CME

CME Certification Jointy-Provided by the Center for Continuing Education

Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Accreditation

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.

Designation

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.

Overview

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.

Goal

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

Course Objectives for 2018 Course on the Big Island Hawaii: 
  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2018
  • 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
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13
  • Evaluate and treat diabetes mellitus
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Discuss the current GOLD and ATS Guidelines for management of COPD
  • Recognize the important changes in disease management for GERD, Celiac disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • Review the latest information on zoonoses including Zika virus

Course Objectives for 2017 November and December Las Vegas Courses:

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Evaluate guidelines for GERD, Celiac Disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • 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
  • Discuss the latest therapies for sexually transmitted diseases
  • Discuss and evaluate current zoonoses in the United States including Zika
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strept throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Recognize the important changes to coronary disease management in 2017
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13
Course Objectives for North Shore Oahu 2017 and 2018 Course in Clearwater Beach, Florida: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Evaluate guidelines for GERD, Celiac Disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • 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
  • Discuss the latest therapies for geriatric patients
  • Critique and Implement the Current Depression Guidelines
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strept throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Recognize the important changes in mosquito-borne infections in the U.S. including Zika virus
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13
Course Objectives for 2017 February Course in Sonoma: 
  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Discuss the latest therapies for geriatric patients
  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2017
  • 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
  • Discuss the latest therapies for GERD, Celiac diseaes, and other GI abnormalities
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Understand the recent changes in zoonoses including Zika Virus
  • Discuss the current GOLD and ATS Guidelines for management of COPD
Course Objectives for 2018 Courses in Breckenridge: 
  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Evaluate current treatment guidelines for Geriatric patients
  • 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
  • Discuss the management and treatment of COPD
  • Evaluate and treat GERD, Celiac Disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Discuss the current evaluation of Zoonoses including Zika Virus
  • Critique and Implement the Current Depression Guidelines
  • Interpret dermatological findings
  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strept throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Evaluate the current diagnostic tools and therapies for diarrhea
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13
Course Objectives for 2017 Courses in New York; Santa Barbara, California; August and October Sonoma; and San Diego: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Evaluate guidelines for GERD, Celiac Disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • 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
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Discuss the current evaluation fo Zoonoses including Zika Virus
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13
  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strept throat, and other ENT disorders

Course Objectives for 2017 Course in Walt Disney World: 
  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Evaluate current treatment guidelines diabetes mellitus
  • 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
  • Discuss the current GOLD and ATS Guidelines for management of COPD
  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2017
  • Discuss the new diarrhea guidelines
  • Evaluate and treat GERD, celiac disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • Recognize the important changes for colds, strept throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13

Course Objectives for 2017 Course in July Vail and Universal Studios: 
  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines
  • Critique and implement the current heart failure guidelines
  • Critique and Implement the Current Depression Guidelines
  • 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
  • Discuss the latest management and diagnosis of diarrhea
  • Recognize the important changes for management of colds, strept throat, and other ENT disorders
  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias
  • Discuss the current evaluation of Zoonoses
  • Evaluate GERD, celiac disease, and other GI abnormalities
  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunization especially for PCV13
    Course Objectives for Board Review Courses are listed on the page for the particular Board Review Course. 

    Predicted Outcomes for Courses in 2017 and 2018

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

    •  Better manage my patients with hypertension

    •  Implement the latest treatment guidelines for hyperlipidemias

    •  Increase my competence in treating GERD, celiac disease and other disorders.

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

    •  Develop a better plan for assessing and treating skin and soft tissue infections 

    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. 


    PHARMACEUTICAL-FREE

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

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


    Course Objectives