This one day course is presented for providers of care for patients with arthritis and related diseases. Given the more than 100 rheumatologic conditions and the various diagnostic procedures and treatment options available, this course offers clinicians information about the strategies for early accurate differential diagnosis and opportunities to learn about the establishing an effective, comprehensive treatment plan, utilizing multiple health care disciplines to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
The audience for this course is the family practitioner, internist, orthopedist, rheumatologist, other primary care practitioner, physician assistant, nurs practitioner, nurse, physical and occumpational therapist, social worker and other allied health professionals.
- Key Findings, Clues & Red Flags for Differential Diagnosis of Rheumatic Diseases – David B. Hellman, M.D.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – 2009 Update: New vs. Old Approaches – Clifton O. Bingham, III, M.D.
- Juvenile Arthritis – Sangeeta D. Sule, M.D.
- Hypermobility Syndromes: Common but Often Overlooked – Howard Levy, M.D.
- Managing Chronic Pain – Michael R. Clark, M.D.
- Vitamin D and Musculoskeletal Pain – Uzma Haque, M.D.
- Pulmonary Involvement in the Rheumatic Disease – Sonye Danoff, M.D.
- Gout – Past, Present and Future Treatment – Allan C. Gelber, M.D.
- Practical Approaches to Common Office Foot Problems – Lew C. Schon, M.D.