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ATSU Continuing Education

march, 2021

11mar12:00 pm3:30 pmVirtual CME - Primary Care Update Series - MarchVIRTUAL Primary Care Update


Event Details

VIRTUAL Primary Care Update

March 11, 2021

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*3.5 AOA Category 1-A Credits

  • Regular: $90


Cancellation Policy

    • 21+ days prior to activity start date Full tuition refund less the $75 administrative fee
    • 14-21 days prior to activity start date 50% tuition refund less the $75 administrative fee
    • 1-14 days prior to activity start date No tuition refund


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Course Description
Health care professionals are confronting the challenge of maintaining and improving competence over the course of lengthy careers in diverse practice specialties. This course was designed to provide attendees with current and relevant updates to your daily management of commonly seen patient health concerns in primary care. This course will present a comprehensive review of new developments in medicine and the day-to-day controversies of office practice. Providers will be able to apply the most current treatment strategies provided in recent clinical guideline updates, recognize effective interventions, and employ relevant research in their daily patient encounters.

Lecture Topics

A Medical Look at Office Ergonomics
Todd P Huhn, DO, Col, USAF, MC, SFS, MPH

Burned Out, Bitter and Beyond- Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Michael Bays, DO, FAOCOO-HNS

Time To Re-Think T2DM: Time to View Diabetes through Heart Shaped Glasses: What Could Heart Failure Take from Your T2DM Patients?
Michael Valitutto, DO, AOBIM

Educational Objectives

  • Summarize recent updates, clinical studies, and new guidelines that impact practice in primary care
  • Assess and provide patients with an accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of diseases and conditions seen in primary care
  • Develop and implement strategies that overcome patient and clinician barriers and improve health outcomes for your patients
  • Recognize when to refer to a specialist to provide optimal patient care

Target Audience
The target audience includes general practitioners, family medicine physicians, and other primary healthcare providers that are interested in refreshing their knowledge and improving their competence on commonly seen conditions.

Educational Need
The need for more information, knowledge and competence is evident in the busy practicing physician. Often training is out of date and a lack of time is challenging to stay current with advances in the busy physician’s practice. 45% of the total U.S. population live with a chronic condition and improving the quality of their care is a major policy priority. Many patients see a primary care physician for all of their care (Medical Economics from the CDC). Up to date review of clinical guidelines is necessary to present practicing physicians with the level of knowledge and understanding they need to improve patient care. Multimorbidity is particularly important in generalist settings, such as primary care, where family practitioners act as the first point of contact for people with a wide range of conditions and frequently manage patients with multiple coexisting conditions. Most patients consulting in family practice have multimorbidity, and the number of coexisting conditions increases with age.

Professional Practice Gap
A significant gap exists between research recommendations, scientific evidence, and clinical practice guidelines, on the one hand and actual clinical practice, on the other. With only 55% adherence to evidence-based care, the significance of disparity disconcerts health care stakeholders. This gap, the difference between what health professionals know and what they do, challenges effective and efficient health care by undermining the benefits realized from advances in the science of medicine and the dedication of professionals delivering care. It is well-documented that interventions designed to change practice must be based on an accurate assessment of the needs and causal variables that support and impede targeted health outcomes. Lack of knowledge, awareness, professional skill or appraisal skills are well known barriers to optimal care. We base our courses on the concepts of quality improvement in order to achieve and maintain physician competency and performance in the areas where physicians have expressed a professional gap.

Desired Outcomes
This conference is designed to provide primary care practitioners with up-to-date, evidence-based information on commonly encountered clinician and patient wellness issues, while suggesting pragmatic approaches to clinical management. After attending the sessions our goal is to enhance the knowledge-base and core competence of attendees. The successful completion of this interactive program should improve attendees’ confidence in diagnosing, treating, and prescribing the most effective courses of treatment, with the ultimate goal of improving clinician and patient outcomes.

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 18 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 participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the CE staff at the registration desk or call 660-626-2232 for assistance.


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