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.

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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 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.

Physicians Teach on Myocardial Infarction on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Teach On Myocardial Infarction on CME Webcast. The first Wallstent in a coronary artery was placed by Dr. Jacques Puel in France in 1986. He initially just called it a coronary endo-prosthesis but later called it a stent. Now, 30 years later, 2 million stents are implanted worldwide every year. One of the most important indications for them is to treat myocardial infarction. On this CME webcast, we’re going to update you on myocardial infarction: its pathogenesis, its treatment, and its complications. We’re pleased to introduce our guest speakers. Dr. Dean Boudoulas is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the cardiac catheterization lab at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. And Dr. Cindy Baker is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the director of peripheral vascular interventions at Ohio State.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: Learn how to diagnosis and manage UA/NSTEMI; Learn secondary prevention measures for UA/NSTEMI; Discuss reperfusion strategies and medical therapy in ST elevation myocardial; and Discuss complications of myocardial infarction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Risk factors for coronary artery disease
  • STEMI versus non-STEMI
  • Myocardial infarction presentation in women
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

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.

Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Primary Care Physicians Learn about Oropharyngeal Cancer on Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to learn about oropharyngeal cancer, what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. We’re pleased to welcome head and neck cancer specialist and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Dr. Stephen Kang.

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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 common patterns of clinical presentation of oropharynx cancer; and RECOGNIZE the role of HPV in the development of oropharynx cancer, and the way HPV has changed head and neck cancer.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Diagnostic challenges of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Causes of oropharyngeal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer versus oropharyngeal cancer
  • Non-squamous cell oropharyngeal cancers
  • Parotid gland tumors
  • Dysphagia after oropharyngeal cancer treatment
  • Speech and taste after oropharyngeal cancer treatment

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 Heart Disease in Women

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Heart Disease in Women on our latest webcast. Heart disease is different between men and women, the symptoms can be different and even the types of heart diseases can be different.  Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio to update us on heart disease in women is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program at the Ohio State University, Dr. Laxmi Mehta.

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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 risk factors and clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women; and REVIEW causes of myocardial infarction in women without obstructive coronary artery disease.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Gender differences in cardiovascular disease symptoms and outcomes
  • Gender differences in heart disease epidemiology
  • Gender differences in cardiovascular stress tests
  • Statins and aspirin in women
  • Birth control pills and cardiovascular disease

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 Discusses Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcast Discusses Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Joining our webcast to tell you all about the newest developments in chronic myelogenous leukemia is hematologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Ohio State University, Dr. Katherine Walsh. And then to tell you about acute myeloid leukemia is OSU hematologist and also Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Alice Mims.

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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 the clinical presentation and diagnosis of CML; REVIEW the front line treatment options and milestones for response to treatment; DESCRIBE the clinical presentation and diagnosis of AML.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Presenting signs and symptoms of CML
  • Presenting signs and symptoms of AML
  • Stem cell transplant in CML
  • Initial evaluation and management of patients with suspected AML
  • Initial treatment of patients with AML
  • CML blast crisis
  • Leukemoid reaction versus CML
  • Which patients with AML require a lumbar puncture
  • Which patients with AML need a permanent venous catheter

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.