Creativity and Madness Goes Down Under

Creativity and Madness goes to New Zealand and Australia - Earn continuing education while visiting this beautiful part of our world. Beginning in Queenstown, New Zealand, we visit fjords, a sheep shearing ranch and more. The group flies to Sydney for 4 nights in this diverse and culturally rich city. Flying to Ayers Rock, this iconic monolith in the middle of the country, we take time to see how aboriginals live in this desert land. We end in Cairns, the city that will include a day outing t...
Creativity and Madness / AMED

Creativity and Madness - Psychological Studies of Art and Artists

Join us for our 30th year in Santa Fe as we explore case studies to illustrate how creativity can transform physical, psychological, emotional dis-ease. These relate to our patients, clients as well as personally to the health care practitioner. The conference takes place in Santa Fe, allowing for personal time, rejuvenation and rest. Give yourself the gift of time in this beautiful setting.
Creativity and Madness / AMED

The Mumps Resurgence: What, How, Why, When and What Now!

2016 held the highest number of reported mumps cases in more than a decade. The mumps vaccine program was initiated in 1967 which resulted in a 99% decrease in mumps cases in the United States. Many healthcare professionals have not cared for a patient with mumps and as a result may be unaware of the clinical signs and symptoms, transmission and complications. With the number of mumps cases increasing it is important for pharmacists to recognize cases of mumps promptly in order to refer patien...

Influenza: A Focus on the Unvaccinated

Influenza is a common infection which can be prevented with the annual receipt of the influenza vaccine. Influenza vaccine is recommended for just about every population and age group. During the 2015-16 influenza season influenza vaccine uptake rates were decreased to 41.7% from the prior influenza season. Vaccine rates among children between the ages of 6 months and 17 years remained similar at 59.3%. During this presentation we will explore barriers and potential solutions to increasing inf...

New Drugs and Drug News of 2017

Pharmacy practitioners need to be knowledgeable about new drugs introduced to the market, and public health advisories about drug therapy.

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Introduction to Diabetes Mellitus

Pharmacy practitioners need to be able to recognize patients at risk for diabetes mellitus, and how to differentiate between types 1 and 2, because this drives drug therapy decision making.

How Sweet It Is! Management of Diabetes: Diabetes Disease State Management

Pharmacists are increasingly providing diabetes disease state management in large numbers. This presentation will pull together all the information in this series through a case-based discussion.

Head Lice: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

Head lice is a common occurrence in school age children. It can be very distressing for families who turn to their healthcare providers for information, guidance, and treatment. This activity will review the identification, management and prevention of head lice, including new pharmacologic treatment options.

Medical Cannabis Update: Emerging Roles for Pharmacists

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have now enacted laws regarding cannabis. This includes medical and recreational use of cannabis. Pharmacists may be uncomfortable discussing cannabis use with patients given its Schedule I status and potential drug interactions; however, it is necessary for pharmacists to provide education and effective counseling when patients use cannabis. This program will address key issues so that pharmacists are better able to discuss the medical use of ca...

Case Studies in Screening for and Addressing Depression in HIV Positive Clients: A STEP-HIV Initiative

This webinar is the latest in a series of Special Training for Effective Providers in HIV (STEP-HIV) initiatives developed by ACTHIV and the American Academy of CME, Inc. to promote HIV workforce development through education for healthcare professionals who are in training or who are in practice but are new to HIV medicine. After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to: 1. Explain major depression and the distinction between demoralization and depression 2. Disc...
American Academy of CME

Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative

This free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will focus on the management of HIV infection based on current data and our understanding of the disease. It is designed for those who wish to learn the basics of caring for someone with HIV as well as for learners who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of optimal care of people with HIV. Topics to be covered include the initial evaluation of a person with newly diagnosed HIV infection; considerations in choosing an antiretroviral ...
American Academy of CME

CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - San Diego

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...

CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - New Orleans

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...

Clinical Perspectives in Oncology Nursing: Management and Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

medications for the treatment of MM, a new burden is placed upon clinicians who care for these patients to become educated on these novel drugs’ benefits and side effects profiles and to integrate them into clinical practice. It is crucial to achieving optimum outcomes for patients with MM that they are offered access to the latest innovations in treatment. However, for this to happen, the entire care team—including oncology nurses and advanced practice nurses—need to be fully apprised o...
American Academy of CME

Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Program Description We are proud to be celebrating the eighteenth annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium in 2018! The scientific program will be released in the coming months and will focus on realistic views of controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions presented by a faculty of internationally renowned leaders. Target Audience The confer...
Promedica International CME

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...

29th Annual Cardiovascular Interventions 2018

Program Description Cardiologists are trained during their fellowship years in the latest techniques, technologies, standards of practice and guidelines for patient care. However, the practice of medicine changes rapidly and the discipline of interventional cardiology changes, dramatically, each year. Changes in interventional cardiology directly impact patient care and require specific changes to physician practice. To stay current, physicians rely on journal articles, interaction with col...
Promedica International CME

Cardiovascular Disease Management: A Case-Based Approach, 6th Annual Symposium

CDM 2018 Program Description: This two-day continuing medical education symposium is the sixth in the series and will center on the nuts and bolts of everyday care for patients with cardiovascular diseases, and present new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual. Focus will be placed on gauging and monitoring therapy, including recognizing symptoms, evaluating risk factors, guiding treatment through imaging, general and functional testing, and appropriat...
Promedica International CME

Preventing and Mitigating Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting in High-Risk Patients

STATEMENT OF NEED The introduction of effective antiemetic regimens in recent years has led many clinicians to assume that CINV is no longer a major problem. However, nausea and vomiting are frequent complications of cancer treatment, occurring in up to 80% of patients receiving chemotherapy. Furthermore, wide gaps exist between patient and provider perceptions of nausea and vomiting. Clinicians often consider nausea and vomiting “minor” complications and regard these symptoms as inconv...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review - Downey

This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. 2. Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered. 3. Identify co...

Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review

This two-day seminar is a concentrated review of major cardiac and vascular disease processes coupled with current treatment modalities and best practice recommendations for the adult patient. Each section will contain a system review coupled with associated pathophysiology and disease states relevant to the cardiac vascular systems. Case studies will be incorporated throughout the program to encourage development of critical thinking skills. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares...

Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Exam Review

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the National Certification Corporation (NCC) Examination “Inpatient Obstetrics.” Elements of the examination will be discussed, followed by a review of the content. Pictures, animation, and graphics will be utilized to enhance the presentation. The major components include disease processes during pregnancy, fetal evaluation, application of fetal monitoring for the laboring client, and postpartum and neonatal assessments. Practice...

Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Exam Review

This seminar is designed to provide the healthcare provider with a comprehensive review of Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Principles. The principle objectives of the course include enhancing professional nursing practice in Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing as well as providing an outline for nurses preparing for the Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing Exam. The course follows the outline and core curriculum recommended by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Case presentati...

Progress in the Reversal of DOACs in Emergent Medical Situations

In this activity, a three-faculty panel of experts discuss clinical situations with emergent needs for direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) reversal. Faculty are featured via a video-recorded conference, complete with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. This virtual forum provides an objective, non-judgmental review of adverse DOAC outcomes and systematic process changes regarding situations where DOAC reversal should be applied. The activity is intended for hospitalists, cardiologists, pr...

Pancreas Symposium 2018: Current Controversies in Benign Pancreatic Disease

The Pancreas Symposium 2018 program will review current controversies and procedures for managing benign pancreatic disease. Acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts are among the most complex cases that physicians are confronted with as internists, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Our internationally recognized faculty will present lectures and case presentations to help practicing physicians treat benign pancreatic disease.
Columbia University Medical Center

IDA Pathology, Etiology, and the Role of Hepcidin Across At-Risk Patient Populations

Iron-deficiency anemia is a widespread condition affecting multiple patient populations, which can range from elderly patients and women of childbearing age to cancer patients, chronic kidney disease patients, and persons with gastroenterological conditions such as IBD, among others. IDA also affects populations not traditionally screened for iron deficiency, such as those with certain cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. In this activity, a leading he...

IDA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathology, Treatment Options, and the Risks of Underdiagnosis.

This activity will discuss the unique clinical relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA), including the role IBD pathology plays in blocking optimal iron absorption. Many IBD patients contend with multiple challenges and comorbidities that all can directly or indirectly lead to IDA and subsequent poor outcomes. A leading gastroenterologist will discuss IDA-related diagnostic challenges, treatment options, and management protocols for IBD patients. ...

A Deep Dive into Statin Therapy for HIV-infected Individuals

In this text-based interview, Dr. Hsue and Dr. Drozd discuss statin therapy in HIV-infected individuals. Discussion topics include lipid targets and guidelines recommendations, preventing drug-drug interactions, and managing potential adverse events. The faculty will also discuss the ongoing REPRIEVE clinical trial that is investigating the use of statin therapy to prevent vascular events in HIV-infected individuals. This activity is designed for cardiologists, infectious disease specialist...

Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...

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 ...

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...

Preventing Infant Morbidity & Mortality: Identifying Gaps in Nutrition Protocols

The purpose of this activity is to educate clinicians across multiple disciplines on how to recognize inadequate breast milk production (also known as “lactation failure”) and the risks it poses to both infants and mothers. While exclusively breastfeeding newborns is the gold standard of infant nutrition, exclusive nursing can pose risks to infants when breastmilk supply is inadequate; moreover, clinical evidence indicates that it is often difficult for both parents and clinicians to detec...

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Identifying Treatment Goals and Personalizing Therapy

Although MS care teams strive to control patients’ disease progression and symptoms, substantial gaps remain. For example, disparities were found between healthcare providers and patients when asked about frequency and perceived reasons for poor treatment adherence. The gap in goal achievement has far-reaching ramifications, not only for patient care, but also for human and economic costs at a systems level. Goals (Purpose) of Program Healthcare providers who complete this activity shoul...

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Evaluation and Management of Suboptimal Treatment Response

Since the advent of the first treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis more than 2 decades ago, considerable changes have altered management approaches. In recent decades, the goals of treatment for MS have generally shifted from reducing the frequency and severity of relapses and delaying progression to preventing new or enhancing lesions on magnetic resonance imaging and reducing brain atrophy. Healthcare providers increasingly rely on coordination of care and systems-based strat...

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Current Views of the Pathophysiology and Immunopathogenesis of MS

The increasing understanding of the immunopathogenesis of MS and the greater availability of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) have shifted the aims of treatment. Modification of therapies is increasingly common in the context of growing knowledge of MS pathophysiology and DMT mechanisms of action. Education is needed to reformulate treatment strategies on the individual and systems levels. Goals (Purpose) of Program Healthcare providers who complete this activity should be able to effect...

Contemporary Management of von Willebrand Disease in Women: Identifying Bleeding Disorders and Preventing Hemorrhage

According to the National Hemophilia Foundation, underdiagnosis of bleeding disorders in women is a significant problem. Menorrhagia associated with bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an overlooked, undertreated, and potentially serious condition that often has a profound impact on the affected individual’s quality of life. For women with VWD, menorrhagia is almost inevitable, with prevalence ranging from 32% to as high as 100%. Lack of awareness of the high prevalenc...

Improving Remission Rates in Major Depressive Disorder: A Case-Based Approach

MDD is one of the most frequently encountered conditions in clinical psychiatry. Despite the availability of efficacious and well-tolerated medications for the treatment of MDD, only one-third of patients diagnosed with MDD achieve remission with their initial treatment. It is thought that there are over 4 million US adults who are inadequately treated for MDD. Surveys of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians who treat patients with MDD have found that a significant proporti...

New Developments in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents

One of the most challenging areas of psychiatry is the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. It is estimated that there are up to 2 million children and adolescents in the United States with bipolar disorder or prodromal manifestations. In the past decade there has been a significant increase in diagnoses of bipolar disorder among those under 18 years of age. Although it is unclear why diagnoses are increasing, it is now appreciated that about...

Monitoring and Follow-up in Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care

Health Spectrum™ allows you to experience a “virtual office,” where you will navigate your way through interactive patient charts, viewing text, patient videos, expert faculty commentary, and animated graphs. Click on color/hyperlinked words for extra “pop-up” information in each tab. Answer questions and see how your answers compare to those of your peers. You'll start with Casey, a 33-year-old woman who appears to be having some breakthrough disease activity despite a fairly sta...

Updates in Testing and Technology in Pathology

Pathology consultation is geared toward providing useful information to assist in the provision of optimal care. This webinar will cover laboratory aspects of the evaluation of lower genital tract disease. Topics to be covered include: types of HPV testing available, handling of biopsy and excision specimens to obtain the best report possible, molecular testing and immunohistochemistry, and areas of diagnostic difficulty.

Management of Vulvar and Bartholin Duct Infections

The incidence of vulvar skin infections is increasing, probably related to genital hair grooming and MRSA infections. This webinar will review the diagnosis and contemporary management of vulvar cellulitis and abscesses, as well as management of Bartholin duct infections, including office incision and drainage and correct use of the Word catheter.
ASCCP, The Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders

Psychiatry Update for Primary Care

Conference Overview: About 25 percent of adults and 20 percent of children are diagnosable for 1 or more mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety. Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability among Americans, according to the World Health Organization. Lack of practical tools for detection, insufficient time at office visits and ineffective treatments can contribute to poor outcomes for patients who have mental health conditions. The presence of another illness ...
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.

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...

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.

Interventional Pulmonology in Cancer Patients
MD Anderson

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...

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...

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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