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Botsford Hospital's annual lecture series for primary care physicians reaches 30-year mark

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 20, 2013)---Botsford, a nationally-recognized teaching hospital in partnership with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is sponsoring the 2013 Symposium for Primary Care Medicine, November 1 and 2, at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. In its thirtieth year, this popular lecture series regularly fills every available seat. 
 
Continuing medical education (CME) helps health care professionals to maintain, develop, or increase their knowledge and skills used to treat patients. Physicians are required to earn 150 CME credits every three years in Michigan and may earn up to 17 CME credit hours at this two-day event. The American Osteopathic Association and Michigan State Medical Society accredit Botsford to sponsor CME for physicians. Nurse practitioners, certified physician assistants, and registered nurses may also earn CME credits to meet continuing education requirements for Michigan relicensure. 
 
This symposium's faculty members develop, review, and deliver CME content to attendees. This year's faculty members are experts in these medical specialties: cardiology, dermatopathology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, infectious disease, oncology, nephrology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, psychiatry, or radiology. 
 
"Our symposium offers a large and exciting array of topics from clinical informatics to current ADHD treatment and provides the most advanced-level educational program to primary care physicians," says Andrew Cykiert, D.O., FACOI, Botsford's director of continuing medical education and assistant clinical professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 
 
Dr. Cykiert continues, "Last year’s symposium broke previous attendance records. Our 372 attendees arrived from all over the State of Michigan and from California, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Canada. They appreciate our top-notch lecturers for delivering high-quality CME programming." 
 
For more information or to register, go to www.botsford.org/physicians/events/Symposium. 
 
PHOTO CAPTION: An attendee at last year' Symposium for Primary Care Physicians practices his clinical skills. 
 
PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Andrew Cykiert, Botsford's director of continuing medical education

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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