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BUMC SIGNATURE Conference 2018



To view the complete agenda, please click HERE

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott and White Health, in conjunction with the Camenae Group, Inc. and The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) bring Signature Conference 2018.

This conference is designed to provide practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format encourages learner participation through dynamic interactive presentations and clinical case dialogue. Our national speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates and provide for collaboration with leading experts in the field of medicine.  Key elements to enhance patient care and improve outcomes will be discussed, such as:

  • Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care of a broad range of common disorders;
  • Utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of frequently encountered therapeutic issues;
  • Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies to reduce modifiable risk factors and improve long term outcomes. 

To view the complete agenda, please click HERE


Advances In Stroke Care
Dr. Stuart B. Black & Dr. Dion Graybeal

Precision Medicine: Hype or Hope?
Dr. Robert Mennel

Kidney Stone Update
Dr. Michael Emmett

Diagnosis & Treatment of Non-Arthritic Hip Pain
Dr. Hal David Martin

Your Patient with Shoulder Pain:
Everything You Need to Know in 20 Minutes
Dr. Sumant “Butch” Krishnan


Updates in the Management of Heart Failure
Dr. Shelley Hall

Transcatheter Mitralvalve Therapeutics: Blurring the Lines
Dr. Robert Hebeler

Recent Advances in Interventional Cardiology
Dr. James W. Choi

Top 10 Questions Asked by Patients and Physicians about Atrial Fibrillation
Dr. Jay Olen Franklin




Updates on Hep C
Dr. James Trotter

Transplant Techniques Applied to Hepato-Biliary Surgery
Dr. Giuliano Testa

Ogilvie’s Syndrome
Dr. John Fordtran

Management of Rectal Cancer in the 21st Century
Dr. James Fleshman

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Dr. Stuart Jon Spechler


Lung Cancer in 2018
Dr. Kartik Konduri

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer
Dr. Gary Schwartz

Unusual Anatomical Presentation of Melanoma
Dr. Alan Menter

Genetic Counseling & Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Beyond BRCA
Dr. Joanne L. Blum

Advances & Challenges in Pancreatic Cancer
Dr. Carlos R. Becerra & Dr. Scott Celinski



Health Policy & Physician Leadership in 2018 and Beyond
Dr. Len Nichols

The Palliative Care Paradigm: Lessons From the First 10 Years of ABMS Certification
Dr. Robert L. Fine

Baylor University Medical Center Uterus Transplant Clinical Trial & First Baby Born Following Uterus Transplant 
Hear from principal investigator Giuliano Testa,MD and OB/GYN Liza Johannesson, MD about this remarkable achievement and the clinical trial key learnings that lend new insights to transplantation, gynecology, obstetrics and maternal & fetal medicine. 


This meeting is planned and implemented for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals serving in:

  • Family Medicine / Internal Medicine / General Practice
  • Specialized Medicine
    • Cardiovascular Care
    • Gastroenterology
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
    • Orthopeadics
    • Pulmonary Care


Medical innovation (rapid scientific and technological advances and applied clinic data) force the bedside caregiver to master copious amounts of information.  Further, this information (new skills, new technology, new technique, etc.) must be translated into practice protocol to effectively care for patients.  For the general practitioner, the amount of new knowledge needed for best care can be daunting.  Signature Conference 2018 will compile data, research evidence of best care and relate proven strategies for implementation.  For the specialist, the medical conference will enhance knowledge base and core competencies.

Physicians and members of the multi-disciplinary team will walk away with specific strategies thus making it easy to effectively implement the latest data driven advances into practice. The goal is to progress clinical competence, thereby, improving patient experience and outcomes.


The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Foundation for Advanced Cardiovascular Education and Training (FACET) designates this live activity for 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is eligible for MOC ABIM points.
This activity includes Ethics education as required by the Texas Medical Board.

Physician Assistants
The AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 

Nurse Practitioners
AANP Certification accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 

The Camenae Group, Inc. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14279 for 5.5 Contact Hours.

MOC Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Please register online HERE or click the Register Online button above.  Late registration begins Monday, February 25, 2018. Space is limited and early registration is advised.  Availability of on-site registration is not guaranteed.  


MD/DO:  $100 ($125 Late/Onsite)
PA:  $100 ($125 Late/Onsite)
NP: $100 ($125 Late/Onsite)
RN: $50 ($70 Late/Onsite)
Allied Health: $50 ($70 Late/Onsite)


Göran B.G. Klintmalm, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief, Surgical Transplant Programs
Chief & Chairman, Baylor Annette C. and Harold C.
Simmons Transplant Institute
W.W. Caruth Chair in Organ Transplant Immunology
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Division Chief, Transplant Surgery,
Baylor University Medical Center
Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M College of Medicine

Bradley T. Lembcke, MD, MBA
Vice President Medical Affairs
Chief Medical Officer
Baylor University Medical Center


Len Nichols, PhD
Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics
Professor, Health Policy,
George Mason University


Carlos R. Becerra, MD
Interim Chief, Oncology
Director, Swim Across America
Innovative Clinical Trials Center
Baylor University Medical Center 

Stuart B Black MD, FAAN

Chief, Neurology,
Baylor University Medical Center

Joanne L. Blum, MD, PhD, FACP
Director, Hereditary Cancer Risk Program,
Baylor University Medical Center
Andy and Joan Horner Endowed
Chair in Breast Cancer Research
Professor, Internal Medicine,
Texas A&M College of Medicine

Scott Celinski, MD
Co-Medical Director,
Pancreatic Research and Treatment Center,
Baylor University Medical Center

James W. Choi, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Interventional Cardiologist,
Baylor Jack & Jane Hamilton
Heart and Vascular Hospital
Baylor University Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Texas A&M College of Medicine

Michael Emmett, MD, MACP
Chief, Internal Medicine,
Baylor University Medical Center

Robert L. Fine, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Clinical Director, Office of Clinical
Ethics and Palliative Care,
Baylor Scott & White Health 

James Fleshman, MD
Helen Buchanan and Stanley Joseph Seeger Professor
Chairman, Department of Surgery,
Baylor University Medical Center
Professor of Surgery,
Texas A&M College of Medicine

John Fordtran, MD
Director, GI Analytical/Research Laboratory,
Baylor University Medical Center

Jay Olen Franklin, MD, FACC, FHRS
Interventional Cardiologist,
Baylor Jack & Jane Hamilton
Heart and Vascular Hospital
Baylor University Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Texas A&M College of Medicine

Dion Graybeal, MD
Medical Director, Stroke Program,
Baylor University Medical Center

Shelley Hall, MD, FACC, FHFSA
Chief, Transplant Cardiology and
Mechanical Support/Heart Failure,
Baylor University Medical Center
Associate Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine 


Robert Hebeler, MD
Interim Chief, Cardiac Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Valvular Disease
Surgical Director, Soltero Cardiovascular
Research Center, Baylor University Medical Center
Baylor Jack & Jane Hamilton
Heart and Vascular Hospital 

Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist,
Baylor University Medical Center 

Kartik Konduri, MD
Co- Medical Director,
Chest Cancer Research and Treatment Center,
Baylor University Medical Center

Sumant “Butch” Krishnan, MD
Director, Baylor Shoulder Service,
Baylor University Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
Texas A&M College of Medicine

Hal David Martin, DO
Medical Director, Ortho Joint Preservation Program,
Baylor University Medical Center 

Robert Mennel, MD
Medical Director, Baylor Precision
Medicine Institute,
Baylor University Medical Center

Alan Menter, MD
Chief, Dermatology,
Baylor University Medical Center

Gary Schwartz, MD
Surgical Director, Major Airway Disorders,
Baylor University Medical Center

Stuart Jon Spechler, MD
Chief, Gastroenterology,
Baylor University Medical Center
Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Research,
Baylor Scott & White Health Research Institute

Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA
Surgical Chief, Abdominal Transplant,
Baylor Annette C. and Harold C.
Simmons Transplant Institute
Surgical Director, Living Donor
Liver Transplantation,
Baylor University Medical Center

James Trotter, MD
Medical Director, General and Transplant
Jim and Angela Thompson Chair, Hepatology,
Baylor University Medical Center







































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