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Home  >  Board Review Courses  >  Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2020
CME : 38.5 | MOC : 38.5 | Credits : 12.75

Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2020

Mar 09 12:00 AM - Mar 13 11:45 PM, 2020   |   Boston, Massachusetts  United States Of America
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Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine 2020 is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS), The Penzias Group and will be held from Mar 09 - 13, 2020 at Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

Who Should Attend:
• Internists
• Family Physicians
• Geriatricians
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants
• and other medical professionals whowant to update their knowledge ofprimary care medicine

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 38.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

MOC Statement:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 38.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) 

ABIM MOC points:
American Academy of FamilyY Physicains:
This Live activity, Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine, with a beginning date of 03/09/2020, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 38.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Risk Management:
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 12.75 hours of Risk Management Study. This includes 3.00 Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training and 2.25 Credits of End-of-Life Care Studies. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits

The Comprehensive 2020 Update on Office-Based Primary Care Medicine

Taught by Harvard Medical School's Leading Clinical Faculty

Office Practice of Primary Care Medicine provides comprehensive reviews of the most important recent advances impacting primary care medicine and guidance to assimilate these changes into practice for state-of-the-art care. Education is practical and results-focused, designed to help you optimize your approach to the wide array of conditions seen in primary care practice.

Lectures, interactive discussions, and skills advancement workshops are taught by nationally and internationally recognized leaders in their respective fields of medicine. Attendees can customize their learning experience to align with their practice needs and have ample time for discussion and posing questions to faculty.

 Please note:
For the past 6 years, this program has sold out months before the start of the course. To be assured a spot in the 2020 program and your first choice of workshops, early registration is strongly advised.

• This program is among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses.​

2020 Updates and Skills Development
This year’s lectures and hands-on workshops have been fully updated with a focus on the most pressing clinical updates affecting the practice of primary care medicine for 2020. Highlights are summarized below.

Best practices for treating common conditions
• Guidelines for hypertension and lipid care
• Practical pointers for treating diabetes
• Updates on screening for breast, colorectal, lung, prostate and cervical cancer
• Congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, and atrial fibrillation
• Menopause management and treatment of osteoporosis
• Prostate health and testosterone replacement therapy
• Treatment of concussions and head trauma
• Assessing and treating addictions
• Treating depression and anxiety
• Challenging cases of abdominal pain
• Celiac disease: diagnosis and treatment
• Dizziness and vertigo: practical pointers
• Evaluating the patient with chest pain
• Diagnosing and treating cognitive impairment
• Challenging rheumatology cases
• Chronic kidney disease management
• Challenging renal cases
• Sleep disorders: insomnia and sleep apnea
• Pre-op cardiac and pulmonary consultation
• UTIs, STDs, bronchitis, pneumonia 

The latest evidence-based treatments and guidelines
• Using the novel anticoagulants
• COPD and solitary pulmonary nodule guidelines
• Hepatitis C and NASH
• Treating obesity: new medications, lifestyle medicine interventions, surgery
• Complementary and integrative medicine, including medical marijuana
• Antibiotics in office practice
• Treatment of movement disorders
• Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses
• Optimal pain management: opioids and non-opioids
• Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy
• Lifestyle medicine
• Using genetic testing
• Functional assessment of the geriatric patient

Practice tips from world-renowned experts
• Meaningful use of EMRs to increase the efficiency and safety of medical ambulatory practice
Care of the LBGTQ patient
• How to stay clinically up to date from your office
• Updates in hospice and palliative care
• Conducting discussions about end-of-life care
• Effective patient-clinician communication
• Updates in pediatric and adolescent office practice
• Patient information handouts that are relevant to your practice

Education to improve your in-office screening and procedural techniques
• Evaluating lower back pain
• Hands-on evaluation of knee pain
• Physical examination of the eye, shoulder, hip, elbow, hand, foot, ankle, and back
• Interpreting ECGs and chest x-rays
• Best practices for joint injections
• Practical wound care
• In-office dermatology procedures
• Successful minor surgery
• Casting and splinting

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Provide state-of-the-art care to patients with a wide range of general internal medicine problems
• Apply up-to-date screening recommendations for breast, colon, prostate, lung and cervical cancer
• Deliver state-of-the-art care to diabetic patients
• Manage chronic pain effectively, with and without opioids
• Provide appropriate end-of-life care
• Support patients with obesity more effectively
• Use antibiotics appropriately and wisely
• Evaluate and treat patients with coronary artery disease
• Evaluate patients with dizziness and vertigo
• Apply advanced communication, physical exam, and procedural skills in practice

Customize your learning experience. Choose from among 87 hands-on workshops and master clinician sessions to advance your examination and office procedure skills and improve your medical knowledge.

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Simon George Talbot
Simon George Talbot

Surgery of the Hand

Mary Watson Montgomery
Mary Watson Montgomery

Infectious Disease

John Kevin Tucker
John Kevin Tucker

Renal Medicine Disease and Hypertension

Gerald Lawrence Weinhouse
Gerald Lawrence Weinhouse

Pulmonary Medicine


Jonathan Harvey
Jonathan Harvey

Family Medicine

Uchechi  Asiegbu
Uchechi Asiegbu

Primary Care

Shahid Siddique
Shahid Siddique

Family Medicine

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Wes Strouts
Wes Strouts

Family Practice


Family Medicine

Patrick Lacor
Patrick Lacor

Immunology and Microbiology

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Venue Address

Hyatt Regency Boston
1 Avenue de LaFayette
Boston, Massachusetts, United States Of America

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Hyatt Regency Boston,

1 Ave de Lafayette,

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02111,

+1 617-912-1234

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