The Shifting Paradigm of Atopic Dermatitis Part 2

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of emerging targeted therapies for AD. Recognize the lifestyle measures and daily skin care practices that are the foundation of AD treatment plans. Discuss the prevalence, presentation, and quality-of-life effects of AD in adults. Interpret and explain the recognized and emerging comorbidities associated with AD in children, adolescents, and adults.
Evolve Medical Education LLC

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

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

28th Annual Advances in Urology

The 28th Annual Advances in Urology meeting is designed for practicing urologists who are interested in updating their knowledge in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of urologic problems. A distinguished faculty will present advances in the management of urological problems including uro-oncology, sexual function, laparoendoscopic, robotic, minimally invasive surgery, prostate and bladder cancer and reconstruction surgery with a strong emphasis on the technical aspects of various urolo...
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation

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

Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 1

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize damage due to the heat produced by ultrasonic energy during phacoemulsification. New technologies, such as optical coherence tomography...
Slack Inc.

Ocular Surface Diseases Disorders and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 1

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to differentially diagnose and is frequently undertreated. The consequences of undiagnosed and/or undertreated OSD can impact patient quality of life and severely affect visual acuity, especially in those undergoing cataract and/or refractive surgery. Effective diagnostics and therapeutics have been limited, but recent approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and continued e...
Slack Inc.

Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 2

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize damage due to the heat produced by ultrasonic energy during phacoemulsification. New technologies, such as optical coherence tomography...
Slack Inc.

Avoiding the Blind Spot: Facts, Figures, and Findings about Myopic Choroidal Neovascularization

Myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV) is a rare complication of myopia with a high-risk of long-term vision loss if not differentially diagnosed early and treated promptly. Furthermore, approximately 35% of patients diagnosed with mCNV in one eye will develop mCNV in the other eye within 10 years. Misdiagnosis is common because mCNV shares similar clinical characteristics to age-related macular degeneration resulting in delayed and inappropriate management. Treatment options for mCNV with...
Slack Inc.

Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration: Classification and Treatment

Geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of age-related macular degradation (AMD) affects approximately 5 million individuals worldwide. Advances in predictive and diagnostic techniques provide the opportunity for an earlier diagnosis of AMD yet currently, there are no approved therapies for the treatment of GA. In this live activity, held in conjunction with the Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Summer Symposium, experts in the field provide review and guidance for the classification of early to ...
Slack Inc.

Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 2

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to differentially diagnose and is frequently undertreated. The consequences of undiagnosed and/or undertreated OSD can impact patient quality of life and severely affect visual acuity, especially in those undergoing cataract and/or refractive surgery. Effective diagnostics and therapeutics have been limited, but recent approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and continued e...
Slack Inc.

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.

Expert Update: What's New in Essential Thrombocythemia

Appropriate early diagnosis and initiation of therapy is essential in the management of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) to enhance clinical outcomes and patient quality of life. Recent revisions in the classification of myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemia by the World Health Organization have further defined criteria for the differential diagnosis of MPNs, including criteria for the discernment of essential thrombocythemia (ET) and prefibrotic/early primary myelofibrosis. However, many ch...
Slack Inc.

Ace the Case: A 48-Year-Old Female Diagnosed With Polycythemia Vera (PV) 7 Years Ago

This “Ace the Case” study will utilize a case study to discuss the treatment of 48-year-old female who was diagnosed with polycythemia vera (PV) 7 years ago. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
Slack Inc.

Ace the Case: A 52-Year-Old Black Female Who Presented to Her Primary Care Physician (PCP) With Increasing Fatigue and Muscle Aches

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss a 52-year-old black female who presented to her primary care physician (PCP) with increasing fatigue and muscle aches.
Slack Inc.

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.

Best of AWIR Immunology Bootcamp

Immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID) is a group of clinically heterogeneous disorders that share common immunopathology. The continued evaluation and refinement of biologic therapies in the treatment of IMID have provided significant benefit to patients suffering from these disorders. However, recognizing the underlying immunopathological mechanisms of IMID is essential for understanding how current and emerging biologics exert their effects. In this CME educational activity, held durin...
Slack Inc.

Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema: Optimal Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy for Vision Preservation and Restoration

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are 2 of the most common causes of blindness among working-age people throughout the world. Effective management depends heavily on prompt treatment. Many of these patients remain untreated, however; as a result, they often suffer irrevocable vision loss that might have been prevented. Retina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists, who play a crucial role in the treatment of DR and DME, will require education to overcome defici...
Slack Inc.

Ace the Case: A 44-year-old Caucasian Man with a History of Moderate-to-Severe Plaque-type Psoriasis

This educational activity will utilize a case study to review the therapeutic approach to a 44-year-old man who presents to discuss treatment options for his moderately severe skin condition.
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.

Ace the Case: A 63-Year-Old Female with History of Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hypoglycemic Seizures from Nesidioblastosis (Hyperplasia of the Islet cells), and Psoriatic Arthritis

This “Ace the Case” study will utilize a case study to discuss the treatment of allergic skin reactions experienced by a 63-year-old female with history of gastric bypass surgery, hypoglycemic seizures from nesidioblastosis (hyperplasia of the islet cells), and psoriatic arthritis. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
Slack Inc.

Understanding and Managing a Complex Dual Dilemma: Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

Patients with type 2 diabetes have increased cardiovascular risk. Inhibitors of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) have emerged as effective lipid-lowering compounds, yet their impact on glycemic parameters in patients with diabetes remains unclear. This CME activity will focus on the management of dyslipidemia in patients with diabetes and the role of PCSK9 inhibitors. Expert faculty will review the genetic and clinical trial evidence on PCSK9 inhibition in diabetes, the re...
Slack Inc.

Ace the Case: 85-Year-old Man with Speech Difficulty and Extremity Weakness

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of an 85-year-old man presenting with speech difficulty and extremity weakness. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
Slack Inc.

Toward the Individualization of Treatment for Patients with Hyponatremia

Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte imbalance observed in patients, occurring in up to 30% of hospitalizations. Aside from an association with significant morbidity and mortality in at-risk patients, this condition is particularly dangerous because symptoms may be absent or generalized in nature. In most cases, hyponatremia is initiated by an underlying disease state, such as heart failure, cirrhosis, or a medication-induced adverse event. Therefore, effective treatment must be directe...
Slack Inc.

Ace the Case: A 50-Year-Old Diabetic Man at High Risk for Heart Failure Reports Experiencing Dyspnea While Climbing the Stairs

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the treatment of a 50-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
Slack Inc.

41st Annual Postgraduate Medicine Course: The Columbia Renal Biopsy Course

Renal Biopsy in Medical Diseases of the Kidneys is an intensive 3 1/2 day course designed for pathologists, nephrologists, internists and other physicians interested in both a systematic review and an update on advances in diagnostic problems in medical renal diseases. The course should be of special interest to physicians who are preparing for their specialty Board Examinations in Pathology and Clinical Nephrology. At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to better u...
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Practical Lipidology® (Volume 4): Focus on: LDL Reduction and PCSK9 Inhibition

The reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing cardiovascular risk. Despite highly effective statin therapy, patients with persistently elevated LDL-C levels due to statin intolerance, inadequate therapeutic response, or familial hypercholesterolemia have important clinical needs that are unmet. This case-based monograph is designed to help clinicians in the daily management of patients with cardiovascular risk and provides the...
Slack Inc.

Understanding and Treating Female Sexual Dysfunction: An Update on Current Literature Webinar Part 2

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an overall umbrella disease that may affect as many as 40 million women in the U.S., with prevalence rates cited from 30% to as high as 80%. The etiology of FSD, however, is less well-defined or understood. Comprising both physiological and psychological aspects, FAD can manifest in a variety of ways. This educational activity will include discussions on the definition, prevalence, diagnosis and related guidelines for managing this disease state. Upon comple...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Understanding and Treating Female Sexual Dysfunction: An Update on Current Literature Webinar Part 1

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an overall umbrella disease that may affect as many as 40 million women in the U.S., with prevalence rates cited from 30% to as high as 80%. The etiology of FSD, however, is less well-defined or understood. Comprising both physiological and psychological aspects, FAD can manifest in a variety of ways. This educational activity will include discussions on the definition, prevalence, diagnosis and related guidelines for managing this disease state. Upon comple...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

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

General practitioners and neurologists will be better able to discuss risk factors for AD progression and preventative strategies for maintaining cognitive function, to inform and provide disease information and resources to caregivers, patients and family, and to recognize and treat aggressive behavior, if needed. 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 ...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The Art of Submental Contouring: Novel Treatment Approaches for Total Facial Rejuvenation

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held in March 2017. This certified CME activity is designed for dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Balanced facial proportions reflected in ancient and classical art have not changed significantly over millennia, and they guide aesthetic physicians today. While fillers and neurotoxins can be used to remodel the mid-face non-invasively, the effects of chin dimensions and submental fullness ha...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 2

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Navin Singh, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and expla...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 1

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Jason D. Bloom, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and ex...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held April 2017. Office-based cosmetic surgical procedures are safe and cost-effective. Data show that they are popular among consumers. According to the 2015 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Survey, Americans underwent nearly 8.9 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and cosmetic dermatologists. Of these, ther...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

The Shifting Paradigm of Atopic Dermatitis

This certified CME activity is designed for dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners and dermatology physician assistants involved in the management of atopic dermatitis. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of emerging targeted therapies for AD. Recognize the lifestyle measures and daily skin care practices that are the foundation of AD treatment plans. Discuss the prevalence, presentation, and ...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

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