Principles of Prevention in Primary Care: Practical Tools to Improve Your Practice

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April 7–9, 2022 • LIVESTREAM

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Review updates, advances & best practices in all areas of primary care.

Among the Highest-Rate CME

Program is among the highest-rated CME courses at Harvard Medical School

24.75 hours of Continuing Education

Earn up to 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Featuring Best Practices and Effective Preventive Medicine Strategies to Improve Your Practice


A major challenge we face today as primary care clinicians is staying current with the rapid advances in prevention. Prevention is a major component of effective primary care practice and one of the unique strengths that we must possess. Most existing CME courses focus on prevention in one or several limited spheres. In this course, we will focus on screening and prevention and teach you innovative and novel strategies across multiple disciplines. Sessions include prevention of cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, obesity, diabetes, and risk management issues in primary care, plus hot-off-the-press emerging topics will be addressed to ensure you are up to date with the latest information during the ongoing COVID pandemic. We will address:

  • Outpatient treatment of COVID-19 and management of COVID long-haulers
  • Vaccine angst
  • Racial inequalities in medicine
  • Genetic causes of cancer: which patients should be screened
  • Patient management in the face of alcohol or opioid use
  • Screening and treatment of depression
  • Nutrition counseling and healthy-lifestyle coaching to prevent chronic illnesses
  • Preventative therapies for migraine
  • Evolving vaccine recommendations, including COVID-19
  • Lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes, cardiac disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia
  • Strategies for smoking cessation
  • Recommendations for preventing dementia and osteoporosis
  • Reducing medical errors
  • Menopause and hormone replacement therapy

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  • Registrations for Harvard Medical School CME programs are made via our secure online registration system. To register for this course, please click on the “register” link above
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“This was the best course I have attended in seven years of practice, with immediate benefits for my patients as a result of information presented. It reignited my passion for primary care!”

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Course Directors

Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP

Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP

Course Director

Professor of Medicine | Harvard Medical School
Howard Libman, MD, FACP

Howard Libman, MD, FACP

Course Director

Professor of Medicine, Emeritus | Harvard Medical School
Maura Moran Brain, DNP, CDCES

Maura Moran Brain, DNP, CDCES

Course Director

Certified Adult & Geriatric NP
Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist | Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Frequently Asked Questions

The live-stream sessions are priced at $699. The optional extended viewing license is $200.

5% discount applied during registration by using discount code SAVE5.

*Pricing in USD

Where is the course located?
This course is presented as a live-streaming program.
Which sessions are included in the course?

Thursday, April 7, 2022 (Day 1)

7:15 AM 7:30 AM Introduction and Welcome
Principles of Screening and Prevention
7:30 AM 8:10 AM Prevention of Dementia*
Daniel Press, MD
8:10 AM 8:50 AM Screening and Treatment of Depression
Michael W. Kahn, MD
8:50 AM 9:10 AM Break and Optional Guided Meditation✻
9:10 AM 9:50 AM Communication and Resolution of Medical Error
Melinda Van Niel, MBA, CPHRM
9:50 AM 10:30 AM Evidence-Based Approach to Prevention*
Quyen Ngo-Metzger, MD, MPH
10:30 AM 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM 11:40 AM KEYNOTE – The Two Most Important Days: Reflections on Lasting Happiness and Living with Purpose

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP, FRCP (London)
11:40 AM 12:20 AM Prostate Cancer – Screening and Beyond: Genetics, Prevention and Therapy*Marc B. Garnick, MD
12:20 PM 1:10 PM Lunch Break
1:10 PM 1:50 PM Prevention of Colon Cancer: Does Anything Besides Aspirin Decrease the Risk of Colon Cancer?*
Helen M. Shields, MD, FACP
1:50 PM 2:30 PM Screening for Skin Cancer*
Rachel V. Reynolds, MD
2:30 PM 2:50 PM Break and Optional Rejuvenation Exercises✻
2:50 PM 3:30 PM Breast Cancer Prevention and Screening: What We Know, What We Do and Does it Make Sense?*
Nadine M. Tung, MD
3:30 PM 4:10 PM Which Patients Should be Screened for Genetic Causes of Cancer?*
Nadine M. Tung, MD
4:10 PM 4:20 PM Break
4:20 PM 5:00 PM Cervical Cancer Prevention: Is the Pap Smear Obsolete?
Amy R. Weinstein, MD, MPH
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Ask-the-Expert Panel


Friday, April 8, 2021 (Day 2)

Healthy Lifestyles
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Exercise Prescription: Promoting Physical Activity in You and Your Patients*
Edward M. Phillips, MD
8:30 AM 9:05 AM Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss*
Frank J. Domino, MD
9:05 AM 9:35 AM Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Diabetes*
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, FACP
9:35 AM 9:55 AM Motivational Interviewing: A Proven Approach for Weight Loss*
Frank J. Domino, MD
9:35 AM 9:55 AM Break and Optional Guided Meditation✻
9:55 AM 10:35 AM Osteoporosis Prevention and Management*
Harold N. Rosen, MD
Infectious Diseases
10:35 AM 11:20 AM Outpatient Management of COVID-19 Infection
Mary T. LaSalvia, MD, MPH
11:20 AM 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM 12:30 PM KEYNOTE – The History of the COVID Pandemic†
Paul E. Sax, MD
12:30 PM 1:20PM Lunch Break
1:20PM 2:00 PM COVID-19 Vaccines
Lindsey R. Baden, MD
2:00 PM 2:40 PM Vaccine Angst: A Paradigm for Prevention*
Robin Wigmore, MD
2:40 PM 3:00 PM Break and Optional Rejuvenation Exercises✻
3:00 PM 3:40 PM Screening, Prevention and Treatment of HCV: A Shifting Paradigm for Primary Care
Andrew J. Hale, MD
3:40 PM 4:20 PM HIV Prevention: The Time Has Come*†
Howard Libman, MD, FACP
4:20 PM 4:40 PM Ask-the-Expert Panel
4:40 PM 4:50 PM Break
2:20 PM 2:30 PM Orthopedics:Prevention of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Julie Ruane, MBA, ACNP-BC


Saturday, April 9, 2022 (Day 3)

Keynote Lecture
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Managing Menopause
Marybeth Meservey, MS, WHNP-BC
8:30 AM 9:20 AM Preventive Therapies for Migraine
Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP
9:20 AM 9:40 AM Break and Optional Guided Meditation✻
9:40 AM 10:20 AM Perspectives on Drug and Alcohol Misuse and Use Disorders
Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH
10:20 AM 10:50 AM Treating Tobacco Users: Strategies and Controversies*
Nancy A. Rigotti, MD
10:50 AM 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM 12:00 PM KEYNOTE – Racial Inequalities in Medicine
Daniele D. Olveczky, MD, MS
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
12:50 PM 1:30 PM New Developments in the Management of Hyperlipidemias
Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH
1:30 PM 2:20 PM Hypertension 2022: Recent Evidence that Will Change Your Practice
Gerald W. Smetana, MD, MACP
2:20 PM 2:40 PM Break and Optional Rejuvenation Exercises✻
Risk Management
2:40 PM 3:20 PM Preventing Malpractice: Complications and the Mistakes We Make*
Jane S. Sillman, MD
Megan Grew Pimentel, Esq.
3:20 PM 4:00 PM Deprescribing Medication in Clinical Practice*
Molly S. Brett, MD
4:00 PM 4:10 PM Break
4:10 PM 4:50 PM Practicing Prevention: Interdisciplinary Care Teaming in Primary Care*
Maura Moran Brain, DNP, ANP-C
Kelly L. Graham, MD, MPH
4:50 PM 5:20 PM Complimentary and Integrative Medicine for Prevention
Gloria Y. Yeh, MD, MPH
5:20 PM 5:30 PM Closing Remarks

* Qualifies for Risk Management Credits
† Live Session
✻ Optional Wellness Activity

Principles of Prevention in Primary Care: Practical Tools to Improve Your Practice

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April 7–9, 2022 • LIVESTREAM