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Tremendous strides have been made in the management of cerebrovascular disorders. This presentation will provide the most recent updates in the diagnosis and management of strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Contemporary clinical trials have changed the treatment of ischemic strokes and TIAs. This session will explain how to identify the mechanism for stroke and TIA and select prevention strategies accordingly. In addition to discussing individualized management, the faculty will touch on several ongoing trials that aim to clarify alternative mechanisms for stroke and pilot new therapeutic approaches. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7th 2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Stroke can be devastating and lead to significant disability and/or death. Diagnosing and treating stroke symptoms as well as factors associated with transient ischemic attacks—often a stroke warning sign—are of paramount importance. The faculty in this talk will discuss the crucial role of the primary care team in post-stroke care and how you can ensure the best recovery for your patients who have suffered from stroke.


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Keeping up with the many new drugs approved for use in the U.S. each year is a constant challenge. However, only a small number of new drugs each year are novel, work by a new mechanism, and are relevant for primary care practice. This talk will provide a balanced evaluation of these important novel drugs and address efficacy, side effects, cost, and the impact on primary care practice.


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Two leading experts in type 2 diabetes management will review the benefits and limitations of GLP-1 receptor agonists, including a new oral agent in this class, by providing expert syntheses of clinical trial data and demonstrating how to turn this information into useful, actionable guidance for routine patient care.


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Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts in materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and advanced manufacturing has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of “biocompatible” electronic systems with skin-like physical properties. This talk will describe key ideas and present some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, battery-free skin-integrated devices with applications in maternal, fetal, and neonatal care, in sleep monitoring, and in tracking of patients with aphasia and dysphagia.


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Now that the capabilities of medicine provide increasingly complex care and technology to keep patients alive in health states they might not desire, the clinician is responsible for anticipating future care needs and guiding treatments as patients become more ill and less functional. Advance care planning is an essential tool in the primary care practitioner’s armamentarium, and this skill set must be honed to ensure that patients receive care consistent with their informed preferences and appropriate to their prognosis. Clinicians must feel comfortable introducing advance care planning, carrying out serial discussions with patients about prognosis, using appropriate tools and practice structures, and coordinating care among the team of clinicians caring for their patients across care venues. Sometimes the process requires setting limits and addressing maladaptive coping. Building strong relationships with patients and families and a consistent focus on goals of care is key to high quality treatment for the complex patient and achieving optimal end of life care.


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This case-based lecture will provide the active clinician with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations in clinical infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the ambulatory setting will be emphasized, with coverage of advances in antimicrobial therapy, immunization, and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The faculty will highlight responsible use of antibiotics to help you reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance in your practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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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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Kevin Pho, MD is a practicing board-certified internal medicine physician and a health care social media leader since 2004. He is co-author of the book, "Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices." Dr. Pho will take you through his decade-long social media journey, and show how social media can make a profound difference in 3 important ways. First, how social media can facilitate the connection between health professionals and patients. Second, how social media can proactively define and protect an online reputation. And finally, how social media can share the stories of those who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from. Not only will you see how social media made a difference in Dr. Pho's life, you will also be inspired to use social media and make your own difference in health care.


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In this talk, participants will receive an overview of the various medications that can be used to treat mental distress. The speaker will review the history of psychopharmacology, beginning with the use of anxiety medications, then hypnotics. A history of antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics will follow, and the speaker will end with a brief discussion of stimulants.


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Headache is one of the most common reasons for patients to visit primary care providers. Most patients can be well cared for in this setting, without the need for a specialty consultation. In this talk, the faculty will discuss lifestyle modification, complementary and alternative treatments, and both acute and preventive pharmacotherapy for primary headache disorders, including migraine and tension-type headache.


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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.