Best Practices, Best Evidence, Best Information: Primary Care Practice - 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

This conference has already taken place.

Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas - Miami , FL
8 Day Conference September 24th - October 1st, 2022
14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


This is a 7-Night Eastern Caribbean and Perfect Day Cococay Cruise. Round-trip Miami, Florida. 

The primary goal of this course is to provide essential and focused updates within the broad scope of primary care practice.  To accomplish this, material will be collected representative of both the primary and specialty care literature, with special emphasis on evidence- based methodology and, in the absence of definitive EBM, consensus statements and other best practices.

In order to register and get additional information for this conference, you must visit the following link:

Dates and Times

Start: 9/24/2022 8:00 AM
End: 10/1/2022 5:00 PM


  • Identify and manage common infectious diseases seen in an ambulatory setting, including the use of diagnostic testing as indicated and the selection of appropriate antibiotic regimens.
  • Utilize the appropriate pediatric and adult vaccines as recommended by the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) in its schedule.
  • Recognize the diagnostic criteria for, and expected management of, common orthopaedic and rheumatologice conditions seen in primary care environment.
  • Identify common skin conditions seen in the general population  (along with currently  recommended therapies), plus identify patients whose dermatologic findings are representive of a more systemic illness.
  • Recognize the signs of acute illness in the office requiring pre-hospital management and transfer to an alternative level of care (emphasis here on cardiac, neurological, and pulmonary conditions).
  • Describe common behavioral conditions (including psychiatric illness) seen in primary care practice and generate a treatment plan, including the use of psychotropic medication, counseling, and the co-management of select patients with a mental health clinician as indicated.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the drug armament argument available to clinicians for a variety of diseases commonly seen in ambulatory practice, and be aware of the rationale and pharmacology of novel medication treatments being prescribed by specialists to primary care patient populations.
  • Order appropriate imaging studies for patients within their practice population using ACR (American College of Radiology) criteria.
  • Know the current recommended screening practices of the USPSTF (United States Preventive Services Task Force).
  • Articulate a concept of wellness and population health appropriate for primary care clinicians.
  • Identify the testing procedures and equipment useful in an office/ambulatory setting.
  • Recognize which aspects of pediatric care and office GYN are appropriate and within a primary care practitioner's scope of practice.
  • Identify and manage common medical and surgical illnesses seen in pregnant patients.
  • Present specific cases from their own clinical experience illustrating challenging diagnostic and treatment issues inherent in primary care practice.
  • Create a plan for updating their fund of knowledge and maintaining broad clinical competency within their scope of practice,


  • Dr. Louis Verardo, MD
    • Case Studies in Primary Care
    • Common Office Orthopedic & Rheumatologic Conditions
    • Common Skin Conditions & Their Management
    • Current Topics in Psychiatric Illness & Behavioral Health
    • GYN & Pediatrics: What is an Appropriate Scope of Practice in These Disciplines for Primary Care Practitioners?
    • Imaging in Primary Care: What Do We Need to Know Before Ordering Studies on Patients?
    • Management of Common Infectious Diseases in the Ambulatory Setting
    • Office Emergencies & Pre-Hospital Care - with Focus on Cardiovascular, Neurologic, and Pulmonary Illnesses
    • Promoting Wellness & Population Health: the Role of the Generalist
    • Screening: What To Do and When, and What Not To Do, according to the USPSTF
    • The Medical Management of Pregnant Patients
    • Update from the ACIP on Recommended Vaccines (for Pediatric & Adult Patients, including Geriatric Populations)
    • Updating Pharmacotherapy, Including Co-Management of Patients Under Specialty Care
    • What Lab Testing, and Which Procedure, Are Recommended for the Primary Care Clinician's Office?


Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
2299 East Port Blvd
Miami , FL 33132


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Donna Lovaglio
Department: OCME
Phone: (631) 444-2094

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222