Primary Care: Internal Medicine and Important Topics
Mon Feb 13, 2023 - Fri Feb 17, 2023
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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Presented By


  • MCWasko - Primary Care: Internal Medicine and Important Topics
    Mary Chester Wasko (Learn More)
    Dr. Mary Chester M. Wasko is Emeritus Professor at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She retired in 2022 after 32 years of practice as fulltime faculty, first at the University of Pittsburgh, then AHN. She has taught trainees at all levels throughout her career. While she was Division Director at AHN, Dr Wasko oversaw the successful initiation of a fellowship training program to help address the national shortage of rheumatologists. As a clinician scientist, she has had external funding from the NIH, American Heart Association and the Arthritis Foundation to study the risk factors of cardiovascular disease in rheumatoid arthritis. She directed numerous clinical trials evaluating new biologic agents for the treatment of RA. Currently she is preparing to begin parttime rheumatology work at a Federally Qualified Health Center in North Carolina near her hometown. She and her husband will be moving there from Pittsburgh in early 2024.
  • Vandana Bhide Headshot pdf 116x150 - Primary Care: Internal Medicine and Important Topics
    Vandana Bhide, M.D. (Learn More)
    Dr. Vandana Bhide is a Director of Physician Advisory Services at a 5 community hospital network in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is a clinical assistant professor at University of Arizona College of Medicine and clinical assistant professor at Creighton University School of Medicine. 
  • Anita Nelson - Primary Care: Internal Medicine and Important Topics
    Anita Nelson, MD (Learn More)
    Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Western University of Health Sciences Professor Emeritus Obstetrics & Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Medical Director of Research, Essential Access Health

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Date Session Time Speaker Topic # Topic
2/13/2023 1-1 8:00am-9:00am Nelson 330 Contraception
1-2 9:05am-10:05am Nelson 331 Diagnosis and Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
1-3 10:15am-11:15am Wasko 351 Clinical approach to rheumatology
1-4 11:20am-12:20pm Wasko 350 Diagnostic testing in rheumatic diseases
2/14/2023 2-1 8:00am-9:00am Wasko 352 Crystalline diseases
2-2 9:05am-10:05am Wasko 353 RA
2-3 10:15am-11:15am Nelson 332 PCOS
2-4 11:20am-12:20pm Nelson 333 Perimenopause and menopause
2/15/2023 3-1 8:00am-9:00am Nelson 334 Breast cancer screening and prevention
3-2 9:05am-10:05am Nelson 335 GYN cancer screening and prevention
3-3 10:15am-11:15am Bhide 76 Atrial Fibrillation
3-4 11:20am-12:20pm Bhide 77 Heart Failure
2/16/2023 4-1 8:00am-9:00am Bhide 78 Clostridium difficile
4-2 9:05am-10:05am Bhide 137 An evidence based approach to complementary medicine
4-3 10:15am-11:15am Wasko 354 SLE
4-4 11:20am-12:20pm Wasko 380 Connective Tissue Disease
2/17/2023 5-1 8:00am-9:00am Wasko 355 Spondyloarthropathies
5-2 9:05am-10:05am Wasko 356 Vasculitis
5-3 10:15am-11:15am Bhide 220 Direct Oral Anticoagulants
5-4 11:20am-12:20pm Bhide 242 Cellulitis



This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (AMA)
  2. Nurses (ANCC)
  3. Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  4. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance

Statement of Need

Clinicians in family medicine, primary care and internal medicine play a key role in the care of patients. It is critical that they stay up to date on best practices in a variety of disease states, including, but not limited to: Heart failure, treatment of cirrhosis and its complications, diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism, clinical approaches to rheumatology, perimenopause and menopause, breast cancer screening and prevention, cellulitis, crystalline diseases and other conditions commonly seen in practice.

Learning Objectives
After participating in this activity clinicians should be able to:

  • Determine at risk patients for breast cancer and discuss risk reduction strategies.
  • Apply evidence based approaches to diseases commonly seen in the primary care setting.
  • Counsel women about the endocrinologic changes that occur during perimenopause and menopause.

 Financial Support

There is no commercial support associated with this activity. 

Accreditation Statement:

ACCME - Primary Care: Internal Medicine and Important Topics  In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by CME Outfitters, LLC.  and CME Seminars. CME Outfitters, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Designation Statements:

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this Live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designated for 20 nurse contact hours.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from Jointly Accredited Organizations. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.


aapa - Primary Care: Internal Medicine and Important TopicsCME Outfitters has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 20 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Disclosure Declaration:

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, and CME Seminars to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, and CME Seminars has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Faculty Disclosures

  •  Mary Chester Wasko, MD has nothing to disclose
  •  Vandana Bhide ,MD has nothing to disclose
  •  Anita Nelson discloses :
    • Grants – Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Myovant Sciences, Organon/Merck & Co., Sagami Rubber Industries, Sebela Pharmaceuticals
    • Research Support – Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Myovant Sciences, Organon/Merck & Co., Sagami Rubber Industries, Sebela Pharmaceuticals
    • Speakers Bureau – Agile Therapeutics, Bayer HealthCare, Mayne Pharma, Myovant Sciences, Organon/Merck & Co., TherapeuticsMD
    • Consultant – Agile Therapeutics, Bayer HealthCare, Mayne Pharma, Pfizer, TherapeuticsMD

Planning Committee Disclosures 

  • Richard Scott has nothing to disclose
  • Kathryn Scott-Hlavac, FNP has nothing to disclose
  • Scott J. Hershman, MD, FACEHP, CHCP has nothing to disclose (Planning Committee / Content Reviewer)
  • Candice Gillett, MPH (Reviewer) has nothing to disclose
  • Susan Yarborough, CHCP has nothing to disclose

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: No disclosures to report.

*All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated

Target Audience

This course is intended for Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals.


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