- Diabetes for the Internist
- Advances in Therapy
- Cardiology for the Internist 2014: "The Key Points"
- Hospital Medicine: From Admission to Discharge
- Neurology for the Internist
- Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Internist
- ICD-10 Boot Camp
- The Art of Leadership (Presented by the American College of Physician Executives)
- Critical Care Medicine 2014
- Maintenance of Certification Exam Preparation
- 2012 Update in Internal Medicine, Module C0-M
- 2012 Update in Hospital Medicine, Module 83-M
- 2013 Update in Internal Medicine, Module C0-P
- 2013 Update in Hospital Medicine, Module 83-P
The management of patients with diabetes can be complicated and varies by age and gender. This Pre-Course will discuss the practical management of diabetes as patients transition through the life cycle. Diabetes management issues related to care for the young adult, pregnant woman, middle-aged patient with comorbid medical problems, and older adults will be discussed. Finally, as the growing population of diabetic patients enters our health care system, the role of care teams in the management of these patients and the evidence behind the success of such management will be discussed.
This Pre-Course will focus on pearls to help the practicing internist use drug therapies in the most effective manner. Newer medications and new uses for older medications will be covered. Current recommendations for “best therapy” for different diseases will also be covered. Common side effects of medications will be emphasized. Faculty will provide practical information on therapy for common symptoms, pulmonary therapies, diabetes, infectious diseases, and drug interactions.
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This Pre-Course will provide a focused update of the diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic approaches to the patient at risk for, or with known, cardiovascular disease. Expert clinician-educators will focus on the cardiovascular disease issues with which internists are most frequently faced and will provide key points to update the audience and foster patient care. Subjects covered will include identification and management of acute and chronic coronary artery disease, optimal treatment of congestive heart failure, risk assessment and risk reduction for the patient with cardiac disease who undergoes noncardiac surgery, approach to the patient with valvular heart disease, use of the novel antithrombotic and anticoagulant agents for the patient with cardiovascular disease, basic venous disease for the internist, and a discussion of the approach to the patient with new-onset chest pain.
Hospital medicine is a specialty dedicated to the expert management of acutely ill hospital inpatients. Hospitalists are educators, clinicians, researchers, and leaders with a focus on quality, safety, resource utilization, and transitions of care. The approach of this Pre-Course will be to address issues in clinical inpatient care, with a hospitalist perspective on management and process improvement. The individual lectures will be framed by the hospitalization of one patient who will be followed from admission to discharge with a case based format and will utilize an audience-response system. The faculty, composed of experienced hospitalists from across the United States, will discuss ideal medical management and explore how to minimize the risk for many nosocomial complications. This Pre-Course will present an advanced perspective of hospital medicine.
Neurologic complaints comprise an important part of the practice of internal medicine, but over the years the exposure to formal neurologic training as part of internal medicine training has waned. This Pre-Course is designed to help Internists approach the common neurologic problems seen in their patients and to update them in this rapidly changing field of medicine. A broad view of the spectrum of neurologic disorders seen in the practice of internal medicine will be discussed, including the neurologic history and examination, headache, dizziness, altered mental status, and peripheral neurology.
Gastrointestinal complaints are common, and patients will typically present to their internists as the first point of care for such issues. Many conditions within gastroenterology are diagnosed based on symptom-based criteria, and understanding a cost-effective approach to the evaluation and management of such patients is essential, as is recognizing which patients require additional testing. This Pre-Course is designed to assist internists in the practical approach in the evaluation and management of frequently encountered conditions within gastroenterology and hepatology. Topics to be discussed include the appropriate surveillance practice patterns for those with Barrett’s esophagus or colorectal neoplasia, the evaluation and management of patients with suspected celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome, clinical pearls in the health maintenance of patients with chronic gastrointestinal and liver conditions, and addressing frequently asked questions regarding ordering gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.
This Pre-Course will provide an overview of the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) and how it compares to ICD-9. Expert faculty will discuss the nuts and bolts of using the new coding system, what your practice needs to do to implement the new system, how to document care to support the new coding system, and the different implications for professional fee billing (from your practice) and facility billing (from your hospital). It will also cover how ICD-10 will affect the metrics, such as patient severity of illness, risk adjustments, quality, and safety, now being applied by Medicare and other payers to rate you and your practice.
This Pre-Course is a primer on the “need-to-know” leadership skills for success in today’s rapidly changing health care environment. In this interactive, content- rich and skills-oriented two-day course, participants are given a bird’s-eye view of what makes today’s physician leaders unique and effective. Learn effective management skills and communications styles, how to become both a team member and team leader, and how to build effective work teams.
This Pre-Course will provide the opportunity to understand the principles of diagnosis and management of common clinical problems and conditions encountered in the intensive care unit. Particular attention will be placed on the recognition of disease process, acute management of critical illness, and prevention of complications of critical illness in the critically ill adult patient. Topics include acute coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction, acute stroke management, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary embolism, drug overdose, septic shock, and severe pneumonia. Also discussed will be the management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases, approaches to mental status evaluation, fever in the ICU, mechanical ventilatory support of the critically ill patient, and methods for preventing common complications in the critically ill patient.
This Pre-Course is designed to help physicians prepare for the ABIM Maintenance of Certification Examination in Internal Medicine. Taught by a faculty of clinician-educators, each an expert in his or her subspecialty, this highly interactive course focuses on content likely to be questioned on the exam. With the aid of an audience-response system, faculty engage participants in clinical problem solving that reflects the ABIM examination blueprint. The question-based format serves as a springboard for discussion of important developments across the spectrum of internal medicine. ACP’s MOC Prep Course is an efficient and effective way to refresh your knowledge and get ready for the exam.
ABIM Maintenance of Certification Learning Sessions
PRE1412: 2012 Update in Hospital Medicine, Module 83-M
Tuesday, April 8, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
PRE1413: 2013 Update in Internal Medicine, Module C0-P
Wednesday, April 9, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
PRE1414: 2013 Update in Hospital Medicine, Module 83-P
Wednesday, April 9, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
These live, self-study sessions are designed to help internists complete the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge modules through group discussion led by expert faculty. An audience-response system is used to enhance the learning experience and encourage participation. On each day, Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be two separate sessions (one in the morning and another in the afternoon). These sessions will cover the 2012 and 2013 Update modules in Internal and Hospital Medicine. Each of the four Update modules qualifies for 10 Maintenance of Certification points in the Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge category. You must register separately for each session that you wish to attend.