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Primary Care Internal Medicine - LIVE STREAM

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Overview / Abstract:

The Comprehensive Primary Care Update
Updates Across All Major Areas of Primary Care and Guidance to Incorporate Them into Practice for State-of-the-Art Patient Care

Primary Care Internal Medicine will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.

This highly rated Harvard Medical School CME program provides a comprehensive update of the most important changes and advances impacting primary care and guidance to incorporate them into everyday clinical practice.
What distinguishes this program is its practical and state-of-the-art focus on:
• Optimizing patient care and outcomes for the wide range of conditions seen in primary care practice
• Skills advancement for examination, diagnosis, treatment, and in-office procedures
• Streamlined education that quickly and effectively provides the updates that are most important to primary care practice
• State-of-the-art approaches to primary care clinical challenges (common and complex), including:
o Hypertension: Navigating the conflicting recommendations
o Diabetes: Treatment strategies for challenging cases
o Cholesterol management: Setting targets and achieving goals specific to patient risk
o Anticoagulation: Choosing the best anticoagulant for each patient
o Disease prevention and health promotion
o Biomodulators: Education expressly for primary care clinicians
o Clinical examination skills: Improving your techniques
o Opioids: Dosing, patient selection, addiction, and weaning
o Medication interactions: Avoiding unintended interactions among medications prescribed by primary care clinicians and their consultants
• The educational experience:
o All lectures and skills development workshops are led by clinical faculty from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and other Harvard-affiliated hospitals. Faculty are leaders in more than 30 fields of medicine.
o The learning experience is active and personalized. In addition to interactive lectures that span all major areas of primary care, you can choose from more than 48 knowledge- and skills-advancement workshops to customize a learning experience ideally suited to your specific interests.

This program provides important, timely information on COVID-19, including six dedicated sessions on its short- and long-term implications for primary care practice:

- Matching Care with Goals of Care in the Time of COVID-19
- Burnout in the Time of COVID-19
- MGH FLARE Collaborative COVID-19 Journal Club: Where Are We Now and How Did We Get Here?
- COVID-19: Managing Acute COVID-19 in the Outpatient Setting
- The COVID-19 Pandemic: What We Have Learned from Our Personal Experiences about Patient Care
-Opening Primary Care Practices to Innovations in Care and Communication in the COVID-19 Era

Guidance to Optimize Diagnosis, Treatment, and Clinical Outcomes
The 2020 program provides updates, strategies, and best practices for primary care clinicians to optimize their approach to:
• Cardiovascular disease
• Cholesterol management
• Hypertension targets
• Diabetes optimization
• Cannot-miss neurology
• Depression and anxiety
• Cognitive decline
• Concussions and consequences
• Anticoagulation
• Asthma
• Headaches
• Diseases of the colon
• Sleep disorders
• Polyarthritis
• Chronic kidney disease
• Mind-body practice

Coverage includes updates and state-of-the-art approaches to examination, diagnosis, screening and management.

Knowledge Advancement and Skills Development Workshops
You can choose from 36 workshops to tailor the program to your specific practice needs. This year’s workshops include:
• Complex diabetes
• Preoperative evaluation
• Pain management
• Complicated chronic lung disease
• Concussions
• Tick-borne diseases
• Dermatology
• Otolaryngology
• Ophthalmology
• Medical marijuana
• Wellness coaching
• Movement disorders
• Office gynecology
• Allergy medicine
• Solving abnormal LFTs
• Thyroid disorders
• Endocrine challenges
• Electrolyte imbalances
• Male urology
• Joint examination skills
• Psychopharmacology
• Incontinence management


The 2020 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for one month after the end of the course. This video archive will provide participants the opportunity to benefit from all of the program’s workshops, rather than having to choose from among groups of concurrent workshops typically offered during in-person courses. It will also ensure that participants who live in different time zones or who have scheduling conflicts do not miss out on any sessions that are important to them. In addition, participants can review sessions that they watched during live streaming to reinforce key learning points.


Oct 31, 2020


Nurse Practitioner , Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Live / Seminar, Webinar / Webcast / Video



Credits / Hours

44.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s), 10.25 Credits Risk Management Study, 44.25 ABIM MOC Points; AAFP


Harvard Medical School, ACCME, AAFP, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, ABIM MOC

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Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Primary Care, Preventive Care, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics / LTC, Family Medicine

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Mount Auburn Hospital

Keywords / Search Terms

Harvard, CME, COVID-19, Primary Care, Cardiovascular disease, Cholesterol management, Hypertension targets, Diabetes optimization, Cannot-miss neurology, Depression and anxiety, Cognitive decline, Concussions and consequences, Anticoagulation, COPD, Asthma, Headaches, Diseases of the colon, Sleep disorders, GERD, Polyarthritis, Chronic kidney disease, Mind-body practice Live CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

10-19-2020 - 10-23-2020

Live Stream
United States of America

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