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 3B (AM3B) Topics Include:  Cannabis Therapy for Pain, Long-Term Response to Ketamine, Adverse Effects of Herbs and Supplements, Properties of Cannabis, Integrative Treatments for Autism, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Short Course:
Short Course Price:
Available in Audio format.
Only Available Option: Short Course/Part B

Course Topics

Ketamine for Depression/Screening and Assessment Tools for Substance Use Disorders

Use latent growth curve modeling to evaluate response to antidepressants; Identify patients with depression who are likely to exhibit a good long-term response to ketamine; List the principles of screening as they apply to substance use disorders; Compare instruments commonly used to screen for substance use disorders; Determine whether a patient requires additional screening for alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders.

Herbal Medicine/Nutritional Supplements

Describe the adverse effects of commonly used herbs and supplements; Perform evidence-based assessments of the efficacy of many herbs and supplements; List the nutritional supplements most commonly used by young athletes to improve performance; Advise against the use of supplements that are unlikely to improve athletic performance or that may cause harm; Recommend appropriate nutritional supplements for patients with underlying medical conditions.

Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Differentiate the properties of different strains of cannabis; Assess the evidence for the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain; Determine whether a patient is a candidate for the use of cannabis to relieve chronic pain; Elaborate on central sensitization and its implications for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain; Recommend a multidisciplinary approach for the management of chronic pain.


Micronutrients /Cannabis in Older Adults

Elaborate on the components of the Dietary Reference Intakes; Optimize the absorption of vitamins D, C, and E; Counsel patients about the safety of dietary supplements; Evaluate data from studies of cannabis therapy for pain, sleep, anxiety, and dementia; Recognize the adverse effects and contraindications associated with cannabis therapy

Autism/Therapies for Chronic Pain

List risk factors that have been associated with autism; Manage a patient with an autism spectrum disorder; Guide families interested in complementary and integrative treatments for autism; Explain and sketch the dimensions of the experience of pain and identify the associated areas of the brain; Counsel a patient interested in neurostimulation therapies for chronic pain.

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.



Interactive Courses