Worth up to 5.25 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, and Attendance
Start Date: December 15, 2017
Expiration Date: December 15, 2019

Intended Audience
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals that manage large patient populations and/or their benefits worldwide.

Activity Description
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "11th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on November 9, 2017.
These presentations discuss clinical innovations and relevant research that can be applied when working to optimize patient care, outcomes and benefits.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe how interprofessional teams of health care providers can identify challenges and develop strategies to integrate pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical treatment options for chronic pain, as well as work with patients and their family members to optimize shared decision-making and management of chronic pain conditions.
  2. Discuss the latest treatment modalities for inflammatory bowel disease and the impact these treatments have on the immune system.
  3. Examine the potential barriers to care that are impacted by health care inequity as a result of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.
  4. Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and distinguish between memory loss associated with normal signs of aging and progressive dementia associated with Alzheimer's.
  5. Recognize the latest evidence-based practice guidelines surrounding gene therapies.
  6. Analyze strategies for early detection and intervention for chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as state practice guidelines and pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical interventions to diagnose, evaluate, and manage CKD.
  7. Explore the role that intestinal microbiota play in human health and disease, including cardiovascular diseases.

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Preventive Cardiovascular Care: What is New
Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH
Cleveland Clinic;
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
0.75 credits

Current and Future Applications of Gene Therapy for Various Disease States
Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD
Center for Childhood Cancer Research,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
1.00 credit

Medical Advances and Optimal Treatment Approaches for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, FRCP (Lon)
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
0.75 credits

Chronic Pain Is a Disease, Not a Symptom of Disease
Scott G. Pritzlaff, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine;
Stanford University Pain Management Center
Redwood City, CA
1.00 credit

Closing the Gap in Health Equity
Somava Stout, MD, MS
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA
1.00 credit

Chronic Kidney Disease: Early and Effective Intervention and Evidence-based Guidelines for Optimal Management
Joseph Vassalotti, MD
National Kidney Foundation;
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York City, NY
0.75 credits

Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Pre- and Post-Activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
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Hardware/Software Requirements
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