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02/22/11  Portland, Ore.

Primary Care Review Featuring 20 hours of plenary sessions and over 60 hours of breakouts, the 42nd Annual Primary Care Review attracted over 300 registrants to Portland’s Governor Hotel in mid-February. The four-day CME conference featured a variety of presentations, ranging from the biologic treatment of Crohn’s Disease to managing asthma in the pediatric and adult patient and addressing issues of dementia in older drivers. Attendees came from as far as Appleton, Wis. and Delta Junction, Alaska, and included almost 50 alumni of the OHSU School of Medicine.

“This is a valuable conference, in part because of the range of education offered,” said Elizabeth Bower, MD, MPH, Assistant Dean, Continuing Medical Education and Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine. “Primary care providers can select from a wide menu of options that best suit the unique circumstances of their individual practice.”

It is an honor to be part of this event,” said Mark O’Hollaren, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, who presented a plenary session on office management of adult asthma. “Being able to interact with those specializing in primary care is always a rewarding experience for me.  I admire my primary care colleagues for their knowledge over such a broad base of medical problems. It’s great to be able to support them with annual updates from my small corner of the universe as they care for their diverse patient populations.”

 “Our 68 faculty members are the heart of the program,” said Donald Girard, MD, J.S. “Dutch” Reinschmidt Professor of Medical Education and Professor, Department of Medicine. “Their expertise and enthusiasm are the essential ingredients that make this an outstanding educational experience for everyone.”


Pictured: Natasha A. Polensek, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, discusses evaluation and management of the obese and overweight child.