CME Certification Jointy-Provided by the Center for Continuing Education

Tulane University Health Sciences Center


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Tulane University Health Sciences Center and A-Cross Medicine Reviews. Tulane University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Available course hours vary by course and location (information is found at the bottom of each individual course page). 

Tulane University Health Sciences Center and A-Cross Medicine Reviews present this activity for educational purposes only and do not endorse any product, content of presentation or exhibit.  Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine.  The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected because of their recognized expertise.


This program is designed to increase attendee knowledge and competence in a variety of primary care topics. These include hypertension, lipid management, common ENT problems, ethical dilemmas, and current diabetes management. All topics presented will utilize evidence-based guidelines from the literature.

Statement of Need

Common primary care issues are being updated continually by specialty and government agencies. It is difficult for the primary care physician to stay abreast of all the current new guidelines and re commendations. Physicians and other medical providers are in need of streamlined approaches to common primary care issues.


The overall goals of the conference are to impact the diagnostic and treatment of patients seen in primary care practices.

Course Objectives for 2015 Courses
  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Discussion of ethical issues for everyday practice
  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2015
  • Manage patients who present with skin and soft tissue infections
  • Review the current evidence-based guidelines for cancer screening, including the new conflicting lung and prostate cancer recommendations
  • Recognize differential diagnoses for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Evaluate and treat lower back pain
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Discuss the current 2015 ADA's recommendations on the management of diabetes mellitus and how it has changed from previous versions
  • Critique and implement the current depression guidelines
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13
Course Objections for 2016 coming soon!

Predicted Outcomes

Predicted changes in practice as a result of participating in this activity include the ability to:

Better manage my patients with hypertension

•  Develop a plan to manage my patients who present with complaints of lower back back.  

•  Incorporate the most recent clinical guidelines for management and treatment of depression in my clinical practice.

•  Increase my competence in treating hyperlipidemia.

•  Develop a plan to better educate my patients on the current cancer screening guidelines.

•  Develop a better plan for pain management in my difficult patients. 

Tulane University Health Sciences Center Policies:

It is the policy of the Center for Continuing Education at Tulane University Health Sciences Center to plan and implement all of its educational activities in accordance with the ACCME's Essential Areas and Policies to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor.  In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM is required to disclose all financial relationships with any commercial interests within the past 12 months that creates a real or apparent conflict of interest.  Individuals who do not disclose are disqualified from participating in a CME activity.  Individuals with potential for influence or control of CME content include planners and planning committee members, authors, teachers, educational activity directors, educational partners, and others who participate, e.g. facilitators and moderators.  This disclosure pertains to relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or biotech firms.  Any real or apparent conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the educational activity.  Disclosure of off-label, experimental or investigational use of drugs or devices must also be made known to the audience. 

This CME Activity may address components of the following competencies:

IOM Competencies: Providing patient-centered care, Working in interdisciplinary teams, Employing evidence-based practice, Applying quality improvement, Utilizing informatics.

ABMS Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice.

For Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  

For Nurse Practitioners:
Most states and National Nurse Practitioner organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 Credit as acceptable. You will receive a certificate of Attendance with your hours listed. 


A-Cross Medicine Reviews is independent and self-supported.

No products or promotions from pharmaceutical companies appear at any of our courses.

Course Objectives