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Join an interactive session that simulates a consult with a rheumatologist and addresses the most commonly posed questions from primary care practitioners.


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Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the two most common neurodegenerative disorders, affecting over 6 million people in the U.S. Like nearly all of this class of disorders, these two conditions are due to the misfolding and accumulation of proteins in the central nervous system. This new way of viewing these conditions, as protein misfolding disorders, will be presented. We will review amyloid, tau and alpha-synuclein, the proteins that build up respectively in plaques, tangles and lewy bodies. We’ll review currently available therapies and the therapies that are being developed to more directly attack these disorders and hopefully modify the course of the disease.


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Primary care providers frequently encounter various types of chronic non-cancer pain in their practice, including chronic low back pain, chronic headache, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, osteoarthritis, and others. Best practices for the management of chronic non-cancer pain consist of a multimodal approach, with the optimal incorporation of non-opioid treatment approaches. This session will describe multiple approaches to non-opioid pain management for the primary care. Strategies include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches as well as interventional approaches. Recognizing that some of these may require referral to a specialist, the primary care provider, with heightened awareness of multiple non-opioid pain management treatments, will be able to more comprehensively evaluate and treat their patients with chronic pain.


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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder seen and treated by gastroenterologists. Despite this, many physicians have difficulty making a definitive diagnosis and approximately 75% of the general population with IBS symptoms remains undiagnosed. Part of this stems from the fact that there are currently no diagnostic studies which conclusively confirm IBS. As such, it has been and continues to be considered a diagnosis of exclusion when in reality newer diagnostic criteria and minimal diagnostic testing can lead to a diagnosis with 98-99% accuracy. A better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of this disorder has also let to more accurate treatment strategies. In this discussion we will dispel many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding this syndrome.


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This series of interactive cases will provide an opportunity for the learner to increase their knowledge in the management of people with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy. The cases will illustrate expert guidelines and general strategies around use of insulin and combinations of injectables for type 2 diabetes, including a practical approach to the initiation and intensification of basal insulin. You will learn the advantages and disadvantages of combination injectable medications as well as how to use them safely and appropriately.


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Sport related concussions and repetitive brain injury are a significant medical issue that can result in cognitive, emotional, and functional disability. The presentation will focus on the current, up to date understanding of concussion mechanism, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Office based approach to the diagnosis and monitoring of concussions along with a multi-disciplinary approach to post-concussion syndrome will be highlighted. The role of imaging, medication therapy, vestibular rehab, visual rehab, neuropsychological testing, and appropriate referral will be addressed along with return to work and school protocols.


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Learn best practices to assess shoulder pain in this live demonstration session. A thorough physical exam and initial history is crucial to diagnose and manage shoulder injuries. The faculty will take you through best practices for evaluating rotator cuff impingement, rotator cuff tears, and frozen shoulder as well as techniques for shoulder injection.


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Chronic kidney disease stage III represents significant renal insufficiency and carries an increased risk of mortality and morbidity. The talk will discuss the determination of CKD categories, their clinical implications, and appropriate testing and monitoring. Participants will receive an in-depth look at outcomes and strategies for preventing progression of renal insufficiency and review the appropriate time for consultation with a renal specialist.


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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.


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Genetics is increasingly utilized in healthcare. From the medical office to the home, consumer-focused over-the-counter (OTC) testing is now common-place. The challenge for the primary care clinician is to not only understand the types of genetics tests available and when to order them but also to respond appropriately to patients who have obtained OTC results on their own. While medical geneticists are available for consultation, the sheer volume of testing requires primary clinicians to develop a level of comfort with genomics.


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Chronic kidney disease is common, yet many clinicians find it intimidating to manage. This session will give you the tools that you need to identify renal disease, recognize which patients are at risk for a decline in renal function, and practice the components of care.


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Imagine the impact of diet and lifestyle on the human condition if knowledge were power; now consider the toll associated with failing to use that power. This keynote address will look closely at the body of evidence relating dietary pattern to human health and make the case that we are NOT clueless about the basic care and feeding of our species. Endless debate about the details of optimal diets, and an insatiable pop culture fascination with scapegoats and silver bullets, distract us from the well-known fundamentals of healthful eating and forestall the stunning advances in public health that would ensue were we to turn what we know into what we do. Dr. David Katz will make the case that lifestyle is the best, readily available medicine and culture could be the spoon that helps it go down. In the service of adding years to lives and life to years, learn what can be done to leverage lifestyle in both clinical and cultural settings.