SCMG Annual Conference - 2017

Date & Location
Friday, September 8, 2017 3:00 PM - Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:30 PM   Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Dana Point, CA


The 18th annual Sharp Community Medical Group conference for primary care physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will provide a range of relevant educational content designed to help you deliver the highest quality care. Our speakers will focus on mindfulness, e-cigarettes, cannabis, new generics, lab ordering, diabetes, spinal pain, controlling hypertension and more.

Target Audience:  All SCMG-affiliated primary care physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants



Following this activity, learners should be able to:
  1. Define the term “Mindfulness” and how it relates to every-day life and work
  2. Describe ways in which mindfulness can be applied to your current work situation
  3. List the pros and cons of E- cigarettes and how they affect the health of users and those nearby
  4. Discuss the current state of medical cannabis indications
  5. Describe the benefits of generic prescription to patients and meeting goals of the IPA
  6. Apply strategies that incorporates Choosing Wisely recommendation into clinical practice
  7. Describe changes one can make to ordering labs relevant, and less wasteful or redundant
  8. Identify new therapies for diabetes
  9. Describe the current state for adjustment of diabetes medications
  10. List common behavioral and dietary adjustments for patients
  11. Employ strategies to assess medical information for accuracy
  12. Summarize common misconceptions in medicine
  13. Describe strategies for controlling cardiovascular risk using BP control
  14. List the medications in ALL (ASA, Lisinopril, Lipid Lowering) protocol for treating hypertension




Accreditation: Sharp HealthCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit: Sharp HealthCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.  It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Determination of credit is pending.


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