2017 Spring Scientific Meeting

May 18 & 19, 2017

The Somerset Inn
2601 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48084

MSMS Members - $135/course
Member staff & Nurses - $185/course
Retired members and YPS - $105/course
Non-members - $185/course

Residents & Students - FREE
*Continental breakfast and lunch provided each day

Late registration: 8:30 a.m.

Please join MSMS Foundation at the 6th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting (SSM). Through this conference, MSMS provides you with another opportunity to earn up to 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This two-day event is designed for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals.

Statement of Accreditation: The Michigan State Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement: The Michigan State Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 MOC 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.

Please click on a conference title below to learn more about each program.

Live Accordion

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. FREE Plenary Session: Ask the Experts Panel

(Complimentary hot breakfast included)
Presented by: Kerr Russell Weber, PLC
*This session is not eligible for Category 1 or MOC credits

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Infectious Disease Update

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss how to improve the HPV vaccination rates through improving the knowledge and the effects of the HPV vaccination on HPV related cancers. 
  2. Describe new knowledge in the field of infectious diseases that has implications for current as well as future clinical practice. 
  3. List the risk factors associatied with HCV.
  4. Explain the recommendations for HCV screening and best practices for implementing HCV testing as well as linkage to care.
  5. Describe tips for improving HCV co-management between primary care clinicians and specialists.

Course Director:

Patricia Brown, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Associate Chief of Staff for Medicine, John Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit
   Sexually Transmitted Infections: Update on Epidemiology and Screening for Primary Care
   What's New in Infectious Disease


Rabbie K. Hanna, MD, FACOG, Gynecologic Oncology Senior Staff, Department of Women's Health Services, Henry Ford Health System; and Clinical Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
    HPV Vaccination and the Target Audience - Primary Care Physicians and Internal Medicine

Stephanie L. Judd, MD, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Department of Gastroenterology, Detroit
    Hepititis C Virus Infection: Beyond the Cure


9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Timely Topics in Orthopaedics

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms and diagnose hip and knee arthritis and other causes of hip and knee pain.
  2. Understand the range of non-operative options available for treatment of hip and knee arthritis.
  3. Understand the risks, benefits and expected outcome of hip and knee replacement. 
  4. Discuss the latest clinical development in total hip arthroplasty.
  5. Describe recent advancements in total knee arthroplasty.
  6. Explain the new treatments in the diagnosis and management of hip conditions.

Course Director:

Joseph D. Maratt, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
   Total Hip Arthroplasty
   Total Knee Arthroplasty


Sandra L Hearn MD, Instructor Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Diagnosis and Management of Hip Conditions

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Maternal and Perinatal Health - Part 1

Presented by: MPCH Planning Committee


Frank Anderson, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Medical School
Maternal Morbidity Update

Edward Jouney, DO, FASAM, University of Michigan Medical School
Managing Addiction During Pregnancy

Colin Parks, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Child Protective Services

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Topics in Dermatology

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the proper biopsy site and technique selection for various diseases. 
  2. Describe the diagnosis and management of skin infections in athletes. 
  3. Explain the features that help differentiate types of alopecia and their diagnosis.

Course Director:

Steve D. Daveluy MD, FAAD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit 


Anthony Van Vreede, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
   Skin Infections in Athletes

David A. Mehregan MD, Wayne State University Physician Group, Monroe
   Getting the Most from Your Biopsy

Aliya Hines, MD, PhD, Heidelberg Dermatology, Detroit
   Overview of Common Alopecia

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Diabetes and Lipid Update

Learner Objectives:

  1. Indentify the recent technological advancements in the treatment and management of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Recognize the appropriate use of new technologies in diabetes care.
  3. Implement treatment strategies that reflect recent advances in insulin and incretin-based treatment strategies for the management of T2DM.
  4. Examine effective strategies to overcome barriers that impede the use of insulin and/or incretin-based therapies for treatment of T2DM
  5. Review recent advances in combination treatment strategies for patients with T2DM and indentify patients who may benefit from such regimens.
  6. Employ safe and effective combination insulin/incretin-based therapy in appropriate patients with T2DM.
  7. Discuss new drugs now available for treatment of obesity.

Course Director:

Arti Bhan, MD, FACE, Division Head, Endocrinology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
    Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes


Ebru Sulanc, MD, Senior Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
   Updates in Obesity Medication

Kate Kirley, MD, MS, Director, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, American Medical Association
   Diabetes Care Begins with Diabetes Prevention

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Maternal and Perinatal - Part 2 Maternal Breakout

Presented by: MPHC Planning Committee

Federico G. Mariona, MD, MHSA, FACOG, FACS, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Applying the Hypertension in Pregnancy Safety Bundle

Cathy Collins-Fuela MSN, CNM, FACNM, Henry Ford Health System; and Jaye Clement, MPH, MPP, Henry Ford Health System
Enhanced Group Prenatal Care Model WIN Network, Collaboration with Women’s Health

Dotun A. Ogunyemi, MD, Beaumont Health System
Safe Reduction of Cesarean Rate


1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Maternal and Perinatal - Part 3 Pediatric Breakout

Presented by: MPHC Planning Committee

Charles J. Barone II, MD FAAP, Henry Ford Medical Group
Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program

Craig A. Bloch, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist
Update on Safe Sleep Guidelines

Joel L. Bass, MD, Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Evaluating Public Policy in Support of Breastfeeding


5:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Nephrology for the PCP

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe common issues that arise for primary care providers in the care of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplant patients. 
  2. Explain recent developments in CKD and dialysis.
  3. Discuss latest strategies to screen, prevent, and treat patients with long-term complications of kidney transplantation.



9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Current Issues in Cardiology

Learner Objectives:

  1. Discuss the main elements of arterial access of coronary procedures and follow-up treatment by primary care physicians and cardiologists. 
  2. Explain the advances in the treatment of atrial fibrillation with newer anticoagulaNts and left atrial appendage closure devices.
  3. List the latest development in cardiac rehabilitation that are safe and effective in improving cardiovascular patients' quality of life and reducing morbidity and mortality.
  4. Describe the effects of comprehensive lifestyle changes, such as diet, exercise and education, on clinical markers that are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. 
  5. Identify basic and advance screening strategies to indentify CVD risk in clinical practice. 

Course Director:

Mansoor A. Qureshi, MD, Co-Director Non-Invasive Vascular Lab, Michigan Heart; and Cardiologist, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor
   Arterial Access of Coronary Procedures and Follow-up Treatment


Shrin Hebsur, MD, Cardiologist, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Saint Joseph Mercey Hospital and Michigan Heart, Ypsilanti
   Advances in Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation with Newer Anticoagulants and Left Atrial Appendage Closure    Devices: Interesting Case Presentations

Frank Smith, MD, Cardiologist, Michigan Heart, Canton
   Cardiac Rehab Reimagined: Past, Present, and Future

Junaed Haq, MD, Director of Medical Education, Pontiac General Hospital
   Update in Cardiology Disease Prevention

9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Allergy and Immunology Update

Learner Objectives:

  1. Define EoE and present the updated 2017 diagnostic guidelines.
  2. Discuss the epidemiology, pathophysiology and genetics of EoE.
  3. Identify the clinical symptoms, allergic manifestations, endoscopic and histologic features of EoE. 
  4. List and define the treatments of EoE which include dietary restriction, pharmacologic therapy and esophageal dilation.
  5. Explain how to manage patients with EoE.
  6. Discuss ongoing and future research on EoE.
  7. Describe the importance of vaccinations in patients with autoimmune disease, with autoimmune disease on immunosuppressive therapy, and with chronic inflammatory conditions.
  8. Apply the current guidelines to pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and to recognize the clinical settings in which these vaccines are indicated or cotraindicated.
  9. Identify best practices to optimizing patient assessment and management in Chronic Urticaria.

Course Director:

Haejin Kim, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Senior Staff Allergist, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Research Scientist, Division of Public Health Sciences, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit


Paneez Khoury, MD, MHSc, Staff Clinician, Allergy and Immunology, NIAID/LPD/Human Eosinophil Section, Bethesda, MD
    Updates in Eosinophilic Disorders

Carl B. Lauter, MD, MACP, FIDSA, FAAAAI, Professor of Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; Section Head, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Beaumont Hospital; and Clinical Profession of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
   Use of Vaccines in Immunodeficiency

Luz M. Fonacier, MD, Section Head, Allergy, Training Program Director, Winthrop University Hopsital; Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stoney Brook, NY
   Challenging Cases in Chronic Urticaria: Optimizing Patient Assessment and Management

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Practice Parameters in Neurology

Learner Objectives:

  1. Identify a practical approach to the acute stroke management and update the audience about recent stroke treatment and stroke prevention guidelines.
  2. Describe recent quality and practice parameters in seizures and epilepsy and review basic as well as advanced management in epilepsy. 
  3. Explain how to take a history and evaluate a patient with peripheral neuropathy.
  4. Discuss the need for further testing and guidelines for initiating appropriate treatment.

Course Director:

Maysaa M. Basha, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit


Kumar Rajamani, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit
   Top Ten Things in Management of Stroke and Cerebovascular Diseases

Rohit Marawar, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
  Updates in Seizures and Epilepsy - What's New and What's Old (but still valid)

Abbas Jowkar, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
   Evaluation and Management of Peripheral Neuropathy for the General Practitioner

Navid Seraji-Bozorgzad, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
   Updates on Dementia and Cognitive Impairment 

1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Rheumatology Update

Learner Objectives:

  1. Describe evidence-based management of patients presenting to family physicians with typical signs and symptoms of recent onset of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  2. Discuss early rheumatology referral to enhance the early accurate diagnosis of RA and early initiation of DMARD therapy.
  3. Explain the different ways of collaboration and co-management of RA patients by PCPs and rheumatologists.
  4. List improved monitoring methods of RA to screen for cardiovascular disease, malignancy, and infection.
  5. Describe appropriate vaccination of RA patients to reduce the risk of infection. 
  6. Make a diagnosis of gout based on clinical treatment guidelines and recommendations. 
  7. Explain the multisystem complication of gout, particulary cardiovascular and renal disease, and the association of gout with metabolic syndrome.
  8. Identify how to best utilize current therapies, and evaluate how more potent urate-lowering therapy might benefit the long-term clinical management of gout.

Course Director:

Manveen K. Saluja, MD, Rheumatologist, Beaumont Health System, Troy


Andrew J. Sulich, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine; and Rheumatologist, Shores Rheumatology, Saint Clair Shores Michigan and Saint John Medical Center, Detroit
    The Role of the Primary Care Physician in Rheumatic Disease

Bernard R. Rubin, DO, MPH, Rheumatology Fellowship, Program Director, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
   Update on Gout for the Primary Care Physician

Elena Schiopu, MD, Assistant Professor, Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
    Early RA and pre-RA Diagnosis and Management Including RA Prevention Trial

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Download the Registration Form to print and send with a check or credit card number.

  1. Phone the MSMS Registrar at: 517-336-7581
  2. Fax Registration Form to: 517-336-5797
  3. Mail Registration Form to:
    MSMS Foundation, 120 W. Saginaw, East Lansing, MI 48823


Thank You Exhibitors and Sponsors!

The MSMS Foundation would like to offer our sincere gratitude for the support of the 2017 exhibitors and sponsors.

  • 123Net
    For over 20 years, 123Net has provided Michigan businesses with high-speed internet services through the expansive Fiber and Fixed Wireless networks throughout Michigan. 123Net continues to expand its 4 carrier grade Data Centers through partnerships with Fortune 500 companies.

  • AMA - Diabetes Prevention

  • AstraZeneca

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, and Blue Care Network are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. They provide and administer health benefits to more than 4.4 million members residing in Michigan, in addition to employees of Michigan-headquartered companies who reside outside the state.

  • Coverys 
    Coverys is a leading medical malpractice insurance provider dedicated to helping its policyholders anticipate, identify, and manage risk. With an emphasis on physician education and patient safety, Coverys provides innovative risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community. Learn more at www.coverys.com.

  • Eli Lilly and Company
    Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded in 1876 by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission. To learn more, visit www.lilly.com.

  • Kerr Russell
    Kerr Russell is a firm of intelligent and creative problem-solvers, who apply ingenuity and fresh approaches to legal challenges, despite their size or complexity. Our professional abilities are enhanced, and our efficiencies increased, by our state-of-the-art technology information systems that allow us to work in real time. Our comprehensive resources put everything that we need at our fingertips.

  • Meridian
    Meridian is a family-owned, family-operated group of health plans. Meridian’s affiliates include MeridianHealth (Medicaid),MeridianCare (Medicare), MeridianChoice (Marketplace), and MeridianRx, a Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM). Meridian serves more than 900,000 members in three states.

  • Navy Recruiting District, Michigan
    More than 12,000 physicians, dentists and nurses provide world-class, hands-on care. More than 2,600 administrative, research and clinical specialists offer vital support in hospitals, labs and research facilities in the U.S. and around the world.

  • Northwestern Mutual

  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
    Novartis Pharmaceuticals is dedicated to discovering, developing, manufacturing and marketing prescription drugs that helpmeet our customers’ medical needs and improve their quality of life. Please visit the Novartis exhibit where our sales representatives will be available to discuss our products.

  • Novo Nordisk, Inc.
    Our mission is to shape how the organization establishes itself to external audiences.  We demonstrate how Novo Nordisk improves lives by developing world-class medicines, while also meeting a high standard of societal, environmental and financial goals

  • Physicians Review Organization
    Physicians Review Organization is a URAC accredited independent medical review organization. We provide objective case reviews when there is a question about the appropriateness of medical care or when providers are working to improve the quality of care.

  • ProAssurance
    ProAssurance healthcare professional liability solutions make insurance simpler. Get coverage that fits and a pledge of fair treatment. ProAssurance Group is A.M. Best A+ (Superior). Learn more at www.proassurance.com.

  • Professional Solutions Insurance Company
    PSIC is part of a family of companies offering professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals since 1946. 
    We boast an “A” (Excellent) rating from industry analyst A.M. Best for financial strength and operating performance.

  • Stellar Management Group


Contact Marianne Ben Hamza at 517-336-7581 or mbenhamza@msms.org.