7-Night Bordeaux CME Cruise - Neurology & Infectious Disease Update

Neurology & Infectious Disease Update Presenting Faculty: Dr. Kathryn Giles Dr. Wayne Ghesquiere Dr. Donald Lee Bordeaux ● Cadillac, Bordeaux ● Cruising the Garonne River and Gironde Estuary, Pauillac ● Blaye, cruising the Gironde Estuary and Dordogne River, Libourne ● Libourne (Saint-Emilion) Libourne ● Cruising the Garonne River, Bordeaux Onboard the Uniworld River Royale
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Advancing Standards in the Management of Hemophilia A: Contemporary Strategies and Innovations

The US health care ecosystem has undergone a profound transformation in recent years, with far-reaching implications for patients with hemophilia A. Clinical management of patients with hemophilia has become increasingly complex due to the introduction of new treatment strategies, the presence of comorbidities related to hemophilia, and the increased emphasis on outcomes such as quality of life, to balance both the medical and lifestyle consequences of the disease. Patients with severe hemophi...
CMEology

Opioid Use in Pregnancy: 2018 & Beyond

This one day continuing professional development event will address challenges associated with opioid use and treatment during pregnancy. Effects of opioids on both mothers and infants will be discussed, along with community resources. Target Audience: MDs, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, health educators, psychologists and others interested in opioid use and pregnancy.
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

2018 North Carolina Annual STD Update

The NC STD Update will provide updated information on recent trends and current management of a variety of sexually transmitted diseases including syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and vaginal infections. This activity will also address best practices as relates to the care of transgender individuals and unique management and treatment approaches pertinent to adolescent sexual health. Target Audience: This knowledge-based activity is targeted towards physicians, advanced practice providers, ph...
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Radioactive! Nuclear Pharmacy or Unclear Pharmacy?

Nuclear Pharmacy has long been a misunderstood professional segment of the pharmaceutical sciences, from patients and professionals alike. This session is intended to provide a general overview of the practice of nuclear pharmacy, including highlights of commonly used nuclear medicine imaging agents. Special considerations, including equipment and safety concerns, are addressed as they apply to this unique professional practice.
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From the Patient’s Lens: Winning Communications for the Most Difficult Encounters

Pharmacy team members with excellent skills in communications stand out! These are usually the team members who are asked to de-escalate situations with customers, as others back slowly away. With the appropriate use of keenly developed skills, magic unfolds! Suddenly, the angry customer is speaking rationally and working through the same situation that caused an explosion with another well-intentioned team member. How is it, then, that the two associates achieve vastly different results when ...
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In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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Battling the Burp and Burn of Functional Dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia is a disorder of the upper digestive tract that results in significant painful symptoms. Many lifestyle changes, supplements, medical foods, and prescription medications can be tried to manage this condition but none are FDA approved. Patients frequently seek self treatment for this condition but may think they have GERD. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide appropriate counseling on the management of functional dyspepsia.
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Everything Cardiac- Niagara Falls

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

The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Severe Asthma

Asthma is a chronic obstructive respiratory disease that affects more than 300 million people world-wide and more than 25 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 50% of patients with asthma struggle with "not well-controlled" or "poorly controlled" asthma. Around 10% of these patients have severe asthma and have an urgent need for improved care. Pharmacists can serve a critical role on the front lines of the health care community in the fight to get asthma under control...
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The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Severe Asthma

Asthma is a chronic obstructive respiratory disease that affects more than 300 million people world-wide and more than 25 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 50% of patients with asthma struggle with "not well-controlled" or "poorly controlled" asthma. Around 10% of these patients have severe asthma and have an urgent need for improved care. Pharmacists can serve a critical role on the front lines of the health care community in the fight to get asthma under control...
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The Role of the Pharmacist in Managing Severe Asthma

Asthma is a chronic obstructive respiratory disease that affects more than 300 million people world-wide and more than 25 million children and adults in the United States. Approximately 50% of patients with asthma struggle with "not well-controlled" or "poorly controlled" asthma. Around 10% of these patients have severe asthma and have an urgent need for improved care. Pharmacists can serve a critical role on the front lines of the health care community in the fight to get asthma under control...
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Treatment Strategies in Chronic Leukemias and Introduction to CAR-T Therapy

Chronic lymphocytic (CLL) and chronic myelogenous (CML) leukemia are commonly diagnosed and treated by community oncologists. Whereas, in the past, these hematologic malignancies were considered incurable, new therapies have challenged that notion. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) annihilated the concept of CML as a poorly controlled disease, and most patients are now expected to live a normal life, with good quality of life. New testing procedures have suggested that some patients may be ...
Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rockpointe Oncology

Payment Models and Practice Changes: Meeting Requirements of OCM & MACRA

Recent legislation and policy has fast-tracked the shift of healthcare payment from volume- to value-based reimbursement under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) for oncology care. Today, oncologists have the option to be reimbursed for Medicare patients under the CMS Oncology Care Model (OCM), an alternative payment model spanning a 6-month chemotherapy episode-of-care. This activity will provide insight into the program’s structure and challenges. It will also review ...
Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Rockpointe Oncology

Evidence-based Updates in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Significant advances in treatment with novel agents for B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) have improved patient outcomes and survival. However, many patients are at high-risk of relapse, meriting a precision approach to reduce the rate of recurrence and improve outcomes. The identification of molecular subtypes, the persistence of clinical challenges, and the anticipated emergence of clinical data necessitate a collaborative treatment approach to ensure individualized care for patients wit...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

17th Annual Mississippi Coastal Trauma Conference

17th Annual Mississippi Coastal Trauma Conference
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

29th Annual Southeastern Orthopaedic Foot Club

29th Annual Southeastern Orthopaedic Foot Club
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Oncology Outlook 2018: Controversies in Women's Cancers

Oncology Outlook 2018: Controversies in Women's Cancers
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Integrating Immunotherapy for NSCLC

The emergence of checkpoint inhibitors (CTLA4, PD1, PD-L1) has reawakened an interest in immunotherapy to treat various malignancies. New agents have rapidly been approved for use in melanoma, bladder cancer, renal cell, lung cancer, and other malignancies. These agents have a unique toxicity profile requiring careful clinical assessment, rapid intervention, and aggressive management of side effects. This activity will provide a general overview of immunotherapy in cancer treatment, with a ...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Rockpoointe Oncology

ICELAND CIRCUMNAVIGATION CRUISE - Medical/Dental Healthcare Needs in Iceland

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Lecture Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals MEDICAL/DENTAL HEALTHCARE NEEDS IN ICELAND This Seminar is planned for up to 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 Attendance will be provided for ALL registe...
Professional Education Society

Gotta Catch Them All! The Pokemon Approach to Understanding Direct Oral Anticoagulants

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recognized by guidelines as first-line options for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalular atrial fibrillation. Now that multiple DOACs have been FDA approved for these indications, and their use is wide-spread, it is challenging to ensure patient safety as each agent has slightly different pharmacokinetic considerations with its use. This program will address safety and efficacy with each agent...
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Updates on the Self-Management of Vaginal Yeast Infections

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one yeast infection in their lifetime. Many women find themselves in pharmacies seeking self- treatment for the unbearable symptoms associated with vaginal yeast infections. For community practitioners it's important to know when to refer patients and when it's appropriate to recommend self-management of vaginal yeast infections. Pharmacists should be up to date on the products av...
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Conflict Resolution in Nursing

The nursing floor can be a stressful work environment and can lead to tension and personality clashes. Conflict Resolution in Nursing examines conflict in nursing and helps nurses and managers resolve conflict in the workplace.
Corexcel

But How Similar is it? What You Need to Know and What to Tell Your Patients About Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. Expert faculty will summarize the current regulations for the manufacture and interchangeability of a biosimilar with ...
Slack Inc.

Overcoming Barriers and Best Practices for Use of Biosimilars: Conversations Between Physicians and Pharmacists

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. In this activity, expert faculty will summarize the current regulations for the manufacture and interchangeability of ...
Slack Inc.

Addressing Common Patient Concerns Regarding Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, greater emphasis is needed on educating patients about their treatment options, the use of biosimilars, and shared decision-making between patients and their providers. In this CME activity, expert faculty and a patient advocate will discuss issues and concerns expressed by patients who are about to start treatment with a biosimilar product or are to be switched from an originator product to a biosimilar. The patient advocate will ...
Slack Inc.

Hot Topics in HIV Management

Antiretroviral therapy has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV. Clinicians must keep up with new data on treatment strategies, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of patient side effects. In these interactive, case-based activities, expert faculty will convey how to incorporate new treatment strategies in...
Slack Inc.

Fit to Perform: Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

Four vignettes will be presented reflecting employee experiences with unsatisfactory job performance due to substance use, mental and emotional conditions, physical conditions and cognitive decline.
Slack Inc.

Pain Management Update

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with information on pain including the physiology and types of pain, factors influencing pain, assessment, treatment modalities, barriers to pain management and patients’ rights related to pain. The goal of this course is to enable healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients who report the presence of pain.
Slack Inc.

Best of Obesity Forum® 2017

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically over the past 20 years and is considered to be an epidemic in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects more than one-third (36.5%) of adults in the United States. It is also a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and certain cancers. Despite the availability of clinical practice guidelines and ef...
Slack Inc.

Cardiac Stress Testing: Determining Its Appropriate Use in Real-World Practice

Cardiac stress testing is an essential tool for the detection and management of coronary artery disease, which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Three types of stress tests, which can be performed with exercise or with chemical stimulation to simulate exercise, are available. The stress echocardiogram assesses heart wall motion and is the most sensitive indicator of exercise-induced ischemia. The nuclear stress test assesses coronary artery blood flow, and the stress electrocardiogr...
Slack Inc.

Cardiovascular Consults®: Focus on Minimizing CV Risk in Patients with Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 800,000 deaths annually. This staggering statistic equates to nearly 1 in every 3 deaths nationwide, with an associated cost of more than $300 billion annually. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the leading controllable risk factors for CVD, and patients with T2DM are approximately 4 times more likely to die from heart disease. Even with proper control of gluco...
Slack Inc.

Improving Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure: Closing the Gaps

In the United States, heart failure (HF) affects about 5.7 million adults, accounts for >1 million hospitalizations annually, and is the leading cause of hospitalization for adults >65 years of age. Despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the last several decades and improved survival rates, roughly 50% of people with HF die within 5 years of diagnosis. Rates of cardiovascular death or HF-related hospitalization are greatest for people who have been previously hospitalized for HF, parti...
Slack Inc.

Fundamental EYEdeas: Ophthalmic Counseling Points for Pharmacists

This activity will review key counseling points that pharmacists encounter daily, especially when caring for patients with diabetes. We will discuss diabetic retinopathy and importance of routine eye exams. This activity will also include treatment of herpetic eye disease as well as possible ocular complications with the misuse of topical steroids. After completion of this activity, participants will have a greater confidence counseling patients regarding common general treatment concepts, inc...
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Trash Talk: Pharmaceutical Waste in the 21st Century

Thousands of metric tons of pharmaceutical waste are produced annually, but where does it all go? The associated environmental, economic, and public health concerns continue to mount global interest. Currently, state and federal regulations classify pharmaceutical waste and define proper disposal/destruction, and drug companies and health care institutions are putting more effort into developing waste reduction methods. Recommendations for disposing or returning unwanted medications are availa...
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Clozapine for Schizophrenia: A Treatment Update

Clozapine is approved for treatment-resistant schizophrenia and suicidal behavior in schizophrenic patients. The drug has several advantages over other antipsychotics, but its safety risks concern many practitioners. In the fall of 2015, the FDA updated the prescribing information for monitoring neutropenia and approved a new shared Clozapine REMS Program. In this webinar, we will review the pros and cons of using clozapine and outline the changes implemented by the FDA.
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Bringing Contact Lenses into Focus

Many patients are overwhelmed by the numerous over-the-counter options available for contact lens care. This presentation will review basics of contact lens solutions for both soft and hard lenses. It is important to be knowledgeable about the products available in order to accurately counsel patients. We will explain some common complications associated with poor lens hygiene. We will also go over topical ophthalmic medications to treat these complications. Facts on patient compliance will be...
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Help Wanted: Education & Defining Tomorrow's Pharmacy Technician

The direction of pharmacy technician education and training has been a source of debate within the profession since the recommendation was first introduced in the 1960. Fifty years later, discussions continue, with both the definition and scope of practice for pharmacy technicians varying drastically from state to state. Multiple key events have once again drawn this debate into the national spotlight, yielding one advocacy organization to publish a grading system for each state's regulatory r...
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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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Sterile Compounding: A Practical Approach to Practice in a USP 797 Environment

Despite broader acceptance and adoption of USP 797 techniques and focus on sterile compounding, incidents continue. In this session, the basic elements of aseptic technique are examined, using the shadow of previous incidents to highlight urgency for adherence. In addition, the role of 503B designated facilities are discussed, as regulatory parameters are outlined and reviewed. This session takes a practical approach to specific aseptic techniques that may be directly applied in a variety of s...
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Pharmacy's Big Break - Opening the "GATES" to Pharmacy Consultation

Most community pharmacists see a real need for pharmacist intervention in disease state management. A pharmacist in the physician's office seeing patients before the provider has benefit in cost savings as well as patient care. "Professor Pete" Kreckel staffs such a clinic two mornings a week and makes a huge impact on patient care. Also discussed will be the pharmacist's role in formulary development as well as clinic protocols. Join this seasoned community pharmacist as he takes off the labc...
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Treatment of Depression & Nausea During Pregnancy & Lactation: Focus on Controversies in Care

As medication use experts, pharmacists are often asked to provide recommendations for the "safest" treatment option during pregnancy and lactation. Often, little clinical data exist to guide these decisions and what data does exist may be somewhat contradictory or controversial. This activity aims to review the approach to assessing risks of medication during pregnancy and lactation based on available clinical information, while also examining guidelines related to the treatment of depression ...
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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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American Addiction: The Opioid Epidemic

Approximately every 15 minutes in our country, a person dies from prescription drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent upon opioids. How did we get to this point? Are we the only country in the world with this problem of epidemic proportion? How do we end this epidemic, or at least, how do we as healthcare professionals contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? In this presentation, we will discuss the history of just how we, as a ...
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A Pharmacist's Dozen: A Review of the Most Influential Medications of All Time

The average life span has consistently increased over the past decades, or even century, due to huge advances in overall health care, but with particular attention to medicinal breakthroughs. Year after year, more and more medications are developed and marketed to become some of the most famous medications of all time. In this presentation, we will take a step back, and review what can be considered the most influential medications ever. Some medications can be debated as to having either a po...
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Psoriasis Management Considerations: What Would You Do?

Patients with a rash are commonly seen in the primary care office. Can you tell if it's psoriasis? These 3 interactive cases explore psoriasis diagnosis, management and when to refer to a specialist. The goal of these lectures is to equip clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and provide increased competence in managing their patients with psoriasis. All three cases are combined for nurses in 1 activity!
Louisiana Nurse Practitioner Foundation

Pharmacy Law Case Studies: Community Practice

This program reviews ten legal cases that illustrate pharmacist responsibilities under the law. The legal case analysis begins with foundational principles related to order processing accuracy and the duty to conduct patient education. The discussion then expands to current issues such as compounding and prescription drug abuse prevention.
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The Opioid Crisis: From Misuse to Abuse to Death

Opioid overdoses and deaths have been increasing at an alarming rate. The over-prescribing and misuse of prescription opioids in recent years has led to heroin abuse, overdoses and deaths in numbers never seen before. Contributing to these deaths has been the contamination of heroin with fentanyl, fentanyl analogs, and other synthetic opioids. Abuse-deterrent formulations, prescription drug monitoring programs and "bystander" naloxone availability are some of the strategies being used to attem...
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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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Standards of Care and Updates in the Treatment of Heart Failure

The release of the PARADIGM-HF study and approval of sacubitril/valsartan provided a new treatment option (ARNIs) that could lead to better outcomes for patients with heart failure. This activity will provide an overview of the currently recommended morbidity and mortality-reducing agents for patients with heart failure. It will summarize key clinical trials that have led to the current recommendations for medication use in heart failure, with specific emphasis on the evidence around the use o...
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