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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Primary Care Update 2018

Topic-Specific Objectives

 

COPD Update

Michael J. Reilly, DO

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss combination therapy in the management of the patient with COPD
  2. Describe the role of antibiotics and acute exacerbations of COPD
  3. Explain the use of steroids in treatment of COPD exacerbation
  4. Review the epidemiology of COPD in the United States

Medical Marijuana-The Role of the Physician

Charles V. Pollack, MD

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Review the laws regarding medical marijuana use in the state of Pennsylvania
  2. List which medical conditions will benefit from medical marijuana
  3. Discuss side effects associated with medical marijuana use
  4. Describe how a physician can become certified to prescribe medical marijuana

A Primary Care Approach to Skin Cancers

Clifford S. Perlis, MD

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Review the clinical signs and symptoms of skin cancers
  2. Differentiate between benign and malignant skin lesions in the office setting
  3. Explain the use of the dermoscope in assessing pigmented lesions
  4. Discuss treatment plans for various malignant skin lesions

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Melissa Sawyer Falcon, DO

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Compare and contrast treatment guidelines from the ADA and AACE
  2. Discuss the use of GLP-1 agonists with insulin
  3. Review the guidelines of metformin use in kidney disease
  4. Describe the cardioprotective effects of some medications for type 2 diabetes

Primary Care Management of Opiate Use Disorder

Gerald J. Hansen, III, MD

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Review the epidemiology of opiate use disorder in the United States
  2. Describe the data of opiate death in the United States
  3. Discuss the role of the primary care clinician in opiate use disorder treatment
  4. Review medications available for treatment of opiate use disorder

Bariatric Surgery – Past, Present, Future

Fernando B. Bonanni, Jr., MD

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss the evolution of bariatric surgery procedures from their discovery to today
  2. Describe which patients qualify for bariatric surgery
  3. List the various procedures for weight loss surgery
  4. Review long-term management of the patient status post bariatric surgery

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care

Aaron Sutton, LCSW

OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss theories behind cognitive behavioral therapy
  2. Review the data of the efficacy in various clinical situations for CBT
  3. Describe how to implement CBT and primary care

Top Articles in Primary Care

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

OBJECTIVES

  1. Review new recommendations for immunizations and primary care
  2. Discuss new studies on the management of type 2 diabetes
  3. Discuss evidence on steroids for pharyngitis.
  4. Discuss Osteoporosis medication use after hip fracture