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The Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa * | Asheville / north carolina, USA
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Specialty: Psychiatry
Dates: From Jun, 22, 2018 to Jun, 24, 2018
Location: Asheville / north carolina, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 625 to 725 USD
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AMA/AAFP Equivalency – American Academy of Family PhysiciansThis live activity is being reviewed for up to 15 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to the AMA PRA category 1 credit toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Medical Association – AMAAAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro-M1The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is the accrediting body for family medicine continuing medical education (CME) in the United States of America.

CFPC members who complete any live CME/CPD program accredited by the AAFP for Prescribed credit can claim the equivalent number of Mainpro-M1 credits.

Canadian Healthcare professionals in other specialties need to verify with their licensing board the reciprocal credit agreement with the AAFP.

American Osteopathic Association – AOACME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

American Academy of Physician Assistants – AAPAAAPA accepts Category 1 CME approval from the AAFP.

American Association of Nurse Practitioners – AANPAAFP Prescribed Credits are accepted by the AANP.

American Nurses Credentialing Center – ANCCAccording to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

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  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered in Geriatrics, Palliative Care, 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 Geriatrics, Psychiatry and Palliative Care 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.

Target Audience

Family Physicians and all Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals seeking clinical information about Geriatrics, Psychiatry, Palliative Care 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 

Stress Affects the Body not Just the Mind (aka "Depression is not all in your head!" aka "The biology of stress and aging") 

Objectives: 1) Stress can kill! 2) Stress affects hormonal and neurochemical systems that can endanger physical health and lead to premature death 3) Stress can lead to premature aging at the cellular level 4) Behavioral techniques to lessen risks of stress-induced damage and disease

Basics of Bipolar Disorder for Primary Care

Objectives: 1) Learn how to diagnose bipolar disorder (and its subtypes) in primary care 2) Learn when to suspect underlying bipolar disorder in your never-manic, depressed patient 3) Learn how to prescribe appropriate drugs for bipolar disorder and how to avoid risky drugs 4) Learn which laboratory tests are important to follow while treating bipolar disorder

Update on New Models of Depression, focusing on Novel Antidepressant Drug Developments

Objectives: 1) Learn new biological models of depression that may change our understanding of this disease 2) Learn the roles of glutamate, neurogenesis, steroids, neuro-inflammation and oxidative stress in depression 3) Learn existing and proposed new drug treatment approaches based on these new model 4) Review evidence of the efficacy of somatic treatments in psychiatry (e.g., VNS, DBS and rTMS)

Update on Treating Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Social Anxiety 

Objectives: 1) Learn to recognize anxiety disorders in primary care; what is "normal" anxiety and what is not? 2) Learn up-to-date algorithms and principles of treating generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder 3) Learn appropriate medications for particular patients 4) Learn risks vs benefits of anti-anxiety drugs versus antidepressants for treating anxiety disorders 5) Options for treatment-resistant patients

Rational Selection and Use of Antidepressants 

Objectives: 1) Matching the right antidepressant to the right patient 2) Neurochemical and pharmacokinetic differences between antidepressants 3) Options for treatment-resistant patients (What to do when your first choice does not work)

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The Omni Grove Park Inn & Spa offers an 18-hole Donald Ross Designed championship golf course, 43,000-square-foot subterranean spa, multiple casual and formal restaurants with a wide array of cuisine, three indoor and three outdoor tennis courts, sports complex featuring racquetball, yoga, aerobics and health and wellness programs, on-property shuttle service, valet and garage parking, WiFi internet service, refrigerator, and HD flat-screen TV.

Deluxe Resort View - Located in the Sammons Wing or the historic Main Inn, these rooms overlook the Spa gardens or Main Inn’s courtyard. Resort rooms feature one king, two queen, one queen or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet. 

Bedding: One King Bed or Two Double BedsGeriatrics, Psychiatry, and  Palliative Medicine for Primary Care CME Continuing Medical Education Conferences

$279 Per Room Per Night, Plus Applicable Taxes and Fees

Deluxe Mountain View - Located in the Sammons Wing or the historic Main Inn. Enjoy views of Asheville’s skyline, our Donald Ross-designed golf course and the Blue Ridge Mountains. These rooms feature one king, two queen, one queen or two double beds. Approximately 300-350 square feet 

Bedding: One King Bed or Two Double Beds

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