Endocrinology CME

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    Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism

    This Endocrinology CME course will help physicians improve the management and care of patients with endocrine disorders.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Endocrine Hypertension
    • Case Management Studies in Endocrine Surgery
    • Endocrinology and Pregnancy
    • Genetics and Endocrinology
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • Endocrine Oncology

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Appraise the management of endocrine disorders in pediatric patients
    • Evaluate and treat patients with gonadal and pituitary disorders
    • Outline management strategies for patients with oncologic endocrine disorders
    • Summarize management issues for metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, and hyper/hypocalcemia
    • Describe diabetes complications and the impact of new insulin and incretin therapies
    • Pass ABIM board examinations and integrate current knowledge into daily practice

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    • Cost: $995$746
    • Credit hours: 22
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC.
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video, Online Audio, Audio CD
    • Material last updated: November 16, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: November 16, 2020
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    The Brigham Board Review in Endocrinology

    This Endocrinology CME course covers key topics, recent advances and emerging issues in endocrinology. It is ideal for MOC.

    Topics covered include:

    • Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia: Overview of Diabetes
    • Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia: Management of Hyperglycemia
    • Diabetes Mellitus and Hypoglycemia: Review
    • Lipids, Obesity and Nutrition
    • Calcium and Bone Disorders

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Prepare for ABIM Endocrinology certification and recertification examinations
    • Integrate and demonstrate increased overall knowledge of endocrine diseases
    • Correlate pathophysiology and pathobiology with clinical presentations
    • Evaluate the current therapeutic strategies with risks and potential benefits
    • Attain the latest knowledge for managing diabetes, endocrine hypertension, hypothyroidism, etc.
    • Apply knowledge attained to your daily practice, optimizing patient care and outcomes

    Target Audience: Endocrinologists

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    • Cost: $1095$821
    • Credit hours: 32.75
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC.
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video, Online Audio, Audio CD
    • Material last updated: December 31, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: December 31, 2021
  • SiMCare Diabetes

    SiMCare Diabetes is a breakthrough method for clinician education. As an interactive online learning tool using patient-case simulation, SiMCare Diabetes delivers education where and when it is needed.

    SiMCare Diabetes is designed to meet the following education objectives:
    • Accurately diagnose type 1 or type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and obesity.
    • Adjust medication to achieve individualized care goals for blood sugars, A1C, blood pressure, LDL.
    • Appropriately recommend patient self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) testing.
    • Provide accurate referral for specialty care.
    • Identify diabetes-related comorbidities such as depression and hypoglycemia unawareness.

    Target Audience:
    Primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians and diabetes educators.

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    • Cost: $499
    • Credit hours: 18
    • CME credits awarded by: Park Nicollet
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations

    Topics covered in Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism include:
    Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Thyroid Nodules and Cancer, Male Hypogonadism and Infertility, Endocrine Surgery, Obesity, Diabetes Therapeutics: From New Insulins to Incretins, Female Hypogonadism, Pituitary Disorders, Metabolic Bone Disease and many more.

    Studying Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism will help you to:
    • Prepare for the ABIM endocrinology board exams
    • Identify and effectively manage endocrine disorders in patients of varying ages
    • Apply new information to everyday endocrinology care, improving diagnostic accuracy and management decisions
    • Analyze the impact of endocrine disorders on women’s health, including pregnancy
    • Appraise the management of osteoporosis and suggest effective preventive measures in diabetic care

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    • Cost: $25 per credit
    • Credit hours: 9
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online
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    Treatment strategies in Hunter Syndrome

    In this online CME self-learning program: Mucopolysaccaridoses (MPS) are group of genetic disease characterized by a deficiency of lysosomal enzymes responsible for the hydrolysis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), whose manifold biological roles resulting in a variety of clinical manifestations in patients presenting with MPS. MPS has seven different subcategories, of which Hunter syndrome is MPS II. A deficiency in iduronate 2-sulfatase results in relatively high levels of the GAGs heparan and dermatan sulfate, resulting in physical signs similar to MPS I with the addition of aggressive behavior and developmental delay. Hunter syndrome is an X-linked recessive genetic disease, with males more likely to develop disease and females more likely to be carriers

    Target Audience:

    The following healthcare professionals: Pediatricians, neurologists, endocrinologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who may clinically encounter patients with Hunter syndrome.

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

    • Determine the likelihood of a Hunter syndrome diagnosis using established diagnostic methods, given a patient case.
    • Describe current and investigative options available for management of Hunter syndrome, and design a medical plan to treat a patient with Hunter syndrome.
    • Describe present barriers to care in the treatment of patients with Hunter syndrome.
    • Describe the clinical outcomes associated with Hunter syndrome treatment.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: .75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 10/02/2020
    • Expiration of CME credit: 10/02/2022
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    Postmenopausal osteoporosis risk stratification and treatment of those at high risk for fracture

    Osteoporosis is a disease common among elderly patients and is increasing in frequency as senior citizens begin to represent a larger share of the US population. In the US, osteoporosis is associated with about 2 million broken bones each year, leading to over 500,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 emergency room visits, and 200,000 nursing home placements. By 2040, osteoporosis is expected to cause 3.2 million fractures per year in the United States at a cost of over $95 billion. Despite the morbidity and mortality associated with osteoporosis, practice gaps related to suboptimal screening, risk assessment, and management practices have led to underdiagnosis and undertreatment of this condition. Osteoporosis screening may identify people at increased risk of low-trauma fracture who may benefit from interventions to minimize risk. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for osteoporosis with bone mineral density (BMD) testing in all women 65 years or older and in postmenopausal women younger than 65 years but at increased risk of osteoporosis. Risk for osteoporosis should be determined by a formal clinical measurement tool, such as FRAX™, which assesses 10-year fracture risk.

    Target Audience:

    HCPs specializing in endocrinology, internal medicine, and women’s health; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who practice in those areas of specialty; and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis.

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

    • Recall how the results of diagnostic imaging and pertinent past medical history to determine risk of fracture.
    • List the criteria for initiation of pharmacotherapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis treatment and prevention and apply them to a patient case.
    • Describe challenges associated with treating patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis, focusing specifically on the risks of the agents used to treat and prevent osteoporosis, and apply the information to optimize patient care in a patient case.
    • Identify recently approved and emerging pharmacotherapeutic treatments for management of postmenopausal osteoporosis, and describe their mechanisms of action.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 07/03/2020
    • Expiration of CME credit: 07/03/2022
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    Hypoparathyroidism: Optimizing pharmacotherapeutic management strategies

    Hypoparathyroidism is a rare disorder characterized by decreased function of parathyroid glands resulting in low levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH). There are a variety of causes, including autoimmune disease, congenital defects, unintended parathyroid removal during thyroidectomy, or damage caused by radiation therapy. In a normal functioning parathyroid gland, PTH is secreted in response to low serum-ionized calcium. According to one study, nearly 60,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with the disorder, with about 73% caused by surgery. Another study estimated the prevalence of primary hypoparathyroidism at 40 per 100,000 people in the United States.

    Target Audience:

    The following healthcare professionals: endocrinologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in endocrinology and internal medicine; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with hypoparathyroidism.

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

    • Describe the pathophysiology and manifestations of hypoparathyroidism and discuss how they may have relevance to treatment targets.
    • Define patient-specific goals, identify treatments directly treating hypoparathyroidism, and incorporate both in the development of a treatment plan in patient cases.
    • Describe goals and mainstays of supportive care in hypoparathyroidism and apply them to patient cases.
    • Describe barriers to care in the optimal treatment of hypoparathyroidism and suggest strategies for ameliorating them.
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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 06/22/2020
    • Expiration of CME credit: 06/22/2022
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    The Evolution of Insulin Replacement Therapy: New Perspectives and Clinical Applications

    The Evolution of Insulin Replacement Therapy consists of 4 presentations with discussion:
    • Session 1: Insulin Options for Diabetes: Update on their Evolution
    • Session 2: Advancing to Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: The Impact of the New Insulin Options
    • Session 3: Physiologic Insulin Replacement: Practical Approaches for the Primary Care Provider
    • Session 4: The Evolution of Glycemic Monitoring and Insulin Delivery Devices: Why the Primary Care Provider Should Understand the Options

    At the conclusion of The Evolution of Insulin Replacement Therapy, you will be able to:
    • Identify clinically relevant pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of the new insulins and insulin combinations
    • Discuss the clinical importance of similarities and differences between a biosimilar insulin and a reference insulin
    • Recognize the indications for advancement to insulin replacement therapy for people with T2DM
    • Identify clinically relevant pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of the new insulins and insulin combinations
    • Describe initiation and titration methods for new insulin-based therapies to optimize achievement of glycemic goals while minimizing adverse effects
    • Discuss strategies to overcome patient and clinician barriers to the successful initiation and utilization of insulin therapy in the context of the new insulin-based therapies, and monitoring and delivery devices

    Target Audience:
    This program is intended for US-based primary care providers, clinical endocrinologists/diabetologists, nephrologists, cardiologists, emergency department specialists, pharmacists, and other clinicians caring for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 4
    • CME credits awarded by: Joslin Diabetes Center
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: September 14, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: May 30, 2018
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    Diabetes in Control

    About 50 activities on various aspects of diabetes. Not all activities offer Physician CME, so be sure to check the type of CME offered before you start. The actual content is located at PRESENTdiabetes.com, but this site (Diabetes in Control) is easier to navigate.

    Target Audience: Diabetes professionals

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.75 - 1.25
    • CME credits awarded by: Mount Sinai Medical School
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Audio, Audio CD
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    Endocrine Today CME Center

    Eleven activities covering various endocrine topics; the most recent are:
    • Above and Beyond Glycemic Control
    • Above and Beyond Glycemic Control: Reducing the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
    Before the Breaking Point: Reducing the Risk of Osteoporotic Fracture
    • Practical Lipidology: Best of Lipid Forum
    • Managing the Full Spectrum of Cardiovascular Risk Factors: A Closer Look at GLP-1 Agonists
    • The New Treatment Paradigm in Obesity: Proper Patient Selection, Assessment of Comorbidities, and Stepped Interventions
    • Dialogues in Diabetes: Volume 2, Number 1
    • Growth Hormone Deficiency and Other Causes of Short Stature: Trends in Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment in Children and Adults
    • GLP-1 Agonists: Examining New Data on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Combination Insulin Therapy, and Adherence
    • Weighing in on the Beneficial Effects of GLP-1 Agonists: Assessing Cardiovascular Risk Reduction, Combination Therapy and Adherence
    • Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

    Target Audience: Physicians specializing in Endocrinology

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 18
    • CME credits awarded by: Vindico
    • Format: On-Demand Online