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Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints in primary care. This presentation will cover a systematic evidence-based approach to the knee exam. Through live demonstrations and patient cases, you will learn differences between a knee exam focused on acute versus overuse injuries and develop more awareness of pediatric and geriatric considerations.


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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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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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Recurrent pericarditis is a serious complication of pericarditis, and clinical recognition from healthcare providers is essential to improve outcomes and reduce the burden of disease. However, non-specific symptoms such as chest pain and dyspnea can make it a challenge to diagnose. In this practical session, you will review guidelines for diagnosing pericarditis as well as features that distinguish it from other diseases. Expert insights will refresh your knowledge of the treatment toolbox and illustrate the options on the horizon with the potential to expand it.


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This case-based talk will review common challenges and situations that both neurologists and primary care clinicians face in caring for patients with movement disorders. Movement disorders can be divided into hypokinetic (reduced and slowed movements) and hyperkinetic (excessive and quick movements), and the faculty will provide a framework to recognize them. Participants will learn about movement disorder assessment, treatment challenges, and explore new options in both essential tremor and in Parkinson’s disease. Lastly, the faculty will contextualize Parkinson’s disease, along with Lewy Body Dementia, in the spectrum of neurodegenerative conditions.


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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has been associated with multiple physical symptoms, chronic medical conditions, and excess healthcare utilization. Despite its prevalence, rates of timely and accurate recognition are alarmingly low, and misdiagnosis is common. In primary care, undiagnosed and unmanaged PTSD has a substantial deleterious impact on physical health status. This presentation will discuss: (1) common physical manifestations of PTSD, particularly how PTSD might present for various demographic subgroups and with less obvious signs; (2) evidence demonstrating how accurate identification of PTSD and implementing protocols for trauma-informed care lead to improved patient engagement and wellbeing; and (3) suggestions for providing evidence supported trauma-informed primary care, including pharmacotherapy, brief psychoeducational interventions, and referrals that maximize patient engagement.


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Adolescence is a period of tremendous growth and development, not only physically but emotionally and psychosocially. Understanding the health care issues unique to adolescents and how to best approach these issues will benefit both the health care provider and the adolescent patient. We will look at cases that highlight some problems that primary care providers may encounter in their practices.


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Asthma in children is all too often not well controlled. It remains one of the most common chronic illnesses you will manage in your office and one of the most frequent reasons why children are admitted to the hospital. I will discuss recent updates on managing asthma exacerbations with inhaled and oral steroids including the risks and benefits of dexamethasone. In addition, I will review the safety of using long-acting beta agonists in combination with inhaled steroids in children. I will also provide recommendations on when to consider treatment with omalizumab, one of the new asthma biological therapies, which has been approved for children as young as six years of age.


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This session will focus on the diagnosis and treatment of asthma in the ambulatory setting, with an emphasis on new developments in the last year. It will cover: measurement of exhaled nitric oxide in the diagnosis and assessment of asthma, safety of long-acting beta-agonists in the treatment of asthma, use of long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilators for asthma, and novel biologic therapies for asthma. We will also review teaching the use of inhalers in asthma, including metered-dose inhalers, dry-powder inhalers, breath-actuated inhalers, and soft-mist inhalers.


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Fatigue is a very common presenting symptom in primary care but a small subset of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have persistent fatigue accompanied by multisystem complaints of unrefreshed sleep, post-exertional malaise, orthostatic symptoms, and cognitive impairment. Those with widespread pain and tenderness fit an alternative diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Both are severely debilitating illnesses of uncertain cause. This lecture discusses the evolving concepts regarding CFS and its relationship to FM. Diagnosis and treatment are discussed.


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Get questions answered by expert faculty in Psychiatry.


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Many physicians consciously (or unconsciously) avoid talking to patients about weight loss, although 70% of American adults are overweight or obese. Meanwhile, the public is constantly bombarded with “solutions” that don’t work from friends, social media, and beyond. How can we compete with that volume of misinformation in a fifteen-minute office visit? There are two tools that can empower providers to address obesity in an effective and efficient manner: motivational interviewing and dietary recalls. This talk will teach the basic introductory skills needed to immediately incorporate these interventions into your practice. Additionally, this talk will address the popular gluten-free diet, and how it may or may not help patients beyond those diagnosed with celiac disease. The more physicians prioritize dietary interventions, the more our patients will, too.