CME Course

Managing Thyroid Disorders

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Target Audience

This activity is of value to physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who manage patients with thyroid disorders.

Goals and Objectives

In this presentation, Dr. Veronica Piziak discusses the management of thyroid disorders including thyroid disease as it relates to COVID-19, screening for thyroid disease, and recognizing when and how to treat various thyroid conditions. In addition she provides information regarding abnormal thyroid function in critical illness and the management of hyperthyroidism. At the conclusion of the session, the learner should have increased knowledge and be more competent to: 

  • Discuss thyroid disease as it relates to COVID-19
  • Screen for thyroid disease 
  • Recognize when to treat subclinical thyroid disease, hypothyroidism, and thyroiditis
  • Recognize abnormal thyroid function in critical illness
  • Manage hyperthyroidism 

Course Information

CME Release Date:  February 4, 2021
Valid for credit through:  February 3, 2022
Course type: Video 
Estimated time of completion:  45 minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to access the article in order to study the educational content and references. 
  • Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 80%.
  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

Southern Medical Association encourages Speakers/Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

The following individuals, unless otherwise notedhave no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Invited Speaker
Veronica K. Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Dr. Piziak is Emeritus Director, Division of Endocrinology and Director of the Diabetes Center for Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. She has attained the rank of Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Texas A&M University College of Medicine and is Professor of Social and Behavioral Health for Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health.   

Southern Medical Association Staff:
Jennifer Price, MA

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