Worth up to 7.00 credits.
Available credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, Attendance
Start date:
August 6, 2018
Expiration date: August 6, 2020

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.

Activity description
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on JUNE 13, 2018.
Topics addressed during these presentations include: precision medicine, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, diabetes, big data in the research of cancer treatments and quality of care in oncology, management plans for the elderly and acute stroke.

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

  1. Discuss the current and future roles of precision medicine in the prevention and management of disease.
  2. Describe the recent Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline revisions and recommendations, and discuss the latest evidence-based management strategies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  3. Examine the role of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in cancer treatment, the future direction of this therapy and management strategies for its associated toxicities.
  4. Outline the latest American Diabetes Association (ADA) guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and management of diabetes, and discuss current devices for continuous glucose monitoring.
  5. Define the application of big data in the research of cancer treatments and quality of care in oncology, and identify the potential future applications for big data.
  6. Describe the role of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) in formulating a comprehensive management plan for the elderly in diverse health care settings.
  7. Identify individuals who are at highest risk for acute stroke and discuss the latest guideline recommendations and strategies to optimize preventive management.

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Management of the Aging Population in the U.S.
Helen Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer,
Hebrew Rehabilitation Center/Hebrew SeniorLife;
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
1.00 credit

Advances and Recommendations for Optimal Diabetes Management
Marc-Andre Cornier, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
1.00 credit

Successes and Challenges with Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy
Stephen J. Forman, MD
Associate Director for Clinical Sciences,
Director, Clinical Research
Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Chair, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
City of Hope
Duarte, CA
1.00 credit

At-Risk Populations and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Acute Stroke Management
David S. Liebeskind, MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology and Director, Neurovascular Imaging Research Core
Associate Neurology Director, Stroke Center
UCLA Department of Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA
1.00 credit

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Neil R. MacIntyre, MD
Clinical Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
1.00 credit

Precision Medicine: The Customization of Health Care
Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, PhD
Executive Director,
Precision Medicine and Precision Genomics
Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, UT
1.00 credit

Big Data: Integrated Cancer Information for Population-Based Research
Robin Yabroff, PhD, MBA
Strategic Director, Economic Burden of Cancer
American Cancer Society, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
1.00 credit

Method of participation
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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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Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

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