Big Sky, Montana

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Big Sky Resort Hotels & Condos
Mountain Mall (inside the I-Ranch)
50 Big Sky Resort Road
Big Sky, MT 59716



The 2016-17 Medical-Dental-Legal Update

Meetings Dates

Every Week,
December 12, 2016April 7, 2017
7:30 - 9:30 am. & 4:00 - 6:00 pm.


  • Standard Tuition $595
  • Discounted Tuition
    • Medical Resident $495
    • RN, RNP, RDH or PA $495
    • Doctor, Attorney, and Office Manager Spouses $395
    • All other Spouses $295

Active duty military personnel, please call for additional discount.


  • Begin any weekday
  • CME, CDE, CLE, & CE Credit
  • Discounted Lodging
  • Discounted Spouse Tuition
  • Full Compliance with Tax Laws
  • Repeat Course for Free

Classroom Location

AEI's Big Sky classroom is located inside the I-Ranch, upstairs in the Mountain Mall. Accredi­ted CME, CLE and CE weekly in beautiful Big Sky, Montana…­.perfec­t.

Discounted Lodging

Big Sky Resort offers AEI registran­ts an advance, direct booking discount of 20% off rack rates for all Big Sky Central Reserva­tions properti­es. Contact Big Sky Resort directly at 800.548­.4486 and reference discount code, AEI2017, for rates and availabi­lity.The discount only applies if it and the discount code are referen­ced at the time of booking.


From the Bozeman – Big Sky Airport Exit Gallatin Field making a right turn onto Hwy. 10 (also Frontage Road). Drive 1.4 miles west through the small town of Belgrade. Turn left onto Hwy. 291 (also Jackrab­bit Lane). This road passes over Intersta­te 90 and becomes Hwy. 85 and then Hwy. 191 (also Gallatin Road). Once over I-90, proceed south 7 miles, go straight through the four-way stop light on Hwy. 191. Con­tinue south on Hwy. 191 for 39 miles.




  • "Things I Wish I Knew Last Year" Louis Kuritzky, MD

    Practitioner and award winning clinical instructor, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews a variety of clinically relevant items that despite their utility are not well known. His discussion includes use of Nitroglycerin to treat tennis elbow, Memantine for apathy in Alzheimer’s disease, Gabapentin to treat cough, Simvastatin to heal venous insufficiency ulcer, Tramadol to address premature ejaculation, and more.

  • The Anti-aging Benefits of Exercise and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Barry A. Franklin, PhD

    Internationally renowned physiologist and cardiac rehabilitation specialist, Barry D. Franklin, PhD, reviews the extensive research linking cardiovascular fitness and regular exercise to decrease in mortality. Areas covered include aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance; walking as a predictor of longevity; cognitive and sexual function; aging and disability; and high risk activities.

  • Optimizing the Healthcare Practice Revenue Cycle Amy J. Cerruti

    Revenue cycle expert and consultant, Amy J. Cerutti, lays out the full spectrum of revenue cycle functions, common pitfalls for each and then uses case studies to demonstrate ways in which the entire process can be optimized. Areas covered include front end, mid-cycle and back end functions, the impact of patient responsible dollars, and performance metrics.

  • Identifying Professional Risks and Insuring Against Them Ike Z. Devji, Esq.

    Asset protection specialist, Ike Z. Devji, Esq., reviews the many business risks associated with healthcare practices along with the insurance solutions designed to cover them. Areas covered include disability, key personnel and overhead insurance, employment related liability, data breach exposure, RAC audit insurance, executive liability, drug-based treatment exposure and premises liability, and more.


  • Winning before Trial: The Role of the Expert and Defendant Physician Witness Robert P. Siemion, Esq.

    Veteran malpractice defense attorney, Robert P. Siemion, Esq., draws upon 42 years of courtroom experience to discuss the often determinative roles of the expert and defendant physician witness and the do’s and don’ts of effective testimony.

  • HIV/AIDS Update Louis D. Saravolatz, MD,MACP

    Dramatic treatment advances have increased the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States ensuring that most physicians will encounter infected patients. Infectious disease specialist, Louis D. Saravolatz, MD, MACP, offers a comprehensive review for the non-specialist of the disease’s epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, clinical manifestations and current treatment options.

  • Reducing Stress by Increasing Financial Efficiency David B. Mandell, JD, MBA

    Attorney and financial management expert, David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, explores the tools available to increase employed and independent professionals’ financial efficiency and thus prospects for meeting practice and retirement objectives. Areas covered include benefit planning including qualified and non-qualified plans, captive insurance companies in light of recent statutory changes, retirement planning and more.

  • Understanding, Preventing and Treating Opioid Overdose Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

    Addiction specialist, Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, overviews the opioid abuse epidemic as well as the clinical modalities available to prevent and treat opioid overdose. Areas covered include risk factors and screening tools, overdose prevention guidelines as well as overdose recognition and treatment.


  • The SPRINT Trial: Should It Change the Way You Practice? Louis Kuritzky, MD

    Clinician and renown lecturer, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews the recent SPRINT trial, its results and clinical implications. Areas discussed include risk reduction afforded by tight BP control, the trial’s adverse effects due to increased treatment intensity, the populations for which SPRINT results are not applicable, and more.

  • Understanding the Oral-Systemic Connection Whitney D. Weiner, DDS, MS

    Practicing Periodontist and periodontics researcher, Whitney D. Weiner, DDS, MA, explores the profound connection between periodontitis and systemic conditions resulting from inflammation and other concurrent pathways such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, adverse pregnancy outcomes, respiratory diseases and more.

  • The Medical Response to Intimate Partner Abuse Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH

    Practicing family physician and former domestic abuse researcher, Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH, discusses the nature and scope of intimate partner abuse and the medical response to it. Areas covered include risk factors, telltale physical and emotional signs of abuse, the HITS, HARK and other screening tools, the RADAR protocol, appropriate intervention and more.

  • Healthcare Practice Cybersecurity: Threats, Standards and Safeguards Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA

    Medical data privacy expert, Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA, reviews the many cybersecurity threats faced by healthcare practices as well as applicable laws and regulations, and then advises on common pitfalls and ways to safeguard against them.


  • The Contentious Role of Vitamin D Supplementation Louis Kuritzky, MD

    Family physician and academician, Louis Kuritzky, MD, reviews over a decade of research on the link between vitamin D status and myriad conditions ranging from cognitive function to bone health. He then evaluates the efficacy, or lack thereof, of vitamin D supplementation. Areas covered include vitamin D metabolism, identification of vitamin D deficiency and serum target levels, as well as ethnic differences and their clinical significance.

  • Common Outpatient Neurologic Conditions Natan Khishchenko, MD, MBA

    Board certified neurologist, Natan Khishchenko, MD, MBA, reviews the symptoms, risk factors, work up and examination of mononeuropathies and first time seizures. Areas covered include lateral, medial and dorsal hand symptoms, thigh and foot presenting sensory symptoms, seizure classifications, prevalence, ramifications, and more.

  • Medical Errors Prevention: Part I Bernd Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

    Practicing physician and patient safety instructor, Bernd A. Wollschlaeger, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, overviews the history and current state of medical error which now accounts for 98,000 patient deaths annually, and discusses both causes and needed response. Areas covered include sentinel events, errors of omission and commission, root cause analysis, the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Act, system deficiencies, defensive barriers, cognitive medical errors and more.

  • Identifying and Managing Practice Employment Risks Ike Z. Devji, Esq.

    Risk management specialist, Ike Z. Devji, Esq., identifies and explores myriad healthcare practice employment liability risks and offers practical advice for reducing them. Areas covered include EPLI insurance, employee classification and credentialing, cyber-liability, domestic employees, office parties and employee termination.


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