Breakthroughs in Preventive Medicine

Venue: Costa\'s Magica

Location: Sao Paulo (Santos),, Brazil

Event Date/Time: Jan 31, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 07, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jan 30, 2009
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Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians and Nursing Associates
Program Purpose / Objectives
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:"
--Incorporate broad-based preventive medicine principles from “A to Z” into an office practice
--Identify and appropriately treat blood cholesterol abnormalities to prevent CHD events in patients at intermediate to high risk for CHD
--Apply standard of care lifestyle and pharmacologic guidelines to treat individuals with blood pressure elevations
--Provide dementia-prevention guidelines and early treatment to patients in an office practice
--Deliver travel medicine advice to international travelers
--Diagnose and appropriately treat male patients with decreased bone density
--Comfortably diagnose and treat bipolar disease in a primary care setting
--Discuss the full spectrum of metabolic syndrome and why it is important for the primary care physician to maintain a high level of awareness
--Appreciate how to integrate the results of coronary calcification imaging into conventional risk factor assessment
--Review the roles and limitations of emerging imaging and physiologic tests in preventive cardiology
--Develop a practical understanding of the unique aspects of heart disease in women
--Consider sleep apnea in patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes and learn the value of recognition and treatment in younger individuals with non-classic signs
--Develop an appreciation of the roles and limitations of all colon cancer screening options and where CT colonography fits
--Individualize therapy based upon sophisticated lipoprotein analysis and new measures of inflammation