Internal Medicine: A Clinical Update

Following this course, the participant should be able to develop an approach to the patient with metabolic disorders to arrive at a cost-effective diagnosis; apply a treatment plan that considers lifestyles, medications and specialty referral or monitoring needs; identify patients likely to develop complications and determine the long-term needs as well as resource management. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes.

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives. Since Internal Medicine takes a lead role in medicine in general, this course was designed for all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician to provide an update in their practice strategies and abilities to diagnose, treat and improve patient care.
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Day 1 Hypertension: Recent Trials and Rational Therapy. Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation. Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes. Treatment of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes.
Day 2 Common Endocrine Disorders. Diabetes/Endocrine Cases. New Drugs for the Primary Care Physician: What You Need to Know. Rational Management of Depression in Primary Care.
Day 3 Management of Type 1 Diabetes. Disorders of Calcium Metabolism. Diagnosis of Primary Headache Syndromes. Treatment of Primary Headache Syndromes.
Day 4 Outpatient Anticoagulation Issues. Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) – A Primary Care Perspective. Thyroid Case Studies, Part I. Thyroid Case Studies, Part II.
Day 5 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Male Hypogonadism: Clinical Features. Evaluation of the Patient with Syncope. Drug Interactions and Side Effects.

25 Feb - 1 Mar 2012

Sorasota
United States of America
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