Upcoming Medical Conferences in Gainesville
Apr 14 - 14, 2018 | CME 5.50 | USD $120 | Stroke and Cerebrovascular | Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine | Nuclear Pharmac...
5th Annual Stroke Conference is organized by University of Florida (UF) and would be held on Apr 14, 2018 at Harrell Medical Education Building, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event for adult neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuroradiologists, interventional radiologists, emergency medicine specialists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, rehabilitation specialists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, respiratory therapists, radiology technologists, case managers, social workers, pharmacists and researchers in the field of cerebrovascular function and disease. This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This CME program is designed to improve the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. The goal of the program is to reduce the gap between current evidence and existing practice in stroke care as well as review the most recent clinical trials that impact patient care algorithms and practices. This conference will focus on science, technology and practical applications in order to equip participants with the tools needed to deliver high quality, evidence-based, patient centered stroke care. Speakers include internationally recognized stroke experts offering specialized topics that cover stroke care across the continuum. Topics include hemorrhagic stroke, systems of care, vascular dementia, nursing and physician tracks, late breaking stroke topics, and more! Learning Objectives are : Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Identify stroke-prone individuals and discuss current and emerging approaches to stroke prevention • Identify best practices in stroke care in pre-hospital, acute care and post acute care setting • Identify best practices in interventions in the post-hospital/rehabilitation phase of care • Discuss current status and future directions in treatment of the neurocritical care patient • Apply the key concepts that guide acute stroke interventions, including early recognition and determination of eligibility for the administration of intravenous t-PA in acute ischemic stroke • Discuss how endovascular treatment approaches lead the way in comprehensive stroke care • Analyze the beneficial impact of utilizing neuro-imaging to detect the stroke lesion, size of infarct and ischemic penumbra • Recognize the indications for treatment of intracranial aneurysms and examine available neuroendovascular therapeutic options • Understand the role of rehabilitation in optimizing post-stroke recovery • Discuss the pivotal role that nurses play in all phases of the interdisciplinary care of stroke patients • Discuss the benefits of surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation, utilizing the Mini Maze procedure • Evaluate the data and outcomes of clinical trials and the impact on treatment options for stroke patients.
Apr 20 - 21, 2018 | CME 6.00 | Free | Alternative Medicine | Internal Medicine and General Medicine
5th Annual UF Health Integrative Medicine Conference and Workshop is organized by University of Florida and will be held during Apr 20 - 21 at Harrell Medical Education Building, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers, exercise therapists, yoga teachers, and meditation teachers. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. As part of our program’s commitment to promote health and wellbeing, we are focusing our fifth annual conference on integrative pain management. “Flow: “Mind, Movement and Energy” offer both content and practical application of recent information in the field of mindfulness and movement-based therapies. It provides an excellent opportunity for the healthcare professional and interested public audience to understand the relationship of the mind and the body and how it can be utilized as an effective non-pharmacologic adjunct to pain management. The conference will equip physicians and other healthcare professionals with knowledge, skills and resources needed to use these therapies to decrease improper utilization prescription drugs, particularly opioids, for pain management. Our intended audience is primary care and specialty care physicians, rehabilitation professionals, nurses, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, manual and massage therapists, meditation and yoga instructors and acupuncturists. Local and national experts will be speaking at this conference. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Peter Dorsher, MD, faculty at Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Dorsher has primary research interests in the application of ancient healing traditions, including acupuncture to modern health care … through understanding their physiologic mechanisms. Dr. Dorsher’s research aims to translate 5000 years of clinical knowledge into contemporary terminology to allow endogenous treatment of pain, physical disorders and psychological disorders. Learning Objectives : Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Incorporate new techniques for soft tissue release, movement or mindfulness-based interventions in their practice • Inform patients on non-pharmacologic and non-interventional therapies to treat chronic complex pain. • List at least three movement and mindfulness-based therapies that can be safely recommended for persons with chronic pain About the Pre-Conference Workshop on April 20, 2018: 7:00am – 3:00pm Fascial Foundations: Intro to the Low Back Presented by: David Lesondak, BSCI, KMI, FFT, LMT Board Certified Structural Integrator, Visceral Manipulator, and Fascial Fitness Trainer Allied Health Professional Staff | Department of Family and Community Medicine | University of Pittsburgh Medical Center We are increasingly gaining more understanding of pain as a biopsychosocial construct. However, pain mechanisms are still being elucidated and debated by researchers. Clinicians continue to follow diagnostic algorithms to identify pain generators using imaging or inflammatory markers. Several pain generators have been identified, including local tissues damage, referral patterns generated by tissue changes, abnormal nervous system discharges, or dysfunctional central nervous system modulation. Exploring the contribution of abnormal body alignment to these pain generators provides us with another avenue to alleviate chronic pain. Fascia, a ubiquitous connective tissue found in the human body is now emerging as an interesting pain generator and fascially oriented manual therapy is being physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic and athletic training protocols as a way to improve alignment and soft tissue mobility to enhance movement, performance or reduce pain. This workshop aims to enhance the understanding of fascia as a pain generator and the development of skills for management of chronic pain. This workshop is appropriate for conference attendees, medical practitioners, educators and the general public. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 28 - 28, 2018 | CME 7.00 | Free | Primary Care
Primary Care Innovations is organized by University of Florida (UF) and will be held on Apr 28, 2018 at Harrell Medical Education Building, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This won’t be your typical conference. Sessions will be interactive and centered around the sharing of ideas. This conference is for anyone and everyone working to improve primary care – medical assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, administrators, students, residents, fellows, IT specialists, receptionists, physical and occupational therapists, physician assistants and physicians. Together, we can make primary care better. Our aim is to create a collaborative space in which the primary care community can share and learn from each other’s innovative practices and ideas. With your participation we strive to: • Share primary care practice innovations which improve access, quality, and coordination of care • Think beyond our current traditional medical culture/framework to push the status quo in primary care forward • Bring all members of the interdisciplinary primary care team together to innovate • Build a community of innovators in primary care who will have the opportunity to continue to collaborate into the future Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.