Primary Care Symposium

Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Presents the 16th Annual Primary Care Symposium

Join us for a multidisciplinary approach to wellness and disease prevention and management. Our upcoming primary care symposium will provide concise, comprehensive information for the clinical practitioner addressing updates in cardiology, endocrinology, telemedicine, surgical options in metabolic syndrome and antimicrobial stewardship.

The program will conclude with a dialogue of new drug updates.

Program Directors
: F. Strait Fairey, Jr., MD and Robert Oliverio, MD

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Symposium Location:
The Country Club of Charleston, 1 Country Club Road, Charleston, SC 29412

For physicians and advanced practitioners: $50 includes breakfast, lunch and education credits. Registration is required.  
Register by calling (843) 402-CARE (2273) or register here

Accommodation Suggestion:
SpringHill Suites Downtown/Riverview
98 Ripley Point Dr. Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-1711

Register Now


7:30 a.m.  Breakfast and Registration
8 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
8:15 a.m.  Update on the Management of Upper GI Malignancy  Daniel Kirchoff, MD
 Roper St. Francis Physician Partners
 General Surgery
9:15 a.m.  Update in Type 2 Diabetes Management Therapeutics
 Surgical and Medical Therapies for Metabolic Syndrome
 Jamin Patel, MD
Sweetgrass Endocrinology
 Ken Mitchell, MD and Brian Thomas, MD

 Roper St. Francis Bariatric and Metabolic Services
10:15 a.m.  How Telemedicine Can Change How You Practice  Edward Galaid, MD
 Roper St. Francis Occupational Health Partners
11:15 a.m.


11:30 a.m.  Antimicrobial Stewardship in Primary Care  Katherine Minnick, MD
 Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship
 Roper St. Francis 
12:30 p.m.


 Grand Ballroom

1:30  p.m.   Updates in Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery and TAVR
 Updates on A-Fib 
 Scott Ross, MD
 Roper St. Francis Physician Partners
 Cardiothoracic Surgery
 Brett Baker, MD
 Coastal Cardiology
2:30 p.m.  Clostridium Difficile: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment  Joshua Watson, MD
 Lowcountry Gastroenterology
3:30 p.m.  New Drug Updates  Wayne Weart, Pharm. D
 Medical University of South Carolina


Roper St. Francis Healthcare is accredited by the South Carolina Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Roper St. Francis Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, 16th Annual Primary Care Symposium, with a beginning date of 12/03/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.00 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.
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