2019 CME Schedule

NASMDA MEETING 2019 – Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Friday July 12th

8:00 to 8:15        Introductions

Dr. Navinderdeep Singh Nijher, Plastic Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida, Ocala, FL


  • Provide a history of NASMDA, its mission, vision.
  • Highlight medical mission work and scholarship
  • Review COI, disclosures, CME process, and agenda for the day


8:15 to 8:45        The Physician’s Journey in Administration: Beyond the MBA

Speaker: Taran Singh Sangari, MD, MBA, Associate Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida


  • Describe how one develops Leadership Skills to transition to Administrative Roles
  • List common roles that might fit individual goals, strengths, and talents.
  • Share a personal story of leadership development


8:45 to 9:15am The Payor’s Perspective: Population Based Disease Management

Speaker: Pritpal Singh, MD. Cigna Medical Director



  • Provide an overview of third-party payors’ efforts at Population Health Management
  • Describe specific disease management programs led by third party payors
  • Highlight outcomes associated with such programs.

9:15 to 9:45am                   Innovations in Lung Nodule Management

Jasleen Kaur Pannu, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Director, Interventional Pulmonology Translational Research, Ohio State University


  • Provide an overview in Lung Nodule Screening
  • Describe innovations in lung nodule invasive and non-invasive tools and technologies


10am to 10:15am              Break

10:15 to 10:45am             Relaxation and Anxiolysis in the Perioperative Setting

Speaker: Manmeet Singh Bedi, MD, Anesthesiology, Scottsdale, AZ



  • Describe the role of music therapy, other sensory applications in the perioperative setting
  • Highlight patient-centric techniques that minimize traditional pharmacological approaches with medication for analgesia and sedation.


10:30 to 10:45am             Questions and Answers


10:45am to 11:25             Burnout, Resilience and Well-being in Healthcare: Taking Care of our Own

Speaker: Simran Kaur Singh, MD MBA, Vice Chair Behavior Health Services, El Camino Hospital


  • Describe the current issues surrounding attention to burnout in medicine
  • Provide a framework to understand and potentially address burnout in medicine
  • Highlight unique issues related to mental health in the healthcare population that warrant professional intervention.


11:25 to 12:10                    Going from Clinical Scientist to Healthcare Entrepreneur: Taking your Ideas Further and steps to succeed in the business world

Speaker: Tej M Singh, MD, MBA, LEAD, Director, Vascular/Endovascular Surgery, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sutter Health, Stanford University School of Business. CEO and Founder, Fist Assist Devices, LLC. Los Altos Hills, CA


  • Describe how clinicians can develop and protect entrepreneurial ideas and skills
  • Provide an example of taking a clinical idea to a viable product or service
  • Highlight resources available for successful startup ventures


12:10 to 1:00pm                Lunch

1pm – 3pm:         NASMDA General Body Meeting (non-CME, all are welcome)



Saturday, July 13th

8:00 to 8:15am                   Introductions, Housekeeping, CME.

8:15 to 8:50am                   Innovations in Facial Reconstruction

Speaker: Kamaljot Singh, MD, Plastic Surgery, Buffalo Medical Group


  • Provide an overview of current reconstructive surgical approaches
  • Highlight evolving techniques that will advance the field of reconstructive surgeries

8:50 to 9:25am                   Innovations in Pain Management

Speaker: Navdeep Jassal, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Interventional Pain Specialist


  • Provide an overview of newer techniques and strategies in pain management.
  • Review patient selection factors, indications, contraindications and evidence for endoscopic weight loss management techniques

9:25 to 10:00am                Innovations in Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Procedures

Speaker: Amandeep Singh, MD, PhD, Gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Describe new efforts in Weight loss Management
  • Review patient selection factors, indications, contraindications and evidence for endoscopic weight loss management techniques

10:00-10:15am                                     Break

10:15am to 12pm             Integrative Medicine Overview and Workshop

Speaker: Simran Kaur Rattan, MD, CCFP, ABOIM, Integrative Family & Lifestyle Medicine physician, Head of the Andrew Weil Centre of Integrative medicine Alumni Toronto Group.


  • To Understand how to take a Spiritual History & Its Importance
  • To Identify Spiritual Distress and its importance in Preventive Care
  • To Describe Different Mind-Body Therapies and Evidence
  • Demonstrate common applications of Integrative Medicine
  • Have participants practice some common techniques in Integrative Medicine

12pm                       Conclude, Lunch


1pm to 3pm        NASMDA General Body Meeting