2021 Updates in General Internal Medicine: Looking Ahead in 2022

This presentation will emphasize papers published in the last year that either reinforce your current practice, or change your practice. Topics include cancer-associated VTE, timing of surgery after COVID-19 infection, IV iron in acute heart failure patients, and more.

Target Audience

Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.

Learning Objectives

This activity has three main objectives and we will discuss the tenets behind evidence-based practice, all of which make it unique to the patient and treating clinician. This presentation will emphasize papers published in the last year that either 1) reinforce your current practice or 2) change your practice. Topics to be covered in the practice-changing updates include but are not limited to cancer-associated VTE, timing of surgery after COVID-19 infection, and IV iron in acute heart failure patients. At the conclusion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of the DAPA CKD trial;
  • Discuss the importance of the PICO model to frame clinical questions from everyday clinical encounters;
  • Describe the utility of non-inferiority trials for answering clinical questions around established therapeutic practices.

Additional Information

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Course summary
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  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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The following individual has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Christopher Jackson, MD, FACP, FSSCI

Dr. Chris Jackson serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). A native of Augusta, GA, he studied Biology and Sociology at Emory University and received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency and a year as Chief Medical Resident residency at UTHSC where he joined the faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Health System Improvement in 2019. Dr. Jackson’s research interests focus on evaluating educational and quality improvement efforts to improve primary care practice, patient-centered health outcomes, and delivery of evidence-based medicine.

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity Enduring Material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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