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Public and even healthcare professionals commonly misunderstand Palliative Care as Hospice Care. Primary Care Providers (PCP) are the frontline professionals caring for the patients who are chronically ill with declining trajectory as their diseases become incurable and progressive. It is very important that PCPs recognize palliative care needs of these patients and their families as well as to address those “basic” needs such as pain and symptoms management, discussion of goals of care and advance care planning in timely and effectively at point of care. It is also important to identify those whom may benefit from expertise by palliative specialists and to make appropriate and timely referral. The talk focuses on basic knowledge of palliative care and skills such as management of common symptoms and communication skills essential in addressing those needs in primary care clinical settings. The talk also provides strategies to prioritize competing issues during rather short primary care encounters and to address these issues effectively. To highlight clinical problems, case discussion format is used, and relevant evidence-based references are included.


Although human trafficking is a global problem with 21 million victims worldwide, Florida is the third in the nation. This session will define your role in trauma-informed care as well as help you identify the demographics and unique features of human trafficking. With a better understanding of the psychological and physiological effects, you can improve how you treat patients who are victims of trauma. 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.

Attendees will be presented common cases of ethical/legal dilemmas that primary care providers may face in the care of adolescent patients. They will be able to evaluate abilities of adolescent patients to consent or refuse treatments and determine appropriate strategies for approaching confidentiality issues.


After this session, you will be able to assess risk of medical errors and prevent them in your medical practices. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published. This online activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for APRNs, 1 hour on Medical Errors (approved as of 2/10/20). This activity meets the criteria of the Florida Board of Medicine; approval is not required. CE Broker Provider #50-27480, Activity #20-766570


This session examines health disparities in the U.S. and exposes unconscious bias that affects every aspect of daily life—including the practice of medicine. Tune in as Dr. Chuck Vega provides insights that can combat bias and guide primary care providers as we strive towards an inclusive environment that encourages connection and fosters belonging, respect, and value for all.


Dr. Lamas will examine the thin border between life and death through real stories of patients whose lives were saved by modern medical technology. Her talk will also touch on the long-term consequence of survival faced by many coronavirus patients.

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This session will shine a light on health disparities in the U.S. and ways to overcome them by embracing diversity, combatting bias, and employing cultural competency to improve patient-provider communication. These valuable tips can ultimately enhance healthcare for your patients of all races, ethnicities, and cultures.


You may be aware of dietary differences in the African American community, but you may not know the full story. Historical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors play a significant role in the food choices African Americans often make. Before you tell your next African American patient to “eat better,” you need to watch this presentation to understand the research-based differences in the African American diet and how it has evolved. You will also see the evidence behind the harmful effects of the staple African American diet and, most importantly, walk away with strategies you can use tomorrow to effect change in this patient population.


Learn the impact of health disparities in communities of color. This presentation highlights the factors that contribute to health inequalities for Black, Hispanic and Native American communities. This includes a discussion of how social determinants of health has specifically impacted COVID-19. We will review racism as a social determinant of health and discuss how a historical perspective can provide further context into health disparities of communities of color. Implicit bias has been shown to play a role in health disparities. We will discuss strategies to help overcome implicit bias including perspective taking, cultural humility, and workforce diversity. Lastly, we’ll discuss how wellness can help achieve health equity.


The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionally impacted the African American community. How can you help care for your patients during these stressful times? This session will provide an overview of the health disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the stress that many patients are feeling. We will look at the demographics of mental illnesses across race/ethnicities as well as look at perspectives on the differences noted. Lastly, we will discuss approaches to pain management difficulties in patients based on recent research outcomes.


Join Dr. Charles Vega and Ashton Hyde, Esq. for part 2 of their series on malpractice suits and medical errors in primary care. Real life patient cases provide a practical and engaging format in which to discuss what to do—and not do—in daily practice to protect your patients from medical errors and yourselves from lawsuits.

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Is Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Episode 14: Bridging the Gap: Conversations with Dr. Hall

1.00 CME

The past few years have brought a refreshing focus to the interplay of racism and health outcomes in the United States. Now communities across the country are declaring racism a public health crisis, but why and what does this mean? In this session Dr. Gregory Hall walks us through the data on why US communities have declared racism a public health threat. He will explore the history behind these declarations and review how you as a clinician can have an impact on this health crisis.