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2019
Primary Care Focus Symposium
18th Annual
Thursday-Sunday, July 11-14, 2019
Naples Ritz-Carlton, Florida
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Objectives 

Friday, June 29 
 
Primary Care Management of Acute and Chronic Atrial Fibrillation
Theodore Feldman, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Diagnose and manage acute atrial fibrillation.
  • Describe the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for atrial fibrillation management.
  • Recognize when and how to use anticoagulation for stroke prevention.
Managing Cholesterol: Whom to Treat and Why
Theodore Feldman, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Implement the latest screening guidelines for cholesterol-related risk based on recommendations of the American Heart Association.
  • Recognize the risk factors associated with heart disease, stroke and cancer and initiate effective patient discussions to motivate risk mitigation.
  • Implement common treatments for diseases of the heart and recognize when referral to a specialist is warranted.
Manifestations and Presentations of Collagen Vascular Diseases 
Joseph LaConti, M.D., Ph.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology and pathophysiology of collagen vascular diseases most commonly seen in the primary care practice and know when referral to a specialist is necessary.
  • Identify the most common signs and symptoms of collagen vascular diseases and describe the diagnostic tests most helpful in recognizing them.
 
Foods That Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Jim Painter, Ph.D., R.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Discuss the scientific evidence debunking diet misconceptions associated with heart disease etiology. 
  • Identify foods that reduce the risk of developing heart disease and describe the mechanisms that make these foods effective.
Physician Well-being: Preventing Burnout
Ana Rivas-Vazquez, Ph.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize how emotional exhaustion correlates to interpersonal disengagement and a reduced sense of personal accomplishment. 
  • Explain how clinician well-being impacts patient satisfaction, safety and outcomes.
  • Implement strategies to improve personal resilience and an optimal state of personal, physical, mental and social well-being.
 
Saturday, June 30
 
Appropriate Antibiotic Usage
Isabel Gomez, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Implement recommendations for appropriate antibiotic prescribing, including clinical practice guidelines that have been developed to improve outpatient treatment of common infections in children and adults.
  • Compare common methods for isolation, identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of microorganisms, and recognize the basic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Recognize pathogenic microorganisms that currently present major treatment challenges due to antimicrobial resistance.
Ten Eye Conditions You Can't Afford to Miss
Carlos Buznego, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify patients with sight-threatening and life-threatening conditions of the eyes.
  • Combine patient history, physical examination and appropriate clinical suspicion to determine best-practice management.
Common Sports Medicine Injuries
Michael Swartzon, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Explain the factors leading to sports injuries and describe symptoms, causes and treatment of common sports injuries.
Fatty Liver Disease
Seth Rosen, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Recognize the epidemiology and pathophysiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cirrhosis.
  • Differentiate the prognosis of nonalcoholic fatty liver from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
  • Design a lifestyle modification treatment plan for patients with NAFLD.
Foods As Medicine: Treating People Through Nutrition
Natalie Castro, M.S., R.D., LDN
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Effectively explain to patients the mechanisms of action of nutrient-dense diets to prevent, treat and reverse illnesses that are highly influenced by diet.
  • Improve patient engagement in preventing the onset of chronic health conditions attributed to poorly managed blood sugar levels related to consumption of foods high in sugar and processed carbohydrates.

Sunday, July 1
 
Evaluation of Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
Randy A. Fink, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Utilize a simple, straightforward template to evaluate premenopausal abnormal uterine bleeding in the primary care setting.
  • Implement the most up-to-date treatment options for heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Effectively evaluate and manage the patient with postmenopausal bleeding.
Primary Care of the Adult Woman: A Gynecologist’s Perspective
Jason James, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Implement strategies to improve urinary complaints such as stress incontinence and overactive bladder and explain the therapeutic options available.
  • Identify how to screen and apply treatment options for atrophic vaginitis and dyspareunia, which is often overlooked and underdiagnosed.
  • Implement the most current recommendations for mammogram, cervical cancer, osteopenia and osteoporosis screening in the adult woman.
Adolescent Medicine: Psychosocial Care of the Teenager
Onelia G. Lage, M.D.
Upon completion of my presentation, participants should be better able to:
  • Apply appropriate psychosocial screening tools for adolescents.
  • Recognize a subset of common adolescent conditions.


DISCLAIMER

Baptist Health South Florida presents this CME activity for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Opinions, perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally, participants should consult FDA-approved uses and information prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical devices discussed in this activity.

While Baptist Health makes reasonable efforts to ensure that accurate information is presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. Participants should rely on their own clinical judgment, knowledge and experience before applying any information provided for any professional use.

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