Worth up to 6.00 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, AMA, ANCC, CCMC, and Attendance
Start Date: August 2, 2019
Expiration Date: August 2, 2021

Intended Audience
These activities are 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 "13th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Austin, Texas, on May 15, 2019.
Topics addressed during these presentations include: transforming health through nutritional education, the gut microbiome, clinical and economic impact of diabetes, colorectal cancer, CAR T-cell therapy, cardiovascular disease in women and underrepresented populations, and the effects of social media and apps in treating mental health disorders.

Learning Objectives
At the end of these educational activities, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss recent advancements in the structure and function of the microbiome associated with the healthy state and with specific diseased states.
  • Explain how culinary education on diet and lifestyle bridges the gap between medicine and health and the importance of coaching patients on healthful eating.
  • Describe the clinical and economic impact of diabetes on patients and the health care system.
  • Review the most current guideline recommendations for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and highlight novel therapies for CRC that target tumors with specific genetic biomarkers.
  • Identify at-risk populations that are not represented and being treated for cardiovascular disease (CVD), as well as the barriers to CVD treatment and clinical trial enrollment among women, ethnic minorities, and the elderly.
  • Examine the current and future roles of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in cancer treatment and explain the management of toxicities and complications related to CAR T-cell therapy in pediatric and adult patients.
  • List the apps that can offer valuable support and guidance for the management and treatment of mental health disorders.

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Colorectal Cancer: Screening Guidelines and Genetic Biomarker Testing
George A. Fisher, MD, PhD
Colleen G. Haas Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
1.00 credits

Reducing the Clinical and Economic Impact of Diabetes: Translating Evidence-Based Medicine into Clinical Practice
Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Medicine and Senior Director of Population Health Research and Development
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine;
Co-Lead, Behavioral, Social, and Systems Science
Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR);
Johns Hopkins Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Baltimore, MD
1.00 credits

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy
Matthew Lunning, DO
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Division of Oncology and Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
1.00 credits

Exploring the Future of the Gut Microbiome
David F. Mercer, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor, Department of Surgery
Division of Transplantation
Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE
1.00 credits

The Effects of Social Media and Apps in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders
John B. Torous, MD, MBI
Director, Digital Psychiatry Division
Department of Psychiatry
Instructor in Psychiatry
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;
Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital
Boston, MA
1.00 credits

Cardiovascular Disease in Women and In Underrepresented Populations
Karol Watson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology
Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
1.00 credits

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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Provided By
These activities are provided by OptumHealth Education.

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