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Clinicians confront ongoing and increasingly complex challenges around delivering immunization in their practice. Vaccine hesitancy among patients, conflicting "messaging" about the need, efficacy, and appropriate scheduling of certain vaccines in the lay and medical press as well as issues related to financing of vaccination efforts in the office setting and ongoing changes in official vaccine recommendations all contribute to this challenge. The speaker will discuss contemporary issues related to addressing vaccine delivery including 1) understanding the science of vaccines and vaccine safety and effectiveness, 2) reviewing the latest vaccine recommendations, and 3) learning simple, yet effective and time-efficient strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy in the office.


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This is a clinical bedside approach to treating the patient with multiple aches and pains based on the target of inflammation in the joint and the distribution of affected joints. Using this approach, we can sort out non-inflammatory arthritis as represented by osteoarthritis from inflammatory synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis), inflammatory enthesitis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis), and non-inflammatory rheumatic conditions like fibromyalgia. The use of X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI, and common laboratory studies like ESR, CRP, rheumatoid factor, anti-CCP, and ANA will be discussed.


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The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is the single most famous test in rheumatology; yet, it is frequently misused and misinterpreted. This talk will discuss the different ways the test is performed and interpreted, and how it can be properly applied to the diagnosis of lupus and other autoimmune diseases. The speaker will show how antinuclear antibodies can cause tissue damage and result in the clinical features of lupus. Then, learners will review the many non-rheumatic conditions, including healthy individuals, who may have a positive ANA and how we should sort them.


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This talk will review data on the current diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Participants will learn about the scope of the clinical problem, the pathophysiology of ACS, and diagnostic strategies and cardiac markers as well as receive updates on clinical trials data, guideline recommendations, and management strategies. In particular, the speaker will focus on acute management and Class I recommended long-term therapies in the current guidelines that reduce the risk of recurrent events and mortality.


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Our patients are aging before our very eyes. A 72-year-old patient who used to come bounding down the hallway, is now, fifteen years later, using a walker and taking ten minutes to enter the exam room. We are facing questions from concerned adult children about whether their parents -- your patients -- are safe living, driving, or managing finances alone. Participants will review the factors that impact aging-in-place, learn about office-based tests evaluating a senior’s independence, receive information regarding available support resources, and gain insights on navigating transitions to long-term communities. The lecture will also discuss the options in long-term care living and innovative alternatives in the long-term care field.


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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.


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Many clinicians struggle to differentiate between patients presenting with delirium and those presenting with dementia. In this lecture, the faculty will describe the important dos and don’ts of managing both patient populations. You will review common precipitants of delirium and consider the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia who present with delirium.


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Skilled nursing facilities experienced some of the first clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks in the United States. In this episode, geriatrician Lee Lindquist will discuss how the characteristics of COVID-19 and the policies surrounding testing contributed to the spread of the virus in skilled nursing facilities. She will outline practical policies that skilled nursing facilities can implement to protect their patients and staff, and stop the spread of infection within their facilities. Lastly, she will discuss opportunities for policy changes moving forward to prevent future outbreaks in these vulnerable settings. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/18/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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In this podcast, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, MD will answer frequently asked questions about how COVID-19 is impacting older adults. She will explain some of the unique issues with testing seniors for COVID-19 and explore the challenges in long-term care settings during an infectious disease outbreak. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/04/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


In 2014, 53% of Pri-Med Regional Conference attendees identified themselves as a “no-sees” or as being part of a restricted access practice. Meet these clinicians at Pri-Med’s 2015 regional conferences.


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Lack of in-person social encounters and out-of-the-house activities are difficult for anyone but can be especially detrimental for our elderly patients and family. In this podcast, geriatrician Lee Lindquist, MD, will discuss ways to help older adults during shelter-in-place and social distancing. She will review methods to stimulate cognition, encourage socialization, and describe activities to do from a distance. She will discuss pointers for maintaining physical and emotional well-being in this population, which can apply to any period where an older adult is homebound.