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Continued Medical Education CME
 

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Understanding Population Genomic Screening

 

Release Date: October 31, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2021

 

Target Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals.
Disclosure: Dr. Korf has the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

  • Grants/research support/grants pending: NIH, DOD
  • Consulting Fee: SOBI
  • Stock/shareholder: Envision
  • Board memberships: CTF, ACMG, ASHG
  • Royalties: Wiley, Elsevier
Dr. Korf does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners, or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

Understanding Population Genomic Screening

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the differences in current genetic testing methods for determining an individual’s genetic health.
  • Understand when population-based genetic screening may be valuable to patients.
  • Identify medically actionable conditions that may pose a genetic risk to patients.
  • Understand the limitations of population-based genomic screening and when clinical testing is recommended.
  • Understand why patients may desire to participate in population genetic screening.

 

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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Interpretation of Genetic Test Results

 

Release Date: October 31, 2018
Expiration Date: October 31, 2021

 

Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians and Health Care Professionals
Disclosure: Dr. Korf has the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

  • Grants/research support/grants pending: NIH, DOD
  • Consulting Fee: SOBI
  • Stock/shareholder: Envision
  • Board memberships: CTF, ACMG, ASHG
  • Royalties: Wiley, Elsevier
Dr. Korf does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners, or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

Interpretation of Genetic Test Results

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how laboratories determine if genetic variants are relevant to a person's health.
  • Understand the modern concept of precision medicine.

 

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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ANCA Associated Vasculitides: Clinical Aspects

 

Release Date: October 16, 2017
Expiration Date: October 16, 2020

 

Target Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals.
Disclosure: Dr. Gaffo has the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

  • Grants/Research Support - Amgen, Ironwood
  • Consulting Fee - SOBI
Dr. Gaffo does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

ANCA Associated Vasculitides: Clinical Aspects

Learning Objective / Overview: Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify how Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is differentiated from other ANCA vasculitis.
  • Identify a distinct feature of microscopic polyangiitis among the ANCA associated vasculitis.
  • Identify the most likely diagnosis for an older adult presenting with bilateral hearing loss and an orbital mass.

 

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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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ANCA Associated Vasculitides: Diagnosis & Treatment

 

Release Date: October 16, 2017
Expiration Date: October 16, 2020

 

Target Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals.
Disclosure: Dr. Gaffo has the following financial relationships with commercial interests:

  • Grants/Research Support - Amgen, Ironwood
  • Consulting Fee - SOBI
Dr. Gaffo does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

 

ANCA Associated Vasculitides: Diagnosis & Treatment

Learning Objective / Overview: Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the multiple rheumatological and other medical conditions that can induce a positive ANCA test.
  • Detail the induction phase of treatment of ANCA vasculitis.
  • Identify what type of antibodies, when present in a patient, indicate an increased relapse rate.

 

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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Heart & Vascular -- Abdominal Aneurysm

 

Release Date: July 3, 2017
Expiration Date: July 3, 2020

 

Target Audience: Cardiologists and primary care physicians
Disclosure: Dr. Beck 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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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Learning Objective / Overview: Adam Beck, MD, illustrates how grafts are successfully placed in complex abdominal aortic aneurysms with respect to type of grafts used and surrounding anatomy. After completion of the course, participants should be able to describe aortic aneurysms and their inherent risks to the patient. Additionally, participants should be able to discuss the contemporary treatment of aortic aneurysms.

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.

 


 
Heart Failure Guidelines Prabhu Tallaj

 

Release Date: July 3, 2017
Expiration Date: July 3, 2020

 

Target Audience: Cardiologists and healthcare professionals
Disclosure: Dr. Prabhu has the following financial relationships with commercial interests: Sanofi Genzyme

Dr. Prabhu does not intend to discuss the off-label use of a product. No other speakers, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.

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Heart Failure Guidelines and Program

Learning Objective / Overview: Sumanth Prabhu, MD, director of the division of cardiovascular disease, and Jose Tallaj, MD, professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular disease discuss the advanced heart failure program and the types of patients that could benefit from the disease management offered at UAB Medicine. Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to understand the overall disease burden of advanced heart failure, discuss the clinical predictors of prognosis and mortality in heart failure, and define the indications for patient evaluation by a specialized advanced heart failure and transplant program.

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.

 

 
 
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.

 


 
Radioguided Parathyroidectomy Herbert Chen

 

Release Date: March 28, 2019
Expiration Date: March 27, 2022

 

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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