MEDS EAST

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

 

 
MEDS EAST

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

6:45 AM

Breakfast

7:10 AM – 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CE/CME)
What Can Heart Failure Take From Your Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Faculty: Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Sponsored by: AstraZeneca

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

9:20 AM – 9:45 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 – 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Morning Symposium (1.00 Additional CME/CE Credits)
A Virtual Reality Learning Experience: Integrating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists into T2DM Practice – Why, When and How
Faculty: Dhiren Patel, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, BCACP
This activity is provided by Med Learning Group. This activity is co-provided by Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM.
Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

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

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

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

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Luncheon Symposium (Non-CE/CME)
Role of the Kidney in Glucose Regulation in Type 2 Diabetes
Faculty: Juan Frias, MD
Sponsored by: Merck

2:00 PM – 2:10 PM

Break

2:10 PM – 3:00 PM

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

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM

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

3:45 PM – 4:50 PM

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

4:50 PM – 5:15 PM

Healthy Clinician, Healthy Patient: The Power of Modeling a Healthy Lifestyle
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

5:15 PM – 5:40 PM

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

5:40 PM

Adjourn for the Evening

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

 

6:45 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits/ Posters 

7:10 AM 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CE/CME)
Are We Waiting Too Long to Start a GLP-1 RA in Adults Patients with T2D?
Faculty: Davida Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM
Sponsored by: Novo Nordisk

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

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/ Posters 

10:20 AM 11:35 AM

Morning Symposium (1.25 Additional CME Credit)
Reducing Cardiovascular Events in Patients with T2DM: The Why and How
Faculty: Davida Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM and Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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
Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA

12:55 PM 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM 2:10 PM

Luncheon Symposium (Non-CE/CME)
Real-World Evidence: What Is It and How Can It Impact Clinical Practice?
Faculty: Lawrence Blonde, MD, FACP, MACE
Sponsored by: Sanofi

2:10 PM 2:35 PM

Dessert Break/Exhibits/Posters

2:35 PM –  2:50 PM

Sticks & Stones: The Transformative Impact of Words on Diabetes Self-Care
Moderator: Ellen D. Mandel, DMH, MPA, MS, PA–C, RD, CDE
Presenter: Donna Jornsay, MS, BSN, CPNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC

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 4:55 PM

Nephrology Secrets: Clearing the Confusion
Kim Zuber, PA-C

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

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

6:20 PM

Adjourn for Evening

 

Friday, October 4, 2019

 

6:45 AM

Breakfast/Exhibits/Posters

7:10 AM - 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CE/CME)
Reducing the Burden of Multiple Daily Insulin Injections with a Novel Insulin Delivery Device
Faculty: Leslie Harvill, PA-C
Sponsored by: Valeritas, Inc.

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 10:45 AM

Break/Posters

10:45 AM 11:15 AM

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

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

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 (Non-CE/CME)
Evolving the Paradigm in Severe Hypoglycemia Management

Faculty: Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM
Sponsored by: Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1:30 PM 2:00 PM

Dessert Break/ Exhibits/Posters

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

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

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Symposium (1.0 Additional CE/CME Credit)
Clinical Implications of Anticoagulation in the Spectrum of Polyvascular Disease
Faculty: Dominick J. Angiolillo, MD, PhD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI
Sponsored by: Janssen

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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

6:00 PM – 6:20 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
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP
R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

6:20 PM

Adjourn for Evening

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

 

6:45 AM

Breakfast

7:10 AM 8:10 AM

Breakfast Symposium (Non-CE/CME)
Every Calorie Counts: The Wide-Ranging Impact of Better Nutrition
Faculty: R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Sponsored by: Abbott Nutrition

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM

The Good, the Bad, and the Iatrogenic: Renal Medication Dosing
Kim Zuber, PA-C

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

Hypercalcemia, Parathyroid Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency 
Presenters: Ji Hyun (CJ) Chun, PA-C, MPAS, BC-ADM
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA

9:45 AM 10:15 AM   

Gout: A primer for primary care for this painful arthritis
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

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, FAAN

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, FAAN
Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA
Kim Zuber, PA-C

1:00 PM

Symposium Adjournment

1:30 5:30 PM

Optional Post–conference Insulin Workshop
(Pre–registration required)
Faculty: Scott Urquhart, PA–C, DFAAPA and Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP
Supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc., Abbott Diabetes and Valeritas, Inc

 

       

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