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4th Annual Hot Topic in Primary Care Symposium
Guthrie Sayre Campus
The broad scope of the primary care physician’s practice incorporates management of acute, undiagnosed illness and complex, multi-system disease, as well as the provision of extensive preventive care and general health promotion. In addition, because primary care physicians are most often the first medical provider contacted by a patient, the daily clinical challenges require a distinct approach and special skills in eliciting concerns, focusing key issues, negotiating plans and helping solve problems. Primary care physicians also need to actively collaborate with referral specialists and coordinate the care given by varied specialties. All this is firmly based in the context of a patient-physician relationship built on mutual trust and knowledge.
This important CME symposium “Hot Topics for the Primary Care Provider” will educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. In addition to an overview of the history, current science of a variety of specialty areas and new and important medical advances, most content will be presented in a very practical, patient-focused manner relevant to the specific primary care setting and challenges.
Course Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify both common and uncommon clinical presentations of disorders seen in the primary care clinic.
- Describe current updates in diagnosis of disorders seen in the primary care clinic.
- Utilize current advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these common problems, using whenever possible, and evidence-based approach.
- Discuss the prevalence, pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms of acute and chronic conditions commonly encountered in the primary care setting.
- Self-report evidenced-based information for managing patients with acute and chronic conditions to improve outcomes.
- Utilize clinical strategies for managing these conditions, including pharmacological treatments and compare strategies based on benefits, risks, side effects and interactions.
- Enhance professional development resources to meet the challenges of providing primary care across the lifespan.
"The Guthrie Clinic is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians."
"The Guthrie Clinic designates this live activity for a maximum of (6.0) AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity."
If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $25.00 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by the The Guthrie Clinic Office of Continuing Medical Education by March 21, 2014. No refunds will be made on or after March 22, 2014. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.
- Physician - $70.00
- Nurse/Midlevel/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant/Clinical/Administrative Staff - $40.00
- Resident/Fellow/Medical/Nursing Student - No Charge
Checks payable to: Donald Guthrie Foundation for Education and Research
For more information, call Guthrie’s Office of Continuing Medical Education at (570) 887-5762.