Old, New, Tried and True: Clinical Topics in Primary Care Practice - 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023

This conference has already taken place.

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas - Seattle, WA
8 Day Conference September 18th - 25th, 2023
14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


This is a 7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise. Round-trip Seattle, Washington. 

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.

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Dates and Times

Start: 9/18/2023 8:00 AM
End: 9/25/2023 4:30 PM


• Identify the typical infectious diseases seen in a primary care setting.
• Order the use of diagnostic testing as indicated.
• Select the appropriate antibiotic regimens.
• Identify the appropriate vaccine schedules for children and adults.
• Recognize patients requiring variations from the usual immunization schedule (e.g., immunocompromised state or delay in previous vaccinations).
• Identify the diagnostic criteria for select MSK diagnoses seen in a primary care environment.
• Create an appropriate management plan for conditions within the scope of primary care practice.
• For more complex conditions requiring specialty care, plan co-management with colleagues in Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy.
• Identify typical skin conditions for which pediatric and adult patients seek care in a primary care practice.
• Articulate appropriate therapeutic regimens for common dermatoses.
• Distinguish dermatologic findings characteristic of systemic illness.
• Identify the appropriate imaging study sequence for patients with common clinical presentations seen typically in primary care practice (e.g., hematuria, cough, abdominal pain,headache).
• Describe common behavioral conditions and psychiatric illnesses seen in primary care practice.
• Identify common psychotropic medications and counseling techniques used therapeutically.
• Recognize which patients require co-management with a mental health clinician.
• Define the overall mission of the USPSTF.
• Demonstrate how to utilize USPSTF guidelines in clinical practice.
• Identify new drug classes currently FDA-approved and clinically available for pharmacotherapy.
• Recognize potential side effect profiles and drug-drug interactions between these novel medications and older pharmaceuticals used by patients.
• Identify commonly recognized social determinants of health.
• Illustrate the connections between population health and traditional public health.
• Demonstrate how clinicians can incorporate wellness into primary care practice.
• Formulate a management plan for pregnant and post-partum patients with acute infectious diseases, cardiac symptoms suggestive of cardiomyopathy, new or chronic dyspnea, and fever.
• Identify common surgical conditions seen in pregnant patients and their management.
• Distinguish areas of pediatric management (e.g., well-child care, school health, adolescent health) which are an appropriate part of primary care practice.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the immunization schedule for children.
• Recognize areas of women’s health care pertinent to the office GYN component of primary care, including reproductive health, cancer screening (cervical and breast), and identifying domestic violence.
• Demonstrate knowledge of current CDC guidelines for STI diagnosis and treatment.
• Identify challenging diagnostic and treatment issues encountered in clinical practice, including common pitfalls in diagnostic reasoning.
• Determine a differential diagnosis in a series of unknown cases.
• Indicate typical emergent situations seen in an ambulatory setting and their expected clinical management.


  • Louis Verardo, MD
    • ACIP 2023 Recommendations for Pediatric and Adult Immunizations
    • Addressing Population Health, Wellness, and Social Determinants of Health in Primary Care Practice
    • Case Studies in Primary Care Practice, including Pre-Hospital Care of Office Emergencies
    • Common Infectious Diseases seen in Primary Care Practices and their Recommended Treatments; includes STIs and COVID
    • Common Medical and Surgical Illnesses seen in Pregnant Patients
    • Improving Imaging Ordering in Primary Care Practice Through the Use of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria
    • Pediatric Care and Office GYN Scope of Practice in Primary Care
    • Pharmacology Update for Primary Care Practitioners, with Emphasis on New and Emerging Drug Classes
    • Photo-Review of Common Skin Conditions seen in Infants, Children and Adults.
    • Review of Common Mental Health Issues seen in a Primary Care Setting and their Recommended Treatments
    • Review of Common Musculoskeletal (MSK) Conditions seen in Primary Care Practice, including Orthopedic Diagnoses and Rheumatologic Illnesses
    • Update on the United States Preventive Services Task Force (ISPSTF): Its Mandate, How it Functions, and its Relation to Clinical Practice


Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
2711 Alaskan Wy
Seattle, WA 98121


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 Credits . 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
Email: donna.lovaglio@stonybrookmedicine.edu

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