July 1-4, 2016 | The Loews Hotel | Miami Beach, FL

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A Comprehensive Update on Contemporary Clinical Topics and Practice Management Issues

Accreditation Information

Learning Objectives



Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:


• Implement improvements in clinical practice skills utilizing up-to-date information on prevention, diagnosis and management of important, frequent illnesses.

• Identify how to utilize new techniques for the management of vascular and non-vascular diseases.

• Acquire essential updates for the contemporary management of allergies, substance abuse, polypharmacy effects, certain types of pain and wound care.

• Implement best management practices for the treatment of conditions such as obesity, Alzheimer's disease and certain visceral cancers.

• Identify/implement best management practices for chronic respiratory conditions, including sleep disorders.

• Identify/implement best management practices and treatments for common skin, mouth and eye diseases.


• Understand the latest updates in genetics and in alternative medicine as they relate to the primary care practice.

• Describe new cancer screening methodologies and the results of therapies.


• Understand the current landscape of healthcare, including malpractice issues, contract negotiation, cost containment, mergers, acquisitions and retirement.

• Strategize about containing rising healthcare costs in the professional practice settings.

• Implement practices that will prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in physician practices.



Target Audience

This congress is intended for primary care physicians, general internists, family practitioners, osteopathic doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and healthcare providers interested in the latest information in the fields of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Management of the major diseases causing the largest morbidity and mortality.


CME Accreditation STATEMENT

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation STATEMENT

FIU designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Credits

For the purpose of recertification, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of CME credit with the UEMS. Under the terms of this agreement the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, will convert CME credit for live activities certified by the AMA.



Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.


Disclosure Policy Statement

All faculty, authors, editors, staff and planning committee members participating in a FIU sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.