Worth up to 13.75 credits!
Available Credits: ACPE-P/T, ADA - CERP, AMA, ANCC, APA, ASWB, CDR and Attendance
Start Date: 12/15/2023
Expiration Date: 12/15/2026

Intended audience
These activities are designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, social workers, dietitians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient and/or benefit management across various areas, including cancer care, comorbid diseases, complex-medical-condition support, health and wellness, organ and blood/marrow transplantation, rare diseases, opioid crisis dynamics, case management, and utilization management.

Activity Description
These activities consist of recordings from the "32nd Annual National Conference" held Oct. 2–4, 2023, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Throughout these activities, experts address gaps in the management of complex medical and behavioral health care. During these activities, innovative clinical, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion health care topics are brought to the forefront.

Learning Objectives

Health care professionals need to have the competency, skills, and ability to apply new information learned as they care for individual patients and their families, as well as for themselves. As a result of attending this conference, learners should be able to:

  • Provide an update on emerging therapies and effective management strategies to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease and examine approaches to optimize care pathways for CKD and its associated comorbidities.
  • Discuss the role of patient-reported outcomes in improving the quality of care and determining new approaches to achieve patient-centered care.
  • Describe the transplant experience of organ recipients, including unique challenges, health concerns and psychosocial impacts, and discuss how this knowledge can enhance providers’ empathy, communication skills and clinical care.
  • Identify advancements in cancer treatment, including a personalized approach to breast-cancer screening.
  • Examine the latest advancements in the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s disease, including pharmacologic therapies, neuroimaging, biomarkers, and how to optimize early intervention and the use of cognitive assessments.
  • Explain the importance of sleep on health, wellbeing, and brain function and clarify the correlation between sleep disruption and aging, chronic illness, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.
  • Examine multiple aspects of cardiovascular disease in women, including new diagnostic and management approaches.
  • Provide an update on current trends and emerging approaches to improve diabetes management, including AI-powered interventions that can facilitate glycemic control.
  • Describe how health care professionals can cope with grief related to caring for patients with complex medical conditions and have difficult conversations with patients and their families.
  • Assess the impact of medical misinformation and review strategies to promote accurate health information among patients and within the community.

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The Extraordinary Impact of Sleep on Health, Function and Well-Being
Ravi Allada, MD
Theophile Raphael, M.D., Collegiate Professor of Neurosciences
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Executive Director
Michigan Neuroscience Institute
Ann Arbor, MI
1.00 credit
Tackling Medical Misinformation: Empowering Health Care Professionals to Combat Misinformation and Promote Accurate Health Information
Richard J. Baron, MD, MACP
President and CEO
ABIM Foundation and
American Board of Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 
1.00 credit

New and Emerging Approaches to Diabetes Management
Anders L. Carlson, MD
Director, HealthPartners Diabetes Program;
Assistant Professor,
University of Minnesota Medical School;
Medical Director,
International Diabetes Center
Minneapolis, MN
.75 credit
Exploring Opioid Crisis Dynamics: New Perspectives and Strategies
Chief Medical Officer
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
St. Paul, MN
.75 credit
The WISDOM Study: A Personalized Approach to Breast Cancer Screening
Laura Esserman, MD, MBA
Alfred A. de Lorimier Endowed Chair in General Surgery
Professor of Surgery and Radiology
Director, UCSF Breast Care Center;
Co-Leader, Breast Oncology Program
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center;
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
1.00 credit
Perimenopause: Managing Common Conundrums
Stephanie S. Faubion, MD, MBA
Medical Director
The North American Menopause Society;
Penny and Bill George Director
Mayo Clinic Center for Women’s Health;
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL
.75 credit
Creating Space for Complex Conversations with Patients Experiencing Life-Changing Illnesses
Kelly Grosklags, LICSW, BCD, FAAGC, FT
Fellowships in Grief Counseling and Thanatology
Founder & CEO
Conversations with Kelly
Minneapolis, MN

Bryan Piatt
Mental Health Advocate
Podcast Host
Minneapolis, MN
1.00 credit

The Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease: New Advancements, Treatments and Hope
Richard S. Isaacson, MD
Preventive Neurologist
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Boca Raton, FL
1.00 credit
Optimizing Patient-Reported Outcomes for Enhanced Quality, Experience and Decision-making in Health Care
Prakash Jayakumar, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care
Director of Value-based Health Care and Outcome Measurement
The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Austin, TX
.75 credit
CRISPR-Based Therapies for Genetic Blood Disorders
Roy Kao, MD
Assistant Professor,
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
.75 credit
Helping Little Hearts: Updates in Transplantation for Congenital Heart Disease
Matthew J. O'Connor, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania;
Attending Cardiologist
Medical Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Program
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
1.00 credit 
Transplant Patient Perspectives: Navigating the Transplant Journey and Enhancing Patient Care
Melissa Roberts, MSN, RN
Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Recipient
Senior Director
UW Health Transplant Center
Madison, WI
1.00 credit
Medical Mysteries Revealed: Unraveling the Secrets of Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases
Lisa Sanders, MD, FACP
Author, New York Times
Medical Director, Long Covid Multidisciplinary Care Center
Yale New Haven Health Systems;
Director, Yale University Writers' Workshop
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
1.25 credits
Insights into Addressing the Risks of Cardiovascular Health in Women
Retu Saxena, MD, FACC
Co-Director, Cardio Obstetrics Program (AHMHI, MN Children's, MPP)
President/Governor, Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Senior Consulting Cardiologist
Allina Health Minneapolis Heart Institute
Minneapolis, MN
.75 credit
Chronic Kidney Disease: Advancing Strategies to Prevent Progression
Orvin Visaya, MD
Kidney Specialists of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
1.00 credit

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  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the Activity Evaluation and Application for Certificate of Credit forms

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