Multi-platform Initiatives

 

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.

 

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.


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.

 

NAILING THE CURE: ADVANCING THE MANAGEMENT OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS

This CME initiative was designed to educate dermatologists and dermatology and podiatry residents who treat and manage patients with onychomycosis about the importance of correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment of this common condition as well as the benefits and limitations of new and emerging treatment agents and how to integrate them into current protocols to optimize results.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES OF IBS AND CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC CONSTIPATION

This live, interactive CME satellite symposium at the ACP's Internal Medicine 2014 was designed to educate internal medicine specialists on how to correctly characterize and diagnose IBS subtype(s) and chronic idiopathic constipation and appropriately use new and emerging agents that address underlying pathophysiology and target global symptoms. An enduring, interactive CME/CE web monograph was based upon the proceedings of the live symposium, and featured key points of the presentation and faculty discussion.

 

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.

 

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.

 

RESTORING THE BALANCE: HOSPITALIST'S ROLE IN MANAGING HYPONATREMIA

This live, interactive CME-certified symposium was held in conjunction with Hospital Medicine 2012, the Society of Hospital Medicine's Annual Meeting. This case-based initiative also included an interactive on-demand webinar in collaboration with www.the-hospitalist.org and a mobile application to help clinicians better recognize and manage hyponatremia.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

THE FRONT-LINE: SMART STRATEGIES FOR INVASIVE FUNGAL INFECTIONS

This comprehensive CME/CPE initiative provided resources and certified activities for physicians and pharmacists. Through the initiative website, www.FrontLineFungus.org, healthcare providers were able to access the "Antifungal Options" series of newsletters, virtual symposia, and a case study library, as well as download slide libraries, register for live CME/CPE events, and obtain other resources.

 

EPISODIC AND CHRONIC MIGRAINE HEADACHE: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO OPTIMAL TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

This CME initiative, led by 2 experts with clinical expertise in migraine management, includes a print and online supplement to Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, the official journal of the American Headache Society. The 16-page print version was polybagged and distributed to all subscribers along with a monthly issue. The online version, converted into an interactive web monograph, includes hyperlinks to video vignettes and other important references and resources. The online version was posted on www.headachejournal.org and the neurology portal of www.paradigmmc.com.

 

IMPROVING OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH REFRACTORY IDIOPATHIC AND NEUROGENIC DETRUSOR OVERACTIVITY: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES

This live CME program was held as a satellite symposium at the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Scientific Meeting. For each of the identified educational topics, the clinician experts presented didactic slides pertaining to an important aspect of NDO diagnosis and management, followed by interactive case presentations, and discussion to exchange relevant information and experiences. An enduring supplement was developed from the proceedings of the live symposium and is available in print and online versions through the journal PM&R, the official publication of the AAPM&R (a peer-reviewed, MEDLINE-indexed publication. The online version is also available on Paradigm's website, www.paradigmmc.com.

 

HARNESSING THE POWER OF INTRALESIONAL THERAPY FOR UNRESECTABLE MELANOMA

This live, interactive symposium, comprising didactic lectures, challenging real-world clinical cases, and a question-and-answer session with the faculty panel, was held as an ancillary symposium at the 2013 ASCO Annual Meeting and Exhibition. The enduring, on-demand web activity was based on the proceedings of the live symposium, hosted on www.realcme.com, and distributed via the Epocrates/MDLinx mobile and online networks. A link was also placed on Paradigm's website, www.paradigmmc.com, and the activity was promoted to Paradigm's internal database of oncology professionals.

 

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.

 

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).

 

ADVANCES IN IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA: INTEGRATING INTRALESIONAL AND ANTI-PD-1 IMMUNOTHERAPIES INTO CURRENT PRACTICE

This CME-certified satellite symposium at the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) 2015 Annual Meeting included didactic presentations, interactive case presentations, and a moderated Q&A discussion with the faculty panel. Throughout the symposium, attendees used iPads to view the program, take notes, interact with faculty, and complete the posttest, increasing audience interaction. An enduring audio webinar based upon the proceedings of the live symposium is hosted on www.paradigmmc.com.

 

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.

 

PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND RELATED EYE DISORDERS: CLARIFYING THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST'S ROLE

This live, interactive CME satellite symposium presented at the AACE 2015 Annual Meeting included didactic lectures, challenging real-world clinical cases, and a question-and-answer session with the faculty panel. An enduring, text-based, interactive web monograph developed from the proceedings of the live symposium features video clips of the live symposium. It is hosted on the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com and is distributed via Paradigm as well as Healio's Endocrinology Education Lab website, www.healio.com/endocrinology, online home of Endocrinology Today.

 

TARGETED ORAL ANTICOAGULATION IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: KEY FACTORS IN STROKE PREVENTION IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This live, interactive CME satellite symposium presented at ACEP14 included didactic lectures and in-depth moderated Q&A between attendees and faculty, and focused on stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation from an emergency department perspective. An enduring web monograph was developed from the proceedings and was accessible via the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, as well as via the University of Cincinnati's CME website, www.cme.uc.edu; and the myCME website, www.myCME.com.

 

TARGET-SPECIFIC ORAL ANTICOAGULATION: FOCUS ON VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM AND ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

This live, interactive CME satellite symposium presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014 featured a moderated roundtable discussion among experts in thrombosis management and in-depth, moderated Q&A between attendees and faculty, and focused on optimal use of current and emerging oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. An enduring CME/CPE on-demand video webinar developed from the proceedings of the live symposium is accessible via the Paradigm website, www.paradigmmc.com, Paradigm's cardiovascular-focused portal, and the myCME website, www.myCME.com.