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Interpretation of pulmonary function tests (specifically, spirometry) need not be difficult! We will review interpretation and performance of spirometry in a way that makes you comfortable with testing and its utility. This breathing test helps in the evaluation of many different respiratory symptoms and diseases. It is used to distinguish normal from abnormal lung function, identify patterns of airflow obstruction vs patterns of restriction (small volumes), quantify the severity of abnormalities, and test for reversibility of obstructive abnormalities. We will also touch on the pitfalls that can lead to inadequate testing and thereby misinterpretation of test results.


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There have been many advances in the medical management of dermatologic disease. Office Dermatology will cover the diagnosis and management of common skin disorders and provide an update on therapeutics.


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Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple drugs or more than are medically necessary, is a growing concern for older adults. With older adults living longer and experiencing multiple chronic comorbidities, medication regimens are becoming increasingly complex and lengthy. It is not unusual to see patients taking 10 or more medications. Unfortunately, polypharmacy has been associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), drug-interactions, medication non-adherence, reduced functional capacity and multiple geriatric syndromes. This lecture will present real-world cases of polypharmacy and review the concepts of de-prescribing, what medications are no longer considered helpful to older adults, and how to safely reduce polypharmacy in real-world settings among patients.


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In this talk, the speaker will discuss goals of treatment as it relates to microvascular complication risk reduction and reasons for using insulin in specific populations, focusing on type 2 diabetes. Additionally, learners will review currently available short- and long-acting insulins on the U.S. market and associated risks and benefits of use. Finally, the speaker will expand on the practical use of insulin (i.e., when to start, how to titrate, etc.).


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An engaging review of the significance of and treatment options for coronary artery disease in women will build on participant knowledge. The speaker will also identify differences in clinical presentation by gender and symptoms and age and offer insight on appropriate diagnostic approaches.


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Faculty will review the prior data regarding antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy. He will also present highlights from the recent late breaking clinical trial presentations from the European Society of Cardiology.


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This talk will focus on three major areas of interest. 1. Cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention: newer information regarding intensive medical therapy and new interventional approaches for primary prevention. 2. Abdominal aortic aneurysm: methods of diagnosis, indications for surgery, and newer methods of intervention. 3. Peripheral vascular disease: methods of diagnosis, medical management, and indications for invasive intervention.


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Get your questions answered by an expert faculty in Alternative Medicine. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.


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Using a case-based approach, the faculty will explore conditions commonly encountered by competitive and recreational athletes. The session will focus on utilizing the history, physical examination, and appropriate diagnostic studies to arrive at the correct diagnosis. You will walk away knowing more about therapeutic options for managing these problems.


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In this session, the faculty will define what CKD is, as well as the measurement of it. The faculty will further discuss clinical evaluations of CKD patients, managing complications, and slowing the progression of CKD.


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The lecture will have an initial introduction of what is travelers medicine and the importance of it. I will follow with a description of important points to know as a healthcare worker to take in to account when dealing with patients that are ready to travel or come with an illness related to a recent trip. I will describe the most important factors to evaluate during a traveler’s medicine visit, then updates in emerging diseases and vaccines recommendations. Will finally describe some important actual geographic areas related to important infectious/diseases and will end with a summary and final tips to give travelers before their trip.


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Review of DSM-5 PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder diagnostic criteria and basic epidemiological data. Discussion of PTSD evaluation tools. Review of latest clinical practice guidelines, including medication management and therapeutic interventions. Discussion of criteria for referral to Mental Health specialty care. Case review.