10th Topics in Primary Care

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Date & Location
Friday, April 27, 2018, 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM, Volney Richmond Auditorium, Seattle, WA

Target Audience
Family Medicine, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse


Online preregistration is closed. Space is still available and attendees may register on site starting at 7:00 a.m.  For questions contact the Virginia Mason CME department at (206) 341-0142.

The 10th Annual Topics in Primary Care will focus on updates on common problems encountered in primary care practice.  Morning sessions will consist of lectures with discussion panels on topics including diabetes management, hip osteoarthritis, breast imaging, dementia and evidence-based laboratory testing. Afternoon workshops provide opportunities for hands-on practice of knee and shoulder exams and case-based interactive discussions on common musculoskeletal problems, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, and care of issues specific to transgender patients.

Teaching methods include lectures, panel question-and-answer sessions with faculty, and workshop sessions with hands-on practice.


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Review the therapies for type 2 diabetes with evidence for improving survival and reducing cardiovascular events
  2. Assess appropriate use of topical antibiotics for wounds and systemic onychomycosis therapy
  3. Cite two evidence-based interventions that impact Tau protein, Beta amyloid in the brain
  4. Utilize three clinical pearls in interpretation of structured cognitive testing
  5. Utilize risk assessment and shared-decision making to prescribe menopausal hormone therapy appropriately and effectively for treatment of systemic and genitourinary symptoms
  6. Diagnose source of hip pain and hip osteoarthritis and discuss indications and evidence for operative and non-operative management
  7. Discuss 2D versus 3D (tomosynthesis) mammograms with patients and appropriately select patients for tomosynthesis
  8. Discuss basis and techniques for cognitive behavioral therapy to treat insomnia
  9. Review risks and benefits of sex hormone therapy for transgender patients
  10. Apply evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome, elbow epicondylitis, pre-patellar and olecranon bursitis, and metatarsalgia
  11. Examine the knee and shoulder using a systematic and practical approach
  12. Use the USPSTF decision aid to enhance shared-decision making with patients eligible for prostate cancer screening

Online registration will be open through Wednesday, April 25, 2018.


The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This Live activity, 10th Annual Topics in Primary Care, with a beginning date of 04/27/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  6.75 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.

Parking: Parking is not included with registration. Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients, therefore we offer this map of public lots with walking routes to the Lindeman Pavilion.

Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.