CME

Continued Medical Education CME
 

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Autonomic Function Testing Kazamel

 

Release Date: September 27, 2016
Expiration Date: September 27, 2019

 

Target Audience: Neurologists and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Kazamel has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

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Autonomic Function Testing

Learning Objective / Overview: Autonomic function testing is the category of electrodiagnostic and clinical neurophysiology testing that is employed in the evaluation of sympathetic and parasympathetic neural pathways. Examining the integrity of these pathways is necessary in objectively evaluating many neurologic and cardiac conditions like orthostatic hypotension, recurrent syncopal episodes, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Neurologists often time need to evaluate the functions of the thinly myelinated and non-myelinated small nerve fibers. These population of fibers cannot be assessed by routine nerve conduction studies or electromyography. The presence of autonomic dysfunction is a key criterion for the diagnosis of a life threatening condition like multiple system atrophy that distinguishes it from other more benign parkinsonian syndromes.

Accreditation statement:The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 


 
Marc G. Cribbs, MD and James K. Kirklin, MD Adult Congenital Heart Disease Release Date: September 11, 2014
Expiration Date: September 11, 2017

Target Audience: Primary care physicians and cardiologists.
Disclosure: Dr. Cribbs has no relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Care of the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease

Learning Objective / Overview: More than 20,000 adults enter the Adult Congenital Heart Disease population every year, but 60% are lost to follow-up care. View this CME program presented by UAB’s Marc G. Cribbs, MD and James K. Kirklin, MD to learn how to recognize and educate these vulnerable patients about the ongoing, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Accreditation statement: The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Radioguided Parathyroidectomy Herbert Chen

 

Release Date: March 28, 2016
Expiration Date: March 27, 2019

 

Target Audience: Surgeons and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Chen has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

References
UAB Department of Surgery
Surgery Grand Rounds Schedule
Radioguided Parathyroidectomy

Learning Objective / Overview: UAB Medicine Surgeon-in-Chief Herbert Chen, MD, discusses hyperparathyroidism (HPT), which affects roughly 1 percent of the U.S. population and is more common in women and the elderly. It is the third most common endocrine disorder after diabetes and thyroid disease. Marked by an abnormally high concentration of parathyroid hormone in the blood, HPT results in a loss of calcium and weakened bones. The only curative option is surgery, a minimally invasive procedure called radio-guided parathyroidectomy, which offers numerous quality-of-life benefits for patients, a short recovery time, and very little risk. Dr. Chen has performed nearly 2,000 such procedures at UAB and recommends that all patients with HPT be referred for a surgical consult.

Accreditation statement:The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Priscilla Fowler, MD Primary Care, Ophthalmology and The Red Eye

 

Release Date: January 11, 2016
Expiration Date: January 10, 2019

 

Target Audience: Primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Fowler has no financial relationships related to the content of this activity to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

The Red Eye: What Primary Care Physicians Need to Know

Learning Objective / Overview: Priscilla Fowler, M.D. Assistant Professor and Director of the Cornea Service in the Department of Ophthalmology at UAB, discusses how easily "red eye" can be misdiagnosed. Through the presentation of several case studies, participants should be able to identify common misnomers of red eye presentations, differentiate red eye from other eye issues, and know when to refer a patient to an ophthalmologist.

Accreditation statement: The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

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J. Crawford Downs, PhD Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics

Release Date: February 28, 2014
Expiration Date: February 28, 2017

Target Audience: Ophthalmologists and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Downs has no relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Optic Nerve Head Biomechanics

Learning Objective / Overview: J. Crawford Downs, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair Basic Science Research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Director of the Ocular Biomechanics and Biotransport Program at UAB, discusses how new findings in basic science research on ocular biomechanics relates to glaucoma pathogenesis. Emerging data on age and race disparities of current glaucoma patients will be presented along with new research related to the dynamics of intraocular pressure – a known risk factor for glaucoma. This research is relevant to anyone in the medical field who works with glaucoma patients.

Accreditation statement: The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this online enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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