Continuing Education

This Live activity, Recent Advances in Medicine (including conventional and evidence-based integrative medicine), with a beginning date of 06/29/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



John B. Bundrick, MD Nothing to disclose
Kyle Carpenter, MD Nothing to disclose
Patrick Hanaway, MD Nothing to disclose
Scott Litin, MD Nothing to disclose
Tieraona Low Dog, MD Consultant/Spokesperson for Food State, Health Advisory Board Member for Pharmaca and Consultant for Healthy Lifestyle Brands.


Planning Committee

Larry Rues, MD, Course Medical Director Member, Board of Directors, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City and Advisory member to Tria Health
Kavitha Arabindoo, MD Nothing to Disclose
Thomas A. Beller, MD Nothing to Disclose
James DiRenna, DO Nothing to Disclose
Melvin Glazer, MD Nothing to Disclose
Jennifer Kelley, MD Nothing to Disclose
Lydia Marien, APRN Nothing to Disclose
Loren Meyer, MD Nothing to Disclose
Jane Murray, MD Nothing to Disclose
Gazala Parvin, MD Nothing to Disclose
Stephen Salanski, MD Nothing to Disclose
Becky Schaid Nothing to Disclose
Mark Suenram, MD Nothing to Disclose
Leonardo Viril, MD Stockholder of C.R. Bard. Spouse holds stock in Allergan, PLC, Boston Scientific Corp., Express Scripts, HLD, Glaxo Smith Kline, Eli Lilly, Merck Co., Inc. and Pfizer & Co.



At the conclusion of this conference, attendees should be able to:

  • Determine and use clinical findings that are proven for assessing conditions such as aortic stenosis, CHF and other common conditions in general medicine.
  • Recognize and manage patients with superficial phlebitis.
  • Decide when anticoagulated patients need to be bridged with heparin before invasive procedures.
  • Select when and how to treat patients with deep vein thrombosis in the outpatient setting.
  • Determine the appropriate diagnostic measures to assess the perimenopausal state in women over and under the age of 45.
  • Describe the current evidence for and against the use of hormonal therapies for symptom management, including the value of bioidentical hormones.
  • Describe the evidence of safety and benefits for non-hormonal and non-prescription approaches for menopause symptom management.
  • Summarize the key physiologic steps by which the immune system defends the body and repairs it from injury.
  • Identify the critical biochemical choice points for dampening inflammation & restoring immunologic balance.
  • Help prevent and treat chronic disease by advising wise choices in lifestyle, diet, & nutraceuticals.
  • Apply to clinical practice useful but not widely known facts such as in a misdiagnosed cause of abdominal pain, management of nasal symptoms in URI, and other primary care conditions.
  • Communicate more effectively with patients.
  • Acquire skills to be more comfortable and effective when delivering bad or unexpected news to patients.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms that help make a diagnosis of imbalanced gut microbiome.
  • Understand the role of the gut microbiome in both gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal diseases.
  • Improve the gut microbiome by more judicious use of antibiotics and instructing on proper diet.
  • Understand indications for and against carotid artery surgery in patients with carotid artery stenosis.
  • Become more familiar with unusual presentations of stroke.
  • Apply little known but proven facts to such as uncovering the unique causes of anemia, testing for complications of osteoporosis, and other common conditions in general medicine.
  • Organize a teaching presentation with special emphasis on an effective opening and strong closing.
  • Demonstrate helpful skills of presentation techniques.
  • Create and deliver your next presentation more effectively than in the past.
  • Give constructive input on presentations of others when asked to critique prior to presenting.
  • Compare the evidence for health benefits in low fat and low carb diets and know who might benefit the most from each.
  • Describe the key components of the Mediterranean diet and how it differs from the standard western diet in order to better counsel patients.
  • Identify two benefits of consuming a vegetarian diet, and consider two nutritional deficiencies in some vegetarians.
  • Review mitochondrial structure, energy production and metabolism.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of oxidative stress including mitochondrial damage, dietary factors, toxins and effects on aging.
  • Review ways to support mitochondria with diet, nutrients, and phytochemicals.
  • Apply an integrative approach to meet the needs of both patients and providers in the management of pain.
  • Describe three strategies to enhance the patient experience using non-pharmacologic pain management tools.
  • Patients will be able to discuss uses contraindications and safety of the most commonly used dietary supplements for pain control.