26th Annual Community Medicine Update

May 15, 2024

This is a virtual educational activity. 

This annual conference provides valuable information and education on topics commonly seen in the primary care setting.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for Practice and GIM physicians, advance practitioners, family medicine students and residents.  Other learner groups such as nursing staff in primary care would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • manage COPD based on new guidelines.
  • discuss pediatric return to play guidelines after concussion.
  • prescribe diabetic medications to those with co-morbid chronic kidney disease.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 

Course Cancellation Policy

In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.


Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  

Virtual Information

All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 7.00 Approved for AMA Credit
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    05/15/2024 - 7:30am EDT
    Event ends: 
    05/15/2024 - 2:45pm EDT
    7:30 AM                     
    7:55 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions
    Joanna Kraynak-Appel, DO
    8:00 AM                     
    Hidradenitis Suppuritiva and Acne
    Mickey Horissian, MD
    9:00 AM                     
    Diabetes Medication Update
    Brian Bedwick, PharmD, BCACP and Cole Walters, PharmD, RPH
    10:00 AM                   
    Morning Break
    10:10 AM                   
    COPD and Asthma Update
    Paul Simonelli, MD, PhD
    11:10 AM                   
    Memory and Cognitive Disorders in Primary Care
    Emily Sun, DO
    12:10 PM                    
    Lunch Break
    12:40 PM                    
    Concussion and Return to Play Protocols
    Jeffrey Summers, DO
    1:40 PM                      
    Hypercalcemia and Parathyroid Conditions
    Brian Jameson, DO
    2:40 PM
    Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines
    Victoria Bzik, MD
    3:40 PM                      


    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 

    Virtual Activity using Microsoft Teams
    United States

    Virtual Information

    This conference will be a virtual educational activity using Microsoft Teams. When you register for this activity, the Microsoft Teams link will be sent to you one week prior to the conference.

    Geisinger Faculty
    Joanna Kraynak-Appel, DO
    Activity Director
    Associate Director, Community Medicine Columbia County
    Associate, Primary Care
    Geisinger Medical Clinic Buckhorn
    Brian Bedwick, PharmD, BCACP
    MTDM Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Team
    Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre
    Victoria Bzik, MD
    Associate, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
    Mickey Horissian, MD
    Associate, Dermatology
    Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine
    Brian Jameson, DO
    Division Chief, Endocrinology
    Geisinger Wyoming Valley Outpatient Specialty Center
    Paul Simonelli, MD, PhD
    Associate, Pulmonary
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Jeffrey Summers, DO
    Associate, Pediatric Sports Medicine
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Emily Sun, DO
    Associate, Neurology
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Cole Walters, PharmD, RPH
    MTDM Clinical Pharmacist, Pharmacy Team
    Geisinger Primary Care Mifflintown


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 


    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 


    Available Credit

    • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 7.00 Approved for AMA Credit


    Please login or register to take this course.

    If you are a Geisinger employee and want to pay with an AU/cost center, please read this page to properly charge your AU/cost center and avoid paying the fee yourself.