San Antonio, TX CME Conference

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Daily Schedule for San Antonio, TX 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, October 7 – Early Registration 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Day One – Tuesday, October 8

Dermatology

Speaker

Terri Nagy, MPAS, PA-C

View Terri’s Bio

6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

So Many Rashes, So Little Time!

Daily in our practices, we care for patient after patient complaining of a ‘rash’. Differentials seem endless and determining cause – sometimes impossible. In addition, with today’s managed care, providers have less and less time to spend with each patient, which makes diagnosing a ‘rash’ even that much more daunting. This session will present a systematic approach to the patient with a ‘rash’ which will result in a narrower list of differentials. Dermatology is certainly a visual specialty and therefore photographs will be utilized to display the various common presentations. This session will build a foundation for the sessions to follow.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Don’t You, Forget About Me! The AutoImmune Conundrum (Rx=0.1 hr)

We are fortunate to live in this time in medical history. There have been numerous advances in medicine which have greatly impacted the quality of life and survival in our patients. However, when it comes to autoimmune disorders, we as practitioners can still experience frustration over improving the lives of our patients. This session will discuss common dermatologic autoimmune disorders, the clinical presentations and current advancements being made in regard to treatment options.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Dermatology Near Misses: Look-A-Likes and Zebras (Rx=0.1 hr)

As providers, one of the things that should keep us awake at night is our fear of missing that subtle change on an EKG, a consolidation on a CXR or a melanoma. This session will build on our first discussion and consider diagnoses which have similar presentations. At the conclusion, the audience will better be able to differentiate one disease state from another and discuss challenges in current treatment options. We will also take a look at some of the zebras in dermatology that one certainly does not want to miss.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Is GLP-1 Activity Insufficient in T2D? (Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Novo Nordisk, Inc.) or Lunch on Your Own *

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Only Skin Deep: A Cutaneous Look at Current Events (Rx=0.1 hr)

In 1967, the Surgeon General William H. Stewart was heard saying, “It’s time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war on pestilence won…” Yet daily, our news feeds tell us a completely different story as we read headline after headline regarding new and re-emerging infectious diseases, many of which have a cutaneous presentation. This session will educate participants on these various diseases and assist them in recognizing these diagnoses at initial presentation to aid in more accurate and immediate diagnosis and treatment.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Pediatric Dermatology – A Primary Care Approach (Rx=0.8 hr)

Acne and warts and molluscum, oh my! Anyone who sees kids feels the frustration of treating these diagnoses. Not only are the treatments not perfect, but sometimes we end up with a frustrated, crying child and an even more frustrated parent. We’ll take a look at some of the common dermatological diagnoses seen in kids, rethink what we know and discuss some novel approaches to treatment.

7:00 pm

Night Out at Howl at the Moon – San Antonio

Free Admission And Drink Ticket For Every SBHPP Attendee with your badge.

Day Two – Wednesday, October 9

Orthopedics

Speaker

Frank Caruso DMSc, PA-C, EMT-P

View Franks’s Bio

6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Pearls in the Musculoskeletal Examination

Did you know the average human body contains enough bones to make an entire human skeleton? Learn to conduct a thorough musculoskeletal physical exam and identify common musculoskeletal diseases and conditions of adult and pediatric patient populations. Don’t miss this “humerus” presentation.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Conditions of the Adults

To thrive in life, you need three bones: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone! Learn the clinical manifestations and natural history of common musculoskeletal conditions due to inherited, degenerative, infectious, metabolic, traumatic, and inflammatory conditions and causes utilizing evidence-based medicine. Develop an understanding of the diagnostic approach and treatment plan from adult patients that are suffering from common musculoskeletal conditions due to degenerative, infectious, metabolic, traumatic, and inflammatory causes utilizing evidence-based medicine.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Conditions of the Pediatrics

Orthopedic practitioners, all the cool kids are doing it! Learn the clinical manifestations and natural history of common musculoskeletal pediatric conditions due to inherited, metabolic, traumatic, and inflammatory conditions and causes utilizing evidence-based medicine. Understand the physiology, pathologic, and sociologic issues relevant to the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions that are unique to childhood, with emphasis on the impact of those conditions on normal development utilizing evidence-based medicine.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Every Calorie Counts: The Wide Ranging Impact of Nutrition Intervention (Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition) or Lunch on Your Own*

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Geriatric Foot Care

Protect your patients from developing UFS: Ugly Foot Syndrome! Learn how to examine the Geriatric Foot and understand how to diagnose and treat common disorders and conditions of the Geriatric Foot utilizing evidence-based medicine.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Pearls in Injection Therapies for Musculoskeletal Disorders (Rx=0.1 hr)

Learn how to STICK THEM without STICKING YOURSELF! Understand when, how, why and when not to utilize injection therapies to either diagnose or treat musculoskeletal disorders and conditions utilizing evidence-based medicine.

Day Three – Thursday, October 10

Cardiology/Emergency Medicine

Speaker

Leslie Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHA

View Leslie’s Bio

6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Pearls for Cardiac History & Physical Exam

When caring for adults with acute or chronic cardiovascular conditions, clinicians are tasked with completing a focused history and physical exam with each encounter. Cardiac auscultation is an essential component of the physical exam. This presentation describes specific cardiovascular history questions and exam techniques for assessing adult patients. The history includes an assessment of the present illness, relevant past medical, surgical, and social history. Physical exam techniques such as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation will be demonstrated. Pearls for auscultating heart sounds (S1, S2, murmurs, rubs, and gallops) will be shared, including what to do if heart sounds are difficult to hear. Discussion about implications for abnormal assessment findings will be included.

8:30 – 9:30 am

Treating Hypertension: What May Change Your Practice in 2019

The talk will discuss the latest guidelines for treating hypertension (HTN) in adults. Emphasis will be on treatment goals for treating adults, pros and cons of lower targets for systolic blood pressure, and new strategies to improve blood pressure control in those with HTN.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Managing Patients with Heart Failure: Focus on Reduced Ejection Fraction (Rx=0.6 hr)

The talk will discuss the latest guidelines for treating adults with heart failure with an emphasis on patients with reduced ejection fraction. Focus will be on how to optimize guideline directed medical therapy in these complex patients. Strategies will be provided for ways to overcome barriers to medication titration.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 2:00 pm

12 Lead EKG Interpretation: Using A Systematic Approach

Didactic content and case studies will be used to increase participants’ knowledge and skills for interpreting 12 Lead ECGs in adult patients. During the session participants will practice hands-on activities to increase their confidence in applying a systematic approach to interpretation.

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

12 Lead EKG Interpretation: Looking for CAD

This session will utilize a systematic approach to assess for coronary artery disease on the 12 lead EKG, including acute ischemia, acute injury, and infarction. Practice cases will be used to apply knowledge gained. Resources will be shared with participants to use in the practice setting.

Day Four – Friday, October 11

Women’s Health

Speaker

Aleece Fosnight, PA-C, CSC, CSE

View Aleece’s Bio

6:30 – 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:30 – 9:30 am

Wonder Woman (Rx=0.6 hr)

In this two-part series, we will be discussing women’s health challenges, access to care, and treatment/prevention across a woman’s life span. Part One will include brief pediatric gynecological concerns, the reproductive time-line, contraceptive options, fertility/infertility, benign breast disease, STI update, HPV, and well-woman exams for women under 45. In Part Two, we will tackle MENOPAUSE – the good, the bad, and the ugly – and many more topics including beefing up your bones, hormone replacement therapy, mental health, and cardiac concerns.

9:30 – 9:45 am

Break

9:45 – 11:15 am

Power of the Pelvis (Rx=0.2 hr)

Remember the saying…I laughed so hard I peed! Well, ladies and gentlemen, as true of a saying as this, peeing in your pants can be embarrassing, socially isolating, and depressing. Not only will we discuss incontinence during this lecture, we will hone in on all the gynecological concerns women with pelvis’ face including pelvic pain, genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), pelvic organ prolapse, and challenging vulvovaginitis.

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Sex Trivia: Ready to Test Your Knowledge?

Ready to test your skills on women’s sexual health trivia? The audience will be asked to participate by assembling into teams to answer questions on topics ranging from anorgasmia, sexually transmitted infections, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, dyspareunia, and BDSM/Kink. Each question will encompass a clinical case presentation and follow with a discussion on diagnosis, lab/imaging testing, and treatment plan of care. Bring your brain from some friendly competition with prizes awarded to the winning team! You don’t want to miss this!

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 3:45 pm

What’s Normal Anyway? AUB

With the majority of women experiencing abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) at some point in their life, this topic will discuss the importance of understanding the normal menstrual cycle and when bleeding goes wrong. This lecture will look at common causes of AUB through use of the PALM-COEIN classification system – polyp, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignancy/hyperplasia, coagulopathy, ovulatory dysfunction, endometrial, iatrogenic, and not yet classified. There will be a clinical presentations including diagnostic work-up and treatment strategies for review and discussion.

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