Continuing Medical Education Conferences in USA
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 | CME 12.00 | Free | Radiology
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
ESI 15th Annual PET/CT Imaging is organized by Educational Symposia (ESI) and will be held during Apr 21 - 22, 2018 at Walt Disney World Dolphin, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is radiologists, oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and nuclear medicine technologists. The course should also prove valuable for physicians who order these studies. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Course Description: This symposium is structured to provide a clinical perspective of PET and PET/CT imaging. Basic to advanced applications of PET and PET/CT are put in the context of disease detection and treatment planning. All faculty have been chosen for their teaching ability, as well as for their clinical expertise. Educational Objectives: Attendees should, at the completion of this course, be able to: • Apply state-of-the-art protocols to evaluate neurodegenerative disease and head and neck cancers to clinical practice. • Optimize PET and PET-CT imaging protocols for the detection and follow up lung and breast cancer. • Describe the advantages and pitfalls of PET and PET/CT. • Differentiate normal variants and urgent findings on PET/CT. • Discuss the utility of PET/CT when used to evaluate cardiac disease and gastrointestinal, thyroid and prostate cancers. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $575 | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Advanced Protocols for Medical Emergencies in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Office is organized by American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and will be held during Apr 21 - 22, 2018 at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America. Course Description: Emergencies are something that oral and maxillofacial surgeons want to prevent while providing office-based anesthesia but is something that the entire staff needs to be prepared for at any given time. This course has been designed for assistants that have previously taken part in either the Anesthesia Assistants Review Course (AARC) or Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE) and successfully completed the program. This course will cover emergencies in the office setting that OMS assistants may encounter and should be prepared to handle. Objectives: At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to: • Recognize potential and real emergencies. • Evaluate the underlying cause(s) of emergency situations. • Plan appropriate responses to specific emergencies. • Function as an integral part of the oral and maxillofacial surgery team to manage office emergencies. Continuing Education Credit: The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons designates this activity for 12 continuing education credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 21 - 24, 2018 | Free | Healthcare Management
52nd Annual Convocation & Exposition is organized by American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) and will be held during Apr 21 - 24, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Englewood, New Jersey
Balance Dysfunction and Intervention - An Advanced Evidence Based Course is organized by Healthclick and will be held during Apr 21 - 22, 2018 at Englewood Hospital And Medical Center, Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Neurologists, Pathologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15.0 hours of CME credit. Course Description: Balance Dysfunction is seen in patients with a variety of pathologies across all practice settings and across the lifespan and may have diverse causes. This two-day day advanced evidence-based course is designed for physical and occupational therapists who have a basic knowledge of balance dysfunction and would like to re fi ne their skills. This course will provide the participant with the skills to determine the cause of imbalance, employ appropriate outcome measures, and implement treatment. All examination and intervention strategies discussed will be evidence based and relevant to the patient with balance dysfunction. Vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic causes of imbalance will be discussed including pathologies such as stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebellar dysfunction, total joint arthroplasties, lumbar spine dysfunction, and vestibular dysfunction. Special consideration will be given to pathologies such as BPPV, cervicogenic causes of dizziness and imbalance, concussion, traumatic brain injury and higher level balance training, and fall risk assessment and intervention. Participants will learn both impairment and disease specific examination techniques and will be given guidelines to identify the right examination techniques for specific diagnoses. Recommendations will be based on the APTA Neurology Section EDGE guidelines for outcome measures. Clinical skills that will be taught include assessment of sensory and motor systems that contribute to balance, cervicogenic screening, ocular motor examination, BPPV treatments, higher level balance testing, treatment of balance dysfunction across the spectrum. Laboratory time will be provided for practice of examination and intervention skills. Participants will apply the material learned in small group case application for both examination and intervention. Conference Objectives are : • Compare and contrast the systems underlying balance. • Compare and contrast changes in the balance system with neurological, orthopedic, and vestibular pathologies. • Describe changes in the balance system across the lifespan. • Perform a balance examination including examination of sensory and motor contributions to balance. • Interpret the findings of a balance examination based on diagnosis and impairments. • Differentiate neurological, orthopedic and vestibular causes of balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat neurological causes of balance dysfunction including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, peripheral nervous system disorders and cerebellar dysfunction. • Develop evidence-based intervention for patients with vestibular, neurological, and cervicogenic dysfunction. • Perform a comprehensive examination to differentially diagnose BPPV and develop a progressive program to treat BPPV. • Describe the pathology of vestibular balance dysfunction. • Examine and treat vestibular causes of balance dysfunction including cervicogenic dizziness, migraine-related vestibulopathy, anxiety related dizziness. • Develop a fall-risk assessment and intervention program. • Apply the material presented to representative patient cases.
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $325 | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
St Augustine, Florida
Physical Agent Modalities for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants- Instructed by Carrie DeLuca, OTD/L, CHT is organized by University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and will be held during Apr 21 - 22, 2018 at St Augustine, Florida, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12 Hours or 1.2 CEUs. Physical Agent Modalities (PAM’s) for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants is designed as an introductory course to educate occupational therapy practitioners in the use of physical agents in the areas of electrotherapy and ultrasound. The physical principles and biophysical effects of cryotherapy, heat, ultrasound and electrical currents are presented as they are related to the treatment for indicated pathological conditions. Emphasis is placed on principles of differential diagnosis in the selection and application of appropriate physical agents. The course will prepare the participant in the theory and clinical application of ultrasound, iontophoresis, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and neuromuscular electrical nerve stimulation (NMES). Additional topics included are the use of PAM’s within the Occupational Therapy Framework with the review of AOTA’s 2003 position paper on PAM’s and the Florida statute requirements for an occupational therapist. This physical agents modalities course was designed by an occupational therapist for occupational therapists. Course presentation will include lectures, laboratory sessions, and problem-based learning via case studies. Conference Objectives are : At the completion of this seminar the attendee should be able to: • Describe how physical agent modalities fit within the Occupational Therapy framework and identify their certification responsibilities within the state of Florida. • Describe the physical principles of temperature, sound and electricity and their biological effects on the human body. • Describe the relationship between the stages of wound healing, pain theories and modality selection. • Identify indications for the use of electrotherapy and ultrasound modalities within the Occupational Therapy framework. • Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of electrotherapy and ultrasound modalities as it relates to occupational therapy treatment. • Identify instrumentation of the modalities presented and demonstrate appropriate selection of settings. • Identify components of appropriate documentation for ultrasound and electrotherapy devices. • Identify precautions and contraindications for ultrasound and electrotherapy devices. • Immediately integrate the information presented into their clinical practice within the scope of the Florida state licensure law for occupational therapist. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
San Diego, California
The 2018 American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) is organized by American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and will be held during Apr 21 - 25, 2018 at San Diego, California, United States of America. Conference Description : The Program Committee has assembled a lively series of talks and symposia encompassing a broad diversity of topics; these not only illuminate basic biological and pathological processes, but also highlight potential targets in diagnosis, prevention, and therapy in human disease. As in previous years, the ASIP sessions will include symposia and workshops communicating cutting edge science and translational research, commingled with educational and professional development sessions appealing to trainees and junior faculty. Reflecting the ASIP membership, there will be a strong emphasis on neoplasia, inflammation, endothelial and epithelial cell biology, hepatic pathobiology, imaging, and fundamental cell biology. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 21 - 25, 2018 | Free | Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
San Diego, California
Vascular Ultrasound | The Hands-On Carotid and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound Course 2018 is organized by Keith Mauney and Associates Ultrasound Training Institutes and will be held during Apr 21 - 24, 2018 at Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-Irving-Las Colinas, Irving, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Sonographers, Echocardiographers, Physicians, PA's, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Anesthesiologists, Research & Medical Device Professionals. Conference Description : This course will serve as a review and update on Hands-on intensive vascular ultrasound training with lectures and one-on-one discussion to build the complete ultrasound protocol to acquire and analyze all images. For all specialties and experience levels. You'll learn the complete protocols for all aspects of vascular ultrasound imaging, including: carotid and vertebral arterial disease (including IMT), DVT, Baker's cyst, venous valvular incompetence, arterial obstruction, graft and stent assessment, renal vascular disease, and vascular access. We'll practice the protocols repeatedly in the Scan Lab and explain each step, with the clinical implications underlying each one. After regular class hours the Scan Lab remains open around the clock for you to practice independently, on yourself or with your peers in class. Conference Objectives are : Class is strictly small so we can spend time on the topics we need to cover and all the ones you want to discuss. Our approach is totally focused on the patient diagnosis. No faculty members have any commercial interests or participation that might influence course content. There is no formal test in this class. Learners are evaluated continuously and positive feedback is offered throughout. Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to : • Perform a complete ultrasound exam of the extracranial carotid and vertebral artery system; make and present all measurements of image and Doppler data. • Chart the vascular anatomy of the brain from the aorta to the Circle of Willis. • Describe the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and relate it to the ultrasonic-rendered findings of plaque morphology. • Discuss the interrelationship of plaque morphology and diameter reduction in the potential induction of TIA and/or stroke. • Identify and correct image and Doppler artifacts through both machine controls and operator technique. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 | CME 14.00 | Free | Houston, Texas
The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, The Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment Applications is organized by Texas Children's Hospital and will be held during Apr 21 - 22, 2018 at Texas Children's Hospital - Feigin Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's). Course Description: This course will provide physical and occupational therapists with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-system involvement of the brain in reflex integration, movement, learning, and daily functioning. The instructor will use innovative and multi-sensory approaches to help participants relate the information to their everyday practice. The first day of the course will focus on the functional aspects of Neuroanatomy. The second day will focus on the interaction between the vestibular-visual systems. The visual system is often overlooked by both occupational and physical therapists. It has an enormous impact on the precise functioning of the vestibular system and dysfunction can result in poor performance across all areas of a child's function. The instructor strives to provide therapists with a new perspective to demonstrate the importance of addressing visual dysfunction within their vestibular treatment. Participants will review real-life cases through the video to enhance understanding of the material. At the end of this two-day course, therapists will have a proficient functional knowledge of neuroanatomy and the visual-vestibular systems in the dysfunctional pediatric population, and immediately utilize this knowledge to augment their current practice. Course Objectives: • Name each stage of development of the central nervous system in utero. • List two functions of each lobe within the cerebral cortex. • Describe three possible functional deficits demonstrated in children with poor reflex integration. • Demonstrate primitive and postural reflex assessments. • Provide three examples of the impact that cerebellar and basal ganglia dysfunction have on motor and cognitive development. • Discuss two differences between explicit and implicit memory. • Utilize current research to link developmental disabilities with impaired brain development • Analyze visual-vestibular dysfunction in the pediatric population after completing a visual-vestibular screen. • Demonstrate five specific treatment activities integrating the concepts presented in this course. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 21 - 22, 2018 | CME 15.00 | USD $435 | Oncology
Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation Resources and Its Role in Cancer Survivorship Session 1 is organized by Education Resources, Inc (ERI) and will be held during Apr 21 - 22, 2018 at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center–Radiation Oncology, Visalia, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is of interest to all healthcare professionals contemplating or currently providing oncology rehabilitation services. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 15 contact hours. Course Description: Advances in the medical management of cancer have led to earlier detection, improved treatments, and increased survival rates. However, research shows that most cancer survivors experience long-term physical, psychosocial, and cognitive impairments during and following cancer treatment. Rehabilitation professionals are increasingly challenged to provide supportive cancer services that address quality of life, cancer-related fatigue, neuropathy, musculoskeletal deficits, and integumentary concerns. This interactive course will discuss the latest evidencebased tools and strategies for the care of patients with diverse cancer types across the cancer continuum. Functional outcome measures and current reimbursement requirements from Medicare and private insurance companies will be addressed. Problem-based case studies and lab activities will enable participants to develop an effective therapy program for cancer survivors. Course Objectives: • Understand the pathology and medical management of various types of cancer • Perform a thorough evaluation of the patient with cancer • Select functional outcome measures and evidence based assessment tools • Develop and progress a cancer rehabilitation plan to address cancer related side effects • Understand current reimbursement mandates of federal and private insurance companies Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.