Mental health challenges will be the greatest impact of the pandemic. Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Childhood learning loss, are just a few of the mental health consequences of prolonged isolation and prolonged fear. This presentation will help you distinguish human suffering as a result of a global pandemic vs. psychopathology which mandates both behavioral and pharmacological interventions.
Keeping up with the many new drugs approved for use each year is a constant challenge. However only a small number of new drugs each year are novel, work by a new mechanism, and are relevant for primary care practice. This talk provides a balanced evaluation of these important novel drugs, and will address efficacy, side effects, cost, and the impact on primary care practice. In addition, we will discuss at length the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccines available in the U.S. through Emergency Use Authorization.
What do primary care providers need to know about geriatric cancer screening and HIV? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
Cannabis is everywhere. Get your important questions answered about cannabis and its impact on body, brain and mind; its therapeutic potential and its adverse consequences. Learn about latest trends in the cannabis industry and how to answer questions from patients about whether or not they should take cannabis. Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes, has risen dramatically in the past decade. In 2018, then Surgeon General Jerome Adams declared “e-cigarette use among youth an epidemic in the United States.” But what about that UK study that found vaping can help smokers quit cigarettes? Get answers to your questions about vaping during this session.
Fractures and musculoskeletal problems are frequently encountered in the primary care setting, and the majority can be appropriately managed by primary care physicians. This session will provide a comprehensive review of fractures seen in the primary care setting, including diagnostic imaging and management strategies. It will also teach you how to recognize and manage common problems through actual patient cases collected from a primary care practice. An open question and answer session will allow your questions regarding challenging musculoskeletal problems to be addressed.
What do primary care providers need to know about pneumonia disease, insomnia, and colorectal cancer screening? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
Join Dr. Ty Gluckman and Dr. Rachel Bond as they discuss important areas in cardiology where primary care clinicians can make a big difference. These topics include recognizing aortic and thoracic aneurisms, including screening in appropriate populations. Also included are updates in lipids management.
Dr. Deborah Lehman will review pediatric infectious disease hot topics for the general practitioner. Learners will hear updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, measles and the state of vaccine hesitancy.
This pandemic required communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 panel, faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.
In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses.
Initial findings of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) published in 2002 forever changed the way menopause hormone therapy has been viewed in the United States. After WHI, use of systemic menopause hormone therapy (MHT) decreased by as much as 80 percent among U.S. women. In the following decade and half, additional data derived from WHI coupled with new research findings resulted in confusion and misunderstandings for patients and clinicians alike on the appropriate use of MHT to manage menopause. This presentation will blend the findings of WHI with newer learnings and provide a practical approach to using MHT.
What do primary care providers need to know about pulmonary issues such as asthma and chronic cough? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!