Conference Information: Pri-Med Southwest 2011

March 9, 2011

Scheduling, session topics, keynote speakers, and other information for physicians planning to attend Pri-Med Southwest 2011.

Pri-Med Southwest Conference & Exhibition 2011

March 24-26, 2011George R. Brown Convention CenterHouston, Texas

This year’s conference will feature “more than 35 lectures covering disease states, emerging research, public health, and policy issues.” The “Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care” program at Pri-Med Southwest 2011, presented by faculty of Harvard Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine, will provide attendees the opportunity to earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Visit the main Pri-Med Southwest 2011 website to learn more about the meeting, access a complete session schedule, and register to attend.

Download the Pri-Med Southwest 2011 conference brochure.

Keynote Speakers at Pri-Med Southwest 2011

Thursday, March 24

John D. Goodson, MD, FACP, Deputy Director of the Harvard Medical School Course Development Committee, will present “The Promise of Primary Care.” Goodson will “briefly summarize the current challenges facing primary care practice and then discuss the many current opportunities to rebuild the primary care workforce.” He will also present “examples of how primary care has been maintained and restored” and make the case that “we need to marshal the support of every primary care provider and all engage in a national effort to expand primary care.”

Friday, March 25

Paul Klotman, MD, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine, will present “Improving Value in Healthcare: A Partnership between an Academic Medical Center and Primary Care Physicians.” Klotman will explore the ways in which the passage of health care reform in 2010 will “require academic health centers and community physicians to develop creative approaches in caring for patients that assure a high standard of quality” and discuss potential relationships between community-based primary care physicians and academic health centers that can improve the value of health care to the population while implementing health care reform.

Saturday, March 26

Bill H. Frist, MD, former Senate Majority Leader, will present “Medicine as a Currency for Peace: The Passion to Bring Health, Hope, and Healing.” Frist will “share his unique experience as a heart transplant surgeon and US senator inspiring people to make a difference wherever they are by helping others, risking failure, challenging the status quo, and above all, having a heart to serve.”

Notable Sessions

Thursday, March 24

  • Optimal Interactions Between Primary Care Physicians and Hospitalists to Enhance Patient Care, presented by Victor Narcisse, MD
  • Common Eye Problems in Children, presented by Paul Steinkuller, MD
  • Point-Counterpoint: Revascularization/Stents vs Bypass, presented by Nasser Lakkis, MD, and Joseph Coselli, MD
  • Influenza Update, presented by Mark D. Aronson, MD
  • Challenging Curbside Cases in Hepatology, presented by Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP
  • Preventive Cardiology: What the PCP Wants to Know, presented by Mark D. Aronson, MD

Friday, March 25

  • The Advanced Back Examination, Clinical Examination, and Management Pearls, presented by Joanne Borg-Stein, MD
  • Treatment of Common Dermatologic Problems, presented by Denise Metry, MD
  • Neurological Cases the PCP Should Not Miss, presented by Patricia E. Greenstein, MD
  • Common ENT Problems in Children: When to Refer to an Otolaryngologist, presented by Ellen Friedman, MD
  • Knee Pain and Shoulder Pain in the Middle Aged and Older Adult, presented by John Rogers, MD, MPH, Med
  • Ethical Challenges of Health Reform for Practicing Physicians, presented by Laurence McCullogh, PhD

Exhibit Hall

The Pri-Med Exhibit Hall is “your chance to learn and compare over 175 of the healthcare industry's latest products and treatments, and technologies in one easy place.”

Exhibit hall hours:

Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25

8:45am - 4:30pm

Saturday, March 26

8:45am - 1:45pm

Click here for a complete list of exhibitors and an exhibit hall floor plan.

Product Theaters and Classrooms

The Product Theaters at Pri-Med Southwest “open discussions on clinical data as it pertains to specific disease states;” Product Classrooms “offer an intimate environment that gives you the chance for more in-depth knowledge about new products and offerings.” Click here for schedules and times.