Earn up to 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits during this virtual conference headlined by expert cardiologist Peter Libby, MD. This half day of education is designed to provide you with cardiology-focused sessions, provide opportunities for interactive Q&A, and offer timely medical updates to keep you informed on the most current clinical strategies relevant to your daily practice.
PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference. Earn up to 19.50 CME/CE credits in three days.
Mobility disorders are a menace of old age, often resulting in falls, injuries, and especially hip fractures -- the sixth leading cause of death in the elderly. Primary care physicians have difficulties in both detecting and correctly identifying these abnormalities. In a paper published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society in 2004 [52(9):1527-31], the authors concluded that "community physicians appear to underdetect falls and gait disorders, leading to a paucity of recommendations and treatments." Hence the need to revisit the most common gait abnormalities. This multimedia presentation will provide a panorama of bipedalism, from its origin six million years ago in the savannahs of East Africa, to its rise as the unique trait of our species, and eventually to its status as a major cause of disability once full bipedalism is lost. The talk will review the physiology of ambulation and the prevalence of gait disorders in the population. In addition to detailed information on psychogenic and antalgic gaits, participants will learn about the seven major gait abnormalities. Whenever possible, the speaker will enliven the delivery by reviewing "famous patients," or vignettes of historical figures and celebrities who suffered the disorder.
This talk will be an overview of common neurological conditions primarily encountered in the outpatient setting. Topic covered will include headaches, dizziness, peripheral neuropathy, seizure, syncope, and tremor. The talk will include up to date information with special emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. Also included will be thoughts on when to consult with a neurologist.
HIV Update for the Non-ID Specialist: What Every Clinician Needs to Know (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
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. This online activity is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing for APRNs, for 1 hour on HIV/AID (approved as of 2/12/20). This activity meets the criteria of the Florida Board of Medicine; approval is not required. CE Broker Provider #50-27480, Activity # 20-688621
To Be or Not to Be Gluten Free: Food Elimination Diets for Allergies, Intolerances and Wellness (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
Increasing numbers of patients are talking with their health care professionals about specialized diets and testing for allergies and food sensitivities as part of their overall wellness plan. Good diet quality is a well-recognized element of lifestyle medicine, but there is growing confusion among medical professionals and consumers about "good" foods and if they should eliminate certain foods from their diet. This talk will cover several of the popular media approaches to healthy living, including diets like Gluten Free, Whole 30, Ketogenic, as well as relevant data for health-related outcomes for each. The differences between allergic bowel disorders and intolerances will be discussed. Clinical and nutritional counseling tips will be provided.
Focusing on STIs in the U.S. and specifically California, the faculty will review the current epidemiology of syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and herpes. You will learn about the clinical manifestations of disease, new detection and diagnostic methods, and updates on clinical management and treatment. The faculty will discuss new prevention interventions and strategies to reduce the risk for STIs.
As the proportion of older adults increases, providing up to date and quality care to them is of great importance to general internists, who provide the bulk of their primary care. Update in Geriatrics will review important advances in the clinical care of older adults published recently. Topics will include advances in the diagnosis and management of geriatric syndromes, management of multi-morbidity, and systems of care. Chronic disease treatment trials focused on older adults or with a significant proportion of older adults will also be included. The strength of the evidence will be discussed as well as potential impact the work could have on current clinical practice and education. Articles selection criteria will emphasize high quality studies that may be immediately applicable in practice.
This rapid-fire, case-based presentation will discuss the guidelines, controversies, and complexities of hypertension management.
Stroke can be devastating and lead to significant disability and/or death. Diagnosing and treating stroke symptoms as well as factors associated with transient ischemic attacks—often a stroke warning sign—are of paramount importance. The faculty in this talk will discuss the crucial role of the primary care team in post-stroke care and how you can ensure the best recovery for your patients who have suffered from stroke.
Under the impetus of the Human Genome Project, a rapidly growing number of genes and mutations are becoming targets for molecular testing in patients and whole populations affected with or at risk for genetic disorders. The rapid pace of gene discovery—and the ease with which modern molecular biologic technology enables translation of these findings into clinical tests and potential gene-targeted therapies—has placed unprecedented demands on both the clinical laboratory and the clinicians who must decide if and when a particular test is appropriate and informative. Given the relatively small size of the specialty of medical genetics and the small number of trained genetic counselors in the country, much of this test ordering and interpretive burden must fall on primary care clinicians. The situation becomes even more acute and complex as we move into the era of genome-level DNA sequencing and direct-to-consumer genetic testing, with all that it can reveal about the patient’s present and future risk factors. This presentation will provide a contemporary overview of the current state of this field, with consideration of which applications can be handled adequately in primary care and which would benefit from referral to a medical genetics center. In addition, the many thorny ethical dilemmas raised by this powerful technology will be discussed.