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Primary Care Focus 18th Annual Symposium

July 12-14, 2019 | Friday-Sunday
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida


Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be better able to:​

FRIDAY, July 12 
Commonly Seen ENT Complications in the Primary Care Setting
• Define presentation, diagnosis and management of the most common ENT infections seen in the primary care setting.
• Describe how antibiotic usage in ENT treatment remains a subject of controversy.

Parkinson’s at the Early Onset
• Recognize signs and symptoms related to early-onset Parkinson’s disease.
• Describe traditional treatment approaches for early-onset Parkinson’s disease and describe the potential side effects associated with available treatment options. 

Sleep Medicine Pearls: Update on Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome and Parasomnias
• Recognize and appropriately diagnose sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and parasomnias.
• Delineate the best available treatment options to date for these sleep disorders.
• Differentiate between these sleep disorders and comorbid medical illnesses.

Interventional Pulmonology
• Identify new trends in the diagnosis and treatment of lung malignancies and describe bronchoscopy treatment for severe asthma.
• Recognize when to refer patients with abnormal pulmonology imaging findings to a specialist.

Fall Prevention in Older Adults
• Identify and assess risk factors for falls in older adults.
• Select evidence-based intervention to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.

When Vacation Takes Revenge: Care of the Ill Returning Traveler 
• Describe some of the most common travel-related infections and symptoms of illness in returning travelers.
• Examine the geographic links associated with tropical infections.
• Analyze the importance of rapid diagnostics of the ill returning traveler.
• Review cases in travel medicine.

SATURDAY, July 13 
Differential Diagnosis of Depression and Dementia: A Neuropsychological Perspective
• Identify the typical cognitive and behavioral presentation for the most common dementias.
• Describe how depression can mimic and be differentiated from dementia.
• Recognize how neuropsychological testing can assist in differential diagnosis.

From Poppies to Pot: Cannabis Conundrums
• Assess the clinical indications for cannabis as a potential therapy for specific healthcare diagnoses supported by current evidence for efficacy.
• Identify the endocannabinoid receptor system’s unique mechanisms of action and essential role in modulating physiology.

Suicide: Risk Factors and How to Identify Them
• Identify and assess warning signs and symptoms of patients who may be at risk for suicide and recognize when a referral to a specialist is necessary.

Cardiovascular Outcomes with New Diabetes Drugs
• Describe the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes.
• Strategize the use of antihyperglycemic medications according to cardiovascular outcomes. 

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Men
• Define PDE5 inhibitor failure in the diabetic patient.
• Utilize clinical principles and expert opinions to evaluate patients with erectile dysfunction.
• Describe the surgical treatment options for men with erectile dysfunction.

SUNDAY, July 14 
MACRA and MIPS: How to Be Successful in These Programs
• Define the most recent rulings pertaining to Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
• Describe the Quality Payment Program (QPP) under the Medicare Part B physician fee schedule. 
• Implement value-based care and best-practice approaches in order to achieve success in these programs.

The New Frontier in Aortic Stenosis
• Define the pathophysiology of aortic stenosis.
• Identify and diagnose the different types of aortic stenosis.
• Recognize when a patient needs a TAVR or a SAVR.

Best Practices in Secondary Prevention of Stroke
• Identify key aspects of an optimal secondary prevention of stroke plan.
• Recognize common pitfalls in secondary prevention of stroke.
• Implement a standardized approach to secondary prevention of stroke.

What Primary Care Providers Need to Know About Blood Cancers
• Explain which abnormal CBC findings should prompt further testing and/or referral to a hematologist.
• Describe the most common types of blood cancers and pre-malignant states, including common types of leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative disorders.
• Define anti-cancer therapies used to treat patients with blood cancers.