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2020

Sept. 22; 1–2 pm EDT

The Impact of Aging, Hearing Loss and Cognitive Burden on Health Literacy on Older Adults
This activity will discuss the association between hearing loss and cognitive burden, as well as the potential impact of untreated hearing loss. It will provide communication and management techniques for caregivers to accommodate changes in the cognitive status of those with hearing loss, as well as tools and strategies that are recommended by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and how these can be put into practice.
Live, Accredited Webcast

Nov. 17; 1–2 pm EST

As Science Moves to Genetic Testing and Treatment: Part 2, Genetic-Informed Treatments
Genetics/genomics is a vast and ever-growing area. Health care professionals (HCPs) must understand how it can impact the treatment plan for individuals with chronic illness, serious illness and/or rare diseases. This activity will discuss the importance of data and evidence regarding the use of genetics/genomics in treatment planning.
Live, Accredited Webcast

Dec. 1–329th Annual National Conference: A Virtual Experience
Join OptumHealth Education for our first-ever virtual Annual National Conference. Our goal is to deliver a robust, innovative program to include practicing surgeons, physicians and other clinical experts to present some of the hottest topics and important advances in solid-organ and blood/marrow transplantation, oncology, clinical ethics, musculoskeletal disorders, kidney disease, telehealth and pediatric health care needs. They will also share insights into the impact of COVID-19 on complex medical conditions and behavioral health, and discuss disparities that exist in health care. A virtual exhibit hall will be an integral part of your experience, and we'll have creative ways to provide you the opportunity to connect with colleagues.
Live, Accredited Virtual Conference
 

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Sept. 22, 2020

The Impact of Aging, Hearing Loss and Cognitive Burden on Health Literacy on Older Adults
This activity will discuss the association between hearing loss and cognitive burden, as well as the potential impact of untreated hearing loss. It will provide communication and management techniques for caregivers to accommodate changes in the cognitive status of those with hearing loss, as well as tools and strategies that are recommended by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and how these can be put into practice.

July 7, 2020

Genetic Testing and Treatment: Part 1, Neuromuscular Diseases
The goal of this activity is to assist HCPs in understanding how the vast and growing field of genetic testing can impact the plan of care and treatment for individuals with neuromuscular diseases. The importance of gathering an individual’s comprehensive history and exam, along with use of current available evidence to inform decisions on next steps in evaluation and testing, will be reviewed. Additionally, faculty will discuss the important role of a genetic counselor during the decision-making process.

June 16, 2020

Tips and Techniques for Accommodating Hearing Loss
For people living with hearing loss, conversations can be a challenge, so effective techniques to communicate better with those who are hearing impaired can positively impact individuals with hearing loss and their significant others and/or caregivers. This activity will discuss challenges surrounding hearing health care for older adults and highlight effective techniques, tools and resources for the hearing impaired for long-term health and quality of life.

June 9, 2020

Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Providing Personalized Medicine
Genetic testing, marketed directly to customers, has become more and more prevalent and is expanding the number of people who are obtaining information about their DNA (or genome). Consumers send in a DNA sample and receive their results directly; in most cases, bypassing a health care professional (HCP). Consumers may receive confusing or unexpected results and may be in need of competent guidance from a knowledgeable HCP. This activity will provide an overview on direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, the role of HCPs in helping consumers make educated decisions about using these services and the future of DTC genetic testing.

April 28, 2020Pharmacogenomics: Providing Personalized Medicine
Pharmacogenomics is an important part of precision medicine; it is the study of how genetic makeup can affect a person's response to a drug. Health care professionals (HCPs) can use pharmacogenomic information to help decide the most appropriate treatment for each individual. This activity will provide an overview on the clinical indications for using pharmacogenomics and explore resources for interpreting pharmacogenomics. The basic science of liver enzymes and their genetic variation will also be discussed.

2021

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March 22–23

Essentials of Oncology, Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management for the Health Care Team
Scottsdale, Arizona

May 18–20

15th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum
Las Vegas, Nevada

July 13–14Extraordinary Innovations and Emerging Trends in Transplantation and Oncology from Nebraska Medicine
Co-provided conference with Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska
Sept. 27–2930th Annual National Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota