Scroll To Top
Search by Speciality

14th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium

The Ritz-Carlton | Naples, USA
From 195 to 379 USD
Event Preview
This event
is Finished
Title: 14th Annual Primary Care Focus Symposium
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jul, 24, 2015 to Jul, 26, 2015
Location: Naples, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 195 to 379 USD
Event Tools
  • Add to Favorites
  • Claim this event
Add to my Calendar
  • Scientific Programm
  • Online registration
  • Exhibition floorplans
  • Sponsorship &
    Exhibition consensus
  • Virtual Booths
Weather Info (monthly averages) Max Temperature: C / F Min Temperature: C / F The above data in our Weather Info table are temperature predictions for the date of the medical event for Naples, Usa.
General Info
Event Venue:

The Ritz-Carlton

Naples, USA Visit the Venue to read more
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Welcome to the Primary Care Focus website. We are pleased you are here. Please mark your calendar for our 14th Annual Symposium. Take a moment to look around the website for available information. The “Highlights of 2014” section and our video will provide you with a great preview.

Symposium Summary

This symposium will provide practical,evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies associated with a wide spectrum of common and important medical conditions encountered in the primary care setting. Expert faculty will explain recent advances, discuss emerging treatments and address compelling issues.

Topics this year include: Nutrition myth busters, eating disorders, the role of exercise in heart health, anemia, smoking cessation, the medical handoff, improving transitions in care, evaluation of Chest Pain, helping heart patients thrive, congestive heart failure, concussions, update on GERD, geriatric care and COPD.


A. Ruben Caride, M.D.  
Symposium Director     
General Internist, Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, Florida 


  Born and raised in Miami, Dr. Caride obtained his BS and MD degrees from the University of Miami. He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1991. He  practiced Primary Care Internal Medicine for 18 years in Kendall before moving his practice to Key Biscayne in 2010. He has previously served on the Baptist Hospital Board of Directors as well as the Governor’s Council of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians.  He has received several practice-related accolades by Castle Connelly and Best Doctors, Inc. He has been the medical director of the Primary Care Focus Symposium since its creation 14 years ago.

Danelle Cayea, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Tim Church, M.D., M.P.H, Ph.D.
Professor of Preventative Medicine
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Steven Fein, M.D. 
Hematologist / Oncologist
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Homestead, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D. 
Baptist and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Michael Hernandez, M.D.  
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and eICU
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Homestead, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Brad Herskowitz, M.D.  
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Francisco Javier Jimenez-Carcamo, M.D.  
Baptist, South Miami and Doctors Hospitals
Miami, Florida

Jocelyn Lebow, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida 

Susan Mitchell, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
Nutritionist/Dietitian and Author
Winter Park, Florida

Neil Rosenkranz, M.D.
Baptist, South Miami and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Miami, Florida  

Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D., FAACVPR
Special Consultant in Behavioral Health, Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
Clinical Assistant Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
New Orleans, Louisiana

Raul Valor, M.D.
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and eICU
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Clinical Assistant Professor, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM 
Assistant Vice-president and Medical Director
Baptist Health Medical Group, part of Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Registration Needs updating Register Now


Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2015-06-17 To: 0--
On site Registration
Physician & Psychologists
Other Healthcare professionals

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


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. The hotel features dazzling views of the Gulf of Mexico, three miles of pristine beaches and impeccable service. As a guest at the hotel, you may choose from seven innovative dining experiences, indulge in a luxurious world-class spa, or relax and enjoy the pools and beach activities, including a wide selection of water sports. 

    The Ritz-Carlton, Naples beachfront hotel was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 “Gold List” and Travel + Leisure “World’s Best List” 2013.

    Make your hotel reservation now at Ritz-Carlton, select RESERVATIONS and write the Baptist Health group code WZGWZGA, in the box. The special group rate of $229, plus applicable taxes will be honored through Monday, June 29, 2014, based on availability. For special requests, please call 1-888-856-4380, and reference the Baptist Health group code.

 The Ritz-Carlton, Naples – Baptist Health South Florida

You may confirm your room reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples online by using the link  to the room rate below, or by calling the hotel’s Reservation Office directly at 888-856-4380 and mentioning the Baptist Health South Florida Primary Focus Symposium.

Please note the Cancellation Policy for the rooms is 2 Days Prior to Arrival to avoid 

a 2 night room/tax charge.

If you would like to confirm any additional pre or post nights of the conference dates please call the Reservation Office directly to confirm your reservation as these nights may not be available online.

Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info
Sponsors Exhibitors
General Info

On behalf of the symposium directors and the Baptist Health Continuing Medical Education Department, 

we are pleased to invite you and your company to participate as an exhibitor at our upcoming symposium.


Exhibitors will be provided with a standard-size booth space in the exhibit hall, which is separate from the symposium sessions. Each company is entitled to continental breakfast for two people on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit fee of $2,000 will be used solely for display/exhibit purposes.


Confirm your participation and reserve space for your company by completing the Booth Form as soon as possible. Click here to access the electronic form.


Please make your check payable to Baptist Health CME Department (tax ID number 65-0267668), and mail it to:

Baptist Health South Florida

Attention: CME Department

8900 North Kendall Drive

Miami, FL 33176

For additional information, please contact Julie Zimmett at 786-596-8612 or 

Thank you for your consideration, 

Baptist Health South Florida

Continuing Medical Education Department

Organising Agency

To expedite your request, you can contact us directly by phone at 786-596-2398.

You may also mail your request to:

Continuing Medical Education Department

Baptist Health South Florida

8900 N. Kendall Drive

Miami, Florida 33176

Event map
Revelant Events