Hot Topics in NASH

The popular Hot Topics series returns with new timely topics and insightful discussion by our faculty panel on key challenges faced managing your patients with NASH.
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

Clinical Case Challenges: Strategies to Optimize Primary Immunodeficiency Management

Primary care providers, internists, and other general practitioners may be the first to see a patient with PI and require a level of awareness. Yet, a survey issued by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology and the Immune Deficiency Foundation found that only 4% of primary care practitioners were aware that guidelines existed for the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiency. Because symptoms can overlap with many other conditions and/or diseases, it is also important...
ACHL

Human Trafficking: Identification and Intervention

Human Trafficking: Identification and Intervention is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that details the many facets of human trafficking as well as how to identify and provide intervention to victims/survivors. Human trafficking, commonly discussed under the two broad categories of sexual trafficking and labor trafficking, is a pervasive public health issue, both globally and in the United States. This course will examine the various forms of human trafficking, including...
Professional Development Resources

Weight Management and Diabetes

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the concerns with standard diabetes care and weight gain Initializing therapy for the newly diagnosed diabetic Management of insulin requiring diabetes to minimize weight gain
Dannemiller

Why Weight? Medical, Endoscopic, Surgical Approaches to Weight: A Continuum of Care

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Safety of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Efficacy of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Indications of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Dannemiller

Practical Medication Management for Obesity Treatment

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Learn to identify medications that are iatrogenic for weight gain and select better alternatives Review all currently available FDA-approved anti-obesity medications Develop an algorithm to compare treatment options through the use of patient case discussions
Dannemiller

Obesity and Cancer

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: To review the evidence linking lifestyle factors to cancer outcomes To review the randomized trials of lifestyle change in cancer survivors and discuss on-going work in this area To discuss the American Society of Clinical Oncology Obesity Initiative and other efforts to help cancer survivors adopt health...
Dannemiller

Low Carbohydrate Dieting for the Obese

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Define dietary parameters for low carbohydrate diets Review differences between nutritional ketosis and ketoacidosis Identify the major nutritional concerns for adults utilizing ketogenic diet therapies Outline monitoring procedures for patients utilizing very low carbohydrate diets
Dannemiller

GLP-1 and the CNS Regulation of Appetite

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review peripheral biological mechanisms through which GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs reduce food intake Identify brain regions through which GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs act to reduce food intake Understand the role of nausea in the food intake reductions with GLP-1 analog treatment
Dannemiller

Treatment of Obesity: Using a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Overview of obesity treatment List the benefits of a VLCD List the potential side effects of a VLCD
Dannemiller

Keeping the Passion Alive After Weight Loss

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient centered treatment strategies Create patient centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care
Dannemiller

Reversing Diabetes

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review the studies preventing type 2 diabetes in people with prediabetes. Discuss the guidelines for treatment vs prevention in people with prediabetes Explore the rationale for treating people with prediabetes to prevent diabetes-related complications.
Dannemiller

Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Explain what is motivational interviewing. Identify the two goals of motivational interviewing Understand the spirit, basic principles and process of motivational interviewing.
Dannemiller

High-Intensity Interval Training: Exercise Considerations for Obesity

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Determine efficacy of HIIT Discuss health and safety precautions of HIIT Assess viability and adherence to HIIT as a training modality Discover and apply criteria for prescribing HIIT
Dannemiller

The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Recognize type 1 diabetes as a risk factor for the development of an eating disorder Better understand the diagnosis and clinical care of this patient population Apply management steps in working with this patient population
Dannemiller

Consumers Going Mobile and Digital for Health

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss how consumers are looking for convenient, digital, self-care, DIY healthcare Summarize the new healthcare, everywhere landscape Discuss the the Amazon Prime-ing of the health consumer​ Review the implications for obesity ecosystem stakeholders
Dannemiller

Bariatric Endoscopy: New Devices and the Role of Gastroenterologists

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review important gastric and small intestinal physiologic pathways at play with the new endoscopic devices and techniques. Describe current available endoscopic devices and techniques including safety and efficacy data. How can Gastroenterologists embrace an obesity practice.
Dannemiller

A Call to Action: Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Use screening and diagnostic tools to effectively diagnose patients with obesity Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient-centered treatment strategies Create patient-centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care
Dannemiller

IEP Goals: S.M.A.R.T.E.R. STEPS® Guide

IEP Goals: S.M.A.R.T.E.R. STEPS® Guide is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides a framework for writing legally compliant IEP goals. Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings give parents and professionals a chance to work together to design an IEP for children with learning disabilities who have been determined eligible for special education. The goals for academic achievement and functional performance set for each child are the core of the IEP. Goals r...
Professional Development Resources

SOUTHERN FRANCE RIVER CRUISE: Joint Medical/Dental Symposium Confronting Healthcare Needs

Joint Medical/Dental Symposium Confronting Healthcare Needs CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registere...
Professional Education Society

HIV Experts & Evidence™: Evolving Models of HIV Care (Volume 1) - Rapid ART Initiation: A New Addition to the HIV-Care Tool Box

Best practice recommendations for treatment of patients infected with HIV are continually evolving and now include strategies related to early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART).1 The results of pivotal clinical trials have demonstrated not only the benefits of early and continuous ART for long-term health outcomes in people living with HIV,2,3 but also a profound decrease in HIV transmission.4 Same-day HIV diagnosis and treatment approaches have been developed to minimize the rate of ...
Integritas Communications

Targeted Nutrition Delivery in Critically Ill Patients: Focus on Protein Needs and Delivery

Filmed in conjunction with APSEN 2019 Nutrition Science and Practice Conference, this activity features an expert panel who discuss nutritional support for critically ill patients including a comparison of guidelines, the importance of tailoring therapy to optimize protein delivery, and the appropriate use of new and emerging high-protein/energy-restricted PN products in hospital settings. This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, dietitians and nurses who manage clinical nutr...
ACHL

Navigating Insulin-Based Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

Apply new studies on NPH, regular insulin, switching, and other approaches to avoid hypoglycemia, control hyperglycemia, and reduce CV risk with this CME-certified module. This CME/CE-certified video vignette,will provide more information on: * Applying key learnings from T2DM published guidelines and pivotal clinical study results to develop strategies for intensifying therapy in patients who fail to achieve glycemic control on initial therapy * Considering findings of cardiovascular ou...
Southern Medical Association

Individualizing Diabetes Management in Early T2DM

Learn to establish appropriate glycemic targets and interpret guideline recommendations on when and how to advance diabetes therapy to reduce CV risk in this CME-certified module. This CME/CE-certified video vignette,will provide more information on: * Determining an appropriate A1C goal that reflects patient factors such as age, duration of T2DM, life expectancy, comorbidities, and risk of hypoglycemia * Applying key learnings from T2DM published guidelines and pivotal clinical study re...
Southern Medical Association

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the current literature on the medical, legal, educational, occupational, and ethical aspects of marijuana. In spite of the fact that more than half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using con...
Professional Development Resources

Streamlining Preventive Health for Patients with IBD Through Effective Care Models, Evidence-based Guidelines, and Patient Engagement

The Cleveland Clinic estimates that less than 20% of patients with IBD seen in their Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute have received appropriate immunization and preventative services that align with national guidelines and recommendations. Education is an important component for creating a roadmap and gaining buy-in among clinicians to implement change in practice. Educational interventions to both healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patients as part of the project to improve patient heal...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Emotional Regulation: Teaching Children Calm

Emotional Regulation: Teaching Children Calm is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and techniques for helping children navigate their emotions. Emotional regulation is the ability to manage one’s emotions in order to respond appropriately to life’s inevitable ups and downs. It assists with competent decision-making, augments memory for critical events, and enables productive interpersonal relations. Inappropriate emotional responses are implica...
Professional Development Resources

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews evidenced-based research for identification, management and prevention of cyberbullying in children, adolescents, and adults. Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less...
Professional Development Resources

Eating Disorder Toolkit

Eating Disorder Toolkit is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides an overview of the current research regarding prevalence, treatment, and the role of the RDN in the care of eating disorders. Eating disorders (ED) are severe psychiatric disorders that are associated with increased levels of social, psychological, and physical impairment as well as high levels of morbidity and mortality. This toolkit will address the three main eating disorders as listed in the Di...
Professional Development Resources

Effects of Digital Media on Adolescents

Effects of Digital Media on Adolescents is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how the digital world is affecting teens of successive generations. It is becoming clear that the effects of the digital world are affecting each successive generation of teenagers in ways that are only now beginning to come into view. iGen’ers’ communication and behaviors differ from those that characterized the Baby Boomers, Millennials, and the XGen’ers. We now know that th...
Professional Development Resources

The Power of Skepticism and Critical Thinking

The Power of Skepticism and Critical Thinking is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines how positive skepticism and critical thinking are necessary in clinical practice. The history of health care abounds with treatments that persisted (although they didn’t work) for many years without ever being seriously challenged. How did this happen? More to the point, how is it that this continues to happen today? At least a part of the answer can be found in a very long ...
Professional Development Resources

Spirituality & Aging

Spirituality & Aging is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers an insight into how spirituality influences the lives of elders in our care. Spirituality and religious beliefs provide coping mechanisms for issues related to aging and have been proven to have a protective factor. Elders with higher levels of spirituality have better mental and physical health, and are less anxious about aging. This course provides an accessible tool kit for healthcare professiona...
Professional Development Resources

Ethics in Nutrition & Dietetics

Ethics in Nutrition & Dietetics is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that addresses the ethics of practice in nutrition and dietetics with the latest Code of Ethics from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Ethical practice is a requirement and a duty of all health professionals. We are in a life and death business where mistakes or misjudgments can cause real harm, such as in the case of medical errors. Being an ethical practitioner is your responsibility. Some situat...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers healthcare professionals a basic foundation in Alzheimer's disease prevention, diagnosis, and risk management. This course will present practical information to aid healthcare professionals as they interact with clients who are diagnosed with any of the many types of dementia. We will review what is normal in the aging process, and what is not; diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's dis...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that treatment and adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 55% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adhere...
Professional Development Resources

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients

Personality and Temperament: Connecting with Young Clients is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that demonstrates how differences in personality and temperament impact how children behave and how adults communicate and connect with them. Understanding differences in temperament and personality among adults and children will ultimately assist us in developing better relationships with our clients and enhancing therapy interventions, plans, and goals. Within the context of ...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that discusses adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection. HIV and AIDS are medical terms that are linked together due to the progressive nature of HIV, with the end result of untreated (or undertreated) HIV becoming AIDS. The virus affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. People who live with HIV can live almost normal life...
Professional Development Resources

Grief: The Reaction to Loss

Grief: The Reaction to Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that teaches healthcare professionals how to recognize and respond to grief. Grief is the reaction to loss. People grieve for the loss of someone they love, but they also grieve for the loss of independence, usefulness, cognitive functioning, and physical abilities. Grief is also a lifelong process: a journey rather than a disease that is cured. It changes over time to deal with different kinds of losses. It...
Professional Development Resources

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the stigmas around mental illness and provides effective strategies to overcome them. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines mental illness stigma as “a range of negative attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about mental and substance use disorders.” Mental health and substance use disorders are prevalent and among the most highly stigmatized...
Professional Development Resources

Motivation: Igniting the Process of Change

Motivation: Igniting the Process of Change is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the question: how do we tap into, ignite and harness our motivation? We will begin with a discussion about why clinicians need to know this information and how this information can be helpful in working with clients. Next, we will look at the research behind motivation, decipher between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, and explore the roots of what keeps us motivated now,...
Professional Development Resources

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing) for health care professionals

comMIt (comprehensive motivational interviewing training) for health care professionals is an e-learning program accredited for 8 hours of approved continuing education credit for dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians and social workers. The learner has three months to complete this highly interactive program and receive CE credit. Learners may stop at any point in the program and then return to it where they left off. Learners may also review each module completed as often as they wou...
Berger Consulting, LLC

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice

Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides the foundation for achieving cultural competency and diversity in healthcare settings. Cultural competence, responding to diversity and inclusion, are important practices for healthcare professionals. This course will help you to gain an awareness of bias and provide strategies to adjust your clinical mindset and therapeutic approach to adapt to “the other” – people who differ...
Professional Development Resources

Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs

Supportive Communication for the Child with Special Needs is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides practical tips for helping parents to communicate with their child who has special needs. Parenting a child with special needs comes with many challenges. Parents are often under pressure, not knowing what to expect or how to react and manage the behaviors their child may present. Children who have supportive and caring parents who understand their needs generally e...
Professional Development Resources

Finding Happiness: Positive Interventions in Therapy

Drawing on the latest research, this course will explore the concept of happiness, from common myths to the overriding factors that directly increase our feelings of contentment. We will start with a discussion on why you, the clinician, need to know about happiness and how this information can help in your work with clients. We will then uncover mistakes we make when trying to attain happiness and look carefully at the actions we take and the beliefs that do not just obfuscate our happiness e...
Professional Development Resources

Nutrition and Depression: Advanced Clinical Concepts

Depression is an increasingly common, complex, inflammatory condition that co-occurs with a host of other conditions. This course will examine how we can combat depression through nutrition, starting with an exploration of the etiology of depression –taking a look at the role of neurotransmitters, the HPA axis and cortisol, gene expression (epigenetics), upregulation and downregulation, and the connections between depression and immunity and depression and obesity.We will then turn our atte...
Professional Development Resources

Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the misuse of prescription drugs (including opioids) in the United States. Misuse of prescription drugs means “taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else’s prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or taking a medication to feel euphoria” and is a serious public health problem in the United States. When taken as prescribed, medic...
Professional Development Resources

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians

Aging: Challenges for Clinicians is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides a review of the aging process, illustrating potential challenges and effective solutions. Americans are living longer and there are proportionately more older adults than in previous generations due to the post-World War II baby boom. Many Americans are now living into their eighties and beyond. In healthcare, the volume of older people may soon outnumber the supply of healthcare professionals...
Professional Development Resources

Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity?

Which Comes First: Overeating or Obesity? is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains an alternative treatment for obesity. Conventional treatment for obesity, founded on the First Law of Thermodynamics, assumes that all calories are alike, and that to lose weight one must simply "eat less and move more." However, this prescription rarely succeeds over the long term. According to an alternative approach, the metabolic state of the fat cells play a key role in determining b...
Professional Development Resources

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains why diets fail and provides strategies for what does work. Clinicians continue to recommend diets to their patients, even though diets don’t lead to long-term weight loss. In this course, Dr. Mann will describe the evidence on why diets don’t work in the long term, give the biological reasons why diets fail, explain why willpower is not the problem, and then give strategies for healthy ea...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
Professional Development Resources

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