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HOUSE OF D E L E G AT E S A N N U A L S C I E N T I F I C M E E T I N G

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PATIENT SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT: WHAT EVERY PHYSICIAN S H O U L D K N O W

J une 24-28, 2013

CONRAD SAN JUAN CONDADO PLAZA SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!


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HOUSE OF D E L E G AT E S A N N U A L S C I E N T I F I C M E E T I N G

I nvitation to AAPS D iplomates , M embers , and C olleagues You are cordially invited to join your fellow Diplomates, Members, and Other Health-Care Professionals For discussions and up-to-date information on Patient Safety & Risk Management: What Every Physician Should Know Monday, the Twenty-Fourth of June through Friday, the Twenty-Eighth of June, Two Thousand Thirteen


A dvance Y our C areer ! N etwork ! L earn ! R elax & E njoy ! A ttend the 2013 A nnual M eeting ! G reat H otel in G reat L ocation • Easy access from many US cities • Discover the sophisticated style of Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza where tropical luxury beckons • Close to Old Town San Juan, shopping, dining, the beach, and more

F lexible O ptions • Customize your schedule – choose the sessions that work for you the Business Package or the CME Package.

N ew T his Y ear - B edside U ltrasound W orkshop • Choose from two sessions – Wednesday, June 26, or Friday, June 28

G reat P ricing • Registration packages allow you to pay only for the portion of the meeting you plan to attend. • Welcome Reception included in all packages.

E arn CME credits . . . Up to 16.0 CME credits for Scientific Presentation sessions Up to 12.0 CME credits for Examination Development Workshops Up to 7.5 CME credits for Medical Ethics course Up to 7.75 CME credits for Ultrasound Workshop


O verall M eeting O bjectives • Provide physician specialists with up-to-date information about Patient Safety & Risk Management. • Provide a forum in which to discuss developing and emerging issues in your specialty or sub-specialty. • Plan and conduct business that will further strengthen the mission of the AAPS, its affiliated Academies of Medicine, and its Boards of Certification. • Encourage collegial relations that enable individual members to pursue their professional goals of participation in the Association’s activities.

CME C ommittee Kenneth M. Flowe, M.D., FAAEP, MBA, Co-Chair Stephen A. Montes, D.O., FAASOS, Co-Chair Muhammad A. Ahmed, M.D. Lingappa S. Amernath, M.D. Jack V. Greiner, D.O., PhD, FAASS, MA Surinder K. Kad, M.D., FAAIM, MPH, MBA Jerry R. Majers, D.O., FAAIM, FAAGM Herbert Pardell, D.O., FAAIM Luis M. Velasco, M.D.

I ntended A udience ABPS Diplomates and AAPS Members in: Anesthesiology

Family Practice

Orthopedic Surgery

Dermatology

Geriatric Medicine

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Diagnostic Radiology Disaster Medicine Emergency Medicine Family Medicine Obstetrics

Hospital Medicine Internal Medicine

Psychiatry Radiation Oncology

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Surgery

Ophthalmology

Urgent Care Medicine


B edside U ltrasound W orkshop 7.75 CME credits S eparate registration required $799.00 O ne - day course : W ednesday , J une 26 F riday , J une 28 (Open to AAPS Members Only)

B edside ultrasound has been shown to : • Quicken diagnoses • Enhance patient management • Rule in/out emergent conditions • Decrease procedural complications • Increase patient satisfaction

A ccreditation S tatement The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., (AAPS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME C redit S tatement The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


R egistrants will : • Learn Bedside Ultrasound from the experts • Participate in lectures from top experts in the field • Practice at hands-on stations with maximal benefit – 1 instructor per 5 registrants • Review basic bedside ultrasound applications including: •

Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH) protocol

Extended FAST scan for trauma and unexplained hypotension

Focused echocardiography for contractility and pericardial effusion assessment

Aorta evaluation for abdominal aneurysm

Renal assessment for hydronephrosis

IVC evaluation for volume status

Gallbladder assessment for gallstones and cholecystitis

Thoracic ultrasound for pneumothorax/pleural effusion/pneumonia assessment

Two-point DVT evaluation

Orbital/ocular ultrasound for retinal detachment/vitreous hemorrhage/ocular trauma

• Also review ultrasound guided central and peripheral IV access with the ability to practice this important technique on gel models. • Question and answer session


U ltrasound faculty L aleh G harahbaghian MD, FACEP, FAAEM - C ourse D irector

Dr. Gharahbaghian is a clinical assistant professor and director of the Emergency Ultrasound Program and Fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. She has directed and instructed ultrasound courses both nationally and internationally for over five years. She is also an active blogger on bedside ultrasound via SonoSpot.com.

B rita Z aia , MD - C ourse C oordinator

Dr. Zaia is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco and director of emergency ultrasound at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Medical Center. She works as an emergency medicine physician in San Francisco, with a special interest in point-of-care ultrasound education. She is a graduate of Stanford’s Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship and has directed and instructed ultrasound courses for four years.

D avid L. F rancis , MD - C ourse I nstructor

Dr. Francis is director of point-of-care ultrasound for Rocky Mountain Emergency Physicians and an affiliate professor at Idaho State University. He was fellowship trained in emergency ultrasound at Stanford University. He has lectured and co-directed point-of-care ultrasound conferences for medical students, emergency medicine residents, emergency medicine faculty, and emergency medicine providers nationally and internationally.

R esa L ewiss , MD - C ourse I nstructor

Dr. Lewiss is director of the Emergency Ultrasound Program and Fellowship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt in New York, NY, and chair of the SAEM Academy of Ultrasound. She is fellowship trained in emergency ultrasound. She has lectured and co-directed point-of-care ultrasound conferences for medical students, emergency medicine residents, emergency medicine faculty, and emergency medicine providers nationally and internationally.

A run N agdev , MD - C ourse I nstructor

Dr. Nagdev is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and the director of emergency ultrasound at Highland General Hospital. He has directed and instructed ultrasound courses both nationally and internationally for over five years.


M edical E thics : Practical Issues and Approaches 7.5 CME credits S eparate registration required $450.00 O ne - day course : F riday , J une 28 8:00 am to 5:00 pm This course provides a solid conceptual grounding in medical ethics, while focusing on practical issues and tested approaches for resolving such issues. This course satisfies a professional development requirement for fulfilling, in part, Board recertification of the American Board of Physician Specialties of the American Association of Physician Specialists.

C ourse O bjectives Upon completion of this program participants should be able to: 1. Understand the theoretical and historical foundations of medical ethics; 2. Engage in allocation of resources decisions; 3. Apply ethical decision-making tools to actual circumstances; 4. Understand the appropriate roles of medical ethics/bioethics committees and be able to constructively contribute to these committees; 5. Recognize the stakeholders in medical ethics decisions and weigh stakeholder ethical perspectives; and 6. Guide public discussion of medical ethics issues and explain the perspectives of medical professionals on such issues.


A ccreditation S tatement The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME C redit S tatement The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

R ecertification C redit This course fulfills ABPS recertification requirements for Medical Ethics. CME credit earned for attending this course may also be applied to the CME recertification requirements.


S chedule of E vents S unday , J une 23 12 noon – 5:00 pm........ Registration Desk 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm........ Emergency Medicine Credentialing OPEN TO BOC MEMBERS/CREDENTIALING COMMITTEE ONLY 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm........ Strategic Planning Meeting

M onday , J une 24 7:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Registration 7:00 am – 8:00 am........ Breakfast 7:30 am – 11:30 am...... AAPS Board of Directors Meeting OPEN TO EVERYONE 7:45 am – 1:00 pm........ Auxiliary-sponsored trip to El Yunque Rainforest 8:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Examination Development Workshop I – All Specialties OPEN TO DIPLOMATES ONLY 8:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Credentialing – All Specialties OPEN TO BOC MEMBERS/CREDENTIALING COMMITTEE ONLY 9:00 am – 10:00 am...... Item Writing Training & Introduction to Online Item Writing OPEN TO DIPLOMATES ONLY 11:30 am – 1:00 pm...... Lunch on your own 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm........ House of Delegates 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm........ Item Writing Training & Introduction to Online Item Writing OPEN TO DIPLOMATES ONLY 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm........ Council of Academy Presidents Meeting 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm........ American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) Meeting 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm........ Welcome Reception

T uesday , J une 25 7:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Registration 7:00 am – 8:00 am........ Breakfast


T uesday , J une 25 cont . 8:00 am – 9:15 am........ American Academy of Anesthesiologists American Academy of Emergency Physicians American Academy of Specialists in Family Practice American Academy of Internal Medicine American Academy of Specialists in Orthopedic Surgery American Academy of Radiology American Academy of Specialists in Surgery 8:00 am – 9:15 am........ Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine 9:00 am – 11:00 am...... Auxiliary Brunch and Meeting 9:30 am – 11:00am....... Board of Certification in Anesthesiology Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine Board of Certification in Family Practice Board of Certification in Internal Medicine Board of Certification in Orthopedic Surgery Board of Certification in Radiology Board of Certification in Surgery 11:00 am – 12 noon...... Membership Committee Meeting 11:00 am – 12 noon...... Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.... Academy & Board Orientation 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm... Lunch on your own 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm... Examination Development Workshop II OPEN TO DIPLOMATES ONLY 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm........ American Academy of Specialists in Dermatology

American Academy of Disaster Medicine

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm........ American Board of Hospital Medicine 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm........ CME Committee Meeting 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm........ AJCM Editorial Board Meeting 2:30 pm – 4 :00pm........ Board of Certification in Dermatology 2:30 pm – 4 :00pm........ AAPS Foundation 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm........ Past Presidents Meeting BY INVITATION ONLY 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm........ President’s Reception 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm...... President’s Awards Dinner


S chedule of E vents , cont. W ednesday , J une 26 7:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Registration 7:00 am – 8:00 am........ Breakfast 8:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Bedside Ultrasound Workshop 8:00 am – 5:30 pm........ CME Scientific Presentations 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm... Bedside Ultrasound Lunch 12:05 pm – 1:35 pm...... CME Lunch

T hursday , J une 27 7:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Registration 7:00 am – 8:00 am........ Breakfast 8:00 am – 5:00 pm........ CME Scientific Presentations 11:45 pm – 12:45 pm.... CME Lunch

F riday , J une 28 7:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Registration 7:00 am – 8:00 am........ Breakfast 8:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Medical Ethics Course 8:00 am – 5:00 pm........ Bedside Ultrasound Workshop OPEN TO AAPS MEMBERS ONLY 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm... Bedside Ultrasound Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm...... Medical Ethics Lunch

All meetings and events are open to all attendees unless noted otherwise on the schedule. Schedule is subject to change beyond the control of AAPS.


E xamination D evelopment I tem W riting T raining & I ntroduction to O nline I tem W riting M onday , J une 24

This session will consist of a presentation to orientate Diplomates to the item writing process. The presentation will provide a brief overview of content development/ validity, standard setting, the purpose of item writing, and item development. The main focus will be on item development including: requirements for item writing, acceptable item formats, style guidelines, item classifications, and item review and approval process. An introduction to the online system for item writing will immediately follow the presentation. Open to all Diplomates.

E xamination D evelopment W orkshops M onday , J une 24 & T uesday , J une 25

Based on the current need for each specialty, activities performed during these workshops will include written exam item writing, item review and approval by board/ committee members, review of candidate comments made during the previous test administration, writing and review of oral cases, item referencing, and written exam review. Open to all Diplomates. For the security of exam content during the annual meeting, most item and exam development has moved to an electronic format. Bringing reference materials and laptops are strongly encouraged for exam development and would be productive in helping to facilitate your involvement with this CME activity.

A ccreditation S tatement The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME C redit S tatement Examination Development Workshop I, June 24 – The AAPS designates this test-item writing activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Examination Development Workshop II, June 25 – The AAPS designates this test-item writing activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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PATIENT SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT: WHAT EVERY PHYSICIAN SHOULD KNOW

W ednesday , J une 26 & T hursday , J une 27

M uhammad A. A hmed , MD ,will present There is a Medical

App for That. Dr. Ahmed is assistant medical director of Saint Joseph East Hospital Emergency Department in Lexington, KY. He has practiced emergency medicine for 16 years. His presentation will provide an overview of medical software applications that can help provide safer medical care and decrease the risk of adverse outcomes.

L ingappa S. A mernath , MD , will present New Technology

Improving Patient Safety. Dr. Amernath is chairman and medical director of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare in Utica, NY, and clinical assistant professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. He has practiced emergency medicine for 20 years. His presentation will give an overview of the use of electronic medical records and ultrasound guided procedures to increase patient safety.

A rthur L. B erman , DO, FAAIM ,

will present Preventing Transmission of Hepatitis B and C in Healthcare Providers. Dr. Berman practices gastroenterology at Florida Digestive Health Specialists in Largo, FL. He is an adjunct clinical professor at NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine and an assistant clinical professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has practiced gastroenterology for 27 years. Dr. Berman will outline ways for healthcare providers to prevent transmission of hepatitis B and C, as well as signs, symptoms, and treatment options.

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oseph amiani , will present Infant and Pediatric Abduction & Abandonment. Dr. Damiani is the owner of West Texas Plastic Surgery. He has 30 years of experience in plastic surgery. As a former hospital chief of staff, Dr. Damiani helped develop and implement a program to prevent infant abduction. He will discuss healthcare facility policies and procedures related to infant abduction and abandonment.


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J ack V. G reiner , DO, P h D, FAASS , will

present Preserving the Ocular Surface’s Role as a Barrier to Infection. Dr. Greiner is a clinical associate scientist at Schepens Eye Research Institute, director of the Boston Ocular Surface Center, and director of Clinical Eye Research of Boston. He has academic affiliations with Harvard Medical, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has 25 years of experience in ophthalmology. Dr. Greiner’s presentation will cover the identification, treatment, and prevention of dry eye diseases that can cause irreversible damage to the ocular surface.

S urinder K. K ad , MD, FAAIM, MPH, MBA ,

will present The Fen-Phen Debacle. Dr. Kad is medical director of Louisville Metro Department of Corrections, part-time hospitalist at Baptist Hospital Northeast and professor at St. Catharine College. He has been in practice for over 38 years. His specialties include internal medicine, nephrology, and geriatrics. Dr. Kad will discuss the history of anti-obesity drugs, the link between Fen-Phen and pulmonary hypertension, and treatment modalities for pulmonary hypertension.

O mofolasade B. K osoko -L asaki , MD, FAASS ,

will present Domestic Violence and its Ocular Manifestations. Dr. Kosoko-Lasaki is associate vice president of health sciences and professor and chief of ophthalmology at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She has practiced ophthalmology for 35 years. She will discuss a multispecialty team approach to the treatment and prevention of domestic abuse – particularly in the case of ocular trauma.

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Dr. Wheat is a third year resident in the Northwestern-McGaw Family Medicine Residency in Chicago, IL. This presentation will describe a team-based care and systems approach used for high-risk inpatient units and complex service lines that has been used successfully in outpatient settings to bring chronic conditions under control.

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schida , will Dr. Loafman and orothy co-present Preparing for Obstetrical Hemorrhage: Knowledge, Processes, Resources and Team Skill Development Needed to Prevent Avoidable Harm. Dr. Dschida is a third-year resident in the Northwestern-McGaw Family Medicine Residency in Chicago, IL. This presentation will provide an overview of an evidence-based educational program that has been developed to manage and prevent obstetrical hemorrhage.

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, will co-present Dr. Loafman and heiva ahanban Improving Perioperative Patient Safety Through a Standardized, Evidence-Based Process and a Medical Education Project Team. Ms. Jahanban is a fourth-year medical student at Ross University School of Medicine. This presentation will describe ways to make pre-operative care for patients safer and more effective.

L eslie M ukau , MD, FAAEP, FACEP , will make two

presentations. Dr. Mukau is chief of staff and attending emergency physician at El Centro Regional Medical Center in El Centro, CA. He has been practicing emergency medicine for 25 years. In Applying Lean Methodology and Current Best Practices to Emergency Department Operations: An Efficient Way to Improved Quality, Outcomes and Patient Safety, Dr. Mukau will explain how the application of Lean Methodology to healthcare can dramatically improve ED and hospital operations while boosting patient satisfaction scores. In Reducing Risk of Radiation Exposure from Computed Tomography: New Perspectives in Improving Patient Safety, he will discuss the rise in the use of diagnostic imaging procedures, cancer risks associated with these procedures, and strategies to reduce radiation exposure.


M ark P astin , P h D , will present Risk and Responsibility.

Dr. Pastin is president of the Health Ethics Trust in Alexandria, VA. He has served as an ethics advisor worldwide since 1973. This presentation will help physicians define their specific roles in reducing risks to patients and advancing patient safety. This presentation includes samples of risk reduction strategies along with metrics that can be used to test the effectiveness of these strategies.

Madonna Ringswald, DO, FAAIM,

will present Teach-Back Method: Preventing Readmissions and Medication Errors. Dr. Ringswald is medical director of hospital medicine at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange, KY. Her specialties include internal medicine and hospital medicine. She has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Ringswald’s presentation will give physicians a tool they can use to improve communication with patients, decrease medication errors, and reduce hospital readmissions.

W m . M ac M illan R odney , MD ,

will present Safety Guidelines for Office Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation. Dr. Rodney is president and CEO of Medicos para la Familia, Memphis and Nashville. His 36 years of practice includes surgical family medicine obstetrics, emergency medicine, and medical mission hospitals. Dr. Rodney will discuss improvements in office anesthesia, regulations, ASA risk classification, and reimbursement.

D aniel Y. W ang , MD , will present How Does Medical Board

Investigate If Being Sued? Dr. Wang is a full-time emergency physician at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City, CA, and a part-time emergency physician at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, CA. He is also an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California. He has been practicing emergency medicine for eight years. Dr. Wang’s presentation will provide an overview of the role of state medical boards in lawsuits brought against physicians.

A ccreditation S tatement

The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME S tatement 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting – June 26 and 27: The AAPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


H otel A menities

B each /P ool Refresh your senses in the shimmering waters of Puerto Rico.

With three outdoor pools, whirlpool, and a magnificent beachfront, you will be captivated by unbelievable views and surprising indulgences. Immerse yourself in the comfort of the saltwater pool or enjoy a workout in the lap and lounging Lagoon Pool.

W ater S ports Features kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, snorkeling. T he F itness C enter Keep your workout routine in the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, featuring sauna and steam room - open 24 hours.

S pa Nearby – Zen Spa – www. zen-spa.com and Olas Spa at the Caribe Hilton Hotel.

G ames Join in the fun of

the daily activities program. Table games, balls and other recreational toys are available on request.

T ennis C ourts Test your skill

on the hotel’s two lighted tennis courts. Lessons are available.

G olf See Dorado Beach at www.doradobeachclubs.com. C asino Play a hand of blackjack in the 24-hour Condado Casino. R estaurants Five onsite restaurants, three lobby bars.


A ccommodations C onrad S an J uan C ondado P laza offers guests a breathtaking beachfront location - the ideal setting for an island getaway with endless choices in entertainment and relaxation.

Located close to the airport and within minutes of the historic heart of the island’s capital

999 Ashford Ave. San Juan, PR 00907 Hotel Direct: 787-721-1000 | Reservations Direct: 787-721-1000 X 2030 and 2031 Hilton Reservations: 800-HILTONS | Fax: 787-722-7955 Group code: ACMZ

www.condadoplaza.com

H otel R eservations AAPS has a limited number of rooms available at this rate so we encourage you to make your reservations now. The group rate will be available until MAY 30, 2013, OR until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. NOTE: Please let the AAPS Meetings Department know if you do not make your reservation directly with the hotel – either through the hotel website or hotel reservations. Reservations made outside of this method will be counted toward our hotel room obligation – if you let us know you have made them. • Single or double occupancy $159 (approximately $207 including all taxes) • Children in same room with parents: Free • Guaranteed room rate applies three days before and three days after meeting, based on availability at the time of the request. • Check-in 4:00 pm | Check-out 12:00 noon • Hotel cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to day of arrival to avoid cancellation fee. Any problems making hotel reservations, call the AAPS Meetings Department immediately.


N earby A ttractions & S hopping Puerto Rico is known for its stunning beaches, extraordinary landscapes, friendly people, delectable dining, and exciting nightlife and gaming. The Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza is within minutes of the historic heart of the island’s capital. Old San Juan has a high concentration of museums, stores, and art galleries. Take a step back in time as you stroll along historic cobblestone streets and admire the colonial architecture. Browse the high-end shops – just minutes from your door. Be sure to visit the Bacardi Rum Distillery, Pablo Casals Museum, the El Morro Fortress, and the Pharmacy Museum.

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limate and lothing Be prepared for hot days and cool nights 82° days and 78° nights. Check local listings to determine weather conditions. Casual clothing is recommended both in and out of the meeting rooms with the exception of the President’s dinner when a jacket and tie for men (black tie is optional) and corresponding attire for women is requested. You may want to bring clothing to accommodate all meeting room temperatures.

H elpful W ebsite www.enjoypuertorico.com T ravel I nformation A irport : Luis Munoz Marin (SJU) is located

approximately seven miles and 15 minutes from the hotel.

A irport T ransportation :

Transportation to the hotel is available in the airport shuttle area. Taxis are approximately $15 + luggage and gratuity.

H otel P arking : Valet parking $20 plus tax per day. Self-parking $15 plus tax per day.

S pecial AAPS – H ertz R ental R ate : You can make reservations

online at Hertz.com or call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240. Use AAPS code CV# 04SW0002. Meeting rate is guaranteed from one week prior through one week after the meeting dates and is subject to availability.


D ear A uxiliary M embers and G uests : Welcome to the 2013 AAPS Annual Meeting. I hope you will join us at the luxurious Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza for some fun and sun as we relax poolside, try one of several on-site restaurants, or try your luck at San Juan’s largest 24-hour casino, located within the hotel. Join us on Monday, June 24, for an exciting ½ day walking tour (7:45 am to 1 pm) of the El Yunque Rainforest. This activity is free for all current Auxiliary members and their immediate family members (children and grandchildren 18 year of age and younger and spouse/ significant other). For guests not currently active Auxiliary members, admission is $59 per person, including your transportation and admission to the tour. Advance Registration is required. You can sign up on the Registration Form in this brochure. Bring your camera, comfortable shoes, and a hat. Monday evening is the Auxiliary-sponsored Welcome Reception with a Latin theme. Everyone is welcome to attend the Auxiliary’s annual brunch at 9 am on Tuesday followed by a brief business meeting. Renew old acquaintances, build new friendships, encourage your spouse, and support the AAPS Foundation. Make the AAPS Annual Scientific Meeting a family vacation event! Hope to see you there!

Linda Russo

President AAPS Auxiliary

AAPS A uxiliary • Open to all family members • Auxiliary dues are $60 per year • Auxiliary-sponsored half-day trip to El Yunque Rainforest Monday, June 24 – meet in lobby at 7:45 am • Welcome Reception Monday, June 24, 5:30 – 7 pm, sponsored by the AAPS Auxiliary • Annual Auxiliary Meeting and Brunch Tuesday, June 25, at 9 am


R egistration I nformation All attendees MUST REGISTER for the 2013 House of Delegates and Annual Scientific Meeting in order to attend any sessions including business meetings, continuing medical education activities, and/or certification examination development workshops. To complete registration for the 2013 Annual Meeting, ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL IN ADVANCE. See Registration Form for specific information. Every effort will be made to ensure that the published schedule, as stated in the brochures, will be followed. However, changes beyond AAPS control may occur. AAPS is not responsible for notifying registrants of program changes prior to the meeting.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION: A confirmation packet will be mailed within two (2) weeks of receipt of your registration form and PAID IN FULL

registration fees. Please retain copies of your registration information. If you do not receive a confirmation packet within two weeks, please contact the AAPS Meetings Department immediately.

MEETING ATTENDANCE AND CANCELLATION POLICY: ALL PERSONS ATTENDING AAPS MEETINGS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER AND PAY THE APPROPRIATE REGISTRATION FEE IN ADVANCE REGARDLESS OF PURPOSE OR THE NUMBER OF MEETINGS ATTENDED.

Written cancellations must be received by the AAPS Meetings Department prior to April 15, 2013, in order to receive a full refund of Meeting Registration Fees, less a $150 processing fee. Cancellations received after this date will not be accepted.

PRESENTER DISCLOSURE: The American Association of Physician Specialists,

Inc., believes in full disclosure. Each presenter or sponsor is required to disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to topics of this educational activity. Presenter disclosure will be made to all participants in the educational activity materials and at the beginning of each presentation.


I mportant R egistration I nformation 1. To be officially registered, all fees must be paid in full prior to the appropriate deadline: Still-Time-Register by May 31, 2013. 2. All registrations received after May 31, 2013, including On-Site, must be paid in full prior to admission to any AAPS activities. Late/On-Site Registration will be accepted by CREDIT CARD ONLY. 3. There are no exceptions to the fees and deadlines. 4. No one will be admitted to any business sessions, CME sessions, breakfast, lunch, or President’s Awards Dinner without a valid badge. There are three member categories:

There is one Medical Ethics course:

DIPLOMATE/EMERITUS/MEMBER AAPS RETIRED NON-MEMBER CME ONLY

There are two registration packages:

BUSINESS/GOVERNANCE ONLY CME/EDUCATION ONLY

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

There are two Bedside Ultrasound Workshops:

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013 FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

TWO REGISTRATION PACKAGES

BUSINESS: Includes all meetings – Board of Directors, Academies of Medicine,

Boards of Certification, House of Delegates, Committees, Examination Development Workshops (up to 12 CME credits) and any other scheduled business meetings; conference materials; and breakfast on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25. Two days – see pricing on registration form.

CME: Includes up to 16 CME credits for scientific presentations, conference materials, breakfast, and lunch on Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27. Two days – see pricing on registration form. ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

WELCOME RECEPTION ON JUNE 24: All tickets are free – sponsored by the AAPS Auxiliary. However, you must register in order to save your place. PRESIDENT’S DINNER ON JUNE 25: Per ticket $125. BEDSIDE ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP: Includes one-day course on Wednesday, June 26, or Friday, June 28, course materials, up to 7.75 CME credits, breakfast, and lunch. One-day course – $799. MEDICAL ETHICS: Includes one-day course on Friday, June 28, course materials, up to 7.5 CME credits, breakfast, and lunch. One-day course – $450.


REGISTRATION FORM: AAPS 2013 HOUSE OF DELEGATES AND ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

TO REGISTER BY FAX: 813-830-6599 (CREDIT CARD ONLY) • MAIL: AAPS, 5550 W. EXECUTIVE DRIVE, SUITE 400, TAMPA, FL 33609-1035 Name________________________________________________________________Email Address: _____________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________ City_____________________________ State______________Zip_____________________ Home phone________________________________ Work phone____________________________________ Cell phone____________________________________

TO COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM DO THE FOLLOWING:

Registration Packages

Still-Time-To Register By May 31, 2013

Late/On-Site After May 31, 2013

Business Package

$495

$695

CME Package

$725

$925

Business Package

$495

$695

CME Package

$525

$725

CME Package

$850

$1050

Member Type

1. Review Important Registration Information. 2. Select one of three registration packages (Business, CME). 3. Select from Additional Options (Medical Ethics Course, Bedside Ultrasound Workshop, Auxiliary-Sponsored Rainforest Tour, Welcome Reception, President’s Dinner).

AAPS Diplomate/ Emeritus/Member AAPS Retired

4. Review registration table on right and circle your registration choice. Enter fee amount in subtotal.

Non-Member

Packages Total $____________

MEDICAL ETHICS COURSE - FRIDAY, JUNE 28..........$ 450 per person x _____ (# attending) =

Medical Ethics Registration Total $____________

BEDSIDE ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP - Select one course from below.   COURSE 1 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26 ................. $ 799 per person x _____ (# attending) =  COURSE 2 - FRIDAY, JUNE 28 ........................... $ 799 per person x _____ (# attending) = Ultrasound Workshop Registration Total $____________

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED TO ANY SESSIONS INCLUDING MEALS WITHOUT A VALID BADGE AUXILIARY RAINFOREST TOUR – MONDAY, JUNE 24 - Select from below. See AAPS Auxiliary Page for more information.  Complimentary Registration for PAID Auxiliary Members $ 0 per person x _____ (# attending) = $0.00  Non-Complimentary (Paid) Registration for Non-Members $ 59 per person x _____ (# attending) = Auxiliary Rainforest Tour Total $____________ $0.00 WELCOME RECEPTION - MONDAY, JUNE 24.....................................$ 0 per person x _____ (# tickets) = Welcome Reception Total $____________ (Complimentary, but you must register)

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS DINNER - TUESDAY, JUNE 25.................. $ 125 per person x ____ (# tickets) = MEETING REGISTRATION PAYMENT  Check enclosed

 American Express  MasterCard

President’s Dinner Total $___________  Visa

Grand Total to be charged: $

Cardholder’s Name______________________________________________ Card # ______________________________________________ Expiration Date__________ Cardholder’s Mailing Address_____________________________________________________ Cardholder’s Signature_______________________________________

CONSENT TO USE PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES Registration and attendance at our meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AAPS’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BELOW I DO NOT have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. Signature ___________________________________________________________________________ Date __________________________ I DO have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. (You MUST list relevant financial relationships below.) Signature ___________________________________________________________________________ Date __________________________ First, list the names of commercial interests (defined in the “Glossary of Terms” below) with which you or your spouse/partner have, or have had, a relevant financial relationship within the past 12 months. For this purpose we consider the relevant financial relationships of your spouse or partner that you are aware of to be yours. 1. Commercial Interest (Example: Company ‘X’)

Second, describe what you or your spouse/partner received (ex: salary, fee, research grant, etc). The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc., does NOT want to know how much you received. Third, Describe your role.

Nature of Relevant Financial Relationship (Include all those that apply) 2. What was received (Example: Honorarium)

3. For what role? (Example: Speaker)

Example Terminology

What was received: Salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, research grant, consulting Role(s): Employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), fee, speaker fee, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. membership, and other activities (please specify). Glossary of Terms

Commercial Interest: The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. For more information, visit www.accme.org. Financial relationships: Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Relevant financial relationships: ACCME focuses on financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content of the CME activity. ACCME has not set a minimal dollar amount for relationships to be significant. Inherent in any amount is the incentive to maintain or increase the value of the relationship. The ACCME defines “’relevant’ financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

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