primary care trends

Primary Care Trends - Portland

September 20-21, 2019


Sept 20-21, 2019

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown
1441 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

Primary Care Trends is a 2-day conference designed to provide primary care providers with strategies to improve quality and efficiency in their practices. This conference is planned with and for primary care providers and is a collaborative effort among clinicians from key organizations within the Portland metropolitan area including Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Providence Health System, Oregon Health Science University/Portland Adventist, and Northwest Human Services. Primary Care Trends offers a unique opportunity for clinicians to collaborate, learn from expert faculty, and share best practices on a host of clinical and practice management topics.

Agenda topics include: 

  • Practical Pearls and Updates on Mood Disorders:  From Textbook to Bedside
  • COPD Treatment Update
  • Latest ADA/EASD Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Pitfalls in Ordering Laboratory and Imaging Tests: Choosing Wisely in Primary Care
  • Incorporating Telehealth into Primary Care Workflow
  • Malpractice: What To Do When You Are Sued
  • Medical Scribes in Primary Care
  • Physicians Caring for Physician-Patients: Exploring The Complexities of this Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • many other topics targeted at providing the primary care providers with knowledge and skills to improve care quality and practice efficiency

 Registration Price


 Early Bird - $100

July 5, 2019

 Super Saver - $125

September 3, 2019

 Advanced - $150

September 19, 2019

 On-Site - $200

October 3, 2019

 Students & Fellows* - $35

Flat Rate

  • Industry Representative registration is date-based pricing +$200
  • *Student is defined as currently enrolled in an advanced learning institution and/or studying in order to enter a particular profession. If you would like to attend as a Student, please contact for further information.

Intended Learners
This CME initiative was designed for primary care providers. 

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Cancellation Policy: Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Please note: times are subject to change. Please check the conference guide for the most current version of the agenda upon arriving at the conference.

Friday, September 20, 2019


Registration Opens & Breakfast Available in Exhibit Hall


Welcome & Introductions


Physicians Caring for Physician-Patients: Exploring The Complexities of this Doctor-Patient Relationship
» J. Harry Isaacson, MD


Concurrent Session A
(General Session Room)

Medical Scribes: A Quality Solution to EHR Documentation Burden? 
» Maura McGuire, MD

Concurrent Session B
(Symposium Room)

Incorporating Telehealth into the Daily Primary Care Clinician's Workflow
» Brian R. Forrest, MD


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Latest ADA/EASD Guidelines for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes 
» Dace Trence, MD

10:35am Practical Pearls and Updates on Mood Disorders: From Textbook to Bedside
» Pritham Raj, MD


Buffet Lunch


Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Novel Options for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia 


Tools for Assessing Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care 
» Leong Koh, MD


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Ask the Expert: Cardiology Potpourri 
» Ty Gluckman, MD

3:30pm Pitfalls in Ordering Laboratory and Imaging Tests: Choosing Wisely in Primary Care
» Ty Gluckman, MD

4:30pm - 5:15pm

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall


Saturday, September 21, 2019


Check-in & Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


Accredited CE Session 


Individualizing Therapy for the COPD Patient: Strategies for Delivering Guideline-Concordant Care
» Alan F. Barker, MD


Break -  Refreshments in Exhibit Hall


Concurrent Session A
(General Session Room)

Strategies for Recruitment and Retention of Physicians in Primary Care
» Marisa Walter

Concurrent Session B
(Symposium Room)

Malpractice: What To Do When You Are Sued
» Richard Roberts, MD, JD 


Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Role in the Management of Patients with T2DM
» Jessica Castle, MD


Buffet Lunch 


Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall


Physician Burnout and Suicide 
» Christina Khan, MD, PhD


Maximizing Pay-for-Performance: A Review of CMS Quality Payment Program for Clinicians
» Marina Farah, MD


Closing Comments

CME Information

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of Horizon CME. Horizon CME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
Horizon CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 11.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How to obtain credit for attendance (eligibility requirement and process for obtaining certificate)
To receive documentation of credit, participants must:

  1. Attend the educational activity
  2. Complete the online evaluation form


We want to ensure that your time at the Primary Care Trends conference is convenient and memorable. Staying at our host hotel provides a hassle-free experience and puts you at the heart of the activity surrounding the conference.

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown
1441 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

To make hotel reservations at the venue and receive a special discounted rate, click here to book online or call 866-242-1264 and request the group rate for "PTC".

The deadline to reserve with the group rate is August 20, 2019. Rates are subject to availability - space is limited, so be sure to reserve early.

Course starts in 3 months

Base Price $200.00