Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine Seminar CME / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 2B (AM2B) Topics Include: Medical Marijuana, Nutritional Supplementation, IBD, Integrative Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine, and more.

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Course Topics


Summarize the history and basic science of medicinal cannabis; Assess evidence about the efficacy of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy and other medical conditions; Counsel patients about the potential for adverse effects associated with use of cannabis; Recognize features typical of psychogenic nonepileptic attacks (PNEAs); Recommend an evaluation plan for patients with suspected PNEA.

Notes on Nutritional Supplementation

Review data about the effects of antioxidants; Recognize patients who may benefit from vitamin B supplementation; Counsel patients about vitamin D, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids; Identify common deficiencies in patients with celiac disease and ulcerative colitis; Describe the effects of using peppermint and ginger for treatment of digestive symptoms.

Alternative Treatments in IBD

Evaluate studies of the use of fecal microbial transplantation for management of Clostridium difficile infection and IBD; Explain the reasons for difficulties in assessing efficacy and safety of using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies; List CAM therapies commonly used for management of IBD; Cite common causes of abnormal liver tests in patients with IBD; Summarize diagnostic methods and treatment options for patients with IBD and primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Integrative Pediatrics

Discuss the safety and effectiveness of nonpharmacologic approaches to colic; Provide nonpharmacologic options for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections; Explain the low FODMAP diet and discuss its role in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Recommend herbal and dietary supplements for treating gastrointestinal problems; Utilize mind-body techniques to manage symptoms associated with IBS.

Update on Environmental Medicine

Recognize the most common sources of lead exposure in children; Follow revised guides on interventions at various blood lead levels; Locate resources that aid in the primary prevention, assessment, and treatment of lead exposure; Identify common indoor environmental factors relevant to asthma management; Counsel families about the most effective strategies for limiting common indoor environmental triggers for asthma symptoms.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Psychology, and Psychiatry

If you have taken the current Alternative Medicine CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.