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HM17 satellite symposia schedule, information

Patient Care Transitions in COPD: Improving Collaboration Between Inpatient and Outpatient Providers to Reduce Readmissions
Monday, May 1
5–7 p.m., Mandalay Bay J
Dinner at 5 p.m.

The faculty panel will be composed of leading experts representing hospital medicine and pulmonary specialties. For detailed faculty information please visit

Integrity Continuing Education Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Integrity Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Register:

Alcoholic Hepatitis: Advances in Therapeutic Management
Monday, May 1
5:30–7:30 p.m., Jasmine CDGH

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Because alcohol potentiates the fibrosis- and cancer-inducing actions of the hepatitis virus, people with heavy alcohol intake are particularly vulnerable to hepatitis infection and are most in need of treatment. In this activity, we will discuss advances in acute and long-term management of alcoholic hepatitis and liver function. Specifically, we will aim to review guideline-based screening and diagnostic considerations for alcoholic hepatitis; assess standards of care for management of acute alcoholic hepatitis, including lifestyle-, pharmacologic-, and device-related methods; and evaluate investigational methods of treatment with respect to efficacy, safety, and long-term management.

Presenters: Ram Mohan Subramanian, MD, associate professor of medicine and surgery, medical director of liver transplant, Emory University, Atlanta; Julie Thompson, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, division of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Full accreditation information available: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vital Therapies, Inc. Register:

A Physician’s Keys to Locking Out Lawsuits and Reducing Taxes
Tuesday, May 2
Noon–1 p.m., Oceanside G

This course educates on the dangers of lawsuits in the healthcare community. Focused primarily toward physicians and how they should be structured to protect themselves.
Presenter: Art McOmber business owner, retired FBI Agent.
Sponsored by Legally Mine.

A Master Class in Understanding & Applying Updated Treatment Guidelines and Scientific Advances to Reduce Mortality and Hospitalizations in Chronic Heart Failure Patients
Tuesday, May 2
7:30–9:30 p.m., Breakers ABGH
Dinner at 7 p.m.

Presenters: Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM, University of California Irvine, California; Mark H. Drazner, MD, MSc, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

This CME activity is jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. This activity is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This activity is supported by educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and ZS Pharma, a member of the AstraZeneca Group. Register:

Assessing VTE Risk in Medically Ill Patients: The Critical Role of the Hospitalist
Tuesday, May 2
7:30–9:30 p.m., Jasmine CDGH
Dinner at 7 p.m.

Presenters: Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, instructor in medicine, associate director, global clinical scholars research training program, office of global education, Harvard Medical School, associate director, hospital medicine unit, department of medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston; Elaine M. Hylek, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, director, thrombosis and anticoagulation service, Boston Medical Center; Aaron P. Kithcart, MD, PhD, vascular medicine fellow, BWH; John Fanikos, RPh, MBA, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy practice at Northeastern University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, director of pharmacy business and financial services, BWH; Arman Qamar, MD, vascular medicine and cardiology fellow, BWH.

This activity is held in conjunction with the North American Thrombosis Forum and with HM17.
Medscape LLC is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team. Medscape LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Portola Pharmaceuticals. Register:

Understanding and Managing Hyponatremia: Key Information for Today’s Hospitalist
Wednesday, May 3
7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Jasmine CDGH
Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Presenters: Jeffrey S. Shapiro, MD, regional medical director and hospitalist, Southern California Hospitalist Network, Anaheim; Alpesh N. Amin, MD, MBA, MACP, SFHM, FACC, Thomas and Mary Cesario chair, Department of Medicine, professor of medicine, business, public health, nursing science, and biomedical engineering, executive director, hospitalist program, University of California, Irvine; Mohammed S. Ahmed, DO, CSH, FASN, associate professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Sponsored by Otsuka Pharmaceuticals.

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