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Updates in Internal Medicine for Primary Care 2020



2020 Updates in General Internal Medicine for Primary Care

March 13-15, 2020

Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston SC

Register for the 2020 Conference

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.

Credit Designation

The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live educational activity for maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurse: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification.


Friday, March 13:

Time Session
8 a.m. “Weight Loss: What Works!”
Robert Malcolm, M.D.
9 a.m. “Sleep Disorders Other than Insomnia”
Robert Vorona, M.D.

10 a.m.  Break
10:30 a.m.  “Health Policy Updates”
William Moran, M.D.

11:30 a.m. “COPD or Asthma/COPD Overlap”
Richard W. Rissmiller, M.D.
12:30 p.m. Lunch - On your own
1:45 p.m.  “Reading ECG and ECG Case Studies”
Valerian Fernandes, M.D.
2:45 p.m.  “Pulmonary Hypertension”
Rahul Gupta Argula, M.D.
3:45 p.m.  Break
4 p.m.  “Management of CKD”
Ruth C. Campbell, M.D.
5 p.m. Reception 

Saturday, March 14:

Time Session
8 a.m. “Dizziness and Vertigo”
Habib Rizk, M.D.
9 a.m. “Pharmacological Updates”
Wayne Weart, M.D.
10 a.m. Break 
10:15 a.m. “Pharmacological Updates”
Wayne Weart, M.D.
11:15 a.m. “Menopause”
Donald Fylstra, M.D.
12:15 p.m. “Anemia”
Jay Brzezinski, M.D.

Sunday, March 15:

Time Session
8:30 a.m.  “Opiate Use Disorder”
Samuel Owens Schumann, M.D.
9:30 a.m. “GI Motility”
Aylin Tansel, M.D.
10:30 a.m. “Wound Care”
Diane Whitworth, MSN

Conference Learning Objectives will be updated soon.

Conference Registration Fees:

  • Physicians in Practice:  $525
  • Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Physicians in Training: $425

We are pleased to announce that we will now offer an online livestream of the 2020 Updates in Internal Medicine for Primary Care. This will be a great option for those of you who cannot travel to Charleston. However, please note that the livestream is subject to cancellation if we do not meet the minimum number of required participants. Rates are the same for the in-person and livestream options.

Hotel Information: 

Rooms have been reserved at the historic Francis Marion Hotel, 378 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Discounted Hotel rates for our conference are $249 Single/Double and subject to applicable taxes and assessments. 

To book your hotel reservations online: visit www.francismarionhotel.com

To book your hotel reservations by phone:  call 843-722-0600 or toll free 877-756-2121 and reference “2020 Updates in General Internal Medicine” to reserve a room under our discounted rate.

Discounted rates available until 5:00 PM on February 10th based on availability of rooms that have been allotted to this conference.