Primary Care Update: Cardiology and Emergency Medicine

Dec 28, 2020 – Dec 30, 2020

Online Live Stream - CME

This online live stream CME and the enduring recordings for this program will be acceptable for up to 10 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 inCardiology and Emergency Medicine 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 Daily Program Schedule, and Topics & Objectives for each date listed below. 

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Overview & Agenda

Primary Care Update: Cardiology and Emergency Medicine

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care clinicians with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine for Primary Care, 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 Cardiology and Emergency 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 issues in Cardiology and Emergency 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 during a 20-minute office visit.

Schedule and Topics 

Monday, December 28th 

8:45 AM (ET) / 5:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements) 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (PT)
ECG 101: Boot Camp (Cardiology) 
Objectives: 1) Learn how to comfortably and quickly interpret an electrocardiogram (ECG) 2) Rather than memorize patterns, understand WHY the ECG appears at it does 3) Identify features of ECGs that are associated with life-threatening conditions

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 7:05 AM – 8:05 AM (PT):   
Guide Me! A Practical Overview of Cardiology Guidelines and Its Impact on Primary Care Medicine (Cardiology) 
Objectives: 1) Understand when to initiate treatment strategies for cholesterol lowering and blood pressure control 2) Learn the latest goals for appropriate use of cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease 3) Review reasons to consider cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices for your patients

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 8:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (ET) / 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM (PT): 
Clinical Pearls from the Recent Literature (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) List pearls from the recent emergency medicine literature that pertain to common conditions encountered by the primary care physician 2) Discuss the incorporation of recent evidence into the diagnosis and management of select primary care patients

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 9:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM (ET) / 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM (PT): 
Avoiding Pitfalls in Back Pain Emergencies (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess 2) Discuss pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of select spinal cord compressive syndromes

Tuesday,  December 29th 

8:45 AM (ET) / 5:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements)

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (PT)
Current Updates and Controversies in COVID-19 (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) Describe the clinical presentation of patients with COVID-19 2) Identify the complications of COVID-193) Discuss the current management of patients with COVID-19

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 7:05 AM – 8:05 AM (PT):   
Modern Management of Allergic Emergencies and Anaphylaxis (Emergency Medicine)
Objectives: 1) Discuss the current, evidence-based management of patients with ACE-inhibitor induced angioedema 2) State the indications for, and appropriate dosing of, epinephrine in anaphylaxis 3) Discuss the use of antihistamines and corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with anaphylaxis

11:05 AM – 11:15 AM (ET) / 8:05 AM – 8:15 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (ET) / 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM (PT): 
Truth or A Fib: The Truth about Afib (Cardiology) 
Objectives: 1) Decide the appropriate triage of patients presenting in atrial fibrillation 2) Learn the “four pillars” of Afib management 3) Develop an understanding of the advanced therapies to treat atrial fibrillation and its related conditions, such as ablation procedure and left atrial appendage closure.

12:15 PM – 12:20 PM (ET) / 9:15 AM – 9:20 AM (PT) ~ BREAK 

12:20 PM – 1:20 PM (ET) / 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM (PT):
Looking Up: A (Re)View of Syncope (Cardiology)
Objectives: 1) Learn about the causes of transient loss of consciousness (TLOC) 2) Identify which patients are at high-risk for life-threatening events after a TLOC by essential questions, focused physical exam, and electrocardiography 3) Understand the role of additional testing (echocardiography, ambulatory ECG monitoring, tilt table testing) after a TLOC presentation 4) Learn about treatment options and goals of therapy

Wednesday, December 30th 

8:45 AM (ET) / 5:45 AM (PT): Meeting Room Opens (Please log in a few minutes early for important announcements) 

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (ET) / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (PT)
Practical Approach to the Patient with Hyperlipidemia (PC Update) 
Objectives: 1) Apply the current guidelines 2) Develop a practical approach for considering the new medications available 3) Consider the new targets developed for cholesterol end point

10:00 AM – 10:05 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM – 7:05 AM (PT) ~ BREAK

10:05 AM – 11:05 AM (ET) / 7:05 AM – 8:05 AM (PT)
Practical Approach to the Patient with Potential DVT (PC Update) 
Objectives: 1) Obtain an appropriate medical history to better identify those patients at risk 2) More confidently evaluate and assess the patient suspected of having DVT 3) Better manage patients with the confirmed diagnosis of DVT

Program Schedule

Date

Location

Description

Time

December 28, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

6:00 AM - 10:20 AM PST//9:00 AM - 1:20 PM EST

December 29, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

6:00 AM - 10:20 AM PST//9:00 AM - 1:20 PM EST

December 30, 2020

Online Live Stream

Webinar

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

6:00 AM - 8:05 AM PST//9:00 AM - 11:05 AM EST

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 10 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 is has been reviewed and is deemed acceptable for up to 10 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 10 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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