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.
Physicians involved in the practice of general medicine. This includes general internists, hospitalists, sub-specialists in internal medicine, family physicians, general practitioners, and residents and fellows in internal medicine and family medicine. Medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants will find many sessions of interest and will benefit from the scope and depth of this program.
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 provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
“The Guthrie Clinic designates this live educational 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.”
As a provider accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society, The Guthrie Clinic (Office of CME) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Guthrie Clinic wishes to take those steps that are required to insure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently that other individuals because of the absence of auxiliary aids or service. If you need any auxiliary aids or services identified in the American with Disabilities Act, please provide this information to The Guthrie Clinic’s Office of Continuing Medical Education at least ten days prior to the symposium.
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 Guthrie Clinic Office of Continuing Medical Education by March 21, 2014. No refunds will be made on or after March 22, 2015. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.
For more information, call Guthrie’s Office of Continuing Medical Education at (570) 887-5762.
- 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration/Breakfast – Patterson Auditorium
- 8:00 AM - 8:10 AM: Welcome - Sheela Prabhu, MD
- 8:10 AM – 9:00 AM: Improving Patient/MD Communications and HCAHPS Scores – Viki Kind, MA
- 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Chronic Pain in a Non-terminally Ill Patient - Opioids or No Opioids – James Hitt, MD, PhD
- 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM: A Primer in Chronic Care Management - Thomas Yaeger, MD
- 10:30 AM – 10:40 AM: Break
- 10:40 AM – 10:55 AM: Hyperuricemia – innocent bystander or overlooked opportunity – Jackie Clowes, MD
- 10:55 AM – 11:10 AM: Bisphosphonates – to stop or not to stop…that is the question – Jackie Clowes, MD
- 11:10 AM – 11:40 PM: Latest Lipid Guidelines – A new paradigm or the same old wine in a new bottle – Sudhaker Sattur, MD
- 11:40 AM – 12:10 PM: OMG!! It’s a pancreatic cyst!! Now What?!? – Nan Walsh, CRNP-C
- 12:10 AM – 1:15 PM: Lunch/Resident Poster Competition – Patterson Auditorium
- 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Evaluation of the Complete Blood Count: What to do and What not to do? – Bradley Lash, MD
- 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM: Are we truly providing High Value Care? – John Pamula, MD
- 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: DEBATE – Prostate Cancer Screening – Is there a controversy? – Bradley Lash, MD (Pro) and Robert Douenias, MD (Con)
- 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM: Hot Questions from PCP’s to Specialists
- Cardiology - Sudhaker Sattur, MD
- General Surgery - David Bertsch, MD
- Nephrology - Matthew Novak, MD
- Vascular Surgery - Lawrence Sampson, MD
- 3:30 PM: Closing Remarks/Award Presentation – Sheela Prabhu, MD