Exploring the Future of the Gut Microbiome

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.

The gut microbiome consists of approximately 100 trillion bacteria, viruses and other microbes that reside in the gastrointestinal tract. Recent evidence suggests that the gut microbiome plays an important role in the pathogenesis of several disease states. The microbiome has tremendous potential to impact our physiology, both in health and in disease. It contributes to metabolic functions and, through these, can affect directly or indirectly most of our physiologic functions. This session will provide a better understanding of the interactions between the human host and the microbiome and its potential role to new diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic capabilities.

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This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in the microbiome and microbiota-based treatments.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss recent advancements in our understanding of the structure and function of the microbiome associated with the healthy state and with specific diseased states.
  • Identify current and emerging microbiota-based treatments.
  • Discuss how dysbiosis (changes in the structure and composition of the microbiota that are associated with diseased states) may be involved in the pathogenesis of different disease states, including those that do not directly involve the gut.
  • Describe current and novel microbiota-based therapies that may be used to treat diseases affected by dysbiosis.

Additional Information

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
08/02/2019
Activity expires: 
08/02/2021
Rating: 
0

Faculty

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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

Planning Committee

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
President
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.

Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.

The remaining activity faculty and planner have no financial relationships to disclose.

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

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.


Credit Designation Statements
Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-161-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/02/2019
Activity expires: 
08/02/2021
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