This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered Psychiatry and Women's Health 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 Psychiatry and Women's Health for primary care, with the goal of enhancing the knowledge that 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 Psychiatry and Women's Health 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
Dealing with Difficult Patient Personalities
Objectives: 1) Understand what borderline personality disorder (BPD) is and how it is diagnosed 2) Identify two specific skills that a primary care provider can use in working with borderline patients 3) Review how BPD impacts medical illnesses and what can be done to help improve outcomes
Anxiety Disorders Update
Objectives: 1) Define anxiety and understand when it becomes a disorder 2) Identify psychological treatment approaches that can be provided in 3 minutes in a PCP office 3) Know when and how to use medications – and when not to use them – including particularly SSRI’s and benzodiazepines
Somatic Symptom Disorders, Adult ADHD, and Trauma-Related Disorders in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Review new concepts around somatic symptoms that deemphasize cause and emphasize effective care 2) Identify 5 situations where stimulants should be avoided and 2 situations where they should be used 3) Develop a treatment approach for acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder: medication use and when to refer
What’s new in Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Antidipsotropics
Objectives: 1) Review 10 atypical antipsychotic drugs, including PCP monitoring guidelines and how to select an agent 2) Review 4 new antidepressants and 4 old antidepressants that every primary care provider should know how to safely use 3) Identify three medications that could help your patient maintain sobriety and know how to use them
Depression in Primary Care
Objectives: 1) How to diagnose and when to treat 2) What to choose and what to do if that doesn’t work 3) When to refer
Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care
Objectives: 1) Diagnosing bipolar disorder and differentiating from common masqueraders, including borderline, trauma, and substance abuse 2) How to choose and use mood stabilizers
Female Sexual Function: What’s She to Do Now That He Has Viagra? And So Much More…
Objectives: 1) A discussion of the common sexual concerns of female patients at all ages, including reduced libido, vaginal dryness, and painful intercourse 2) Discussion of the complex nature of female sexual function 3) Discussion of lab testing and medications 4) Understanding when it is a change in function vs. dysfunction