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Internal Medicine Update 2018

  • Venue: The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel
  • Location: Charleston View Map
  • Start Date: November 16, 2018
  • End Date: November 18, 2018
  • CME Accredited: Yes
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Internal Medicine Update 
Overview 
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered internal medicine medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Internal Medicine Update, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

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

Speakers 
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.

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

Updates in General Internal Medicine
Objectives: 1) Review 5 practice changing articles in the last year that include discussion of when to restart anticoagulation after upper gastrointestinal bleeds 2) When to recommend knee arthroscopy for meniscal tears 3) Total knee replacements and update on screening for AAA

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

Drug Interactions in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Recognize common drug interactions with warfarin 2) Recognize common drug interactions with statins 3) Recognize drug interactions with phosphodiesterase inhibitors

Drug Side-Effects in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Recognize drugs that can cause hyponatremia 2) Recognize drugs that can cause edema 3) Recognize the cardiovascular risk of NSAIDS in the elderly

Practical Pearls in the Care of the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Understand treatment goals and strategy for hypertension in the elderly 2) Develop a safe approach to treating insomnia in the elderly 3) Recognize common skin problems in the elderly

Emergencies in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Understand the differential diagnosis of headache in the elderly 2) Recognize the causes of delirium and understand how to treat 3) Recognize the importance of acute treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Endocrine Problems in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Understand the workup and approach to patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism 2) Understand treatment goals and approach to elderly patients with diabetes 3) Recognize the causes of a rising TSH in elderly patients with hypothyroidism on treatment

Rheumatological Problems in the Elderly
Objectives: 1) Understand the safest options for treating gout 2) Develop safe strategies for treating osteoarthritis 3) Understand the approach to evaluating and treating shoulder pain in the elderly

 

Historic Charleston is bursting with Southern charm and hospitality. The city feels a bit like it’s suspended in time, thanks to its antebellum architecture and surrounding plantation landscapes. Take in incredible views of the Battery and the French Quarter as you stroll the Waterfront Park, then become inspired by the cultivated beauty of the gardens at Middleton Place. At night, try a ghost tour for an introduction to the spooky side of the city. Opened in 1853, The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel is a unique hotel close to the Museum Mile and many historic downtown sights. 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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