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Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2018

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor | Boston, USA
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Title: Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2018
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Mar, 5, 2018 to Mar, 9, 2018
Location: Boston, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 1585 to 1785 USD
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The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

he Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 39.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.



Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 39.25 MOC points and 1.50 patient safety credits in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.



This Live activity, Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2018, with a beginning date of 03/05/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 39.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



This activity meets the criteria of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 13.50 hours of Risk Management Study. This includes 3.75 Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training and 2.25 Credits of End-of-Life Care Studies. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.



For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.



The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. We would also suggest that learners check with their state licensing board to ensure they accept reciprocity with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for re-licensure.



The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.



Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at:



This course is designed to meet the following American Board of Medical Specialties and Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education competencies: patient care and procedural skills, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvementI, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.



This course is designed to meet the following Institute of Medicine competencies: provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, apply quality improvement, and utilize informatics.

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  • Nurses
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The Comprehensive 2018 Update on Office-Based Primary Care Medicine

Taught by Harvard Medical School's Leading Clinical Faculty

Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine is the renowned Harvard Medical School CME course for general internal medicine. It offers new and returning attendees the opportunity to stay current with annual advances across every major area of general medicine. Designed by and for clinicians, the curriculum focuses on state-of-the-art approaches to the clinical challenges you routinely face and the best ways to apply these approaches to your practice.

The education is largely case-based, with integrated Q&A forums and hands-on workshops, offering an unparalleled opportunity for you to exchange ideas and pose your questions to many of Harvard Medical School’s finest teachers and master clinicians. 

► Please note:

For the past 4 years, this program has sold out months before the start of the course.To be assured a spot in the 2018 program and your first choice of workshops, early registration is strongly advised.

This program is among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses. 

2018 Updates and Skills Development

This year’s lectures and hands-on workshops have been fully updated with a focus on the most pressing clinical updates affecting the practice of primary care medicine for 2018. Highlights are summarized below.

Best practices for treating common conditions

New guidelines for hypertension and lipid care

Practical pointers for treating diabetes

Congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and atrial fibrillation

Women’s health updates, including menopause and osteoporosis

Men’s health updates, including prostate health and testosterone replacement therapy

Treatment of concussions and head trauma

Assessing and treating addictions

Treating depression, anxiety, and ADHD

Challenging cases of abdominal pain

Celiac disease: diagnosis and treatment

Dizziness and vertigo: practical pointers

Evaluating the patient with chest pain

Diagnosing and treating cognitive impairment

Challenging rheumatology cases

Chronic kidney disease management

Sleep disorders: insomnia and sleep apnea

Pre-op cardiac and pulmonary consultation

C. diff., UTIs, STDs, bronchitis, pneumonia

The latest evidence-based treatments and guidelines

Using the novel anticoagulants

New COPD and solitary pulmonary nodule guidelines

Hepatitis C and NASH

New obesity medications

Complementary and integrative medicine, including medical marijuana

Antibiotics in office practice

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses

Optimal pain management: opioids and non-opioids

Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy

Nutritional counseling and prescribing exercise

Using genetic testing

Functional assessment of the geriatric patient

Updates in pediatric and adolescent office practice

Practice tips from world-renowned experts

Meaningful use of EMRs to increase the efficiency and safety of medical ambulatory practice

Staying well while caring for patients

Creating a patient-centered medical home

How to stay clinically up to date from your office

Conducting discussions about end-of-life care

Coordinating care for high-risk patients

Patient information handouts that are relevant to your practice

Education to improve your in-office screening and procedural techniques

Evaluating lower back pain

Hands-on evaluation of knee pain

Physical examination of the eye, shoulder, hip, elbow, hand, foot, ankle, and back

Interpreting ECGs and chest x-rays

Best practices for joint injections

Practical wound care

In-office dermatology procedures

Successful minor surgery

Customize your learning experience. Choose from among 87 hands-on workshops and master clinician sessions to advance your examination and office procedure skills and improve your medical knowledge.


Kevin L. Ard, MD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine

Peter D. Asnis, MD, Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery

Robert L. Barbieri, MD, Kate Macy Ladd Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Michael L. Barnett, MD, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management

David W. Bates, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine

Lauren R. Bayer, PA-C, Clinical Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital Wound Care Center

Carolyn B. Becker, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Herbert Benson, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mind Body Medicine

Marc P. Bonaca, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Joanne P. Borg-Stein, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kari Braaten, MD, Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Rebecca Breslow, MD, Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery

Jennifer K. Brody, MD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine

Rebecca Burch, MD, Instructor in Neurology

Elizabeth A. Buzney, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Daniela A. Carusi, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology

Gary A. Chinman, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Thomas I. Cochrane, MD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Gianmichel Corrado, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

John J. Costa, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Rebecca J. Cunningham, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Bradley M. Denker, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

Akshay S. Desai, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine

Amy D. DiVasta, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Jonathan A. Edlow, MD, Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine

Brian Eisner, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Laurence M. Epstein, MD, Professor of Medicine

Jane L. Erb, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Christopher H. Fanta, MD, Professor of Medicine

Laura N. Frain, MD, MPH, Instructor in Medicine

Carol V. Garner, MD, Instructor in Psychiatry

Marc B. Garnick, MD, Gorman Brothers Clinical Professor of Medicine

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, Professor of Medicine

Holly C. Gooding, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

John D. Goodson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine

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A limited number of discounted rooms* have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Boston until February 12, 2018. When calling the hotel, be sure to specify that you are enrolled in this activity to request a reduced room rate of $239 per person single/double occupancy. Hotel arrangements can also be made online before the above deadline by clicking here. 

*Please note that the discounted rooms may sell out before the deadline.

Please do not make non-refundable travel plans until you have received an email from our office confirming your paid registration.

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