Pharmacology and Rheumatology for Primary Care

Oct 15, 2021 – Oct 17, 2021

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 Pharmacology and Rheumatology 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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Tuition

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Livestream Event Pass: Oct 15-17, 2021
Daily Live Activity: 4:30 AM - 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM - 11:50 AM EDT
$ 599.00
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Overview & Agenda

Pharmacology 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 Pharmacology and Rheumatology 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 Pharmacology 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 about issues in Pharmacology and Rheumatology for 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 and quicker during a 20-minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, October 15th
(4:30 AM – 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM – 11:50 AM EDT)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Alphabet Soup Part 1: Pharmacotherapy Updates in Lipid Management with Focus on the High-Risk Patient
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid-lowering therapy 2) Discuss medication optimization for secondary prevention for the patient 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with complex lipid-lowering needs 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Alphabet Soup Part 2: Pharmacotherapy Updates in Lipid Management and the Role of Non-Statin Therapies
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding lipid-lowering therapy 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for non-statin agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with complex lipid-lowering needs 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Clinical and Laboratory Approach to Rheumatic Diseases 
Objectives: 1) Construct an approach to the evaluation of patients with Rheumatic diseases 2) Differentiate several patterns that allow for clinical diagnosis of Rheumatic diseases 3) Determine the use and limitations of laboratory testing in Rheumatic diseases 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Clinical Aspects and Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis
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 

Saturday, October 16th
(4:30 AM – 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM – 11:50 AM EDT)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Crystal Arthopathies
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) 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other Connective Tissue DiseaseS
Objectives: 1) Discuss the clinical manifestations of Systemic Lupus 2) Discuss the clinical manifestations of Systemic Sclerosis 3) Discuss the clinical manifestations of Inflammatory Myositis 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Alphabet Soup Part 3: Hypertension Medication Management in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding hypertension 2) Discuss evidence-based optimization for antihypertensives 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with resistant hypertension 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
First Comes Metformin, and Then Comes…?”: Evaluating the Role of Oral Agents for Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved oral diabetes agents 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with diabetes 

Sunday, October 17th 
(4:30 AM – 8:50 AM PDT // 7:30 AM – 11:50 AM EDT)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM:
Injectable Products for Diabetes – Part 1
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for GLP-1 agonists 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with diabetes 

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM ~ BREAK  

8:35 AM – 9:35 AM:
Injectable Products for Diabetes – Part 2: The Ins and Outs of Insulin
Objectives: 1) Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes 2) Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for newly approved insulin products 3) Develop a therapeutic plan for the patient with diabetes 

9:35 AM – 9:45 AM ~ BREAK  

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM:
Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations Part 1
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 format 

10:45 AM – 10:50 AM ~ BREAK  

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM:
Rheumatology Potpourri: Interactive Case Presentations Part 2
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 format 

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

October 15, 2021

Online Live Stream

Conference - Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

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

October 16, 2021

Online Live Stream

Conference - Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

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

October 17, 2021

Online Live Stream

Conference - Day 3

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration.

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

This live activity is being reviewed and will be 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

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.

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.

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