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

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

CPAN®/CAPA® Exam Review - Cummings

This course is designed for nurses working in the perianesthesia setting who plan to take the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam. The course will focus on core concepts defined by ASPAN™ for caring for all populations. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES This program prepares the learner to: 1. Describe the CPAN®/CAPA® Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam. 2. Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered. 3. Identify co...
MED-ED

Online CE - What’s New with Lipid Management: Managing Statin Intolerance, Consensus Recommendations, New Evidence, and PCSK9 Inhibitors

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: 1. Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of dyslipidemia. 2. Identify the patient populations that benefit from statin therapy according to consensus guidelines. 3. Discuss recommendations from the US Preventative Services Task Force for statin therapy in primary prevention. 4. Define the role in of nonstatin therapy in the treatment of dyslipidemia. 5. Compare and contra...
University Learning Systems

Online CE - Advances in the Management of Diabetes

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review recent updates to the standards of care recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, and place in therapy for recently approved diabetes medications. Describe recent cardiovascular outcome trials for new diabetes medications and their implications for patient care. Identify new insulin delivery devices and glucose monitoring devices and Determine their utility in patie...
University Learning Systems

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents: Diagnostic Strategies and New Evidence

One of the most challenging areas of psychiatry is the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. In particular, treatment of the depressive phase of the bipolar spectrum disorders in children and adolescents remains a largely unmet need. Up to 2 million children in the United States have bipolar disorder. It is now recognized that about half of adult patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder had their first episode as children or adolescents. Differe...
CMEology

Current Evidence-based Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Collaborating To Improve Patient Care

Despite the availability of guidelines for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) management and new effective treatments, wide variabilities in care still exist. These variations are due, in part, to the difficulties of making a differential diagnosis of IPF and the challenges of developing and implementing cross-functional multidisciplinary team initiatives. In order to improve health outcomes for patients with IPF, Current Evidence-based Management of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Collabor...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and American Lung Association

Navigating New Options to Improve Outcomes in Multiple Myeloma

As new combinations and classes of agents emerge for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM), community-based treatment teams require clarity on the optimal integration of recently approved and emerging agents into the relapsed/refractory landscape for MM. While high-dose chemotherapy is not appropriate for all patients, multiple options have emerged that demonstrate a clinical benefit and require proper integration into the treatment paradigm. In addition, clinicians must meet requirements for...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Targeted Therapy for Skin Malignancies: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, and Merkel Cell

Patients may not always be offered the most appropriate single and combination targeted therapies that have been proven effective in clinical trials. Currently available clinical data have practice-changing implications for medical oncologists, dermatologists, and related specialists treating skin malignancies. To stay up to date with the latest data, evidence will be presented related to the role of BRAF inhibition, hedgehog signaling, and immunotherapy in the pathogenesis and treatment of ba...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Collaborating with Patients to Improve IPF Care: Strategies to Enhance Patient QOL and Survival

Recent efforts to improve provider-patient communication and facilitate shared decision-making regarding treatments have been successful, as two-thirds of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients report being involved in discussions regarding their care. However, opportunities still exist to ensure alignment of patient and physician priorities and to provide clinicians with the most up-to-date evidence on IPF treatment options. New studies have revealed an increase in patient survival when...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education

Advances in Radioactive Iodine-Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Patients with radioactive iodine-refractory thyroid cancer (RAIR-DTC) have poor prognoses and, until recently, there were no effective targeted systemic therapies available for RAIR-DTC. Targeted therapies sorafenib and lenvatinib have been approved by the FDA for treating RAIR-DTC in the last 5 years. Along with these approved therapies, other targeted therapies, such as cabozantinib and vandetanib, which were approved earlier in the decade by the FDA for treating medullary thyroid cancer, ar...
The Endocrine Society, Rockpointe Oncology

Targeting EGFR, T790M, ALK, and ROS1 in NSCLC

Oncology treatment teams are tasked with navigating through a steady increase in the number and complexity of molecular biomarkers that guide treatment decisions. FDA-approved companion tests have expanded testing options and provide uniformity of reporting, yet challenges in the clinical setting and the potential to negatively impact patient outcomes persist. As part of the continuum of care in oncology, there is an increasing demand for genomic testing to guide the course of treatment. Misi...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Precision Medicine and Impact of Therapeutic Drug Levels

Much has been written recently about the need for genetic testing and biomarkers to identify specific targets within cancers, recognizing that there are many subclones and individual differences within the malignancies that arise in patients, even in those with morphologically similar cancers. Another important aspect of cancer treatment is the need to optimize the dose and schedule of administered therapies. Pharmacogenomics has demonstrated that the bioavailability and half-lives of anti-ca...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Redefining Care for BRCA and Other Familial-associated Cancers

Advances in molecular genetics and testing have refined the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for patients with BRCA and other familial genetic syndromes. As women with germline BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations are at an increased risk for developing high-grade serous ovarian cancer, there are implications for genetic testing, family counseling, radiologic screening, and pharmaceutical choices in the community setting. Molecular and genetic advances, such as novel PARP inhibitors, are altering the ...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Metastatic Breast Cancer

While mortality rates for breast cancer are decreasing, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) remains incurable. This session will review new treatment options based on molecular and genetic information, the level of evidence used to formulate practice guidelines, as well as updates from ASCO 2017. New agents, including PARP inhibitors for those with appropriate mutations, will also be discussed. Clinically-oriented guidelines on the management of MBC were developed by the European Society for Medica...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Use of Oncology Quality Measures Where Do We Go from Here?

The new CMMI guidelines for physician reimbursement for patient care require some demonstration of quality and value in care delivery. Certain quality programs are available to oncologists (such as PQRS, QOPI, etc.). These assessments of quality require demonstration that specific guidelines are measured and followed within acceptable compliance targets. This session will address how these measures are developed and applied for use in the new payment models.
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Achieving Precision Care in Gastrointestinal Cancers

Treatment selection is largely dependent on the goals of therapy; however, sequencing of standard therapies with newly approved therapies as patients’ progress is a key factor in improving quality of care. The recent approval of new agents and advances in biomarker detection have supported the individualization of treatment and subsequent improvements in survival for patients with gastrointestinal cancers. As new agents are expected to enter the treatment paradigm in 2017, clinicians will r...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and Rockpointe Oncology.

Improving Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC) Care in Community Cancer Centers

The clinical management of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) continues to evolve as advances in research lead to new approaches in molecular biomarker testing and the application of treatment plans that are tailored for each patient. The goal of this program is to educate and enable members of the cancer care team to apply the latest guidelines and evidence when managing patients with mCRC.
American Academy of CME

Achieving Better Control of Severe Asthma: New Understandings in Asthma Pathophysiology and Targeted Therapies

This education identifies the most current strategies for diagnosing severe asthma and the criteria describing the type 2 asthma phenotype. This information will be reinforced by case studies, case-based decision-making, and doctor-patient videos.
The France Foundation

Selected Topics in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine Bermuda Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Southern Caribbean Cruise

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (E...
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in Family Medicine, Women's Health, Vascular Medicine and Phlebology Hawaiian Islands Cruise

◦Chronic Venous Insufficiency ◾Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI ◦Pelvic Phlebology ◾Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy female patients ◦PCOS and Androgen Excess ◾Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS, its sequelae and related conditions ◦Cord Blood: Collection and Applications ◾Differentiate fact vs. fiction in the clinical use of cord blood tran...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Pediatric/Adult Urology and Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics Eastern Caribbean Cruise

◦ADHD Update: Identification and Diagnosis ◦ Use behavioral screening tools to identify children with behavior and emotional problems ◦ Apply evidence-based strategies to diagnose children with ADHD ◦ADHD Update: Treatment ◦Demonstrate increased comfort prescribing medication for children with ADHD ◦ Describe evidence-based behavioral strategies for children with ADHD ◦Evidence Based Positive Parenting: Part 1 ◦ Apply evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a pa...
Continuing Education, Inc

Infectious Diseases Western Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Objectives: This seminar will provide information about current approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common infectious diseases. Upon completion, participants should be able to understand the recommendations and rationale behind treatment of common infections. This course is designed to explore major areas in infectious diseases which are impacting generalists.
Continuing Education, Inc

Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies Dalmation Coast and Italy Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

•Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease •Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease •Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease •Women and Heart Disease •Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease •New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes •Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications •Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure •Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outco...
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Western Caribbean Cruise

1.ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research 2.REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence 3.ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology: 2019 Update Japan, Korea and China Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health Norwegian Fjords Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health Scandinavia/Russia Cruise

Women's Health: Tools for all practitioners The course is specifically geared towards any practitioner who treats women, including gynecologists, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and nurses.
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine, Palliative Care and Pain Management Blue Danube River Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine Alaskan Cruise July 2019

◦ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour ◦Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication ◦Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research ◦REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour ◦Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues ◦HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates ◦Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations ◦Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence ◦ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EM...
Continuing Education, Inc

Endocrinology Southern Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Objectives : This seminar will provide a working knowledge of common endocrinological problems. The course will reinforce physiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of most major endocrine disorders. The current treatment for these disorders will be developed in sufficient detail to permit independent management or active participation in care with the endocrinologist.
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine British Isles Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in Geriatrics and Nephrology Alaskan Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Occupational/Environmental Medicine in Primary Care Southern Caribbean Cruise Co-Sponsored w/School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

This seminar is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of the role and value of screening in primary care and the importance of preventive therapy and risk reduction for adults. The course will also provide an overview of common diagnostic and management problems in adult primary care. Upon completion, participants should be able to identify who benefits from cardiovascular screening, and from primary and secondary prevention of heart disease; assess which cancer screens app...
Continuing Education, Inc

The Thrill is Gone: Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction: 2019 Update Eastern Caribbean Cruise

1.Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment ◦Assess levels of substance use in primary care 2.In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's) ◦How to manage Dual Diagnosis. 3.Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful outcome ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Comprehensive Dermatology, Allergy/Immunology, Update for the PCP, Emphasizing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tips and Tricks Singapore/Hong Kong Cruise

Topics: Urticaria Angioedema Atopic Dermatitis Pruritus Drug Allergy Food Allergy Irritable Bowel Syndrome Indoor Allergies Sinusitis Headaches Auto inflammatory Syndromes Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in Neurology: 2019 Update Western Caribbean Cruise

1.Pain ◦Developing a plan to address PAIN: addressing headache, facial pain, chronic pain with a focus on non-opiate interventions ◦Medications used in the management of pain ◦General overview - Safety, Black Box Warnings, and Risks (i.e., cardiovascular risks with NSAIDS, when daily aspirin is appropriate for primary prevention, and reducing unnecessary use) ◦ Opiates and FDA prescribing alerts with benzodiazepines. 2.Movement Disorders ◦Movement disorders: diagnosing and man...
Continuing Education, Inc

Selected Topics in ENT, Sleep Medicine and the Medical Management of Pain Western Caribbean Cruise

1.Levorphanol, tapentadol ◦Participants will be able to differentiate the actions and pharmacokinetics of tapentadol and tramadol, levorphanol and methadone 2.Nalbuphine ◦Participants will be able to employ nalbuphine in clinical situations for which it has an advantage 3.Visceral pain ◦Participants will be able to recite the neuroanatomical differences between somatic and visceral pain and the difference in pain characteristics 4.Neuropathy ◦Participants will be able to recit...
Continuing Education, Inc

Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaiian Cruise

Many of our patients desire the creation of a beautiful smile. As dentists it is our responsibility to make beautiful teeth a part of a comprehensive plan that will create a completely healthy mouth. This involves the diagnosis and elimination of any functional or biologic disease process that could cause breakdown of any part of the stomatognathic system.
Continuing Education, Inc

Essential Topics in Neurology: A Comprehensive Review and 2019 Update Paris, Normandy and River Seine Cruise

1.The Neurological Exam 2. When to Worry About a Headache 3. Peripheral Neuropathy 4.Treatment of Neuropathic Pain 5.Somatic Symptoms and Conversion Disorder 6. Back and Lower Limb Pain 7. Differential Diagnosis of Spells 8. Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia 9. Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury 10. Acute Management of Stroke 11. Autonomic Disorders 12. Neurologic Infections Including Zika Virus 13. Disorders of Muscle 14.Movement Disorders
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine and Mass Casualty Disaster Management Western Caribbean Cruise

◦Family medicine/General medicine: ◦Cardiovascular disease in Women ◦Update in Type 2 diabetes management ◦Travel medicine - Staying healthy on the road and at sea ◦Migraine headaches - management and coping ◦Communication ◦Patient Experience - What do patients desire most in their physician? ◦The difficult patient encounter - successful avigation ◦Leadership and Teambuilding ◦Keys to building a connected, compassionate team
Continuing Education, Inc

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine and Forensic Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

2019 Update in Family Medicine and Primary Care Psychology Panama Canal Cruise

1.Cardiovascular Disease in Women - Diabetes ◦To discuss some of the clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men. ◦To describe the American Diabetic Association (ADA) diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Type 2 diabetes 2.Cardiovascular Disease in Women - Hypertension ◦To describe the Joint National Committee on Hypertension 8 guidelines for blood pressure. ◦To discuss the SPRINT Trial results and their impact on the JNC 8 guidelines 3.Cardiovasc...
Continuing Education, Inc

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