Free Diabetes and Endocrinology CME

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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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    Hypoparathyroidism: therapeutic updates and optimizing treatment

    This free online CME course provides insights into Hypoparathyroidism and how to most effectively treat the condition.

    Topics covered in the course include:

    • Treatment of hypoparathyroidism
    • Barriers to optimal care
    • Hypoparathyroidism patient cases

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

    • Describe the pathophysiology and underlying etiologies of hypoparathyroidism and apply these to patient cases.
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of hypoparathyroidism and discuss how they may have relevance to treatment targets.
    • Identify available therapeutic options for hypoparathyroidism and incorporate these in the development of treatment plans in patient cases.
    • Define patient-specific goals related to the management of hypoparathyroidism.

    Target Audience: 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.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: June 06, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 06, 2020
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    Male Osteoporosis Management: Advances in Pharmacotherapy

    This free online CME program gives an in-depth look into male Osteoporosis and will help physicians treat this condition better among male patients.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Osteoperosis Epidemiology
    • Osteoperosis Risk factors
    • Guidance on screening criteria in men
    • Osteoperosis Treatment options

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

    • Apply screening criteria for male osteoporosis to a given patient
    • Describe the criteria for initiation of pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis treatment and prevention and apply them to a patient case
    • Identify present pharmacotherapeutic treatments for management of male osteoporosis, and describe their mechanisms of action and place in therapy
    • Describe investigational pharmacotherapeutic treatments for management of male osteoporosis, and describe their mechanisms of action and likely place in therapy
    • Describe the challenges associated with treating patients with male osteoporosis, focus specifically on the risks (e.g., adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, et cetera) of the agents used to treat and prevent osteoporosis and apply the information in optimizing patient care in a patient case

    Target Audience: Primary care physicians and endocrinologists; 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 male osteoporosis.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: April 30, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: April 30, 2020
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    The Current and Emerging Landscape of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) Pharmacotherapy

    This online free CME program gives physicians the insights regarding the latest developments around Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD) and will help them provide better patient care to those suffering from the condition.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Leading abnormalities and causes of AGHD
    • Comorbidities and complications of AGHD
    • AGHD patient cases
    • Treatment options available for AGHD

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

    • Describe the challenges associated with diagnosis of AGHD
    • Identify current diagnostic tools for AGHD
    • Manage a patient with AGHD’s initial treatment regimen
    • Given a patient case, determine how and whether to adjust growth hormone replacement dosing
    • Describe present and emerging treatment options for AGHD

    Target Audience: Endocrinologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in endocrinology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with GHD.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: March 09, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: March 09, 2020
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    CME: Gaucher disease: Updates from recent research findings

    Gaucher disease (GD) is characterized by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme glucocerebrosidase, resulting in the accumulation of sphingolipids throughout the body but most manifesting prominently in the bones. GD is subcategorized based on clinical features: type 1 GD is the non-neuronopathic form and affects mainly the inner organs, while types 2 and 3 are the acute and sub-acute neuropathic forms, whose pathology manifests predominantly within central nervous system. GD impacts about 1 in 75,000 births, making it one of the most common lysosomal storage diseases. One of the first of GD’s complications is the chronic anemia and a persistent bleeding risk. Another is the hepatosplenomegaly, which may be a part of the initial clinical presentation, as may the anatomical abnormalities of bone deformities and stunted growth.

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

    • Describe the pathogenesis, clinical presentations, complications, and epidemiology of Gaucher disease including updated recently presented material
    • Describe principles and problems regarding screening for and diagnosing Gaucher disease that can applied to patient cases
    • Describe emerging therapies for Gaucher disease based on research recently presented
    • Design and implement appropriate therapeutic plans for treatment of Gaucher disease based on research recently presented

    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 Gaucher disease.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: 4/28/19
    • Expiration of CME credit: 4/28/21