MEDS WEST

July 31 - August 3, 2019
San Diego, CA

MEDS EAST

October 2 - 5, 2019
Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL

MEDS Agenda

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

 

6:45 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits

7:10 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM

Welcome

8:30 AM – 9:20 AM

Right Between the Eyes: Suspecting Pituitary Disorders
Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM

9:25 AM – 9:50 AM

Considering Cushing’s Disease: Yours to Keep or Refer?
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM

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

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Break/Exhibits

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Morning Symposium

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

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

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Q&A Panel
Panelists: Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Luncheon Symposium

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM

PCOS Update 2018
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

3:50 PM – 4:20 PM

Metabolic Syndrome 2019:  The New Focus on Metabolic Mayhem
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

4:20 PM – 4:35 PM

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A Harbinger of Deadly Dysmetabolism
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

4:35 PM – 5:20 PM

Types of Hypertriglyceridemia: What do you do with it?
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS

5:20 PM – 6:05 PM

Healthy Clinician--Happy Patient: Patient Engagement, Empowerment and Self Care
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

6:05 PM – 6:30 PM

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

6:30 PM

Adjourn for the Evening

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

 

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 ADA Guidelines
Presenters: Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC–ADM, CDTC

9:15 AM 9:35 AM

Diabetes Medications: Making CO$$TLY Decisions
Presenters: Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC–ADM, CDTC

9:35 AM 10:20 AM

Break/Exhibits

10:20 AM 11:35 AM

Morning Symposium

11:35 AM 12:45 PM

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

12:45 PM 12:55 PM

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

2:35 PM –  2:50 PM

Tips for Effective Communication in Diabetes Management
Moderator: Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA–C, RD, CDE
Presenter: Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, CDE, BC-ADM, CDTC

2:50 PM 3:35 PM

Vicious Cycle of Depression and Anxiety 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 4:55 PM

Nephrology Secrets: Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) and Hypertension
Kim Zuber, PA-C, MS

4:55 PM 5:25 PM

Adult Onset Diabetes: Which Type is it?
Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM

5:25 PM 5:50 PM

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

5:50 PM 6:05 PM

Diabetes Technology in the Primary Care Setting
Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, CDE, BC-ADM, CDTC

6:05 PM 6:20 PM

Q&A Panel
Panelists: Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM; Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN,
CPNP, CDE, BC-ADM, CDTC ; Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA–C, RD, CDE; Lucia
M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC; Kim Zuber, PA-C, MS

6:20 PM

Adjourn for Evening

6:20 PM 7:30 PM

Poster Reception

 

Friday, October 4, 2019

 

7:00 AM

Breakfast/Posters

8:15 AM 8:30 AM

A Peek at the Gut, The Biome, and Autoimmunity
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

8:30 AM 8:50 AM

Thyroid Disease: Nailing the Diagnosis
Moderator: Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Presenter: Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

8:50 AM 10:00 AM

Hot Tips on Cold Case Studies: Treating Hypo and Hyperthyroidism
Presenters: Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Break/Posters

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Mid-Morning Symposium

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Managing the "Hot" Mess of Thyroiditis
Moderator: Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Presenter: Christopher E. Sadler, MA, PA-C, CDE

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

Expert Tips on Evaluating Thyroid Nodules
Chris Sadler, MA, PA–C, CDE, DFAAPA

12:45 PM 1:00 PM

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

1:00 PM 1:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM 2:15 PM

Luncheon Symposium

2:15 PM 2:45 PM

Dessert Break/Posters

2:45 PM 3:45 PM

New Therapies for the Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia: How to Use Them
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS

3:45 PM 4:45 PM

Obesity and Weight: Tackling the Biggest Metabolic Challenge of Our Age
Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP

4:45 PM 5:45 PM

Medical Nutritional Therapy (MNT) for Weight Loss, T2DM, & Dyslipidemia
Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA-C, RD, CDE

5:45 PM 6:05 PM

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

6:05 PM

Adjourn for Evening

 

Saturday, October 4, 2019

 

6:45 AM

Breakfast

7:10 AM 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium

8:10 AM 8:55 AM

NEW Case Studies in Renal Medication Dosing
Kim Zuber, PA-C, MS

8:55 AM 9:40 AM

Hypercalcemia/Parathyroid Disease: 3 Case Scenarios
Presenters: Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

9:40 AM 10:10 AM   

Gout
Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA–C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA

10:10 AM 10:25 AM

Break

10:25 AM 11:40 AM

Osteoporosis: Sticks and Stones May or May Not Break My Bones?
Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA–C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA

11:40 AM 12:40 PM

Men’s and Women’s Health Issues and Endocrine Disease
Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

12:40 PM 1:00 PM

MEDS Wrap Up Panel – Last Chance “Brain-Picking” Q&A
Panelists: 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, FAANP
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA
Kim Zuber, PA-C, MS

1:00 PM

Symposium Adjournment

1:30 5:30 PM

Optional Post–conference Insulin Workshop
(Pre–registration required)
Faculty: Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC

 

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