Having "The Talk": Strategies for Addressing Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families

Learning Objective: Review the benefits of good communication. How to approach talking about serious news. Transitioning to end-of-life conversations and talking about dying.
Contemporary Forums

Mood Disorders: Assessment and Management of Depression and Anxiety

Learning Objectives: Identify symptoms of anxiety and depression as they present in primary care. Determine impact of symptoms on all environments and appropriate treatment. Recognize behavioral and pharmacological treatments.
Contemporary Forums

TBI Biomarkers and Sequelae Related to Trauma

Learning Objectives: •Review how TBI occurs when an external force injures the brain. •Review TBI classifications. •Identify head or brain injury that includes anoxic injuries.
Contemporary Forums

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017

Therapy Tidbits – March/April 2017 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the March/April 2017 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: Drug Tests Add Doubt to Amyloid Theory on Alzheimer’s – Reviews clinical drug trial findings and a new classification system proposed for Alzheimer...
Professional Development Resources

Travel Medicine and Palliative Care Southern Caribbean Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Pediatric and Adult Allergy and Negotiating/Mediating Healthcare Disputes Mexican Riviera Cruise

TBA
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics and Child/Adolescent Psychopharmacology Western Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1.Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A New Conceptualization 2.Everything you wanted to Ask a Developmental Pediatrician, almost 3.Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders: A Case-based discussion 4.ADHD: Treatment Protocol for Pediatricians 5.Evaluating ADHD in Preschoolers 6.Sleep Problems in Kids 7.Kids who are mad, kids who are bad, kids who are sad. Additional topics under development
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Preventive Medicine and Geriatrics for PCP's Far East Cruise

1.Osteoporosis At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: ◦Evaluate screening recommendations and apply them to everyday practice ◦Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system ◦Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy ◦Better advise patients on calcium supplementation 2.Redefining Alzheimer's Disease At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: ◦Define Mild Cognitive Impa...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Urology, Chronic Pain Management and Palliative Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise

Topics: 1.Chronic Pelvic and Abdominal Pain 2.Diagnosis of Headache Pain 3.Opioid Addiction and Pain Medicine 4.Fibromyalgia 5.Pharmacology of prescribed opioids in medical illness 6.Treatment of Common Headache Syndromes 7.Depression and Medical illness As a result of these activities, participantrs should be able to: •Better discuss epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic pain syndromes. •Better able to ascertain pertinent items from history and physical as we...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Palliative Medicine, Pain Management and Sports Medicine for PCP's Viking Sagas Cruise

Sports Medicine topics: 1.Upper Extremity Exam and Common Injuries As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦Improve physical exam skills regarding the upper extremity ◦Recognize and apply treatment options for upper extremity injuries. ◦Broaden differential diagnosis. 2. Lower Extremity Exam and Common Injuries As a result of this activity, participants should be able to: ◦Improve physical exam skills regarding the lower extremity...
Continuing Education, Inc

Continued Bond/Attachment Theories for Perinatal Loss Intervention

Parents who suffer a perinatal loss and embark on a new pregnancy can struggle with attachment to a child that follows due to loyalty issues to the deceased baby. Finding meaning for one’s role as a parent when pregnancy was the only time parents had with their child can be challenging. This presentation merges research and clinical practice to describe an innovative prenatal model of intervention that integrates the continued bond and attachment theories for families at the time of loss an...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is hosting its first annual interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Oncology Symposium, focused on the comprehensive care of children with cancer and their families. Featured experts and a panel of bereaved parents will cover a host of challenging subjects, including communication of difficult news, ethical issues in pediatric oncology, management of refractory pain and complex symptoms, and legacy building and bereavement care. Oncology and palliative ca...
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Neuroscience Spring Symposium 2017

Neuroscience Spring Symposium 2017
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

26th University of South Alabama Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference

Ob/Gyn Conference
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

16th Annual Mississippi Coastal Trauma Conference

16th Annual Mississippi Coastal Trauma Conference
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Fetterman Lectureship 2017

Providence Hospital Foundation presents the Lawrence E. Fetterman, MD Memorial Lecture featuring Richard Kogan, MD "Music and Medicine: George Gershwin" on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Country Club of Mobile.
University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower

Why Diets Fail: The Myth of Willpower is a 1-hour audio continuing education (CE) course that explains why diets fail and provides strategies for what does work. Clinicians continue to recommend diets to their patients, even though diets don’t lead to long-term weight loss. In this course, Dr. Mann will describe the evidence on why diets don’t work in the long term, give the biological reasons why diets fail, explain why willpower is not the problem, and then give strategies for healthy ea...
Professional Development Resources

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
Professional Development Resources

“Well, Ain’t This a Fine Howdy-do!” Helping Care-givers Navigate Postmortem Discoveries

No matter how well you know or think you know a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, business colleague - after a death grievers can be blind-sided by a postmortem discovery. The crisis may be initiated by a financial discovery, an updated/outdated will, the awareness of another sexual partner, a gambling addiction, or the squandering of financial assets and resources. Some caregivers feel betrayal and mutter, “After I gave up to take care of him/her, this is the thanks I get!!!” Two q...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Living with Life-Threatening Illness

The focus of the webinar is on the experience of a life-threatening illness for an individual, the family, and the support system. The psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the dying process on both the dying person as well as family and formal caregivers will be explored. The tasks individuals and families face in adapting to life-threatening illness will be discussed; as will the needs and reactions which facilitate or complicate the adaption process. Effective self-care is a cri...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Women's Health Bahamas Cruise

Topics: 1.Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Women 2.Modern Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding 3.Amenorrhea – Diagnosis and Treatment 4.Current Status of Screening and Prevention of HPV disease 5.Menopause in the 21st century 6.Evidence Based Medicine 7.Controversies in contraception – Everything old is new 8. Anemia in pregnancy 9.Hirsutism and PCOS 10. Chronic venous insufficiency 11. Cord blood. Collection and applications 12. Autoimmune disease 13.Vaginitis revisited 14. ...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Emergency Medicine Western Caribbean Cruise November 2017

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Continuing Education, Inc

The Thrill is Gone: Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Continuing Education, Inc

2017 Update in Family Medicine and Primary Care Psychology France and Spain Cruise Conference

1. Cardiovascular Disease in Women ◦To discuss some of the clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men. ◦To describe the American Diabetic Association (ADA) diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Type 2 diabetes; the Joint National Committe on Hypertension 8 guidelines for blood pressure and the AHA/ACC guidelines for lipid treatment in women. ◦To provide an update on some of the newer treatment regimens for diabetes. ◦To review the role of unstable c...
Continuing Education, Inc

Topics in Family Medicine: 2018 Update Hawaiian Islands Cruise

Topics: 1.Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness 2.Incidentaloma(s) How to approach these findings? 3.Hey Doc! By the way I have this ◦Common OTC treatment of every day Dermatologic Problems in Daily Practice 4.Common Knee and Shoulder Complaints in the Office Setting ◦How to give steroid injections to treat knee and shoulder complaints 5.Use of the Medical Interpreter to maximize the office visit 6.Current Guidelines on Evaluation of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 7.Effic...
Continuing Education, Inc

Responding To Community Crisis (LIVE)

About the Webinar Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support m...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Responding To Community Crisis

About the Webinar Terrorist attacks, school shootings, natural disasters or accidents with numerous casualties have caused many to wonder how they would, or should, respond if a traumatic event occurred in one’s own community. As specialists in the field of death, dying and bereavement you may have felt an increased obligation to be prepared and able to respond. Yet perhaps you wonder “Where should I get some training? “How might I be most helpful?” “Will my organization support m...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Child Psychiatry in Primary Care Conference

The objective of this conference is to equip primary care clinicians and other professionals with updated knowledge on issues related to child mental health and to provide practical and updated strategies for the assessment and treatment of many of the most common childhood psychiatric conditions and problems.
The University Of Vermont

Vermont Geriatrics Conference

The twelfth annual Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Geriatrics Conference will be a one‐day symposium covering practical and innovative approaches to the medical care of older adults. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health professionals with an interest in the care of older adults are encouraged to attend. This year’s morning agenda focuses on geriatric medical issues that are commonly addressed in primary care practice, in...
The University Of Vermont

Women's Health and Cancer Conference

By offering an array of knowledge delivered by experts from the UVM Cancer Center and our partners, we hope to provide you with that knowledge. You don’t need to have experienced cancer to feel welcome at this event. You may be interested in prevention or making sure that you know your screening options. You may want to attend in support of a loved one or, if you are a caregiver, you may be seeking support for yourself. Regardless of your age, gender, or cancer experience, there are topics h...
The University Of Vermont

Transforming Primary Care and Behavioral Health Conference

Participants will review practice assessment, recognize facilitators and barriers to integration, consider the need for a Vermont interprofessional training model for those in practice and in Vermont academic institutions. An optional workshop day will facilitate practice-specific integration improvement strategies using the Behavioral Health Integration Toolkit. Join us!
The University Of Vermont

Clinical Supervision for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Supervision for Healthcare Professionals is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that will outline best practices in psychotherapy supervision and review the structure of the supervisory relationship. Topics presented include developmental models of supervision, goals of the supervisory experience, ethics and risk management in the supervision process, using technology in supervision, and diversity awareness training for the supervisee. The vital and, at times, challenging...
Professional Development Resources

Motivational Interviewing: Principles and Practical Applications

Topics covered in Motivational Interviewing include: Mindfulness Based Therapies, Integrative Health Coaching, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Chronic Care Model of Disease, Substance Use Disorders, Injection Drug Users and many more. Motivational Interviewing is an introduction to the techniques of motivational interviewing. Gain insights into the assumptions of motivational interviewing regarding a patient's ambivalence to change and learn how to resolve that am...
CMEInfo

Audio Digest Psychiatry Board Review Course with FREE $500 Gift Card

The Audio-Digest Psychiatry Board Review with FREE $500 Gift Card contains all-new lectures recorded by faculty from the top teaching institutions across the country including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Yale and Stanford. This board preparation course offers you the convenience of listening in your car, office, home, gym, while flying, essentially anywhere you can play a CD or MP3.  • 73 lectures available on CDs and MP3s  • Course content based on ABPN requirements • Approp...
AudioDigest

The Business of Medicine for Healthcare Professionals

Topics covered by The Business of Medicine for Healthcare Professionals include: Healthcare Technology Strategy, Building Higher Performance Teams, Language of Financial Management, Starting a New Healthcare Venture, Risk Management-Help Me Understand, Quality Improvement in Healthcare, Social Media and many more. Completing The Business of Medicine for Healthcare Professionals will help you to: • Effectively overcome barriers to optimal, cost-effective patient care • Successfully nego...
CMEInfo

Evaluating and Treating Pain

Updates and Practice Recommendations to Optimize the Assessment and Treatment of Pain: Headache, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic, Myofascial, Cancer, Abdominal, Pelvic, Musculoskeletal, Spinal Pain This CME program provides a comprehensive review of the state of the art in pain medicine and of recent advances that impact clinical approaches and patient outcomes. Updates and practice recommendations are provided by world-renowned experts and Harvard Medical School’s leading clinical faculty in p...
Harvard Medical School Global and Continuing Education

The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures

What is the Sanctuary Model? The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture. The Sanctuary Model is the “toolbox” that holds together all of the evidence-based and practice-based approaches that help individuals, families, organizations, and communities to heal and recover. It acknowledges the current reality that mo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

The Sanctuary Model: Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Responsive Organizational Cultures

What is the Sanctuary Model? The Sanctuary Model® represents a theory-based, trauma-informed, trauma-responsive, evidence-supported, whole culture approach that has a clear and structured methodology for creating or changing an organizational culture. The Sanctuary Model is the “toolbox” that holds together all of the evidence-based and practice-based approaches that help individuals, families, organizations, and communities to heal and recover. It acknowledges the current reality that mo...
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Changing the Face of Bereavement: Caregivers Adaptation After the Death of a Family Member with ADRD

The anticipated increase in incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the U. S. is alarming. According to the Alzheimer’s Association (2015) the number of individuals living with AD is projected to grow to nearly 11-16 million by 2050. Additionally, in 2014, an estimated 15 million family members furnished approximately 17.9 billion hours of care to individuals with AD and other dementias (2015). This webinar examines the experiences of caregivers of family members with deme...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Radiation Oncology - A Comprehensive Review: Oakstone Clinical Update

Topics covered in Radiation Oncology include: New Modalities, Central Nervous System Tumors, Head and Neck Tumors, Thoracic Tumors, Upper Gastrointestinal Tumors, Liver Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Lymphomas and many others. After studying Radiation Oncology, you will be better able to: • Define the initial clinical evaluation of a patient - using physical exam, history, relevant diagnostic studies, and communication with referring and other physicians involve...
CMEInfo

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2016

Therapy Tidbits – November/December 2016 is a 1-hour online continuing education (CE) course comprised of select articles from the November/December 2016 issue of The National Psychologist, a private, independent bi-monthly newspaper intended to keep mental health professionals informed about practice issues. The articles included in this course are: New ACA Rule May be Onerous Burden – or Totally Irrelevant – for Psychologists: Gordon Herz, PhD, a clinical psychologist in Madison, WI...
Professional Development Resources

Is Evidence-Based Practice Appropriate for Grief Counseling

Evidence-based practice (EBP) was first widely accept- ed and implemented by physicians and then adopted by nursing and other healthcare professions. It has also come into prominence in psychology. Many urge that it should be foundational for grief counseling. This presentation explores the similarities and differences among these disciplines and the appropriate places given to research evidence, clinical expertise, and client needs, values and preferences within them. It invites participa...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Compassion for Ourselves: Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Spirit;

As professionals, we are experts at supporting clients and patients on their journeys through end of life and grief. We witness the emotional turmoil that ebbs and flows in and around them and we are profoundly transformed by the experience. Along with the many rewards of this intimate, heart-centered work, comes a variety of challenges. Honoring our own need for rejuvenation is an essential component of our well-being. Taking time to nurture and revitalize ourselves is not self-indulgence, it...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

How to Start and Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group

Many people who experience the death of a loved one will state that they feel very isolated and wonder if anyone else is experiencing similar feelings. Sometimes, family and friends aren’t able to provide the support needed. Bringing people together to talk about their loved one and to find a “safe harbor” can ease the burden of grieving alone. It takes a lot of time and energy to get the group started and to keep it going. Recruitment techniques, marketing tips, and other start up issue...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Mindfulness & Grief: Coping Skills for Life After Loss

Facing the reality that a loved one has died is overwhelming, yet bereaved people also have to cope with physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual suffering. Mindfulness-based techniques – including meditation and yoga – can help bereaved clients reduce unpleasant side effects while learning powerful coping skills. During this session she uses case examples and practical instruction to explain how mindfulness can be applied as a grief intervention. From clients in an acute period of gr...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Our Work, Our Selves

As thanatologists, we study, write, teach, and help with the dying and bereavement of other people. But what about our own losses? How have our life experiences with death, dying, and bereavement influenced our work? Have they led us into the field? Have they changed how we do the work? Have they changed how we view our own mortality? These important but rarely discussed issues (even within ADEC) are the focus of this presentation. Four thanatologists describe the role of personal loses in sha...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Deconstructing the Case for Complicated Grief

Notwithstanding the rejection of a proposed grief-related Mental Disorder after the DSM-5 Task Force determined there was insufficient evident to warrant inclusion, the term, “Complicated Grief” has infiltrated the bereavement field vernacular as a bona fide “chronic debilitating condition” for which CG treatment is required. The dominant discourse and increasingly prevailing paradigm focuses on symptoms and pathology, with little reference to social contributors to grief-related compl...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: A Contemporary Look at Theory, Research and Practice;

Living in the present, looking to the future, and maintaining bonds with the relationships of the past--relationships shape who we are and influence who we become. The loss of a close family member has the potential to be a catalytic and/or cataclysmic, life-changing event. The early formulations of the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (Rubin, 1981, 1984, 1999) sought to clarify and chart a pathway to make sense of the tremendous variation in the response to loss. With the passage of time a...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Trust-Building Among African-Americans in End of Life Care

Barriers to trust and quality in end of life care are numerous among marginalized populations. Cultural mistrust, related to factors such as privilege, power, and discrimination has been associated with significant costs for African Americans, including patient dissatisfaction (Moore, Hamilton, Pierre-Louis, & Jennings, 2013) and delayed and underutilized health and end of life care services. This interactive session explores issues related to cultural mistrust among marginalized populations ...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

Research that Matters: Social Media and Bereavement

Dr. Mary Alice Varga provides an overview of the existing research on the role of social media and bereavement, and discusses the practical implications of social media as it relates to assisting grieving individuals. Dr. Carla Sofka focuses on the pros and cons of the use of social media in bereavement contexts. Dr. Illene Cupit focuses on the iconography of Facebook postings by both adolescents and emerging adults with regard to their grief expressions. Learning Objectives 1. Cite c...
The Association for Death Education and Counseling

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