Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders

Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders 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 7 (EMD7) Topics Include:  Surveillance in Patients with Pancreatic Cysts, Pediatric Thyroid Cancer, Hyperthyroidism in the Elderly, Acute Pancreatitis, Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas, and more.

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

Full Course:
EMD7
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
EMD7A, EMD7B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Pancreatic Cancer

Implement surveillance in patients with pancreatic cysts; Select patients for surgical management of pancreatic cysts based on growth rate, cytologic findings, and molecular markers; Recognize genetic and behavioral risk factors for pancreatic cancer; Choose screening tests for pancreatic cancer based on efficacy and safety Treat patients with pancreatic cancer based on resectability of tumors.

Highlights from Thyroid 2017

Explain the association between radioactive iodine and thyroid eye disease; Choose an appropriate antithyroid drug for use in pregnancy; Recommend appropriate therapy for relapse of hyperthyroidism; Elaborate on the inclusion and exclusion criteria of noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP); Compare the cytologic features of encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma to those of NIFTP.

Chronic and Acute Pancreatitis

Recognize the limitations of current methods of diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis; Weigh the evidence supporting alternative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis; Implement high-value care practices to diagnose and treat patients with chronic pancreatitis; Use appropriate diagnostic and prognostic tools in the treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis; Optimize the use of fluid, nutritional, and antibiotic therapy in patients with acute pancreatitis.

Pituitary Update

Describe pituitary histology and the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in the regulation of levels of hormones; Distinguish between functional and structural causes of pituitary failure; Select the appropriate diagnostic tests to assess the different pituitary deficiencies; Use appropriate medical therapy for pituitary adenomas, including treatment of resistant disease; Recognize the role of surgery and adjuvant therapies for treatment of pituitary adenomas in selected patients.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

List changes to the menstrual cycle that are typical of perimenopause; Manage mood symptoms in a perimenopausal patient; Consider prescribing hormone replacement therapy for a perimenopausal woman; Safely prescribe agents that promote superovulation; Select appropriate candidates for preimplantation genetic screening.

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer/Nonprimary Hyperparathyroidism

Discuss the challenges faced when diagnosing and treating pediatric thyroid cancer; Manage a child with a thyroid nodule; List risk factors for thyroid cancer in children; Create an algorithm for management of the neck in children undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer; Recognize and manage complications in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism.

Parathyroid Hormone

Summarize the pathophysiology of disorders involving excess and deficiency of parathyroid hormone (PTH); Differentiate the anabolic and catabolic effects of PTH; Cite literature documenting therapeutic effects of PTH and its analogues; Optimize the use of analogues of PTH for the treatment of osteoporosis; Select appropriate candidates for treatment of hypoparathyroidism with recombinant human PTH.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction

Identify etiologies of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in the elderly; Discuss the risks associated with subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the elderly; Recommend appropriate tests to evaluate patients with persistent symptoms even when on optimized levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism; Describe the physiology of thyroid hormone synthesis; Discuss the type 2 deiodinase polymorphism threonine 92 alanine and its effect on response to combination thyroxine-triiodothyronine therapy.

Thyroid Cancer Review

Determine whether fine needle aspiration of a thyroid nodule is indicated; Manage thyroid cancer in a patient with who has enlarged lymph nodes in the neck; Choose the best imaging procedures for preoperative assessment of a patient with thyroid cancer; Select appropriate candidates for radioactive iodine ablation of the thyroid; Evaluate a patient with medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

Illustrate the relationships among patient age, hormonal sensitivity of tumor, and progression-free survival in patients with breast cancer; List the major findings of the ATLAS trial in patients with breast cancer; Use exemestane to improve the treatment of patients with breast cancer; Explain the benefits and risks of treatment with an aromatase inhibitor for breast cancer; Summarize the role of CDK4/6 inhibitors in treatment of breast cancer.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Pancreatic Cancer

Implement surveillance in patients with pancreatic cysts; Select patients for surgical management of pancreatic cysts based on growth rate, cytologic findings, and molecular markers; Recognize genetic and behavioral risk factors for pancreatic cancer; Choose screening tests for pancreatic cancer based on efficacy and safety Treat patients with pancreatic cancer based on resectability of tumors.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

List changes to the menstrual cycle that are typical of perimenopause; Manage mood symptoms in a perimenopausal patient; Consider prescribing hormone replacement therapy for a perimenopausal woman; Safely prescribe agents that promote superovulation; Select appropriate candidates for preimplantation genetic screening.

Pediatric Thyroid Cancer/Nonprimary Hyperparathyroidism

Discuss the challenges faced when diagnosing and treating pediatric thyroid cancer; Manage a child with a thyroid nodule; List risk factors for thyroid cancer in children; Create an algorithm for management of the neck in children undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer; Recognize and manage complications in patients undergoing parathyroidectomy for secondary or tertiary hyperparathyroidism.

Management of Thyroid Dysfunction

Identify etiologies of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in the elderly; Discuss the risks associated with subclinical hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the elderly; Recommend appropriate tests to evaluate patients with persistent symptoms even when on optimized levothyroxine therapy for hypothyroidism; Describe the physiology of thyroid hormone synthesis; Discuss the type 2 deiodinase polymorphism threonine 92 alanine and its effect on response to combination thyroxine-triiodothyronine therapy.

Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer

Illustrate the relationships among patient age, hormonal sensitivity of tumor, and progression-free survival in patients with breast cancer; List the major findings of the ATLAS trial in patients with breast cancer; Use exemestane to improve the treatment of patients with breast cancer; Explain the benefits and risks of treatment with an aromatase inhibitor for breast cancer; Summarize the role of CDK4/6 inhibitors in treatment of breast cancer.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Highlights from Thyroid 2017

Explain the association between radioactive iodine and thyroid eye disease; Choose an appropriate antithyroid drug for use in pregnancy; Recommend appropriate therapy for relapse of hyperthyroidism; Elaborate on the inclusion and exclusion criteria of noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP); Compare the cytologic features of encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma to those of NIFTP.

Chronic and Acute Pancreatitis

Recognize the limitations of current methods of diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis; Weigh the evidence supporting alternative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis; Implement high-value care practices to diagnose and treat patients with chronic pancreatitis; Use appropriate diagnostic and prognostic tools in the treatment of patients with acute pancreatitis; Optimize the use of fluid, nutritional, and antibiotic therapy in patients with acute pancreatitis.

Pituitary Update

Describe pituitary histology and the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in the regulation of levels of hormones; Distinguish between functional and structural causes of pituitary failure; Select the appropriate diagnostic tests to assess the different pituitary deficiencies; Use appropriate medical therapy for pituitary adenomas, including treatment of resistant disease; Recognize the role of surgery and adjuvant therapies for treatment of pituitary adenomas in selected patients.

Parathyroid Hormone

Summarize the pathophysiology of disorders involving excess and deficiency of parathyroid hormone (PTH); Differentiate the anabolic and catabolic effects of PTH; Cite literature documenting therapeutic effects of PTH and its analogues; Optimize the use of analogues of PTH for the treatment of osteoporosis; Select appropriate candidates for treatment of hypoparathyroidism with recombinant human PTH.

QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Thyroid Cancer Review

Determine whether fine needle aspiration of a thyroid nodule is indicated; Manage thyroid cancer in a patient with who has enlarged lymph nodes in the neck; Choose the best imaging procedures for preoperative assessment of a patient with thyroid cancer; Select appropriate candidates for radioactive iodine ablation of the thyroid; Evaluate a patient with medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Obesity, and Nutrition.

If you have taken the current Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders 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.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.