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Many families worry about autism, even when their child’s development seems to be on track. Families also wonder about vaccine safety and hesitate to follow the recommended guidelines for vaccine administration. This interactive large-group session is designed to help primary care providers to understand whether there is an increase in autism, how to recognize autism in a primary care setting, where to refer, and how to discuss vaccine safety with families.


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Over the past 20 years, there has been push back from patients about vaccines. This has been driven by concerns about vaccine safety promoted by the media, celebrities, and (now retracted) scientific reviews. As a result, there have been numerous outbreaks of rare, vaccine preventable infections. There has been a resurgence of mumps, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus infections. Currently the United States is facing growing numbers of measles cases. These infections put the most vulnerable patients at risk of serious morbidity and mortality. All clinicians should understand what is true and untrue about the anti-vaccine controversy and how to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination with their patients. Clinicians should also be aware of the most updated adult vaccine recommendations by the CDC and ACIP and ensure their patients are vaccinated properly. Given the recent resurgence of measles, clinicians should also be able to recognize a case of measles, how to diagnose and care for patients with suspected measles, and how to report a case to their local public health department.


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Everyone knows that exercise is important for general health. However, most of us are strapped for time. The goal of this presentation is to present current evidence for the health benefits of high intensity exercise training. Practical tips and updated resources will be covered, including ideas to assist you and your patients on integrating exercise into daily life.


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Hepatitis C (HCV) is a systemic disease. Not only is HCV the one the most important causes of cirrhosis, liver cancer and indication for liver transplantation, it is also associated with a number of extra-hepatic manifestations. There is significant enthusiasm and genuine excitement about the possibility of eliminating hepatitis C. This is remarkable considering that this would be the first infection eliminating not by immunization but by antiviral therapy. The biggest barrier to curing and eventually HCV is not the costs of drugs but identifying who is infected. Diagnosis HCV infection is straightforward and based on laboratory tests. However, barriers occasionally exist for linkage of care.


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I will discuss the clinical evaluation of a patient from initial finding of an abnormal chest imaging to diagnosis of lung cancer. CT scans of the chest often have abnormalities where some require urgent work up and others require later CT scans or even no follow up driven by the characteristics of the abnormalities and patient’s risk analysis. Work up of the Chest CT abnormalities differs based on its location and associated findings in mediastinal nodes and/or extrathoracic findings. Based on this analysis, different techniques of biopsy will apply often directed by the findings of a PT CT scan. The work up algorithm is designed to ensure that diagnosis is obtained using a strategy focused on determining a cancer’s stage and diagnosis using a single biopsy. Each biopsy method has unique attributes that pertain both to yield and complication rates that need to factor into the decision on how to biopsy. Finally, obtaining tissue diagnosis now requires molecular analysis of the tumor to dictate treatment decisions. Issues on appropriately obtaining adequate tissue samples are discussed.


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Through the use of live demonstrations and interactive cases this session will provide up to date evaluation and management of common pelvis, hip, and thigh complaints. Review history and physical exam techniques for pelvis, hip and thigh pain with live demonstrations of various relevant exam maneuvers. This information will be applicable to the all patient populations and is designed for family physicians, internists, sports medicine physicians in a clinic or nonoperative/noninvasive setting. At the end of this session the participant would have gained a more comprehensive understanding of how to assist in common pelvis, hip, and thigh complaints.


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With advances in surgical and anesthesia techniques, peri-operative mortality has markedly decreased. Presently cardiac complications are the most common cause of death. Clinical criteria and complexity of planned surgery predict the risk for adverse cardiac events. Only select patients require further evaluation such as stress testing for risk stratification. Coronary revascularization prior to surgery has not been shown to reduce the risk of cardiac events. Beta adrenergic blockers are beneficial when used with proper precautions. Management of anti-platelet and anticoagulant therapies during the peri-operative period will be described.


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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 and immunization. Special attention will be given to the responsible use of antibiotics to reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance.


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The amount of information available in the form of clinical trials and cohort studies is overwhelming, especially for primary care clinicians. Moreover, practice guidelines do not always reflect what is feasible or even best practice in specific clinical settings. This session will highlight some of the strongest research and guidelines that may alter clinical practice, with a focus on literature published in the past year. Every participant should take away several practical points that help them provide better patient care. The session will have an interactive component, which will allow for different perspectives and collective wisdom to make the best use of current evidence.


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This lecture will address five common but challenging issues in primary care practice including the cause of a patient's red eye, the cause of a patient's pathologic headache, whether a patient is depressed or suicidal, whether a patient has endocarditis, and causes of a patient's back pain.


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This session will review the geographical distribution of people at risk for developing celiac disease and populations that should undergo screening for celiac disease. The faculty will describe the changing presentations of celiac disease, review the gastroenterological and extraintestinal manifestations (such as irritable bowel disease), and emphasize the importance of a gluten free diet as an integral component to successful remission. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on Feb 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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This talk will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain and how to best address them.