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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Primary Care Update 2018

Program Agenda



7:30 – 8 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:15 AM


John J. Russell, MD
Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Abington – Jefferson Health

Morning Session Moderator

Warren B. Matthews, MD

8:15 – 9 AM

COPD Update
Michael J. Reilly, DO

Abington – Jefferson Health

9 – 9:45 AM

Medical Marijuana - The Role of the Physician
Charles V. Pollack, MD
Emergency Medicine,
Jefferson University Physician
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

9:45 – 10:30 AM

A Primary Care Approach to Skin Cancers
Clifford S. Perlis, MD
Abington – Jefferson Health

10:30 – 11 AM


11 – 11:45 AM

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
Melissa Sawyer Falcon, DO

Abington – Jefferson Health

11:45 – 12:30 PM

Primary Care Management of Opiate Use Disorder
Gerald J. Hansen, III, MD
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program,
Abington – Jefferson Health

12:30 – 1:30 PM


Afternoon Session Moderator

Neil S. Skolnik, MD

1:30 – 2:15 PM

Bariatric Surgery: Past, Present, Future
Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr., MD
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery,
Section Chief, Institute for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery,
Medical Director, Operating Room,
Abington – Jefferson Health

2:15 – 3 PM

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care
Aaron Sutton, LCSW
Department of Psychiatry,
Abington – Jefferson Health

3 – 3:15 PM


3:15 – 4:45 PM

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John J. Russell, MD and
Neil S. Skolnik, MD