Internal Medicine Review

Internal Medicine Review

July 15 to July 19, 2019

Isla Grand Beach Resort • South Padre Island, Texas


Designed to provide the internal medicine and primary care physician, physician assistant and nurse with information directly applicable to daily patient care. The topics represent some of the most common problems encountered in clinical practice and emphasis will be placed on the pertinent practical aspects of patient care and problems encountered in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Upon completion of this activity, the attendee should be able to:
  • Apply current concepts in internal medicine to problems faced in daily practice
  • Demonstrate better management and treatment of patients with medical problems commonly encountered in practice such as cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, hematology/oncology and wound care
  • Improve knowledge and test-taking skills essential for successful ABIM certification and recertification

Presentation materials, when available, maybe downloaded in pdf format. The password will be emailed to participants prior to the activity.

Monday, July 15, 2019

  • Optional Pre-Conference

    10 a.m.

    ABIM Update in Hospital Medicine and Internal Medicine

    Austin Metting, MD
    Meghan Greene, MD

  • 12:30 p.m.


  • 12:45 p.m.

    Lyme Disease and Oddball Infections

    Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga, MD

  • 1:30 p.m.

    Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitization

  • 2:15 p.m.

    Update in Infective Endocarditis in 2019

    Lizbeth Cahuayme-Zuniga, MD

  • 3 p.m.

    Pain Management in the Opioid Epidemic

  • 3:45 p.m.

    Diagnostic Tests in Rheumatic Disease: What’s Old, What’s New and What’s Useful

    Beth Scholz, MD

  • 4:30 p.m.

    Deprescribing in the Elderly

    Aval-Naree Green, MD

  • 5:40 p.m.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  • 6:30 a.m.


  • 6:40 a.m.

    Trends in Preventative Medicine and Screening

  • 7:25 a.m.

    Physician Burnout and Stress – A Smoldering Pandemic (Ethics)

    Dawn Sears, MD

  • 8:10 a.m.

    Herbal Supplements and Integrative Medicine in 2019

    Lisa Forrester, MD

  • 8:50 a.m.

    Break and Exhibits

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Gluten Issues

    Dawn Sears, MD

  • 10:05 a.m.

    Wearable Devices and New Patient Tech in Healthcare

  • 10:50 a.m.

    Cardiovascular Benefits of Newer Diabetic Medications

    Mike McNeal, MD

  • 11:35 a.m.

    Anti-platelet Therapy in the Heart Patient

    Robert "Jay" Widmer, MD

  • 12:15 p.m.

    Exhibits and Pick up Box Lunch

  • 12:45 p.m.

    Tips for Improving Your Communication with Your Patients

    Ethics credit

  • 1:50 p.m.

    General Cardiology for Primary Care Physicians: A Case-Based Presentation

    Robert "Jay" Widmer, MD

  • 2:30 p.m.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • 6:30 a.m.


  • 6:40 a.m.

    Trends in Cost Conscious Care

    Tresa McNeal, MD

  • 7:25 a.m.

    E-cigarettes and Vaping: What Do We Know?

  • 8:20 a.m.

    Marijuana: What an Internist Needs to Know

  • 9 a.m.

    Break and Exhibits

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Trends in Hospital Medicine

    Tresa McNeal, MD, FACP

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Managing Pulmonary Nodules

    Carl Boethel, MD, FCCP, FASM, D’ABSM

  • 11 a.m.

    Trending Topics in Women’s Health

    Sulley Drotar, DO

  • 11:45 a.m.

    Fake News and Medical Myths

  • 12:45 p.m.

    Pelvic Floor Rehab

    Melinda Gregory, PT, DPT

  • 1:45 p.m.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • 7 a.m.


  • 7:10 a.m.

    Testosterone Trends

  • 7:55 a.m.

    Pharmacogenomics and Your Practice: What Clinicians Need to Know

    Deedee Hu, PharmD

  • 8:40 a.m.

    How and Why to Prescribe Exercise for Health

    Karen Harrison, MD

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Break and Exhibits

  • 9:50 a.m.

    Updates in Prostate Disease Management

    Erin Bird, MD, MBA

  • 10:35 a.m.

    Vitamin D: Sunshine in a Pill

    Deedee Hu, PharmD

  • 11:10 a.m.

    Proven Interventions to Improve Patient Adherence

  • 11:50 a.m.

    Exhibits and Pick up Box Lunch

  • 12:20 p.m.

    New Guidelines: Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia- A Case Based Approach

    John P. Erwin, III, MD

    Ethics credit

  • 1:20 p.m.


Friday, July 19, 2019

  • 6:30 a.m.


  • 6:40 a.m.

    Update in Hepatology

    Dawn Sears, MD

  • 7:25 a.m.

    Caring for the Caregiver

    Jennifer Day, BSN, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

  • 8:10 a.m.

    How to Start, Stop and Reverse: Anticoagulant Therapy in 2018

  • 8:55 a.m.


  • 9:35 a.m.

    Break and Exhibits

  • 9:55 a.m.

    Polycystic Ovary Disease: What the Internist Should Know

  • 10:40 a.m.

    Cases in Abnormal CBCs

    Christian Cable, MD, MPHE

  • 11:25 a.m.

    Assessment and Management of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk: An Update

    Wright Bates, MD

  • 12:05 p.m.



The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meets Texas Requirements for 3.0 hours Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 22.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Exhibitor Information

The 2019 Internal Medicine Review welcomes exhibitor participation at this activity. This annual event is host to approximately 200 to 230 family practice and internal medicine physicians, as well as other allied healthcare providers in Texas and the surrounding five state regions.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about granting and/or other sponsorship opportunities or if you have questions about exhibiting, please contact CME coordinator Cheryl Massar.

Location and Accomodations

Isla Grand Beach Resort

The conference will be held at the Isla Grand Beach Resort in Padre Island, Texas.

To reserve your room at the discounted rate, please call the hotel directly and identify yourself as attending they Baylor Scott & White Internal Medicine Review. (956)761-6511

About the Resort

With ten acres of lush, tropical beachfront grounds, it’s the perfect Island getaway. All that’s between you and the beach are our tennis courts, swimming pools, and an unlimited number of watersport opportunities. Swim in the clear blue surf or take a quiet walk on the beach. Or stake your claim to a reclining chair poolside and let the sun melt away the concerns of the outside world.

Learn more about South Padre Island

500 Padre Blvd.
South Padre Island, TX 78597

Baylor Scott & White Health employees must follow the reservation and lodging guidelines outlined in the Travel and Business Expense Policy.

Evaluation and Credit Claim

Evaluate the speakers from each day and claim continuing education credit.



$850 early registration
$895 after June 28


$750 early registration
$795 after June 28


$750 early registration
$795 after June 28

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Walk-in registrations are accepted, but we cannot guarantee seating or conference materials the day of the conference.

The conference organizers cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline fees and other accommodation expenses.

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