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Internal Medicine Update 2019

  • Venue: Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa
  • Location: Jamaica View Map
  • Start Date: March 29, 2019
  • End Date: March 31, 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 internal medicine medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Internal Medicine Update, 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 Internal Medicine issues.

    Speakers 
    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 

    How Not to Harm Your Elderly Patients
    From “10 Things We Can Do to Protect our Elderly Patients” Objectives: 1) Understand how to use anticoagulants safely in the elderly 2) Understand the goals for diabetes treatment in the elderly 3) Understand the crucial role of physical activity in the elderly

    Medical Myths
    Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Understand why medical myths occur 3) Understand why medical myths persist despite evidence against them

    Hard to Treat Headaches
    Objectives: 1) Recognize when to do neuroimaging for people with headaches 2) Recognize the different variants of migraine headaches seen in day to day practice 3) Understand how to best treat migraine headaches

    Drug Interactions and Side Effects
    Objectives: 1) Identify possible drug interactions in the use of common drugs 2) Recognize the common and serious drug interactions with warfarin 3) Identify the common side effects seen with quinolones

    Practical Pearls in Primary Care
    Objectives: 1) Recognize the causes and understand appropriate therapy for refractory hypertension 2) Recognize the importance of sleep apnea in the occurrence of atrial fibrillation 3) Recognize the prodrome of Herpes Zoster even when it doesn't follow a typical time course

    Dermatology in Primary Care
    Objectives: 1) Identify and know the causes of erythema multiforme 2) Recognize the cutaneous manifestations of hepatitis C 3) Recognize the different patterns that help with diagnosis of groin rashes

    Diagnosis of Primary Headache Syndromes
    Objectives: 1) Learn the principal, historical features of migraines, tension-type, and cluster headaches 2) Understand the features that differentiate migraines from tension-type headaches 3) Know when to obtain neuroimaging for patients with suspected primary headache disorders

    Treatment of Migraine and Primary Headache Syndromes 
    Objectives: 1) Learn indications for preventive therapy for migraines and which medications are most effective 2) Understand complementary and alternative treatment strategies for migraines 3) Develop a rational approach to abortive therapy for migraines

    Hypertension Update 
    Objectives: 1) Learn the controversies and new recommendations in ACC/AHA 2017 2) Be aware of recent data that challenges the role of beta-blockers in the treatment of hypertension 3) Develop a rational approach to pharmacologic treatment of hypertension based on recent trial data 4) Establish blood pressure targets based on age and comorbidities

    Depression in Primary Care Practice 
    Objectives: 1) Understand the proper role of second generation antidepressants 2) Learn the value of augmentation and switching strategies 3) Know the most common side effects of commonly used antidepressants

    Diagnostic Dilemmas in Primary Care 
    Objectives: 1) Learn diagnostic clues for “can’t miss” diagnoses and avoid “near misses” 2) Learn which features of the history and physical examination are most useful to establish the correct diagnosis 3) Learn risk scores and clinical prediction rules when available

    New Drugs for Primary Care 
    Objectives: 1) Learn which recently approved drugs and drugs in the pipeline will have the largest impact on primary care practice 2) Understand the efficacy, side effects, and costs of important, novel drugs in primary care practice 3) Learn the role of recently approved medications and their place among existing therapies

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