MARCH 4th - MARCH 7th, 2019

We have an amazing schedule in store for you during your stay in Grenada!

From STROKE to a discussion on CURRENT PSYCHEDELICS TO GERD, learn about an amazing array of topics during the next four days.

Interested in some extra-curricular activities that we'll be hosting? Click here for the non-academic schedule.


Monday 3/4/19

07:30 - 08:00 Registration
08:00 - 08:10 Welcome: Drs. Bruce Bonanno and Daniel Herr
08:10 - 09:10 Traveler’s Medicine - Dr. G. Richard Olds
Objectives:

  • TBD

09:10 - 10:10 Crohn’s Disease - Dr. Mike Aquino
Objectives:

  • Discuss acute versus chronic treatment options

  • Discuss maintenance treatments and for how long

  • Discuss when should surgical management be considered

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:00 - 10:45 DOACs - What, Who, How? - Dr. Shannon O’ Connor
Objectives:

  • Understand the mechanism of action of the new AC agents

  • Understand the risk of bleeding and reversal agents for the new AC agents

  • Learn how to use DOACs for your patients

11:20 - 12:20 Red Eye - What is it All About? - Dr. Vincent Lam
Objectives:

  • Understand the pathophysiology and how to differentiate the various types

  • Determine when a red eye is an emergency

  • Discuss the first line treatment options in a primary care and emergent setting


tuesday 3/5/19

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Simple Office Pulmonary Physiology Procedures - Dr. Craig Conoscenti
Objectives:

  • Understand the important measures of pulmonary function that should be considered during a PCP visit

  • Understand which tests can elicit this information during the visit

  • Understand how to perform these tests and their limitations

09:10 - 10:10 Preparing for the Next Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) at Your Institution - Dr. Matt Melamed
Objectives:

  • Discuss the frequency of MCIs and the different types

  • Discuss the common limited resources and other materials and potential solutions

  • Discuss methods to manage surge capacity

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 Cataracts - Treatment and Surgery - Dr. Vincent Lam
Objectives:

  • Understand the local and global impact of cataracts in the population today

  • Review the history of cataract surgery and discuss the latest treatment options

  • Discuss how the PCP can help ensure that their patient has a successful cataract operation

11:20 - 12:20 Psychedelics in Medicine - Dr. Iru Fernando
Objectives:

  • Recognize the history of psychedelic use for humans and why it was banned

  • Distinguish the differences between various psychedelics and the potential uses in medicine

  • Evaluate the potential side effects, dependence, and lethality of various psychedelics


wednesday 3/6/19

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Hyperbaric Treatments - Dr. Craig Conoscenti
Objectives:

  • Understand the physiologic principles behind hyperbaric therapy

  • Understand the indications for hyperbaric therapy

  • Understand the risks and safety concerns associated with the use of hyperbaric therapy

09:10 - 10:10 What are these Cancer Drugs that end in …Mab? - Dr. Shannon O’ Connor

Objectives:

  • Understand the role of immunotherapy in the treatment of solid tumors

  • Understand the mechanism of action of monoclonal antibody therapy

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:10 - 11:20 Street Drugs, the Old, the New, and the Weird - Dr. Matt Melamed
Objectives:

  • Discuss the commonly used drugs and their typical presentations

  • Discuss street names for drugs

  • Identify trends in illicit drug use in the United States

11:20 - 12:20 PAD Smears and What You Need to Know - Dr. Robert Semmo
Objectives:

  • TBD


thursday 3/7/19

08:00 - 08:10 Announcements
08:10 - 09:10 Stroke Pathophysiology and Treatment in 2018 - Dr. Swarna Rajgopalan
Objectives:

  • Define stroke and its current epidemiology

  • Describe the pathophysiology behind stroke

  • Discuss its clinical presentation and management

09:10 - 10:10 TBD
Objectives:

  • TBD

10:10 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 GERD - Dr. Mike Aquino
Objectives:

  • Discuss diagnostic modalities

  • Discuss extra-esophageal symptoms and complications

  • Discuss and compare medical, surgical, and endoscopic management options

10:45 - 11:30 Update on Educating Students at SGU - Dr. Richard Olds
Objectives:

  • TBA