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ATSU Continuing Education

march, 2016

03mar(mar 3)8:00 am05(mar 5)12:10 pmLas Vegas - Primary Care UpdateReaching Across the Spectrum Through Interprofessional Teams


Event Details

Course Description
This important CME/CE symposium will educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care and dental office practice. By providing collaborative educational interactions, this course will provide you updates necessary to keep clinically current within your practice setting. In addition to an overview of the history, current science of a variety of specialty areas and new and important medical advances, most content will be presented in a very practical, patient-focused manner relevant to the specific challenges faced within the medical and office settings with a goal of working within an inter-professional team promoting coordinated comprehensive care.

Changing patterns and increasing demands within medical and dental  practice are placing greater emphasis on office-based preventive medicine and the rational use of diagnostic tests and new medications. Designed for practicing internists, family practitioners, dentists, dental hygienists and all other healthcare learners interested in providing high quality care, this course will provide opportunities to increase knowledge, enhance competence and improve performance. The course will focus on the skills and strategies needed in day-to-day office practice. The curriculum will feature in-depth discussion of challenging cases in preventive medicine, and a broad selection of acute and chronic illnesses. This year’s course will also highlight key issues in a broad spectrum of inter-professional clinical areas to meet the most pressing professional practice gaps.

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Family Practice Physicians, Internal Medicine,  Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and all other healthcare learners who treat patients

Need: Improved health outcomes usually lie outside the scope or control of any single practitioner. Real improvements are likely to occur if the range of professionals responsible for providing a particular service are brought together to share their different knowledge and experiences, agree what improvements they would like to see, test these in practice, and jointly learn from their results.  Working together as a team through collaborative educational interactions will keep you clinically current within your practice setting.  Often finding the time to remain current with clinical updates is challenging.

Gap: Health professionals tend to work autonomously even though they may speak of being in a team.We envision a health care system that cares for all patients within a Patient-Centered Health Home or offers a team of health care professionals providing coordinated comprehensive care,which will require a primary care workforce that can work as an interprofessional team according to each discipline’s licensed scope of practice. We believe these teams are central to the goal of eliminating health care disparities and attaining accessible, high quality, and affordable health care for all of our citizens.

There is compelling evidence that health care outcomes and costs in the United States are strongly linked to the availability of primary care providers (Baicker & Chandra, 2004; Chang, Stukel, Flood, & Goodman, 2011; Starfield, Shi, & Macinko, 2005). There is also strong evidence that the number of primary care physicians in our country will be insufficient to care for the population and patient outcomes have suffered because  millions of Americans have insufficient access to dental care. Fewer than 50 percent of individuals living in poverty in this country have visited a dentist in the past year, often due to the limited number of dentists practicing within health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). Interventions are required in these key professions to ensure an adequate supply of primary care physicians and dentists, including faculty, as well as to develop practice models and systems to care for the population in an effective and efficient manner.

Objectives: Analyze processes to improve collaboration between healthcare professionals
Recognize how the number of physicians and other healthcare providers involved in patient care increases with the complexity of patient’s needs
Discuss new management initiatives and shared goals for chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, headaches and dementia can affect both medical and dental issues in the medically complex patient

Desired Outcomes:  After attending this course we hope to see changes in physicians competence and performance which will in, turn, have a positive affect on patient outcomes


Thursday, March 3

7:00 a.m. Registration/Limited Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Lloyd Cleaver, DO, FAOCD
8:05 a.m. The Magic of Medicine – Part I
Ted Leon, DO
9:00 a.m. Sports Injuries: Chronic Injuries
Susan Steffans, DO
9:50 a.m. Unanswered Questions and Discussion
10:00 a.m. Update in Dermatology for Primary Care Physicians
Lloyd Cleaver, DO, FAOCD
11:00 a.m. Hepatitis C *
David Leff, DO
12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:00 p.m. Diabetes: New Innovative Medications and Therapy for Treating Diabetes*
Michael Valitutto, DO
2:00 p.m. Dermatology Update
Lloyd Cleaver, DO
2:50 p.m. Unanswered Questions and Discussion
3:00 p.m. End of Life Care
Mara Hover, DO
4:00 p.m. Dying to Communicate: The Healing Powers of Personal Narratives
Lorree Ratto, PhD
5:00 p.m. Sessions Adjourn
5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception


Friday, March 4

7:00 a.m. Registration/Limited Continental Breakfast
7:25 a.m. Welcome, Updates and Introductions
Lloyd Cleaver, DO, FAOCD
7:30 a.m. The Magic of Medicine – Part II
Ted Leon, DO
8:30 a.m. Immunizations and Population Health*
Mara Hover, DO
9:20 a.m. Unanswered Questions and Discussion
9:30 a.m. IBS
David Leff, DO
10:20 a.m. Unanswered Questions and Discussion
10:30 a.m. Dementia Update*
Robert Coppola, DO
11:30 a.m. Lunch on Your Own
12:30 p.m. Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
Bryan Friedman, DO
1:20 p.m. Unanswered Questions and Discussion
1:30 p.m. Acute Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment
Susan Steffans, DO
2:30p.m. Hypertension Treatment and Management*
Michael Valitutto, DO
3:30p.m. Session Adjourns


Saturday, March 5

7:00 a.m. Registration/Limited Continental Breakfast
7:25 a.m. Welcome, Updates and Introductions
Lloyd Cleaver, DO, FAOCD
7:30 a.m. Oral Systemic Health Linked to Overall Physical Health*
Mark Fischione, DDS
8:30 a.m. Treatment of the Medically Complex Patient: Treating the Elderly to the Disabled*
Maureen Perry, DDS, MPA
9:20 a.m. Unanswered Questions and Discussion
9:30 a.m. Proper Management for Sinusitis both Acute and Chronic*
Bryan Friedman, DO
10:30 a.m. Review of Headache Disorders: An Osteopathic Approach to Patient Management*
Robert Coppola, DO
11:20 a.m. A Medical Overview: Diagnosis and Treatment of TMD*
Rich Cohen, DDS
3:30p.m. Program Adjourns

*Program subject to change

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 20 credits of AOA category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dental Accreditation:  ASDOH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses of instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

A. T. Still University designates this activity for 10 continuing education credits.

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.

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