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Pri-Med NY: Meeting at a Glance

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Pri-Med New York 2010 will take place in New York, NY, June 16-19. The conference will be held in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

According to the Pri-Med website, this year’s conference consists of a three-day program that was developed by “nationally-recognized faculty from Harvard Medical School and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.” The conference will feature more than 50 clinical lectures (both morning and afternoon sessions) that address “challenges faced by primary care practitioners today.” Participants can earn up to 17 AMA Category 1 CME credits.

Meeting Registration

Click here to register to attend Pri-Med New York 2010.

Conference Program

To view and download the full conference brochure, click here. The brochure is available via Scribd, “the largest social publishing and reading site in the world.”

Pri-Med also offers the “Conference and Exhibition eGuide” conference guide, a free app available for most smartphones, including Blackberry, iPhone/iPod touch, Android, and Palm. Use the eGuide to quickly and easily locate educational sessions (search by topic) and confirm room locations. You can also use the eGuide to “create your customized schedule by highlighting sessions of interest and adding them to your mobile calendar” and “receive the most up-to-date session, location, and exhibitor info right on your mobile device.”

Exhibit Hall

Click here for more information about the Pri-Med Exhibit Hall, including a downloadable floorplan and up-to-date list of exhibitors.

Product Theater and Classroom

The Pri-Med Product Theater and Product Classrooms are sponsored, non-CME events that offer “additional opportunities to learn more about the latest clinical information and current product offerings.” Product Theaters “open discussions on clinical data as it pertains to specific disease states” and Product Classrooms “offer an intimate environment that gives you the chance for more in-depth knowledge about new products and offerings.”

Keynote Addresses

This year’s meeting will feature three keynote addresses:

• June 17: Sanjiv Chopra MD, MACP, Director of the Harvard Medical School Course Development Committee, will present “Leadership for the 21st Century: The 10 Tenets of Leadership.”

• June 18: Byron Pitts, Emmy award-winning journalist, will present “A Conversation with Byron Pitts: Step Out On Nothing,” Pitts’ “inspiring against-the-odds tale” that “begins in inner-city Baltimore and ends at CBS's most venerable news institution.”

• June 19: Edward Koch, former mayor of New York City, will present “Ed Koch on Everything.”

Travel

Click here for travel info, including shuttle information and directions to the Javits Center.

Key Session Topics

Noteworthy sessions scheduled for this year’s event include:

Wednesday, June 16

• The Evolution of Type 2 Diabetes Management: Perspectives on Incretin-Based Therapy and Achieving Glycemic Control

• Addressing Challenges in Fibromyalgia: The Road to Clinical Success

• Getting Patients with Type 2 Diabetes to Goals: Initiating and Refining Insulin Regimens

• New Perspectives on Lipid Management: Answers to Questions You May Not Know

• Answers to Clinical Questions About Insulin Therapy for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Thursday, June 17

• Current Clinical Issues -- Ask The Expert: Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome, Hepatology and Cardiology

• Clinical Challenges in the Management of Early Type 2 Diabetes: Setting Goals and Measuring Success

• Best Practices in Recognition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: An Interactive ShowCASE for Primary Care Clinicians

• Current Clinical Issues — Women’s Health

• Overcoming Barriers to Optimal Diabetes Care: The Impact of Patient-Centered Management

Friday, June 18

• Current Clinical Issues -- Subspecialties in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

• Implementing Incretin-Based Therapies: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Advancing Patient Care for Type 2 Diabetes

• Current Clinical Issues — The Returning Soldier

Saturday, June 19

• Current Clinical Issues -- Pediatric & Adolescent Puzzles: What's Your Diagnosis?

• Current Clinical Issues -- Technology and Procedures for Primary Care

• Current Clinical Issues -- Dilemmas in Primary Care