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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Gitlin Primary Care Update

Friday, October 30, 2020
Virtual Conference
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health


Topic-Specific Objectives

 

Hyperthyroidism: Diagnosis and Management for Primary Care

Peter Ucciferro, DO

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Describe the signs and symptoms of thyrotoxicosis
  2. Review the laboratory evaluation of thyrotoxicosis
  3. Illustrate the radiologic evaluation of  a patient with thyrotoxicosis
  4. Discuss treatment options for patients with thyrotoxicosis

Pituitary Tumors: An Update for Primary Care

G. Michael Lemole, Jr., MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the presentation of patients with pituitary tumors
  2. Describe the approaches to evaluation of pituitary disorders
  3. Discuss the surgical approach to removal of pituitary tumors
  4. Review the ongoing management of patients with panhypopituitarism

Breast Disorders and Breast Cancer Screening Update

Kristin L Brill, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Describe the evaluation of a patient with galactorrhea
  2. Review the treatment course for a patient with mastitis
  3. Indicate the presentation of inflammatory breast cancer
  4. Discuss the latest breast cancer screening guidelines, including those for high risk women

Cancer Screening in the Elderly

Meera Shah, DO

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of cancer in the US in  adults over 65 years of age
  2. Describe patient life expectancy and prognosis its relation to  cancer screening recommendations in senior patients
  3. Review screening decisions and discussions based on patient preferences
  4. Review current guidelines regarding cancer screening in the elderly

Covid-19: Past, Present and Future

Jaclyn A. Rosenzweig, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review coronavirus infections
  2. Describe the epidemiology and clinic presentation of Covid-19 infections
  3. Discuss the literature on treatment options for Covid-19
  4. Describe the course of resolution of symptoms after infection

Thoracic Aortic Disease

Konstadinos A.  Plestis, MD

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Identify the best studies for evaluation of aortic aneurysm and/or dissection
  2. Identify which patients may require surgical intervention
  3. Describe the incidence of patients with familial thoracic aortic disease
  4. Recognize frequency for routine testing for patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms between 4.0 and 5.0 cm

The ABC’s of  PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) for HIV

William Callahan, DO
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Review the biological basis of PrEP and studies to support its efficacy
  2. Indicate which patients are candidates for PrEP
  3. Discuss how to Initiate PrEP and medication options
  4. Describe  the long-term management plan for patients on PrEP

Top Articles in Primary Care 2020

John J. Russell, MD                
Neil S. Skolnik, MD
OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the participant shall be able to:

  1. Discuss some of the most important additions to the medical literature in the last year
  2. Describe the effect of SGLT-2 inhibitors on heart failure outcomes in patients with and without diabetes
  3. Discuss the evidence, efficacy and safety of new lipid lowering agents
  4. Review the effects of dexamethasone on COVID-19 infection
  5. Review studies supporting changes to ACIP recommendations for immunizations
  6. Discuss new technologies in cancer screenings