MEDS EAST

October 14 - 17, 2020

Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL
 

MEDS WEST

NEW DATES POSTED

December 15 - 18, 2020

Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, TX

MEDS Agenda

 
2020 MEDS

Day 1

6:45 AM

Breakfast

7:10 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

Avoiding PITfalls in PITuitary Disorders
Moderator - Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA
Speaker - Ashlyn Smith, PA-C

9:20 AM – 9:45 AM

Considering Cushing’s: “Screening, work-up, and referral”
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Adrenal Insufficiency / Adrenal Fatigue: Fact vs. Fiction
Presenters: Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA
Ashlyn Smith, PA-C

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Morning Symposium (1.00 Additional CME/CE Credits)

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Pheochromocytoma / Adrenal Incidentaloma: Yours to Keep or Refer?
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Q&A Panel
Ashlyn Smith, PA-C
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Luncheon Symposium

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM

Break

1:55 PM – 2:25 PM

Metabolic Syndrome 2020: Managing Deadly Metabolic Dysregulation
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

2:25 PM – 2:40 PM

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): An Epidemic We Can’t Ignore
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM

Understanding Hypertriglyceridemia: Genetic and Metabolic Disorders
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP

3:40 PM – 4:40 PM

PCOS Update 2019: Common, Confusing and More Serious Than Ever
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

4:40 PM – 5:15 PM

Q & A Panel
Moderator: R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Panelists: Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP

5:15 PM

Adjourn for the Evening

 

Day 2

6:45 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:10 AM 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium

8:15 AM 9:15 AM

Case Studies in Type 2 Diabetes: Applying Current Guidelines Presenters: Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC–ADM, CDTC

9:15 AM 9:35 AM

Fund-amentals for the Uninsured/Underinsured: The cost and cost effectiveness of managing diabetes.
Ashlyn Smith, PA-C

9:35 AM 10:20 AM

Break/Exhibits/Posters 

10:20 AM 11:35 AM

Morning Symposium (1.00 Additional CME Credit)

11:35 AM 12:45 PM

Case Studies continued: Moving Beyond your Comfort Zone
Presenters: Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN–BC, BC–ADM

12:45 PM 12:55 PM

Q&A Panel
Panelists: Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN–BC, BC–ADM
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC–ADM, CDTC
Ashlyn Smith, PA-C
Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

12:55 PM 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM 2:10 PM

Luncheon Symposium

2:10 PM 2:35 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits/Posters

2:35 PM –  2:50 PM

Diabetes Distress and Burnout
Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, BC-ADM, CDE

2:50 PM 3:35 PM

Mind and Body: The Vicious Cycle of Depression in Diabetes and Chronic Illness
Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA–C, RD, CDE

3:35 PM 4:10 PM

Numb Toes and Other Woes: Diabetic Peripheral and Autonomic Neuropathies (Assessment and Treatment)
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP–BC, BC–ADM, CDTC

4:10 PM 4:20 PM

Break

4:20 PM 5:05 PM

Metabolic Mayhem: Nephrology Secrets
Kim Zuber, PA-C

5:05 PM 5:35 PM

Adult Onset Type 1 Diabetes: How do I Proceed?
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN–BC, BC–ADM

5:35 PM 6:00 PM

Up, Up, and Away!  Grounding Glucocorticoid-Induced Hyperglycemia
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP–BC, BC–ADM, CDTC

6:00 PM 6:15 PM

All Hooked Up! An Overview of Diabetes Technology for the PCP
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC–ADM, CDTC

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Q&A Panel
Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC
Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA–C, RD, CDE
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC
Kim Zuber, PA-C

6:30 PM

Adjourn for Evening

 

Day 3

6:45 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits/Posters

7:10 AM - 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium

8:15 AM 8:30 AM

A Peek at Celiac Disease (CD) & Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS)
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Tips to Tackling Thyroid Disorders Part 1: Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism (Hot and Cold Case Conundrums)
Presenters: Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Break/Exhibits/Posters

10:45 AM 11:15 AM

Tips to Tackling Thyroid Disorders Part 2: Post-Partum and Subacute/Acute Infectious Thyroiditis: Avoiding Cases of “Mistaken Identity”
Presenters: Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

Tips to Tackling Thyroid Disorders Part 3: Expert Tips on Evaluating Thyroid Nodules
Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

12:00 PM 12:15 PM

Thyroid Q&A Panel
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

12:15 PM 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Luncheon Symposium

1:30 PM 2:00 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits/Posters

2:00 PM 2:45 PM

New Therapies for the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia: Keeping Up with the Guidelines
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Afternoon Symposium

3:45 PM – 3:55 PM

Break

3:55 PM - 4:55 PM

Obesity & Overweight Treatment: Don’t Wait to Help Patients Lose Weight!
Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

4:55 PM – 5:55 PM

Empowering Eating Patterns: Keto, Fasting, Meal Replacers, and Holistic Approaches for Metabolic Health
Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RD, CDE

5:55 PM – 6:15 PM

Therapeutic Lifestyle & Metabolic Health Panel
Moderator: R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Panelists: Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RD, CDE
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP

6:15 PM

Adjourn for Evening

 

Day 4

6:45 AM

Breakfast

7:10 AM 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

Kidney Case Studies: Renal Medication Dosing
Kim Zuber, PA-C

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

Hypercalcemia, Parathyroid Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency: “3 cases to consider”
Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

9:45 AM 10:15 AM   

“Gout”: Understanding the disease for successful management-What you need to know in 2020
Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA–C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA

10:15 AM 10:25 AM

Break

10:25 AM 11:40 AM

Osteoporosis: Sticks and Stones will break my bones or maybe NOT!
Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA–C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP​​​​​​​

11:40 AM 12:10 PM

Men’s Health Issues and Endocrine Disease: Test Deficiency; Hypogonadism – Where do we stand?
Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM

12:10 PM 12:40 PM

Women’s Health Issues and Endocrine Disease: Menopausal Disorders and Hormones
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP​​​​​​​

12:40 PM – 1:00 PM

MEDS Wrap Up Panel – Last Chance “Brain-Picking”
Q&A

Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM
Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA–C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP​​​​​​​
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA
Kim Zuber, PA-C

1:00 PM

Symposium Adjournment

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Optional Interactive Insulin Workshop
(Pre-registration required)

 

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