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Title: Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine: A Comprehensive Approach to Common Clinical Problems
Date: May 23-27, 2016
Daily Schedule: 8:00am-12:15pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota, Florida
Course # SEMLA-3020160523
Price: $749.00 - $899.00

Expired

CERTIFICATION - 20 CREDITS

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
20 CME Credits - AAFP ACEP ACOG AAPA
Mainpro-M1 (Canadian Physicians)

PRESENTED BY:
Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D. - University of Maryland School of Medicine
Lisa R. Ferentz, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C., DAPA - The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc.
Michael P. Goldfinger, M.D., F.A.C.P. - Drexel University, College of Medicine
Alyson N. Owen, M.D. - Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University

Faculty Academic/Clinical Positions

Specific Topic Learning Objectives

 COURSE OUTLINE:

Day 1

Improving Compliance.

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

  • Use techniques that can better detect non-compliance in their patients.
  • Apply techniques that can be used to increase compliance in their patients.

Outpatient Anticoagulation Issues.

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

  • Manage outpatients on warfarin using current CHEST guidelines and The Joint Commission 2014 National Patient Safety Goals.
  • Determine factors leading to alterations in the international normalized ratio (INR).
  • Advise patients on the appropriate choice, duration, and intensity of anticoagulation in a variety of clinical scenarios.
  • Develop a familiarity with the new oral anticoagulants

Routine Adult Care.

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

  • Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines.
  • Employ Guideline recommendations presented for common disorders such as HBP, Lipids, STD’s, Cancers-lung, Cx, Breast, etc; AAA, Hep B & C; T2DM, etc., .
  • Advise your patients regarding vitamins and supplements as per the USPSTF and Evidence.
  • Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients as per the ACIP and CDC Schedules

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) – A Primary Care Perspective.

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

  • Assess the relationship between PAD and other forms of atherosclerosis.
  • Determine which patients are at increased risk for PAD.
  • Perform a focused history and physical examination to assess for PAD.
  • Determine when to use ancillary testing
  • Develop a plan for managing patients with PAD utilizing evidence-based ACC/AHA and CHEST guidelines for exercise, medications, and revascularization

Day 2

Evaluation of the Patient with Syncope.

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

  • Appraise the various etiologies of syncope.
  • Use clues in the history and physical as well as simple office testing to risk stratify patients with syncope.
  • Develop a plan for appropriate use of additional testing in patients with syncope to include indications for EP testing as per the AHA Syncope Algorithm and the ESC Guidelines.
  • Assess the role of lifestyle measures, medication, and more invasive measures to prevent recurrent syncope

Smoking Cessation.

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

  • Recognize the role of smoking in disease etiology and the Health Consequences as identified in the 2014 Surgeon General and CDC Report.
  • Develop methods of how to influence and build confidence in a patients’ ability to quit smoking.
  • Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients' ability to stop smoking.
  • Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation

Drug Interactions and Side Effects.

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

  • Determine the most common mechanisms for drug interactions.
  • Identify some of the most frequent culprit drugs such as Warfarin and Acetaminophen, AED’s, NSAIDs, and Statins.
  • Counsel patients regarding some of the most frequent side-effects seen with commonly used medications.
  • Employ The Joint Commission 2014 Ambulatory Care National Patient Safety Goals

Headache.

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

  • Employ the diagnostic criteria for the common types of headaches seen in primary care as per the HA Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society.
  • Be aware of "red flag" symptoms indicating the possibility of a more serious reason for the headache.
  • Determine when diagnostic imaging is indicated in patients presenting with headache.
  • Select appropriate treatment modalities for patients presenting with headache

Day 3

Anemia.

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

  • Develop a diagnostic strategy to ascertain the etiology of the anemia.
  • Utilize the guidelines for diagnosing anemia in children and adults in terms of available testing.
  • Develop a clinical approach to treating various anemias to include Iron Deficiency and “Anemia of Chronic Disease” due to infections, inflammatory dz’s, CKD, Malignancies, Cytokines, Interferons, TNF’s, etc.
  • Describe the role of consultants in the evaluation and management of anemia

Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment.

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

  • Recognize the changes and updates to the current ACC/AHA lipid guidelines.
  • Develop new insights for the assessment of LDL and Total cholesterol levels.
  • Formulate recommendations for when and how to treat hypercholesterolemia as per the most recent ACC/AHA guidelines and Treatment Algorithm while considering the importance of RCT’s such as IMPROVE-IT & AIM-HIGH.
  • Determine when to refer his or her patient to a lipid specialist

Food for Thought: Understanding and Working with Eating Disorders.

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

  • Identify the behavioral and psychosocial triggers that promote eating disordered behaviors.
  • Distinguish between the symptoms of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating behaviors.
  • Recognize the clinical “red flags” that indicate eating disordered behavior.
  • Apply appropriate interventions designed to treat eating disordered behaviors

Sudden Cardiac Death, Bradycardia and Atrioventricular Block.

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

  • Determine which patients need additional evaluation and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Assess which patients need additional evaluation and treatment of cardiac conduction abnormalities as per ACC/AHA/HRS Guidelines.
  • Recognize indications for permanent pacemakers.

Day 4

Diastolic Heart Failure and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

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

  • Describe the prevalence and pathophysiology of diastolic heart failure.
  • Identify effective treatment strategies for diastolic heart failure while considering Clinical Trials such as OPTIMIZE-HF, TOPCAT, PARAMOUNT, etc.
  • Assess prognosis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Apply appropriate treatment strategies in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care.

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

  • Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
  • Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis.
  • Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed.
  • Identify the suicidal patient and take appropriate actions for their safety as well as the public

Congestive Heart Failure.

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

  • Recognize the symptoms of congestive heart failure and appropriately Stage as per the ACC/AHA Guidelines.
  • Identify common causes of systolic heart failure.
  • Employ current ACCF/AHA Guidelines and standard-of-care therapies, differentiating between those treatments which reduce mortality and those that improve symptoms.
  • Identify patients who will benefit from device therapy
  • Recognize when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care

Identification and Treatment of Traumatized Patients.

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

  • Describe the characteristics associated with traumatic events.
  • Interpret the “red flags” or symptomatic manifestations of trauma in patients.
  • Demonstrate how to obtain a trauma history from a patient during the H and P.
  • Identify and propose interventions designed to treat symptoms of trauma and increase comfort during physical exam.

Day 5

Obesity.

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

  • State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity.
  • Assess patients who are obese and determine that they are in need of treatment.
  • Recommend and utilize the ACC/AHA/TOS Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery.
  • Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity.

Women and Coronary Artery Disease.

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

  • Relate how coronary risk factors affect women as per the ACC/AHA Guidelines for CVD Prevention.
  • Formulate a strategy for evaluating chest pain in women.
  • Identify the different clinical profiles of men and women with acute myocardial infarction.
  • Assess the risks and benefits of therapeutic modalities in women with coronary disease while considering such RCT’s as HERS, WHI, MORE RUTH and WISE

Thyroid Disease.

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

  • Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease.
  • Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease.
  • Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines.

Atrial Fibrillation.

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

  • Relate the importance of anticoagulation, based upon CHADS2VASC Risk Scores and the ACC/AHA Guidelines in the management of atrial fibrillation.
  • List various pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical methods of normalizing ventricular rate.
  • Compare two possible strategies for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation.
  • Assess the potential benefit and harm of antiarrhythmic therapies

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