Urgent Care, Sports Medicine and Primary Care: An Evidence-Based Trifecta

Venue: Hyatt Sarasota on Sarasota Bay

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2009 End Date/Time: May 15, 2009
Registration Date: May 11, 2009
Early Registration Date: Apr 11, 2009
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS - Non-pharmacologic methods to manage hypertension. Advantages and disadvantages of antihypertensive medications and their compelling indications. Therapeutic goal for different patient populations and combination therapies to achieve that goal. MUSCULOSKELETAL EXAMINATION - Strategies for proper performance of a musculoskeletal examination. Musculoskeletal abnormalities. Specific physical findings in the complaint of LBP. Musculoskeletal examination. TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS - Therapeutic goals in treating Type 2 Diabetes and their medical rationale. Oral agents for treating Type 2 Diabetes. Need for insulin in Type 2 Diabetes and therapeutic insulin options. SPORTS PRE-PARTICIPATION EXAMINATION - History and physical findings for sports participation. Contraindications to sports participation. Strategies for allowing participation with certain conditions. DAY 2 - EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION - The need for exercise. Patient evaluation for exercise readiness. Writing an exercise prescription. CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD) - Diagnostic criteria for COPD. Natural history of COPD and the influence of smoking cessation. Pharmacologic treatment options to reduce associated morbidity. Follow-up assessments of COPD. ANKLE INJURIES MASQUERADING AS SPRAINS - Anatomical landmarks. Clinical presentation and diagnosis of ankle injuries that are NOT sprains. Approach to the management of these injuries. VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE) - Sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic tests available for the identification of DVT. Diagnosing a PE in various clinical settings. Inpatient and outpatient treatment of DVT. Monitoring and adjustment of warfarin therapy for DVT/PE. DAY 3 - HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES - Pharmacologic differences in oral contraceptives. Contraindications to oral contraceptives. Patients who need and methods of emergency contraception. SHOULDER INJURIES - Anatomy of the shoulder and related structures. Historical and physical findings. Treatment strategies suggested for specific conditions. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS - Evaluating sexually transmitted disease. Treatment of STDs. CONCUSSIONS - WHO PLAYS AND WHO STAYS - Definition and causes. Pertinent anatomy. Guidelines for an adequate evaluation and ability to return to play. DAY 4 - COMMON FRACTURES - Bone metabolism and repair. Common fractures. Treatment recommendations presented. DYSFUNCTIONAL UTERINE BLEEDING (DUB) - Hormonal control of normal menstruation. Ways to determine ovulatory or non-ovulatory dysfunctional bleeding. Dysfunctional uterine bleeding and therapies. INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: COMMON THERAPIES - Ten most commonly used natural products. The science of the use of these natural products. Indications and contraindications for the use of these natural products and potential drug interactions. OSTEOPOROSIS - Patient at risk for an osteoporotic fracture. Evaluating patients at risk for osteoporosis. Therapeutic classes of medications, indications, side effects. DAY 5 - MIGRAINE HEADACHES - Evaluating possible migraine headaches. Advantages of supportive therapy and lifestyle changes to treat. Pharmacologic options for treating an acute migraine headache. When prophylactic therapy is appropriate for recurrent migraine headaches. STEROIDS AND STIMULANTS IN SPORTS - Commonly used ergogenic aids. Rationale for their use. Which ones are beneficial or not. Recommendations when patients ask about them. THYROID TESTS - Serum tests for thyroid function. Combination of results that occur in clinical settings. Follow-up of abnormal thyroid tests. COMMON MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN ATHLETES - Common medical diseases seen in athletes. Management strategies in the athletic population. Return to play guidelines.


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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