Program Overview: As part of our commitment to training in primary care, the UMass Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education offers this program to provide updates on a wide range of rapidly changing Primary Care topics. The program will feature concurrent presentations from which attendees can select his/her own learning track. Faculty may use didactic and case presentations. Each session will be facilitated by a primary care physician.
Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and residents primary care.
Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:
· Discuss the public health opioid crisis and the legislative, and medical community responses
· Learn the latest treatment updates on illnesses commonly seen in the primary care office including CHF, Hyperlipidemia, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD and Anxiety Disorders
· Appreciate the potential future role of genomic medicine in primary care practice
· Recognition and treatment of patients with anxiety disorder and utilization of mindfulness in stress reduction
· Update participants on serious, acute illnesses presenting to the primary care office, including neurological emergencies, DVT and tick-borne diseases