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3rd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care
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The 3rd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice

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7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 3 - 10, 2018

20 Contact Hours
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Course Fees:
$725 for Physicians
$650 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
(The conference tuition does not include the cost of the cruise)

SPECIAL OFFER: Earn an total of 40 CME credits with our Special Alaska Cruise CME Offer! Attend the 3rd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference (20 CME Credits) and you will receive a FREE online 20 credit CME course from CME365.*
*Offer valid only for participants who attend all days of the live 3rd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference. Access to the online CME course will be sent to registrants after they have attended and successfully completed the live conference. The online CME course is not transferable. This offer is not valid if you cancel your registration or are a no show at the live conference.

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund minus a $50.00 processing fee will be given for written cancellations received by July 3, 2018. Refunds cannot be honored after this date and tuition will be applied as full payment for any of future meetings organized by Continuing Education Company (including land-based conferences). No refund will be given for no-shows. Occasionally, speakers or topics need to be changed. In the unlikely event that the conference is canceled, CEC will refund the registration fee in full, but is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs incurred. However, we will not cancel any meeting due to lack of attendance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Clarence W. Legerton III, MD, FACR
Low Country Rheumatology
Managing Partner
Articularis Healthcare
Charleston, SC

Clarence W. Legerton III, MD, FACR currently serves as Managing Partner of Low Country Rheumatology in Charleston, SC. Dr. Legerton is a native of Charleston, SC, graduated Davidson College (cum laude) in Davidson, NC, and received his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 1986 where he was awarded the Clinical Science and Physical Diagnosis Award. He matriculated to Vanderbilt University to complete a 3-year internship and residency in Internal Medicine, followed by Fellowships both in Internal Medicine/Health Promotion and in Rheumatology. While at Vanderbilt, he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Saint Thomas Hospital from 1990-1991.

In 1992, Dr. Legerton returned to Charleston to join the faculty at MUSC in the Division of Rheumatology where he was actively involved in graduate education, research, and clinical care of patients with a wide variety of rheumatic diseases. In addition to his clinical and research interests, he, along with Dr. Julius Sagel, directed the Internal Medicine Core for Junior medical students and served as both Vice-President and President of the Medical Staff of the MUSC Hospital. His efforts as a teacher and clinician resulted in appointment to the AOA National Medical Honor Society. In 2002, he joined Low Country Rheumatology. During his tenure, Low Country Rheumatology has expanded as Articularis Healthcare into 2 states, SC and GA, and has grown to include 16 rheumatologists.

Dr. Legerton is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Rheumatology, the Charleston County Medical Society which he served as treasurer, Vice-President, and President, and the South Carolina Rheumatology Society which he has served as Program Chair and President. He is listed as a member of the Best Doctors in America. He continues his strong interest in clinical research, participating in many clinical trials involving rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus, among others. Dr. Legerton is board-certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. He lives in Charleston with his wife and 2 college-aged children.

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
University of Florida School of Medicine
Department of Community Health & Family Medicine
Clinical Faculty, UCF College of Medicine/HCA GME Consortium
Family Medicine Residency Program
Gainesville, FL

Dr. Kuritzky began his academic career as clinical faculty for the UCLA Department of Family Medicine (Los Angeles) in the 1970s. He has been affiliated with the University of Florida (Gainesville) since 1983, and became tenured faculty in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine in 1988. He currently holds the title of Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and is clinical faculty for the UCF College of Medicine/HCA GME Consortium Family Medicine Residency Program (Gainesville, Florida).

His current professional society participation includes the American Society of Hypertension (ASH), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP). In addition to being board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, he has received certification as a Specialist in Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Kuritzky has given hundreds of presentations, including domestic and international venues. He is on the editorial board of Internal Medicine Alert, Consultant, Clinical Diabetes, and the International Journal of Impotence Research. He has authored over 150 articles in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Comprehensive Therapy, Hospital Practice, Consultant, Postgraduate Medicine, Journal of Pain and Palliative Care, and Patient Care.

David M. Plourd, MD, FACOG
Staff Obstetrician & Gynecologist & Obstetric Hospitalist
Scripps Hospital
San Diego, CA

David M. Plourd, MD has been an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and at UCSD, for the past two decades, and recently joined the cutting edge trend in obstetrics by joining the Obstetric Hospitalist Team at Scripps Hospital. Dr. Plourd has been teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally on numerous women's healthcare topics. He was voted 'Teacher of the Year' by the interns & residents at the Naval Medical Center. Dr. Plourd is a Board Examiner for the American Board of OB/GYN.

He is also an Expert Reviewer for several State Medical Boards. Dr. Plourd also serves as a consultant for Dr. Oz, ABC News, Web-MD, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, and Woman's Day magazines.

Matthew R. Weir, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Nephrology Division
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Matthew R. Weir, MD is attending physician and Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine. Dr. Weir's primary research interests include the use of antihypertensive therapy for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive renal injury in African Americans, and preventing allograft nephropathy in transplant recipients. He has written more than 550 manuscripts and book chapters about these topics. He has edited 8 books: on topics in nephrology, transplantation, and hypertension. He has presented at numerous international scientific association meetings, hospitals, and medical schools.

Dr. Weir currently reviews manuscripts for more than 30 major medical journals, including the American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He is on the editorial board of 12 journals and is Section Editor of Current Hypertension Reports and Current Opinion in Hypertension and Nephrology. He has 2 active NIH supported grants from NIDDK and one from NHLBI. In addition, he is a member of numerous associations, including the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Weir received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He completed his internship and residency programs in medicine at the Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals in Connecticut, and completed his nephrology training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. He then moved to the University of Maryland where he has been a full-time faculty member since 1983.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other allied healthcare professionals
Program Purpose / Objectives
The 3rd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice.


As a result of this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of disorders seen in primary care.
  • Utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered therapeutic issues.
  • Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies that will lead to the reduction of modifiable risk factors and improved long term outcomes.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Board: Seattle, WA
1:00 - 3:00 pm Conference sign-in / Registration and material pickup (Conference center)
4:00 pm SAIL
SATURDAY AUGUST 4, 2018 - At Sea
7:45 - 8:45 am Interpreting Lab Results in Rheumatology: What Do I Do Now? C. Legerton, MD
8:45 - 9:45 am Targeting the Evil Axis of Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Update C. Legerton, MD
9:45 am BREAK
10:00 am - 11:00 am Chronic Kidney Disease: Everything that you need to know! M. Weir, MD
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Update on Hypertension M. Weir, MD
12:00 - 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 - 2:15 PM The Well-woman Exam: Understanding the Current Guidelines D. Plourd, MD
2:15 - 3:15 pm Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Risks & Benefits D. Plourd, MD
3:15 - 3:30 pm BREAK
3:30 - 4:15 pm The Role of PCSK9 Inhibitors in Management of Dyslipidemia L. Kuritzky, MD
4:15 - 5:00 pm What’s New in Diabetes L. Kuritzky, MD
SUNDAY, August 5, 2018
7:00 am - 4:00 pm Ketchikan, Alaska
6:00 am - 10:00 am Tracy Arm Fjords & Glacier
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm Juneau, Alaska
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Skagway, Alaska
6:30 pm- 10:30 pm Alaska Inside Passage
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018 - At Sea
7:30 - 8:30 am The Mediterranean Diet and Cardiovascular Health L. Kuritzky, MD
8:30 - 9:30 am What's New in Diabetes L. Kuritzky, MD
9:30 - 9:45 am BREAK
9:45 - 10:45 am Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) and Giat Cell Arteritis (GCA, Temporal Arteritis) C. Legerton, MD
10:45 - 11:45 am Gout: Keep It Simple, Stupid C. Legerton, MD
11:45 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 pm Practical Contraception 2017: Case Studies - What's New, What's True D. Plourd, MD
2:00 - 3:00 pm Abnormal Uterine Bleeding D. Ploud, MD
3:00 - 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 - 4:15 pm What’s New in the Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease? M. Weir, MD
4:15 - 5:15 pm Microalbuminuria and Proteinuria: Clinical Implications M. Weir, MD
8:00 - 9:00 am Cases Studies in Rhuematology C. Legerton, MD
9:00 - 10:00 am Cases Studies in Hypertension, Electrolytes and Kidney Disease M. Weir, MD
10:00 - 10:15 am BREAK
10:15 - 11:15 AM Case Studies in Women's Health D. Ploud, MD
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Five Things I Wish I Knew Last Year L. Kuritzky, MD
5:30 pm - 11:59 pm Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
FRIDAY, August 10, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 am Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.

This live activity, 3rd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care, with a beginning date of August 3, 2018 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.00 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.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 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 Primary Care Network (PCN) and Continuing Education Company, Inc. Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Primary Care Network has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation (2013-2019) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20 Medical Knowledge 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. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

AOA: CME activities approved for AAFP credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

CFPC:Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive 20 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Nurse Practitioners:

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program accepts AAFP Prescribed credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

ANCC: According to ANCC Certification, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ meet the requirement of formally approved continuing education hours and may be used as such for ANCC Certification renewal.

Physician Assistants:

AAPA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AAFP Prescribed credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.
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We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Fri Aug 03 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 04 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 05 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 06 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 06 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 07 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Aug 08 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 09 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 10 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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