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Internal Medicine Update 2018

  • Venue: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Location: Orlando View Map
  • Start Date: March 29, 2018
  • End Date: March 31, 2018
  • CME Accredited: Yes
  • Places Available: 150
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Overview
The Internal Medicine conference is designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants involved in Primary Care with evidence-based information on commonly encountered office dilemmas and suggest current approaches to clinical management. The conference will present and critically assess recent advances and key topics in Internal Medicine to enhance the knowledge and competence of Primary Care attendees.

Target Audience
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Internal Medicine issues.

Topics and Objectives 

Stroke Prevention
Objectives: 1) To understand the definition and burden of disease due to stroke 2) How to prevent strokes in primary care practice through the management of common risk factors such as hypertension, atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease

Emerging Infectious Diseases
Objectives: 1) Learn about common zoonotic diseases that are impacting on ambulatory practice in North America including Zika virus and West Nile Virus

Management of Common Infectious Diseases 
Objectives: 1) To review the latest data on the risk factors for and the treatment of common infectious diseases such as c. difficile, diarrhea, pyelonephritis, cellulitis, seasonal and epidemic influenza

Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Understand the latest guidelines on screening, management, and treatment of hypertension including understanding how to apply the SPRINT trial

Practical EKG Review for Practicing Clinicians
Objectives: 1) Hands on practice and review of key EKG findings to help create a framework on how to approach EKG reading

Atrial Fibrillation
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the age-related demographics of AF 2) Risk stratify AF patients according to the CHADS2 scoring system 3) Employ antithrombotic therapies to reduce risk of stroke in AF patients

Diabetes in the Older Adult
Objectives: 1) Identify the potential special needs of older adults with diabetes 2) Recognize guidance-directed A1c goals for older adults with diabetes 3) Choose pharmacotherapy to achieve goal A1c with minimum adversity for older adults

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 
Objectives: 1) Recognize the literature which suggests that ADHD personality types may represent a super-adaptive phenotype, rather than a dysfunction 2) Choose amongst stimulant treatments for pediatric and adult ADHD patients 3) Apply non-stimulant therapy in appropriate ADHD populations

Aspirin: Controversies in Primary Prevention
Objectives: 1) Appreciate the CVD risk reduction achieved by AS as an agent of SECONDARY prevention 2) Appreciate the CVD risk reduction achieved by ASA as an agent of PRIMARY prevention 3) Recognize potential reductions in colon cancer achieved by ASA as an agent of PRIMARY prevention 4) Help patients make informed choices about the risk:benefit ratio of ASA for PRIMARY prevention

5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year (TIWIKLY) 2018
Objectives: 1) Identify a therapeutic role for the cholinergic nervous system in depression 2) Used evidence-based historical information to help differentiate bacterial from viral conjunctivitis 3) Recognize the role of commonplace caffeinated beverages in sleep disordered breathing

Optimizing Drug Therapy for Mental Illness
Objectives: 1) Explore the roles of common psychotropic agents and their role in therapy across mood disorders 2) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat, mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost and simplicity of use 3) Apply pharmacologic knowledge of common psychotropic agents to formulate drug therapy plans within patient cases scenarios 4) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alternations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression of psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury

Drug Therapy Challenges in Older Adults
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and common pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) List nine key questions useful for identifying and managing inappropriate polypharmacy (i.e. unnecessary medication use) in older adults 4) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury 5) Discuss high risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioid Therapy 
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices and patient care resources for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain

Location: Stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to discover why it is Disney World's flagship hotel. The hotel's red gable roofs, white clapboard siding, Victorian balustrades, and lush gardens are filled with canary palms and southern magnolias inspired by fabled Florida beach resorts of the 19th Century. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa exudes a romantic Victorian ambiance and is a timeless gem. The resort is conveniently located on the monorail system next to the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers impeccable service, complete with luxury spas and pools. No matter how you spend your time at Walt Disney World, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a grand retreat. Overview: The Internal Medicine conference is designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants involved in Primary Care with evidence-based information on commonly encountered office dilemmas and suggest current approaches to clinical management. The conference will present and critically assess recent advances and key topics in Internal Medicine to enhance the knowledge and competence of Primary Care attendees.

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