Primary Care:Breakthroughs in Preventative Medicine

Venue: cruise

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Jul 13, 2007
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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:
· 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 obstructive 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