Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 8, 2010)---Botsford Hospital and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) are sponsoring the Symposium for Primary Care Medicine on November 5 and 6 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel.
The symposium is a two-day educational program for primary care physicians, physician extenders, nurses and anyone interested in updated information for primary care health services. The program offers a multidisciplinary approach on patient management and addresses some of the most common medical issues seen in an office-based practice. The focus will be on recent advancements in common medical problems faced by primary care providers. These include disease prevention, diagnosis and optimizing treatment. Some topics include fibromyalgia, pain management, sleep disorders, obesity, dementia and palliative care.
Andrew Cykiert, D.O., Botsford Hospital’s Director of Continuing Medical Education, says, “This program has been designed to help increase the clinician’s competency in day-to-day patient care. It offers opportunities for local physicians to interact and question regionally and nationally acclaimed specialists through panel discussions. We are proud to bring this state-of-the-art program to the primary care physician community.”
Botsford designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 18 hours in category 1-A American Osteopathic Association CME credits and for a maximum of 18 American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award category 1 credits. A maximum of 18 CME credits can be used to meet the Continuing Education requirements needed for Michigan Nursing relicensure without limitation.
Botsford Hospital and MSUCOM have been working together for more than 40 years. Botsford Hospital, a nationally recognized teaching facility, is part of the Statewide Campus System for the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
For more information on the Symposium for Primary Care Medicine, please call (248) 471-8222 or visit www.botsford.org/physicians.
Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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