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9th Annual Specialty Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Provider

  • Next Date & Time

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    Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 7:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • Venue & Location

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    (Sun Valley Lodge)
    1 Sun Valley Road
    Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Fee & Registration

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    $50.00 – $100.00, Registration Required


This conference will provide a practical and helpful review of clinical concerns facing the primary care provider. Each topic will revolve around a clinical example examining the issues. The presenters will review the initial diagnosis, work-up, and management of particular disease states, and define when a patient needs to be referred for further evaluation. 

The environment facilitates discussion and we encourage attendees to ask questions relating to their day-to-day practice. 

The Opioid Epidemic

Saturday morning will feature legal and medical perspectives on the opioid epidemic, including presentations from Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Maloney and Darci Ward; DEA Diversion Investigator Charles Wahl; and St. Luke's internal medicine physician Jason Bronner, MD.


Saturday, Sun Valley Inn, Limelight Room

Sunday, Sun Valley Inn, Limelight Room

  • 6:45-7:15 a.m.: Breakfast and Registration
  • 7:15-7:45 a.m.: PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke
  • 7:45-8:15 a.m.: Evaluation for Chest Pain—Noninvasive
  • 8:15-8:45 a.m.: Cardiology Update
    • St. Luke's Clinic—Idaho Cardiology Associates
  • 8:45-9:15 a.m.: BREAK
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Opioids: The U.S. Attorney's Office and Criminal Health Care Investigations
    • Kevin Maloney and Darci Ward, Assistant U.S. Attorneys
  • 9:45-10:15 a.m.: Opioids: Prescription for Abuse
    • Charles Wahl, DEA Diversion Investigator
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.: Opioids: Criminal Prosecution for Illegitimate Opioid Prescriptions
    • Kevin Maloney and Darci Ward
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.: The Opioid Epidemic—What Can We Do in Primary Care?
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m.: BREAK
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: RA and Mimics: A Swollen Joint Walks into Your Office...
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.: PPIs, the Good and the Bad
  • 12:45-1:15 p.m.: Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: What You Need to Know
  • 1:15-2:15 p.m.: BREAK
  • 2:15-2:45 p.m.: Large Joint Injections: Techniques, Indications, Medications
  • 2:45-3:15 p.m.: Cost-effective Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • 3:15-3:45 p.m.: Evaluation of Acute Knee Injuries
    • Kevin Shea, MD
  • 3:45-4:15 p.m.: St. Luke's Health Care System Standard Care Map for Hip Dysplasia/Congenital Dislocation
    • Kevin Shea, MD
  • 6-8 p.m.: Provider Social Event, Sun Valley Lodge Terrace
    • Beverages and appetizers provided. No-host bar.
  • 6:45-7:15 a.m.: Breakfast and Sign-in
  • 7:15-7:45 a.m.: Pulmonary Hypertension—An Update for the Primary Care Provider
  • 7:45-8:15 a.m.: Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: Things That Go Bump in the Night
  • 8:15-8:45 a.m.: Home Sleep Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • 8:45-9:15 a.m.: BREAK
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m.: Potential Practice Changers—Update from the American College of Physicians Annual Conference 2017
  • 9:45-10:15 a.m.: Dermatologic Urgencies and Emergencies
  • 10:15-10:45 a.m.: Contrast-induced Nephropathy
  • 10:45-11:15 a.m.: Chronic Kidney Disease Management for the Primary Care Provider
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m.: BREAK
  • 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Prostate Cancer 2017—The Changing Landscape
  • 12:15-12:45 p.m.: H-allo Idaho! Expanding Stem Cell Transplant Options at Home
  • 12:45-1:15 p.m.: The Immune System Strikes Back: Ending Cancer's Jedi Mind Tricks

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium and St. Luke’s Health System. The Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium is accredited by the Idaho Medical Association and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

For more information please contact your St. Luke's physician liaison by email or phone at (208) 493-0669.


  • Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 7:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 7:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Lodging and Travel

You are responsible for lodging and travel arrangements. If you wish to stay at the resort, please contact them directly. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sun Valley Lodge so be sure to mention that when making a reservation.

We expect the hotel will fill up quickly. Please make your reservations as soon as you confirm your conference registration. 

Call 1-800-786-8259, email the resort, or go online to reserve a room.

Additional lodging may be available.


Registration Instructions

Registration is required. Deadline to register is September 8, 2017.

Call (208) 493-0669 with any questions.

Fees are as follows:

  • NP, PA-C, Midwife, Student: $50
  • Physicians: $100

Register Online