California Chapter Annual Meeting

California-AACE 14th Annual Meeting & Symposium
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
September 19-21, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:00-9:30pm Reception

Saturday, September 20, 2014

7:00-8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:10am Welcoming Remarks
8:10-8:20am Pre-Program Education Assessment
Objectives:
  1. After participating in a pre-meeting assessment tool, attendees will be able to recognize areas of potential shortcoming and strive to improve knowledge and consequential healthcare practices.
8:20-9:10am Recent Progress in Ultrasonography and Molecular Markers for Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer in Thyroid Nodules
Jerome M. Hershman, MD
Objectives:
  1. Recognize the role of ultrasonography for diagnosis of thyroid cancer in a thyroid nodule
  2. Define which FNA results indicate utility for molecular markers on FNA aspirates
  3. Describe which molecular tests are useful for making a positive diagnosis of thyroid cancer and which are useful for excluding the likelihood of thyroid cancer
Meets CME requirements for ECNU recertification
9:10-9:20am Question & Answer
9:20-10:10am Alternative Therapy for Thyroid Disease: What your patients are really taking
Jacqueline Jonklaas, MD, PhD, MPH
Objectives:
  1. Understand the clinical effects of commonly used nutraceuticals and dietary supplements and evaluate whether there is a role for these supplements in treating thyroid disease
  2. List the possible rationale and concerns regarding use of thyroid hormone extracts and understand the purpose of compounding and its regulation
  3. Evaluate the theory behind Wilson's syndrome, and the use of T3 based on this theory
10:10-10:20am Question & Answer
10:20-10:50am Break
10:50-11:40am Obesity/Diabetes/Anti-hyperglycemic Therapy and Cancer
Sunder Mudaliar, MD, FACP, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Describe the association between Obesity, Diabetes and an Increased Risk for certain cancers
  2. Discuss possible mechanisms to explain the association of obesity and diabetes with the increased risk of certain cancers
  3. Identify the associations between Anti-hyperglycemic therapy and Cancer Risk
11:40-11:50am Question & Answer
11:50-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-1:50pm Integrative Endocrine Surgical Practice: A three year report
R. Mack Harrell, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU
Objectives:
  1. Describe the features of endocrine surgical practice integration
  2. Recognize the aspects of this type of practice that could improve their own practice patterns
  3. Understand the advantages of progressive integration of endocrinology, endocrine imaging and endocrine surgical practice
1:50-2:00pm Question & Answer
2:00-5:00pm Symposium: "Lipids"
2:00-2:40pm New Lipid Agents for LDL Lowering
Dan Streja, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Describe new drugs available or in development to be used for management of hyperlipidemia
  2. Select patients for treatment with available drugs
  3. Understand the implications of future developments in the field
2:40-3:20pm Current Perspectives in LDL Lowering: Integrating Guidelines, Outcomes and Clinical Judgment to Optimize Patient Care
William Cromwell, MD, FAHA, FNLA
Objectives:
  1. Discuss cardiovascular outcome associations of alternate lipid and lipoprotein measurements
  2. Review Guidelines and expert panel recommendations regarding LDL measures and LDL lowering therapy
  3. Discuss therapeutic options for management of LDL particle number
3:20-3:40pm Break
3:40-4:20pm The HDL Hypothesis
Paul D. Rosenblit MD, PhD, FACE, FNLA
Objectives:
  1. Discuss the physiology and epidemiologic evidence relating ASCVD, residual risk and the 'HDL-C raising' hypothesis
  2. Review the Clinical Trial as it relates to HDL-C raising and ASCVD
  3. Develop the relationships of HDL particle functionality and the HDL raising hypothesis
4:20-4:50pm Symposium Q&A / Panel Discussion
4:50-5:00pm Post-Program Education Assessment
Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to measure learning that occurred that will enable the use of new healthcare techniques and practices and to review or confirm existing care modalities.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

7:00-8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:10am Pre-Program Education Assessment
Objectives:
  1. After participating in a pre-meeting assessment tool, attendees will be able to recognize areas of potential shortcoming and strive to improve knowledge and consequential healthcare practices.
8:10-8:50am Surgical/Medical Aspects of Adrenal Masses
Michael Yeh, MD, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Understand the diagnostic workup of adrenal masses
  2. Understand the clinical and perioperative implications of adrenal hormone excess
  3. Understand genotype-phenotype correlations in syndromic pheochromocytoma
8:50-9:00am Question & Answer
9:00-9:40am An Update on Adrenal Insufficiency
Theodore C. Friedman, MD, PhD
Objectives:
  1. Know the signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency
  2. Know the tests to determine chronic adrenal insufficiency
  3. Know the treatment for adrenal insufficiency
9:40-9:50am Question & Answer
9:50-10:05am Break
10:05-10:45am Growth Hormone Deficiency
Lewis S. Blevins, Jr., MD
Objectives:
  1. Recognize the clinical syndrome and landscape of GH deficiency
  2. Devise a strategy for evaluation and management of patients with possible GH deficiency
  3. Implement treatment and follow-up of GH deficiency
10:45-10:55am Question & Answer
10:55-11:35am Management of Hypogonadism /Low Testosterone: Who to treat?
Christina Wang, MD, FRACP, FRCP
Objectives:
  1. Understand the pitfalls in the diagnosis of low testosterone
  2. Discuss why male hypogonadism should be treated
  3. Determine who should be treated and who should not
11:35-11:45am Question & Answer
11:45-12:00pm Post-Program Education Assessment
Objectives:
  1. Attendees will be able to measure learning that occurred that will enable the use of new healthcare techniques and practices and to review or confirm existing care modalities.
12:00pm Closing remarks and adjournment

Venue Information
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101


Hotel Accommodations
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Group rate $159/ night
For reservations:
By phone: 619/564-3333
Online: https://aws.passkey.com/event/10910102/owner/71485/home
Group name: California-AACE Annual Meeting
Cutoff date: August 19, 2014


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Corporate Supporters
Corporate supporters will be listed in the program syllabus.


Disclaimer
The material presented during the California Chapter of AACE annual meeting is being made available by the California Chapter of AACE for educational purposes only, and does not necessarily represent the only or best method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed. The opinions and views expressed represent the opinions of the presenters and not necessarily those of the California Chapter of AACE, AACE, or its governing body. Therefore, the California Chapter of AACE and AACE disclaim any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to an individual attending this meeting or to any third party for claims based upon the use of techniques and/or products presented by any party at this meeting.


Cancellations/No Show Policy
Cancellations received at least two weeks in advance of scheduled activity will be refunded less a 10% processing fee, with a minimum fee of $10. Cancelations received after this date will not be refunded except in extenuating circumstances in which case a request must be made in writing and reviewed by the Chapter President.


Target Audience
Endocrinologists, pediatric endocrinologists, endocrine surgeons, and other allied health professionals interested in the treatment of endocrine disease states living in and around California.


Program Planning Committee
Matthew Levine, MD, FACE; Program Co-Chair
Jane Weinreb, MD; Program Co-Chair
Nancy Bohannon, MD, FACP, FACE
Dianne Cheung, MD, MPH, FACE
Chris Guerin, MD, FNLA, FACE
Tannaz Moin, MD
Herbert Rettinger, MD, FACE
†Timothy S. Bailey, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU; CA-AACE President
†Ex-officio


Registration Fees:

Early Late
AACE Members $175 $225 Register
Nonmembers (MDs & DOs) $350 $375 Register
*AACE Fellows-in-Training, Residents, Medical Students $75 $100 Register
Office Staff (NPs, PAs, etc) $75 $100 Register
Saturday Sessions Only $125 Register
Sunday Sessions Only $75 Register
*Must be a member of AACE. AACE Membership is complimentary for fellows, residents and medical students. For information on joining AACE, please go to www.aace.com/join.

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