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Jul 25 - 26, 2020 | Credit Hour 8 | USD $315 | Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth Weekend 2020: Every Dental Pro's Guide to Oral Cancer is organized by University of Minnesota - Continuing Professional Development and will be held on Jul 25 - 26, 2020 at Fitger's Inn, Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America. Accreditation: This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 8 Fundamental Credit Hours Target Audience: Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, DentistOffice or Business Staff, Team Description: Located on the shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is the crown jewel in Minnesota’s many vacation locations. This lakeshore city is a favorite source for the wild outdoors, outstanding food and first-class entertainment. Duluth is our yearly destination for two days of world-class continuing dental education, with this year’s focus on advancing your understanding of oral cancer detection and care. Build Your Oral Cancer Field Manual: Oral cancer is one of the most treatable of the major cancers—when discovered and treated early. The sixth most common cancer in the US, oral cancer is the only major cancer whose incidence is rising, even when all other cancers tracked by the American Cancer Society are declining. Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to screen patients and detect oral cancer in its early, treatable stage. Likewise, once their oral cancer has been treated, patients may experience many complications requiring special dental management. This course provides a review of oral cancer and practical recommendations for screening patients in the general practice setting, providing valuable information for all members of your dental team. Topics: • Oral cancer incidence and at-risk populations • Identification and differentiation of lesions in the oral cavity • Recommendations for action when suspicious lesions are found • Rationale, determination, and description of various treatment alternatives • Complications from cancer therapies • Management of post-therapeutic complications in the dental office Learn How To: • Perform a thorough head and neck cancer examination • Detect oral cancer in its earliest stages • Recognize pre-malignant lesions and properly manage them • Determine when to refer and monitor oral lesions • Stage the level of head and neck cancers • Assess therapeutic options and rationale for choosing them • Compare the pros and cons of different therapies • Describe various treatments: surgery, irradiation, chemotherapy • Analyze examples and cases of head and neck treatments • Summarize new therapies and research for future treatment • Catalog oral complications of different head and neck cancer therapies • Manage oral complications (xerostomia, mucositis, candidiasis, dysphagia, etc.) • Analyze dental rehabilitation of head and neck cancer survivors • Discuss findings with patients and their families • Build a team approach to care including medical and dental professionals, patients, and families
Approaching Eating Disorders as Mental Health Professionals: Assessing, Treating, and Preventing Eating Disorders While Challenging Biases
Oct 05, 2020 | CEUs 3 | USD $30 | Duluth, Minnesota
Approaching Eating Disorders as Mental Health Professionals: Assessing, Treating, and Preventing Eating Disorders While Challenging Biases is organized by Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) and will be held on Oct 05, 2020 at Insight Counseling Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America. Credits - Earn 3.0 CEUs (approved by the MN MFT Regulatory Board)! Workshop Description: Eating disorders are far more common than most of us realize and have far reaching psychological and physical consequences. Most mental health professionals are not provided the appropriate training to be able to diagnose and treat those with eating disorders. This training will give insight into how to diagnose eating disorders early on in order to work towards early intervention and prevention of these diagnoses. The various eating disorder diagnoses will be discussed in reference to DSM criteria and how to recognize early warning signs. The main tenants of how to treat eating disorders at different levels of care will be introduced, as well as what to say and what not to say to a client who expresses concerns about eating, food, body image, and/or weight. Attendees will learn ways to assess for, diagnose, and start to treat eating disorders in an outpatient, non-specialty clinic/private practice. Throughout this training, discussion will also be had around current cultural narratives and how these narratives, in conjunction with our own biases and/or lack of knowledge, can get in the way of early intervention and prevention of eating disorders. Self-care of professionals treating eating disorders will also be considered. The influence of the family system on the formation and maintenance of eating disorders, as well as their vital role in the healing process will be highlighted at various points in the training. Workshop Objectives: Participants will be able to: • Assess for eating disorders and eating disorder risk factors as mental health professionals in order to aid in prevention and early intervention. • Learn detailed information about treatment of eating disorders in the inpatient and outpatient settings, and how the family system plays a role. • Identify current, cultural narratives and personal biases around food and body and how these contribute to eating disorder diagnoses, including how their own family systems as clinicians have impacted their view of eating disorders, food, and/or body image. • Learn how family systems contribute to eating disorders and how they can be the key to healing.