CME - Family Medicine: A Review and Update of Common Clinical Problems

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 18, 2010
Registration Date: Jun 14, 2010
Early Registration Date: May 15, 2010
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SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES FOR THIS COURSE: DAY 1 - ROUTINE ADULT CARE – Primary care guidelines for recommended screening tests. Recommended immunizations. RATIONAL DRUG THERAPY IN THE ELDERLY – Differences in pharmacokinetics and dynamics seen in the elderly. Strategies for safe prescribing. Medications found on the Beer's List of Unsafe Drugs in the Elderly - this is a "fresh list". IMPROVING COMPLIANCE – Patient/physician communication issues that enhance compliance. Techniques to increase compliance. LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION – Atypical presentations for depression in the elderly. Diagnostic tools including the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). Unique aspects of treatment for Geriatric Depression. Pseudo-dementia as a presentation of Geriatric Depression. DAY 2 - ASTHMA – Epidemiology. Modalities to diagnose asthma. Treatments, both pharmacological and environmental. ATRIAL FIBRILLATION – Incidence, prevalence and complications of AF in the elderly. Advantages and disadvantages of rate vs rhythm control in the elderly. CHAD score and indication for anti-coagulation in the elderly. Potential benefit and harm of antiarrhythmic therapies. CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE – Common presenting symptom complexes. Diagnostic evaluation of chest pain. Medication and surgical treatment options. FALLS IN THE ELDERLY – Common causes of falls. Easy to do office assessment of risk factors. Fall prevention programs. DAY 3 - UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH EATING DISORDERS – Behavioral and psychosocial triggers that promote eating disordered behaviors. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating behaviors. Clinical “red flags” that indicate eating disordered behavior. Interventions designed to treat eating disordered behaviors. MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE IN THE ELDERLY – Typical symptoms, physical findings and laboratory abnormalities in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR). Differential diagnosis of monoarticular arthritis. Typical and atypical presentations of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). Difference in treatment for PMR and GCA. ANEMIA – Guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults. Diagnostic studies available for diagnosing the etiology of anemia. Role of consultants in evaluation and management. OSTEOPOROSIS – Pathological and clinical manifestations. Approach to screening in the elderly. Treatment, including Ca, Vitamin D, Bisphosphonates, Calcitonin. DAY 4 - IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF TRAUMATIZED PATIENTS – Characteristics associated with traumatic events. “Red flags” or symptomatic manifestations of trauma. How to obtain a trauma history. Interventions designed to treat the symptoms of trauma. DELIRIUM IN THE ELDERLY – Diagnostic features and common causes. Distinguish between delirium and dementia. Non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment approaches. DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY – Incidence and prevalence. Signs and symptoms. Treatment strategies. DEMENTIA IN THE ELDERLY – Prevalence and significance. Common causes. Treatable dementia syndromes. Risks and benefits of commonly used drugs to treat dementia. Medical evaluation of a newly identified patient. DAY 5 - SMOKING CESSATION – Role of smoking in disease etiology. Smoking cessation techniques. ETHICAL AND MEDICAL DECISION MAKING AT THE END OF LIFE – Ethical principles often used in end-of-life decision making. Differences between Power of Attorney, Living Wills and Guardianship. Advantages and disadvantages of PEG feeding. Role of Hospice in end-stage dementia. OBESITY – Epidemiology of obesity in America and associated health risks. Assess patients that are obese and in need of treatment. Treatment options available, including diet, exercise, medications, bariatric surgery. URINARY INCONTINENCE – Differentiate between Detrusor Instability, Stress and Overflow Incontinence. Treatment of each type of Urinary Incontinence. Standard of Care in the treatment of asymptomatic bacteruria in the elderly.


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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