Professional & Continuing Studies

WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL THIS YEAR — The 2021 Eastern Shore Medical Symposium will be held as a three-day live-online conference, Monday to Wednesday, June 21-23, 2021. Register now!

Virtual Event Format

This year’s virtual event consists of pre-recorded sessions by our expert conference speakers followed by a live question-and-answer session after each presentation. The Tuesday and Wednesday morning workshops will be presented live, followed by a live question-and-answer session.

All presenters at the Eastern Shore Medical Symposium are on the faculty of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

Speakers and schedule subject to change.

  • Monday, June 21 — 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 22 — 7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23 —7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY —  JUNE 21, 2021

  • 7:30-7:55 a.m. — Participants join virtual event, visit virtual exhibits
  • 7:55-8 a.m. — Welcome and introductions — Robert L. Perkel, MD; Susan Parks, MD; Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD; Janis Bonat, DNP, CRNP
  • 8-8:50 a.m. — Update on Atrial Fibrillation — Behzad Pavri, MD
  • 8:50-9:40 a.m. — Anticoagulation Update for the PCP — Geno Merli, MD
  • 9:40-10 a.m. — Break and Virtual Exhibits
  • 10-10:50 a.m. — Cancer Screening Update 2021 — Richard Wender, MD
  • 10:50-11:40 a.m. — Gynecology Update — Ed Buchanan, MD
  • 11:40-12:30 p.m. — Osteoporosis/Osteopenia — Susan Parks, MD

TUESDAY — JUNE 22, 2021

  • 7–7:50 a.m. — WORKSHOPS — Make your selection during online registration.
    • Contraception Update 2021 — Krys E. Foster, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    • Must-Know ECGs: Oft-Missed ECG Observations That Are Clinically Important to the Family Practitioner — Behzad Pavri, MD
    • Hep-Aware in Primary Care: Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Hepatitis B and C — Deb Kahal, MD
  • 7:55-8 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions — Robert L. Perkel, MD; Susan Parks, MD; Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD; Janis Bonat, DNP, CRNP
  • 8-8:50 a.m. — Stroke Update for the Primary Care Clinician — Robin Dharia, MD
  • 8:50-9:40 a.m. — Burnout and Provider Well-Being — Mark Mason, PhD
  • 9:40-10 a.m. — Break and Virtual Exhibits
  • 10-10:50 a.m. — Polypharmacy and Deprescribing — Emily Hajjar, PharmD
  • 10:50-11:40 a.m. — Hypertension Update — James H. Stein, MD
  • 11:40-12:30 p.m. — Lipids Update — James H. Stein, MD

WEDNESDAY – JUNE 23, 2021

  • 7–7:50 a.m. — WORKSHOPS — Make your selection during online registration.
    • HIV PrEP: Pre-exposure Prophylaxis — Marshall Miller, MD
    • MAT/Opioid Disorders — Erica Li, MD
    • Dermatology Update — Kathryn Trayes, MD, James Studdiford, MD
  • 7:55-8 a.m. — Welcome and Introductions — Robert L. Perkel, MD; Susan Parks, MD; Heather Bittner-Fagan, MD; Janis Bonat, DNP, CRNP
  • 8-8:50 a.m. — Sports Medicine Update 2021 — Marc Harwood, MD
  • 8:50-9:40 a.m. — Diabetes Treatment Update 2021 — Neil Skolnik, MD
  • 9:40-10 a.m. — Break and Virtual Exhibits
  • 10-10:50 a.m. — Five Things that COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Pathophysiology — Christopher Haines, MD
  • 10:50-11:40 a.m. — Five Things that COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Health Policy — Christopher Haines, MD
  • 11:40-12:30 p.m. — Renal Questions for the PCP — William Dahms, MD