Dr. Nangia will discuss cancer survivorship, and will review what long term follow-up cancer patients need. This section will also cover potential long term and late adverse events cancer patients can experience and how to manage them. Learn what survivorship care plans are and how they can help primary care providers. Dr. Gramatges will present an overview of late effects experienced by survivors of childhood cancer, focusing on general patterns, common outcomes, and excess morbidity/mortality risk. She will also discuss follow up patterns and distribution (primary care vs. oncology specialty care), need for subspecialty care, and the concept of a ‘shared-care’ model. Dr. Gramatges will introduce the evidence-based guidelines for childhood cancer survivors, where they may be accessed for public use, and strategies for guidelines dissemination and adherence, such as Passport for Care.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll not only on patients’ lungs but on their gastrointestinal systems and mental health as well. Drs. Shirah Vollmer and Neilanjan Nandi share practical answers to the top questions they frequently hear from other clinicians on COVID-19−related GI and anxiety disorders. Chances are, you have some of the same questions! Get the answers you need to steer your patients through this difficult time.
Throughout this 60-mintute session, learners will broaden their multimodal toolkit for pain management using a case-based format of three common pain conditions seen in the primary care setting. Participants will hear from two collaborating presenters: a primary care physician and a board-certified, pain-trained anesthesiologist, who manage and collaborate on patients with pain conditions. Emphasis will be placed on the evidence in support of non-opioid therapies for pain management, including pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, and interventional strategies.
What do primary care providers need to know about hypertension, anxiety, and fibromyalgia? Join cardiologist Karol Watson, psychiatrist Jeffrey Rado, and rheumatologist Peng Thim Fan as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!
This session will provide a clear, thoughtful approach to shoulder pain and offer pearls for rapid diagnosis and management. Key concepts will include a review of important structures around the shoulder that can cause pain and the positive impact of ergonomics. The speaker will also discuss decision-making for management and referral.
What do primary care providers need to know about wound care and the diabetic foot? Join infectious disease expert Richard Hamill, and internist Edward Lee Poythress, as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
What do primary care providers need to know about migraine, CKD, and deprescribing? Join neurologist Rashmi Halker Singh, nephrologist Rajeev Raghavan, and geriatrician Lee Lindquist as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
With the COVID-19 Pandemic, older adults have experienced severe illness, increased hospitalizations, and mortality at alarming rates. Nursing homes and long-term care retirement communities emerged as COVID-19 hotspots with rampant outbreaks. Every older adult diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 have realized the potential ramifications. Providers have been at the forefront of mediating these decisions. Dr. Lindquist will discuss how long-term care and end-of-life planning has been impacted by COVID-19. Utilizing real-world examples with older adults and experiences in home-based and nursing home care, Dr. Lindquist will showcase how to prepare older adults and their loved ones for the consequences of COVID-19.
Hip, knee, and back pain are common complaints in the outpatient setting. It is critical for primary care providers to develop an evidence-based systematic approach to address these complaints. This presentation will improve familiarity with anatomy of the hip, knee, and back through a case-based approach. Learners will be able to generate differential diagnoses for pain in the aforementioned regions and determine appropriate imaging studies using ACR Appropriateness Criteria. The learner will be able to identify cases that require subspecialty care.
With the COVID-19 pandemic moving through the country, it is important for clinicians to have the most up-to-date information. Join this session with Dr. Peter Libby to learn about the cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 and how you can help patients facing these issues.
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 most common reactions to the two approved COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, as well as evaluate the data on the efficacy of zinc and vitamin C on outpatients and single high dose of vitamin D among inpatients with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Alcohol use frequently co-occurs with anxiety disorders, especially during the highly anxiety-provoking circumstances of the current pandemic. People increasingly self-medicate their stress with alcohol, sometimes leading to frank alcohol use disorder. Despite alcohol’s legal status and social acceptability in many countries, it remains a potentially dangerous, toxic substance. Withdrawal from alcohol can be fatal, and medically managed withdrawal is often necessary to ensure patient safety. In this presentation, we will describe the fundamental pharmacology and acute presentations of alcohol use disorder and discuss counseling approaches. We will then explore the clinical aspects of the three FDA-approved medications for its treatment: disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate. We will conclude with some novel ideas about future directions in the pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorders.