2022 Session Objectives


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Session Title: Friday Keynote; High Tech medicine-strategies to reposition family medicine as primary in the new healthcare ecosystem

Faculty: Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MScEpi, FACOEM

Learning Objectives:

  • How current structural, patient and provider demographics, and payment models challenges the traditional organization of healthcare and invites new actors.

  • Established and emerging trends and technological development within digital medicine with relevance to the future of family medicine.

  • How primary care by strategically and proactively integrating digital medicine into their primary are practice will strengthen their critical role in the healthcare ecological system and become a key partner in delivering patient centered as well as @home hospital service.

Session Title: Rural Behavioral Health: Challenges and Changes

Faculty: Jason Bombard, DO - Aspirus Ironwood Clinic

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to recognize the differences and challenges inherent in providing mental health care in rural areas.

  • Participants will recognize and analyze the different challenges and changes that COVID and other current events have caused to the current state of mental healthcare.

  • Participants will be able to evaluate and recognize ways to help make mental healthcare more accessible and reduce stigma.

Session Title: Lifestyle and Wellness Integration: improving personal wellness for yourself and your patients

Faculty: Ryan Brang, MD - NorthCountry Health Direct Primary Care

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the basics of wellness and how to apply this to your own health care goals.

  • Develop skills to educate patients and the public on wellness and nutrition.

  • Formulate strategic wellness and nutrition plans

Session Title: Opportunities for Collaboration in Musculoskeletal Care in the Upper Peninsula

Faculty: Zachariah DeYoung, MD - Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Learning Objectives:

  • Create collaborative relationships among primary-care, sports-medicine, and orthopedic providers in the Upper Peninsula to enhance the delivery of musculoskeletal patient care in the region.

  • Develop and deploy continuing medical education and practice-enhancement resources relevant to musculoskeletal care to providers in geographically isolated areas.

  • Encourage talented students in the Upper Peninsula to seek careers in musculoskeletal medical care and athletic training in rural communities.

Session Title: Assessment and Management of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the Perinatal Period

Faculty: Claire Drom, MD - St. Cloud Hospital, CentraCare Clinics

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to categorize psychiatric symptoms in the perinatal period and use these differentiations to formulate diagnoses.

  • Identify psychiatric treatment considerations unique to the perinatal period.

  • Integrate into clinical practice a risk versus risk analysis to choose first- and second-line treatments for mood and anxiety disorders in the perinatal period.

Session Title: Obesity – It’s Not What You Think

Faculty: Erica Griffin, MD - UP Health System - Marquette

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze cases to improve quality of patient care in management of obesity.

  • Learn which medications to prescribe that may lessen the risk of obesity when treating other conditions.

  • Formulate appropriate treatment plans for the diagnosis of obesity

  • Counsel for appropriate expectations regarding weight loss

Session Title: Addressing social determinants of health through development of a health and social resource website: a healthcare provider-academic partnership

Faculty: Kelly Kamm, MHS, PhD and Robin Meneguzzo, FNP-C, IFMCP - Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology, Michigan Technological University

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate the distal and proximal adverse impacts of social determinants on health in a rural community .

  • Apply community based participatory research methods to a healthcare provider-academic partnership .

  • Identify relevant resources for patient referrals using www.upresources.org website.

Session Title: Where did I put my keys? The Neurologic Basis of Aging and the diseases that accompany it.

Faculty: Brian MacFalda, DO, MBA - MyMichigan Health

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze some of the key features of the aging brain and biologic basis it.

  • Contrast the major types of dementia and identify the distinguishing features on physical exam.

  • Differentiate the clinical exam of a patient with Parkinson’s and Essential Tremor.

  • Apply Stroke risk factor modification to Stroke and TIA patients for optimal outcomes.

  • Develop an understanding of searching for alternative diagnosis for a suspected seizure in the elderly.

Session Title: Diabetes as a specialty in rural communities; how to expand important aspects of diabetes care to our rural settings.

Faculty: Gayle Maslakow, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, BC-ADM - Aspirus Ironwood, Aspirus Ontonagon, & Aspirus Iron River Clinics

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize multiple resources to design an initiative-taking comprehensive team at the primary care level to manage people living with pre-diabetes and diabetes to reduce complications and improve outcomes.

  • Utilize diabetes technology options, and telehealth systems to reduce medical inertia in the rural healthcare setting by employing tactics of remote patient monitoring and connected care.

  • Reduce fragmented diabetes care and design a realistic, comprehensive approach to complex diabetes care and reduce co-morbid complications arising from extended wait for specialty care.

Session Title: Vaccine Efficacy and Vaccine Hesitancy in an Era of New Vaccines

Faculty: Andrew Pekosz, PhD - Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Abram Wagner, PhD - School of Public Health, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how virus surveillance is utilized to help inform changes in vaccine efficacy

  • Demonstrate how changes in the circulating virus leads to changes in virus fitness

  • Differentiate patients based on their vaccine beliefs and attitudes

  • Utilize nudges in clinical practice to present an opt-out choice regarding vaccination