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Title
: Clinical Updates for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: 2017 Charlotte, NC
Activity/Course #:
: 11.04.17CU
Cost:
: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Nov 04 2017
Expiration Date:
: Nov 04 2017
Topics:
: Primary Care Medicine
Target Audience:
: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Format:
: Live NP PA Conference
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 6.0 hours
Credit(s):
: 6.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
6.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 2.5 pharmacology hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sheraton Charlotte Airport
3315 Scott Futrell Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208
(704) 392-1200

Registration Fee

There is no registration fee for this activity.

Special Accommodations

NACE fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any activity registrant who feels s/he may need accommodations based on the impact of a disability should contact NACE to discuss your specific need.

Event Parking

Complimentary self parking is available at the hotel.

Hotel Guest Rooms

NACE has reserved a sleeping room rate of $119 per night at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. To reserve your room at this rate, call reservations at (704) 392-1200 and ask for the NACE room block by October 31, 2017.

Program Summary

Nurse practitioners and physician assistants as primary care providers face complex challenges everyday in their busy practices. With rapid changes in medicine, staying informed about new developments can be equally challenging. Our goal in this CME activity is to help you hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of patients with varied conditions you are likely encountering in your practice.

We have recruited a faculty of well-known thought leaders and experienced teachers who, as clinicians themselves, understand the challenges you face every day as a primary care provider. Our faculty will be at your disposal to provide evidence-based science, current treatment guidelines, discuss challenging cases, and provide answers for you that can ultimately lead to better health care for your patients. The presentations will include several interactive cases and discussion sessions to keep you actively learning.

Please join us and become an active participant in this one-day learning community of your peers.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Review current recommendations for the use of non-statin therapies in the management of dyslipidemia; Explain the role of anti-PCSK9 monoclonal antibody therapy in LDL-C reduction to achieve cardiovascular risk reduction; Describe the findings from recent trials of dyslipidemia treatments on cardiovascular outcomes; Integrate new data into treatment strategies for further improving cardiovascular outcomes in the highest risk patients.
  2. Recognize the different phenotypic presentations of HF; Identify predictors of poor outcomes in HF; Discuss the role of new therapies in the management of chronic HF according to the latest ACC/AHA/HFSA/ADA guidelines; Recognize strategies to reduce hospitalization for HF.
  3. Recognize the pervasive nature of ADHD symptoms throughout the day; Describe the physical and psychologic morbidity and mortality associated with ADHD; Use adult ADHD assessment and treatment tools to measure residual symptoms and optimize outcomes; Implement pharmacologic treatment to optimize symptom control throughout the day.
  4. Recognize the the high prevalence of bipolar disorder in patients who experience depression; Describe the high rate of misdiagnosis of patients with BD; Develop a knowledge of the key criteria that differentiate unipolar depression from BD; Provide information and tools for successful screening and recognition of patients with BD.
  5. Describe the role of insulin therapy in patients with T2DM not meeting glycemic goals; Discuss the need for concentrated insulins in T2DM management; Discuss the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic profiles and other considerations for the use of concentrated insulin preparations; Recognize the need for counseling patients about concentrated insulins to minimize dosing errors.

Agenda

7:30-8:00

  Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:00-8:10   Welcome Remarks
Deborah Paschal, CRNP
8:10-9:20  

Putting Emerging Lipids Data Into Practice: New Treatments and Opportunities to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA

9:20-10:30  

Recognizing Phenotypes and Evidence Based Treatments in the Management of Heart Failure
Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA

10:30-10:50   Break
10:50-12:00  

Making a Difference in ADHD: Screening and Treating for Primary Care
Brendan Montano, MD 

12:00-1:00  

Lunch

1:00-2:10   Overcoming Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of BiPolar Disorder
Brendan Montano, MD
2:10-3:20  

Utilizing Concentrated Insulins: A New Strategy for the Insulin Resistant
Mark Stolar, MD

 3:20-3:30

  Program Summary and Closing Remarks
Deborah Paschal, CRNP


*Agenda subject to change.

Faculty

Brendan Montano, MD
Private Practice, Internal Medicine          
Assistant Clinical Instructor
University of Connecticut Health Center
Director, Connecticut Clinical Research
Farmington, CT

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH
Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
New Orleans, LA

Mark Stolar, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL

Planning Committee

Gregg Sherman, MD
Chief Medical Officer/Course Director
National Association for Continuing Education
Plantation, FL

Deborah Paschal, CRNP
Course Director
Clinical Nurse Practitioner
Philadelphia, PA

Daniela Hiedra
Activity Director
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Michelle Frisch, MPH, CHCP
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Cassandra A. McCullough, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

Association of Black Cardiologists

New York, NY

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., CHCP
National Association for Continuing Education

Plantation, FL

Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education & Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.
Accreditation Designation Statement
The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 6 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 2.5 pharmacology hours).
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the accredited providers to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the accredited providers are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.
Commercial Support
Clinical Updates for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: 2017 is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen; an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; an educational grant from Sanofi US; and an independent medical educational grant from Shire.