Primary Care Update: A Practical Approach to Common Problems (Live Program) (SD860)

Venue: La Costa Resort and Spa

Location: Carlsbad, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 15, 2010 End Date/Time: Jul 17, 2010
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Nestled among 400 lush garden acres near the beach in Carlsbad, CA–but miles away from the pressures of the world–this delightful coastal California hotel is a haven of rejuvenation, comfort and escape. Two PGA Championship 18-hole golf courses and one of the top spas in the nation. Kids of all ages love the Splash Landing Pools & Waterslides. Play together with at the family pool for young children, complete with a sandy beach.

Program Objectives
*Squamous and Basal Cell cancers: an overview on prevention; recognizing pre-malignant and malignant lesions along with office treatment options

*An Update on Atypical Nevi and Melanoma: Risk Factors, when to Worry, when to Biopsy, Treatment Options

*Osteoporosis: Prevention, Screening and Treatment - including the latest on Vit D and a discussion about using HRT in treating Menopausal Systems

*It’s in the Genes! An Overview of Genetic Testing

*Caring for the Adult with Mental Retardation - Syndrome Specific Concerns (e.g. Down syndrome) and common conditions (e.g. cerebral palsy)

*Chronic Constipation and Constipation- Dominant IBS - what's the best work-up and an evidenced based approach to treatment when fluids and fiber don't work

*Depression Diagnosis and Treatment: when is it Bipolar Disease and how to address Suicide Concerns

* Markers for Coronary Artery Disease and their Treatment

*Understanding Concepts of Evidenced Based Medicine [i.e. Number Needed to Treat and Absolute vs Relative Risk Reduction] - do 'p' values really mean anything and why don't we recommend vitamin E anymore?

*Finding Evidence Based Resources on line and using the Concepts in Daily Patient Care

*Appreciating Current Immunization Recommendations and Prevention Controversies from the USPSTF

* Are you Living in a Medical Home? The Basic Elements that you need to have

*Avoid Being a Malpractice Target - what do we know about why Patients Sue and Preventive Strategies

*Learn How to Find Evidence-Based Resources on the Internet

*Consider Ways of Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice Evidence-Based Medicine into their Practice, Including how to Discuss such Concepts with Patients