BWH Primary Care Faculty Development Retreat - Spring 2019

Waltham, MA US
May 24, 2019

The overall goal of our biannual course is to keep our busy clinical faculty in Division of General Medicine up to date with new data that is changing practice of medicine. Our course aims to address the gap between the providers’ current knowledge and practice style with state-of-the-art data and practice guidelines.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for MD’s, NP’s, and PA’s in the Division of Primary Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Learning Objectives

Update in Colon Cancer Screening for Primary Care Providers 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize various methods to screen general population.
  2. Identify at what age to introduce screening.
  3. Cite the limitations and advantages of various screening methods.

 Prenatal Genetics Counseling for Primary Care Providers

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the current guidelines for pre-conception carrier screening.
  2. Identify appropriate carrier screening options for different patients.
  3. Cite key counseling points when consenting patients for carrier screening.

Early Detection, Prevention, and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: Bridging the Gap between Specialists and Primary Care Physicians 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize the importance of early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as be able to identify appropriate treatment of strategies to support patients and families dealing with a diagnosis.
  2. Cite new diagnostic services available to support their patients and families interested in research at BWH who may be concerned about or at risk for Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.
  3. Identify cutting-edge research currently available in the area of prevention and treatment for   patients with memory and thinking concerns.

Management of CKD for Primary Care Providers 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Cite stages of CKD with importance of including proteinuria and know when to refer to Nephrology.
  2. Identify how to screen for CKD.
  3. Manage anemia and bone/mineral management in CKD.

Sleep Matters: Sleep Health and Wellness for Physicians 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the relationship between burnout and sleep health
  2. Cite the importance of sleep and its systemic impact on health
  3. Acquire tips to improve your sleep health

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Brigham & Women's Hospital - Division of Primary Care and Partners HealthCare System

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/24/2019 - 7:30am EDT
Event ends: 
05/24/2019 - 11:45am EDT

Waltham Woods
860 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02541
United States

Susan Sadoughi, MD - Course Director
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Primary Care, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Charles Czeisler, MD, PhD, FRCP
Frank Baldino, Jr., PhD Professor of Sleep Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Kathryn Gray, MD, PhD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School;
Associate Obstetrician,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ramona Lim, MD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School;
GI Attending Physician,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital;
Cancer Genetics,
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Gad Marshall, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School;
Physician, Neurology Department, 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Emily Robinson, MD
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Renal Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.00 Participation


Please login or register to take this course.

Our Course Coordinator can assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Olga Benitez prior to the live event at

For questions regarding registration, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at