This annual interdisciplinary course offers participants an overview of current topics in internal medicine including interactive case studies. Interdisciplinary speakers present diverse clinical topics chosen for applicability to NP/PA and primary care physician practice settings. As complex patients transition care to the outpatient arena, current guideline-based medicine typically initiated in the hospital setting continues to be important as patients transition out of the acute care setting (myocardial infarction and cardiac rehabilitation, pneumonia treatment and follow up, hypertension management, heart failure, diabetes, renal insufficiency, GI conditions, stable ischemic heart disease, etc.). The course also offers unique and innovative small group fresh tissue workshops on biopsies and joint injections.
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify diagnostic and clinical decision making skills consistent with evidence-based guidelines
- Identify current, clinically oriented, evidence-based practice recommendations in specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, behavorial medicine, preventive medicine, women's health, gastroenterology, and vascular medicine
- Describe indications for diagnosis, management, and patient referral for clinical scenarios encountered in current practices
- Identify current pharmaceutical considerations and indications, including new drugs, commonly prescribed for primary care conditions
OPTIONAL HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
Attendees have the option to register for one or all of the hands-on workshops that include: joint injections, biopsy, or wound care.
This conference emphasizes clinical care issues confronting busy clinicians including current pharmacology content. The program is designed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and primary care physicians.
Select presentations in the program will contain pharmacology content. We will have an estimate of the approximate number of hours of pharmacology content as the meeting gets closer and faculty finalize their presentation content. ize their educational experience.