July 1-4, 2016 | The Loews Hotel | Miami Beach, FL

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A Comprehensive Update on Contemporary Clinical Topics and Practice Management Issues

2016 Scientific Program




Day I: Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016


Session I: Pain

Moderator: Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D.
7:45 AM Introductory Remarks John A. Rock, M.D. and Manuel Viamonte, M.D.
8:00 AM Pain Management: A Physiatrist's Perspective Ronald Tolchin, M.D.
8:30 AM Inflammatory Conditions: The Role of the Rheumatologist Santiago de Solo, M.D.
9:00 AM Prevention of Falls Edgar Vieira, PT, MSc, Ph.D.
9:30 AM Back Pain, A Surgical Condition? Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D.
10:00 AM Refreshments in Exhibition Hall  

Session II: Cardiac and Vascular Diseases

Moderator: Hakop Hrachian, M.D.

  Cardiovascular Disorders:  
10:20 AM Rhythm Disturbances Hakop Hrachian, M.D.
10:50 AM Questions and Answers
  Update in Peripheral Vascular Diseases:  
11:00 AM Veins and Lymphatics Jose Almeida, M.D.
11:20 AM Aorta and Peripheral Arteries Constantino Peña, Jr., M.D.
11:40 AM Stroke Update Felipe De Los Rios, M.D.
12:00 PM Endovascular Management of Stroke Italo Linfante, M.D.
12:20 PM Questions and Answers  

Session III: Luncheon Special Session

12:30 PM Lunch and Scientific Presentation: Moderator: Manuel Viamonte, Jr., M.D.
  The Future of Medical Education in America
Pedro Jose Greer, M.D.
1:30 PM Questions and Answers  
1:40 PM Dessert and Coffee in Exhibition Hall  

Session IV: Respiratory Conditions

Moderators: Patrick O'Leary, M.D.
2:00 PM Respiratory Conditions: Asthma and C.O.P.D. Veronica Palmero, M.D.
2:35 PM Sleep Disorders Alex Chediak, M.D.
  Pulmonary Thromboembolism:  
3:15 PM Pathologic/Radiological Correlations Manuel Viamonte, Jr., M.D.
3:20 PM Clinical and Diagnostic Aspects Chetan Rajadhyaksha, M.D.
3:40 PM Imaging Aspects William Burke, III., M.D.
4:00 PM Refreshments in Exhibition Hall  

Session V: Oncology

Moderator: Miguel Villalona, M.D.
4:20 PM Lung Cancer Update Miguel Villalona, M.D.
4:50 PM Colorectal Cancer Dana Sands, M.D.
5:20 PM Radiation Therapies Alan Lewin, M.D.
5:50 PM Interventional Oncology Mehul Doshi, M.D.
6:20 PM Questions and Answers  
6:30 PM Welcome Reception in Exhibition Hall  

Day II: Saturday, July 2, 2016

Saturday, July 02, 2016


Session VI: Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders

Moderator: Rachel Rohaidy, M.D.
8:00 AM Pediatrac Sleep Disorders
Daniel Castellanos, M.D.
8:30 AM Designer Drugs Daniel Castellanos, M.D.
9:00 AM Memory Disorders Raul Corredor, M.D.
9:30 AM Substance Abuse Bernd Wolfschlager, M.D.
10:00 AM Refreshments and Visit Exhibitions  

Session VII: Primary Care Potpourri (Part 1)

Moderator: Aileen Marty, M.D.
10:20 AM Polypharmacy Adverse Consequences Tom Villanueva, M.D.
11:00 AM Update on the Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults Paulo Chaves, M.D
  Infectious Diseases:  
11:40 AM Vaccination Controversies Jorge Murillo, M.D.
12:00 PM Antibiotic Resistance Aileen Marty, M.D.
12:20 PM Questions and Answers  

Session VIII: Luncheon Special Session

Moderator: Manuel Viamonte, Jr., M.D.
  Alternative/Complementary/Integrative Medicine:  
12:30 PM The Role of Yoga in Primary Care Tomas Rodriguez, Instructor
12:50 PM Introduction to Acupuncture and Complementary Therapies Carlos Ramirez Mejia, M.D.
1:10 PM Alternative Medicine: The Good, The Bad and The Implausible Islon Woolf, M.D.
1:55 PM Questions and Answers  

Session IX: Primary Care Potpourri (Part 2)

Moderators: Rene Rodriguez, M.D.
2:00 PM Cancer Genetics in the Primary Care Setting Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D.
2:40 PM Allergy and Immunology Bassem Chahine, M.D.
3:20 PM Eyes: Practical Aspects Cristobal Cruz-Calon, M.D.
4:00 PM Refreshments and Visit Exhibitions  
4:20 PM Mouth: What Non-Dentists Should Know Carlos Pria, M.D.
5:00 PM Skin: Practical Topics Mercedez Florez-White, M.D.
5:40 PM Cosmetic Surgery: What Everybody Should Know Rafael Gottenger, M.D.
6:20 PM Questions and Answers  
6:30 PM Adjourn  

Day III: Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016


Session X: Primary Care Potpourri (Part 3)

Moderator: Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D.
8:00 AM Advances in Wound Care Charles Buscemi, Ph.D., ARNP, FNP-BC
8:40 AM Diabetes Update Angel Alejandro, M.D.
9:10 AM Thyroid Management in 2016 Daile Grave de Peralta, M.D.
9:40 AM Thyroid Cancer in the Age of Genomics
Seza Gulec, M.D.
10:00 AM Refreshments and Visit Exhibitions  
  Genital/Urinary Disorders:  
10:20 AM Update on Gynecological Disorders Rafael Perez, M.D.
11:00 AM Advances in Common Urological Disorders Peter Mennie, M.D.
  Feature Lecture (In Honor of Enrique Huertas, Sr., M.D.): Moderator: Manuel Viamonte, Jr., M.D.
11:40 AM Diversity and Ethnicity: Possible Impact on Health Outcomes
Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D.
12:20 PM Questions and Answers  
12:30 PM Adjourn  

Optional Sessions: Medical Education Essentials

2:00 PM Session I: Errors in Medicine Paul Gluck, M.D.
4:00 PM Session II: Domestic Violence
James Harrell, M.D.
6:00 PM Adjourn  

Day IV: Monday, July 4, 2016

Monday, July 04, 2016


Session XI: The Business of Medicine

Moderators: Eneida Roldan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. and Enrique Huertas, Jr. M.D
8:00 AM Malpractice Issues Jody Lehman, esq.
8:40 AM Telemedicine: The New Frontier
Victor Valdes, M.D.
9:20 AM Does Standardization Enhance Patient Care? Sergio Gonzalez-Arias, M.D.
10:00 AM Refreshments and Visit Exhibitions  
10:20 AM Updates in Health Care Eneida Roldan, M.D.
11:00 AM Transitional Healthcare Victor Valdes, M.D.
11:40 PM Roundtable Discussion
12:20 PM
Questions and Answers
12:30 PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn Manuel Viamonte, Jr., M.D.