Spring Scientific Meeting

8th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting

Thursday - Friday, May 16 & 17

DoubleTree by Hilton, Dearborn
5801 Southfield Expressway
Detroit,MI, 48228

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

Please join MSMS Foundation at the 8th Annual Spring Scientific Meeting (SSM). Through this conference, MSMS provides you with another opportunity to earn up to 16.25 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 16.25 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 16.25 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.

Thursday, May 16

7:15 - 8:15 am - FREE Plenary Session: Ask the Expert Panel

(Complimentary hot breakfast included)
Presented by Kerr Russell, PLC
*This session is not eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
or ABIM MOC credit.

8:30 to 11:45 am - What's New in Infectious Disease


  1. Describe the new diagnostic platforms for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
  2. Discuss point of care and rapid detection of pathogens in clinical samples.
  3. Explain risk factors for invasive candidiasis in ICU patients.
  4. Identify novel clinical species of Candida seen in the U.S.
  5. List current management strategies of candidiasis.
  6. Describe the importance of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the treatment of infections.
  7. Discuss areas of inappropriate antimicrobial use and common pitfalls during treatment of infections.

Sorabh Dhar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Medical Director of Infection Prevention/Hospital Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Hossein Salimnia, PhD, ABMM, Professor of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

   Infectious Diseases and the Evolution of Diagnostic Tests

Sanjay G. Revankar, MD, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine, Director, I.D. Fellowship Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Fungal Infections for the Internist

Doctor Dhar

   Incorporating Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles into Your Daily Practice

8:30 to 11:45 am - Advances in Asthma


  1. Apply a systematic approach to evaluating patients with suspected asthma.
  2. Discuss best practices in the accurate diagnosis of asthma.
  3. Explain current treatment recommendations of asthma for adults and children.
  4. List new treatments available for asthma.

Martin Dubravec, MD, Allergy & Asthma Specialists of Cadillac

Mark A. Aronica, MD, Staff, Respiratory Institute, Department of Inflammation and Immunity; Vice-Chair, Section of Allergy and Immunology; and Assistant Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

   Adult Asthma

  Biologics for Asthma


Jaclyn Bjelac, MD, Staff, Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland

   Pediatric Asthma

12:30 - 3:45 pm - Neurology for the PCP: Clinical Basics and Recent Updates


  1. Discuss common types of multiple sclerosis.
  2. Describe basic treatment options and recent new medications.
  3. Identify common types of involuntary movements.
  4. Explain common treatment options for common types of tremors such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors.
  5. Describe different headache types.
  6. Discuss commonly available headache treatment options and recent new medications.
  7. Identify neurological presentations that warrant neurocritical care.
  8. Explain recent stroke guidelines.

Rohit Marawar, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Evanthia Bernitsas, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology; Director, Multiple Sclerosis Center, Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center

   Multiple Sclerosis

Edwin George, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Parkinson’s Disease Center, Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center

   Movement Disorders

Maher Fakhouri, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology; Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center


Shishir Rao, MD, Neurocritical Care Fellow, Henry Ford Hospital

   Stroke and Other Neurocritical Care

12:30 to 3:45 pm - Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist and Primary Care Providers*

  1. Describe the case for integrated behavioral health services in primary care, including the evidence for collaborative care.
  2. Discuss principles of integrated behavioral health care.
  3. Describe the roles in an integrated care team.
  4. Apply a primary care-oriented approach to psychiatric consultation for common behavioral health presentations.
Angie Pinheiro, JD, MD, Michigan Psychiatric Society


Lori Raney, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates, Denver, Colorado

 Applying the Integrated Care Approach: Practical Skills for the Consulting Psychiatrist and Primary Care Providers

* This course is held in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association and Michigan Psychiatric Society to provide participants with the practical skills needed to work in collaborative care.


Accreditation StatementThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians.


Designation Statement:

The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course is not eligible for ABIM MOC credit.

4:00 - 5:00 pm - FREE Plenary Session: Managing Chronic Disease by Partnering with External Resources: How to and Best Practices


  1. Identify opportunities and resources available to start referring patients to local Diabetes Prevention Programs.
  2. Describe the patient experience in the Diabetes Prevention Program.
  3. Describe how this looks in practice with real success story.



Tamah Gustafson, MPH, CPH, CHES, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Dara Barrera, Manager, Practice Management and Health Information Technology, MSMS

5:15 - 7:30 pm - Hot Topics in Dermatology


  1. Describe the limitations of skin biopsy.
  2. Discuss the importance of clinical information.
  3. Express the importance of immunofluorescence.
  4. Distinguish the utility of genetic tests.
  5. Identify when to order lab testing.
  6. Explain underlying pathogenesis of psoriasis with clinically relevant targets.
  7. Apply best practices in skin cancer prevention and photoprotection.
  8. List treatments for psoriasis.
  9. Discuss co-morbid conditions associated with psoriasis.

Steve Daveluy, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Darius Mehregan, MD, Hermann Pinkus Chairman of Dermatology and Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine

   Diagnosing Difficult Rashes

Geoffrey Potts, MD, Dermatologist, University Physician Group Dermatology

   Updates in Psoriasis

Doctor Daveluy

   Sun Protection and Skin Cancer in 2019

Friday, May 17

8:30 to 11:45 am - Current Issues in Cardiology


  1. Discuss the definition, causes of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS).
  2. Explain the diagnosis and management of ACS.
  3. Discuss appropriate strategy for patients with cardiogenic shock.
  4. Use of team-based treatment strategies to optimize outcomes for patients with cardiogenic shock.
  5. Identify the growing incidence and importance of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in the population.
  6. Discuss the use of anticoagulation in AF for stroke prevention.
  7. Summarize pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for AF management.

Mansoor A. Qureshi, MD, FACC, Director Research and Co-Director Cardiac Catheterization Lab, St. Joseph Mercy Health System

Erik Howell MD, FACC, Cardiologist, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Heart

Acute Coronary Syndrome

Tanmay Swadia MD, FACC, Cardiologist, ‎St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Heart


Cardiogenic Shock 

Shrinivas Hebsur MD, FACC, Cardiologist, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, ‎St. Joseph Mercy Health System and Michigan Heart


Early Intervention in Atrial Fibrillation

Doctor Qureshi

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Information for the Clinician and the Patient

8:30 to 11:45 am - Pain and Symptom Management


  1. Analyze the need for patient assessment of pain management medications.
  2. Assess barriers to change.
  3. Recognize a balance between pain management and overuse of medications.
  4. Outline CDC Guidelines.
  5. Describe the new opioid law and its impact.

Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM, FACOG, cMRO, Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and OB Gyn, Wayne State University School of Medicine

11:55 am - 1:05 pm - FREE 2019 Annual Rhoades Lecture: Blockchain and the Promise of Physician-Owned Credentials and Patient-Owned Records


  1. Discuss blockchain technology (no technical background required).
  2. Describe records ownership, and how it differs from other forms of ownership.
  3. Explain privacy and security considerations.

Natalie Smolenski
, Anthropologist and SVP Business Development, Learning Machine, Dallas, Texas

1:15 to 4:30 pm - Diabetes Review: 2019


  1. Discuss emerging data related to the cardiovascular safety of SGLT2 inhibitors.
  2. Discuss clinical application of emerging cardiovascular safety data related to SGLT2 inhibitors and what is forthcoming in the future.
  3. Describe best practices on how to care for the underinsured and non-insured patients who have diabetes.
  4. Explain continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with usual care among patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D)
  5. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of CGM among patients with T1D.
  6. Discuss appropriate use of newer glucose-monitoring technology.

Arti Bhan, MD, FACE, Division Head, Endocrinology, Henry Ford Health System


Shiri Levy, MD, Senior Staff Physician and Service Chief of Endocrinology,

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

     New and Emerging SGLT-2 inhibitor Cardiovascular Outcome Trial (CVOT) Data

Sharon Lahiri, MD, Senior Staff Physician Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Program, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disorders, Henry Ford Hospital 

    Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Doctor Bhan

   How to Care for the Underinsured and Non-Insured Patients Who Have Diabetes


To register by phone, fax or mail:

  • Telephone: 517-336-7581
  • Fax Registration Form: 517-336-5797
  • Mail Registration Form: MSMS Foundation, 120 W. Saginaw, East Lansing, MI 48823

Download the Full Conference Brochure and Registration Page

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Cancellation Policy:
A 100% refund of course fees will be provided if the MSMS Foundation is notified by April 16, 2019. The $35 registration fee is non-refundable. No refunds will be given after April 16, 2019; however substitutions are always welcome.


Thank You to Our Exhibitors

Apna Ghar Home Care


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Castel Biosciences



Professional Review Organization

The Doctors Company



For more information, please contact Marianne Ben Hamza or 517-336-7581.