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97th Annual Fall Clinical Conference

October 10-12, 2019
Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS

The Fall Clinical Conference gathers over 450 providers to hear local, regional and national experts, in both plenary sessions and symposiums, review basic concepts and emphasize recent advances in medicine, guideline implementation and disease management.


Schedule

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Endocrinology Symposium, Richard Hellman, MD, Moderator

8:30 am            Thyroid Functions Misleading? The Ins and Outs of Thyroid Function Test Interpretation, Howard Rosen, MD

9:15 am            New Technologies in Diabetes Care, Richard Hellman, MD

10:00 am          Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 am         Osteoporosis, Leland Graves, III, MD

11:15 am         New Cardioprotective Medications for Diabetes, Richard Hellman, MD

 

Cardiology Symposium, Jayasheel Eshcol, MD, Moderator

8:30 am            Stress Tests, Elizabeth Dang, MD

9:15 am            Carotid Artery Stenosis, Jeff Cameron, MD

10:00 am          Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 am          Atrial Fibrillation, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD

11:15 am          Aortic Stenosis: Managing Patients In The TAVR Era, Jayasheel Eshcol, MD

 

Hematology/Oncology Symposium, Kevin Hubbard, DO, Moderator

1:30 pm            Skin Cancers and Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Malignancy, Jennifer Davisson, PA

2:15 pm            Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes - BRCA and Beyond, Dineo Khabele, MD

3:00 pm            Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

 3:30 pm           Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - A Solid Primer for Every Physician, Christopher Sirridge, MD

 4:15 pm            Biosimilars, Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI

 

Gastroenterology Symposium, Bradley Freilich, MD, Moderator

1:30 pm            GERD and New Endoscopic Approaches to Treatment, Syed Jafri, MD

2:15 pm            Multidisciplinary Care of Complex GI patients, Ahmed Saeed, MD

3:00 pm            Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30 pm            Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis, Bradley Freilich, MD

4:15 pm            Medical Management of Obesity and New Endoscopic Obesity Procedures, Bradley Freilich, MD

 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Orthopedic Symposium, J. Paul Schroeppel, MD, Moderator

8:30 am            Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis, Joshua Bunch, MD

9:15 am            Foot and Ankle Injuries, Bryan Vopat, MD

10:00 am          Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 am          Evaluation of the Patient with Hip Pain, Scott Mullen, MD

11:15 am          Sprains, Strains and Simple Fractures, J. Paul Schroeppel, MD

 

Mental Health Symposium, Dennis Owens, MD Moderator

8:30 am            Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care, Angela Mayorga, MD

9:15 am            Pediatric Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment, Sadiq Naveed, MD

10:00 am          Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 am          Treatment Resistant Depression, Dennis Owens, MD, PhD

11:15 am          Urine Drug Screens and Their Interpretation, Roopa Sethi, MD

 

Substance Abuse Symposium, George Heymach, MD, PhD, Moderator

1:30 pm            Alcohol-Misuse and Abuse - Remains a Major Problem, George Heymach, MD

2:15 pm            Opioids, Benzodiazepines & Dangerous Combinations, David Sternberg, MD

3:00 pm            Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30 pm            Medication-Assistant Treatment, Roopa Sethi, MD

4:15 pm            Something Old, New, and Borrowed...The Challenge of New Drugs of Abuse, Stephen Thornton, MD

 

Infectious Disease Symposium, David McKinsey, MD, Moderator

1:30 pm            Update on Adult Vaccine-Preventable Infections, Joel McKinsey, MD

2:15 pm            Central Nervous System Infections for the Non-ID Provider, Nathan Bahr, MD

3:00 pm            Beverage Break and Visit Exhibits

3:30 pm            PrEP: A Key Strategy to End the HIV Epidemic, Maithe Enriquez, PhD, APRN

4:15 pm            Hepatitis C Update, David McKinsey, MD

5:00 pm            Adjourn

 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

State of the Art Lectures, Thomas Allen, MD, Moderator

8:00 am           Movement Disorders, Harsh Gupta, MD

8:55  am          Advances in Knee Arthroplasty, Scott M. Abraham, MD

9:40 am           Break

10:00 am        Update on Pulmonary Procedures, James Kaplan, MD

10:45 am        What's New in Spinal Surgery and What is Old, Robert M Beatty, MD

11:30 am        Adjourn

 


Ticketed Events

Luncheons

Thursday luncheon (ticketed event, additional cost)

  • Provider Suicide: The Silent Epidemic, Amanda Kingston, MD

This presentation will discuss the rising problem of suicide among medical providers, residents, and students across the country. We will dive into the proposed theories for this increase in suicide rates and discuss warning signs that you or a peer are struggling. We will then discuss the myriad of resources and strategies available to prevent and treat provider burnout, depression, and suicidal thoughts.

Friday luncheon (ticketed event, additional cost)
  • Cannibis, THC and CBD: Where are we? Facts and Fiction, and Legal Patient Management, George Heymach, MD, PhD and Sheryl Feutz-Harter, JD, MSN

This presentation will review the present state of knowledge concerning the therapeutic value of THC and CBD. We will explain the CBD craze and present an up-to-date insight of physician interaction with THC, CBD and the legal/medical board community.  


Breakfasts

Thursday breakfasts (ticketed event, additional cost)

7:30 am          The Role of Injections in Managing Common Musculoskeletal Conditions for the Primary Care Provider, Christopher Koenig, MD, MBA

7:30 am           Endometriosis, Traci Johnson, MD

Friday breakfasts (ticketed event, additional cost)

7:30 am            Dementia Differential Dilemma, Ryan Townley, MD

7:30 am            Managing Insomnia and Sleep Problems in Primary Care,  Kelsey Sewell, PhD


Registration

KCSWCS members must register for the conference. With your paid dues you receive a complimentary registration to the Fall Clinical Conference. To avoid a $125 walk-in fee, your registration must be received by October 5, 2019.


Fees

Physicians

KCSWCS Physician Member   Not a member? Join Today!
Entire Conference Registration and One-Day Registrations
  • until Oct. 5                   FREE
  • October 6 & after       $125

KCSWCS Honorary Member
Entire Conference Registration

  •  until Oct. 5               $125
  • October 6 & after     $150
Non-member Physician
Entire Conference Registration
  • until Oct. 5               $380
  • October 6 & after    $410

Thursday or Friday ONLY Registration

  • until Oct. 5              $225 (each day)
  • October 6 & after   $250 (each day)

Saturday ONLY Registration

  • until Oct. 5    $125
  • October 6 & after   $150

Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

KCSWCS Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner Member  Not a member? Join Today!
Entire Conference Registration

  • until Oct. 5                 FREE
  • October 6 & after      $125

Non-member Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Entire Conference Registration

  • until Oct. 5                $330
  • October 6 & after     $360

Thursday or Friday ONLY Registration

  • until Oct. 5               $185 (each day)
  • October 6 & after    $210 (each day)

Saturday ONLY Registration

  • until Oct. 5               $100
  • October 6 & after    $125

Registered Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Registered Nurse and Other Health Care Professionals
Entire Conference Registration

  • until Oct. 5                 $330
  • October 6 & after      $360

Thursday or Friday ONLY Registration

  • until Oct. 5               $185 (each day)
  • October 6 & after    $210 (each day)

Saturday ONLY Registration

  • until Oct. 5     $100
  • October 6 & after    $125


Faculty

  • Scott M. Abraham, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Apex Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Overland Park, KS
  • Nathan Bahr, MD, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Robert M Beatty, MD, Neurosurgeon, HCA Midwest, Overland Park, KS
  • Joshua Bunch, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Jeff Cameron, MD, Kansas City Vascular and General Surgery, Overland Park, KS
  • Elizabeth Dang, MD, Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists, Overland Park, KS

  • Jenn Davisson, PA, Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Overland Park, KS
  • Maithe Enriquez, ARNP, PhD, Professor, Research College of Nursing; Nurse Practitioner, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Kansas City, MO
  • Jayasheel Eshcol, MD, Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists, Kansas City, MO

  • Sheryl Feutz-Harter, JD, MSN, Office of General Counsel, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Bradley Freilich, MD, Kansas City Gastroenterology & Hepatology Physicians Group, Kansas City, MO
  • Leland Graves, III, MD, Professor and Director, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Genetics, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Harsh Gupta, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

  • Richard Hellman, MD, Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, North Kansas City, MO
  • George Heymach, MD, PhD, President, Physicians' Health Care Consulting, Inc., Kansas City, MO
  • Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI, Professor, Internal Medicine; Chair of Primary Care Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO 
  • Syed Jafri, MD, Kansas City Gastroenterology & Hepatology Physicians Group, Kansas City, MO

  • Traci Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor,Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 
  • James Kaplan, MD, Kansas Pulmonary and Sleep Specialists, Overland Park, KS

  • Dineo Khabele, MD, Professor and Division Director, Gynecologic Oncology, University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, KS
  • Amanda Kingston, MD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Christopher Koenig, MD, MBA, Rheumatologist, Kansas City Physician Partners, Overland Park, KS
  • Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD, Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute, Overland Park, KS
  • Angela Mayorga, MD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • David McKinsey, MD, Infectious Disease Consultant, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Kansas City, MO
  • Joel McKinsey, MD, Infectious Disease Consultant, Metro Infectious Disease Consultants, Kansas City, MO
  • Scott Mullen, MD, Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Sadiq Naveed, MD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Dennis Owens, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Howard Rosen, MD, Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates, North Kansas City, MO
  • Kelsey Sewell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Neurology, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Christopher Sirridge, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, MO
  • David Sternberg, MD, Psychiatry Associated Chartered, Lee's Summit, MO
  • Stephen Thornton, MD, Associate Clinical Professor; Medical Director University of Kansas Health System Poison Control Center, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS
  • Ryan Townley, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, MO
  • Bryan Vopat, MD, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

Course Objectives

Objectives are posted as the become available.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Endocrinology Symposium

  • Thyroid Functions Misleading? The Ins and Outs of Thyroid Function Test Interpretation, Howard Rosen, MD
    • Discuss basic thyroid physiology and thyroid function tests
    • Describe how non-thyroidal illness can affect thyroid function tests
    • Paraphrase how medications can affect thyroid function tests
  • New Technologies in Diabetes Care, Richard Hellman, MD
    • Determine which sensors are best for which patients
    • Discuss which pump systems are best for different patient groups
    • Summarize when pumps should not be used, and when their use is no longer appropriate
  • Osteoporosis, Leland Graves, III, MD
  • New Cardioprotective Medications for Diabetes, Richard Hellman, MD
    • Discuss which cardioprotective medicals are most useful for their patients with diabetes
    •  Identify when these medications should not be used, or used with great caution, in patients with diabetes
    • State the side effects of these cardioprotective medications

Cardiology Symposium

  • Stress Tests, Elizabeth Dang, MD
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis, Jeff Cameron, MD
  • Afib, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, MD
  • Aortic Stenosis: Managing Patients In The TAVR Era , Jayasheel Eshcol, MD
    • Identify the essentials of managing a patient with aortic stenosis in the primary care setting
    • Discuss when should a patient with aortic stenosis be referred for treatment
    • Identify patients that are suitable for transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Hematology/Oncology Symposium

  • Skin Cancers and Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Malignancy, Jenn Davisson, PA
  • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes - BRCA and Beyond, Dineo Khabele, MD
    • Discuss common hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes
    • Review surveillance and prevention strategies
    • Discuss treatment implications with advances in PARP inhibitors
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) - A Solid Primer for Every Physician, Christopher Sirridge, MD
    • Identify CLL on a CBC when it is in front of you
    • Communicate and not alarm the patient with the term leukemia
    • Review stellar and significant advances in the treatment and non-treatment of CLL
  • Biosimilars, Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI
    • Define the term "biosimilar" and related terminology
    • Describe the basis for approval of biosimilars in medical practice
    • Outline potential roles for biosimilars in the care of patients

Gastroenterology Symposium

  • GERD and New Endoscopic Approaches to Treatment, Syed Jafri, MD
  • Multidisciplinary Care of Complex GI patients, Ahmed Saeed, MD
  • NASH, Bradley Freilich, MD
  • Medical Management of Obesity and New Endoscopic Obesity Procedures, Bradley Freilich, MD

Friday, October 11, 2019

Orthopedic Symposium

  • Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis, Joshua Bunch, MD
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries, Bryan Vopat, MD
    • Identify how to treat common foot and ankle Injuries
    • Identify foot and ankle Injuries that need to be treated immediately
  • Evaluation of the Patient with Hip Pain, Scott Mullen, MD
    • Review signs and symptoms of intra-articular hip pain
    • Discuss femoral acetabular impingement correlation with labral tears
    • Summarize imaging findings and how to interpret them
  •  Sprains, Strains and Simple Fractures, J. Paul Schroeppel, MD
    • Aid in the diagnosis and management of common musculoskeletal injuries
    • Improve recognition and triage of more significant musculoskeletal injuries

Mental Health Symposium

  • Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care, Angela Mayorga, MD
    • Recognize and accurately diagnose generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder
    • Expand knowledge of first line pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for anxiety disorders
    • Expand knowledge of alternative pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders
  • Pediatric Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment, Sadiq Naveed, MD
    • State what are the clinical signs and symptoms of pediatric depression
    • Summarize how does pediatric depression differ from adult depression?
    • Discuss treatment options for pediatric depression
  • Treatment Resistant Depression, Dennis Owens, MD, PhD
    • Review the features of treatment resistant depression
    • Discuss the treatment options for treatment resistant depression
  • Urine Drug Screens in Primary Care and Their Interpretation, Roopa Sethi, MD
Substance Abuse Symposium
  • Alcohol-Misuse and Abuse - Remains a Major Problem, George Heymach, MD, PhD
    • State the risk factors for developing alcohol use/misuse Disorder.
    • Discuss treatment options for alcohol dependence and addiction
    • Summarize outcomes for various treatments
  • Opioids, Benzodiazepines & Dangerous Combinations, David Sternberg, MD
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment, Roopa Sethi, MD
  • Something Old, New, and Borrowed...The Challenge of New Drugs of Abuse, Stephen Thornton, MD
    • Describe toxicity of kratom, ibogaine, and loperamide
    • List two substances which synthetic cannabinoids have been adulterate with
    • List sources of designer benzodiazepines

Infectious Disease Symposium

  • Update on Vaccine-Preventable Infections in Adults, Joel McKinsey, MD
    • Discuss the history of vaccine development
    • Discuss the epidemiology, disease burden, and vaccination recommendations for invasive pneumococcal disease, influenza and shingles
    • Discuss pneumococcus, influenza and shingles vaccine adverse effects
  • Central Nervous System Infections for the Non-ID Provider, Nathan Bahr, MD
    • Discuss the utility of basic CSF testing
    • Identify when to and when to avoid utilizing specialized CSF testing
    • Summarize crucial components of the patient history as related to CNS infections, such as HIV status
  • PrEP: A Key Strategy to End the HIV Epidemic, Maithe Enriquez, PhD, APRN
    • Discuss the pillars of the United States' strategic initiative to end the HIV epidemic
    • List the inclusion criteria for persons eligible for PrEP
    • Identify resources available to enhance access to PrEP treatment for eligible persons
  • Hepatitis C Update, David McKinsey, MD
    • Summarize  the epidemiology of hepatitis C
    • Review treatment guidelines for hepatitis C
    • Discuss the diagnostic approach to patients with hepatitis C

Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • Movement Disorders, Harsh Gupta, MD
  • Advances in Knee Arthroplasty, Scott M. Abraham, MD
    • Discuss robotic knee arthroplasty technology
    • Discuss advances in perioperative pain management in knee arthroplasty
  • Update on Pulmonary Procedures, James Kaplan, MD
    • Identify indications and potential benefit of bronchial thermoplasty in severe persistent asthma in adults
    • Identify indications and potential benefit of endobronchial valves in severe emphysema in adults
  • What's New in Spinal Surgery and What is Old, Robert M Beatty, MD
    • Identify what conditions of spinal disease are surgically amenable
    • Paraphrase the neuoanatomy and physiology of spinal disease
    • Discuss the future of spine surgery

Ticketed Events

Breakfasts

Thursday breakfasts

  • The Role of Injections in Managing Common Musculoskeletal Conditions for the Primary Care Provider, Christopher Koenig, MD
    • Identify the indications for joint and soft tissue injections
    • Discuss the different agents that can be injected
    • Recognize the reasons for referral
  • Endometriosis, Traci Johnson, MD

Friday breakfasts

  • Dementia Differential Dilemma, Ryan Townley, MD
    • Review most common neurodegenerative presentations
    • Practical tips for management in AD, DLB and FTD
  • Managing Insomnia and Sleep Problems in Primary Care, Kelsey Sewell, PhD

Luncheons

Thursday lunch

  • Provider Suicide: The Silent Epidemic, Amanda Kingston, MD
    • Identify the warning signs of burnout
    • Identify resources to help providers experiencing burnout, depression, and suicidal thoughts
    • Identify stages of response to adverse patient events and strategies to cope during this time

Friday lunch

  • Cannabis – THC – CBD – Where are we? Facts and Fiction and Legal Patient Management, George Heymach, MD, PhD and Sheryl Feutz-Harter, JD, MSN
    • Discuss the CBD craze and what therapeutic value CBD does have
    • State the therapeutic value and abuse potential of THC
    • Summarize what liabilities do  have for passively or actively encouraging the use of THC or CBD?

Continuing Education Credits

You must attend a breakfast lecture and the luncheon on both Thursday and Friday to receive the maximum number of credits.

AMA: The Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
AOA: The education activity qualifies as AOA Category 2-A credits.
 
AAFP: This Live activity, KCSWCS 97th Annual Fall Clinical Conference, with a beginning date of 10/10/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 18.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
ABIM: Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 19.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
 
AANP: The education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 19.25 contact hours of accredited education. Pharmacology hours will also be available.
 
Nursing: The Department for Health and Human Services at Johnson County Community College is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 19.25 CNE applicable for RN and LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT 0027-0549. Hours will be awarded for documented attendance only.

Hotel

The room block will expire at 5 pm (CST) on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

A block of rooms has been reserved for Wednesday, October 9 through Saturday, October 13 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211 at the rate of $139 a night for single or double occupancy. To reserve a room, call 866.837.4214 or book online

The special room rate will be available until Thursday, September 19, 2019. After this date, reservations will be accepted based on hotel availability and the group rate will no longer apply. Group Name: "Southwest Clinical Society."

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