Best of ACTHIV: Safety of Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnancy

This session was voted by attendees and the ACTHIV conference planning committee as one of the “Best of ACTHIV”. The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miami, FL. At the completion of this educational activity, participants will: -Analyze the implications of timing of antiretroviral (ARV) exposure on birth defect risk -Describe the results of the Botswana Tsepamo birth surveillance study related to preconception dolutegra...
American Academy of CME

Best of ACTHIV: HIV Treatment Basics

This session was voted by attendees and the ACTHIV conference planning committee as one of the “Best of ACTHIV”. The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miami, FL. he enduring material is jointly provided by Beaumont Health, American Academy of CME, Inc., and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV). The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miama,...
American Academy of CME

Best of ACTHIV: Initial Treatment for a Person with HIV Infection

This session was voted by attendees and the ACTHIV conference planning committee as one of the “Best of ACTHIV”. The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miami, FL. At the completion of this educational activity, participants will: 1. Individualize initial antiretroviral therapy for a person with HIV infection 2. Evaluate new options for treating HIV
American Academy of CME

Best of ACTHIV: Progress in HIV Prevention

This session was voted by attendees and the ACTHIV conference planning committee as one of the “Best of ACTHIV”. The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miami, FL. At the completion of this educational activity, participants will: 1. Explain the indications for prescribing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and its role in HIV prevention. 2. Describe the role of HIV treatment in prevention.
American Academy of CME

Best of ACTHIV: Cardiovascular Risk Management in HIV

This session was voted by attendees and the ACTHIV conference planning committee as one of the “Best of ACTHIV”. The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miami, FL. At the completion of this educational activity, participants will: - Educate and counsel persons with HIV on risk factor modification to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. - Detect and manage cardiovascular risk factors among persons with HIV according...
American Academy of CME

Best of ACTHIV: Real World HIV Liver Disease (HCV) Cases

This session was voted by attendees and the ACTHIV conference planning committee as one of the “Best of ACTHIV”. The 13th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) was held April 11-13, 2019 in Miami, FL. At the completion of this educational activity, participants will: 1. Analyze the implications of timing of antiretroviral (ARV) exposure on birth defect risk. 2. Describe the results of the Botswana Tsepamo birth surveillance study related to preconception dolu...
American Academy of CME

One Size Does Not Fit All: Optimizing Use of Major Depressive Disorder Specifiers to Improve Outcomes

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a highly heterogeneous disorder that is increasingly seen as a continuum, with emphasis on overlapping and subthreshold symptoms. To address this issue, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) included the use of specifiers, such as mixed features and anxious distress, with the diagnosis of MDD. Although DSM-5 specifiers improve utility and precision in the diagnosis of MDD and related disorders, they may not be ...
CMEology

Assessing Department-specific Antibiotic Susceptibility to Guide Selection and Improve Outcomes - Selection of Therapy for HAP/VAP

This activity will feature a faculty panel discussing the treatment of a patient with HAP/VAP. Discussions will center around resistant gram-negative pathogens, the selection of therapy, and the role of newer antimicrobial therapies. The purpose of this activity is to provide members of antimicrobial stewardship programs and clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negati...
ACHL

Assessing Department-specific Antibiotic Susceptibility to Guide Selection and Improve Outcomes - Management of cUTIs

A faculty panel will discuss a case relating to the assessment and treatment of cUTIs. Topics will include emerging technologies for diagnosis, common pathogens, and the selection of therapy for resistant gram-negative infections. The purpose of this activity is to provide members of antimicrobial stewardship programs and clinicians who care for patients with serious infections with the latest data on antimicrobial stewardship, available and emerging antibiotics against Gram-negative pa...
ACHL

EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON CRYSTAL: Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea

EASTERN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS ON CRYSTAL: Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea Roundtrip Miami on Crystal Serenity November 21 – December 2, 2020 Spend Thanksgiving with PES & earn 14 CME/CE credits while cruising the idyllic isles of the Eastern Caribbean for 11 nights in all-inclusive luxury! Rejuvenate and indulge while exploring the white sands and crystalline waters of a tropical paradise aboard the luxurious, all-inclusive, 980-guest Crystal Serenity. Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea...
Professional Education Society

Protecting Young Adults from Meningococcal Disease

Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the National Association for School Nurses (NASN) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2 PM ET for a discussion on vaccines to prevent meningococcal disease and strategies to increase vaccination rates. NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD will moderate the webinar with presentations by Sarah A. Mbaeyi, MD, MPH, Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Christine Amidon, BSN, RN, College Nurse...
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

YACHTING THE SEYCHELLES ISLANDS ON CRYSTAL ESPRIT: Hot Topics in Medical, Dental & Public Health Issues

Join PES & earn 12 CME/CE credits while sailing for 7 nights through the topaz waters of the Indian Ocean to the tropical paradise of the Seychelles, where idyllic beaches, lush emerald mountains, and UNESCO-protected wildlife reserves await! Take in this exotic part of the world aboard the 62-guest, all-inclusive, all-suite luxury yacht Crystal Esprit, and be pampered with butler service in every category. Hot Topics in Medical, Dental & Public Health Issues CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Me...
Professional Education Society

Exploring Approaches to Improve Patient-Provider Collaboration and Communication

This curriculum is designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, internists, rheumatologists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who provide care to patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and systemic sclerosis-interstitial lung disease. Program Overview Collaborative decision making that involves the patient and their caregivers is critical in developing treatment plans for patients with progressive fibrotic pulmonary disease. Patients ...
Jointly Provided by AKH, Inc. and peerXchange, Inc.

Evaluate the Role of Currently Available Antifibrotic Agents in the Treatment of IPF and SSc-ILD

Program Overview The management of progressing fibrotic pulmonary disease continues to evolve and guidelines are challenged to stay abreast of, and to reflect, advances from recent clinical studies or drug approvals. Clinicians need to be aware of this challenging landscape to develop treatment plans that are current and that help patients to achieve optimal outcomes. In this podcast, Drs. Zibrak and Saketkoo will review the evidence supporting the use of antifibrotic agents, specifically n...
Jointly Provided by AKH, Inc. and peerXchange, Inc.

Recognition of the Signs and Symptoms of Diseases Associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Program Overview Signs and symptoms of progressing fibrotic disease are often common to many conditions such as IPF and SSc-ILD and patients with these diseases are often misdiagnosed or experience a delay in diagnosis. Awareness of common and distinctive features of these different diseases could alert physicians and reduce delays in diagnosis. In this podcast, Dr. Saketkoo explores strategies to help assess patients and to recognize when to consider the presence of a progressive fibrotic ...
Jointly Provided by AKH, Inc. and peerXchange, Inc.

Diseases Associated with Pulmonary Fibrosis: What Do We Currently Know?

Fibrotic processes occur in many diseases. Advances in genetic, molecular, and cellular research are hinting at the pathophysiology behind their development and options for new therapeutic interventions and strategies. In this podcast, Dr. Zibrak reviews what is currently known about fibrosis in interstitial lung disease and current thinking relative to the role of antifibrotic therapy in patients with IPF and SSc-ILD. What type of diseases lead to, or have a complication of pulmonary f...
Jointly Provided by AKH, Inc. and peerXchange, Inc

Weight Management and Diabetes

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Identify the concerns with standard diabetes care and weight gain Initializing therapy for the newly diagnosed diabetic Management of insulin requiring diabetes to minimize weight gain
Dannemiller

Why Weight? Medical, Endoscopic, Surgical Approaches to Weight: A Continuum of Care

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Safety of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Efficacy of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Indications of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery
Dannemiller

Practical Medication Management for Obesity Treatment

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Learn to identify medications that are iatrogenic for weight gain and select better alternatives Review all currently available FDA-approved anti-obesity medications Develop an algorithm to compare treatment options through the use of patient case discussions
Dannemiller

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Inside Out

The Mid East Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging presents its 49th Annual Meeting. Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Inside Out features fifteen faculty members discussing a wide range of topics demonstrating the specialty’s impact on imaging, cardiology, oncology, neurology and much more. This activity will allow physicians and technologists to stay current with this constantly developing medical discipline. Worth up to 15.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits™,...
Meetings By Mail®

Obesity and Cancer

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: To review the evidence linking lifestyle factors to cancer outcomes To review the randomized trials of lifestyle change in cancer survivors and discuss on-going work in this area To discuss the American Society of Clinical Oncology Obesity Initiative and other efforts to help cancer survivors adopt health...
Dannemiller

Low Carbohydrate Dieting for the Obese

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Define dietary parameters for low carbohydrate diets Review differences between nutritional ketosis and ketoacidosis Identify the major nutritional concerns for adults utilizing ketogenic diet therapies Outline monitoring procedures for patients utilizing very low carbohydrate diets
Dannemiller

GLP-1 and the CNS Regulation of Appetite

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review peripheral biological mechanisms through which GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs reduce food intake Identify brain regions through which GLP-1 and GLP-1 analogs act to reduce food intake Understand the role of nausea in the food intake reductions with GLP-1 analog treatment
Dannemiller

Treatment of Obesity: Using a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Overview of obesity treatment List the benefits of a VLCD List the potential side effects of a VLCD
Dannemiller

Keeping the Passion Alive After Weight Loss

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient centered treatment strategies Create patient centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care
Dannemiller

Reversing Diabetes

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review the studies preventing type 2 diabetes in people with prediabetes. Discuss the guidelines for treatment vs prevention in people with prediabetes Explore the rationale for treating people with prediabetes to prevent diabetes-related complications.
Dannemiller

Motivational Interviewing: The Basics

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Explain what is motivational interviewing. Identify the two goals of motivational interviewing Understand the spirit, basic principles and process of motivational interviewing.
Dannemiller

High-Intensity Interval Training: Exercise Considerations for Obesity

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Determine efficacy of HIIT Discuss health and safety precautions of HIIT Assess viability and adherence to HIIT as a training modality Discover and apply criteria for prescribing HIIT
Dannemiller

The Dual Diagnosis of Eating Disorder and Diabetes Mellitus

Intended Audience Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Recognize type 1 diabetes as a risk factor for the development of an eating disorder Better understand the diagnosis and clinical care of this patient population Apply management steps in working with this patient population
Dannemiller

Consumers Going Mobile and Digital for Health

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Discuss how consumers are looking for convenient, digital, self-care, DIY healthcare Summarize the new healthcare, everywhere landscape Discuss the the Amazon Prime-ing of the health consumer​ Review the implications for obesity ecosystem stakeholders
Dannemiller

Bariatric Endoscopy: New Devices and the Role of Gastroenterologists

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Review important gastric and small intestinal physiologic pathways at play with the new endoscopic devices and techniques. Describe current available endoscopic devices and techniques including safety and efficacy data. How can Gastroenterologists embrace an obesity practice.
Dannemiller

A Call to Action: Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Use screening and diagnostic tools to effectively diagnose patients with obesity Evaluate recent medical management for obesity and patient-centered treatment strategies Create patient-centric interventions and overcome potential barriers to appropriate patient care
Dannemiller

Identifying PTSD in the Community: What Providers Can Do to Identify Signs and Symptoms of PTSD, and Link Individuals to the Care They Need

When one hears the term “PTSD", one often thinks of military personnel who have served in combat. However, PTSD is a disorder of reactivity to all types of traumatic events—not just combat, and exposure to trauma is a common occurrence (60% of men and 51% of women are exposed to trauma in the US). Community healthcare professionals are often the first members of the care team who are in touch with people who experience traumatic events. Therefore, they need to develop expertise identifying...
American Academy of CME

11th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Summer Conference

Continuing Education Company has been organizing its Primary Care Conference Series for over 25 years. The Essentials in Primary Care Summer Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. Join us this July when we hold the 11th Annual Essentials in Primary Care Summer Conference. World's Best Award 2014 - Voted Top 5This conference will be held at the Hammock Beach Res...
Continuing Education Company

28th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference (Session 2)

Continuing Education Company has been organizing its Primary Care Conference Series for over 25 years. The Primary Care Summer Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. Join us this June or July when we hold the 28th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference. This conference will be repeated in two sessions for convenience in scheduling. Sessions I and II will be held at...
Continuing Education Company

5th Annual Clinical Issues in Primary Care Conference

Presented by Continuing Education Company for over 25 years, our Primary Care CME Conference Series is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice. Join us in May 2020 for our 5th Annual Clinical Issues in Primary Care Conference at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii Resort on the Big Island Program Objectives As a result of this conference, participants will be able to: Assess an...
Continuing Education Company

Current Management of Early to Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis: A Comprehensive Approach

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: Incorporate accumulated clinical evidence, current guidelines, and emerging new clinical data into individualized selection of DMTs for MS as part of a comprehensive approach to management that includes SDM with patients, ongoing monitoring, and DMT optimization Recognize the need to identify and address symptoms experienced by patients with MS, with attention to patients’ values and goals fo...
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC.

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Guidance

This web activity provides an update on guidance techniques for the safe and effective injection of botulinum toxin in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Demonstrate guidance techniques for the safe and effective injection of botulinum toxin in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity Improve healthcare provider confidence in performing botul...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: An Overview of Botulinum Toxins

This web activity provides an overview of botulinum toxins including development, clinical application, mechanism of action, formulations, and indications. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Review the mechanism of action of botulinum neurotoxin therapy in patients with cervical dystonia, limb dystonias, and spasticity Discuss the indications and clinical application of botulinum neurotoxin therapy in patients with cervical dyst...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Overview of Treatments for Spasticity and Dystonia

This web activity provides an overview of treatments for Spasticity and Dystonia including mechanisms of action, advantages, and disadvantages. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the current treatment options for spasticity and dystonia Discuss mechanisms of action of these treatments and their advantages and disadvantages Develop strategies for individualizing therapy and assisting patients with cervical dystonia,...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Spasticity

This web activity provides an overview of spasticity including pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment options. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the pathophysiology of spasticity Discuss various assessment methods for the evaluation of patients with spasticity Develop strategies for individualizing therapy and assisting patients with spasticity in achieving their functional goals, using appropriate assessment ...
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Dystonia

This web activity provides an overview of dystonias including physiology, classification, genetics, and treatment options. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to: Describe the pathophysiology and classification of dystonia Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia
Catalyst Medical Education, LLC

Connecting People, Purpose and Passion

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), we note that much has changed within health care, but much has stayed the same. The primary goal of the law was to increase access to care while driving down costs and improving quality. In support of the overarching goal, a few of the key initiatives relied upon for success have been the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Pay for Performance (P4P), and the Patient-Centered...
ABQAURP

Patient Safety Certificate Course

This certificate course is comprised of three-course modules each containing 4.0 CME/CE contact hours. In order to receive your Certificate in Patient Safety, you must complete all three modules. Once the course, final assessment, and survey are completed, your CE certificate and 12.0 credit hours will be updated in our database. You will also receive a Patient Safety Certificate to display proudly. This completed course will become a valuable resource to rely on throughout your health care ca...
ABQAURP

Domestic Violence Update

Target Audience: This activity is designed for professionals at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry. Activity Description Domestic or family violence affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, education, profession, or socioeconomic status. Both abusers and victims come from diverse backgrounds. Health care professionals who focus on a single individual are missing the dysfunctional dynamics that sustain all abusive relationships. In the context of domestic violence, prof...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

End of Life Care

Program Overview Providing quality, compassionate care for patients transitioning to hospice and palliative care can be challenging. The need for skilled healthcare professionals who provide palliative and end of life care has increased significantly due to the rising rates of chronic illness, increasing number of elderly people, and longer life spans. This program will review the the principles of pain management, palliative care, and symptom management near the end of life; the levels of ho...
AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Assessing Your Patients for HCV and HIV: Why It Matters in OB/GYN Practice Today

Both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) affect women, and both infections can be screened for in the women’s health setting of obstetric and gynecologic care. Once a woman with either or both of these infections is linked to care, she has a better chance of preventing transmission to others, including her unborn child. The proportion of HIV cases in women tripled from 1985 to 2013 (7% to 24%).1 In 2017, adult and adolescent women represented 19% (7401) of the 3...
Integritas Communications

At-risk Populations and Prevention of HPV-related Cancers: From Children to Adults

The purpose of this activity is to educate diverse clinicians on the burden of HPV infections and recent data demonstrating the safety and population benefits of HPV vaccination in the prevention of HPV-related cancers. Armed with this information, clinicians can effectively counsel patients on the importance of vaccination.
ACHL

SOUTHERN FRANCE RIVER CRUISE: Joint Medical/Dental Symposium Confronting Healthcare Needs

Joint Medical/Dental Symposium Confronting Healthcare Needs CME/CE Lecture Seminars for Medical, Dental, Nursing and Allied Healthcare Professionals This Seminar is planned for 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE Professional Seminar Fee: $695 Seminar Attendance Fee: $450 CME/CE credits, Certificates of Completion and possible tax deductible guidelines will be provided for registered Professional Seminar attendees Certificates of Attendance will be provided for ALL registere...
Professional Education Society

Fact or Fiction? Test Your Knowledge on Assessment and Management Strategies in Tardive Dyskinesia

At any given time, roughly one-quarter of individuals taking antipsychotics experience TD, a condition characterized by involuntary movements of the face and body. Moreover, as the use of antipsychotics has expanded to disorders such as depression, behavioral disorders, and dementia, TD is no longer primarily limited to patients with schizophrenia. TD has an outsized impact on patients’ ability to carry out daily tasks and interact with others. However, because TD has long been considered an...
CMEology

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