Internal Medicine Update and Pharmacology for Primary Care

Mar 11, 2022 – Mar 13, 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.

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.

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

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Tuition Discount

Past Attendees Save $50: Past MCE Conferences attendees (within the previous three years) automatically receive a $50 discount at checkout.

Bring a Friend or Colleague and Save $50: If you are attending with another healthcare professional you are eligible for a $50 discount.

Overview & Agenda

Internal Medicine Update and Pharmacology for Primary Care – 12 Credits 

Overview
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered issues in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology, 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 Internal Medicine and Pharmacology 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 goal of improving patient outcomes.

Target Audience
All Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about issues in Internal Medicine and Pharmacology in Primary Care.

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.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, March 11

What a Headache! Clinical Review of Migraine Headaches with Corresponding Treatments
Objectives: 1) Review risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of migraine headaches 2) Describe various treatment and preventative strategies of migraine headaches 3) Illustrate appropriate treatments through patient cases


They Aren’t Just for Diabetes Anymore: Update on Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors in the Clinical Practice
Objectives: 1) Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors within diabetes patients 2) Discuss growing evidence of SGTL2 inhibitors within non-diabetes patients, including heart failure and chronic kidney disease 3) Apply evidence to cases presented where SGLT2 inhibitors may be appropriate


Medical Myths (Busting Medical Myths)
Objectives: 1) Recognize medical myths 2) Recognize why they occur 3) Explain why they persist despite evidence against them


Drug Interactions and Side-Effects for 2022
Objectives: 1) Effectively manage patients on statins in respect to muscle symptoms 2) Recognize major drug interactions with warfarin 3) Know the dangers of quinolones

Saturday, March 12

Practical Pearls in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Develop a plan for treatment of resistant hypertension 2) Recognize hidden presentations of sleep apnea 3) Recognize common causes of night sweats


Making the Difficult Diagnosis: Separating Rare from Common
Objectives: 1) Recognize distinguishing features which help separate rare from common diseases 2) Understand how to respond to trigger features 3) Remember that the rare presentation of the common disease is more likely than the common presentation of the rare disease


Too Many Penicillin Allergies! Overview, Assessment and Action Plan for Success to Delabel
Objectives:1)Discuss detrimental outcomes of self-reported penicillin allergies 2) Analyze current literature supporting penicillin allergy assessment and intervention resulting in delabeling 3) Explore steps and practical measures to successfully delabel a penicillin allergy


Hot Topics in Infectious Diseases: Shorter Durations of Therapy and IV to PO Conversion in Complicated Infections
Objectives: 1) Describe disease states for which shorter durations of therapy data are growing 2) Review data for which IV to PO conversion is growing for complicated infections 3) Apply data learned to cases likely to occur within clinical practice

Sunday, March 13

Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly 2) Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients 3) Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy 4) Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications 5) Illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions using case studies


Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects Through Prudent Prescribing (Continued)
Objectives: 1) Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly 2) Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients 3) Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy 4) Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications 5) Illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions using case studies


Evaluation and Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
Objectives: 1) Develop an approach to evaluating a rising TSH in a patient who is on thyroid hormone 2) Develop an approach to the management of patients with subclinical hypothyroidism 3) Recognize the drug interactions that effect thyroid hormone absorption


Natural Products: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Objectives: 1) Recognize which natural products are effective in the prevention of migraine headache 2) Identify which natural product has good evidence for prevention of urinary tract infections 3) Recognize which natural product has the greatest danger for drug interactions

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

March 11, 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.

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM PDT // 10:30 AM - 2:50 PM EDT

March 12, 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.

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM PDT // 10:30 AM - 2:50 PM EDT

March 13, 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.

7:30 AM - 11:50 AM PDT // 10:30 AM - 2:50 PM 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 Internal Medicine Update and Pharmacology for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 03/11/2022 to 03/13/2022. 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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