CME Info Annual Meeting 2019

CME Track 1: Friday, August 9, 2019

Navigating Florida’s Medical Landscape (8:00 am to 5:45 pm)

CME sessions to help you maintain your Florida license & address key issues that affect FL-licensed physicians

 

8:00 – 8:55 am
1 credit

 

Florida Laws, Rules and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals

Presenter: Sarvam TerKonda, MD, Member, Florida Board of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida

Description: This session, required for Osteopathic physicians licensed in Florida, is intended to de-mystify Florida’s physician licensure and regulatory process and to highlight the top regulatory and ethical issues currently affecting Florida-licensed physicians.

 

9:00 – 11:00am
2 credits

Prevention of Medical Errors

Presenter: David J. Birnbach, MD, MPH, Miller Professor and Executive Vice Provost, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Director, UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety

Description: This session features the mandatory content required by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine for prevention of medical errors, including root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and the most commonly mis-diagnosed conditions identified by the two Boards.

 

11:15 – 12:10 am
 1 credit

Human Trafficking

Presenter: Robin Thompson, MA, JD, Executive Director, Survive and Thrive; Co-Chair and Member, Social Services Committee, Big Bend Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Description: The latest mandatory topic for many healthcare professionals introduced by the Florida Legislature in 2019, this 1-time requirement will feature content related to the topic of sex and labor trafficking, including tips for physicians to identify and assess potential victims, as well as provide resources and service referrals.

 

12:15 – 1:25 pm
1 credit

Special Lunch Keynote: Physicians Supporting Healthy Habits ($15)

Attend this lunch session to learn more about the FMA’s Healthy Living Initiative and hear how your colleagues Maria Rosaida Gonzalez, MD, Maryam Phillips, MD, and Trishanna Sookdeo, MD are making a difference and helping their patients make better choices and establish healthier lifestyles. FMA Member, Debra Williams, M.D., will moderate this session. Be sure to choose this session when registering and pay to reserve a seat. You will receive a lunch ticket with your registration materials.

 

1:30 – 3:30 pm
2 credits

Domestic Violence

Presenter: Walter Lambert, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Medical Director, University of Miami Child Protection Team

Description: This course fulfills the renewal requirement (two credits every six years) for allopathic and osteopathic physicians in Florida. The content is intended to remind physicians that sometimes the little things they do in every-day practice, like detailed documentation and simple screenings, can make a huge impact in the lives of patients.

 

3:45 – 5:45 pm
2 credits

Controlled Substance Prescribing

Presenters: Chris Nuland, Esq. and Martha E. Brown, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UF College of Medicine and Associate Medical Director, PRN; and Rebecca Poston, BPharm, MHL, Program Manager, E-FORCSE 

Description: This session fulfills the CME requirement for Florida licensed MDs and DOs
who are registered with the DEA and authorized to prescribe controlled substances. The course will highlight updated and new prescribing laws and rules; emphasize the current standards for prescribing controlled substances, particularly opiates; discuss alternatives to opiates including nonpharmacological options; and address the risks of opioid addiction following all stages of treatment in the management of acute pain.


CME Track 2: Saturday, August 10, 2019

 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm
3.5 credits

 

Practical Implications of Genetics and Personalized Medicine

Description: Many physicians report that they are not ready to incorporate genomic medicine in their clinical practices. But the number of individuals seeking genetic testing and the lack of genetic counselors, necessitates that physicians become better prepared. This panel-based activity will provide a revealing glimpse into the world of genetics and personalized medicine, address ethical considerations, and share practical implications for pediatric and adult patients.

Panelists: Larisa H. Cavallari, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP; Associate Professor & Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine, UF College of Medicine; Sonja Rasmussen, MD, MS, Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, UF College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions; Alex White, MD, Founder and Principal Investigator, Progressive Medical Research

CME Track 3: Sunday, August 11, 2019

 

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

3.5 credits

 

Communication and Patient Engagement

Description: Effective communication skills, as well as the ability to engage patients and connect with team members, not only separate good physicians from great ones, but can also lead to improved patient satisfaction and better outcomes. This interactive session will feature didactic presentation and exercises to help participants hone their communication skills and incorporate better strategies to increase engagement and collaboration. Topics will include managing the informed consent process, conducting crucial conversations about end-of-life issues, utilizing motivational interviewing to engage patients more effectively, supporting colleagues, and diffusing conflict and tense situations.

Panelists: Rebekah Bernard, MD, Gulf Coast Direct Primary Coast; Ed Leigh, MA, Founder & Director, Center for Healthcare Communication; Ray Moseley, PhD, Associate Professor, Program in Bioethics, Law and Professionalism, UF College of Medicine; and Debra Williams, MD, FMA Member and Founder, Pivot Pint Redesign

CME Information

Choose the CME tracks and other events you wish to attend when registering; be sure to reserve your lunch tickets for the Friday sponsored lunch and the Saturday Poster Symposium lunch (unless you register for CME Track 2 which includes the Saturday lunch).

Pricing

  • CME Track 1 (Friday): Free for FMA members and physician assistant associate members; $425 non-members
  • Be sure to RSVP specifically for the lunch when registering ($15 to reserve a seat)
  • Friday evening Keynote Address: Free for all registered meeting attendees
  • CME Track 2 (Saturday) includes the lunch keynote: $150 FMA members; $300 for non-members
  • CME Track 3 (Sunday): $125 FMA members; $250 for non-members

Planner Disclosure Information:

The planner of this year’s CME sessions disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Speaker Disclosure Information:

Rebekah Bernard, MD .............................................
David J. Birnbach, MD ............................................
Martha Brown, MD ..................................................
Larisa Cavallari, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP ..................
Maria Rosaida Gonzalez, MD ..................................
Walter Lambert, MD .................................................
Ed Leigh, MA ...........................................................
Ray Moseley, PhD ....................................................
Chris Nuland, Esq. ....................................................
Maryam Phillips, MD ...............................................
Rebecca Poston, BPharm, MHL ...............................
Sonja Rasmussen, MD. MS ......................................
Trishanna Sookdeo, MD ...........................................
Sarvam TerKonda, MD .............................................
Robin Thompson, MA, MD ......................................
Alex White, MD ........................................................
Debra Williamson, MD .............................................
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CME Accreditation/Designation Statements:

The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Florida Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Acknowledgments

The Florida Medical Association thanks the Aetna Foundation for the sponsorship of our Saturday Lunch Keynote presentation.