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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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Anxiety Disorders affect a large portion of our population, are prevalent across cultures and carry a significant degree of disability. I my talk, I will briefly describe the current theoretical models we use to understand anxiety. I will describe in some detail several conditions that fall under the umbrella of anxiety disorders (GAD, social anxiety, and panic disorder) and, in each case, will focus on prevalence, pathogenesis, clinical diagnosis, comorbidities and course. I will finally focus on treatment options, including psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic approaches.


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Polypharmacy, defined as the use of multiple drugs or more than are medically necessary, is a growing concern for older adults. With older adults living longer and experiencing multiple chronic comorbidities, medication regimens are becoming increasingly complex and lengthy. It is not unusual to see patients taking 10 or more medications. Unfortunately, polypharmacy has been associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), drug-interactions, medication non-adherence, reduced functional capacity and multiple geriatric syndromes. This lecture will present real-world cases of polypharmacy and review the concepts of de-prescribing, what medications are no longer considered helpful to older adults, and how to safely reduce polypharmacy in real-world settings among patients.


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This talk will review current breast cancer screening guidelines. It will explain different modalities used to screen for breast cancer. Dr. Marcus will discuss factors to consider in initiating screening and when to stop routine screening for breast cancer. She will also talk about how to explain inconclusive findings and breast density to patients.


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This talk will comprehensively overview presenting features of dizziness in a typical primary care practice. Using history and the physical exam, the speaker will flush out the differential diagnosis from among the four major causes of dizziness. Participants will receive an in-depth look at the benign causes that can be diagnosed in the clinic and the more concerning causes that warrant urgent neurologic evaluation.


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Sjögren's syndrome is more than just dry eyes and dry mouth; it is a complex, systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Primary care clinicians are in a unique position to help patients make sense of the complex array of symptoms to reach a diagnosis, make a referral to a rheumatologist when possible, or if needed, fully treat the disease. As the number of rheumatologists in the U.S. declines, it is essential that primary care clinicians understand how to diagnose and manage Sjögren’s syndrome in order to help patients live fully and comfortably with their disease.


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This talk will update listeners on the current DSM-5 guideline-based revisions in diagnostic criteria for eating and feeding disorders. It will cover common presentations for eating disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults as well as practical tips for screening, assessing, and discussing the diagnoses with patients and their families. Participants will walk away with heightened awareness and greater confidence in identifying the possibility or probability of an eating disorder and initiating a proper referral. Because eating disorders are vastly underdiagnosed, it is important to understand that initial presentations may occur in a variety of medical settings, ranging from primary care, to the emergency department, and to the office of the subspecialist.


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The session will overview the challenge and impact of burnout, explore factors that threaten individual and organizational wellness, and discuss evidence-based strategies for leading change at the personal and the systems level. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on personal health priorities while strengthening their commitment to a culture of wellness. They will discuss the process of change and critically analyze and choose areas for personal improvement beginning with a needs assessment and ending with an actionable health improvement plan. Participants will receive time, tools and strategies to succeed personally and to partner with colleagues to create greater impact.


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Information reaches clinicians at a fast and furious pace. This session will help you keep up with a review of some recent literature that impacts the health of women and other individuals. During this session, the faculty will discuss recent findings on the following topics: hormonal therapy and cancer risk, the role of testosterone in women’s health, HPV immunizations and rates of cervical cancer, and prevention strategies for breast cancer, including chemo prophylaxis for high risk individuals, guidelines for BRCA screening, and comparison of various mammography recommendations. 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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Confused about new treatments for asthma? Wondering if your patient even has asthma? In this talk, you will learn to be confident in your diagnosis of asthma and recognize if it is well controlled or out of control. The faculty will discuss how to fit new treatments into the guidelines-based stepped treatment scheme and select among the many choices at each level.


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Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness due to cerebral hypoperfusion with spontaneous return to baseline function without intervention. It is a common chief complaint of patients presenting to the emergency department. The differential diagnosis for syncope is broad, and the management varies significantly depending on the underlying etiology. A thorough history and certain physical exam findings can assist in evaluating for life-threatening diagnoses. Risk-stratifying patients into low, moderate, and high-risk groups can assist in medical decision-making and help determine the patient’s disposition. Advancements in ambulatory monitoring have made it possible to obtain prolonged cardiac evaluations of patients in the outpatient setting. This talk will focus on the diagnosis and management of the various types of syncope.