CME Schedule By Track

 


Allergy, Asthma, Immunology

Presented by the Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society under the direction of James Quinn, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Coronado D

  • 3.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 3.50 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify the spectrum of drug allergies; (2) discuss the importance of penicillin allergy de-labeling; (3) recognize the clinical presentation of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and how this varies at different ages; (4) identify the chronic nature of EoE and the need for long-term management; (5) list the complications associated with EoE; (6) appreciate the role of biologics in allergic diseases; (7) recognize the different biologics approved for asthma, urticaria and atopic dermatitis. (8) discuss key elements of food allergy diagnosis; (9) identify patients at risk of nutritional deficiency secondary to food allergies; and (10) discuss data supporting early introduction of allergenic solids to prevent development of IgE-mediated food allergies.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of allergy, asthma immunology, and primary care


Anesthesiology

Presented by the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists under the direction of Vijaya N.R. Gottumukkala, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Coronado B

  • 3.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to (1) discuss the current controversies and evidence of anesthetic related neurotoxicity in humans; (2) identify peripartum hemorrhage as one of the leading causes of maternal mortality and the role for anti-fibrinolytic agents in improving outcomes; (3) restate special considerations in the perioperative management of the elderly patient population; (4) critique increasing application of point of care ultrasound into routine perioperative practice; (5) compare pros and cons of increasing application of truncal somatic blocks into anesthetic practice; (6) discuss need for transitioning from preoperative risk stratification to patient optimization and risk mitigation strategies to improve outcomes.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, intensive care, and pain management


Best of Practice Management Education (TMLT Approved)

Presented the TMA Council on Practice Management Services under the direction of Dean Schultz, MD, Abilene

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Cortez D

  • 5.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 3.50 Ethics credits
  • 5.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) outline considerations of employing an NPP in your practice and recognize a physician's supervisory responsibilities; (2) determine the benefits associated with the investment of participation in the quality payment program; (3) identify areas in a medical practice that are most frequently out of compliance and create the largest areas of risk; and recognize weaknesses in employment contracts that can lead to unfavorable restrictions; (4) evaluate the benefits of providing telemedicine services to your current and potential patient population; and (5) define non-therapeutic prescribing as identified by the Texas Medical Board and appropriate protocols and guidelines for prescribing; and practice correct and comprehensive documentation that supports the treatment plan

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, students, office managers and administrators and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Cancer

Presented by the TMA Committee on Cancer under the direction of Marian "Yvette" Williams-Brown, MD, Austin

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Cortez D

  • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits
  • 2.50 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) utilize effective strategies to promote the HPV vaccine, increase HPV vaccination rates in their practice, and overall prevent HPV among their patients; (2) describe and discuss cancer health disparities and the most effective strategies to address these disparities among their patient population; (3) describe and discuss various e-cigarette products, including JUULs, and how these products might be affecting the health of their patients; and (4) describe and discuss current research, law, and utilization of cannabinoids for cancer symptom management and therapy.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Colon and Rectal Surgery

Presented by the Texas Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons under the direction of Glen Hooker, MD, Fort Worth and Warren Lichliter, MD, Dallas

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, De La Salle

  • 3.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe the changes in colorectal cancer epidemiology, understand causes of early onset colorectal cancer, and the importance of registries; (2) identify obstacles to the implementation of enhanced recovery and the importance of metrics to guide implementation; (3) review current trimodality rectal cancer treatment as it relates to over-and under-treatment and factors leading to the option of rectal preservation in the treatment of rectal cancer.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals treating gastrointestinal or colorectal disease


Emergency Medicine (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the Texas College of Emergency Physicians under the direction of Jessica Best, MD, Austin

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Cortez A

  • 5.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.50 Ethics credits
  • 5.50 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) discuss ways in which E.D. response systems are prepared to address disasters; (2) define the history of women in medicine & address the gender gap within the workplace; (3) identify leadership opportunities for women in medicine; (4) inspire emergency physicians to utilize novel techniques; (5) define the procedure for REBOA; (6) interpret guidelines & approaches to cardiac care; (7) discuss when defibrillation & airway management should occur; (8) recite statistics on opiate abuse in the U.S.; (9) identify the providers role in the opioid epidemic; (10) identify de-escalation techniques to approaching the acutely agitated patient; (11) discuss ethical cases; (12) discuss common cognitive biases; (13) review pediatric illnesses to improve diagnostic acumen; and (14) identify resources for victims of human trafficking.

Target Audience: Physicians providing acute care management in emergency departments


Enhanced Perioperative Recovery

Presented by the TexMed 2017 Planning Team under the direction of Vijaya N.R. Gottumukkala, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Coronado B

  • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Target Audience Surgeons, anesthesiologists, intensivists, hospitalists, internists, and all other physicians involved in the care of perioperative and periprocedural patients, and health care administrators


Ethics in Medicine Forum (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the TMA Board of Councilors under the direction of Steven Petak, MD, Houston

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Coronado A

  • 2.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.00 Ethics credits
  • 2.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) define legal and ethical requirements relating to boundary issues in a physician's practice; (2) identify implications of use of social media by a physician with respect to a physician's patients; and (3) recognize how social media presents new issues for a physician in the physician-patient relationship and applicable boundaries.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Future of Medicine (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the TexMed 2019 Planning Team under the direction of Walton Taylor, MD, Dallas, Michael Vengrow, MD, Plano and Daniel Varga, MD, Arlington

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, De La Salle

  • 5.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 3.00 Ethics credits

Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify the obstacles and pitfalls when incorporating telemedicine; (2) discuss the impact telemedicine has on medicine and how it will be delivered in the future; (3) describe different practice models which are available for primary care physicians; (4) identify advantages and disadvantages associated with different practice and payments models; and (5) recognize innovative technologies currently used in revolutionizing health care.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


General Session, Closing

Presented by the TexMed 2019 Executive Team under the direction of Walton Taylor, MD, Dallas

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Expo Hall

  • 1.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) recognize addiction as a chronic medical disease, a relapsing and remitting disease of the brain; (2) identify evidence-based treatment strategies for opioid use disorder, including medications and behavioral therapies; and (3) assess the role of stigma as a barrier to care for individuals with addiction, and recognize the important role of harm reduction tools in caring for individuals with addiction.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


General Session, Opening

Presented by the TexMed 2019 Executive Team under the direction of Walton Taylor, MD, Dallas

Friday, May 17, 2019, Expo Hall

  • 1.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) review ways in which novel digital technology shifts responsibilities in health care; (2) discuss the ways patients engage online with health data, health care, and each other; (3) discover new tools for patient activation including voice technology and digitized clinical intake and education; and (4) discuss the potential inherent in one-to-many communication for advocacy and education.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Geriatrics

Presented by the Texas Geriatrics Society under the direction of Mark Heard, MD, Cuero

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Cortez D

  • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.50 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify early and late signs of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the foot and ankle; (2) conclude the role of early vascular and podiatric intervention in limb salvage; (3) derive the significant socioeconomic impact of pedal PAD on patients and the healthcare system; (4) recognize the prevalence of Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) and relate to other comorbid illnesses in the elderly; and (5) discuss non-invasive and invasive modalities used in the diagnosis of PVD and techniques to treat PVD.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, midlevel practitioners, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice providing care to elderly patients


Holistic Medicine

Presented by the Texas Indo-American Physician Society under the direction of Anupkumar Shetty, MD, Dallas and Hima Reddy, MD, Fort Worth

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Coronado A

  • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) define physiologic changes due to meditation; (2) describe the effect of meditation on pain; (3) communicate with patients how meditation improves pain tolerance; (4) assess evidence supporting the use of Curcumin as an anti-inflammatory supplement; and (4) indicate the role of dietary interventions in the management of pain and inflammation.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Inclusive Health Care for LGBTQ Patients (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the TMA Council on Science and Public Health under the direction of George Sealy Massingill, MD, Fort Worth

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Coronado B

  • 2.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.00 Ethics credits
  • 2.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify current approaches to developing an inclusive environment for patients who identify as LGBTQ: (2) explain how to take a complete social, medical, and surgical history for an LGBTQ patient; and (3) identify current care guidelines for children and adults who identify as LGBTQ.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Maternal Health: Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Presented by the Council on Science and Public Health under the direction of Emily Briggs, MD, New Braunfels

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Coronado B

  • 4.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.50 Ethics credits
  • 4.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe the current approved Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods in the US and target populations; (2) explain the public health implications of increased use of highly effective contraceptives; (3) compare and contrast side effects and benefits of LARC methods; (4) discuss appropriate follow-up for patients initiating IUD; (5) demonstrate ways to address common client concerns for LARC methods; and (6) practice client-centered counseling techniques.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Occupational Medicine

Presented by the Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine under the direction of Tufail Shaikh, MD, Houston

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Coronado D

  • 4.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 4.00 AAFP (P) credits

Objectives Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) enhance the physician's ability to prevent, diagnose, and manage occupational and environmental illnesses and injuries by utilizing current techniques in occupational and environmental medicine; (2) evaluate the current research activities and products; (3) propose practical critiques and suggestions for future research in occupational and environmental medicine; (4) explain the pillars of health corporate responsibility: workforce health, health social investment, and health citizenship; and (5) define how the Social Vulnerability index can be used to evaluate how socioeconomic factors affect the ability of populations to recover from disaster.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and health care professionals practicing in the areas of occupational and environmental medicine


Ophthalmology Day 1

Presented by the Texas Ophthalmological Association under the direction Mark Gallardo, MD, El Paso

Friday, May 17, 2019, Tower Lobby, Peacock Terrace

  • 5.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe recently approved meds for treating glaucoma; (2) discuss new methods of drug delivery in glaucoma; (3) describe new options for MIGS; (4) discuss advances in retinal diseases; (5) discuss new therapies for treating neuro-ophthalmology; (6) determine when referral a sub-specialist is needed; (7) list advances in clinical pathology that have allowed for enhanced disease identification; (8) explain the concepts behind gene therapy for patients with inherited retinal disease; (9) develop guidelines for co-management of patients; (10) communicate needed information during patient hand-offs; (11) discuss determining intraocular lens power in post-refractive patients; (12) compare different premium lenses on the market; and (13) review technologies to treat disorders in cornea and external diseases. Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of ophthalmology


Ophthalmology Day 2

Presented by the Texas Ophthalmology Association under the direction of Mark Gallardo, MD, El Paso

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Tower Lobby, Peacock Terrace

  • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) delineate the risk profile of intravitreal injections; (2) summarize the diversity of surgeries performed by military ophthalmologists in a deployed setting in the Middle East; (3) describe the unique pre-deployment training and logistical challenges; (4) measure the safety and efficacy of autologous serum tears; (5) list the challenges and surgical approaches for repair of large full-thickness eyelid defects; (6) list features of biologic drug nomenclature that indicate agent structure; (7) list targets of biologic agents used in the management of ocular inflammatory disease; (8) describe the merits of new techniques for reconstruction of the eyelids; (9) develop diagnoses for vision loss in childhood; and (10) list the best imaging studies for the assessment of pediatric vision loss.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of ophthalmology


Otolaryngology Day 1

Presented by the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery under the direction of Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD, Austin, and John Edwards, MD, San Antonio

Friday, May 17, 2019, Tower Lobby, Wedgwood Ballroom

  • 6.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) explain the unique nature of work-life balance for each individual; (2) describe risk factors that lead to imbalance and potential ethical violations; (3) facilitate a discussion of current concepts for treatment of Chronic Sinusitis and reconstruction of Oral Cavity defects; (4) discuss current concepts in the care of professional voice users; and (5) provide a update on recent advances in pediatric otolaryngology.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of otolaryngology, pain management, and preventive care


Otolaryngology Day 2

Presented by the Texas Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery under the direction of Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD, Austin and John Edwards, MD, San Antonio

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Tower Lobby, Wedgwood Ballroom

  • 3.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) impart an overview of evaluation and treatment of Vestibular Migraine and Hyperparathyroidism; (2) impart an overview of the immunologic workup for chronic sinusitis patients; and (3) promote knowledge and experiences in the field of otolaryngology.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the areas of otolaryngology, pain management, and preventive care


Pain Medicine (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the Texas Pain Society under the direction of C.M. Schade, MD, PhD, Mesquite, and Timothy Zoys, MD, Dallas

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Coronado A

  • 4.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.50 Ethics credits
  • 4.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe ways to appropriately prescribe opioids for chronic non-cancer pain patients; (2) discuss evidence from the literature and federal guidelines on how to appropriately prescribe opioids; and (3) identify and screen for opioid substance use disorder.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of pain management


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Presented by the Texas Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Society under the direction of Jason Marchetti, MD, Plano

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, Coronado A

  • 3.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 3.00 AAFP (P) credits

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and ancillary providers participating in physical medicine and rehabilitation


Physician Health and Wellness (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the TMA Committee on Physician Health and Wellness under the direction of Sejal S. Mehta, MD, MBA, Plano

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Coronado D

  • 2.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.00 Ethics credits
  • 2.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify ethical goals to promote the leadership of women in medicine; (2) examine factors that contribute to role strain for female physicians; (3) evaluate the difference between patient care given by female physicians and male physicians; (4) recognize the behaviors consistent with gender discrimination and harassment, and the ethical conflicts they pose; (5) employ strategies to effect cultural change in medicine; (6) define effective communication as it relates to the patient-physician relationship; (7) identify reasons to improve ethical patient-physician communication; (8) recognize barriers to effective patient-physician communication; (9) describe steps for breaking bad news; and (10) implement at least one strategy to improve patient-physician communication skills.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Professional and Leadership Development (TMLT Approved)

Presented by the TMA Committee on Membership, TMA Young Physician and Resident and Fellow Sections, and TMA Leadership College Alumni under the direction of Gabriela Zandomeni, MD

Friday, May 17, 2019, Tower Lobby, Topaz

  • 2.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 2.00 Ethics credits
  • 2.00 AAFP (P) credits

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, students and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Psychiatry

Presented by the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians under the direction of Melissa Eshelman, MD, Austin

Friday, May 17, 2019, West Wing, Cortez A

  • 5.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 3.00 Ethics credits
  • 5.50 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) assess trends of public violence; (2) recognize issues unique to transgender/non-conforming youth and perform care in their practice that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective; (3) identify the risk for mental health illness in the transgender and gender diverse population. (4) identify burnout warning signs; (5) identify risks for suicide, including the presence of an untreated/undertreated depression or other mental illness; (6) assess ADHD in adults and distinguish inattention due to other issues; (7) compare Collaborative Care to Co-Location models of Medical-Behavioral Integration; and (8) distinguish the difference in treatment models and state the benefits of Collaborative Care.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals practicing in the area of mental health


Quality

Presented by the TMA Council on Health Care Quality under the direction of Jeffrey B. Kahn, Austin

Saturday, May 18, 2019, Tower Lobby, Topaz

  • 5.00 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) describe the evolution of Medicare's QPP and its implications for practicing physicians; (2) explain how one Texas university is analyzing data on health care utilization and quality performance across Texas and how physicians can access this data to inform their quality improvement efforts; (3) identify practice strategies for successful participation in physician-led ACOs, (4) review ways specialists are engaging in practice innovations to respond to value-based care models; (5) discuss quality and value-based care initiatives underway in Texas Medicaid managed care, including how community-based health care delivery models will serve low-income, uninsured, and other vulnerable populations; and (6) summarize the TexasAIM Initiative and its clinical bundles to improve maternal health outcomes.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


TexMed Orientation

Presented under the directions of the Speaker and Vice Speaker, TMA House of Delegates

Friday, May 17, 2019, Tower Lobby, Topaz

  • 1.00 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify the House of Delegates' role within the TMA governance system; (2) describe the general structure of the House of Delegates and its governing documents; (3) explain the process by which the house receives items for consideration; (4) articulate the House of Delegates' decision-making process for acting on policy proposals; (5) describe the follow-up activities that occur once the house concludes; and (6) list examples of mechanisms by which an adopted policy proposal may be implemented.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice


Wound Care

Presented by the TexMed 2018 Planning Team and the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine under the direction of Jayesh Shah, MD, San Antonio

Saturday, May 18, 2019, West Wing, De La Salle

  • 2.50 AMA PRA (Cat 1) credits
  • 1.00 Ethics credits
  • 2.50 AAFP (P) credits

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to: (1) identify the pathophysiology of acute wound healing; (2) detect when wound healing is abnormal or delayed and develop an approach toward healing these wounds; (3) recite CMS guidelines and documentation requirement for treating diabetic foot ulcers with hyperbaric oxygen therapy; (4) interpret what motivates those who file a malpractice suit and how to respond; (5) describe the most common allegations related to wound care and how to negate them; (6) identify the pathophysiology of venous insufficiency; (7) describe the co-morbidities that contribute to venous insufficiency; and (8) review different treatment options for venous insufficiency ulcers.

Target Audience: Physicians, residents, and other health care professionals in all areas of practice