Course Information
44th Annual UCLA Family Medicine Refresher Course

Marina del Rey Marriott
Marina del Rey, California
March 06, 2017 to March 10, 2017


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Course Description

The goal of this refresher course is to provide family physicians and other primary care providers with state-of-the-art educational experiences and accepted approaches to clinical problem-solving in both office and hospital settings.

  • The latest clinical developments of interest to family physicians
  • Practical skills workshops
  • Mini-courses providing in-depth review of selected relevant topics
  • Expanded syllabus for quick reference in your clinical practice
  • Speakers with proven ability to present relevant content useful in the family medicine context

Registration Information

Enrollment

Online

To enroll click here.

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Family Medicine Refresher
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512


By FAX

Send the completed enrollment form with credit card information and authorizing signature. FAX 310-794-2624

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. Call (310) 794-2620.
 

Fees

  • $675 for physicians
  • $506 for non-physician healthcare professionals

Fee includes course registration, continental breakfasts and extensive course syllabus.

 

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by February 20, 2017, and will be subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be given after February 20, 2017. If for any reason the course must be canceled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Program Chair

Martin A. Quan, MD
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine*
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education

Program Committee

Jimmy Hara, MD, FAAFP
Professor of Clinical Family Medicine*
Residency Program Director Emeritus
Southern California Kaiser Permanente
Los Angeles, California

Roland Sakiyama, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine*

Program Faculty

Cathy Alessi, MD
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine*
Acting Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Jennifer J. Beck, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor*
UCLA/Orthopaedic
Institute for Children Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Director, Center for Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Institute for Children

Prosper Benhaim, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Carol D. Berkowitz, MD
Professor and Executive Vice Chair*
Department of Pediatrics
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Bruce A. Brown, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor*
Orthopaedic Surgery

Eric Buch, MD, FHRS, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine*
Director, Specialized Program for Atrial Fibrillation
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center

Michael A. Bush, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
of Medicine/Endocrinology*
Division of Endocrinology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

James D. Collins, MD
Professor of Radiological Sciences*

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine*

Francisco A. Durazo, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Surgery*
Medical Director, Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center
Division of Digestive and Liver Disease

Michelle S. Eslami, MD
Professor of Medicine/Geriatrics*

Peng Thim Fan, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology*

Gregg C. Fonarow, MD
Eliot Corday Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science*
Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
Co-Chief of Clinical Cardiology
UCLA Division of Cardiology

Timothy Fong, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry*
Co-Director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program
Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship UCLA
UC Tobacco Cessation Network

Gerard W. Frank, MD, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor*
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Stanley S. Franklin, MD, FACP, FACC, FASN
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology
University of California, Irvine

Jodi Friedman, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine*

Kevin Ghassemi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine*
Director, Clinical Programs
UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders

Barbara Giesser, MD
Professor of Neurology*
UCLA Department of Neurology

Lynn Gordon, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology*

Jennifer Haley, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology*

Steven-Huy Han, MD, AGAF
Professor of Medicine and Surgery*
Digestive and Liver Diseases
Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center

Richard A. Johnson, MD
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine*
Pacific Palisades Medical Group, Inc.

Paul A. Kedeshian, MD
Associate Clinical Professor*
Department of Head and Neck Surgery

Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor*
Department of Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Daniel T. Lee, MD
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine*
Faculty, UCLA - Santa Monica Family Medicine
Residency Program

Andrew F. Leuchter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences*

Daniel S. Levi, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics*
Division of Pediatric Cardiology

Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine*
Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Chief, Division of Clinical Nutrition

Dean C. Norman, MD
Professor of Medicine/Geriatric Medicine*
Chief of Staff, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

Michael Ong, MD, PhD
Associate Professor*
General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Verna R. Porter
Professor of Neurology*

Raquel Prati, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery*

Janet Pregler, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine*
Director, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Center

Jeffrey L. Saver, MD
Professor of Neurology*
Director, UCLA Stroke Center

Alan Singer, DPM
Assistant Clinical Professor*
Chief, Division of Podiatric Medicine Surgery
UCLA Medical Center

Shirah Vollmer, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry*

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology*
Co-Director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program

Neil Wenger, MD
Professor of Medicine*
Director, UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center

Ken Zangwill, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics*
Co-Director, Harbor UCLA Infection
Control Program
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

* David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Monday, March 6, 2017

7:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:25 Welcome/Introduction
7:35 Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome: State-of-the-Art
Gregg C. Fonarow, MD
8:15 Prevention of Heart Disease
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
9:00 Questions and Answers
9:15 Management of Hypertensive Urgency/Emergency
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
9:55 Break
10:10 Diabetes Update: 2017
Michael A. Bush, MD
10:50 Diabetic Complications: Proving that Ounce of Prevention
Michael A. Bush, MD
11:30 Obesity: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD
12:15 Lunch (on own)
Minicourse: Geriatrics
1:30 Current Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
Verna R. Porter, MD
2:15 Stroke Management: A Clinical Update
Jeffrey L. Saver, MD
3:00 Break
3:15 Ethical Issues in the Elderly
Neil Wenger, MD
4:00 Common Infections in the Elderly
Dean C. Norman, MD
4:45 Questions and Answers
5:00 Adjourn

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Minicourse: Office Gynecology
7:30 Approach to the Breast Mass
Raquel Prati, MD
8:15 PCOS
Roland Sakiyama, MD, FACP
8:55 A Bone To Pick: An Osteoporosis Update
Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS
9:35 Questions and Answers
9:45 Break
10:00 Screening and Prevention of Breast Cancer
Jodi Friedman, MD
10:45 Management of the Menopause
Janet C. Pregler, MD, FACP
11:30 Contraception Update: 2017
Martin A. Quan, MD
12:15 Lunch (on own)
Minicourse: Subspecialty Update
1:45 A Practical Approach to the Fatty Liver
Francisco A. Durazo, MD, FACP
2:25 Hepatitis B and C: A Clinical Update
Steven Huy-Han, MD, AGAF
3:05 Questions and Answers
3:15 Break
3:30 Multiple Sclerosis: An Update for Primary Care
Barbara Giesser, MD
4:10 STD Update
Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH
4:50 Questions and Answers
5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Minicourse: Pediatrics
7:30 Approach to the Child with a Heart Murmur
Daniel T. Levi, MD
8:15 Approach to the Febrile Child
Carol D. Berkowitz, MD
9:00 Congenital Infections: From CMV to Zika
Deborah Lehman, MD
9:45 Questions and Answers
10:00 Break
10:15 Immunization Update
Ken Zangwell, MD
11:00 Pediatric Orthopedics: A Primer for Primary Care
Jennifer J. Beck, MD
11:45 Questions and Answers
12:00 Lunch (on own)
1:30 Common Hand Disorders
Prosper Benhaim, MD
2:15 Case Studies in Rheumatology
Peng Thim Fan, MD
3:00 Questions and Answers
3:15 Break
3:30 Drug Management of Rheumatic Disease
Peng Thim Fan, MD
4:10 Sleep Disorders in the Elderly
Cathy Alessi, MD
4:50 Questions and Answers
5:30 Adjourn

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Minicourse: Cardiology Primary Care Potpourri
7:30 COPD: A Clinical Update
Gerard W. Frank, MD, PhD
8:10 A Practical Approach to Urinary Incontinence
Michelle S. Eslami, MD
8:50 Colorectal Cancer Screening: 2017
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
9:30 Questions and Answers
9:45 Break
10:00 Office Ophthalmology
Lynn Gordon, MD, PhD
10:45 Office Orthopedics for Primary Care
Bruce A. Brown, MD
11:30 Questions and Answers
11:45 Lunch (on own)
WORKSHOPS
1:30-3:00 and 3:15-4:45 Office Orthopedics
Bruce A. Brown, MD

Office Podiatry
Alan Singer, DPM

Office Radiology
James D. Collins, MD

Skin Biopsy
Richard A. Johnson, MD

Joint Injections
Daniel T. Lee, MD

Headache
Jimmy Hara, MD, FAAFP

Friday, March 10, 2017

Minicourse: Office Psychiatry
7:30 A Practical Approach to Anxiety Disorders
Shirah Vollmer, MD
8:10 Hot Topics in Addiction Medicine
Timothy Fong, MD
8:50 Recognition and Management of Depression
Andrew F. Leuchter, MD
9:45 Questions and Answers
Minicourse: Subspecialty Update
10:00 Common ENT Disorders
Paul A. Kedeshian, MD
10:45 Office Ophthalmology
Jennifer Haley, MD
11:30 Smoking Cessation: Current Strategies
Michael Ong, MD, PhD
12:15 Lunch (on own)
Minicourse: Internal Medicine Update
1:30 Hypertension in the Elderly
Stanley S. Franklin, MD, FACP, FACC, FASN
2:15 Atrial Fibrillation: State-of-the-Art
Eric Buch, MD, FHRS, FACC
3:00 Common Thyroid Disorders
Roland Sakiyama, MD, FACP
3:45 Questions and Answers
4:00 Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply current diagnosis and management principles pertaining to common problems seen in a family medicine setting, including hypertension, diabetes, depression, rheumatologic diseases, obesity, COPD, coronary heart disease, child abuse, cancer screening, and menopause
  • Recognize the impact of, and integrate advances in, specialty areas as they relate to the practice of family medicine
  • Formulate management plans for disorders frequently seen in family practice, based on the latest accepted methodologies

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 36.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Conference Location

Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 301-3000

The Marina del Rey Marriott is located three blocks from the beach in the heart of Marina del Rey, across from the world’s largest man-made harbor. It is six miles from LAX airport, with access to all area freeways and major surface routes. Within walking distance of the hotel are a variety of restaurants, clubs, and shops as well as biking paths, jogging trails and the Marina Beach. Close to Marina del Rey are art galleries, popular restaurants, architectural showpieces, and the distinctive cultural scene of Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Shopping in Beverly Hills and Century City is also close by. The Los Angeles area offers a variety of vacation entertainment for both adults and children. Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and Universal Studios are just a sample of attractions that help to make a visit to Southern California a memorable experience.

Accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marina del Rey Marriott for seminar participants at a special conference rate starting at $239.00 per night for single/double occupancy. Confirmation of reservations received after February 13, 2017 is subject to availability. For reservations call (800) 228-9290 or (310) 301-3000. Make sure to mention the UCLA Family Medicine Conference when calling in your reservations.

Conference Parking

There will be special banquet valet day parking rates of $15.00 per day for attendees of the conference. Overnight parking is $27.00 per night.

Transportation to Hotel From LAX

Taxi service is available from Los Angeles International Airport to the Marina del Rey Marriott.