Gaucher Disease Research Highlights: ASH 2020

At the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting (ASH 2020), new information and data were presented on Gaucher disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder, that requires a team of health care professionals to properly manage. This CME activity highlights the latest information about Gaucher disease from ASH 2020 and provides expert analysis of its clinical relevance for busy members of the care team in order to help them care for patients with this rare condition. Activity Faculty
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Meeting the Challenges in Management of Sickle Cell Disease

No longer a life-threatening disease, sickle cell disease (SCD) has become a chronic disease with life-threatening events that requires coordinated care by a multidisciplinary care team. Join Michael R. DeBaun, MD, MPH, and Collin Montgomery, APRN, as they discuss the acute and chronic complications experienced by individuals with SCD and the barriers they often encounter. The faculty offer real-world strategies for overcoming these barriers to improve the quality of life and other health outc...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Update on Therapeutic Advances in T-Cell Lymphoma

Join Steven M. Horwitz, MD, Member and Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as he discusses guideline recommendations for differential diagnosis of TCL, novel treatment strategies, and best practices for managing side effects in this case-based CME/NCPD activity! STATEMENT OF NEED Each year, 74,240 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are diagnosed and 19,940 people die of the disease (ACS, 2020). Among these cases, 12% to 15% are classified as peripheral T-cell l...
i3 Health

Optimizing the Management of Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis in Adult Patients

STATEMENT OF NEED Atopic dermatitis is a severe form of eczema pathologically characterized by skin barrier disruption mediated by a type 2 helper T-cell immune response. The incidence of atopic dermatitis is high, estimated to be approximately 15% to 20% in children and 1% to 3% in adults worldwide (Avena-Woods, 2017). In addition to the hallmark clinical symptoms of eczema and intense pruritus, atopic dermatitis is associated with a substantial and multifaceted patient-reported burden tha...
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Expert Updates in COVID19: An Animated Video Series

Five animated videos clearly explain managing patients with COVID19, lung disease, ARDS, or long-COVID. Hear from the leading pulmonologists on best practices based on the latest literature.
The France Foundation

Assessing a Patient With Long COVID-19: An Interactive Case Scenario

In this interactive case, the physician recommends a series of assessments for your patient with Long-COVID symptoms. For each assessment, the user chooses the outcome to hear recommendations from the experts.
The France Foundation

TEAM UP: Defining and Refining Optimal HIV Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this webcast series, members of the DAP Health team review key data and discuss their real-world experiences providing care for persons living with HIV during the COVID-19 pandemic. DAP Health opened one of California’s first COVID-19 clinics and hotlines to offer screening, testing, and treatment. Topics covered in this webcast series include: COVID-19–Related Complications in Persons Living With HIV (PLWH); COVID-19 Testing Strategies; Home Care for PLWH Diagnosed With COVID-1...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Eye on Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD)

Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is an autoimmune disease often characterized by sporadic and repeated inflammatory flare ups that can impact the optic nerve and/or spinal cord. With each repeated attack, additional permanent neurological damage will accrue. This CME activity highlights the important role both ophthalmologists and neurologists play in diagnosing and treating NMOSD most efficiently.
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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Highlights from CHEST 2020

Although CHEST 2020 was not a live, in-person meeting, new information and data regarding pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) will still be published but will not be easily accessible to the care team involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with this rare disease who need to know and incorporate the latest information into patient care. This CME activity highlights the latest research on PAH to help clinicians keep up to date on the most efficient ways to manage their patients.
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Understanding Evolving Therapeutic Strategies for Graft-Versus-Host Disease (Module 1: Diagnosis, Risk Assessment, and Staging; Module 2: Current and Emerging Therapeutic Strategies)

STATEMENT OF NEED Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), affecting between 40% and 60% of patients and accounting for 15% of posttransplant mortality. Acute GVHD is the second-leading cause of transplant-related mortality and typically targets the skin, gastrointestinal tract, and liver. Chronic GVHD often presents during the first year following HSCT but may develop in subsequent years and most commonly affects the ...
i3 Health

Optimal Prehospital Management of Seizure Emergencies

In this program, the faculty will review and provide updates on the guidelines for managing seizure emergencies and address how participants can reduce the barriers to prehospital treatment through the use of Seizure Action Plans. They also will discuss recent clinical trials that may improve caregiver acceptance of rescue medications for status epilepticus. In addition, the faculty will address the similarities and differences in managing seizure emergencies for pediatric and adult patients.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Research Updates in Gout: Improving Response Rate to Therapy

Dr. Brian Mandell and Dr. Naomi Schlesinger discuss recent published evidence related to gout, as well as study results presented at the American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2020 virtual annual meeting. Dr. Schlesinger begins with an introduction on a recent published systematic review indicating that the manifestations of gout extend beyond the joints, affecting other organs and tissues. Dr. Schlesinger also provides an overview of some of the challenges encountered in clinical practi...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

A Case-Based Roadmap for Improved Patient Outcomes in Psoriatic Arthritis

Patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) experience significant disease burden due to incomplete diagnostic evaluation and suboptimal use of effective therapies. In this case-based activity, Dr. Leonard Calabrese of the Cleveland Clinic addressing these practice gaps by sharing his recommendations for patient management at critical decision points in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with PsA. Dr. Calabrese also discusses the important role of shared decision-making over the course of the...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Immunotherapy Advances in RRMM: An Educational Journey

Multiple myeloma has become the most common hematologic malignancy in the United States adult population with over 120,000 people living with the disease. Despite new and more effective treatments, multiple myeloma, unfortunately, remains largely incurable with relapse and disease progression still common. Dr. Ola Landgren Chief of the Myeloma Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and professor of medicine at Cornell Medical College discusses advances in the field of immunothera...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Meeting the Medical Needs of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for all healthcare systems worldwide. Gastroenterologists and clinicians who actively manage patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis (UC), need to ensure they are taking steps to minimize the risk of infection for their patients. Russell D. Cohen, MD, shares his expert perspective as an author of the recently published AGA Clinical Practice Update on Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease During the C...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Eosinophilia in Patients With Asthma: A Sign of Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (EGPA)

PART 1: Welcome to this overview of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis with Michael Wechsler, MD. In this activity, Dr. Wechsler reviews the pathogenesis, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of EGPA. This presentation will help you recognize EGPA and differentiate it from other diagnoses and other small-vessel vasculitides, and develop treatment plans based on the patient’s prognosis and response to first-line treatments. PART 2: Welcome to this video question and answer inte...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Update on Immunotherapeutic Strategies for Advanced Merkel Cell Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine tumor of unknown origin that typically presents in older white and immunocompromised adults. An estimated 2,488 cases are diagnosed in the United States annually (Paulson et al, 2018). The incidence of MCC has risen rapidly during the past few decades, which has been attributed in part to people living longer with increased sun exposure and weakened immune systems, a feature that suggests an infectious origin an...
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New Data and Clinical Perspectives on the Treatment of Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type affecting men in the United States. An estimated 191,930 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 33,330 people die from the disease (ACS, 2020). Most patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (HSPC) present with relapse after local treatment, while approximately 5% of all prostate cancer patients present with de novo metastatic HSPC (Ng et al, 2020). The five-year overall survival rate for metastatic HSPC remains...
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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Enhancing Treatment Tolerability, Adherence, and Patient-Centered Care

STATEMENT OF NEED Breast cancer accounts for approximately 30% of cancer diagnoses among women in the United States and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in this population (ACS, 2019). Although many women benefit from regular screening as well as earlier and improved treatment, approximately 6% present with metastatic disease, and up to 30% with no initial lymph node involvement eventually develop metastatic disease (Siegel et al, 2019; Mortensen et al, 2018). Women with MBC have...
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Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention Therapies in Primary Headache Disorders

ACTIVITY OVERVIEW Primary headache disorders are a major cause of disability and a common reason people seek medical care. However, distinguishing a primary from a secondary headache disorder, as well as among primary headache disorders, is often challenging. Focusing on cluster and migraine, Drs. Jessica Ailani and Stewart Tepper provide criteria and strategies to overcome this challenge in the office setting. Insight is also provided to help guide treatment with evidence-based medications a...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Keeping Pace With Evolving Treatment Paradigms in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma: The Nurse’s View

STATEMENT OF NEED Kidney cancer accounts for approximately 4% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States (ACS, 2020). An estimated 73,750 new cases are reported annually and 14,830 people die of the disease. Renal cell carcinoma, which comprises nearly 90% of all kidney cancers, is characterized by a lack of early warning signs, diverse clinical manifestations, and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. Due to its often asymptomatic presentation, many patients have advanced disease at ...
i3 Health

Expert Guidance on New Advances in Renal Cell Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Kidney cancer accounts for approximately 4% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States (ACS, 2020). An estimated 73,750 new cases are reported annually and 14,830 people die of the disease. Renal cell carcinoma, which comprises nearly 90% of all kidney cancers, is characterized by a lack of early warning signs, diverse clinical manifestations, and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. Due to its often asymptomatic presentation, many patients have advanced disease at ...
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Virtual Tumor Board: Optimizing Personalized Care Plans for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Breast cancer accounts for approximately 30% of cancer diagnoses among women in the United States and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in this population (ACS, 2020). Although many women benefit from regular screening as well as earlier and improved treatment, approximately 6% present with metastatic disease, and up to 30% with no initial lymph node involvement eventually develop metastatic disease (Siegel et al, 2020; Mortensen et al, 2018). Women with metastat...
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Virtual Tumor Board: Optimizing Personalized Care Plans for Patients With Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Soft tissue sarcomas are a heterogeneous group of malignancies that arise primarily from the mesodermal tissues of the extremities, trunk and retroperitoneum, and head and neck. An estimated 13,130 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually and 5,350 people die of the disease. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment for localized soft tissue sarcoma, with radiation and chemotherapy commonly used as adjuncts. However, nearly 50% of patients will experienc...
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Navigating the Recent Rheumatoid Arthritis Guidelines to Achieve Disease Remission and Reduce Patient

Roy M. Fleischmann, MD, discusses the latest evidence for the management of patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis who do not achieve treatment goals with initial disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy. A key treatment principle emphasized by Dr. Fleischmann is using a treat-to-target approach guided by validated tools for assessing disease activity and patient-reported outcomes. Among the treatment options, Dr. Fleischmann highlights the pharmacology of the latest approv...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Navigating Advancements in Diagnosis & Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

More than 80% of the population has significant back pain at some point in their life, with 30% of adults in the United States stating they have chronic low back pain at any given time; 5% of whom have inflammatory back pain. Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) affects almost 1.5% of patients with inflammatory back pain; however, the majority of individuals suffering with back pain are not being treated by a rheumatologist, which only exacerbates the challenge to diagnose those with axSpA. Dr....
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Research Developments in Atopic Dermatitis

Welcome to this activity focusing on new research related to atopic dermatitis presented as posters at the 2020 virtual annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. The posters focus on new data related to the use of advanced therapies for atopic dermatitis. Beyond discussing the methods and results of each poster, the faculty, Drs. Steven Feldman and Alan Fleischer, Jr., share their views on the implication of the trial re...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Immune Thrombocytopenia: Evolving Treatment Paradigms and Patient-Centered Care

STATEMENT OF NEED Immune thrombocytopenia is an acquired immune-mediated disorder defined as a peripheral blood platelet count
i3 Health

Defining Personalized Care Plans in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. An estimated 145,600 new cases are diagnosed annually and 51,020 people die of the disease. When detected and treated early at a localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 90%. However, because CRC initially exhibits no symptoms and the use of routine screening is suboptimal, most patients are diagnosed at later stages. Approximately 21% of patients present with m...
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Tumor-induced Osteomalacia (TIO): Diagnosis and Management

Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare paraneoplastic condition commonly characterized by bone pain, muscle weakness and fractures. These tumors secrete excess fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) which inhibits the sodium phosphate renal co-transporters and suppresses 1α hydroxylase activity, thereby decreasing renal reabsorption and increased urinary phosphate excretion. As a result, unexplainable hypophosphatemia with a variety of musculoskeletal abnormalities are the most common sympto...
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Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) Research Highlights from ENDO 2020

Although the 2020 Endocrine Society’s annual meeting (ENDO 2020) did not take place as scheduled, abstracts, including new information and data on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) were published. This CME activity highlights the latest information about NETs from ENDO 2020 and provides expert analysis of its clinical relevance for busy members of the care team in order to help them care for patients with these rare diseases.
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Exploring Novel Treatment Strategies for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States. An estimated 145,600 new cases are diagnosed annually and 51,020 people die of the disease. When detected and treated early at a localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 90%. However, because CRC initially exhibits no symptoms and the use of routine screening is suboptimal, most patients are diagnosed at later stages. Approximately 21% of patients present with m...
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Clinical Updates and Expert Guidance in Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type affecting men in the United States, with an estimated 174,650 new cases reported each year. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to androgen deprivation therapy or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-resistant disease has yet to be understood and represents a significa...
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Virtual Tumor Board: Diagnosis and Management of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

STATEMENT OF NEED Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of heterogeneous hematopoietic disorders derived from an abnormal multipotent progenitor cell, characterized by ineffective hematopoiesis, bone marrow failure, and peripheral blood cytopenias. Survival in MDS ranges from a median of 5.3 years in lower-risk patients to as little as 0.8 years in higher-risk patients. Mortality is usually a result of infection, hemorrhage, and/or iron overload secondary to red blood cell transfusion...
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Multiple Myeloma: Enhancing Treatment Tolerability, Adherence, and Patient-Centered Care

STATEMENT OF NEED Multiple myeloma (MM) is a B-cell neoplasm characterized by aberrant expansion of plasma cells within the bone marrow and extramedullary sites (eg, cortical bone). Approximately 32,270 new cases of MM are diagnosed in the United States annually and 12,830 people die of the disease. Although the tumor cells remain primarily within the bone marrow, they can cause a number of complications, including localized bone destruction, anemia, decreased immunity to infection, and kid...
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Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs) Highlights from WORLDSymposium 2020

At WORLDSymposium 2020, new information and data were presented on Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPSs), a group of genetic lysosomal disorders. This CME activity highlights the latest information about MPSs from WORLDSymposium and provides expert analysis of its clinical relevance for busy members of the care team in order to help them care for patients with these rare diseases.
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Gaucher Disease Highlights from WORLDSymposium 2020

At WORLDSymposium 2020, new information and data were presented on Gaucher disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder. This CME/CNE activity highlights the latest information about Gaucher disease from WORLDSymposium and provides expert analysis of its clinical relevance for busy members of the care team in order to help them care for patients with this rare disease.
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Fabry Disease Highlights from WORLDSymposium 2020

At WORLDSymposium 2020, new information and data were presented on Fabry disease, a rare lysosomal storage disorder. This CME/CNE activity highlights the latest information about Fabry disease from WORLDSymposium and provides expert analysis of its clinical relevance for busy members of the care team in order to help them care for patients with this rare disease.
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@MondayNightIBD OnDemand: Addressing the Cases That Challenge Your Practice

Statement of Need Gastroenterologists are trailblazers in health care social media, and #MondayNightIBD (#MNIBD) has harnessed that energy to establish gastroenterologists as not just social media influencers but as clinical practice influencers as well. #MNIBD is not just a weekly social media conversation - it is an international platform that is moving the field forward by crowdsourcing the expertise of leading inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experts, community clinicians, and patients ...
CME Outfitters

At-Risk Patients Hidden in Plain Sight: Real-World Strategies for Screening and Treating Hepatitis B Virus

Statement of Need Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a global epidemic, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. In 2015, there were 257 million people worldwide infected with HBV. In 2016, only 10.5% were diagnosed, with only 16.7% receiving treatment, and without intervention, there are 19 million deaths anticipated by the end of 2020. These numbers are startling as they exist despite the availability of effective treatment, and this is in part due to lack of clinician knowl...
CME Outfitters

Food Allergy: From Primary Prevention to Treatment and Intervention Online

This online offering includes 19 videos of lectures and panel discussions on the diagnosis and management, specific syndromes, treatment, and research and prevention of food allergy. The videos were recorded at a live course that took place at a live AAAAI course held in early September, 2019. The intent of the videos is to allow learners to increase their knowledge related to the diagnosis and management of food allergic patients. It highlights the latest evidence related to food allergie...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Conversations from the World of Allergy: Podcast Episodes for Credit

This podcast features interviews on a wide variety of allergy/immunology topics. It is our hope that the conversations provide evidence-based information that is useful to clinicians, researchers and patients, alike. Some episodes are available for CME credit. All podcast episodes are available at https://www.aaaai.org/professional-education-and-training/podcasts
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Hot Topics in Advanced Breast Imaging 2021

Welcome to Washington, and to what should be a stimulating breast imaging adventure! In addition to hot topics as far-ranging as dealing with abbreviated and ultrafast breast MRI, COVID, diversity, density, and DBT, we will be treating you to a cornucopia of in-depth lectures and workshops on cuttingedge breast ultrasound from a world-class faculty. Our speakers will also explore risk models, AI, the expanded audit, and breast “medicolegalese,” among others. The spectacular surroundings of...
World Class CME

Primary Care Internal Medicine - LIVE STREAMING

The Comprehensive Primary Care Update Updates Across All Major Areas of Primary Care and Guidance to Incorporate Them into Practice for State-of-the-Art Patient Care This highly rated Harvard Medical School CME program provides a comprehensive update of the most important changes and advances impacting primary care and guidance to incorporate them into everyday clinical practice. Speakers are among the top clinician-educators at Harvard Medical School. State-of-the-art approaches to the...
Harvard Medical School

RME Hot Seat: Weighing the Clinical Evidence on Treatment Strategies for Myeloma

This RME Hot Seat provides a virtual Q&A with a panel of multiple myeloma (MM) experts who field a range of questions on MM patient care, covering such topics as the use of minimal residual disease (MRD)–driven maintenance approaches, immunotherapy, the use of belantamab mafodotin, cytogenetic risk status, and the value of three-drug and four-drug regimens. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: - Evaluate emerging data regarding t...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

Neurology 2021 - LIVE STREAM

Comprehensive Updates and State-of-the-Art Practices for Outpatient and Inpatient Neurology Neurology 2021 will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies. OVERVIEW This program provides a comprehensive, evidence-based review of state-of-the-art practices for outpatient and inpatient neurology. Education covers the latest guidelines, clinical strategies, use of imaging and new diagnostic tools (including genetic tests), and re...
Harvard Medical School

Colorectal Cancer Update

This symposium aims to present the latest updates in the field for an audience that spans the cancer care continuum. Broad categories of learning include disparities and high-value screening controversies, personalization management of advanced disease, and cancer survivorship. Attendees will review indications for long-course versus short-course radiation, neo-adjuvant therapy and surgery. Screening, surgical, and multi-modality trials will be highlighted. The overall objective of the course ...
Virginia Mason

Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills - LIVE STREAMING

The Techniques and Strategies that Significantly Improve Student Engagement and Teaching and Mentoring Effectiveness Principles of Medical Education: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies. OVERVIEW Incorporating best practices, newer principles of adult learning, and widely available technologies into your teaching can significantly improve your ability to engage and inspire students, ...
Harvard Medical School

Neurological Emergencies - LIVE STREAMING

This special Harvard Medical School CME program, which is among the highest-rated HMS CME courses, is uniquely designed to provide updates, best practices, and ready-to-use algorithms to diagnose neurological symptoms, quickly identify a neurological emergency, and take appropriate measures to optimize patient outcomes. BEST PRACTICES FOR THE WORKUP AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL COMPLAINTS Led by top faculty at Harvard Medical School, this program provides state-of-the-art approaches for...
Harvard Medical School

Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease: The Twentieth in the Series

The twentieth annual symposium will focus on the most relevant and controversial issues in cardiovascular disease today. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and discussions presented by a faculty of internationally renowned leaders.
Promedica International CME

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