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Free Continuing Medical Education Symposium

Gitlin Primary Care Update

Friday, October 1, 2021
Jefferson Abington Hospital
Virtual Conference


Topic-Specific Objectives

General Surgery Update

Robert K. Josloff, MD
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Describe newer, minimally invasive approaches to common general surgery conditions.
  2. Discuss studies on non-operative management of appendicitis.
  3. Determine when to use non-operative approaches to hernias.
  4. Review the new approaches for patients with biliary stone disease.

Headache Management 2021

Brad C. Klein, MD
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of migraine headaches.
  2. Review medications to treat acute migraine.
  3. Examine the role of prophylactic treatments for migraine headaches.
  4. Discuss the role of more recently developed therapies in the treatment landscape of migraines.

Care of the Patient with Breast Cancer After Surgery

Stefania E. Nolano, DO and Tintu George, CRNP
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss reconstructive surgical approaches for patients with breast cancer after mastectomy.
  2. Describe the impact of breast implants on future breast cancer screening.
  3. Illustrate the breast cancer screening protocols after breast cancer surgery.
  4. Review the approach to the patient with lymphedema after breast cancer surgery.

Use of Antibiotics in Children: Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship

Christopher J. Wilbur, MD
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Explain the importance of antibiotics stewardship in children.
  2. Discuss when to use antibiotics for children with pharyngitis.
  3. Discuss an approach to the pediatric patient with pneumonia.
  4. Describe the role of antibiotics in sinusitis in children.

Congestive Heart Failure 2021

Donald C. Haas, MD
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Discuss the role of BNP (Brain Natriuretic Peptide) in the management of CHF.
  2. Review newer therapeutic approaches to patients with Congestive Heart Failure.
  3. Discuss approaches to patients with diastolic heart failure.
  4. Describe long term management issues in patients post LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device).

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

Susan K. Fidler, MD and Aaron Sutter, LCSW
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Diagnosis Opioid Use Disorder in the Primary Care setting.
  2. Identify multiple treatment options for patients with Opioid Use Disorder.
  3. Offer medication assisted treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in a Primary Care setting.
  4. Determine microdosing protocols to transition patients on high-dose opioid therapy for chronic pain to buprenorphine for pain management in Opioid Dependence.

Choosing Wisely in the Care of Geriatric Patients

Todd H. Goldberg, MD
OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Review the management of patients with advanced dementia with regards to medications and tube feeding.
  2. Discuss the role of medications to increase appetite in seniors.
  3. Examine goals of care for diabetes management in geriatric patients.
  4. Describe the role of medications for insomnia in geriatric patients.
  5. Review the role of polypharmacy in the care of elderly patients.

Top Articles Objective

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

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

  1. Describe the effect of Semaglutide on weight loss in obese adults.
  2. Discuss the effect of Dapagliflozin on the progression of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) in patients with and without diabetes.
  3. Review new developments in Vaccination in the United States.
  4. Describe the changes to the NIH Asthma Guidelines, particularly SMART therapy (Single Maintenance and Reliever Therapy) and the place of long-acting muscarinic antagonists in treating asthma.