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2018 6th Annual Hospital Medicine Conference

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6th Annual Hospital Medicine Conference
Friday, April 27, 2018 | 7:00AM-4:00PM
The Grandview, 176 Rinaldi Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


 VBMC Nurses must also submit RTA

General: $50
Student: $25

NOTE: Course Materials will be 
available online the week prior
to download and/or print at home.
 No paper copies will be
provided by the CME office

Program Schedule
This is a working agenda, it may change drastically between now and April 27.

7:00am – 7:25am –       REGISTRATION   
7:25am – 7:30am –       Welcome/Opening Remarks
                                            – Brenda Ayers, MD, Education Director,
                                               Medical Director, Hospitalists,
                                               Health-Quest Medical Practice P.C.

7:30am – 8:15am –      Pulmonary Embolism
                                          – Tim Collins, DO, Critical Care Medicine, Director of Intesive Care Unit, Vassar Brothers
                                              Medical Center, Pulmonologist Health-Quest Medical Practice, P.C.

8:15am – 9:45am –      Preventing Infectious Complications that Drive Mortality Rates in the Hospital​
                                        – Diane Kantaros, MD,  Associate VPMA, Quality Systems, Vassar Brothers Medical Center    

9:45am – 10:00am-         BREAK   
10:00am – 10:45am –     C. Diff Treatment
                                              – Sal Buffa, MD,* Gastroenterologist, Premier Medical Group, Chief of Gastroenterology and
                                                  Assistant Chief of Medicine at Vassar Brothers Medical Center,  

10:45am – 11:30am –   When to Refer Patients for Bariatric Surgery and What to Expect in the Process
                                       - Brian Binetti, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, Bariatric Specialist, Director of Metabolic and Bariatric 
                                         Surgery, Northern Dutchess Hospital, Health-Quest Medical Practice, P.C.    
11:30am – 12:30pm –     LUNCH

12:30pm - 1:15pm -    Non-Opioid Analgesic Modalities
                                     –Sergey M. Motov, MD, FAAEM, Research Director,Emergency Medicine Physician,Department 
                                     of Emergency Medicine Maimonides Medical Center

1:15pm – 2:15pm –    Supporting the Needs of Older Adults in the Hospital 
                                            – Jodi Friedman, MD.
                                               HealthQuest Medical Practice

2:15pm – 2:30pm –       BREAK 

2:30pm – 3:15pm –     Building a Stronger Bridge to Quality End of Life Care:  Hudson Valley Hospice and You
                                           – Albert Riddle, MD, Chief Medical Director of Dutchess County Hospice

3:15pm – 4:00pm –      Spondyloarthritis: Not just a simple back pain
                                             – Ze've Weitz, MD, Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Medical Associates of Hudson Valley

4:00pm –                      Closing Remarks

* In the spirit of keeping you well informed, the physician identified is neither an agent nor an employee of Health Quest or any of its affiliate organizations. This physician has selected our facilities as the place where he or she wants to treat and care for their private patients.






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