Family Physician Airways Group – Antigua

22/01/2018 / Conferences /

January 5 to 12, 2019

Family Physician Airways Group


18 CME credits certified by ACEP

Learning Objectives:

18 CME credits certified by ACEP


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Monday 3/19/18

07:30 – 08:00 Breakfast Buffet & Registration
08:15 – 09:00 Rabies (more detailed topic to come) – Dr. G. Richard Olds

  • Pending

09:00 – 09:45 The opioid abuse problem: The real facts and how you can help – Dr. Bruce Bonanno

  • Learn how and when the opioid abuse problem came about
  • Learn the real facts about the opioid problem
  • Learn what healthcare providers can do to help with the problem

09:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Organ donation updates, facts, myths and misconceptions – Dr. Patrick Buddle

  • Describe the organ donation process and how does that process actually work
  • Review myths and misconceptions about the organ donation process
  • Discuss what can be done to improve organ donation awareness and consent rates

10:45 – 11:30 Update on Alzheimer’s dementia – Dr. Tita Castor

  • Describe the latest global facts and figures about Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Review the clinical criteria for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s dementia
  • Discuss the current best practice approaches in caring for patients with Alzheimer’s dementia

tuesday 3/20/18

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements
08:15 – 09:00 Alphabet soup / Acronyms and healthcare reform – Dr. Michael Gerardi

  • Discuss how to comply with U.S. government healthcare programs that dictate reimbursement by Medicare and commercial insurance plans
  • Discuss how to manage your practice to be compliant with Federal healthcare initiatives such as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and it’s potential replacement
  • Discuss how to track clinical data to comply with the Department of Health and Human Services’ merit based incentive payment system (MIPS) for payment, incentives, and penalties
  • Learn what a qualified clinical data registry (QCDR) such as ACEP’s Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) will quantify the high value care provided by emergency physicians

09:00 – 09:45 New strategies and treatment for atrial fibrillation – Dr. Ralph Caradmone

  • Discuss the new concepts regarding atrial fibrillation and it’s treatment
  • Learn treatment strategies to minimize the potential catastrophic complications of atrial fibrillation
  • Discuss anticoagulation strategies including novel agents and approaches to assure patient compliance

09:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Ultrasound to improve patient safety – Dr. John Oropello

  • Discuss how to use ultrasound to reduce complications of venous access
  • Become familiar with how to rapidly diagnose pneumothorax using ultrasound
  • Learn ultrasound techniques to guide fluid management

10:45 – 11:30 What’s new other than insulin in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes? – Dr. Rema Gupta

  • Discuss the biological actions of GLP-1 (Glucagon Like Peptide 1) receptor agonists
  • Discuss the benefits and risks of SGL-2 inhibitors
  • Discuss when to use Metformin

wednesday 3/21/18

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements
08:15 – 09:00 Not all hypertension is systemic: Identifying the patient with pulmonary hypertension – Dr. Craig Conoscenti

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension
  • Discuss how to identify the patient with potential pulmonary hypertension
  • Discuss the current management of the patient with primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension

09:00 – 09:45 High flow oxygen therapy, is it good? – Dr. Daniel Herr


  • Discuss what is high flow oxygen therapy
  • Discuss how does high flow oxygen therapy work
  • Discuss when should high flow oxygen therapy be utilized

09:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 Stroke Management Update 2018 – Dr. Michael Gerardi

  • Discuss how stroke management begins in the prehospital setting as “systems of care” are creating more timely diagnosis and management
  • Discuss the ACEP clinical policy of stroke from 2015 for evidence based guidelines when treating stroke
  • Discuss the improvements in the management of large vessel occlusions, tPA, and interventional procedures
  • Discuss MRI imaging and tPA in pediatric stroke patients based on understanding the differences between pediatric and adult stroke presentations

10:45 – 11:30 Grenada’s disease and what is needed to help treat them – Dr. Dolland Noel

  • Pending

thursday 3/22/18

08:00 – 08:15 Announcements
08:15 – 09:00 Hypertension: Modifying risk and improving outcomes – Dr. William DiFilippo

  • Define hypertension
  • Establish hypertensive targets in populations at identifiable risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • Discuss the clinical and patient centered programming which can improve outcomes

09:00 – 09:45 Lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular risk – Dr. Ralph Cardamone

  • Discuss the strategies aimed at significantly reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in their patients
  • Review the current understanding of acute coronary syndrome and formulate an evidence based teaching strategy to facilitate patient compliance
  • Discuss what we can borrow from coaching psychology that will effectively alter patient behavior and therefore reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

09:45 – 10:00 Break
10:00 – 10:45 The downside of mechanical ventilation – Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Discuss the roles of mechanical ventilation and it’s goal in the ICU setting
  • Define ventilator induced lung injury (VLI)
  • Outline and discuss methods to prevent VLI in the ICU

10:45 – 11:30 Pending

  • Pending

Dr. Kaplan

CME Conference Program Director



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