Live CE/CME in St. Petersburg, Florida

Primary Care

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club | March 30-April 2, 2021


Conference as low as $495

Hotel as low as $249


Registration Deadline

March 30, 2021

Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
501 5th Avenue, NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

This program is presented by Continuing Education, Inc with support from University Learning Systems

This educational activity will update providers on the most current evidence-based information and practice guidelines in the context of a team-based approach to primary care. Clinical decision-making skills and strategies will be enhance in providers of primary care to patients. Clinicians will be given tools to encourage patients to adopt healthy behaviors, including healthy eating and the benefits of exercise. Learners will be able to incorporate the latest approaches to the screening for and evaluation and management of common conditions found in primary care.

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

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Conference Registration

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Dentists – $895
Physician Assistants, Pharmacists & Nurse Practitioners – $695
Nurses, Students & Others – $495

This program is presented by Continuing Education, Inc with support from University Learning Systems


Conference Credit

This program is presented by Continuing Education, Inc with support from University Learning Systems

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

12 ACPE Credits

12.0 Contact Hours

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please contact Continuing Education, Inc if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.

Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.


Course Objectives:

  • Discuss several communication techniques when providing challenging news.
  • Explore the importance & types of Advance Care Planning documents.
  • Review how to utilize the Palliative Care Team to help patients & their families set reasonable goals when they have multiple co-morbidities.
  • Explore Resources for Physician Billing CPT Codes for Advance Care Planning Services.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Educational Session: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Topics include:

  • Updates in Hormonal Contraception
  • Drugs in Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Educational Session: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Topics include:

  • Communicating Advance Care Planning with Patients & Families
  • Pain Management in the Age of Diversion
  • Improving Clinician Communication Across the Continuum
  • Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics


Friday, April 2, 2021

Educational Session: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Topics include:

  • Updates in Hypertension Management
  • Updates in Diabetes Management
  • Updates in the Prevention and Management of Cardiac Disease
  • Updates in Nutrition and Wellness Counseling

FacultyBruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.

He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida.

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women’s Health.” and a frequent speaker and writer on women’s health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Faculty: David Weiland, Jr., MD

Dr. David Weiland is currently the Medical Director with LifePath Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System. He has significant administrative and quality experience as Chief Medical Officer at HCA/Largo Medical Center for 5 years. He also served as the VPMA of Bayfront Medical Center for four years where he also acted as the Director of Medical Education with oversight of two ACGME-accredited residencies. Prior to his work at Bayfront, Dr. Weiland was Medical Director of Suncoast Hospice, where he oversaw quality, community outreach and developed inpatient hospice units and hospital-based palliative care teams. In addition, Dr. Weiland has served as Family Practice Faculty for the University of South Florida. He was board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Weiland has served on numerous community boards including current Chairman of the Pinellas EMS Advisory Committee and the Pinellas County Commission Pill Mill Task Force dealing with illicit pain medication prescribing. He was the past president of the Pinellas County Medical Association and continues to take an active role in PCMA and FMA activities.

He lectures and presents clinical presentations nationally for the AAFP, including a diverse array of palliative and primary care topics including The Healing Power of Humor, Medical Ethics, Depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, Palliative Pain Management, Quality and Patient safety issues as well as conducts workshops on patient-centered communication to enhance the patient care experience.

Faculty: Tim Carlson, MD

Dr. Carlson achieved his undergraduate degree at Butler University, Indianapolis Indiana and post graduate studies in neuroanatomy at the University of Florida. He completed his physician assistant training with Bachelor of Science in Medicine at the University of Florida. After 17 years in cardiovascular medicine and achieving the 1994 physician assistant of the year award, Dr. Carlson received his Doctor of Medicine degree.

He completed the Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program and was the only second physician to receive the 2003 patient excellent award voted by the nursing staff. My vision embraces a commitment for a stronger medical foundation for our community, medical education, and best outcomes for all my patients. Yearly since 2007, the Consumers Research Council of America awarded Dr. Carlson the prestigious “America’s Top Family Doctors”. He received the “Patient’s Choice Award” yearly and “Elite Physician Lifetime Award” achievement 2013. His strong leadership involvement includes numerous hospital appointments including medical executive committees, quality improvement, chief of medicine while advocating for the individual patient care.

Dr. Carlson was recognized as the “Physician of the Year 2006” by Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg Florida. He remains a community physician preceptor for Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Resident Program, Assistant Clinical Prof. University of South Florida School of Medicine, Florida State College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor Barry University. Dr. Carlson lectures both nationally and internationally, advocating healing the world, one patient at a time. Dr. Carlson loves sports, the team physician for the national and international Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club, ISKA sanctioned kickboxing ringside physician, Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball fan care physician and community youth sport teams.

Hotel Details

Hotel Name: Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
501 Fifth Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

To make hotel reservations, please call 1-800-422-0711 or click here for more information 

  • Historic Main Guestroom– $249.00/night



Hotel Amenities & Local Attractions

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is an exquisite, 4-star Mediterranean-style luxury hotel located on the Tampa Bay waterfront. In the heart of St. Petersburg, our 114-acre landmark resort is near theaters, shopping, museums, art galleries and exciting nightlife activities.

This beautiful property has undergone meticulous renovation to preserve it’s unique, beautiful style, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The recognizable bell tower of our full-service St. Petersburg resort stands as a proud, pink beacon welcoming guests to our central downtown location. Feel the warm Florida breeze on an open veranda with plenty of seating and lush vegetation under partially shaded columns. Enjoy the stylish outdoor patio, which offers clustered seating with fire pits, a great place to relax with family or friends and take in the gorgeous Florida sunset.

Historic elegance and a modern sense of independence combine at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, creating a vacation experience unlike any other. Ideally situated in St. Pete, Florida’s vibrant downtown district, our award-winning hotel is a short distance from Vinoy Park, Tropicana Field and the Dali Museum. Gracefully designed rooms and suites retain the glamour and charisma befitting our heritage while boasting contemporary perks like Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and well-lit workspaces. Elegantly designed and beautifully furnished, the gorgeous lobby provides ample seating areas where you can relax in style and comfort.

Conference Location

Hawks Cay Resort

61 Hawks Cay Blvd
Duck Key, FL 33050


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Duck Key, FL (Hawks Cay Resort) – Hawks Cay Resort is situated at mile marker 61, on tiny Duck Key, about halfway between Key Largo and Key West. Click here to Book Your Hotel

Note: Hawks Cay/Duck Key is 1 hour, 20 minutes from Key West and 2 hours from Miami.
You can fly into Miami and drive to Hawk’s Cay Resort.

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About Hawks Cay

“Vacation in the Florida Keys at Hawks Cay Resort, and enjoy everything from snorkel and SCUBA packages to dolphin encounters right outside your door. Whether you dream of reeling in the catch of a lifetime on one of our Florida Keys fishing charters, swimming with a dolphin, diving among living coral reefs or paddling to secluded tropical islands—find it all on your Florida Keys vacation at Hawks Cay. Each of these activities is available on-property and our Florida Keys vacation experts will help you book the adventures that best suit your style. These activities can be customized for all ages and experience levels.”

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