Online courses from the 2017 Medical Dilemmas Conference are now available.

Perfect for both physicians and healthcare professionals.

SMA Online CME Courses make it easy to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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Medical Dilemmas Course Listing

Hot Topics in Hypertension and Heart Failure

Price: $35 | Credits: 4.25

This activity consists of 3 “bundled” courses from SMA’s online library, and includes: The Hypertension Landscape in 2017: The NEW Guidelines are Here; Resistant Hypertension: The New Guidelines; and A Case-Based Update on Heart Failure: Focus on the 2017 Guidelines. The activity concludes with a series of case studies, highlighting the content.

 

Hot Topics in Psychiatry

Price: $35 | Credits: 3.75

This activity consists of 3 “bundled” courses from SMA’s online library, and includes: The Recognition and Management of Personality Disorders; The Recognition and Management of Depression; and Inappropriate Use of Psych Meds in 2017-What You Need to Know. The activity concludes with a series of case studies, highlighting the content.

 

Hot Topics in Women’s Health

Price: $35 | Credits: 3.75

This activity consists of 3 “bundled” courses from SMA’s online library, and includes: Vaccines in Women: A Look at HPV and Zoster; The Well Woman Visit: Do Asymptomatic Women Need Annual Gyn Exams?; and Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening In Woman: An Update. The activity concludes with a series of case studies, highlighting the content.

 

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening In Woman: An Update

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

There are several differing breast cancer screening recommendations for average risk women. Presenting these guidelines to patients and counseling them on which set of guidelines and specific mammographic tests best fit their personal screening risk/benefit equation can be challenging. Understanding the risk/benefit trade offs can help facilitate this shared decision between physician and patient.

 

Inappropriate Use of Psych Meds in 2017-What You Need to Know

Price: $10.00 | Credits: .75

The goal of the session is to refine the knowledge of the prescriber with respect to diagnosis and potential side effects of medications as well as drug interactions to maximize benefit to the patient.

 

Medical Management of the Patient with Obesity: Using Drugs, Devices and Surgery to Improve Health

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

The goal of this activity is to give health care providers an overview of how to employ more intensive approaches when patients with obesity-related health issues struggle to lose weight. The content will include pharmacology, devices, and bariatric surgery with the perspective of primary care.

 

A Case-Based Update on Heart Failure: Focus on the 2017 Guidelines

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

Heart failure is the leading cause of initial hospitalization and re-hospitalization within 30 days of discharge in those over 65 years of age. While the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remains evidence-based from clinical outcome trials, clinicians fail to use these strategies to keep patients from hospitalization and CV death. This activity will address this practice gap using patient vignettes to suggest how best to treat patients with heart failure. In addition, the concept of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) will be discussed, where the evidence base for improvement in outcome is currently lacking and treatment is based on symptomatic improvement.

 

The Recognition and Management of Depression

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

Clinical depression is the most common psychiatric disorder worldwide; in the United States, approximately one in six people will experience clinical depression in their lifetime. Patients with untreated depression have a lower quality of life, higher risk of suicide, and worse physical outcomes when combined with other medical conditions.

 

Resistant Hypertension: The New Guidelines

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1.25

This activity will review key secondary causes of hypertension including endocrine tumors, mineralocorticoid excess, and sleep apnea. A reasonable approach for those with resistant hypertension will be presented to further improve BP control rates in this high-risk population.

 

The Well Woman Visit: Do Asymptomatic Women Need Annual Gyn Exams?

Price: $10.00 | Credits: .75

Multiple organizations have differing guidelines on the use of routine pelvic exams, and the content/need of "well woman" visits for asymptomatic women. This activity will address how these guidelines came about, how to interpret them, and how to discuss them with patients to come to a shared decision on the need for routine gynecology screening.

 

Sleep Apnea-When to Consider, How to Diagnose, What to Do

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1.25

Evaluating patients with sleep apnea requires an understanding of many disorders, which may present with similar symptoms. A correct diagnosis is paramount to managing these patients. The goal of this activity is to update providers about current epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of OSA.

 

Obesity is a Chronic Disease-Understanding the Pathophysiology, Evaluating the Patient

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

Health care providers may be unsure of the biology of regulation of food intake and energy expenditure. That knowledge is important when considering patients with obesity as having a chronic disease and treating them appropriately.

 

Vaccines in Women: A Look at HPV and Zoster

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

32% of Americans will experience a Zoster outbreak during their lifetime, and 1 out of 5 patient with Zoster experience post herpetic neuralgia. Zostavax, a live attenuated vaccine, reduced incidence of shingles outbreaks by 51% and post-herpetic neuralgia by 67%.

 

The Recognition and Management of Personality Disorders

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

The goal of this activity is to describe the characteristics of patients with personality disorders and understand how these conditions may potentially complicate their care.

 

COPD 2017-An Update on All Things New

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

The goal of this activity is to update healthcare professionals about diagnosing COPD using pulmonary function tests, the appropriate use of inhalers, pulmonary rehabilitation, and medications to reduce exacerbations.

 

The Hypertension Landscape in 2017: The NEW Guidelines are Here

Price: $10.00 | Credits: 1

This activity will highlight the improvements in BP control rates, the proper way to take BP, definitions of white-coat and masked hypertension and the importance of out-of-office BP measurement. It will review the classes of antihypertensive drugs indicated for first-line treatment for hypertension and the differing targets for BP control based on the recent SPRINT trial. It will highlight efforts to improve current BP control rates to what can be achieved in the Kaiser Permanente Health Program when using their algorithm for BP control.

 

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