MARCH 9th - MARCH 12th, 2020

We have an amazing schedule in store for you during your stay in Grenada!

From STROKE to a discussion on CURRENT PSYCHEDELICS TO GERD, learn about an amazing array of topics during the next four days.

Interested in some extra-curricular activities that we'll be hosting? Click here for the non-academic schedule.

Monday 3/9/20

07:30 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:10 Welcome: Drs. Bruce Bonanno and Daniel Herr
08:10 - 09:10 Hematologic Disease in Older People - Dr. Shannon O’Connor

  • Pending

09:10 - 10:10 Headache: It’s All in Your Head…Or is it? - Dr. Paul Mathew

  • Accurately classify headaches based on the International Headache Society Criteria

  • Discuss how to choose appropriate studies for further evaluation based on patient history and physical findings

  • Formulate an effective treatment plan including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:00 - 10:45 Hypoxia - When Seconds Matter - Dr. Pierre Moeser

  • Identify the different types of hypoxia

  • Identify the different causes of hypoxia

  • Identify how to prevent hypoxia

11:20 - 12:20 Maintenance of Certification: Reform or Reboot? - Dr. Paul Mathew

  • Discuss the rationale for continuing education and competency in improving patient care

  • State which types of education and testing are optimal and which are most burdensome

  • Discuss alternatives to existing boards offering certifications

tuesday 3/10/20

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Monoclonal Antibody Use in Rheumatic Diseases - Dr. Pierre Moeser

  • Discuss how monoclonal antibodies (MABs) are made

  • Identify the inflammatory processes in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, and Lupus Erythematosus.

  • Discuss how MABs treat these processes

09:10 - 10:10 Decoding the Alphabet Soup of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) - Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Describe the nomenclature and terminology of ILD

  • Discuss the key points in the history and physical exam to help diagnose ILD

  • Discuss the novel treatments for ILD

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 All About Gout - Dr. Suneet Grewal

  • Discuss patient misconceptions about the disease and lifestyle recommendations

  • Discuss flare versus maintenance treatments

  • Discuss new treatments, including a biologic agent which dramatically reduces the rate burden in the body

11:20 - 12:20 Genetic Diseases in Cancer - Dr. Shannon O’Connor

  • Pending

wednesday 3/11/20

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Hepatitis is a Cure - Dr. George Gartin

  • Discuss methods of screening and diagnosis of Hepatitis C

  • Discuss current medications to treat Hepatitis C positive patients

  • Identify healthcare benefits following successful treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C treatment

  • Discuss monitoring patients with advanced fibrosis after successful cure of Hepatitis C for HCC

09:10 - 10:10 Psoriatic Arthritis - Dr. Suneet Grewal


  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

  • Discuss the treatment approach to the above including new biologic agents

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:10 - 11:20 How to Have a Baby Without Having Sex: New Frontiers in Reproduction - Dr. Samuel Jacobs

  • Discuss the reproductive process as it usually occurs run nature

  • Discuss the latest developments in Assisted Reproductive Technologies

  • Have a better understanding of cryopreservation of eggs, sperm, and embryos

  • Discuss the concepts of preimplantation genetic diagnosis

11:20 - 12:20 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Where are we Now? - Dr. Nirav Shah

  • Define ARDS and how the definition has evolved over the last few years

  • Discuss treatment strategies to help improve outcomes

  • Discuss current research and future directions in the care of ARDS patients

thursday 3/12/20

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Nutrition in Chronic Disease - Dr. Taraneh Soleymani

  • Discuss the 2015 - 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendation for vitamins and minerals in the healthy population

  • Discuss the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease

  • Review the nutritional recommendations for prevention and treatment of chronic disease

09:10 - 10:10 Obesity Treatment - How Far Have we Come? - Dr. Sunil Daniel

  • Discuss weight bias in the healthcare setting

  • Discuss the American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology / The Obesity Society guidelines for management of obesity

  • Discuss nutrition, physical activity, and behavioral recommendations for weight management

  • Discuss anti-obesity medications and bariatric surgery as effective tools for weight management

  • Review strategies for long term weight management

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) - Dr. George Gartin

  • Discuss methods to diagnose NAFLD/NASH

  • Discuss the impacts of NAFLD/NASH on healthcare

  • Discuss the current management of NAFLD/NASH as well as future therapies

11:20 - 12:20 How to Have Sex Without Having a Baby? - Dr. Samuel Jacobs

  • Discuss the main classes of contraceptives and their effectiveness

  • Discuss the type of long acting reversible contraception

  • Discuss the difference between the IUDs currently in use in the US market

  • Discuss new developments in birth control methods

  • Discuss the latest technology in male contraception