Annual Men's Healthcare Update
August 23-24, 2019
With the aging of the American population and increases in access to affordable healthcare, primary care providers are increasingly caring for urologic disease. An internationally acclaimed faculty has been assembled to provide this update, with presentations on topics such as prostate, bladder, and testicular cancer, hypogonadism and testosterone replacement, sexual dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, kidney stones and genital pain syndromes.
47th Annual Advances in Family Medicine and Primary Care
September 8-13, 2019
This is the 47th year that the Department of Family Medicine is offering five days of educational opportunities for family medicine and primary care health care providers. Our goal is to provide current information about practice skills and the diagnosis and management of a broad array of primary health care issues. Experts will provide updates in the changing world of infectious disease that will impact your practice. One full day on Integrative Medicine will be offered on Sunday, September 8, and can be taken as an add-on to the Family Medicine conference.
At the End of Life: Agency, Role and Responsibilities of the Physician/Advanced Practitioner
September 13-14, 2019
Physicians and advanced practitioners have the privilege and duty to care for patients at the end of life. Sometimes their actions—including discontinuing life-support (including ventilators, cardiac devices, and dialysis), clinically supporting patients who voluntarily stop eating and drinking (VSED), providing palliative sedation, and, in states where it is legal, prescribing a lethal dose of medication to a dying patient—factor into a patient’s death. These cases have clinical, legal, ethical, sociocultural, spiritual, and psychological dimensions that are often challenging for physicians and advanced practitioners to navigate. This conference will set the stage for ongoing discussion of these practices and the issues physicians and advanced practitioners caring for dying patients often face, as both medical technology and patients’ requests for planned death evolve.
10th Annual Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Review
September 21-24, 2019
This four-day program will cover data supporting guidelines, recommendations, and recent advances regarding therapeutic options for patients with solid tumors and hematologic disorders. At the end of the course, physicians will leave with a comprehensive syllabus, a self-assessment, and a deeper understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic modalities available for a breadth of solid tumors as well as hematologic disorders. There will be a case-based review session and discussions. The course can be used to help prepare attendees for certifying and re-certifying exams.
EMS & Trauma Conference
September 23-24, 2019
This two-day multi-disciplinary conference highlights current issues in trauma care throughout the continuum: pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, acute care and rehabilitation. Nationally recognized speakers and local experts in trauma care will present topics pertinent to nurses, physicians, paramedics, social workers, program managers and other healthcare providers.
6th Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Optimizing Outcomes
October 18-19, 2019
The 6th Annual Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy conference offers a comprehensive review of the management of heart failure. The Spectrum program will include didactics, case discussions and debates. The Spectrum Heart Failure faculty will cover topics pertinent to the practicing cardiologist, primary care physician and advanced care provider for patients with heart failure of varying severity and etiology.
North American Workshop on Ultrasound in Large Vessel Vasculitis
October 25-27, 2019
The North American Workshop on Ultrasound in Large Vessel Vasculitis is a course designed to provide basic training for the rheumatologist in performing vascular ultrasound for the diagnosis of large vessel vasculitis. Intermediate to advanced skill in the performance of ultrasound is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to this course.
12th Annual John D. Loeser Pain Conference: Managing Pain Without Pills and How To Do It
November 1-2, 2019
Chronic pain is a common condition affecting at least 50 million US adults, with proportionate burden in children. At least 100 million adults used prescription opioids and 13.4 million misused them or exhibited opioid use disorder. The most common reason reported for opioid misuse was seeking pain relief. National pain treatment guidelines and state-level rules recommend non-pharmacological treatment as first-line treatment that are often unavailable and/or inaccessible to primary care practices. Since nearly all of the care for chronic pain is delivered by primary care providers, this year’s Loeser conference will be directed toward primary care providers focusing on managing pain without pills. Day one will be didactic evidence-based presentations with Q&A. Day two will offer smaller workshop skills training for many of the basic behavioral health techniques covered during day one plenaries.
6th Annual Lead Management Update Symposium
December 7, 2019
The 6th Annual Lead Management Update Symposium is designed to provide the learner with the most up-to-date review of cardiac implantable electronic device lead management. Topics covered include indications for lead extraction, clinical decision making in patients with CIED infections or lead malfunction. An in-depth review of indications for lead extraction will be covered, as well as a description of available tools and technology used for lead extraction. Experts in lead management and extraction will discuss cases which illustrate the educational goals. Didactic sessions will be combined with interactive case presentations.