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...
CMEology

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

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

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.
freeCE.com

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...
freeCE.com

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...
freeCE.com

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

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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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

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

12th Northeast Regional Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Symposium

Two day conference for pharmacists and nursing specializing in hematology/oncology. • 13 contact hours offered-2 law • Network with industry professionals • Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktail reception • Low fee to attend- including meals: Both days: Member-$130, Non members-$150 One day: Member-$100, Non member-$115
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Melville, NY

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Cromwell, CT

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd - Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists- Woburn, MA

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious plated lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists- Albany, NY

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration - 8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

PharmEd-Continuing Education Programs for Pharmacists-Warwick, RI

Earn up to 7 Credits. Each program is individually accredited so you can attend one or all seminars. Continental breakfast, delicious lunch & afternoon refreshments will be served. Meet with industry professionals for product information and networking. Registration -8:00 am Conference-8:30 am-5:00 pm
American Health Resources, LLC

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

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is a 3-day, 20-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding & Calculations Course is recommended, but not required. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. Participants are instructed in the proper technique preparation, and quality control tests for sterile products, such as validation testing, membrane filtration, pyrogen te...
American College of Apothecaries

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is a 3-day, 20-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding & Calculations Course is recommended, but not required. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. Participants are instructed in the proper technique preparation, and quality control tests for sterile products, such as validation testing, membrane filtration, pyrogen te...
American College of Apothecaries

Comprehensive Sterile Compounding

COMPREHENSIVE STERILE COMPOUNDING is a 3-day, 20-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists and technicians who are experienced in compounding. Completion of the Fundamental Compounding & Calculations Course is recommended, but not required. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. Participants are instructed in the proper technique preparation, and quality control tests for sterile products, such as validation testing, membrane filtration, pyrogen te...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is a 15 hour practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist ...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is a 15 hour practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist ...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is a 15 hour practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist ...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is a 15 hour practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist ...
American College of Apothecaries

Veterinary Compounding Essentials

VETERINARY COMPOUNDING ESSENTIALS is a 15 hour practice-based course that introduces pharmacists, technicians, and marketers to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to: • Demonstrate knowledge of animal diseases where a compounding pharmacist ...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding and Calculations

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING & CALCULATIONS is a 3-day, 21-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding and Calculations

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING & CALCULATIONS is a 3-day, 21-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding and Calculations

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING & CALCULATIONS is a 3-day, 21-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding and Calculations

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING & CALCULATIONS is a 3-day, 21-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through...
American College of Apothecaries

Fundamental Compounding and Calculations

FUNDAMENTAL COMPOUNDING & CALCULATIONS is a 3-day, 21-hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who are new to compounding or who have had training in the past, but want a refresher. Physicians and other health care professionals are welcome to attend. This hands-on course focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies that are compounding medications for their patients. Participants will learn through...
American College of Apothecaries

Clinical Dermatological and Cosmeceutical Compounding

CLINICAL DERMATOLOGICAL & COSMECEUTICAL COMPOUNDING is a 15 hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance skill of compounding. Topics covered include: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, cutaneous ...
American College of Apothecaries

Clinical Dermatological and Cosmeceutical Compounding

CLINICAL DERMATOLOGICAL & COSMECEUTICAL COMPOUNDING is a 15 hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance skill of compounding. Topics covered include: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, cutaneous ...
American College of Apothecaries

Clinical Dermatological and Cosmeceutical Compounding

CLINICAL DERMATOLOGICAL & COSMECEUTICAL COMPOUNDING is a 15 hour practice-based course designed for pharmacists, technicians, marketers, and students who want to learn more about a growing segment for compounding. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are welcome to attend. This course is a combination of didactic lectures for content and laboratory activities to enhance skill of compounding. Topics covered include: eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, acne rosacea, cutaneous ...
American College of Apothecaries

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

Deep Remission: Top-Down Treatment Strategies and Real-World Data in Patients with UC: An Interactive and Innovative Case Series

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease with a progressive course characterized by exacerbations and remissions. Traditionally, the goals of therapy for UC have entailed resolution of clinical symptoms such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pain, and fatigue. However, treatment goals for UC have evolved to a treat-to-target strategy with targets such as mucosal/endoscopic healing, histologic healing, or deep remission (i.e., clinical, biochemical, and endo...
Slack Inc.

Deep Remission, Mucosal Healing, and Top-Down Treatment Strategies in Ulcerative Colitis: An Infographic Journey

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease with a progressive course characterized by exacerbations and remissions. Traditionally, the goals of therapy for UC have entailed resolution of clinical symptoms such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, pain, and fatigue. However, treatment goals for UC have evolved to a treat-to-target strategy with targets such as mucosal/endoscopic healing, histologic healing, or deep remission (i.e., clinical, biochemical, and endo...
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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

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.
freeCE.com

Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss basic epidemiology of HCV in HIV infected populations Explain clinical and laboratory evaluation of HCV infection in preparation for antiviral therapy Counsel a patient with HCV/HIV about health maintenance Describe indication for liver cancer surveillance The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHI...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Chronic Pain in HIV Primary Care: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Develop an evidence-based approach to the overall evaluation and management of chronic pain in people living with HIV Assess the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy in HIV-infected individuals with chronic pain (including risks in those who are not yet on opioids and those in whom opioid continuation is being assessed) The content for this activity is drawn from the 11...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

The Opioid Epidemic and HIV: The Indiana HIV/HCV Outbreak: Implications for Prevention

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the key demographic changes in persons at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection in the United States Identify 3 risk factors associated with increased risk for vulnerability to new HCV or HIV infection among persons who inject drugs Identify 3 effective interventions to reduce the risk of HCV and HIV infections among persons who inject drugs The content f...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Rapid Entry and ART Initiation in HIV Care: Implementation of a New Paradigm

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the rationale and evidence for rapid entry into HIV Care Compare models of rapid entry from around the globe Identify challenges with implementation of rapid entry programs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV 2018).
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Is HIV Therapy Good Enough or Do We Still Need New Drugs?

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss the rationale for continued drug development in the era of well tolerated, single-tablet regimens Give examples of new agents in development and list their advantages over existing therapies List current regimens that could be initiated immediately, before baseline laboratory results are available Discuss the data supporting specific two-drug regimens The content for this...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Management and Prevention Among HIV Positive Patients

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the current epidemiology of STI in persons with HIV infection Explain the clinical management and treatment recommendations for common STIs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV.
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

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