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1 CME CREDIT

In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

This lecture will focus on known and established pathogenesis of HIV, emphasizing the damage to the immune system as well as illnesses that primary care clinicians may encounter. With expanded knowledge of therapeutic strategies to regain and maintain health, you can address complications that arise with your patients and recognize when to refer. The faculty will also discuss issues that an aging HIV population may face and how to treat them. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

Chronic Kidney Disease: A Primer for Pri-Med

1.00 CME
1.00 AANP | 0.21 Pharmacology

Chronic kidney disease is common, yet many clinicians find it intimidating to manage. This session will give you the tools that you need to identify renal disease, recognize which patients are at risk for a decline in renal function, and practice the components of care. This activity will also discuss the potential interaction between renal physiology and COVID-19 Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

Join an expert panel hosted by primary care physician Frank Domino, MD with infectious disease experts Paul Sax, MD and Laila Woc-Colburn, MD, as they answer your COVID-19 questions. In addition to answering live questions from the audience, faculty will share their clinical experiences, and discuss the most relevant updates in the literature and current recommendations regarding COVID-19. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 05/08/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Act Now: Simple Steps to Shingles Prevention

0.50 CME
0.40 AANP | 0.27 Pharmacology

Because cell-mediated immunity declines with age, individuals aged 50 years and older are at increased risk for the reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus that causes shingles. Learn about vaccination recommendations to prevent shingles and complications of herpes zoster, especially postherpetic neuralgia. Answer questions about shingles prevention and win at Jeopardy!


1 CME CREDIT

Infectious diseases syndromes are common in primary care practices. However, staying current with relevant literature that may influence appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients with these syndromes can be difficult, given the volumes of applicable articles and diversity of journals publishing these reports. This session will present some common infectious disease scenarios and provide crucial literature updates. You will learn about how responding to histories of penicillin allergy may result in adverse patient outcomes, the proper timing of influenza vaccination, the influence of substance abuse on risk medication adherence and infectious diseases risk, the appropriate evaluation of patients with suspected cellulitis syndromes, and the role of preoperative urine screening.


1 CME CREDIT

This session will review the indications, risks, and benefits of commonly recommended vaccines. Most of the session will focus on communication strategies to enhance trust in the context of working with vaccine-resistant or vaccine-hesitant patients and parents. You will have the opportunity to engage with motivational interviewing strategies that you can use in your practice. 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.


1 CME CREDIT

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, immunization, and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The faculty will highlight responsible use of antibiotics to help you reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance in your practice. 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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

With the widespread accessibility to information on the Internet, much of which is not necessarily evidence-based, it appears that patients are more frequently consulting with their caregivers about vague somatic complaints that they think are due to exposure to various microbial organisms. Chronic Lyme disease has become a favorite disease due to some well-publicized celebrities announcing that they are suffering from this disorder. Patients also complain from the effects of mold exposure (“Toxic mold”), parasite infestations (delusions of parasitosis or Morgellon disease), among others. Patients can be very insistent, demanding therapies that are not supported by evidence. This presentation will assist practitioners as to how to appropriately diagnose and counsel patients about these various disorders.


1 CME CREDIT

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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Join an interactive session that simulates a consult with an expert in infectious disease and addresses the most commonly posed questions from primary care practitioners.