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February 17 -18, 2012
Get ready to hear about some of the most bizarre cases ever seen by your colleagues and be entertained by the freaky moments in medicine that we all hope we never have to deal with!

TEN Category 1 CME Credit Hours

Highlighting interesting cases from a variety of specialties (more)

This conference is close to home - no need to close your practice to attend.

Enjoy socializing with local and regional physicians (more)

Have fun at the "Presidential Celebration" cocktail buffet and dance planned for Saturday night (more)

Two complimentary party tickets included with every paid conference admission (more)

CME Conference Topics:


  • NEVER SAY NEVER EVENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT LESSONS IN ANESTHESIA
    - John Neeld, MD

    • Usual causes of malpractice lawsuits in anesthesiology
    • Never Event #1: Fire in the Operating Room—An actual closed claim
    • Never Event #2: Failure to Awake After Surgery—Another actual occurrence
    • The common denominator: communication
    • Conclusion: maxims for patient safety

 

  • TOP TEN WAYS TO GET SUED, WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
    - Earl McCall, Attorney

    • Fail to Document.
    • Fail to Communicate.
    • Fail to Follow Up.
    • Fail to Consult.
    • Fail to Diagnose.
    • Fail to Timely Respond to Page.
    • Appear Hurried or Distracted.
    • Be Curt or Condescending to Patient or Family.
    • Blame Others for a Bad Outcome.
    • Late Documentation.

 

  • THE BUICK MAN AND WHEN NOT TO INSERT ANOTHER LINE
    - Lane Price, MD
    and - john edward vance, md

    • Use physical examination skills to diagnose causes of speech impediment
    • Consider the whole patient's status prior to adding in additional invasive procedures
    • Consider the circumstances of an injury to assist in diagnosis
    • Recognize that superficially bizarre experiences can actually enhance one's medical expertise

 

  • FOREIGN BODIES OF THE UPPER AND LOWER GI TRACT:
    HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND MANAGE THEM AND HOW TO AVOID GETTING THEM!

    - Craig Kubik, DO

    • Know the presentation of patients with foreign bodies of the GI tract
    • Know how to manage these patients
    • Know possible complications of such foreign bodies

 

  • UROLOGIC EMERGENCIES AND UNUSUAL CASES
    - Michael Daugherty, DO

    • Urologic Emergencies: What they are and what to look for
    • Common Causes
    • Treatment

 

  • WHAT IS IN THAT WATER?
    A SERIES OF INTERESTING CASES FROM AND IMAGING STANDPOINT

    - Peter Taylor, DO

    • Commonly misordered exams
    • The wide variety of diseases within the region,
    • How diseases may look on unusual presentation

 

  • COMMONLY MISDIAGNOSED WOUNDS
    - Thomas Bozzuto, DO

    • Uncommon wounds are more common than you think.
    • Any wound that is not showing signs of healing after appropriate therapy has been started should be suspect
    • Any suspicious wound should be biopsied and sent for pathology
    • Chronic wounds can transform into squamous cell CA (Marjolin's Ulcer)

 

  • EVIDENCE BASED OSTEOPATHIC MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE
    - Walter Ehrenfeuchter, DO

    • MOPSE (multicenter osteopathic pneumonia study in the elderly)
    • Study design
    • Outcomes
    • Treatment Protocol
    • Other recent studies

 

  • SCARY OSTEOPATHIS MANIPULATIVE MEDICINE
    -
    Walter Ehrenfeuchter, DO

    • Evolution of manipulative technique
    • mechanically oriented techniques
    • Lymphatic Techniques
    • Visceral Techniques
    • EENT Techniques

A Presidential CelebrationHail to the Chief! A Presidential Celebration
Saturday, February 18 at 7:00 - 11:00 pm

What better way to end a weekend CME Conference? The cocktail buffet and dance will feature great music, great food and an opportunity to get better acquainted with fellow physicians. Honoring 2011 DCMS President Jose Tongol, MD and welcoming 2012 President Phillip Allen, MD, come join the fun and shake it up with dancing, great food, great music and fun. The party will be held at the Merry Acres Event Center. Casual Attire. $25 per person (DCMS/GOMA member) / $50 per person (non member) and Free for Conference Attendees. Please make reservations by February 13th: call (229) 436-8191or email paula@dc-ms.org
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2012 Conference Location and Where to Stay

The meetings on Friday and Saturday and the cocktail party on Saturday night will be held at the newly renovated Merry Acres Event Center on Dawson Road. We have secured a block rate at the Merry Acres Inn, so if you are coming from out of town, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the great rate and excellent location.

Please note that each conference participant will recieve two complimentary tickets to our President's Dance, so please make arrangements to stay and enjoy the festivities.

Merry Acres Inn: 1500 Dawson Rd. Albany, GA 31707

Double: $65.00 + tax / suite: $145.00 + tax (hot buffet breakfast included)
Contact: Cathy Odell - Ph: (229) 435-7721 Fax: (229) 439-9386
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