Genetics is increasingly utilized in healthcare. From the medical office to the home, consumer-focused over-the-counter (OTC) testing is now common-place. The challenge for the primary care clinician is to not only understand the types of genetics tests available and when to order them but also to respond appropriately to patients who have obtained OTC results on their own. While medical geneticists are available for consultation, the sheer volume of testing requires primary clinicians to develop a level of comfort with genomics.
Cases in Infectious Disease: Anti-Vaccine Concerns, Measles, and New Vaccine Recommendations (Recorded at Pri-Med Midwest)
Over the past 20 years, there has been push back from patients about vaccines. This has been driven by concerns about vaccine safety promoted by the media, celebrities, and (now retracted) scientific reviews. As a result, there have been numerous outbreaks of rare, vaccine preventable infections. There has been a resurgence of mumps, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus infections. Currently the United States is facing growing numbers of measles cases. These infections put the most vulnerable patients at risk of serious morbidity and mortality. All clinicians should understand what is true and untrue about the anti-vaccine controversy and how to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccination with their patients. Clinicians should also be aware of the most updated adult vaccine recommendations by the CDC and ACIP and ensure their patients are vaccinated properly. Given the recent resurgence of measles, clinicians should also be able to recognize a case of measles, how to diagnose and care for patients with suspected measles, and how to report a case to their local public health department.
Cancer Screening Update: A Focus on Colorectal, Breast, Lung, and Prostate (Recorded at Pri-Med South)
This talk will review recent screening recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). As well as presenting evidence behind new screening modalities, the faculty will review considerations for deciding whether or not to screen. Additionally, you will walk away from this practical session with strategies to communicate screening results sensitively. 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.
This lecture will discuss the appropriate follow-up of patients treated for the most common cancers. This will include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. An in-depth discussion of the physical challenges and psychological impacts of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment will prepare you to help your patients with what lies ahead.
This session will discuss the latest guidelines and best practices in caring for the LGBTQ community. You will walk away with resources to improve your practice and provide to your patients.
Screening of the young athlete ranges from questionnaires to advanced cardiovascular diagnostic testing. The risk of disease in this population is quite low, yet each event has devastating consequences to families and communities. Prevention of even one event makes such clear moral sense that we feel obligated to employ any and all available tools that could possibly help do just that. It is important that we understand the tools available and that we use them effectively to save as many susceptible young lives as possible. It will be the goal of this talk to best understand the tools available with their advantages and disadvantages. We will also discuss the controversies surrounding these population health screening programs.
It’s time for a down-to-earth, informative, and affirming discussion on LGBTQ+ mental health for primary care clinicians working with patients of diverse gender and sexual identities. In recent years, people have addressed these issues in a healthier, more public way, and all practitioners must be prepared to meet their patients with the knowledge, understanding, and grasp of cultural context of LGBTQ+ communities.
What’s new in prostate cancer screening? Tune in to this webcast for the latest guidelines, screening methods, and data on the role of multi-parametric MRI of the prostate in screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer.
During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include breast cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, association between diet/exercise and cancer, vaccination updates, dietary coconut oil, and milk preference in children. You don’t want to miss these updates!
This session aims to refresh your knowledge and stimulate interest in performing a thorough and focused physical exam (PE), particularly in the geriatric population. Whether part of a Medicare evaluation or a routine office visit, the PE provides an opportunity to develop rapport, trust, and potentially to discover clinically significant findings that might otherwise have gone unrecognized. A series of brief scenarios will be used to illustrate important yet basic concepts such as differentiation between normal age-related findings versus indicators of worrisome disease processes and atypical presentation of disease. Now, Let’s Get Physical!
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!
Review practice-changing articles from 2020! During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include: HPV vaccination, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, osteoporosis, coconut oil, milk and weight gain, mask efficacy, COPD exacerbations, medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorder and more! You don’t want to miss these important updates!