Primary Care Medicine: Principles & Practice 2023

October 4-6, 2023
Hotel Nikko • San Francisco, CA
Course# MDM24M04

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October 4 - 6, 2023
Hotel Nikko • San Francisco, CA
Course# MDM24M04

COVID-19 Guidelines



Registration Fees

$945 Physicians

$795 Advance Practice Providers, Other Health Professionals

$795 Health Professionals in Training

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before September 29, 2023 will be refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected]



The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed primary care practice. Difficult management decisions must now be made in transformed ambulatory environments and with virtual medicine. Despite the change in our practice environments, primary care clinicians must continue to focus on preventive medicine, reduction of cardiovascular risk factors, day-to-day clinical problems, chronic disease management, women's health, geriatrics, behavioral medicine, and optimal use of diagnostic tests and new medications. Health disparities and the care of vulnerable patients are a central part of our daily practice as we try to maximize quality, safety, equity, and value. Close collaboration with other specialists, inpatient colleagues, and diverse teams of health professionals is essential for the care of our complex patients. This course will present a comprehensive review of new developments in outpatient medicine, controversies in primary care practice, specialty problems seen in primary care, and best practices in the care of patients with COVID-19 and other common illnesses. The course will utilize formal lectures, case discussions, an audience response system, questions and answers, a detailed syllabus, and on-demand access to course recordings. Remote learning opportunities will also be available.

This course, chaired by Dr. Robert B. Baron and taught by UCSF’s best teachers, is designed for practicing internists, family practitioners, advance practice providers, and all other health professionals interested in providing high quality primary care.



The purpose of this course is to increase competence and improve clinician practice in primary care. We specifically anticipate improvements in skills and strategies to:

  • Implement new guidelines in office-based preventive medicine, including new strategies for cancer screening, immunizations, prevention of coronary heart disease, stroke, and STIs;
  • Manage common office problems including diabetes, coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, chronic kidney disease, asthma, COPD, stroke, TIAs, osteoporosis, liver disease, obesity, BPH, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, eye disease, skin disease, and chronic pain;
  • Manage common specialty problems in cardiology, endocrinology, infectious disease, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, hepatology, nephrology, neurology, urology, dermatology, gynecology, sports medicine, otolaryngology, and ophthalmology;
  • Diagnose and treat common problems in women's health including cancer prevention, family planning, genitourinary symptoms, and osteoporosis;
  • Understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on primary care practice and use best practices to treat patients with COVID-related conditions;
  • Understand the impact that changes in health policy have on clinical practice;
  • Select the best diagnostic tests and enhance value in medical practice;
  • Use best evidence and optimize patient communication and shared-decision making;
  • Become a better clinician and advocate with a deeper understanding of health disparities and the central role of primary care clinicians in providing equitable, patient-centered care.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 20.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal 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 points.  Attendees must complete the course evaluation within 30 days of the activity completion in order to receive MOC credit.

Geriatric: The approved credits shown above include 15.50 credits toward meeting the requirement under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for Nurses: For the purposes of recertification the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity is designated for a maximum of 14.25 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Nurses should claim 0.1 CEUs for each contact hour of participation in designated pharmacotherapeutic continuing education.

AAFP: The AAFP has reviewed UCSF Primary Care Medicine: Principles & Practice 2023 and deemed it acceptable for up to 20.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/04/2023 to 10/06/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Outline

Download 2023 Course Outline & Faculty



Course Chair

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco



UCSF Faculty

(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Elisabeth Askin, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Medical Director for Risk Capture
Director of QI and Innovation, Division of General Internal Medicine

Benjamin Breyer, MD, MAS, FACS
Professor of Urology
Chair, Department of Urology

Jolie Chang, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Chief, Division of Sleep Surgery and General Otolaryngology

Peter Chin-Hong, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease
Associate Dean for Regional Campuses

Lindy P. Fox, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Director, Hospital Consultation Service
Director, Complex Medical Dermatology Fellowship

Rena Fox, MD
Professor of Medicine

Andrew J. Gross, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine Co-Director, UCSF Scleroderma Center
Division of Rheumatology

Rebecca Jackson, MD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences,
and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

S. Andrew Josephson, MD
Carmen Castro Franceschi and Gladyne K. Mitchell Neurohospitalist Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Neurology

Paul Nadler, MD
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Acute Care Clinic and Respiratory Screening Center

Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Gil D. Rabinovici, MD     
Edward Fein & Pearl Landrith Distinguished Professor
Director, UCSF Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Departments of Neurology, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Saras Ramanathan, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Division of Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Robert Rushakoff, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UCSF Diabetes Clinic at Mount Zion

Emma Samelson-Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency Program
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Carlin H. Senter, MD
Professor of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine 
Co-Director, Sports Concussion Program

Anne Schafer, MD
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism, San Francisco VA Health Care System

Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH 
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Associate Chief of Medicine for Research Development
San Francisco VA Medical Center

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, FACC
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiology 
Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Heart and Vascular Center
Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship

Diana Thiara MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, UCSF Adult Weight Management Program

Judith M. E. Walsh, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Medical Director, UCSF Women’s Health Primary Care Practice

Lisa Winston, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Staff and Hospital Epidemiologist
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital


Travel & Lodging

Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street,
San Francisco, CA  94102   
Hotel Phone: 415-394-1111

Rates: $279/night
Reservations: 800-248-3308
Cutoff Date: September 18, 2023
Reservations Information: 800-248-3308

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UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.
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Exhibit Fee: $2,500
Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

Exhibit Description

Exhibit fee includes:
Exhibit space at UCSF assigned location in exhibit hall Standard acknowledgement from the podium. Acknowledgement in the course syllabus distributed to each registrant.   (2) complimentary exhibitor attendees and copy of the electronic course syllabus.

Exhibit Hours

(subject to updating)