CME - Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 16, 2007
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES - DAY 1 - APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH HYPERTENSION – Appreciate that all antihypertensive medications do not equally reduce cardiovascular risk. Apply the JNC-7 guidelines to clinical care of hypertensive patients. Indications for selection of initial antihypertensive therapy. Which drugs most effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. NEW DRUGS FOR THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – Important advances in pharmacotherapy that pertain to primary care practice. Efficacy and list the side effects for each drug. Compare key new drugs with previously available medications for similar indications. PREVENTION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES – Potential benefits of delaying and/or preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. Recommendations of professional organizations regarding diabetes prevention. Counsel patients regarding potential benefits and risks of available therapeutic strategies for diabetes prevention. TREATMENT OF HYPERGLYCEMIA IN TYPE 2 DIABETES – Pathogenesis and natural history of hyperglycemia in T2DM. Current pharmacological treatment options. Individualized regimens to optimize glycemic control. DAY 2 - DIAGNOSIS OF PRIMARY HEADACHE SYNDROMES – Historical features of migraine, tension-type, and cluster headache. Which historical features best discriminate between migraine and tension-type headache. Triggers for migraine. TREATMENT OF PRIMARY HEADACHE SYNDROMES – Role of abortive therapy for migraine, tension-type, and cluster headache. Options for pharmacologic preventive therapy for migraine, tension-type, and cluster headache. Non-pharmacologic treatment strategies for migraine. COMMON THYROID DISORDERS – Common causes of thyroid hyper-function and hypo-function. Common thyroid function abnormalities. Evaluation of thyroid nodules. COMMON ENDOCRINE DISORDERS – Common adrenal, pituitary and gonadal abnormalities. Disorders of calcium metabolism. Patients who are concerned they may have a "hormone problem". DAY 3 - DYSLIPIDEMIA – Changes to lipid management guidelines to their clinical practice. Secondary causes of dyslipidemia. Treatment strategies for various dyslipidemic states. HEPATITIS B – AN UPDATE ON DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT – Natural history of a hepatitis B infection, including serologic markers and indications for treatment. Options for treatment of hepatitis B, including the risks and benefits of new treatment modalities. Common complications of chronic hepatitis B. Recommendations for hepatocellular carcinoma screening. PREOPERATIVE CARDIAC EVALUATION – Risk stratification for perioperative cardiac risk. Preoperative cardiac risk guidelines and the revised cardiac risk index. Beta-blockers and statins for patients at risk for perioperative cardiac complications. PREOPERATIVE PULMONARY EVALUATION – Patient and procedure-related risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications. The limited role of preoperative spirometry. Strategies to reduce the risk of postoperative pulmonary complications. DAY 4 - URIs – AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH – Principles that help differentiate viral from bacterial Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Antibiotics for bacterial Upper Respiratory Tract Infections using an evidence-based approach. Patients who would benefit from prophylaxis and treatment of influenza. Approach to the evaluation and treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia. WOMEN’S HEALTH – Screen female patients for breast and cervical cancer using evidence-based guidelines. Screening and treatment for osteoporosis using an evidence-based approach. Women at risk for heart disease using evidence-based guidelines. Helping female patients put prevention of heart disease into practice. Women who suffer from domestic violence. EVALUATION OF THE PAINFUL KNEE IN A PRIMARY CARE SETTING – Key historical features to help distinguish between common causes of knee pain in the primary care setting. Physical examination skills utilized in the diagnosis of common causes of knee pain. Treatment of common knee injuries in the primary care setting and determine which injuries require orthopedic consultation. EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF THE PAINFUL SHOULDER IN THE PRIMARY CARE SETTING – Anatomy of the shoulder in relation to common mechanisms of injury. Key historical and physical examination skills needed to accurately diagnose common causes of shoulder pain in the primary care setting. Initial management of common shoulder injuries. DAY 5 - THYROID NODULES – Incidence of thyroid nodules in the primary care setting. Features from history and physical examination that increase the likelihood of malignancy. Best diagnostic approach to a thyroid nodule. Common cytologic findings from fine needle aspirate and their clinical significance. DIZZINESS – Most common causes of dizziness. Central and peripheral causes of vertigo. Physical examination maneuvers used to diagnose and treat vertigo. PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE, PART I: DEPRESSION – Diagnosis of depression and its’ impact on chronic illness. Treatment modalities that will more likely prevent a second episode of depression. Medical diagnoses that are associated with depression such as lupus and coronary artery disease. Patients who require a psychiatric referral. PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE, PART II: ANXIETY DISORDERS – Different anxiety disorders and their treatment in the primary care setting using an evidence-based approach. Panic disorder and OCD. Medical conditions and medications associated with anxiety. Adult ADHD and its’ treatment.


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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