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Continuing Medical Education

Cosponsored by Baltimore City Medical Society, Maryland

Dr.Anuradha Reddy
CME Chair, CME

Dr. Ananth Rao
Co-Chair, CME

Dr. Nataraj Prasad
CME Coordinator

Dr. Sudhakr Kempanna
CME Coordinator

Dr. Somashekar Bellary
CME Coordinator

Dr. Vijaya Sriram
CME Coordinator

Dr. Rekha Motigi
CME Coordinator

Dr. Y.K. Ramaiah
CME Coordinator

Dr. G.M. Raju
CME Coordinator

The Baltimore City Medical Society (BCMS) is accredited by the Maryland State Medical Society, MedChi, to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The BCMS designates this program for up to 7 hours of Category 1 of the Physicians Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Attending this CME Physicians will be able to:
* Earn 7 category 1 credits towards the AMA Physicians Recognition Award
* Network with colleagues who live and practice in their area
* Interact with Expert faculty during dedicated Q&A throughout the program

Learning Objectives

  • New Strategies and new evidence: Prevention &Treatment of CAD. Current Approaches to the Management of Dyslipidemia.
  • Naturopathic Pain: Physicians will learn how to treat the Pain with new understanding of mechanism of origin of pain.
  • Discussion of Epidemiology of Depression and understand basic rules of treatment choices
  • Identifying features of Osteoporosis causes of bone disease and treatments of Osteoporosis.
  • Identify causes of GERD, Inflammatory bowel disease, and DYSPEPSIA. Physicians will be able to refer patients for further investigations and learn new options available, study medication updates, and review new studies.
  • Update the guidelines in treatment of CAD in diabetics, learn the complications and management. Understand new therapeutic options available. Discuss new diabetic medications and benefits of their use.
  • Review cognitive behavioral treatment of Insomnia.

Internal Medicine Updates Session I
Saturday, September 2, 2006
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Registration

Opening Remarks: Dr Anuradha Reddy, CME Chair
Moderators: Dr Ananth Rao and Dr Kempanna Sudhakar

12:35 pm to 1:30 pm
Cardiovascular Disease Among Asian Indians:
"How to Beat It" Prevention And Management

  • Learn about epidemiology and unique lipid profile of Asian Indians that puts them at a high risk for CAD. Understand the measures to modify the risk

Speaker:Dr Enas A Enas
Director CADI Research Center
Advanced Lipid Clinic, Illinois
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
"To Stent or CABG". Is There a Right Answer?

  • Describe the physiological effect of passive restraint devices
  • Identify the clinical indications for surgical ventricular restoration
  • Learn about current and expanding indication for drug eluting stents
  • Issues regarding antiplalet therapy and non-cardiac surgery

Speakes: Dr. Ananth Rao
Interventional Cardiology
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Dr. Steven Boyce
Cardiac Surgery
Washington HospitalCenter
Washington, DC
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm to 3:15 pm
Assessment, Prevention, Treament of Osteoporosis

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis from a geriatricianís perspective

Speaker: Dr. Michael Gloth III
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Sudden Cardiac Death: Cardiac Arrhythmia and Management

  • Learn about epidemiology, prevention and device therapy
  • Review data from resynchronization device therapy

Speaker: Dr Zayd A Eldadah
Associate Director
Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
The Washington Hospital Center
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm Discussion/Evaluation
Internal Medicine Updates Session II
Sunday, September 3, 2006
7:30 am to 8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast

Opening Remarks: Dr Anuradha Reddy, CME Chair
Dr Somashekar Bellary and Dr Nataraj Prasad

8:05 am to 8:45 am
Prevelance of Diabetes and Itís Complications:
Recent Therapeutic Options

  • The epidemic of diabetes - learn about benefits of early
  • intervention Guidelines of treatment: Comparison old and new medications

Speaker: Dr. Chandrashekhar M Virupannavar
Clinical Associate Professor,MSU/KCMS and Endocrinolist
Borgess Hospital
Kalamazoo, MI
8:45 am to 9:15 am
Major Depression: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • Discuss the epidemiology of major depression
  • Review cultural differences in presentation and treatment
  • Understand basic rules for treatment choices in patients

Speaker: Dr. Geetha Jayaram
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
9:15 am to 9:45 am
Acute and Chronic Pain Management

  • Define & Understand Acute vs Chronic Pain Management
  • Pharmacologic Options For Pain Management
  • Classification Of Medications
Speaker:Dr. Michael Clark
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
9:45 am to 10:00 am : Break
10:00 am to 10:45 am
Current approaches in the Treatment of Asthma

  • Discuss the pathophysiology of Bronchial asthma
  • Review the classification and severity of asthma
  • Current treatment options in the management of asthma

Speaker: Dr. Krishna Murthy
Director Pulmonary Rehab
Gibson General Hospital, Indiana
10:45 am to 11.30 am
Everything you need to know about Insomnia

  • Compare NIH consensus statements on insomnia, 1984 and 2005
  • Review cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia
  • Summarize indications and properties of approved hypnotic medications
Speaker: Dr Marc Raphaelson
Medical Director
Greater Washington Sleep Disorder Centers
11:30 am to 12:15 am
Management of GERD and Inflamatory Bowel Disease

  • Review treatment options for GERD and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Review importance of nocturnal GERD
  • Understand the differences between ulcerative colitis and Crohnís disease

Speaker: Dr. Sanjay Jaganath
Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
12:15 am to 12:30 pm : Discussion/Evaluation

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