The DASH Prescription”
Speaker: Cindy Kleckner, RDN, LD, FAND
This educational activity is provided by a sponsorship from Dairy MAX.
 
“Reproductive Health Care: Conversations for Family Physicians and Their Patients”
Speaker: Madeline Cozad, MD
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the California Academy of Family Physicians.
 
“Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis Through Collaborative Primary & Specialist Care”
Speaker: David M. Pariser, MD
This educational activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education and is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
 
“Succeeding in the Management of Heart Failure: The Evolving Role of the Family Practitioner”
Speaker: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Integrity Continuing Education.
 
“Enhancing the Patient-Provider Connection: Practical Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Obesity Management (lecture)”
Speaker: Colleen M. Fairbanks, PhD
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Integrity Continuing Education.
 
“Enhancing the Patient-Provider Connection: Practical Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Obesity Management (workshop)”
Speaker: Colleen M. Fairbanks, PhD
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Integrity Continuing Education.
 
“Ensuring Early Diagnosis and Targeting Treatment to Remission in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Recommendations for Primary Care Clinicians”
Speaker: William E. Davis, MD, MACP, FACR
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Integrity Continuing Education.

Friday, August 2, 2019

“Building HIV Treatment Capacity in the Family Medicine Clinic”
Speaker: Eugene Reynolds, II, MD
This activity is provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians in collaboration with Med-IQ, Inc. and is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.
 
“Addressing Women’s Sexual Wellbeing in Family Practice: Let’s Start a Conversation - Prevalence of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)”
Speaker: Becky Lynn, MD, FACOG, IF
This activity is jointly provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and Spire Learning and is supported by an educational grant from AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
“Addressing Women’s Sexual Wellbeing in Family Practice: Let’s Start a Conversation - Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD)”
Speaker: Becky Lynn, MD, FACOG, IF
This activity is jointly provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and Spire Learning and is supported by an educational grant from AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
“Benefits of Integrating Behavioral Health in the Family Physician’s Office”
Speaker: Stewart Gordon, MD, FAAP

Saturday, August 3, 2019

“Overcoming Barriers to Initiating or Intensifying Insulin Therapy: An Interactive Workshop (lecture)”
Speaker: John E. Anderson, MD and Lucia Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC
This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education and is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi US.
 
“Overcoming Barriers to Initiating or Intensifying Insulin Therapy: An Interactive Workshop (workshop)”
Speaker: John E. Anderson, MD and Lucia Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC
This activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education and is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi US.
 
“Emerging Concepts in the Recognition and Management of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”
Speaker: Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR
This activity is provided by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences and is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.
 
“Developmental Screening”
Speaker: Fiona Ritchey, PhD

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Non-CME Breakfast Symposium: “XARELTO® 2.5 mg Vascular Dose: Significantly Reduced Major Cardiovascular Events in Combination with Aspirin in Patients With Chronic CAD or PAD”
Speaker: Agostino Ingraldi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
This non-CME Symposium is provided by a partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
 
“Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Case-Based Approach to Addressing Diagnostic Challenges and Missed Opportunities in the Primary Care Setting”
Speaker: Jeffrey Kaine, MD
This activity is provided by PeerView Institute for Medical Education and is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
 
“Improve Your Precepting”
Speaker: Rade N. Pejic, MD
 
“The Diabetic Kidney...What to do?”
Speaker: Stephen Brunt“on, MD, FAAFP
This activity is provided by Primary Care Education Consortium and is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
 
"Diagnostic Error in Family Medicine”
Speaker: Karl Hanson, MD

 

 
 

Future Meeting Dates


  • 74th Annual Assembly & Exhibition
    • Dates: Pending
    • The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, LA

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