Upcoming Events

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 01:00 pm EST
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Member suggestions for discussion topics are welcome.  Please contact Chris Adamec, Director of Policy for PCPCC with ideas or any questions at [email protected] or 202-640-1212.

Tuesday Dec 17, 2019 12:30 pm EST
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Join PCC’s next monthly webinar on Tuesday, December 17 at 12:30pm ET for a discussion of how to successfully manage and optimize patient medications in the context of primary care. Hear from three different speakers representing a range of perspectives on the topic of pharmacy and primary care including a provider (Maria S. Kobylinski, Geisinger Health), a pharmacy benefit manager (Heather Schultz, IngenioRx) and a policy thought leader (Shannon Brownlee, Lown Institute).

Topics will cover strategies for successful comprehensive medication management, innovations in pharmacy and primary care integration, and a proposed national action plan for addressing the harms of medication overload.  

Sunday Dec 22, 2019 09:00 am EST
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  • Osteoporosis 101: Evaluate the bone density test and offer treatments accordingly
  • Osteoporosis 101 Rx: Identify the side effects of medications and how we choose them
  • Breast imaging - which one do I need to order?
  • The obesity epidemic - I can not seem to lose weight: Discuss weight loss medications and indications for bariatric surgery
  • Hot flashes, mood swings and aging skin? Can estrogen be prescribed? The risks associated with prescribing HRT vs other alternatives
  • Physician burnout and primary care
  • Memory loss - real or not?
  • Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
  • “Oh, My Aching Head”: Managing Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headaches
  • “What Goes Up Must Come Down!”: Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension
  • "Get Me Out of Here!": Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia in the Primary Care Setting: Lifestyle modification and stress management skills, including muscle relaxation, breathing control, thought-stopping, and cognitive restructuring
  • Somatoform Disorders: Illness as a Way of Life Enhancing Clinician-Patient Communication: Becoming a Healer
  • Practicing Spiritually Sensitive Care
  • 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Friday Dec 27, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the anatomy and function of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle joints
  • Recognise concussion from sports and evaluate in the primary care office
  • Determine the basics and common pitfalls of orthopedic X-ray interpretation in the primary care office
  • Diagnose and treat orthopedic problems in the hip, thigh, knee and shoulder
  • Describe how and when to utilize joint aspiration and injection for the treatment of orthopedic problems
  • Offer nutritional advise to the young athlete
  • Perform preparticipation sports physical examination
  • Prescribe exercise and physical activity
  • List the current recommendations, controversies and medicolegal considerations surrounding treating the adolescent athlete

Friday Jan 17, 2020 09:00 am EST
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On the agenda:

  • X-Ray Interpretation: Chest, Abdomen, Skeleton
  • Punch Biopsy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Wound Closure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Hands-on cadaver lab sessions.

14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Friday Jan 17, 2020 11:49 am EST
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This course will provide up-to-date, concise and evidence-based presentations to keep participants, front-line healthcare providers in the clinic and hospital settings, on top of the infectious diseases challenges they face daily in practice.

Coccidioidomycosis Pre-Course - January 17 https://ce.mayo.edu/internal-medicine/content/coccidioidomycosis-pre-course - 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Topics: Prebiotics, probiotics, ecobiotics, microbiotics and synbiotics in ID, returning travelers: drug resistance, new bugs, new drugs, social media and infectious diseases, biologics and infections risks, hepatitis A & E – what the primary care physician needs to know, when it’s not just a sore throat, mycobacterial infections, what’s new with H. pylori? C. difficile - new approaches, HIV, challenges for pregnant and pediatric travelers, creepy crawly parasites, common & serious fungal infections.

Format: Lectures, case presentations, Ask the Consultants session, interactive discussions and visual photo-quizzes.

Thursday Jan 23, 2020 09:00 am EST
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This update in sunny Florida will get participants ahead in medical/pharmacy CE over three days, 5 credits/hours per day. With small class size and clinical faculty from medical and pharmacy schools, this pharmacological conference is perfect for physicians, pharmacists, PAs, NPs, and nurses.

Session 1: Advances in COPD Management

Session 2: Principles of Evidenced Based Integrative Medicine (pain management; clinical nutrition; drug-nutrient depletions)

Session 3: Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Stewardship: New Antibiotics, Complicated Infections, Resistant Gram-negative Pathogens, MRSA Acute Bacterial Skin/Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI)

Friday Jan 24, 2020 09:00 am EST
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The 16th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician is designed to update healthcare providers’ knowledge on commonly seen in primary care pediatric diagnoses.

On the agenda:

  • Bullying in Children
  • The Suicidal Patient in the PCP Office
  • Vaping in Adolescents
  • The Importance of Lead Screening in Children: A Public Health Model of Prevention
  • Torticollis, Positional Asymmetry, and Tummy Time
  • Update on Scoliosis
  • Update on the Evaluation of Proteinuria
  • FPIES - Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome

Format: Lectures, panel Q&A sessions

Friday Jan 24, 2020 09:00 am EST
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  • Practical “primary care psychiatry” clinical pointers for primary care providers and mental health providers
  • Important DSM-5 diagnostic updates
  • Topics: Somatic Symptom Disorders, Mood/Anxiety Disorders, Substance Misuse, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Collaborative Care, Chronic Pain Psychiatric Management and how to do a Primary Care Psychiatric Interview and more!
  • Speakers who are national experts in the practice of psychiatry in the non-psychiatric setting
  • Small group discussion and personalized learning with faculty who practice in both primary care and psychiatric settings
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