54th Annual Primary Care Review

Willamette river with the Portland sternwheeler in the foreground and the Convention Center in the background

Conference description

The 54th Annual Primary Care Review provides up-to-date clinical information and critical review of topics essential to primary care practice. Twenty-five plenary presentations and 44 breakout session provide the opportunity to design a personalized learning experience.

Conference date

February 6-10, 2023

Conference location

Hyatt Regency Portland @ the Convention Center - Portland, Oregon

The conference will be in-person only, remote attendance will not be available.

Target audience

The 2023 Primary Care Review is designed for family physicians, internists, hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and other primary care health care providers.

Online pre-registration is closed. Onsite registration opens February 6 at 7 a.m.

Monday, February 6

7:15      Registration check-in and breakfast    
7:50       Welcome and Introduction to the Course     
8:00      Vitamania    Craig Williams, PharmD, BCPS, FNLA
8:40      2021 Distinguished Lecturer: Clinician Wellbeing: It's Not Just You, It's the System, Too - James Clements, MD
9:20      Panel/Questions & Answers     
10:00    BREAK    
10:20    Saving the Babies We Helped Get Here: What Every Provider Needs to Know About Safe Infant Sleep - Benjamin Hoffman, MD
11:00    The Progression and Pitfalls of the Diagnostic Process (Why VOMIT with Low Back Pain Makes Me Queasy) - Hans Carlson, MD
11:40    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:10    LUNCH    

  1.     Cannamoms and Their Kids: Cannabis Use in Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting - Jamie Lo, MD, Kristin Prewitt, MD, MPH and Kim Ryan, MD
  2.     Cardiovascular Disease in "Young" Women - Where Are We Going? - Elizabeth Le, MD
  3.     Precision Medicine: A Case-Based Approach to Applying Pharmacogenetics in Clinic - Ben  Kong, PharmD
  4.     5 Things Neurologists Wish You Knew - Michael Lane, MD


  1.     Impact of Cannabis Use on Male and Female Fertility - Jamie Lo, MD and Jasper Bash, MD
  2.     Wound Care - Lower Extremities: A Hands-On Session (repeated at 3:25 p.m.) - Ryan Cummings, FNP
  3.     Effectiveness of Advance Care Planning: What Works, What Doesn't and What Needs to Change? - Christine Mullowney, MD
  4.     Dyspareunia - Amie Leaverton, MD

3:05      BREAK    

  1.     Putting the Pieces Together: Troubleshooting Common Behavioral Problems for Children with Autism - Andrew Riley, PhD
  2.     Wound Care - Lower Extremities: A Hands-On Session (repeat of 2:00 p.m.) - Ryan Cummings, FNP
  3.     The Changing Paradigm: Implementation of Quadruple Therapy in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction - Harleen Singh, PharmD
  4.     Cardiac Rehab: Raising Patient and Provider Awareness - Timothy Becker, DO


  1.     Radiating Leg Pain: Sciatica, Plexopathy or Something Else? - Nels Carlson, MD
  2.     COVID and Cognition - Jordan Anderson, DO
  3.     Primary HPV Screening: The New PAP - Amy Wiser, MD
  4.     Update in Outpatient Management of COVID - Ellie Sukerman, MD

5:30      ADJOURN     

Tuesday February 7

7:15      Breakfast    
7:55      Announcements    
8:00      Lifestyle for CVD Reduction - TBD
8:40      Rheumatology Update 2023 -  Gina Ferrero, MD
9:20      Panel/Questions & Answers     
10:00    BREAK    
10:20    Lipid Management 2023 -  P. Bart Duell, MD
11:00    Syphilis -  Christopher Evans, MD, MPH
11:40    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:10    LUNCH    
1:00      Plenary: Managing Behavioral Symptoms  in Patients with Dementia -  David Mansoor, MD

  1.     Pancreatic Cancer Screening -     Carmen Curry, MS, FNP-BC
  2.     Pericarditis: Diagnosis and Treatment in 2023 -  David German, MD, MPH
  3.     Advanced Therapies for Cholesterol Management -  Diane Osborn, ANP, CLS
  4.     Suicide in Older Adult Populations -  Katherine Tacker, MD

3:05      BREAK 

  1.     Hypothyroidism for the Primary Care Provider -  Chaim Vanek, MD
  2.     Penicillin Allergies -  Karen Anstey, MD
  3.     What's Your PreP Plan? -  Patrick Sheppard, MD
  4.     Travel Medicine -  Leah Werner, MD

4:30      Plenary: Long COVID -  Eric Herman, MD
5:30      ADJOURN     

Wednesday, February 8

7:15     Breakfast    
7:55      Announcements    
8:00      Pediatric Dermatology: Updates and Pearls - Tracey Funk, MD
8:40      Screening Recommendations for Depression and Suicide Risk in Children and Adolescents - Linda Schmidt, MD
9:20      Panel/Questions & Answers     
10:00    BREAK    
10:20    Migraines - Emily Riddle, MD
11:40    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:10    LUNCH    
11:00    Bipolar - Sean Stanley, MD
1:00      Plenary: How I Approach the Anemic Patient - Thomas DeLoughery, MD

  1.     Rational Use of Antithrombotic Therapy - Thomas DeLoughery, MD
  2.     Rheumatologic Considerations of the Patient with Myalgia - Julianna DesMarais, MD
  3.     Fiber and The GI Tract: Practical Things Everyone Should Know - Caitlin Citti, MD
  4.     Consideration for Incontinence Management in the Older Adult - Neesha Patel, MD

3:05      BREAK 

  1.     Animal Hazards of the Northwest - Thomas DeLoughery, MD
  2.     Infectious Diarrhea - Kristina Bajema, MD
  3.     Management of Endometriosis - Jackie Wong, MD, MSCR
  4.     What is Lifestyle Medicine? Exploring How Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Stress Management and Community Improve Health - Sean Robinson, MD

4:30      Plenary: Thrombosis Prophylaxis  from Airplanes to Orthopedics    Thomas DeLoughery, MD
5:30      ADJOURN 

Thursday, February 9

7:15      Breakfast    
7:55      Announcements    
8:00      2020 Distinguished Lecturer: Taking Away the Keys - Emily Morgan, MD
8:40      2021 Distinguished Lecturer: Polypharmacy and Deprescribing - Kathleen Drago, MD
9:20      Panel/Questions & Answers     
10:00    BREAK    
10:20    Vaccinations: HBV and PCV20 - Geoffrey Clover, MD
11:00    Emerging and Re-emerging Themes in Infectious Disease - Timothy Menza, MD
11:40    Panel/Questions & Answers     
12:10    LUNCH    
1:00      Plenary: Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Primary Care - Leah Wilson, MD

  1.     Update on Newborn Blood Spot Screening in Oregon: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know - Leah Wessenberg, FNP, MN
  2.     Management of ADHD in Primary Care - Eleasa Sokolski, MD
  3.     Updates in Primary Care - Emily Janetos, MD
  4.     Adolescent Sexual Health Care - Caroline Barrett, MD

3:05      BREAK 

  1.     Advanced Care Planning: A Workshop (2 hour session) - Sumathi Devarajan, MD, Eriko Onishi, MD, Harry Krulewitch, Erin Gallivan, RN and Seiko Izumi, RN
  2.     Parkinson's Disease and Physical Therapy and Exercise Guidelines for Parkinson's Disease - Joseph Quinn, MD and Jennifer Wilhelm, PT, DPT
  3.     Pediatric Orthopaedics Part I: Tune Up of the Pediatric Orthopaedics In-Office Clinical Evaluation - Scott Yang, MD
  4.     How to Use Visual Graphics in Facilitation to Increase Engagement and Understanding Within Healthcare Spaces - Judy Richardson, MD, MBA, Megan McGhean, MS and Jessica Walter, EdD, MA


  1.     Advanced Care Planning: A Workshop (continued)    
  2.     Conscientious Ordering of Lab Tests - Guang Fan, MD, PhD
  3.     Pediatric Orthopaedics Part II: Tips to Stay Out of Trouble with Outpatient Pediatric Orthopaedics Conditions - Scott Yang, MD
  4.     Antibiotics in Pregnancy and Lactation - YoungYoor Ham, PharmD

5:30      ADJOURN 

Friday, February 9

7:15      Breakfast    
7:55      Announcements    
8:00      Pulmonary Hypertension - Jeffrey Robinson, MD
8:40      Use of SGLT2i to Reduce CKD Progression in Patients With and Without Diabetes - Robert Rope, MD
9:20      Panel/Questions & Answers     
10:00    BREAK
10:20    Asthma: Resolving the NIH vs GINA Guidelines - Matthew Drake, MD
11:00    Bronchiolitis - Holger Link, MD
12:05    ADJOURN 

Course fees

Prior to January 25, 2023

Full week registration: $900
3-day registration: $650
2-day registration: $475

On or after January 25, 2023

Full week registration: $1000
3-day registration: $750
2-day registration: $575

OHSU faculty and staff: $500

Discounts available for OHSU students and residents.  Email cme@ohsu.edu for more information.

Continuing Medical Education


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 34.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Part II


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

 - 34.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

- 34.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

- 34.75 MOC points in the American Board of Ophthalmology’s (ABO) Maintenance of Certification program.

- 34.75 CME and Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification Program.

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

Your information will be shared with the ACCME to grant credit.

Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory,  54th Annual Primary Care Review has met the requirements as a Lifelong Learning CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Urology

The upcoming Primary Care Review has a new home for 2023 – the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Convention Center, 375 NE Holladay Portland Oregon. For hotel reservations, use the link below. Please make your reservations early, as the room block will be released on January 16, 2023 and is subject to sell-out prior to that date.

Primary Care Review Group Booking

Course faculty


E-mail: cme@ohsu.edu

If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in the conference, please contact Continuing Professional Development as soon as possible, but no later than 20 business days prior to the conference.