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The talk will focus on the criteria for diagnosis of dementia and how to apply the criteria for dementia diagnosis, including how to differentiate among types of degenerative dementias. It will review both non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for dementia, specifically focusing on the Choosing Wisely recommendations. The faculty will stress the consequences of caregiving and the significance of supporting caregivers in their role. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


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Initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published in 2002 forever changed the way menopause hormone therapy has been viewed in the United States. After WHI, use of systemic menopause hormone therapy (MHT) decreased by as much as 80 percent among U.S. women. In the following decade and half, additional data derived from WHI coupled with new research findings resulted in confusion and misunderstandings for patients and clinicians alike on the appropriate use of MHT to manage menopause. This presentation will blend the findings of WHI with newer learnings and provide a practical approach to using MHT.


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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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Using Choosing Wisely, AAP, and CDC recommendations as a foundation, the faculty will review the evidence-based guidelines for the following topics: diagnosis/management of upper respiratory infections (e.g., otitis media), the efficacy of PPI/H2B in young children, the new updates in blood pressure screening, universal HIV screening in adolescents, and mental health tools that assist in screening for depression, anxiety, and ADHD.


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Expert faculty will discuss the most recent and talked about articles published in the past year. 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 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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Memory loss is a common complaint across the age spectrum. This presentation will give a practical and cost-effective approach to assessing memory loss in the primary care setting.


0.5 CME CREDIT

This presentation will cover the latest scientific information regarding screening, assessment, and office-based management for alcohol use disorders. Specifically, the faculty will emphasize how to engage and motivate patients with risky drinking to change their behaviors. You will review use of current FDA-approved medications for alcohol use disorders and office-based psychotherapy techniques that primary care providers can effectively deliver. Finally, the faculty will discuss placement criteria focused on knowing when to refer patients to intensive outpatient programs and what to expect in residential treatments programs.


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Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease of the modern era in the U.S. and around the world, affecting both the adult and pediatric population. Although many believe that helping patients to achieve a healthy weight is of minimal complexity, weight regulation and management is a challenging endeavor. In this talk, the faculty will explore the complexities of obesity and offer a range of strategies (behavioral, therapeutic, and surgical) to help you in the quest to address overweight and obesity in your practice.


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This presentation will use case-based scenarios to illustrate different patterns of liver test abnormalities. The faculty will discuss the difference between cholestatic versus hepatitis versus infiltrative liver diseases and their characteristic liver test patterns. You will learn about the workup of liver test abnormalities with subsequent supplemental serological testing, imaging, and in some cases, liver biopsy. After this session, you will know the difference between true “liver function tests,” tests of cholestasis, tests of inflammation, and tests of infiltration.


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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.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Primary care clinicians commonly care for survivors of breast cancer. This session will review current recommendations for follow-up testing and secondary prevention after breast cancer diagnosis and initial treatment. The faculty will cover common clinical issues, including recommendations for genetic testing, management of side effects and complications of adjuvant hormonal therapies, and treatment of menopause symptoms.