Online Webcast Educates Physicians on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Educates Physicians on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of young women with rates as high as 26% in some sub-populations. So to share their expertise in diagnosing and treating PCOS, we’ve invited two of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s experts. Dr. Loriana Soma is an assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Lekshmi Nair is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine specializing in Endocrinology and specifically PCOS. Together they care for patients at a multidisciplinary PCOS clinic at the Wexner Medical Center.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to diagnose and evaluate a patient with symptoms of PCOS
  • Learn treatment options for irregular periods, hirsuitism, PCOS symptoms
  • Understand the presentation of PCOS and the endocrine differential diagnosis to be considered.
  • Review the metabolic screening and treatment options that can be offered to patients with PCOS.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Symptoms of PCOS
  • Imaging
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Pharmacotherapy

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.

Online Webcast Teaches Physicians About Tick Borne Diseases

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Online Webcast Teaches Physicians About Tick Borne Diseases. Contrary to popular belief, ticks actually cannot fly. They generally lie in wait clinging to trees and grasses, until they detect a potential host through their breath, body odor, body heat, moisture or vibrations. Then they grasp onto the host as it passes by. Once they grab onto a host, a tick will remain in place until it is completely engorged. They can consume 200-600x their body weight in blood. Ticks are found across the globe but generally they prefer warm, humid environments. Due in part to global warming, tick populations are spreading to new areas and tick-borne diseases in Humans are increasing.

So here to discuss the most common Tick-borne infection, Lyme disease is Dr Josh Watson. Josh is an Internal Medicine & Pediatrics physician specializing in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. He’ll lead us through the epidemiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and complications of Lyme disease.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the various clinical manifestations of Lyme Disease and make a correct diagnosis.
  • Develop an appropriate treatment plan for Lyme Disease, depending on the organ systems involved.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Tick borne disease rates
  • Empiric Treatment
  • Rash
  • Tick Identification
  • Tick Removal

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 Teaches Physicians About Social Determinants of Health

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches Physician About Social Determinants of Health. Social determinants of health have a huge impact on a person’s life and is a major contributor to health disparities. It includes a wide range of categories such as economic stability, education, healthcare access, neighborhood and built environment AND social and community context. That’s why the US Dept of Health and Human’s services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion have made social determinants of health a key focus in their Healthy People 2030 objectives. To educate on how social determinants of health impact health outcomes and disease states I’ve invited Dr Kelly Grannan. Kelly is a Med-Peds hospitalist who splits her inpatient time between caring for adults at Ohio State University and kids at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Additionally she has a masters in public health with clinical interests in Health Equity and Global Health.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Define and recognize social determinants of health.
  • Apply an understanding of social determinants to healthcare practice.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Screening
  • Individual actions

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 Learn About Lipid Management on Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Learn About Lipid Management on Webcast. High levels of cholesterol, specifically low-density lipoprotein can lead to atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes. So how do we balance and manage the body’s needs for these essential building blocks with the risks of deadly disease? Fortunately, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have guidelines to address Cholesterol management. Here to discuss the intricacies of those guidelines are two of Ohio State University’s experts of Cardiovascular Medicine. I’m happy to welcome to MedNet Associate Professor of Cardiology Dr John Larry and Doctor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacist Amy James.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to do the following:
Understand guidelines and approach for management of dyslipidemias
Review treatment options beyond statins
Share clinical pearls of hyperlipidemia management

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Terminology
  • Prevalence
  • Lipid profile monitoring
  • Pregnancy & Lactation
  • Referral

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 Can Learn About Metabolic Syndrome on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Physicians Can Learn About Metabolic Syndrome on CME Webcast. On this webcast, we are going to take a close look at metabolic syndrome: what it is, how to identify it, and how to treat it. We’re pleased to welcome to the studio our guests. Dr. Lekshmi Nair is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine from the Division of Endocrinology. And Dr. Benjamin O’Donnell is also an endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: understand the importance and impact of metabolic syndrome; understand the definitions and criteria for establishing metabolic syndrome; learn strategies to engage with patients in order to promote lifestyle changes that can help reduce weight, blood pressure, and improve their cholesterol; and understand the different medications available for weight management and how they differ based on their mechanism of action and expected results.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Treating insulin resistance
  • Metabolic syndrome in pediatric populations
  • Metabolic syndrome in women versus men
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome
  • Management of fatty liver

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.