January 2023 : Primary Care Update

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa | January 19-21, 2023

Conference as low as $675
Hotel as low as $329

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration Expires December 13, 2022

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Bonita Springs Florida January 2023

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa plans to reopen November 7, 2022 after hurricane Ian repairs are completed. 

Join us on the Gulf Coast at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. This conference, Primary Care Update 2023 is a popular CE/CME program which provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ACPE  pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

Escape the winter and join us in sunny Florida to get ahead on your medical CME & pharmacy CE over three days, 5 hours per day. With small class sizes and clinical faculty from medical & pharmacy schools, our live Florida CE/ CME is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharmacists, NPs and Nurses!

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Conference Registration

Discounted Advanced Registration – $675*
*Expires December 12, 2022

Regular Registration – $699
Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts, breakfast or refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.
Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special seminar fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued).


Conference Credit

University Learning Systems ACPE Pharmacy CE

University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. These programs are accredited for pharmacists.


Target Audience/ Accreditation

PHYSICIANS: Application for CME credit  is planned. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.  CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit  (or Category 1-A  under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). 

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 15 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

Conference Policies

Date: Thursday, 01/19/2023
Check-in: 7:30AM-8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Cognitive Medical Errors-“Quality, value, and safety” has become the new mantra of health care delivery. But medical errors can and do occur with regularity. What about the errors that we commit in our thinking- even before we   fully examine our patients? This talk will explore the area of metacognition, also known as “how we think.” Participants will learn about important cognitive biases that affect how we think, and how these can affect the care we provide for patients. “Cognitive pills” to address common physician biases will be discussed in this audience participation style presentation. 1. Describe some reasons for common medical errors. 2. Explain the meaning of metacognition. 3. Identify some common cognitive biases in medicine. 4. Explain several  ‘remedies’ for cognitive biases in medicine.

10 Things I learned After My Residency-Did you ever want to hear that talk from a physician who has been practicing and teaching for over a thirty years… and is still enthusiastic about his work? Lessons from the ‘school of hard knocks’ will be shared in this intimate look into the many lessons learned along a Family Physician educator’s journey- lessons that are likely applicable to many others in the healthcare profession. 5. Identify common themes in the maturation of a physician’s professional life. 6. Recall similar experiences that likely mirror the professional growth of this medical provider. 7. Participate in sharing discussion of clinical training experiences that have meaningful impact on personal and professional growth.

The Physical Examination: Is it Still Necessary? -With increased reliance on diagnostic testing and sub specialization, has the physical exam become an outdated concept in medicine? This talk will take a deeper look at the history of the physical examination, and will share the presenter’s experience with trying to ‘standardize’ examination techniques at UCONN medical school to reduce inter-observer variability… while looking at the literature that examines both the intra- and inter-observer variability in this diagnostic tool kit called the ‘physical exam.’ 8. Define the scope of the physical examination. 9. Describe limitations in physical examination techniques. 10. Recognize the distinction between inter- and intra-observer variability as it relates to the physical examination. 11. Recognize the inherent limitations of particular aspects of the physical examination. Atrial Fibrillation: A most common arrhythmia-Atrial Fibrillation is ubiquitous these days, ask it is more readily diagnosed with digital watches and fitness apps. This seminar will explore the diagnosis, varied causes, and evidence-based treatments of this common arrhythmia. As a major risk factor for stroke, we will examine stroke-prevention strategies along with potential ‘cures’ of this condition.  12. Characterize distinguishing features of atrial fibrillation. 13. Enumerate the scope of this condition, and its myriad clinical manifestations. 14. Explain the diagnostic workup of this common clinical condition. 15. Prioritize emergent and subacute management of this common arrhythmia.

ECG Cases: A Primer -This case-based seminar will look at a simple rubric for ECG diagnosis. Clinical cases that cover a broad spectrum of ECG abnormalities will be discussed, including the diagnostic criteria behind the clinical interpretation. We will look at some of the more common ECG abnormalities, with an eye toward improving pattern recognition. 16. Describe an algorithmic approach to ECG interpretation. 17. Recognize some common ECG findings using illustrative clinical case scenarios. 18. Appraise the limitations of ECG interpretation in the context of clinical care. 19. Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a normal (from abnormal) ECG.

Eugene Orientale, M.D.
Eugene Orientale, M.D.
Professor, Family Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Program
Co-Director, Family Medicine Inpatient Service.

Date: Friday, 01/20/2023
Check-in: 7:30AM-8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
1. Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes. 2. Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for oral diabetes and GLP-1 agonist agents. 3. Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors and DPP-4 inhibitors within diabetes and non-diabetes patients. 4. Analyze role of bariatric surgery in management of morbid obesity and diabetes. 5. Describe complications and medication-related changed post-bariatric surgery. 6. Evaluate and develop medication regimens post-bariatric surgery through case studies.

Expert Speaker 

Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Date: Saturday, 01/21/2023
Check-in: 7:30AM-8:00AM
Educational Session: 8:00AM – 1:30PM

Polypharmacy in the Elderly: Pitfalls, Pearls, and Plan:  1. Recognize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly. 2. Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients. 3. Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy. 4. Delineate best practices in polypharmacy through patient cases.  Overview of Drug Interactions:  5.  Identify common drug interaction mechanisms including cytochrome P450 enzymes. 6. Identify ten relevant clinical drug interactions for common medications.  7.  Delineate assessment and management strategies for each drug interaction.  Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease  Jeopardy:   8. Identify evidenced-based guideline directed pharmacotherapy for select disease states.  9. Identify key therapeutic laboratory indices for selecting pharmacotherapy.


Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Dr. Christopher M. Bland | Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Hotel Details

Hotel Name: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Hotel Reservations: Click here to reserve your room online or call 1-877-803-7534 and mention group code G-AULR.
A block of rooms have been reserved for January 19-21, 2023. The special room rate will be available until December 12, 2022 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Certain room types may be sold out as the conference date approaches.

  • King/Queen Room – $329.00/night
  • Resort Fee – Stay on site as part of our group and take advantage of the $5.00/daily resort fee!

Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM
The above Guest Room rates do not include state and local taxes, currently at 11%, and are subject to change. Any room cancellations or modifications must be made up to 7 days prior to the arrival date. Any cancellation within 7 days of arrival will forfeit the deposit.

Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

  • 26 beautifully landscaped acres overlooking Ostero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Championship 18-hole golf course.
  • 3 acre pool complex with 575-foot long meandering lazy river, water slides and activities for the entire family.
  • Enjoy the 24 hour gym or a massage at the Stillwater Spa.
  • Embrace the Florida Gulf Coast food culture at one of the 8 distinctive restaurants and bars.
  • Charter a boat for fishing or explore the Everglades.

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Conference Location

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort And Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Tel:  239 444 1234
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Local Transportation

  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)- located 14 miles from Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.
  • Taxi: Available outside the airport terminals. Fares from the airport are determined by preset zones for up to three passengers. Additional passengers are $10.00 each.
  • Car Service: Naples Transportation & Tours offers town cars, limousines and multi passenger vehicles and is a preferred partner of Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.
  • Rental Cars: Various rental car agencies available at RSW, use this link for reference.
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Parking: For those staying in our group, valet parking with in/out privileges is $25/day;  $16/daily self parking fee is waived for our group. Those driving in daily will receive complimentary parking with validated ticket. Shuttle information can be found here.

About Bonita Springs

A welcoming beach community known for its sparkling beaches, fishing and outdoor activities, Bonita Springs is the perfect getaway. Located in between Ft. Myers and Naples, you can spend your day hunting for seashells, kayaking in Lovers Key State Park or relaxing by the hotel pool. Make Bonita Springs your January vacation destination.
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