Practical Frontiers in Primary Care

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Date & Location
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center, Richmond, VA

Target Audience
Family Practice, General Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Multiple Specialties, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant

The VCU Department of Internal Medicine and VCU Continuing Medical Education are pleased to offer this diverse primary care educational activity featuring noted faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University. This conference will include a broad range of contemporary clinical topics in primary care with the latest practical information designed to enhance your practice. The program is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and other primary care providers.

  1. Diagnose and manage common causes of urinary incontinence
  2. Apply best practices in the management of cardiovascular risk to patient care
  3. Review treatment principles of restless legs syndrome (RLS) with emphasis on new ferritin testing and treatment guidelines.
  4. Describe the role of primary care in the prevention and treatment of HIV
  5. Delineate the best approaches to diagnose common sleep disorders
  6. Diagnose common diseases of the thyroid
  7. Describe evidence-based approaches to the management of obesity
  8. Identify the approach to diagnosing undifferentiated chronic abdominal pain
  9. Diagnose rashes that commonly present to primary care
  10. Identify and treat common disorders of the foot
  11. Describe the role and interpretation of genetic testing in primary care
  12. Relate recent updates in the evidence base supportive of primary care
  13. Briefly review the pathophysiology and diagnostic principles of three of the most commonly encountered sleep disorders in Primary Care: obstructive sleep apnea, chronic primary insomnia and restless legs syndrome.
  14. Review treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea with emphasis on positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy.
  15. Review treatment of acute vs. chronic insomnia with emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).

Full refund 30 days prior to the conference. No refund thereafter.


VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education awards 7.25 hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity.