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 6 (EMD6) Topics Include:  Recurrence of Thyroid Cancer, Genetic Mutations in the Pancreas, New Technologies in Clinical Trials for Treatment of Type 1 DM, Weight Loss and Nutrition Management in Patients with Type 2, Difference Between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, and more.

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

Full Course:
EMD6
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
EMD6A, EMD6B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Update on Thyroid Cancer

Select appropriate patients for central neck dissection; Identify patients with thyroid cancer who may be at high risk for recurrence; Choose the appropriate course of action in patients following complete resection; Explain the mechanisms of action of experimental, targeted therapies for thyroid cancer; List the indications for central neck dissection vs lateral neck dissection.

Update on Acute Pancreatitis

Provide patients with effective treatment for recurrent acute pancreatitis; Assess the effectiveness of surgery in the management of acute pancreatitis; Select patients most likely to benefit from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Determine the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for patients with common bile duct and pancreatic stones; Evaluate the role of sphincterotomy in the management of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and recurrent acute pancreatitis.

Hyperprolactinemia/Acromegaly

Consider the costs and benefits of surgery, radiation therapy, and medical therapy for benign brain tumors; Weigh the evidence supporting the use of molecular targets to treat meningiomas and craniopharyngiomas; Explain the difficulties inherent in classifying gliomas; Identify and treat tumors with ambiguous morphology; Differentiate between tumors based on the presence of BRAF mutation.

Pancreatitis Update

Diagnose autoimmune pancreatitis; Prescribe therapy for autoimmune pancreatitis and immunoglobulin G4-associated cholangiopathy; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Identify manifestations of idiopathic pancreatitis; Analyze the relationship between pancreas divisum and pancreatitis.

The Reality of the Artificial Pancreas: Fighting Diabetes Five Minutes at a Time

Summarize how the development of artificial pancreas devices may improve self-management and psychological well-being of patients with type 1 diabetes; Compare different types of artificial pancreas devices according to level of patient burden, types of algorithms, and methods of hormone delivery; Explain why obtaining approval for artificial pancreas devices containing glucagon is difficult; Provide recommendations for weight loss and nutrition management in patients with various stages of type 2 diabetes.

Pancreatic Diseases

Identify precursor lesions in the pancreas based on microscopic appearance and genetic mutations; Select patients who would benefit from screening for pancreatic cancer; Summarize methods of endoscopic therapy for common complications of acute pancreatitis; Determine the feasibility of endoscopic drainage for pancreatic pseudocysts based on their location and presence of disconnected ducts or necrosis; Develop strategies for fluid therapy, antibiotic administration, and nutritional support for patients with acute pancreatitis.

Thyroid Cancer

Review the epidemiology of anaplastic thyroid cancer; Apply National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Thyroid Association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of anaplastic thyroid cancer; Evaluate the use of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and lenvatinib for patients with thyroid cancer; Consider new therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, for the treatment of thyroid cancer; Interpret cytology and pathology reports for patients with thyroid disease.

Diagnosing Pancreatic Disease

Compare risk assessment scores for patients with AP; Formulate management plans for patients with AP; Plan a diagnostic approach for patients with suspected CP; Compare the efficacy of various treatment options for pancreatic cancer; Evaluate the role of early screening for pancreatic cancer.

Update on Diabetes

Prescribe available technology for patients with types 1 and 2 DM to improve glycemic control; . Utilize applications (apps) to help improve the quality of life for children and adolescents with DM; Discuss the relationship between islet cell antibodies and the development of type 1 DM; Compare clinical outcomes for the use of insulin pumps to those for multiple daily insulin injections; Describe new technologies in clinical trials for treatment of type 1 DM.

Common Thyroid Disorders

Identify appropriate patients to undergo screening for thyroid disorders; Select an appropriate course of management for patients with hypothyroidism; Treat thyroid disorders in pregnant patients; Distinguish between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism; Tailor a management plan for patients with thyroid nodule.

Update on Thyroid Cancer

Select appropriate patients for central neck dissection; Identify patients with thyroid cancer who may be at high risk for recurrence; Choose the appropriate course of action in patients following complete resection; Explain the mechanisms of action of experimental, targeted therapies for thyroid cancer; List the indications for central neck dissection vs lateral neck dissection.

Hyperprolactinemia/Acromegaly

Consider the costs and benefits of surgery, radiation therapy, and medical therapy for benign brain tumors; Weigh the evidence supporting the use of molecular targets to treat meningiomas and craniopharyngiomas; Explain the difficulties inherent in classifying gliomas; Identify and treat tumors with ambiguous morphology; Differentiate between tumors based on the presence of BRAF mutation.

Pancreatic Diseases

Identify precursor lesions in the pancreas based on microscopic appearance and genetic mutations; Select patients who would benefit from screening for pancreatic cancer; Summarize methods of endoscopic therapy for common complications of acute pancreatitis; Determine the feasibility of endoscopic drainage for pancreatic pseudocysts based on their location and presence of disconnected ducts or necrosis; Develop strategies for fluid therapy, antibiotic administration, and nutritional support for patients with acute pancreatitis.

Diagnosing Pancreatic Disease

Compare risk assessment scores for patients with AP; Formulate management plans for patients with AP; Plan a diagnostic approach for patients with suspected CP; Compare the efficacy of various treatment options for pancreatic cancer; Evaluate the role of early screening for pancreatic cancer.

Update on Diabetes

Prescribe available technology for patients with types 1 and 2 DM to improve glycemic control; . Utilize applications (apps) to help improve the quality of life for children and adolescents with DM; Discuss the relationship between islet cell antibodies and the development of type 1 DM; Compare clinical outcomes for the use of insulin pumps to those for multiple daily insulin injections; Describe new technologies in clinical trials for treatment of type 1 DM.

Update on Acute Pancreatitis

Provide patients with effective treatment for recurrent acute pancreatitis; Assess the effectiveness of surgery in the management of acute pancreatitis; Select patients most likely to benefit from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Determine the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for patients with common bile duct and pancreatic stones; Evaluate the role of sphincterotomy in the management of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and recurrent acute pancreatitis.

Pancreatitis Update

Diagnose autoimmune pancreatitis; Prescribe therapy for autoimmune pancreatitis and immunoglobulin G4-associated cholangiopathy; Select patients who would benefit from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Identify manifestations of idiopathic pancreatitis; Analyze the relationship between pancreas divisum and pancreatitis.

The Reality of the Artificial Pancreas: Fighting Diabetes Five Minutes at a Time

Summarize how the development of artificial pancreas devices may improve self-management and psychological well-being of patients with type 1 diabetes; Compare different types of artificial pancreas devices according to level of patient burden, types of algorithms, and methods of hormone delivery; Explain why obtaining approval for artificial pancreas devices containing glucagon is difficult; Provide recommendations for weight loss and nutrition management in patients with various stages of type 2 diabetes.

Thyroid Cancer

Review the epidemiology of anaplastic thyroid cancer; Apply National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Thyroid Association guidelines for the diagnosis and management of anaplastic thyroid cancer; Evaluate the use of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and lenvatinib for patients with thyroid cancer; Consider new therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors, for the treatment of thyroid cancer; Interpret cytology and pathology reports for patients with thyroid disease.

Common Thyroid Disorders

Identify appropriate patients to undergo screening for thyroid disorders; Select an appropriate course of management for patients with hypothyroidism; Treat thyroid disorders in pregnant patients; Distinguish between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism; Tailor a management plan for patients with thyroid nodule.

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.