Clinical Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a very common and serious disease. New diabetes therapies and technologies are expanding dramatically and evidence-based guidelines are continually changing, making management more challenging. Keeping current with the latest therapies for the management of diabetes and related comorbidities is difficult and time consuming. Primary care clinicians are increasingly responsible for diabetes management and education. This requires extensive knowledge of the natural history of diabe...
HealthPartners Institute

Clinical Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a very common and serious disease. New diabetes therapies and technologies are expanding dramatically and evidence-based guidelines are continually changing, making management more challenging. Keeping current with the latest therapies for the management of diabetes and related comorbidities is difficult and time consuming. Primary care clinicians are increasingly responsible for diabetes management and education. This requires extensive knowledge of the natural history of diabe...
HealthPartners Institute

Clinical Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a very common and serious disease. New diabetes therapies and technologies are expanding dramatically and evidence-based guidelines are continually changing, making management more challenging. Keeping current with the latest therapies for the management of diabetes and related comorbidities is difficult and time consuming. Primary care clinicians are increasingly responsible for diabetes management and education. This requires extensive knowledge of the natural history of diabe...
HealthPartners Institute

Office Procedures Update

Conference Overview: Basic medical procedures are increasingly performed in primary care clinics rather than solely in ambulatory surgical centers or hospitals. New techniques allow rapid assessment and treatment with less scarring. Frequently neglected in residency training, various procedural skills, such as skin biopsies and advanced suturing, require review and practice. Primary care clinicians face daily pressure to decrease operating costs and adjust to lower reimbursements, while main...
HealthPartners Institute

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
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Everything Cardiac - Asheville

This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure...
MED-ED

38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2018)

CREF 2018, the premier California perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, and extracorporeal perfusion. This annual California perfusion conference offers ample CME & CEU credits and meets the specific educational needs of perfusionists (CCPs), physician assistants (PA-Cs), nurse...
Aligned Management Associates, Inc.

The Controlled Substance Dilemma: Health Care or Health Threat?

Pharmacy has been thrust into the national spotlight as solutions are sought to manage the inappropriate distribution of prescription medications. This session seeks to explore various tools available to the pharmacy staff to combat illicit distribution, while maintaining appropriate and legitimate patient access to prescribed medications. The effectiveness and limitations of state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are discussed in the context of "red flag" behaviors that may sugge...
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No Butts About It: Fighting Nicotine Addiction

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, death, and disability in the United States. Approximately 50% of tobacco users attempt to quit each year, although only 10% succeed. Pharmacologic agents may be effectively incorporated to significantly increase the chances of success, yet 50-75% of smokers who try to quit do not use any evidence-based cessation counseling or medications. Healthcare personnel, then, have an enormous opportunity to assist patients in developing an ef...
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Impact of Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, infecting more than 6 million new people each year. At least 50% of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point during their lifetime. More than 200 strains of HPV have been identified with results of infection ranging the spectrum from genital warts to multiple types of cancers. Three vaccines active against the HPV strains most commonly involved in development of genital wart...
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Defining Personalized Care Plans in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type among men in the United States. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to androgen deprivation therapy or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-resistant disease has yet to be understood and represents a significant unmet need. Metastatic CRPC is the primary cause of prost...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Monitoring Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners are front line when recommending blood glucose monitors, and other self-care and health maintenance monitoring for patients with diabetes mellitus. These practitioners needs to be prepared for those conversations with patients and their families.
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Medication Therapy Management: A Focus on Hypertension

The pharmacist plays an integral part in minimizing and preventing medication-related problems. Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is patient care provided by a pharmacist aimed to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Pharmacists should have an understanding of the core elements of MTM, MTM provisions of Medicare Part D benefits and considerations when developing MTM services. Use of appropriate communication skills and accurate assessment techniques is key dur...
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Updates in Alcoholic Liver Disease

Alcoholic liver disease represents a wide spectrum of disorders including fatty liver, alcoholic cirrhosis, and alcoholic hepatitis. The mainstay of treatment for many years has been alcohol cessation, however the pathophysiology of alcoholic liver disease, especially alcoholic hepatitis, is becoming better understood, with a clear interplay between the gut-liver axis. The management of alcohol use disorders and alcoholic liver disease is a multidisciplinary affair involving hepatologists, ...
Virginia Mason

Neurovascular Summit - Stroke: The New Frontier

This conference offers the opportunity to learn from stroke experts on how you can provide fast, efficient, comprehensive and innovative care to those with sudden onset of stroke symptoms. Caring for the stroke patient population requires quick assessment, transport to an appropriate facility and immediate intervention to ensure the best patient outcomes. Working as a team and looking at each step in the path of a stroke patient — from their living room to the hospital bed — is essential. ...
Virginia Mason

Translating Recent Research into Clinical Decisions for C. difficile: Selection of Therapy

In this text-based interview, Dr. Sahil Khanna will review recent published studies and data from national meetings that may impact selection of therapy for C. difficile and its recurrence. In addition to his own research, Dr. Khanna will review highlights from IDWeek 2017, ACG2017, and the International C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO. This is the fourth in a series of five CME activities on CDI to be released in 2017. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with...
ACHL

Everything Cardiac - Baltimore

This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure...
MED-ED

Everything Cardiac - Daytona Beach

This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure...
MED-ED

Everything Cardiac - Austin

This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure...
MED-ED

CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - Sayre

This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for the certification examin...
MED-ED

Nursing Management of Cancer Treatment-Induced Cardiotoxicity

STATEMENT OF NEED Several studies reveal that certain cancer therapies adversely affect the heart and lead to various types of injuries, which often result in death. Adverse cardiac effects may occur immediately after cessation of therapy or, in some cases, years after the therapy has been discontinued. Often the cardiotoxicity presents in subtle ways, and a lack of awareness results in high morbidity and mortality. It is important for oncology nurses to be aware of current advances in the ...
i3 Health

I'll Try Anything! Using Prescription and OTC Products to Manage Menopause Symptoms

Menopause happens to every woman, if she is fortunate enough to survive to middle adulthood but each woman experiences menopause differently. Many women seek help in managing the various symptoms of menopause, especially hot flashes. This program covers the supplements and prescription medications that can help your patients calm the flames of menopause.
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Over-the-Counter and Into the ER: OTC Drug Overdoses

Many patients assume that over-the-counter drugs are safe, even when taking more than the recommended dosage, but quite the opposite is true. Many OTC drugs cause severe toxicity and even death when taken in large doses. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians need to stress the importance of reading labels and following directions. It's important to be aware of the toxicity of OTC drugs such as acetaminophen and aspirin, and to suggest appropriate actions if an overdose occurs.
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Transbronchial Cryobiopsy for the Diagnosis of ILD

Conference coverage from the CHEST Annual Meeting
The France Foundation

Diabetes Update 2018

The Comprehensive Harvard Medical School Diabetes Update At a time when our diabetes knowledge and treatment options have advanced so much, why do clinical outcomes remain suboptimal, with so many patients unable to achieve good control of their disease? The answer is rooted in three challenges: • Keeping pace with rapidly advancing options for diabetes care • Accounting for a patient’s unique biological, psychological, social, financial, educational, and cultural factors • Overco...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Cleveland Clinic's Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography (Online & DVD-ROM)

Physicians and Sonographers can meet their Echocardiography Lab CME requirements by completing this all new Cleveland Clinic activity, and obtain ABIM MOC points, as well. The program highlights practical issues in echocardiography, including new imaging technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. In addition to cutting edge presentations, several workshops will provide clinical ...
Meetings By Mail®

Self-Care Specialist (SCS) Unit 4: Women's Health

Women are generally not too shy in asking questions in the "Feminine Hygiene" aisle. They are very proactive about their health and given a private area, they will specifically tell you what symptoms they are having. This activity is an overview to women's most frequent health issues, including vaginal infections, urinary tract infections and menstrual maladies. We will discuss the number of sexual lubricants that are available and select the right ones be it for a woman wanting to conceive or...
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2018 American Conference for the Treatment of HIV

The 12th annual ACTHIV is a state-of-the-science conference specifically targeted toward US frontline providers of care to persons at risk of, or with HIV infection. Highlights Include: Excellent speakers and interactive sessions Wide variety of relevant topics covered within a short time frame Great networking opportunities Exhibit Hall and Poster Session activities Providers In Training Track
ACTHIV

49th Annual Updates and Challenges in Obstetrics & Gynecology Spring Symposium

The 49th Annual OB/GYN Spring Symposium will provide engaging, evidence-based updates on a range of obstetrical and gynecological challenges, aimed at enabling clinicians to update their practice, improve the quality of care for their patients, and optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction.Content is presented through key updates on emerging topics, expert presentations, and interactive panel discussions.
Medical University of South Carolina

The Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum: A Clinically Focused Discussion Between Private Practice and Academic Neurologists and Psychiatrists

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: • Discuss current pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and rule out other causes of dementia. • Assess the epidemiology and risk factors for developing dementia. • Evaluate the diagnosis of people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. • Formulate treatment options for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, including MCI and dementia. • Formulate strategies to...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The 6th Virginia Mason Update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This 6th Update in Inflammatory Bowel Disease course will review new and forthcoming medical and surgical therapeutic approaches in IBD and its associated manifestations, as well as current standards of practice in IBD management. The course will explore optimization of medical therapy in patients including immunomodulator, biologic, and combination therapy. It will also cover novel therapies including the advent of biosimilar drugs and their impact in the management of IBD patients. Topics w...
Virginia Mason

Zika: The New STI

Beginning in 2016, an epidemic of Zika virus began in Central and South America and rapidly spread to the United States. This module will outline what is currently known about how the Zika virus is spread sexually. The course will cover epidemiology of the Zika virus, known transmission pathways, as well as important counseling messages to enable patients to protect themselves and their children from Zika complications. Target audience: Health Care Professionals who care for persons...
Boston College

Opioid Prescription Principles

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Target audience: Course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications. This course is also relevant for primary care providers who maint...
Boston College

AAOS/OTA Daily Dilemmas in Trauma: Your Topics, Expert Solutions

Engage in critical thinking and expand your trauma acumen with the operative and nonoperative trauma updates you need to stay current when you take call. Faculty share current knowledge and insights on some pre-selected topics, including fracture management, infection, bone grafts, compartment syndrome and more. You guide a portion of this unique course by voting in advance on your preferred topics to complete the program, creating a unique experience around the most popular selections. ...
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

1st Annual Aspen Conference on Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

Thought leaders in this emerging field will convene over the course of one week to share ideas, learn and create pathways to deliver cutting edge care to pediatric and young adult cerebrovascular and stroke patients.   Major Topic Areas: -Acute stroke and traumatic vascular injury: recognition and initial management -Cerebral vascular malformations (avm, aneurysms, cavernoma, vein of galen)   -Sickle cell related cerebrovascular complications -Cerebral arteriopathy of Alagille, PHACE...
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

RIVERS & RAILS OF AFRICA - Challenges in Medicine & Dentistry

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals Rivers & Rails of Africa Luxury Safari to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe Challenges in Medicine & Dentistry This Seminar is planned for 15 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Atte...
Professional Education Society

TAHITI CRUISE: BORA BORA & THE SOCIETY ISLANDS - Treatment Considerations in Isolated Communities

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals TAHITI CRUISE: BORA BORA & THE SOCIETY ISLANDS Treatment Considerations in Isolated Communities This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, and Allied Health Care Professionals Certificates of At...
Professional Education Society

CHINA, TIBET & THE YANGTZE RIVER - Healthcare in the Far East

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals HEALTHCARE IN THE FAR EAST - MEDICINE FOR THE MASSES China, Tibet & the Yangtze River Luxury Tour with Abercrombie & Kent May 21 – June 6, 2018 Beijing | Xian | Chengdu | Lhasa | Yangtze River Cruise | Shanghai This Seminar is planned for 16 Continuing Education Credit Hours
Professional Education Society

Selecting Optimal Antiangiogenic Strategies for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common tumor globally, with an increasing incidence in the United States and Europe. The malignancy is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Approximately 40,710 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually and 28,920 people die of the disease. Patients with HCC continue to have a dismal prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18%. This is du...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Best Practices in Nursing Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

STATEMENT OF NEED Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a complication of cancer treatment that may impair quality of life and lead to treatment dose reductions or discontinuation in severe cases. In one study of 123 patients receiving taxane therapy for breast cancer, 17% required dose reductions because of CIPN (Bhatnagar et al, 2014). Whereas in some patients the symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling improve with time, in others, there is progression with permanent nerv...
i3 Health

Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, and Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, combine their expertise and discuss emerging concepts, treatment advancements, and critical issues associated with the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The discussion focuses on real-world patient management and includes case studies to facilitate integration of new knowledge into clinical practice. Content Areas • Basal insulin • Prandial insulin • Cardiovascular safety • Intensifying basal insulin • Conc...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Focus on Managing Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

)James Tauras, MD, provides his perspectives on issues related to the rapidly evolving pharmacologic management of chronic heart failure. Dr. Tauras emphasizes guideline-directed medical therapy as recommended in the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, including the real-world use of ivabradine and sacubitril/valsartan. Content Areas • Benefits of switching from ACE inhibitor or ARB to sacubitril/valsartan • Role of aldos...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Comprehensive Colposcopy

This evidence-based course is designed for the beginning/intermediate colposcopist. It will also benefit clinicians needing updated information about the newly published 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies I medical knowledge, practice-based le...
ASCCP, The Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Therapy Selection in HIV-infected Patients with CVD Risks: A Case-based Discussion

In this case-based discussion, Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Okeke discuss therapy selection for HIV-positive individuals at-risk for CVD. Topics include the importance of early initiation of ART, selecting ART for HIV-positive individuals with dyslipidemia, considerations for viral suppression in the setting of CVD risk factors, and ongoing clinical trials. This is the third activity of a four-part series. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Discuss CVD risks in ...
ACHL

Optimizing Nursing Management of Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

STATEMENT OF NEED Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), characterized by weight gain, fluid retention with ascites, tender hepatomegaly, and jaundice. The toxicity is believed to result from damage to hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells, which causes obstructed sinusoidal flow that leads to liver dysfunction, multiorgan failure, and death. The incidence of VOD...
i3 Health

The Cardiovascular Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Putting the Evidence in Perspective

Enduring CME article for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Learning Objectives • Summarize the evidence and events that led the US Food and Drug Administration to require labeling changes regarding the safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs • Compare the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin on platelets • Summarize the evidence from clinical trials and registry studies regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...
Primary Care Education Consortium

End of Life Care

Discussing end of life issues and palliative care options with patients who have life-limiting illnesses is challenging. Yet, the need for communication skills that address these issues is growing. In 2014, an estimated 1.6 to 1.7 million Americans received hospice care.
Slack Inc.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Strategies for Optimal Multidisciplinary Care

This activity begins with a review of the presentation and diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris, a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that is fatal if left untreated. Expert faculty further discuss current and emerging therapies for this challenging disorder, including clinical data, benefits and drawbacks, and strategies for safe and effective use to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Slack Inc.

What Keeps You Up at Night? Understanding the Clinical Utilization of Pharmacotherapy

“I can’t sleep. What should I do?” Pharmacists are easily accessible healthcare providers and are frequently sought for guidance regarding the treatment of insomnia. This presentation will review the current evidence based recommendations for managing insomnia disorder with pharmacotherapy including efficacy, toxicity, and patient counseling points.
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