LIVE STREAM ONLINE CME: Pharmacology and Family Medicine Update for Primary Care

Jul 10, 2020 – Jul 12, 2020

Online Live Stream - CME

Pharmacology and Family Medicine Update for Primary Care

This online live stream CME activity will be acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Attendees can select their level of participation between 4 CME hours (Day 1, 2, or 3 Single Day Pass), 8 CME hours (2-Single Day Passes), or 12 CME hours (Full Event Pass).

This online live stream is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pharmacology and Family Medicine for Primary Care, 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 Pharmacology and Family Medicine, 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 (Coming Soon), and Topics & Objectives (Coming Soon) 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

Pharmacology and Family Medicine Update for Primary Care

Overview
This online live stream is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Pharmacology and Family Medicine for Primary Care, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The online learning format 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 Pharmacology and Family Medicine, 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 about Pharmacology and Family Medicine.

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.

Program Topics, Objectives and Schedule

Friday, July 10
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT: Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis – Pharmacology
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with or at-risk for osteoporosis 2) Relate treatment strategies to empiric evidence regarding fracture prevention and treatment for women and men 3) Develop a prevention and monitoring plan for patients at-risk for osteoporosis 4) Describe pertinent pharmacologic parameters related to pharmaceuticals used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM EDT~ BREAK

 10:05 AM – 11:05 AM EDT: Optimizing Psychopharmacotherapy in Depression: Clinical Cases – Pharmacology
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with depression 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for antidepressant therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use Optimizing

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM EDT~ BREAK

 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EDT:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Family Medicine
Objectives: 1) Define treatment goals for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2) Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 3) Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4) Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM EDT ~ BREAK

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM EDT: Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Family Medicine
Objectives: 1) Identify the pathophysiology and comorbidities often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea 2) Discuss lifestyle, medication, biomechanical and surgical options for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Saturday, July 11
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT: Common Office Emergencies – Family Medicine
Objectives: 1) Identify the most common office emergencies encountered in the primary care setting 2) Develop immediate action plans to address the most common office emergencies, to include appropriate medication, equipment and staff training 3) Discuss ways in which the primary care provider can either initiate or integrate into already established national, state and local community resilience efforts

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM EDT~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM EDT: Inflammatory and Infectious Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract – Family Medicine
Objectives: 1) Discuss principles of antimicrobial therapy and the major classes of antibacterial agents in gastrointestinal tract infections 2) Apply evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and select appropriate antimicrobial alternatives for common gastrointestinal infections in primary care 3) Describe novel laboratory and diagnostic tools for rapid identification of causative agents in common infections in primary care 4) Discuss inflammatory conditions found in the gastrointestinal tract 5) Choose appropriate drug therapies in the management of common inflammatory diseases in special populations and vulnerable patients; and 6) Apply practical tools to identify and treat common infections and inflammatory diseases encountered in clinical practice in case study scenarios

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM EDT ~ BREAK

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EDT: Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult, Part 1 – Pharmacology
Objectives: 1) Discuss key physiologic and pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy 2) Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios 3) Discuss high-risk drug-drug and drug-dietary supplement interactions commonly encountered in primary care, including best practices in identifying and managing related toxicities

12:15 PM – 12:20 AM EDT ~ BREAK

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM EDT: Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult, Part 2 – Pharmacology
Objectives: 1) List 9 key questions useful for identifying and managing polypharmacy in older adults 2) Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury in case study scenarios

Sunday, July 12
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT: Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases – Pharmacology
Objectives: 1) Discuss pharmacologic management options within clinical cases of patients with bipolar disorder 2) Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alterations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of bipolar disorder or psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury 3) Apply clinical practice guidelines for mood stabilizer therapies 4) Describe key parameters for medications used to treat mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost, and simplicity of use

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM EDT ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM EDT: Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective Pharmacology
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss most recent opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers 3) Describe best practices for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM EDT ~ BREAK

 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM EDT: Pain Management – Family Medicine
Objectives: 1) Define “pain” as per the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) 2) Classify pain according to its origin and duration 3) Identify the basic physiology of pain 4) List commonly used analgesic drug classes and individual drugs: describe their mechanism of action and identify the potential for common and major side effects 5) Describe various pain assessment techniques, using evidence-based tools 6) Identify preventative and therapeutic measures for opioid-associated side effects 7) Describe the multimodal approach to pain management, to include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM EDT ~ BREAK

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM EDT: Sexually Transmitted Infections – Family Medicine
Objectives: 1) Define the major sexually transmitted infections 2) Assess the most effective means of identifying and diagnosing these infections 3) Discuss pharmacologic options for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections, as well as public health implications

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

July 10, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

9:00AM-1:20PM EDT (6:00AM-10:20AM PDT)

July 11, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

9:00AM-1:20PM EDT (6:00AM-10:20AM PDT)

July 12, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 3

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

9:00AM-1:20PM EDT (6:00AM-10:20AM PDT)

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.

American Academy of Family Physicians – AAFP

This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 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.

Additional Travel Information

Not applicable to online live stream CME.

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