Continuing Medical Education Conferences in USA
Aug 15 - 18, 2018 | CME 17.50 | USD $1175 | Orthopedics
Spine Intervention Society (SIS) Annual Meeting is organized by Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and will be held from Aug 15 - 18, 2018 at Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Course is organized by Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR) Education Programs and will be held from Aug 15 - 16, 2018 at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 17, 2018 | Free | Nursing
Nurse Practitioner Procedure Skills Conference is organized by ChesMont Nurse Practitioner Association and will be held from Aug 15 - 17, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Topics: • Suturing Workshop: The Basics • Suturing Workshop: Beyond the Basics • Minor Office Procedures • Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat Workshop • X-Ray Interpretation of Chest and Abdomen Radiographs • X-Ray Interpretation of Upper and Lower Extremities Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 17, 2018 | CME 19.75 | USD $1200 | Emergency Medicine | Neurology | Radiology | Neurosurgery | Medical Physics
Los Angeles, California
Cedars-Sinai Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound for Comprehensive Stroke Care is organized by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be held from Aug 15 - 17, 2018 at Cedars Sinai Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Radiologists, Neurologists and Neurosurgeons. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 19.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: The Cedars-Sinai Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound for Comprehensive Stroke Care course includes lectures and hands-on sessions from experts in the field and provides broad exposure to the theory, application, practice and interpretation of TCD studies. Topics covered include ultrasound physics, waveform analysis, vasospasm detection, intraoperative monitoring, screening in sickle cell anemia, PFO detection, vasomotor reactivity and evaluation for cerebral circulatory arrest. Stroke encompasses many complex disorders that demand multiple imaging and diagnostic tests for optimal evaluation and treatment. TCD is used for standard-of-care evaluations (vasospasm, intracranial stenosis) as well as advanced applications (detecting PFO, intraoperative monitoring). TCD technology is portable, having versatile applications in the clinic, the O.R., emergency room and inpatient settings. Comprehensive Stroke Center certification by The Joint Commission requires advanced capability and expertise in TCD for stroke evaluation. Course Objectives: • Properly and appropriately establish SAH protocols • Accurately interpret the waveforms for the diagnosis of cerebral vasospasm • Identify and implement the criteria needed to produce an accurate Lindegaard Ratio • Incorporate the variables uniquely found in the acute care ICU environment • Identify intracranial disease processes and intervention to avoid stroke and TIA • Increase proficiency of interpreting findings that are consistent with intracranial stenosis and understanding of collateral flow patterns • Recognize when to include additional testing like embolic detection monitoring or Co2 challenge to improve diagnosis and interpretation of findings • Follow the Stroke Prevention in Sickle Cell Disease (STOP) protocol to screen children with sickle cell disease • Accurately interpret the findings consistent with increased stroke risk • Identify the most appropriate time for patient follow up • Discuss TCD bubble studies and the implications for PFO (persistent foramen ovale) screening due to its simplicity, noninvasive character, low cost and high feasibility Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 16, 2018 | USD $250 | Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Initial Course is organized by Newcastle Training Centers (NTC) and will be held from Aug 15 - 16, 2018 at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America. American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is an advanced, instructor-led course for healthcare professionals who direct or participate in the management of critically ill or injured infants and children. Providers will learn and enhance skills in the treatment of pediatric arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated pediatric emergencies and small group skills stations. Important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, and effective resuscitation team dynamics will be learned in the course. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
San Diego, California
20th World Congress on Dental Traumatology (WCDT) is organized by International Association Dental Traumatology (IADT) and American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and will be held from Aug 15 - 18, 2018 at Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, California, United States of America. This four-day congress will bring together an unprecedented number of experts and leaders in dental and orofacial traumatology along with hundreds of clinicians from around the world, representing multiple specialties and disciplines, for the purpose of interaction, collaboration and advancement in knowledge. The congress theme will encompass a multi-year timeline of observation, analysis, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up evaluation. It will present the complete life-cycle of a traumatic injury and patient recovery to esthetics and function. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 16, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $625 | Gastroenterology
Two days of in-depth coding & billing for Gastroenterology Physicians & Practice Coders is organized by McVey Associates, Inc. and will be held during Aug 15 - 16, 2018 at Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 CEU Credits. Workshop Curriculum: • 2018 Gastroenterology Specific Coding Update. • Evaluation and Management - Are your providers coding to the proper levels? This is a key to economic survival. • Dealing with Anesthesia - Are comorbidities & risk factors listed to support the need for MAC? • GI procedures - Does documentation support multiple endoscopy billing? • Diagnostic Tests - make sure documentation components are met. • Documentation requirements for billing Conscious Sedation Services by your GI providers. • Coding from Endoscopy Reports. • MIPS/MACRA: Economic survival depends upon documentation and diagnoses accuracy. • The impact on HCC, ICD-10-CM & specificity. • Tips from your local Medicare contractors on E&M services. • Discuss electronic record issues with the copy/paste function and improper template use. Gastroenterology Workshop Highlights: • Keeping up with trends and payer policies. • Screening endoscopy overview - Commercial versus Medicare. • Snare & saline lift versus EMR versus EMD - what is the difference? • Utilizing the Medicare Multiple endoscopy policies vs. commercial policies. • Don't just write it off! Adjudicating Denied Claims - know your denial reasons & your best approach to adjudicate. • Appropriate use of Correct Coding Initiative edits and CCI policies to assure clean claim submission. • Navigating an ERCP report: appropriate reporting of Stents, Stones & Sphincterotomies Additional Topics To Be Discussed: • Audit and review forms for Endoscopy, Evaluation & Management, Pathology, Anesthesia, Diagnostic studies. • Advanced Endoscopy procedures - tips for billing these unlisted procedures. • ERCP billing. • Introduction to Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation services.
Aug 15 - Sep 16, 2018 | Free | Healthcare Management
Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) Workshop is organized by Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center and will be held from Aug 15 - Sep 26, 2018 at Dignity Health Rehabilitation Hospital, Chandler, Arizona, United States of America. 7 Wednesdays, August 15 – September 26 from 1 – 3:30 p.m. August 15 is shortened “session zero” from 1 – 2 p.m. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 16, 2018 | CME 11.50 | USD $499 | Hospice and Palliative Medicine
San Diego, California
Physician orders For Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Education is organized by Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) and will be held from Aug 15 - 16, 2018 at San Diego County Medical Society, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.5 CEUs. Course Description: POLST: It Starts with a Conversation is a two-day program designed to help healthcare providers and organizations develop the skills necessary to have quality POLST conversations. Using the standardized California POLST curriculum, and presented in a train-the-trainer format, the program guides participants through the POLST form and uses role-playing exercises to model the complex scenarios that arise during end-of-life care discussions. Course Objectives: • List the differences between an Advance Health Care Directive and the POLST form • Differentiate between POLST and Do Not Resuscitate forms (DNRs) • Understand the POLST form and identify the target population for POLST • Facilitate POLST conversations with a patient or surrogate, and document the patient’s treatment wishes on a POLST form • Facilitate group or community presentations on POLST • Describe the purpose of the National POLST Paradigm Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 15 - 18, 2018 | Free | Neurosurgery
Comprehensive Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Skull Base is organized by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center (UPMC) for Continuing Education and will be held from Aug 15 - 18, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.