In the United States, approximately 4 in 10 adults are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine treatment (CAM). While scientific evidence exists on some of these therapies, for many there are key questions that have yet to be answered in well-designed scientific studies. Through patient cases, this talk will explore the data behind some of the most common CAM therapies.
Get your questions answered by an expert faculty in Alternative Medicine. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.
This talk will review the impact of cannabis use and legalization of it in clinical practice.
This talk will focus on safety, toxicity, and the available evidence about efficacy of various cannabinoids for medical illnesses and symptom management. It will also briefly review some of the public policy considerations related to how marijuana is scheduled by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
There are countless vitamins and supplements that patients use for a variety of conditions. Many patients prefer these substances because they believe them to be more natural than pharmaceutical products. Patients often turn to clinicians for advice on these agents. This case-based session will feature many of the most commonly used products and review evidence assessing their efficacy and harms.
The history of cannabis (marijuana) use goes back over 5,000 years. It has been used throughout the world and increased/decreased in popular use at various times throughout the centuries. In the U.S., cannabis has been used for recreational, mood-altering experiences and for various medical conditions, such as chronic pain and epilepsy. This presentation will review the biochemical properties of cannabis as well as its mode of action and metabolism. The faculty will review the clinical studies that either support or debunk the use of medical marijuana, describe the frequency of addiction, and the present the newest work on treating withdrawal symptoms. They will also discuss the current state of legalization at the local, state, and federal level
The amount of information available in the form of clinical trials and cohort studies is overwhelming, especially for primary care clinicians. Moreover, practice guidelines do not always reflect what is feasible or even best practice in specific clinical settings. This session will highlight some of the strongest research and guidelines that may alter clinical practice, with a focus on literature published in the past year. Every participant should take away several practical points that help them provide better patient care. The session will have an interactive component, which will allow for different perspectives and collective wisdom to make the best use of current evidence.
When should you recommend Vitamin D to your patients? Based on the latest evidence, which conditions does Vitamin D supplementation help and which does it hinder? Tune in as Dr. Frank Domino sheds some much-needed light on a topic that continues to perplex patients and clinicians alike.
This program is designed to address some of the practical clinical issues from the recent literature. You will learn about controversies and caveats that will help you interpret recent updates. A few case examples of routine practice encounters will illustrate how to apply this new information in daily practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 9, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.
Join us as we discuss acupuncture as an adjunctive therapy in patients with chronic stable angina.
Nutrition is essential to the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. In this panel based discussion, the roles of diets and their limitations in clinical practice will be reviewed based on scientific evidence. You will learn about how individual responses and personalized meal plans are the key to success. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 9/12/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.