Conference Agenda


  • Monday, May 4, 2020


    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Primary Care Conference Registration

    Primary Care Conference

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Keynote: Stifle Stress/Sever Suffering: Get the Stress Out!
    While the stress response is a life-saving survival body reaction, chronic stress is detrimental to our physical and emotional well-being. This presentation will review the necessity of the stress response in acute situations but the harm of chronic stress in our lives. Effective stress management strategies will be discussed.
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    A1: Trends in Treating Obesity in 2020
    Obesity is an epidemic in the United States yet remains under-diagnosed and under-treated. This session will help you understand current treatment guidelines and practical tools to help integrate treatment into your everyday practice.
    10:25 AM  -  11:25 AM
    B1: Critique Caloric Consumption: What IS Healthy?
    11:25 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Sign in with Sponsor for Product Theater
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    LP1: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session
    This session is provided by a commercial interest. Contact Hours will not be awarded.
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    C1: Chest Pain Work-Up
    Chest pain can be an intimidating chief complaint. This session will discuss how to methodically work up chest pain to keep both you and your patient safe.
    2:25 PM  -  3:25 PM
    D1: Vaping: Clearing the Air
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Primary Care Conference

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    BR1: Influenza Treatment in the Primary Care Setting

    By completing this session, participants will be able to apply new evidence into practice regarding the use of diagnostic testing, treatment and chemoprophylaxis for people with, or at risk for, influenza. Also, Incorporate the use of antiviral agents into practice based on their ability to reduce transmission, as well as treat people with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.

    Content Developed by: John J. Russell, MD, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Abington – Jefferson Health, Abington, PA

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
    This continuing nurse education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

    8:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    E1: Human Trafficking
    This presentation will explore core competencies for healthcare professionals in the clinical setting who may encounter potential victims of human trafficking. Learners will be equipped with knowledge to implement a clinical protocol in their organizational setting to ensure best current practices, moving the APRN from an individual response level to a collective, holistic, public-health, comprehensive care approach. Learners will be given the most up-to-date statistics, research, and initiatives currently ongoing in the fight against human trafficking. Instruction will be given on developing NP-Led diverse interprofessional teams to maximize impact on health outcomes.
    9:15 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    F1: Reviewing The Opioid Crisis: Considerations For Optimizing Pain Management
    10:40 AM  -  11:40 AM
    G1: Holistic Mental Health Approach for Adolescents: Emerging Care Trends in an iGen World
    This session will give an update on the latest guidelines for addressing the use of social media in teens as a health issue. The latest technology and digital trends will be explored and reviewed. Apps considered to be potentially dangerous will be reviewed and discussed so pediatric providers are equipped to discuss these with patients and their families. This session will specifically discuss the issues and ramifications (psychosocial, emotional, physical and mental) of teen sexting and cyberbullying. Depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicidal ideation will also be discussed.
    11:40 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Sign in with Sponsor for Product Theater
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    LP2: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session
    This session is provided by a commercial interest. Contact Hours will not be awarded.
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    H1: The ABC's of CKD
    Chronic Kidney Disease is the fastest growing chronic disease with the largest growth in the 20-64 y/o group. The incidence of CKD grew by 89%, death from CKD grew by 98% and disability from CKD grew 62% in the last 20 years. Medicare spends 20% of their entire budget on the CKD population…You will see a CKD patient and we can help with diagnosis, management and slowing of progression. Come to The ABCs of CKD to learn how to manage CKD in the 21st century!
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    I1: Pitfalls in Orthopedics for the Primary Care Practitioner
    Orthopedic questions permeate our whole lives; not only for our patients but our colleagues, spouses and our own kids! Making sure you’re comfortable with the basics, we highlight the most commonly missed diagnoses in primary care. Using actual patients with actual complaints and issues, we give a fun review of ‘Pitfalls in Orthopedics for the Primary Care Practitioner’
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020


    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Pharmacology Conference Registration

    Pharmacology Conference

    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    PH1: Dermatology Pharmacology
    10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    PH2: Dermatology Pharmacology
    11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Sign in with Sponsor for Product Theater
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    PH-LP1: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session

    Renal and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy (ie, Diabetic Kidney Disease) and Type 2 Diabetes

    This session is provided by a commercial interest. Contact Hours will not be awarded.

    1:15 PM  -  2:45 PM
    PH3: Respiratory Pharmacology
    Dyspnea is a common complaint in Primary care and the incidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (COPD) and asthma is prevalent. This session will review current respiratory drugs and proper prescribing for the treatment of this common complaint.
    2:55 PM  -  4:25 PM
    PH4: Prescriptions for Sleep Health
    Sleep disorders can range from inability to sleep, insomnia, or the opposite; excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), or a mixture of both. This session will explain the various sleep disturbances with a focus on pharmacological intervention across the spectrum and provide guidance for intervention.
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020

    Pharmacology Conference

    8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    PH5: More than Metformin: Pharmacotherapeutics of New Oral Drugs for Diabetes
    Learn about the benefits and limitations of newer classes of oral drugs used in type 2 diabetes mellitus along with current clinical recommendations and evidence-based treatment plans.
    9:45 AM  -  11:15 AM
    PH6: Pharmacotherapeutics of Inventive Injectables for Diabetes
    Explore current clinical recommendations and evidence-based treatment plans for glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) and insulins for individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Also, learn about the benefits and limitations of GLP-1 RAs and insulins used.
    12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    PH7: Vaginitis and Recurrent Vaginitis
    This lecture will focus on the identification, treatment and prevention of recurrent vaginitis.
    2:10 PM  -  3:40 PM
    PH8: STI Updates
    This presentation will review the most recent recommendations for identification, treatment, management and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.