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Tuesday Pre-Courses

One-Day Pre-Courses

Tuesday, April 9

PRE 1901 Dermatology for the Internist

Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Elizabeth M. Billingsley, MD
Professor of Dermatology, Director, Mohs
Micrographic Surgery, Department of Dermatology,
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Patients often present to their internist with skin concerns. Many of these concerns are common conditions that, once identified, can be easily addressed without a referral to a dermatologist. With the aid of an audience-response system, faculty will engage participants in identifying many of these common dermatologic conditions and will review appropriate steps for their diagnosis and management in the primary care setting. Practical approaches, including biopsy techniques, will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify common dermatologic problems that present in the primary care setting, and initiate appropriate treatment.
  2. Understand and develop treatment strategies for patients with acne and rosacea.
  3. Identify and develop management approaches for both common and complicated dermatoses, such as psoriasis.
  4. Recognize common skin cancers and understand indications for various approaches to management.

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PRE 1902 Diabetes for the Internist

Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tracy L. Setji, MD, MHS, Member
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology,
Duke University, Durham, NC

Several new medications, technologies, and surgical options have become available for patients with diabetes. These advancements can markedly improve the health of our patients but also increase the complexity of disease treatment. This Pre-Course will discuss the diagnosis of prediabetes and diabetes, including the increasingly recognized conditions of Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA). The risks and benefits of new insulin and noninsulin pharmacologic therapies will be presented. Faculty will review the role of lifestyle interventions as well as appropriate indications and practical utilization of weight loss medications and/or bariatric surgery in overweight patients with diabetes. Cardiovascular risk reduction through diabetes medications, cholesterol-lowering agents, and blood pressure control will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the management of patients with prediabetes and whether metformin is the best treatment.
  2. Discuss the role of nutrition, weight loss agents, and bariatric surgery in overweight patients with diabetes.
  3. Review new insulin products and diabetes technology, including pumps and sensors, specifically addressing when these advancements may help your patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes.
  4. Using a case-based approach, review guideline-based medical management of type 2 diabetes with focus on the risks and benefits of recently approved noninsulin therapies.
  5. Provide guidance on the evaluation, classification, and treatment of less common causes of diabetes, such as monogenic diabetes syndromes and autoimmune and medication-induced diabetes.
  6. Discuss the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes.
  7. Review difficult cases and challenges from your clinic in a panel discussion format.

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PRE 1903 Perioperative Medicine 2019

Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Geno J. Merli, MD, FHM, FSVM, MACP
Professor, Medicine & Surgery, Senior Vice President, Associate CMO, Co-Director,
Jefferson Vascular Center, Director, Vascular Medicine, Department of Surgery,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA

This Pre-Course will review the assessment and management of patients with medical comorbidities undergoing surgical procedures. Expert faculty will discuss hypotension, delirium, and pain management in the postanesthesia care unit. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in the postoperative period for patients with hereditary or acquired coagulation disorders, history of recurrent VTE, and aspirin dosing for VTE prophylaxis will be reviewed. Preoperative validated risk assessment tools, mitigation strategies for identified comorbidities, and management of postoperative complications will be emphasized. Topics will include perioperative medication management; cardiac, pulmonary, and frailty risk indices with modification strategies; postoperative cardiac complications; diabetes management using the target-specific anticoagulants; treating postoperative delirium; and challenging perioperative cases.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the assessment and management of patients with medical comorbidities undergoing inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.
  2. Review guidelines and best practices for preoperative laboratory testing, perioperative medication use, and common postanesthesia care unit problems.
  3. Review preoperative validated risk assessment tools, strategies to mitigate risk, and management of patients with a variety of pre- and postsurgery cardiac and pulmonary problems as well as postoperative complications in the frail elderly.
  4. Understand management of the new diabetic agents, insulin pumps, and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in the perioperative period, which will include rescue and reversal agents for emergent surgery.
  5. Assess key management strategies for the alcohol-dependent patient, postoperative pain management, and drug-dependent paient.

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