New England Chapter Annual Meeting

Saturday, November 2, 2013
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration / Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks & Pre-Test Questions
Nitin Trivedi, MD, DM, FACP, FACE - Program Chair
  • 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.
9:15 - 10:00 am Osteoporosis Update
Clifford J. Rosen, MD
After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Know the evidence for discontinuing bisphosphonate therapy in women who have used these medications for 5 years or more.
  • Know how frequently DEXA scans should be repeated in post-menopausal women without osteoporosis at baseline.
  • Know what evidence supports use of calcium and vitamin D supplementation in post-menopausal women.
10:00 - 10:25 am Fellow Oral Presentation
10:25 - 10:55 am Break
10:55 - 11:40 am Medical Management of Obesity
Caroline Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN
After participating in this session attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the goal of weight loss for all patients.
  • Identify the most effective weight loss therapy.
  • Identify the criteria for identifying metabolic syndrome.
11:40 - 12:00 pm Fellow Oral Presentation
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 pm Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Cancer
Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, FACE, ECNU
After participating in this session attendees will be able to:
  • Summarize the role for molecular markers in the evaluation of indeterminate thyroid nodules.
  • Summarize the role of molecular markers and the management of low risk thyroid cancers.
  • Summarize recent advances for the management of non-iodine responsive differentiated thyroid cancer.
2:15 - 3:00 pm Controversies about Incretin-based Diabetes Therapy: DPP-4 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists
Edward S. Horton, MD
After participating in this session attendees will be able to:
  • State the modes of action and efficacy of incretin-based therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Review the currently available data on the safety of incretin-based therapies in pre-clinical and clinical trials.
  • Understand current controversies regarding potential risks of pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and medullary thyroid cancer associated with incretin-based therapies.
3:00 - 3:15 pm Post-Test Questions
  • Measure learning that occurred that will enable the use of new healthcare techniques and practices and to review or confirm existing care modalities.
3:15 pm Adjournment
New England-AACE 2013 Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 2, 2013

Marriott Courtyard Marlborough
75 Felton Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Program Committee:
Nitin Trivedi, MD, DM, FACP, FACE - Program Chair
Barry Z. Izenstein, MD, FACP, FACE
Dennis S. Krauss, MD, FACE
*Stephanie Lee, MD, PhD, FACE, ECNU
Elliot Sternthal, MD, FACP, FACE - NE-AACE Chapter President
Christine Twining, MD, FACE

*designates both a member of the program committee and faculty

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

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

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

Target Audience:
Endocrinologists and other physicians and allied health professionals interested in endocrine disease and its treatment living in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

Cancelation / 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.

*A letter from Department Chair verifying status must accompany registration.

Registration available on site


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