Physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners will learn current information on a broad range of topics related to primary care at the University of Oklahoma’s 16th Annual Primary Care Update, scheduled May 14 through 18 at the Magnuson Hotel and Conference Center, 737 South Meridian Ave., in Oklahoma City. Presented as a continuing medical education program, the conference is sponsored by the OU College of Medicine and the Irwin H. Brown Office of Continuing Professional Development.

The conference will feature a variety of topics that focus on improving patient care by closing clinical practice gaps that have been identified across the country. Topics will include updates on congestive heart failure, diabetes, stroke management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), neuromuscular disease and much more. In addition to nationally recognized faculty from the OU College of Medicine, guest speakers will include

Dr. Joseph Betancourt, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Dr. Eric Coleman, professor of medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver; and Dr. Bill McCarberg, adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego.

Optional evening programs will give participants the opportunity for hands-on and skills-based education in reading and interpreting the electrocardiogram; X-ray interpretation skills; and physician documentation. Additional workshops will be offered for health care professionals interested in earning basic life support, and advanced cardiac life support certifications.

For more information or for accommodations on the basis of disability, please call (405) 271-2350 or(888) 682-6348. Visit the following website to access the conference agenda/brochure and registration information: