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December 5, 2024 to December 7, 2024
Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, MO
Lecture topics were chosen based upon our Annual Needs Assessment Survey, physician identified practice gaps, and recommendations of key option leaders. Topics will be presented to address the individual physician gaps in knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the physician practice environment. This activity seeks to update attendees on the latest recommendations involving medical subspecialty topics commonly seen within primary care physicians' practices.
After attending this course Participants will be able to:
- 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 improve long-term outcomes.
- Incorporate Osteopathic principles and practice into patient care.
CME activities must address one or more of the AOA seven core competencies. The core competencies addressed by this activity are highlighted below:
Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Medical Knowledge and Its Application into Osteopathic Medical Practice
Osteopathic Patient Care
Interpersonal and Communication Skills in Osteopathic Medical Practice
Professionalism in Osteopathic Medical Practice
Osteopathic Medical Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
System-Based Osteopathic Medical Practice
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.
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.
Primary care providers (PCPs) conduct 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 to address the frontline needs of patients presenting with multiple chronic conditions. Additionally, people are increasingly living longer with multimorbidity.
Of the 133 million patients with chronic diseases, 47% have more than one diagnosis. On average, PCPs 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 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.
This course is designed to provide interactive educational activities that discuss complicated case scenarios that have been shown to improve participant application of evidence-based medicine for patients with multiple chronic comorbidities. Providing a format for adult learning that includes lectures, case-based studies, interactive question and answer sessions, collaborative sharing of patient care issues, and networking with other healthcare professionals has shown to improve participant knowledge and competency.
A.T. Still University (ATSU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.
ATSU designates this activity for a maximum of TBD AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.