16th Annual Mayo Clinic Endocrine Course
January 29 -
2013 - Marco Island Marriott, Marco Island, Florida
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Summarize the role for molecular markers in the evaluation of indeterminate thyroid nodules and the management of differentiated thyroid cancer.
- Apply new guidelines for the evaluation and management of hypertriglyceridemia.
- Recognize limitations to safety and efficacy of medications targeting hypertriglyceridemia.
- Distinguish between endocrine disease and normal changes of aging in the elderly patient.
- Describe modifications to usual interpretation and management of thyroid function in the elderly patient.
- Recall and apply guidelines for thyroid disease in pregnancy.
- Summarize key steps in preparing patients to undergo endocrine surgeries.
- Critique the definition, evaluation and management of polycystic ovary syndrome by comparing and contrasting a "metabolic approach" with an "endocrine approach."
- Discuss the endocrinologist's role in improving the system of care for patients who have sustained an osteoporotic hip fracture.
- Begin to apply quality improvement strategies to detect deficiencies, implement strategies and measure outcomes related to osteoporosis management after a hip fracture.
- List approaches to safely and effectively utilize U-500 insulin in the management of diabetes mellitus.
- Summarize the evaluation of suspected hypercortisolism and list important caveats to the interpretation of pivotal diagnostic testing.
- Explain how organ transplantation and immunosuppressive therapy may cause endocrine disorders and modify the approach to treatment.
Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.