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2018 Annual Scientific Assembly Course Listing

Pharmacological Therapeutic Advances: From New Pathways to Patient Care

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .50
Introduction of new drugs in the standard of care continues at a significant rate. Some of these discoveries represent the identification of ways to manipulate novel pathways in disease states. The time lag between discovery and eventual implementation may be significant.

Overview of Common Digestive Disorders: Epidemiology and Treatment Guidelines

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .75
Gastrointestinal disorders are responsible for many patient visits and hospitalizations. This overview, followed by interactive case discussions, will inform physicians about current epidemiology and guidelines for screening and treatment of five common issues related to common digestive disorders, including those of the esophagus, stomach, colon, pancreas, and liver.

Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Cardiopulmonary Disease

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .75
Despite numerous studies documenting the benefits of an ultrasound-enhanced bedside examination, focused or "point-of-care" ultrasound (POCUS) is underutilized, particularly among hospitalists and general practitioners. Cardiopulmonary disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality as well as healthcare spending. Use of cardiopulmonary POCUS has significant potential to enhance diagnostic accuracy for these conditions and improve patient care.

Orthopedics: Sports Medicine

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: 1.00
In the world of sports medicine, there are, at present, best practices that have been learned in numerous venues from the Olympic Games to high school and age group sports as well as professional athletics. The ability to deliver organized care and screening to the active population is imperative for appropriate safety, clinical interventions, and outcomes.

Newer Orthopedic Modalities & Therapies

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .75
New and intriguing developments that are in trials will potentially improve, in the future, the ability to appropriately use biologics (stem cells) and other treatments. Examples will be given of several studies that are ongoing to scientifically delineate the safety and effectiveness (or not) of these biologics, and techniques.

Individual Healing in Health Care: Prevent Burnout Through Resilience Building Strategies

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .50
Physician burnout is currently recognized as a significant and growing crisis for the healthcare workforce. Over 65% of physicians are experiencing at least one symptom of burnout, and providers have almost a 100% prevalence of burnout over their career lifetime.

The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .75
Burnout is a syndrome characterized by a high degree of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization (ie, cynicism), and a low sense of personal accomplishment at work. Burnout has been linked to self-reported errors, patient dissatisfaction, and a decreased ability to express empathy. Physicians have twice the risk of burnout as the general population and physician satisfaction with work life balance is one-third less than the general population.

Physician Burnout Bundle Course

Price:$25.00 Ι Credits: 1.75
Burnout bundle course that includes "The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience" and "Individual Healing in Health Care: Prevent Burnout Through Resilience Building Strategies" as well as a special panel discussion.

An Introduction to Rheumatologic Diseases: Which Ones to Treat, Which Ones to Refer

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: 1.00
There is a nationwide shortage of rheumatologists; this shortage is even more acute in the southeastern United States, where there is only one rheumatologist for every 60,000 population. As a result, many patients have to travel hours to the closest rheumatologist, and quite often the waiting time can be several months.

Cardiovascular Disease: Now is the Time to Act Globally

Price: FREE Ι Credits: .75
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. Despite the presence of effective strategies, clinicians and health care systems fail to systematically apply these strategies to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Challenges of Physician Leadership

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .50
There is a nationwide shortage of rheumatologists; this shortage is even more acute in the southeastern United States, where there is only one rheumatologist for every 60,000 population. As a result, many patients have to travel hours to the closest rheumatologist, and quite often the waiting time can be several months.

Addressing Hypertension and Diabetes in the Southern Region: The Role of Telemedicine

Price:$10.00 Ι Credits: .50
The Southeastern United States lead the nation in prevalence, morbidity, and mortality for hypertension and diabetes. Within this region, there is also a tremendous gap in health equity among rural and low-income patient populations. Interventions using home blood pressure (BP) and glucose monitoring have been successful in lowering BP and hemoglobin A1c.

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