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Thursday Oct 24, 2019 11:00 am EDT
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There is a growing urgency to solve the problem of antibiotic — or antimicrobial — resistance (AMR). Learn how the CDC has challenged communities, providers, organizations and companies across the U.S. and the globe to take up this fight. And learn what must happen next, including what you can do. Research!America and partners are hosting a briefing on Capitol Hill on October 24, 2019. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Friday Oct 25, 2019 01:00 pm EDT
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New efforts have begun to transform healthcare to focus on patient-centered care. Such efforts will be facilitated by eliciting, operationalizing, and measuring the attainment of patient-identified goals of healthcare.
 
Join us for PCPCC’s October webinar, Innovations in Caring for Persons with Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias, where attendees will hear from three organizations and their efforts to provide comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

Friday Nov 1, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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In its 36th year, the 2019 Symposium for Primary Care Medicine, featuring a virtual Dermatology Workshop, is designed for primary care physicians, internists, PAs, NPS, and nurses.

On the agenda:

  • Update in Lipid Management 2019
  • Updates in Valvular Heart Disease
  • A Primary Care Update on Dementia
  • Insomnia and Anxiety in the Adult and Geriatric Population
  • What Will the Future of Medicine Look Like?
  • Osteoporosis Update 2019
  • Urinary Incontinence and Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Every Breath You Take: Understanding Pulmonary Testing to Diagnose and Manage Disease
  • Staying Up with Sleep Medicine
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity and Lifestyle Change to Promote Cardiovascular Health
  • Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery
  • Allergy and Asthma Cliff Notes
  • Health Information Technology: What's Love Got to Do With HIT?
  • Opioid Epidemic

Friday Nov 1, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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Presented by the Collaborative for Children of Addicted Parents and Cincinnati Children’s, this year’s conference aims at exploring treatment options for children age 0-5 and parents with substance use disorder.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify brain changes in children affected by parental substance use disorder
  • Determine non-pharmacological approaches to behavioral and psychosocial issues
  • Explore the need for pharmacological treatment of behavioral disorders
  • Modify current practices strategies to align with needs of children impacted by addiction

Saturday Nov 2, 2019 07:30 am EDT
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Program Summary

Primary care providers face complex challenges everyday in their busy practices. With rapid changes in medicine, staying informed about new developments can be equally challenging. Our goal in this CME activity is to help you hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with varied conditions you are likely encountering in your practice.

We have recruited a faculty of well-known thought leaders and experienced teachers who, as clinicians themselves, understand the challenges you face every day as a primary care provider. Our faculty will be at your disposal to provide evidence-based science, current treatment guidelines, discuss challenging cases, and provide answers for you that can ultimately lead to better health care for your patients. The presentations will include several interactive cases and discussion sessions to keep you actively learning.

Please join us and become an active participant in this one-day learning community of your peers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Learn when clinical symptoms are indicative of functional disorders rather than disease; Become familiar with ongoing endocrine disorders in primary care patients; Understand pituitary function in health and disease; Differentiate among adrenal disorders of hypo and hyperfunction; Successfully treat “symptomatic” thyroid patients.
  2. Describe nocturia’s impact on affected patients; Evaluate symptoms of Nocturia in affected patients in order to determine the source of symptoms; Assess current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic nocturia management strategies; Differentiate the mechanisms of action, and safety and efficacy profiles of available and emerging therapies for nocturia.
  3. Evaluate the physiological role of GLP-1 and associated implications for the treatment of patients with Diabetes; Review recommendations from current diabetes guidelines regarding the use of GLP-1 receptor agonists; Determine the advantages and disadvantages of individual GLP-1 receptor agonists in terms of efficacy, tolerability, dosing, frequency, and administration requirements; Assess the effect of GLP-1 receptor agonists on glycemic and extra-glycemic outcomes; Discuss strategies for reducing adverse effects in patients receiving GLP-1 receptor agonists.
  4. Discuss the latest 2018 ACC/AHA Multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease; Incorporate current data surrounding non-statin therapy into secondary prevention treatment strategies for patients with the highest cardiovascular risk; Overcome barriers to access for PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy.
  5. Recognize the association between hypertriglyceridemia and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); Discuss the different biologic properties of omega-3 fatty acids and their impact on lipid levels; Identify patients who might benefit from triglyceride lowering; Utilize evidence-based approaches to manage patients with hypertriglyceridemia.

Saturday Nov 2, 2019 09:00 am EDT
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The theme: "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health."

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential annual gathering of public health professionals.

Topics:

  • Aging and Public Health
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
  • American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian
  • Global Public Health Film Festival
  • Industry Expert Theater
  • Applied Public Health Statistics
  • Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health
  • Breastfeeding
  • Refugee and Immigrant Health
  • Community Health Planning and Policy Development
  • Disability
  • Environment
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethics
  • Family Violence Prevention
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Genomics
  • Health Informatics
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Injury Control and Emergency Health Services
  • Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Men's Health
  • Mental Health
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Oral Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Podiatric Health
  • Public Health Education, Health Promotion, Nursing
  • School Health Education and Services
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)
  • Vision Care
  • and more

Monday Nov 4, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Continuing Education Company has been organizing its Primary Care Conferences since 1992. The Essentials in Primary Care Summer Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice.

As a result of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of disorders seen in primary care.
  • Utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered therapeutic issues.
  • Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies that will lead to the reduction of modifiable risk factors and improved long term outcomes

Monday Nov 4, 2019 12:00 pm EST
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This year’s conference will provide a forum for participants to evaluate exemplar advanced primary care practices with proven results; collaborate face-to-face with leaders across diverse sectors who are advancing strategies to strengthen primary care; and join with colleagues advocating for payment and delivery reforms, including more investment in primary care.

Friday Nov 8, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Learning Objectives:

  • Perform a neurological exam as well as distinguish signs of weakness and other neurological disorders
  • Evaluate and treat headache and migraine as well as dizziness and vertigo, and discuss patient assessment and treatment options
  • Discuss the spectrum of sleep disorders and current management strategies
  • Distinguish dementia from delirium, as well as describe the neurologic changes of normal aging
  • Delineate the differential diagnosis and treat movement disorders
  • Accurately diagnose and treat (pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic) substance abuse, anxiety disorders, and ADHD in adults
  • Understand risk factors and assess patients at risk for suicide and violence and intervene to make timely referrals to combat hopelessness

Tuesday Nov 12, 2019 08:00 am EST
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Early Bird registration fee has been extended to October 1, 2019!

Thursday Nov 14, 2019 09:00 am EST
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The Mayo Clinic Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine is pleased to offer this one-day program to provide family practitioners, internists, general practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners and physician assistants with current information on the care of the elderly, including clinical evaluation, management strategies and innovative practice models.

Thursday Nov 14, 2019 09:00 am EST
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Highlights:

  • New Advances in the Treatment of Pain
  • Urine Drug Testing
  • Opioid Prescribing
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Interventional Approaches
  • Debate: Should We Be Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management?
  • Opioid REMS Course - Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Monday Nov 18, 2019 09:00 am EST
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NACHC’s PCA and HCCN Con­fer­ence is the only con­fer­ence of its kind specif­i­cally tar­get­ing both state PCAs and HCCNs, with an audi­ence of 200–225 atten­dees from across the coun­try where nearly every state is rep­re­sented.

PCAs and HCCNs are critical organizations that support and advance policy goals and operational excellence for nearly 1400 community health centers serving more than 28 million individuals across the country.

Wednesday Nov 20, 2019 09:00 am EST
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On the agenda:

  • Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care and Treating Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Psychiatry 411 for Primary Care
  • PrEP for Primary Care
  • Evaluation of Endocrine Incidentalomas and Nodules
  • Transgender Care in the Office
  • Sports Medicine Pearls for Primary Care - Allopathic and Chiropractic Approaches

Wednesday Dec 4, 2019 09:00 am EST
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This course is designed for clinicians and health professionals who provide service to infants, children, and adolescents. Subject matter will be presented to the entire group in didactic lectures, panel discussions, and brief management problems; followed by question and answer periods. During some sessions, the course breaks into small seminars to explore areas of particular interest. The practice of general pediatrics requires a large knowledge base covering many areas of practice. Keeping up to date is a challenge. Using the yearly course evaluations, we determine the topic areas most needed by clinicians. These generally include disciplines that are not well-taught during training. We aim to present state-of-the-art information that pediatricians can incorporate into their daily practices.

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.

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