Stay up to date with the latest USPSTF recommendations for screening and preventive interventions in primary care. Hear about important changes regarding which patients should be screened for colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and hepatitis C virus infection. Walk away from this session with a firm grasp of the evidence of benefits vs harms for each of these recommendations so that you and your patients are positioned to make the best decisions for their care.
Ophthalmology emergencies in primary care can have profound consequences, and ruling out urgent referrals can be challenging. This session will provide you with a toolbox of tips and strategies to help triage urgent ophthalmic conditions in your practice.
Featuring Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD
Globally, we are seeing a mixed picture of vaccinating the United States and the world against COVID-19, with tremendous progress containing the B.1.1.7 variant in the United States but failing to control widespread transmission in Africa and Latin America. Dr. Hotez will discuss the progress made to date with the US vaccination program, what we can expect toward the end of 2021 and into 2022, and how we can advance vaccinations globally. This session will also explore the impact of a rising and shifting anti-vaccine movement.
What do primary care providers need to know about depression and ADHD? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. This session will provide an overview of the major types of skin cancers and precancers, as well as provide guidance in distinguishing these from common benign tumors. This session will also equip the primary care provider with information regarding treatment and prevention of both benign and malignant skin tumors.
What do primary care providers need to know about glaucoma, hypertension, and asthma? Join ophthalmologist Yvonne Chu, cardiologist Karol Watson, and pulmonologist Sunjay Devarajan as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
With ever-changing information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is hard to keep the facts straight! Join Drs. Charles Vega and Ty Gluckman as they team up live to discuss the incidence and clinical features of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) and the epidemiology and treatment of emerging COVID-19 variants.
In this episode, Michelle M. Cloutier, M.D., chair of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) Expert Panel Working Group and professor emerita of UCONN School of Medicine, will provide highlights from the updated recommendations to the national asthma guidelines that are most relevant to primary care providers and share how clinicians can turn the new information into practice. Understanding the 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines is a two-part podcast series informing clinicians about the updated asthma guidance, highlighting important changes to the recommendations, and discussing how these changes can improve diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with asthma.
With ever-changing information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is hard to keep the facts straight! Join Drs. Charles Vega and Ty Gluckman as they team up live to discuss the use of the COVID-19 vaccine in two important patient populations: adolescents and pregnant women. You’ll also hear the latest guidance on when to wear a mask.
This case-based, interactive lecture will cover the current epidemiology of HIV in the United States, and then focus on issues critical for the primary care provider – HIV testing, identification of acute infection, initiating a baseline work-up, and understanding the basics of antiretroviral therapy. HIV prevention will be covered citing both the pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis strategies.
Aging men often experience three conditions which are strongly associated with one another. These conditions are hypogonadism, BPH, and erectile dysfunction. It is not uncommon for older men to have all three of these conditions. The aim of this presentation is to give a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat men with BPH, hypogonadism, and erectile dysfunction. In addition, Dr. Khera will highlight the key concepts from the 2018 American Urologic Association (AUA) ED Guidelines and the 2018 AUA Testosterone Guidelines.
Peripheral artery disease affects nearly 9 million Americans and is associated with significantly increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Beyond initiation of therapies to reduce cardiovascular risk, many interventions used to treat peripheral artery disease aim to improve functional status and quality of life. Join us for this overview, where we'll review the epidemiology, classification, evaluation and treatment of this condition. Heart failure is a global pandemic that continues to increase in prevalence. Despite the availability of established and novel therapies, mortality and morbidity in heart failure remains high. Join us for this overview of heart failure classification and pathophysiology, the evidence base supporting various treatments, and current guideline recommendations.