CME Webcast Teaches on Immunosuppressant Medications

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches on Immunosuppressant Medications. More and more, primary care physicians and hospitalists are finding themselves taking care of patients who have been started on immunosuppressant medication a transplant physician, rheumatologist, nephrologist, or pulmonologist. On this CME webcast, we’re going to tell you what you need to know about these medications, their side effects, and their complications. Let me introduce our guests. Dr. Brian Keller is a lung transplant pulmonologist and Assistant Professor Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University. And Pamela Burcham is a lung transplant specialty pharmacist from the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS indications for immunosuppressive therapies; and DESCRIBE prophylaxis immunization, and pregnancy considerations for patients on Immunosuppressive therapy; UNDERSTAND the indications for individual immunosuppressants; and DESCRIBE the common adverse effects and monitoring parameters of the immunosuppressive medications.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common indications for immunosuppressant medications
  • Commonly used immunosuppressant medications
  • Food safety for patients taking immunosuppressant medications
  • Pneumocystis jiroveci clinical presentation
  • Indications for TNF inhibitors
  • Infection risk of TNF inhibitors
  • Management of immunosuppressants in the perioperative period
  • Travel safety when taking an immunosuppressant
  • Bone health and corticosteroids
  • Eye health and corticosteroids
  • Monitoring for methotrexate-induced hepatotoxicity
  • Thiopurine methylytransferase
  • Cyclophosphamide

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 CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line CME Discussing Multiple Myeloma. In the past year, there have been 4 new drugs approved to treat multiple myeloma and these are changing the way that we manage patients with this disease. On this CME webcast, we’re going to talk about what multiple myeloma is, how you diagnosis it, and how it is treated. Joining our moderator in the studio is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the OSU Wexner Medical Center, Dr. Ashley Rosko. And also from the division of hematology, we have Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Yvonne Efebera joining us.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the difference between MGUS, smoldering Myeloma, Symptomatic multiple Myeloma; DESCRIBE the general clinical features of plasma cell myeloma including the diagnosis, and steps required for evaluation; UNDERSTAND Treatment strategy for Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients Eligible for Transplant and Newly diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients not Eligible for Transplant.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Epidemiology of multiple myeloma
  • Prognosis of multiple myeloma
  • When to do a bone marrow biopsy?
  • Screening patients with kidney failure for multiple myeloma
  • Management of hypercalcemia and renal failure in multiple myeloma
  • Autologous versus allogenic stem cell transplant

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.