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Topics in Gastroenterology and Rheumatology for the PCP Greece, Turkey and Malta Cruise

Continuing Education, Inc

Rheumatology topics:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis-Diagnosis and Management 2014
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis: What’s New in the Management of the Skin and Joints
  3. Spondyloarthropathies
  4. Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
  5. Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
  6. Osteoarthritis
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Clinical Vignettes

Gastroenterology topics:

  1. Gastrointestinal tract infections
  2. GERD (as below)
  3. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (or elevated liver tests)
  4. Colon Cancer screening (as below)
  5. Chronic hepatitis C
  6. Ulcer disease
  7. Acute and chronic pancreatitis

Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the new American College of Rheumatology /EULAR diagnostic criteria.
  2. Understand the application of the new serologic tests.
  3. Analyze the use of biologic agents and their mechanism of action in the management of RA.
  4. Differentiate between the various forms of psoriatic arthritis.
  5. Describe the available treatment modalities for the skin and the joints.
  6. Discuss the rheumatic and systemic manifestations of this group of diseases.
  7. Describe new diagnostic and treatment options.
  8. Apply principals for the management of ankylosing spondylitis.
  9. Explain the epidemiology of gout.
  10. Analyze the clinical features of gout and pseudgout.
  11. Determine treatment options.
  12. Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this controversial disorder.
  13. Discuss current opinions on its patho-physiology.
  14. Assess this condition and explain how it can be managed.
  15. Discuss the biomechanical and epidemiological basis of OA.
  16. Determine the medical management of OA via lifestyle and pharmacologic intervention.
  17. Review the current diagnostic criteria of SLE.
  18. Assess when to refer a patient with SLE to a rheumatologist.

  19. Diagnose and manage common gastrointestinal infections
  20. Utilize current guidelines on stool culture testing
  21. Identify current strategies for the management of Clostridium difficile infection
  22. Distinguish etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with reflux disease
  23. Evaluate risk factors associated with NAFLD
  24. Assessment and management of NAFLD using current practice guidelines
  25. Utilize current colorectal screening and surveillance guidelines to identify average and high risk patients
  26. Identify non-invasive methods to assess chronic hepatitis C patients at risk of disease progression
  27. Apply clinical practice guidelines for screening and treatment using current antiviral therapies
  28. Evaluate and identify risk factors for peptic ulcer disease
  29. Compare treatment options for H.pylori eradication and management of ulcer disease
  30. Identify risk factors and review current recommendations in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic pancreatitis
Aug 2016
Aug 2016

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Aboard Celebrity's Constellation