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This activity will outline current guidelines for management of various types of pain as well discuss risk management strategies when prescribing opioids.


1 CME CREDIT

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.


0.5 CME CREDIT

This talk will review the current data to support the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV infection. You will learn about clinical implementation of PrEP in practice and discuss challenging case scenarios. Future directions for PrEP and novel agents in development will be briefly presented.


1 CME CREDIT

Heart failure (HF) affects 6.2 million people in the United States, with 1 million new cases occurring annually and a resultant 1 million hospitalizations, which translates into an annual estimated cost of over $30 billion dollars. Mortality with this condition is high, approximately 50% at five years. Implementation of the advances in management of heart failure have the potential to improve patients' quality of life, reduce the need for hospitalizations, reduce total medical costs, and prolong survival. This lecture will review the current evidence-based, guideline-recommended diagnosis and management of heart failure. You will learn the essential roles of evidence-based heart failure medications, device therapy, patient education, and disease management.


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This presentation will review the history and current policies related to cannabis use in California, with an emphasis on how recent legalization and ongoing medical marijuana clinics impact primary care. The faculty will review how cannabis is consumed and discuss the scientific basis of what is known about therapeutic and harmful effects. You will walk away from this session with a roadmap on how to address cannabis use in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings and how to answers questions from patients and families


0.5 CME CREDIT

This presentation will cover the latest scientific information regarding screening, assessment, and office-based management for alcohol use disorders. Specifically, the faculty will emphasize how to engage and motivate patients with risky drinking to change their behaviors. You will review use of current FDA-approved medications for alcohol use disorders and office-based psychotherapy techniques that primary care providers can effectively deliver. Finally, the faculty will discuss placement criteria focused on knowing when to refer patients to intensive outpatient programs and what to expect in residential treatments programs.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Eye and vision complaints may result from simple problems, such as refractive error, or complex problems that may be sight- or life-threatening. This talk uses a case-based approach to discuss common eye symptoms and signs that are visible to the non-ophthalmologist. Learners will receive a framework for identifying red flags that may trigger urgent care. Discussed patient complaints will include eye pain, floaters and flashes, transient or permanent vision loss, and the red eye. Diagnoses that must not be missed will be considered during this session.


1.25 CME CREDITS

Attendees will be presented common cases of ethical/legal dilemmas that primary care providers may face in the care of adolescent patients. They will be able to evaluate abilities of adolescent patients to consent or refuse treatments and determine appropriate strategies for approaching confidentiality issues.


1 CME CREDIT

The faculty will discuss the initial evaluation and management of ADHD in children and adolescents. In this lecture, you will learn about the importance of evaluating for comorbid conditions—including anxiety, depression, learning disorders, and oppositional behavior—and how primary care providers can screen for them.


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Over the past 20 years, there has been push back from patients about vaccines. This has been driven by concerns about vaccine safety promoted by the media, celebrities, and (now retracted) scientific reviews. As a result, there have been numerous outbreaks of rare, vaccine preventable infections. There has been a resurgence of mumps, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus infections. Currently the United States is facing growing numbers of measles cases. These infections put the most vulnerable patients at risk of serious morbidity and mortality. All clinicians should understand what is true and untrue about the anti-vaccine controversy and how to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination with their patients. Clinicians should also be aware of the most updated adult vaccine recommendations by the CDC and ACIP and ensure their patients are vaccinated properly. Given the recent resurgence of measles, clinicians should also be able to recognize a case of measles, how to diagnose and care for patients with suspected measles, and how to report a case to their local public health department.


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Initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published in 2002 forever changed the way menopause hormone therapy has been viewed in the United States. After WHI, use of systemic menopause hormone therapy (MHT) decreased by as much as 80 percent among U.S. women. In the following decade and half, additional data derived from WHI coupled with new research findings resulted in confusion and misunderstandings for patients and clinicians alike on the appropriate use of MHT to manage menopause. This presentation will blend the findings of WHI with newer learnings and provide a practical approach to using MHT.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This session will provide a clear, thoughtful approach to shoulder pain and offer pearls for rapid diagnosis and management. Key concepts will include a review of important structures around the shoulder that can cause pain and the positive impact of ergonomics. The speaker will also discuss decision-making for management and referral.