Jefferson Winter CME 2022: What Every Doctor Should Know

Snowmass Village, CO US
January 18, 2022 to January 21, 2022



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Designed to improve participant knowledge and practice across a broad spectrum of topics, this symposium features presentations from Jefferson Health and University leaders and physicians, as well as alumni physicians.


To register for this activity go to the Jefferson Office of Alumni Relations activity course page.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be submitted no later than Monday, March 7, 2022. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This program is targeted to physicians.

Learning Objectives

Large Scale Health Issues
  1) Discuss various public health issues that persist in local communities and the nation and differing approaches to solving them.
  2) Apply medical knowledge and experience to influence public policy decisions and patient interactions.

Guts, Bugs, and Drugs
  1) Explain how diet, drugs, and diseases affect the microbome.
  2) Evaluate the real world risk of infections associated with biologic and small molecule therapies.
  3) Analyze the current use of immunotherapy and its projected further efficacy as research continues in its development.

The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Delivery
  1) Discuss the layers of variance that make the healthcare system so complex.
  2) Translate new technologies and virtual health solutions into practice setting.

Oncologic Screening and Management Updates
  1) Examine how the Oncology Care Model addresses issues related to quality, safety, and expense in the care of cancer patients.
  2) Utilize the eligibility criteria included USPSTF recommendation for lung cancer screening.
  3) Utilize appropriate colon cancer screening for early detection.
  4) Plan personalized breast cancer risk management for patients with dense breast tissue.

The Well Rounded Physician
  1) Influence a holistic approach to medical school admissions and hiring of medical staff.
  2) Analyze opioids treatment options on a case by case basis.
  3) Discuss physician burnout and strategies to overcome it.

Raft Debate: Who is Most Important to Managing Obesity
  1) Summarize up-to-date literature regarding various treatment modalities for obesity.
  2) Compare each treatment modality in terms of their success rate and risks/benefits of each.
  3) Practice making individualized recommendations regarding the management of obesity.

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Methodist Hospital
TJU Institutional Advancement
Jefferson Alumni
Content Areas: 
Disparities in Healthcare
Family Medicine
Healthcare Policy
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Patient Safety
Performance or Quality Improvement
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.25 Attendance
  • 9.00 Patient Safety
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
01/18/2022 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
01/21/2022 - 12:00pm EST

Commercial/In-Kind Support

Any commercial/in-kind support received for this educational activity will be published and announced prior to the start of the activity.


The agenda is subject to change. Last updated: 01/18/2022

Recording and Photography Strictly Prohibited

Unauthorized recording or photography at a Jefferson-sponsored event is strictly prohibited. Individuals found violating this policy will be removed from the online activity or asked to leave from the live activity. No credits or refund will be issued.

Viceroy Snowmass
130 Wood Road
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
United States
+1 (970) 923-8000

Financial Relationships

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Off-Label Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved. Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Planning Committee

No member of the planning committee have any financial relationships to disclose.
David Kastenberg MD-Activity Director
Aaron Martin MD
Michael Ramirez MD
Edward Share MD
Linda Sundt MD


The following planners have financial relationships to disclose.
Andrew Chapman DO
  Disclosure: Consultant: ADC Therapeutics, Roche
Gregory Kane MD
  Disclosure: Researcher: BMSF, Bristol Meyers Squib Foundation
Raina Shivashankar MD
  Disclosure: Researcher/Speaker: Abbvie
Janine Kyrillos MD
  Disclosure: Speaker: Novo Nordisk
Neilanjan Nandi, MD, FACP
  Disclosure: Advisor: Pfizer
Suhail Dohad MD
  Disclosure: Researcher/Speaker: Abbott vascular, Boston Scientific, Penumbra
Mark Tykocinski MD
  Disclosure: Ownership Interest: KAHR Medical

The following presenters have no financial relationships to disclose.
David Kastenberg MD
David J Axelrod MD, JD
Aaron Martin MD
Karen Novielli MD
Francesco Palazzo MD
Linda Sundt MD
Laura Weinstein MD
Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS
Keira Chism MD
Sandra Dayaratna MD
Alexander Schlachterman MD
Michael Share MD
Theresa Yeo, MD
Michael Weinstein MD

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.




In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit

PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit
This education activity offers 9.0 PA Patient Safety and Risk credits. The following sessions qualify:
Day 1
All sessions qualify except Combatting Burnout, Promoting Wellness and Practical Applications of the Microbiome

Day 2
Colon Cancer Screening
Clinical Management of Breast Density on Mammogram

Day 3
All sessions qualify

Available Credit

  • 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.25 Attendance
  • 9.00 Patient Safety


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Terms and Conditions

By registering for this course, you acknowledge the COVID Waiver and agree to the Jefferson Release and Jefferson HIPAA policies.


To register for this course, go to the Jefferson Office of Alumni Relations course page.


No refunds will be given after January 7, 2022. See full refund policy

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by OCPD before January 7, 2022 . Registrants who fail to attend the conference are responsible for the entire registration fee. All refunds will be processed after the conference concludes.

Should any emergency arise, of any nature, prior to the opening conference date that would prevent its schedule opening (destruction or damage to the facility by fire, flood, storms, acts of God, etc., or declaration of any emergency by the state of Pennsylvania or the United States Government), Jefferson reserves the right to cancel or postpone the conference. In the event of cancellation or postponement, Jefferson will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to registrants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.

COVID Waiver

The Office of Continuing Professional Development at Thomas Jefferson University (“Jefferson”) is managing and accrediting this in-person continuing education course. Thomas Jefferson University actively monitors the incidence of COVID-19 in our region and follows guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Should Jefferson determine, that the conference cannot proceed as scheduled due to health and/or safety concerns, such as but not limited to an emergency declaration by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States Government, the course will be cancelled.

The safety and well-being of our staff, presenters, exhibitors, and participants, including the venue personnel, is our top priority. Jefferson has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, due to the contagious nature of the virus, the University, cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 while participating in our programs.

By participating in our event, you release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Jefferson, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to your participation in our programs. This includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Jefferson, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any such program.

By attending our program, you acknowledge that:

  • You are not experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms as outlined by the federal and state Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath;
  • You will follow the safety protocols that have been implemented by Jefferson and the venue;
  • You will practice social distancing and maintaining separation of six feet from individuals;
  • You have not traveled internationally or to a highly impacted COVID-19 area within the United State during the last (14) days;
  • You are not aware nor do you believe to have been recently exposed to a person or animal with a positive and confirmed case if COVID-19; and
  • You acknowledge that you may be removed from an event or asked to leave the property by Jefferson or the venue personnel should you exhibit any behavior, which violates Thomas Jefferson University and/or the venue guidelines and safety measures.

Jefferson Release Policy

Jefferson may record/livestream/photograph this activity. These images/recordings, along with your name, may be used in Jefferson publications or on the Jefferson website. If you verbally submit any questions for Q&A sessions, you are agreeing to be recorded and to have that recording available in enduring materials. Once photographed, filmed, recorded, or videotaped, you waive any right of inspection or approval to which such images/recordings may be put and Jefferson has the right to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt and distribute at any time in any manner or medium.

You understand that it is your right to withhold consent to this Jefferson policy or to withdraw your previous consent at any time. You further understand that, without your consent, it is not possible to process your course registration request.

Jefferson HIPAA Policy

You understand that, as an attendee of this conference hosted by Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. (collectively “Jefferson”), you may gain access to certain proprietary information (“Confidential Information”), including Protected Health Information (“PHI”).

You agree to maintain the confidentiality of all Confidential Information, including PHI, obtained from any source. You agree that you will take all necessary steps to protect such Confidential Information and shall not directly or indirectly disclose or use it in any manner or for any reason, other than as necessary to complete the activity.

In furtherance of the above, you agree not to take photographs, record in any manner or otherwise reproduce any such Confidential Information. You understand that any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information by the undersigned may result in possible legal action against you by Jefferson whose confidentiality is breached.