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.

New Clinical Perspectives in the Management of Myelofibrosis

STATEMENT OF NEED Myelofibrosis is a rare type of myeloproliferative neoplasm—a heterogenous group of hematopoietic disorders—that affects approximately 13,000 individuals in the United States. As symptoms do not typically manifest in early stages, patients with myelofibrosis often present with advanced disease. The presence of comorbidities precludes most from allogeneic stem cell transplant, the only potentially curative treatment option available. Due to the dearth of effective treat...
i3 Health

New Thinking, New Strategies in the Treatment of Advanced NSCLC Without Driver Mutations

STATEMENT OF NEED Of the estimated 228,150 patients diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States each year, 84% have non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Most patients with NSCLC present with advanced disease, which is highly resistant to chemotherapy. The 5-year survival rates remain dismal (18%). Recently, the use of tumor histology in determining optimal treatment strategies and relevant molecular biomarkers to further refine selection of novel therapies has improved outcomes for some ...
i3 Health

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

Virtual Patient: Asthma in the Older Adult

This patient simulation requires an evaluation and creation of a treatment plan for an older adult (>65 years old) with asthma. The case involves identification of differences and similarities between asthma and COPD in older adults and consideration of medications and co-morbid conditions that may complicate the management of asthma in this population. A summary of the literature supporting best practices in asthma care in the older adult will be provided.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Rhinitis in the Older Adult

This patient simulation involves the clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical management of an older adult (>65 years old) with rhinitis. The course will review the unique features and potential challenges in diagnosis and treatment of rhinitis in this age group and the identification of medications that affect rhinitis in this population. A mentor will provide feedback throughout the simulation.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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

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

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

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

Preventing Residual Neuromuscular Blockade and Ensuring Complete Recovery: A Discussion and Demonstration Using Simulation

Upon completion of this activity, participants will have improved their ability to: 1. Identify patients at risk for residual neuromuscular blockade (RNMB) 2. Appraise the roles of subjective and objective train-of-four monitoring in reducing the risk of RNMB 3. Employ an appropriate RNMB reversal agent and dose in patients with comorbid conditions 4. Discuss strategies to improve perioperative patient safety for moderate and deep neuromuscular blockade
Applied Clinical Education

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

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)

Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020

New Diagnosis and Treatment Updates in Clinical Obstetrics, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Urogynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Infertility This special update on diagnosis and treatment of reproductive health conditions in women, designed and presented by Harvard Medical School’s leading faculty and master clinicians, ensures you are current with the latest advances in obstetrics and gynecology. One of the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME ...
Harvard Medical School

Advanced Discussions in Sexual Health

This is a 1-Day Pre-Course at the ASCCP Scientific Meeting on Anogenital & HPV-Related Diseases. Although sexual health related issues including sexual dysfunction are common, many clinicians feel underprepared to deal with these issues. This one-half day course will cover many aspects involving the diagnosis and treatment of these disease, (with a focus on problems including: clinical syndromes that impair sexual function, clinical syndromes related to sexually transmitted infections and ...
ASCCP

Reducing Cardiovascular Events in Your Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Reducing Cardiovascular Events in Your Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus LEARNING OBJECTIVES After reading this article, the clinician should be able to: 1. Describe why glycemic control alone is insufficient to prevent long-term adverse cardiovascular outcomes 2. Characterize the cardiovascular complications observed in type 2 diabetes mellitus 3. Describe the results of cardiovascular outcome trials of glucose-lowering medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, focusing on m...
Primary Care Education Consortium

COPD Diagnosis and Individualized Selection of Treatments and Devices: A Path to Better Outcomes

Program Description The nonspecific symptoms and heterogeneous presentations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) make this common condition notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat. Yet without recognition and proper therapy, patients are susceptible to preventable COPD-related exacerbations, hospitalizations, and death. Using a novel, interactive, video-centered, case-based approach, this expert-led live web activity will familiarize family physicians (FPs) with practical, gui...
This activity is jointly provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and WipeDiseases™ Foundation.

2020 North Carolina Annual STD Update

The NC STD Update will provide updated information in the management of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Originating classroom and multiple live viewing sites across the state. There is no fee for this activity; however, two registrations are required. The program registration deadline is March 17, 2020 at 4 PM. You will not be able to switch your location after this date. If you missed the deadline to register or are no longer able to attend, you may view the enduring/archived...
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

Mayo Clinic Southeastern Clinical Update in Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation 2020

The Southeastern Clinical Update in Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation is a two-day symposium designed to update participants on a range of nephrology topics relevant to current medical practice. Through a combination of lectures, literature review, and case-based presentations, this symposium will deliver up-to-date and cutting edge information that can be directly integrated into clinical practice
Mayo Clinic

Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Symposium: Updates in Medical and Surgical Management of Brain Tumors 2020

The Multidisciplinary Neuro-Oncology Symposium is a two-day symposium designed to update participants on the diagnosis and management of metastatic brain tumors relevant to current medical practice. Through a combination of lectures, literature review, and case-based presentations, this symposium will deliver up-to-date and cutting edge information that can be directly integrated into clinical practice
Mayo Clinic

Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit 2020

This summit is designed to encourage a national conversation on current challenges and future solutions by involving a national group of stakeholders in exploring the current state of the access pathway for underrepresented students in medical education. Participants will engage in deconstructing the MD/MD-PhD pathway to identify ways to increase diversity in medicine.
Mayo Clinic

Advances in Breast Cancer Management 2020

This course will provide an overview of the most recent advances in the management of patients with early and advanced stage breast cancer. Topics include imaging, radiation therapy, brain metastases, genomic testing, systemic therapy and survivorship. The course is intended to provide practical, evidence-based information on clinically relevant issues for physicians and allied health personnel involved in patient care. The didactic format will provide significant opportunities for interaction...
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Transfusion Medicine Symposium 2020

Mayo Clinic's Transfusion Medicine Symposium allows attendees to learn current thinking or paradigm in donor practice, advances in pathogen reduction technology, novel therapies in cellular therapeutics, best practice and evidence-based blood component therapy for Solid and BMT recipients while facilitating local, regional and national professional networking.
Mayo Clinic

Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit 2020

This summit is designed to encourage a national conversation on current challenges and future solutions by involving a national group of stakeholders in exploring the current state of the access pathway for underrepresented students in medical education. Participants will engage in deconstructing the MD/MD-PhD pathway to identify ways to increase diversity in medicine
Mayo Clinic

Pathways to Physician Diversity: A National Summit 2020

This summit is designed to encourage a national conversation on current challenges and future solutions by involving a national group of stakeholders in exploring the current state of the access pathway for underrepresented students in medical education. Participants will engage in deconstructing the MD/MD-PhD pathway to identify ways to increase diversity in medicine.
Mayo Clinic

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)

Young Adults with Chronic Conditions: Optimizing Treatment and Transition from Pediatric to Adult Care

Earlybird: Jan. 31, 2020 Strategies, best practices, and tools for state-of-the-art care and transition of young adults with chronic conditions This special program provides education to optimize: • Clinical approaches to care of adolescents and young adults with chronic conditions, mental illness, autism, physical disabilities • The transition of these patients to—and acceptance of these patients into—adult care: timing, assessment, checklists, legal and insurance considerations...
Harvard Medical School

Clinical Endocrinology 2020

Clinical Strategies and Comprehensive Updates for State-of-the-Art Endocrine Care Renowned experts in endocrinology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital deliver Clinical Endocrinology—the acclaimed annual update of current endocrine diagnostic and management strategies. If you provide care to patients with endocrine disorders, this course will be invaluable to your medical decision-making and patient care. ENDOCRINOLOGISTS, INTERNISTS, FAMILY PHYSICIANS, PEDIATR...
Harvard Medical School

New Developments in PAH: Practice Strategies with Competing Novel PAH Guidelines

This interactive infographic format provides up-to-date information on disease classification, risk stratification, and diagnostic and treatment algorithms for PAH. Using a highly visual self-directed platform, Dan Schuller, MD, creates a practical framework to translate CHEST guideline updates for PAH diagnosis and treatment into clinical practice. Learners navigate at their own pace through animated content, faculty commentary videos, and supplemental resources. The activity additionally tou...
ACHL

Neurovascular Ultrasound Interpretation

The Neurovascular Interpretation course is designed for attendees to interpret at least 200 neurovascular ultrasound cases (100 carotid and 100 TCD studies) in a supervised environment. Cases will be presented using video, electronic images, or other hard copy results, from which attendees will create a preliminary interpretation. The findings will be discussed, and when possible, compared with the clinical reading. Some unknown cases will be reviewed and submitted for critique. Prior comple...
Wake Forest School of Medicine

RME Hot Seat: Incorporating Personalized Treatment Into Severe Asthma Management

Severe, treatment-resistant asthma continues to be an extreme clinical challenge. An estimated 3%–10% of asthma patients have severe asthma, which is characterized by persistent symptoms, compromised lung function, and a significantly increased frequency and severity of high-risk outcomes. Fortunately, there have been important developments regarding the clinical management of patients with severe asthma. The discovery that severe asthma comprises multiple phenotypes and distinct endotype...
This CME-certified enduring activity is jointly provided by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and RedMedEd.

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