Professional & Continuing Studies

WE’RE GOING VIRTUAL THIS YEAR — The 2021 Eastern Shore Medical Symposium will be held as a three-day live-online conference, Monday to Wednesday, June 21-23, 2021. Register now!

 

The Eastern Shore Medical Symposium provides a comprehensive review of pertinent topics in primary care medicine. By discussing both the evidence behind each topic and practical approaches for incorporating new information and processes into their practices, we strive to assist participants in continually improving the patient care they provide.

Day 1 Sessions (Mon., June 21)

OBJECTIVE

Applicable nursing credit

Update on Atrial Fibrillation Apply ACC/AHA Atrial Fibrillation Performance Measures key points into practice.  
Anticoagulation Update for the PCP Apply updated key anticoagulation guideline recommendations to aid in the prevention of stroke and the treatment of thromboembolism. Nursing pharmacology credit
Cancer Screening Update 2021 Evaluate updated guidelines or guidance related to screening and/or informed decision-making about tests for early detection of cancers. Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
GYN Update Employ the current gynecological evidence-based recommendations in practice.  

Day 2 Sessions (Tues., June 22)

OBJECTIVE

Applicable nursing credit

Contraceptive Update 2021 Discuss the updates in contraceptives for both men and women. Nursing pharmacology credit; Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Must–Know ECGs: Oft-Missed ECG Observations That Are Clinically Important to the Family Practitioner Discuss oft-missed ECG interpretation to improve cardiovascular care in the family practice setting  
Hep-Aware in Primary Care: Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Hepatitis B and C Judge the updated evidence on effectiveness of behavior counseling interventions for preventing Hep B and C. Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Stroke Update for the Primary Care Clinician Examine common and rarer pathogeneses of ischemic stroke.  
Burnout and Provider Well-Being Evaluate multipronged evidence-based approaches to address burnout.  
Polypharmacy and Deprescribing Examine the clinical management of polypharmacy including overtreatment, undertreatment, adverse effects and competing priorities. Nursing pharmacology credit
Hypertension Update Evaluate practice guidelines for the management of hypertension in adults. Nursing pharmacology credit; Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Lipids Update Evaluate the latest updates on lipid management to include the different classes of cholesterol-lowering agents and their clinical uses. Nursing pharmacology credit; Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit

Day 3 Sessions (Wed., June 23)

OBJECTIVE

Applicable nursing credit

HIV PrEP (pharm) Assess the recommendations for PrEP medical management. Nursing pharmacology credit; Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
MAT/Opioid Disorders Discuss how medications for opioid use disorder (MOUDs) are effective interventions for preventing overdose mortality and improving outcomes in patients with OUD. Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Dermatology Update Examine the updates to diagnosis and treatment of dermatological conditions commonly seen in primary care. Nursing pharmacology credit; Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Sports Medicine Update 2021 Analyze medical issues related to sports and exercise.  
Diabetes Treatment Update Evaluate the latest evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment diabetes. Nursing pharmacology credit; Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Five Things that Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Pathophysiology Compare current COVID-19 knowledge to the potential explanation of the different symptomatology between children and adults.  
Five Things that Covid-19 Has Taught Us About Health Policy Assess federal and state COVID-19 responses to the spread of the virus. Nursing PA Patient Safety/Risk credit
Renal Questions for the PCP Explain the issues PCPs face with their patient population undergoing hemodialysis.