Topics in Women's Health and Healthcare Communications South Australia Discovery Cruise

1.Communication Skills Update As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦Explain 3 new communication tools used when interviewing patients 2.Motivational Interviewing As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦Demonstrate communication techniques used in motivational interviewing 3.Navigating Difficult Conversations As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦Manage conversations when t...
Continuing Education, Inc

Preventive Medicine and Preventive Cardiology Hawaiian Islands Cruise

Topics: 1.Obesity and Cardiometabolic syndrome 2. The Mediterranean diet and other heart healthy diets 3. Hypertension-new treatment recommendations 4. Erectile Dysfunction-The hard evidence 5. Statin intolerance-the tricks of the trade 6. Alirocumab -PCSK9 inhibitor 7. Pre-Operative evaluation for noncardiac surgery 8.Practical Use of Coronary Artery Calcium Scanning to Refine Individual Cardiovascular Risk 9. Introduction of CT Cardiac/Coronary Angiography in General Practice 1...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Child/Adolescent Psychopharmacology Western Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1.Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A New Conceptualization 2.Everything you wanted to Ask a Developmental Pediatrician, almost 3.Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Case-based discussion 4.ADHD: Treatment Protocol for Pediatricians 5.Evaluating ADHD in Preschoolers 6.Sleep Problems in Kids 7.Kids who are mad, kids who are bad, kids who are sad. Additional topics under development
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Primary Care, Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

1.Resuscitation Update 2017 As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦Describe developments in targeted temperature management in the cardiac arrest patient. ◦Identify new guidelines for medication use in the cardiac arrested patient. List more invasive practices proposed in the effort to increase patient survival. 2.Toxicology Updates and Rapid killers As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦List antidotes curre...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Critical Care and Endocrinology for PCP's Western Caribbean Cruise

1.Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction ◾Identify for the conference members the discrepancies between current guideline recommendations and the current literature on the subject. 2.Critical Review of the 206 Surviving Sepsis Campaign ◾Realize the important points that impact patient care. The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. 3.Fungal Infections in the ICU ◾Develop a practice based plan for the use of the available anti-fungal therapies. C...
Continuing Education, Inc

Allergy/Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine for Primary Care Providers Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

12 Lead ECG's and Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Treatment Cuba and Mexico Cruise

This program consists of an intense but enjoyable 14 hours of interactive Review and Practice on ECG (or EKG) & Arrhythmia Interpretation ‐ with focus on clinical application . There are 4 main topic areas: Topic Area #1: ECG INTERPRETATION Begins with the basics of the Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation. Areas covered include Intervals, Axis/Hemiblocks, Chamber Enlargement, Bundle Branch Blocks, Ischemia/Infarction (including identification of the "culprit" vessel), Electrol...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Mass Casualty Incident Management Eastern Cruise Conference

Topics and Learning Objectives 1. Overview of mass casualty incidents (MCI)-Terror Related Events in Israel Upon completion of this talk the participant should be able to determine the overall and general epidemiology of all factors relevant in a MCI, be familiar with the definition and goals of terrorism, the history of terrorist attacks, and the most common types of mass casualty disasters that result from terrorist and other disasters. 2. Pre-hospital MCI management This talk f...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Women's Health and Primary Care Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Preventive Medicine and Geriatrics for PCP's Far East Cruise

1.Osteoporosis At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: ◦Evaluate screening recommendations and apply them to everyday practice ◦Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system ◦Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy ◦Better advise patients on calcium supplementation 2.Redefining Alzheimer's Disease At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: ◦Define Mild Cognitive Impa...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Urology, Chronic Pain Management and Palliative Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1.Chronic Pelvic and Abdominal Pain 2.Diagnosis of Headache Pain 3.Opioid Addiction and Pain Medicine 4.Fibromyalgia 5.Pharmacology of prescribed opioids in medical illness 6.Treatment of Common Headache Syndromes 7.Depression and Medical illness As a result of these activities, participantrs should be able to: •Better discuss epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic pain syndromes. •Better able to ascertain pertinent items from history and physical as we...
Continuing Education, Inc

Anesthesia Update

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Current Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Topics in Emergency Medicine

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medicine care providers and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of additional related disciplines which both impact and are impacted by it. PROGRAM PURPOSE The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maint...
Northwest Seminars

Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Current Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

The Oncologist: Aspirin is Associated with Improved Survival in Severely Thrombocytopenic Cancer Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the relationship between severe thrombocytopenia and mortality in patients with AMI and hematologic malignancies. 2. Discuss the effect of aspirin therapy on patients with AMI and severe thrombocytopenia. Background. Patients with hematologic malignancies are at risk for severe thrombocytopenia (sTP). The risk and benefit of aspirin are not known in thrombocytopenic cancer patients experiencing acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Materials and Methods. ...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: A Study of Thymidylate Synthase Expression as a Biomarker for Resectable Colon Cancer – Alliance (CALGB) 9581 and 89803

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the association between tumor levels of thymidylate synthase and outcomes in patients with resected colon cancer treated with adjuvant therapy 2. Discuss the value of thymidylate synthase levels in predicting treatment benefits of 5-fluorouracil in patients with resected colon cancer Purpose. Tumor levels of thymidylate synthase (TS), a target of 5‐fluorouracil (5‐FU)‐based chemotherapy for colorectal cancer, have been studied as a predictive or pro...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: The Impact of an Educational Program on Patient Practices for Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids at a Comprehensive Cancer Center

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the problem of opioid abuse as it relates to knowledge of patients regarding proper use, storage, and disposal of opioids. 2. Describe the process undergone by the outpatient supportive care clinic described in the article to implement an opioid education program in order to address gaps in patient knowledge. Background. Improper use, storage, and disposal of prescribed opioids can lead to diversion or accidental poisoning. Our previous study showed a lar...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: Does a Higher Cutoff Value of Lymph Node Retrieval Substantially Improve Survival in Patients With Advanced Gastric Cancer?—Time to Embrace a New Digit

Learning Objective: 1. Describe the ways in which adequate LN dissection improves long-term survival without compromising patient safety. Background. The present study assessed the impact of the retrieval of >25 lymph nodes (LNs) on the survival outcome of patients with advanced gastric cancer after curative‐intent gastrectomy. Patients and Methods. A total of 5,386 patients who had undergone curative gastrectomy for gastric cancer from 1994 to 2011 were enrolled. The clinicopatholo...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: The Challenges of Validating in Precision Medicine: The Case of ERCC1 Diagnostic Testing

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the obstacles to the successful translation of predictive/prognostic molecular cancer biomarkers to the clinic. 2. Explain the importance of prospective design and good study reporting in predictive/prognostic cancer marker development. 3. Discuss the way poor study design and coordination can impede rapid biomarker validation in cancer. Personalized medicine relies upon the successful identification and translation of predictive biomarkers. Unfortunately...
Society For Translational Oncology

Targeting IL-17 in Psoriatic Arthritis

The 2016 American College of Rheumatology annual meeting gave us promising data on agents targeting IL-17 in psoriatic arthritis. Here’s my take on select abstracts.
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC.

Expert Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Biosimilars

Topics covered include: Biosimilars vs Small Molecular Generics Biosimilars vs Reference Biologics Regulatory Pathway for Biosimilars Interchangeability of Biosimilars Biosimilars Approved in the US
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC.

Fetterman Lectureship 2017

Providence Hospital Foundation presents the Lawrence E. Fetterman, MD Memorial Lecture featuring Richard Kogan, MD "Music and Medicine: George Gershwin" on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Country Club of Mobile.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Interstitial Lung Disease: A Year in Review

This text-based activity will focus on the benefits of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment modalities for managing patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). It will educate clinicians on recognizing varied disease presentations, mechanisms associated with the disease, common complications and improved drug delivery methodologies. It includes images, charts and audio clips featuring faculty commentary. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) represents a large, heterogeneous group of more...
ACHL

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

CRNA Today eJournal 2017- Part 1

This program has been prior approved by the AANA for 6 Class A CE credits, AANA Code Number 1034238. Exp Date 6/1/2018 6 CE Articles
CRNA Today

Non-24–Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder: A Case-Based Discussion on Diagnosis and Treatment

Educational Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better prepared to: 1. Diagnose non-24–hour sleep-wake disorder based on presenting symptoms, a comprehensive sleep history, and published diagnostic criteria 2. Tailor therapeutic regimens for patients with non-24–hour sleep-wake disorder, including appropriate combinations of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic modalities 3. Educate patients with non-24–hour sleep-wake disorder on the deleterious eff...
Integritas Communications

Clinical Issues in Type 2 Diabetes: Consensus and Controversies Around Intensifying Noninsulin Therapy

Educational Objectives After completing this activity, the participant will be better able to: 1. Identify patient-specific treatment goals in T2DM that reflect disease severity, comorbidities, therapeutic risks, and psychosocial status 2. Discuss the profiles, evidence for clinical benefits, and associated warnings for noninsulin antihyperglycemic medications 3. Intensify multidrug noninsulin regimens for various patient types to optimize glycemic control and improve other clinica...
Integritas Communications

Chronic Kidney Disease: Delaying Disease Progression in Your Patients

This online QI education offers teams the opportunity to slow disease progression, improve teamwork and receive Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit for practice improvement. Project aims include: 1. Recording CKD on patient’s problem list 2. Increase percentage of patients with annual serum creatinine & urine albumin testing 3. Addressing elevated blood pressure 4. Prescribing an ACE/ARB 5. Addressing NSAID use with your patients Intended Audience The target learners f...
IPMA

Advance Directives: Every Advance Care Plan Begins with a Conversation

This online QI education offers teams the opportunity to engage in advance care planning discussions with your patients, improve documentation of these conversations and increase the number of patients in your practice with advance directives on file. Project aims include: 1. Documentation in the medical record of a discussion about advance care planning 2. Documentation in the medical record of an advance directive Intended Audience The activity is designed for family and other pr...
IPMA

Chronic Pain: Safe & Effective Strategies for Prescribing Opioids

Chronic Pain: Safe & Effective Strategies for Prescribing Opioids online QI education offers teams the opportunity to improve safe and effective strategies for prescribing opioids to patients with chronic pain. Project aims include: 1. Recording a patient opioid agreement form 2. Documenting annual urine toxicology screen 3. Completing an annual opioid therapy-related risk assessment 4. Screening for major depression Intended Audience The target learners for this activity are h...
IPMA

Update in Clinical Cardiology

The Comprehensive 2017 Update for Clinical Cardiology Evaluation • Treatment • Patient Care • Procedures • Challenging Cases This program provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art practices to diagnose and treat patients with cardiovascular conditions. Led by the leading clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Corrigan Minehan Heart Center, Update in Clinical Cardiology ensures attendees are current with recent advances in cli...
Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Strategies to Control nOH: Clinician and Patient Perspectives

Online, text-based interview activity which will include clinician and patient perspectives. The goal of this activity is to update clinicians on new and emerging science in the field of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) to provide practicing clinicians with education on optimal use of new agents.
ACHL

The Emerging Science of Prophylactic Therapies for Migraine

Patients with frequent migraines and/or who experience functional disability need preventative migraine treatment. However, studies have shown that of the 38% of patients who stand to benefit from prophylactic therapy, only 3-13% of them actually receive it. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibodies are under clinical investigation and constitute a new prophylactic migraine therapy class. Increased physician attention when individualizing treatment plans to maximize therapy ...
ACHL

A Deep Dive into HIV Infection as a Contributor to Cardiovascular Disease

This text-based eNewsletter is the second in a four-part series. It reviews the contributions of chronic inflammation, immune activation, and other factors to increased CVD risk in HIV-infected individuals. Short audio commentary provided by Dr. Edgar Turner Overton compliments text and provides practical information. Use the "Ask The Expert" button (available when logged in) to submit a question to Dr. Overton. Responses will be posted to the "Discussion Board", be sure to check back to re...
ACHL

Ensuring Transfusion Safety for Multiple Myeloma Patients Receiving Anti-CD38 Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy has shown promise for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma (MM), a discovery leading to the FDA’s 2015 approval of two mAbs, elotuzumab (anti-SLAMF7) and daratumumab (anti-CD38), for use in relapsed MM patients. This marks the first approved use of mAbs in MM treatment—and brings new challenges for clinicians who manage patients with MM. It was recently observed that use of anti-CD38 mAb therapy in MM patients yielded false-positives in routine blood...
University of Cincinnati, RedMedEd

Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology: Solid Tumor Expert Insights

Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology is a one-day comprehensive meeting that presents the latest data and cutting-edge updates in the rapidly evolving fields of malignant hematology and oncology. Advances & Controversies is unique in that it addresses questions and controversies emerging from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and other major disease-specific conferences. Faculty from Advances & Controversies were inter...
ACHL

Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology: Hematology Expert Insights

Advances & Controversies in Malignant Hematology & Oncology is a one-day comprehensive meeting that presents the latest data and cutting-edge updates in the rapidly evolving fields of malignant hematology and oncology. Advances & Controversies is unique in that it addresses questions and controversies emerging from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and other major disease-specific conferences. Faculty from Advances & Controversies were inter...
ACHL

The Oncologist: Acupuncture for Chemoradiation Therapy-Related Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial

Learning Objectives: 1. Discuss the occurrence of dysphagia in chemoradiation therapy in head and neck cancer. 2. Identify the basic elements of an acupuncture clinical trial for head and neck cancer. 3. Describe the potential role of acupuncture in dysphagia-related quality of life in head and neck cancer patients after chemoradiation. Introduction. Dysphagia is common in head and neck cancer patients after concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT). This study evaluated the feasibility o...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: Relationship Between Metformin Use and Recurrence and Survival in Patients With Resected Stage III Colon Cancer Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Learning Objectives: 1. Evaluate outcomes data relating to the previous use of metformin in patients with advanced colorectal cancer receiving adjuvant FOLFOX therapy 2. Compare outcomes data relating diabetic and non-diabetic patient with advanced colorectal cancer receiving adjuvant FOLFOX therapy Background. Preclinical and epidemiological data suggest that metformin might have antineoplastic properties against colon cancer (CC). However, the effect of metformin use on patient surviva...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy May Improve Local-Regional Tumor Control for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Compared With 3 Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the present clinical practice and controversies regarding the use of IMRT in LA-NSCLC. 2. Evaluate the effect of IMRT on survival outcome and radiation related normal tissue toxicities. 3. Identify the appropriate candidates with LA-NSCLC that may be more suitable for the use of IMRT. Background. Consistent results are lacking as regards the comparative effectiveness of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) versus three-dimensional conformal radiothera...
Society For Translational Oncology

The Oncologist: Use and Yield of Baseline Imaging and Laboratory Testing in Stage II Breast Cancer

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the value of advanced imaging in a younger patient population with a new diagnosis of asymptomatic Stage II BC to the detection of metastatic disease. 2. Describe the value of tumor markers testing with CEA or CA 27-29 in patients with asymptomatic Stage II BC to the detection of occult metastatic BC. 3. Describe the value of liver function testing with AST, ALT, ALP, and bilirubin in patients with asymptomatic Stage II BC to the detection of occult metastat...
Society For Translational Oncology

ONLINE CME: Dementia of Aging: Focusing on Risk Factors and Current and Future Treatment Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to: Distinguish reversible and irreversible types of dementia and list the associated potential risk factors/causes. Recall the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria used for Major or Mild Neurocognitive Disorder especially as it relates to Alzheimer’s disease; Recall the prognosis and epidemiology of the disorders discussed; Explain the current theories on the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease; Discuss the pathophysiology ass...
University Learning Systems

Online CE/CME: The New Drug Update, Series 27 - 10 hour Online Seminar;

Earn 10 hours of AAFP, ACPE, ANCC Prescribed credit, at the location of your choosing. At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms , and MedWatch alerts; 2. Discuss the new drugs with respect to their pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, approved and unapproved indications; 3. Describe their adverse effects and drug interactions th...
University Learning Systems

New Drug Update: Series 27 at Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas 10 hour Self Study seminar in a hospital setting in Las Vegas, NV

10 hours of accredited continuing education in Las Vegas, with this hospital based program. This DVD course is available on most Thursdays and Fridays, at Desert Springs Hospital Pharmacy Center Advanced registration is required, no walk ins are permitted. At the conclusion of this session, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify recent FDA drug communications, including but not limited to, labeling changes, warnings, new indications, new dosage forms , and MedWatch alerts; 2. ...
University Learning Systems

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