CME Track 1: Friday

Friday, August 4, 2017

Navigating Florida’s Medical Landscape

CME sessions to help you maintain your Florida license & address key issues that affect FL-licensed physicians
for FMA members and physician assistant associate members; $400 non-members physicians;
non-member physician assistants. Be sure to RSVP specifically for the sponsored lunch when registering ($15 to reserve a seat).

StartEndCME Track 1Presenters & Description
8:00 am10:00 amPrevention of Medical Errors
(2 credits) Mandatory topics for MDs and DOs
Vincent Hsu, M.D., Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
Description: This session will include the mandatory content required by the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine for prevention of medical errors including root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, patient safety, and the most commonly mis-diagnosed conditions identified by the two Boards.
10:15 am11:15 amFlorida Laws and Rules for Healthcare Professionals
(1 credit) Mandatory topics for DOs
Onelia Lage, M.D., Chief of Faculty Development & Education, Director of Pediatric & Adolescent Health for NHELP, and Associate Professor, FIU College of Medicine
Description: This session is intended to de-mystify Florida’s physician licensure and regulatory process and to
highlight the top regulatory and ethical issues currently affecting Florida-licensed physicians.
11:30 am12:30 pmEthics in Healthcare (1 credit) Mandatory topics for DOsDescription: This session, intended to examine and promote physician professionalism, will provide guidance and insight into ethical issues that commonly affect physicians.
12:30 pm1:30pmSponsored Lunch Keynote:
Walser Wealth
(No CME)
Rebecca Walser, J.D., LLM, CFP is a seasoned wealth management advisor specializing in strategic tax and financial planning for high net worth individuals and families. Be sure to RSVP when you register to receive a lunch ticket.
1:45 pm2:45 pmKidney Disease in Florida
(1 credit)
Jose Arrascue, M.D., South Palm Beach Nephrology
Description: This session will describe the extent of kidney disease in Florida and share best practices for primary care practitioners in timing and partnering with specialists for optimal management of patients showing signs of kidney failure.
3:00 pm4:00 pmPrescribing Laws and Rules for Florida-licensed Physicians
(1 credit) Mandatory topics for DOs
Edward A. Bayó, J.D., Grossman, Furlow & Bayó, LLC
Description: This session will clarify the relevant federal and state prescribing laws and rules and highlight specific best practices that promote patient safety and protect physician practice.
4:15 pm5:10 pmCannabis in Florida
(1 credit)
Mary Thomas, Esquire, Assistant General Counsel, Florida Medical Association
Description: Attend this this session to learn more about Florida’s current cannabis system, including allowable clinical applications in Florida and an overview of recent laws and rules passed to support the implementation of Amendment 2 (Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative).
5:15 pm6:15 pmSpecial Panel and Q&A Session
Representatives from Cannabis Dispensaries in Florida
Description: Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear directly from employees that represent approved cannabis dispensaries in Florida. These experts can answer your questions about testing, growing, distribution, and patient access to approved forms of cannabis.

CME Track 2: Saturday

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Common and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Florida

Includes lunch: $150 FMA members; $75 physician assistant associate members;
for non-member physicians; $150 non-member physician assistants.

StartEndCME Track 2Presenters & Description
8:00 am11:30 pmCommon and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Florida (3.0 credits) includes a 20-30 minute breakPanelists: Anna Marie Likos, M.D., Director, Division of Disease Control and Health Protection, FL Department of Health (moderator); Jeffrey A. Beal, M.D., Medical Director, HIV/AIDS Section, FL Department of Health; Celeste Philip, M.D., Surgeon General and Secretary, FL Department of Health (invited); Mobeen Rathore, M.B.B.S., Professor of Pediatrics, UF College of Medicine; and Kevin Sherin, M.D., Director, FL Department of Health Orange County
Description: Epidemiologists expect that a host of common and emerging infectious diseases will continue to affect patients in Florida. This panel-based activity will provide an overview and assessment of the infectious diseases that should most concern Florida physicians. In addition, panelists will highlight and address the following critical issues:

  • The role practicing physician play in disease surveillance and reporting of infectious diseases in Florida

  • A new state plan to eliminate HIV transmission and reduce HIV-related deaths

  • Identification tips and a treatment algorithm for a rare but deadly brain infection – Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis

  • Department of Health's plans for combating Zika during the upcoming summer months and how community physicians can participate in the effort to protect patients
12:00 pm1:30 pmLunch Session: David A. Paulus, M.D. Poster Symposium Platform
Presentations (1 credit)
Description: This educational session will feature platform presentations by the authors recognized as submitting the top posters for clinical case and research categories of this annual poster event.

CME Track 3: Sunday

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MACRA, MIPS & APMs: Making Sense of this Alphabet Soup

$125 FMA members; $62.50 Physician Assistant associate members;
$250 non-member physicians; $125 non-member physician assistants.

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8:00 am12:00 pmMACRA, MIPS & APMs: Making Sense of this Alphabet Soup
(3.5 credits) 20-30 min break included
Jerry Williamson, M.D., LHRM, Independent Healthcare Consultant, Fort Myers (moderator); Bob Addleton, Ed.D., Executive Vice President, Leadership in Practice, Atlanta, GA; Jarrod Fowler, M.H.A., FMA Director of Healthcare Policy and Innovation; Arthur Hansen, CEO or David Klebonis, COO, Palm Beach ACO; Joseph Rugg, Esq., Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP
Description: The emergence of healthcare reform and the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 have many physicians scratching their heads, wondering what it all means. This panel-based activity will refute common myths and misconceptions about the Act; illuminate the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and strategies physicians can employ to avoid penalties; highlight emerging alternative payment models (APMs) available to physicians, and identify successes and potential barriers for successful participation in these new
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Complete your mandatory courses live at Annual Meeting on Friday (MDs and DOs). Any credit you earn through the FMA will be reported for you to the Florida Department of Health’s continuing education tracking system, CE Broker.

Accreditation: The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Designation: The Florida Medical Association designates these live activities for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.