Elevated Care Summit

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

This conference is designed to provide practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based design of the conference will encourage learner participation through dynamic interactive presentations and case-based dialogue. Our national speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates. This conference offers opportunity for collaboration with leading experts in the field of medicine and includes specialty tracks in Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Oncology. The implementation of discussed proven interventions will result in value-based, effective, quality patient care.

Key elements to enhanced patient care and improved outcomes will be discussed, to include:

  • Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of common disorders
  • Utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of frequently encountered therapeutic issues
  • Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies to reduce modifiable risk factors and improve long-term outcomes
The conference format includes specialty tracks in Cardiovascular, Gastroenterology, General Surgery and Oncology.

Scientific Program

Updates in General Medicine

Michael Emmett, MD
Updates in Cardiovascular Specialties
Amy J. Wilson, MD
Updates in Gastroenterology and General Surgery
James Fleshman, MD
Updates in Oncology and Cancer Care

Göran Klintmalm, MD
8:00 - 8:15 a.m.
Kenote: High Risk / Low Volume Program for the BSW Health System
James Fleshman, MD, FASCRS, Chief of the Department of Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center
with Panel of Specialty Service Line Leaders High Risk Low Volume Value
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.
Modern Era Surgical Management of GERD and Hiatal Hernia - Steven Leeds, MD, Division Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Endoscopic Management of Esophageal Disease - Marc Ward, MD
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Question and answer Panel
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Lung Transplant for Primary Care Physicians: Who and When to Refer and What to Expect Post-Transplant
Todd Grazia, MD, Chief of Transplant Pulmonology, Baylor University Medical Center
Emergency Aortic Conditions
Charles Roberts, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center
Benefits, Risks and Limitations of Colon Cancer Screening: Are We Doing It the Best Way?
John Fordtran, MD, Director, GI Analytical/Research Laboratory, Baylor University Medical Center
The Expanding Role of Immunotherapy
Ronan Kelly, MD, MBA, Chief of Oncology, Baylor Scott & White Health - North Texas, and Medical Director, Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.
Chronic cough and Irritable Larynx Syndrome
Lindsey Arviso, MD, Otolaryngologist, Baylor University Medical Center
What to Expect When You Are Expecting … an LVAD. An Update on Long-Term Support for the Failing Heart
Dan Meyer, MD, Chief of Heart Transplantation, Baylor University Medical Center
Young Onset Colon Cancer and the New Screening Guidelines
Katerina Wells, MD, Director of Colon and Rectal Research, Baylor University Medical Center
New Approved Therapies in Blood Cancers
M. Yair Levy, MD, Medical Director, Hematologic Malignancy Research, Baylor University Medical Center
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Exhibitors | Break
10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
The Role of New Potassium Binding Drugs
Michael Emmett, MD, MACP, Chief of Internal Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center
Electrophysiology in 2019
Praveen Rao, MD, Cardiologist, Baylor University Medical Center
Chronic Pancreatitis
Ernest Beecherl, MD, Assistant Director, Islet Cell Transplant, Baylor University Medical Center
Breast Surgery: Identification and Management of the High- Risk Patient
Lucy Wallace, MD, Breast Surgeon, Baylor University Medical Center
11:15 - 11:45 a.m.
Pituitary Tumors – Update for Primary Care Physicians
Amol Bhatki, MD, Co-Medical Director, Skull Base Center, and Chief of Otolaryngology, Baylor University Medical Center
When a Contraindication Is an Indication for Cardiac Intervention
Robert Gottlieb, MD, Assistant Medical Director, Advanced Heart Disease and Heart Transplant Outreach, Baylor University Medical Center
New Surgical Approaches to Crohn’s Disease
Alessandro Fichera, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, Baylor University Medical Center
Common and Rare Clinical Cases of Melanoma
Alan Menter, MD, Chief of Dermatology, Baylor University Medical Center
11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH | ETHICS (1) - Medical decision making for pain management for patient care pre and post operatives
Alessandro Fichera, MD
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Exhibitors | Break
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Damage Control Resuscitation
Laura Petrey, MD, Co-Medical Director of Surgical Intensive Care, Baylor University Medical Center
Never Just a CABG
Charles Roberts, MD, Chief of Cardiology, Baylor University Medical Center
Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Achalasia and Esophageal Motor Disorders
Vani Konda, MD, Director of Clinical Operations, Esophageal Center, Baylor University Medical Center
Surgical Approach to Lung Cancer: Can We Do More?
Leonidas Tapias, MD, Thoracic and Lung Transplant Surgeon, Baylor University Medical Center
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Understanding and Diagnosing Hip Spine Disorders
Hal Martin, MD, Medical Director, Joint Preservation Program, Baylor University Medical Center
Vascular Surgery Update 2020
John Eidt, MD, Vice Chair of Vascular Surgical Services, Baylor University Medical Center
Surgical Management of Achalasia
Eitan Podgaetz, MD, Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center
Challenges and Opportunities in Neuro-Oncology
Karen Fink, MD, Neuro-Oncologist, Baylor University Medical Center
Adjourn | Evaluations

Target Audience

This meeting is planned and implemented for primary care physicians, cardiologists, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, oncologists, otolaryngologists, orthopedics and surgeons. Registered nurses and physician assistants in related specialties.

Accreditation & Credit Designation

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET), Provider #0007001, has approved this program for 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The conference includes two ethics education hours and eligible for MOC Points.

The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) was reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded accreditation status as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To receive credit, attendees must complete the following steps: sign-in, attend the program, and complete an evaluation.

Content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of FACET. This material has been prepared based on a review of multiple sources of information but is not comprehensive. Participants are advised to critically appraise the information presented, and they are encouraged to consult the available literature on any product or device mentioned in this activity.


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