Medical Dilemmas: A Patient Care CME Conference
Planned and Hosted by Dr. Jan Basile, former SMA President
Make plans now to join SMA in New York City for the magic of the holidays; networking; fun; and of course, quality accredited education to complete your 2018 year-end requirements.
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- Friday, December 141
- Saturday, December 152
- Sunday, December 163
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Announcements and Polling/Badge Scanning Information
Update on The Most Recent 2017 Guideline on Hypertension: Jan Basile, MD
Update in Adult Immunizations: George Mejicano, MD
New Drug Update: Wayne Weart, PharmD
Evaluating and Treating Type 2 Diabetes: Silvio Inzucchi, MD
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Case Presentations in Diabetes: Silvio Inzucchi, MD
Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic: Safer Prescribing for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain: Wayne Weart, PharmD
Selecting the Best Generic Drugs to Treat Common Disease States: Wayne Weart, PharmD
Update on Lipid-Lowering Therapy: Jan Basile, MD
Key Concepts in Outpatient Antibiotic Selection: George Mejicano, MD
Assessing Elevated Liver Function Tests: A Case Oriented Approach: Peter Buch, MD
11:30 am-12:30 pm
10 Cases of Fever- 10 Lessons Learned: George Mejicano, MD
A Case-Based Approach to Evaluating and Treating GI Bleeding: Peter Buch, MD
Resistant Hypertension 2018: The New White Paper is Published: Jan Basile, MD
Clinical Cases that Highlight Clinical Pharmacology: Wayne Weart, PharmD
Cases in Infectious Disease: George Mejicano, MD
Cases in Hypertension and Dyslipidemia: Jan Basile, MD
Westin New York Times Square
SMA's Group Rate $279 (does not include taxes and fees)
To Book Your Reservation
Reference "SMA 2018 Medical Dilemmas Conference"
Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 22, 2018 5:00pm (Eastern)
After this date, reservations will be accepted by the hotel at its discretion and subject to prevailing rates and availability. Note: You should book as early as possible as the group block and rate may sell out prior to the hotel’s reservation deadline stated above. Any cancellation after booking must be done no later than 24 hours prior to confirmed arrival date in order to avoid penalty.
Call Fadwa at (800)423-4992 Ext. 109.
The Westin New York at Times Square stands at the crossroads of the world - at the corner of 43rd Street and 8th Avenue. The hotel's ideal central location showcases spectacular views and puts you within steps of more than 40 Broadway theatres, some of the finest businesses, world-famous shopping, famed Restaurant Row, Times Square, and exciting entertainment venues.
- Plush Heavenly Beds® for untold comfort and ultimate renewal
- Westin's invigorating Heavenly Bath®
- Dual-line phones, including one cordless phone
- Voice mail, data ports and high-speed or wireless Internet
- 47" Flat Screen HD TVs
- iHome clock radio with iPod docking station
- Individual climate control
- All rooms non-smoking
- Hair dryer and deluxe grooming amenities
- Coffee maker
- In-room refrigerated refreshment center
- In-room, laptop-sized safe
- Custom-designed terry bathrobe to envelop you in comfort
- Complimentary use of the Westin WORKOUT® Health Club
- Adjacent to the E-Walk - entertainment/retail complex
- Near the New York fashion, financial, and commercial districts
- Just blocks from Grand Central Station and Penn Station
- Close to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
- Steps from American Girl Place New York®, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Empire State Building, Rockefeller Plaza and Fifth Avenue
- 9 miles from LaGuardia International Airport
- 15 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 16 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport
Cancellation Policy: All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is cancelled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by July 7, 2018. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted. We urge you to register and book early because rooms often sell out prior to the cutoff date.
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) - AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Southern Medical Association designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine -Maintenance of Certification Knowledge Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.0 MOC knowledge 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.
Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Other Healthcare Professionals
Continuing education requirements vary from state to state. Many national accrediting organizations, such as AAPA, ANCC, AANPCP, as well as state boards, recognize ACCME-approved AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and these credits may be used as such toward continuing education requirements. Upon completion of attendance attestation and evaluation, all non-physician professional attendees will receive a certificate of attendance stating that the conference is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. It is the responsibility of each professional attendee to understand the requirements for license renewal. SMA encourages all attendees to contact their state or national licensing board(s) and/or professional organization(s) to become familiar with their policies for acceptable continuing education credit.
EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Don't miss out.
Physician / Healthcare Professional $895
Register by October 5 and it's only $795
Active Military Physician / Healthcare Professional $795
Register by October 5 and it's only $695
Student / Resident / Fellow $495
Register by October 5 and it's only $395
One Day ONLY $325
Live Webcast - All 3 Days $595
Payment Method Options
By Credit Card – Click here to submit your registration on-line – it is safe, secure, fast, and easy! You may also call our meeting services division – 800.423.4992, ext. 620, for personal registration assistance, when paying with a credit card. SMA accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.
By Check – Download, print and complete the registration form and mail along with a check for the appropriate registration fee. Checks should be made payable to Southern Medical Association. Mail to Southern Medical Association at the address below.
Late or On-Site Registrations: Although in most instances SMA will accommodate last-minute or on-site registrations (space permitting), we encourage you to register prior to the meeting so that materials can be prepared and made ready for you. There is the risk that materials could run short without an advance registration and preparation.
Incomplete Registrations: Conference registrations submitted that are incomplete or without a form of payment will not be processed.
Confirmation E-mail: You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Please check the information carefully to confirm that your registration was processed correctly. If you have any questions or need assistance, call our office – 800.423.4992, ext. 620.
Cancellation Policy: All conferences are subject to cancellation. SMA will not refund travel costs if the meeting is canceled. Refunds are not given for inclement weather. Registration fee refund requests must be submitted in writing to the SMA. A refund of your registration fee, minus a $50 administration processing fee, will be granted if notice is received by December 8, 2018. After this time, SMA will have incurred all related costs regarding your planned registration, therefore, no refunds will be granted. We urge you to register and book early because rooms often sell out prior to the cutoff date.
SMA Address: Mail Registrations to: Southern Medical Association, Attn.: Registration, 3500 Blue Lake Drive, Suite 360, Birmingham, AL 35243. The SMA office is not open on the weekends to accept express packages. Contact SMA with questions or if you need assistance – 800.423.4992, ext. 620.
Watch SMA’s educational sessions in live streaming video over the Internet, and earn CME credit!
If you are unable to travel to New York, your personal computer can provide access to the live conference from your office, home, or anywhere an Internet connection is available. NOTE: Schedule times are for the Eastern Time Zone.
Attend the meeting via Live Webcast only $595 for all 3 days. No time away from home. No travel costs.
- The day of the broadcast, plan to sign-in 15 minutes prior to the start time.
- Access by the website by clicking the link in your confirmation email.
- Approximately one week prior to the Conference, you will also receive instructions via email regarding accessing the on-line syllabus materials, as well as instructions for claiming CME/CE credit.
SMA Webcast - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Live Webcast?
A webcast is streaming audio and video of a conference, which you may watch live from your home or office computer.
Can multiple people from my company watch the webcast?
Yes; however, only the registered attendee will receive CME/CE credit.
Will I be able to ask questions through a chat session while watching the webcast?
At this time, you will not have the ability to ask questions during the live broadcast.
How long do I have access to the lectures following the course?
The broadcast will be available on-demand approximately 7 working days after the event.
NOTE: In order to claim CME credit, you must watch the LIVE event. Credit will NOT be awarded for watching the sessions “on-demand” after the conclusion of the conference.
Can I watch from my iPhone, iPad, or smart devices?
For best viewing results, the preferred format for viewing the webcast is on a PC or laptop computer. You may view on smart devices (ie, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc); however, the graphics may not be as clear.
Will I need to install software in advance?
Will I need access to both the internet and a telephone?
All of our sessions are delivered via your personal computer or laptop’s speakers with access to the Internet. Dial-in is not available.
How will I claim my CME credit?
After watching the sessions LIVE, you will be emailed a link to evaluate the sessions, and to claim CME credit. You must attest that you watched the event “live” in order to claim the credit.
May I view the webcast on my Mac?
What is the minimal transfer rate for the Internet Connection (streaming rate)?
You will need a high speed connection, 5mbps minimum
Other Technical Requirements
- Windows: x86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for IE only). 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound card and speakers. Internet Explorer 7+, Google Chrome 12+, and Firefox 3.6+
- Mac: A Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11+ (Browsers must be in 32-bit mode), an Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor with 512-MB of RAM, sound capabilities, and Safari 5.5+, Google Chrome 16.0+
- Internet Connection: A Cable or DSL internet connection (200 kbps+) is highly recommended for the best experience. A low speed modem connection (56k) can be used, but is not recommended and buffering is to be expected.
- IMPORTANT – If you are planning to view any online course from a place of work, it is HIGHLY recommended that you first check with your IT department and/or Network Administrator to make sure that:
- You are allowed access to install programs on your computer and
- You are allowed access to view online streaming media.
Exhibiting at the Medical Dilemmas conference provides your company access to physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners specializing or certified in the areas of internal medicine, family or general medicine, and other specialties related to the topics of the meeting.
If you would like to exhibit, please contact Kendra Blackmon at
2018 Exhibitor Listing