UPMC Hamot 2022 Primary Care Conference

Erie, PA US
June 3, 2022

Join your colleagues to learn about the most recent updates related to a variety of fields affecting your patients in Primary Care!

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, hospitalists, advanced practice providers, and nurses, as well as other healthcare professionals will benefit from attendance at this activity.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe the mechanisms of action, contraindications, and potential side effects of GLP-1 agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors
  • Recognize appropriate patients for treatment with GLP-1 agonists and SGLT-2 inhibitors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), including the currently available products and insurance coverage
  • Review resources for breastfeeding mothers in the Erie region
  • Discuss resources for safe use of medications in breastfeeding
  • Describe cluster feeding and ways to manage it
  • Discuss key elements of LGBTQ+ cultural competency
  • Review medical needs specific to LGBTQ+ community
  • Identify practice changing studies that have the potential to change our management of women
  • Apply these findings to add value to the care of our female patients  
  • Describe drugs currently available and what to look for in the community
  • Review drug diversion tactics
  • Discuss risk assessment when determining appropriate use of opiates for chronic pain
  • Review approach to the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), urine drug screening, and medication contracts
  • Describe strategies to communicate concerns that opiates may not be appropriate for the patient
  • Discuss pros and cons of medication-assisted therapy for substance use disorder in the primary care setting
  • Risk stratify a patient for primary prevention of cardiac events in 2020
  • Discuss lifestyle modifications and their effect on primary prevention of cardiac events
  • Discuss the approach to aspirin for primary prevention of cardiac events
  • Review the indications and goals of lipid-lowering therapy in primary prevention of cardiac events
  • Review new and evolving cardiac imaging modalities
  • Discuss indications and implications for specific imaging studies
  • Discuss “story board” feature of the Epic software upgrade
  • Review use of quick buttons and setting preferences for improved and more efficient documentation and ordering in Epic
  • Recognize eating disorders in the primary care setting, and initiate a treatment or referral plan, as appropriate
  • Develop communication strategies regarding diagnosis, treatment, and denial for both patients and parents
Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/03/2022 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
06/03/2022 - 4:30pm EDT

7:30 – 8

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 – 8:05


Maggie Benson, MD, Ben Bongutu, MD

8:05 – 8:50

The Role of GLP-1s, SGLT-2s, and CGMs in Diabetes Management

Cory Davidson, PA-C

8:50 – 9:20

Forensics in the Primary Care Setting

Karin Wickwire, DNP, CRNP, SANE-A, SANE-P

9:20 – 9:40

Breastfeeding Tips for Primary Care: Crying Over Spilled Milk

Victoria Camilleri, CRNP

9:40 – 9:55

Refreshment Break

9:55 – 10:25

LGBTQ: Approach to Sensitivity and Care

Maggie Benson, MD

10:25 – 11:10

News You Can Use: Women's Health Update 2021

Sarah Merriam, MD

11:10 – 11:55

DEA Update

Andria Harris

11:55 – 12:40

Lunch and Networking

12:40 – 1:10

Safer Opioid Prescribing

Ian Osburn, MD, MPH

1:10 – 1:45

Primary Cardiac Prevention

Christopher Good, DO

1:45 - 2

Refreshment Break

2 – 2:35

Cardiac Workup

Randy Jeffrey, MD, PhD

2:35 – 3:05

Eating Disorders

Brandes Montgomery, MS, LPC


Closing Remarks, Adjournment

Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
55. W Bay Drive
Erie, PA 16507
United States
+1 (814) 454-2005

The conference is located in the Harlequin Room at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel.


Attire for the seminar is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the conference.

Special Needs

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs (i.e. gluten free or vegan meal, private room for nursing mothers, handicap accessibility) will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling or sending an e-mail to UPMC Hamot’s CME office at HAM_CME@upmc.edu or 814-877-5691.


Maggie Benson, MD

Division of Internal Medicine

UPMC Hamot

Dr. Mbembo Bongutu

Ben Bongutu, MD

Division of Family Medicine

UPMC Hamot


Victoria Camilleri, CRNP

Summit Family Practice

Cory Davidson, PA-C

Metabolic Disease Associates

Christopher Good, DO

Division of Cardiology

UPMC Hamot

Andria Harris

Diversion Investigator

Drug Enforcement Administration

Randy Jeffrey, MD, PhD

Division of Cardiology

UPMC Hamot

Sarah Merriam, MD

Division of Internal Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

UPMC Presbyterian

Brandy Montgomery

Behavioral Health Therapist 

Safe Harbor Behavioral Health

Karin A. Wickwire, DNP, CRNP, SANE-A, SANE-P

CRNP/Forensic Coordinator, Departments of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

UPMC Hamot

CRNP, Division of Child Advocacy, Erie CARE Clinic

UPMC Children’s Hospital



In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 5.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 

Nursing (CNE)

A maximum of 5.75 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.


If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the Hamot CME Department at 814-877-5691, or send an e-mail to HAM_CME@upmc.edu


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 Please notify UPMC Hamot’s CME Department of substitutions and cancellations, via email to ham_cme@upmc.edu or by telephone at 814-877-5691.


Please contact the UPMC Hamot CME Department at:  814-877-5691 or e-mail: HAM_CME@UPMC.EDU