Georgia Annual Meeting

Friday, January 31, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Registration Open
1:30 - 1:40 p.m. Welcome
Pituitary Section
1:40 - 1:50 p.m. Pre-Session 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.
1:50 - 2:20 p.m. Non-Tumoral Hyperprolactinemia
Adriana Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Describe issues related to the prolactin assay.
  2. Identify the causes of the non-tumoral hyperprolactinemia.
  3. Summarize management of the patient with non-tumoral hyperprolactinemia.
2:20 - 2:50 p.m. Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery: What endocrinologists need to know to manage and counsel their patients
Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FACS
Objectives:
  1. Describe the indications for Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.
  2. Describe the limitations of Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.
  3. Describe the risks and outcomes for Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.
2:50 - 3:40 p.m. Update on Cushing's
Beverly MK Biller, MD, FACP
Objectives:
  1. Identify the best diagnostic tests for Cushing's syndrome.
  2. Describe the treatment options for Cushing's disease.
  3. Select among medical treatments for Cushing's based on the pros and cons of each.
3:40 - 4:00 p.m. Q&A and Post -Session Assessment
Objectives:
  1. At the conclusion of the meeting, 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.
4:10 - 5:00 p.m. Osteoporosis: An update
Roberto Pacifici, MD
Objectives:
  1. Learn about antiresorptive agents for osteoporosis.
  2. Learn about anabolic agents for osteoporosis.
  3. Learn about potential long term negative effects of bisphosphonates.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception
Saturday, February 1, 2014
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Welcome
Diabetes Section
8:00 - 8:10 a.m. Pre-Session 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 - 9:00 a.m. The Year in Diabetes
Robert A. Vigersky, MD
Objectives:
  1. Describe the elements of the controversy over the role of incretin drugs in causing pancreatic disease.
  2. Understand the present and future role of technology in managing diabetes.
  3. Recognize the elements of individualization of pharmacologic management of type 2 diabetes.
9:00 - 9:40 a.m. Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes after Transplant
Jennifer Larsen, MD, FACP
Objectives:
  1. Recognize new advances in the management of patients with diabetes after organ transplant.
  2. Recognize recommendations from the Endocrine Society, ADA and AACE guidelines for management of patients with type 2 diabetes.
  3. Identify insulin regimens for the management of patients with hyperglycemia and diabetes after transplant.
9:40 - 10:20 a.m. What's New in Inpatient Diabetes Management
Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, FACP, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Learn new advances in the management of inpatient glycemic control.
  2. Learn recommendations from Endocrine Society, ADA and AACE for managing patients with hyperglycemia and diabetes in ICU and non-ICU setting.
  3. Learn new protocols using incretin therapy in the hospital setting.
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Q&A and Post -Session Assessment
Objectives:
  1. At the conclusion of the meeting, 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.
10:40 - 11:10 a.m. Break
Pancreas/Thyroid Section
Objectives:
  1. To present the current status of the legislative activites of AACE.
  2. To present the current status of the socioeconomic activities of AACE.
  3. Discuss the current regulatory and legislative environment for endocrinologists in 2014.
11:10 - 11:20 a.m. Pre-Session 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.
11:20 - 12:00 p.m. Hot Topics in Thyroidology, 2014
Anthony Hollenberg, MD
Objectives:
  1. Appreciate new insights into the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism.
  2. Determine the most effective therapies in hyperthyroidism.
  3. Recognize the impact of pregnancy on thyroid function in the mother and developing baby.
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Legislative and Socioeconomic Roundup for 2014
Jonathon D. Leffert, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU
1:30 - 2:10 p.m. Update on Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Peter Singer, MD
Objectives:
  1. Discuss the classifications of thyroid cancer.
  2. Discuss the use of RAI in thyroid cancer and goals for TSH suppression.
  3. Discuss appropriate management of thyroid cancer resistant to conventional therapy.
2:10 - 2:30 p.m. Q & A and Post-Session Assessment
Objectives:
  1. At the conclusion of the meeting, 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.
Adrenal Section
2:30 - 2:40 p.m. Pre-Session 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.
2:40 - 3:20 p.m. Primary Aldosteronism
Amir H. Hamrahian, MD, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Describe the importance of identifying patients with primary aldosteronism.
  2. Identify some of the challenges in biochemical evaluation of patients suspected to have primary aldosteronism.
  3. Review appropriate interpretation of adrenal venous sampling for tumor lateralization in patients with primary aldosteronism.
3:20 - 4:00 p.m. Update on Pheochromocytoma
Amir H. Hamrahian, MD, FACE
Objectives:
  1. Discuss biochemical evaluation of patients suspected to have pheochromocytoma.
  2. Describe imaging characteristics of patients with pheochromocytoma.
  3. Review preparation of patients with pheochromocytoma prior to surgery and their postop management and follow up.
4:00 - 4:20 p.m. Q & A and Post-Session Assessment
Objectives:
  1. At the conclusion of the meeting, 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.
4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Closing
4:30 p.m. Adjournment
Georgia Chapter of AACE Annual Meeting
January 31 - February 1, 2014


Location:
W Atlanta Downtown
45 Ivan Allen Jr., Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30308

Program Committee:
*Guillermo Umpierrez, MD, FACP, FACE; Program Chair
Stephen Brandt, MD, FACE
*Adriana G. Ioachimescu, MD, PhD, FACE
Scott Isaacs, MD, FACP, FACE; GA-AACE President
Barry R. Johns, MD
Christopher Newton, MD, FACE
Israel Orija, MD, MRCP, FACP, FACE
*indicates both a member of the Program Committee and faculty.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the Georgia Chapter of AACE. The AACE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Endocrinologists, internists and other interested healthcare professionals in the state of Georgia.

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS
Corporate supporters will be listed in the program syllabus.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
To make reservations, contact the W Atlanta Downtown hotel at 404-582-5820. In order to receive the discounted group rate of $159/night, please give the group name or code below. The hotel cutoff date is January 7, 2014.
Group Name: Georgia AACE Annual Meeting
Address: 45 Ivan Allen, Jr., Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30308

DISCLAIMER
The material presented during the Georgia Chapter of AACE annual meeting is being made available by the Georgia 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 Georgia Chapter of AACE, AACE, or its governing body. Therefore, the Georgia 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.

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