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Feb 23 - 23, 2018 | CME 6.25 | USD $219.99 | Psychology
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held on Feb 23, 2018 at Pacific Grill Events & Catering, Tacoma, Washington, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addictions Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Educators, School Administrators, Other Mental Health Professionals. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 Credits. Course Description: Join Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, the founder and creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T) to gain practical techniques to help your most challenging clients. She will share her experience working with teens in clinics, schools and community using her evidence-based cutting edge approach. She is a pioneer in bringing mindfulness to youth, from current brain imaging research at Stanford University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, to a Positive Youth Development Program to Inner City Youth in East Palo Alto. By attending this engaging day, you will be able to teach teens how to shift their thinking away from impulsive, thoughtless, and judgmental ways of reacting and responding to life and teach them to build on the resources they already have inside. Mindfulness is an anchor for teens to turn to and use when they feel emotionally dysregulated, stressed, anxious and depressed. Teach teens to live rather than just exist in an ever-increasing multi-media stimulated technological environment. Provide more balanced approaches to reacting to life and helping shift the way teens perceive and appraise situations as stressful. MBSR-T will help teens: • Move from feeling powerless to feeling a sense of agency and control • Decrease reactivity and impulsivity • Shift from negative judgments and perceptions to non-judging with the use of the mindful qualities • Increase positive coping strategies and decrease self-harming thinking and behaviors • Increase health and well-being Conference Objectives are: • Summarize the foundational principles of MBSR-T. • Describe the essential core components of the MBSR-T curriculum and the 3-stage approach to learning MBSR-T. • Demonstrate the ability to give guided instruction to central MBSR-T interventions using formal and informal mindfulness practices. • Utilize mindfulness techniques that increase teen’s present moment functioning and living. • Practice interventions that can be used in teen’s daily life to facilitate maintenance and growth of the MBSR-T program. • Review evidence-based research on MBSR-T including latest studies and new directions.
Feb 23 - 23, 2018 | Free | Public Health
Washington, Dist Of Col
5th Annual Interprofessional Education & Practice Conference Addressing Health Disparities is organized by Howard University College of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education and will be held on Feb 23, 2018 at Louis Stokes Library, Washington, Dist Of Col, United States of America. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 24 - 25, 2018 | CME 16.00 | USD $425 | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Otorhinolaryngology
Vestibular Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Clinical Approach for Positive Functional Outcomes is organized by Healthclick and will be held during Feb 24 - 25, 2018 at Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. An extensive laboratory component is designed to provide clinicians with skills required for the treatment of their balance and vestibular patients. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 16 hours of CME credit. Course Description: This two-day intermediate level course provides the fundamentals for evaluating and treating vestibular dysfunction. A basic overview of vestibular function and anatomy as well as central nervous system interaction is provided. Hands-on laboratory sessions enhance the clinicians ability to properly perform testing techniques for vestibular disorders. Quite often the -missing link- in the management of a clients complaints lies within the weakness of the vestibular system. A thorough understanding of underlying disorders assist the clinician in developing effective treatment and exercise programs to decrease symptoms and enhance balance and functional ability. Options and considerations for creating treatment plans and long-term care management strategies are thoroughly discussed. The treatment ideas presented in this course can be applied to patients with vestibular disorders as well as to patients with limitations in balance or sensory integration. Clinicians will be able to immediately apply this information in the clinical setting. Conferences Objectives: • Identify the anatomical structures responsible for perception of movement and understand their physiological functions. • Recognize the intricate connections between the vestibular, oculomotor and somatosensory systems and how they combine to maintain stability of posture and vision. • Recognize and understand the different mechanisms of recovery of the vestibular system and how they impact the course and content of rehabilitation. • Recognize typical vestibular disorders by symptom and category and identify critical areas for therapeutic intervention. • Perform evaluative procedures and assess findings (interview/history, Dizziness Handicap Inventory, oculomotor exam, visual-vestibular exam, positional testing, Motion Sensitivity Quotient, Dynamic Gait Index, static balance assessments, systems screening). • Recognize typical presentations of nystagmus and their relevance to treatment. • Design an appropriate treatment plan including; appropriate tasks, therapeutic exercises and measurable goals. • Perform appropriate therapeutic exercises and procedures to patients with vestibular disorders. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2018 | USD $2295 | Medicine
Washington, Dist Of Col
The 11th Annual Medicaid Managed Care Summit is organized by World Congress and will be held during Feb 27 - Mar 01, 2018 at Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, Dist Of Col, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is From Medicaid Managed Care Plans & Health Plans: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers of: • Government Programs • State Programs • Medicaid • Pharmacy • Member Services • Network Contracting • Disease Management • Sales and Marketing • Quality Improvement This course will serve as a review and update on brings together executives from managed care plans, health plans, state Medicaid programs, and provider organizations with the goal of coordinating care for the complex, managed care populations, achieving value-based care, coordinating and integrating LTSS in managed care plans, and addressing social determinants of health to better serve their members. From Government: • Project Directors, Policy Analysts, State and Federal Regulatory and Quality Assurance Auditors and Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers of: • Medicaid • Managed Care • Quality Care • Health Plan Operations • Eligibility Policy Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 28 - Mar 04, 2018 | CME 43.00 | USD $850 | Cardiology | Urology | Gastroenterology
CME Resources 5 - Day Physician Assistant PANCE / PANRE Review Course is organized by CME Resources and would be held during Feb 28 - Mar 04, 2018 at DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 43 Credits. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 01 - 03, 2018 | CME 14.75 | USD $875 | Oncology
Washington, Dist Of Col
Breast Cancer Coordinated Care (BC3) Conference is organized by MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and will be held during Mar 01 - 03, 2018 at Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event is intended for a wide range of medical practitioners who are interested in the latest information regarding the local treatment of breast cancer. The program is purposely targeted for general, plastic, breast, and oncologic surgeons, as well as radiation and medical oncologists. It is also intended for primary care physicians, oncology nurses and practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, genetic counselors and hospital administrators who have an interest in the treatment of breast cancer patients. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Conference Objectives are : • Recognize the important controversial aspects of coordinated local treatment of breast cancer and breast reconstruction. • Identify the risks and benefits of prophylactic mastectomy. • Implement surgical techniques designed to improve the likelihood of nipple preservation and reduce the risk of flap or nipple necrosis with mastectomy. • Recognize the impact of reconstruction on post-mastectomy radiation delivery and, conversely, of the impact of post-mastectomy radiation on prior reconstruction. • Describe different philosophies regarding radiation delivery including new techniques and how to minimize side effects to the surrounding tissue. • Describe the risk and benefits of re-staging patients after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. • Describe the pros and cons of downstaging based upon response to chemotherapy pre-mastectomy on the subsequent treatment plan, the scope and power of oncoplastic surgery in the patient who undergoes breast conservation therapy for breast cancer, and the arguments in favor of a coordinated team approach in oncoplastic surgery to maximize the cosmetic and oncologic outcomes. • Identify the different methods of breast reconstruction including implant-based reconstruction, flap-based reconstruction, and microsurgical-assisted free flap reconstruction. • Utilize proper patient selection and timing for breast reconstruction procedures as well as the evolving role of alloplastic materials in breast reconstruction both in terms of enhancing and facilitating device reconstruction of the breast, as well as reconstructing the abdomen after flap harvesting.
Mar 01 - 03, 2018 | CME 27.50 | USD $5395 | Dentistry
Managing the Restorative/Periodontal Interface is organized by Kois Center, LLC and will be held during Mar 01 - 03, 2018 at Kois Center LLC, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 27.5 continuing education credits. Predictable management of soft and hard tissues is a critical component of successful restorative dentistry. Many times we are faced with unanticipated clinical challenges: black triangles between restored teeth, chronically inflamed tissues over a crown or sudden gingival recession after a crown preparation. In Restorative/Periodontal Interface, Dr. Kois presents the biology, behavior and interaction of bone, ligament, tooth structure and gingiva. He provides scientifically based clinical guidelines which allow you to readily predict and manipulate the gingival margin position. Implementing the principles in this course will greatly enhance your efficiency and accuracy when faced with important tissue management challenges. You will gain confidence in both cosmetic and restorative outcomes. Acclaimed Clinical Instructor, Dr. Betsy Bakeman, will present a hands-on surgical instrumentation segment during this course. Course Objectives : • Understand surgical and orthodontic concerns • Learn to coordinate therapy as it relates to the restorative periodontal interface • Understand the metrics and anatomy of the dentogingival complex • Learn cervical limitations or enhancements to consider during tooth preparation • Learn pontic site and ridge management for prosthetics • Minimize and predict surgical defects when extracting teeth • Learn how bone and tooth structure can be favorably altered for restorative dentistry • Learn to manage biologic width, gingival margins, and contours • Learn how to perform esthetic crown lengthening • Determine acceptable compromises. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 01 - 02, 2018 | CME 12.60 | USD $429.99 | Psychiatry | Pharmacy and Medicine | Neuroscience
2-Day: 2018 Psychopharmacology Conference is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held during Mar 01 - 02, 2018 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.60 Credits. Course Description : Spend two action-packed days learning about the newest advances in psychopharmacology and contemporary trends in medication management. From her unique perspective as a doctored psychiatric nurse practitioner, Susan Marie teaches psychopharmacology thoughtfully, with an emphasis on the experience of the client. Susan’s extensive 30 years of experience in mental health and passion for clients shines through in the detail and thoroughness of her presentation. Clients often only have a few minutes with their prescriber and require additional support. It’s vital that you are able to answer their questions, help manage side effects and understand reactions. Designed for counselors, nurses, psychotherapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals, Susan provides the information you need in order to best help your clients. This conference allows time for exploration of underrepresented areas, including ADHD, sleep, eating, and substance use disorders. Take home specialized guidelines for geriatrics, pregnant or nursing women, and clients with chronic pain. Discuss how the DSM-5 has impacted prescribing patterns and the use of psychotropics in newly defined diagnoses. In addition to a general ‘nuts and bolts’ review of medications, you will examine case examples, discuss medication controversies and how to effectively collaborate with prescribing practitioners. Course Objectives : Day 1: • Breakdown how mental health medications work. • Specify how medications are chosen for mood disorders and specific patient characteristics. • Analyze the actions, therapeutic uses, and side effects of antidepressants. • Overcome barriers that block your clients’ success with their medication. • Determine options for clients with treatment resistant mood disorders. • Communicate the actions, side effects, and therapeutic uses of antipsychotic medications. • Evaluate the three critical strategies for improving collaboration with prescribing practitioners. Day 2: • Compile medication treatment options for ADHD. • Explore medication management of sleep disorders. • Articulate medications effective with eating disorders. • Formulate medication treatment options for substance use disorders and discuss how to effectively incorporate medication assisted treatments into an overall plan for care. • Specify the interaction between women’s and men’s hormone levels and their mental health. • Explore the use of complementary and alternative agents for treatment of mental illnesses. • Determine the unique medication considerations for geriatric clients. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 02 - 03, 2018 | CME 16.00 | USD $895 | Dentistry
Oral Surgery for the General Dentist is organized by University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry and will be held during Mar 02 - 03, 2018 at Washington Academy of General Dentistry, Seatac, Washington, United States of America. The target audience for this medical event for Dentists. This CME Conference has been approved with a maximum of 16 hours. Conference Description : Many extractions look easy but can soon become difficult, time-consuming, and lead to problems. This course reviews the best techniques and instruments to remove surgical extractions easily and quickly while conserving bone. It makes exodontia more enjoyable and predictable so it can be performed with greater confidence and less stress. Along with surgical extractions, it covers multiple extractions and ridge preparation for immediate dentures, avoiding or managing common surgical complications such as sinus misadventures, excessive bleeding, and tuberosity fractures. Also included is predictable socket bone grafting, and other related topics as time permits. Conference Objectives are : • More easily do surgical or difficult extractions that frequently occur in general practice. • Be more proficient at ridge preparation for immediate dentures. • Prevent and/or manage complications that can occur during oral surgery such as bleeding, sinus problems, etc. • Perform predictable socket bone grafting. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Mar 02 - 03, 2018 | CME 18.00 | USD $300 | Orthopedics
2nd Annual Seattle Lower Extremity Surgery Symposium (SLESS) is organized by International Foot and Ankle Foundation (IFAF) and will be held during Mar 02 - 03, 2018 at Highline Medical Center Burien, Burien, Washington, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 18 Continuing Education Contact Hours. This very popular course provides surgical exposure and hands-on training in external fixation, total ankle replacement, Charcot Reconstruction, and muscle flap techniques. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have an understanding of: • Total ankle replacement, revision and fusion • Talectomy and TC fusion techniques • Charcot reconstruction with beaming rods and external fixation • Anatomical considerations for muscle flap procedures • Muscle flap techniques for soleus, gastrocnemius and peroneus brevis flaps • Muscle flap stabilization with external fixation • General nerve application for the lower extremity Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.