Gastroenterology CME Courses

Gastroenterology CME Courses

Format: Interactive Online
Price: Free
Expiration Date: 6/14/18
Summary:

Speakers:

Matthew H. Kulke, MD, MMSc, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Tumor Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School

David C. Metz, MBBCh, is Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania)

Topic and Learning Objectives

  • To incorporate evidence-based practices into the management of carcinoid syndrome
  • Review the efficacy and safety of treatment programs for carcinoid syndrome
  • To summarize the causes of carcinoid syndrome
  • Review the differential diagnosis and appropriate workup for the presenting symptoms

This activity is intended for US-based medical oncologists, endocrinologists and gastroenterologists, as well as oncology physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses involved in the diagnosis and management of carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome. Considering the symptoms and potential complications involved in carcinoid syndrome, clinicians in cardiology, dermatology, pulmonary medicine, surgery, radiology (including interventional, diagnostic, and nuclear medicine), internal medicine and primary care may also benefit from education.

Format: Online Streaming Video, Online Download
Price: Free
Release Date: October 02, 2017
Expiration Date: October 02, 2019
Summary:

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic constipation
  • Describe the benefits and risks of pharmacotherapy for chronic idiopathic constipation and take them into account when formulating a treatment plan for different patients
  • Formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for a variety of patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.
  • Recommend therapy changes in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation who do not respond to a previously prescribed treatment

Target Audience: Gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with chronic idiopathic constipation

Format: Online Streaming Video
Price: Free
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Expiration Date: January 30, 2019
Summary:

Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a significant cause of infectious disease deaths in the United States, constituting a serious public health burden. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 250,000 people become infected with C. difficile during hospital stays each year, surpassing the number of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. 

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Apply current evidence-based guidelines for the overall management of C. difficile infection.
  • Incorporate treatment strategies that may reduce C. difficile infection recurrence, as well as antibiotic resistance.

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