15.0 Contact Hours
COURSE FEESPhysicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $895
Regular Registration - $945
Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $695
Regular Fee - $745
Nurses, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $495
Regular Fee - $545
*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: December 12,2019
Practical Approach to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Define treatment goals for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Identify the pathophysiology and comorbidities often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- Discuss lifestyle, medication, biomechanical and surgical options for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- Identify the most common office emergencies encountered in the primary care setting.
- Develop immediate action plans to address the most common office emergencies, to include appropriate medication, equipment and staff training.
- Discuss ways in which the primary care provider can either initiate or integrate into already established national, state and local community resilience efforts. Related Cases / Learning Activities.
How to Tackle the Most Common Office Emergencies:
Session 2: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 2:15 PM Check In/Registration, 2:30 - 5:15 PM Educational Program (2.5hrs)
Performing a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment/ Related Cases - (2.5 hr)At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), and how primary care providers should consider these with respect to "level of care assistance" recommendations.
- Discuss common diseases which present differently in elders.
- Identify evidence-based tools to perform comprehensive geriatric assessments.
- Describe the doctor/patient relationship in regards to geriatric medicine.
- Identify the role of community resources in preserving the functional independence of older adults.
Session 3: Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:45 AM Check In, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5hrs)
Focus on the Genitourinary and Lower Gastrointestinal Tracts Tracts and Getting the Function back in Sexual DysfunctionAt the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
Focus on the Genitourinary and Lower Gastrointestinal Tracts :
- Describe common urinary tract infections.
- Describe common inflammatory conditions of the genitourinary tract.
- Describe common intestinal infections.
- Review of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
- Define the types of male and female sexual dysfunction.
- Assess the causes of male or female sexual dysfunction associated with medical conditions, medications and psychological factors, using established screening tools when appropriate.
- Discuss pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for the treatment of sexual dysfunction.
- Devise a treatment plan for addressing sexual dysfunction in men and women, including lifestyle modifications.
- Analyze communication strategies to guide sexual health discussions with a patient. Related Cases / Learning Activities
Getting the Function back in Sexual Dysfunction:
Session 4: Friday, March 13, 2020, 2:15 PM Check In, 2:30 - 5:15 PM Educational Program (2.5hr)
Acute Pain and Emerging Therapies for Pain Management/Related CasesAt the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
- Define "pain" as per the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
- Classify pain according to its origin and duration.3. Identify the basic physiology of pain.
- List commonly used analgesic drug classes and individual drugs; describe their mechanism of action and identify the potential for both common and major side effects.
- Describe various pain assessment techniques, using evidence-based tools.
- Identify preventative and therapeutic measures for opioid-associated side effects.
- Describe the multimodal approach to pain management, to include both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.