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Office of Continuing Professional Development

BWFH Clinical Update in Medicine: High Yield Topics in Primary Care


Saturday, Novmeber 17, 2018
7:30 AM -3:30 PM

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Mary Ann Tynan Conference Room, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02130


This CME Course will address keeping primary care providers up-to-date on a wide variety of topic areas that have rapidly changing or challenging parameters of practice. These areas include a discussion of responsible antibiotic use in the ambulatory setting and management of drug allergies for the community practice setting, the difference between lung cancer screening and lung cancer surveillance, the rapidly expanding use of digital tomosynthesis for breast imaging, review of new hypertension guidelines and heart failure drugs and advances in diabetes management. An additional focus will include the increase in frequency of detection of "incidental findings" on abdominopelvic CTs, defined as findings that are unrelated to the clinical indication of the study requested, confound physicians and patients with how to manage them, and it can significantly increase costs.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Physicians, Primary Care Physicians, Physician's Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Recognize the significance and impact of incidental findings on further imaging workup and health care costs.
2. List the goals of the ACR White Paper as guidance for management of incidental findings.
3. Differentiatethe approach, based on expert opinion and supporting evidence, that is used in deciding further management of the most common incidental findings detected on abdominopelvic CTs.
4. Integratetheir practice portfolio advanced techniques for diabetes management and outline when to refer patients to advance practice providers.
5. Employ new Hypertension guidelines when evaluating patients and demonstrate the ability to prescribe heart failure drugs based on patient conditions.
6. Determine the appropriate approach to treatment patients with drug allergy.
7. Discuss with patients the benefits of digital tomosynthesis in breast imaging in screening and diagnosis.
8. Describe the difference between lung cancer screening and surveillance and which patients need which strategy based on risk factors.
9. Infer the appropriate use of antibiotics for common clinical presentations of symptoms.


7:30 am

Registration & Breakfast


Welcome and Introduction
Margaret Duggan, MD


Rational Use of Antibiotics in the Outpatient Setting
Paul Sax, MD


Paul Sax, MD


Lung Cancer Screening & Surveillance:
Understanding the Difference
Francine Jacobson, MD


Francine Jacobson, MD


Breast Imaging Screening & Diagnosis:
Digital Tomosynthesis

Pragya Dang, MD


Pragya Dang, MD


An Approach to the Patient with Drug Allergy
Maria Castells, MD

12:00 pm

Maria Castells, MD




Incidental Imaging Findings: Evaluation & Management of the
Incidentally Detected Adrenal Mass
Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Matthew Mossanen, MD


Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Matthew Mossanen, MD


Cardiology: Practical Use of the New Heart Failure Drugs
Leonard Lilly, MD


Leonard Lilly, MD


Endocrine: Advances in Diabetes Management
Florencia Halperin, MD


Florencia Halperin, MD


Closing Remarks
Margaret Duggan, MD

3:30 pm



Margaret Duggan, MD- Course Director
Chief Medical Officer,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Specialty: Surgical Oncology

Brandon Earp, MD
Chief of Orthopedics,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Pardon Kenney, MD
Chief of Surgery,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Specialty: Gastrointestinal and General Surgery

Stephen Ledbetter, MD, MPH
Chief of Radiology,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Specialty: Radiology

Michael John Malone, MD
Section Chief, Division of Faulkner Urology,
Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Specialty: Urology

David Pilgrim, MD
Chief, Clinical Neurology,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Specialties: Neurology

Scott Schissel, MD, Ph.D
Chief of Medicine,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Assistant Medical Instructor, Harvard Medical School.
Specialties: Pulmonary and Critical Care

Ronald Warner, MD
Medical Staff President,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Tufts University.
Specialties: Primary Care, LGBT Health

Maria C. Castells, MD

Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy,
Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School.
Specialties: Allergy and Immunology

Pragya Dang, MD
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Specialty: Radiology

Florencia Halperin, MD
Chief of Endocrinology,
Medical Director, Program for Weight Management,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital.
Instructor, Harvard Medical School.
Specialties: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Hypertension

Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH
Director, Lung Cancer Screening, Brigham Health,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Assistant Professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School.
Specialties: Women's Health & Radiology

Leonard Lilly, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiology,
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School.
Specialty: Cardiovascular Medicine

Matthew Mossanen, MD
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Specialty: Urology

Paul Sax, MD
Clinical Director, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
Specialties: Infectious Disease,LGBT Health, HIV & Aids

Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Specialties: Diagnostic Radiology & Education

Registration Fees

Scientists: $35.00
Other Healthcare Professionals (NP, PAs, Allied Health):$25.00

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled on or before November 3, 2018 will be refunded, less a $15administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after November 3, 2018 will not be refunded.

Please contact if you require assistance in cancelling your online registration.


For questions regarding the conference, contact Ciara Alkins at or 617-983-7412.

For questions regarding registration, contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at or 857-282-2515.

Provided By:

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Partners HealthCare System



CME Information

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 7AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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