The session will overview the challenge and impact of burnout, explore factors that threaten individual and organizational wellness, and discuss evidence-based strategies for leading change at the personal and the systems level. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on personal health priorities while strengthening their commitment to a culture of wellness. They will discuss the process of change and critically analyze and choose areas for personal improvement beginning with a needs assessment and ending with an actionable health improvement plan. Participants will receive time, tools and strategies to succeed personally and to partner with colleagues to create greater impact.
e-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may be beneficial to assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-Cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems), has increased significantly, specifically in the US teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-Cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join us as we discuss the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-Cigarettes and vaping.
Imagine the impact of diet and lifestyle on the human condition if knowledge were power; now consider the toll associated with failing to use that power. This keynote address will look closely at the body of evidence relating dietary pattern to human health and make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species. Endless debate about the details of optimal diets, and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets, distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn what we know into what we do. Dr. David Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine and culture could be the spoon that helps it go down. In the service of adding years to lives and life to years, learn what can be done to leverage lifestyle in both clinical and cultural settings.
Dr. Lindquist will address a new movement in Geriatrics called "Lifespan Planning" or "4th Quarter Planning.” Different than end-of-life, lifespan planning helps seniors and their families plan for the 5-20 years before death (e.g. 70 y/o, 80 y/o, 90 y/o), as seniors experience progressing disability and increasing home needs. A freely available online tool (Planyourlifespan.org) will be discussed to help seniors and their families complete lifespan planning, linking them to local and national services (e.g. caregivers, area agencies on aging, social services, etc.).
Dr. Nemeroff will review the signs of aging, along with diseases and conditions that cause behavioral changes in this population. He will discuss some common myths about aging and how to combat these via judicious use of resources available to a primary care practitioner.
Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.
In this lecture, Dr. Wurm will review recent studies on nutrition and integrative pediatrics including ones on dietary interventions, exercise programs and meditation. Effective strategies to implement these into practice to reduce pediatric obesity will be discussed.
While patients are always encouraged to live a “healthy lifestyle,” many do not know what that means. This session will present the basics of a healthy lifestyle, including recent evidence supporting a dietary modifications, exercise program, medication, vitamin and mineral supplementation, and stress reduction techniques for primary prevention.
Exercise and physical activity are an underappreciated modality in clinical medicine. Yet appropriately assessing patient’s physical activity levels and prescribing exercise can have profound effects for the prevention, treatment and reversal of common non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. This activity will review the impact of adequate physical activity in lowering all-cause mortality, prevalence of non-communicable diseases and health care costs. Dr. Phillips will discuss methods to assess Physical Activity Vital Signs and to negotiate and write simple exercise prescriptions. The rapidly evolving literature on sedentary behavior will be addressed and simple interventions to increase daily physical activity will be introduced.
Most clinicians are familiar with the role of nutrition in obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular health, but many may not realize that nutrition can also influence the brain, particularly the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. This presentation includes scientific findings on the role of fats, vitamins, and certain metals on brain health. Studies provide important clues as to which foods are helpful and which are harmful. There are also important roles for aerobic exercise and sleep.
Dr. Domino addresses several questions relevant to primary care providers regarding treating infections in children, obesity, diet and exercise. He also reviews new information on dietary supplements and lists suggestions for lifestyle for managing obesity.
William Osler said that the practice of medicine is an art and that there is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation. In this activity, Dr. Mangione uses examples from the world of art to demonstrate medical findings and conditions. Watch this activity to develop your Visual Thinking Strategy to improve your observation skills and learn how to apply them in the diagnosis and care of your patients.