Live Regional Meetings

Regional meetings organized by Paradigm provide continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses, as well as insight into new medical advances. Our experience includes the development and implementation of stand-alone meetings as well as series ranging from 5-75 live events. Paradigm structures each meeting to meet the specific needs of the targeted area.

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ADVANCES IN HEART FAILURE PHARMACOTHERAPY

"Advances in Heart Failure Pharmacotherapy" is a 1-hour interactive Webinar developed from a video recording of a live presentation on managing heart failure (HF), an installment of the "Tall Rounds" series of the Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute. An expert multidisciplinary faculty answers a number of crucial management questions in their presentation: How should novel medications be incorporated into the careof HF patients? When should aldosterone receptor antagonists be instituted? When can the combination agent sacubitril/valsartan be considered? What about ivabradine? What are various characteristics of these novel agents - a verse effects, dosage titration, and contraindications? Last, how can multidisciplinary care teams produce better outcomes, as evidenced in part by the Cleveland Clinic experience? These topics are made more immediate and practical through the use of an actual Cleveland Clinic HF case and participant-interactive polling questions.

 

FACING THE FUTURE: EXPERT INSIGHTS ON USE OF SOFT TISSUE FILLERS AND NEUROMODULATORS FOR FULL-FACE REJUVENATION

Aesthetic clinicians face the constant challenge of keeping ahead of the curve with evolving techniques and a broadening array of available products. In addition, to conduct appropriate patient assessments and create optimal treatment plans, they need an understanding of the effects of aging in the skin and deeper tissues, as they relate to aesthetic rejuvenation. This activity will provide participants with expert recommendations on the key characteristics of collagen-stimulating soft tissue fillers and how to apply best practices for facial rejuvenation, including integration of novel approaches and individualization based on anatomic assessment, extent of facial aging, and patient goals.

 

ADVANCES IN AESTHETICS: A GLOBAL TREATMENT APPROACH TO OPTIMIZING PATIENT OUTCOMES

Aesthetic medicine clinicians need quality instruction and training to keep informed about continuing innovations in the aesthetic use of injectable soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators, energy-based ultrasound rejuvenation therapies, and technologies for controlled subcision. These intensive 3-hour activities are intended for practitioners who wish to enhance their techniques and skills in facial rejuvenation. A concise introductory didactic lecture will review the processes of aging in facial skin and deeper tissues and differentiate evolving products and techniques for facial rejuvenation. Expert faculty will present video case studies and perform live demonstrations, providing attendees with valuable guidance on how to better individualize treatment, including product selection and dosing, optimal use of combination therapy, and how to address challenges of aesthetic rejuvenation.

 

FULL-FACE REJUVENATION WITH INJECTABLES AND ENERGY-BASED TISSUE LIFTING

Ongoing advancements in the aesthetic use of injectable soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators and energy-based rejuvenation technology necessitate quality education and training for aesthetic medicine clinicians. These focused 3-hour meetings are designed for experienced practitioners who wish to enhance their facial rejuvenation techniques and skills. A concise preparatory didactic lecture will include the causes and processes of aging in facial skin and deeper tissues and differentiate evolving products and techniques for facial rejuvenation. Expert faculty will present high definition video case studies and perform several live demonstrations, providing attendees with valuable guidance on how to individualize treatment, including injection strategies, product selection and dosing, optimal use of combination therapy, and how to address challenges of lower face rejuvenation.

This activity expired for credit on June 9, 2016

 

EXPERT INSIGHTS ON USE OF NEW AND EMERGING MINIMALLY INVASIVE TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMAL FACIAL REJUVENATION

This initiative reviews the anatomy and physiology of aging skin/tissue as it relates to facial rejuvenation and the evolution of minimally invasive aesthetic techniques. It also includes the most current information on an emerging option - absorbable lifting sutures - and use of combination therapy to individualize treatment plans and facilitate optimal patient outcomes. Live and/or video patient treatment demonstrations provide step-by-step instruction and insight into the latest advances in facial rejuvenation.

This activity expired for credit on May 16, 2017

 

ADVANCES IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS: EXPERT INSIGHTS INTO NEW AND EMERGING THERAPIES

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic, inflammatory, relapsing disorder that can result from a number of different factors including genetics, immune system dysfunction, and possibly environmental exposures. Because there is no known cure, treating patients with AD can be challenging and often frustrating for both the clinician and the patient. This CME provides information on the role of immune abnormalities and skin-barrier dysfunction in the development of AD and how this understanding informs and can help guide treatment selection. Expert faculty will discuss the 2014 AAD guidelines and other recent guidelines for diagnosis and management of AD, and summarize data on current and emerging topical and systemic therapies to help providers optimize treatment outcomes.

This activity expired for credit on November 30, 2016

 

ADVANCES IN PSORIASIS: A CASE-BASED EXCHANGE FOCUSED ON TREATMENT CHALLENGES IN MODERATE TO SEVERE PSORIASIS

Dermatologists, along with PAs and NPs who specialize in dermatology, are at the forefront of managing psoriasis, which is estimated to affect up to 7.4 million adults in the United States. During this series of 3 live meetings, expert faculty will describe the characteristics of different severity levels of psoriasis, review appropriate treatment selection for moderate to severe psoriasis based on characteristics of available therapies and patient characteristics, and discuss effective strategies to address barriers to treatment adherence among patients with psoriasis, with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

This activity expired for credit on February 2, 2017

 

OPTIMAL ANTICOAGULATION THERAPY: A PRESCRIPTION FOR IMPROVEMENT

Atrial fibrillation (AF) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) are among the most common and serious thromboembolic conditions seen in clinical practice. Despite the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic advantages of the nonwarfarin oral anticoagulants over warfarin and their similar or better efficacy to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with nonvalvular AF and for recurrent VTE while reducing the risk for serious bleeding, these agents are still not appropriately used. In this CPE initiative, which includes a didactic lecture combined with a clinical case or cases pertinent to the role of the clinical pharmacist as a critical member of the anticoagulation management team, clinical pharmacy-driven strategies to improve processes of care and anticoagulation management (eg, integration of guidelines into clinical practice) are described.

This activity expired for credit in July 2015

 

ADVANCING THE CARE OF POST-ACNE SCARRING: EXPERT INSIGHTS INTO NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS

Optimal management of patients with atrophic facial scars of acne vulgaris requires mindfulness of the patient's psychosocial burden; familiarity with the latest evidence-based data on efficacy and safety of available treatment modalities; and the ability to match a patient's skin type, unique scar formation, and desired outcomes with the most appropriate treatment. During this CME-accredited activity, a panel of experts will address barriers to optimal treatment through presentations integrating didactic content with video case studies that include relevant demonstrations of patient assessment and treatment.

This activity expired for credit on May 11, 2017

 

TYPE 2 DIABETES MANAGEMENT: CURRENT GUIDELINES AND DECIPHERING THE LATEST THERAPY OPTIONS.

An individualized approach to management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may be the most likely tactic for achieving the best outcomes for any given T2DM patient, but it poses a challenge to clinicians with limited time and resources, especially given the ever-expanding armamentarium of antidiabetic drugs - including the incretin-based classes (GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors), SGLT2 inhibitors, and combination agents. This CME-certified web monograph, which includes faculty audio clips and interactive questions, was designed to help guide appropriate treatment selection based on the T2DM patient's clinical characteristics, therapeutic goals, and patient's preference.

This activity expired for credit on August 13, 2016

 

STRATEGIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

This CME initiative was designed to educate participants on evidence-based management of AK, including the rationale for combination approaches and selection of the most appropriate topical agents based on safety, adherence, and efficacy data from current and ongoing trials.

This activity expired for credit on March 22, 2016

 

MANAGEMENT OF POST-ACNE SCARRING: ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE

This series of CME meetings for dermatologists, NPs, PAs, and other healthcare professionals who manage atrophic facial scars of acne vulgaris featured experts addressing barriers to optimal care, focusing on benefits of a thorough patient evaluation, evidence-based treatment using new and emerging treatment, and patient-centric principles.

This activity expired for credit on October 16, 2016

 

TARGETED ORAL ANTICOAGULATION: THE HOSPITALIST'S ROLE IN MANAGING STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This series of live CME symposia was held in alignment with regular meetings of state/regional chapters of the Society of Hospital Medicine. They focused on the pharmacologic differences among the oral anticoagulants, the evidence for restarting anticoagulant therapy following a major bleeding event in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, and the importance of the transition of care for patients with nonvalvular AF to both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

This activity expired for credit in June 2015

 

CLARIFYING CONCERNS AND CLINICAL CONUNDRUMS: ENSURING APPROPRIATE USE OF TARGET-SPECIFIC ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS

This series of live CPE symposia was held in alignment with meetings of regional-, state-, and local-level chapters of professional pharmacy associations, including the ASHP, the AMCP, and institutional and state pharmacy associations. They focused on validated risk assessment tools to identify patients who may benefit from anticoagulation, selecting the most appropriate agent, and evidence-based strategies to ensure appropriate management of patients on target-specific oral anticoagulants.

This activity expired for credit in March 2015

 

MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST FROM ADMISSION THROUGH DISCHARGE

Paradigm, in conjunction with UNCESOP, developed and implemented a nationwide CE initiative to meet the educational needs of health-system/clinical pharmacists involved in the care and management of CABP. This series of live meetings held at local-, regional-, and state-level conferences of the major pharmacy organizations (ACCP, ASHP, NASPA) was designed to bridge identified practice gaps in the care of CABP patients.

This activity expired for credit on March 27, 2014

 

MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST FROM ADMISSION THROUGH DISCHARGE

This series of live CPE meetings focused on the pivotal role of the health-system pharmacist from admission thru discharge in the management of community acquired bacterial pneumonmia. Activities were held at local-, regional-, and state-level conferences of the major pharmacy organizations (ACCP, ASHP, and NASPA).

This activity expired for credit on May 16, 2013

 

HYPONATREMIA: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACISTS

This series of 10 live CPE symposia was held in conjunction with regional- and state-level meetings of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. An enduring, interactive, case-based web activity was designed to extend the reach of this important education.

This activity expired for credit on December 4, 2013

 

HOSPITALIST'S ROLE IN OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF HYPONATREMIA

This series of live CME meetings, with live webcasts as well as an archived on-demand activity, was designed to help hospitalists optimize management of this condition by facilitating integration of the most current data into practice, so they better understand how historic and newer therapies may fit best within the inpatient treatment paradigm.

This activity expired for credit on October 16, 2013

 

THE IMPACT OF HYPONATREMIA: ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST IN IMPROVING CARE

This series of regional, live, CPE initiatives was held in conjunction with state and local chapters of national level pharmacy organizations and was co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. During each activity, 2 experts in the field of hyponatremia shared important information about the impact of hyponatremia in a presentation enhanced by case studies and discussion.

This activity expired for credit on January 31, 2015

 

IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH B-CELL MALIGNANCIES: CENTRAL ROLE OF THE ONCOLOGY NURSE IN AN ERA OF RAPID THERAPEUTIC ADVANCES

This CNE initiatve consisted of a series of symposia held in conjunction with regularly scheduled ONS local chapter meetings. Activities were designed to update nurses on clinical practice guidelines, chemotherapy, targeted agents, and immunotherapy, as well as future trends in the management of these disorders, to help them provide the best possible bedside care.

This activity expired for credit on May 28, 2016

 

BENEATH THE SKIN: NEW INSIGHTS INTO BASAL CELL CARCINOMA

This series of live, freestanding, regional CME-certified activities was targeted to a combined multidisciplinary audience of dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, and medical oncologists and focused on improving diagnosis and management of BCC. The initiative also included a 3-part printed/digital case-based monograph series developed and distributed in conjunction with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed publication that reaches every US-based dermatologist, resident, fellow, PA, and NP in dermatology.

November 2013 Issue

This activity expired for credit on November 30, 2014

October 2013 Issue

This activity expired for credit on October 31, 2014

September 2013 Issue

This activity expired for credit on September 30, 2014

 

FACIAL AESTHETICS: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR FULL FACE REJUVENATION

This series of CME/CE-certified activities reviews facial anatomy pertinent to full face rejuvenation, discusses the science of soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators, and provides practical information on optimal selection and techniques for these agents based on their characteristics, indications, and efficacy, as well as patient assessment, gender, and goals.


INNOVATIONS IN FACIAL AESTHETIC MEDICINE

This comprehensive CME/CE initiative features experts in aesthetic medicine sharing their insights and expertise on the nuances of treatment based on consistent assessment of facial aging, choice of neuromodulators and soft tissue fillers based on their characteristics, injection technique, and outcome assessment.

This activity expired for credit on February 28, 2015

 

INDIVIDUALIZING FACIAL AESTHETIC THERAPY: A FOCUS ON ANATOMIC TARGETING TO OPTIMIZE PATIENT OUTCOMES

This Canadian-based CME/CE initiative, developed for physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical residents/fellows, offered extensive training on noninvasive injectables used in facial aesthetic therapy.

This activity expired for credit on October 31, 2014

 

ADVANCES IN COSMETIC THERAPY

The Advances in Cosmetic Therapy series of national CME/CE activities was designed to educate physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical residents/fellows on advances and emerging therapies in facial aesthetics using noninvasive injectable agents.


PRACTICAL TRAINING IN FACIAL AESTHETICS: A COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE ON INJECTABLES

This CME/CE-certified initiative was designed to provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical residents/fellows with comprehensive training on the spectrum of noninvasive injectables used in facial aesthetic therapy.


STRATEGIES FOR OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

This series of 10 CME/CE-certified meetings was designed to educate dermatologists and dermatology NPs and PAs on the pathophysiology of AK, evidence-based management and the rationale for combination approaches, moving beyond cryotherapy alone - the current standard of care.

This activity expired for credit in May 2014

 

A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: OPTIMIZING TREATMENT OUTCOMES IN TINEA PEDIS

This CME/CE/CPE series of meetings provided dermatologists, podiatrists, PAs, NPs, and retail pharmacists with guidance on appropriate use of topical antifungal treatments for tinea pedis, including evidence-based data on traditional and newer antifungal agents and expert strategies for improving patient adherence.

This activity expired for credit on October 15, 2014

 

MANAGEMENT OF POST-ACNE SCARRING: ADVANCING THE STANDARD OF CARE

This series of CME meetings for dermatologists, NPs, PAs, and other healthcare professionals who manage atrophic facial scars of acne vulgaris featured experts addressing barriers to optimal care, focusing on benefits of a thorough patient evaluation, evidence-based treatment using new and emerging treatment, and patient-centric principles.

This activity expired for credit on October 16, 2016

 

STRATEGIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ACTINIC KERATOSIS

This CME initiative was designed to educate participants on evidence-based management of AK, including the rationale for combination approaches and selection of the most appropriate topical agents based on safety, adherence, and efficacy data from current and ongoing trials.

This activity expired for credit on March 22, 2016

 

THE IMPACT OF HYPONATREMIA: ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST IN IMPROVING CARE

This series of regional, live, CPE initiatives was held in conjunction with state and local chapters of national level pharmacy organizations and was co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. During each activity, 2 experts in the field of hyponatremia shared important information about the impact of hyponatremia in a presentation enhanced by case studies and discussion.

This activity expired for credit on January 31, 2015

 

HOSPITALIST'S ROLE IN OPTIMAL MANAGEMENT OF HYPONATREMIA

This series of live CME meetings, with live webcasts as well as an archived on-demand activity, was designed to help hospitalists optimize management of this condition by facilitating integration of the most current data into practice, so they better understand how historic and newer therapies may fit best within the inpatient treatment paradigm.

This activity expired for credit on October 16, 2013

 

HYPONATREMIA: OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACISTS

This series of 10 live CPE symposia was held in conjunction with regional- and state-level meetings of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations. An enduring, interactive, case-based web activity was designed to extend the reach of this important education.

This activity expired for credit on December 4, 2013

 

MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY-ACQUIRED BACTERIAL PNEUMONIA: THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF THE PHARMACIST FROM ADMISSION THROUGH DISCHARGE

Paradigm, in conjunction with UNCESOP, developed and implemented a nationwide CE initiative to meet the educational needs of health-system/clinical pharmacists involved in the care and management of CABP. This series of live meetings held at local-, regional-, and state-level conferences of the major pharmacy organizations (ACCP, ASHP, NASPA) was designed to bridge identified practice gaps in the care of CABP patients.

This activity expired for credit on March 27, 2014

 

BENEATH THE SKIN: NEW INSIGHTS INTO BASAL CELL CARCINOMA

This series of live, freestanding, regional CME-certified activities was targeted to a combined multidisciplinary audience of dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, and medical oncologists and focused on improving diagnosis and management of BCC. The initiative also included a 3-part printed/digital case-based monograph series developed and distributed in conjunction with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, a peer-reviewed and MEDLINE-indexed publication that reaches every US-based dermatologist, resident, fellow, PA, and NP in dermatology.

November 2013 Issue

This activity expired for credit on November 30, 2014

October 2013 Issue

This activity expired for credit on October 31, 2014

September 2013 Issue

This activity expired for credit on September 30, 2014

 

THE MELANOMA CARE COALITION TAKES ON THE CONTROVERSIES

As part of the Melanoma Care Coalition, these regional, live CME-certified activities featured an interactive, case-based approach to complex and often controversial issues in melanoma care. Chaired by Dr. John M. Kirkwood, this series of symposia brought clinical controversies into focus on a practical level for physicians who screen for and treat melanoma. Many of these meetings were held in conjunction with nationally-recognized cancer centers.

 

TARGETED ORAL ANTICOAGULATION: THE HOSPITALIST'S ROLE IN MANAGING STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This series of live CME symposia was held in alignment with regular meetings of state/regional chapters of the Society of Hospital Medicine. They focused on the pharmacologic differences among the oral anticoagulants, the evidence for restarting anticoagulant therapy following a major bleeding event in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, and the importance of the transition of care for patients with nonvalvular AF to both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

This activity expired for credit in June 2015

 

CLARIFYING CONCERNS AND CLINICAL CONUNDRUMS: ENSURING APPROPRIATE USE OF TARGET-SPECIFIC ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS

This series of live CPE symposia was held in alignment with meetings of regional-, state-, and local-level chapters of professional pharmacy associations, including the ASHP, the AMCP, and institutional and state pharmacy associations. They focused on validated risk assessment tools to identify patients who may benefit from anticoagulation, selecting the most appropriate agent, and evidence-based strategies to ensure appropriate management of patients on target-specific oral anticoagulants.

This activity expired for credit in March 2015

 

ADVANCES IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER (NSCLC)

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.