HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: HIV Treatment in Patients with Comorbidities

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss the management of an older man with long-term HIV infection, a complex treatment history, and multiple comorbidities including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and renal impairment.
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: First-line Antiretroviral Therapy

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss issues related to first-line antiretroviral therapy—when to start, what to start, and important patient characteristics relevant for clinical decision making.
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The Houston Aortic Symposium: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Diseases, the Twelfth in the Series

This two-and-a-half day live symposium will be the twelfth in an annual series and will be designed to present and discuss the diagnosis and treatment paradigms for aortic diseases, including medical, endovascular, surgical, and hybrid options. The scientific program will be formulated by consulting the current literature and national data, in conjunction with the expertise of the Program Directors and esteemed faculty, and incorporating information gathered from online needs assessment survey...
Promedica International CME

The Time Has Come: Identification and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2.4 million people suffered from opioid use disorder (OUD) in the United States. In Canada, as many as 200,000 individuals were estimated to be addicted to prescription painkillers (2012), whereas a potential 1.3 million opioid users at high-risk for addiction were noted in Europe (2014). In 2014, Australia ranked as the third-highest country worldwide for prescription painkiller misuse per year and China had an estimated 7.3 millio...
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Bipolar Type-I Disorder: Diagnosing and Managing a Complex Disease

Bipolar disorder is a condition characterized by recurrent periods of mania, hypomania, or episodes of mixed features, with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 3.9% in the United States. Additionally, the disorder is the 6th leading cause of years lost due to disability in young adults. Diagnosis and management is challenging due to the various phases of disease and clinical presentation. Despite new pharmacological options, many patients with bipolar I disorder are not adequately treated a...
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Optimizing Strategies for Topical Management of Glaucoma: Treatment Options and Improving Adherence

Because glaucoma typically begins by affecting the far periphery of the vision, most patients are unaware that they have the disease until it progresses and destroys central vision. As a result, nearly half of those with glaucoma remain undiagnosed, and 50% have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Since glaucoma-related vision loss is permanent and treatment can slow progression and prevent blindness in 90% of cases, regular screening of at-risk patients to detect and treat glaucoma ear...
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The Coming of Age of Early to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Classification and Treatment

Geographic atrophy (GA), an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), affects approximately 5 million individuals worldwide. Advances in predictive and diagnostic techniques provide the opportunity for an earlier diagnosis of AMD; yet currently, there are no approved therapies for the treatment of GA. In this CME activity, experts in the field review and provide guidance for the classification of early to late AMD, visualization and visual function, updates on nutritional supple...
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Case Presentation: CyPass Stent in the Left Eye and an iStent in the Right Eye

In this CME activity, the clinical course of a patient with a CyPass Stent in the left eye and an iStent in the right eye will be described.
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Innovative Targeting of IOP, Emerging New Science in Glaucoma Management

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people affected by the condition. With the aging population, it is expected that the prevalence of glaucoma will continue to increase, resulting in an estimated 80 million people with glaucoma by 2020. Recent advances in imaging have facilitated earlier glaucoma diagnosis and subsequent timely initiation of therapy, potentially reducing irreversible blindness and loss of quality of life. Therapies f...
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Cataract & Refractive 360: Fundamentals, Techniques, & Technology; Volume 2, Number 4

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize damage due to the heat produced by ultrasonic energy during phacoemulsification. New technologies, such as optical coherence tomography...
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Putting Dry Eye in Focus: Clinical Case Discussions

Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disorder of the ocular surface, with nearly 30 million adults in the United States reporting symptoms. Despite its high relevance, DED is often underdiagnosed and subsequently undertreated, resulting in significant loss of patient quality of life and decreased outcomes after refractive and cataract surgery. Because patient signs and symptoms often do not correlate with the severity of DED, prompt and accurate diagnosis is essential for the initiation o...
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Uveitis 101 for Busy Retina Specialists -- Case Discussions: Medical and Surgical Approaches in Managing Patients With Uveitis

This activity presents an update on differential diagnosis of noninfectious uveitis of the posterior segment (NIU-PS) and current and emerging treatments for patients with NIU-PS that can be managed by the retina specialist who is not a uveitis specialist.
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Surgical Glaucoma Update

Incisional glaucoma surgery has traditionally been reserved for patients with progressive disease, and in whom medical and laser therapies have been exhausted. Trabeculectomy with antifibrotics and tube shunt surgery have been associated with potentially vision-threatening complications. This educational activity will discuss newer procedures targeting aqueous inflow and outflow which have been developed over the past decade to improve the safety profile of glaucoma surgery.
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Medical Management of Glaucoma: Recent Approvals and Drugs Under Investigation

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people affected by the condition. This activity will evaluate clinical evidence for the safety and efficacy of established, new, and emerging classes of glaucoma medications.
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 4

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to differentially diagnose and is frequently undertreated. The consequences of undiagnosed and/or undertreated OSD can impact patient quality of life and severely affect visual acuity, especially in those undergoing cataract and/or refractive surgery. Effective diagnostics and therapeutics have been limited, but recent approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and continued e...
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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 3

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment, planning, and execution procedures. Phacodynamics, which is the effects of the equipment used to perform a cataract procedure on the internal environment of the eye, must be thoroughly understood to maintain a stable anterior chamber and to minimize damage due to the heat produced by ultrasonic energy during phacoemulsification. New technologies, such as optical coherence tomography...
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Advancing Science on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of adult blindness and visual impairment. Because age is a major risk factor for developing AMD, it is estimated that more than 5.44 million people will be affected by the disease by 2050, causing significant disability and impacting patient quality of life. Two major forms of AMD exist, atrophic (dry) and exudative (wet), with the atrophic form being more prevalent. Advances in predictive models and diagnostic methodologies a...
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, and Dysfunctions™: Volume 3, Number 3

Ocular surface disease (OSD) is a group of disorders commonly seen in ophthalmic practice, but it is challenging to differentially diagnose and is frequently undertreated. The consequences of undiagnosed and/or undertreated OSD can impact patient quality of life and severely affect visual acuity, especially in those undergoing cataract and/or refractive surgery. Effective diagnostics and therapeutics have been limited, but recent approvals by the US Food and Drug Administration and continued e...
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Applying Advances with Checkpoint Inhibitors in Thoracic Oncology

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. It is estimated that 222,500 new cases of lung cancer will occur in the United States in 2018, resulting in 155,870 deaths. Mesothelioma, a cancer that can develop in the lining of the lungs, is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos and is associated with a poor prognosis. Advances in lung cancer treatment, including the introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors, are increasing the number of patients who receive treatment ...
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Ace the Case: 61-Year-Old Male Who Presents to the ER with Worsening Back Pain

This “Ace the Case” activity will review the diagnosis and management of patients with high-risk multiple myeloma utilizing a case-based approach.
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Ace the Case: A 55-Year-Old Woman with Intermittent Episodes of Lightheadedness and Excessive Fatigue

This “Ace the Case” activity will utilize a case study to evaluate a 55-year-old woman, post-gastric bypass surgery, who presents with intermittent episodes of lightheadedness and excessive fatigue.
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Improving Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Latest Advances to Improve Adenoma Detection Rates

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common type of cancer worldwide and second deadliest form of cancer in the United States. Current estimates suggest that up to 25% of adenomas are missed with current colonoscopy technologies, primarily due to poor visualization in folds and other difficult-to-detect areas. Technological advances in recent years have improved detection rates. This CME activity will review appropriate screening and prevention efforts for the early detection of patients ...
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Vaccinations and IBD: Special Considerations and Preventive Measures to Improve Patient Outcomes

The treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been revolutionized by using immunomodulatory agents that are effective in controlling disease activity. However, these agents also cause an increased risk of new infections or reactivation of latent infections. Immunosuppressed patients have an increased risk of severe viral infections, and national and international vaccination guidelines have been developed to decrease the mortality risk associated with these infections. In addition, the...
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Ace the Case: A 65-Year-Old White Female Presents to Primary Care Physician with Abdominal Pain 2 Years After Having Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery

The education activity will utilize a case study to assess the cause of abdominal pain in a 65-year-old woman who underwent gastric bypass surgery two years ago.
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Checkpoint Inhibitors in Gastrointestinal Tumors: The Latest Evidence on Safety, Efficacy, and Biomarkers

The genomes of cancers deficient in mismatch repair (MMR) contain extremely high numbers of somatic mutations. Analysis of recent clinical studies have demonstrated that colorectal cancers with mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) and other advanced dMMR cancers are sensitive to immune checkpoint blockade with PD-1 antibodies, and that mutational burden correlates with treatment response. These findings have led to the recent approval of two immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of micro...
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Best of IBD Summit for Fellows

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States. There is substantial room for improvement in the care of patients with IBD, as evidenced by a recent study of insurance claims that showed approximately 80% of 32,883 patients with IBD received suboptimal therapy. The outcomes of patients with IBD are diminished by multiple factors, including uncertainty about approaches to diagnosis, assessme...
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Highlights of the IBD Summit for Fellows

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States. The outcomes of patients with IBD are diminished by multiple factors, including uncertainty about approaches to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, as well as a lack of knowledge about available therapies. It is important that gastroenterology fellows are adequately trained in the pathophysiology, classification, and clinical management of I...
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Ace the Case: A Married Couple Presents to your Office Requesting Advice and Treatment for Weight Loss

This “Ace the Case” study will discuss the management of obesity in a middle-aged married couple. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for CME or ABIM MOC credits.
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Advances in Insulin Formulations: What Can They Do for Your Patients with T2DM?

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of the 150 million cases of diabetes worldwide. Education to providers about therapeutic advances regarding injectable agents, insulin analogs, incretin mimetics and fixed-dose combinations can improve treatment options. This audio lecture with Dr. Carol Wysham presents the science and practical approaches to the management of type 2 diabetes.
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Advances in Insulin Formulations: What Can They Do for Your Patients with T2DM? - Assessing Patient and Provider Barriers to Injectable Therapies

Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% of the 150 million cases of diabetes worldwide. Education to providers about therapeutic advances regarding injectable agents, insulin analogs, incretin mimetics, and fixed-dose combinations can improve treatment options. This video interview with Dr. Carol Wysham offers practical approaches to the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.
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Advances in Insulin Formulations: Concentrated and Fixed-dose Insulin Formulations Can Improve Outcomes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

There are approximately 150 million people worldwide that have diabetes mellitus and this number is expected to double by 2025. Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) accounts for 90% of diabetes cases worldwide. There have been numerous therapeutic advances regarding injectable agents for the treatment of T2DM, including novel insulin analogs, incretin mimetics, and several fixed-dose combinations. Still, approximately 50% of the adults in the United States with diabetes do not meet the recommended goals for...
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Ace the Case: A 23-Year-Old Woman with Facial Acne

This educational activity will employ a case study to assess treatment options in a 23-year-old female with multiple facial pustules.
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Sprout Pediatric Telehealth Colloquium 2018

COURSE: A course for administrators, researchers, and health care professionals interested in advancing the use in advancing the use of telemedicine and mobile health in pediatric care. For more information, please contact us events@ucdavis.edu and/or http://ces.ucdavis.edu/ptc
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Ace the Case: A 48-Year-Old Woman Confused About a Diagnosis of Leukemia

This “Ace the Case” activity will utilize a case study to discuss the assessment and management of a 48-year-old woman with a myeloproliferative disorder. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Bladder Cancer: Practice Essential for Community Oncologists and Advanced Practice Providers

For many years, the mainstay of initial treatment for metastatic bladder cancer has been chemotherapy. However, immunotherapy with PD-1/PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors is revolutionizing the treatment of bladder cancer. Currently, 5 checkpoint inhibitors are approved for patients who have failed prior platinum-based chemotherapy or are ineligible for cisplatin-based chemotherapy. In this CME activity, expert faculty will assess the clinical evidence regarding the efficacy, safety, and tolerability...
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Rheumatic Immune-related Adverse Events: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Recognition and Management

The introduction of immune checkpoint inhibitors has had a great impact on the field of oncology. However, these new therapies are associated with a spectrum of autoimmune and systemic inflammatory reactions known as immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Rheumatologists are likely to encounter a wide variety of irAEs as the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors expands in the treatment of several cancers. Thus, it is critical for rheumatologists to be aware of these complications to accurately ...
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Ace the Case: A 35-Year-Old Man Presents to a Dermatologist with a Brown Pigmented Lesion That Has Been Changing Over the Past 3 Months

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss the diagnosis and management of a 35-year-old man who has a brown pigmented lesion that has been changing over the past 3 months.
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Targeted Therapies for Metastatic HCC: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Latest Clinical Advances

The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) continues to increase in the United States. Management of patients diagnosed with HCC is challenging, as tumor stage and potential underlying liver disease must be considered prior to initiation of therapy. If detected early, surgical resection or liver transplantation are curative options; however, most HCC cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. For patients with advanced disease, systemic therapy with targeted agents has demonstrated prolong...
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EGFR-mutated NSCLC: Differentiating Options to Optimize Patient Care

Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer within the United States and accounts for approximately 25% of all cancer-related deaths. In 2018, it is estimated that 234,030 new cases of lung cancer, of which 85% will be non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and 154,050 lung cancer-related deaths will be reported. The identification of underlying oncogenic drivers in NSCLC and the utilization of mutational analysis for diagnosis as well as appropriate therapy selection have led to a t...
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Ace the Case: A 70-Year-Old Woman with Cough and a Lung Mass

This “Ace the Case” activity will discuss the diagnosis and management of a 70-year-old woman with cough and a lung mass on CT scan.
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Ace the Case: A 49-Year-Old Man with History of Cardiovascular Disease

This educational activity will utilize a case study to discuss the approach to managing dyslipidemia in a patient with a significant cardiovascular risk history.
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Best of Lipid Forum 2017 — Beyond Statin Therapy: Getting the Low Down on LDL Management

Nearly one-third of adults in the United States have an elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Frontline intervention for these patients is diet and exercise, as well as statin therapy. Although this approach is beneficial to many patients, nearly 30% of patients fail to meet their treatment goals on statin therapy and many cannot tolerate intensification of therapy with higher dosing. For these patients and for...
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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Establishing Diagnosis and Treatment Amid an Absence of Guidance

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive lung disease associated with enhanced mortality, occurring in 1 to 2 million people in the United States. Pulmonary arterial hypertension mimics many pulmonary and cardiovascular disorders; therefore, physicians are challenged to make an accurate and timely differential diagnosis. Although an early diagnosis of PAH is associated with improved survival and patient outcomes, early recognition and diagnosis is difficult due to its slow onset ...
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Ace the Case: A 78-Year-Old Woman with Diabetes, Hypertension, and Dyslipidemia Presents to the ED with Chest Pain

This “Ace the Case” activity will utilize a case study to discuss the management of a 78-year-old female with diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia who presents to the ER with chest pain and is found to have a STEMI on her initial ECG. Accurately assess the appropriate treatment option(s) for this patient for CME credits.
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Elevated CV Risk in Patients with Diabetes: Causes, Implications, and New Management Strategies

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, claiming approximately 800,000 lives annually. Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are up to 4 times more likely to die from cardiovascular heart disease. Numerous factors contribute to the increased CV risk among patients with T2DM, many of which can be attributed to insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and the hyperglycemia associated with beta cell damage. Several clinical advances...
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Providing Quality Care for Patients with Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) affects as many as 6 million adults in the United States, and the prevalence is anticipated to increase to more than 8 million by 2020. Mortality rates associated with HF have been on the rise for the first time in more than a decade. As management guidelines and treatment options continue to evolve, it is increasingly crucial that clinicians who treat patients with HF understand the latest approaches for optimizing care. This CME activity will apply knowledge of the latest ...
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Insights on the 2017 IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults: Focus on Recurrence

In this text-based interview, Dr. Paul Feuerstadt reviews the updated 2017 IDSA/SHEA clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of C. difficile, with a focus on recurrent infection. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Outline risk factors for recurrent C. difficile infection to consider when selecting treatment • Discuss available data on the treatment of recurrent C. difficile and how that data was applied to the updated IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice ...
ACHL

High-Impact Cancer Research

State-of-the-Art Principles and Skills Development for High-Impact Cancer Research High-Impact Cancer Research is the acclaimed Harvard Medical School post-graduate certificate program for cancer research. It teaches the principles and skills shaping today’s most important cancer research activities. Participants learn directly from distinguished leading experts who have achieved breakthroughs in fields from discovery biology to therapeutics and prevention. Faculty are leaders from Harva...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Emerging Concepts in Clinical Dialysis and Kidney Disease 2018

This inaugural UC Davis Nephrology CME Symposium pursues the advancement of knowledge in Home Dialysis Therapies, the Importance of Residual Renal Function, and also brings cutting-edge updates in Nephrology. COURSE OBJECTIVES Advancement of knowledge and interest in Home Dialysis Therapies Strategies to preserve Residual Renal function Understanding home dialysis prescriptions Address access issues in home dialysis Strategies to enhancing patient engagement and empowerment Clinica...
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Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine 2018 State of the Art Update Featuring Application of Current Guidelines to Your Practice

Target Audience – Family physicians, internists, general cardiologists, cardiovascular specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, fellows, residents, and students in the health sciences. Educational Purpose - The goal of this conference is to enhance clinician performance consistent with new clinical guidelines, upgrades in diagnosis, medical and interventional approaches, management of cardiovascular disease, approaches to clinical challenges and innovativ...
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