Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care

Feb 18, 2022 – Feb 20, 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.

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 Women’s Health for Primary Care 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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Overview & Agenda

Pharmacology and Women’s Health 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 Pharmacology and Women’s Health 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 Women’s Health, 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 Women’s Health 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 during a 20 minute office visit.

Topics and Objectives

Friday, February 18

Menopause Hormone Therapy: Where Are We Now?
Objectives: 1) Discuss treatment options for managing hot flashes 2) List the pros and cons of menopause hormone therapy 3) Prescribe menopause hormone therapy

Contraception Update: Rise of the LARCs
Objectives: 1) Counsel patients on contraceptive options 2) Discuss the pros and cons of long-acting reversible contraceptives 3) Prescribe emergency contraception

Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective
Objectives: 1) Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States 2) Discuss recently released 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 4) Discuss cases, investigations, and licensure outcomes involving prescribers and opioids to identify practice improvement opportunities

Drug Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis
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

Saturday, February 19

Case Studies in Vaginitis
Objectives: 1) List the differential diagnosis of vaginitis 2) Discuss the role of the office laboratory in the diagnosis of vaginitis 3) Prescribe treatment for the most common causes of infectious vaginitis

Top Questions in Contraception
Objectives: 1) Discuss the use of the new hormonal contraceptive patch and vaginal ring 2) Discuss IUD properties and their impact on device selection 3) Describe potential benefits offered by two new novel birth control pills

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 1
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

Optimizing Drug Therapy and Avoiding Drug Injury in the Older Adult: Part 2
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

Sunday, February 20

COVID-19 & Updates in Managing Long COVID [30 min.]
Objectives: 1) Discuss risk factors, clinical presentation and treatment planning recommendations for individuals suspected to have COVID-19 long hauler syndrome 2) Describe the latest evidence regarding the most prevalent presentations of COVID-19 complications

Psychopharmacotherapy in Bipolar Disorder: Clinical Cases [30 min.]
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

Pharmacotherapy and Mood Stabilizers in Primary Care: Considerations for “Off-Label” Prescribing
Objectives: 1) Discuss “off-label” use of mood stabilizers and psychotropic agents for agitation, restlessness, insomnia, and other behavioral symptoms 2) Differentiate commonly prescribed agents by pharmacologic class, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetic factors, indications/uses, as well as, tolerability and efficacy 3) Apply best practices in prescribing and shared decision-making when considering “off label” use of drugs in a case scenario involving dementia and brain injury 4) Consider steps to optimize benefits and reduce risks to patients, while prescribing with liability authority

Depression: Meeting the Clinical Challenge
Objectives: 1) List the differential diagnosis of major depression 2) List the DSM-V criteria for making the diagnosis of major depression 3) Prescribe antidepressant therapy

Case Studies in Hypertension
Objectives: 1) Review the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines 2) Discuss the challenge of determining an appropriate target blood pressure goal 3) Apply clinical pearls for improving blood pressure control

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

February 18, 2022

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 1

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration through your MY MCE account.

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

February 19, 2022

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 2

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration through your MY MCE account.

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

February 20, 2022

Online Live Stream

Webinar - Day 3

Online live stream access information will be provided upon registration through your MY 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 pointsin 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 Pharmacology and Women’s Health for Primary Care and deemed it acceptable for up to 12.00 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/18/2022 to 02/20/2022. 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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