LIVESTREAM: Eighth Annual Principles of Prevention in Primary Care Practice: Pearls and Pitfalls is organized by Harvard Medical School (HMS), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The symposium will be held from May 17 - 19, 2020.
• 22.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
• 22.00 ABIM MOC Points
• 21.25 Prescribed Credits by the AAFP
• 22.00 ECMEC Credits
• 9.75 Risk Management Credits, including .50 Opioid Education and Pain Management Training
A major challenge we face today as primary care clinicians is staying current with the rapid advances in prevention. Prevention is a major component of effective primary care practice and one of the unique strengths that healthcare providers must possess. Most existing CME courses focus on prevention in one or several limited spheres. In this course, we will focus on screening and prevention and teach you cutting-edge and novel strategies across multiple disciplines. Topics include prevention of cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, obesity and diabetes, risk management issues in primary care, plus a number of keynotes and ask-the-expert sessions.
A significant challenge we face today as primary care clinicians are being updated with the rapid advances in prevention, which is the main component of effective primary care practice and one of the unusual strengths that healthcare providers must own. Most existing CME courses focus on prevention in one or several limited spheres. In this session, we will center on screening and blocking to teach you state-of-the-art and novel procedures across multiple disciplines. Topics of the session include prevention of cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, obesity and diabetes, risk management concerns in primary care, plus a number of keynotes and ask-the-expert sessions.
• Genetic causes of cancer: what patients should be screened
• Alcohol use and opioid patient management
• Screening and treatment of depression
• Strategies for smoking cessation
• Nutrition counseling and health coaching to prevent chronic illnesses
• Lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes, cardiac disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia
• Preventative therapies for migraine
• Evolving vaccine recommendations
• Advice for the world traveler to prevent infections
• Reducing medical errors
• Updates from the scientific director of the USPSTF
Practitioners from across the world visit this uncommon course to assure they are being updated with state-of-the-art clinical practices and skills including,
• Recognizing when to refer patients for genetic testing for a personalized cancer risk assessment.
• Strategizing the methods of effective promotion of cigarette cessation.
• Driving guidelines and best practices regarding the safe use of chronic opioid therapy in primary care.
• Enhancing results for treating hypertension.
• Optimizing screening alternatives to lessen the risk of breast cancer.
• Remaining prepared to answer patient questions about healthy lifestyles.
• Enhancing outcomes by prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of HIV infection.
At the conclusion of the session, you will be able to:
• Employ cutting-edge, contemporary guidelines and standards for screening in primary care across multiple disciplines
• Display competency and knowledge of the principles of screening: what factors must be present for a condition to qualify for population-based screening
• Recognize clinical and legal features of interventions to lessen the potential for prescription opiate abuse and inadvertent overdose
• Incorporate recent evidence regarding pharmacologic, dietary and other interventions to prevent obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other serious chronic illnesses into daily clinical practice
• Acquire and utilize tools and checklists that integrate into medical records in order to maximize preventive interventions in primary care practice
• Eliminate preventive strategies in practice that are proven to be ineffective.
Clinicians reaching a valuable and extensive analysis that assures they are up-to-date across all major fields in preventive medicine. This includes:
• Family-medicine physicians
• Medical specialists
• Nurse practitioners
• Other healthcare providers who care for patients in primary care practice environments.