General Internists, Family Physicians, Family Medicine Residents, Physician Assistant (and Physician Assistant traineers), Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and All Primary Health/Allied Health Care Providers.
By the end of this conference, participants will be able to diagnose and implement appropriate management for common rheumatologic conditions.
More specifically, participants will be able to:
- Recall practical approaches, including vital clinical pearls, to common presentations such as joint pain and back pain.
- Recall practical approaches to common rheumatologic conditions in adults, and juvenile arthritis in pediatric patients.
- Investigate, diagnose and manage common rheumatologic conditions appropriately.
- Recall the safety of rheumatic drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Recall how able to examine for swollen joints and diagnose common musculoskeletal disorders through physical examination.
- Identify appropriate technique for common MSK injections.
- Recall conditions encountered in rheumatology.
McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 5.75 Mainpro+ credits.
This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 5.75 MOC Section 1 hours.
Through an agreement between The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www. ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.