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Contact Hours : 15.00 | CEUs : 1.50
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Primary Care Update Austin is organized by University Learning Systems (ULS) and will be held from Oct 28 - 30, 2019 at The Driskill, Austin, Texas, United States of America.

Join us for live Austin CME / CE in the Live Music Capital of the World! Hosted at the iconic Driskill Hotel, Primary Care Update Austin will provide 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1™, ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

Take in the vibrant music scene, inspiring cuisines, explore Lady Bird Lake, all while earning CME & pharmacy CE credits during this three days conference. Classroom hours begin each morning and take five hours per day, and with our small class sizes and top clinical faculty, all of your questions will be resolved. Our live Austin CME / CE is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses & nurse practitioners.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharms, NPs and Nurses!


Jose Luis Hinojosa
Jose Luis Hinojosa

Sports Medicine

Joseph J. Saseen
Joseph J. Saseen

Family Medicine

Michael B. Kays
Michael B. Kays

Infectious Disease

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She Zhao
She Zhao

Family Medicine

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Fred Njuki
Fred Njuki

Internal Medicine

Nathaly  Isidore
Nathaly Isidore

Addiction Medicine

Brittany Wilson
Brittany Wilson

Adult Medicine

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Venue Address

The Driskill
604 Brazos St
Austin, Texas, United States Of America

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The Driskill,

604 Brazos St,,

Austin, Texas, United States of America 78701,

+1 512-439-1234

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Session Details

Session Topic Start Time End Time Location Description Speakers
Thyroid Disorders Update 28 Oct 07:30 AM 28 Oct 06:00 PM 1. Review Thyroid Anatomy/Physiology and Common Thyroid Disorders. 2. Identify the 3 most common mistakes made by Providers regarding Thyroid Disorders. 3. Describe the best way to Identify Thyroid Disorders. 4. Review the association between the Thyroid Gland and Connective Tissue Diseases. 5. Identify the risks/benefits of Imaging Studies in Thyroid Disease. 6. Discuss the unique challenges of Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy. 7. Discuss infiltrative Thyroid Disease and Thyroid Cancer. 8. Review what every provider should know about Thyroid Disease. 9. Create treatment plans based on actual patient cases presenting with various thyroid disorders Jose Luis Hinojosa
Reducing Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Optimizing Lipid-Lowering Therapy in Primary and Secon 29 Oct 07:30 AM 29 Oct 01:30 PM At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:1. Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia. 2. Identify the patient populations that benefit from statin therapy based on evidence from clinical trials 3. Apply the treatment approaches recommended in the 2018 ACC-AHA cholesterol guideline to patients with dyslipidemia. 4. Define the role and optimal use of nonstatin therapy to lower LDL-C. 5. Examine newer and emerging lipid-lowering by describing their mechanism of action, role in therapy, and efficacy in treating patients with dyslipidemia. 6. Interpret results from large outcome studies evaluating lipid-lowering drug therapies, including omega-3 fatty acids and nonstatin medications used to lower LDL-C. 7. Compare and contrast other cardiovascular drug treatments that are used to reduce risk of CV events in primary and secondary prevention patients, 8. Examine the CV risk reduction benefits of medications used to treat type 2 diabetes. 9. Create treatment plans for patients presenting with various lipid disorders Joseph J. Saseen
Infectious Diseases Update 2019:Antibiotic Resistance, Stewardship, Old Drugs, New Drugs 30 Oct 07:30 AM 30 Oct 01:30 PM At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1. Characterize the problem of antibiotic resistance and describe resistance trends and mechanisms among common pathogens in the United States. 2. Define the scope and implications of antibiotic misuse in the hospital, community, and long-term care settings. 3. List the most common reasons for inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing by health care practitioners. 4. Define antimicrobial stewardship and describe the current federal regulatory requirements and state initiatives regarding antimicrobial stewardship in the United States. 5. Compare current antimicrobial stewardship guidelines for different clinical practice settings, and identify opportunities for stewardship in these settings. 6. Outline the essentials for personnel, clinical microbiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and infectious disease state management necessary in antimicrobial stewardship programs in different settings. 7. Describe the steps and skills needed to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program in different practice settings. 8. Describe the role of rapid diagnostic tests in antimicrobial stewardship, identify available rapid diagnostics tests to aid in the diagnosis of certain infectious disease syndromes, and discuss how rapid diagnostic tests can improve clinical outcomes. 9. Discuss penicillin allergy, risks of cross reactivity among beta-lactam antibiotics, and the utility of skin testing for patients who are “penicillin-allergic”. 10. Design a plan to assess the effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship program interventions by collecting, analyzing, and utilizing data to measure outcomes. 11. Propose different approaches to viewing antibiotic use data to assess an antimicrobial stewardship program. 12. Review current dosing and monitoring recommendations for vancomycin and formulate new dosing recommendations based on pharmacodynamic exposures. 13. Compare and contrast new FDA-approved antibiotics and select investigational antibiotics and propose appropriate patients/infections for use of these agents. 14. Critically evaluate recent guidelines for treatment of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infections and compare and contrast treatment options based on recent studies. 15. Review recent studies and propose a treatment plan with durations of therapy for patients with gram-negative bacteremia. 16. Discuss current treatment of osteomyelitis and critically evaluate recent data for oral or long-acting intravenous therapy. Michael B. Kays

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