Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Apr 08, 2022 – Apr 10, 2022

Online Live Stream - CME

This online live stream CME will be broadcasting from one of our in-person CME destinations. This program will be acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Academy of Family Physicians. This program is accredited as a live activity. Recordings of the event will be provided to all registered attendees at the conclusion of the course.

This online live stream is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology for Primary Care while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management.

The online learning format will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, and case-based studies. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Please see the Overview & Agenda tab below for additional information on the Daily Program Schedule, and Topics & Objectives for each date listed below.

Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

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Overview & Agenda

Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology with the goal of enhancing the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information and updates in Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology.

Speakers
Our presenting national faculty speakers make it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care clinicians. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help you learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, April 8

Primary Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Review the differential diagnoses when confronted with a patient who has joint inflammation and discuss various treatment alternatives 2) Identify the various lab tests that we use and how to best interpret them

Osteoporosis
Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis, secondary causes, and fracture risk assessment tool (FRAX) to assist with the diagnosis and up-to-date treatment 2) Review of dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans and their interpretation

Covid Primer
Objectives: 1) Discuss aspects of diagnosing and management of Covid-19 2) Case-based approach to common Covid-19 scenarios

Antibiotics 101
Objectives: 1) Discuss properties of various commonly used antibiotics including spectrum of activity, indications, and pharmacology 2) Case-based discussion to introduce newer anti-infectives and how they may be used in clinical practice

Saturday, April 9

ID Curbside Consultation
Objectives: 1) Discuss commonly asked questions to infectious disease providers 2) Review questions regarding Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, Zika virus, CA-MRSA, and rabies

ID Jeopardy
Objectives: 1) Discuss case studies in an interactive format regarding bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections 2) Use heuristics to help with rapid diagnosis and treatment with these real-life cases

Osteoarthritis
Objectives: 1) Review the diagnosis of the most common arthritis we see 2) Discuss treatment and new drugs on the horizon, including case reports

Crystal-Induced Arthritis
Objectives: 1) Identify how to evaluate and treat patients who present with what appears to be a crystal-induced arthritis diagnosis 2) Discuss treatments, including joint aspiration, synovial fluid analysis and dietary considerations

Sunday, April 10

Fibromyalgia
Objectives: 1) Review this challenging diagnosis 2) Describe approved therapies, as well as additional non-classic therapies that are used 3) Review the newer diagnostic criteria and compare it to the older one

Rheumatology Pearls
Objectives: 1) A concise review on topics of rheumatology reviewed during the first part of the lecture series with some added gems.

2022 STI Update
Objectives: 1) Review diagnosis and treatment of common and less common STI’s 2) Review principles of STI prevention

Clostridium difficile Update
Objectives: 1) Review new guidelines regarding C-diff management. 2) Interactive case-based questions regarding C-diff infections

Please Note: Content is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the activity website for the most current information.

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

April 8, 2022

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration. Information and materials accessible through your online MCE account.

4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT

April 9, 2022

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration. Information and materials accessible through your online MCE account.

4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT

April 10, 2022

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 3

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration. Information and materials accessible through your online MCE account.

4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME

MCE Conferences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MCE Conferences designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Recognition

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

The AAFP has reviewed Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 04/08/2022 to 04/10/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency:AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America. CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits. Canadian

American Osteopathic Association – AOA

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPA

AAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANP

AAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCC

According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Pharmacology Credits

This course has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 CE credits; please verify with your Medical Board which hours may be applied toward Pharmacology credit.

Hotel Accommodations

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

Please note: Registered attendees for livestream events should not plan to travel to any upcoming destinations. Livestream attendees will not be granted access to group discounted room rates, onsite concessions, or meals.

Additional Travel Information

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

Please note: Registered attendees for livestream events should not plan to travel to any upcoming destinations. Livestream attendees will not be granted access to group discounted room rates, onsite concessions, or meals.

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