Rheumatology: Improving Primary Care Outcomes Through Diagnosis and Treatment

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 03, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 30, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - CLINICAL APPROACH TO RHEUMATIC DISEASES - Approach to the evaluation of rheumatic disease including: role of the history and physical examination, key x-ray findings. LABORATORY AND RADIOLOGICAL TESTS - Importance of synovial fluid analysis. Use and limitations of laboratory testing. SOFT TISSUE RHEUMATOLOGY - Diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue rheumatic conditions. Clinical aspects of entrapment neuropathies and association with systemic conditions. RHEUMATOLOGIC PROCEDURES - Techniques and indications for intraarticular and soft tissue injections. DAY 2 - SPONDYLOARTHROPATHIES - Clinical features of the different spondyloarthropathies to improve diagnostic accuracy. Treatment modalities. IDIOPATHIC INFLAMMATORY MYOPATHIES - Diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune inflammatory myopathies. Differential diagnosis of polymyositis. CRYSTAL ARTHROPATHIES - Diagnosis and treatment of crystal arthropathies: gout and pseudogout. VASCULITIS - Manifestations and diagnostic evaluation. Treatment modalities. DAY 3 - CLINICAL ASPECTS OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - Clinical features. Systemic nature of the disease. TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - Approach to the treatment. Use and toxicity of disease modifying agents. FIBROMYALGIA - Epidemiology of fibromyalgia. Diagnosis and management. LYME DISEASE AND OTHER TOPICS - Conditions which have Rheumatic manifestations, emphasis upon evaluation and treatment. DAY 4 - SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS - Presentations and course. Use of laboratory testing. Treatment options. SCLERODERMA, RAYNAUD’S DISEASE - Clinical manifestations of scleroderma. Treatment for symptomatic manifestations. Diagnostic work-up and treatment of Raynaud’s Phenomenon. RHEUMATOLOGY PEARLS - Clinical points which emphasize efficient diagnosis and treatment. OSTEOPOROSIS - Pathophysiology and epidemiology. Role of bone mineral density measurement in diagnosis. Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments. DAY 5 - OSTEOARTHRITIS - Distinguish osteoarthritis from other forms of arthritis. Use of medical, physical and surgical treatments. SEPTIC ARTHRITIS - Diagnosis and risk factors. Importance of early treatment, and indications for surgery. INTERACTIVE CASE PRESENTATIONS, PARTS I & II - Manifestations of some common and uncommon Rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format.


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Physician Fees $745.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $795.00 Late Registration Non Physician/Resident* Fees $645.00 Regular Registration (30 days prior to seminar start date) $695.00 Late Registration