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 up-to-date recommendations on topics including: The care of patients with hypertension; congestive heart failure; asthma and atopic dermatitis.
· Explain the indication and regulations concerning medical marijuana in Massachusetts; trends in medical malpractice; food allergies and safely prescribing opioids.
· Identify infectious disease emergencies presenting to the primary care provider and management of the abnormal PAP smear.
· Determine / recommend care of the cancer survivor.