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This presentation will highlight the diagnosis and management of ADHD in both children and adults, focusing on concepts that will be particularly relevant to primary care clinicians. Participants will review the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and learn about clinical interview techniques that will help them confidently diagnose ADHD. The presentation will discuss various medical and psychiatric conditions that may mimic ADHD and offer strategies to distinguish these various diagnoses. Then, the speaker will present basic information on how to treat ADHD and emphasize stimulant medications. A brief discussion on non-stimulant medications will follow, highlighting their pros and cons compared to stimulants. By the end of the session, primary care clinicians should feel more confident in their ability to diagnose and manage ADHD effectively.


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The speaker will describe the most common foot pathology and offer appropriate treatments. Learners will observe the differential diagnosis for many of the foot problems and walk away with clinical pearls.


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Using a case-based approach, the speaker will discuss the current state of menopausal hormone therapy and management strategies for patients who are not candidates for hormonal options. This talk will provide audience members with a review of recent publications that impact the management of patients’ menopausal symptoms.


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The role of the primary care clinician is crucial in defining the quality of care and life a patient experiences in the final months and year. Caring for patients longitudinally is core to the principles of primary care. Even nearing the end, there is always more we can do, and navigating and supporting patients in crafting what optimal care looks like for them in key to the alleviation and prevention of suffering and enhancement of quality of life as disease progress. In this talk we will explore practical clinical, communication, and operations skills to integrate of palliative care principles into primary care, at all stages of a serious illness.


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This talk will update clinicians with the latest studies and guidelines statements about treatment of menopause. Information on systemic and local hormonal therapies, non-hormonal pharmacological therapies, and complementary and alternative therapies will enable clinicians to provide their patients experiencing menopause systems with an array of options.


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Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.


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This talk will review differences in prescribing to older adults and age-associated changes in metabolism. Polypharmacy and the Beers criteria will be discussed to summarize common adverse drug effects. Real world examples will assist in outlining a systematic approach to prescribing and describe tools that help this process. Learners will walk away with tips to enhance safe medication use.


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2017 Update: Women and Heart Disease

0.50 CME
0.52 AANP | 0.03 Pharmacology

Heart disease affects men and women in different ways. In women, symptoms of burgeoning heart disease are often more insidious, but when a heart attack strikes, it is more lethal than it is in men. Roughly 25 percent of men will die within a year of their first heart attack, but among women, 38 percent will die. Women are twice as likely as men to have a second heart attack within 6 years of their first one, and women are twice as likely as men to die after bypass surgery. Yet after a heart attack, women’s hearts are more likely to maintain their systolic function—their ability to contract and pump blood from the chambers into the arteries. According to C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, Director of the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles, this suggests that heart disease manifests differently in women, affecting the microvasculature (small blood vessels) instead of the macrovasculature (major blood vessels) as it does in men.


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This talk will discuss three topics that affect women as well as other individuals: osteoporosis, menopause, and breast cancer screening. (1) In the osteoporosis-focused portion of this update, you will recall risk factors, review current guidelines for screening, and learn more about risk reduction and disease prevention. (2) Peri- and post-menopause syndromes have great societal impact and healthcare burden, and the faculty will discuss them in the context of the most recent clinical guidelines and medical evidence. (3) The last part of this lecture will examine breast cancer screening guidelines and their lack of consensus among various medical societies. From this update, you will receive guidance on the ethical challenges of breast cancer screening and shared decision-making.


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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.


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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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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