UC to Host General Internal Medicine Conference

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The University of Cincinnati (UC) will host its first General Internal Medicine Conference Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Manor House Banquet and Conference Center in Mason. The theme for this year’s conference is “Updates Every General Practitioner Needs to Know.”The Division of General Internal Medicine in the UC College of Medicine is sponsoring the daylong conference which begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues until 3:30 p.m. UC designates this live activity for 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.”Our target audience includes physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and pharmacists who provide primary care in the ambulatory setting along with generalists focused on hospital medicine,” explains Mark Eckman, MD, Posey Professor of Clinical Medicine and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine. “We also want to encourage fellows and residents in our UC Health programs and in teaching programs across the Tristate to consider attending.””The conference will highlight advances in topics such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulants, perioperative risk and pain management along with evidence-based decision making to reduce waste and increase value,” says Eckman, also a UC Health physician. “This program will use evidence-based adult learning principles to engage learners and promote long-term knowledge retention.”UC faculty speaking at the conference in addition to Eckman include: Michael Canos, MD; Bradley Mathis, MD; Houman Varghai, MD; Arshia Ali, MD; Benjamin Kinnear, MD; and Courtney Ohlinger, MD. Facilitators participating in the conference include: Matthew Kelleher, MD; Jadwiga Stanek, MD; Bi Awosika, MD; Lisa Rowley, MD; Lauren Ashbrook, MD; Justin Held, MD; Elise Henning, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD and Ashley Jenkins, MD.”We had two sets of criteria for selecting topics for the conference,” says Eckman. “One focused on …

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