Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / 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 5 (CP5) Topics Include: Bipolar, Cancer Therapy, Drug Dosing, Infectious Disease, and more.

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

Full Course:
CP5
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
CP5A, CP5B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Topics in Infectious Disease

List the phases of CHBV infection; Choose the appropriate therapy for a patient with CHBV infection; Manage a patient with e-antigen-positive CHB seroconverting to anti-HBe on treatment; Recommend a useful test for a patient with suspected penicillin allergy; Recognize allergic reactions to antibiotics.

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Treating Adult Bipolar Disorder

Select pharmacologic therapies for patients at risk for mania; Successfully combine medications from different classes for a patient with bipolar depression; Counsel a patient regarding the risks and benefits of recommended medications for bipolar disorder; Describe the mechanisms of action and common side effects of recently approved drugs for acute bipolar depression; Manage add-on and adjunctive therapies for patients with acute bipolar depression.

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Cancer Therapy Review

Identify molecular targets for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; Choose appropriate strategies for identifying mutations that can be targeted in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; Select therapies for cancer based on new indications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration; Determine whether patients are appropriate candidates for use of novel cancer treatment agents; Consider the use of checkpoint inhibitors for newly expanded cancer indications.

Biologic Therapy

Recognize patients with early-stage IBD who would benefit from biologic therapy; Assess the short- and long-term clinical response, remission characteristics, and safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor and anti-integrin therapies for IBD; Explain the mechanisms by which probiotics may prevent and treat GI and extraintestinal illness; Provide patients with effective probiotic options for the treatment of GI infections and antibiotic-induced conditions; Compare probiotics found in yogurt and pill form in terms of accuracy of labeling and viability in the GI tract.

Prostate Cancer Update

Explain the benefit of adding docetaxel to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in the treatment of PC; . Assess the effects of adding docetaxel to ADT plus external-beam radiation therapy in patients with high-risk PC; Recognize the positive immune response associated with the combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy; Select appropriate candidates for intermittent hormonal therapy for PC.
5. Summarize molecular mechanisms that may serve as targets in the treatment of PC.

Bone Science

Explain the basic science of bone formation and remodeling; Identify hormones and regulatory molecules involved in the formation and resorption of bone; Compare the mechanisms of action of different therapies for osteoporosis; Assess the risks and benefits of current medications for the treatment of osteoporosis; Cite current literature that discusses medications under development for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Respiratory Infections: An Overview of Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Identify those patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who may benefit from antibiotics; Review guidelines about the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute bronchitis; Describe side effects associated with macrolides and fluoroquinolones; Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics; Counsel patients about alternative treatments for reducing symptoms of the common cold.

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Advances in Immunotherapy and Hormonal Therapy

Select appropriate immunotherapy for bladder cancer; Explain the benefit of adding entinostat to interleukin-2 in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma; Consider sipuleucel-T for the treatment of prostate cancer; Recognize the significance of mutations of ESR1 in the treatment of breast cancer; Compare immunotherapeutic drugs used to treat breast cancer.

Fracture Healing and Osteoporosis

Overcome barriers to the treatment of osteoporosis in patients with fractures; Summarize current understanding of the biology of fracture healing; Cite evidence from the literature concerning the effects of medications used to treat osteoporosis on the process of fracture healing; Initiate appropriate treatment of osteoporosis in a patient with a fracture; Implement protocols for the treatment of patients with atypical femur fractures.

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

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Topics in Infectious Disease

List the phases of CHBV infection; Choose the appropriate therapy for a patient with CHBV infection; Manage a patient with e-antigen-positive CHB seroconverting to anti-HBe on treatment; Recommend a useful test for a patient with suspected penicillin allergy; Recognize allergic reactions to antibiotics.

QUALIFIES FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Treating Adult Bipolar Disorder

Select pharmacologic therapies for patients at risk for mania; Successfully combine medications from different classes for a patient with bipolar depression; Counsel a patient regarding the risks and benefits of recommended medications for bipolar disorder; Describe the mechanisms of action and common side effects of recently approved drugs for acute bipolar depression; Manage add-on and adjunctive therapies for patients with acute bipolar depression.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Biologic Therapy

Recognize patients with early-stage IBD who would benefit from biologic therapy; Assess the short- and long-term clinical response, remission characteristics, and safety of anti-tumor necrosis factor and anti-integrin therapies for IBD; Explain the mechanisms by which probiotics may prevent and treat GI and extraintestinal illness; Provide patients with effective probiotic options for the treatment of GI infections and antibiotic-induced conditions; Compare probiotics found in yogurt and pill form in terms of accuracy of labeling and viability in the GI tract.

Bone Science

Explain the basic science of bone formation and remodeling; Identify hormones and regulatory molecules involved in the formation and resorption of bone; Compare the mechanisms of action of different therapies for osteoporosis; Assess the risks and benefits of current medications for the treatment of osteoporosis; Cite current literature that discusses medications under development for the treatment of osteoporosis.

Advances in Immunotherapy and Hormonal Therapy

Select appropriate immunotherapy for bladder cancer; Explain the benefit of adding entinostat to interleukin-2 in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma; Consider sipuleucel-T for the treatment of prostate cancer; Recognize the significance of mutations of ESR1 in the treatment of breast cancer; Compare immunotherapeutic drugs used to treat breast cancer.

Cancer Therapy Review

Identify molecular targets for treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; Choose appropriate strategies for identifying mutations that can be targeted in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer; Select therapies for cancer based on new indications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration; Determine whether patients are appropriate candidates for use of novel cancer treatment agents; Consider the use of checkpoint inhibitors for newly expanded cancer indications.

Prostate Cancer Update

Explain the benefit of adding docetaxel to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) in the treatment of PC; . Assess the effects of adding docetaxel to ADT plus external-beam radiation therapy in patients with high-risk PC; Recognize the positive immune response associated with the combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy; Select appropriate candidates for intermittent hormonal therapy for PC.
5. Summarize molecular mechanisms that may serve as targets in the treatment of PC.

Respiratory Infections: An Overview of Outpatient Antibiotic Therapy

Identify those patients with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis or acute otitis media who may benefit from antibiotics; Review guidelines about the treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis and acute bronchitis; Describe side effects associated with macrolides and fluoroquinolones; Discuss findings from microbiome studies about the prolonged effects of antibiotics; Counsel patients about alternative treatments for reducing symptoms of the common cold.

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Fracture Healing and Osteoporosis

Overcome barriers to the treatment of osteoporosis in patients with fractures; Summarize current understanding of the biology of fracture healing; Cite evidence from the literature concerning the effects of medications used to treat osteoporosis on the process of fracture healing; Initiate appropriate treatment of osteoporosis in a patient with a fracture; Implement protocols for the treatment of patients with atypical femur fractures.

Drug Dosing in the Obese Patient

Apply the appropriate scalars for adjusting doses of medication for obese patients; Summarize the importance of volume of distribution in the adjustment of drug doses; Estimate patients' ideal body weight and lean body weight; Identify drugs as lipophilic or hydrophilic and use the appropriate scalars for each; Assess obesity and calculate ideal body weight in children.

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Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Alternative Medicine, Family Practice and Psychiatry

If you have taken the current Clinical Pharmacology 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.