The faculty will discuss approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism. The indications and targets for thyroid hormone replacement will be reviewed, including those for subclinical hypothyroidism. There are special conditions influencing selection of thyroid preparation and adjustment of dose that will be discussed: thyroid cancer, persistent hypothyroid symptoms, cardiac disease, and interfering drugs. The systematic approach to the evaluation of hyperthyroidism will feature the appropriate selection of tests and imaging studies, and application of new guidelines. Participants will learn about the treatment of hyperthyroidism with anti-thyroid drugs and receive guidance on selection of drug and assessing response to therapy. New guidelines on the treatment of thyroid disease associated with infertility and pregnancy will be described.
Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts in materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and advanced manufacturing has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of “biocompatible” electronic systems with skin-like physical properties. This talk will describe key ideas and present some of the most recent device examples, including wireless, battery-free skin-integrated devices with applications in maternal, fetal, and neonatal care, in sleep monitoring, and in tracking of patients with aphasia and dysphagia.
Myths and Data: A Review of the Most Relevant Research for Pediatric General Practice (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
Primary pediatric care clinicians cover a lot of ground, from autism and ADHD to asthma and obesity. Add in adolescent medicine and sports medicine, and the relevant literature quickly extends beyond what any one individual can keep up with successfully. This case-based session will help you, the busy clinician, learn about some of the recent research that can change what we do in our primary care pediatric practices. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
e-Cigarettes were 1st introduced to the US market in 2007, essentially to help smokers stop smoking tobacco-based cigarettes. There is some evidence that, for some adults, it may be beneficial to assist with smoking cessation. However, the use of e-Cigarettes and vaping (referred to as ENDS – electronic nicotine delivery systems), has increased significantly, specifically in the US teen population. The FDA and AAP have addressed the concerns surrounding e-Cigarettes and vaping in both regulations and policy statements. Join us as we discuss the latest evidence, potential benefits, and public health concerns regarding e-Cigarettes and vaping.
Orthopedic Demonstration: Shoulder Pain and Knee Pain in Adult Primary Care (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
Shoulder and knee pain are very common conditions in primary care, but many providers are not familiar or comfortable with the elements of the history and physical exam hallmarks that are most helpful in making the correct diagnosis. In this talk, the faculty will review historical features, physical exam maneuvers, and differential diagnosis for shoulder and knee pain in adult patients. Emphasis will be on the physical exam, and physical exam maneuvers will be demonstrated. We will also discuss initial office-based treatment for the common causes of shoulder and knee pain, including indications for orthopedics referral.
This talk will help the primary care clinician recognize and manage depression in the primary care setting. tices in caring for the LGBTQ community. You will walk away with resources to improve your practice and provide to your patients.
This pediatric update on the most cited literature from 2017-2019 will cover obesity, concussion, and more. You will learn practical tips to incorporate immediately into clinical practice.
Kevin Pho, MD is a practicing board-certified internal medicine physician and a health care social media leader since 2004. He is co-author of the book, "Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices." Dr. Pho will take you through his decade-long social media journey, and show how social media can make a profound difference in 3 important ways. First, how social media can facilitate the connection between health professionals and patients. Second, how social media can proactively define and protect an online reputation. And finally, how social media can share the stories of those who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from. Not only will you see how social media made a difference in Dr. Pho's life, you will also be inspired to use social media and make your own difference in health care.
In an increasingly litigious era of medicine, it becomes easy to over-test, over-treat, and generally over-do some basic urgent issues in the outpatient setting. This course will review some of the most common urgent outpatient complaints and evidence-based diagnostics and therapeutics that can let both you and your patient rest well without breaking the bank. We will focus on pearls for high-value care and reinforce the importance of thorough history-taking and physical exams, as they are the most valuable and least expensive tools in the clinician’s toolkit. After this review of evidence-based criteria that will allow you to proceed confidently when further management is indicated, you can reassure your patients that more isn’t always better.
This lecture will address four common but challenging issues in primary care practice including the cause of a patient's red eye, the cause of a patient's night sweats, whether a patient is depressed or suicidal, and whether a patient has temporal arteritis.
Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease of the modern era in the U.S. and around the world, affecting both the adult and pediatric population. Although many believe that helping patients to achieve a healthy weight is of minimal complexity, weight regulation and management is a challenging endeavor. In this talk, the faculty will explore the complexities of obesity and offer a range of strategies (behavioral, therapeutic, and surgical) to help you in the quest to address overweight and obesity in your practice.
Information reaches clinicians at a fast and furious pace. This session will help you keep up with a review of some recent literature that impacts the health of women and other individuals. During this session, the faculty will discuss recent findings on the following topics: hormonal therapy and cancer risk, the role of testosterone in women’s health, HPV immunizations and rates of cervical cancer, and prevention strategies for breast cancer, including chemo prophylaxis for high risk individuals, guidelines for BRCA screening, and comparison of various mammography recommendations.