What happens when your patient does not respond to a SSRI? What happens when you try a second or third medication to treat depression and it still does not help? This course will review how to manage these more challenging cases of depression that are all too common in primary care settings.
This talk will review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pain and how to best address them.
Cases in Rheumatology: Approaches to Patients with Multiple Aches and Pains (Recorded at Pri-Med East)
By determining the target of inflammation in the joint and the distribution of affected joints, a clinician can distinguish among non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis), other non-inflammatory rheumatic conditions (like fibromyalgia), and inflammatory conditions such as inflammatory synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis) and inflammatory enthesitis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis).
This talk focused on building understanding between anatomy and clinical correlates will highlight common injuries and management principles that you can use to improve outcomes and return to play/sport in your practice. The faculty will describe current rehabilitation protocols and provide examples to facilitate learning. By the end of this session, the you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to treat common injuries to ankles, elbows, and wrists. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
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.
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. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Memory loss is a common complaint across the age spectrum. This presentation will give a practical and cost-effective approach to assessing memory loss in the primary care setting.
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts will discuss ongoing priorities that build on his administration’s work to strengthen the Commonwealth’s healthcare system, ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare for all, and tackle the opioid epidemic.
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. 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.
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.
This session will focus not on cosmetic surgery but on cosmetic dermatology. You will learn about botulinum toxin, injectable fillers, chemical peeling, and topical agents/oral supplements for anti-aging. The faculty will discuss treatment selection, reviewing the profiles of these agents and how to determine which patients should receive them. Information on age-appropriate treatments as well as oral supplementation for cosmetic reasons will help you field questions from the patients you see in your practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
This talk will cover recent clinical trials presented at the ADA in 2019 that have an impact on the management of diabetes, such as cardiovascular outcomes trials and the first oral GLP-1 RA phase 3 data. The faculty will take you through the latest guidelines from the ADA regarding the management of type 2 diabetes and describe how recent clinical trial data has been integrated in to these guidelines. After this meeting review, you will be equipped to manage type 2 diabetes based on these guidelines.