Endocrinology

Acromegaly: What Primary Care Providers Need to Know (CFPC)

Acromegaly is a rare condition that presents with common symptoms. However, if left undiagnosed, it may lead to serious complications and premature death. This Patient Health Management (PHM) program will allow physicians to gain enhanced practical knowledge to detect patients with acromegaly early and minimize the diagnostic gap, leading to treating patients early and improving patientsā€™ quality of life.

DURATION

30 min

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

0.5

ACCREDITATION

Mainpro+

EXPIRY DATE

2023-10-13

Acromegaly is a rare condition that presents with common symptoms. However, if left undiagnosed, it may lead to serious complications and premature death. This Patient Health Management (PHM) program will allow physicians to gain enhanced practical knowledge to detect patients with acromegaly early and minimize the diagnostic gap, leading to treating patients early and improving patientsā€™ quality of life.


This program has received financial support and an unrestricted educational grant from Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada Inc.

Faculty

Shereen Ezzat, MD,FRCP(C), FACP

Andre Belanger, MD

Naomi Pliamm, MD

Jeffrey Habert, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this CME program participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of acromegaly
  • Identify clinical settings and symptoms that should trigger clinical suspicion of acromegaly
  • Summarize clinical symptoms and complications of acromegaly
  • Determine the proper diagnostic tests for acromegaly

Accreditation

ā€‹This one credit-per-hour Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.50 Mainpro+ credit.
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0.5
Duration: 30 min

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