The Ouch in Gout!

Improving Patient Outcomes and Adherence

A CME Satellite Symposium at the 2013 AAFP Scientific Assembly

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians involved in the care of patients with gout.

Program Overview

This program will be a dynamic learning experience that begins with a panel-based discussion by physicians with expertise in managing gout, including national recognized rheumatologist and primary care physicians. It will also include a detailed discussion of individual patient cases, clinical trial data, NEW ACR GUIDELINES, and strategies for incorporating those guidelines into practice. Focus will also be placed on a shared-decision approach to patient management, leading to enhanced adherence.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Perform measurements/tests leading to an accurate diagnosis of gout
  • Select guideline-supported pharmacologic therapy for patients with gout that minimizes adverse events and optimizes patient response to therapy
  • Provide patient education to maximize adherence and understanding of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for management of gout
  • Employ a shared-decision approach to development and implementation of the patient management plan


September 26, 2013

Registration and Dinner
6:30-7:00 PM

Educational Symposium
7:00-9:05 PM

San Diego Marriott and Marina
Marriott Hall 1-2
Lobby Level
North Tower Adjacent
Onsite Registration: 6:30 PM

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Paul P. Doghramji, MD

Family Physician
Collegeville Family Practice
Medical Director
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA

Brian Koffman, MD

Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
USC Family Practice
St. Jude Heritage Medical Group
Diamond Bar, CA

Stephen Brunton, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Clinical Faculty
Cabarrus Family Medicine Residency
Concord, NC

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CME Information

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Fortis Spectrum. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAFP Accreditation Statement

This activity has been reviewed and is accepted for up to 2 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special need (i.e., physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Amy Novak prior to the live event at 904-834-2260.

This event is not part of the official AAFP Scientific Assembly.