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Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement (Jan 28, 2020)
Jan 28, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.30 | USD $249.99 | Austin, Texas
Trauma Informed Compassionate Classrooms: Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior, Improve Learning Outcomes and Increase Student Engagement is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Jan 28, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.3 contact hours / 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction / 6.25 hours of continuing education credit. Target Audience: • General Educators • Special Educators • School Administrators • School Psychologists • Social Workers • Guidance Counselors • School Nurses • Directors of Special Education • Speech-Language Pathologists • Occupational Therapists • Paraprofessionals Course Description: As an educator, you are faced with the challenge of meeting the social and emotional needs of all your students. This can be challenging enough with typical learners but it is even more difficult with those who have experienced trauma or have mental health challenges. Students who have experienced trauma often present as difficult to engage and display problematic behavior such as a low frustration tolerance, angry outbursts or difficult social relationships. These behaviors all get in the way of teaching and learning. When a student has experienced trauma, he/she often spends much of the day in fight/flight/freeze mode which limits their capacity to learn. Their outwardly aggressive and irritable behaviors also disrupt the flow in the classroom, requiring your time and attention. Despite the amount of time you invest in behavior charts or incentives for good behavior, traditional behavioral approaches to classroom management and a punitive approach to discipline simply are not effective. Join Dr. Reese and learn how a trauma-informed approach will greatly reduce challenging behavior, improve student engagement and increase learning outcomes. Leave this seminar with new strategies, tools and resources to reduce students’ impulsiveness, aggressive behaviors and inattention and increase their focus, attention and compassion. While this positive approach is absolutely essential for students with trauma, it will also greatly benefit each and every student in your classroom. Return to your school with: • Research-based practices to establish a trauma-informed classroom • A plan to develop positive relationships and build trust with your hard-to-reach students • Prove techniques for communicating more effectively and collaboratively with challenging students • Cognitive skill-building strategies which incorporate the science of neuroplasticity and the strengths-based perspective of neurodiversity Objectives: Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: • Analyze the ways in which poverty and mental health contribute to trauma responses thus informing your approach to working with all students. • Determine how trauma impacts a child’s development and develop strategies for meeting his or her needs. • Explore how exposure to adverse childhood experiences determines the likelihood of developmental trauma and its impact on level of functioning across the lifespan. • Establish a collaborative approach to discipline and demonstrate how this fosters intrinsic motivation for behavior change in the child. • Practice techniques to establish positive relationships and build trust with hard-to-reach students thus increasing their social and academic success. • Explore mindfulness activities that foster student self-awareness, self-regulation and the ability to focus as it relates to impulsive behavior and attention.
Feb 04 - 06, 2020 | USD $2499 | Austin, Texas
Cloud Architecture Implementation Healthcare 2020 is organized by Hanson Wade and will be held from Feb 04 - 06, 2020 at Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Main Conference: February 5 - 6, 2020 Focus Day: February 4, 2020 Who Should Attend: Cloud Architecture Healthcare 2020 is the go-to conference for healthcare providers and payers to learn, develop & build the roadmap to successful implementing a cloud infrastructure that enhances data security, increases data capabilities, reduces expenses and opens up the industry to fully optimize new tech such as AI. Cloud Drivers • Cloud Architects & Engineers • IT Infrastructure Directors • Cloud Solution Leaders • Software Engineers Data Teams • Data Architects & Engineers • Cybersecurity Leaders • Data Governance Directors • IT Security Leadership Teams • Chief Information Officers • Chief Architects • Enterprise Architects • Chief Technology Officers Description By overcoming security concerns and regulatory issues, the ever increasing benefits of cloud adoption are starting to be realised by senior leadership teams across the healthcare industry. This conference will provide the much needed platform for those leading cloud projects and initiatives within healthcare companies and help people develop the road map from initial concept to securely beginning your cloud migration and re-architecting. Join us in Austin to: • Build a Secure Infrastructure in the Cloud • Understand How HIPPA doesn’t Stop Your Cloud Journey • Create a Hybrid Infrastructure Roadmap • Learn How Cloud Architecture Can Work Towards Overcoming Interoperability • Leverage the Compute Power of the Cloud to expand AI & ML Capability in Healthcare • Hear from Cloud Experts Within the Healthcare Industry The Cloud Architecture Implementation Healthcare 2020 summit brings together leaders from healthcare organizations leading the way in scaling up their cloud infrastructure, who have implemented cloud technology and have use cases to share about the success & challenges throughout. Through hearing real case studies and implementation processes, this 3-day conference will enable you to: • Uncover cost benefits to cloud migration and how-to roadmap your infrastructure scaling • Understand & overcome complexities of HIPPA regulation within the cloud • Improve your data security with robust cloud architecture • Learn how to build & optimize your cloud application architecture for analytics • Leverage more compute power in the cloud, increase data capabilities and drive a better patient experience • Get ready for AI & Machine Learning with Cloud Architecture
Feb 19, 2020 | Contact Hours 6.00 | USD $249.99 | Austin, Texas
David Kessler: Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 19, 2020 at Norris Conference Centers - Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 continuing education hours / 6.0 contact hours / 6.0 CE. Target Audience: • Counselors • Social Workers • Psychologists • Marriage & Family Therapists • Nurses • Case Managers • Addiction Counselors • Thanatologists • Chaplains/Clergy Hospitals • Palliative Care Professionals • Hospice Professionals • Funeral Directors • Other Mental Health and Bereavement Professionals Description: Even as a grief expert, David was unprepared for the sudden death of his son, who died at age 21. People asked him, “What’s it like for the grief expert to lose his son?” He would answer, “The grief expert did not lose his son, the father did.” Everything he knew about grief turned out to be true. David had to go through the five stages of grief but found himself wanting more from the experience – he wanted to find meaning in his life after such a terrible loss. He learned that broken heart syndrome is real and he realized he would either die of it or live with it, and that healing occurs not when grief gets smaller, but when life gets bigger. This led to the discovery of the 6th stage of grief – finding meaning. Based on David Kessler’s new book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, this seminar is designed to help professionals guide people through life’s worst moments to find meaning after loss. All types of loss will be covered, including betrayal, loss of a parent or family member, and loss due to addiction, mental illness and suicide. After attending this seminar, you will be able to enhance your work with those who have dealt with any kind of loss. It will fill you with new insight, tools, strategies, and inspiring information, leaving you looking forward to the next day … so you can immediately begin to use all you have learned! Objectives: • Apply meaning-making principles to help cope with all types of loss. • Determine ways to use meaning to help remember loved ones with more love than pain. • Use concepts of meaning making to resolve the internal struggle of “why did this happen?” and “why did this happen to me?” • Determine why children are often the forgotten grievers and how to help them through their grief. • Analyze ways to incorporate meaning to help cope with complicated grief. • Utilize non-directive ways to address guilt, shame and stigma associated with grief.
Feb 22 - 23, 2020 | CME 13.25 | USD $300 | Austin, Texas
7th Annual ACAPS Winter Retreat 2020 is organised by University of Cincinnati Continuing Medical Education (UC-CME) and will be held from Feb 22 - 23, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Target Audience: Plastic Surgery Accreditation: The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Course Description: The ACAPS Winter Retreat focuses on exploring ways in which global health care can be better integrated into the plastic surgery curriculum, and how plastic surgeons from this region can extend their global health education to further the education of surgeons in low and middle income countries to meet the reconstructive needs of their patients. The Retreat will feature 6 panels of one-hour each (Saturday), and 6 Roundtable sessions in which all participants will have the opportunity to interact with experts in global health in small-group discussions (Sunday morning). We will also feature updates from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery, and free paper sessions to further engage residents and medical students. New this year are travel scholarships for medical students and residents, with the goal of maximizing participation by all members of the plastic surgery community, from medical student to program director. Objectives: At the end of this activity, participants will be able to: • Describe the rules and regulations needed to become a department of Plastic Surgery • Develop a list of skills to be a better faculty member in and out of the OR • Identify methods and skills to become a better faculty member and mentor
Feb 22 - 23, 2020 | CME 13.25 | USD $350 | Austin, Texas
2020 American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) Winter Retreat is organized by American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) and will be held from Feb 22 - 23, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States of America. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Description: The Conference will focus on topics aimed towards improving education in global health. Global health is a growing need that will direct the future of our surgical specialties, particularly in light of statistics that show a majority of the world’s population lacks access to proper surgical care. Therefore, the need to improve global access to surgical care must start with improving education of surgeons in the delivery of global health care. Plastic surgery is at the forefront of this effort, with the world’s largest charities for global surgery targeted towards cleft care. The ACAPS Winter Retreat focuses on exploring ways in which global health care can be better integrated into the plastic surgery curriculum, and how plastic surgeons from this region can extend their global health education to further the education of surgeons in low and middle income countries to meet the reconstructive needs of their patients. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Feb 27 - 28, 2020 | CME 16.00 | USD $1295 | Austin, Texas
Mastering Protocols for Optimization of HRT Course is organized by National Procedures Institute (NPI) and will be held from Feb 27 - 28, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Credits: Earn up to 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. Description: This training course utilizes a case study approach designed to help physicians and practitioners successfully and knowledgeably treat their age management patients. This intense 2 day mini-residency teaches everything you should know about hormones, the various types of hormones, both good and bad, problematic, and life-saving, synthetic (non-human) vs. pharmaceutical bioidentical (human identical) vs. compounded (human identical but not FDA tested or approved). Learners will get the real nuts and bolts needed to prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which ones to use and which ones to avoid, how much, when, and why. Participants will learn about monitoring and adjusting HRT through literature presentations, case studies, and open discussions. Emphasis is placed on understanding the difference between normal and optimal levels of hormones based on our medical studies. Day two involves extensive review of 100 cases that involve laboratory evaluation, prescribing, adjusting, troubleshooting, and discussing various hormone therapies for different scenarios for both men and women. Your practice of hormone replacement therapy will be based on peer-reviewed medical research and a wealth of clinical experience. This is the most comprehensive course taught on HRT, designed to give you practical information and skills that can be used on a daily basis. The curriculum is an evidence-based program on preventive medicine designed to enhance your diagnostic and prescribing skills when optimizing hormones for both men and women. Although most clinicians are fully aware of the need to replace hormones in cases of sub-normal hormone levels, most have not been trained to optimize hormone levels if the baseline hormone level is normal. Many participants frequently inquire why a patient is treated with various hormones when the baseline lab test indicates “normal.” Just as confusing is the realization that the medical literature supports that normal is simply not optimal. A multitude of studies support optimization of all hormones regardless of the baseline levels, both for maintenance of quality of life and for future health benefits. In addition, the medical literature demonstrates that optimization of hormones results in relief of symptoms, improvement in well-being, and a decrease in morbidity and mortality by attaining levels in the upper range of normal. It is imperative that practitioners understand both the need and benefit for optimization, what levels are considered to be optimal, as well as have command of the literature that supports it. One important aspect of this course is the extensive review of the medical literature that provides the credence and support as to why we optimize with certain hormones as well as avoid the use of non-isomolecular hormones. Remember that normal is definitely not optimal when it comes to hormone replacement and this applies to both men and women. Objectives: By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to: • Evaluate and become proficient in the medical literature that supports biologically identical hormone replacement in contrast to chemically altered hormones and realize that “all hormones are not the same” as demonstrated in the literature. • Implement therapeutic management of andropause based on studies reported in prestigious medical journals. • Identify the types, doses and methods for administering testosterone to men and women. • Discuss the prescribing of testosterone for men and women, including complications, precautions, potential side effects, and monitoring. • Discuss the utilization of Finasteride, Dutasteride, and Anastrozole as they pertain to the management of side effects with testosterone administration. • Identify the uses of melatonin including correct dosing and monitoring. • Apply strategies for the effective uses of DHEA and pregnenolone including correct dosing and monitoring. • Evaluate new evidence that contradicts the experts’ conclusions from the HERS and WHI Trials on estrogen treatment in women. • Demonstrate an understanding of the health benefits of estrogen and progesterone in contrast to the health detriments and harm of synthetic estrogen and progestin. • Describe the types, doses, and methods used to administer estrogen and progesterone. • Discuss that different formulations can affect absorption, efficacy, side effects, and complications. • Review lab tests that demonstrate that some compounded hormones are poor in quality, not micronized, and result in reduced efficacy and low serum markers. • Discuss recent literature, questions and answers that demonstrate the beneficial effects of hormones such as improved function and healing and a better quality of life. • Explain current concepts of thyroid replacement and compare and contrast different options available for thyroid replacement as supported in the medical literature. • Recognize various methods of testing for thyroid deficiencies and what labs and approaches are best. • Discuss and analyze interesting and complicated cases that involve hormone replacement therapy, which hormones are absorbed best, and when to use oral vs. transdermal HRT. • Recognize the difference between “normal levels” and “optimal levels” of hormones and the benefits or detriments as demonstrated by current medical studies. • Implement best clinical practices in diagnosing, prescribing, monitoring and adjusting of BHRT for improved function and quality of life. •Develop and apply business management principles to set up a preventive medicine practice. • Analyze and review treatment protocols in case management for both simple and complex cases as it pertains to BHRT. • Evaluate the lack of peer-reviewed studies for any compounded hormones in comparison to the standardized, pharmaceutical bioidentical hormones which are the only natural hormones utilized in the medical literature. • Describe how to write prescriptions for compounded hormones to pharmacies, and how different formulations can affect absorption, efficacy and side effects. • Correct any insufficient or inappropriately prescribed hormone therapy to conform to scientific standards as seen in medical literature. • Implement current strategies into your practice to improve the level of care and patient compliance in the treatment of adult hormone deficiencies. • Assure that prescribed hormones meet industry standards based on attaining adequate serum levels and symptom improvement. • Discuss that some compounded hormones are poor in quality, poorly absorbed, not micronized, and usually prescribed in very inadequate amounts to conform to scientific standards of maintaining therapeutic levels. • Discuss that biologic endpoints (lab tests) are the only reliable assessments to assure that the HRT prescribed is as efficacious as pharmaceutical bioidenticals utilized in the literature. • Realize that it is the responsibility of the medical practitioner to assure that their compounding pharmacy dispenses only high-quality hormones from either a European or U.S. made source in order to guarantee efficacy and therapeutic endpoints. • Apply current prescribing strategies for maintaining adequate hormone levels, which serum levels to follow, which tests not to use (saliva), and the literature supporting each. • Analyze new treatment protocols to best diagnose, prescribe, monitor, and adjust BHRT for improved function and quality of life.
Feb 27 - 28, 2020 | CME 15.00 | USD $1495 | Austin, Texas
Suturing Course is organized by National Procedures Institute (NPI) and will be held from Feb 27 - 28, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Credits: Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. Description: Every clinician in the outpatient setting routinely addresses issues related to wound care or wound closure, including the challenges posed by traumatic wounds. Many physicians care for an array of skin problems and perform skin biopsies or excisions with the goal of improved cosmoses, diagnosis, or cure. This CME course is designed for clinicians who have minimal suturing skills but is also a great course to upgrade skills for those who need more experience. Whether traumatic or iatrogenic, the goals in caring for wounds are to obtain complete closure while minimizing complications, such as infection or unsightly scarring. During this course, participants will gain insight into the anatomy of the skin, principles of healing, and basic wound care. Basic biopsy and excision techniques, suturing methods, undermining, skin stapling, and the application of adhesives will be demonstrated and practiced. An abundance of hands-on time is scheduled to refine suturing skills. Objectives: By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to: • Review the anatomy of the skin and discuss the physiology of wound healing. • Discuss key elements of the patient history, informed consent, and wound care instructions. • Describe indications for skin biopsy and develop skills to perform both punch and excisional biopsy. • Recognize the need for undermining and apply appropriate technique. • Utilize local anesthesia and techniques to minimize patient discomfort. • Develop an array of suturing and knot-tying skills. • Recognize and manage complications. • Implement concepts for maximizing accuracy and efficiency in billing.
Feb 28, 2020 | CME 8.00 | USD $850 | Austin, Texas
Train the Trainer – Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Course is organized by National Procedures Institute (NPI) and will be held on Feb 28, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Credits: Earn up to 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. Description: Decreasing costs of equipment, improved portability and availability, improved imaging and technology are a few of the reasons you’ll personally want to learn how to use and teach POCUS. Medical students now learn POCUS as part of their core curriculum (e.g., physical diagnosis). In 2018, the American Academy of Family Physicians introduced a recommended curriculum for POCUS in residencies. To quote: “POCUS is the biggest advance in bedside diagnosis since the advent of the stethoscope 200 years ago. A large body of evidence clearly demonstrates that using POCUS improves clinical outcomes, reduces failure and complication rates during procedures, rapidly narrows differential diagnoses, shortens time to definitive treatment, lowers cost, and reduces the use of ionizing radiation of computed tomography (CT) imaging.” The purpose of this course is to customize training for medical school or residency faculty on the basic technology and techniques and current indications and considerations for POCUS ultrasound. Approximately half of the time will be spent with hands-on scanning. Designing curriculum, documentation of imaging, credentialing and quality assurance programs, billing and coding will be discussed. Objectives: By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to: • Review ultrasound technology and applicable anatomy. • Review the basic concepts of POCUS. • Identify the indications and core techniques for POCUS including hands-on scanning (abdominal [aorta, biliary, urinary], OB/GYN, cardiac, trauma, pulmonary, high-frequency ultrasound (DVT, musculoskeletal, soft tissue, ocular] and procedural guidance. • Design curriculum, documentation of imaging, credentialing, quality assurance programs and billing and coding.
Feb 29 - Mar 01, 2020 | CME 14.00 | USD $1495 | Austin, Texas
Joint Exam and Injections with Ultrasound Guidance Course is organized by National Procedures Institute (NPI) and will be held from Feb 29 - Mar 01, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Credits: Earn up to 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. Description: This CME course represents an intensive, evidence-based review of examination and injection techniques for musculoskeletal problems encountered in daily practice. Numerous studies demonstrate that more than 20 percent of all visits to primary care providers deal with these complaints. The pertinent history and physical examination techniques are reviewed. The functional anatomy of the joint as well as common mechanisms of injuries is stressed. After an initial review of the basics of clinical examination, demonstration and practice of examination techniques will be completed. Additionally, the benefits of joint aspiration and orthopedic injection will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced. To enhance the educational experience, it is recommended that participants attend this course in comfortable attire so that you will be able to get supervised practice experience in the examination techniques pertinent to every joint. More than 75 percent of the two-day course involves interactive joint injection sessions. Each session has extensive practice times with joint models to review and practice common aspiration and injection techniques. CPT codes for the different aspiration and injection techniques are reviewed, and other issues for coding and reimbursement are discussed. Injections: • Subacromial • Intra-articular shoulder • Acromioclavicular • Intra-articular elbow • Tennis elbow • Golfer’s elbow • DeQuervain’s • Finger • Carpal tunnel • Trochanteric bursa • Intra-articular knee • Illiotibial band • Pes anserine bursa • Plantar fascia • Morton’s neuroma • Intra-articular ankle Physical exam special tests: • Shoulder • Elbow • Knee • Lumbar spine and hip • Leg, ankle, and foot Objectives: By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to: • Review the anatomy and function of various joints. • Learn specific clinical tests to evaluate each joint using evidence-based medicine guidelines. • Review common mechanisms of injuries and pathology that can lead to them. • Review imaging techniques used for evaluation. • Practice exam techniques in a supervised setting. • Practice joint aspirations and injections using joint models.
Feb 29 - Mar 01, 2020 | CME 15.00 | USD $1295 | Austin, Texas
Aesthetic Procedures Course is organized by National Procedures Institute (NPI) and will be held from Feb 29 - Mar 01, 2020 at Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, Texas, United States of America. Credits: Course Credits: Earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and AAFP Prescribed Credits. Description: This course is designed to review common aesthetic techniques currently suitable for the primary care physician. The techniques will be demonstrated when appropriate. Some approaches may require more in-depth study prior to implementation. Objectives: By the end of this activity, the participant should be better able to: Cosmetic Patient Evaluation: • Discuss the unique requirements of the cosmetic patient. • Conduct an effective cosmetic patient consultation. • Identify various dermatologic classifications for an appropriate patient assessment. • Discuss the general aging process of the skin. Botulinum toxin A and Soft Tissue Fillers: • Learn what kind of wrinkles can be improved by non-surgical clinical methods. • Discuss Botulinum toxin A storage, reconstitution, and injection techniques. • Know how to select and implement tissue fillers for the most effective patient outcome. • Discuss the use of anesthetics during cosmetic procedures. Microdermabrasion and Facial Peels: • Discuss the basics of providing physician-office-based skincare. • Learn how to perform an exfoliating peel. • Compare acid, microdermabrasion, and laser exfoliation techniques. • Discuss the role of an aesthetician to assist with the office practice of skincare. Submental Fat Injections: • Learn the indications for decreasing submental fat. • Discuss the anatomy associated with removing and injecting submental fat. • Review safe injection techniques for this procedure. Lasers: • Review the basic physics of laser operation. • Become familiar with lasers for hair removal and wrinkle treatments. • Determine whether laser hair removal is an appropriate therapy for your office. Marketing Your Aesthetic Practice: • Locate a new practice either in an existing office or a new location. • Promote practice through advertising. • Plan to acquire new equipment and office personnel rationally. • Plan a path to success in a rapidly growing competitive marketplace, even in a poor economy.