88th Annual Fall Clinical Conference (KCSWCS FC2010)

Venue: Marriott Hotel

Location: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2010 End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2010
Registration Date: Oct 23, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 24, 2010
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This program is designed to provide specific information concerning recent developments in the diagnosis and management of medical, surgical and psychological problems encountered by health care professionals in their daily care of patients. This program is open to physicians in all specialties, physician assistants, nurses, medical students, and allied health professionals. Faculty who are both clinically and academically orientated will address relevant issues and provide valuable information and insight into situations commonly presented to physicians and mid-level providers. This will be performed using case-based learning and didactic lectures with time for questions and answers. Upon completion of the relevant topics, participants should be able to:

• THURSDAY BREAKFAST SEMINARS: Identify physiologic signs that would indicate a shorter prognosis or need for more specialized supportive services such as palliative or hospice. Describe the knowledge content related to respiratory impairment rating in the AMA guidelines; explain the fundamentals of quality disability evaluation; review some important causes of pulmonary disability including case presentations.
• PULMONOLOGY: Discuss current treatment options for tuberculosis. Explore the pathogenesis, classification and prognosis of PAH; discuss diagnostic evaluation of PAH; use evidence-based guidelines to select the most appropriate treatment plan for PAH. Discuss recent guidelines for the treatment of asthma. Assess pulmonary intervention treatment therapies that are available for their patients; recognize the symptoms that determine when a patient should be referred for pulmonary intervention.
• DISEASE PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION: Identify persons at most risk for morbidity/mortality from cervical disease and therefore perform fewer routine pap smears in females under age 21; Identify parameters to determine when to discontinue routine pap smears for females greater than 65-70 years of age with a history of normal pap smears and no current c/o genitourinary/pelvic pathology; Discuss current guidelines for HPV vaccination and the pros/cons for vaccination of males and females; Discuss current laws regarding HPV vaccination in schools. Describe current colon cancer screening guidelines. Discuss current guidelines for the early detection of HIV infections; List potential opportunities to improve colon cancer prevention in their own practices; Discuss prostate cancer prevention with their patients and the role of 5 alpha reductase inhibitors; Adapt the AUA guidelines regarding PSA detection to improve and refine prostate cancer screening.
• LUNCHEON LECTURES: Summarize the evolution of medical progress in the treatment of hospital infections. Describe new clinically relevant facts from recent literature; Describe details of a proposed automated process for needs assessment by data processing from claims and individualized CME based on information from this analysis.
• RENAL - Discuss latest renal replacement therapies and surgical procedures available to improve patient care and reduce morbidity. Discuss epidemiological facts about incidental adrenal adenomas; apply guidelines pertaining to the diagnosis, work-up and management of incidental adrenal adenomas. Discuss current literature on kidney transplants and patient outcomes. Discuss current treatment options for patients with proteinuria, hematuria and glomerulonephritis.
• HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY - Discuss the basics of hematology/oncology and how to apply the principles to their practice. Discuss blood clots and the number one pathophysiologic cause of death.
• FRIDAY BREAKFAST SEMINARS: Differentiate the shoulder problems and injuries that can be treated versus those that require treatment by an orthopedic surgeon. Discuss latest ENT treatment options for the primary care practitioner. Identify signs of male/female pattern hair loss; evaluate treatment options for men versus women; determine which patients are suitable for hair transplant surgery.

• DERMATOLOGY: Review new treatments for common skin conditions; identify pitfalls in the diagnosis of common skin conditions; adapt alternative dermatological treatments when conventional therapy fails.
• NEUROLOGY: Identify new stroke information in literature by listing three new stroke research topics; Recognize the critical time factor in making a diagnosis of stroke and the level of service provided by level 1, level 2, level 3, and level 4 stroke centers in Missouri. Identify symptomatic Tarlov cysts; List options for treatment of symptomatic Tarlov cysts. Identify and discuss differences in the major forms of dementia; Discuss the common early clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease; Recognize the basic pathological and structural brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease; Discuss the clinical methods of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; Discuss the available treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and their impact on the disorder; Discuss major research advances that may lead to future diagnostic and treatment methods for Alzheimer’s disease. Review current literature on pattern recognition approach to neuropathy.
• CARDIOLOGY: Discuss the latest treatment options available for patients who present with myocardial infarction and normal coronary arteries; evaluate how the use of new treatments affects the prognosis of patients with MI and normal coronaries. State the changing profile of congenital heart disease in adults; describe the basic anatomy and physiology of congenital heart lesions; list specific problems unique to the ACHD population. Review the diagnosis criteria for diastolic heart failure; explore potential etiology treatment strategy for diastolic heart failure; discuss completed and ongoing clinical trials regarding diastolic heart failure.
• GI SYMPOSIUM: Describe the approach to diagnostic therapeutic and preventive aspects of care of patients with acute liver failure (ALF); Delineate guidelines for immediate ICU admission and referral to liver transplant center when appropriate. Review current options for diagnosis and management of acute cholecystitis, cholelithiasis and ascending cholangitis. Identify the causes of upper GI bleeding, lower GI bleeding, and occult GI bleeding to medically stabilize the patient. Review the importance of the initial management of patients with acute pancreatitis; delineate the most common causes of acute pancreatitis in the U.S.
• SATURDAY MORNING PERTINENT UPDATES: Identify people with eating disorders and build a rapport and trust with them; recognize why and how food heals the brain; express why an eating disorder is such a treatment resistant illness and why it is so treatable. Evaluate how age and environment impact the reproductive success for couples; recognize how delayed childbearing is assessed and evaluated; evaluate patients for reproductive problems for expedited referral for the latest treatment options. Define Current breast cancer screening guidelines; develop methodologies for accurate, cost effective management of breast cancer; implement the current standard of care in the evaluation of a breast mass and determine when to order a breast MRI. Discuss latest surgical options for peripheral vascular disease. Examine available treatments for autoimmune diseases in the 21st Century; Identify the side effects of biologic drugs used for treatment of autoimmune diseases for faster and more appropriate treatment of complications; recognize the mechanism of action of biologic drugs for autoimmune diseases for early diagnosis and treatment by a specialist, when appropriate.


Additional Information

ACCREDITATION • PHYSICIANS: The Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. • This program is eligible for credit under Category 2A of the American Osteopathic Association’s CME Program. • Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. • NURSES: The Department for Health and Human Services at Johnson County Community College is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for a maximum of 22.9 contact hours applicable for RN and LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT 0027-049. Hours will be awarded for documented attendance only.