CME Certification Jointly-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 Credit™.

 

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
 

Course Objectives for March 16-19, 2022 Course on the Big Island Hawaii: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current diabetes guidelines

  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2022

  • 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, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

  • Evaluate and treat dermatologic disorders

  • 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 pharyngitis, otitis media, and sinusitis

  • Evaluate patients with presumed traveler's diarrhea and recognize the new treatment standards

Course Objectives for March 21-24, 2022 Course on the Big Island Hawaii: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current depression guidelines

  • Evaluate guidelines for pain management in 2022

  • 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, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

  • Evaluate and treat dermatologic disorders

  • 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 pharyngitis, otitis media, and sinusitis

  • Evaluate patients with presumed traveler's diarrhea and recognize the new treatment standards

 

Course Objectives for 2022 Course in Clearwater Beach, Florida: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current COPD 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 in pain management

  • Critique and Implement the Current Depression Guidelines

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Discuss the latest management and treatment of diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for 2021 Course in October Walt Disney World: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current pain management 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

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Critique and Implement the Current Diabetes Guidelines

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Evaluate the current diagnostic tools and therapies for diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for 2021 Course in Kauai: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the pain management 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

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Critique and Implement the Current Diabetes Guidelines

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Evaluate the current diagnostic tools and therapies for diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for 2022 Course in July Universal Studios: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the pain management 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

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Critique and Implement treatment of dermatologic disorders

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Evaluate the current diagnostic tools and therapies for diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for 2021 Course in October Universal Studios: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current COPD guidelines

  • Evaluate guidelines for Dermatologic conditions

  • 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 and management of Traveler's diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

 

Course Objectives for 2022 Course in Sandestin: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current COPD 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 Diabetes

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Evaluate the current pain management guidelines

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunization especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for 2022 Course in July Summer Vail: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current pain management 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

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Critique and implement the current dermatology guidelines

  • ​Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Evaluate the current diagnostic tools and therapies for diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for November 2021 Course in Las Vegas at the Bellagio: 

  • Review the most recent pain management guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current hyperlipidemia 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

  • Discuss the management and treatment of COPD

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Evaluate current guidelines of Dermatologic Disorders

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunization especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for December 2021 Course in Las Vegas at the Bellagio: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current hyperlipidemia 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

  • Discuss the management and treatment of COPD

  • Critique and implement the current pain management guidelines

  • Evaluate current guidelines on dermatology treatments

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunization especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for February 2022 Course in Disney World: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the pain management 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

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Critique and Implement treatment of dermatologic disorders

  • Recognize the differential diagnosis for colds, strep throat, and other ENT disorders

  • Evaluate the current diagnostic tools and therapies for diarrhea

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunizations especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for June 2022 Course in Disney World: 

  • Review the most recent hypertension guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current dermatology guidelines

  • Recognize the changes in management of 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 latest management and diagnosis of diarrhea

  • Discuss the management and treatment of COPD

  • Review the latest guidelines on the management of hyperlipidemias

  • Manage patients with upper respiratory infections including otitis media and sore throat

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunization especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

  • Critique and Implement the Current Pain management Guidelines

Course Objectives for 2022 River Cruise Course on the Danube: 

  • Review the most recent pain management guidelines

  • Critique and implement the current hyperlipidemia 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

  • Discuss the management and treatment of COPD

  • Understand the recent changes in adult immunization especially for PCV13, Shingles vaccines, and COVID-19 vaccines

Course Objectives for Board Review Courses are listed on the page for the particular Board Review Course. 

Predicted Outcomes for Courses in 2021 and 2022

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 COPD.

•  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 Credit™ 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.
 

Attendance at this course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any knowledge or procedure-based activities that may be discussed or taught. Always confirm information given in this activity with current sources of medical knowledge whenever considering actual clinical presentations or treating patients.