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21st Annual Primary Care Days

PCD 2020 Attendees and Speakers, 

It is with great disappointment that I announce that we will have to cancel the 21st Annual UMass Primary Care Days on April 7-8, 2020 at the Doubletree Hotel.  After many discussions with our executive planning committee and in conjunction with the UMass COVID-19 academic and clinical taskforces, we can no longer offer the conference to our community and will have to cancel.  We will plan on having the conference next year: April 6-7, 2021 at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough, MA.  

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) will be fully refunding everyone in the payment method provided at the time of registration, beginning on March 19, 2020.  If you have questions, please feel free to respond via email to, and/or phone at 508-856-3041 (press option 2 to talk with our accountant to process your refund). 

On behalf of the entire executive committee and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, you have our sincere thanks for your support of our annual conference and we hope to see you all again next year, so please keep April 6-7, 2021 open.  We also hope that you, your families, and your colleagues/teams all stay healthy and safe during this viral outbreak. 

Peter J. Sell, D.O., FAAP
   Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education
   Pediatric Hospitalist and Child Protection Program
   Division of Critical Care Pediatrics
   Associate Professor, Pediatrics
   UMass Medical School

21st Annual Primary Care Days

Tuesday, April 7 & Wednesday, April 8, 2020

DoubleTree Hotel 
5400 Computer Drive 
Westborough, MA  01581

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Registration fees

Early Bird Fees prior to 2/17/20
Physicians -$325 Both days
All Other Health Professionals -$ 225 both days
Residents - $115 both days
Medical Students - $50 both days 

Registration Fees - On & After 2/18/20 - 3/27/20
Physicians $350 Both days
All Other Health Professionals -$250 Both days
Residents - $125 Both days
Medical Students - $55 Both days

One Day Registration Fee's -

Physicians -$220
All Other Health Professionals -$170
Residents - $60
Medical Students - $30

On-site registration: Pre-register to save time and we will have a badge ready for you.  These fees will be in effect:  3/30/20 - 4/8/20
Physicians - $375 Both days
Physicians - Single Day $235
All Other Health Professionals -$275 Both days
All Other Health Professionals - Single Day $195
Residents - $150 Both days
Resident - Single Day $85
Medical Students - $80 Both days
Medical Students - Single Day $55

Register Here

Download the program brochure here   

Program Overview
: As part of our commitment to training in primary care, the UMass Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education offers this program to provide updates on a wide range of rapidly changing Primary Care topics. The program will feature concurrent presentations from which attendees can select his/her own learning track. Faculty may use didactic and case presentations. Each session will be facilitated by a primary care physician.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and residents primary care.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

• Integrate new and updated guidelines, practices, therapies, and tools into daily practice
• Evaluate from the latest peer-reviewed information on varied primary care topics as: congestive heart failure, obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, lipid disorders, genetic testing, dementia, end of life care, and drug pricing
• Describe common presentations to primary care such as: anxiety/depression, esophagitis, crystal disease, acne/alopecia, pre-operative evaluations, post-cancer treatment, and women’s health & reproductive care
• Understand the medicolegal concerns regarding in-flight medical emergencies
• Address the general approach to primary care musculoskeletal concerns such as low back pain, concussions, and joint replacement
• Review the updates in the regional opioid crisis and discuss pain management in this new era
• Discuss both the emerging and important primary care topics from the past calendar year as well as the issues pertaining to provider health and well-being through two keynote addresses

Continuing Education Credit -Accreditation Statement: The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Designation Statements:

Physicians: The UMMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Nurses: This program meets the requirements for 12 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04).  Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

AAFPThis Live activity, 21st Annual Primary Care Days, with a beginning date of 04/07/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Others: Other professionals will be eligible for 10 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  

Policy on Faculty Disclosure:  It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.