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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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This talk focused on building understanding between anatomy and clinical correlates will highlight common injuries and management principles that you can use to improve outcomes and return to play/sport in your practice. The faculty will describe current rehabilitation protocols and provide examples to facilitate learning. By the end of this session, the you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to treat common injuries to ankles, elbows, and wrists. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Combining Oral Diabetes Therapies: How, When, Who, and Why?

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1.00 AANP | 0.40 Pharmacology

Individualized care is crucial to successful type 2 diabetes (T2DM) management. The emergence of newer oral therapies that not only help to improve glycemic control but also reduce cardiovascular and other risks has dramatically changed the landscape of diabetes care. Understanding when and how to intensify treatment with this expanded toolbox is challenging for clinicians. By reviewing the latest guidelines and clinical data, participants will receive practical strategies to maximize and combine oral therapies, increase adherence, and individualize care in the treatment of diabetes.


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This talk will review how to perform focused physical examinations of the hip and ankle, emphasizing correlation with specific diagnoses. In addition, the session will discuss common problems of the ankle and hip, along with initial treatment strategies.


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This talk will focus on safety, toxicity, and the available evidence about efficacy of various cannabinoids for medical illnesses and symptom management. It will also briefly review some of the public policy considerations related to how marijuana is scheduled by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.


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This lecture will address the appropriate use and potential misuse of antibiotic therapy for the primary care practitioner.


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Asthma in children is all too often not well controlled. It remains one of the most common chronic illnesses you will manage in your office and one of the most frequent reasons why children are admitted to the hospital. I will discuss recent updates on managing asthma exacerbations with inhaled and oral steroids including the risks and benefits of dexamethasone. In addition, I will review the safety of using long-acting beta agonists in combination with inhaled steroids in children. I will also provide recommendations on when to consider treatment with omalizumab, one of the new asthma biological therapies, which has been approved for children as young as six years of age.


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Improvements in contemporary critical care, including new technology and improvements in life-sustaining treatments, have contributed to a higher rate of survival for patients who face acute, life-threatening critical illnesses. However, patients who survive such a catastrophic event often have long-term consequences of their ICU stay that impact their health and well-being for months or even years. This talk will address best practices for primary care providers in the detection and management of “post-intensive care syndrome” (PICS), the group of health conditions that result from and remain after an ICU stay. PICS can include ICU-acquired weakness and other functional impairments, cognitive dysfunction, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, there are significant social and occupational consequences for patients who survive critical illness. Family members of ICU survivors are also at risk for significant long-term health conditions related to their time spent caring for their loved one in the ICU environment and afterwards. We will discuss the current evidence describing PICS and its impact, practical guidance to screen for PICS and its components, and best practices for managing the signs and symptoms of PICS in a primary care clinic. We will also review several common medical complications of critical illness and their typical treatments to identify opportunities to discontinue unnecessary medications during primary care follow-up.


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Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set from early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, new compelling evidence indicates that we can change our personalities - either on our own, with the help of a therapist, or a combination of the two - and meaningful personality change can be achieved as quickly as 30 days. The ability of someone to change their personality can have an impact on their lives. Numerous studies indicate that personality traits influence our relationships, career success, health outcomes, and even life expectancy. This presentation will review scientific evidence and practical strategies on how personality can change and impact outcomes.


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Polypharmacy results in medication overload for many patients with chronic diseases; it is especially prevalent in the elderly. A recent report from the Lown Institute refers to this as ‘An Epidemic of Too Much Medication.’ We will review the data behind this claim and discuss how clinicians can work to minimize such problems.


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This interactive session will review common questions that come up in primary care through a wheel game format. Faculty will cover a variety of topics including obstructive sleep apnea, thyroid disease, LGBTQ health, dizziness, adolescent health, as well as current hot topics in medicine. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This talk on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) will review common clinical presentations, diagnostic workup, indications for imaging, and therapeutic options. The consequences of DVT, such as pulmonary embolism and stroke (in patients with patent foramen ovale), can be dire, and the faculty will provide strategies to reduce morbidity and mortality. You will dive into a detailed lesson on the medical therapy for DVT, which includes anticoagulation strategies using warfarin or the novel factor Xa inhibitors. After this session, you will know when to refer for more advanced invasive therapies and have insight into management of special populations. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.