University Hospitals Primary Care Institute - 2017 Wellness Symposium


Saturday, March 11, 2017
Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio

UH Primary Care Institute
UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
Robert and Susan Hurwitz

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

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This event is designed for healthcare providers of primary care services, including physicians, nurses, and physician assistants.


The program will consist of didactic lectures followed by a question and answer session and panel discussion.


Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Nurses and Physician Assistants
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward recertification requirements.


After attending this program, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate a patient who presents with thyroid or adrenal disease and determine the best course of treatment 
  • Discuss the importance of risk assessment with respect to new lipid guidelines and primary prevention
  • Discuss the body of evidence relating dietary pattern to human health
  • Identify when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain, and how to select, dose, follow up and discontinue opioids 
  • Apply conservative care and create a non-surgical plan for management of patients with spine issues
  • Recognize acupuncture’s suggested mechanism of action, the evidence-base for its effectiveness and the clinical applications for which acupuncture can be considered


Saturday, March 11

7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

7:55 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Todd Zeiger, MD

8:00 a.m. Identification and Management of Adrenal and Thyroid Diseases
Stephen Burgun, MD

8:45 a.m. Lipid Management and Cardiovascular Risk Update
David Zidar, MD, PhD

9:15 a.m. Keynote: Knowing What to Eat, Refusing to Swallow It
David Katz, MD, MPH

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Use of Opiates for Chronic Pain
Salim Hayek, MD

11:00 a.m. Nonsurgical Management of Back Pain
Edwin Capulong, MD

11:30 a.m. Acupuncture for Pain Management
Christine Kaiser, MS, LAc

12 p.m. Question and Answer Session
Conference Faculty

12:30 p.m. Conference adjourns


David Katz, MD, MPH
Director, Prevention Research Center
Yale University School of Public Health
Yale University School of Medicine
Griffin Hospital
President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Katz is the founding director of Yale University's Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and current President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Katz has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both Preventive Medicine, and nutrition. Recognized globally for expertise in nutrition, weight management and the prevention of chronic disease, he has a social media following of roughly 650,000.

In 2015, Dr. Katz established the True Health Initiative to help convert what we know about lifestyle as medicine into what we do about it, in the service of adding years to lives and life to years around the globe.


The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of “off-label” or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

1. Register online at with your credit card, through March 9.