Primary Care Focus 18th Annual Symposium
Primary Care Focus 18th Annual Symposium is organized by Baptist Health South Florida and will be held from Jul 12 - 14, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Naples, Florida, United States of America.
Who Should Attend:
• Family Physicians
• Physician Assistants
• General Internists
• Nurse Practitioners
• Respiratory Therapists
• All other interested healthcare practitioners.
12.00 Florida Board of Dietitians
12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
12.00 ABIM MOC
12.00 Florida Board of Nursing
12.00 Nurse Practitioners
12.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
12.00 Florida Board of Psychology
12.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
12.00 General certificate of attendance
The primary care practitioner has the special and important responsibility to diagnose and manage patients with every category of ailment, injury and disease. This symposium will provide practical, evidence-based strategies to strengthen healthcare competencies. The expert faculty will explain recent advances in diagnosis, management and treatment and address compelling issues as they relate in the primary care setting. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A with the faculty during the panel discussion.
Topics This Year :
• Sleep Disorders
• New Diabetes Treatments
• Frequent Falls in the Elderly
• Treating and Diagnosing Lung Diseases
• Depression vs. Dementia
• Movement Disorders
• Erectile Dysfunction
• MACRA and MIPS
• Blood Cancers
FRIDAY, July 12
• Define presentation, diagnosis and management of the most common ENT infections seen in the primary care setting.
• Describe how antibiotic usage in ENT treatment remains a subject of controversy.
• Recognize signs and symptoms related to early-onset Parkinson’s disease.
• Describe traditional treatment approaches for early-onset Parkinson’s disease and describe the potential side effects associated with available treatment options.
• Recognize and appropriately diagnose sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and parasomnias.
• Delineate the best available treatment options to date for these sleep disorders.
• Differentiate between these sleep disorders and comorbid medical illnesses.
• Identify new trends in the diagnosis and treatment of lung malignancies and describe bronchoscopy treatment for severe asthma.
• Recognize when to refer patients with abnormal pulmonology imaging findings to a specialist.
• Identify and assess risk factors for falls in older adults.
• Select evidence-based intervention to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.
SATURDAY, July 13
• Identify the typical cognitive and behavioral presentation for the most common dementias.
• Describe how depression can mimic and be differentiated from dementia.
• Recognize how neuropsychological testing can assist in differential diagnosis.
• Assess the clinical indications for cannabis as a potential therapy for specific healthcare diagnoses supported by current evidence for efficacy.
• Identify the endocannabinoid receptor system’s unique mechanisms of action and essential role in modulating physiology.
• Identify and assess warning signs and symptoms of patients who may be at risk for suicide and recognize when a referral to a specialist is necessary.
• Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes.
• Strategize the use of antihyperglycemic medications according to cardiovascular outcomes.
• Define PDE5 inhibitor failure in the diabetic patient.
• Utilize clinical principles and expert opinions to evaluate patients with erectile dysfunction.
• Describe the surgical treatment options for men with erectile dysfunction.
SUNDAY, July 14
• Define the most recent rulings pertaining to Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
• Describe the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Part B physician fee schedule.
• Implement value-based care and best-practice approaches in order to achieve success in these programs.
• Define the pathophysiology of aortic stenosis.
• Identify and diagnose the different types of aortic stenosis.
• Recognize when a patient needs a TAVR or a SAVR.
• Identify key aspects of an optimal secondary prevention of stroke plan.
• Recognize common pitfalls in secondary prevention of stroke.
• Implement a standardized approach to secondary prevention of stroke.
• Explain which abnormal CBC findings should prompt further testing and/or referral to a hematologist.
|Contact No. :||305-596-6534
|Registration Type||End Date||Price|
|Physicians Fee||28 Jun,2019||USD 495.00|
|Other Healthcare Professionals Fee||28 Jun,2019||USD 295.00|
|Baptist Health Employees Fee||28 Jun,2019||USD 145.00|
|Physicians in Training Fee||28 Jun,2019||USD 295.00|