Conference Session D: 4:15 - 5:30 pm
northeast regional nurse practitioner conference
UPDATE ON LYME DISEASE
Howard Heller, MD, MPH
This session will explore the clinical manifestations of arthropod-borne disease endemic to New England.
ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY IN THE OUTPATIENT SETTING
Todd King, PA
In this day of antibiotic resistance, it has become increasingly important to select the appropriate antibiotic for initial therapy. Providers in the primary care setting are evaluating and treating both adults and children with respiratory, urologic and skin infections on a daily basis. In this session, common infections seen in the primary care setting will be presented. The pathogens typically responsible for these will be discussed as well as the best choices for therapy.
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA
James Mojica, MD
This session will provide a discussion on obstructive sleep apnea including cause, complications, diagnosis and management
MODERATE PERSPECTIVES IN PEDIATIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Trevor McGill, MD
This presentation is intended to provide an up-to-date, concise, practical guide to the diagnosis and management of head and neck disorders in children most commonly encountered in pediatric primary care practice. The criteria for diagnosis, treatment and/or referral of pediatric otolaryngological problems will be included.
THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA
Robert Portney, MD
This session will review the evidence based assessment and treatment of dementia. The cost/benefit ratio of treatment will also be explored.
* Eligible for pharmacology contact hours