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Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update for Both the Inpatient and Outpatient

Aug 06 - 10, 2018   |   San Diego, California  United States Of America
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Conference Summary

Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update for Both the Inpatient and Outpatient is organized by American Medical Seminars (AMS) and will be held during Aug 06 - 10, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Course Description:
This course, the participant should be able to develop an approach to the patient with metabolic disorders to arrive at a cost-effective diagnosis; apply a treatment plan that considers lifestyles, medications and specialty referral or monitoring needs; identify patients likely to develop complications and determine the long-term needs as well as resource management. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Since Internal Medicine takes a lead role in medicine in general, this course was designed for all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician to provide an update in their practice strategies and abilities to diagnose, treat and improve patient care.

Specific Topic Learning Objectives:
Day 1:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Appraise possible etiologies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
• Select and utilize diagnostic criteria to identify IBS, based on the current medical evidence and expert recommendations.
• Use the current medical literature to assess and screen for other conditions that can present with similar IBS symptoms.
• Detect "red flag" signs and symptoms that should make one question the diagnosis of IBS.
• Formulate an EBM diagnostic evaluation for patients with signs and symptoms of IBS.
• Use the current medical literature to develop an EBM treatment plan for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Dyspepsia:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Appraise symptoms and common etiologies for dyspepsia.
• Use EBM to detect "alarm symptoms" that are suspicious for GI malignancy.
• Apply current medical evidence and expert guidelines to construct a diagnostic evaluation for Dyspepsia.
• Determine appropriate treatment for Dyspepsia based on current medical evidence and the likely etiology.

Treatment of Primary Headache Syndromes:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Appreciate the role of abortive therapy for migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches.
• Recognize the range of options for pharmacologic acute and preventive therapy, as recommended by the AHS 2015 Evidence-Based recommendations for migraine, as well as options for tension-type, and cluster headaches.
• Develop non-pharmacologic treatment strategies for a migraine as per the most recent Cochrane Systematic Review

Hypertension: Recent Trials and Rational Therapy:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Appreciate that all antihypertensive medications do not equally reduce cardiovascular risk.
• Apply the current JNC guidelines to clinical care of hypertensive patients.
• Recognize compelling indications for selection of initial antihypertensive therapy.
• Identify which drugs most effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Day 2:
Rational Management of Depression in Primary Care:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Employ an appropriate initial approach to use of the updated USPSTF Guidelines for screening of the patient with depression.
• Determine the proper role of second-generation antidepressants as per the ACP Guideline.
• Assess the effectiveness of augmentation and switching strategies.
• Specify the most common side effects, as per the 2016 ACP Guidelines, of commonly used antidepressants.

New Drugs for the Primary Care Physician: What You Need to Know:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Survey important advances in pharmacotherapy that pertain to primary care practice.
• Discuss the efficacy and list the side effects for each drug.
• Differentiate key new drugs with previously available medications for similar indications.

Dementia:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Detect symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of dementia.
• Distinguish dementia from treatable conditions that have similar presentations.
• Construct a diagnostic plan utilizing EBM and Expert Guidelines.
• Differentiate the common Dementia syndromes and distinguish the characteristics between them.
• Use EBM to design a treatment plan for dementia.

Hyperlipidemia and CV Disease Prevention - A Review of the Literature and Recent AHA Guidelines:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Create a diagnostic and treatment plan for patients based on the current evidence and AHA Guidelines.
• Explain similarities and differences between the most recent and previous guidelines.
• Identify areas of strength and weakness in the recent AHA Guidelines.
• Utilize the most recent cholesterol guidelines at the point of care.

Day 3:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Apply an evidence-based approach to the identification of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
• Detect clues that can help identify likely etiologies for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
• Construct a differential diagnosis for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
• Determine which patients would benefit from nerve conduction studies.
• Discriminate the severity of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
• Use EBM to select an appropriate treatment plan for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Evaluation and Treatment of Respiratory Infections Commonly Seen in Primary Care:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Formulate appropriate evaluation strategies for patients who present with respiratory conditions.
• Identify history and exam findings that help differentiate common respiratory conditions.
• Determine situations when antibiotics are appropriate for the treatment sinus infections.
• Utilize severity index tools in the evaluation of pneumonia.
• Utilize EBM to determine appropriate treatment for common respiratory conditions.
• Discuss some of the controversies in the treatment of common respiratory infections seen in primary care.

Approach to the Management of Chest Pain:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Evaluate the complaint in the context of history, physical exam, and EKG findings.
• Develop a strategy to use cardiac biomarkers in the evaluation of ACS.
• Use recent research studies and guidelines to develop an approach to the patient with chest pain.

Practical Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Heart Failure:
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
• Appraise the symptoms of congestive heart failure and detect the common causes of systolic heart failure.
• Employ the current standard-of-care therapies.
• Determine which patients will benefit from device therapy and specify when to refer patients for more advanced cardiac care.
• Be familiar with, and be able to apply, the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure.

Day 4:

• Lyme Disease and Other Topics in Rheumatology
• Spondyloarthropathies.
• Strategies to Address the Issue of Preventable Hospital Readmissions.
• Practical Approach to the Patient with Diabetes

Day 5:

• Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT.
• Practical Approach to Thyroid Disease.
• Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
• Septic Arthritis.

Speaking

Michael Andrew Malone
Michael Andrew Malone

Family Medicine

Lawrence H. Brent
Lawrence H. Brent

Rheumatology

Gerald William Smetana
Gerald William Smetana

Internal Medicine and General Medicine

David A. Horowitz
David A. Horowitz

Internal Medicine and General Medicine

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Registration

Registration Type Due Date Price
Physicians - Regular Fee 05 Aug,2018 USD 899.00
Resident - Regular Fee 05 Aug,2018 USD 799.00
Advanced Practitioner - Regular Fee 05 Aug,2018 USD 749.00
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Venue Address

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina
1441 Quivira Rd
San Diego, California, United States Of America

Official Hotel

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa And Marina,

1441 Quivera Road,

San Diego, California, United States of America 92109,

+1 619-224-1234

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