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									                                                          Advocacy, Leadership, Quality and Professional Identity

            Professional Development Planner
                                                 6th Annual Conference on

                                       MEDICAL DILEMMAS
Vol. 6, Issue 12, May 2009

                                        IN PATIENT CARE:
                                              EXPLORING THE
                                     PRIMARY CARE-SPECIALTY INTERFACE
                                      Special Emphasis on Dermatology, Neurology,
                                        Cardiovascular Disease, and Hepatology

                                         Crow ne Pl a z a Ti mes S q u are Manh att an
                                                        New York , N Y
                                        December 18-20, 2009
                                                                                           CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
                                                                                       You are invited to participate
                                                                                            in this conference by
                                                                                          submitting an abstract in
                                                                                       research or innovations in the
                                                                                        conference areas of special
                                                                                       emphasis. Accepted abstracts
                                                                                        will be displayed as posters
                                                                                        onsite. Visit
                                                                                             mdpc09 for details.

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                                                     YOUNG PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
                             A limited number of registration fee scholarships are available for young physicians
                              (chief residents or 1-2 years of practice). For more information, please send your
                                                        request to
With continuous development of new clinical evidence and revisions of existing guidelines,
today’s physician needs guidance in order to critically evaluate and apply appropriate
standards of care. This year’s Medical Dilemmas in Patient Care conference is designed
to provide intervention to bridge the gaps in knowledge and develop competence in the
learner’s professional practice in the focused areas of dermatology, neurology, hepatology and
cardiovascular disease.

This activity is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants,
and nurse practitioners specializing in Internal Medicine, Family or General Practice,
Gynecology, Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Neurologists,
Dermatologists, and Hepatologists. Other healthcare professionals practicing in a primary
care environment or needing additional information for primary treatment in a specialty
environment may find this activity beneficial to their patient’s outcomes.

At the completion of this activity, participants should be better prepared to:
•	 Recommend treatment plans for patients with dermatological conditions;
•	 Explain case-based management strategies for transplantation patients and describe
     complications of liver disease;
•	 Discuss neurological conditions and identify complications;
•	 Examine new evidence for cardiovascular disease treatment and review diabetes
     outcomes with your patients.

See expanded activity information and individual objectives by lecture
online at

The Medical Dilemmas Community of Interest developed for this conference provides the
opportunity for continued learning as well as a platform to effectively advocate for issues
of importance to you and to produce change through identifying priorities for healthcare
improvement. In addition, from this interaction and sharing of thought provoking topics,
articles of interest and case studies, future conference topics will be identified. All of this works
to enhance your professional identity by taking the lead, being willing to voice your opinion,
and help influence the course of healthcare. Prior to the conference you will be provided with
password and direction to access the Community.

                                               Southern Medical Association is accredited by
                                               the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
                                               Education to provide continuing medical education
                                               for physicians.

                                               Southern Medical Association designates this
                                               educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA
                                               PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only
                                               claim credit commensurate with the extent of their
                                               participation in the activity.

Southern Medical           Application for CME Credit has been filed with the American
Association                Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Obstetrics
Professional               and Gynecology. Determination of credit is pending.
Planner is an official     The Southern Medical Association is an approved provider of
publication of the
                           continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses
Southern Medical
Association and is         Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses
published irregularly      Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Southern
by Southern Medical        Medical Association Provider #5-125. This activity qualifies for up to
Association, 35 W.         13 contact hours.
Lakeshore Drive,
AL, 35209.                 Visit for updated credit approvals.
CONFERENCE CHAIR                                            FA C U LT Y

                          Jan N. Basile, MD                                    Jeffrey W. Clark, DO
                          Chief, Primary Care                                  Senior Staff
                                                                               Neurology Department
                          Service Line
                                                                               Scott & White Hospital/Clinic
                          Ralph H. Johnson                                     Associate Professor of Medicine
                          Medical Center                                       Texas A&M University College
                          Professor of Medicine                                of Medicine
                          Medical University of                                Temple, Texas
                          South Carolina                    INTERESTS: General Neurology; Cerebrovascular
                          Charleston, South Carolina        disease; and student and resident education
President of the Southern Medical Association
                                                                               Adrian Reuben, MBBS,
INTERESTS: Research interests include outcome-                                 FRCP, FACG
based studies involving hypertension, lipid                                    Professor of Medicine
disorders, kidney disease and diabetes. He has                                 Director of Liver Service
and is currently participating in several large trials                         Division of Gastroenterology
                                                                               and Hepatology
evaluating the effect of pharmacologic therapy
                                                                               Medical University of South Carolina
on improving outcome. Trials include the recently                              Charleston, South Carolina
completed Antihypertensive and Lipid Lowering
                                                            INTERESTS: All aspects of hepatology and liver
Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) as         transplantation, with a focus on hepatitis C,
well as the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk           portal hypertension, and acute liver failure; his
in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial (2000-2008), both                laboratory research investigates hepatic fibrosis
under the auspices of The National Heart Lung               and regeneration.
Blood Institute. In addition, he is a Hypertension
                                                                               Theodore Rosen, MD
Consultant to the Hypertension Field Advisory
                                                                               Professor of Medicine
Committee in the Central Office of the Department                              Baylor College of Medicine
of Veteran Affairs.                                                            Houston, Texas
                                                                              INTERESTS: Cutaneous diseases
                                                                              in African Americans; venereal
                                                            disease; mycology (fungal diseases); collagen
                                                            injection; and sclerotherapy.

                                                                       See full faculty bios online at

SMA Faculty Disclosure Policy and Conflict of Interest Resolution In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for
Commercial Support, it is SMA’s policy that all individuals involved with planning and implementation of the content
of an SMA CME/CE activity are required to disclose to the audience 1) any relevant financial relationships with a
commercial interest producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or
used on, patients and 2) unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentation. Conflicts
of interest will be resolved prior to the activity and disclosures will be noted on a slide at the beginning of
the presentation.

                                       T H E AT E R
                                SMA will assist you in purchasing tickets
                               for Broadway or other performances in
                               New York during the conference. Call
                               (800) 239-7444 for more information or
                                             to purchase.

         REGISTER TODAY	•	1-800-423-4992	ext.	620
 Friday, December 18, 2009
 6:30	am          Registration and Continental Breakfast
 7:30             Hypertension 2009: An Update Based on the “New” Evidence - Dr. Basile
 8:20             So You Have Zits? Acne and Rosacea Revisited, 2009 – Dr. Rosen
 9:10             Update on Viral Hepatitis-2009 – Dr. Reuben
 10:00            Refreshment Break
 10:30            Modern Psoriasis Therapy Made Easy-A Case-Based Approach – Dr. Rosen
 11:20            Stroke Prevention and Management: What’s New in 2009 – Dr. Clark
 12:10 pm         What the Primary Care Clinician Needs to Know About Liver Transplantation –
                  Dr. Reuben
 1:00             Adjourn

 Saturday, December 19, 2009
 7:00 am          Continental Breakfast
 7:30             An Evidence-Based Approach to Understanding Portal Hypertension and Its
                  Complications – Dr. Reuben
 8:20             Skin Signs of Internal Malignancy – Dr. Rosen
 9:10             Headache Management for the Busy Clinician – Dr. Clark
 10:00            Refreshment Break
 10:15            An Update on Managing Lipids – Dr. Basile
 11:10            Dementia: Prevention, Evaluation, and Treatment – Dr. Clark
 12:00 pm         Adjourn

 Sunday, December 20, 2009
 7:00 am          Continental Breakfast
 7:30             Top Ten Skin Lesions for the Primary Care Clinician – Dr. Rosen
 8:20             Cases in Liver Disease: Even the Primary Care Clinician Can Be a
                  Hepatologist – Dr. Reuben
 9:10             Refreshment Break
 9:30             Tremor and Movement Disorders: Video Case Discussion – Dr. Clark
 10:20            Improving Outcomes in Your Patient with Diabetes – Dr. Basile
 11:15            Group Review of Post-Test Answers & Wrap-up Discussion
 11:45            Adjourn
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“Southern Medical Association” to receive the special meeting rate of $349 Single/Double per room,
per night, plus taxes and fees. Deadline: November 1, 2009. After this time, reservations will be
accepted by the hotel on a space-and-rate available basis. You are encouraged to book as early as
possible, as room availability and/or the group block may be sold-out prior to the reservation deadline.

Contact Information:
Conference sponsored by Southern Medical Association. For questions call 1-800-423-4992 or
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Most requests received at least two weeks prior to the conference can be accommodated.

SMA Cancellation/Registration Refund Policy:
Conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the conference is cancelled.
Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be in writing. A
refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is
received by ten days prior to the conference date. After this time, no refunds will be granted.
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                                                                                                                                           SMA’s 6th Annual Conference on

                                                                                                                              MEDICAL DILEMMAS
                                                                                                                               IN PATIENT CARE:
                                                                                                                 EXPLORING THE PRIMARY CARE-SPECIALTY INTERFACE
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