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
- Screening ethics and skills
- Patient counseling and healthy lifestyle changes
- Strategies for smoking cessation
- Screening and treatment of depression
- Sleep apnea
- Preoperative cardiac evaluations
- Infections in the world traveler, including Zika
- Opioid patient management
- Preventing complications including, colon and skin cancer, cardiac disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, HIV, HCV and other infectious diseases
Our outstanding faculty, recognized as leaders in clinical practice and medical education, will challenge, refresh, and recharge your knowledge of prevention in primary care. Course material will be presented in a distraction-free environment, through multi-media formats that include state-of-the-art lectures, question and answer sessions, and case based discussions utilizing the Audience Response System. You can expect to receive an exceptional update to your existing skills at this clinically relevant course.
Continuing education programs should ensure that you emerge with enhanced skills and the ability to improve patient care. Here’s why this course meets these requirements:
- Understanding when to refer patients for genetic testing for a personalized cancer risk assessment.
- Strategizing how to effectively promote cigarette cessation.
- Navigating complications and guidelines 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 Zika virus.
- Improving outcomes by prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis to reduce the risk of HIV infection.