Destin, FL CME Conference

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Daily Schedule for Destin, FL CME Conference

Whether you practice full-time and strive to sharpen your skills, or you work occasionally and need to improve your knowledge base, there’s something for everyone here! Perhaps you just want to stay current and pass your recertification exams. Plus, this exciting program allows participants to come early and/or stay over the weekend for a vacation. Discounted hotel rates apply! Schedule is preliminary.

Topics, times and presenters subject to change.

APNP Pharmacology Credit denoted by Rx
Product Theater (Non-CME) denoted by *

*Number of hours depends on your course selection. Rx denotes Pharmacology hours. Daily CME credits listed are the maximum number of credits available for that specific day.

Monday, August 3 – Early Registration 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Day One – Tuesday, August 4

Women’s Health

Speaker

Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

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6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

It is almost unthinkable that in 2020, thousands of women still die giving birth, and it is not just a problem in under-resourced countries. Here in the United States, morbidity and mortality rates continue to be high with women of color carrying the greatest risk of an adverse pregnancy outcome. Some of the risk factors for maternal morbidity and mortality are modifiable, but many are not. This session will provide an overview of the epidemiologic data surrounding maternal morbidity and mortality in the US and globally, and will follow with a discussion about what conditions are preventable, modifiable risk factors, and strategies used to help prevent unnecessary deaths. Specific topics to be addressed include race/ethnicity, weight, diabetes, postpartum hemorrhage, and cardiovascular disease.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Preterm Labor (Rx=0.4)

One of the more frustrating areas of obstetrical practice is trying to stratify a patient’s risk of delivering preterm. During this session, we will discuss the terminologies and definitions surrounding preterm labor, common physical examination findings, and diagnostics available to help diagnose and stratify risk for preterm delivery. A brief historical review will be provided that includes previously used criteria to diagnose preterm labor and medications to treat preterm labor. Also, we will talk about what is on the horizon in terms of research into the possible cause(s) of preterm labor as well as novel testing modalities to help accurately provide a diagnosis and prognosis for the gravid patient. Included in this part of the discussion will be the link between sleep, melatonin, and preterm labor; placental growth factor; and new research about the impact of the vaginal microbiome on preterm labor risk.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Ob/Gyn Emergencies (Rx=0.1)

While many of us work in outpatient settings and rarely encounter true obstetric or gynecologic emergencies, some of us may work in inpatient settings where these are all too common. This session will explore several different ob/gyn conditions that require rapid identification and management. We will discuss the evidence-based recommendations on the diagnosis and management of gynecologic conditions such as acute menorrhagia and ovarian torsion. We will also discuss the diagnosis and management of obstetric conditions including postpartum hemorrhage, amniotic fluid embolism, placental abruption, acute uterine inversion, and ruptured ectopic pregnancy. This presentation can be a review for those recertifying, working in emergency medicine, or simply with curiosity as to how to diagnose and manage these conditions.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Is It Time to Reconsider Your Treatment Strategy in Your Patients With T2D? (Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Inc.) or Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are directly responsible for almost 15% of all maternal deaths worldwide, and when we add in the indirect consequence of hypertensive disorders on postpartum hemorrhage, the statistic grows to almost 25%. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy exist on a spectrum, from pre-gravid or chronic hypertension to eclampsia, with preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome in between. During this session, we will discuss the terminology and diagnostic criteria for each hypertensive disorder. There will also be a discussion on the risk factors associated with hypertension in pregnancy, including modifiable and non-modifiable risks. The session will conclude with a discussion about the consequences of undiagnosed or poorly managed hypertensive disorders as well as the evidence-based guidelines for appropriate treatment of each entity.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Menopause (Rx=0.3)

Humans are one of the only mammals on the planet that live beyond our reproductive potential. Moving through the transition can be difficult for some women, and often the messages we receive from our culture can be confusing and unhelpful. Once we move beyond the milestone of one year after the last normal menstrual period, we are left with the physical and emotional consequences of lack of estrogen and progesterone, including changes in cognition, bone density, and the urogenital tract. In this session, we will discuss the menopause transition and what happens to our hormones as we progress through these years. We will then discuss treatment strategies, including guidance from the North American Menopause Society and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding peri-menopause and post-menopause. The session will end with a brief exploration of what is on the horizon in terms of menopause management, including novel pharmacotherapeutic options and ovarian tissue transplantation.

Day Two – Wednesday, August 5

Orthopedics

Speaker

Gerald Weniger, MEd, MPAS, ATC, PA-C

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6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Not Just Sprains: Foot and Ankle Pathologies You May Be Missing

Most clinicians are likely familiar with the evaluation and treatment of common conditions like plantar fasciitis, lateral ankle sprains, and Achilles tendinitis. But what about more obscure foot and ankle pathologies? This presentation will review less common musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and ankle such as Morton’s neuroma, Lisfranc injuries, Achilles tendon rupture, and syndesmosis (high ankle) sprains. Often neglected principles for treating inflammation will also be covered.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Don’t Shoulder the Burden: Demystifying Physical Exam of the Shoulder

Many clinicians are comfortable with the evaluation of musculoskeletal conditions of the hand, wrist, foot, or ankle. But for some reason, evaluation of shoulder pain is often more daunting. SLAP tears? Hawkins-Kennedy test? Bankart tears? O’Brien’s test? This presentation will help you make sense of all the orthopedic acronyms and eponyms so that you can more confidently evaluate a patient with shoulder pain.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Keys to the Knee: Simplifying Evaluation of the Knee

Evaluation of the knee has changed and evolved over the years. Do you perform a Lachman’s test or anterior drawer? Is McMurray’s test still clinically useful? What is a Thessaly test? This presentation will discuss these special tests and more; while making sense of a musculoskeletal exam of the knee. Special attention will be directed towards acute and degenerative meniscus tears, and when referral to orthopedics is prudent.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Capture the Fracture: Upper and Lower Extremity Fracture Review

Are you confident in your ability to diagnose upper and lower extremity fractures? Can you accurately and succinctly describe these fractures as seen radiographically? Are you familiar with the conservative vs. surgical treatment options? This presentation will review the evaluation and treatment of common extremity fractures. Attendees will have the opportunity to view and practice describing fracture patterns.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Breaching the Standard of Care: Case Studies in Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is any act by a clinician during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of medical practice and causes injury to the patient. This presentation will review several real-life case study scenarios in orthopedics and emergency medicine. Compartment syndrome? Pulmonary embolus? Oh my! Avoid future pitfalls and potential malpractice claims by learning valuable lessons from prior mistakes.

Day Three – Thursday, August 6

Cardiology/Emergency Medicine

Speaker

Shalon Buchs, MHS, PA-C

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6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Cardiovascular Disease: Managing the Risks (Rx=0.2)

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a leading cause of death in both men and women in the US and is a leading cause of death worldwide. Coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral artery disease comprise the spectrum of CVD. Prevention, primary and secondary is crucial to properly manage CVD. Screening for and managing various risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia in appropriate populations is essential for reducing the incidence of coronary vascular disease. Guideline based management of modifiable risk factors once CVD is present is vital to reduce disease progression and related morbidity and mortality. This session will review the risk factors for CVD, the populations that are appropriate for screening and management of risk factors such as hypertension and dyslipidemia. Lifestyle modifications and guideline-based pharmacologic management will be discussed for hypertension and dyslipidemia for primary and secondary prevention strategies.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Coronary Heart Disease: An Update

The number of people affected by coronary heart disease (CHD) in the US is astonishing. More than 16.5 million people over the age of 20 have CHD and that number is expected to increase by 15-20% by 2030. CHD remains a leading cause of death in the US. Clinicians caring for patients with risk factors of CHD or for patients that already have the disease should ensure a level of comfort in diagnosing and managing the conditions on the CHD spectrum. This presentation will focus on the diagnostic criteria and management of CHD including stable angina, and the three diseases on the acute coronary spectrum; unstable angina, NSTEMI, and STEMI. Broad coverage of pathophysiology, patient presentation, diagnostic approach and management for these conditions will be covered. Type 2 MI will also briefly be discussed in terms of presentation, evaluation, and management.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Cardiac Pharmacology (Rx=1.5)

Pharmacotherapy is often a large component of care for cardiac patients, the drug list can become daunting. Managing hypertensive patients, coronary heart disease patients, and heart failure patients can become an overwhelming task for any provider. This session will focus on guideline-based indications for medications used for the treatment of common cardiac disorders including hypertension, dyslipidemia, coronary heart disease, and some rhythm disturbances. We will discuss antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants in terms of their role in acute coronary syndrome and some rhythm disturbances. We will discuss several agents in the treatment of hypertension and coronary heart disease. Statins will be discussed in terms of their role in managing cardiac patients. Rate and rhythm control agents will be discussed as will some inotropic agents.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 2:00 pm

The Ins and Outs of Valve Disease

Cardiac valve disease can be mysterious and misunderstood. The murmurs and sequelae associated with valvulopathy can lead to substantial morbidity and mortality. Rhythm disturbances, heart failure and angina may be a presenting symptom in some of these patients. Providers should be comfortable with cardiac auscultation of murmurs and be armed with knowledge of an appropriate workup after hearing one. Various valve diseases along with potential symptomology associated with them will be reviewed during this session. This session will primarily focus on left-sided valve disease including aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral stenosis and mitral regurgitation, the evaluation of valve disease and associated conditions.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Heart Failure: Mending A Broken Heart (Rx=0.1)

Heart failure brings a significant burden to the health system in terms of patient well-being and cost of care. There are approximately 6 million people in the United States with Heart Failure (HF). The condition contributes significantly to emergency department visits and hospitalizations each year. The mortality attributed to HF each year is greater than 75,000 persons. Clinicians should be familiar with diagnosing and managing the various types of HF to keep patients out of the ED and hospital. This session will review the stages and classes of heart failure, discuss acute decompensated heart failure and reinforce the goals of treatment.

SBHPP Speaker - Jennifer Carlquist

4:00 – 6:30 pm

Optional Workshop: Conquering Cardiology: Mastering the EKG

Speaker

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C, ER CAQ

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  • Do you know how much to worry about the next EKG that comes across your desk? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the things we have to know but don’t know where to start?
  • You may know how to pick up the big stuff like a STEMI, but do you know the 3 deadly things you can’t miss when the EKG software says non-specific st t wave changes?
  • When you are doing sports physicals, do you know the two deadly things you can’t miss on a Young person‘s EKG?
  • Do you know the 5 things you should always look for and document on any patient with palpitations? Do you know how to find an S1 q3 t3 and why this MATTERS?
  • Do you know what a Q wave is and when to worry about it? Do you know why the numbers on the top of the EKG matter, and how they can help you make the diagnosis of some lethal arrhythmias?

In this 2.5 hours hands-on course, we will cover all these things and more! We will discuss reciprocal changes and contiguous leads. You will get a chance to draw them on your sample EKG and make it into a cheat sheet you can use in the clinic. You will go hands-on in your workbook with 17 EKGs in class using pattern recognition to spot the high-risk findings. This hands-on approach helps you “put it all together” finally. If you feel overwhelmed by all the things we have to know but don’t know where to start, this is a quick condensed course that only focuses on the high-risk findings you need to know to be a safe provider.

Join the thousands of people who have already joined this Course in the past and are feeling more comfortable reading EKGs.

Day Four – Friday, August 7

Dermatology

Speaker

Jason Cheyney, MPAS, PA-C

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6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 9:30 am

General Dermatology Pearls (Rx=0.4)

In this lecture segment, we will be taking a look at the more common skin diagnoses seen in patients. We will be breaking the session apart with a robust acne discussion and then transitioning into the common inflammatory and infectious disease seen daily.  We will be discussing the evaluation and management of these common diseases so that you can confidently treat these patients and increase their satisfaction in your clinical skills.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

B-Side of Infections (Rx=0.4)

In this lecture segment, we will be discussing the more common of the less common skin type infections seen in a busy dermatology practice.  We will use real-world diagnostic clues and history taking strategies to help decipher these infections and how to arrive at the appropriate diagnoses.  We will also discuss the common types of histologic and pathologic findings in these infections processes.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 3:45 pm

Cutaneous Malignancies and Simple Procedures (Rx=0.1)

In this lecture segment, we will discuss the pathogenesis of skin malignancies and take a deep dive into the management of the common skin cancers seen in a busy practice.  We will then be taking a look at the appropriate biopsy and treatment techniques with video and photo examples.  We will also take a look at the more common skin procedures that can be utilized in a primary practice to enhance patient satisfaction.  This will lead to a better understanding and increase your confidence in the management of these sometimes complex cases.

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