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Oct 19, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $295 | Los Angeles, California
Orofacial Pain: When How and What to Treat is organized by Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of University of Southern California (USC) and will be held on Oct 19, 2018 at Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is dentists and other health care professionals dealing with chronic pain conditions and dysfunction of the orofacial region. It will focus on treatment strategies and pharmacological management.This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7 Continuing Education Credits. Conference Description : This course focuses on Chronic Orofacial Pain (OFP) and headaches (e.g. Neuropathic Pain, Neurovascular Pain, Neuralgia, Neuritis, and Neuroma). It reviews underlying mechanisms of pain induction, nerve injury and repair, sensitization and spontaneous ectopic pain generation. Lectures include an explanation of how various analgesic blocks and sensory testing procedures, in combination with historical information, produce a differential diagnosis of neurogenic and headache pain. Lectures will also focus on the appropriate pharmacologic, behavioral, surgical, and physical medicine manages- ment procedures for these conditions. Finally, real patient cases will be presented with the goal of helping the attendee become more comfortable in diagnosing and treating OFP disorders and providing a new understanding of chronic pain. This course will cover the medications used to treat chronic orofacial pain, including neurogenic, musculoskeletal, headache and uncommon pain disorders. To be able to treat patients with these problems, dentists must understand the underlying mechanisms of pain transmission, nerve injury and repair, sensitization, sympathetic pain maintenance and spontaneous ectopic pain generation. Dentists must be able to perform various analgesic blocks and sensory testing procedures as well as understand how these procedures combined with historical information allow for a differential etiologic-based diagnosis to be made. This course is divided into lecture presentations in the morning, demonstrations and workshops in the afternoon and specific case discussions at the end of the day. Conference Topics : • Chronic orofacial pains (neuralgias, neuromas, and neuropathies of the trigeminal nerve). • Headache disorders which mimic Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) and cause orofacial pain. • Neurology for the novice. • New medications used for pain. • Examination methods for chronic pain. • Issues of California drug law, the DEA/DOJ and using off-label prescriptions. • Advances in pharmacy-genetics as a way of predicting drug to drug interactions and adverse drugs reactions. • Treatment of chronic pain using behavioral, physical and surgical therapies. • Use of an electronic medical record and automated computer-patient interface for medical documentation. • PDA-based drug program. • Pain diary and pain treatment agreements in dental practice. • Know the neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and pathobiology of the trigeminal nociceptive system. • Understand neurogenous and neurovascular diseases. • Be able to conduct a differential diagnosis of neurogenic and headache disorders. • Know the current therapies used for these problems. • Understand how neurovascular headaches can convert from episodic to chronic. • Be familiar with the latest medications used for managing both neurovascular and neurogenic pain. • Know how to make stents, perform intramuscular injections, and conduct a myofascial examination. • Medications used in dentistry and the Law: What can be prescribed and what not? • 10 Top medications used in an OFP Specific Treatment Center. • Metabolism of medications including liver enzymes systems. • The various chronic pain diseases that appear in the orofacial region. • Non-pharmacologic therapies for OFP. • Pharmacogenetics and medication efficacy. • Current approaches for treating non-malignant chronic orofacial pain. • How to conduct a myofascial examination. • How to perform therapeutic injections (trigger point, botulinum toxin and corticosteroid).
Oct 19, 2018 | CME 7.75 | USD $190 | Los Angeles, California
The Wellness Course: Bringing Joy to the Practice of Medicine is organized by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be held on Oct 19, 2018 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Harvey Morse Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: There is a growing body of literature on the need to improve the well-being of healthcare professionals over the past five years. In the U.S., healthcare professionals suffer more burnout than other workers, with prevalence rates as high as 50% in physicians. Extensive research over the past decade illustrates that this issue could have a profound effect on the quality of patient care and there is concern that it might lead to an early departure from the practice of medicine. This unique course will examine the importance of wellness and provide recommendations, tools, and resources that healthcare professionals could utilize to develop resiliency, work/life balance, and self-care. By using a skills lab approach, attendees are expected to learn and practice stress management methods, and emotional intelligence techniques with the opportunity to meet in small groups with fellow healthcare professionals to acquire and practice wellness skills Course Objectives: • Describe the methods of promotion of wellness • Acquire and practice stress management skills • Develop the skills necessary for sustained wellness • Encourage trainees to actively participate in wellness activities Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 19 - 20, 2018 | CME 13.00 | USD $1500 | Los Angeles, California
Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain Study Club is organized by UCLA School of Dentistry and will be held during Oct 19 - 20, 2018 at UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Dentists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13 CDE Credits. The Sleep Medicine/OFP Study Club will provide the participants with the most current and relevant information on the topics of sleep medicine and orofacial pain from both a medical and dental literature. Literature will be made available for review through the Study Club Website prior to each session. The overarching goal of the Study Club is keep the participants on the cutting edge of Sleep Medicine and Orofacial Pain and expand and deepen their understanding and knowledge of science of sleep medicine and orofacial. Additionally, the Study Club will give the participants the opportunity to review the current literature in each subject that may not be easily available to them outside of a university setting. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 20, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $275 | Los Angeles, California
8th Annual Fetal Echocardiography Symposium at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): Real-Life Fetal Cardiac Screening - Pearls from the Masters is organized by David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA, Office of Continuing Medical Education and will be held on Oct 20, 2018 at UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is targeted toward all healthcare professionals seeking to improve their ability to scan and evaluate the fetal heart. The symposium is aimed specifically toward obstetric/cardiac sonographers, physicians (maternal fetal medicine subspecialists, obstetricians, radiologists, and pediatric cardiologists), sonographers/ fellows in training, and nurses and other healthcare professionals involved with the management of pregnancies complicated by fetal heart disease. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Overview: The Eighth Annual Fetal Echocardiography Symposium at UCLA: “Real-Life Fetal Cardiac Screening - Pearls from the Masters,” happily returning this year to the beautiful and spacious Luskin Conference Center in the heart of the gorgeous UCLA campus, will provide a fully updated, state-of-the-art program, presented by an esteemed multidisciplinary faculty. Retaining its popular clinical focus, the symposium will provide a full day of learning, dedicated to real-life tips and pearls specifically for those physicians and sonographers who perform or interpret fetal cardiac screening examinations. In addition to live scanning on actual patients, state-of-the-art presentations by international experts in the field will address clinically relevant topics including, but not limited to: what are we (and our guidelines) doing wrong; how to optimize your image; the benefits and risks of prenatal diagnosis; how to scan and interpret the four-chamber/right and left ventricular outflow tract/three-vessel views; how to recognize and interpret major forms of heart disease (including special clues for the detection of ventricular septal defects, aortic/pulmonary stenosis, transposition of the great arteries, tetralogy of Fallot, coarctation of the aorta, TAPVR, and many others); how to evaluate fetal arrhythmias; and a final quiz and pertinent review with provocative and instructive unknowns . Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this intensive, one-day symposium, participants will be able to: • Identify current guidelines for fetal cardiac screening • Recognize the basic approach to screening low risk pregnancies for fetal heart disease • Identify how to optimize image quality and angle of acquisition • Acquire and interpret clips of the four-chamber view, outflow tracts, and three-vessel views • Evaluate and diagnose fetal arrhythmias • Utilize novel tips and pearls of fetal cardiac screening to apply in daily practice.
Oct 20, 2018 | CME 8.00 | USD $520 | Los Angeles, California
Re-Certification in Pediatric Oral Sedation is organized by UCLA School of Dentistry and will be held on Oct 20, 2018 at UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Dentists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8 CDE Credits. Learning Objectives are : • Review of medical, psychological and other factors that affect sedation of children • Recent research and literature pertaining to oral sedation in children • Guidelines that apply to oral sedation of minor patients in California • Management of emergencies related to oral conscious sedation of children Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 23, 2018 | CME 6.00 | Los Angeles, California
RN Values in Action: Public Health, Disaster Relief, and Humanitarian Crises is organized by National Nurses United (NNU) and will be held on Oct 23, 2018 at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.00 CEHs. Course Description: From hurricanes to wildfires, natural disasters have generated an onslaught of humanitarian crises in recent years. This course will explore what factors contribute to the increasing prevalence of such crises, and how science-based RN practice and advocacy can mitigate the suffering caused by this disturbing trend. During the class, we will hear firsthand accounts from RNs who have deployed to disaster-stricken areas. These experiences will help us understand how the core nurse values of caring, compassion, and community provide a model for addressing the humanitarian crisis, and for rebuilding communities in the aftermath of natural disaster. Course Objectives: • Provide examples of economic processes that exacerbate the health impacts of natural disasters on vulnerable communities. • Discuss how the core nurse values of caring, compassion, and community related to disaster relief and humanitarian aid. • Describe the historic public health role of the nursing profession and why RNs must continue to advocate for robust public health policy beyond the bedside. • Explain the relationship among public health, pollution, and climate change. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 26, 2018 | Los Angeles, California
Taking Steps to Good Care & Long Term Health is organized by National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP) and will be held on Oct 26, 2018 at Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 26 - 27, 2018 | CME 12.00 | USD $4797 | Los Angeles, California
Botox & Dermal Fillers & Frontline TMJ & Orofacial Pain is organized by American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) and will be held during Oct 26 - 27, 2018 at Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is designed to meet the needs of Physicians, Physician assistant, nurses and nurse Practitioners. CE Information : You will receive 10 CE participation hours each for these successfully completed live patient courses – Botulinum Toxin Training, Dermal Filler Training, and Frontline TMJ/Orofacial Pain Training. Accreditation : Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and line activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Objectives are : • Patient assessment and consultation for botulinum toxin (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport) and dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero). • Indications and contraindications for these pharmaceutical agents. • In-depth instruction in the anatomy, neurophysiology, musculature and circulatory system of the oral and maxillofacial areas. • Patient evaluation for the best dental and facial esthetic and therapeutic outcomes. • Review of sterile technique as it relates to the use of injectable pharmacologic agents. • Safety and risk issues for botulinum toxin and dermal fillers injectable therapy. • Learn the physiology and pharmacology of oral and maxillo-facial injectable treatment. • Integrating botulinum neurotoxin and dermal filler therapy into therapeutic and esthetic treatment plans. • Volumizing nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lifting up the corners of the mouth using anatomical landmarks. • Beautiful and subtle lip enhancements by adding volume to establish proper lip and smile lines. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 27, 2018 | CME 8.00 | USD $105 | Los Angeles, California
Eerie ENT Cases Conference is organized by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be held on Oct 27, 2018 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center Harvey Morse Conference Center South Tower, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Otolaryngologists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Description: This conference offers participants a unique one-day learning experience that sets aside perfection momentarily in favor of openly discussing adverse outcomes and near misses in Otolaryngology. Within a supportive learning environment, expert faculty will guide you through the exploration of some of the scariest ENT cases and will participate on panels for in-depth discussion/ In addition to content that focuses on the dangers of training residents and misadventures in plastic surgery and radiology, the conference will feature a session on medical malpractice and close with an award ceremony for the scariest photo and scariest video. Join your colleagues on Saturday. Don’t be afraid to admit that errors and near misses happening! Together, we can learn from these cases by applying the recommendations and solutions that will avoid adverse events altogether or manage them more effectively should they arise. Objectives: • Discuss complex ENT cases in an environment that empowers learning from shared experiences and incorporate recommendations into future practice • Review the legal principles of medical malpractice and apply strategies to avoid the risk of malpractice in the otolaryngology practice setting • Identify issues that may contribute to adverse outcomes or patient safety risks and employ strategies to avoid them in practice • Explore the clinical approaches to prevention and management of patients presenting with voice disorders Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 29, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $1950 | Los Angeles, California
Simulation Training for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) is organized by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be held on Oct 29, 2018 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Board Certified Anesthesiologists who need to fulfill their Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Part IV requirements or who would like to gain experience in critical cases in a simulated environment. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: The purpose of this simulated activity is to provide anesthesiologists with case scenarios that may be seen in daily practice. They will complete the simulation and reflect individually and as a group on their performances with guided debriefing. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology & Peri-operative Care faculty and staff are dedicated to the ABA MOCA components including adherence to good professional standing, lifelong learning and self-assessment, cognitive examination, and practice performance assessment and improvement. High-fidelity simulation allows for active learning and cognitive and performance assessment through scenario participation and after action review. Our extensive libraries of common and critical scenarios are derived from actual cases seen in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center operating rooms or from published case reports. Many of the scenarios explore broad differential diagnoses and devolve into an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) based crisis scenario, requiring active and current knowledge of guidelines, effective interdepartmental and interpersonal communication skills, and confidence in a stressful situation. Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to: • Decrease the instance of vague or disorganized communication, and thereby improve patient safety through the use of communication verification tools and clear multi-departmental communication. • Decrease the occurrence of morbidity and mortality through effective timing and utilization of resources in emergency situations. • Provide effective management of hemodynamic and respiratory critical events in anesthesia. • Provide a broader differential diagnosis during debriefing sessions by recognizing and eliminating potential areas of cognitive bias. • Reflect on optimal teamwork, leadership and communication skills required in crisis management. • Develop a process improvement plan to implement at home institution. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.