NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA DISCOVERY: CUSTOM LAND PROGRAM DOWN UNDER | Healthcare Perspectives from Down Under

Healthcare Perspectives from Down Under CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 15 Continuing Education Credit Hours Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose: PES is fortunate to have dental and medical practitioners representing a variety of specialties participating in the CME/CE sessions. PES understands the importance of offering inter-professional healthcare education, allowing colleagues to gain cross-special...
Professional Education Society

The Many Faces of Addiction

An estimated 21,000,000 people in the United States have substance use disorders involving alcohol or drugs. Accidental overdoses claimed more than 50,000 lives in the US last year. North Carolina has our share of almost 2,000 lost lives due to accidental overdoses. Sadly, only ten percent of those with addiction receive treatment. This 7.5 hour knowledge-based activity will summarize current issues facing healthcare professionals and patients as they address this issue.
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews the current literature on the medical, legal, educational, occupational, and ethical aspects of marijuana. In spite of the fact that more than half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using con...
Professional Development Resources

Counseling the Criminal Mind

Counseling the Criminal Mind is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that examines the effects of mass incarceration and provides strategies for reducing criminal behavior. When events such as mass shootings, acts of terrorism, and familicide occur, one question we might ask ourselves is: What goes through the mind of the perpetrator? In attempting to answer this question, this course will explore the many factors that lead to criminal behavior, including traumatic brain injury,...
Professional Development Resources

The Herbert Benson, MD Course in Mind Body Medicine

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR AN INTEGRATED MODEL OF CARE Mind body approaches such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, cognitive skills, lifestyle interventions and positive psychology now boast an impressive evidence base to support their ability to improve—and in some cases, prevent—stress-related illnesses, ranging from asthma to hypertension, functional bowel diseases and pain syndromes. Whether you are a physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker or therapist, mi...
Harvard Medical School

Bipolar Depression Across the Life Span: Enhancing Diagnosis and Management From Youth to Older Age

Bipolar disorder affects individuals of various ages, but the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes are not the same in all patient populations. Although bipolar disorder is most commonly diagnosed in early adulthood, about half of adults with the disorder experienced onset in childhood or adolescence.1 Up to 2 million US children and adolescents suffer from bipolar spectrum disorders.2 Childhood-onset bipolar disorder is associated with delayed diagnosis and a more severe course of illness. Bipo...
CMEology

A Change of Plans: Adjusting Treatment and Prescribing Protocols to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Nurses, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners are at the forefront of primary care, orthopedic surgery, and oral surgery patient care. Clinicians practicing in the primary care setting are well suited to manage chronic pain as they are adept at managing chronic disease and associated comorbidities, coordinating care, and applying a biopsychosocial approach to multimodal pain management. Incorporating best practice strategies for the evaluation of pain, integration of risk assessment to...
CME Outfitters, LLC

It Starts with a Signal: Understanding Pain, Addiction, and Treatment

The number of opioid related deaths in the US is on the rise and health care providers often struggle finding a balance between prescribing guidelines and the individual needs of patients with acute and/or chronic pain. It's imperative that clinicians seeing patients with pain are knowledgeable about acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms so that they may appropriately assess and manage pain. However, it can be difficult and daunting to evaluate patients with chronic pai...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Opioid Use Disorder in Special Populations: Making Recovery a Goal

The opioid epidemic is ravaging many parts of the United States, resulting in drug overdose deaths emerging as the leading cause of injury death. The 2015 statistics from Health and Human Services on human and economic costs were staggering, reporting that 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids that year, resulting in $78.5 billion in economic costs. Yet the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)'s National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol Abuse and Related Condit...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Fatal Attraction: Why are Opioids so Addicting?

Early in the opioid crisis, physicians were the principle source of opioid use and abuse due to overprescribing, often leading to patients storing leftover prescriptions at home and friends or family members finding and using these leftovers. Unfortunately, simply restricting opioid prescriptions is not an effective strategy in a culture that has wildly available and accessible drugs of abuse available. Opioids are the most addicting drugs of abuse; they interact with the brain's pleasure ...
CME Outfitters, LLC

Emotional Regulation: Teaching Children Calm

Emotional Regulation: Teaching Children Calm is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides strategies and techniques for helping children navigate their emotions. Emotional regulation is the ability to manage one’s emotions in order to respond appropriately to life’s inevitable ups and downs. It assists with competent decision-making, augments memory for critical events, and enables productive interpersonal relations. Inappropriate emotional responses are implica...
Professional Development Resources

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that reviews evidenced-based research for identification, management and prevention of cyberbullying in children, adolescents, and adults. Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less...
Professional Development Resources

Career Advancement and Leadership Skills for Women in Healthcare

Strategies and Skills Development for Career Advancement and Leadership This Harvard Medical School professional development program, which has sold out for the past 2 years, delivers evidence-based strategies, skills development and education that help women at various stages of their healthcare careers step into and succeed in leadership positions. Among HMS’s highest-rated CME courses, it also helps women—and men—effectively cultivate female managerial talent in healthcare settings b...
Harvard Medical School

Effects of Digital Media on Adolescents

Effects of Digital Media on Adolescents is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how the digital world is affecting teens of successive generations. It is becoming clear that the effects of the digital world are affecting each successive generation of teenagers in ways that are only now beginning to come into view. iGen’ers’ communication and behaviors differ from those that characterized the Baby Boomers, Millennials, and the XGen’ers. We now know that th...
Professional Development Resources

3rd Annual Ethics and Opioids Conference 2019

Ethics and Opioids Conference
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

28th University of South Alabama Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference

Ob/Gyn Conference
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

8th Annual Alabama TeleHealth Summit

South Alabama TeleHealth Summit
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Oncology Outlook 2019

Oncology Outlook
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

36th Annual Cape Cod Summer Symposium

Boston University School of Medicine is delighted to present the 2019 annual Cape Cod Summer Symposium, continuing the series offered for many years by Dr. Rob Guerette. These lectures will provide psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric social workers, psychiatric nurses, and allied mental health professionals with an outstanding opportunity to combine a stimulating symposium with a relaxing, sunny summer vacation. Distinguished faculty, each a leader in their field, will present four di...
Boston University School of Medicine

Towards Psychotherapy Integration: Mind-Brain-Gene with John Arden, PhD

Recently an increasing number of interactive factors underlying many health and mental health problems have been identified. This seminar will synthesize the substantial literature on psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics, combining it with the neuroscience of emotional, interpersonal, cognitive and dynamic issues, with psychotherapeutic approaches to offer an integrated vision of psychotherapy. Significant relationships between immune system function, stress, insecure attachment, anxiety, dep...
Boston University School of Medicine

Therapy Tidbits – January/February 2019

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the Nov/Dec 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: 2019 Brings Overhaul of Testing Codes and Payment Changes – Discusses the new coding structure for central nervous system (CNS) assessments and conf...
Professional Development Resources

Getting to Remission: Differentiating Residual Symptoms from Treatment Side Effects in Major Depressive Disorder

Millions of US adults with MDD are inadequately treated despite the availability of effective therapies. Achieving and maintaining remission continues to be a considerable clinical challenge. In addition, cognitive impairment is a common residual symptom, and many clinicians are failing to assess for and manage this aspect of depression. Some residual symptoms, such as weight gain, sleep disturbances, and sexual dysfunction, may be difficult to distinguish from treatment side effects. Despite ...
CMEology

Evaluating and Treating Pain

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain -- Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, and Spinal Pain --In the past year, there have been significant changes in how we address pain related to the above conditions. This Harvard Medical School CME program expediently and effectively ensures you are current with these changes and can incorporate them into practice to better assess pain complaints and d...
Harvard Medical School

Introduction to Energy Psychology

Introduction to Energy Psychology is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that describes the history, uses, and benefits of energy psychology treatment models. This course will focus on the use of energy psychology and how it can help health professionals who are seeking a holistic approach to work with patients. Energy psychology has its origins from acupuncture and can be used to address many emotional and behavioral problems. While it has many modalities, the most well-kn...
Professional Development Resources

The Power of Skepticism and Critical Thinking

The Power of Skepticism and Critical Thinking is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines how positive skepticism and critical thinking are necessary in clinical practice. The history of health care abounds with treatments that persisted (although they didn’t work) for many years without ever being seriously challenged. How did this happen? More to the point, how is it that this continues to happen today? At least a part of the answer can be found in a very long ...
Professional Development Resources

Diabetes Update 2019

The Comprehensive Harvard Medical School Diabetes Update This Harvard Medical School CME program affords you the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of diabetes who are distinguished for their outstanding teaching, knowledge, and innovations in clinical care. • Expert guidance to design comprehensive treatment programs (non-pharmacological and pharmacological) for patients with diabetes • Guidance to account for biological, psychological, emotional, social, financial and cult...
Harvard Medical School

NeuroRehabilitation 2019

Cutting-edge strategies, updates, and best practices for clinicians who provide care for patients with CNS trauma and neurological diseases In this Harvard Medical School CME course, many of the country’s most experienced and committed neurorehabilitation experts will present cutting-edge clinical interventions, the latest findings, practical education, and hands-on methods to further your expertise in guiding your patients to their maximum level of function. Clinicians who provide care for...
Harvard Medical School

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2018

This course is comprised of select articles from the September/October 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: ACA Hasn’t Reduced Health Care Costs - Explains the impact of the ACA on independent practice doctors and the new recommendation for payment parity for clinic visits. Out-of-Office Encounters May Be Beneficial – Dis...
Professional Development Resources

The American Institute of Medical Education goes international to Italy and the Dalmatian Coast.

Join the American Institute of Medical Education for an educational and experiential time in Venice, Italy and a cruise on the Dalmatian coast. Earn 18 CEU's
Creativity and Madness / AMED

Spirituality & Aging

Spirituality & Aging is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers an insight into how spirituality influences the lives of elders in our care. Spirituality and religious beliefs provide coping mechanisms for issues related to aging and have been proven to have a protective factor. Elders with higher levels of spirituality have better mental and physical health, and are less anxious about aging. This course provides an accessible tool kit for healthcare professiona...
Professional Development Resources

Managing Anger & Aggressive Behavior

Managing Anger & Aggressive Behavior is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides strategies for dealing with anger and aggression in clinical practice. Healthcare professionals in every specialty have had experiences with anger and aggression, sometimes finding themselves the target of their clients’ anger. We are human, and all of us are subject to the full range of human emotions, even as therapists within the context of professional encounters with our clients. Wh...
Professional Development Resources

Counseling Victims of Natural Disasters

Counseling Victims of Natural Disasters is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that examines how to help the victims, and witnesses, of natural disasters. We may ask ourselves: What can be done for the victims of natural disasters? Beyond the physical needs, such as safety, food, and water, there remains the emotional residue of living through an experience that threatens one’s life. This course will address these emotional needs. This course offers healthcare professi...
Professional Development Resources

2019 Video Continuing Education Italy and Greece CEU Cruise

Join SpeechTherapyPD.com in Greece, Croatia and Italy on an unforgettable 8-day cruise from July 27-August 3, 2019 docking in Venice, Italy. Earn 12 hours of required CEUs while on board from expert presenters. For the 2019 cruise we will be joined by Char Boshart, MS, CCC-SLP and Allison Ewing-Elias, LCSW. Continuing education credit will be available for Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Educators.
SpeechTherapyPD.com

Poise: The Psychology of Posture

Poise: The Psychology of Posture is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores how body language can be used to better understand our clients and improve their lives. It is said that non-verbal communication represents two-thirds of all communication. Whether it be through gestures, posture, facial expressions, personal space or eye contact, how we position and move our bodies sends a message to those we are speaking to. Our poise is often a very telling look into ho...
Professional Development Resources

Gender and Transgender Identity

Gender and Transgender Identity is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that reviews issues in the formation of gender and transgender identity. After viewing oneself as a human being, the most important aspect of our self-concept is that we are a male person or a female person. That is the very essence of our humanness and the most basic sense of who we are. To experience a conflict between our physical body and our concept of maleness or femaleness is the most fundamental existen...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2018

Therapy Tidbits – September/October 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the September/October 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep psychologists (and other mental health professionals) informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Preexisting Conditions Dominate Health Care Discussions - A look at short term limited duration insurance plans (S...
Professional Development Resources

Partnering with Patients to Navigate the Complexities of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Put your knowledge to the test with the IPF Formative Assessment! Challenge yourself with this self-paced interactive assessment designed to sharpen your knowledge and competency in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The Formative Assessment platform profiles individual learning needs related to the management of IPF and recommends personalized education to meet each learner’s unique needs. This activity consists of three modules, each taking approximately 15 ...
ACHL

Treating Tardive Dyskinesia: Clinical Challenges and Patient Perspectives

This Clinical Commentary consists of an HD video roundtable discussion with two leading expert psychiatrists in the field, who participate in a panel discussion of tardive dyskinesia (TD) as a widespread and undertreated condition in psychiatric populations, as well as the importance of evidence-based differential diagnostics, newly approved therapeutics for treatment of the condition, and strategies for both personalized and improved patient care. This activity additionally includes an interv...
ACHL

Writing, Publishing, and Social Media for Healthcare Professionals

A special program for healthcare professionals who want to advance their communication skills or get published This unique 3-day course, among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses, empowers physicians, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals to expand their visibility and influence in healthcare through traditional and new media. As an attendee, you will learn how to make the most of print, live, and online communication channels, and sharpen your ability to market y...
Harvard Medical School

The Suicide Survivor

The Suicide Survivor is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides an understanding and means for helping the people who have lost loved ones to suicide. One of the most difficult and complex emotional adjustments many individuals will ever face is the challenging and often lengthy process of dealing with the suicide of a family member or other loved one. These people are called suicide survivors; the family members and close friends who have experienced the death of a f...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Practical Guide is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that offers healthcare professionals a basic foundation in Alzheimer's disease prevention, diagnosis, and risk management. This course will present practical information to aid healthcare professionals as they interact with clients who are diagnosed with any of the many types of dementia. We will review what is normal in the aging process, and what is not; diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's dis...
Professional Development Resources

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2018

Therapy Tidbits – July/August 2018 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the July/August 2018 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Hacking Creates Market for Cyber Insurance - Discusses the need for cyber insurance and provides examples of the types of coverage currently available ...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that treatment and adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 55% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adhere...
Professional Development Resources

Psychological Effects of Media Exposure

Psychological Effects of Media Exposure is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that explores the psychological effects that media exposure has on both the witnesses and victims of traumatic events. This course will explore why we are so drawn to traumatic events and how media portrayals of these events influence our thoughts, conclusions, and assumptions about them. It will then discuss how the intersection of trauma and media has evolved to provide a place for celebrity-li...
Professional Development Resources

Women and Depression

Women and Depression This course will focus on the symptoms, treatment, and causes of depression in women. Course Objectives: Define depression and its various forms. List and describe the causes of depression. Analyze the pros and cons of current medications. Explain how depression affects women.
Social Worker Continuing Education

Understanding Depression

This course will focus on the symptoms, treatment, and causes of depression. Course Objectives: Define depression and its various forms List and describe the causes of depression Analyze the pros and cons of current medications Discuss psychotherapy and electroconvulsive therapies Explain how depression affects different groups of people
Social Worker Continuing Education

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This course will provide an introduction to the symptoms, treatment options for those with PTSD as well as suggestions where people can go for help. Course Objectives: Define what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is Identify the symptoms of PTSD Discuss the treatment of PTSD using both medication and cognitive behavioral therapy Understand the efforts that are under way to improve the detection and treatment of PTSD Discuss the treatment after a mass trauma
Social Worker Continuing Education

Mental Health Medications

This course is designed to provide an overview of medications prescribed for different types of mental illness. Course Objectives: Discuss the development, benefits, side effects, and common brand names of medications. Identify the concerns regarding the use of medications on specific groups of patients Understand how medications are used to treat mental disorders Explain how depression affects men.
Social Worker Continuing Education

Men and Depression

This course will focus on the symptoms, treatment, and causes of depression in men. Course Objectives: Define depression and its various forms List and describe the causes of depression Analyze the pros and cons of current medications Explain how depression affects men.
Social Worker Continuing Education

Marijuana Abuse

This course will provide students with an overview of marijuana abuse, the effects they have on an individual, and the treatments available to the user. Course Objectives: Define what marijuana is List and discuss the health consequences of marijuana abuse. Understand possible treatment options for marijuana users. Discuss the scope of marijuana abuse in the United States
Social Worker Continuing Education

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