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21st Annual Primary Care Day

21st Annual Primary Care Day
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

DoubleTree Hotel - 5400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA  01581
8:00AM – 3:00PM

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Program Overview:  As part of our commitment to training in primary care, the UMass Chan Medical School – Office of Continuing Medical Education offers this program to provide updates on a wide range of rapidly changing Primary Care topics.  The program will feature concurrent presentations from which attendees can select their own track.  Faculty may use didactic and case presentations.  Each session will be facilitated by a committee member.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioner, nurses, fellows/residents and students in primary care.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to: 

  • Integrate new and updated guidelines, practices, therapies, and tools into daily practice. 
  • Evaluate from the latest peer-reviewed information on such varied primary care topics as: obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, pre-operative medical evaluation, child and adolescent mental health, as well as treatment of opioid use disorder. 
  • Describe common presentations to primary care such as: menopause, asthma, pre-operative medical evaluation, child abuse and neglect, diabetes, sports medicine injuries, dementia, and depression/anxiety in children. 
  • Understanding common medical malpractice concerns in primary care. 
  • Addressing the general approach to primary care sports medicine concerns, such as knee, shoulder, ankle, and closed head injuries. 
  • Discuss both the emerging and important primary care topics from the past calendar year through a keynote address. 
  • Recognizing common presentations of child abuse and neglect along with resources for providers and families when those concerns are raised. 


8:00 – 8:50 AM – Registration/Continental Breakfast

Session A - 9:00-9:50 AM
A1. Case Studies in Medical Malpractice: When Intuition Fails - Howard Sachs, MD
*Risk Management Credit
A2. Update on Child/Adolescent Mental Health - Yael Dvir, MD

Session B - 10:00-10:50 AM
B1. Sports Medicine - Lee Mancini, MD
B2. Opioids - Kavita Babu, MD *Pain Management Credit

Break – 11:00 – 11:10 AM

Session C - 11:10 AM-12:00 PM
C1. Updates in Asthma - Oren Schaefer, MD
C2. Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment of Dementia - Brian Silver, MD

Keynote Address/Lunch - 12:10-1:00 PM
Top 10 Things I Learned This Year - Frank Domino, MD

Session D - 1:10-2:00 PM
D1. Primary Care Approach to Child Abuse & Neglect - Peter Sell, DO
D2. Menopausal Symptoms and Their Treatment - Laura Ferraro, MD

Session E - 2:10-3:00 PM
E1. Pre-Operative Evaluations by Primary Care Providers - Pankaj Ksheersagar, MD
E2. Diabetes Update - Samir Malkani, MD

Registration fees:  include continental breakfast, refreshment break & lunch buffet



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Comfort: Business casual is very appropriate for this conference.  Although attempts will be made to ensure the comfort of our attendees, we suggest that you bring a sweater/jacket if you tend to be chilly.

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all activities. All persons participating in CME activities provided by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify any off-label product use, and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosures will be provided in the activity materials.

Information and Special Needs: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts, if you have any special needs (dietary or any other) please notify the UMass Chan Office of Continuing Medical Education by March 22, 2023, at

Accreditation Information:

Physicians:  The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This program meets the requirements for 6 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04). 

All Other Healthcare Professionals: Will receive a certificate which states the activity was designated for 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

Nurse Practitioners: The Amercian Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ from organization accredited by the ACCME. 

Physician Assistance: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ for AAPA Category 1 CME Credit.

Deadline: Pre-registration will be closed when space is full or on March 31, 2023.

Cancellation policy:  If you cancel your registration before March 22, 2023, your fee is refundable less a processing charge of $75.  After that date, no refund will be given for any reason, including weather and other emergencies, substitutions are always welcome.   UMass Chan Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel a program at any time caused by circumstances not under its control.  Persons registered in a cancelled program will be notified by email, using the email address provided when registering for the program.  There may also be change in the program content cause by circumstances beyond the control of the Office of Continuing Medical Education.