CME - Family Medicine: A Review and Update of Common Clinical Problems

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2007
Early Registration Date: Nov 17, 2007
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES – DAY 1 - HYPERTENSIVE UPDATE: CREEPING UP ON A SILENT KILLER – JNC guidelines in the treatment of hypertension. Selection of different antihypertensive agents in select subgroups of patients. The newest antihypertensive agents and the rationale for choosing these over older agents. ANEMIA – Guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults. Common diagnostic studies available for diagnosing the etiology of the anemia. Role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia. COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA: DIAGNOSING AND TREATING THE #1 CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U.S. FROM INFECTIOUS DISEASES – How to stratify your patients with CAP into those needing outpatient (most) vs. inpatient (few) treatment, using the PORT scoring system. Antibiotic options in treating CAP including the role of respiratory tract fluoroquinolones, and newest macrolide agents as well as more conventional therapies. Role and timing of ordering chest x-rays, blood cultures and initiation of antibiotic therapy. DEPRESSION IN PRIMARY CARE – The incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression. Signs and symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. Treatment strategies available. DAY 2 - ASTHMA – Epidemiology of asthma. Modalities to diagnose asthma. Different treatments for asthma, both pharmacological and environmental. CURRENT TRENDS IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE – Increase awareness of the large number of your patients who suffer from COPD, and who are currently going undiagnosed. Diagnose those with COPD within a single office visit. Current GOLD guidelines, in the diagnosis and treatment of those with COPD. CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE – Common presenting symptom complexes of patients. The diagnostic evaluation of a patient with chest pain. Current medication and surgical treatment options. CARE OF THE DIABETIC PATIENT – Benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to the management of DM and the critical role of the Primary Care Physician. Latest diagnostic criteria for diagnosing diabetes. Newest medications in the treatment of diabetes. DAY 3 - URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS – Uncomplicated and complicated UTIs, and why it is important to differentiate between the two. Importance of antimicrobial resistance when treating those with UTIs. Current guidelines in the treatment of uncomplicated cystitis, pyelonephritis and asymptomatic bacteriuria. IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIZED PATIENTS – Characteristics associated with traumatic events. The “red flags” or symptomatic manifestations of trauma in patients. How to obtain a trauma history from a patient. Interventions designed to treat the symptoms of trauma. COLON CANCER PREVENTION – Patients who are at average and above average risk for developing colon cancer. Benefits and shortcomings of currently available means of colon cancer screening: from simple FOBT and genetic stool analysis to virtual colonoscopy and conventional colonoscopy. Latest advances in colon cancer screening. IMPROVING COMPLIANCE – Patient/physician communication issues that enhance compliance. Techniques to increase compliance. Follow-up plan for each STI. DAY 4 - EATING DISORDERS – Behavioral and psychosocial triggers that promote eating disordered behaviors. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating behaviors. Clinical “red flags” that indicate eating disordered behavior. Interventions designed to treat eating disordered behaviors. DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN – Prevalence of developmental and behavioral disorders in children. Standardized developmental screening tools available for use. Strategies to provide periodic screening in the office based setting. ADULT HEALTH SCREENING UPDATE – Current primary care guidelines for recommended screening tests for adults. Recommended immunizations for adults. FEVER IN THE YOUNG INFANT – Common etiologies of serious bacterial infection in neonates and infants and select appropriate therapies. Evaluation of the febrile neonate and infant, and differences in published criteria. The intolerance of serious bacterial infection in the neonate and infant. DAY 5 - SMOKING CESSATION – Role of smoking in disease etiology. Smoking cessation techniques. CARING FOR THE ADOLESCENT PATIENT – Strategy for conducting adolescent interviews that will address appropriate confidentiality issues. Prevalence of various at risk behaviors in the adolescent patient. Sexual maturity ratings for puberty and when delayed sexual maturity should be suspected. OBESITY – Epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity. Patients that are obese and that are in need of treatment. Treatment options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery. PEDIATRIC IMMUNIZATIONS AND SCREENING – Appropriate pediatric screening to be done during the first five years of life. Appropriate immunizations and time of immunizations for this age group.


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Physician Fees $725.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $775.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $625.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $675.00 Late Registration