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2018 Speaker Handouts 1 Day Conference

The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State One Day Conference

May 5, 2018

University of Rochester, Medical Center, 415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY


Agenda: (to download handouts click on the session title)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration check-in and continental breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am - COPD Diagnosis, Phenotype and Management: Incorporating 2017 Revised Guidelines

This presentation analyzes the pathophysiology of COPD with particular attention to targets of treatment. We will discuss risk factors for COPD development, phenotypical expression and evidence-based management strategies with a particular emphasis on pharmacotherapy. The role of the primary care provider is emphasized, with realistic analysis and application of evidence-based treatments.

9:30 am – 10:45 amThe Dizzy Patient: Evaluation and Management of Vertigo, Ataxia and Near Syncope

“I feel dizzy” is a common complaint and sometimes perplexing to primary care providers. This presentation will offer a systemic approach to assessment in order to determine the true nature of the complaint. After correct identification of vertigo, ataxia or near syncope, evidence-based primary care strategies for the management of each clinical syndrome is discussed.

11:00 am – 12:15 pm - Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: When and How to Manage, When to Refer

Depression and anxiety are common presenting complaints in primary care. This session discusses application of diagnostic criteria, including key factors in ruling out bipolar disorder. Case studies are sued to illustrate appropriate primary care pharmacologic management, assessment of efficacy, and to determine when patients should be referred to specialty care.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – A box lunch will be provided

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm - Managing Hypertension across the Lifespan: Pediatrics to Geriatrics

Hypertension is a common primary care problem and guidelines present a very algorithmic approach to management. This presentation will analyze the pathophysiologies of hypertension and analyze current drug strategies to promote optimal management. Pediatric and geriatric issues are also highlighted, including differences in pathophysiology and best management strategies. Case studies analysis provides the opportunity to apply the pharmacotherapeutic concepts discussed.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm - Lipid Assessment and Management: Analyze and Apply Current Guidelines from the USPS Task Force and the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association

Evidence-based recommendations for the use of lipid-lowering therapies to promote atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk reduction have undergone a major revision in recent years. This presentation differentiates ASCVD risk reduction from the management of dyslipidemia, and evaluates and applies current guidelines as they apply to the primary care population. Pharmacologic targets of therapy are analyzed. Case studies from primary care will illustrate the evolving approach to use of statins and other lipid-lowering agents.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Conference wrap-up

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This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 6.25 contact hours, (which includes 3.5 hours of pharmacology) of accredited education.



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