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Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp 2012

  1. 1. 2012 Hospital Medicine Boot Camp Course Overview and Educational Objectives October 17-21, 2012 JW Marriott New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana The Society of Hospital Medicine The American Academy of Physician AssistantsCourse OverviewThis highly specialized and educationally “boot camp” will immerse clinicians who arepracticing in hospital medicine or who are interested in an intensive internal medicine review ofcommonly encountered diagnoses and diseases of the hospitalized adult patient.Educational ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this course, graduates from the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp will: Describe the most current, evidence-based clinical practice for key core competency- based topics in hospital medicine Augment their fund of knowledge to enhance their existing hospital medicine practice Expand their fund of knowledge to transition into hospital medicine practice Network with likeminded practitioners Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1-5pm Pre-course (choose one track)Hospitalist 101 This optional half-day pre-course focuses on some of the most commonly encountered conditions in hospital medicine. A quick tour of the inpatient world includes “The approach to the hypotensive patient”; “The approach to a patient with shortness of breath”; “The approach to the patient with altered mental status” and “the essentials of antibiotics”. Jeanne Farnan, MD brings this pre-course to life with her practical and engaging teaching style that will make you glad you came. (Members: $300/ Non-members: $425)
  2. 2. Hospitalist Leadership This optional half-day pre-course will help you develop the skills to become a leader amongst your colleagues, your team and in your practice. Join the interactive and dynamic learning environment led by top leaders from the Society of Hospital Medicine. This is the perfect way for the more seasoned practitioner to spend the afternoon at boot camp! (Members: $300/Non- members: $425) Thursday, October 18, 20127:45am- Opening Remarks/Welcome8-9:30amReimbursement for the Hospital Medicine PAMichael Powe, AAPA At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will have the tools to maximize revenue through proper billing and documentation including shared visits, and “incident to” billing. Participants will understand how to reduce allegations of fraud and abuse and will learn effective strategies for optimizing practice revenues9:30-9:45amBREAK9:45-11:15amImportant Clues to getting the most from your documentation At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will have the tools to maximize revenue through proper billing and documentation including shared visits, and “incident to” billing. Participants will understand how to reduce allegations of fraud and abuse and will learn effective strategies for optimizing practice revenues, coverage will be reviewed, and strategies for on-boarding, communicating collaboratively, and team building will be considered11:15-11:30amBREAK11:30-1:00pmUpdates in Hospital MedicineDaniel Dressler, MD Emory University, Atlanta, GAAt the conclusion of this session, Attendee will be aware of some of the most clinically relevant literature reports published in the last year. Attendee will have a better understanding as to recent studies, data analysis and clinical trials guiding changes in the recommended treatment of common cardiac, pulmonary, gastroenterological, and hematological problems.
  3. 3. Attendee will use interactive technology to demonstrate their understanding of how to apply new study finding to their everyday care of patients.1:00-2:00pm LUNCH2:00-3:30pmChronic Kidney Disease in the Hospitalized PatientCatherine Staffeld-Coit, MD Ocshner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will: Understand epidemiology of chronic kidney disease including its prevalence and cost to health care. Recognize the stages of kidney disease and the signs and symptoms that accompany them. Recommend appropriate screening for microalbuminuria and/or proteinuria and evaluate the results. Determine the desired goals of therapy for patients with progressive kidney disease. Develop an acceptable monitoring plan for an individual patient with chronic kidney disease with and without diabetes mellitus.3:30-3:45pmBREAK3:45-5:00pmAcute Renal Failure in the Hospitalized PatientCatherine Staffeld-Coit, MD Ocshner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will: Understand the symptoms and causes of acute kidney injury Understand the RIFLE criteria used in the clinical evaluation of Acute Kidney Injury Appropriately manage Acute Kidney Injury Friday October 19, 20128-9:30amHypercoaguable StatesChristian Cable, MD Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TexasAt the end of this session the participant will recognize the most common inherited thrombophilic disorders identify the acquired risk factors for thrombosis understand what constitutes an appropriate laboratory evaluation for hypercoagulability9:30-9:45amBREAK9:45-10:45Anemias and YOUChristian Cable, MD Scott and White Hospital, Temple, TexasAt the end of this session the participant will develop an organized approach to this most common laboratory abnormality using the morphologic and kinetic framework. order correct testing for specific anemias. recognize anemia emergencies and begin initial therapy.
  4. 4. 10:45-11:45amAcute StrokeGabriel Vidal, MD Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will:  Understand the relationship between the anatomic location of stroke and clinical presentation.  Manage optimal blood pressure control for individual patients presenting with different types of stroke.  Know the indications for early surgical and endovascular interventions.11:45-1:00pmLUNCH1-2:30pmBREAKOUT SESSION 1 CXR Interpretation, Sabrina Jarvis, NP Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Medical Ethics Vivian Pugh, MD Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas Cardiology Conundrums Dan Ladd, PA-C Hospitalists of Northern Michigan, Traverse City, MI Electrolyte Abnormalities Sophia C Rodgers, ACNP, NP-C, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM End of Life Care Yvonne D‟Arcy, MS, CRNP,CNS Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine2:30-2:45pmBREAK2:45-4:30pmBREAKOUT SESSION 2 CXR Interpretation Sabrina Jarvis, NP Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Medical Ethics Vivian Pugh, MD Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas Cardiology Conundrums Dan Ladd, PA-C Hospitalists of Northern Michigan, Traverse City, MI End of Life Care Yvonne D‟Arcy, MS, CRNP,CNS Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine Electrolyte Abnormalities Sophia C Rodgers, ACNP, NP-C, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM Saturday October 20, 20128-9:30amBREAKOUT SESSION 3 CXR Interpretation Sabrina Jarvis, NP Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Medical Ethics Vivian Pugh, MD Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas Cardiology Conundrums Dan Ladd, PA-C Hospitalists of Northern Michigan, Traverse City, MI Electrolyte Abnormalities Sophia C Rodgers, ACNP, NP-C, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM
  5. 5. End of Life Care Yvonne D‟Arcy, MS, CRNP,CNS Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine9:30-9:45amBREAK9:45-10:45amC.DifficileJulia Garcia-Diaz, MD Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will Be familiar with the risk factors for C. difficile infection (CDI); Recognize and diagnose CDI including clinical signs & symptoms and testing; Apply appropriate clinical management of CDI including antibiotic prescribing; Institute infection control measures required to prevent transmission of C. difficile; Be familiar with current guidance on the surveillance of CDI.10:45-noonManagement of Inpatient DiabetesRenee Meadows, MD Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will • Recognize the numerous opportunities for improvement related to poor outcomes typically associated with chronic hyperglycemia • Develop an evidence based management plan for hospitalized patient with diabetes mellitus • Review standards of care for patients with pre-diabetes and diabetes regarding diagnosis, screening, and management • Evaluate innovative approaches to managing diabetes • Consider the medical, economic and social implications related to burden of diabetes in the USNoon-1pmLUNCH1:00-2:00pmNew Onset Seizures in the Hospitalized PatientEugene Ramsay, MD Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will: Understand the definition of “seizure” Recognize the etiologies of seizures Make appropriate treatment decisions in treating a patient with “new onset” seizure and “refractory” seizures Be familiar with appropriate laboratory tests in the diagnosis and management of seizures.2:00-3:00pmPneumonias: HCAP/VAPKendra McAnally, DO Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LAFollowing this session the attendee will:
  6. 6. Understand the likely pathogens responsible for CAP and HAP based on length of hospitalization and risk factors Know which organisms are associated with increased mortality Utilize the recommended antibiotic treatment based on understood pathogens Be familiar with the role of diagnostic testing in the evaluation and treatment of these pneumonias3:00-3:15pmBREAK3:15-4:15pmPeri-Operative Management of the Hospitalized PatientNilam Soni, MD University of Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisAt the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able To review the recommendations for preoperative cardiac stress testing according to the 2007 ACC/AHA Guidelines To appreciate the limitations of cardiac stress testing for predicting perioperative cardiac complications To review the current medical literature on use of perioperative beta-blockers and statins for cardiac risk reduction4:15-5:15pmApproach to Atrial FibrillationNilam Soni, MD University of Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisAt the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able Recognize the clinical presentation and diagnosis of atrial fibrillation manage atrial fibrillation in hospitalized patients Understand the risks and benefits of anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation Sunday October 21, 20128:00-9:00amPain Management of the Hospitalized PatientYvonne D‟Arcy MS, CRNP,CNS Suburban Hospital-Johns Hopkins MedicineFollowing this session the attendee will Understand how to initiate and escalate pain medication Be familiar with appropriate use of PCAs Understand how to calculate conversions between classes and types of pain medications Be familiar with common side effects of meds, including constipation and addiction Understand supplemental pain medications, specifically: bisphosphonates for bone pain in malignancy and neuropathic pain treatment - diabetic, post- herpetic neuropathy9:00-10:00amCardiac Patients: Getting the Diagnosis RightJohn McGinnity, MS, PA-C Wayne State University, Detroit, MichiganFollowing this session the attendee will:
  7. 7. Perform an interview and physical examination to develop a differential diagnosis in cardiac patients Recognize cardiac conditions that may present with significant consequences if not timely diagnosed Be familiar with treatment guidelines associated with each condition Use the latest evidence-based information to treat common cardiac conditions10:00-10:15amBreak10:15-11:15amCardiac Risk Reduction Post AMI: What do We Really KnowJohn McGinnity, MS, PA-C, Wayne State University, Detroit, MichiganFollowing this session the attendee will: Review proper risk factor educational strategies post AMI Discuss pharmacological therapies with outcomes benefit post AMI Describe patient follow-up care post AMI Review the latest markers of risk for recurrent events post AMI11:15-12:15pmManagement of the Septic PatientRuth Kleinpell, Ph.D. RN-CS, FAAN Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IllFollowing this session the attendee will Define and differentiate bacteremia and the clinical spectrum of SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock Distinguish infectious causes of SIRS from other etiologies Distinguish septic shock from other causes of shock Utilize indicated tests required to evaluate sepsis Understand the evidence based diagnostic choices available in the evaluation of sepsis Know indications for central venous access Understand indications, contraindications and mechanisms of action of pharmacologic agents used to treat sepsis syndromeNoon- Wrap UP Thank you for attending!***Topics and faculty may change without notice
  8. 8. 2012 Hospital Medicine Boot Camp FacultyYvonne D’Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNSYvonne D‟Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, Yvonne M. D‟Arcy, MS, CNP, CNS, is the Pain and Palliative NursePractitioner at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. She has served on the board of directors for the AmericanSociety of Pain Management Nurses and has played an integral role in the formulation of several guidelines on themanagement of acute and chronic pain. She has also published extensively in the field of pain management,including articles in prominent journals, books, and clinical guides. Ms. D‟Arcy lectures and presents nationally andinternationally on such topics as chronic pain, difficult-to-treat neuropathic pain syndromes, and all aspects of acutepain management. Ms. DArcy has been awarded the American Journal of Nursing- Book of the Year Award for herbook, How to Manage Pain in the Elderly. D‟Arcy specializes in pain management and currently is the painmanagement and palliative care nurse practitioner at Suburban Hospital, where she has worked for the past eightyears. D‟Arcy is a frequent contributor to the Pain Solutions column in the Journal for Nurse Practitioners and haswritten numerous articles for journals and chapters for nursing textbooks.Dan Dressler, MD, MSc, SFHMDr. Dressler is Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Internal Medicine Teaching Services at EmoryUniversity Hospital, Associate Director of Education for the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Associate ProgramDirector for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program, Emory University School of Medicine. Hewas founding Director of Hospital Medicine at Emory University Hospital and served in that position for 5 yearsprior to assuming Associate Section Director of Education for the >110 physicians within Emory Hospital Medicine.He completed his undergraduate training at Duke University in Physics, and his medical training at EmoryUniversity School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Emory University, followed by afellowship in Hospital Medicine and a Master of Science in Clinical Research. He is board certified in internalmedicine with Focused Practice certification in Hospital Medicine.Dr. Dressler directs the Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum for the internal medicine residency program anddirects megacode training for Emory‟s Internal Medicine housestaff. In the Department of Medicine, he serves onthe Residency Leadership Committee, Residency Clinical Competency Committee, Core Competency InterventionCommittee, Quality Committee, and the Faculty Development Committee. He was recently awarded theDepartment of Medicine‟s Educator Impact Award. At Emory University Hospital, he co-chairs the MedicalPractice Committee and serves on the Pharmaceuticals and Therapeutics Committee. He has served as coursedirector for a major regional conference, the Annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference, since 2005. Withinthe Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), he served on and chaired the Core Curriculum Task Force and is co-editorof the Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine (Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2006). Currently, he serves onSHM‟s Board of Directors and chairs the Annual Meeting Committee (2010-2011) and was recently SHM‟s 2011Annual Meeting Course Director. He is co-editing a new major textbook in Hospital Medicine scheduled to bepublished in 2011.Christian Cable, MDDr. Cable is a medical oncologist at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas. Dr. Cable directs the oncologyfellowship program at Scott & White and chairs the curriculum committee at the Texas A&M College of Medicine.Dr. Cable‟s patient care emphasis is inacute & chronic leukemia, bone marrow transplant, Hodgkin‟s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkinslymphoma. Among some of Dr. Cable‟s many awards and recognitions are Chief Resident, 2001-2002, Outstanding
  9. 9. Internal Medicine Resident, Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Merck Award for Excellence.Dr. Cable will talk to just about anyone who will listen about his favorite subject - - the blood!Jeanne Farnan, MD, MHPEJeanne is an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. Dr. Farnan also serves as course co-director for theClinical Skills curriculum at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine. Dr. Farnan received herMaster‟s degree in Health Professions Education degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago with her master‟sthesis in trainee supervision. As an academic hospitalist, Dr. Farnan supervises internal medicine residents andstudents caring for hospitalized patients, specifically those awaiting solid organ transplant (liver, lung and kidney)and oncologyDavid Friar, MD, SFHMDavid A. Friar, MD, SFHM, co-founded Hospitalists of Northern Michigan in 2001. The provider group currentlyserves Munson Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Cadillac, Alpena General Medical Center and Dickinson CountyHealthcare System. Dr. Friar received his bacheler of science degree from Ferris State University in Big Rapids,Michigan, and completed his Medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. An internalmedicine residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii followed, after which he spent four yearsworking at the Würzburg MEDAC/67th Combat Support Hospital in Germany.In April 2009, Dr. Friar was named a Fellow of Hospital Medicine and a Senior Fellow the following year. He isboard certified in internal medicine and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Michigan StateMedical Society and the American College of Physicians. He also serves on the Munson Medical Center Board ofTrustees. He received Munson Medical Center‟s 2008 James Stephen II Memorial Quality Award for work onemergency department throughput issues. This is Dr. Friar‟s second year as the medical director of the HospitalMedicine Boot Camp.Julia Garcia-Diaz, MDDr. Garcia-Diaz is the Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Ochsner Health System in NewOrleans, La. Dr. Garcia-Diaz earned her medical degree from LSU and completed her internship, residency andinfectious diseases fellowship at Ochsner. She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and hasbeen on staff at Ochsner since 1998. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Tulane and is the ProgramDirector of Ochsners Infectious Diseases fellowship training program. Dr. Garcia-Diaz is a prolific researcher whois active internationally in the field of infectious diseases, a certified CPI, and directs the infectious diseases clinicalresearch. She is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians. Herprofessional interests include infections following organ transplantation.Sabrina Jarvis, BSN, NP, DNPDr. Sabrina Jarvis has over 35 years nursing experience. She graduated, in 1976, from Cochise College with herADN, and in 1981, with her BSN degree from Grandview College. In 1990, she graduated valedictorian fromBrigham Young University‟s nurse practitioner program and was one of the first adult critical care nursepractitioners in the country. In 2010, Dr. Jarvis received her DNP degree from the University of Utah.Dr. Jarvis has worked for the Veterans‟ Affairs Health Care System for the past 28 years. She is currently employedpart-time as a surgical intensive care unit nurse practitioner at the Salt Lake City Veteran‟s Medical Center and is afull-time Assistant Teaching Professor at Brigham Young University. In 2011, Dr. Jarvis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is the 2011recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, 2007 recipient of the “Utah NursePractitioner Award for Clinical Excellence”, and the 2006 recipient of the “Utah Nurse Practitioner Award forExcellence in Education.” She nationally lectures on critical care and nurse practitioner topics.Jeanette Kalupa, DNP, APRN, BC, APNP Course Co-Director. Dr. Kalupa is the National Director NP/PA Services; Clinical Practice Director for Eagle Hospital Physicians inAtlanta, GA. Jeanette received her Doctor of Nursing Practice form Marquette University in May of 2010. Hercapstone project was „Utilizing Hospitalists and a Multidisciplinary Team to Improve the Care of Hospitalized Older
  10. 10. Adults.‟ Dr. Kalupa is in her fourth year as co-course director for the conference „Hospitalist Boot Camp‟ for NonPhysician Providers. Currently, she serves as Chair of the Society of Hospital Medicine Non Physician ProviderCommittee and is the Wisconsin State Representative for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.Dr. Kalupa was a panelist for clinical expert review panel of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators via StanfordUniversity, 2009. She was also a Panel Member Faculty, SHM Annual Conference, „Working with Non-PhysicianPractitioners: Risks, Benefits, Alternatives, and Indications,‟ Dr. Kalupa graduated in 1985 with a BS in RecordingIndustry Management and Minors in Business and Mass Communication from Middle Tennessee State University.Dr. Kalupa attended the MBA Program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1986. In 1996, Dr. Kalupareceived a Nursing Degree, BSN, from Carroll College/Columbia College of Nursing and in 2003, graduated fromMarquette University with a Master of Science in Nursing. Dr. Kalupa is Board Certified as an Acute Care NursePractitioner.Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D. RN-CS. FAANDr. Ruth Kleinpell is currently the Director of the Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship at Rush UniversityMedical Center and a Professor at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago Illinois. She is certified as anAcute Care Nurse Practitioner and maintains active practice at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago IL.She is an experienced researcher, clinician and educator in the areas of acute and subacute care and advancedpractice nursing roles. She presents and publishes widely and is a member of the editorial boards of the AmericanJournal of Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, andNurse Practitioner. She is a Council Board member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, a Fellow of theAmerican Academy of Nursing, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Institute of Medicine of Chicagoand the American College of Critical Care Medicine. In April, 2011, she was elected the incoming president of theWorld Federation of Critical Care Nursing, an organization that represents over 400,000 critical care nurses from 39country members worldwide.Daniel Ladd, PA-C,DFAAPADan is president of the Hospitalists of Northwest Michigan Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, MI hospitalistprogram and sits on the hospital‟s credentialing and peer-review committees. He currently serves on the MichiganAcademy of Physician Assistants Reimbursement Committee and has held several other leadership roles withinMAPA in the past.Kendra McAnally, DODr. McAnally received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Northern Arizona University. She then went onto Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona California where she completed her DO. She completed herresidency in internal medicine at Ochsner Clinic Foundation. She completed her fellowship in pulmonary andcritical care at Louisiana State University in New Orleans and Ochsner Clinic Foundation. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in lung transplant and adult cystic fibrosis at Stanford University. Dr. McAnally has achievedABIM certifications in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the OchsnerLung Transplant team in August of 2011.Renee Meadows, MDDr. Meadows earned her medical degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and completed her internship andresidency at Ochsner. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a charter member of the Society ofHospital Medicine. Dr. Meadows is board certified in Internal Medicine and has special interest in PalliativeMedicine and Diabetes. She has an academic appointment from Tulane University School of Medicine serving asClinical Associate Professor. Dr. Meadows is the Section Head for Quality Improvement Research in HospitalMedicine.John McGinnity, MS, PA-CJohn G. McGinnity, MS, PA-C, is practicing PA and a Clinical Associate Professor at Wayne State University inDetroit, Michigan.Mr. McGinnity is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Physician Assistants and is aPast President of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants. Mr. McGinnity has also served as a member of theNational Institutes of Health, National Heart Attack Alert Program, Coordinating Committee.
  11. 11. Among his editorial and peer-reviewer responsibilities, Mr. McGinnity serves on the editorial board of Advance forNP’s & PA’s and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in such journals as the American Journal ofCardiology, Circulation, JAAPA and Advance for NPs and PAs.Michael PoweMichael L. Powe is a vice president in the Advocacy and Government Affairs Department of the AmericanAcademy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) with supervisory responsibility for a staff of 6. He addresses issuessurrounding health care policy, public and private third party payment concerns, the Medicare and Medicaidprograms, and various state and federal regulatory agencies. He has been with AAPA for 17 years, and serves itsstaff liaison to the American Medical Associations CPT Editorial Panel and Relative Value Update Committee,which evaluates the Medicare coding and payment process. He is the author of the book, Physician Assistant ThirdParty Coverage, and an adjunct assistant professor at the George Washington University Division of HealthSciences in Washington, DC.Vivian Pugh, MDDr. Pugh is a graduate o Universidad De Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, MD, cum laude, 2005 and completed herPrimary Care Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, 2007-2010. Dr. Pugh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has numerous publications andresearch awards. Dr. Pugh is currently in the Inpatient Medicine Department Scott and White Hospital in Temple,TexasR. Eugene Ramsay, MDR. Eugene Ramsay, MD has recently joined the faculty at Ochsner Health Systems and is establishing aComprehensive Epilepsy Center to serve the citizens of Louisiana. Prior to this, he was professor of neurology anddirector of the International Center for Epilepsy at the University of Miami School of Medicine and clinicalassociate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Afterreceiving his BS and MD degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Dr. Ramsay completed an internshipin the Department of Surgery at Shands Teaching Hospital of the University of Florida, a fellowship in theDepartment of Neurology at Shands Teaching Hospital, and a fellowship in epilepsy and electroencephalography atthe VA Medical Center in Gainesville. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology andthe American Board of Qualification in Electroencephalography.Dr. Ramsay is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and member of the AmericanElectroencephalographic Society, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Neurological Association.From 1988 to 1990, he was president of the Southern Clinical Neurological Society.Dr Ramsay has trained 28 fellows during time and several are now leading epileptologists at other epilepsy centers.The center is a tertiary academic referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with difficult tocontrol epilepsy.Dr. Ramsay is chief editor of the book Neurobiology of Epilepsy and Aging and with A. James Rowan, of thetextbook Seizures and Epilepsy in the Elderly. He is author or coauthor of more than 120 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, 28 book chapters and a book. He is the recipient of more than 80 grants for research in thetreatment of epilepsy. One of his leading accomplishments has been the completion of a large multicenter study onthe treatment of epilepsy in a geriatric populationSophia Rodgers, MSN, ACNP, NP-C, FAANPMs. Rodgers has over 28 years of clinical experience in all aspects of nursing care. In 1996 after receiving her nursepractitioner preparation she started new Mexicos first acute care nurse practitioner program in trauma and criticalcare. She has lectured nationally on numerous topics including trauma, critical care, and acute care topics. Ms.Rodgers has published several articles including a book chapter. She also serves as adjunct clinical faculty for theGraduate and Acute Care NP Programs at the University of New Mexico College of Nursing. In 2001 Ms. Rodgersreceived the AANP New Mexico State Award for Excellence. In 2002 she was the recipient of the Circle ofExcellence NP of the Year Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She has also been aYWCA woman on the Move Award honoree.
  12. 12. Jina Saltzman, PA-C course Co-Director Jina is the 2012 award winner of the Society of Hospital Medicine‟s Award for Excellence in Hospital Medicine forNon-Physicians. She is only the second non-physician to be given this award. Jina is the past chair of SHM‟s non-physician provider committee. She currently takes an active role on the NPP committee. Jina works in theUniversity of Chicago Medical Center‟s Section of Hospital Medicine. She is the founder of the Association ofPhysician Assistants in Hospital Medicine. This is her fourth year as course co-director of the Hospital MedicineBoot Camp.Nilam Soni, MDDr. Soni specializes in hospital medicine with academic interests in ultrasound-guided procedures, hand-carriedcardiac ultrasound, evidence-based medicine, and medical education at the University of Texas-Health ScienceCenter at San Antonio. He directs the hospitalist procedure service and teaches ultrasound-guided procedures locallyand nationally. He has been involved in several projects exploring the potential diagnostic applications of hand-carried ultrasound machines by hospitalists. Dr. Soni has been interested in teaching and applying evidence-basedmedicine to improve quality of healthcare. He currently leads a federally funded project to perform comparative-effectiveness reviews of selected topics related to care of hospitalized patients.Catherine Staffeld-Coit, MDDr. Staffeld-Coit earned her medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine inRootstown, Ohio. She completed her internship at Akron City Hospital followed by clinical renal, nephrologyresearch, and renal transplantation fellowships at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She isboard certified in internal medicine and nephrology and by the American Board of Medical Examiners and is afellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Staffeld-Coit has been on staff at Ochsner since 1996.Dr. Gabriel A. VidalDr. Vidal obtained his medical degree from Central del Caribe, SOM, in Puerto Rico, his native country. He went onto complete his internship at the Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where he also completed his neurologyresidency and served as Chief Resident. During Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Vidal was an active participant in theevacuation efforts, serving as a volunteer physician at a Red Cross Evacuation Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Hecompleted his Vascular Neurology fellowship training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His area of specialinterest is Vascular Neurology.