37th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference


Primary Care News: The Year’s Literature in 50 Minutes

Dr. Joel Diamant reviews important updates from literature and clinical trial studies as well as updated USPSTF recommendations for practice.
Joel Diamant, MD, FACP

Joel Diamant, MD, FACP

Executive Vice President
Scripps Clinic Medical Group
La Jolla, California

GI Cancers You Don’t Want to Miss

Dr. Walter Coyle discusses cancer prevention and detection as it relates to various gastrointestinal organs including new screening guidelines for colon cancer.
Walter Coyle, MD, FACG, FACP

Walter Coyle, MD, FACG, FACP

Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director
Scripps Clinic
La Jolla, California

Travel Related Infectious Disease: What Not to Bring Home

Dr. Crum-Cianflone discusses various potential infections patients are at risk for when traveling abroad including food and drink borne illness, sexually transmitted disease, bug bites, and animal exposures, among others.
Nancy Crum-Cianflone, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Nancy Crum-Cianflone, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA

Infectious Disease Specialist
Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, California

All Headache Pain Is Not the Same: Diagnostic and Treatment Pearls

Dr. Jack Schim discusses different types of headaches, including migraines, how to develop individual treatment plans and clinical trial data for therapeutic agents designed to prevent migraine.
Jack Schim

Jack Schim

Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor of Neuroscience
University of California, San Diego
Chief, Neurology Section
Scripps Memorial Hospital
Encinitas, California

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Course Overview

Scripps Health’s Primary Care Summer Conference is designed by primary care physicians for primary care physicians and their care team and will present content from their unique perspective. In addition to an overview of the history and current science of a variety of specialty areas, content will be presented in a very practical, patientfocused manner relevant to the specific primary care setting and challenges.

Educational Objectives

  • Integrate current trends in preventive health care into patient care strategies.
  • Employ new collaborative care team strategies that enhance the prevention, diagnosis and management of various medical conditions encountered in the office practice.
  • Effectively discuss with patients their personal responsibilities in prevention and treatment.
  • Access and/or recommend resources for both physicians and patients to acquire additional information pertinent to a range of therapeutic areas.
  • Manage the specialist referral process: assess when to refer, recognize what the specialized treatment will consist of, and determine the role of the primary care physician in cohesive care and follow-up.

Target Audience

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Practitioners
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Nurses

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