Practical Endocrine Topics for Primary Care

Date & Location
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM, MMRB, MCV Campus, VCU, Richmond, VA

Target Audience
Family Practice, General Practice, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn

This symposium will provide an update on common endocrinology problems relevant to primary care providers in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Obstetrics/Gynecology.  The program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, and other advanced practice providers, and includes updates on the care of patients with diabetes, obesity, PCOS, thyroid disease, and osteoporosis.

  1. Describe a full range of effective treatment options in the management of patients with diabetes mellitus.
  2. Identify the appropriate use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring devices.
  3. Promote effective care for patients with diabetes who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care.
  4. Manage obesity with a full range of treatment options, including appropriate use of bariatric surgery.
  5. . Evaluate thyroid nodules using appropriate diagnostic strategies, including imaging studies, biopsy, and molecular testing, and understand the value of a multidisciplinary approach to this problem
  6. Recognize patients who have polycystic ovary syndrome and manage them effectively.
  7. Provide effective support and medical care for transgender individuals.
  8. Outline current gaps in the recognition and treatment of patients who are at high risk for osteoporotic fracture, and describe appropriate strategies to reduce fracture risk.


The registration fee includes speaker handouts, continuing education credits, refreshments, and lunch.

Non-VCU Providers: $75

VCU Health Team Members: $50
VCU Health Residents/Trainees: Complimentary

Cancellation Policy
Full refund, minus a $15 processing fee, for written or emailed cancellations postmarked or received by Friday, May 18, 2018.

There is no charge to park in the MCV Hospital Visitors Parking Deck.  Entrance is located at 529 N. 12th Street, Richmond.

After parking, descend to the 1st level, exit to the right and walk up the steep hill on N. 13th Street.  Cross Marshall Street to enter the Molecular Medicine Research Building.


VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.