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 8 (EMD8) Topics Include:  Optimal Sources for Dietary Iodine, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Ductal Cancer, Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms, Medications Affecting Thyroid Function Tests, and more.

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Course Topics

Highlights from Thyroid 2018: The 40th Anniversary Symposium

Identify optimal sources of dietary iodine; Distinguish the consequences of inadequate vs excessive supplementation with iodine; List potential sources of interference with the sensitivity and specificity of thyroid function tests; Effectively measure thyroglobulin based on thyroglobulin antibody status; Counsel patients about current guidelines for the management of hypothyroidism.

Highlights from Thyroid 2018: The 40th Anniversary Symposium

Interpret ultrasonographic signs in thyroid nodules; Use the Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System to manage a patient with a thyroid nodule; List common mutations found in thyroid cancers; Counsel a patient asking about the relationship between obesity and hypothyroidism; Explain the actions of leptin and discuss its relationship to obesity and thyroid function.

Update on Surgery: Pancreas/Gallbladder

List the criteria for safely observing patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors; Define the role of endoscopic ultrasonography and resection for patients with pancreatic cysts; Evaluate the role of the step-up approach in the management of severe acute pancreatitis; Identify patients with suspected gangrenous cholecystitis; Select safe operative strategies for patients with gangrenous cholecystitis.

Thyroid Update

Estimate the frequency of thyroid nodules in the general population; Predict the suspicion for malignancy on the basis of characteristics from ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration; Evaluate the need for follow-up ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules on the basis of size and suspicion for malignancy; Summarize key achievements in the history of thyroid surgery that have led to modern-day surgical techniques; Select appropriate techniques for minimally invasive and remote access thyroidectomy.

Pancreatic Illnesses

Identify patients at high risk for pancreatic cancer; Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis; Assess the impact of statins on severity outcomes in acute pancreatitis; Recognize the potential of total RNA-sequencing for elucidating disease mechanisms underlying development and progression of pancreatitis; Explain the rationale behind inhibiting autophagy in patients with pancreatic ductal cancer.

Hormone Therapy

List the major endocrine causes of hypertension; Identify indications to screen for endocrine causes of hypertension; Select an appropriate screening test for primary aldosteronism; Cite the risks and benefits of HRT; Select patients most likely to benefit from HRT.


Acute Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Imaging

Explain the sentinel acute pancreatitis event hypothesis; Follow a management algorithm for acute pancreatitis; Define the roles of diet, genetics, and behavioral lifestyle decisions in the chronicity of pancreatitis; Differentiate among the various types of pancreatic cystic neoplasms; Choose the most appropriate imaging modality for surveillance of pancreatic cystic neoplasms.

Endocrine Surgery/Lymph Node Management

Choose and interpret laboratory tests for the diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism (PH); Evaluate the role of 4-gland exploration in patients undergoing surgery for PH; Formulate an algorithm for the management of adrenal incidentalomas; Cite indications for sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with melanoma; Determine whether elective lymph node biopsy is indicated in a patient with melanoma.

Thyroid Function

Educate patients about popular misconceptions of causes and treatment of thyroid disease; Determine an optimal dose of thyroid hormone in a patient with hypothyroidism; Clarify the role of T3 in the management of thyroid disease; Consider nutritional supplements and medications that can affect the results of thyroid function tests; Recognize factors that inhibit the gastrointestinal absorption of thyroid hormone.

Diabetes and the Elderly / Hypertension / Computerized Glucose Monitors in Primary Care

Balance glycemic control against the risk for adverse effects in aging patients with diabetes; Individualize targets for blood pressure control in patients with diabetes; Identify patients who may benefit from continuous glucose monitoring; Use ambulatory glucose profiles to optimize glycemic targets and treatment regimens.

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.



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