This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered endocrinology and diabetes medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic interactive lectures and case-based studies. Our National speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in endocrinology for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes.
Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Endocrinology issues.
Our presenting national faculty speakers made it their professional goals to enhance the training of primary care healthcare professionals. This Continuing Medical Education program promises to help learn the most current, best medicine, and techniques for making the diagnosis easier and quicker during a 20 minute office visit.
Topics and Objectives
Objectives: 1) Definition of obesity 2) Measurement modalities 3) Scope of the problem 4) Association with illness 5) Global impact
Objectives: 1) Obesogenic environment 2) Fat-promoting foods 3) The problem of exercise inequity 4) Latrogenia 5) Endocrinologic causes (with focus on Insulin Resistance) 6) Psycho-Social influences
Obesity: Lifestyle Modifications
Objectives: 1) Fat-fighting foods 2) Discussion of diets (with focus on Volumetrics and Low Glycemic Load Diet) 3) The Importance of protein 4) The Fiber Story 5) Avoidance of starvation 6) Grazing vs. Gorging 7) Optimal exercise 8) Stress reduction 9) Spiritual awareness
Obesity: Psychological Aspects and Interventions
Objectives: 1) Food addictions 2) Childhood influences 3) Negative behavior patterns 4) Poor coping skills 5) Boundaries 6) Self-sabotage 7) Self-esteem 8) Cognitive Behavior Therapy 9) Accountability 10) Self-exploration
Obesity: Pharmalogical and Surgical Treatments
Objectives: 1) FDA-approved medications 2) Other commonly used treatments (will discuss off-label use) 3) Potential side effects 4) Precautions for use 5) Expected results of medications 6) Criteria for Bariatric Surgery 7) Surgical options (with emphasis on Gastric Sleeve, Laparoscopic Banding, and Roux-En-Y) 8) Potential complications of surgeries 9) Anticipated outcomes 10) Metabolic surgery
Individualization of Care of Type 2 Diabetes
Objectives: 1) State recommendations for the diagnosis of diabetes and pre-diabetes 2) Name options for prevention of diabetes 3) State the role of control of hyperglycemia in pathophysiology of complications of diabetes 4) Apply the ADA recommendations for individualizing glycemic targets for patients with diabetes
Pharmacologic Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes: Metformin to Basal Insulin
Objectives: 1) Identify four antihyperglycemic classes that have low risk for hypoglycemia 2) Name two classes of antihyperglycemic therapies that are associated with weight loss 3) Identify the lowest cost antihyperglycemic therapies 4) Recognize and overcome barriers to insulin therapy in type 2 diabetes
Initiation and Intensification of Insulin Therapy in Diabetes
Objectives: 1) Understand indications for early insulin therapy 2) Identify need for control of post-prandial glucose 3) Name the alternatives for control of post-prandial glucose 4) Outline treatment of hypoglycemia
Prevention and Management of Complications of Diabetes
Objectives: 1) State 2016 ADA recommendations for control of hypertension 2) Compare AHA /ADA and AACE recommendations for lipid management in a patient with diabetes 3) List three steps for management of diabetic kidney disease 4) Apply strategies for the statin-“intolerant” patient
Osteoporosis: Bad to the Bone
Objectives: 1) Discuss risk factors for osteoporosis 2) Review bone density testing 3) Discuss medication treatment options for osteoporosis, their efficacy, and possible side effects