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Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am to 8:15am Welcome and Announcements

Jaye Hefner, MD and Jason Frankel, MD

8:15am to 9:10am The Physical Exam in the Medically Complex Patient

Daniel Restrepo, MD

9:10am to 10:00am Must-Not-Miss GI Diagnoses

Molly Perencevich, MD

10:00am to 10:20am Break

Refreshments provided

10:20am to 11:10am Controlling Uncontrolled Hypertension

Jane Seligson Sillman, MD

11:10am to 12:00pm Maximizing Chronically Impaired Renal Function

Ashish Upadhyay, MD

12:00pm to 12:50pm Managing the Urinary Tract in the Hospitalized Patient

Michelle Kim, MD, PhD

12:50pm to 1:50pm Lunch Buffet


1:50pm to 2:40pm Interactive Breakout Sessions 1A-1C

Each of these sessions includes 10 minutes of Q&A

1A Diagnosing and Treating Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia
Benjamin Davis, MD

1B Difficult Conversations: Medical and Functional Prognosis
Dorothy Tolchin, MD and Anne Fiore, DNP, APN-BC

1C Maintaining Bowel Regularity during the Hospital Stay
Ryan Solinsky, MD 

2:40pm to 2:45pm Transition
2:45pm to 3:35pm Interactive Breakout Sessions 2A-2C

Each of these sessions includes 10 minutes of Q&A

2A When to Worry and When Not to Worry: Common Hospital Skin Eruptions
Bonnie Mackool, MD, MSPH

2B Psychosocial Consequences of Prolonged Hospital Stay
Sejal Shah, MD

2C Advances in the Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
John Lowry, DO

3:35pm to 3:40pm Transition
3:40pm to 4:30pm Interactive Breakout Sessions 3A-3C

Each of these sessions includes 10 minutes of Q&A

3A Does My Patient Have C. diff? What is the Best Way to Treat It?
Elizabeth Hohmann, MD

3B Incorporating Rehabilitation and Palliative Care in Cancer Care: When and How?
Kate Brizzi, MD and Dorothy Tolchin, MD

3C Acute Management of Agitation
Timothy Young, MD

4:30pm to 4:40pm Break

Refreshments provided

4:40pm to 5:40pm Neurogenic Orthostasis: Why Does Hypertension Get All the Attention?

Khosro Farhad, MD

Friday, May 15, 2020
7:00am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am to 8:55am Opioid Management in the Medically Complex Hospitalized Patient

Jeffrey Schneider, MD

8:55am to 9:50am Current Guidelines to Maintain Function in Advanced Heart Failure

Thomas Gaziano, MD, MSc

9:50am to 10:10am Break

Refreshments provided

10:10am to 10:50am Advances in Thrombosis Management

Gregory Piazza, MD

10:50am to 11:40pm Advances in Stroke Management

Nicole Mazwi, MD and Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, MD

11:40am to 12:30pm Advances in CNS Oncology

Elizabeth Claus, MD, PhD

12:30pm to 1:30pm Lunch Buffet


1:30pm to 2:20pm Interactive Breakout Sessions 4A-4C

Each of these sessions includes 10 minutes of Q&A

4A Prehabilitation for Preoperative Medically Complex Patients
Julie Silver, MD and Naomi Sell, MD

4B Advances in Cancer Treatments and Their Complications
Kerry Reynolds, MD

4C What Process Improvement Projects Work to Prevent Falls?
Patricia Dykes, RN, PhD

2:20pm to 2:25pm Transition
2:25pm to 3:15pm Interactive Breakout Sessions 5A-5C

Each of these sessions includes 10 minutes of Q&A

5A Long-Term Functional Consequences of Critical Illness and Early Mobilization
Jason Frankel, MD

5B Calciphylaxis
Sagar Nigwekar, MBBS

5C Feeding the Mind and Body of the Medically Complex Patient
Demsina Babazadeh, MPH, RD, LDN, CNSC

3:15pm to 3:20pm Transition
3:20pm to 4:10pm Interactive Breakout Sessions 6A-6C

Each of these sessions includes 10 minutes of Q&A

6A Telemedicine Continuity of Care
Kathleen Haley, MD 

6B Advances in the Care of Transplant Patients
Martina McGrath, MD

6C Identifying and Managing Sepsis and Sequelae
Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH

4:10pm to 4:30pm Break

Refreshments provided

4:30pm to 5:30pm Diabetes Mellitus: New Management Strategies for Medically Complex Patients

Enrico Cagliero, MD

Saturday, May 16, 2020
7:30am to 8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30am to 9:25am 5 Consultants, 25 Opinions and a Pending Discharge: Managing Teams and Care Transitions

Ryan Thompson, MD and Priscilla Parris, NP

9:25am to 10:20am To Salt or Not to Salt: Treatment of Hyponatremia

Andrew Fenves, MD

10:20am to 10:40am Break

Refreshments provided

10:40am to 11:30am Maximizing Lung Function in COPD

Miguel Divo, MD

11:30am to 12:20pm Management of Liver Failure

Michael Thiim, MD

12:20pm to 1:10pm Transfusion and Medication: Managing Anemia in the Medically Complex Patient

Hanny Al-Samkari, MD

1:10pm to 1:15pm Closing Remarks

Jaye Hefner, MD and Jason Frankel, MD