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2013 Internal Medicine Review and Update

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11/13/2013 through 11/15/2013
The Commons Hotel (formerly the Radisson University)
Minneapolis, MN


The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN55414

Phone: (612) 379-8888

This course offers a comprehensive, evidence based update of diagnostic and therapeutic concepts essential for your daily practice. The curriculum is designed to inform you of clinically important advances for common diseases and conditions, and recommendations for their optimal management.


  • Joint Exams
  • Lifestyle Counseling
  • Meaningful Change in Practice
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Diabetes in the Hospitalized Patient
  • Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women
  • Gastrointestinal Updates

University of Minnesota, Department of Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

Tanya Melnik, MD
Department of General/Preventive Medicine
University of Minnesota

This conference is ideal for primary care physicians, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other health care professionals in both hospital and clinic settings.


  • Review and apply updated recommendations on clinically-relevant topics in primary care and hospital care, including dyspepsia, pancreatic disease, celiac disease, kidney disease, sleep apnea, headache, diabetes, sexual function in men and women.
  • Discuss approaches and resources for implementing performance improvement projects for meaningful change in practice.
  • Describe ways in which medical-based mobile apps are being used in daily practice.

Teaching will be through general sessions, workshops, panel discussions, and Q and A. In addition, we will use an interactive wireless audience response system that will allow you to anonymously test your knowledge in the different areas of medicine, and compare it with your peers.

Concurrent workshops will be offered in two sessions* on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Participants should select one workshop from each session.

Workshop Session I
1:45-2:45 PM
Workshop Title Speaker/Facilitator
W1: Lifestyle Counseling
Smoking cessation, diet and exercise are key lifestyle elements of good health. This workshop will provide both counseling ideas for use during an office visit and an introduction to the principles of motivational interviewing.
James Langland, MD
W2: Joint Exam
Plan to leave this session with a confident feel for a proper joint examination involving the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot, and with a practical context for applying these examinations in your clinical setting.
Patrick Morris, MD
W3: Physical Examination
In the era of time constraints and easy availability of diagnostic testing, physical examination can sometimes seem like an afterthought to patient encounters. In this workshop, learners will learn ways to identify physical examination maneuvers that contribute significantly to a patient's care and also identify maneuvers that contribute no value to a patient's care. The concept of physical examination and history taking as diagnostic tests will be discussed and important maneuvers practiced through the use of simulation.
Andrew Olson, MD
W4: EKG K. Wang, MD
W5: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Learning Session for Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge

Module: Internal Medicine Updates 2013 (completed module worth 10 points for ABIM Diplomates)

This workshop will be held from 1:45-4:30 PM. Participants will be charged an additional $50.00 fee.
Heather Thompson-Buum, MD
Workshop Session II
3:00-4:30 PM
Workshop Title Speaker/Facilitator
W1: Lifestyle Counseling James Langland, MD
W2: Joint Exam Patrick Morris, MD
W3: Physical Examination Andrew Olson, MD
W4: EKG K. Wang, MD

*Please note: Workshop 5 (W5 - MOC Learning session) will be held from 1:45-4:30 PM. Registrants who elect W5 will not be able to register for a second workshop in Workshop Session II. The primary purpose of the Learning Sessions is to facilitate completion of ABIM medical knowledge modules by board-certified internists and subspecialists of internal medicine in order for them to receive Maintenance of Certification credit. Learning Sessions are conducted in an interactive group setting with educational support, and are led by ABIM-certified physicians. Participants who are enrolled in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program can order a copy of the Internal Medicine Updates 2013 from ABIM's website,, and transfer and submit the answers discussed during the Learning Session to ABIM for scoring. Those who complete the module successfully will receive 10 points for completing a 30-question module toward ABIM's Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge requirement for Maintenance of Certification. You must be enrolled in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification program to submit completed medical knowledge modules for scoring and feedback reports. For additional information about the ABIM Maintenance of Certification program requirements, visit ABIM's website,, or call ABIM Customer Service, 800-441-ABIM. To enroll in Maintenance of Certification go to your password-protected "Home Page" in the Physician Login section of


American Medical Association/PRA
The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians
This Live activity, Internal Medicine Review and Update, with a beginning date of November 13, 2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 21.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals who participate in this CME activity may submit their Statements of Participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

The Commons Hotel
(formerly The University Hotel)
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Phone: 612-379-8888 or 800-822-6757 (MPLS)
Map and Directions

All meeting space is on the second floor of the hotel.

A block of sleeping rooms is available at the discounted rate of $124 single or double per night plus the current tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by the cut-off date of Saturday, October 12, 2013 and refer to the UMN CME Internal Medicine course to receive the discounted rate. Reservations will be accepted on space and rate availability.

Parking is available for an additional fee in the Washington Avenue Ramp adjacent to The Commons Hotel.

Register by October 16 to receive the discounted early registration rate!

You may choose one of the following methods to register for this conference:

Register online with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. In order to protect your credit card information, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) does not accept credit card payments by phone, fax, mail, in person, or on-site.

By Mail
Mail your check (payable to the Regents of the University of Minnesota) with registration form to: Internal Medicine Review, OCME, University of Minnesota, University Park Plaza, Suite 901, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

On-site registrants may pay by check or cash.

Click here to view registration rates.

Registration fees include course materials, continental breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and lunch each day.

Special needs, such as dietary restrictions are required in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.

Note: Participants are not considered registered until registrant information and payment have been received by our office.

In the event you need to cancel your registration, the registration fee, less a $50 administrative fee, will be refunded if you notify us by 4:30 p.m. Central Time on October 30, 2013. No refunds can be offered after this date.

PDFs of presentation slides will be available online approximately one week prior to the conference to download or print. An email will be sent to registered participants with directions needed to access them when they are available online.

If you have any questions, please contact our office by telephone at 612-626-7600 or 1-800-776-8636, or by e-mail at


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