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 10 (CP10) Topics Include:  Bacterial vs. Viral Rhinosinusitis, Adverse Effects Associated with Azole Therapy, Appropriate Stimulants to Manage a Patient with Stroke and Fatigue, Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Disorder, and more.

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Course Topics

Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, and Osteoporosis

Describe the biochemical structure and effects of parathyroid hormone; Diagnose cases of hypoparathyroidism; Recognize different clinical presentations of primary hyperparathyroidism; Optimize the anabolic potential of therapy with parathyroid hormone; Compare and contrast teriparatide and abaloparatide.


Osteoanabolic Therapies for Osteoporosis

Elaborate on the biochemical structures of agents used to treat osteoporosis; Recognize the influence of different agents on the length of the so-called anabolic window; Differentiate among types of anabolic actions; Cite current literature on the efficacy and safety of agents used to treat osteoporosis; Select appropriate agents for combination and sequential therapy for osteoporosis.


Opioid Use Disorder /Psychostimulants for the Elderly

Spearhead a medication-assisted treatment program in an outpatient clinic; Manage buprenorphine induction in a patient who is using other psychotropic drugs; List risks and benefits of extended-release buprenorphine; Use an appropriate stimulant to manage a patient with stroke and fatigue; Counsel a healthy 70-yr-old patient asking about stimulants for cognitive function.


Highlights of the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting

Discuss the relationship between response to neoadjuvant therapy and survival outcomes in patients with melanoma; Select the optimal strategy for management of recurrence during or after treatment with programmed cell death protein 1 inhibitors in patients with melanoma; Identify patients with early-stage breast cancer who are most likely to benefit from the addition of chemotherapy to endocrine therapy; Utilize results from molecular signature testing to predict which patients are most likely to benefit from extended therapy with tamoxifen; Develop strategies for escalation or de-escalation of neoadjuvant therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer.


Management of Kidney Cancer

Discuss medical treatment alternatives with a patient with newly diagnosed kidney cancer; Summarize the results of recent trials of targeted agents and antibodies for kidney cancer; Assess prognosis in a patient with kidney cancer; Create a surgical plan for a patient with kidney cancer; Counsel a patient with kidney cancer who asks about immediate vs deferred cytoreductive surgery.


Pharmacologic Management of Bipolar Disorder

Investigate alternative conditions in a patient with suspected bipolar disorder who does not respond to treatment; Recommend a medication for a patient with bipolar disorder who is suicidal; Recognize lithium toxicity; Transition a patient from acute to maintenance therapy for bipolar disorder; Manage common side effects of drugs used to treat bipolar disorder.


Seminal Events for Bone Health and an Overview of Guidelines

Evaluate treatments for osteoporosis and osteopenia according findings in recent literature; Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of romosozumab for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis; Elaborate on recent clinical guidelines for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and Paget disease; Identify the potential value of biomarkers for bone turnover and bone mineral density as surrogates for fracture risk; Assess risk for fracture in patients with osteopenia to identify appropriate candidates for therapy.


Antibiotics Review, Part 1: Outpatient Upper Respiratory Infections

Distinguish bacterial rhinosinusitis from viral rhinosinusitis; Select an effective antibiotic agent for treatment of acute otitis media; Review risks and side effects of macrolides and fluoroquinolones; List potential effects of antibiotic exposure to the human intestinal microbiome; Counsel patients about nonantibacterial options for treating upper respiratory infections, such as zinc.


Antibiotics Review, Part 2: Update on Antifungal Agents

Assess efficacy data about azoles, amphotericin B, and echinocandins in the treatment of candidemia; Select appropriate treatments for infection with Candida species on the basis of the Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines; Predict treatment susceptibility and rates of resistance of Candida species; Prescribe an effective azole for treatment of aspergillosis; Counsel patients about adverse effects associated with azole therapy.


Highlights from the Cleveland Clinic 2019 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Update

Identify common toxicities associated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy in oropharyngeal cancer; Develop strategies for deintensification of treatment in low-risk oropharyngeal cancer; Summarize the efficacy and toxicity of nonsurgical treatments for head and neck cancer in elderly patients; Compare oncologic and functional outcomes between transoral surgery and nonsurgical therapies for oropharyngeal cancer; Evaluate patients to determine eligibility for transoral surgery and need for adjuvant therapy.



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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.