Optimizing the Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Immune Thrombocytopenia

STATEMENT OF NEED Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a heterogeneous disorder with variable clinical features that range from asymptomatic thrombocytopenia to bothersome bruising to life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage. The lack of specific diagnostic criteria remains an important unmet need. Bleeding events are the most common clinical manifestation of ITP but are unpredictable with current laboratory testing. Many patients do not exhibit significant bleeding even in the setting of sever...
i3 Health

Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD): A Patient-Focused Approach to Early Recognition and Proper Treatment

Program Overview During this Medical Crossfire® production titled “Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes (CFRD): A Patient-Focused Approach to Early Recognition and Proper Treatment,” expert faculty will update the cystic fibrosis (CF) care team, specifically pulmonologists and endocrinologists, on the evolving landscape of screening, diagnosis, and treatment options for the management of patients with CF who have diabetes (CFRD). A unique aspect to this program is incorporating the patient...
Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC.

Advances in™ Rare Diseases: Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders – Improving Energy Production Through Alternative Sources

This activity, Advances in™ Rare Diseases: Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders – Improving Energy Production Through Alternative Sources, developed in Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, (PER®) established Advances in™ legacy format, will increase awareness of the presenting signs and symptoms of long-chain fatty acid oxidation disorders (LC-FAODs). Management strategies to improve quality of life (QoL) and emerging new therapies for LC-FAODs will be highlighted, with an emphasis on ind...
Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC.

Hematology Briefings™: The Evolving Management Landscape for Patients With Sickle Cell Disease: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Agents for Therapy

This activity, Hematology Briefings™: The Evolving Management Landscape for Patients With Sickle Cell Disease: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Agents for Therapy, developed in Physicians’ Education Resource, LLC, (PER®) established Hematology Briefings™ legacy format, is an online interactive monograph that provides treatment strategies for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). This presentation features a national thought leader, Laura DeCastro, MD, who provides key insights...
Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC.

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

Current Standards and Best Practices in the Management of Tumor Lysis Syndrome

STATEMENT OF NEED Tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening oncologic emergency typically associated with chemotherapy-induced tumor cell death in which potassium, phosphate, and nucleic acids are released into the bloodstream. This release of intracellular materials results in severe metabolic abnormalities such as hyperuricemia and hyperphosphatemia, which may cause acute renal injury, and hypokalemia and hypocalcemia, which may cause seizures, neuromuscular sympt...
i3 Health

Current Challenges and New Opportunities in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

STATEMENT OF NEED Hematopoietic stem cell transplant is a potentially curative therapy for patients with hematologic malignancies. There are 2 primary types of HSCT: autologous, where the cells are taken from the patient, and allogeneic, where the cells come from a matched sibling donor or an unrelated donor. Advances in HSCT include the introduction of reduced-intensity conditioning regimens that allow transplant in older patients and alternative graft sources that afford a donor for nearl...
i3 Health

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants s...
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Improving Treatment Outcomes of Patients With Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

STATEMENT OF NEED Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM) is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by lymphoplasmacytic bone marrow infiltration and the presence of serum monoclonal IgM. With an estimated 1,500 new cases reported in the United States annually, the malignancy accounts for 2% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Unfortunately, WM is considered incurable with available therapies. Patients with low- and intermediate-risk disease have 5-year survival rates of 87% and 68%, respective...
i3 Health

Optimizing Treatment Experiences in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type in men in the United States. 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 significant unmet need. Nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate canc...
i3 Health

Medical Spanish For the Healthcare Professional

Overview / Abstract: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants s...
University of North Texas Health Science Center

The New Paradigm in Atopic Dermatitis Treatment

Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, and Jonathan Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, provide their clinical insights into the burden of disease experienced by persons with atopic dermatitis and strategies for management. They discuss how improved understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms has led to the availability of new topical and systemic therapies that, when integrated with other therapies, can reduce patients’ disease burden. They also discuss 6 medications in late-stage development for atopic dermatitis.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Implementing New Data and Evolving Standards in Metastatic Triple-Negative 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. About 20% of patients have invasive triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which is defined as having estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negativity. Whereas therapies targeting these receptors have demonstrated efficacy in other breast cancer ...
i3 Health

Challenges and Opportunities in Metastatic Gastric Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. In the US, an estimated 27,510 new cases of gastric cancer are diagnosed annually, and 11,140 people die of the disease. Despite advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, due to the molecular heterogeneity of gastric cancer, prognosis remains poor. The 5-year survival rate for all stages is 31%, with only 5% of those diagnosed with distant-stage disease surviving longer than 5 years. Given...
i3 Health

Emerging Concepts in the Recognition and Management of SLE

Michelle Petri, MD, MPH, and Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR, provide their experience and insight into the diagnosis and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with perspectives for both general practitioners and rheumatologists. CONTENT AREAS • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Organ-threatening disease • Non-organ-threatening disease • Treatment goals • Adherence and monitoring • Prognosis • Research topics • Clinical trials
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Understanding and Optimizing CAR T-Cell Therapy for Patients With B-Cell Malignancies

STATEMENT OF NEED Although the clinical outcomes of patients with B-cell malignancies such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia have improved during the past decade, many continue to develop relapsed or refractory disease, representing a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. CAR T-cell therapy has been shown to produce significant antitumor responses in these patients, for whom treatment options are limited. However, CAR T-cell therapy is associat...
i3 Health

Challenges and Opportunities in Hodgkin Lymphoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare malignancy involving the lymph nodes and lymphatic system, with 8,500 new cases diagnosed and accounting for 1,050 deaths each year in the United States. In contrast with other cancers whose risk increases with age, the risk for HL increases in patients between 15 and 30 years of age, decreases during middle age, and is followed by another peak in adults older than 55. There are 2 main types of HL: classical HL, which accounts for 95% of cas...
i3 Health

Current Trends in the Management of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type in men in the United States. 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 significant unmet need. Nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate canc...
i3 Health

Advancing Knowledge to Practice: Optimizing Severe Asthma Care in the Age of Biologics

Michael E. Wechsler, MD and Jonathan Corren, MD, discuss the clinical differentiation of asthma subgroups and the characterization of inflammatory pathways, as well as biomarkers for severe asthma and their application to clinical practice. They review the latest treatment options, focusing on new biologic-based targeted therapies, differentiating between biologic agents and their mechanism of action, as well as the latest safety and efficacy data of targeted therapy. They also discuss optimal...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Current Challenges and New Opportunities in Follicular Lymphoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Of the estimated 74,680 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma each year in the United States, approximately 35% are follicular lymphoma (FL), an indolent, difficult-to-treat B-cell malignancy. Most patients are diagnosed at an average age of 65 years. Despite the introduction of novel therapies during the past decade, complications such as delayed presentation and treatment and evolving disease subtypes continue to hamper patient outcomes, and multiple recurrences with availab...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Spanish for Pharmacists

A comprehensive course for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to learn basic Spanish language skills to improve their patient counseling and communication skills in a pharmacy. Spanish for Pharmacists provides education on pharmacy "one-liners", tips to communicate with Spanish speaking patients, alphabet, punctuation, general vocabulary, numbers, colors, and more!
RXinsider Learning

Cardinal Health: The Innovative Delivery Solutions Group | An Overview

This 15-minute (non-accredited / free) activity provides an overview of the various products, services, and career opportunities available with Cardinal Health Innovative Delivery Solutions. The cactivity contains information on pharmacy management, remote order entry, and telepharmacy. As well as insights right from the Talent Acquisition Manager at Cardinal Health IDS.
RXinsider Learning

340B Drug Pricing Discount Program | An Overview

This 7-minute (non-accredited) activity provides an overview of the 340B Drug Pricing Discount Program. It is a ten minute, need-to-know overview of this topic for pharmacy students, tech students, and professionals to gain a working knowledge of 340B - who developed the program, which health systems qualify for the program, and how it impacts patients.
RXinsider Learning

The Pharmacy Experience | A Comprehensive Overview of the Pharmacy Market

A ten-hour, 68 module course (non-accredited) serving as an introduction to the pharmacy market and perfect for pharmacy students, pharmacy tech students, professionals new to the pharmacy market, and practitioners. The Pharmacy Experience course explores critical need-to-know subjects, practice settings, roles in a pharmacy, services, and pharmacy technology.
RXinsider Learning

Diagnosis and Natural History of Peanut Allergy

This is an interactive course that provides information about the diagnosis and natural history of peanut allergy. We will cover a variety of topics that are important when evaluating a patient for peanut allergy, such as details about testing and interpreting the results. We'll also cover pertinent information about persistence and resolution of peanut allergy.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Prescribing and Adjusting Doses for Effective AIT Treatment

In this simulation, you will see a patient who hopes immunotherapy may treat her long-standing allergy symptoms. You will be asked to provide thorough explanations of different AIT options and their risks and then write an accurate prescription based on the diagnostic tests you have run. You will monitor her progress over a period of time and make adjustments to her immunotherapy doses as needed. Just like in your clinic, you will want to make the correct decisions so that the treatments you i...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Adult Male with Reaction to Flying Hymenoptera Sting

This patient simulation involves an adult male who had a severe reaction to a flying hymenoptera sting. Based on the clinical history and test results, the learner will choose the best way to treat the patient with immunotherapy. The learner will answer specific questions that explain the immunotherapy treatment, including risks, intervals, duration, and possibility of relapse to the patient. The learner will receive feedback for each decision that is made, and numerous references that discuss...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Child with Allergy to Grass Pollen

This course provides a case simulation that involves evaluation and management of a young child with seasonal allergic rhinitis with allergen immunotherapy (AIT). The benefits and risks of AIT in general in the context of a young child will be reviewed, and a summary of AIT literature supporting best practices will be provided.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2018 Virtual Joint Congress

The 2018 Virtual Joint Congress (Virtual Annual Meeting) provides you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and clinical skills, and maintain your certification – on your time, at your convenience. Please note the recordings are not live at the Joint Congress. The Virtual Joint Congress includes recordings of over 75 sessions from the live 2018 Virtual Joint Congress, including: •Presentation slides along with video and audio for the Plenary and Keynote sessions •Presentation sl...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Non-IgE Adverse Reactions to Foods: Improving Diagnosis and Treatment

This interactive course aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from non-IgE mediated food allergy. It provides information about the presentation, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help allergy professionals more accurately differentiate between non-IgE mediated food allergy and food intolerance. The course also gives a lengthy discussion about management strategies and answers to common patient questions.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patients: Is Allergen Immunotherapy the Right Choice for Your Patient?

In these patient simulations, you will assess the appropriateness of allergen immunotherapy (AIT) for patients with particular health characteristics. Using evidence from the literature, you will determine if it is likely that immunotherapy will be safe and effective in various clinical scenarios. In some cases, you may need to help your patients gain control of other symptoms before starting AIT. You will differentiate the appropriateness of subcutaneous versus sublingual immunotherap...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

21th Annual Dermatology in the Keys “Derm for the Non-Derm”

There is an acute shortage of dermatologists in the United States. Dermatologists are shifting away from medical dermatology with many now focusing on cosmetic and oncologic procedures. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners are rapidly becoming the medical dermatology providers as are primary care physicians. Medical and basic dermatologic surgery procedures have been identified as high priority in several needs assessment surveys for CME. Several mini-symposia, focusing on the dia...
USF Health Continuing Professional Development

CCRN Exam Review (Adult) - Sayre

This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the environment of the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional already in practice at the bedside and preparing for the certification examin...
MED-ED

CCRN/PCCN Exam Review - North Kansas City

This three-day course is designed to provide critical care and progressive care nurses a review of AACN’s core curriculum. The course combines central knowledge-based lectures so that nurses working in the PCU and ICU arena will have a review of AACN’s Certification Blueprint. The first day will provide the critical care provider with an essential review of nursing care and interventions designed for the ICU setting. The second day of this lecture series will combine both the critical care...
MED-ED

Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review - Charlotte

This two-day seminar is a concentrated review of major cardiac and vascular disease processes coupled with current treatment modalities and best practice recommendations for the adult patient. Each section will contain a system review coupled with associated pathophysiology and disease states relevant to the cardiac vascular systems. Case studies will be incorporated throughout the program to encourage development of critical thinking skills. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares...
MED-ED

Clinical Case Challenges: Strategies to Optimize Primary Immunodeficiency Management

Program Overview 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 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 i...
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL)

Adolescent Depression and Anxiety: A Review of Treatment Options

Depression and anxiety in adolescents is more prevalent than most adults realize. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can improve functioning and quality of life for many adolescents.
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Management of Chronic and Episodic Migraines: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Role of CGRP inhibitors

Patients with episodic or chronic migraines require treatment with a combination of acute and preventative medications. A wide variety of drug classes are currently used for migraine prevention; however, the majority of them are used off-label. CGRP inhibitors are a new class of medications approved for migraine prevention. Pharmacists need to understand the safety and efficacy of these agents, as well as the appropriate patient population, advantages and disadvantages of this new class of dru...
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Biomarkers and Beyond: An Antimicrobial Stewardship Approach to Fighting Infections in the ICU

As clinical practitioners, we often struggle to find a balance between appropriate treatment of infectious disease states and antimicrobial stewardship to prevent antimicrobial resistance. In 2016 the Infectious Diseases Society of America published guidelines for the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs to help improve the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antibiotic drug regimen and duration. As clinicians we often need tools to help ...
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Women and HIV: A Case Based Focus on Contraception, Family Planning, Prenatal Care and Postpartum Care

Since women are often an underrepresented population in HIV care and clinical trials, it is essential to highlight pertinent reproductive needs and HIV management
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Vaping--Public Health Crisis or Just Blowing Smoke

Adverse events from vaping have garnered national attention, prompting some municipalities to declare public health emergencies. At the same time, some outlets are touting vaping as a viable avenue for tobacco cessation initiatives. Pharmacists are often at the front line of smoking cessation efforts, as patients seek options. It is important, then, for pharmacists to understand vaping devices in order to appropriately advise patients. This session seeks to examine the various vaping devic...
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Vaping--Public Health Crisis or Just Blowing Smoke

Adverse events from vaping have garnered national attention, prompting some municipalities to declare public health emergencies. At the same time, some outlets are touting vaping as a viable avenue for tobacco cessation initiatives. Pharmacists are often at the front line of smoking cessation efforts, as patients seek options. It is important, then, for pharmacists to understand vaping devices in order to appropriately advise patients. This session seeks to examine the various vaping devic...
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Compounding Non-Sterile Topical Medications to Address Topical Infections: Touching the Bug

There has been increased scrutiny by the CDC, the AMA, and other professional organizations regarding the over-use and possibly unnecessary prescribing of oral antibiotics and the risk of increasing or emerging antibiotic resistance. This presentation will discuss this issue, provide a working background to understanding resistance, and offer an approach that the prescriber could use to avoid the systemic use of antibiotics.
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PRS 105.1: Using Regulatory Case Studies as a Learning Tool in Pharmacy

This case considers the powerful tool that case studies can be in the education and incentivizing of practicing pharmacists regarding regulatory compliance. Every regulatory case study tells the story of a challenge in practice that was not met effectively. Case studies can be used to apply basic principles of pharmacy regulatory compliance. This webinar can be taken as a standalone live 1 credit hour law (ACPE accredited) but is also a component of the Pharmacy Regulatory Specialist curric...
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Melting Pots and Stained Glass Windows: Genetic Differences in Our Patients

Every time we look out over our prescription counter we see a very unique individual. Every one of our patients will metabolize and excrete drugs based on their own genetic makeup. As medicine becomes more specific for disease states, medications will become even more specific based on the patient's ability to metabolize and excrete drugs. This program will focus on the most common drugs and the most common P450 enzyme families. Population groups will also be discussed with regard to disease s...
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Radioactive! Nuclear Pharmacy or Unclear Pharmacy?

Nuclear Pharmacy has long been a misunderstood professional segment of the pharmaceutical sciences, from patients and professionals alike. This session is intended to provide a general overview of the practice of nuclear pharmacy, including highlights of commonly used nuclear medicine imaging agents. Special considerations, including equipment and safety concerns, are addressed as they apply to this unique professional practice.
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Validation and Counseling of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances and Opioids - FL APPROVED -

This program will identify the latest prescription drug diversion trends that practicing pharmacists need to be aware of. The program will describe the laws regarding the validation of controlled substance prescriptions for the state of Florida. It will describe tips when reviewing a state prescription drug monitoring program report. It will also discuss comment red flags of prescription drugs diversion by patients and prescribers used to obtain prescriptions for controlled substance for abuse...
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Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist: Module 1 - Pain Management in the Opioid Crisis

This session is part of the Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist series. It explores the effective management of pain within the context of the current opioid crisis. This session examines the concept of addiction and explores the correlation between the rate of overdose deaths and the rate of prescribing of opioid medications. In addition, the introduction of abuse-deterrent formulations is explored as a method of reducing prescription drug abuse. Morphine milligram equivalent dosing is d...
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Pharmacy Malpractice Trends

This program provides a synopsis of basic legal principles of pharmacist malpractice, using legal case study summaries that show how the basic principles apply in a contemporary pharmacy practice. Emphasis is placed on traditional liability for order processing errors, as well as expanding liability for errors in an advanced practice role. Suggestions are offered for strategies that can reduce pharmacist and pharmacy exposure to malpractice liability.
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In the Wrong Hands: Preventing Accidental Poisonings in Children

Despite the sustained progress made by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970, the percentage of childhood deaths attributed to medications continues to increase. Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Nurses are in a prime position to provide education and awareness through professional advocacy. This session seeks to define the scope of the problem using analytical data collected from poison control centers in the United States. In addition, recommendations for the appropriate response ...
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