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  • Afternoon Workshops
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    Friday, November 13, 2020

    1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    WS4
    1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    WS5
    1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
    WS6: Interpretation of the CBC/diff

  • Primary Care
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    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Keynote
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    A1: Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases
    10:25 AM  -  11:25 AM
    B1
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    LP1: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session
    This session is sponsored by commercial interest. Contact hours will not be awarded
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    C1: LGBTQ
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    D1: Deprescribing Psychiatric Medications for Primary Care Providers
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    BR1: Expanding the Role of the NP in Managing Major Depressive Disorder: Challenge Accepted

    Supporter Statement: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck.

    Provider Statement: This continuing nurse education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

     

    Sunday, November 15, 2020

    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    BR2: Influenza Treatment in the Primary Care Setting
    By completing this session, participants will be able to apply new evidence into practice regarding the use of diagnostic testing, treatment and chemoprophylaxis for people with, or at risk for, influenza. Also, Incorporate the use of antiviral agents into practice based on their ability to reduce transmission, as well as treat people with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.

    Content Developed by: John J. Russell, MD, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Abington – Jefferson Health, Abington, PA

    This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
    This continuing nurse education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.
    8:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    E1
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    F1: Assessing Abdominal Pain: A Practical Review
    10:55 AM  -  11:55 AM
    G1
    12:25 PM  -  1:25 PM
    LP2: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session
    This session is sponsored by commercial interest. Contact hours will not be awarded
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    H1: Sexuality and Psychotropics
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    I1: Geriatric GI Patients: Tread Carefully
    4:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Psoriasis Dinner Program
    In conjunction with the National Psoriasis Foundation this Psoriasis Recognition Program is designed to help enhance your skills in caring for those with psoriasis. After completing this program, attendees will be formally recognized as up-to-date in the latest psoriasis education. This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Janssen. The National Psoriasis Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

  • Global Health
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    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM
    KEYGHDR1: Making a Difference After a Major Disaster: The Role of a Medical Responder
    Over the Past 20 years, the United States has had it's share of major disasters. These disasters include man made disasters, such as the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and US Pentagon of 9-11-2001, 8 major hurricanes in 2005, most notable, Hurricane Katrina, and more recently Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. During and in the aftermath of these disasters, many ask the questions, "What can I do to help?" This presentation will take a look back at several of these major disasters, and share lessons learned through the eyes of a Nurse response professional, including tips and tools on planning and preparedness for a response. Every disaster can benefit from the help of others. The help may come from a local state of federal resource, in the way of money, paid professional responders, material resources, and volunteers. Before stepping forward in a disaster response and/or recovery effort, responders and volunteers must be ready and informed. If uniformed and not prepared, these efforts to "make a difference" could actually compromise the safety of those that you are trying to help. Planning and preparedness as a medical responder and/or volunteer before a disaster occurs, will likely make one much more deployable for a successful mission in the aftermath of disaster. Learning opportunities and resources provided in this presentation.
    9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
    GHDR1: Nurse Practitioners Caring for Refugees Coming to U.S.
    Violence, poverty, and crop failures have forced families to flee their homelands. The factors forcing migration, the journey, detention, and uncertainty impact health status. The presenter will discuss conditions seen in shelters at the US Border and current status of refugees. Nurse practitioners can support refugee families and assist in resettlement if they understand the factors affecting health and legal status. Ethical and social justice considerations will be discussed.
    10:25 AM  -  11:25 AM
    GHDR2: Global Health 101
    This presentation will overview the basics of how to prepare and engage in a global health experience. Key concepts including cultural and ethical issues will be discussed as they relate to a global experience. The presentation will expand upon country requirements including Memoranda of Agreement, licensure, permissions and financial considerations needed to best position yourself for success. The presentation will focus on identifying beforehand the value this experience will bring to the partner organization/persons in country. It will also discuss considerations for further long term involvement including how to work with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs, relief organizations etc). Recommendations by the World Health Organization and other professional organizations will be provided as well as important Global Health concepts that are necessary to understand prior to an experience. Funding mechanisms for global experiences will be discussed including the different types of Fulbright experiences, funding by NGOs or U.S. based organizations and self-funding. Considerations for safety in country will be outlined, including important preventative measures and ways to protect oneself in case of an emergency. A major part of this presentation will be a discussion to gain perspectives on ethical approaches to the experiences, partnerships, student participation and research that may be conducted. It will outline the competencies needed to engage in an international experience. When identifying goals for a trip, it is important to have outcomes in mind (ie host country population outcomes, benefit to host country and host populations, partnership outcomes) and risk/benefits for both host country/population as well as to participants.
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    GHDR3: What are the Nursing Needs in Rescue and Recovery
    Building on the presenter’s experience in post-hurricane Puerto Rico at four points in time and multiple locations, this session will discuss core disaster response phases, services provided in each phase, and policy issues affecting what, where, how, and when response services are provided. Nurse practitioner practices issues will also be discussed.
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    GHDR4: First Responders Protection from Violence in Disasters
    The problem of violence in disasters against first responders has been documented many times and reported during many major disasters at national and international levels. Many publications and studies explore the problem as it applies to the general population; however, the need for finding solutions to violence against first responders has not been adequately addressed. The purpose of this lecture/workshop is to discuss the tactics, techniques and procedures associated with situational awareness, the psychological aspects of violence confrontations and the legal aspects of self-defense as these apply to the two stages of violence confrontations. The presentation will cover techniques as a way of non-lethal force to manage and mitigate the risk of violence, aggressive and disruptive behavior without causing physical harm or injury to the aggressor, and preventing the first responder from becoming a victim of violence.
     

    Sunday, November 15, 2020

    8:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    GHDR5: Volunteer 101
    Whether you are considering volunteering in a medical clinic/hospital/NGO abroad or are interested in deploying to a humanitarian emergency, there are major differences to working effectively and safely as a volunteer in a global health/disaster context in comparison to domestic/non-disaster volunteer work you may have been involved with in the past. This session will cover how to determine if volunteering is right for you, how to find opportunities/select an organization to work with, preparation and on-the-ground tips, maximizing benefit to your host community, managing personal and property safety risks, and reflections after returning from volunteer work.
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    GHDR6: Disaster Response 101
    Major humanitarian crises are often met with an outpouring of support from around the world. In addition to donations of money and resources, vast numbers of volunteers converge upon a disaster. This session will introduce participants to disaster volunteerism and factors to consider when preparing to volunteer. - Define a volunteer - History of disaster volunteerism - What is good/bad disaster volunteerism? - Options to become a “good” volunteer - Preparations necessary for volunteers
    10:55 AM  -  11:55 AM
    GHDR7: Volunteering Around the World: First Hand Experiences and Lessons Learned From the Experts
    Panel Discussion
    1:45 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Tabletop Simulation
    This three hour tabletop exercise will cover the fundamentals of humanitarian response. Working in small groups we will cover site and shelter management, concerns around health, water, sanitation, and hygiene, and finally protection principles. Participants will discuss these topics in detail while applying them to the scenario presented. By the end of the session, each group will have constructed their own response based on the best practice guidelines from Sphere and presented It back to the larger group.
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