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Sep
29
Tue
DAPA Dinner – Curing Chronic HCV in HCV/HIV-1 Coinfected Patients @ Deep Blue Bar and Grill
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
Join DAPA for dinner on Tuesday September 29th for a presentation entitled “Curing Chronic HCV in HCV/HIV-1 Coinfected Patients”.

Location: Deep Blue Bar & Grill 111 West 11th Street Wilmington DE

Time: 6:00 pm

Click Here to RSVP by September 25. Students are welcome as long as they can be linked to a practicing provider.

Sep
30
Wed
Strong Bones Certification Course @ The John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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REGISTER NOW

http://cchs.cloud-cme.com/StrongBones


OVERVIEW

 

Patients with bone fragility are at high risk for fractures. Preventing broken bones in these patients, especially those with a prior fracture, is an excellent opportunity to improve outcomes and reduce cost, however bone fragility is often difficult to address in a typical office visit. Many providers lack the resources to assess patients’ fracture risk, provide appropriate counseling and materials, confidently prescribe treatment and perform the necessary follow up.

This course will provide the essential information providers need to assess and improve bone health, and will present a comprehensive approach to evaluation and management. The program will also highlight the Strong Bones program, a system-based bone health program which will help to identify patients at risk, coordinate their care and serve as a resource to make sure patients at risk receive proper care. Working together, we can reduce the burden of broken bones in Delaware. Attend this program to learn how Strong Bones can help you and your patients.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

 

This course is designed for primary care physicians, internal/family medicine, family medicine residents, medical students, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.


LEARNER OBJECTIVES

 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

1.     Recognize the risk created by bone fragility and take secondary prevention measures to prevent additional fractures.

2.     Evaluate the facture risk in patients, analyze DXA reports and integrate clinical history, DXA, FRAX risk assessment to inform treatment decisions and education patients.

3.     Utilize available systems-based resources to improve care for patients, thereby reducing each patient’s fracture risk.

4.     Identify and explain the pros and cons of various agents for bone fragility, including newer agents like teriparatide and denosumab, utilize guidelines to inform treatment decisions and explain those decisions to patients.

 

AGENDA

 

5:30 p.m. Registration

6 p.m. Introduction
Brian J. Galinat, M.D., MBA
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

6:10 p.m. Strong Bones Program Overview
Mary M. Stephens, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

6:25 p.m. Bone Density Testing
Timothy Manzone, M.D., JD
Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

6:45 p.m. Fall Risk Assessment
Bradley Sandella, D.O.
Sports Medicine and Family Medicine Physician
Director of Sports Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

7:05 p.m. Nutritional Supplements
Eyob Makonnen, M.D., PHM
Endocrinologist, Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

7:25 p.m. Pharmacologic Management
Eric Russell, D.O.
Rheumatologist, Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

7:55 p.m. Clinical Management Guidelines
Brian J. Galinat, M.D., MBA

8 p.m. Conclusion 

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

Brian J. Galinat, M.D., MBA
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

Timothy Manzone, M.D., JD
Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

Carol Pashman, MS, BSN, RN
Director, Continuing Medical Education
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

 

ACCREDITATION

 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MEDICUSCMEand Christiana Care Health System. MEDICUSCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

DESIGNATION

 

MEDICUSCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

STATEMENT OF DISCLOSURE AND INDEPENDENCE

 

It is the policy of MEDICUSCME to ensure all its sponsored educational activities are planned, developed and conducted in accordance with the ACCME’s Essential Areas and policies. In accordance with ACCME requirements, MEDICUSCME has Conflict of Interest and Disclosure policies that are designed to ensure that all sponsored educational activities are fair balanced, independent and evidence-based.

 

REGISTRATION

 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. There is no charge to attend.
All participants must go to: https://cchs.cloud-cme.com/StrongBones and follow the prompts to register. REGISTRATION IS NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL ONLINE REGISTRATION IS SUBMITTED AND A REGISTRATION RECEIPT IS PROVIDED.
Registration Deadline:  September 18, 2015.
Questions: call Robin Pugh at 302-623-3882 or email: rpugh@christianacare.org

 

DIRECTIONS

 

The John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, Christiana Hospital campus, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718.

 

From I-95, southbound:

Take Exit 4B onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Road).  Follow Route 58 one mile. Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

 

From I-95, northbound:

Take Exit 4B onto Route 7/Route 1 north. Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Road).  Follow Route 58 for six-tenths of a mile. Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

 

There are several hotels near the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center, ranging from family/economy accommodations to an upscale/corporate inn.

 

Comfort Inn & Suites, Newark

302-737-3900

 

Courtyard by Marriott, Newark

302-456-3800

 

Days Inn, Newark

302-368-2400

 

Econo-Lodge, Newark

302-453-9100

 

Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Newark

302-292-1500

 

Hilton, Christiana

302-454-1500

 

Hotel du Pont, Wilmington

800-441-9019

 

The Inn at Montchanin, Wilmington

302-888-2133

 

Red Roof Inn, Newark

302-292-2870

 

Sheraton Suites Wilmington

302-654-8300

 

Sheraton Wilmington South

302-328-6200

 

Oct
20
Tue
2015 Telehealth in Delaware @ U of D: Clayton Hall
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am
Registration is now open for the October 20, 2015Telehealth in Delaware conference, sponsored by the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies in partnership with Delaware Department of Health and Social Services and the Delaware Telehealth Coalition.
We have some great speakers coming including MATRC Director Kathy Wibberly, UVA Director of Telehealth Karen Rheuban, MD, and DHSS Secretary Landgraf! Several MATRC consultative partners will be presenting on topics related to a wide variety of disciplines and experts in telehealth from Maine, California and New York will also be presenting. We will have local panelists updating everyone on Delaware policies that impact telehealth and panelists from established telehealth programs here in the state.
 
There will be 2 tracks for breakouts in the afternoon:
·         The healthcare track includes breakout sessions such as: Telerehabilitation (Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy), Teledentistry, Remote Patient Monitoring, and Chronic Disease care.
·         The telemental health/behavioral health track: This unique opportunity for mental health/behavioral health professionals includes 3 sessions that are modules of a newly created credential for Certified Telemental Health Professional, created by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), which works closely with the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC) in developing such credentials. Additionally, a round table for this track will be held in the early evening for follow up Q&A, discussions relevant to operational, staffing, legal and reimbursement issues related to the implementation of telemental and telebehavioral health services. Satisfactorily completed individual modules can be counted toward the 10-module Certified Telemental Health Provider credential, the remaining modules for which can be completed at the participant’s own pace.
 
The purpose for the event is in keeping with our Strategic Action Plan (SAP) – to “increase provider buy-in for telehealth through access to training .“ (More information about CMEs and CEUs will be available on the conference website.) Please click on the link below to register today and please forward to anyone you think might be interested. The goal is to engage providers across Delaware to consider the potential benefits telehealth may have to offer for their organizations.
Follow the link below and select from the Agenda and Conference Information tabs:
 
Sponsor/Exhibitor information is also availablehttp://www.pcs.udel.edu/telehealth/sponsorship.html
Oct
22
Thu
DAPA Dinner – Dr. Michael Brooks @ Brio Tuscan Grille
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm

Dr. Michael Brooks of Gastroenterology Specialists of Delaware will be presenting a lecture on Harvoni, an exciting medication that cures Hepatitis C. All attendees need to register to Sonya.Bollino@gilead.com by Oct 19th and we ask all attendees bring a non-perishable food item to be donated with our Food Bank Food Drive. PA students are welcome.

Oct
29
Thu
DAPA Meeting @ Conference Call
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm

The meeting is open to all members and will be a conference call. To participate, please email Eileen at edeangelis12@gmail.com

Dec
1
Tue
DAPA Dinner: Medical Meeting on Diabetes Disease State @ Columbus Inn
Dec 1 @ 5:30 pm

Medical Meeting on Diabetes Disease State: “Does Early and Aggressive Treatment Matter?
Avoiding Clinical Inertia” by Mark Sanford FNP-C, CDE from AstraZeneca Medical Affairs

Date: Tuesday December 1st arrival 5:30-6pm (Dinner Seating at 6pm)
Venue: Columbus Inn 2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington DE 19806

Please RSVP by Friday November 27th to Mark Sanford at mark.sanford@astrazeneca.com (Please include full name and license #). There is an attendance limit with this event so RSVP early to reserve a seat.

Jan
19
Tue
DAPA Board Meeting @ Christiana Hospital - DAPA Office
Jan 19 @ 5:30 pm

Our next Board Meeting will be Tuesday January 19th at 5:30 at our office at Christiana Hospital. All members are encouraged to attend. Meet the new board and find out what Physician Assistants in Delaware are up to in 2016. Please RSVP to Eileen at edeangelis12@gmail.com by January 15th. Dinner will be provided.

Feb
13
Sat
Delaware Chapter Scientific Meeting @ John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Feb 13 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
10
Thu
DAFP 14th Annual Sports Medicine Symposium @ Medical Society of Delaware
Mar 10 @ 4:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Description

DAFP ​14th ​Annual ​Sports ​Medicine ​Symposium

The ​Delaware ​Academy ​of ​Family ​Physicians ​14th ​Annual ​Sports ​Medicine ​Symposium ​will ​feature ​an ​exciting ​venue ​of ​topics ​that ​will ​educate ​the ​busy ​practitioner ​in ​the ​field ​of ​Primary ​Care ​Sports ​Medicine. ​Exercise ​for ​promoting ​health ​is ​a ​focus ​of ​this ​year’s ​conference, ​and ​an ​ ​“Exercise ​Prescription” ​will ​be ​presented ​along ​with ​an ​overview ​of ​the ​proper ​use ​and ​choice ​of ​exercise ​equipment ​for ​our ​patients. ​Recognizing ​that ​our ​patients ​may ​exercise ​in ​various ​scenarios, ​the ​challenges ​of ​the ​athlete ​in ​high ​altitudes ​will ​be ​presented, ​as ​well ​as ​the ​unique ​concerns ​and ​injuries ​of ​scuba ​divers. ​An ​educational ​presentation ​of ​orthopedic ​pearls ​will ​sharpen ​our ​skills ​in ​the ​care ​of ​our ​patients.

This ​year’s ​symposium ​has ​the ​challenge ​of ​five ​speakers ​presenting ​a ​wealth ​of ​information ​in ​a ​rapid-fire, ​concise, ​efficient ​manner ​on ​a ​weekday ​evening, ​a ​“March ​Madness” ​of ​sorts ​for ​the ​attendees. ​Hang ​on ​and ​enjoy ​this ​marathon ​evening ​of ​fun ​and ​enjoyable ​learning.

 

Apr
27
Wed
Strong Bones Certification Course @ John H Aammon Medical Education Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am

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Patients with bone fragility are at high risk for fractures. Preventing broken bones in these patients, especially those with a prior fracture, is an excellent opportunity to improve outcomes and reduce cost, however bone fragility is often difficult to address in a typical office visit. Many providers lack the resources to assess patients’ fracture risk, provide appropriate counseling and materials, confidently prescribe treatment and perform the necessary follow up.

This course will provide the essential information providers need to assess and improve bone health, and will present a comprehensive approach to evaluation and management. The program will also highlight the Strong Bones program, a system-based bone health program which will help to identify patients at risk, coordinate their care and serve as a resource to make sure patients at risk receive proper care. Working together, we can reduce the burden of broken bones in Delaware. Attend this program to learn how Strong Bones can help you and your patients.

AGENDA

5:30 p.m. Registration

6 p.m. Introduction
Brian J. Galinat, M.D., MBA
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

6:10 p.m. Strong Bones Program Overview and Vertebral Fragility Fracture
Scott Roberts, M.D.
Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine and Sports Medicine
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

6:30 p.m. Bone Density Testing
Timothy Manzone, M.D., JD
Medical Director, Nuclear Medicine
Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

6:50 p.m. Fall Risk Assessment
Bradley Sandella, D.O.
Sports Medicine and Family Medicine Physician
Director of Sports Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

7:10 p.m. Nutritional Supplements
Eyob Makonnen, M.D., PHM
Endocrinologist, Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

7:30 p.m. Pharmacologic Management
Eric Russell, D.O.
Rheumatologist, Christiana Care Health System
Newark, DE

8 p.m. Clinical Management Guidelines and Conclusion
Brian J. Galinat, M.D., MBA