38th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2018)

CREF 2018, the premier California perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, and extracorporeal perfusion. This annual California perfusion conference offers ample CME & CEU credits and meets the specific educational needs of perfusionists (CCPs), physician assistants (PA-Cs), nurse...
Aligned Management Associates, Inc.

Genetics and Personalized Medicine for Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis

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The France Foundation

Environmental Influences on the Development of Pulmonary Fibrosis

Conference Coverage: Live from Nashville!
The France Foundation

Gene Abnormalities and ILD

Conference Coverage: Live from Nashville!
The France Foundation

Exploring the Basic Mechanisms that Contribute to Development of Lung Fibrosis

Conference Coverage: Live from Nashville!
The France Foundation

Updates on Registry Enrollment and Growth of the Care Center Network

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The France Foundation

New Approaches to the Diagnosis of IPF

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The France Foundation

Exploring New Therapeutic Avenues for Managing PF

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The France Foundation

New Research on Mechanisms in the Development of PF

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The France Foundation

Defining Personalized Care Plans in Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

STATEMENT OF NEED Prostate cancer is the most common tumor type among men in the United States. Typically, androgen deprivation therapy is administered for progressive disease. However, castration resistance or unresponsiveness to androgen deprivation therapy or to antiandrogens frequently develops over time. The transition from castration-sensitive to castration-resistant disease has yet to be understood and represents a significant unmet need. Metastatic CRPC is the primary cause of prost...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Translating Recent Research into Clinical Decisions for C. difficile: Selection of Therapy

In this text-based interview, Dr. Sahil Khanna will review recent published studies and data from national meetings that may impact selection of therapy for C. difficile and its recurrence. In addition to his own research, Dr. Khanna will review highlights from IDWeek 2017, ACG2017, and the International C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO. This is the fourth in a series of five CME activities on CDI to be released in 2017. Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with...
ACHL

Fleischner Society Update in Classification of IPF

Conference coverage from the CHEST Annual Meeting
The France Foundation

Transbronchial Cryobiopsy for the Diagnosis of ILD

Conference coverage from the CHEST Annual Meeting
The France Foundation

Diabetes Update 2018

The Comprehensive Harvard Medical School Diabetes Update At a time when our diabetes knowledge and treatment options have advanced so much, why do clinical outcomes remain suboptimal, with so many patients unable to achieve good control of their disease? The answer is rooted in three challenges: • Keeping pace with rapidly advancing options for diabetes care • Accounting for a patient’s unique biological, psychological, social, financial, educational, and cultural factors • Overco...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

Cleveland Clinic's Fundamental to Advanced Echocardiography (Online & DVD-ROM)

Physicians and Sonographers can meet their Echocardiography Lab CME requirements by completing this all new Cleveland Clinic activity, and obtain ABIM MOC points, as well. The program highlights practical issues in echocardiography, including new imaging technologies, multimodality imaging, the role of echo in clinical practice and guidance for structural heart interventions, as well as a focus on innovations. In addition to cutting edge presentations, several workshops will provide clinical ...
Meetings By Mail®

The Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum: A Clinically Focused Discussion Between Private Practice and Academic Neurologists and Psychiatrists

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: • Discuss current pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and rule out other causes of dementia. • Assess the epidemiology and risk factors for developing dementia. • Evaluate the diagnosis of people with mild cognitive impairment and dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease. • Formulate treatment options for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, including MCI and dementia. • Formulate strategies to...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Zika: The New STI

Beginning in 2016, an epidemic of Zika virus began in Central and South America and rapidly spread to the United States. This module will outline what is currently known about how the Zika virus is spread sexually. The course will cover epidemiology of the Zika virus, known transmission pathways, as well as important counseling messages to enable patients to protect themselves and their children from Zika complications. Target audience: Health Care Professionals who care for persons...
Boston College

Opioid Prescription Principles

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. Target audience: Course is designed for physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others—who prescribe opioid medications and who care for patients receiving opioid medications. This course is also relevant for primary care providers who maint...
Boston College

1st Annual Aspen Conference on Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke

Thought leaders in this emerging field will convene over the course of one week to share ideas, learn and create pathways to deliver cutting edge care to pediatric and young adult cerebrovascular and stroke patients.   Major Topic Areas: -Acute stroke and traumatic vascular injury: recognition and initial management -Cerebral vascular malformations (avm, aneurysms, cavernoma, vein of galen)   -Sickle cell related cerebrovascular complications -Cerebral arteriopathy of Alagille, PHACE...
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Selecting Optimal Antiangiogenic Strategies for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

STATEMENT OF NEED Hepatocellular carcinoma is the sixth most common tumor globally, with an increasing incidence in the United States and Europe. The malignancy is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide and the leading cause of death in patients with cirrhosis. Approximately 40,710 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually and 28,920 people die of the disease. Patients with HCC continue to have a dismal prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of 18%. This is du...
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and i3 Health

Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, and Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, combine their expertise and discuss emerging concepts, treatment advancements, and critical issues associated with the management of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The discussion focuses on real-world patient management and includes case studies to facilitate integration of new knowledge into clinical practice. Content Areas • Basal insulin • Prandial insulin • Cardiovascular safety • Intensifying basal insulin • Conc...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Focus on Managing Patients with Chronic Heart Failure

)James Tauras, MD, provides his perspectives on issues related to the rapidly evolving pharmacologic management of chronic heart failure. Dr. Tauras emphasizes guideline-directed medical therapy as recommended in the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure, including the real-world use of ivabradine and sacubitril/valsartan. Content Areas • Benefits of switching from ACE inhibitor or ARB to sacubitril/valsartan • Role of aldos...
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower

Comprehensive Colposcopy

This evidence-based course is designed for the beginning/intermediate colposcopist. It will also benefit clinicians needing updated information about the newly published 2012 Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines, the Updated Consensus Guidelines for Managing Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors, and new concepts about HPV screening and triage, treatment methods, and HPV epidemiology. The course is designed to improve competencies I medical knowledge, practice-based le...
ASCCP, The Society of Lower Genital Tract Disorders

Workplace Violence Against Health Care Workers in the United States

Health care professionals work in a unique industry and routinely encounter highly personal and often intense situations that put them at risk of experiencing workplace violence. OSHA determined that serious workplace violence incidents were four times more common in health care from 2002 to 2013. It is crucial for all variations of physician practices, from small to large, to consider the impact of workplace violence and implement policies that reduce the risk of incidents occurring within th...
Massachusetts Medical Society

Therapy Selection in HIV-infected Patients with CVD Risks: A Case-based Discussion

In this case-based discussion, Dr. Longenecker and Dr. Okeke discuss therapy selection for HIV-positive individuals at-risk for CVD. Topics include the importance of early initiation of ART, selecting ART for HIV-positive individuals with dyslipidemia, considerations for viral suppression in the setting of CVD risk factors, and ongoing clinical trials. This is the third activity of a four-part series. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: • Discuss CVD risks in ...
ACHL

Optimizing Nursing Management of Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease

STATEMENT OF NEED Veno-occlusive disease (VOD), also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome, is a potentially life-threatening complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), characterized by weight gain, fluid retention with ascites, tender hepatomegaly, and jaundice. The toxicity is believed to result from damage to hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells, which causes obstructed sinusoidal flow that leads to liver dysfunction, multiorgan failure, and death. The incidence of VOD...
i3 Health

The Cardiovascular Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Putting the Evidence in Perspective

Enduring CME article for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Learning Objectives • Summarize the evidence and events that led the US Food and Drug Administration to require labeling changes regarding the safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs • Compare the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin on platelets • Summarize the evidence from clinical trials and registry studies regarding the cardiovascular risks associated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...
Primary Care Education Consortium

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris: Strategies for Optimal Multidisciplinary Care

This activity begins with a review of the presentation and diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris, a rare but serious autoimmune disorder that is fatal if left untreated. Expert faculty further discuss current and emerging therapies for this challenging disorder, including clinical data, benefits and drawbacks, and strategies for safe and effective use to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Slack Inc.

Beyond Face Value Part 2

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Navin Singh, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and expla...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value Part 1

When it comes to minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation, what's possible with today's tools? What's expected? What's appropriate? Sachin M. Shridharani, MD and Jason D. Bloom, MD outline principles of facial aesthetics, discuss important anatomical considerations, review data about patient expectations, and outline effective approaches to full-face rejuvenation. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: Describe the properties of different injectable fillers and ex...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Beyond Face Value

This continuing medical education (CME) activity captures content from a roundtable discussion held April 2017. Office-based cosmetic surgical procedures are safe and cost-effective. Data show that they are popular among consumers. According to the 2015 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Annual Survey, Americans underwent nearly 8.9 million non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and cosmetic dermatologists. Of these, ther...
Evolve Medical Education LLC

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for the Emergency Physician

Objectives Increase the participants knowledge and competence in performing regional nerve blocks List the indications for performing ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks Demonstrate imaging techniques for proper nerve identification and needle delivery of local anesthetics. Cite the anatomic territories covered by specific regional nerve blocks Incorporate tips that improve block success and enhance patient safety List what documentation is required for coding and reimbursement To...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirementsUltrasound Imaging Fundamentals : The Basics Abdominal Sonography Anatomy & Scan Fundame...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

Objectives Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform ultrasound-guided vascular access procedures. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. List the advantages and disadvantages of the “In-Plane” and “Out-of-Plane” and the “Direct” vs. “Indirect” ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques. Differentiate venous vs. arterial anatomy by ultrasound. Identify ultrasound imaging characteristics of vessel...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Patient with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss basic epidemiology of HCV in HIV infected populations Explain clinical and laboratory evaluation of HCV infection in preparation for antiviral therapy Counsel a patient with HCV/HIV about health maintenance Describe indication for liver cancer surveillance The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHI...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Chronic Pain in HIV Primary Care: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Develop an evidence-based approach to the overall evaluation and management of chronic pain in people living with HIV Assess the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy in HIV-infected individuals with chronic pain (including risks in those who are not yet on opioids and those in whom opioid continuation is being assessed) The content for this activity is drawn from the 11...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

The Opioid Epidemic and HIV: The Indiana HIV/HCV Outbreak: Implications for Prevention

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the key demographic changes in persons at risk for hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV infection in the United States Identify 3 risk factors associated with increased risk for vulnerability to new HCV or HIV infection among persons who inject drugs Identify 3 effective interventions to reduce the risk of HCV and HIV infections among persons who inject drugs The content f...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Rapid Entry and ART Initiation in HIV Care: Implementation of a New Paradigm

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the rationale and evidence for rapid entry into HIV Care Compare models of rapid entry from around the globe Identify challenges with implementation of rapid entry programs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV 2018).
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Is HIV Therapy Good Enough or Do We Still Need New Drugs?

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss the rationale for continued drug development in the era of well tolerated, single-tablet regimens Give examples of new agents in development and list their advantages over existing therapies List current regimens that could be initiated immediately, before baseline laboratory results are available Discuss the data supporting specific two-drug regimens The content for this...
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Management and Prevention Among HIV Positive Patients

Learning Objectives As a result of participating in this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the current epidemiology of STI in persons with HIV infection Explain the clinical management and treatment recommendations for common STIs The content for this activity is drawn from the 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV.
American Academy of CME and Beaumont Health

Blended Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity. Demonstrate vein mapping t...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic techniques and demonstrate appropriate measurements. Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

The Value of Transparency in Advancing Safety and Promoting High Reliability: Legal & Ethical Issues

This course is an important overview of how various state and federal laws have historically limited transparency. In many instances, this has resulted in the protection of paper taking precedence over the protection of patients and caregivers. Find out how changes in the law and new regulations seek to advance a more transparent culture and gain an understanding of the multiple attributes of transparency in a highly reliable learning culture. Providers will determine the risks of transpar...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Recognizing Cognitive Changes in Health Care Providers

Learners will identify signs of provider burnout, and recognize when mental health management becomes a factor in caring for patients. Discover how the airline industry can lead by example when evaluating cognitive competence in their pilots. Can the medical profession avoid patient errors by developing some of the same evaluations? Join Dr. Peck as he explores cognitive function as a normal aging function or medical disease impairment strikes. At the conclusion of the activity, attend...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Practical Approach to Achieving Safety Across the Continuum

The American Hospital Association's (AHA) Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) recently announced the positive results of the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN 2.0) project. Just days after, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced HRET as one of 16 recipients of the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network contract. Hospital Patient Safety Efforts Over Past Year Have Improved Care for More Than 34,000 Patients and Saved Nearly $300 Million Hospitals continue t...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

The Multifaceted Roles of the Physician Advisor and Influence in Health Care Organizations

We are in the midst of tremendous change in health care. The notion that a physician advisor only needs to know how to determine a proper level of care is well past us at this point. Physicians are taught how to care for patients first and foremost, and that will always be the primary responsibility. Providers are generally not taught how the systems that are built around them work; especially how care translates into reimbursement. There are age-old issues that are still not widely unders...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

MACRA and Value-Based Payment Models: Regulatory Changes and Reimbursement Implications

MACRA, MIPS, and APMs...Oh My! Currently, Medicare measures the value and quality of care provided by doctors and other clinicians through a patchwork of programs, including the Physician Quality Reporting System, the Value Modifier Program, and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. Through the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), Congress streamlined and improved these programs into one new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Most Med...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Leadership to Improve Quality Outcomes, Safety, and Performance in Managed Care

In Module One, hear Dr. Sunil Sinha discuss Leadership to Create and Sustain a Culture of Safety and High Performance. Are You Leading Your Practice or Organization? Assess whether you are leading the most efficient practice with these intriguing sessions. Integrated health can only be successful with an integrated and cohesive team. Whether you are the head of your organization or an integral part of the team, strong leaders must be dedicated to safe and high performing practices. Provid...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Case Management: A Model that Touches the Care Continuum

Readmission reduction programs have popped up all over the nation as hospitals seek to avoid readmission penalties. Sharp Healthcare in San Diego California, was given the opportunity to participate in the Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), through a grant from CMS to work with other hospital systems and the community-based organization Aging and Independence Services. Connecting and communicating all the pieces is where the art of managing patients lies. Electronic data supp...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Advancing Quality Through Consequential Measures

Health care providers can find some degree of security in the knowledge that the tools for achieving improvements remain grounded in stable fundamentals. Quality measures that support your mission while providing superior care and cutting costs are the key to improving quality. Performance measurement isn't just for health plans. Physicians are increasingly participating in performance measurement activities, especially in the context of pay-for-performance initiatives that are taking shap...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

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