Get an Understanding of Healthcare Disparities Viewing CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get an understanding of healthcare disparities viewing CME webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to take a look at why disparities exist in healthcare in the United States and what we can do to ensure that all Americans, regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity, have an equal access to healthcare and an equal outcome from healthcare. Joining our moderator in the studio is gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Darrell Gray, II. Dr. Gray is also the Deputy Director for the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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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 the historical context, landmark reports, and etiologies of healthcare disparities; and IDENTIFY practical strategies in reducing health disparities.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Healthcare disparities in America
  • Opportunities to improve for all physicians
  • Changes in physician and medical student racial demographics
  • How the Affordable Care Act impacts healthcare disparities
  • Personalized medicine and elimination of disparities
  • Disparities in clinical trials

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.

Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic-Musculoskeletal Disease

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Explore Obesity and Rheumatologic/Musculoskeletal Disease. With moderate obesity comes more diabetes, more sleep apnea, more heart disease and today you’re going to learn, more arthritis. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to tell us about the two-way relationship between obesity and rheumatologic disease is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Rheumatology, Dr. Matthew Husa.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the importance of obesity as it relates to rheumatologic and/or musculoskeletal disease; and DISCUSS treatment options and changes in therapy for obese patients with musculoskeletal and/or rheumatologic disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Whether weight loss improves arthritis symptoms
  • Obesity and back pain
  • Prognosis for radiographic improvement with weight loss
  • Obesity and gout
  • Exercise selection for obese patients with arthritis
  • Steroids and other rheumatologic medications and weight loss

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.

Webcast Educates Physicians on Aortic Aneurysms

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Educates Physicians on Aortic Aneurysms.  Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 of a leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm.   Sixty years after Einstein’s death, we have a lot more options for managing aortic aneurysms than wrapping them with cellophane and the treatment has drastically changed just in the past decade.  On today’s CME Webcast, with Dr. Jim Allen, to tell us all about abdominal aortic aneurysms and the current state of the art in treating them is vascular surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Ohio State University, Dr. Michael Go.  Also joining us in the studio from the OSU Division of Vascular Surgery, we have Assistant Professor of Surgery is Dr. Mounir Haurani.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: UNDERSTAND the pathophysiology and natural history of AAA; DIAGNOSE AAA.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Clinical presentation of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Changes in surgical outcomes for aortic aneurysm repair
  • Initial management of the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Surgical approach to the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Infrarenal versus suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Late complications of endovascular graft repair
  • Preventing enlargement of the aneurysm
  • Choosing a stent graft

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.

Webcast Discusses Colon Cancer Treatment

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Webcast Discusses Colon Cancer Treatment. Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer worldwide and this year, about 1.3 million people will be diagnosed with it. We’ve been slowly nibbling away at colon cancer slowly but surely. We know more about the causes of it, how to detect it at an early stage, how to best approach it surgically, and how to treat advanced disease with chemotherapy. Here with Dr. Jim Allen in the studio to update you on colon cancer is medical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Christina Wu and surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Sherif Abdel-Misih.

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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 the surgical and interventional management of colorectal cancer; DISCUSS historical and modern perspectives of surgery in colorectal cancer; UNDERSTAND screening practices for colon cancer and how to work-up patients with new diagnosis of colon cancer; and RECOGNIZE the treatment modalities available for patients with metastatic colon cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

Changes in colon cancer outcomes
New developments in surgery for colon cancer
First line chemotherapy for colon cancer
Role of EGFR and KRAS testing in routine evaluation of colon cancer

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.