This lecture will focus on the problem of chronic pain, its burden on the patient, and the societal consequences that result from mismanagement. The faculty will present strategies for pharmacologic (opioid and non-opioid) and nonpharmacologic management of chronic pain and the evidence behind them. With improved insight into controlling and managing opioid therapy as well as medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder, you can help protect your patients from the opioid epidemic. 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.
These troubling times require communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 panel, primary care, and infectious disease faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.
Throughout this 60-minute session, we will discuss a number of cases where correct interpretation of the clinical presentation and thyroid function tests leads to the correct diagnosis and treatment.
What do primary care providers need to know about managing pre/post bariatric surgery, health disparities, and HCV? Join obesity medicine physician scientist Fatima Cody Stanford, primary care physician Gregory Hall, and gastroenterologist Sammy Saab, as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!
What do primary care providers need to know about the foundations in quality improvement? Join geriatrician Aanand Naik, and quality improvement expert Kyler Godwin, as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!
This presentation will highlight recent developments and controversies in the pediatrics field by utilizing case-based discussions, and reviewing current evidence-based guidelines. Among the topics discussed, emphasis will be placed on the appropriate selection of antibiotics for common skin and soft tissue infections in the era of bacterial resistance. Additionally, this session will include a review of the impact that COVID-19 has had in the pediatric population, and the potential hesitancy that providers will encounter once a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.
Throughout this 60-minute session, learners will review cases that are commonly seen in an urgent care setting, understand problems that are frequently encountered in an urgent care, and know how to best approach these issues to benefit both the health care provider and the patient. Participants will learn when patients may avoid a trip to the urgent care center and when providers should refer to a specialist. Additionally, learners will review cases that highlight certain problems that primary care providers may encounter in their practices.
Human beings have understood the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for centuries. Dozens of medications and interventions have been approved and prescribed to combat these diseases, and treatments strategies have been developed that depend largely on severity of symptoms and disease staging. In this discussion, Dr. Devarajan will review the staging of COPD and how staging ties into optimal treatments. We will also spend some time reviewing useful prognostic scores, lung cancer screening practices in 2021, and the approach to the breathless patient. Dr. Kumar will focus on the topic of essential basics of interstitial lung diseases for the community of physicians and other clinical healthcare professionals. This will include an overview of various types of interstitial lung diseases with brief discussion on clinical features and radiographic features that distinguish them from each other. This presentation will also highlight some of the newer therapies and advanced treatment options.
Do you have questions about startegies to prevent cardiovascular disease in your patients? Dietary supplements are used by more than half of adult Americans, often with the hope that they are decreasing disease risk. Many of these supplements have undergone rigorous evaluation to assess their effect on cardiovascular outcomes. During this overview, cardiologist Dr. Ty Gluckman will review the clinical rationale for many dietary supplements and associated cardiovascular outcomes data. Management of hypertension is one of the most important strategies for preventing cardiovascular disease. During this session, cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson will discuss the appropriate way to screen for hypertension and review strategies to prevent hypertension. Following their presentation, speakers will answer questions from the audience.
In this presentation on Lyme and other tickborne diseases, Dr. Solomon will review the clinical approach to patients with suspected tickborne disease. He will focus on a comprehensive review of Lyme disease including the clinical manifestations, the challenges and pitfalls in diagnostic testing, prevention of Lyme through the use of post-exposure prophylaxis, and the potential co-infections carried by the same vector. He will review the evidence on management of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome and offer a rational approach to treatment. Finally, he will discuss the social controversy around “Chronic Lyme.”
What do primary care providers need to know about telehealth, burnout, and wellness? Join infectious disease experts Clifford Dacso and Stacey Rose as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!