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CME Programs

Expired Programs

Optimal Management of Obesity Related Co-morbidities: Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

In this CME activity, a panel of experts reviews the pre and post operative medical care for bariatric surgery patients.

Advances in the Understanding and Treatment of Obesity

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

A panel of experts discusses the most common co-morbid medical problems related to obesity.

Chasing Zero: Winning The War On Healthcare Harm

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

A near fatal medical error almost cost the lives of twins, born to actor Dennis Quaid and his wife. This real-life event inspires a new patient education documentary featuring the Quaid family's personal ordeal, along with stories of other families who faced medical errors. Also meet experts who are leading efforts to help dedicated healthcare providers reduce medical errors and improve patient safety outcomes.

Intensified Insulin To Improve Glucose Control

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Discovery Channel CME has assembled a panel of leading medical experts to advise physicians on the role of insulin to improve glucose control among patients with Type 2 diabetes. The program reviews recent trends in the epidemiology of Type 2 diabetes, as well as recent data to support the importance of aggressive glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes. The panel discussion will also include current strategies for the use of different types of insulin, including basal, prandial and concentrated insulin in reaching glycemic targets.

Improving Treatment of Chronic Pain

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Discovery Channel CME has assembled a panel of medical experts to advise physicians on the treatment of chronic pain among patients. This program reviews the pathophysiology of pain, highlights recent research on chronic pain therapy, and offers guidance on which medications, especially the use of antidepressants and anticonvulsants, may be appropriate. The discussion will also include effective communication strategies to improve management of chronic pain patients

Bariatric Surgery: Patient Referral And Follow-Up

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Discovery Channel CME has assembled a panel of medical experts to discuss common barriers to bariatric surgery referral and specific strategies to help patients achieve long-term success. The program will address the different types of bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric bypass and gastric banding, their effectiveness, as well as benefits to patients being considered for referral.

Appropriate Use Of Opiod Therapy For Patients With Pain

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Opioids provide effective pain management for patients with acute and moderate to severe chronic pain who have not responded adequately to other therapies. However, prescription opioid abuse has escalated along with increased legitimate use in pain management. Because of potential prescription opioid abuse, patients and physicians may be reluctant to initiate opioid therapy for pain relief. Currently, there are clinical strategies to assist in prevention of opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. The expert panel for this program will present and discuss these strategies and their implementation in clinical practice, risk assessment for aberrant drug-related behaviors, and management/monitoring strategies.

Vaccine Update: Recent Data And Recommendations

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

This Discovery Channel CME program utilizes a panel of medical experts to review updates on vaccinations for children and adults, including recent changes to the immunization schedules, safety information and ways to increase vaccination rates. Practical tips for physicians are discussed to help their patients stay current with vaccinations.

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Individualizing Treatment

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Metastatic breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast into places such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain. Although metastatic breast cancer is not curable, there are many effective treatments, including a number of recent treatment advances, which are enabling women with metastatic breast cancer to live longer and better lives. However, treatment needs to be highly individualized and no single treatment plan is right for everyone

Living with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

This program is no longer available for CME credit.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. Although tobacco use is the strongest known risk factor for lung cancer, many people who never smoked also develop the disease. Regardless of how one developed lung cancer, treating the disease in the advanced stage faces numerous challenges for both physicians and patients as well as their families. This program will discuss those challenges and focus on choosing the best treatment regimen, decreasing treatment-related side effects, and selecting palliative therapies for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.

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