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

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

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

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

Latest Development and Expert Outlook of Management of Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a chronic, inflammatory, musculoskeletal, disabling disease, commonly associated with skin psoriasis, and estimated to affect up to 42% of the approximately 7.5 million people in the United States with psoriasis. There remains an ongoing challenge among clinicians to diagnose and treat patients, as well as to stay abreast of optimal treatment strategies. In this educational program, the latest biologic treatment recommendations are reviewed, as well as clinica...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

The Why and How for Combination Basal Insulin + GLP-1RA Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

John Anderson, MD, and Vivian Fonseca, MD, provide their clinical insights into the rapidly evolving use of combined basal insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) therapy for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). CONTENT AREAS • Unmet needs • Experience with basal insulin/GLP-1RA • FRC basal insulin/GLP-1RAs • Insulin degludec/liraglutide (DUAL) • Insulin glargine/lixisenatide (LixiLan-L, -O) • Using FRC basal insulin/GLP-1RAs...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Optimizing the Management of Advanced Cervical Cancer With Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy

STATEMENT OF NEED There are an estimated 13,240 new cases of cervical cancer in the United States each year, and 4,170 people die of the disease. Due to screening and heightened awareness, deaths have declined during the past few decades. However, the malignancy continues to be a global health concern and is considered an epidemic in parts of the world. A significant proportion of patients develop advanced disease, which is rarely curable with available therapies, and treatment is often lim...
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

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

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

One Size Does Not Fit All: Optimizing Use of Major Depressive Disorder Specifiers to Improve Outcomes

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly heterogeneous disorder that is increasingly seen as a continuum, with emphasis on overlapping and subthreshold symptoms. To address this issue, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) included the use of specifiers, such as mixed features and anxious distress, with the diagnosis of MDD. Although DSM-5 specifiers improve utility and precision in the diagnosis of MDD and related disorders, they may not be ...
CMEology

8th Annual Heart Rhythm & ECG Course: A Case-Based Approach - General Session

This 4 half day course concentrates on general ECG understanding, guidelines on atrial fibrillation and CHF management. It is designed to allow health care professionals the opportunity to update their medical knowledge, enhance their clinical skills, and support their professional development through a dynamic curriculum. Attendees will realize important advances in the medical field and address educational needs and practice gaps. Through didactic lectures, case-study presentations, and audi...
Mayo Clinic

Update CME - Internal Medicine and Primary Care Conference

Earn 30 CME Credits by attending our Update CME Internal Medicine and Primary Care Conference either in person or via live stream! The conference will take place at the Loews Hollywood Hotel on December 12 - 15, 2019. Expert speakers from The University of Chicago, Rush University, and Northwestern University will be presenting on the latest clinical guidelines. We offer interactive Q&A sessions after each lecture as well as PDF Presentation Slides from each speaker. Primary care providers...
American Medical Forum

Women's Health: Vaginitis

Recurrent Vaginitis: What to Do when You've Tried Everything. Vaginitis is one of the 7 most common health concerns for women in the United States. Of those who have an initial case of vaginitis, up to 70% will have another. Some have only a few days between symptoms. This course will examine the common causes of recurrent vaginitis; bacterial vaginosis, vaginal candidiasis and undiagnosed trichomoniasis. The course will also detail management techniques appropriate for the primary care s...
Boston College

STD Guidelines for Clinicians

The CDC issues new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases every four years. Alison Marshall guides us through the highlights of the most recent update, and subsequent changes to treatment guidelines, in a friendly top-ten format, which is nonetheless full of sobering news of which every clinician need to be aware. Target Audience Clinicians with any sexually active population, nurse educators, and public health educators Faculty Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP...
Boston College

Recognizing and Managing Eating Disorders in Primary Care

This course will discuss diagnostic criteria and other information related to eating disorders, review screening tools and weight monitoring procedures that may be useful. In addition, common comorbidities and lab abnormalities seen in persons with eating disorders will be discussed. Target Audience This course is designed for Nurse Practitioners, Physician's Assistants, Physicians, and Registered Nurses. Faculty Julie P. Dunne, MS, PMHNP-BC Clinical Instructor, Boston College Con...
Boston College

Psychopharmacology of Eating Disorders

This course is the second part of a mini-series about eating disorders. Content includes detailed information for the psychopharmacological treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorders. Medications and corresponding uses, side effects, dosing information and other pertinent details will be covered. A review of diagnostic criteria is included at the beginning of the course, and participants are encouraged to view part 1 of this mini-series, titled, “Recognizing an...
Boston College

Men's Health: Hypogonadism, Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

This course provides a comprehensive review of testosterone deficiency (hypogonadism), erectile dysfunction and male infertility. Content includes a review of key definitions and concepts, overview of pathophysiology, approach to diagnosis (including professional evidence-based guidelines) and presentation of treatment including pharmacologic management and other modalities. Best practices and caveats for clinical management are discussed as well as situations warranting specialist referral. T...
Boston College

Assessing Department-specific Antibiotic Susceptibility to Guide Selection and Improve Outcomes - Selection of Therapy for HAP/VAP

This activity will feature a faculty panel discussing the treatment of a patient with HAP/VAP. Discussions will center around resistant gram-negative pathogens, the selection of therapy, and the role of newer antimicrobial therapies. The purpose of this activity is to provide members of antimicrobial stewardship programs and clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negati...
ACHL

Assessing Department-specific Antibiotic Susceptibility to Guide Selection and Improve Outcomes - Management of cUTIs

A faculty panel will discuss a case relating to the assessment and treatment of cUTIs. Topics will include emerging technologies for diagnosis, common pathogens, and the selection of therapy for resistant gram-negative infections. The purpose of this activity is to provide members of antimicrobial stewardship programs and clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negative pa...
ACHL

Geriatric Update

Conference Overview: Geriatric patients face an array of complex medical and social issues. The number and types of settings in which primary care clinicians deliver care to the elderly, as well as the scope of disabilities and chronic diseases present in these patients, impact daily clinical practice. Applying evidence-based medical care and implementing public health efforts can help promote and preserve the health of aging adults. Due to a growing, aging population and a shortage of g...
HealthPartners Institute

Cardiovascular Update: Practical Concepts and Advancements

Conference Overview: Heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans. Stroke ranks fourth and is a leading cause of severe disability in adults. Some forms of cardiovascular disease affect more than one in every three adult Americans. It is imperative for primary care clinicians to remain up-to-date on knowledge, practice guidelines and medical skills of the ever-changing and improving cardiovascular delivery system. Cardiovascular Update will provide the latest information on evi...
HealthPartners Institute

33rd Annual Primary Care Update

Conference Overview: Given the wide variety of conditions they see, clinicians must have advanced skills and a diverse knowledge base to stay proficient. Primary care teams are challenged to stay well-informed and accurately assess the reliability of new medical information while analyzing its application to clinical care. They also need to stay up to date on therapies and technologies that will translate to improved care and increased patient satisfaction. This 33rd Annual Primary Care U...
HealthPartners Institute

Sharing the Journey: Advanced Illness Care

Conference Overview: Our aging population is expected to grow to almost 87 million by 2050. Over the last decade, the fastest growing cohort has been individuals 85 years and older. With people living longer and older, this conference will provide clinicians and chaplains an update on the latest evidence-based concepts in managing life-limiting illness and end-of-life care. Topic highlights for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists and ch...
HealthPartners Institute

Personalized Medicine for Improving Asthma Care: An Animated Video Series

In this series of fast-paced animated videos, Dr. Tara Carr discusses the treatment of severe asthma, including how to choose targeted therapy based on patient endotypes and phenotypes.
The France Foundation

EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON CRYSTAL: Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea

EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON CRYSTAL: Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea Roundtrip Miami on Crystal Serenity November 21 – December 2, 2020 Spend Thanksgiving with PES & earn 14 CME/CE credits while cruising the idyllic isles of the Eastern Caribbean for 11 nights in all-inclusive luxury! Rejuvenate and indulge while exploring the white sands and crystalline waters of a tropical paradise aboard the luxurious, all-inclusive, 980-guest Crystal Serenity. Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea...
Professional Education Society

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