Myrtle Beach, SC CME Conference

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina CME Conference Session Descriptions

Day One

It’s Fundamental My Dear Watson! A Sherlockian Approach to Dermatology

Head Shot: Debra ShelbyDebra Shelby

This lecture series is designed to take a systematic approach to understanding the basics of dermatology and is designed as a beginner to intermediate over view of skin anatomy and function, normal findings, common skin cancers and dermatoses during a skin exam. Each session is designed to build on another, creating a solid foundation for practitioners wanting to grasp basic dermatology concepts. As with all great detective work, the registrant will be instructed on the “sherlockian” approach to dermatology. The language of dermatology and use of terminology when describing lesions will be reviewed with application of these terms during the sessions. In addition, an overview of diagnostic tests, procedures, treatments and pitfalls of treatment plans for common skin lesions and dermatoses that make outcomes challenging.

The Scene of the Crime: Basic Skin Anatomy

An overview of basic skin anatomy and function of layers, structures, and appendages……the scene of the crime!

The Line Up: Describing the Suspects

This session will help you understand primary and secondary morphology for benign lesions, skin cancer, and dermatoses. Instruction on how to approach and apply these terms to describe “the suspects”.

The Suspects: Common Criminals and Death Row Inmates

An overview of commonly found benign lesions, dermatoses, and skin cancers found in a skin examination.

Working the Scene: Line of Questioning, Common Diagnostic Tests, Procedures, and Pathology (Rx=0.2hr)

A discussion on diagnostic tests, procedures, and basics of specimen preparation needed to determine or confirm your diagnosis. This includes preparation for procedures like consent, local anesthesia, hemostasis, and wound healing.

Punishment that Fits the Crime: First Time and Repeat Offenders (Rx=0.1hr)

This session will discuss current treatment options of skin cancer and common dermatoses. In addition, an overview on managing these rashes when they become difficult to treat.

Day Two


Head Shot: Laurel ShortLaurel Short

Mastering Your Musculoskeletal Exam

Musculoskeletal (MSK) problems are in the top reasons for primary care visits. Over half of chronic medical conditions in the United States are related to MSK diagnoses. These conditions are a leading cause of disability, resulting in both individual and societal burden. Achieving confidence with your head-to-toe musculoskeletal exam is the first step in diagnosing and managing MSK issues. This interactive session will provide a solid foundation for optimizing orthopedic care in the primary care setting.

Heads Up: Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment (Rx=0.1hr)

A majority of traumatic brain injuries in the United States are mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). Traumatic brain injury often occurs from sports injury, motor vehicle accidents, falls, and military trauma. By definition concussion is mTBI, and there is growing knowledge about the pathophysiology and management strategies for concussion. This session will utilize case studies to inform your practice of assessment and treatment of acute concussion, as well as postconcussion syndrome. Topics will include assessment, medication and non-medication therapies, patient education, and return to learn/return to play.

Peak Performance for Spine Assessment (Rx=0.1hr)

Is it a shoulder issue or neck problem? Is it pain related to the lumbar spine or hip? These are common challenging scenarios for the primary care provider. There are many etiologies for neck and back pain, and often symptoms resolve with conservative measures. This session will focus on history and exam findings that allow for accurate diagnosis of neck and low back pain. Teaching approaches include exam demonstration, when to consider diagnostic testing, and comprehensive treatment plans. Discussion will include use of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities.

The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections (Rx=0.5hr)

Performing joint and periarticular injections will enhance your practice and improve patient access to care. These injections are utilized to address pain, improve tolerance for rehabilitation, and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions. This session will include general information for musculoskeletal injections, as well as specific training for multiple injection sites. The presentation toolkit will include everything from needed supplies and procedure codes to video demonstration and patient aftercare.

Healthy Bones: Osteoporosis Management (Rx=0.3hr)

It is estimated that approximately 10 million individuals in the United States have osteoporosis. Up to half of women and a quarter of men over age 50 will sustain a low impact fracture in their remaining lifetime. Patients with osteoporosis are seen across the healthcare system, and many go untreated due to the silent nature of poor bone quality. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, with emphasis on current treatment guidelines and strategies for implementing bone health programs in clinical practice.

Day Three

Emergency Medicine / Cardiology

CME Conference Speaker Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

Jennifer Carlquist

EKG 123 – Back To The Basics

This course will review normal cardiac conduction, as well as normal intervals and wave morphology. Participants will learn how to assess heart rate using the EKG and just a rhythm strip, as well as some basic rhythm interpretation. The PQRST model of EKG interpretation will be discussed, along with normal EKG review, troubleshooting the EKG, to include artifact and 60 cycle interference.

Cardiac Mixology – A Bartender’s Guide (Rx=0.8hr)

Participants will learn strategies to combat AF and how to use the CHADS score to define risk. CHF recipes will be discussed on how to adjust/maximize diuretics and how the new novel agents may play a role in treating CHF. Discussion of the role of the “Cardiac Happy Meal” and how to tailor the medications to prevent side effects. A case based review of some of the more common side effects of cardiac medications and how to identify them.

Young People Don’t Have Heart Disease

Young people can have heart attacks. Case based review of ten patients that died or almost died and lived to tell about it. A retrospective review of these cases and how these near misses could have been prevented. Participants will walk through actual cases of cardiac arrest survivors, people who had near fatal myocardial infarctions with focus on how to prevent other patients from the same fate.

EKG Boot Camp (Rx=0.1hr)

The course will progress from a basic level, to intermediate to advanced. Participants will learn a chief based complaint approach to reading EKGS and how not to miss the pertinent findings associated with high risk findings like PE or MI. Participants will also learn the different etiologies of palpitations and how to differentiate between their EKG patterns. A unique look at the EKG will be introduced using it as a diagnostic tool for lab abnormalities and to detect chamber size abnormalities WITHOUT the echocardiogram. Subtle STEMI as well as STEMI mimics will be reviewed. A triage approach to reading EKGS will be reviewed.

Day Four

Women’s Health

Head Shot: Nancy BermanNancy Berman

HPV: Everything You Want to Know: Part 1. Natural History, Screening Guidelines, Pap and HPV Co-Testing, and Vaccines (Rx=0.1hr)

Cervical cancer prevention has changed significantly in recent years with widened screening intervals, the increased use of HPV testing and primary prevention by vaccination. This session will build a foundation in the understanding of the natural history of HPV and the rationale for current screening guidelines. The session will address the benefit of co-testing with Pap and HPV and the appropriate use of genotyping for HPV 16 and 18. There will be a review of current ACIP recommendations for the administration of the 9vHPV vaccine.

HPV: Everything You Want to Know: Part 2. Primary (Stand alone) HPV Testing, Anal Cancer Screening, and Counseling Tips

Primary HPV Screening with a stand-alone HPV test has been approved in the United States for one HPV test and is currently the screening algorithm of choice in many countries in Europe and Australia. This session will describe the appropriate use of primary HPV testing in practice, including current interim guidance. There will be a review of anal cancer screening with cytology and high-resolution anoscopy for screen positive patients. This session will also address basic counseling strategies for using HPV testing in practice.

Menopause Magic: Learn Tricks for the Management of Women at Midlife and Beyond (Rx=0.8hr)

This session will provide the attendee with an overview of the menopause transition into the post-menopause with an emphasis on symptom management. There will be an update on guidelines for hormone therapy including issues of long term use and use after the age of 65. There will be discussion of FDA approved hormonal and non-hormonal therapy and dietary supplement options for the treatment of hot flashes. There will be a discussion of the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy. Case studies will be utilized to provide clinical management decision-making.

Treasure the Bones: Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Strategies (Rx=0.8hr)

This session will provide information regarding the identification of women and men at risk for fracture based on bone densitometry and their 10-year fracture risk using the FRAX calculation. Pharmacologic therapies will be reviewed, including their risks and benefits. Current issues in management will be discussed including long-term use of drugs, drug holidays, and the use of the FRAX calculation to identify patients at high risk for fracture, in the absence of osteoporotic scores on their bone density. Case studies will be used to provide real clinical scenarios.

Alphabet Soup: AUB and PALM COEIN for Systematic Diagnosis and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Rx=0.2hr)

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding is a symptom and not a diagnosis! This session will review a systematic approach to the identification and classification of abnormal uterine bleeding by using the PALM-COEIN system. Each letter of PALM COEIN stands for a structural or non-structural diagnosis for AUB and is a system that helps the clinician determine a diagnosis that leads to appropriate interventions. There will be a review of the diagnostic workup for AUB including history, physical exam and screening for coagulopathies. The session will review management options including both pharmacologic and surgical interventions such as endometrial ablation.

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