Endocrinology

Navigating Acromegaly: Best Practices for Primary Care

This CME course is a 30-minute program that intends to increase family physicians’ awareness of detecting patients with acromegaly early and minimizing the diagnostic gap. The medical information of the program will be presented by following Jennifer, a patient who goes on an acromegaly journey from the development of symptoms through diagnosis and finally to successful treatment. This program aims to educate family physicians about the consequences of delayed diagnosis of acromegaly and train family physicians about clinical settings where seemingly common symptoms should raise concerns about acromegaly.

DURATION

30 min

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

0.5

ACCREDITATION

Mainpro+

EXPIRY DATE

2025-06-03

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 patients’ 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
  • Naomi Pliamm, MD, CCFP
  • Andre Belanger, 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
  • Review clinical settings and symptoms that should trigger clinical suspicion of acromegaly
  • Summarize clinical symptoms and complications of acromegaly
  • Review the proper diagnostic tests for acromegaly

Accreditation

This self-learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credits.

Cert+ Program ID#: 202708.

Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0.5
Duration: 30 min

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