CME - Endocrinology and Rheumatology: The Most Useful Topics from Two Specialties

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 01, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 05, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 02, 2010
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - OSTEOPOROSIS 101: DXA & NEW WHO FRAX MODEL – Utilize DXA and other clinical fracture risks in patient care. Clinical indications for DXA. Revised National Osteoporosis Clinical Guidelines (Feb 2008). WHO 10 year Absolute Fracture Risk Model (WHO FRAX). OSTEOPOROSIS 102: CASE STUDIES - FDA approved treatments. Potential side effects of therapies. Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) and implications of fracture. WHO FRAX Absolute Fracture Risk Tool and its limitations. MANAGEMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES - Diagnostic criteria for diagnosis. New insulin regimens for intensive glucose control. Benefits of tight control of glycemia. TREATMENT STRATEGIES IN TYPE 2 DIABETES - New pharmacologic agents available for glucose control. Apply concepts of pathophysiology to the selection of pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes. Risks/benefits of tight glycemic control. DAY 2 - POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME – Concepts in risk factors and pathophysiology. Simple laboratory screening process for diagnosis. Apply understanding of pathophysiology to design a treatment strategy. ADRENAL CASE STUDIES - Evaluation of the incidental adrenal mass. Adrenal insufficiency. Patients with excessive adrenal steroid levels. GOUT AND PSEUDOGOUT: ACUTE ARTHRITIS VISITS TO THE OFFICE/ER - Common presenting symptoms of crystalline arthritis. Differentiate gout or pseudogout from septic arthritis. Apply diagnostic arthrocentesis and crystal analysis in the evaluation. Treatment principles in primary care. EARLY RECOGNITION AND TREATMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) Early clinical manifestations of RA. Diagnostic serology testing. DMARD versus Biologic therapies. Benefits of early Rheumatology referral. DAY 3 - OSTEOARTHRITIS: A CASE-BASED APPROACH – Case studies - recognize the clinical signs and symptoms. Diagnostic x-ray features. Case studies - initiate treatment strategies. What treatments may be more likely to cause side effects or serious adverse reactions. THE FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME - Common and non-specific symptoms. Differentiate from other rheumatic syndromes. Symptom-based treatment. New pathophysiologic insights that affect treatment decisions. DYSLIPIDEMIAS: EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION MAKING - Landmark outcomes studies in reducing cardiovascular risk. Lipid lowering therapies. Apply evidence-based protocols to at-risk patients. DISORDERS OF CALCIUM METABOLISM - Differential diagnosis of hypercalcemia. Apply a cost effective workup to elevated calcium states. Evaluate hypocalcemic disorders using common laboratory studies. DAY 4 - THYROID CASE STUDIES, PARTS I & II – Etiologies and pathogenesis of hyper and hypothyroidism. Cost effective principles in the laboratory evaluation of thyroid conditions. Effective treatment protocols for various thyroid conditions. RHEUMATOLOGY PEARLS - Rheumatology take-home points. Clinical signs, findings, and x-ray features to assist in earlier diagnosis and treatment. LUPUS: APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - Common presenting signs and symptoms. Serologic testing methods. Clinical ‘subgroups’ of lupus. Evidence-based treatment strategies in SLE. DAY 5 - POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA AND GIANT CELL ARTERITIS – Clinical signs and symptoms of PMR and GCA. Evidence-based laboratory and other diagnostic testing methods. Clinical indications for temporal artery biopsy. Early therapy and possible treatment complications. SPONDYLOARTHROPATHIES - Unique clinical signs and symptoms. NSAID and DMARD therapies. Diagnostic x-ray features. Consensus guidelines for use of Biologic Therapies. MALE HYPOGONADISM - Concept of “male menopause”. Causes of male hypogonadism. Treat various endocrine conditions arising in men. PITUITARY POTPOURRI - Differential diagnosis based on clinical features. Laboratory workup using a “best test” approach. Treatment options.


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