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Course Listings: Primary Care

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Adjusting Insulin in Patients With Dosing Concerns: Using Evolving Basal Insulins to Enhance Adherence

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: In this case-based webcast, meet Jackie, a 62-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes. Her glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) is 9.2%, and she is taking 2 oral agents and basal insulin; however, she does not want to take any additional injections and has a history of medication adherence issues. Faculty experts Vivian Fonseca, MD, and Timothy S. Reid, MD, discuss how they…More


Individualizing Insulin for Patients Who Fear Hypoglycemia: Using Evolving Basal Insulins to Minimize Adverse Effects

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: In this case-based webcast, meet LaWanda, a 57-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes. Her glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) is 8.4%, she is currently taking basal insulin and rapid-acting insulin, and she has a history and fear of hypoglycemia. Faculty experts Vivian Fonseca, MD, and Timothy S. Reid, MD, discuss how they would approach this patient case scenario,…More


Initiating Insulin in Patients Who Fear Needles: Using Evolving Basal Insulins to Improve Adoption

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: In this case-based webcast, meet Robert, a 49-year-old man with type 2 diabetes. His glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) is 10.8% and he is taking 2 oral agents, but he is hesitant to try injectable therapies because of his fear of needles. Faculty experts Vivian Fonseca, MD, and Timothy S. Reid, MD, discuss how they would approach this patient case scenario, including…More


Challenges in Disease Management for Type 1 Gaucher Disease

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Format: Live Event

Maximum Credits: 4.5

Course Description: This live meeting will improve clinician’s knowledge of the variable presentation of GD1 in children, adolescents and adults in order to facilitate earlier diagnosis and determine appropriate management. Clinicians will also discuss genetic testing and prenatal and newborn screening and review the importance of counseling patients with GD1 that are planning to…More


Kidney Transplantation: The Role of the Primary Care Physician

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Format: E-Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: Transplant nephrologist Dr. Mark Lerman delves into kidney transplantation and the critical role the primary care physician plays in identifying, referring and caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) both before and after transplantation. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of transplantation are explored as well as the timing of…More


Addressing Bone Manifestations of GD: The Latest Evidence in Evaluation and Treatment

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Format: E-Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This accredited CME publication explores bone manifestations of Gaucher disease (GD) and includes video clips of expert faculty discussing key clinical considerations and patient case examples. Clinical evidence for GD treatment is also presented.


Curing HCV in Treatment-Naïve Patients With Early Stage Liver Disease: Considerations for Treatment Selection, Monitoring, and Follow-Up

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Format: Audiocast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: This activity provides an overview of available therapeutic regimens for treatment-naïve patients with HCV infection and stage F2 or lower liver disease. Dr. Kwo also discusses the recommended monitoring that should occur during and after treatment, as well as the opportunity for cure among people who use injection drugs.


HCV Treatment in Complex Patients: Considerations for Patients With Renal Disease, Treatment Failure, and Prior Transplantation

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Format: Audiocast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: In this activity, Dr. Kwo discusses treatment approaches for the few populations in which HCV remains difficult to treat, including patients who have not responded to direct-acting antiviral treatment, those with advanced renal disease, and those who have undergone transplantation.


HCV Treatment in Patients With Advanced Liver Disease: Who, How, and When?

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Format: Audiocast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: This activity provides an overview of current recommendations and evidence for the treatment of HCV in patients with advanced liver disease, including those with decompensated cirrhosis. Dr. Kwo also discusses the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with HCV and how treatment affects that risk.


Pretreatment Assessment and Staging in Patients With HCV: A Primer for Clinicians Initiating Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy

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Format: Audiocast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: This activity provides an overview of the assessments needed before initiating direct-acting antiviral therapy, as well as an in-depth look at available methods for evaluating liver health in patients with HCV.


Considerations for Bringing Hemodialysis Home

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Format: Med-IQ Express

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: This accredited CME Express publication reviews the advantages and disadvantages of home hemodialysis (HHD) that should be considered when devising clinical management strategies for patients with end-stage renal disease. It also discusses key criteria for identifying patients who are appropriate candidates for HHD as well as patient- and provider-associated…More


Advances in the Treatment of Scleroderma: Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

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Format: Med-IQ Express

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: This accredited CME publication features a review of and expert commentary on the role of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in the treatment of diffuse systemic sclerosis (SSc). Clinical pearls from recent evidence are provided, as well as expert insight related to the novel, critical endpoint recently published from a landmark prospective clinical…More


Evolving Strategies for the Prevention of HIV in the Federal Healthcare Setting

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Format: Print Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This accredited CME/CE/CPE publication discusses the Veterans Health Administration and Department of Defense HIV-prevention goals outlined in the 2010 and 2015 National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, reviews the epidemiology of HIV acquisition in various federal healthcare settings, explores methods for engaging patients in nonjudgmental…More


GFR and eGFR: Filtering Out the Confusion

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Format: E-Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: Nephrologist Dr. Michael Wiederkehr delves into chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the difference between true glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The different methods of calculating eGFR will be explored as well as the pitfalls and limitations of the current formulas and calculations. The importance of the CKD…More


PCSK9 Inhibitors: For Whom, When, and Why

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Format: Audiocast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: In this audiocast, expert faculty discuss current clinical evidence regarding the benefit of adding a PCSK9 inhibitor to statin therapy in patients with cardiovascular risk and dyslipidemia. Additionally, key criteria for selecting patients for PCSK9 inhibitor therapy as well as determining optimal timing for initiating treatment are explored.


JDRF PEAK: Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology and T1D

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.5 - 0.75

Course Description: In this activity, Drs. Riddell and Gallen discuss the hormonal and metabolic response to various types of exercise and how those responses are different in the presence of type 1 diabetes. This program also explores the relationship between exercise and hyper- and hypoglycemia, as well as strategies for mitigating dysglycemia.


JDRF PEAK: Fundamentals of Glucose and Insulin Management Before, During, and After Exercise for Patients with T1D

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.5 - 0.75

Course Description: In this activity, Drs. Laffel and Henske discuss strategies for managing insulin and nutrition with different types of exercise and ways in which clinicians can help their patients manage insulin and carbohydrate intake to mitigate hypoglycemia.


JDRF PEAK: Successful Strategies for Managing Glucose and Nutrition Needs in a New Athlete

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: In this activity, Drs. Laffel and Henske discuss the fear of hypoglycemia commonly associated with exercise in people with type 1 diabetes and mechanisms for avoiding hypoglycemia and ensuring safe physical activity, particularly for those just starting a new regimen.


JDRF PEAK: T1D, Exercise, and Hypoglycemia: A Case Study

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: In this case study, Drs. Gallen and Riddell use a real-world example to discuss strategies for managing hypoglycemia with aerobic activity and describe the potential effects of adding resistance training before aerobic exercise for people with type 1 diabetes.


JDRF PEAK: Type 1 Diabetes, Exercise, and Hyperglycemia: A Case Study

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.5

Course Description: In this case study, Drs. Henske and Kowalski use a real-world example to discuss strategies for managing hyperglycemia with aerobic activity and review important considerations for patients who experience hyperglycemia following exercise.


Risk Mitigation, Identification, and OUD Treatment: Approaches to Conquering the Opioid Epidemic

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Format: Simulation

Maximum Credits: 0.75

Course Description: This patient-centric simulation explores strategies for identifying patients who suffer from opioid use disorder (OUD) and the expanding evidence base for available OUD treatments, with an emphasis on medication-assisted treatment and behavioral therapies. The first patient simulation focuses on diagnosing OUD in a patient with chronic back pain and using…More


Recognizing Residual Inflammatory Risk and Preventing Recurrent Events in Patients With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

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Format: Presentation Points

Maximum Credits: 0.75

Course Description: This Presentation Points accredited CME publication features transcript-based faculty commentary, expert insight, and key educational takeaways from a satellite symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, led by Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, and Paul M. Ridker, MD. In particular, areas of focus include the role of innate immunity in…More


Decision-IQ: A Case Study in Hypertension Management

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Format: Decision-IQ

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: This brief activity presents a case study discussing an 82-year-old patient with hypertension. Links to useful resources are provided to help participants make treatment decisions for this patient, and expert faculty offer their perspectives on the latest evidence for these management decisions.


COPD: A Quick Update on Diagnosis, Staging, and Management

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Format: Med-IQ Express

Maximum Credits: 0.25

Course Description: This 15-minute activity features a brief video introduction by faculty expert Neil MacIntyre, MD, who discusses recent updates in the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The activity then continues with a text-based review focusing on the updated GOLD 2017 recommendations related to the COPD diagnosis, staging, and…More


Medical Insiders: Overcoming Barriers to the Timely Identification and Treatment of OUD in Rural Communities

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 0.75

Course Description: In this 45-minute, accredited CME webcast, expert faculty discuss the opioid epidemic, highlighting methods to screen for opioid use disorder (OUD), as well as insight on overcoming barriers to the treatment of OUD in rural America.


Medical Insiders: The Comprehensive Treatment of OUD in Rural America: Current and Future MATs and Psychosocial Support

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Format: Webcast

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: In this 1 hour, accredited CME webcast, expert faculty discuss the opioid epidemic, focusing on the pharmacologic and psychosocial treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural America.


Individualized Patient Assessment and Counseling for Transformed HBV Care: Research and Findings

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Format: PDF Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This accredited CME publication outlines contemporary evidence, guideline recommendations, and common challenges and successes related to HBV identification and care. It also summarizes key points and clinical pearls from the mentoring webconferences offered by expert faculty as part of this series.


Recognizing the Risk and Providing Optimal Care to Veterans With Heart Failure

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Format: PDF Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This publication explores risk factors for heart failure that are unique to veterans and reviews treatment strategies based on the updated heart failure guidelines. The clinical trials that led to these updated guidelines are also discussed.


Thinking Beyond the Baby Boomers: Critical Considerations for HCV Identification and Care

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Format: PDF Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This CME/CE publication reviews guideline recommendations and current evidence for hepatitis C virus testing in asymptomatic patients and discusses the practical application of those guidelines in clinical practice. This activity also explores areas of emerging evidence and focus, particularly the management of women of childbearing potential and patients with…More


On the Road to Elimination: Evaluating and Improving the Continuum of Care for Patients With HCV

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Format: E-Publication

Maximum Credits: 0.75

Course Description: Significant efforts to improve HCV testing have occurred in recent years. However, if the elimination of the virus is to be possible, then all steps along the HCV care continuum need to be improved. This online publication focuses on evidence-based strategies to eliminate HCV by increasing the number of patients with chronic HCV infection who are diagnosed,…More


Taking Care of Veterans With Opioid Use Disorders: Early Identification and Comprehensive Treatment Services

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Format: Print Publication

Maximum Credits: 1.0

Course Description: This publication explores strategies for identifying opioid use disorders among veterans and military personnel and reviews available and emerging treatments for patients with this condition within the Veterans Health Administration system.


VIDEO: Updates to the HCV treatment landscape: Summer 2017

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Format: Video

Course Description: In this brief video, K. Rajender Reddy, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Viral Hepatitis Center at the University of Pennsylvania discusses some exciting updates in the field of hepatitis C management. Dr. Reddy provides an overview of two newly approved therapies for the treatment of HCV and discusses some recent data about the care for patients…More

Note: This material is not accredited for CME and, therefore, does not offer any CME/CE credit.


VIDEO: Updates Following The 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

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Format: Video

Course Description: In this video, Joseph Lim, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Yale Viral Hepatitis Program highlights some of the exciting updates following the 2016 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases annual meeting in November of 2016. Dr. Lim provides an overview of important real-world data about the efficacy of available direct acting…More

Note: This material is not accredited for CME and, therefore, does not offer any CME/CE credit.