2018 Spring Scientific Meeting

May 17 & 18, 2018

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

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

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

Late registration: 8:00 a.m.


Please join MSMS Foundation at the 7th 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.

AAFP Credit: Application for CME has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - FREE Plenary Session: Ask the Expert Panel

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

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - What's New in Infectious Disease


  1. Describe new knowledge in the field of infectious disease that has implications for current as well as future clinical practice.
  2. Discuss effective biochemical ways to prevent the transmission of HIV.
  3. Summarize the major research findings on PEP, TasP, and PrEP.
  4. Identify how to access current recommendations on the use of PrEP, TasP, and PEP in clinical practice.
  5. Name potential candidates for these new HIV therapies.
  6. Discuss influenza vaccine and treatment recommendations. 
  7. Identify strategies to improve influenza vaccination rates.

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
What’s New in Infectious Disease

 Jennifer Veltman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
HIV Prevention: PreP, TasP, and PEP for Primary Care

Sorabh Dhar, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Director of Infection Prevention & Hospital Epidemiology, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit
Influenza 2017-2018: What Have We Learned



8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Diabetes and Lipid Update


  1. Utilize the American Diabetes Association general recommendations for anti-hyperglycemic therapy in T2DM.
  2. Apply shared decision-making models to develop comprehensive lifestyle modification plans that are tailored for each patient's unique characteristics and heath profiles, including cultural considerations and dietary preferences.
  3. Assess and re-assess patients' individual profiles and preferences as treatment plans develop and evolve.
  4. Implement treatment strategies that reflect recent advances in insulin and incretin-based treatment strategies for the management of T2DM.
  5. List recent advances in combination treatment strategies for patients with T2DM, and identify patients who may benefit from such regimens.
  6. Relate the pathophysiology of deteriorating renal function to the challenges of maintaining glycemic control diabetes initiative.
  7. Discuss a plan to monitor renal function and glycemic control for patients with CKD and diabetes.
  8. Incorporate the latest clinical evidence for slowing the progression of CKD in patients with diabetes.
  9. Discuss the implications of diabetic kidney and end stage renal disease.

COURSE DIRECTOR:  Arti Bhan, MD, FACE, Division Head, Endocrinology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit

Sharon Lahiri, MD, Senior Staff Physician Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Program, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disorders, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
Use of a Patient-Centered Approach to Individualize A1c Goal and Pharmacotherapy in Type 
Two Diabetes

Ebru Sulanc, MD, Senior Staff Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit 
Update on Insulin Management

James E. Novak, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN, FNKF, Nephrology Fellowship Program Director, Henry Ford Health System; and Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
Diabetic Kidney Disease: What’s New, What’s Hot


12:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - 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.

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


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FREE Plenary Session: Human Trafficking


  1. Describe the types and venues of human trafficking.
  2. Explain how to identify victims of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  3. List resources for reporting, when suspecting an adult or child is a victim of human trafficking.
  4. Discuss myths regarding human trafficking.

SPEAKER: Dena Nazer, MD, FAAP, Chief, Child Protection Team, Children's Hospital of Michigan; Wayne State University; and Kids Talk Children’s Advocacy Center, Detroit

5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Physician Wellness and Burnout


  1. Recognize the relationship between health behaviors, chronic disease, and quality of life.
  2. Incorporate daily self-care routines to reduce stress and relieve burnout while building physical and emotional resilience with self-regulation.
  3. Demonstrate lifestyle patterns of behavior based in long-term health and wellness.
  4. Develop self-individualized wellness plan.

COURSE DIRECTOR: James Blessman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Vita McCabe, MD, Chair, Physician Wellness and Resilience Committee, Trinity Health Headquarters, Livonia

Angela Nuzzarello, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Physician Wellness for Beaumont Health, Royal Oak

Anne Dohrenwend, PhD, ABPP, Licensed Psychologist, American Psychological Association, Board Certification, Clinical Health Psychology, Flint

Lisa MacLean, MD, Psychiatrist, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit


Friday, May 18, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Current Issues in Cardiology


  1. Describe the most current information related to cardiac illnesses and the treatment of cardiac disease.
  2. Discuss various therapies for mitral valve regurgitation.
  3. Discuss how the PCP/cardiologist may collaborate to provide the best clinical outcomes in patients with mitral valve regurgitation.
  4. Explain between the wide complex tachycardias (VT vs SVT) and describe appropriate therapeutic options for each.
  5. Describe appropriate management options for the different types of ventricular arrhythmias.
  6. List the recommended therapies shown to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with clinical coronary heart disease.
  7. Report the role of statins in patients with coronary heart disease.
  8. Discuss a treatment management plans for patients with coronary heart disease to maximize risk reduction.
  9. Explain the epidemiology of hypertension, recent improvements in BP control rates for hypertension, and the proper way to measure BP.

COURSE DIRECTOR:  Mansoor A. Qureshi, MD, Director Research and Co-Director Cardiac Catheterization Lab, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ypsilanti
The Leaky Mitral Valve

Shrin Hebsur, MD, Cardiologist, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, ‎St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Michigan Heart, Ypsilanti
Modern-Day Management of Ventricular Tachycardia

David A. Sutter, Jr., MD, Cardiologist, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Michigan Heart, Ypsilanti  
Statins and Coronary Artery Disease

Junaed Haq, MD, Director of Medical Education, Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac
New Hypertension Guidelines

8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Current Issues in Allergy and Immunology



  1. Discuss appropriate screening for severe asthma.
  2. Describe severe asthma symptoms, diagnosis, and new biologic therapy options.
  3. Discuss appropriate screening labs for chronic cough.
  4. Describe symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
  5. Describe common food allergies and types of reactions.
  6. Discuss updated food allergy guidelines.

COURSE DIRECTOR:  Lokesh R. Edara, MD, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine; and Asthma Allergy Centers, Portage

Alan P. Baptist, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
New Therapies for Severe Asthma
Chronic Cough

Harvey L. Leo, MD, Allergist, Allergy & Immunology Associates of Michigan, Ann Arbor  
Recent Advances in Treatment of Food Allergy


12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. - FREE 2018 Annual Rhoades Lecture Medical Ethics: "The 21st Century Edition"

SPEAKER:  Kathryn L. Moseley, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor Emerita, Clinical Bioethicist, Board-certified Pediatrician, and Neonatologist, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor


1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Neurological Emergencies, Strokes and Seizures: What Every General Practitioner Should Know


  1. Discuss epilepsy diagnostic testing and their utility.
  2. Explain medication management in epilepsy.
  3. Describe advanced epilepsy treatments beyond medications.
  4. Understand ischemic stroke as a manifestation of underlying disease processes and tailor therapies for secondary prevention.
  5. Identify patients who would benefit from recent advances in acute stroke management.
  6. Recognize advances in cardioembolic stroke ID and treatments.
  7. Identify issues that stroke survivors face in the primary care office setting.
  8. Provide an overview of Neurological Emergencies encountered in daily practice.
  9. Discuss their management in the acute care setting.

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

Deepti Zutshi, MD; Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
Epilepsy 101: Updates in Diagnostics and Treatments

Pratik D. Bhattacharya, MD; Vascular Neurology, St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Pontiac
Ischemic Stroke: Evolving Treatment Paradigms in 2018

Kushak Suchdev, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit
Common Neurological Emergencies


1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Rheumatology Update



  1. Describe evidence-based management of patients presenting to family physicians with typical signs and symptoms of recent onset of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Spondyloarthropathies  (IBD/SpA), and Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA).
  2. Discuss strategies for early evaluation of patients with psoriasis and joint involvement.
  3. Describe treatment options for PsA based on current evidence.
  4. Explain the clinical presentation of IBD/SpA.
  5. Identify a diagnostic approach and treatment patients with IBD/SpA.
  6. Describe current diagnosis and treatment of GCA.
  7. Recognize disease chronicity in GCA.
  8. Explain the different ways of collaboration and co-management of these conditions patients by PCPs, rheumatologists, gastroenterologists and dermatologists.  
  9. Explain how the risk coronary disease or other comorbidities is increased in patients with PsA, IBD/SpA, and GCA.

COURSE CO-DIRECTORS: Manveen K. Saluja, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine; and Rheumatologist, Beaumont Health System; and Bernard Rubin, DO, Rheumatology Fellowship, Program Director, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit

Vivek Nagaraja, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Rheumatology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor
Rheumatic Disease Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Mohamed A. Mohamed, MD, Rheumatologist, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Psoriatic Arthritis

Bojana Jovanovic, MD, Rheumatologist, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Spondyloarthropathies

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  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 2018 exhibitors and sponsors.

  • Advantage Technologies - Premier provider of Hassle-Free technology integration solutions for the Medical Community. Secure and customized solutions from a team that understands your practice management programs and clinical treatment technology.
  • 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 - A leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, offers innovative solutions, analytics, education, and resources to reduce distractions so you can focus on patients.
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Business of Medicine Physician MBA - IU Kelley Physician MBA's curriculum, focused at the intersection of business and medicine, combines business and leadership fundamentals with strategic healthcare courses designed for physicians. Our 21-month MBA blends online learning with monthly weekend sessions.
  • Kerr Russell
  • Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook - Kitch is THE law firm for all aspects of the healthcare industry's legal needs from business, risk, compliance, and licensing, through litigation. Ms. Bliven, Ms. Carriveau and Ms. Delonis alone provide 35+ years litigation experience.
  • Lilly, USA
  • Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems - Rice Lake Weighing Systems line of multi-frequency, 8 electrode, segmental bio impedance analyzers use the latest technology to assess patient body composition. This affordable technology can advance your practice and lead to additional revenue streams.
  • The Doctors Company - The Doctors Company is the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, with 80,000 members and over $4.6 billion in assets. Discover how we are taking the "mal" out of malpractice insurance at thedoctors.com.


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