This presentation will highlight the diagnosis and management of ADHD in both children and adults, focusing on concepts that will be particularly relevant to primary care clinicians. Participants will review the diagnostic criteria for ADHD and learn about clinical interview techniques that will help them confidently diagnose ADHD. The presentation will discuss various medical and psychiatric conditions that may mimic ADHD and offer strategies to distinguish these various diagnoses. Then, the speaker will present basic information on how to treat ADHD and emphasize stimulant medications. A brief discussion on non-stimulant medications will follow, highlighting their pros and cons compared to stimulants. By the end of the session, primary care clinicians should feel more confident in their ability to diagnose and manage ADHD effectively.
Integrated Primary and Palliative Care: The Changing Role of PCP in Advanced Illness (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
The role of the primary care clinician is crucial in defining the quality of care and life a patient experiences in the final months and year. Caring for patients longitudinally is core to the principles of primary care. Even nearing the end, there is always more we can do, and navigating and supporting patients in crafting what optimal care looks like for them in key to the alleviation and prevention of suffering and enhancement of quality of life as disease progress. In this talk we will explore practical clinical, communication, and operations skills to integrate of palliative care principles into primary care, at all stages of a serious illness.
This talk will update clinicians with the latest studies and guidelines statements about treatment of menopause. Information on systemic and local hormonal therapies, non-hormonal pharmacological therapies, and complementary and alternative therapies will enable clinicians to provide their patients experiencing menopause systems with an array of options.
Primary care health providers play an important role in getting patients to adopt healthy behaviors and make positive lifestyle changes. Learn to apply patient-centric communication strategies such as open-ended questioning, affirmations and reflective listening to get patients to initiate changes.
This talk will review differences in prescribing to older adults and age-associated changes in metabolism. Polypharmacy and the Beers criteria will be discussed to summarize common adverse drug effects. Real world examples will assist in outlining a systematic approach to prescribing and describe tools that help this process. Learners will walk away with tips to enhance safe medication use.
Trauma-Informed Primary Care: Fostering Resilience in Our Patients and Ourselves (Recorded at Pri-Med Southwest)
Many patients seen in primary care settings have experienced gender-based violence, such as intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. National guidelines recommend screening women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence, yet health professionals often find it challenging to identify and then address the healthcare needs of violence survivors. This case-based discussion will describe the prevalence and health consequences of gender-based violence. You will learn best practice strategies for providing trauma-informed care in your own clinical practice.
This talk will discuss three topics that affect women as well as other individuals: osteoporosis, menopause, and breast cancer screening. (1) In the osteoporosis-focused portion of this update, you will recall risk factors, review current guidelines for screening, and learn more about risk reduction and disease prevention. (2) Peri- and post-menopause syndromes have great societal impact and healthcare burden, and the faculty will discuss them in the context of the most recent clinical guidelines and medical evidence. (3) The last part of this lecture will examine breast cancer screening guidelines and their lack of consensus among various medical societies. From this update, you will receive guidance on the ethical challenges of breast cancer screening and shared decision-making.
The history of cannabis (marijuana) use goes back over 5,000 years. It has been used throughout the world and increased/decreased in popular use at various times throughout the centuries. In the U.S., cannabis has been used for recreational, mood-altering experiences and for various medical conditions, such as chronic pain and epilepsy. This presentation will review the biochemical properties of cannabis as well as its mode of action and metabolism. The faculty will review the clinical studies that either support or debunk the use of medical marijuana, describe the frequency of addiction, and the present the newest work on treating withdrawal symptoms. They will also discuss the current state of legalization at the local, state, and federal level
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will discuss ongoing priorities that build on his administration’s work to strengthen the Commonwealth’s healthcare system, ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare for all, and tackle the opioid epidemic.
This talk will discuss the appropriate use of PPIs, including FDA indications and other accepted uses based on guidelines and systematic reviews. There will also be a brief review of the literature regarding issues of PPI safety. While many retrospective studies have raised concerns about various health conditions associated with PPI use, the quality of these studies need to be accounted for when considering the potential benefit that can be derived from these medications, even with long-term use. Finally, the faculty will provide a summary of “best practices."
Many clinicians struggle to differentiate between patients presenting with delirium and those presenting with dementia. In this lecture, the faculty will describe the important dos and don’ts of managing both patient populations. You will review common precipitants of delirium and consider the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia who present with delirium.
This will be a live demonstration of a comprehensive shoulder examination, including range of motion, strength testing, and special provocative exams.