Psoriatic Arthritis Posters and Abstracts from San Diego Source: American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting held November 3-7, 2017 in San Diego, California

Philip J. Mease, MD, clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington, and director of the Rheumatology Clinical Research Division at Swedish Medical Center, provides his perspectives on key posters, presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting, on the treatment of patients with psoriatic arthritis. Proceed at your own pace and in any order. Each poster perspective is about 5 minutes.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

NAVIGATING BIOSIMILARS: TRANSLATING EVIDENCE INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE

Leonard Calabrese, DO, and Steven Feldman, MD, PhD, provide their insights into the dynamic world of biosimilars, first highlighting key features of biologics and the rigorous scientific requirements for demonstrating biosimilarity.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Selecting Optimal Therapeutic Strategies for Patients With Differentiated and Medullary Thyroid Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Thyroid cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers in the United States. An estimated 56,870 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 2,010 people die of the disease (ACS, 2017). Thyroid cancer is typically more aggressive in men than women and becomes increasingly lethal in those older than age 40 (NCCN, 2016). There are three primary subtypes: differentiated (including papillary, follicular, and Hürthle), medullary, and anaplastic. The differentiated subtype is the most c...
Penn State College of Medicine and i3 Health

Appraisal of Recent Progress in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: Current Trends and Future Directions

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type 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. Metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer is the ...
University of Cincinnati and 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...
Medical Studies Abroad

Ethics and Opioid Conference 2019

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Ethics and Opioid Conference 2018

This activity will address the ethical use of opioids and treatment of patients.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Defining Personalized Care Plans in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type among 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. Metastatic CRPC is the primary cause of prost...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Selecting Optimal Antiangiogenic Strategies for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common tumor globally, with an increasing incidence in the United States and Europe. The malignancy is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Approximately 40,710 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually and 28,920 people die of the disease. Patients with HCC continue to have a dismal prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18%. This is du...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Eosinophilic Esophagitis from the Allergist's Perspective

This is an interactive course that aims to ensure that allergists and allied health providers understand Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). The course discusses the characteristics, symptoms, and triggers of EoE and explains how it is different from other allergic reaction diseases. Diagnostic and management strategies, including diets and medications, are also covered at length.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Optimizing Nursing Management of Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

STATEMENT OF NEED Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), characterized by weight gain, fluid retention with ascites, tender hepatomegaly, and jaundice. The toxicity is believed to result from damage to hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells, which causes obstructed sinusoidal flow that leads to liver dysfunction, multiorgan failure, and death. The incidence of VOD...
i3 Health

Improving Heart Failure Patient Outcomes Utilizing Guideline-Directed Therapy

This educational activity is accredited for physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses who have expressed a need for educational programming on the pharmacologic management of heart failure. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to: -Describe the optimal guideline-based recommendations for the management of heart failure. -Evaluate the 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA guideline-recommended novel therapies that are recommended for the treatment of heart fa...
Medical Learning Institute

Occurrence and Implications of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

Oncology nursing professionals play a key role in the care of patients receiving chemotherapy. However, to do so, they require access to the most recent clinical information and guidance, the latest developments in CINV therapy, and expanded knowledge of CINV pathophysiology. In addition, oncology nursing professionals need continuing education focused on appropriate screening in order to better identify patients at risk of CINV before chemotherapy begins, and developing the skills to undertak...
American Academy of CME

Internal Medicine Update provided by Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development on Hilton Head Island, SC

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine Update program hosted by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development in partnership with The Sea Pines Resort. We pride ourselves in offering high-quality educational courses on the latest developments in technology and medical practices presented by faculty at the top of their respective fields. Although titled Internal Medicine Update, the course is primarily designed for hospitalis...
Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development

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

General Pediatrics Update provided by Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development on Hilton Head Island, SC

Please visit www.seapines.com for additional information.
Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development

Family Medicine Update provided by Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development on Hilton Head Island, SC

Please visit www.seapinescme.com for more information.
Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development

Pediatrics Emergencies and Hospital Care provided by Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development on Hilton Head Island, SC

Pediatrics Emergencies and Hospital Care Topics: BRUE/ALTE Pneumonia/Empyema Skin and soft tissue infections Neonatal jaundice Bronchiolitis Inpatient clinical conundrums Intravenous fluids in hospitalized children Urinary tract infections Fever Asthma Chest pain Outpatient airway emergencies Gastroenteritis/enteritis/travel/daycare/etc. Reflux in infants Extremity injuries Head injuries, concussions Please visit www.seapinescme.com for more information.
Duke University Health System of Clinic Education and Professional Development

Component Testing for Food Allergy Diagnosis

This interactive course outlines the shortcomings of the standard tests currently used to diagnose food allergy and explains the development and potential application of component resolved diagnosis (CRD). It describes, in depth, how CRD can be applied when evaluating potential allergies to plant (peanut and hazelnut) and animal (milk and eggs) products. The course also explains the limitations of CRD and makes suggestions for additional research.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Soccer Coach too Busy for Shots

This case simulation involves a female high school soccer coach with seasonal allergic rhinitis that has not been well controlled with over-the-counter medications. Symptoms have progressively worsened over the past four summers since she returned to Baltimore, Maryland, and now include cough and wheezing. She is interested in allergen immunotherapy but travels out of town frequently and wants to know about alternatives to immunotherapy injections (shots). Making IT Count is funded through...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Needs Rapid IT Buildup

This patient simulation involves a 33-year-old female whose allergy symptoms in the spring and fall significantly affect her. She is a busy professional who travels a lot, so she is seeking an immunotherapy treatment option that requires fewer clinic visits than traditional immunotherapy treatment. You will be required to discuss cluster and rush immunotherapy as treatment options, then adjust her treatment as her symptoms change. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Mer...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Virtual Patient: Young Girl with Peanut Allergy

This patient simulation involves a young girl with severe peanut allergy whose parents are interested in a desensitization treatment, like oral immunotherapy (OIT). During the consultation, her parents ask several questions about the administration, safety, efficacy, and effects of peanut/food oral immunotherapy. The findings from food OIT clinical trials will be referenced to answer these questions. Making IT Count is funded through an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Food-Dependent Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

This is an interactive course that aims to educate physicians and allied health providers about the diagnosis and management of food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA). This course discusses symptoms, triggers, and diagnostic tools to help with the identification of FDEIA in patients, as well as pathophysiologic theories about its precipitation. We'll also cover management strategies that should be recommended to patients.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care

2015 - Hot Topics in Primary Care Content Origination Date: Jul 19, 2015 ‐ Content Expiration Date: Aug 11, 2018 Total CE Credits: In the current environment of health promotion and disease prevention, the rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions as well as interprofessional management of chronic disease are mandates as we move forward in the 21st century. We all know that expanding access to insurance coverage will continue to put significant demands on our health c...
Contemporary Forums

2016 Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings

Pre-order your 2016 Virtual Annual Meeting today! The AAAAI offers more than 300 educational sessions at the Annual Meeting each year. Because it's impossible to attend every session, and because many people are unable to attend, each year we offer select recordings from the live meeting in our Virtual Annual Meeting. These recordings are offered in two formats: streaming online and in MP4 format to download to your preferred device. Sessions that will be recorded will be marked with the fo...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Managing First Trimester Complications

Learning Objectives: List 3 labs tests appropriate for first trimester bleeding. Compare and contrast lab results for molar, ectopic, viable, and non-viable pregnancies. Identify 5 risk factors for ectopic pregnancy.
Contemporary Forums

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Think Big: My Approach for Overcoming Obstacles

Learning Objectives: Describe a framework for Thinking Big to overcome obstacles. List 8 key principles in making personal and professional goals possible. Describe personal examples of how to Think Big in achieving personal and professional goals.
Contemporary Forums

"How Do I Know I'm in Menopause?" Navigating the Transition from Perimenopause to Menopause

Learning Objectives: Describe the normal endocrinologic changes of perimenopause and menopause and their impact on general health of women. List hormonal and nonhormonal therapies available for each of the major menopausal symptom complexes. Estimate the efficacy and health risks associated with use of therapies to identify appropriate candidates.
Contemporary Forums

A Skeptic's View of Neonatal Medicine: Balancing Science and Art

Learning Objectives: Describe the indications for the use of bicarbonate in the NICU. Discuss the risks and benefits of postnatal steroids for BPD. Describe the limitations of probiotics for the prevention of NEC.
Contemporary Forums

Delivery Room Emergencies: Case Studies

Learning Objectives: Apply clinical assessment skills to the care of complex neonatal cases in delivery room. Discuss etiology, pathophysiology and management of selected neonatal cases. Describe emerging technologies and new therapies for these cases.
Contemporary Forums

Don't Forget the Kidneys! Renal Failure in the NICU Patient

Learning Objectives: Review key alterations in renal function compared to the adult. Develop an initial management plan for the infant with acute renal failure. Discuss potential long-term complications related to acute renal failure.
Contemporary Forums

Challenging Cases in Neonatal Ethics

Learning Objective: List the four basic principles of pediatric ethics. Discuss how pediatric ethics principles apply to newborns. Identify the challenges that arise when caregivers and parents disagree on the provision of care for critically ill newborns.
Contemporary Forums

Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Solve These Cases

Learning Objectives: Discuss postnatal glucose homeostatis. Review differences between PES and AAP recommendations. Analyze AAP algorithm.
Contemporary Forums

Simulation in the Real World

Learning Objectives: List 5 major applications of healthcare simulation. Describe examples of improvements in outcomes from healthcare simulation. Review future directions & challenges in healthcare simulation
Contemporary Forums

Advances in Neonatal Medicine 2015

Learning Objectives: To know the limits of viability according to outcome data in 2015. To recognize the value of quality improvement in reducing mortality and morbidity. To be aware of the benefits of early nutrition and feeding human milk to preterm infants.
Contemporary Forums

Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Learning Objectives: Describe the opioid epidemic in the United States Review the mechanisms of action of opiates and what causes withdrawal symptoms Describe current treatment strategies for NAS and outcomes
Contemporary Forums

Recognition and Management of Arrhythmias in the Fetus and Newborn

Learning Objectives: Recognize common fetal arrhythmias. Recognize common newborn arrhythmias. Recognize appropriate and inappropriate use of newborn EKGs.
Contemporary Forums

The Challenges of Invasive Fungal Infections in Community Hospitals: A CME Guidebook to Improve Therapy and Clinical Outcomes

This interactive digital guidebook addresses the unique challenges of the community hospital to aid community practitioners, emergency-department physicians, critical-care physicians, hematologists, oncologists, and transplant surgeons in the treatment of patients with invasive fungal infections (IFIs), particularly in immunocompromised or immunosuppressed patients. Chapter topics include the epidemiology and burden of IFIs, ensuring a timely and accurate diagnosis, and the selection of approp...
ACHL

ALASKA CRUISE ON PRINCESS: Medical/Dental Challenges in Alaskan Communities

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals. Join PES on an adventure of a lifetime to the last frontier and view vast stretches of pristine scenery, glaciers, gold rush towns, and remarkable wildlife! Family and friends welcome! Planned In Country Healthcare Topics Include: - Strategies for Improving Community Access to Healthcare - Importance of Cross-Cultural Competence on Patient Outcom...
Professional Education Society

AAOS/ASES Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: State-of-the-Art

Stay on top of your game! Learn and practice the latest indications and surgical techniques for shoulder arthroplasty under the guidance of expert faculty. Explore the newest surgical options including patient specific instrumentation as well as short stem and stemless shoulder arthroplasty. This dynamic skills course features presentations, video, and demonstrations reinforced by extensive and personalized hands-on cadaver lab time.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Cleveland Clinic's 20th Valve Disease, Structural Interventions & Diastology Summit (Online & DVD-ROM)

This all new Cleveland Clinic educational activity will focus on valve disease, particularly the newest issues involving structural valve interventions. Emphasis is placed on echocardiographic and clinical evaluation of diastolic dysfunction, as well as new and emerging imaging techniques. Clinical indications for structural interventions and surgery will be discussed, as well as the merits and goals of medical management. Worth up to 18.5 AMA PRA Category I Credits™, this enduring mat...
Meetings By Mail®

Online CE/CME - New Drug Update April 2018: Parts 1 & 2

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

Online CE - Central Nervous System

Overview of the Fundamentals of Pharmacotherapy for Disorders of the Central Nervous System At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe the fundamentals of neurotransmission List the sites of action of drugs that are used for CNS disorders List and describe the most common characteristics of neurotransmitters associated with the CNS List the drugs most commonly prescribed for the disorders discussed Compare and contrast the relative efficacy of drug...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements: What the NIH and Other Experts Have to Say At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe consumer trends in use of dietary supplements. Discuss top dietary supplements in the U.S. including the evidence-basis for their use. Describe problems with herb and dietary supplement products and strategies to assist patients in the safe use of these products. Identify quality sources of evidence-based information about dietary supplements an...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing-Balancing the Benefits and Risks for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US. Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial. Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function. Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing ef...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - Hepatitis C

TEEMwork Makes the Dream Work: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Best Patient Care Practices for Hepatitis C At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review the pathophysiology and complications of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). Identify patients who are appropriate for treatment of HCV. Discuss current guidelines and recommendations for treatment of HCV in treatment naïve, compensated patients and in experienced, decompensated patients. Summarize common barriers...
University Learning Systems

47th Annual Emery C. Miller Medical Symposium

This symposium is a review and update in primary care medicine intended for family physicians, internists and general practitioners. It also may be of value to physicians preparing for family medicine or internal medicine re-certification examinations. Lectures are case-based, and participants have the opportunity to actively participate in the sessions. The atmosphere is informal, and registrants are encouraged to participate in question-and-answer sessions. Room discounts available for ocean...
Northwest AHEC at Wake Forest School of Medicine

25th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2018

Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update seeks to update physicians on the latest recommendations of medical subspecialties important to the primary care physician. It is a comprehensive program consisting of lectures, workshops and panel discussions on topics of general interest in various areas of medicine.
Mayo Clinic

3rd Annual Cutaneous Oncology Symposium 2018

This two-day course focuses on ten controversial topics in cutaneous oncology covering the fields of dermatology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. The goal is to discuss the available evidence of these topics to assist in making the most informed decisions.
Mayo Clinic

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