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    Oncology Patients at High Risk of Bone Fracture: Advances in Pharmacotherapy

    The use of androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer has greatly increased in the last 15 years. Adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy is a common treatment in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive breast cancer. Bone fractures are of particular concern in these patents, given their association with increased mortality in prostate cancer and breast cancer patients.

    By the end of Oncology Patients at High Risk of Bone Fracture, you will be able to:
    • Apply screening criteria to a patient receiving AI therapy or androgen deprivation therapy
    • Describe the criteria for initiation of pharmacotherapy in a patient receiving AI therapy or androgen deprivation therapy and apply them to a patient case
    Identify present pharmacotherapeutic treatments for management of a patient receiving • AI therapy or androgen deprivation therapy, and describe their mechanisms of action and place in therapy
    • Describe the challenges associated with treating patients receiving AI or androgen deprivation therapies, focus specifically on the risks (e.g., adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, et cetera) of the agents and apply the information in optimizing patient care in a patient case

    Target Audience:
    Oncologists, primary care physicians, and endocrinologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in oncology, endocrinology and internal medicine; and any other healthcare professionals who commonly care for patients with breast cancer or prostate cancer.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: November 17, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: November 17, 2019
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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).

    • 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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    Treatment strategies in Hunter Syndrome

    Hunter syndrome is an X-linked recessive genetic disease characterized by a deficiency of lysosomal enzymes responsible for the hydrolysis of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), with males more likely to develop disease and females more likely to be carriers.

    After reviewing Treatment strategies in Hunter Syndrome, you will be able to:
    • Describe the importance of earlier treatment and diagnosis of Hunter syndrome in patients
    • Determine the likelihood of Hunter syndrome using with established diagnosis methods, given a patient case
    • Describe options available to treat 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

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: June 29, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 29, 2019
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    Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD): Therapeutic Updates, Present Clinical Controversies, and Barriers to Care

    After completing Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (GHD), you will be able to:
    • Summarize present guidelines for the diagnosis of GHD
    • Describe the underlying pathophysiological and typical clinical features of GHD as they pertain to therapeutic targets.
    • Given a patient with GHD, design a pharmacotherapeutic regimen based on his or her clinical presentation.
    • Assess and properly manage the significant comorbidities that are associated with GHD and therefore increase mortality in patients with GHD
    • Evaluate patient cases during follow-up visits in a manner that optimizes one or more of the following: efficacy, safety, quality of life, or patient education and adherence.
    In order to get credit from ScientiaCME, you must first establish a username and password.

    Target Audiences:
    Healthcare professionals specializing in endocrinology and those who otherwise commonly care for or clinically encounter adult patients with GHD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: July 12, 2016
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 12, 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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