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ATSU Continuing Education

december, 2021

02dec(dec 2)11:00 am04(dec 4)11:00 amBig Cedar 2021Primary Care Update


Event Details

Primary Care Update: Challenges of Care

Dec. 2-4, 2021


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CLICK HERE for information on our 2021 Big Cedar Pre-Conference: Dermatology Hands-on Workshop


*16 AOA Category 1-A Credits

  • Regular (through Nov. 17, 2021): $550
  • Late (Nov. 18-Nov. 29 2021): $600
  • On-Site (Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2021): $650

*Virtual options available. Please select VIRTUAL option in the tuition drop-down menu. The virtual portion of the program MUST BE VIEWED LIVE!


  • In-Person registration after this time will need to be done on-site at the registration desk.

Cancellation Policy

    • 21+ days prior to activity start date Full tuition refund less the $50 administrative fee
    • 14-21 days prior to activity start date 50% tuition refund less the $50 administrative fee
    • 1-14 days prior to activity start date No tuition refund



Big Cedar Lodge
612 Devil’s Pool Rd
Ridgedale (Branson), Mo. 65739
(417) 339-5233


1. Select group arrival and departure dates
2. Select number of adults and children
3. Click ‘Add Special Code’
4. Below ‘Group’ enter 61S12L
5. Click ‘Apply’
6. Click ‘Search’

You will find the room types available at a group rate during the dates of the event in vibrant color. Please call to check availability and pricing of uncontracted dates and room types. If you wish to inquire about a Valley View King room in your group block, please make a phone reservation per the instructions below:


1. Call Toll Free at (888) 976-3284
2. Select 1 for New Reservations
3. Select 2 for Group Reservations
4. Provide the reservationist with your group number: 61S12L

***HOTEL CUTOFF: Nov. 5, 2021***



ATSU Continuing Education acknowledges and thanks these exhibitors for their attendance and support.

  • Alexion (should it be Alexion Pharmaceuticals)
  • Amgen
  • AstraZeneca
  • ATSU Alumni Relations
  • Exagen Inc.
  • GeneSight | Myriad Genetics, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Horizon Therapeutics
  • Premier Specialty Network (PSN)
  • U.S. Army Health Care

For information on exhibitor opportunities, please contact 660.626.2232 or



ATSU Continuing Education gratefully acknowledges the following for their Commercial Support of these product theaters.

Horizon Therapeutics

Beyond Excision: A Biologic Approach to Treat Uncontrolled Gout With Tophi
Robert Jackson, DO, FACOI
*No CME offered for this theater

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Advances in Treatment for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or Lupus Nephritis (LN)
Anne Winkler, MD, PhD
*No CME offered for this theater


Mark your calendars and plan to attend!



***Live/in-person program status subject to change based on CDC guidelines.**

Course Description
Lecture topics were chosen based upon our Annual Needs Assessment Survey, physician identified practice gaps, and recommendations of key option leaders will be presented to address the individual physician gaps in knowledge, skills and attitudes within the physician practice environment. Our course seeks to update attendees on the latest recommendations involving medical subspecialty topics commonly seen within the primary care physician’s practice.

Educational Objectives

  • Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of diseases and conditions seen in primary care.
  • Discuss and utilize current guidelines in the diagnosis and management of commonly encountered therapeutic issues.
  • Formulate comprehensive evidence-based interventions and treatment strategies that will lead to the reduction of modifiable risk factors and improved long-term outcomes.

Target Audience
The target audience includes primary care physicians, family practice physicians, internal medicine physicians, and other healthcare learners who treat patients within the primary care setting.

Educational Need
Primary Care providers provide most of the evidence-based disease prevention and screening within the current healthcare system. There remains a gap between the recommended preventive services and actual practice as well as patient adherence to prescribed treatment. Currently, most chronic illness care takes place in primary care practices which provides some disadvantages and serious limitations. This trend puts greater demands on the primary care professional address the frontline needs of these patients who present with multiple chronic conditions. Additionally people are increasingly living for longer with multimorbidity.

Of the 133 million patients with chronic diseases, 47% have more than one diagnosis. On average, PCP’s manage 3.05 problems per visit and the number of problems grown to 3.88 for people over the age of 65. A PCP handles multiple diseases and complications within in a single office visit.

This CME activity will provide an update about standards of care in order to reflect the most current evidence based knowledge and guidelines to improve competence.

Professional Practice Gap
A significant gap exists between physician practice, science and clinical practice guidelines. Evidence has shown that PCPs often lack the up-to-date skills, the time to keep up-to-date and the ability and strategies to address patients seen with chronic conditions within their practice. People are increasingly living for longer with multimorbidity. With 47% presenting with multiple disease states, conditions can be difficult to diagnose, treat and the practitioner is faced with patients who are non-compliant. Strategies and updated guidelines presented in this CME/CE program will provide new interventions and treatment options to help physicians cope with difficult to manage cases.

Desired Outcomes
Learners require more up-to-date evidence-based information and better strategies to treat chronic conditions and diseases. This activity was designed to improve both knowledge through education and competence by now having the ability to apply that knowledge and skills in practice to help you implement better clinical decision-making strategies.

Accreditation Statement
ATSU is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

ATSU designates this program for a maximum of 16 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

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


Evidence-Based Content: It is the policy of the ATSU to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

ATSU Disclosure Policy: All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, CESC, presenters, faculty, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the ATSU are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. ATSU must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

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.

Resolution/Mechanism of Identified Conflict of Interest: Independent sources of review include the following: All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors, CE Assistant Vice President, or CE Director for identification of conflicts of interest. Reviewers, working with the program directors will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty-The reviewer should be a physician or other scientist with knowledge of the specialty area being reviewed and often times the Assistant Vice President of Continuing Education will perform this first review and can then appoint an independent reviewer.-The independent reviewer is not be involved in the planning of this CME Activity and cannot have a relationship with any corporate entity supporting the CME activity.-The reviewer should have a copy of this policy and a copy of the Standards for Commercial Support to fully grasp their responsibilities as the reviewer. Off-Label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the ATSU to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by the presenters and planners of educational content in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the ATSU.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in ATSU meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ATSU’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside ATSU meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this ATSU course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and ATSU.

Special Assistance: ATSU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any p is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the CE staff at the registration desk or call


2 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 4 (Saturday) 11:00 am CST


Big Cedar Lodge

612 Devil's Pool Road, Ridgedale, MO 65739


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