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University Hospitals Primary Care Institute 2020 Wellness Symposium


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Corporate College East | 4400 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, 44128


The program will consist of didactic lectures followed by a question and answer session and panel discussion.


After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify BMI parameters for obesity classifications and the corresponding treatment recommendations, and identify UH Resources for nutrition/dietary interventions, comprehensive weight management programs, and bariatric surgery indications
  • Utilize an appropriate screening tool to identify patients at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and educate patients on the importance of identifying and treating OSA
  • Appropriately order PSG testing for OSA (home sleep testing vs in-lab testing), interpret PSG test results and devise a treatment plan accordingly
  • Recognize critical lab levels for common PCP orders and patient risk for specific critical lab levels and appropriate urgency of management
  • Develop a plan to acknowledge receipt of critical lab alerts and patient notification to minimize risk to patient outcome, and appropriately order drug testing for specific patient conditions or medication management, including opiates, benzodiazepines, stimulants, tramadol and drugs of abuse
  • Manage a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis, environmental allergies or allergic contact dermatitis
  • Define normal vs abnormal liver chemistry tests, and recognize how to approach a patient with abnormal liver chemistries
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD and their relationship to pediatric manifestations, recognize the different manifestations of unrecognized/untreated adult ADHD and treatment options, and identify the impact of ADHD on life expectancy


This event is designed for healthcare providers of primary care services, including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants (APPs). Residents and students may also find this education of value.


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, UH Primary Care Institute 2020 Wellness Symposium, with a beginning date of 02/29/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for 4.00 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.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM toward recertification requirements.

Program Agenda

Saturday, February 29

7:30 - 7:55 a.m. | Registration and continental breakfast

7:55 - 8 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
Roy Buchinsky, MD; Todd Zeiger, MD

8:00 - 8:35 a.m. | BMI: Be Mindful of Interventions…UH Resources for My Overweight/Obese Patients
Leena Khaitan, MD

8:35 - 9:10 a.m. | Obstructive Sleep Apnea: How Do I Screen, Test and Treat?
Ambrose Chiang, MD

9:10 - 9:55 a.m. | Keynote Presentation: Common Lab Conundrums - STD Testing, ID Serology, Drug Testing and Other Selected Topics
Christine Schmotzer, MD

9:55 Break

10:10 - 10:45 a.m. |  Allergies - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Samuel Friedlander, MD

10:45 - 11:20 a.m.  | The ABCs of LFTs
Stanley Cohen, MD

11:20 - 11:55 a.m. | ADHD - Diagnosis and Treatment Options in 2020
Max Wiznitzer, MD

11:55 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion / Question and Answer Session

12:15 p.m. Conference Adjourns


The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

This program may be supported by grants from industry. A complete list of supporters will be provided in the syllabus materials distributed at the meeting. Acceptance of funding in support of this program does not constitute endorsement of any product or manufacturer.

Registration includes tuition, access to educational materials (available online), and continental breakfast. Registration fees are refundable if a participant cancels by February 25, 2020. No refunds will be made after February 25.

For those participating in the Healthy UH program, attendance at this activity will provide 25 education and 25 engagement points.

Persons with special needs who require additional assistance should call the CME Program at 216-983-1239 or 800-274-8263 not less than two weeks prior to the program.

Physicians................................... $50
Residents/Fellows....................... $25
Nonphysicians............................. $25

Register online  with your credit card, through February 27.

For for mail-in check, credit card fax registration, and/or complete complete program details, download the Wellness Program brochure.