The Life Spectrum of Asthma: Online

The incidence and prevalence of asthma has increased considerably in recent years. Asthma is not a single disease, and its expression, remission, progression, and severity can vary based on age and gender. Therefore, it is crucial for allergist/immunologists, as specialists in the diagnosis and management of asthma, to understand how to select the most appropriate patients for the use of immune response modifiers and how to assess and manage the risk-benefit ratio of treatment. The Life Spectr...
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Clinical Nutrition Week

Clinical Nutrition Week is the premier forum for clinical nutrition research and education, featuring robust and relevant evidence that impacts your practice now and in the future. At CNW17, you'll be the first to hear the latest research, advances, and technologies; learn how you can enhance patient safety; discuss trends with industry thought leaders and; network with experts from all over the globe.

NASH: Evaluating Emerging Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies

Did you know that NASH is now the #1 indication for liver transplantation in patients age less than 50? To learn more view this webcast in which experts discuss approaches for identifying and managing patients with NASH, including: • Pathophysiology and pathogenesis • Use of noninvasive imaging • Emerging and investigational therapies • Strategies for improving patient care
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC

Post Graduate Course 2: Critical Care - Current and Controversial Topics in ICU Nutrition

Overview Nutrition in the ICU is a vast topic encompassing numerous modalities and diseases. With this course, we will combine brief lectures on individual topics of interest or controversy enhanced with richly detailed cases. The lectures will deliver content on guidelines and new evidence in critical care. After a set of these lectures, participants will work in multi-disciplinary groups to develop solutions to their ICU cases. Their solutions will be presented to their peers and faculty ...

Post Graduate Course 1: Functional Medicine: The Optimal Approach to Intestinal Disorders

Overview This pre-conference course will provide an introduction to Functional Medicine. Functional Medicine offers a targeted approach to the management and prevention of chronic disease that embodies the art and science of medicine. It integrates current knowledge of how the human body works with patient-centered, science-based clinical care. Functional Medicine digs deep into the root causes of chronic disease, which are affected by lifestyle choices, environmental exposures and genetic ...

Gastric Bypass – Role of the Gut

Overview Obesity is a global health problem and its ameliorative strategies remain a major research focus. Though several interventions have been trialled, the mainstay of current therapy anchors on lifestyle modification inclusive of nutrition and exercise. Primary criticisms of the current treatment modalities question the efficacy and long-term sustainability of such interventions. Thus, there remains an unfilled void for more viable therapeutic options. With surgical advances, a select ...

Postgraduate Course 3: Physical Assessment and Skills Lab

Overview Current evidence and consensus suggests that performing a physical examination particularly with a focus on body fat, muscle mass, fluid accumulation, and functional performance is necessary to determine if malnutrition is present in a patient. Dietitians as well members of other disciplines are generally not trained to perform hands-on physical assessment of patients in their discipline-specific training programs. This session will showcase the skills necessary for a complete nutr...

Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course

Overview ASPEN’s Nutrition Support Fundamentals Course (NSFC) provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition support therapy. In addition to providing a thorough review of core nutrition support topics such as nutrition assessment and nutrient deficiencies, parenteral nutrition, enteral nutrition, fluids and electrolytes, and pediatrics, the NSFC will also include specialty areas of nutrition support such as home care, critical care, gastrointestinal disorders, ethics, and statistics. The...

Parenteral Nutrition Order Writing Workshop

Overview The workshop is designed to train clinicians to assess a patient requiring parenteral nutrition (PN) and subsequently initiate and manage the PN therapy for that patient. The workshop will be offered in two sessions. The first will emphasize the basic concepts of PN order writing and management and the second will allow for application of the knowledge gained through work in small groups with faculty experts. Workshop capacity is limited to 40 participants. This small class siz...

Nutrition Support for the Practicing Pediatric Clinician

Overview Pediatric patients present a myriad of challenges for the clinician. Join us for this course focusing on managing the pediatric patient from a nutrition perspective. Faculty experts will deep dive into a variety of topics including monitoring of growth, feeding the preterm infant, malnutrition, enteral feeding tubes and connectors, blenderized diets, and intestinal failure. Learning Objectives Describe the management options for nutrient deficiencies in high risk neonates; ...

Intensive Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism: Cleveland Clinic Board Review

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 endoc...

Nutritional Needs of Preterm Infants: Feeding Choices and Dietary Transitions

Preterm infants are at risk for poor growth and neurodevelopment. Optimal nutrition is vital to contributing to catch-up growth, however, many low birth weight babies are discharged from the hospital with suboptimal feeding regimens or clinicians and parents are unaware of how to optimize nutrition for preterm infants. This activity will explore formula and breastmilk choices for preterm infants and contrast them with practices for standard term infants. Additionally, special cases will be hig...

Best Practices for Type 2 Diabetes Management

Overview Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP, discusses best practices for the management of type 2 diabetes based on the latest guidelines and emerging treatment approaches. Target Audience This continuing medical education activity should be of substantial interest to endocrinologists, endocrine fellows, and healthcare professionals who treat patients with diabetes Goal The goal of this activity is to update physicians on the latest guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes, improve ...
Jointly provided by Endocrine Society and Clinical Care Options, LLC.

The Value of Customer Service and Patient Engagement

Maximize patient experiences while maintaining quality & safety. Mr. Deao will demonstrate evidenced-based practices while preserving your commitment to improving your patient’s experience. Discover the Vision for Patient Alignment and the necessary polices to support reimbursement and technology. Ms. Hall will uncover strategies implementing patient relationships between systems and applications to track their health care needs. At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be ab...
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP)

Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss

Behavioral Strategies for Weight Loss is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE) course that exposes the many thought errors that confound the problem of weight loss and demonstrates how when we use behavioral strategies – known as commitment devices - we change the game of weight loss. While obesity is arguable the largest health problem our nation faces today, it is not a problem that is exclusive to those who suffer weight gain. For therapists and counselors who work with those who w...
Professional Development Resources

Obesity Basics: Adjunct Therapy – Medications and Surgery, With Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP

In less than 30 minutes, you can watch this on-demand, case-based activity from the proceedings of a CE symposium at the 18th Annual Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Conference. Learn about: • The most up-to-date AHA/ACC/TOS, AACE, ENDO, and ANPF obesity guidelines • The safety and efficacy of FDA approved weight loss medications • Collaborating with patients to initiate weight loss medication according to recommended obesity guidelines and the risk profiles of each medication
Jointly provided by National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) and Spire Learning

Assessing Patient Readiness and Initiating the Discussion for Weight Loss, With Donna H. Ryan, MD, FACP, and Mary Annette Hess, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS

In less than 15 minutes, you can watch this on-demand, case-based activity from the proceedings of a CE symposium at the 18th Annual Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Conference. Learn about: • The most up-to-date AHA/ACC/TOS, AACE, ENDO, and ANPF obesity guidelines • Assessing a patient’s readiness to lose weight • Initiating a weight-loss discussion with your patients
Jointly provided by National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) and Spire Learning

Obesity Basics: Lifestyle Intervention Strategies, With Mary Annette Hess, PhD, FNP-BC, CNS

In less than 30 minutes, you can watch this on-demand, case-based activity from the proceedings of a CE symposium at the 18th Annual Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Conference. Learn about: • The most up-to-date AHA/ACC/TOS, AACE, ENDO, and ANPF obesity guidelines • The safety and efficacy of lifestyle strategies for weight-loss • Collaborating with the patient about implementing lifestyle strategies to maximize weight-loss
Jointly provided by National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health (NPWH) and Spire Learning

Tahiti & The Society Islands on Paul Gauguin; Treatment Considerations on Isolated Communities

Paul Gauguin Cruises offers small luxury cruises to the idyllic destinations in Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the South Pacific. Designed specifically to sail French Polynesia’s lagoons, PG Tahiti 2016the renowned m/s Paul Gauguin is the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury ship in the South Pacific. No other luxury vessel in history has offered this level of single-destination focus and expertise on a year-round basis for such an extended period of time. Paul Gauguin Cruis...
Professional Education Society

India's Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges

Exotic India in five-star luxury onshore and onboard Explore one of the world’s oldest civilizations on an epic journey that begins in luxurious Oberoi Hotels & Resorts in New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur followed by a Ganges River cruise to discover another world off the beaten path. CRUISE/TOUR PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Travel: 5 Nights of royal treatment in the opulent five-star Oberoi Hotels & Resorts including daily breakfast and all service charges, taxes and porterage. 7-Night Ganges River ...
Professional Education Society

Western Europe Cruise on Crystal Symphony; Exploring the European Healthcare Model

Western Europe…a destination for lifelong learners, history buffs, architecture fans, art lovers, cultural enthusiasts, connoisseurs of food and wine, and six-star service at sea! Explore vineyards and chateaux with three days in Bordeaux, and marvel at both the art and architecture of Bilbao’s iconic Guggenheim Museum Honfleur: Journey to the infamous D-Day Beaches in Normandy, the American Cemetery, and Pointe du Hoc. Bordeaux: Visit world-famous cellars and vineyards, such as Medoc, t...
Professional Education Society

Wonders of Japan on L'Austral; Hot Topics in Healthcare & Medicine

Experience scenic, compelling Japan, visiting unique ports and rarely seen wilderness areas in luxury on board exclusively chartered L’Austral. The award-winning Abercrombie & Kent continues to lead the luxury travel industry with an approach that combines singular service with insider- access opportunties unlike any you have experienced before. With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history as well, Abercrombie & Kent reveals your destination with an authenticity beyo...
Professional Education Society

Caribbean Islands on Regent; Medical & Dental Symposium at Sea

Luxury Goes Exploring on Regent’s Newest Ship: Seven Seas Explorer This is cruising as it was meant to be — a luxurious world where everything is included without exception and without compromise. Experience a new standard in elegance & sophistication! It’s all Included: • $300 Spa or Shipboard Credit per Suite • Roundtrip Air from primary gateways • Unlimited Shore Excursions • Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits • Specialty Restaurants • P...
Professional Education Society

Dysphagia: The Team Approach to Best Practice

Dysphagia: The Team Approach to Best Practice is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course that focuses on the interdisciplinary team approach to identifying, treating and managing dysphagia. Dysphagia is a wide spread problem in the elderly, with many going untreated. Older adults are at an increased risk due to having many factors that lead to swallowing difficulties. Some of these are a diagnosis of stroke, dementia, pneumonia and Parkinson’s disease. Many have generalized weakn...
Professional Development Resources

India's Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates

Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates Planned for 16 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits and possible tax deductible benefits for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all other healthcare related professionals Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose The treatment and prevention of chronic diseases in the US are challenges that healthcare practitioners face every day, especially now, when these types of diseases are increasing w...
Professional Education Society

Product Quality Verification of Dietary Supplements

Activity Description Patients have thousands of dietary supplement options available to them in todays market. Many of these patients will ask you, their physician, physician assistant, local pharmacist, nurse provider or dietitian, for help in deciding if they need a dietary supplement and which one to purchase. This activity is designed to support your counseling efforts by examining dietary supplement regulation with specific emphasis on the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSH...

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents

Improving Social Skills in Children & Adolescents is a 4-hour online continuing education course that will discuss the need for children and adolescents to develop the social skills they will need to be successful in school and beyond. It will demonstrate the challenges and difficulties that arise from a deficit of these crucial skills, as well as the benefits and advantages that can come about with well-developed social skills.
Professional Development Resources


Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less perceived power. This may be someone younger, weaker, or less knowledgeable about technology. Any communication device may be used to harass or intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Any...
Professional Development Resources

Treating Obesity 2017: The Blackburn Course in Obesity Medicine

Presented by authorities in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nutrition, endocrinology, gastroenterology and psychology from the country’s leading obesity treatment centers, this course covers critical topics in the prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. It includes didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based interactive workshops to improve participants’ ability to care for patients with obesity. In addition, a subspecialty board review is offered for participant...
Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change

State-of-the-Art Approaches to Help Patients Initiate and Sustain Health-Promoting Behaviors This immersive two-day course offers state-of-the-art strategies to guide patients to healthier lives. Education includes evidence-based tools and techniques for effecting healthy changes in diet, physical activity, sleep, weight loss, and stress management. This course also provides updates on payment structures that reward clinicians based upon patients’ health behaviors and health outcomes. Pa...
Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education

Tulip Time River Cruise on AMA Waterways. Exploring the European Healthcare Model. CME/CE Cruise Travel Seminar

Discover the picturesque Holland and Belgium with this CME/CE travel seminar that will allow you to drink in the colorful vibrant gardens and delight all of your senses with the stunning scenery. This seminar is perfectly designed to give you the opportunity of exploring the European Healthcare Model and also round-trip Amsterdam, walk around Brussels, go to an organ recital at Willemstad and more. This CME/CE Travel seminar will also help you catalyze opportunities for collaboration with nat...
Professional Education Society

Caffeine and Health

Caffeine is a rapidly absorbed organic compound that acts as a stimulant in the human body. The average amount of caffeine consumed in the US is approximately 300 mg per person per day - the equivalent to between two and four cups of coffee - with coffee accounting for about three-fourths of the caffeine that is consumed in the American diet. This is considered to be a moderate caffeine intake, which, according to many studies, can promote a variety of health benefits. But some studies clai...
Professional Development Resources

When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
Professional Development Resources

Medical Marijuana

In spite of the fact that nearly half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using controlled studies. Conclusive literature remains sparse, and opinion remains divided and contentious. This course is intended to present a summary of the current literature on the various medical, legal...
Professional Development Resources

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations

Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Managing Type 2 Diabetes in Diverse Populations Improve your cross-cultural management skills and understand important terms, such as race, ethnicity, and culture;  Meet your ethical obligations to provide open, respectful patient communication,  Reduce the risks and problems of miscommunication;  Recognize patterns of health care disparities and utilize strategies for eliminating factors that influence them;  Deal with cultural issues when recomm...
Virtual Lecture Hall

Childhood Obesity: Sharing the Responsibility, Not the Blame

Childhood Obesity: Sharing the Responsibility, Not the Blame is an online nursing course discussing the factors and effects of obesity in children. It contains information on the prevelancy of obesity and how media and family influence child eating patterns. This course also covers the role of nursing and other institutions in preventing childhood obesity.

Nutrition Education for Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how the body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up the muscles and tissues. It's also the brain's main source of fuel. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes — when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as...
Professional Development Resources

Adult Obesity: Prevention & Treatment

Overweight and obesity constitute one of the nation’s ten leading health indicators with nearly two-thirds of adults in the United States now classified as either overweight or obese. Before any diet and physical activity program can be personalized and imple­mented, a nutrition assessment is needed, along with an understanding of the individual's readiness to change and motiva­tion. This course was developed by the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for their Manual of Medical Nut...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treat...
Professional Development Resources

HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.
Professional Development Resources

Diabetes Mellitus: Management of Diabetes

This Management of Diabetes online nursing course focuses on controlling diabetes through nutrition, exercise, medication, and monitorning blood glucose. After completing this course, healthcare professionals will be able to identify the guidelines for nutritional management, list the benefits and risks of exercise, and identify the various types of insulin.

Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals: A Review and Current Update

The Diabetes Mellitus Fundamentals online course is a review of the basic information on the physiology and signs and symptoms of diabetes. It also contains updated resources and research on new findings related to DMT1 and DMT2. Participants will be able to indentify diabetes risk factors and discuss insulin and other methods of controlling diabetes.

Nutrition for Health and Performance

Focuses on the basic anatomy, physiology, and chemistry of nutrition. Topics include weight management, the role of diet and lifestyle in disease prevention, specific nutrient deficiencies and toxicities, nutrition standards and guidelines, sports nutrition recommendations, agricultural practices, and food policy issues. IPHY juniors or seniors are excluded from taking this course. Credit not granted for both IPHY 2420 and 3420. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
University of Colorado Boulder

Communication with Elders

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the per...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help 2: Depression and Grief

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver depression and grief and provides a three-step process that can help develop an attitude of creative indifference toward the people, situations and events that cause emotional stress. It offers suggestions for dealing with preparatory grief, an experience shared by families and professionals as they cope...
Professional Development Resources

Preventing Medical Errors in Nutrition & Dietetics (Video)

This video course was recorded at the Annual Symposium of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in July 2014. It addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety in the practice of nutrition and dietetics. Real life stories, national healthcare safety trends, reporting of sentinel events, complying with HIPAA privacy and security rules, telehealth practices, and caring communication t...
Professional Development Resources

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

What is aging? Can we live long and live well—and are they the same thing? Is aging in our genes? How does our metabolism relate to aging? Can your immune system still defend you as you age? Since the National Institute on Aging was established in 1974, scientists asking just such questions have learned a great deal about the processes associated with the biology of aging. Technology today supports research that years ago would have seemed possible only in a science fiction novel. This cours...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization

This course is presented in two parts. Part 1 offers strategies for managing the everyday challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, a difficult task that can quickly become overwhelming. Research has shown that caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression and illness. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Many caregivers have found it helpful to use the strategies described in ...
Professional Development Resources

Caregiver Help Part I: Coping with Anger and Guilt

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver anger and guilt, and provides a three-step process that helps caregivers develop an attitude of what is described as “creative indifference” toward the people, situations and events that cause them the greatest amount of emotional stress. By gaining insights into how degenerative and progressive dise...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Movement Therapy

Autism Movement Therapy® is an emerging therapy that combines movement and music with positive behavior support strategies to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in meeting and achieving their speech and language, social and academic goals. Its purpose is to connect left and right hemisphere brain functioning by combining patterning, visual movement calculation, audile receptive processing, rhythm and sequencing into a “whole brain” cognitive thinking approach that can ...
Professional Development Resources

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