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Jan 23 - 24, 2019 | CME 16.00 | USD $1622 | Houston, Texas
Emergency Medicine/ Point of Care Ultrasound is organized by Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) and will be held from Jan 23 - 24, 2019 at Advanced Health Education Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, critical care physicians, intensivists, internal medicine and family practice physicians who will be performing and interpreting emergency ultrasound examinations on adults or pediatric patients. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. The “Golden Hour” is one of the pillars of emergency medicine. Capitalize on the speed and accuracy of ultrasound to take advantage of every minute. Having the skills to evaluate the abdomen (the FAST procedure) in adult and pediatric patients, cardiac in adult and pediatric patients, and first trimester pregnancy ultrasound may make the difference between life and death! Participants in this course will benefit from “hands-on scan labs” where you will practice the essential skills and techniques to acquire an ultrasound image for quick and accurate diagnosis in all age ranges. AHEC has taught this course for physicians in the US, China, and South America. This two day course begins both days with lecture where faculty will review the basics such as: ultrasound physics and instrumentation, anatomy, and procedures and protocols. Following lecture, participants will benefit from our on-site scanning lab with live models for extensive hands-on practice. The course content is based on ACEP guidelines for the performance of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound. Objectives : At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to: • Identify the appropriate equipment settings and transducer selection for different ultrasound applications • Identify and display appropriate normal and abnormal anatomy and orientation in the ultrasound field of view • Understand variations in adult and pediatric scanning techniques • Understand variations in scanning protocols for demonstration of pathologies in emergency medicine examinations. • Successfully perform a focused abdomen exam • Successfully perform a trauma FAST exam • Successfully perform the protocol for a bedside cardiac evaluation of pericardial effusion • Successfully perform a venous system exam • Discuss and apply scanning techniques for the performance of the female patient and first trimester OB with transabdominal and endovaginal approaches Course Topics : • Introduction to ultrasound physics and instrumentation • Anatomy of the abdominal and retroperitoneal structures • Anatomy differences in adult and pediatric patients • Abdominal scan protocols, image orientation, and pathology ○ Aorta ○ Kidney and Bladder ○ Right Upper Quadrant • Focused Assessment by Sonography in Trauma (FAST) procedure protocol • Cardiac 2D imaging • Evaluation of pericardial and pleural effusion • Venous system evaluation • OB/GYN ultrasound anatomy and procedures ○ First trimester pregnancy with endovaginal imaging ○ Early gestation and ectopic pregnancy • Soft tissue and Musculoskeletal imaging procedures • Ocular traumatic and non-traumatic evaluation • Ultrasound appearance of pathology in case studies • Introduction to Ultrasound-Guided procedures • Focused hands-on scan labs Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 25, 2019 | CME 8.00 | USD $811 | Houston, Texas
Advanced Emergency Medicine/ Next Level Point of Care Ultrasound is organized by Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) and will be held on Jan 25, 2019 at Advanced Health Education Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians who desire next level training with Ultrasound Guidance Procedures, and sonographers or other health care professionals learning next level Emergency Ultrasound. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Course Description: Diagnostic ultrasound has now evolved to become the most cost-effective and efficient procedure in the arsenal of diagnostic imaging procedures. With the rising costs of healthcare, it is a matter of necessity to utilize cost-effective, rapid and accurate ways to diagnose and treat patients at the “point of care”. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has highlighted ultrasound-guided interventions as key implementation of 21st-century patient care. This course will address “Next Level” applications of emergency medicine ultrasound and will benefit those practitioners with prior experience in ultrasound. The power and size of the new portable ultrasound equipment have expanded the application of bedside ultrasound from advanced cardiac evaluation and pulmonary applications to ultrasound guided treatments and interventions. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of the knowledge and scanning skills needed for vascular access techniques. Ultrasound guidance or localization for abscesses, effusions, and foreign bodies, and integration of point-of-care echocardiography into a symptom-based evaluation of the patient. The course content is based on ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Imaging Criteria for the performance of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound-Guided Procedures. Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to: • Identify and display appropriate normal anatomy and orientation in the ultrasound field of view for selected topics to include abdominal and chest cavities, the heart, nerves, and peripheral veins. • Successfully complete emergency medicine ultrasound examinations following correct patient preparation and procedure protocols to include simulated line placements and ultrasound guided needle placements. • Understand variations in scanning protocols for demonstration of abnormalities and pathologies in emergency medicine exams to include abdominal and chest cavities, the heart, and peripheral veins. • Identify sources and research reference materials for additional information in critical care ultrasound. • Explain the importance of self-credentialing in critical care ultrasound, and discuss the importance of record keeping, peer review and quality assurance. Course Topics: • Fundamentals of ultrasound physics and knobology • Determining patency of vascular structures • Ultrasound-guided venous and arterial access techniques • Ultrasound-guided central line placement techniques • Evaluation for draining: • Abscesses • Pericardial and pleural effusions • Peritoneal and joint fluid • Lumbar puncture • Soft tissue foreign bodies • Fracture reduction • Pearls and pitfalls • Hands-on scanning.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Kaufman K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication (Jan, 2019)
Jan 25, 2019 | CEU 0.60 | USD $199 | Houston, Texas
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Kaufman K-SLP Methods and Behavioral Strategies To Build Successful Vocal Communication is organized by Northern Speech Services (NSS) and will be held on Jan 25, 2019 at Houston Marriott Energy Corridor, Houston, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Speech-language pathologists, ABA technicians, special education teachers, and parents of children with apraxia. Focus will be children ages 2-8 years with apraxia of speech and/or other speech sound disorders. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 0.6 ASHA CEU Credits. Course Description: • This clinical presentation will focus on evaluation and treatment strategies for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) using the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods. It will include defining CAS, establishing motivation, using reinforcement, implementing and fading cues, and scripting functional expressive language. It will also include implementing the principles of motor learning for practice schedules and how to move from the acquisition stage to the retention stage of learning to be an effective vocal communicator. • The methods, strategies, and techniques presented in this program follow the most current research in CAS and will provide clinicians with the information they need to help children with CAS progress from a simple core vocabulary to phrases and eventually to sentences and conversational speech. In addition, treatment videos will be used to enhance the learning experience. Course Objectives: • Understand and analyze a norm-referenced, standardized test which relates directly to this approach in order to identify this unique population of children. • Use evaluation information to establish goals for single words and phrases. • Implement a specific treatment approach using phonological processes to simplify the motor plans for CAS. • Provide five lists of single words to target in therapy. • List principles of motor learning for the acquisition vs. the retention stages of learning. • Explain the importance of mixing and varying tasks/blocked vs. random practice.
Jan 25 - 27, 2019 | CME 14.25 | Houston, Texas
Orbital Oncology and Oncologic Oculofacial Plastic Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach is organized by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and will be held from Jan 25 - 27, 2019 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians, Physician Trainees, Physician Assistants and Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Focus: The course will bring oculoplastics and orbital surgeons together with experts from various oncologic disciplines to highlight the latest management options for tumors of the orbit, eyelid, and adnexal structures and oculofacial reconstructive surgery in cancer patients. Course Highlights: • Case presentation Sessions and multi-disciplinary panel discussion • Multidisciplinary management of orbital tumors • Surgical and non-surgical treatment of eyelid and periocular carcinomas • Reconstructive options for complex orbital, eyelid and facial defects in cancer patients • Global health and humanitarian projects in oculofacial plastic surgery Educational Objectives: • Utilize surgical techniques for surgical management for tumors of the orbit, eyelid and facial region (Knowledge, Competence, Performance); • Select patients that may be appropriate for non-surgical targeted treatments for patients with advanced carcinomas of the orbit or periorbital region (Knowledge, Competence, Performance); • Utilize the information provided in the course to select patients who may benefit from adjuvant radiation therapy after surgery for eyelid and lacrimal gland carcinomas (Knowledge, Competence, Performance; • Incorporate complex surgical techniques for reconstructing orbital and periorbital repair (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes); Educational Methods: • Lectures • Question and answer • Case studies • Panel discussion Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 26, 2019 | Houston, Texas
Texas Heart Institute (THI) Women’s Center Annual Women’s Heart & Vascular Symposium is organized by Texas Heart Institute (THI) Women’s Center and will be held on Jan 26, 2019 at Denton A. Cooley Auditorium At The Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, United States of America. Course Description: The goal of this symposium is to educate the primary care physicians for women; obstetricians & gynecologists, internal medicine, family practice, endocrinologists, and nurse practitioners about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies for heart disease in women. Heart and vascular disease remains the leading contributor to morbidity and mortality among both women and men. While the decrease in mortality among women is well documented, the decline still lags behind that of men, with an alarming tendency towards an increase mortality rate among younger women. Despite statistics that show disease develops on average 7–10 years later in women compared with men, adverse trends in many risk factors among women are of growing concern. Greater life expectancy for women, together with improvements in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular, will lead to a larger proportion of women living with disease. Substantial sex differences in the burden of different manifestations of cardiovascular disease, including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease, are widely recognized and must be addressed as new research and best practices are developed. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 26 - 27, 2019 | CME 16.00 | USD $414 | Houston, Texas
CT Prep and Exam Review (Live Event) is organized by Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) and will be held from Jan 26 - 27, 2019 at Advanced Health Education Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16.00 Hours of AHRA Category A Continuing Education Credits. Course Topics: Day 1: • CT Instrumentation (Including: Radiation Physics and Informatics). • CT Physics (Including: Reconstruction, Data Acquisition, Image Display, and Processing with Post-Processing). • CT Image Quality (Including Artifacts). Day 2: • Patient Care (Including Radiation Safety). • CT Procedures. • CT Anatomy and Pathology. Educational activities must meet the following requirements: • The educational activities must be distributed among current ARRT content specifications for this discipline. • The total number of hours must equal at least 16. • At least one hour of structured education must be related to each of the following content areas: ○ Patient Care and Safety. ○ Imaging Procedures. ○ Physics and Instrumentation. The verbage above is pulled directly from the ARRT's Structured Education and Clinical Experience Requirements. The course includes the current ARRT content specifications for CT and includes at least one hour of structured education in patient care and safety, imaging procedures, and physics and instrumentation. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019 | CME 40.00 | USD $3777 | Houston, Texas
Echocardiography Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound is organized by Advanced Health Education Center (AHEC) and will be held from Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019 at Advanced Health Education Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Physicians who want to learn basic echocardiography procedure skills and entry level interpretation, and sonographers or other health professionals learning to perform adult echocardiography procedures. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Description: Echocardiography has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The addition of M-Mode, two dimensional real time imaging, Doppler, color flow, and now three and four dimensional imaging have all changed the way echocardiography is practiced. Diastolic assessment and changes in nomenclature have even changed the language of Echo. This course covers echo from M-mode to 3-D. After completion you will be confident in choosing the proper tools to assess common pathological conditions such as valvular abnormalities, systolic, and diastolic function. Development of a consistent protocol is mandatory to avoid missing pathology and our scan lab with state of the art equipment and low student instructor ratios will give you the time and opportunity to practice, practice, practice. Conference Objectives are : • Explain normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology and relate cardiovascular functions to disease. • Discuss cardiac mechanical and electrical physiology and relate this information from the echocardiogram to the basic electrocardiogram. • Operate several ultrasound units for the production of 2-D, M-Mode and Doppler echocardiograms • Perform an echocardiogram using the protocol defined by the American Society of Echocardiography, i.e. parasternal long and short, apical 2, 4, 5, and long, and subcostal long and short axis. • Quantitatively analyse the results of 2-D and M-Mode echocardiogram. • Analyse the results of an echocardiogram for normal versus abnormal findings. • Analyse echocardiograms for common cardiac pathologies. • Identify and resolve basic technique and equipment problems that interfere with the quality of studies. • Define the clinical responsibilities of an echocardiographer who is confronted with significant clinical findings. • Conduct a basic patient history and assessment that relates to interpretation of echocardiographic findings. • Operate several cardiac ultrasound instruments and apply various types of cardiac Doppler; pulse wave, continuous wave and color flow mapping. Describe the normal cardiovascular blood flow through the heart and the great vessels as defined by Doppler velocity measurements and profiles. • Quantify Doppler findings in echocardiography. • Analyse common cardiac Doppler findings for common cardiac pathologies. • Identify the diseases or cardiac pathologies that require definition by Doppler examination. Course Topics • Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology and EKG • Equipment Orientation • Anatomy and Physiology and Cardiac Catheterization • 2-D Imaging • M-Mode • Acquired Heart Disease • Congenital Heart Disease • Doppler Instrumentation and Controls • Doppler Normals • Cardiac Quantification • Cardiac Doppler in Disease • Special Procedures • Contrast Echocardiography
2019 Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) / Texas Orthopaedic Foundation (TOF) / Texas Society of Sports Medicine (TSSM) Annual Conference is organized by Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) and will be held from Feb 01 - 02, 2019 at Four Seasons Hotel Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 01 - 03, 2019 | CME 20.50 | USD $695 | Houston, Texas
Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) Course is organized by Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) and will be held from Feb 01 - 03, 2019 at Lake Houston Wilderness Park, Houston, Texas, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 20.5 hours of category 1 CME. Conference Objectives: • To provide a practical foundation in Wilderness Medicine for medical professionals. • To teach patient assessment and treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available. • To train the provider in methods for managing medical and trauma emergencies and urgencies in the wilderness when evacuation is unavailable or unnecessary. Conference Topics: • Patient assessment • Wound management • Trauma • Water treatment • Medical problems • Hyperthermia, hypothermia & frostbite • Infectious disease • Medical kits • Head, Ear, Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin • Lightning • Animal & insect Bites • HAPE/HACE • Musculoskeletal injuries • Dive Medicine Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 05 - 07, 2019 | CME 25.25 | USD $775 | Houston, Texas
14th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) is organized by Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), Society of University Surgeons (SUS) and will be held from Feb 05 - 07, 2019 at Hilton Americas-Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Academic Surgeons, Junior Faculty Members, Senior Faculty Members, Surgical Residents & Fellows, Academic Clinicians, Surgical Scientists, Surgical Educators, Medical Students. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 25.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. The ASC is a joint meeting of the two leading associations for academic surgery - The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS) and The Society of University Surgeons (SUS). Conference Description : This Conference has become the premier gathering place for surgeon-scientists-offering unparalleled opportunities for scientific exchange and networking with peers. Each year the ASC registration grows and the program has become more diverse, with programming in basic science, education, health policy, outcomes research, global health, leadership, and many other topics relevant to academic surgery. Conference Objectives : • Identify important research and clinical advancements relating to topics within academic surgery, including oncology, trauma, critical care, pediatrics, vascular, cardiothoracic, gastroenterology, transplant, education, emerging technologies, global surgery, clinical trials, outcomes, and health services research. • Develop an understanding of current issues in the advancement of the art and science of surgery. • Improve treatment strategies for surgical patients. • Discuss the latest basic science, translational, and health services research and the expected impact of these breakthroughs in future patient care. • Review the newest technologies that facilitate improved outcomes in surgical patients. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.