Update in Internal Medicine
Thursday – Saturday, April 11 – 13, 2013
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Primary care providers and specialists in Internal Medicine and Family Practice seeking updates in practical knowledge relating to patient care.
Overview and Purpose
The Update in Internal Medicine is a program emphasizing topics requested by our referring physicians, controversies arising from journal clubs, and posed by our trainees. The program highlights diagnostic and therapeutic solutions based on the most recent clinical science. The goal is to provide state-of-the art practical advice on issues identified as frequent items for consultation and second opinions, as well as new advances in applying molecular techniques in translational medicine.
- Discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, pathophysiology and treatment of common clinical conditions seen by internists and other primary care providers.
- Evaluate diagnostic procedures for certain conditions seen by internists and other primary care physicians and identify the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the diagnostic procedures.
- Incorporate results of recent clinical trials in the management of patients with common and important medical conditions.
- Develop diagnostic algorithms for well recognized syndromes commonly seen by primary care physicians.
- Implement new approaches to primary and secondary prevention of some common and
Continuing Education Information
UT Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Conflict of Interest
It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.
Discussion of Off-Label Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed.