The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical and musculoskeletal symptoms related to specific disease states, and to provide guidelines for their diagnosis and management. Topics will be chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and sports medicine physician in an ambulatory care setting.
The Patient with Shoulder Pain
The Patient with Hip Pain
The Patient with Fatigue
The Athlete with Specfic Medical Concerns
The Patient with Dizziness
The Patient with Back Pain
Hypothyroidism-Diagnosis and Management
Management of Diabetes Mellitus
Insulin Therapy in the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Managing The Difficult Patient
Risk Stratification of Persons with Coronary Artery Disease
Return to Work/Play after Musculoskeletal lnjuries
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss the causes of shoulder pain, their evaluation and management.
Discuss the history in identifying the causes of shoulder pain.
Demonstrate the appropriate maneuvers to identify the various causes of shoulder pain.
Discuss the causes of hip pain, their evaluation and management.
Discuss the history in identifying the causes of hip pain.
Demonstrate the appropriate maneuvers to identify the various causes of hip pain.
Describe the most common causes of fatigue.
Discuss an appropriate workup for the patient with fatigue.
Discuss the participation and management of an athlete with various medical conditions that may affect their level of participation or the types of sports they may participate.
Describe the most common causes of dizziness and provide an appropriate workup for the patient.
Discuss the history and the appropriate maneuvers to identify the causes of acute dizziness.
Provide an appropriate workup for the patient with dizziness.
Identify the cause and management of various sports-related dermatologic findings.
Discuss the more common skin infections seen in athletes and their management.
Discuss the cause and management of several histamine-mediated skin reactions.
Identify the important components in the history and physical examination to properly evaluate the patient with low back pain.
Identify common musculoskeletal causes of low back pain.
Discuss treatment options for the common causes of back pain.
List the common presenting symptoms of hypothyroidism
Define Hashimoto’s Disease the most common cause of hypothyroidism
Summarize the current recommendations for the management of hypothyroidism
Identify patients at risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and in specific population groups
Analyze and distinguish the various agents and their mechanisms of action utilized in the treatment of diabetes
Summarize the treatment goals for different populations of patients with diabetes
List the available classes of insulin therapies and their proper use in specific patient groups
Debate the rationale of combination therapy in treating specific patient groups
Prescribe insulin therapy for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and correlate the studies supporting each clinical case
Identify risk factors which contribute to the difficult patient encountered in clinical practice
Determine strategies for dealing with difficult patients
Realize that many “difficult patients” have undiagnosed (and untreated) psychiatric diagnoses
Delineate the evaluation of the patient with a possible concussion syndrome
Describe the appropriate evaluation of a patient with a concussion syndrome
Prescribe the proper return-to-play (or return-to-work) recommendations following a concussion syndrome
Define the proper risk stratification of patients at-risk for (or with) CAD
Enumerate further testing and evaluation of patients to further define risk stratification of a specific patient
Recommend individual specific evaluations for the patient presenting with defined risk factors (age, family history, symptoms, etc.)
Explain the proper evaluation of an athlete or employee with a specific musculoskeletal injury
Differentiate specific findings that indicate a more serious injury
Recommend a program for return-to-play (or return-to-work) after common musculoskeletal injuries
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.