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Aug 22, 2020 | CE Credits 8 | USD $550.00 | Burlingame, California
Highly Esthetic All-Ceramic and Zirconia Restorations in 2020 is organized by Northern California Academy of General Dentistry (NCAGD) and will be held on Aug 22, 2020 at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, California, United States of America. Credits: CE Credit: 8 units Course Description: Innovations in digital dentistry and high-strength all-ceramic systems in conjunction with advanced CAD/CAM technology provide us with more opportunity to offer esthetic and function not only in the esthetic zone, but also in high stress posterior occlusion. Each system requires specific tooth preparation, laboratory communication, surface conditioning for luting. Current ceramic primers and luting cements have made these a reality. All-Ceramic Restorations in 2020 is an in-depth look at concepts, procedures and products to enhance the durability of these restorations. Dr. Barghi will also examine the current status of the new monolithic zirconia restorations This course is designed to provide participants with practical information on indications, selection, tooth preparation, laboratory communication and bonding of current types of all ceramic restorations in light of current scientific and clinical information. Failures of esthetic restorations and steps for intra-oral repairs will be discussed. Special Promotion: When you sign up for all four courses together, you'll pay: AGD Members: $1500 (a $210 savings on early registration fee or a $330 savings on regular fees!) Non-AGD Members: $2100 (a $180 savings on early registration fee or a $300 savings on regular fees!) Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available
Oct 17 - 18, 2020 | CE Hours 16 | USD $575.00 | Burlingame, California
Overhead Athlete: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach is organized by Great Lakes Seminars (GLS) and will be held from Oct 17 - 18, 2020 at More Physical Therapy, Burlingame, California, United States of America. Accreditation: This course has been submitted for 16 continuing education hours. Approval amounts may vary per state. Certificates of attendance with the number of course hours will be given to each participant at the completion of the course. Course Description: Overhead athletes of all ages are capable of accelerating their upper extremity to speeds that routinely exceed 7000 degrees/second. The role of and interaction between the joints, tissues, and segments involved in this process is very complex, but often results in injuries to the shoulder and elbow. This course will examine common areas of dysfunction in the overhead athlete in the context of an understandable biomechanical framework that addresses the entire kinetic chain. Treatment approaches will emerge from an enhanced understanding of this framework and will be discussed in terms manual techniques and appropriate treatment progression. Clarification and reinforcement of course objectives will be provided through 50% lecture/discussion, visual aids (pictures/video), case examples, demonstration, and lab. Course Objectives At the completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Recognize 3 biomechanical characteristics that contribute to increased injury risk in the arm of the overhead athlete. • Given a mechanical fault in the performance of the overhead sports movement, provide 2 biomechanical contributors to the mechanical fault. • Recognize 3 sociocultural factors that contribute to the development of chronic/overuse injuries in the overhead athlete • Identify 3 postural characteristics common in the presentation of the overhead athlete. • Given a specific joint/tissue dysfunction, provide 2 biomechanical contributors and 2 biomechanical consequences for the respective sport. • Define the role of 3 different core muscles in the transfer of energy from the lower extremity to the upper extremity. • Define the role of 3 different scapular muscles in the transfer of energy from the trunk to the arm. • Correctly identify and perform mobilization/release of 3 scapular muscles. • Correctly identify and perform mobilization/release of 3 trunk and/or hip muscles. • Properly execute a functional strength assessment of upper extremity, lower extremity and trunk. • Identify a dysfunctional movement pattern during functional movement assessment. • Develop 2 motor retraining exercises that addresses dysfunctional movements identified during your movement/manual assessment. • Develop 2 dynamic exercises that would reinforce motor retraining Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Jun 01 - Dec 15, 2020 | CME 280 | USD $6,200.00 | Burlingame, California
Herbal Medicine Course is organized by Academy of Pain Research and will be held from Jun 01, 2020 - Dec 15, 2020 at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront, Burlingame, California, United States of America. Accreditation: This CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and the Academy of Pain Research. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates the live and enduring format for this educational activity for a maximum of 280 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Course Structure: The Herbal Medicine Course (consists of 280 hours of learning): The comprehensive curriculum encompasses the essentials of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine to promote the fundamental understanding of how herbs may be used to benefit patients in a modern clinical practice. This course is taught in three stages, required for all participants. STAGE A: PREPARATORY PROGRAM June 1 to September 18, 2020 During this initial stage, fundamental knowledge about individual herbs, herbal formulae, and the theoretical framework of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) will be taught in order to optimize the educational experience of the participants during Stage B, the face-to-face practical sessions beginning on September 19, 2020. This segment will cover much more than cursory knowledge of Chinese herbal therapy and include the following topics: • Theoretical Foundation: Important concepts of TCM such as the eight categories of illnesses; four methods of diagnosis; internal, and external, physical and emotional causes of diseases; and patterns of progression of pathological processes, etc. will be presented in an online multimedia program and a specially designed course workbook. The principles of TCM, though seemingly foreign to modern physicians, will be logically explained in modern medical terms. • Individual Herbs: The properties, sources, therapeutic actions, potential adverse effects, scientific data, traditional usages, and modern clinical studies of over 120 herbal agents will be described. • Herbal Formulae: Herbal ingredients, relative dosages, therapeutic rationale, and traditional and contemporary explanations of the healing mechanisms of many well- known herbal formulae will be explored. • Treatment Strategies: Major TCM therapeutic methods such as tonification, dispersion, diaphoresis, emesis, catharsis, qi mobilization, and equilibration will be discussed. • Classification of Herbs According to the Meridian System and how such a concept may be extrapolated to understand pharmacological actions and side-effects of modern drugs. • Yin and Yang and the Modern Clinical Experience: How a basic TCM concept such as yin and yang may be used to interpret the findings of modern clinical trials and how this knowledge may be translated into actual benefits for patients. • Algorithms in Designing Therapeutic Formulae: How to select individual herbs according to their pharmacological properties, and combine them effectively to achieve a specific therapeutic goal, and balance the formula with additional agents to reduce its potential side-effects and enhance its overall efficacy. Depending on the time of enrollment, the participants are expected to devote a minimum of 5 to 10 actual viewing or listening hours per week to the program, so that they will be adequately prepared to take full advantage of the learning experience in the practical sessions of Stage B. STAGE B: PRACTICAL SESSIONS September 19 to September 24, 2020 This 6-day program is designed to consolidate the knowledge gained during Stage A, converting theoretical and factual knowledge into practical applications in day-to-day patient care. Various practical facets of herbal treatments will be covered: • Herbs recognition laboratory: Participants will be trained to recognize common herbs in the Chinese medicine formulary by examining actual samples generally found on the shelves of traditional herbal stores. • Herbal tour: Visit the Chinese Herbal Garden at UC Berkeley and observe a large variety of herbs in a natural habitat. • Traditional herbs preparation and tasting: The proper way of decocting herbs will be demonstrated, and participants will be able to sample various potions (formulae) to acquire firsthand knowledge of what it is like to take herbal medicine the traditional way. • Contemporary herbs preparation: Herbal extracts and concentrates derived from raw herbs with modern technology without significant loss of potency can take the forms of tablets, capsules, powder mixtures and elixirs. • Setting up an office-based modern herbal pharmacy: Ordering, stocking, organizing herbal supplies and inventory management in a physician’s office will be discussed. • Custom preparation of herbal formula: Special training in an herbal modular system specifically designed for a patient will be demonstrated. • Hands on diagnostics workshop: Diagnostic methods of TCM such as inspection, questioning, and palpation will be taught, emphasizing tongue and pulse diagnosis and how to correlate findings with patient's symptoms to help formulate the therapeutic strategy. • Clinical run: Some participants will have the opportunity to be examined by the faculty members to assess their health status and to initiate a health maintenance plan using the herbal approach. • Herbal economics: The proper and equitable way of generating revenue by maintaining in-house herbal supplies for the benefit and convenience of patients. STAGE C: POST-CONFERENCE HOME STUDY PROGRAM September 25 to December 15, 2020 Additional herbs, herbal formulae, case studies, dietary therapy according to TCM, and special interest topics will be covered in audio, video, and written media following the practical experience gained from attending the face-to-face session of Stage B. TOPICS FOR STAGE B AND STAGE C Major Clinical Applications of Herbal Therapy: The following topics will be presented in Stage B and Stage C • Herbal Management of the Climacteric: The non-hormonal approach will focus on the TCM ways of using various traditional herbal formulae to treat the symptoms of menopause and peri- menopause. • Women's Health from the TCM Point of View: The understanding of the special physiological makeup of women from the standpoint of Traditional Chinese Medicine has provided diverse methods of treating acute as well as chronic gynecological problems such as dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, pre-menstrual tension, etc. • Pain Management: The roles of herbal therapy in treating acute pain such as musculoskeletal conditions secondary to trauma and chronic pain including repetitive strain injuries, complex regional pain syndrome, arthritis, and fibromyalgia will be discussed. • Emotional Disorders: The origin of depression and anxiety is multifactorial according to TCM, so the treatment may involve different therapeutic strategies with a wide range of choices of herbal agents. • Respiratory Disorders and Immune Dysfunctions: How herbal medicine may modulate the immune response in various chronic pulmonary disorders, with special emphasis on asthmatic conditions. • Herbs for the Guts: Chronic gastrointestinal diseases affect a large segment of the industrialized population, yet available treatments are mostly palliative. The use of herbal remedies can be used to treat common problems such as GERD and irritable bowel syndrome. • Mitigating the Side-Effects of Chemotherapy: The herbal paradigm. Statement of Need: "Herbal treatment is extensively sought and used by a vast segment of the patient population. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80 percent of the world's population presently uses herbal medicine for some aspect of primary health care. In a NIH sponsored survey of U.S. adults, 18 and over, published in 2004, herbal therapy was the most commonly used CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapy used when all use of prayer was excluded. In fact, approximately 25 percent of modern medicines used in the U.S. have been derived from plants first used traditionally. Therefore, the utility and efficacy of numerous herbal treatments for a variety of clinical indications have been well supported by rigorous scientific analyses. Given the already pervasive use of herbal therapies and growing bodies of evidence for their appropriate use, it is imperative for physicians to be knowledgeable in this area. Physicians represent the class of health care professionals best positioned to deliver this treatment modality safely and synergistically alongside "modern" or "Western" medical interventions. The necessity of this Course, as well as the enthusiasm with which it is received annually by its participants is well Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: • Gain awareness of the current basic scientific research on some of the important herbal agents used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. • Obtain information on commonly employed Chinese herbs. • Acquire knowledge of popular herbal formulae and their general usage. • Review the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine on which the formulation of Chinese herbal treatment is based. • Recognize the practical aspects of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the modern clinical setting.