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.

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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 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.

On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education for Multiple Sclerosis. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, almost everyone in America knew Annette Funicello and when she died, it was like a member of everyone’s family died. Hearing about her illness makes us all too cognizant of just how bad MS can be. There has been an enormous change in the way that we treat multiple sclerosis since Annette Funicello was first diagnosed with it 25 years ago and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the breakthroughs that are offering hope to people who a generation ago would not have had the luxury of hope. Joining our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, in the studio are two of Ohio State University’s experts in MS. First, we have Dr. Jacqueline Nicholas who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and second we have Dr. Aaron Boster who is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the neurological symptoms that should raise clinical suspicion of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; INITIATE prompt referral to a neurologist in patients presenting with symptoms that may be indicative of a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis; ESTABLISH a communication strategy with the treating neurologist to discuss treatment, side effects, and barriers to adherence in patients with multiple sclerosis.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Challenges in diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Changes in treatment options for patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Management of depression in patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Deep brain stimulation in multiple sclerosis
  • Heredity and multiple sclerosis
  • Management of multiple sclerosis in children
  • Natural history of multiple sclerosis
  • Exercise and multiple sclerosis
  • Diet and multiple sclerosis
  • Sexual dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Urinary dysfunction in multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Role of corticosteroids in managing multiple sclerosis

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 Affordable Health Care Act

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act can be much easier by watching our on-line CME education discussing the topic. Our latest CME Webcast discusses the the Affordable Care Act with key individuals at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.  The Affordable Care Act, also called Obama Care, is the latest plan to improve our quality and reduce our costs. But will it? I don’t think anyone knows for sure but whether you lean to the political right or the political left, the ACA is here now and it will affect the way that you practice medicine next year. The law itself is 906 pages long and few physicians have the time to actually read the original document.  Here in the studio with our moderator, Dr. Jim Allen, is the director of Healthcare Reform Strategy at Ohio State University, Assistant Professor from the College of Public Health and Dr. William Hayes and OSU Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Dr. Randall Wexler. They will help distill the Affordable Care Act down to the information that you need.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: COMPREHEND the health care coverage and health system performance factors that predate the passage of the Affordable Care Act and led to its creation; UNDERSTAND the provisions in the Affordable Care Act that seek to address increase access to health care coverage and address the growth in US health spending and health system effectiveness challenges; DESCRIBE new trends in managing patient populations; and RECOGNIZE what a Patient Centered Medical Home is.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The genesis of the Affordable Care Act
  • The ACA and the average primary care physician
  • What will all of the new enrollees need from the health system?
  • The future of traditional commercial insurance plans
  • What you can do now
  • Small employers and the new health insurance exchanges
  • Whether employers will cut worker’s hours to get out of buying health insurance
  • Pre-existing conditions and compulsory insurance for healthy persons

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.