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Failure to prescribe anticoagulation to prevent stroke in high-risk atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is a persistent and pervasive problem. Despite a multitude of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and five effective oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention, at least 30% of these patients remain unprotected. This talk will focus on understanding the root causes of the failure to prevent stroke crisis. The role of antithrombotic therapy, in particular direct oral anticoagulants, will be reviewed. Strategies for implementation of best practices for stoke prevention in AF will be highlighted.


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Vaginitis is one of the most common gynecologic problems seen in ambulatory practice. Join us in discussing the differential diagnosis, which includes not only a vaginal infection, but also cervicitis, a physiologic discharge, atrophic vaginitis, and iatrogenic vaginitis. A precise diagnosis can be achieved with a careful history, focused examination, and skilled use of the office laboratory. This talk will pave the way to an accurate diagnosis, after which, effective therapy can be prescribed.


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Faculty will discuss the latest date on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of UTI with a focus on the non-catheterized woman. UTIS are very common and a considerable amount of antimicrobial use is aimed at treatment of this infection. Thus, it is very important that we try to be good stewards for our antimicrobial armamentarium as we decide who warrants treatment and whether treatment can be safely delayed or avoided. Likewise, there are several prevention modalities available that should be considered before turning to antimicrobials in the woman with recurrent UTI. Lastly, there are some very exciting prevention approaches under development that may provide us with safe and effective antimicrobial-sparing strategies in the future.


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Screening of the young athlete ranges from questionnaires to advanced cardiovascular diagnostic testing. The risk of disease in this population is quite low, yet each event has devastating consequences to families and communities. Prevention of even one event makes such clear moral sense that we feel obligated to employ any and all available tools that could possibly help do just that. It is important that we understand the tools available and that we use them effectively to save as many susceptible young lives as possible. It will be the goal of this talk to best understand the tools available with their advantages and disadvantages. We will also discuss the controversies surrounding these population health screening programs.


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Patients interested in contraceptives can now select from a wide array of effective methods. This lecture will provide an overview of commonly-prescribed reversible contraceptive methods and current issues pertaining to their use.


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This talk will provide an overview of the evaluation and management of patients with osteoporosis. Current screening guidelines and diagnostic criteria for osteoporosis will be reviewed. Risk factors for osteoporosis will be identified. The evaluation of patients with osteoporosis will be discussed. Data will be provided on treatment options for osteoporosis as well as the risks and benefits of treatment.


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Skin disease can be the first presenting sign of serious health problems. Early recognition and workup can often influence global patient outcomes. Using a case-based presentation, the cutaneous associations of important conditions will be reviewed. Attendees will learn to generate a differential for specific skin findings and increase their comfort in evaluating rashes. We will also review current diagnostic and treatment modalities.


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Infectious diseases cause some of the more common problems seen in the ambulatory setting and are the most common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. However, choosing appropriate therapy for these disorders can frequently be difficult due to patient demands, practitioner unfamiliarity with appropriate indications for antibiotics, local microbial resistance patterns, and formulary restrictions. The purpose of this talk is to discuss some of the more common infectious diseases seen in outpatient clinics and identify which ones require antibiotic therapy. The speaker will discuss some of the more commonly available antibiotic agents, how to prescribe them appropriately, and some of the problems associated with their use. Participants will also learn about concepts of antibiotic stewardship.


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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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This is a clinical bedside approach to the patient with multiple aches and pains based on determining 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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Microaggressions are everyday occurrences that impact an individual’s sense of well-being. They occur because of implicit bias and can have an effect on our relationships with our patients, colleagues, and on our own sense of well-being. Repetitive exposure can also have an impact on the individual. The faculty will use examples to discuss the concept of microaggression, including definitions and terminology. From this talk, you will receive strategies for managing occurrences in the moment and frameworks for recognizing and reducing implicit bias.