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Office of Continuing Professional Development

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


Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 AM -3:00 PM

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Huvos Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02130


This course, designed for the primary care provider, seeks to review and educate on several topics where current treatment developments are rapidly changing. The course will provide in-depth knowledge on topics that primary care providers will be able to readily apply to their day to day practice. Topics will include incidental findings on abdominopelvic CTs, an approach to patients with drug allergies, management of patients following lung cancer diagnosis for screening and surveillance, digital Tomosynthesis for screening and diagnostic mammography and the rationale approach to antibiotics in the community setting. Topics will be presented using interactive methods, including case presentation, and question and answer discussions.

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 American College of Radiology White Paper as guidance for management of incidental findings.

1. Evaluate current lung cancer screening guidelines and strategies to involve patients in health improvement processes.
2. List methods of surveillance techniques after cancer and potential for return to lung cancer screening program.

1. Explain the relevance of rising antimicrobial resistance in clinical practice.
2. Develop strategies for avoiding inappropriate antibiotic use.

1. List three general types of medication allergies.
2. Apply the appropriate types of available testing to allergies.
3. Match an appropriate treatment approach and management strategy to the medication allergies.

1. Cite the strengths and weaknesses of screening mammography in breast cancer diagnosis.
2. Compare and contrast the performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (3D) with full field digital mammography (2D) in breast cancer screening.
3. Describe how the utilization of digital breast tomosynthesis compares to full field digital mammography in mammographic diagnostic evaluation.
4. Discuss how digital breast tomosynthesis and synthetic mammography have impacted breast imaging workflow and the patient experience.


7:30 am

Registration and Breakfast


Welcome and Introductions
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, MPH


Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH




An Approach to the Patient with Drug Allergy
Joyce Hsu, MD


Joyce Hsu, MD


Breast Imaging Screening & Diagnosis: Digital Tomosynthesis
Catherine Giess, MD

12:00 pm

Catherine Giess, MD



Incidental Imaging Findings


Evaluation & Management of the Incidentally Detected Adrenal Mass
Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Steven Chang, MD, MS


Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Steven Chang, MD, MS


Evaluation & Management of the Incidentally Detected Renal Mass
Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Steven Chang, MD, MS


Daniel Souza, MD, MSc
Steven Chang, MD, MS


Closing Remarks
Margaret Duggan, MD

3:00 PM


Faculty Bio


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

John A. Fromson, MD
Vice Chair for Community Psychiatry
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Chief of Psychiatry
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
Specialty: Psychiatry

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
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 at 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


Steven Chang, MD, MS
Associate Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
Assistant Professorof Surgery at Harvard Medical School
Specialties: Urology, Robotic Surgery, & Bladder/Kidney Cancer

Catherine Giess, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Chief, Division of Breast Imaging
Network Director of Breast Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology Harvard Medical School
Specialties: Radiology & Women's Imaging

Joyce Hsu, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Specialties: Allergy & Immunology

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

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 at 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 April 14, 2018 will be refunded, less a $15administrative fee. Registrations cancelled after April 14, 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 857-282-2510.

Provided By:

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and The 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 6.25AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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