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Specialty Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Provider

  • Venue & Location

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

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    Varies, Registration Required


Join us September 21-22, 2024, for St. Luke's Specialty Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Provider

This conference is an annual update for physicians and advanced practice providers. Presentations will review clinical concerns common to primary care and define evidence-based practices and guidelines. 

The format is a series of short lectures followed by panel-style Q&A sessions. The conference environment facilitates discussion, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions relevant to their day-to-day practice.


Participants are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements.  A block of rooms is reserved at the Sun Valley Resort.

The Resort will fill up quickly. Please make hotel reservations as soon as you confirm your conference registration. Take advantage of negotiated rates by calling 1-800-786-8259 and reference the title of our conference—St. Luke's Specialty Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Provider—or reserve your room online.   

If you would like to arrive early or stay late please reference the St. Luke's Specialty Medicine Conference for the Primary Care Provider when calling the number above to make your reservation.


Email our Physician Liaison Program.

Conference Agenda

Saturday, September 21

Sunday, September 22

7:15-7:45 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast

7:45-7:50 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Robert Duerr, MD and Jason Bronner, MD

7:50-8:15 a.m. Not an AAA: Management of Ascending Aortic Aneurysms
Andrew Mesher, MD

8:15-8:40 a.m. Cardiac Testing in Low-Risk Patients
Shannon McConnaughey, MD

8:40-9:05 a.m. Palpitations: What To Know
Noopur Goyal, MD

9:05-9:30 a.m. Putting CHF Guidelines To Work in Your Practice
Stefanie Fry, MD

9:30-9:50 a.m. Panel Q&A Session

9:50-9:55 a.m. Break

9:55-10:20 a.m. Palliative Care: Principles for NonSpecialists
Ken Rosenfeld, MD

10:20-10:45 a.m. Reimagining Hope in Advanced Illness: Communication Tips for Clinicians
Ken Rosenfeld, MD

10:45-11:05 a.m. Managing Psychiatric and Behavioral Symptoms in Dementia
Lori Bennett, MD

11:05-11:30 a.m. Opioid Overcorrection: How To Avoid Causing More Harm to Patients on Long-Term Opioid Therapy
Alicia Carrasco, MD

11:30-11:55 a.m. Panel Q&A Session

11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

1-1:25 p.m. Hindfoot, Ankle and Plantar Foot Pain: It’s Not Always Plantar Fasciitis
Julie Johnson, MD

1:25-1:50 p.m. Scoliosis: What To Look For and How We Treat It
Justin Roth, DO

1:50-2:15 p.m. Shoulder Pain: Evaluation and Management
Charles Clark III, MD

2:15-2:40 p.m. The Kneed for Speed: Pearls for Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Injuries
James Beckmann, MD

2:40-3 p.m. Panel Q&A Session

5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday Evening Social

7:15-7:45 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast

7:45-8:10 a.m. Updates in Female Urology: Where We Are Today
Maggie Vuturo, MD

8:10-8:35 a.m. Cost-Effective Management of BPH and Kidney Stones in Primary Care
Austen Slade, MD

8:35-9 a.m. 2024 Updates in Chronic Kidney Disease Management
Christopher Keller, MD

9-9:25 a.m. Hormone Hustle: Quick Hits on Endocrinology’s Hot Topics
William Malone, MD

9:25-9:45 a.m. Panel Q&A Session

9:45-9:50 a.m. Break

9:50-10:40 a.m. Trimming the Fat: High-Dollar Opportunities To Reduce Low-Value Care
Jodie Donovan, MD and Benjamin Powers, MD

10:40-11:05 a.m. How Long Do I Have To Follow This?
Andrew Peterson, MD

11:05-11:25 a.m. Panel Q&A Session

11:25-11:30 a.m. Break

11:30-11:55 a.m. To Test or Not To Test? Pearls and Pitfalls of Diagnostic Allergy Testing
Neetu Talreja, MD

11:55 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Skin Cancers and Mimics
Jared Scott, MD

12:20-12:45 p.m. Rash Decisions
Steven Mings, MD

12:45-1:05 p.m. Panel Q&A Session

1:05-1:10 p.m. Thank You


Registration Instructions

Fees and Registration

  • Physicians: $525 ($600 after Aug 14)
  • Advance Practice Providers: $425 ($500 after Aug 14)
  • Residents/Students: $225 ($300 after Aug 14)

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration, please email us by August 14, 2024. Cancellation requests will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations or no-shows after August 14 are not eligible for a refund.

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