This program is intended for health care providers of primary care services, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants.
After participating in this activity, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate a patient who presents with thyroid or adrenal disease and determine the best course of treatment
- Discuss the importance of risk assessment with respect to new lipid guidelines and primary prevention
- Recognize the conditions of cateracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy and available treatment options
- Discuss value based propositions for colorectal cancer prevention, gastroesophageal reflux testing, and hepatitis C virus screening, and recognize examples of low value decision making
- Identify when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain, and how to select, dose, follow up and discontinue opioids
- Apply conservative care and create a nonsurgical plan for management of patients with spine issues
- Recognize acupuncture’s suggested mechanism of action, the evidence base for its effectiveness and the clinical applications for which acupuncture can be considered
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Roy Buchinsky, MD
Dr. Buchinsky reports no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this activity.
George Topalsky, MD
Dr. Topalsky reports no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this activity.
Todd Zeiger, MD
Dr. Zeiger reports no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this activity.
The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program (CWRU CME) requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Where disclosures have been made, conflicts of interest, real or apparent, must be resolved. Disclosure will be made to activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. CWRU CME also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of "off-label" or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.
To receive statements of credit for up to 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ you must:
- Review the full content of the recorded sessions.
- Review any supplementary materials referenced under Resources.
- Reflect on the content.
- Successfully complete the post-test. A score of 75% is required for passage.
- Complete the evaluation.
Your credits will be recorded by the CWRU School of Medicine CME Program and made a part of your cumulative transcript. Credits are awarded on a per-talk basis.
There is no fee for this program.
To contact the CME Provider: E-mail Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Learners are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources. This information should not be construed as personal medical advice and is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians. The Case School of Medicine will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary, or other damages arising here from.
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