Melanoma Webcast Teaches Physicians On-line

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Melanoma Webcast Teaches Physicians On-line. This year in the United States, there will be 87,000 new cases of melanoma and nearly 10,000 Americans will die from it. In the past 40 years, the incidence of melanoma has increased 15 times. But the good news is that 5-year survival of melanoma has been slowly increasing over the past 40 years. On this CME webcast, we have two melanoma experts from the Ohio State University. First, to tell us about the diagnosis and surgical treatment of melanoma, surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Alicia Terando. And then to update us on the treatment of advanced melanoma, medical oncologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Kari Kendra.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the current data on adjuvant therapies for melanoma; DISCUSS the therapies available for systemic treatment of melanoma; UNDERSTAND the risk factors and diagnosis of malignant melanoma; and UNDERSTAND the surgical and medical management modalities for localized, regional and metastatic melanoma.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for melanoma
  • New treatments for melanoma
  • Punch biopsies for suspected melanoma
  • Surgery for metastases

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Our On-line Enduring Material Education Teaches on Contraception. Currently, 16% of all American women of childbearing age take birth control pills. But one of the biggest problems with birth control pills is that you have to remember to take them and because of that, the actual effectiveness of oral contraceptive pills in preventing pregnancy is not nearly as good as the theoretic effectiveness. But the good news is that there are now great new options for women and for many women, these options are more effective and safer than traditional birth control pills. In this on-line Enduring Material, to update us on contraception is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Katherine Rivlin.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE various contraceptives methods available, including long acting and reversible contraceptives, understand efficacy, and be able to provide patient centered counseling; and EXPLAIN the CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive use, an important tool for providing evidence based contraceptive services to women.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether there a single best method of contraception
  • Most common forms of contraception
  • Obtaining emergency contraception
  • Contraceptive Use and Unintended Pregnancy
  • Contraceptive Efficacy

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Accountable Care Organizations

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Accountable Care Organizations during our CME webcast. As of August 2017, there are 480 shared saving program ACOs covering 9 million Medicare beneficiaries. That is 1 out of every 5 people on Medicare today. On this CME webcast, we are going to introduce you to the Accountable Care Organization: why they exist, how they work, and whether you should participate in one. Joining our moderator in the studio are ACO experts from the Ohio State University. Dr. Randy Wexler is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Family Medicine. Also, we have Dr. Gail Grever who is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: better UNDERSTAND the cost reasons behind value based health care; UNDERSTAND the variations of value based reimbursement; DISCUSS elements necessary for success of an ACO; and better UNDERSTAND definition of Accountable Care Organizations.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • HMOs versus ACOs
  • When should you expect to get an end of the year shared savings bonus
  • How baseline patient population characteristics affect the probability of an ACO’s success
  • Characteristics of a successful ACO structure
  • The role of the electronic medical record in an ACO
  • ACOs and commercial insurance companies
  • How are patients assigned to an ACO
  • Whether being in an ACO restricts a patient’s choice of doctors?

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Teaches on Concussion

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Concussion. Concussions are still very common in sports or from falls or during motor vehicle accidents. And we know a lot more about the evaluation and the consequences of concussions. On this MedNet21 webcast, we’re going to be updating you on the assessment of concussion and recovery after sports concussions. Joining our moderator in the studio is the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. James Borchers. And also, Assistant Professor of Neurology and concussion specialist, Dr. Kevin Weber.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW concussion evaluation and treatment; DISCUSS return to play guidelines for an athlete with a head injury; UNDERSTAND how to treat symptoms after concussion; EDUCATE on the evidence for therapies for post-traumatic headache.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Loss of consciousness and concussion
  • Duration of symptoms after concussion
  • Concussion evaluation myths
  • Making return to play after concussion objective
  • When to refer a patient to a post-concussion specialist
  • Post-concussion headache and implications for return to play
  • When can you stop medications?
  • Concussion prevention
  • Concussion in older persons and after non-sports injuries

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Understanding the Management of Depression

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of depression
  • Different antidepressants have different properties
  • Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
  • Identifying the suicidal patient
  • Practical approach to antidepressant selection
  • Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.