Continuing Medical Education Conferences in San Diego
Jul 25 - 29, 2018 | CME 40.00 | USD $1750 | Osteopathic Medicine
San Diego, California
Foundations of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine is organized by Osteopathy's Promise to Children (OPC) and will be held from Jul 25 - 29, 2018 at Osteopathic Center-Children: Centers, Shawn K DO, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40.00 CME Hours. This course is consistent in content and intent with the decades of similar courses directed by Dr Viola M. Frymann DO, utilizing instructors who had been selected by her to teach as well as associate direct those courses. The FOCMM course’s standard curriculum follows concepts and practices put forth and elaborated originally by Dr William Garner Sutherland, DO, and is in alignment with similar course offerings by the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF) and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA). Experiential aspects of the course utilize a 4:1 student to teacher ratio — thus optimizing the opportunity for participants to challenge their respective palpatory skills and understanding of the science and art of applying osteopathy in the cranial field. Course content includes but not limited to functional cranial anatomies and physiologic processes that are critical to the understanding and application of osteopathy in the cranial field, as well as, fundamental principles of osteopathic medicine. This course is recognized as an accepted prerequisite introductory course for further course offerings by the Osteopathy’s Promise to Children and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Primary intended course participants include US licensed DOs, MDs, DDMs and students pursuing those professional degree designations who express a committed interest in and practice of Osteopathy. International DOs, MDs, DDMs, and respective students that are interested in attending the course, are openly encouraged to contact Osteopathy’s Promise to Children directly for further consideration. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 26 - 28, 2018 | CME 18.00 | USD $1350 | Leadership
San Diego, California
The 26th Annual American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit is organized by American Hospital Association (AHA) and will be held from Jul 26 - 28, 2018 at Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18.0 Continuing Education Credits. The 2018 AHA Leadership Summit will feature industry experts and senior executives presenting transformational strategies and innovative approaches for achieving financial sustainability while delivering greater value through operational excellence, creative partnerships, and redefined delivery models. The Summit will explore critical issues including strategies for enhancing the value of health care, opportunities for advancing quality, patient safety, and population health, innovative practices applied to delivery system transformation, integrating workforce and strategy, effective leveraging of HIT and data, governance performance, and novel approaches for engaging consumers. Attendees Will Include: • Senior Executives • Governing Board Members • Clinical Leaders • Quality Improvement Leaders • Risk Management Executives • Patient Safety Leaders • IT Leadership Teams • Marketing Executives The 26th Annual American Hospital Association Leadership Summit, Advancing Affordable Care and Promoting Value, offers the insights and ideas that will equip you to lead the transformation of your organization. Combining thought leadership and applied learning, the Summit features renowned speakers from both inside and outside of healthcare bringing unique perspectives, and hospital and health system leaders sharing their experiences in pursuit of innovation and value. • Gain insights into emerging care delivery models that expand access, improve health outcomes, advance wellness, and lower the total cost of care. • Understand the consumer perspective on value, and examine opportunities for connecting with patients as partners. • Learn strategies for fostering a culture of innovation to transform care delivery and business practices. • Explore the potential of health information technology and data analytics to facilitate high-quality care and manage risk across the care continuum. • Revitalize your leadership, improve physician resilience, engage your workforce, and enhance trustee expertise. This is a most critical time for advancing affordability and value in health care. The Summit offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn with leaders innovating at the forefront of change. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
San Diego, California
Hepatitis B&C Training Program and Treatment Update 2018 is organized by Scripps Health and will be held on Jul 28, 2018 at San Diego Marriott La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Description: This Update will contribute towards increasing the number of healthcare practitioners educated on the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis, as well as those properly preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients with chronic illness; therefore contributing towards prevention of new cases and improved management of already infected patients. Viral hepatitis is the seventh leading cause of death in the world, killing more people than traffic injuries, HIV and AIDS, or diabetes. Every year chronic viral hepatitis, of which hepatitis B and C are the most common forms, kills a million people, roughly 20,000 of them in the United States. These deaths could be prevented. Hepatitis B vaccine conveys 95 percent immunity, and new therapies for hepatitis C cure the vast majority of patients. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, released in April, 2016 concluded that both hepatitis B and C could be rare diseases in the United States, and a report from the World Health Organization has targeted elimination of chronic viral hepatitis for most of the world by 2030. Yet many remain in the US with screening, diagnosing and treating both hepatitis B and C. Those that bear a direct relationship to public policy include training physicians to manage hepatitis B and increasing access to treatment and raising awareness of chronic hepatitis C. The lack of awareness about the prevalence of chronic viral hepatitis in the United States and about the proper methods and target populations for screening and medical management of chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C contributes to continuing transmission; missing of opportunities for prevention, including vaccination; missing of opportunities for early diagnosis and medical care; and poor health outcomes in infected people. Conference Objectives are: • Discuss the prevalence and incidence of acute and chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C both in the general US population and in at-risk populations. • Review the history, epidemiology, demographics, natural history, histology, immunology and pathophysiology of the viral infection. • Discuss state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment guidelines for both hepatitis B and C. • Formulate and/or implement strategies for preventing, diagnosing, treating, and/or referring patients with HBV and/or HCV. • Evaluate the multidisciplinary team approach to care for patients with hepatitis B and C. • Establish a local network of practitioners for information sharing, referrals, etc. • Improve the health of patients infected with the HBV and/or HCV virus. Speakers: Paul Pockros, MD, Catherine Frenette, MD, Yuki Rosenkoetter, PAC, MPAS Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
San Diego, California
31st Annual In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer: A Comprehensive Update is organized by UC San Diego Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Reproductive Partners Fertility Center-San Diego, Valencian Institute of Infertility / Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI) and will be held from Jul 30 - Aug 01, 2018 at Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. This year marks the 40th anniversary of in vitro fertilization (IVF). This conference brings together an internationally-renowned faculty to present the latest developments in every phase of IVF and embryo management. The course addresses the needs of practicing scientists, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, residents, and fellows who wish to review the specialty and update their knowledge in this rapidly changing and expanding field. The conference setting promotes extensive contact among speakers and participants with question periods, panels, and many opportunities for informal interaction. A mobile app will be utilized to access the material being presented, and electronic polling through the mobile app will be used to promote interaction with the speakers. Particular attention will be devoted this year to the rapidly developing trend toward deferred embryo transfer, the role of mild ovarian stimulation, time-lapse imaging of early embryo development, the critical role of embryo energy supplies, the measurement of mitochondrial DNA to assess embryo capacity, genetic evaluation of the infertile couple and early pregnancy, management of mosaic embryos, the role of CoQ10 in improving mitochondrial function in aging women, maternal immunogenetics, and practical aspects of transfer technique. There will be a lively debate on whether PGS is indispensable or too inaccurate for clinical use. A laboratory mini-symposium directed by Dr. William B. Schoolcraft will cover comprehensive chromosome screening challenges, newer techniques to assess endometrial receptivity, time-lapse assessment of embryos versus routine blastocyst culture, molecular assessments of sperm, oocyte freezing, and a diagnostic role for RNAs. Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D. from the OHSU Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy will give the keynote lecture on the recent breakthrough reported last year in Nature on gene editing of human embryos. He will also update us on the use of stem cells as a source of oocytes and sperm. Price : Physicians/Laboratory Directors: USD 1450 Technicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals: USD 1025 Industry: USD 900 Residents and Fellows: USD 700 Speakers: Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D. (Keynote), Dr. David R. Meldrum, Dr. William B. Schoolcraft Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018 | CME 20.00 | USD $899 | Internal Medicine and General Medicine | Primary Care
San Diego, California
Primary Care Challenges for Today's Practitioner: Practice Strategies for Internal and Family Medicine Specialists is organized by American Medical Seminars (AMS) and will be held from Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marin, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description : Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the etiologies and recognize the clinical presentations of the commonly seen disorders presented; indicate diagnostic tests available and the suggested use for making a diagnosis; implement available treatment options and appropriate long-term care when indicated. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes. When indicated in the specific objectives, emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to refer. This course was designed to inter-relate the disorders presented in an effort to help all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician or practitioner relate their practice strategies with other providers and specialists. By doing this, it will provide them with increased competence to appropriately diagnose and refer or effectively treat their patients’ conditions to optimize their care. Specific Objectives : Day - 1 : • Use and Interpretation of Thyroid Tests • Delirium in the Elderly - Current Concepts • Evaluation and Treatment of Hypertensive Patients • Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia in Seniors Day - 2 : • Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D in Seniors • Treating Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus • Advanced Nutritional Assessment and Therapy • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Evaluation and Treatment Day - 3 : • Venous Thromboembolism (VTE): Diagnosis and Treatment • Contemporary Issues in End of Life Care • Contraceptive Options - Helping Women Make an Informed Choice • Improving Communication Skills in Medical Practice Day - 4 : • Migraine Headaches – Update on Diagnosis and Treatment • Outpatient Anticoagulation Issues • Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention • Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) – A Primary Care Perspective Day - 5 : • Evaluation of the Patient with Syncope • Adult Health Screening and Immunizations – Evidence-Based Approach • Drug Interactions and Side Effects • Evaluation and Initial Management: Benign Breast Disease.
Aug 01 - 04, 2018 | CME 24.25 | Free | Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
San Diego, California
Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS) West is organized by Global Academy For Medical Education and will be held Aug 01 - 04, 2018 at Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is NPs, PAs, RNs, CDEs, and other clinicians involved in the diagnosis and management of metabolic and endocrine disorders. This CME Conference approved for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Learning Objectives: • Diagnose metabolic and endocrine diseases • Treat the growing number of patients affected by these diseases • Describe ways to fill the void created by the national shortage of endocrinologists Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 01 - 04, 2018 | CME 20.00 | Free | Anesthesiology
San Diego, California
Relevant Topics in Anesthesia is Organized by Northwest Anesthesia Seminars (NWAS) and will be held from Aug 01 - 04, 2018 at Kimpton Solamar Hotel, San Diego, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, paramedics, pre-hospital emergency medicine care providers and all other medical care providers. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Objectives are : • At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: • Apply - The pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions. • Explain - The selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs. • Outline - Comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care. • Apply - The principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services. • Incorporate - The appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards. • Apply - The new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 03 - 04, 2018 | CME 16.00 | USD $750 | Pediatrics
San Diego, California
Advanced Sequential Approach to Pediatrics & Plagiocephaly is organized by Osteopathy's Promise to Children (OPC) and will be held from Aug 03 - 04, 2018 at The Osteopathic Center for Children, San Diego, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16.00 CME Hours. Course Description: Upon successful completion of the Advanced Sequential Approach to Pediatric course, the learner will have advanced their skills in intraoral techniques and treating intraosseous strains in children. Day 2 offers an organized approach to evaluating, measuring and treating plagiocephaly. The treatment techniques will be intended to either generally or specifically improve a patient’s clinical presentation, while concurrently deepening the practitioners understanding and skill of applied osteopathic medicine. After completion of this course, participants will be expected to: • Improve their skills in intraosseous and intraoral treatments • Understand the evaluation of plagiocephaly and warning signs of craniosynostosis • Understand measuring misshapen heads and monitoring changes • Be aware of associated issues related to plagiocephaly • Expand their skills in the osteopathic treatment of plagiocephaly and the whole child Additional Details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 03 - 05, 2018 | CME 12.00 | Free | Primary Care
San Diego, California
35th Annual Primary Care Summer Conference is organized by Scripps Health and will be held from Aug 03 - 05, 2018 at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Practitioners. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Overview : Scripps Health’s Primary Care Summer Conference was designed by primary care physicians for primary care physicians and will present content from their unique perspective. This important CME conference will educate and promote improved patient outcomes in a broad range of therapeutic areas commonly encountered in the busy primary care practice. In addition to an overview of the history and current science of a variety of specialty areas, content will be presented in a very practical, patient-focused manner relevant to the specific primary care setting and challenges. Educational Objectives : After attending this live activity, participants should be able to: • Discuss the history, science and evidence of commonly encountered therapeutic areas. • Integrate current trends in preventive health care into patient care strategies. • Diagnose frequently encountered medical conditions using office examinations and formal diagnostic techniques. • Formulate a comprehensive treatment program for various health issues, coordinating other team members within the practice to support the patient care strategy. • Manage the specialist referral process: assess when to refer, recognize what the specialized treatment will consist of, and determine the role of the primary care physician in cohesive care and follow-up. • Identify common overlapping or related conditions. • Access and/or recommend resources for both physicians and patients to acquire additional information pertinent to a range of therapeutic areas. • Effectively discuss with patients their personal responsibilities in prevention and treatment. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Aug 06, 2018 | CME 7.00 | Free | Dental Public Health
San Diego, California
Annual OSHA Training and Compliance Seminars for Dental Professionals - Summer 2018 Retraining Seminars is organized by Kim Laudenslager and will be held on Aug 06, 2018 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley, San Diego, Colorado, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Dentists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.0 CME Hours. Course Description : These seminars are designed for dental professionals who need INITIAL and/or RETRAINING. The courses will be a fast paced review of material OSHA requires for annual training. In addition, the most current information available on infection control procedures, infectious diseases and product reviews will be presented. Individuals who have not had previous training are encouraged to attend one of the initial training seminars. Handouts and resource information will be provided at the course for all participants. In addition to attending this seminar, each office will need to conduct a staff meeting sometime following the course to complete and customize their training program. Course Synopsis & Objectives are : Current information on infection control procedures, infectious diseases and product reviews will be presented. Topics covered will include; CDC recommended infection control guidelines in dentistry, CDC guidelines for hand hygiene in health care settings, review of exposure incident protocol, record keeping protocol and infectious waste disposal guidelines. At the end of the course, all attendees should: • Understand the basic principles of dental infection control • Be aware of safety issues involved in dental care for both the practitioner and patient • Be able to apply current infection control principles and guidelines to everyday practice • Be knowledgeable about requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard • Be knowledgeable about requirements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Continuing Education Credit : Participants will receive 7 hours of Continuing Education Credit for the Initial Training Seminars and 4 hours for the Retraining Update Seminars. These courses have been approved for ADA CERP continuing education credit by the Colorado Dental Association. In addition, the Hawaii and New Mexico State Dental Boards have approved the courses for CE credit in their states.