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Cardiology for Primary Care 2019

  • Venue: Jade Riviera
  • Location: Cancun View Map
  • Start Date: March 15, 2019
  • End Date: March 17, 2019
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  • Overview 
    This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Cardiology and Emergency Medicine issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic interactive lectures and case-based studies. Our national speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

    Target Audience
    All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.

    Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.


    Topics and Objectives 

    ECG 101: Boot Camp
    Objectives: 1) Learn how to comfortably and quickly interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) 2) Rather than memorize patterns, understand WHY the ECG appears at it does 3) Identify features of ECGs that are associated with life-threatening conditions

    How to Live Forever: A Primer on Conventional, Complementary/Alternative, and Futuristic Medicine Strategies for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases 
    Objectives: 1) Explore the conventional methods of screening for cardiovascular diseases using case examples 2) Consider Complementary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) strategies to augment traditional medicine prevention strategies 3) Learn about emerging technologies that may shape the direction of future cardiovascular disease prevention

    ECG 201: On the Front Lines
    Objectives: 1) Building upon ECG 101, learners will continue to identify cardiac electrophysiology in pathogenic states (arrhythmias) 2) Learn the common types of arrhythmias, especially as they relate to specific patient populations 3) Develop concrete plans to triage and treat each of the arrhythmias that are identified

    Sorting Through the Headlines: Overview of Recent Major Trials and Controversies in Cardiovascular Medicine
    Objectives: 1) In conjunction with the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions (March 2017), learners will become familiar with newest trials and ideas from high-impact publications and international meetings 2) Discuss the context of newest data in the framework of existing practice patterns 3) Review contemporary controversies in cardiovascular medicine that are most relevant to a practicing care provider

    Looking Up: A (Re)View of Syncope
    Objectives: 1) Learn about the causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) 2) Identify which patients are at high-risk for life-threatening events after a TLOC by essential questions, focused physical exam, and electrocardiography 3) Understand the role of additional testing (echocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, tilt table testing) after a TLOC presentation 4) Learn about treatment options and goals of therapy

    Stayin' Alive: Sudden Cardiac Death/Athletic Preparticipation Screening
    Objectives: 1) Learn about the epidemiology of sudden cardiac arrest 2) Understand the role of an implantable defibrillator to prevent death from sudden cardiac arrest 3) Learn about the most common causes of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes 4) Learn how to accurately screen for and diagnose conditions that increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes

    Killer EKGs - Subtle EKG Findings You Don’t Want to Miss 
    Objectives: 1) Recognize potentially life-threatening conduction abnormalities 2) Identify serious causes of syncope on the EKG 3) Decide which EKG needs emergent referral

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