Online CE - Central Nervous System

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

Online CE - Dietary Supplements

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

Online CE - The Opioid Crisis

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

Online CE - Hepatitis C

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

47th Annual Emery C. Miller Medical Symposium

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

25th Annual Clinical Reviews and Primary Care Update 2018

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

Clinical Strategies for Incorporating Immunotherapy in Advanced Breast Cancer: Insights for Surgeons and Oncologists

Six expert faculty discuss advances in immunotherapy as it relates to breast cancer. This interview-style format is based on follow-up coverage from the “Immunotherapy and Breast Cancer” symposium at the Society of Surgical Oncology 2018 Annual Cancer Symposium, held on March 23, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. PowerPoint slides from the symposium, as well as a written transcript of the interviews, are available for download.
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)

3rd Annual Cutaneous Oncology Symposium 2018

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

Cardiovascular Summit, July 19-22, 2018

Review the management of patients with Congestive Heart Failure in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Describe the best practices for preventing Congestive Heart Failure re-admissions, Discuss the long-term management of Congestive Heart Failure patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices, Review outpatient strategies of invasive hemodynamic monitoring in patients with Congestive Heart Failure, Describe the management of patients with heart failure with preserved left ventricular ej...
Medical College of Georgia

Medical and Surgical Approaches to GI Disorders, July 16-20, 2018

This symposium should prepare participants to: Review advances in treating diseases commonly seen by gastroenterologists and GI surgeons, Outline practical, evidenced-based approaches for diagnosis and management of GI disorders that reflect advances in treatment, Discuss challenges and controversies in managing the patient with GI disease.
Medical College of Georgia

Neurology for the Non-Neurologist, July 12-14, 2018

This conference should enable participants to: Conduct a neurological examination and determine when to order neurological investigations, Recognize common neurological problems, Manage common neurological symptoms, including headaches, seizures and dizziness, Utilize new treatment techniques for neurological diseases, Recognize and manage movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Manage neurological emergencies such as strokes and seizures, List strategies to diagnose and manage ...
Medical College of Georgia

Neurological Emergencies

Education to Improve Diagnosis of Neurological Symptoms, Rapidly Identify Emergencies, and Optimize Outcomes This special Harvard Medical School CME course provides updates, best practices, and new algorithms to diagnose neurological symptoms, quickly identify a neurological emergency, and take appropriate measures to optimize outcomes for high-risk patients. NEW PRACTICES FOR THE WORKUP AND MANAGEMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL COMPLAINTS Among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses,...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Online CE - Marijuana and Other Schedule 1 Drugs: Potential for Medical Use and Abuse

Compare and contrast the evidence for and against the medical use of all substances discussed with special emphasis on marijuana. List the commonly used indications for medical marijuana. Discuss how medical marijuana is dosed. List the commonly encountered restrictions to the use of medical marijuana. Describe the rational used for promoting the recreational use of marijuana. Describe the abuse and addictive potential of all substances discussed. Discuss the scope of the abuse problem w...
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 - What’s New with Hypertension: How Low to Go, New Evidence, Consensus Recommendations, and Treating Resistant Hypertension

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to: Review medications and lifestyle modifications that are recommended for the treatment of hypertension. Compare and contrast guidelines and consensus recommendations for the treatment of patients with hypertension. Identify patient specific blood pressure goals for patients with hypertension. Interpret findings from the SPRINT trial and identify strengths and weaknesses of these data when applies to determining a patient-...
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

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 Global and Continuing Education

Improving Long-Term Outcomes in Patients With Schizophrenia: What Is the Evidence for Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics?

Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics can prevent relapses and hospitalizations, but they are underutilized, especially early in the course of illness. Health care providers need confidence in discussing LAIs with patients. LAI antipsychotics may be a reasonable option for many patients with schizophrenia and should be discussed routinely when evaluating treatment options. Health care providers may lack knowledge of options for LAI antipsychotics and be reluctant to discuss this therapy,...

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...

Infectious Diseases in Primary Care

The Comprehensive 2018 Infectious Disease Update: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment Education for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants This acclaimed Harvard Medical School CME course provides a comprehensive ID update. Led by Harvard Medical School's leading ID faculty and clinicians, this program provides guidance to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. Participants learn the practice implications of important new innovations and ensure t...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Primary Care Internal Medicine

The Comprehensive 2018 Primary Care Update Updates, advances, and best practices to optimize patient care and clinical outcomes. Designed for busy clinicians, this comprehensive Harvard Medical School CME program ensures that you are current with the most important clinical changes and innovations impacting primary care and prepared to integrate them into your practice. In one immersive experience, participants learn advances and improved approaches to: • Cardiovascular disease • Disea...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Healthcare Quality and Safety 2018

Healthcare Quality and Safety 2018 Within both ambulatory and inpatient settings, there is mounting pressure to improve quality, safety, and efficiency. The key question, however, is how. This Harvard Medical School CME conference provides education, strategies, how-tos and specific guidance to address this challenge. Customize Your Learning Experience 360-degree education is unique to this conference, delivering diverse perspectives from multidisciplinary quality and safety experts, inc...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

AAOS/OTA Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum

Hone your surgical skills for treating complex pelvic and acetabular fractures! Spend the majority of the course in the hands-on skills lab, exploring the appropriate usage and placement of clamps for reduction, as well as fixation devices for each specific fracture type. Compelling academic lectures, debates, and surgical demonstrations round out your course experience.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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

HRCT and the Radiologist’s Role in Diagnosing IPF

Use of a multidisciplinary team approach to the diagnosis and care of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been shown to improve treatment and outcomes. However, patients with IPF continue to suffer unacceptable delays in diagnosis and initiation of optimal treatments. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) is recommended for all patients suspected to have idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), as it can allow for a confident determination of disease without an invasiv...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education

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.

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 Global and Continuing Education

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.

Integrating New Therapies into Treatment Regimens for Gastric and Gastroesophageal Cancer

The recent inclusion of targeted biologic agents in guideline recommendations has provided oncologists with more treatment options and patients with the potential for improved outcomes. However, these additional options also increase the complexity of treatment selections and appropriate sequencing of treatments for patients with gastric and gastroesophageal (GEJ) cancers. Integrating New Therapies into Treatment Regimens for Gastric and Gastroesophageal Cancer will guide community clinicians...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education

Multiple Sclerosis Care in the Hospital Setting: Novel Neuroimaging Techniques, Individualized Treatment Strategies, and Management of Comorbidities

Early diagnosis in MS is imperative to minimize progression and improve patient quality of life. However, many patients with MS continue to receive delated diagnoses. In addition, a lack of coordination within the multidisciplinary management team can lead to inadequate management of MS-associated comorbidities. In order to help ensure accurate and timely diagnoses and improve care-team coordination, Multiple Sclerosis Care in the Hospital Setting will explore the most recent advances in evid...
The Potomac Center for Medical Education

AOSSM/AAOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Review Course

This course is ideal for: - ABOS diplomates preparing for MOC recertification - Orthopaedic surgeons preparing for the ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - General orthopaedic surgeons seeking an in-depth review of orthopaedic sports medicine - Other health care providers in need of an orthopaedic sports medicine review This course if for you if: -You want to prepare for your exams by learning from today’s leading sports medicine experts -You need to...
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

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

Pediatric Update, July 9-12, 2018

This course should enable participants to: Recognize, diagnosis, manage, and refer pediatric patients with the following conditions: common rheumatologic problems, lupus, chronic joint pain, severe anemia, eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity, common psychiatric conditions including anxiety, depression, and ADHD, lymphadenopathy, recurrent fevers, allergies, asthma, and prematurity. Determine when to send a child to a pediatric oncologist and how to monitor children afte...
Medical College of Georgia

Internal Medicine Recent Advances, June 18-22, 2018

This course will cover major advances and state-of-the-art reviews in the diagnosis and treatment of adults and features presentations providing the latest information in virtually every area of medicine. Designed for internists, family medicine practitioners and clinicians of all specialties who treat adults, participants will find this course useful, interesting and applicable to their practice. To provide important diversification for numerous physicians who attend every year, topics vary a...
Medical College of Georgia

Addiction Medicine in Primary Care

The opioid epidemic continues to be a growing public health burden. Prescription pain medications, heroin, and other illicit opioids are the cause of increasing morbidity and mortality. A large majority of people who use heroin used prescription pain medications for non-medical purposes prior to their heroin use. Primary care providers are on the front lines, and have the opportunity to make a significant impact. Substance use more broadly, including opioids, alcohol and other drugs, is a p...
Virginia Mason

New Zealand & Australia Cruise on Celebrity - Current Medical/Dental Health Issues with a Perspective from Down Under

The Professional Education Society invites you to join our CME/CE Seminar for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals New Zealand & Australia Cruise Auckland to Sydney on Celebrity Solstice January 17 – 31, 2019 Join PES for a 14-night cruise showcasing the vast wonders of the Down Under! Journey from Auckland to Sydney to view spectacular scenery, exotic wildlife, and miles of golden beaches Seminar Topics • Changing Demographics & Chronic Disease Patterns...
Professional Education Society

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

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

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