Primary Care Medicine: Update 2023

April in Hawaii 2023
April 2 - 7, 2023
Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach
Oahu, HI
Onsite and Live Stream Conference

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April 2 - 7, 2023
Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach • Oahu, HI
Course# MDM23M06

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Registration Fees

Physicians $995

Advance Practice Providers and Other Health Professionals $845

Health Professionals in Training $845

Cancellations received in writing before March 31, 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 via telemedicine. 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, and up-to-the-minute updates in care of patients with COVID-19. The course will focus on the skills and strategies needed in day-to-day office practice. The curriculum will feature in-depth discussion of challenging cases in preventive medicine, common problems in ambulatory care, and a broad selection of acute and chronic illnesses. This course will also be an excellent opportunity to update office-based skills in dermatology, neurology, pulmonary medicine, infectious disease, clinical oncology, and care of patients with mental health disorders.  An audience response system will facilitate discussion of challenging clinical cases. The course is presented by the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine of the Department of Medicine and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco.

Target Audience
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.

Onsite and Live Stream Conference
The course sessions will take place at the Waikiki Beach Marrihybrid iconott Hotel on Oahu.  Live Stream and Onsite registrants will receive instructions along with the digital syllabus a week before the conference.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand after the conference and for 30 days after the course. You must tune in to live conference (in person or remotely) to claim CME.  All course times listed are Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10).


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

  • Implement new guidelines in office-based preventive medicine including new strategies for cancer prevention and screening, immunizations, and prevention of coronary heart disease and stroke;
  • Manage common and complex office problems including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, COPD, TIAs, diabetes, common cancers, and common infections
  • Understand the impact that COVID-19 has had on primary care practice and use best evidence to treat patients with COVID-related conditions and concerns, including long-covid
  • Treat common disorders in dermatology including skin cancer, eczema, acne, hair loss, chronic urticaria, drug eruptions, skin infections, and disorders of aging skin;
  • Diagnose and treat common and less common disorders of the lung;
  • Master common problems in neurology including the clinical exam, headaches, back pain, dementia, delirium, and stroke.
  • Treat patients with common mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, and somatoform disorders.
  • Detect and manage oncologic emergencies;
  • Understand and treat obesity and use the new obesity medications;
  • 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 18.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

Geriatric Medicine 
The approved credits shown above include 17.00 credits toward meeting the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1820, Geriatric Medicine.

Family Physicians 
The AAFP has reviewed UCSF Primary Care Medicine: Update 2023 and deemed it acceptable for up to 18.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 04/02/2023 to 04/07/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs for Nurses 
This activity is designated for a maximum of 16.25 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.

Physician Assistants 
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Maintenance of Certification 
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component within 30 days post-course, enables the participant to earn up to 18.00 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.

Course Outline

4:00 PM   Registration    
5:00   Welcome and Overview  
5:10   Covid-19: Where Do We Stand? What Have We Learned? Where are We Going? Peter Chin-Hong, MD
6:00 RxG Cancer Screening 2023: New Recommendations, New Controversies Sam Brondfield, MD, MA
6:50 PM   Adjourn  
6:30 AM   Continental Breakfast  
7:00 RxG Management of Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia:  Practicing Amid Discrepant Guidelines Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
7:50 RxG Advances in Prevention and Treatment of Stroke: What Every Primary Care Clinician Should Know Kenneth A. Fox, MD
8:40   Break   
9:00 RxG New Understandings and New Practice Guidelines for Asthma and COPD Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA Ed
9:50 RxG Sunscreens, “Spots” and Skin Cancer Lindy P. Fox, MD
10:40 AM   Adjourn  
6:30 AM   Continental Breakfast  
7:00 RxG Pulmonary Potpourri: Common and Uncommon Primary Care Pulmonary Issues Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA Ed
7:50 RxG Managing Depression and Suicidality in Primary Care Emma Samelson-Jones, MD
8:40   Break   
9:00 RxG Modern Management of Back Pain John W. Engstrom, MD
9:50 RxG Drug Eruptions: When to Worry Lindy P. Fox, MD
10:40 AM   Adjourn  
6:30 AM   Continental Breakfast  
7:00 RxG Initial Management of Common Cancers Sam Brondfield, MD, MA
7:50 RxG Best Practices for Diagnosis and Treatment of Headache John W. Engstrom, MD
8:40   Break   
9:00 RxG Understanding and Treating Post-Covid Conditions Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA Ed
9:50 RxG Diagnosing and Treating Insomnia in Primary Care Emma Samelson-Jones, MD
10:40 AM   Adjourn  
6:30 AM   Continental Breakfast  
7:00 RxG Understanding Novel Cancer Treatments:  Principles, Effects, and Side Effects Sam Brondfield, MD, MA
7:50 RxG Common Clinical Dilemmas in Infectious Diseases Peter Chin-Hong, MD
8:40   Break   
9:00 G Mastering the High Yield Neurological Exam John W. Engstrom, MD
9:50 RxG Type 2 Diabetes in 2023: Using New Medications and Staying Patient-Centered Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
10:40 AM   Adjourn  
6:30 AM   Continental Breakfast  
7:00 RxG The 15 Minute Hour: Medications and Psychotherapy for Managing Anxiety in Primary Care Emma Samelson-Jones, MD
7:50 RxG Delirium and Dementia: A Neurologist's Approach John W. Engstrom, MD
8:40   Break   
9:00 RxG Office Assessment and Treatment of Obesity: Diets, Drugs, and Surgery Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
9:50 RxG Common Dermatologic Disorders: Tips for Diagnosis and Management Lindy P. Fox, MD
10:40 AM   Adjourn  

G = Geriatric Credit

Rx = Pharmacotherapeutics CEUs

Course Chair

Robert B. Baron, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education
University of California, San Francisco



(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

Sam Brondfield, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology

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

John W. Engstrom, MD
Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Outpatient Services
Program Director, Neurology Residency Program

Kenneth Fox, MD
Chief Neurologist
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco

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

Emma Samelson-Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MA Ed
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship


Travel & Lodging

Conference LocationOahu
The newly renovated Waikiki Beach Marriott is a luxury escape - a beachfront Waikiki hotel with unparalleled service, thoughtful amenities and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.

Marriott Resort Waikiki Beach
2552 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu HI 96815
Hotel Phone: 808-922-6611

Room Rates:
$309  City View
$349  Partial Ocean View (Paoakalani Tower)
$449  Ocean View (Kealohilani Tower)

A discounted daily resort fee of $25 per day will apply. 

Please contact the hotel directly to book your room: 808-922-6611
If you need any help booking a hotel room at the resort, please contact the conference manager [email protected]

We encourage you to make your reservation early in order to guarantee your preferred room and dates.  The cut-off date is March 8, 2023.

A credit card number is required to reserve your room. You may cancel your reservation at no charge up to 3 days before arrival date. A late cancellation penalty of one-night plus tax will be assessed if you cancel after this deadline.

Air Transportation

UNITED AIRLINES UCSF has negotiated special fares with United Airlines for our course attendees.  You may use the following tour code to book on your own: united - • Offer Code: ZMGE963115



Exhibit Fee: $2,500
Email Contact for Exhibits  [email protected]

Exhibit Description

Fee includes one 6’ x 30” table in the meeting room foyer directly outside the meeting room and (2) representative attendees, as well as recognition in the course syllabus.

Exhibit Hours

(subject to updating)