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Botsford Offers Quality Conference for Primary Care Providers

Farmington Hills, Mich. (December 9, 2010)---Two hundred fifty primary care physicians, physician extenders and nurses recently attended Botsford Hospital’s annual Symposium for Primary Care Medicine. The 27th annual event, previously known as the Allen Zieger Memorial Lecture Series, is cosponsored by Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and offers continuing medical education (CME) credits for primary care providers. 
 
Andrew Cykiert, D.O., Botsford Hospital’s Director of Continuing Medical Education, says, “Medical professionals are required to stay updated on the changes in medicine and attend programs that offer CME credits. Instead of having to leave the state and pay additional expenses for travel, Botsford offers a quality program with national and local speakers. Our program attracts attendees from across the country and from high quality institutions including the Cleveland Clinic.” 
 
Each year, the CME committee at Botsford hand selects each speaker to meet the expressed educational needs. Cykiert says, “We focus on the needs of the primary care provider and offer practical tools that can be used in day-to-day practice.” 
 
This year’s symposium offered a multidisciplinary approach on pain management and offered some of the most common medical issues seen in an office-based practice. Topics included fibromyalgia, malpractice risks, diabetes, sleep disorders, obesity, dementia and palliative care. 
 
After attending the symposium, Michael Ku, D.O., a physician from Kalamazoo, plans to incorporate more mind and body medicine into his practice. He says, “This conference is top shelf. I appreciate all of the hard work that has gone into putting together such a well organized, well run and informative conference. I plan to start incorporating some of the tools learned immediately.” 
 
Next year’s symposium is scheduled for November 4 and 5, 2011 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. For questions on the program, please contact (248) 471-8222.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide high-quality, efficient, accessible services in a caring environment for southeastern Michigan residents and beyond. As one of Beaumont Health's eight hospitals, 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, a comprehensive care cancer center and an extensive medical education program---part of Michigan State University's Statewide Campus System. Annually, Botsford cares for about 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of approximately 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and 600 physicians.

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