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ATSU Continuing Education
 

january, 2016

17jan(jan 17)9:00 am24(jan 24)12:00 amATSU CME-CE CruisePrimary Care Update

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Event Details

Sail roundtrip from San Juan Puerto Rico aboard the beautiful Jewel of the Seas January 17-24, 2016. Visit the amazing ports of St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Aruba and Curacao while completing your continuing education at sea.

Course Description
The broad scope of the primary care physician’s practice incorporates management of acute, undiagnosed illness and complex, multi-system disease, as well as the provision of extensive preventive care and general health promotion. In addition, because primary care physicians are most often the first medical provider contacted by a patient, the daily clinical challenges require a distinct approach and special skills in eliciting concerns, focusing key issues, negotiating plans, and helping solve problems, Primary care physicians also need to actively collaborate with referral specialists and coordinate the care given by varied specialties.   In addition, because primary care physicians are most often the first medical provider contacted by a patient, the daily clinical challenges require a distinct approach and special skills in eliciting concerns, focusing key issues, negotiating plans, and helping solve problems.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Competently discuss the latest issues facing primary care and family medicine providers
  • Discuss current diagnostic and therapeutic options for common illnesses and injuries seen in primary care
  • Identify new evidence-based treatment options using up-to-date clinical and scientific information
  • Employ valid assessment tools and screening tests to evaluate common clinical problem

Target Audience: Primary care physicians, family practice physicians, internal medicine, and other healthcare learners who treat patients within the primary care setting

Educational Need: Based on recent evaluation results, and CME Needs Assessment results, our target audience ha asked for evidence based information presented on the most currently seen chronic conditions and prevalent complaints treated within the primary care setting.  The PCP is faced with insufficient time to keep up with the newest data and updated standards of care, government regulations and therefore gaps in competence to treat these conditions exist.  New strategies to treat these patients will be discussed plus the latest in treatment options.

Professional Practice Gap: Primary care Providers provide most of the evidence-based disease prevention and screening within the current Healthcare system.  With caring for physicians with multiple chronic conditions there is a lack of time and resources to keep up with all of the recommended advances within the best treatment options available.  Most chronic care illness care takes place within the Primary Care setting. 47% of patients with chronic diseases have more than one chronic condition.

Expected Outcome: This CME activity was designed to change the Learner’s Competence.

CME: 13 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME credits

Accreditation Statement: ATSU is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ATSU has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 8 credits of AOA category 1-A CME credits.  Approval is currently pending.

*Each physician should claim only the hours of credit that s/he actually spent in the educational activity.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ATSU Continuing Education Department to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.  Faculty disclosures will be made in the course syllabus and/or during faculty introductions. The audience is advised that one or more presentations in this continuing education activity may contain references of unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund less $50 administrative fee will be granted if the cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the start date of the educational activity.  A. T. Still university will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants including, but not limited to, airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits.  If cancellation occurs inside the two week window before the educational activity begins, administrative fees of up to 50% of the course registration will be charged.

Call the ATSU CE Office at 660-626-2232 for more information.

Make Your Cruise Reservation Today!

Step 1: Visit www.igoseado.com

Step 2: Select “Groups” from the homepage.

Step 3: Select A.T. Still University link under the Groups list

Step 4: Three tabs will appear. Review the appropriate tabs and select “Register” to secure your stateroom. This will request space on the cruise portion of the event.

  • About This Group
  • Cruise Information
  • Register

Step 5: Upon submitting registration, please contact Continuing Education Office listed at the top of the document to reserve your space.

Contact: Darren Woody at Cruise Planners

Reserve Now!

Note: Booking outside of the ATSU block will incur an additional $150 charge

Time

17 (Sunday) 9:00 am - 24 (Sunday) 12:00 am

Location

Royal Caribbean - Jewel of the Seas

Organizer

Continuing Education660.626.2232 | continuingeducation@atsu.edu

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