Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology: 2019 Update Alaska Cruise

1.Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests ◦Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US and to manage the treatment of fatty liver 2.Celiac Disease or Something Else? ◦State the usefulness of celiac genetic testing 3.Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding ◦Identify the risk factors that lead to GI bleeding 4.Colon Cancer Prevention 2019 ◦Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention 5.Dysphagia/Dyspepsi...
Continuing Education, Inc

Sensitive Topics in Women's Health: Sexuality, Menopause, and Mental Health Eastern Caribbean Cruise

1.Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 1: Focus on PMDD, PME and Menopause ◦Identify the hormonal effect on depression in the non pregnant female 2.Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 2: Focus on Perinatal Depression ◦Recognize unique features to consider in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression . 3.Beyond Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Anxiety Disorders ◦Define various mood and anxiety disorders that can present in ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Current Topics in Neurology and Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Greek Isles Cruise

1.Asthma ◦Updates on strategies to reduce and prevent asthma with consideration of practice guidelines in management 2.Rhinitis/Sinusitis ◦Appreciate the signs and symptoms of rhinitis due to allergies and acute and chronic sinusitis with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment. 3.Allergy Shots/ Sublingual Immunotherapy ◦Learn about allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy and indications for its use and how they may be given safely . 4.Environmental and Occupational Allergeni...
Continuing Education, Inc

Pediatrics Alaska Cruise

The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a broad review of the general medical management of children. Topics: 1.Doping in Sport 2.The Sports Medicine History and Physical 3.Concussion Update 4.Athlete Hip Injuries 5.The Athletes Foot 6.Upper Extremity Injuries in Athletes 7.Pediatric Water Safety 8.Pediatric gastroesophageal reflux 9.Celiac disease, Gluten Intolerance and Wheat Allergy 10.Probiotics 11.Pediatric Food Allergy Update 12.Constipation and Infant Dyschezi...
Continuing Education, Inc

Pain Management, Headache, Palliative Care, and Mental Health Spain, Italy & Monaco Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Sports Medicine, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Telemedicine, and Electronic Medical Records Western Caribbean Cruise

Topics: ◦Telemedicine and allergy ◦Describe different types of telemedicine ◦Select digital equipment for examining patients via telemedicine ◦Immunodeficiency ◦Identify risk factors for primary immunodeficiency (PID) ◦Order and interpret tests for PID ◦Environment including toxic mold ◦Obtain a relevant environmental history and use it to advise patients how to reduce their exposure to allergens that are contributing to their illness. ◦Asthma ◦Diagnose asthma ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Practical Neurology Alaska Cruise Co-Provided with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Purpose: This course will provide a working knowledge of the most common neurological problems and reinforce principles of clinical diagnosis while reviewing the symptoms and signs of most major neurological diseases. The seminar will also present clear, practical guidelines for managing these common problems including how to integrate laboratory tests and imaging techniques into the patient's evaluation. Finally, the current treatment for these disorders will be developed in sufficient de...
Continuing Education, Inc

Dermatology and Gastroenterology Norwegian Fjords Cruise

1.Recognizing Benign and Malignant Lesions of The Skin ◦Appropriately treat or refer patients with cutaneous neoplastic disease 2.Skin Disease Pearls for Primary Practice ◦Be comfortable choosing and using novel techniques in dealing with minor skin problems 3.Selected Topics in Acne and Rosacea ◦Diagnose and manage the most common forms of acne and rosacea 4.Infections and Infestations of the Skin ◦Recognize and treat skin infections and infestations 5.Psoriasis Update - T...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Emergency Medicine, Physician Wellness, and Burnout Alaska Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Hematology/Oncology & Cardiorespiratory/Renal Physiology and Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

Women's Health, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault & Legal and Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care Greece & Croatia Cruise

1.End of Life Care and Refusal of Treatment ◦ Discuss ethically and legal appropriate end-of-life treatment choices with patients. ◦ Explain the lines the line draws between appropriate and inappropriate end-of-life treatment choices for patients. 2.Dying and the Patient With Decisionmaking Capacity ◦Differentiate between instructional and proxy advance directives. ◦ Explain the difference between advance directives and physicians orders regarding end-of-life treatment options. ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Current Topics in Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, and Rheumatology Ireland & Iceland Cruise

1.Rheumatoid Arthritis: Advances in diagnosis and management ◦Learn the new American College of Rheumatology/ EULAR diagnostic criteria ◦Understand the application of new serologic tests ◦Appreciate how use biologic agents in RA treatment 2.Psoriatic Arthritis: whats new in management of skin and joints ◦Able to recognize between various forms of psoriatic arthritis ◦Know the new treatment modalities for PA 3.Spondyloarthropathies ◦Discuss rheumatic and systemic features ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR) - SPRING 2019 - A Continuing Medical Education Program

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR) is a unique educational format that has contributed to the education of thousands of orthopaedic surgeons around the world over the last three decades. An international faculty consisting of contemporary thought leaders discuss topics related to hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty. Each meeting is recorded in its entirety and placed on the CCJR website for future reference to assist in providing the highest possible standard of care for orthopaedi...
Current Concepts Institute

A Step Towards Informed Decision Making on Contraception: Resources for Patients

This initiative has been developed for patients in India and consists of 3 video blogs (Vlogs) and a patient discussion guide, to help patients learn more about contraception options and encourage then have informed discussions with their health care providers. Listen to other patients’ points of view as they provide unique perspectives on making their contraceptive choices. In addition to these helpful videos, there is a companion patient discussion guide designed to help patients and th...
ACHL

A Step Towards Informed Decision Making on Contraception: Resources for Physicians

This initiative is targeted towards healthcare providers in India and will be comprised of two clinician focused activities which consist of video-based faculty panel modules and a text based discussion guide. For this initiative, ACHL is partnering with IJCP Group, a leading healthcare communications company in India, as well as the Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), and the India Medical Association on the development of these educational materials. The g...
ACHL

Go Beyond the Gut: Insights and Commentary for Appropriate Vaccination of the Immunosuppressed IBD Patient

In this clinical commentary, a panel of three faculty experts will discuss the importance of immunity assessments/titers and appropriate vaccinations for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients on immunosuppressive therapies, ACG clinical practice guidelines, strategies for improving vaccination rates, and the administrative, financial, and communication related challenges surrounding vaccines and immunity assessments for IBD patients. Because the patient plays such a critical role in shared...
ACHL

Lichen Sclerosis and Lichen Simplex Chronicus

This presentation will focus on lichen sclerosis & lichen simplex chronicus—two of the most important, common and sometimes challenging vulvar dermatologic conditions: We will present images and comparisons as we discuss their clinical presentation, diagnosis, microscopic findings, pathophysiology, and treatment.
ASCCP

14-Night Japan, China & Taiwan CME Cruise - Update in Women’s Health & Family Medicine

Sail with us from Tokyo to Hong Kong, and enjoy stops through Japan, China and Taiwan.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

3-Nights in Quito & 7-Night Galapagos Islands CME Cruise - Endocrinology & Neurology Update

The Galapagos Islands are home to the only active volcanoes in the archipelago and are known both for their spectacular volcanic landscapes as well as penguin spotting: over 95% of the Galapagos Penguins live in these islands. Go snorkeling or take a walk along the beach to look for the playful Galapagos Penguin, perched on a rock or zooming underwater. One of the most pristine islands in the world, Fernandina hosts an impressive array of wildlife including sea lions, colourful Sally Light...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

7-Night Grenada Resort CME - CME Topics TBA

This ultimate resort of the Sandals & Beaches collection includes 257 rooms and suites never array of sightseeing and tour options. A vibrant nightlife exists on this island. Personalized butler service available in 69 Suites which will include Swim Up Pool Suites, Rondovals and Skypool Suites. Sandals La Source Grenada Resort & Spa epitomizes luxury with 4 villages: The Pink Gin Village, The South Seas Village, The Italian Village and The Lover’s Hideaway Village. Romantic Tranquility Soaki...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

7-Night Burgundy & Provence CME River Cruise - Dermatology & Palliative Care Update

A journey of exquisite pleasures. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you.
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

12-Night Israel CME Land Tour - Internal Medicine, Breast Cancer & Medical-Legal Updates

Join Sea Courses on this spectacular land trip and immerse yourself in history! On several of the days there will be two options of tours to choose from. With high-end accommodations, English-speaking expert guides, exciting excursions and most meals included, this trip is sure to be spectacular!
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

10-Night Peru CME Land Tour - Clinical Pearls in Neurology & Family Medicine

Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the Sacred Valley as you travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore ruins, museums and markets. We employ the best local guides so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region!
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

7-Night Bahamas Resort CME - Family Medicine & Cardiology

Deep within the idyllic waters of the Exumas, Sandals Emerald Bay brings unprecedented luxury to the easy‐going rhythms of the BahamianOutIslands. This privileged enclave is designed to ensure you'll feel like you're the only ones there, where service reigns supreme and Bahamian‐style architecture of elegant villas and suites harmonize with nature. Secluded within 500 tropical acres along a pristine, mile‐long beach, civilized pleasure coexists with exotic adventures, from three impressi...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

HIV/AIDS Information Resources from NLM: E-learning Training Course

This self-paced course provides a comprehensive overview, interactive tour and guided practice to help you become familiar with searching for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trusted and reliable sources.
National Library of Medicine

Breast Cancer

With breast cancer so often in the news, it is easy to forget that the diagnosis is an emotional and life-changing event for an individual patient. In the United States (US), an estimated 231,840 women and 2,350 men1 were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2015. One in every 8 women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. In contrast, a man’s lifetime risk is about 1 in 1000. Following skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among wo...
The Rx Consultant

Updates in Pediatric Asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic condition in children in the US, with an incidence of 9% (6.8 million individuals under the age of 18). It is more common in children from families living below the poverty threshold (13%) than families with higher incomes (8%). African-American children are more likely to have asthma (16%) than Hispanic (9%) or non-Hispanic white (8%) children. Asthma cannot be cured, but illness and deaths can be prevented with appropriate drug therapy. The National Asthm...
The Rx Consultant

New Drugs Approved in 2015

In 2015, the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved 45 new molecular entities – the highest annual number of new drugs to be approved in the past decade (up from 41 in 2014). The new approvals include 16 first-in-class drugs spanning 14 different medical conditions. Many of the new drugs were approved under one or more of the FDA’s 4 expedited pathways (fast track, breakthrough, priority review, and accelerated approval). Nearly half are for the treatment of rare d...
The Rx Consultant

Glaucoma Management

The American Optometric Association (AOA) Guidelines classify glaucoma as a group of eye disorders that lead to damage of the optic nerve with a defect in the retinal nerve fiber layer resulting in visual field loss. Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive disorder and if not diagnosed early and treated appropriately, it can lead to an irreversible decline in eyesight. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the US. The most common type of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma, affects approximately...
The Rx Consultant

Treating Low Back Pain without Opioids

Low-back pain is a common and disabling condition, with most individuals experiencing low-back pain at some point in their lives. In terms of overall worldwide burden, low-back pain ranked sixth out of the 291 conditions evaluated. The high disability linked to low-back pain is likely correlated with the increasing global prevalence, with 9.4% of the population experiencing back pain, translating to 83 million people in 2010. This proposed educational initiative will inform clinicians about th...
Dannemiller

Hepatitis C Treatment: Gone Viral

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a major public health concern. HCV, the most common blood borne infection in the US, is estimated to affect over 4 million Americans (about 1-2% of the population). Worldwide, over 170 million people are infected. Most Americans with HCV infection acquired it in the 1970s and 1980s, before the virus was identified. Although the rate of new infections declined between 1989-2011, there has been a recent increase in new infections since 2013. Unfortunately, there i...
The Rx Consultant

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Focus On Biologics

The 2 main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), affect approximately 1.17 million people in the United States. The estimated prevalence of CD in North America is 26-199 cases per 100,000 people; for UC, it is 37-246 cases per 100,000 people. During the past 25 years, the rates of newly diagnosed UC and CD cases have increased. Reasons for the increase may include wider exposure to environmental risk factors, greater awareness of IBD...
The Rx Consultant

Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has been used for thousands of years for medical conditions, as well as for recreational purposes. The terms “marijuana” and “cannabis” are used interchangeably; however, cannabis is the more contemporary clinical designation. The use of marijuana has increased recently among US adults (18 years and older), from 10% in 2002 to 13% in 2014. The rise in marijuana use coincides with a declining perception of risk linked with its use, and its use is more prevalent in states with ...
The Rx Consultant

Hormonal Contraceptives

There are 61 million women of childbearing age (15–44) in the US. About 43 million of these women are at risk of unintended pregnancy; they are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant. About two-thirds of them use a contraceptive method correctly and consistently. Oral contraceptives have been in use for over 50 years and are one of the most popular contraceptives; this method is used by 26% of contraceptive users. Most oral contraceptives contain 2 hormones, an estrogen and a pro...
The Rx Consultant

Chronic Insomnia

Insomnia is one of the most common medical complaints, generating over 5 million office visits per year in the US alone. Symptoms of insomnia occur in one-third to one-half of adults in the US, and are more prevalent among women and older adults. In patients with coexisting psychiatric illnesses, the incidence approaches 50% to 75%. About 1 in 10 adults has chronic insomnia – symptoms that occur at least 3 times per week for at least 3 months. Among patients with chronic insomnia, up to one-...
The Rx Consultant

Pharmacy Law: Determining the Legitimacy of Opioid Prescriptions

The pharmacists at XYZ Pharmacy are concerned. The pharmacy is in close proximity to a pain management clinic and patients from this clinic regularly present the pharmacists with prescriptions for MS Contin®, oxycodone, methadone, and other opioids in quantities as large as 1,000 tablets for a 1-month supply. Those prescriptions are usually accompanied with prescriptions for fentanyl oral lozenges. A few other physicians in the area also write prescriptions for large quantities of opioids and...
The Rx Consultant

Antibiotic Stewardship: Improving Use In The Community

Antibiotic stewardship is the effort to improve antibiotic prescribing so that antibiotics are used correctly - and only when needed. It includes monitoring antibiotic prescribing; avoiding unnecessary use; minimizing underuse due to missed or delayed diagnoses; and, when an antibiotic is needed, ensuring selection of the appropriate drug, dose, route of administration, and duration of therapy. The goal of antibiotic stewardship is to treat infections effectively, while minimizing unintended c...
The Rx Consultant

Smoking Cessation For the Busy Clinician

More than 50 years after the landmark 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on the health consequences of smoking, an estimated 15% of adult Americans still smoke. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States – accounting for 480,000 deaths per year (1 of every 5). People who quit smoking greatly reduce their risk for tobacco-related diseases, including cancer, heart disease, and lung disease, while also increasing life expectancy and improving quality of life. Each ...
The Rx Consultant

Pharmacy Law: Regulatory Developments Affecting Pharmacy Practice

The past few years have seen a number of legislative and regulatory changes at the federal level; both with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This article will address key changes impacting pharmacy practice in the areas of compounding, drug supply chain security, biosimilars, and the regulation of controlled substances in order to prevent diversion and abuse. The passage of the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (DQSA) updates the Fede...
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Osteoarthritis Management

Osteoarthritis (OA) – also called degenerative joint disease – is the most common chronic joint condition, affecting about 27 million Americans. The resulting pain, stiffness, and swelling can affect mobility, productivity, and quality of life. While no treatment has been shown to slow the progression of joint damage, a combination of non-drug interventions and drug therapy can be used to manage symptoms and improve mobility. Resistance exercise, weight loss, and psychosocial interventi...
The Rx Consultant

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

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

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