CME Conference Topics & Classes

Are you a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner interested in earning CME credits? Skin, Bones, Hearts, and Private Parts CME Conference has produced over two decades of extraordinary continuing education for tens of thousands of healthcare professionals. We provide cutting edge medical education from passionate speakers that inspire attendees. Our conference is a great way to network with medical industry peers and learn in an intimate group setting. The topics for all of our CME Conferences include Dermatology, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and Women’s Health. Choose any of our fun conference locations that covers the topics relevant to your practice. Check out all of our amazing topics and CME classes offered below!

So You Want to Be A Derm Rock Star?!

Jason Cheyney, MPAS, PA-C

This session is going to delve into the nuts and bolts of the more common dermatology diagnoses. Its focus is to refresh and reinforce what is going on in dermatology today and get you feeling much more confident about the skin problems you will see no matter your specialty. Not only will we discuss common diagnoses but also the treatments that will leave you looking like a superstar.

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Popping Pimples Made Easy

Jason Cheyney, MPAS, PA-C

The most sought after treatments in dermatology or related to skin and complexion. This can be a very difficult area to navigate with the number of cosmeceuticals and prescription meds available today. We will take a look at what is the pathogenesis of acne and how to logically prescribe meds and make OTC recommendations. This is a must for anyone in the general medicine field.

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Hey Doc, What’s Up with My Scaly Red Scalp?!

Jason Cheyney, MPAS, PA-C

Over 750,000 people in the US are plagued with psoriasis and the number is steadily growing. This has also led to a explosion of new prescription meds available for therapy. Come along for this educational ride and learn the fundamentals of the disease and how to effectively diagnosis and treat.

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I Love the Sun

Jason Cheyney, MPAS, PA-C

This is going to be a 3-hour tour of the understanding of skin cancers and the appropriate procedures to secure the diagnosis. Procedures are a large part of dermatology. This course will not only explain the complexity of skin cancer but how to biopsy and treat if necessary. Come along for this fun filled ride and there will be no unexpected shipwrecks along the way. Sorry, there will be no visits from Ginger or MaryAnn either.

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Derm 101: Skin Care through the Lifespan

Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

This is where it all begins! Understanding the structure and function of the skin is vital to treating all skin conditions. This session will help you understand where the work takes place within the epidermis, dermis, and beyond. You will learn how the skin changes with the aging process and options for your patients to maintain healthy skin through their lifetime.

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Atopic Dermatitis: Recent Developments and Treatments

Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

New evidence in the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis will enhance your understanding of the management of exacerbations and remissions of this chronic disorder. Making informed decisions about treatment choices, patient education and follow-up will ultimately enhance patient care and prognosis.

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Dermal Dilemmas: Interesting Cases in Primary Care

Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

Rashes are confusing. Mismanagement can exacerbate the condition and make diagnosis more difficult. This session will present common and interesting cases, including differential diagnosis and treatment options.

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Acne Pharmacology and Cost-Effective Management

Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

Acne is frustrating for patients of all ages. In the current healthcare climate, many insurers deny coverage for acne medications, or cost is unaffordable for patients. Often, as providers, we do not know the cost of prescriptions. Understanding the pharmacology of prescription medications as well as over-the-counter products will enable you to choose cost-effective treatment options for patients.

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Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Disease

Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

Is it just a rash or is there more lying beneath the skin? It is your responsibility to recognize lesions which may manifest as internal disease. Proper diagnosis and treatment may not only improve patient quality of life but may also avoid ultimate death.

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Hand & Finger Injuries Abstract

Thomas Gocke, MS, ATC, PA-C, DFAAPA

This lecture will empower providers to identify general anatomy and anatomic landmarks essential in performing physical examination assessment for Hand & Finger injuries. We will provide you with the essentials to consistently interpret x-ray images for common acute injuries of the hand & fingers. We will describe injuries frequently encountered by providers who treat: finger fractures/dislocations, flexor and extensor tendon injuries, infection, injection injuries, bite wounds and fingertip/nail-bed injuries.

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The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Nuisance Problems that You Will Grow to Love

Thomas Gocke, MS, ATC, PA-C, DFAAPA

It is not uncommon for providers to treat a variety on nuisance musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints on any given day. Patients that suffer from nuisance MSK problems present with complaints of persistent aches, limitations in activity, forced alterations in work or recreational and generally not happy campers (about their injury). My goal will be to give you the tools necessary to recognize the more common locations that nuisance MSK problems can occur. I will outline the usual presentation of symptoms, and give you tips to focus your physical exam and radiographic diagnostic skills. Lastly, we will look at a variety of treatment options best suited to treat MSK nuisance problems.

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The Eyes Only See What the Mind Lets In

Thomas Gocke, MS, ATC, PA-C, DFAAPA

This course is designed to incorporate x-ray case studies that will enhance you to identify frequently overlooked injury findings seen in shoulder injuries, ankle/foot injuries, wrist/hand injuries, injuries of the spine and pediatric fractures.

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You Want to Give Me A Shot Where?

Thomas Gocke, MS, ATC, PA-C, DFAAPA

This course will hone a provider’s skill necessary to become proficient with musculoskeletal (MSK) injection and aspiration techniques. This course reviews pharmacologic agents (local anesthesia and corticosteroid) frequently used for MSK injections seen in the office environment. You will develop consistency identifying anatomic landmarks used to successfully deliver common MSK injections and knee joint aspirations

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Pediatric MSK Development and Sports

Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

This session tackles pediatric musculoskeletal developmental issues and associated sports implications. Conditions that predispose to injury are addressed. Risk factors for overuse injuries in the pediatric population with a focus on diagnosis and treatment of selected issues are included. Specific recommendations are offered for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment common pediatric musculoskeletal conditions. A mix of case based presentations is delivered with associated anatomy and physiological processes to guide diagnosis and treatment of conditions that frequently impact young athletes

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Acute & Chronic Low Back Pain

Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

The vast majority of individuals will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. There are many etiologies for low back pain and the majority of patients seen in primary care will have a nonspecific cause for their symptoms. For most, episodes are self-limited and improve with supportive care. Rarely, back pain is an indication of a serious illness. This presentation describes an approach to the exam, diagnostic reasoning and non-surgical treatment strategies for acute and chronic low back pain. The initial evaluation includes history of present illness and targeted physical exam with an emphasis on neurologic screening to rule out serious pathologic conditions. Based on initial evaluation, patients are triaged into broad categories for further diagnostic evaluation and treatment. Over utilization of unproven intervention strategies for low back pain is common and this presentation will offer evidence-based pharmacologic and non-surgical treatment options.

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Shoulder Impingement, Bursitis, and the Rotator Cuff

Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Shoulder pain is highly prevalent within the general population, second only to lower back pain. Younger patients may experience shoulder pain as a function of shoulder instability. Shoulder pain also occurs in young patients who participate in overhead sports and those who do overhead work. As with many shoulder disorders, increasing age predisposes patients to impingement, bursitis and rotator cuff tears. Studies suggest that shoulder impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain. This presentation addresses shoulder conditions with attention to clinical presentation, physical exam, and related anatomy with treatment strategies for common problems.

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Pediatric Lower Extremity Alignment Issues

Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

In-toeing, out-toeing, genu varus/valgus are among the most common anatomic musculoskeletal variations encountered by pediatric primary care providers and a frequent reason for referral to a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Most children have physiologic variations of normal lower-extremity development that will improve spontaneously and can be monitored by the primary care provider. This session will address lower extremity alignment issues and common causes of limping and lower extremity musculoskeletal pain in children.

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Common Adult Lower Extremity Issues

Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

The knee is the largest human joint in terms of volume and articular surface area with the greatest risk of injury and age-related wear and tear. Ankle injuries are among the most common injuries presenting to primary care offices and emergency departments. This lecture will address intra-articular and soft tissue conditions affecting the knee and ankle in adult populations.

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EKG 123 – Back to the Basics

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

This course will review normal cardiac conduction, as well as normal intervals and wave morphology. Participants will learn how to assess heart rate using the EKG and just a rhythm strip, as well as some basic rhythm interpretation. The PQRST model of EKG interpretation will be discussed, along with normal EKG review, troubleshooting the EKG, to include artifact and 60 cycle interference.

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Cardiac Mixology – A Bartender’s Guide

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

Participants will learn strategies to combat AF and how to use the CHADS score to define risk. CHF recipes will be discussed on how to adjust/maximize diuretics and how the new novel agents may play a role in treating CHF. Discussion of the role of the “Cardiac Happy Meal” and how to tailor the medications to prevent side effects. A case based review of some of the more common side effects of cardiac medications and how to identify them.

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Young People Don’t Have Heart Disease

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

Young people can have heart attacks. Case based review of ten patients that died or almost died and lived to tell about it. A retrospective review of these cases and how these near misses could have been prevented. Participants will walk through actual cases of cardiac arrest survivors, people who had near fatal myocardial infarctions with focus on how to prevent other patients from the same fate.

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EKG Boot Camp

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

The course will progress from a basic level, to intermediate to advanced. Participants will learn a chief based complaint approach to reading EKGS and how not to miss the pertinent findings associated with high risk findings like PE or MI. Participants will also learn the different etiologies of palpitations and how to differentiate between their EKG patterns. A unique look at the EKG will be introduced using it as a diagnostic tool for lab abnormalities and to detect chamber size abnormalities WITHOUT the echocardiogram. Subtle STEMI as well as STEMI mimics will be reviewed. A triage approach to reading EKGS will be reviewed.

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Diagnostic Testing: What Test to Order When

Kristine Scordo, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Diagnostic tests help clinicians appraise and revise disease probability for their patients. Diagnostic tests should be ordered to answer specific questions. In this era of cost effective health care, clinicians need to be aware of the sensitivity and specificity of each test, as well as associated appropriate use criteria. Information will be provided on, but not limited to multiple forms of testing such as nuclear imaging, cardiovascular testing, and ultrasound imaging.

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Acute Coronary Syndromes: From Actute to Primary Care – Get with the Guidelines

Kristine Scordo, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) refers to any group of clinical symptoms compatible with acute myocardial ischemia and includes unstable angina (UA), non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), and ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). ACS are responsible for emergency medical care usage and hospitalizations worldwide. To assist in maximizing patient outcomes, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) continue to release guideline recommendations on the management of ACS. Therefore, it is important for practitioners to be able to accurately diagnosis, risk stratify and treat these individuals.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Acute, Chronic, and Post-Operative

Kristine Scordo, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac rhythm disturbance while the associated hemodynamic impairment and thromboembolic events result in significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. APRNs must be able aware of treatment issues that will improve care and outcomes for this population in a variety of settings.

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Recognition and Treatment of HFrEF (Systolic) and HFpEF (Diastolic) from Primary to Acute Care

Kristine Scordo, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Diastolic heart failure, or preserved EF (ejection fraction) heart failure and reduced EF or systolic heart failure are two clinical subsets of the syndrome of chronic heart failure that are most commonly encountered in clinical practice. This session focuses on the recognition, treatment and prevention of heart failure, along with discussion of current guidelines and research that will assist practitioners to effectively manage these patients from the acute to the primary care setting.

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Not Enough Pads! Working Up and Treating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Part 1)

Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

You may be surprised to learn that 1 in 5 women is suffering silently with abnormal uterine bleeding. Many are hesitant to discuss this because they assume their own treatment option is hysterectomy. In this lively and engaging session you will learn the latest diagnostic algorithms, how to effectively work up women at every age and stage as well as the pharmacologic and other treatment options available. You will discuss case studies that will further reinforce your knowledge and help you manage the variety of causes of abnormal bleeding.

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Not Enough Pads! Working Up and Treating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (Part 2)

Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

You may be surprised to learn that 1 in 5 women is suffering silently with abnormal uterine bleeding. Many are hesitant to discuss this because they assume their own treatment option is hysterectomy. In this lively and engaging session you will learn the latest diagnostic algorithms, how to effectively work up women at every age and stage as well as the pharmacologic and other treatment options available. You will discuss case studies that will further reinforce your knowledge and help you manage the variety of causes of abnormal bleeding.

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Managing the Hormonal Rollercoaster of Menopause

Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

As baby boomers age, clinicians find themselves caring for over 60 million women in the menopausal transition. Though they may be seeing you for other concerns, their hot flashes, night sweats, urinary and even musculoskeletal issues impact other aspects of their health and quality of life. You will learn the latest updates on bio-identical hormones, how menopause affects sex, sleep, cognition and weight gain. You will also leave with the latest evidence based therapeutic options that are effective and available to help your patients improve the quality of their lives.

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Where’s the Bathroom? And Other Urgent Primary Care Issues for Women over 50

Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

As life expectancies soar, many women will spend 30 – 50 years post menopause with a host of challenges that impact their daily lives. You will learn how to recognize and treat a variety of genitourinary issues, from rashes of shame and prolapse to the latest updates on screening for ovarian cancer. You will become familiar with how a few simple interventions can help women feel more empowered to not suffer in silence with painful symptoms, and how they can get back to living their lives without the fear of leaking urine.

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Acne, Weight Gain, And Lots Of Hair – PCOS: The Tip Of The Endocrine Iceberg (Rx=.25hr)

Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP, FAANP, NCMP

What women would sign up for a mustache, chin hair, acne and weight gain? None! And yet, women feel responsible for this common endocrine disorder that affects 6-8%. You’ve cared for these women, and may not have realized that their elevate Hgb A1Cs and other symptoms are related to a complex endocrine disorder. You will learn how to recognize, diagnose and treat Polycystic Ovarian Disorder, reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and infertility. You’ll also learn that your therapeutic process will help improve her confidence, self-esteem and can reduce the risk of depression.

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The “V”: The Word You Could Not Say on TV!

Shelagh Larson, WHNP, NCMP

Up until very recent there were only two words that you could not say in TV. Vagina was one of them. Pelvic disorders in women is the #1 reason for medical visits. Yet, many times it appears to be a cryptic conversation. In this presentation we will discuss how to perform the perfect pelvic exam with expert differential diagnoses that will make the ObGyn envious. Learn the right way to bring up the real reason why they are there. Also, learn when to do a wet prep or UA, refer to a urologist vs gastroenterologist or gynecologist and basically what to do next when she no shows up on your schedule.

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Contraception Update

Shelagh Larson, WHNP, NCMP

SO many options! Every month there is a new one on the market. To LARC or not to LARC? Does anyone still use pills and which one? Keeping up with which one is best for which patient and why can be a full time job. From the days of rocks in uteruses to today’s IUDs and tomorrow non-surgical, reversible vasectomy contraceptives are a hot topic. This presentation will focus heavily on pharmaceutical contraception and when to suggest one over the other. Not prescribing contraceptives? Then learn the differences between them all so you can give educated counseling to your patients about how they interact with other medications.

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Is It Your Man or Your Medication?

Shelagh Larson, WHNP, NCMP

Is it your meds or your man? Could your prescription medication be impacting your sexuality? Or is it you? Join us in learning the different phases of sexuality and how medications impact sexuality. You will also learn some better options for those medications.

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Menopause Madness

Shelagh Larson, WHNP, NCMP

Menopause, the misunderstood, under examined yet most experienced time in a woman’s life. Menopause is more than hot flashes, sleepless night and vaginal dryness. This can be a very exciting and sexual time for women if they have the knowledge of what it is. Most important, how to live with it. Pharmaceutical hormones are first line. But which one? For how long? What is menopause and was it is not? These and many more questions will be answered in this presentation.

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Sex, Drug and LOVE! STI Update

Shelagh Larson, WHNP, NCMP

CDC came out with new STD guidelines last year. Did you get the memo? The latest diagnosis and treatment guidelines will be presented. Perils of wisdom will be shared on how to discuss this topic, treat both patient and partners and when to retest.

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