Information About the 2013 Pri-Med East Conference

News and updates about Pri-Med East 2013.

Pri-Med East 2013

September 19-22, 2013

Boston, MA

Pri-Med East 2013 will be held at the Boston Exhibition & Convention Center.

Planning your meeting

Visit the main 2013 Pri-Med East page to access the latest news and updates on the conference.

The syllabus and session schedule is available online. Attendees are reminded that “printer-friendly copies of the session slides will be available to view and download approximately 1 week prior to the event. Materials will not be provided on-site.”

Highlights of this year’s Current Clinical Issues in Primary Care core curriculum include:

  • Ask the Expert session on Neurology, Rheumatology, Hepatology
  • Sessions on Women’s Health, including a “Breast Cancer Prevention in Primary Care” presentation
  • Updates in Nephrology and Oncology, including a presentation on Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology session covering celiac sprue, C. difficile infection, and more
  • “Medical and Legal Issues at the End of Life,” featuring “Ethical and Legal Dilemmas at End of Life”
  • Ask the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Expert: Dermatology, Allergy, Ophthalmology panel discussion
  • Cardiology update, with discussion of topics in peripheral vascular disease, resistant hypertension, and preoperative cardiac evaluation
  • An “Innovations in Practice Management” session, with information on incorporating group visits into practice, team-based care, and transitional care management
  • “Interactive Problem Solving in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,” with cases on common sleep disorders in children and information on common medical renal diseases in children
  • “Opiates for Chronic Pain: Decision Making, Risk Management, and Monitoring”

Noteworthy Speakers

The 2013 Pri-Med East Friday Keynote address, “The Neurological Exam: A Lost Art,” will be given at 7:45am on Friday, September 20, by Martin Samuels, MD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, Neurologist-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Chair of Partners Neurology.

Saturday’s keynote address, “Over the Rainbow: From Personal Physician to Visiting Friend,” will be given at 7:45am, Saturday, September 21, by Randol Barker, MACP, MD, general internist at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

On Sunday, September 22, Story Musgrave, MD, MS, former NASA astronaut, will deliver “Mission Control: Professionalism to Medicine,” which will teach physicians how to “look at your patient as a mission, with a very critical outcome, and how to get it right; the first time and every time.”