Atrial fibrillation is the most common rhythm disorder worldwide affecting up to 25 million people. Significant morbidity and mortality are attributed to this disease process. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, ability to manage stroke risk, recognizing approaches to rhythm and rate control, and the relationship between disease processes and atrial fibrillation remain relevant to the primary care physician. Newer understanding of the autonomic nervous system and its impact on atrial fibrillation may provide an opportunity for further research into osteopathic treatment modalities to aid in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Gap Analysis: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin
Diseases, medicine, treatments, technology, and healthcare, as a whole, are constantly changing. “What’s Next?” will address these ever-present changes we are experiencing in healthcare. Further, we will place emphasis on the expected changes that clinical research, treatment, technology, and advanced payment models will have in the coming years and prepare the physician for the future and what’s next.
Program Objectives: After physicians depart from this program, they will have a better understanding of what’s next with the emerging technologies in medicine as well as a gained knowledge of appropriately prescribing controlled substances and various subspecialties’ medical updates.