Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology

Continuing Education Inc
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Meeting Description: 

The purpose of these lectures is to review and update knowledge on the mechanisms and pathogenesis, new developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and guidelines for important diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Lectures will cover epidemiology, risk factors, clinical pearls, new methodology, imaging, and evidence-based recommendations to allow the audience to determine how best to alter clinical practices to improve health care team performance and outcomes with regards to digestive diseases.



  1. Celiac disease
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for celiac disease
  2. C. difficile colitis
    • Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for C. difficile colitis
  3. Eosinophilic esophagitis
    • Describe risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis
  4. Fulminant hepatic failure
    • Cite risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for fulminant hepatic failure
  5. Update, chronic hepatitis C
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for chronic hepatitis C
  6. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  7. Cirrhosis and complications
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for cirrhosis and complications
  8. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
    • Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health
    • Analyze the patient's current dietary and exercise practices
    • Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for the patient.
  9. "Oh, My Aching Head": Managing Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headaches
    • Explain the classification of headaches
    • Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache
    • Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
  10. "What Goes Up Must Come Down!": Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension
    • Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension
    • Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose common causes of secondary hypertension
    • Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the type of patient most likely to benefit from each class.
  11. "Get Me Out of Here!": Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia in the Primary Care Setting
    • Elicit and assess symptoms of panic disorder and agoraphobia
    • Apply appropriate lifestyle modification and stress management skills, including muscle relaxation, breathing control, thought-stopping, and cognitive restructuring
    • Recognize and manage side effects of anxiolytics.
  12. Male Sexual Disorders: Treatment of Hypogonadism, Erectile, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
    • Elicit a thorough, non-judgmental sexual history
    • Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems
    • Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement and medications to improve the patient's erectile and ejaculatory function.
  13. Enhancing Clinician - Patient Communication: Becoming a Healer
    • Distinguish the technical, biomedical aspects of clinicianÂ’s role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care
    • Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment
    • Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients.
  14. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually - Sensitive Care
    • Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner
    • Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes
    • Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients' spiritual needs.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Geriatric Medicine, FP
Internal Medicine Neurology
Physician MD
Physician DO
Nurse Practitioner
Physicians Assistant
Venue Street: 
1301 NW 89th Ct # 214, Doral, FL 33172
United States
Florida (FL)
Miami, FL, USA (Show on map)
Topic 1: 
Internal Medicine,
Topic 2: 
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP. George Yung-hsing Wu, MD, PhD
Number of Credits: 
14 ACPE Credits. 14 (part II) MOC points. 14.0 Contact Hours. 5 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
AMA/CME Credits: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Visitor Registration Fee: 
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists$495 for Nurses, Students & Others$695 for Nurse Practitioners. $695 for Physician Assistants. , & Dentists.
Contact Name: 
Connie Stevens
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Start Date: 
4:30 PM
Finish Date: 
6:00 AM
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