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Infectious diseases syndromes are common in primary care practices. However, staying current with relevant literature that may influence appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients with these syndromes can be difficult, given the volumes of applicable articles and diversity of journals publishing these reports. This session will present some common infectious disease scenarios and provide crucial literature updates. You will learn about how responding to histories of penicillin allergy may result in adverse patient outcomes, the proper timing of influenza vaccination, the influence of substance abuse on risk medication adherence and infectious diseases risk, the appropriate evaluation of patients with suspected cellulitis syndromes, and the role of preoperative urine screening.


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Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will discuss ongoing priorities that build on his administration’s work to strengthen the Commonwealth’s healthcare system, ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare for all, and tackle the opioid epidemic.


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This talk will discuss the appropriate use of PPIs, including FDA indications and other accepted uses based on guidelines and systematic reviews. There will also be a brief review of the literature regarding issues of PPI safety. While many retrospective studies have raised concerns about various health conditions associated with PPI use, the quality of these studies need to be accounted for when considering the potential benefit that can be derived from these medications, even with long-term use. Finally, the faculty will provide a summary of “best practices."


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This will be a live demonstration of a comprehensive shoulder examination, including range of motion, strength testing, and special provocative exams.


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Many clinicians struggle to differentiate between patients presenting with delirium and those presenting with dementia. In this lecture, the faculty will describe the important dos and don’ts of managing both patient populations. You will review common precipitants of delirium and consider the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia who present with delirium.


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In this interactive case-based lecture, the faculty will answer the question “what is kidney disease?” and identify the common tests used to diagnose this often-silent disease. Additional slides will be devoted to interpreting urinalysis. The faculty will discuss diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and how to manage it. The management portion of this lecture will emphasize the importance of renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibition and hypoglycemic agents in slowing the progression of CKD. You will receive an overview of common medications that require additional monitoring and learn more about renal replacement therapy in patients with comorbid diseases.


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In this informative session, the speaker will help clinicians build better understandings with their patients and discuss how to make the office a more welcoming environment. Participants will walk away with culturally-informed and -sensitive approaches to counseling and an enhanced comprehension of the unique mental health problems faced by the LGBTQ population.


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In this case-based session, the faculty will review differences in prescribing for in older adults and age-associated changes in metabolism. Real-world examples will demonstrate common adverse drug effects, a systematic approach to deprescribing, and tools such as the updated 2019 AGS Beers criteria. You will walk away from this talk with tips to enhance safe medication use in your practice.


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This talk will address common questions asked about patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). What is a good blood pressure target for my patient? How should I use ACE-inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) in CKD? Or evaluate for secondary hypertension? What about new treatments like sodium bicarbonate and SGLT2 inhibitors? As well as answering these questions, the faculty will discuss the goals of the executive order from the Department of Health and Human Services signed in July 2019: reducing the risk of kidney failure, improving access and quality of person-centered treatment options, and increasing access to transplants.


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For four decades, leading physicians have called patients the most under-used resource in healthcare, a sentiment amplified by statements like "Nothing about me without me." But slogans alone don’t cause change, and the time has come to teach clinicians (and patients/caregivers) to evolve healthcare in the internet age and to seek the evidence, rationale, and theoretical basis for these practices. While many patients are not yet "e-patients" (empowered and engaged), new care models are emerging and real. When new methods are understood and developed, the workload can be rebalanced, and the results can be more fulfilling for all. This unconventional keynote will be shared, fittingly, by the best-known exemplars of this new model: stage IV cancer survivor "e-Patient Dave" deBronkart and his physician, Dr. Danny Sands. They are two of the co-founders of the Society for Participatory Medicine and co-authors of "Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook." Participants will learn about the transformative and potentially disruptive movement of participatory medicine, and they will leave informed -- even empowered -- to take effective new actions on behalf of their patients.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Memory loss is a common complaint across the age spectrum. This presentation will give a practical and cost-effective approach to assessing memory loss in the primary care setting.


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This session will review basic information about commonly recommended vaccines including indications, risks and benefits. The majority of the session will focus on communication strategies to enhance trust in the context of working with vaccine resistant or vaccine hesitant patients and parents. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with motivational interviewing strategies to incorporate in their individual practices.