**The information contained on this site is for the 2018 course. Information will be available soon for the 2020 program.**
A major challenge we face today as primary care clinicians is staying current with the rapid advances in prevention. Prevention is a major component of effective primary care practice and one of the unique strengths that we must possess. Most existing CME courses focus on prevention in one or several limited spheres. In this program, we will focus on screening and prevention and teach you cutting-edge and novel strategies across multiple disciplines. Topics include:
- Genetic causes of cancer: what patients should be screened
- Alcohol use and opioid patient management
- Screening and treatment of depression
- Strategies for smoking cessation
- Nutrition counseling and healthy coaching to prevent chronic illnesses
- Lifestyle changes to prevent type 2 diabetes, cardiac disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia
- Preventing falls in the elderly
- Evolving vaccine recommendations
- Advice for the world traveler to prevent infections
- Reducing medical errors
- Updates from the scientific director of the USPSTF
Engaging Sessions with Prominent Experts and Colleagues
Our outstanding faculty, recognized as experts in the field, will teach you how to incorporate the latest tests and tools into your practice. We will discuss challenging cases and treatments and give you ample opportunity to ask questions of and interact with leading experts. Course material will be presented in a distraction-free environment through formats that include:
- Innovative lectures
- Valuable case-based sessions
- Question-and-answer panels
- Interactive discussions
You can expect to receive an exceptional update to your existing skills at this clinically relevant course.
Practitioners from around the world attend this unique course to ensure they are currently with state-of-the-art clinical practices and skills including:
- Understanding when to refer patients for genetic testing for a personalized cancer risk assessment.
- Strategizing how to effectively promote cigarette cessation.
- Navigating guidelines and best practices regarding the safe use of chronic opioid therapy in primary care.
- Improving outcomes for treating hypertension.
- Optimizing screening options to reduce the risk of breast cancer.
- Being prepared to answer patient questions about healthy lifestyles.
- Improving outcomes by prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of HIV infection.