Presented by the Department of Medicine

McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

 

Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's | 1 Summers Lane, Hamilton, ON

PRESENTATION SPECIFIC LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 
DAY 1: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

 

Morning Session I

 

Preventing a vascular event: pharmacologic approach

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Use pharmacological approach in the prevention of vascular events

 

Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) 2018

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate the current evidence for dual antiplatelet treatment in ACS

  • Apply new advances in the management of acute coronary syndrome

  • Acquire an approach to the use of triple therapy in patient with A. Fib post PCI

 

Diagnosis and management of acute heart failure

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the early diagnosis and management of patients with acute decompensated heart failure

  • Appreciate the importance of discharge preparation and transitioning to outpatient care in patients with heart failure

 

Indications for pacemaker and ICD

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Apply the indications for pacemaker and ICD in clinical practice

 

Diagnosis and management of pericarditis

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a diagnostic approach to pericarditis and its complications

  • Apply the current treatment recommendations for pericarditis

 

Morning Session II

 

When to ask for nephrology consult (inpatient and outpatient)

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate the natural history of Chronic Kidney disease

  • Develop an approach to when to refer a patient to nephrology as inpatient and outpatient

 

How to prevent kidney damage in diabetes

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate the natural history of Diabetic Kidney Disease

  • Use evidence-based approach for the prevention of Diabetic Kidney Disease

 

Evaluation of microscopic hematuria

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the evaluation of microscopic hematuria

Diagnosis and management of a patient with nephrotic syndrome

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome

  • Use knowledge learned in the management of nephrotic syndrome

 

 

Afternoon Session I

 

Update on the management of pulmonary hypertension

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the advances in the management of pulmonary hypertension (PH)

  • Appreciate the importance of recognizing CTEPH as a cause of PH

 

Overview of new puffers and combination for asthma and COPD and their indications

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Appreciate the availability and use of many new inhalers in the management of Asthma and COPD

  • Consider the role of dual LAMA/LABA as a new foundation therapy in COPD patients

  • Re-establish ICS/LABA combination therapy efficacy in frequent exacerbation

 

Lung cancer screening

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review the growing evidence supporting lung cancer screening for high-risk populations.

  • Appreciate the promising new technology for early detection of lung cancer

 

When to order pulmonary function testing and how to interpret them

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge learned in the decision to what tests to order to evaluate pulmonary function

  • Develop an approach to the interpretation of pulmonary function testing

 

 

Afternoon Session II

 

Update on HIV

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the diagnostic testing of HIV-1 infection

  • Use knowledge learned in the treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection

 

Infective endocarditis: current prophylaxis and management

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Identify individuals for whom endocarditis prophylaxis is warranted

  • Highlight recommended antimicrobial updates in the most recent version of the Endocarditis Management Guidelines

  • Describe the indications for surgical management of IE

  • Perform appropriate follow up for patients with IE

 

Soft tissue infections in a diabetic patient

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Provide a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of acute bacterial infections of skin and soft tissue

 

Diagnosis and treatment of shock

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Identify types of shock

  • Develop a practical approach to the management of shock

  • Recognize causes of refractory shock

Debate:

 

Can Point of Care Ultrasound replace stethoscope

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the potentials of Point of Care Ultrasound in clinical practice.

  • Highlight the ability of Point of Care Ultrasound to complement the physical examination

  • Accept an approach to integrate physical exam skills and Point of Care Ultrasound in patient assessment at the bedside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2: Thursday March 22nd, 2018

 

Morning Session I

 

Choosing from a menu of glucose lowering drugs

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Apply drug related principle of glucose lowering

  • Realize the additional benefits of some glucose lowering drugs

 

Adrenal incidentaloma

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the adrenal incidentaloma

  • Describe the workup for functional adrenal mass

 

Update on hyperparathyroidism

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an evidence approach to Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT)

  • Identify indications for surgical treatment on PHPT

  • Apply medical management of hypercalcemia in PHPT

 

Hypothyroidism

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the diagnosis and management of Hypothyroidism.

  • Recognize when to treat subclinical hypothyroidism

 

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review epidemiology and pathophysiology of PCOS

  • Develop an initial approach to investigation and how to interpret test results

  • Apply an approach to management

 

Morning Session II

 

Managing opioid dependence and withdrawal in non-cancer pain: applying Canadian guidelines

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review the current Canadian Guidelines in opioid management

  • Recognize the need for gradual tapper of high dose opioid

  • Develop an approach to the use of opioid in non-cancer pain

 

Polypharmacy in the older adult

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop basic framework and approach for managing polypharmacy in older adults

  • Apply the concepts of deprescribing, prescribing and deprescribing cascades, and time to benefit

 

Common drug interactions and errors

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize where prescribing errors are common, including adverse drug interactions

  • Identify which drugs require the closest attention

  • Use practical tips to keep patients safe from medication errors

 

Treating hypertension: applying guidelines

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop and apply an approach to the treatment of hypertension

 

Afternoon Session I

 

Osteoarthritis: recognition and management

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of osteoarthritis

  • Identify the clinical features of osteoarthritis

  • Use conservative treatment for pain control in osteoarthritis

 

Diagnosis and management of gout

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a guidelines-based approach to the diagnosis of gout

  • Apply an evidence-based approach to the management of gout

  • Know when urate lowering agents should be used

 

PMR and temporal arteritis

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the diagnosis of PMR and temporal arteritis

  • Apply an approach to the treatment of PMR and temporal arteritis

 

Biologics in rheumatological disease

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Know available biologic therapies and disease indication

  • Review overview of safety and malignancy data

  • Acknowledge challenges in 2017 including Biosimilars

 

Management of spinal stenosis

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to the management of spinal stenosis

 

Afternoon Session II

 

How to reverse bleeding in patients on anticoagulation

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop and apply an approach to the reversal of bleeding in patients on direct anticoagulants

  • Know the indications and use of Idarucizumab

 

Investigating a patient who bruises/bleeds easily

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review the steps in normal hemostasis and the common disorders of hemostasis

  • Apply laboratory investigations to evaluate a bruising or bleeding patient

 

Evaluation and treatment of iron deficiency anemia

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review background information on iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia including diagnostic testing indices

  • Develop an approach to treatment with oral iron supplements

  • Consider intravenous (IV) iron formulations, efficacy, safety & indications

 

Diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop and apply an approach to the diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 3: Friday, March 23rd, 2018

 

Morning Session I

 

Update on stroke

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review new updates in the treatment and prevention of stroke

 

Endovascular clot retrieval in severe stroke

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review the evidence and indications for endovascular therapy in acute ischemic stroke

 

Frequent mistakes doctors make in anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize common mistakes doctors make in anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation

 

Update on Parkinson’s disease

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of Parkinson’s Disease

  • Develop and apply an approach to the management and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

 

Anti-epileptic medication overview: which drugs to use

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop and apply an approach to the choice of anti-epileptic medication

  • Identify common side effects of anti-epileptic medication

 

Morning Session II

 

Update on Delirium

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Define Delirium & Review the Diagnosis

  • Formulate an approach to the management of delirium

 

Dementia

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Identify major dementia syndromes

  • Appreciate the difference between mild cognitive impairment and dementia

  • Apply evidence-based workup of dementia

 

Competency and ethical issues in managing older drivers

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the problems of driving in older age

  • Appreciate ethical and legal issues

  • Comprehend challenges in older drivers’ assessment

  • Apply a practical approach to older drivers’ assessment

 

Diagnosis and managing MI in perioperative period

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Distinguish the difference between Perioperative MI and Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS)

  • Develop an approach to management of MINS

  • Review the result of MANAGE Trial

 

 

Afternoon Session I

 

Update on GERD and Barrett’s esophagus

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Develop an approach to GERD diagnosis and management including empiric therapy and diagnostic testing

  • Define Barrett’s esophagus

  • Apply an approach to screening, surveillance and treatment of Barrett’s esophagus

 

Proton Pump inhibitors – what is the risk?

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the potential side-effects and risks associated with PPI

 

Management of cirrhosis

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Acquire and apply an approach to the management of liver cirrhosis including: Varices Ascites/Refractory Ascites, Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis,  Hepatorenal Syndrome, Hepatic Encephalopathy and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

 

Screening for colon cancer

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to

  • Recognize the advances in colon cancer screening

 

 

Afternoon Session II

 

Having conversations about goals of care during serious illness

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Review the challenges with Goals-of-care discussions

  • Recognize that Serious Illness Conversation Guide offers a potential solution

 

Skin manifestations of systemic disease

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize common dermatological manifestation of systemic diseases

  • Maintain a high index of suspicion for an underlying systemic disorder when patients present with unexplained dermatological complaints

 

Allergy testing and desensitization

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the use of allergy testing and desensitization in some common problems in allergy including drug allergy, allergic rhinitis, venom allergy, food allergy and anaphylaxis

 

Opioid crisis in Canada

At the end of this presentation the attendees will be able to:

  • Comprehend the complexity of the current opioid crisis

  • Apply changes in practice to help reduce risk with opioid prescribing

 
 
 
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Contact

 

CAROL STEWART, CMP
CHSE Coordinator

Continuing Health Sciences Education Program
McMaster University, 
Hamilton, ON, Canada

 

905-525-9140 ext. 20052

castewa@mcmaster.ca

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© 2020 McMaster University Review Course in Internal Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Presented by the Department of Medicine at McMaster University, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

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