Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine on CME Webcast. Most humans hold implicit biases. And that doesn’t necessarily mean that we are evil. But it does mean that as healthcare providers, awareness of our own implicit biases are a necessary first step in eliminating bias in order to ensure that we treat our patients equally and that we treat ourselves equally. Last year, at the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting, the keynote speaker for the conference was an interventional cardiologist who gave a fantastic and very moving presentation on implicit bias and discrimination in health care. And so, we’ve asked him to speak with us today on MedNet. Let me welcome Professor of Internal Medicine and the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Ohio State University, Dr. Quinn Capers.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: LIST 2 examples of how
racism or racial bias can impact patient care; and LIST 2 strategies to reduce racism or racial bias in medicine.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Racial bias in American medicine
  • Eliminating racism and racial bias in healthcare

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.

Get An Update in Dermatology on Latest CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Get An Update in Dermatology on Latest CME Webcast. Dermatologic treatments have changed a lot since most of you did your residencies and so today, we are going to update you on some of these new developments so that you can provide your patients with the latest in therapeutics.

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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 identify who you should send to a dermatologist to be screened for skin cancer; better recognize what types of skin lesions need biopsy or referral by a dermatologist; and describe psoriasis and current biologic agents, new treatment for atopic dermatitis, and new uses for older therapies frequently diagnosed first by the primary care physician.

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 Advances in Liver Disease on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Advances in Liver Disease on CME Webcast. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about the latest chapter in the hepatitis C saga, that is, the treatment of hepatitis C. And we’re also going to hear about some of the other emerging liver diseases that you are likely to encounter in your clinical practice and some of the tools hepatologists use to evaluate liver conditions. Let me welcome today’s guests, both hepatologists from the Ohio State University. Dr. James Hanje is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Anthony Michaels is also an Associate Professor of 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: Recognize the change in patient population in patients with chronic liver disease; Describe the problem of frailty; Review
methods of Hepatitis C diagnosis and staging; and Review current therapeutic Hepatitis C treatment options.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Causes of liver disease in the United States
  • Hepatitis C
  • The economics of treating hepatitis C
  • Transmission of hepatitis C

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 Robotics in General Surgery

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Robotics in General Surgery. In the past on MedNet, we’ve heard about how robotics have been applied to surgical specialties. On this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about how the surgical robot is being used in general surgical procedures. Our guests today are both robotic experts. Dr. Jennifer Schwartz is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in minimally invasive surgery. And Dr. Michael Meara is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery and specializes in therapeutic endoscopy.

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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 applications of robotic surgery as it relates to inguinal hernia repair and cholecystectomy; DISCUSS importance of including robotic surgery training as it relates to resident and fellowship training; DISCUSS the role of robotics in foregut, bariatric, and ventral hernia repair; and EXPLAIN potential advantages and disadvantages of robotics in general surgery.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • What the surgical robot actually does
  • General surgical applications of robotics
  • Starting a robotic program in your hospital
  • Equipment costs
  • Insurance coverage
  • Credentialing
  • How to select a surgeon to do your inguinal herniorrhaphy
  • Future applications of robotics in general surgery
  • Converting robotic to open surgical procedures
  • Patient variables in technique selection

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 Webcasts Teaches on Cardiomyopathy

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014CME Webcasts Teaches on Cardiomyopathy. On this CME webcast, we are going to give you the information you need to be able to recognize cardiomyopathy in your patients and then to be able to identify the specific cause of their cardiomyopathy. Joining our moderator in the studio are two cardiologists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Sitaramesh Emani is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Director of Heart Failure Clinical Trials at Ohio State. And Dr. Brent Lampert is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the heart failure and transplant fellowship.

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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 presenting signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy; and REVIEW the diagnostic work up for cardiomyopathy.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of cardiomyopathy
  • Initial diagnostic steps in cardiomyopathy
  • Follow up imaging in patients with cardiomyopathy
  • Myocardial sarcoidosis
  • Physical examination of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy
  • Diagnosing restrictive cardiomyopathies
  • Significance and work up of diastolic dysfunction
  • Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy
  • Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma infection)

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.