But How Similar is it? What You Need to Know and What to Tell Your Patients About Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. Expert faculty will summarize the current regulations for the manufacture and interchangeability of a biosimilar with ...
Slack Inc.

Overcoming Barriers and Best Practices for Use of Biosimilars: Conversations Between Physicians and Pharmacists

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, all members of the multidisciplinary care team will require education about the appropriate incorporation of biosimilars into treatment paradigms. Currently, many providers lack knowledge about how biosimilars differ from their reference product as well as the regulatory processes by which biosimilars are approved. In this activity, expert faculty will summarize the current regulations for the manufacture and interchangeability of ...
Slack Inc.

Addressing Common Patient Concerns Regarding Biosimilars

As more biosimilars are approved for use in the United States, greater emphasis is needed on educating patients about their treatment options, the use of biosimilars, and shared decision-making between patients and their providers. In this CME activity, expert faculty and a patient advocate will discuss issues and concerns expressed by patients who are about to start treatment with a biosimilar product or are to be switched from an originator product to a biosimilar. The patient advocate will ...
Slack Inc.

Hot Topics in HIV Management

Antiretroviral therapy has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV. Clinicians must keep up with new data on treatment strategies, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of patient side effects. In these interactive, case-based activities, expert faculty will convey how to incorporate new treatment strategies in...
Slack Inc.

Pain Management Update

This course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with information on pain including the physiology and types of pain, factors influencing pain, assessment, treatment modalities, barriers to pain management and patients’ rights related to pain. The goal of this course is to enable healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients who report the presence of pain.
Slack Inc.

Best of Obesity Forum® 2017

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically over the past 20 years and is considered to be an epidemic in the United States. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity now affects more than one-third (36.5%) of adults in the United States. It is also a risk factor for some of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and certain cancers. Despite the availability of clinical practice guidelines and ef...
Slack Inc.

Cardiac Stress Testing: Determining Its Appropriate Use in Real-World Practice

Cardiac stress testing is an essential tool for the detection and management of coronary artery disease, which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Three types of stress tests, which can be performed with exercise or with chemical stimulation to simulate exercise, are available. The stress echocardiogram assesses heart wall motion and is the most sensitive indicator of exercise-induced ischemia. The nuclear stress test assesses coronary artery blood flow, and the stress electrocardiogr...
Slack Inc.

Cardiovascular Consults®: Focus on Minimizing CV Risk in Patients with Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, claiming approximately 800,000 deaths annually. This staggering statistic equates to nearly 1 in every 3 deaths nationwide, with an associated cost of more than $300 billion annually. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the leading controllable risk factors for CVD, and patients with T2DM are approximately 4 times more likely to die from heart disease. Even with proper control of gluco...
Slack Inc.

Improving Outcomes in Patients with Heart Failure: Closing the Gaps

In the United States, heart failure (HF) affects about 5.7 million adults, accounts for >1 million hospitalizations annually, and is the leading cause of hospitalization for adults >65 years of age. Despite diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the last several decades and improved survival rates, roughly 50% of people with HF die within 5 years of diagnosis. Rates of cardiovascular death or HF-related hospitalization are greatest for people who have been previously hospitalized for HF, parti...
Slack Inc.

Integrating Therapeutic Advances to Improve Current Practices in Myeloma Patient Care

Improving outcomes for patients with multiple myeloma requires building on the foundation of current therapies with new agents and combinations, recognizing the nature of each individual patient’s disease, and providing a personalized approach to treatment. This activity uses evidence-based presentations and case study vignettes to present the latest information on selecting the most appropriate therapy based on patient profile, clinical evidence, and assessment of risk-versus-benefit. Le...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

Biosimilars: A New Era of Gastroenterology Management Considerations Part II: Biosimilars and Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Biosimilars are here! Do you know how to use them? This recording of a live meeting shares the experience and knowledge of a physician, a nurse and a pharmacist in the use of biosimilars in the GI clinic. Interactive cases give the learner the opportunity to make treatment decisions for our patient.
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Biosimilars: A New Era of Gastroenterology Management Considerations Part 1: Fundamentals

Biosimilars are here! Do you know how to use them? This recording of a live meeting shares the experience and knowledge of a physician, a nurse and a pharmacist in the use of biosimilars in the GI clinic. Tools are provided to guide the clinician in shared decision making to provide the most up-to-date information to their patients.
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)

Jaime Develops Complications with Her Psoriasis

Jaime has psoriasis and starts to notice joint pain. Do you know how to treat her? This interactive case explores psoriasis diagnosis, management and when to refer to a specialist. The goal of this lecture is to equip clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and provide increased competence in managing their patients with psoriasis.
The France Foundation

Psoriasis Management Considerations: What Would You Do? 3 Case Studies in the Primary Care Office

Patients with a rash are commonly seen in the primary care office. Can you tell if it's psoriasis? Explore 3 typical cases of psoriasis in this interactive webinar that addresses diagnosis, management and when to refer to a specialist. The goal of these lectures is to equip clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and provide increased competence in managing their patients with psoriasis.
The France Foundation

Cindy has a Complex Case of Psoriasis

Cindy has psoriasis that is not responding to topical treatment. How can you help improve her symptoms? This interactive case explores psoriasis diagnosis, management and when to refer to a specialist. The goal of this lecture is to equip clinicians with evidence-based knowledge and provide increased competence in managing their patients with psoriasis.
The France Foundation

Overcoming Barriers to Atopic Dermatitis Diagnosis, Treatment, and Disease Management - The Pediatric Derma Games Challenge

Take the Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Derma Games Challenge! A fast, fun, and effective way to improve your pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) knowledge and competence. You choose how, where, and when to participate via web or on your mobile device. This trivia-style online activity will address several important clinical practice gaps related to AD, including the importance of proper skin care in improving skin barrier dysfunction, current knowledge of inflammatory pathways that contribute...
Jointly provided by American Academy of CME, Inc. and Spire Learning

Women's Health Conference 2018

Pregnancy and Mood Disorders Precision Medicine and Women's Health Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Obesity and Diet Healthy Aging and Caregiving Technology, Medicine and Women's Health Advanced Gynecology Update on New Hypertension Guidelines And, much more....
University of California Davis

10-Night Amsterdam & Normandy CME Cruise - Women’s Health, Sexual Health & Dermatology

Your voyage begins in Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in the world. But your history lesson only begins there. You will sail to the historic beaches and villages of Normandy on this voyage, but there are enchanting places for non-WW2 buffs to explore as well. In the beautiful harbor city of St. Peter Port in Guernsey, La Vallette Underground Military Museum is as fascinating as it sounds. For a different kind of history, see Hauteville House, where Victor Hugo lived while here. Or walk th...
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

10-Night Italy & Croatia CME Cruise - Substance Abuse/Addiction in Primary Care & Specialty Settings

Experience the culture of Europe with this amazing 10-Night Italy & Croatia CME Cruise. Enjoy a glass of wine in Sicily, visit ancient churches in Zadar, and stand at the bottom of the largest volcano in Europe in Catiana. This trip is guaranteed to be spectacular!
CME AWAY by Sea Courses

Advances in Bipolar Depression: Differential Diagnosis, Comorbidities, and Contemporary Treatment Strategies

Bipolar disorder is a complex illness, and its diagnosis and management remain among the most challenging facets of clinical psychiatry. Patients with bipolar disorder are most likely to present with depression and are often misdiagnosed with unipolar depression. Many patients wait years for a correct diagnosis. Distinguishing between unipolar and bipolar depression is often difficult, and the frequent occurrence of mixed features can make the differential diagnosis challenging. Medical and ps...
CMEology

44th Annual Conference - Transcultural Approaches to Advance Health Care

The Transcultural Nursing Society Inc. is pleased to invite you to attend the 44th Annual Conference and meeting. The conference theme this year is: Transcultural Approaches to Advance Health Care. This theme is timely for all aspects of healthcare including education, practice, administration and research. Nurses and healthcare professionals from around the globe will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue, learning, and discovery. The objectives of the conference are: - Explo...
Transcultural Nursing Society

Clinical Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Clinical Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Current Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia

TARGET AUDIENCE This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty but also of all additional, related disciplines which may impact it. PROGRAM PURPOSE Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and ab...
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Case Studies in Screening for and Addressing Depression in HIV Positive Clients: A STEP-HIV Initiative

This webinar is the latest in a series of Special Training for Effective Providers in HIV (STEP-HIV) initiatives developed by ACTHIV and the American Academy of CME, Inc. to promote HIV workforce development through education for healthcare professionals who are in training or who are in practice but are new to HIV medicine. After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to: 1. Explain major depression and the distinction between demoralization and depression 2. Disc...
American Academy of CME

Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative

This free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will focus on the management of HIV infection based on current data and our understanding of the disease. It is designed for those who wish to learn the basics of caring for someone with HIV as well as for learners who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of optimal care of people with HIV. Topics to be covered include the initial evaluation of a person with newly diagnosed HIV infection; considerations in choosing an antiretroviral ...
American Academy of CME

Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Program Description We are proud to be celebrating the eighteenth annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium in 2018! The scientific program will be released in the coming months and will focus on realistic views of controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions presented by a faculty of internationally renowned leaders. Target Audience The confer...
Promedica International CME

Multiple Myeloma Expert Roundtable: Risk Assessment, Minimal Residual Disease, and Precision Medicine

The clinical multiple myeloma arena has undergone significant advancement in recent years; not only have 10 drugs been added to the armamentarium, but there have been important developments in diagnosis and staging, minimal residual disease (MRD) monitoring, and supportive care. The expansion of clinical options brings both opportunities and challenges for health care providers who see myeloma patients. In this roundtable, our expert panel discusses the newest evidence regarding the identif...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

Multiple Myeloma Expert Roundtable: Stem Cell Transplantation, Maintenance Therapy, and Relapsed/Refractory Disease

With numerous recent advances in available treatments and options for diagnosis and staging, disease monitoring, and supportive care, the outlook for patients with multiple myeloma has never been brighter. However, this expansion of clinical options has also introduced potentially daunting challenges for the health care providers charged with the care of these patients. This activity presents a robust roundtable discussion in which our expert faculty provides insights on such issues as dete...
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, RedMedEd, and Penn State College of Medicine

29th Annual Cardiovascular Interventions 2018

Program Description Cardiologists are trained during their fellowship years in the latest techniques, technologies, standards of practice and guidelines for patient care. However, the practice of medicine changes rapidly and the discipline of interventional cardiology changes, dramatically, each year. Changes in interventional cardiology directly impact patient care and require specific changes to physician practice. To stay current, physicians rely on journal articles, interaction with col...
Promedica International CME

Cardiovascular Disease Management: A Case-Based Approach, 6th Annual Symposium

CDM 2018 Program Description: This two-day continuing medical education symposium is the sixth in the series and will center on the nuts and bolts of everyday care for patients with cardiovascular diseases, and present new ideas for tailoring the most appropriate treatment plan for each individual. Focus will be placed on gauging and monitoring therapy, including recognizing symptoms, evaluating risk factors, guiding treatment through imaging, general and functional testing, and appropriat...
Promedica International CME

Progress in the Reversal of DOACs in Emergent Medical Situations

In this activity, a three-faculty panel of experts discuss clinical situations with emergent needs for direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) reversal. Faculty are featured via a video-recorded conference, complete with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. This virtual forum provides an objective, non-judgmental review of adverse DOAC outcomes and systematic process changes regarding situations where DOAC reversal should be applied. The activity is intended for hospitalists, cardiologists, pr...
ACHL

IDA Pathology, Etiology, and the Role of Hepcidin Across At-Risk Patient Populations

Iron-deficiency anemia is a widespread condition affecting multiple patient populations, which can range from elderly patients and women of childbearing age to cancer patients, chronic kidney disease patients, and persons with gastroenterological conditions such as IBD, among others. IDA also affects populations not traditionally screened for iron deficiency, such as those with certain cardiovascular conditions such as congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. In this activity, a leading he...
ACHL

IDA in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathology, Treatment Options, and the Risks of Underdiagnosis.

This activity will discuss the unique clinical relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA), including the role IBD pathology plays in blocking optimal iron absorption. Many IBD patients contend with multiple challenges and comorbidities that all can directly or indirectly lead to IDA and subsequent poor outcomes. A leading gastroenterologist will discuss IDA-related diagnostic challenges, treatment options, and management protocols for IBD patients. ...
ACHL

A Deep Dive into Statin Therapy for HIV-infected Individuals

In this text-based interview, Dr. Hsue and Dr. Drozd discuss statin therapy in HIV-infected individuals. Discussion topics include lipid targets and guidelines recommendations, preventing drug-drug interactions, and managing potential adverse events. The faculty will also discuss the ongoing REPRIEVE clinical trial that is investigating the use of statin therapy to prevent vascular events in HIV-infected individuals. This activity is designed for cardiologists, infectious disease specialist...
ACHL

Preventing Infant Morbidity & Mortality: Identifying Gaps in Nutrition Protocols

The purpose of this activity is to educate clinicians across multiple disciplines on how to recognize inadequate breast milk production (also known as “lactation failure”) and the risks it poses to both infants and mothers. While exclusively breastfeeding newborns is the gold standard of infant nutrition, exclusive nursing can pose risks to infants when breastmilk supply is inadequate; moreover, clinical evidence indicates that it is often difficult for both parents and clinicians to detec...
ACHL

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Identifying Treatment Goals and Personalizing Therapy

Although MS care teams strive to control patients’ disease progression and symptoms, substantial gaps remain. For example, disparities were found between healthcare providers and patients when asked about frequency and perceived reasons for poor treatment adherence. The gap in goal achievement has far-reaching ramifications, not only for patient care, but also for human and economic costs at a systems level. Goals (Purpose) of Program Healthcare providers who complete this activity shoul...
CMEology

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Evaluation and Management of Suboptimal Treatment Response

Since the advent of the first treatment for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis more than 2 decades ago, considerable changes have altered management approaches. In recent decades, the goals of treatment for MS have generally shifted from reducing the frequency and severity of relapses and delaying progression to preventing new or enhancing lesions on magnetic resonance imaging and reducing brain atrophy. Healthcare providers increasingly rely on coordination of care and systems-based strat...
CMEology

Treatment Decision Making and Achieving Therapeutic Goals in Multiple Sclerosis: Individual and Systems-Level Advances: Current Views of the Pathophysiology and Immunopathogenesis of MS

The increasing understanding of the immunopathogenesis of MS and the greater availability of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) have shifted the aims of treatment. Modification of therapies is increasingly common in the context of growing knowledge of MS pathophysiology and DMT mechanisms of action. Education is needed to reformulate treatment strategies on the individual and systems levels. Goals (Purpose) of Program Healthcare providers who complete this activity should be able to effect...
CMEology

Contemporary Management of von Willebrand Disease in Women: Identifying Bleeding Disorders and Preventing Hemorrhage

According to the National Hemophilia Foundation, underdiagnosis of bleeding disorders in women is a significant problem. Menorrhagia associated with bleeding disorders such as von Willebrand disease (VWD) is an overlooked, undertreated, and potentially serious condition that often has a profound impact on the affected individual’s quality of life. For women with VWD, menorrhagia is almost inevitable, with prevalence ranging from 32% to as high as 100%. Lack of awareness of the high prevalenc...
CMEology

Improving Remission Rates in Major Depressive Disorder: A Case-Based Approach

MDD is one of the most frequently encountered conditions in clinical psychiatry. Despite the availability of efficacious and well-tolerated medications for the treatment of MDD, only one-third of patients diagnosed with MDD achieve remission with their initial treatment. It is thought that there are over 4 million US adults who are inadequately treated for MDD. Surveys of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians who treat patients with MDD have found that a significant proporti...
CMEology

New Developments in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents

One of the most challenging areas of psychiatry is the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. It is estimated that there are up to 2 million children and adolescents in the United States with bipolar disorder or prodromal manifestations. In the past decade there has been a significant increase in diagnoses of bipolar disorder among those under 18 years of age. Although it is unclear why diagnoses are increasing, it is now appreciated that about...
CMEology

Monitoring and Follow-up in Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care

Health Spectrum™ allows you to experience a “virtual office,” where you will navigate your way through interactive patient charts, viewing text, patient videos, expert faculty commentary, and animated graphs. Click on color/hyperlinked words for extra “pop-up” information in each tab. Answer questions and see how your answers compare to those of your peers. You'll start with Casey, a 33-year-old woman who appears to be having some breakthrough disease activity despite a fairly sta...
CMEology

Updates in Testing and Technology in Pathology

Pathology consultation is geared toward providing useful information to assist in the provision of optimal care. This webinar will cover laboratory aspects of the evaluation of lower genital tract disease. Topics to be covered include: types of HPV testing available, handling of biopsy and excision specimens to obtain the best report possible, molecular testing and immunohistochemistry, and areas of diagnostic difficulty.
ASCCP

Management of Vulvar and Bartholin Duct Infections

The incidence of vulvar skin infections is increasing, probably related to genital hair grooming and MRSA infections. This webinar will review the diagnosis and contemporary management of vulvar cellulitis and abscesses, as well as management of Bartholin duct infections, including office incision and drainage and correct use of the Word catheter.
ASCCP, The Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders

Clinical Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a very common and serious disease. New diabetes therapies and technologies are expanding dramatically and evidence-based guidelines are continually changing, making management more challenging. Keeping current with the latest therapies for the management of diabetes and related comorbidities is difficult and time consuming. Primary care clinicians are increasingly responsible for diabetes management and education. This requires extensive knowledge of the natural history of diabe...
HealthPartners Institute

Clinical Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a very common and serious disease. New diabetes therapies and technologies are expanding dramatically and evidence-based guidelines are continually changing, making management more challenging. Keeping current with the latest therapies for the management of diabetes and related comorbidities is difficult and time consuming. Primary care clinicians are increasingly responsible for diabetes management and education. This requires extensive knowledge of the natural history of diabe...
HealthPartners Institute

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