Hospital-based Activities/Grand Rounds

SEQUENCING AND TRANSITIONS FOR ADVANCED RENAL CELL CARCINOMA: LEVERAGING THE LATEST TOOLS AND MANAGING COMPLICATIONS

This interactive webinar provides clinicians who treat patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with expert guidance regarding the mechanisms of action (MOAs) for currently available agents, optimal selection and sequencing of therapies with different MOAs, and management of adverse events associated with treatments for advanced RCC. This activity includes patient advocate audio clips, a MOA video, embedded interactive polling questions, and links to clinician and patient educational resources.

 

THE ROLE OF EMERGING THERAPIES IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PEMPHIGUS VULGARIS

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease associated with significant morbidity when not treated promptly. The advent of corticosteroids largely eliminated the mortality risk associated with pemphigus, but exposes patients to risk of bone loss and infection and is contraindicated in some patients. While the rarity of this disease has challenged the development of randomized controlled trials, other agents have shown promise. This interactive web monograph provides an overview of PV and its diagnosis and current treatment as well as data on the safety and efficacy of emerging adjuvant and alternative therapies such as mycophenolate mofetil, intravenous immunoglobulins, rituximab, dapsone, and methotrexate.

This activity expired for credit on April 29, 2107

 

TRANSLATING PROGRESS INTO PRACTICE FOR PATIENTS WITH NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CANCERS

This live CME symposium was designed to synthesize the burgeoning NSCLC expert knowledge base, with the ultimate goal of facilitating individualized care and improving survival rates for a broader selection of patients. The target audience included thoracic surgeons, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, GP/IM physicians, and respiratory therapists.

This activity expired for credit on December 13, 2016

 

A PATIENT-CENTERED APPROACH TO CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON MEDICAL MANAGEMENT, QUALITY OF LIFE, AND PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE

This program reviews the diagnosis and staging of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), current practices in the pharmacotherapy of CLL, and the status of agents in development. It also describes how CLL affects patients' and caregivers' emotional and mental well-being and takes an in-depth look at how clinicians can measure the impact of the disease on healthcare-related quality of life (HRQoL) and improve patient HRQoL.

This activity expired for credit on February 15, 2016

 

SELECTING DUAL ORAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME

This series of live, CME-certified in-hospital grand rounds described contemporary dual antiplatelet therapy guideline recommendations or patients with ACS undergoing intervention, explained data on these therapies in patients with ACS and diabetes and with STEMI. It was designed to educate hospital-based physicians specialists in cardiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, hospital medicine, and residents and fellows who manage patients with ACS.

This activity expired for credit on June 13, 2014

 

ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROMES: OPTIMIZING DUAL ORAL ANTIPLATELET THERAPY

This series of CME-certified grand rounds addresses the most current practice guidelines in the management of ACS, and focuses on a better understanding of existing and novel antiplatelet therapy. It was designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, internists, emergency medicine physicians, critical care specialists, hospitalists, as well as residents, fellows, NPs, and PAs who manage patients with ACS.

This activity concluded on January 13, 2014

 

UNRAVELING MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT IBS-C AND CHRONIC CONSTIPATION IN FAMILY PRACTICE

This live, interactive satellite symposium presented at the AAFP's 2014 Scientific Assembly incorporated ARS technology with didactic lectures, challenging real-world clinical cases, roundtable discussions, and a question and answer session. The enduring, web-based monograph was developed from the proceedings of the live symposium.

This activity expired for credit on October 23, 2014

 

HYPONATREMIA: ADDRESSING THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC CAUSES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES

This CME initiative consisted of live grand rounds meetings at hospitals across the country, providing hospital-based physicians and other clinicians involved in the management of hyponatremia with a systematic approach to diagnosing, assessing, and selecting appropriate treatment options for hyponatremia based on underlying pathophysiology and symptom severity. Each activity was conducted by an expert in the field of hyponatremia and included a didactic lecture, a review of relevant case studies, and a discussion session with participants.

This activity expired for credit on August 21, 2012

 

STRATEGIES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION, ASSESSMENT, AND LOGICAL TREATMENT OF HYPONATREMIA IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING

This series of CME grand rounds activities was designed to optimize patient management and outcomes by providing healthcare professionals with a systematic approach to diagnosing, assessing, and selecting appropriate treatment options based on underlying pathophysiology and symptom severity.

This activity expired for credit on January 8, 2014

 

EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF ADVANCED GASTRIC CANCER: CURRENT AND EMERGING TARGETED THERAPIES

These live CME oncology grand rounds activities included didactic lecture, real-world case studies, and a question-and-answer session with an expert faculty presenter. An interactive CME/CE enduring web monograph, features key educational messages and video vignettes from the live meetings. Hosted on the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, the activity was also distributed via Elsevier on the MEDLINE-indexed Seminars in Oncology website (www.seminoncol.org) and other appropriate journal and web portals, and posted on the website of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology (www.isgio.org).

This activity expired for credit on August 14, 2015

 

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CARE AND REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS

This series of CME/CE-certified in-hospital grand rounds activities include didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter. The initiative also included visiting professor forums-1-hour guided discussions led by the expert faculty presenter at the institutions hosting grand rounds activities.

This activity expired for credit on December 2, 2015

 

CAPS: CREATING ANTICOAGULATION PLANS TO PREVENT STROKE IN PATIENTS WITH ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This series of CME/CNE/CPE-certified in-hospital grand rounds included didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter.

This activity expired for credit in January 2014

 

STROKE PREVENTION IN PATIENTS WITH NONVALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: INDIVIDUALIZED, PATIENT-FOCUSED TREATMENT

These series of grand rounds activities included didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter.

This activity expired for credit in December 2014

 

FRESH FROZEN PLASMA: CURRENT PRACTICES AND ALTERNATIVES

These CME-certified grand rounds activities targeted hospital-based HCPs, blood-bank directors, intensivists, critical care specialists, surgeons (ie, neurological, transplant, trauma, cardiovascular, general), clinical pathologists, emergency department physicians, cardiologists, pharmacy directors, and other HCPs involved in the decision to use blood products. Activities were designed to increase healthcare professionals' understanding of current uses of fresh frozen plasma and the associated safety and efficacy concerns while improving their awareness of newer plasma derivatives and their uses.

This activity expired for credit on April 29, 2013

 

MANAGEMENT OF NONVALVULAR ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: MAKING THE DIAGNOSIS, CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE ORAL ANTICOAGULANT

This series of grand rounds activities focused on developing strategies to screen patients for nonvalvular AF, evaluating the safety and efficacy data for the targeted oral anticoagulants compared with warfarin, and recognizing the cost of stroke and the importance of stroke prevention to patients with nonvalvular AF. Activities included didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter.

This activity expired for credit in May 2015

 

NEW OPTIONS FOR ACUTE TREATMENT AND SECONDARY PREVENTION OF VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM: TRANSLATING DATA INTO CLINICAL PRACTICE

This series of CME/CPE/CNE-certified in-hospital grand rounds include didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter. This iniative also included visiting professor forums, additional guided discussions led by the expert faculty presenter at the grand rounds locations, designed to engage department heads, chief residents, and fellows from the target specialties at the host institution.