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Unmasking Lupus: Case of a 33-Year-Old Woman

0.50 CME/MOC
0.60 AANP | 0.19 Pharmacology |

Meet your next patient: follow this case from presentation to diagnosis, management, and monitoring to improve your care of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

1.50 CME/MOC
1.48 AANP | 1.13 Pharmacology |

Taking Aim Against Shingles

0.75 CME/MOC
0.97 AANP | 0.31 Pharmacology |


Migraine treatment has a new and more powerful focus due to recently approved therapies that target migraine’s underlying pathophysiologic pathways. This online activity includes a discussion between a PCP and headache specialist about clinical best practices in the treatment of migraine and safety/efficacy of acute and preventive therapies.


This activity will provide an evidence-based approach to diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with minimal testing. Diagnostic tests that facilitate a positive diagnosis of IBS and effective approaches for educating patients will be highlighted. The panel will spotlight diet changes and over-the-counter agents which are helpful first-line therapies. Evidence-based guidelines will identify the most effective and best tolerated prescription agents for IBS and chronic constipation patients.


Many patients seen in primary care settings have experienced gender-based violence, such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. National guidelines recommend screening women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence, yet health professionals often find it challenging to identify and then address the healthcare needs of violence survivors. This case-based discussion will describe the prevalence and health consequences of gender-based violence. You will learn best practice strategies for providing trauma-informed care in your own clinical practice.


The history of cannabis (marijuana) use goes back over 5,000 years. It has been used throughout the world and increased/decreased in popular use at various times throughout the centuries. In the U.S., cannabis has been used for recreational, mood-altering experiences and for various medical conditions, such as chronic pain and epilepsy. This presentation will review the biochemical properties of cannabis as well as its mode of action and metabolism. The faculty will review the clinical studies that either support or debunk the use of medical marijuana, describe the frequency of addiction, and the present the newest work on treating withdrawal symptoms. They will also discuss the current state of legalization at the local, state, and federal level