Live Event

Internal Medicine: A Primary Care Approach to Hospital Medicine and Rheumatology

Title:Internal Medicine: A Primary Care Approach to Hospital Medicine and Rheumatology
Dates:August 24, 2020 7:30 am - August 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Location:DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia
Daily Schedule:7:30 am-12:30 pm
Course #:SEMLA-3420200824

Certifications

15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

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Venue

300 Army Navy Drive
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Crystal City, Arlington
Virginia
22202-2891
United States

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Course Outline

Day 1

Systolic and Diastolic Heart Failure.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Appropriately manage decompensated heart failure in hospitalized patients.
  2. Assess the indications for positive inotropic agents and ultrafiltration in systolic heart failure.
  3. Distinguish the treatment of systolic versus diastolic heart failure, as per the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for heart failure management.

Approach to the Patient with Rheumatic Diseases.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP

  1. Demonstrate the importance of the history and physical exam including patterns of joints involvement and extra-articular findings in evaluating patients with rheumatic diseases.
  2. Distinguish inflammatory (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis) and structural arthritis (i.e. osteoarthritis).
  3. Differentiate patterns of articular involvement associated with different arthritides.
  4. Utilize laboratory and radiological studies in the evaluation of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Atrial Fibrillation in the Hospitalized Patient.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Assess and evaluate treatment options for atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response, as per the 2010 HFSA Guidelines.
  2. Employ appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation.
  3. Distinguish the advantages of rhythm versus rate control treatment strategies, 2014 ACC/AHA Guidelines for atrial fibrillation management.
  4. Determine the possible underlying causes of CHF exacerbations.

Lyme Disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Apply CDC and Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lyme disease.
  2. Evaluate skin rashes as manifestations of systemic diseases.
  3. Using the Guidelines of the Bone Research Society of the United Kingdom to prescribe appropriate therapy for patients with Paget’s disease of the bone.

Update in Perioperative Medicine.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Appraise pre-operative cardiac risk stratification and management strategies, as per the ACC/AHA Risk Clinical Predictors.
  2. Determine the role of non-invasive stress testing, echocardiography, coronary angiography and the use of biomarkers to assess peri-operative cardiac risk, as per the ACC/AHA (2014) Perioperative CV Evaluation Guidelines.
  3. Relate the indications for beta blockers, statins and aspirin in the peri-operative period.
  4. Evaluate the bleeding risks of commonly prescribed medications and OTC supplements taken pre-operatively.

Day 2

Crystal Arthritis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Demonstrate the clinical presentations and manifestations in the course of gout.
  2. Monitor and prescribe treatment for patients with gout according to the EULAR and ACR recommendations and guidelines.
  3. Demonstrate the clinical presentations, manifestations, and treatment of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) and pseudogout.

Challenging Infections: MRSA and C. difficile.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Assess and apply appropriate treatment strategies for different types of methicillin resistant staph aureus infections.
  2. Employ rational use and relate the precautions of newer antibiotics when treating resistant bacteria.
  3. Distinguish Guideline based treatment of Clostridium difficile

Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Demonstrate the role of genetics, environmental factors, immune cells, and proinflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.
  2. Illustrate the clinical features, extra-articular manifestations, and complications of rheumatoid arthritis.
  3. Utilize and compare various methods of measuring disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.
  4. Compare and contrast the mechanisms of action of current and emerging therapies for RA and prescribe treatment for patients with rheumatoid arthritis according to ACR guidelines.

Intro to Palliative care.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP

  1. Identify pain and symptom management, which enhances quality of life, as a primary focus of palliative care
  2. Analyze best practices for discussions on disease prognosis, goals of care, suffering, advance care planning, and code status.
  3. Evaluate the treatment of anxiety, shortness of breath, insomnia, and constipation in patients with multiple serious chronic medical conditions.

Scleroderma and Raynaud’s Disease.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP

  1. Specify the clinical manifestations of scleroderma.
  2. Apply the ACR/EULAR classification criteria for systemic sclerosis.
  3. Utilize treatment available for symptomatic manifestations as per the current EULAR recommendations.
  4. Apply the diagnostic work-up and treatment of Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Day 3

Consultative Medicine: Transfusion Guidelines, Delirium in the Hospitalized Patient.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, GL, COMP

  1. Interpret changes in the updated 2012 American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Guidelines for Antithrombotic Therapy.
  2. Assess restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy as recommended by American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) guidelines.
  3. Evaluate clinical factors that make patients more prone to hospital and postoperative delirium.
  4. Employ evidence-based strategies to treat delirium in hospitalized patients.

Spondyloarthropathies.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Distinguish the clinical features of the different spondyloarthropathies to improve diagnostic accuracy.
  2. Utilize clinical features, laboratory studies, and radiological studies to make a diagnosis of axial spondyloarthropathy.
  3. Prescribe pharmacologic agents according to ACR and EULAR recommendations and evidence-based results from clinical trials for patients with spondyloarthropathies.

Novel Oral Anticoagulants.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP

  1. Differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of commonly used anticoagulants.
  2. Employ evidence-based anticoagulation bridging regimens.
  3. Assess the approved indications for various anticoagulation agents.
  4. Apply the evidence-based indications for anticoagulation in hospitalized patients.

Septic Arthritis.

Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, EBM, COMP

  1. Determine the risk factors associated with septic arthritis.
  2. Utilize the British Society of Rheumatology Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults to differentiate septic arthritis from other causes of acute monoarticular arthritis.
  3. Utilize epidemiological and clinical clues to determine bacterial etiology in patients with septic arthritis.

Common Cases Walking Through Your Office Door.

Clinical Cases will be solicited throughout the week from the participants.  These cases will be selected and managed by the presenters. Diagnoses, next steps in management and expected clinical outcomes will be discussed.  The format will include panel discussion and audience participation.

Presented By

Presenter

  • Lawrence H. Brent, M.D. (Learn More)
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M. (Learn More)
    Chief Hospitalist, St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ; Clinical Assistant Professor Creighton University School of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine

Fee Structure

To receive the Early Registration Rate, fees must be postmarked >60 days prior to program start date (August 24, 2020 7:30 am).

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June 23, 2020
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June 23, 2020

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