Primary Care: Breakthroughs in Preventive Medicine

Venue: Hawiian Cruise

Location: Cruise sails from Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2005 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2005
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Description

The purpose of this CME activity is to introduce new clinical paradigms, novel early detection technologies, and sophisticated laboratory tests for the prevention and management of a wide range of important medical problems. Coronary disease, cancer, sleep apnea, hypertension, dementia, osteoporosis, erectile dysfunction, and diabetes are among the diseases considered with a view towards noninvasive diagnosis and cost effective preventive care.

Preliminary Objectives for Activity:
"At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
ยท Understand new paradigms in preventive cardiology: Apply noninvasive atherosclerosis imaging tools and new blood tests to evaluate coronary risk and target correct individuals for therapy.
Appreciate novel techniques ("virtual" imaging, biomarkers, cytology, etc) in the early detection of common cancers.
Discuss emerging concepts in the detection, evaluation and aggressive prevention of common clinical disorders including hypertension, osteoporosis, coronary disease, metabolic syndrome, dementia and erectile dysfunction.
Evaluate diagnostic methods for ostructive sleep apnea (OSA) detection and understand the relationships between sleep disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease.
Discuss controversies surrounding anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet medications, anti-oxidants, diets, hormone replacement therapy, stress tests, self-referral and predictive genomics.
Determine how recent cholesterol and blood pressure trials will affect office management of hypertension, diabetes and lipids.
Develop a practical approach to the evaluation of heart disease in women.
Appreciate contemporary issues in travel medicine.
Understand principles of modern preoperative cardiac risk assessment and methods to reduce peri-operative coronary events

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