University Hospitals Primary Care Institute 2018 Wellness Symposium


Saturday, March 3, 2018
Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio

UH Primary Care Institute

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


This event is designed for healthcare providers of primary care services, including Physicians, Nurse Practioners, and Physician Assistants (APPs).


The program will consist of didactic lectures followed by a question and answer session and panel discussion


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Family Physicians
This Live activity, University Hospitals Primary Care Institute 2018 Wellness Symposium, with a beginning date of 03/03/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Nurses and Physician Assistants
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM toward recertification requirements.


After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify various skin diseases and apply appropriate guidelines for treatment 
  • Apply the Diabetes Care Guidelines and implement diagnosis and treatment strategies
  • Assess a patient for COPD, optimize therapy to reduce symptoms and enhance functionality, and minimize preventable complications and morbidity
  • Describe the appropriate workup that should be done in order to quickly and accurately diagnose dementia
  • Develop strategies for diagnosing and managing patients with arthritis
  • Identify the five keys to optimal wellness, weight loss and disease prevention


Saturday, March 3

7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

7:55 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Roy Buchinsky, MD and Todd Zeiger, MD

8:00 a.m. Diabetes: 2018 Guideline Update for the Primary Practitioner
Stephen Burgun, MD

8:30 a.m. Update of UH Diabetes Self-Management Education Resources for Patients
Gwen Smith, CNP

8:45 a.m. My Achy Breaky Joints: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management of Common Arthritis Problems
Richard L. Stein, MD

9:15 a.m. Keynote: Self Care - The Five Keys to Optimal Wellness, Weight Loss and Disease Prevention
Tom Rifai, MD

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. COPD: Helping Me Diagnose and Helping My Patients Breathe Easier and Live Longer
David Rosenberg, MD

11:00 a.m. From Acne to Zoster - Practical Dermatology: Basic and Advanced Topics for Primary Care
Margaret Bobonich, CNP, DNP

11:30 a.m. Not all Forgetfulness is Alzheimer’s: An Approach to Prevention, Diagnosis
and Treatment of Dementia Disorder
Brian Appleby, MD

12 p.m. Panel Discussion
Conference Faculty

12:30 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Tom Rifai, MD
Regional Medical Director
Metabolic Health and Weight Management
Henry Ford Health System

Dr. Rifai is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, certified in Lifestyle Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is a former president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and founder of wellness company Reality Meets Science LLC. He is well recognized in the areas of lifestyle and medical management of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and weight control and course director for Harvard Medical School’s online Lifestyle Medicine CME course “Nutrition and the Metabolic Syndrome”.


The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.


Registration includes tuition, access to educational materials (available online), and continental breakfast. Registration fees are refundable if a participant cancels by February 22, 2018. No refunds will be made after February 22.

Persons with special needs who require additional assistance should call the CME Program at (216) 983-1239 or (800) 274-8263 not less than two weeks prior to the program.

Register Online

UH Primary Care Institute 2018 Annual Wellness Symposium / CID 2614

Click here to register with your credit card, through March 1.

Download the 2018 PCI Wellness Symposium brochure.