SPOKANE, Wash. — A two-day conference designed for primary care providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals will be held May 3-4 at the WestCoast Grand Hotel at the Park in downtown Spokane.

The conference is presented by the Inland NW Academy of Family Physicians, Family Medicine Spokane Residency Program, and the Area Health Education Center at Washington State University Spokane.

Primary Care Update is designed to provide the opportunity for health-care professionals to participate in educational sessions and workshops designed with the primary care practitioner in mind. For registration information, contact the Area Health Education Center, WSU Spokane, at (509) 358-7640 or (800) 279-0705.

Featured topics include Bio-terrorism and the Health Care Provider, Headaches and Migraine Update, Cardiovascular Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy: Understanding the Controversy, Hyperbaric Medicine in Wound Care and Alzheimer’s Update.

Featured speakers include Richard Karas, MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, speaking on HRT and Cardiovascular Effects; Fred Sheftell, MD, New England Center for Headache, Stamford, Conn., speaking on Headaches and Migraines; Ted Rosen, MD, Baylor University, Houston, speaking on Pigmented Lesions; Brian Reamy, MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., speaking on Bio-terrorism; Greg Jones, MD, Deaconess Regional Hyperbaric Center, speaking on Wound Care; and Lynn Kohlmeier, MD, Endocrine Associates of Spokane, speaking on Thyroid Disease.

To arrange for interviews with speakers, call Cathi Lamoreux, (509) 879-4417. Continuing education hours for healthcare professionals are available. Complete agenda available upon request or on the Web site: Area Health Education Center .