LIVE STREAM CME – Primary Care Update: Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Pain Management

Dec 04, 2020 – Dec 05, 2020

Online Live Stream - CME

This online live stream CME and the enduring recordings for this program will be acceptable for up to 8 Prescribed credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all live stream portions will be accredited by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This online live stream is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Pain Management while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format 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 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 Presenting Faculty Speakers, Daily Program Schedule, and Topics & Objectives for each date listed below. 

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Overview & Agenda

Overview
This live streaming course is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Pain Management while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format 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 Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Pain Management for 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.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information and updates in Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Pain Management for Primary Care.

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

William T. Ayoub, MD, FACR, FACP – Physician, Rheumatology Division, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA.  

 Steven P. Stanos Jr., DO – Medical Director, Swedish Health System, Pain Medicine and Services, Seattle, WA. Former President, American Academy of Pain Medicine, Seattle, WA. 

Keith M. Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC Medical Director, Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic, The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. Ambulatory Clinical Core Leader, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL. 

Agenda, Topics and Learning Objectives

Friday, Dec 4th

9:45 AM (ET) / 6:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements) 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PT)
Multimorbidity: Discussing Goals of Care and Challenging Decision Making – Dr. Keith Swetz
Objectives: 1) Illustrate the four principles of clinical ethics 2) Discuss principles of shared decision-making and challenges to achieving this 3) Define the “technological imperative” and how it applies to care of seriously ill patients 4) Interpret preferences regarding survival, quality of life, and costs to patients in determining optimal patient-centered outcomes 

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PT):  
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis  Dr. William T. Ayoub 
Objectives: 1) Discuss the articular and extraarticular manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis 2) Discuss the use of NSAIDs and steroids in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis 3) Summarize the use and toxicities of DMARDs and Biologic agents as recommended by the American College of Rheumatology guidelines. 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM (ET) / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PT): 
Physical Exam for Low Back Pain: A Hands-On Approach – Dr. Steven P. Stanos
Objectives: 1) Discuss how a number of structures in the lumbar spine may serve as pain generators, including: disc, facet joint, myofascial, and ligamentous structures 2) Review basic physical exam techniques used for assessing spine-related pain conditions 3) Differentiate lumbar radiculopathy signs and symptoms from other causes of low back pain including facet mediated, soft tissue, and sacroiliac joint pain 

 1:15 PM – 1:20 PM (ET) / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (ET) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PT): 
Osteoarthritis Update Including Assessment of Shoulder and Hip Pain Disorders – Dr. Steven P. Stanos Jr. 
Objectives: 1) Become familiar with the evolving understanding of the pathophysiology of OA and the role of the central nervous system 2) Review pharmacologic agents used in treating OA, including NSAIDs, topical analgesics, and opioids 3) Learn physical exam tests to improve a clinician’s ability to diagnose common shoulder, hip, and knee conditions (for both in office visits and telehealth services)  

Saturday, December 5th

9:45 AM (ET) / 6:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements.) 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PT):  
Gout and Microcrystalline Diseases – Dr. William T. Ayoub
Objectives: 1) Apply principles of the American College of Rheumatology guidelines in the evaluation and treatment of gout 2) Outline the sequence of treatment and state the goal of treatment for patients with gout 3) List the 5 clinical manifestations of Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate disease (CPPD) 

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 8:00 AM – 8:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 9:05 AM (PT): 
Rheumatology Potpourri: An Assortment of Common Rheumatic Diseases – Dr. William T. Ayoub
Objectives: 1) Apply the principles from previous lectures to case presentations 2) Recognize some of the clinical manifestations of Rheumatic diseases in a case presentation format 3) Discuss treatment of Rheumatic diseases in a case presentation forma 

12:05 PM – 12:15 PM (ET) / 9:05 AM – 9:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM (PT):  
Opioids and Pain Management in the Seriously Ill – Dr. Keith Swetz
Objectives: 1) Discuss how pain management strategies may vary in seriously ill patients or those approaching end of life, versus chronic pain syndromes 2) Describe differences between dose, onset and duration of opioids based on drug, formulation, route administered and tolerance 3) List commonly encountered opioid side effects 

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM (ET) / 10:15 AM – 10:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

1:20 PM – 2:20 PM (ET) / 10:20 AM – 11:20 AM (PT):  
Polypharmacy and Pearls for Non-Pain Symptom Management in the Elderly – Dr. Keith Swetz
Objectives: 1) Compare and contrast efficacy of antiemetics and how to select appropriate medication based on patient symptom profile 2) Interpret best evidence investigating the role of oxygen and opioids in treatment of dyspnea 3) Describe common management strategies for care of patients who are actively dying/receiving comfort cares only 

 

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

December 4, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PDT (10:00 AM - 2:20 PM EDT)

December 5, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

7:00 AM - 11:20 AM PDT (10:00 AM - 2:20 PM EDT)

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education – ACCME (Live Activity & Enduring Recordings)

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 and enduring recorded materials for a maximum of 8 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 8 (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(Live Activity) 

The AAFP has reviewed Primary Care Update: Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Pain Management and deemed it acceptable for up to 8.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/04/2020 to 12/05/2020. 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 Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

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 is being  reviewed and will be acceptable for up to 8 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.

Additional Travel Information

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

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