60th Annual Internal Medicine (Primary Care) Program

Please Join Us for Our 60th Annual Internal Medicine (Primary Care) Program in Estes Park, CO 

The Annual Internal Medicine Conference has a long-standing tradition of covering a broad array of topics for the frontline practicing Primary Care provider. As the pace of medical research and attendant care for patients accelerates and changes so quickly, almost any topic can be covered in light of recent guidelines and advances.


Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, learners will be able to:

  1. Assess the top research articles relevant to primary care published in the last year. 
  2. Implement new strategies for management of obstructive sleep apnea.
  3. Analyze updates in care for the geriatric patient.
  4. Develop tools to have patient centered discussions on the risks and benefits of cancer screenings.
  5. Identify strategies for management of PTSD in the outpatient setting.


The conference will take place in Ruesch Auditorium. Please see the YMCA map here. 


Download the agenda here.


 Monday, July 15 Topic Speaker
7:00am-8:00amConference Registration & Exhibit Viewing  

Elena Lebduska, MD, MS 


Mark Earnest, MD, PhD, FACP

8:20am-9:00amPTSD Elizabeth Lowdermilk, MD 
9:00am-9:40amMental Health Elizabeth Lowdermilk, MD  
9:40am-10:20amInsomnia Management Amy Lu, MD  
10:20am-10:45am ASK THE PROFESSORS 
10:45am-11:25am Prostate Cancer ScreeningAdam Abraham, MD 
11:25am-12:05pmTop 10 GIM Articles Christine Haynes, MD, MPH  
12:05pm-12:20pmASK THE PROFESSORS 
1:15pm-3:15pmWorkshop: Talking to Patients about Cancer Screening, a more Personalized ApproachBrandon Combs, MD 
 Tuesday, July 16 TopicSpeaker 
8:20am-9:00am Endocrine Causes of HTN  Michael T. McDermott, MD  
9:00am-9:40amLow Testosterone  Michael T. McDermott, MD  
9:40am-10:20am GDMT in CKD  Sophia Ambruso, DO 
10:20am-10:45am ASK THE PROFESSORS  
10:45am-11:25amAlcohol Use Disorder Christine Neeb, MD  
11:25am-12:05pmUpdates in Afib Stephen Fuest, MD 
12:05pm-12:20pm ASK THE PROFESSORS 
12:20pm-1:15pm LUNCH 
1:15pm-3:15pmWorkshop: Primary Care Rheumatology Jennifer Stichman, MD & Tara Skorupa, MD  
Wednesday, July 17 Topic  Speaker
 8:20am-1:00pm MORNING OFF  
1:15pm-1:55pm BPHDavid Tanaka, MD, FACP  
1:55pm-2:35pmUpdates in Geriatrics Janna Hardland, MD 
2:35pm-3:15pm Elder AbuseSarah Tietz, MD  
3:15pm-3:40pm ASK THE PROFESSORS  
3:40pm-4:20pmTales from the Hotline: Ethical, Moral & Social Dilemmas from the COPIC HotlineDennis Boyle, MD 
4:20pm-5:00pmInterpreting PFTsTrevor Steinbach, MD 
5:00pm-5:15pmASK THE PROFESSORS  
Thursday, July 18TopicSpeaker
8:20am-9:00amObesity Karen Stenehjem, MD
9:00am-9:40amPre-Op EvaluationMolly Brett, MD
9:40am-10:20amGender Affirming Therapy Catherine Spaulding, MD
10:20am-10:45amASK THE PROFESSORS  
10:45am-11:25am Commonly Missed Sports InjuriesEmily Jones, MD
11:25am-12:05pmBenign Breast DiseaseMichelle Nikels, MD 
12:05pm-12:20pmASK THE PROFESSORS 
1:15pm-3:15pmWorkshop: Interpreting EMG's William White, DO 
Friday, July 19TopicSpeaker
8:00am-8:40amAdult Vaccinations John Koeppe, MD 
8:40am-9:20amAI in Primary CareMatthew DeCamp, MD, PhD
9:20am-10:00amUpdates in OSA Jessica Camacho, MD
10:00am-10:15amASK THE PROFESSORS 
10:15am-10:30amWrap up & Adjourn Drawing for Complimentary 2025 Registration-Must be present to win





Registration Fees: 

Registration TypePrice before 6/3Price after 6/3Onsite
Frequent Physician Attendee ( > 5 times) $770$820$870
Allied Health Professional/Military $700$750$850
Retired Physician$550$600$650


To make and confirm an accommodation reservation for your group’s event:

1. Click on the booking link below.

2. Select the group arrival and departure date.

3. Enter the group code. (listed below)

4. Enter the number of ADULTS (age 13 and over considered an adult for meal pricing)

For any children age 6-12 years staying in the room with a parent, include in the Comment section the names of children and their ages. If applicable, meal prices for children will be added to your reservation prior to arrival. Child meal prices ages 6-12 years: Breakfast - $12.50, Lunch - $15.00, Dinner - $19.50. Children 5 and under: no charge


Estes Park Center Booking Link


Group code:  Y001ACM372

Please note that a 35% deposit payable to the YMCA is due when making a reservation. Upon receipt of the 35% deposit by the YMCA, a lodging confirmation and reservation number will be emailed to you.

Application to individual reservations of any monies already paid directly to the Group Leader or to the Group is at the discretion of the Group Leader after check out, and will not appear on your lodging confirmation when the 35% deposit is paid.  Payment of any amount by an individual directly to the Group Leader or Group does not constitute having accommodations held on behalf of the payee.  Lodging reservations and a 35% deposit must be made directly with the YMCA by attendees. 

If you would like to enjoy our beautiful mountain location beyond the dates of the group’s stay, please make your reservation on-line first for the dates of the group’s event by clicking on the link above. Then call Central Reservations at (888) 613-9622 to add the additional nights to your existing reservation. Have your reservation number handy. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Central Reservations Office at (888) 613-9622, and refer to the group name as listed above.



CME Credit: 

The University 0f Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 24.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 

To earn board credit, the attendee must participate in the CME activity including the evaluation component.  By participating in this event and requesting board credit, I understand that my learner completion data will be shared with the ACCME and the applicable certifying board(s)

AAFP Credit: 

The AAFP has reviewed 60th Annual Internal Medicine Conference and deemed it acceptable for up to 24.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 07/15/2024 to 07/19/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please note Welcomes, Introductions, Announcements are not eligible for CME credit. Based on this policy, the final credit amount has been adjusted.


Course Director: 

Elena Lebduska, MD, MS



Course Coordinator: 

Ariana Villalobos


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