CME/CE

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower provides continuing professional development activities for a variety of health care professionals. Activities range from local Grand Rounds and Tumor Board conferences for the staff of Eisenhower Medical Center to activities designed for national and international audiences.

 

The Annenberg Center has been granted Accreditation with Commendation status
by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
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PosterPerspectives: Focus on Rheumatoid Arthritis / ACR 2013

PosterPerspectives selects important posters and abstracts presented at scientific congresses, linking them to a summary from the lead author with expert faculty analysis, critique and discussion of implications for clinical practice. A total of 8 posters/abstracts presented at the 2013 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting are presented.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 05/31/2015  (month/day/year)

Rheumatology State Societies: National CME Symposia

Despite available consensus guidelines and quality indicators for the management of rheumatic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), studies suggest that gaps remain in rheumatologists' knowledge of and adherence to guidelines in the assessment, monitoring and treatment of patients. Rheumatologists are overwhelmed by the latest information on the pathophysiologic mechanisms of individual rheumatic diseases and the new biologic therapies, as well as guidelines which do not always provide a conclusive path to follow when initiating or changing treatment for patients. The goal of these day-long, interactive programs is to partner with state and regional rheumatology societies to deliver high quality rheumatology educational programming that is accessible, pragmatic and up-to-date.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Live Meeting

Expiration Date: 01/1/2015  (month/day/year)

Recognizing and Managing Life-threatening Angioedema

We are pleased to provide an audio-based CME activity titled Recognizing and Managing Life-threatening Angioedema developed to provide cutting-edge information on the diagnosis and management of angioedema conditions, with an emphasis on hereditary angioedema (HAE). Hear expert Marc A. Riedl, MD, summarize research findings and provide clinical practice guidance from 4 key articles recently published in peer-reviewed journals. These articles have been selected to help emergency, primary care, and specialist clinicians recognize and distinguish HAE from other forms of angioedema, understand the latest consensus recommendations for managing angioedema attacks in the outpatient and emergency setting, and provide ongoing education, treatment, and monitoring to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients with HAE.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 07/7/2015  (month/day/year)

Adherence in Schizophrenia: Increasing Competence, Cooperation, and Customized Patient Solutions.

In this audio-based webcast, psychotherapist medication management expert, Cynthia Taylor Handrup, DNP, APN, PMHCNS-BC, provides her perspective on increasing adherence and reducing the burden of schizophrenia on patients and the community.This webcast will help you improve your practice by providing the latest information on treatment adherence in schizophrenia. You will hear about current agents and learn strategies to improve adherence and the therapeutic alliance.

Certified for: Nurse

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 07/31/2015  (month/day/year)

Study Companion: Mastering Clinical Concepts in Parkinsons Disease

Study Companion is an online self-study activity that uses a question and answer format to explore key concepts in Parkinson's disease (PD) management for neurologists, primary care physicians, movement disorder specialists and other healthcare professionals.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 07/31/2015  (month/day/year)

Expert Perspectives: Case Studies in NSCLC: Tailoring Treatment for the Individual Patient

Despite the slight downward trend seen in mortality statistics for lung cancer, this disease is still one of the most common and deadliest cancers today, with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being the most common type. The good news is that researchers are continuing to find new ways to treat lung cancer through molecular targeting of tumors, in addition to traditional chemotherapy. This program will review several NSCLC case studies, providing specific clinical details to help users work toward the diagnosis and treatment options for each case. It will also focus on some of the newer clinical therapies for NSCLC while discussing the practical implications for their use.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 07/25/2015  (month/day/year)

PosterPerspectives: Focus on Ulcerative Colitis/DDW 2013

Gastroenterology experts, Arthur Asher Kornbluth, MD and William J. Sandborn, MD, provide their insights and opinions on the latest ulcerative colitis and inflammatory bowel disease presentations from Digestive Disease Week 2013,in Orlando, Florida.

Certified for: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 09/31/2014  (month/day/year)

Essential Perspectives: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Applying Emerging Trial Data to Clinical Practice

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a complex and progressively debilitating syndrome associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Although recent decades have witnessed the advent of multiple therapeutic options and improved survival, outcomes remain suboptimal. Current treatment options are frequently limited by toxicity, inconsistent efficacy, and burdensome delivery methods such as continuous intravenous and subcutaneous infusions. Emerging oral therapies may provide new options for the long-term management of this chronic disease. This CME initiative is designed to provide clinicians treating patients with PAH contemporary information on new treatment options.

Certified for:

Format: On-Demand, Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 08/1/2014  (month/day/year)

CME Perspectives: Focus on Insulin Analogues / ADA 2013

We are pleased to provide an audio-based CME activity on insulin analogues from the recent 2013 American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions held in Chicago, Illinois. Hear our expert faculty member, Joseph Tibaldi, MD, as he provides summaries and commentary on 4 key posters/presentations from the meeting. Listen to comments on 1 or all 4 posters/presentations. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA credit.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 08/15/2014  (month/day/year)

Essential Perspective: Improving Outcomes in the Medical Management of Ulcerative Colitis

This program provides insights and perspectives through case studies that illustrate the various levels of UC severity and the management strategies necessary for successful treatment.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 11/31/2014  (month/day/year)

PosterPerspectives: Research Developments in Bipolar Disorder/ APA 2013

Certified for: Physician

Format: On-Demand

Expiration Date: 11/7/2014  (month/day/year)

Study Companion: Mastering Clinical Concepts in COPD Management

The COPD Study Companion provides a series of online Q&A self-assessment questions in an interactive, intuitive format to evaluate your knowledge of specific topics in COPD. All questions feature instant feedback on your answer choice, as well as references for further study. This activity addresses a range of issues related to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of COPD. It provides you with information and resources to validate and enhance your expertise in the management of COPD.

Certified for: Physician

Format: On-Demand, Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 11/31/2014  (month/day/year)

Study Companion: Mastering Clinical Concepts in Multiple Sclerosis Management

The MS Study Companion provides a series of online self-assessment questions in an interactive, intuitive format that will evaluate and validate your current knowledge of specific topics in multiple sclerosis, as well as introduce you to new and emerging therapeutic strategies. All questions feature instant feedback on your answer, as well as additional references for further study.

Certified for: Physician

Format: On-Demand

Expiration Date: 12/31/2014  (month/day/year)

ExpertPerspectives: Optimizing Treatment of Constipation-related Functional Gastrointestinal (GI) Disorders

Drs. William Chey and Joel Heidelbaugh provide insights into irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation through illustration of key studies and cases.

Certified for: Physician, Nurse Practitioner

Format: On-Demand, Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 01/19/2015  (month/day/year)

Meeting a National Priority in Contraception: Increasing Confidence and Acceptance in Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

Susan E. Rubin, MD, MPH, and Gillian Dean, MD, MPH, review eligibility criteria for levonorgestrel-releasing and copper IUDs and etonogestrel-containing subdermal implants, as well as the safety and efficacy of these contraceptive methods.

Certified for: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Other Healthcare Professional

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 08/29/2014  (month/day/year)

Poster Perspectives: NSCLC Posters and Abstracts from Sydney and San Diego.

Oncology expert Heather Wakelee, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division on Oncology, Stanford University, provides her perspectives on key non-small cell lung cancer posters and oral presentations from the World Conference on Lung Cancer held October 27-31, 2013, in Sydney, Australia, and the American Association for Cancer Research and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Joint Conference on the Molecular Origins of Lung Cancer held January 6-9, 2014, in San Diego, California.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 07/31/2015  (month/day/year)

PosterPerspectives: Retina Poster and Oral Presentations from New Orleans

Ophthalmologists and retina experts, David M. Brown, MD, FACS, and Allen C. Ho, MD, FACS, have selected poster presentations that reflect common conditions and issues for retina specialists seeing patients on systemic medicines or being treated for diabetic macular edema, vein occlusion, or age-related macular degeneration.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 04/30/2015  (month/day/year)

Cases & Commentary in Ophthalmology: New Perspectives in the Management of Diabetic Macular Edema

In this modular, case-based activity, Ingrid U. Scott, MD, and Quan Dong Nguyen, MD, provide expert perspectives on optimal strategies for the management of diabetic macular edema (DME). Test yourself on the diagnosis of DME, choice of optimal imaging strategies, and the management of center-involved, non-center-involved, and refractory disease.

Certified for: Physician, Other Healthcare Professional

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 09/10/2014  (month/day/year)

PediatricNutritionCE.org Website Programs

Multiple webcasts and print activities are hosted on the PediatricNutritionCE.org website, with new activities being added periodically. The activities are accredited for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and registered dieticians. All activities target infant and toddler health as they relate to nutritional support.

Certified for: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian

Format: On-Demand, Enduring Material

NSCLC: Individualizing Treatment in an Era of Molecular Testing

Heather Wakelee, MD, offers perspectives on current and future options in the treatment of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tailored to the needs of the patient to optimize outcomes. You may participate by reading and viewing the newsletter, reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.

Certified for: Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 05/31/2015  (month/day/year)

Managing Allergy Through Tolerance Acquisition in Developing Immune Systems

Roberto Berni Canani, MD, PhD of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Naples and the European Laboratory for the Investigation of Food Induced Diseases (ELFID), discusses strategies for managing allergic diseases in developing immune systems. The presentation includes a review of Prof. Canani's research on tolerance acquisition in infants with cow's milk allergy with the combination of the probiotic Lactobacillus GG with extensively hydrolyzed casein formula.

Certified for: Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 08/1/2014  (month/day/year)

iPointOfCare: Managing Patients with COPD

iPointOfCare is an innovative evidence-based, clinical resource for clinicians, providing answers to clinical questions at or near the "point-of-care" - where and when clinicians need it - in the office, in the exam room, on computers, tablets or smart phones. This unique resource and learning tool allows physicians and other health care professionals to perform Internet-style clinical searches based on keywords used to access a wealth of clinically relevant, peer-reviewed resources, find answers to their "point-of-care" questions, return to patient care, and obtain CME credit.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Motivational Interviewing to Create Health Behavior Change in Pediatric Patients and Families

In this webcast, motivational interviewing (MI) and obesity expert Stephen Pont, MD, MPH, FAAP, of the University of Texas Southwestern in Austin, Texas, and pediatric obesity expert Joani Jack, MD, FAAP, of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, explore the application of MI principles in pediatrics. They review the key principles of MI, simple steps that the busy clinician can make to move toward MI in practice, and application of MI techniques in breastfeeding and pediatric nutrition scenarios. They also discuss MI and pediatric obesity resources, including online toolkits from the highly successful Healthy Eating and Living Education (HEALED) program from the Tennessee American Academy of Pediatrics.

Certified for: Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Other Healthcare Professional

Format: On-Demand, Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 11/8/2015  (month/day/year)

iPointofCare: Managing Patients with Rheumatic Disease

iPointOfCare is a web-based tool that allows physicians and other health care professionals to quickly search a variety of resources, find answers to point-of-care questions, and obtain CME credit.  By clicking on Rheumatic Diseases therapeutic area  you can quickly enter search words that will take you to up to date articles and information.

Certified for: Physician

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 08/30/2014  (month/day/year)

Initiating Breastfeeding Conversation with Mothers and Families

This activity is designed to help clinicians who care for newborns, infants, and toddlers become more proficient in talking about breastfeeding with mothers and families with the ultimate goal of improving the breastfeeding rate in their practice. The expert presenter will discuss how to overcome barriers to breastfeeding and initiate and follow-up breastfeeding conversations.

Certified for: Physician, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian

Format: Enduring Material

Expiration Date: 11/31/2015  (month/day/year)

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