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Updates in Internal Medicine for Primary Care 2019



2019 Updates in General Internal Medicine for Primary Care

March 8-10, 2019

Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston SC

We hope you will plan to join us in Charleston for our 12th Annual conference.  This year promises to be another great program!

Download the Conference Brochure

Conference Overview

This conference will provide primary care physicians and mid-level providers with the tools to better manage their practice and address disease states common to the adult primary care population today and to optimize quality of care and patient outcomes. This three day course will emphasize diagnosis, treatment, and management of these diseases and conditions and will discuss new advances in care and technology related to primary care.



Friday, March 8:

8 a.m. "What a Woman Wants (her doctor to know)"
Michelle Meglin, M.D. 
9 a.m. "Beyond Insulin: Novel Diabetic Treatment Strategies"
Aundrea Loftley, M.D.
10 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m.  "Reconciling the New Hypertension Guidelines"
Jan Basile, M.D.
11:30 a.m. "Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders: What's New?"
Vanessa Hinson, M.D.
12:30 p.m. Lunch - On your own
1:45 p.m.  "CAD and Ischemia: 2018 in Review"
Valerian Fernandes, M.D.
2:45 p.m.  "Primary Care for the Sickle Cell Population"
Temeia Martin, M.D.
3:45 p.m.  Break
4 p.m.  "Depression"
Elizabeth Call, M.D.
5 p.m. Reception 

Saturday, March 9:

8 a.m. "Transgender Friendly Primary Care: All Aboard?"
Harsha Karanchi, M.D. 
9 a.m. "Derm: What to cut and when"
Dirk Michael Elston, M.D. 
10 a.m. Break 
10:15 a.m. "Autoimmune Pearls: When and What to Test for PCP"
Katherine Culp Silver, M.D. 
11:15 a.m. "Allergy Testing for the PCP"
Kelli Williams, M.D. 
12:15 p.m. "What's New in Washington and Baltimore?"
William P. Moran, M.D., MS 

Sunday, March 10:

8:30 a.m.  "Evaluating Hypercalcemia: Is it a brown horse or a green zebra?"
Jay Brzezinski, M.D. 
9:30 a.m. "How to approach insomnia in clinical practice: Nailing the diagnosis, brief interventions that work, and knowing when to engage specialty care"
Greg Sahlem, M.D. 
10:30 a.m. "Mind the Gap: Hospital to Long-Term Care or Other Transitions"
Amanda Overstreet, D.O. 

Conference Learning Objectives:

  • Incorporate transgender-friendly practice into primary care.
  • Identify common sleep disorders and treatment strategies.
  • Describe changes to recent HTN definitions and guidelines.
  • Provide comprehensive primary care for patients with sickle cell disease.
  • Diagnose common causes of hypercalcemia.
  • Recognize the appropriate clinical scenario and lab evaluation for suspected autoimmune disease.
  • Learning objectives specific to each lecture will be updated soon!

Conference Registration Fees:

Physicians in Practice:  $525

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians in Training: $425

Hotel Information: 

The historic Francis Marion Hotel, named for the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, has a long tradition of gracious service, elegant accommodations, and hosting splendid banquets and events dating back to its opening in 1924. The Hotel now combines 1920’s style and grace with 21st Century comfort and convenience in the heart of historic Charleston on Marion Square.

Visit for more information. 

Discounted Hotel rates for our conference are $244 Single/Double and subject to applicable taxes and assessments.  Please call the hotel and reference “2019 Updates in General Internal Medicine” to reserve a room under our discounted rate.

Tel: 843-722-0600 or toll free 877-756-2121

Discounted rates available until 5:00 PM on February 5th based on availability of rooms that have been allotted to this conference.