Clinical practice guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommend against routine Pap smears and bimanual exams in adolescents. This recommendation includes those planning on starting oral contraceptives or with possible sexually transmitted diseases. A recent study found nearly half of all such exams in this age group lack indications. While the evidence indicates a new direction, clinicians have been slow to change their practice. Join us as we discuss the reasons for these guidelines and review appropriate indications for these exams.
Join us as we discuss a recent report in the British Medical Journal that reviewed data on the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening programs and presented new guidelines which recommend a “shared decision-making model" and that individuals with an estimated 15-year colorectal cancer risk below 3% undergo no screening at all! This session will review the recently published guidelines to understand the data behind their recommendations and discuss how best to implement such an approach in your practice.
A recent RCT from Hong Kong found that a brief 1-minute standardized intervention (based on the AWARD Model and self-determination theory) was more effective than giving printed smoking cessation materials to semi-urgent and non-urgent emergency department patients at smoking abstinence at 12 months. Join us as we discuss the implications of this study on your practice and care of individuals who smoke.
Major agencies have made some significant changes to routine breast cancer screening over the past few years. As new evidence comes out – best practice changes to reflect these findings. Applying these changes to your practice can be challenging. Join Frank, Jill and Susan as they discuss, compare and contrast the most recent EBG from ACS, ACOG and USPSTF and offer some strategies on how to apply to your patients.
Frankly Speaking, Live! STIs in the US are a major public health risk with an estimated 20 million new cases per year, more than half occurring in 15-24-year-olds. The USPSTF found intensive counseling in young adults to reduce the likelihood of STIs. Join us as we discuss how to apply these recommendations to your practice.
Join us as we discuss HPV vaccination and the growing evidence of the benefits to those who receive the vaccine and the protection of those who are not vaccinated.
In this session, the faculty will summarize, and review screening recommendations issued by the USPSTF, prioritizing the most significant and controversial topics. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 6, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia. Answer questions about shingles prevention and win at Jeopardy!
This lecture will discuss the appropriate follow-up of patients treated for the most common cancers. This will include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. An in-depth discussion of the physical challenges and psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment will prepare you to help your patients with what lies ahead.
This session will discuss the latest guidelines and best practices in caring for the LGBTQ community. You will walk away with resources to improve your practice and provide to your patients.
This talk will review recent screening recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). As well as presenting evidence behind new screening modalities, the faculty will review considerations for deciding whether or not to screen. Additionally, you will walk away from this practical session with strategies to communicate screening results sensitively. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Screening recommendations issued by the USPSTF in the past year will be summarized and reviewed. The most significant and controversial topics will be prioritized. Within the past year, the USPSTF has issued screening recommendation statements on the following topics: cervical, prostate, and ovarian cancer; osteoporosis; CVD; atrial fibrillation; syphilis among pregnant women; adolescent idiopathic scoliosis; and vision problems among young children.