This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Neurology and Psychiatry medical issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. The discussion-based format of the conference will encourage audience participation through dynamic lectures, case-based studies, and hands-on workshops. Keynote speakers will present and critically assess recent advancements and industry updates in Neurology and Psychiatry for Primary Care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge should improve attendees’ confidence in base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program 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 Neurology and Psychiatry 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
The Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk
Objectives: 1) Understand the factors that interfere with accurate recognition of suicide risk 2) Learn the risk factors for suicide 3) Learn the principles of, and strategies for, suicide assessment
Assessment and Management of Depression
Objectives: 1) Learn how to diagnose depression 2) Understand the downstream consequences of untreated depression 3) Learn practical treatment strategies for depression
Normal and Maladaptive Responses to Medical Illness
Objectives: 1) Understand a variety of coping strategies 2) Learn how people with certain personality styles react to having a medical illness or condition 3) Learn how to interact successfully with people who have difficult-to-manage personality traits or disorders
Psychopharmacology: Medical Complications of Psychotropics and Psychiatric Complications of Non-Psychiatric Drugs
Objectives: 1) Review the principles of pharmacology and to understand the mechanisms of drug-drug interactions 2) Learn the side effect profiles of antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytic drugs 3) Learn how to recognize and treat drug-induced syndromes
Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention of Delirium
Objectives: 1) Learn an approach to the recognition of altered mental status and delirium 2) Learn treatment strategies for delirium 3) Learn how delirium can be prevented
An Approach to the Patient with Memory Problems or Dementia
Objectives: 1) Learn about the epidemiology and phenomenology of dementia 2) Learn how to distinguish delirium from dementia 3) Learn how to manage the affective, behavioral, and cognitive problems associated with dementia
Stroke, Part I – An Evidence-Based Review of Risk Factors and Prevention
Objectives: 1) Recall risk factors and modification 2) Apply principles of localization to classify stroke subtypes 3) Recognize when to refer patients for carotid endarterectomy 4) Determine use of antiplatelets, warfarin, novel anticoagulants, and carotid endarterectomy
Stroke, Part II – An Evidence-Based Approach to TIA and Acute Stroke
Objectives: 1) Define TIA 2) Develop a protocol for evaluation and treatment of TIA and stroke 3) Apply risk stratification to evaluation of TIA 4) Apply inclusion criteria for thrombolysis and endovascular therapies