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Closing the Gaps with FluFIT and Other Practical Approaches The American Cancer Society, in partnership with the Montana DPHHS, Montana Primary Care Association and Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, present a three-part, continuing education series on colorectal cancer screening. Physicians and nurses can earn ONE CME for each session for a total of THREE CMEs for attending all three!
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Achieving High Quality and High Screening Rates Wednesday, April 23, 2014 • 12 Noon MDT Speaker: Durado Brooks, MD, MPH - Director, Prostate and Colorectal Cancers, American Cancer Society
This presentation is designed to introduce clinical care teams to key policy and practice initiatives that result in improved colorectal cancer screening. The presentation will address topics including: • Epidemiologic trends in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality • Evidence underlying current screening recommendations from the ACS and other medical organizations • Designing a screening program based on local needs, capabilities and resources • Identification and use of evidence-based interventions
A number of strategies and tools will be introduced, including essential elements of high quality screening programs, the "Evidence Based Toolbox and Guide" for colorectal cancer screening and the highly effective FluFIT/FluFOBT program resources.
About the Speaker
Dr. Brooks has served as the director of prostate and colorectal cancers at the American Cancer Society's National Home Office in Atlanta, Georgia, since 2000. In this role, he is involved in creating and implementing strategies to improve the prevention and early detection of prostate and colorectal cancers. He is also engaged in a number of the society's disparities-reductions efforts and serves as deputy editor of the society's peer-reviewed journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
A graduate of Ohio State University and the Wright State University School of Medicine, Dr. Brooks completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at Wright State's Affiliated Hospitals in Dayton, Ohio, and holds a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining the American Cancer Society, he practiced primary care internal medicine for 15 years and also served in a variety of administrative roles.
FluFIT - How to Maximize Preventive Care Opportunities Thursday, May 1, 2014 • 12 Noon MDT Speaker: Michael Potter, MD - Professor Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
About the Speaker
Dr. Potter is a professor in the department of family and community medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, he is director of the San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research, a network of researchers and practitioners that collaborate to develop and evaluate innovative practice interventions that can improve patient outcomes in diverse clinical settings.
Dr. Potter is developer of the award-winning FluFIT Program, which leverages the time of annual flu shots as an opportunity to increase colorectal cancer screening. The FluFIT Program has been recognized as a Research Tested Intervention Program by the national Cancer Institute and has been promoted nationally by the American Cancer Society. Dr. Potter currently chairs the professional education and practice committee of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.
New Research in CRC Screening - Care in Native Alaskan and American Indian Communities (FIT vs. FOBT) Wednesday, May 14, 2014 • 12 Noon MDT Speaker: David Perdue, MD - Minnesota Gastroenterology P.A.
About the Speaker
Dr. David Perdue is an enrolled Chickasaw and board-certified gastroenterologist with Minnesota Gastroenterology P.A. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he completed the Indian Health pathway. His Masters in Public Health was earned at the University of Colorado, where he later returned to complete the Native Elder Research Center's Native Investigators program. After three years on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, he left to help found the American Indian Cancer Foundation. He has published multiple manuscripts on cancer in Indian Country and serves on several cancer workgroups, including the IHS Colorectal Cancer Task Force. Dr. Perdue and his family live in Wayzata, Minnesota.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Montana Department of Health and Human Services. PIM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation (per webinar): PIM designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Continuing Education
Accreditation Statement: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation and will be emailed within 3 weeks.
Credit Designation: This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours per webinar is provided by PIM.
Social Worker, Marriage Counselor, Family Therapist Continuing Education (per webinar)
Course meets the qualifications for up to 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs or LCSWs, as required by the California board of Behavioral Sciences. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Provider Number 5114. A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation and will be emailed within 3 weeks.
Attention physicians, registered nurses, social workers, care coordinators and community health workers: This webinar series has been designated to meet the educational needs of clinical providers involved in the care of patients in need of colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. These presentations are designed to introduce clinical care teams to key policy and practice initiatives that result in improved colorectal cancer screening.
Each webinar will be recorded. Presentation materials and tools discussed for implementing screening programs will be made available after the webinar series. There is no fee for any of the presentations.
The webinar series will address topics that include: • Epidemiologic trends in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality • Implementing office system changes to aid in more patients up to date with CRC screening • Applying best practices and practical applications to ensure all patients in the practice who are appropriate for CRC screening receive screening referral options • Evidence underlying current screening recommendations from the ACS and other medical organizations • Designing a screening program based on local needs, capabilities and resources • Identifying and using evidence-based interventions • Providing appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
A number of strategies and tools will be introduced, including essential elements of high quality screening programs, the "Evidence Based Toolbox and Guide" for CRC screening and highly effective FluFIT/FluFOBT program resources. In addition, emerging and applied research will be shared for the improved care of Alaska Native People and American Indians.
How to Obtain Your CME/CE Certificate Go online to CME University at www.cmeuniversity.com and register or log in. Once logged in, follow these steps: 1. Click on "Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course" at the top of the page. 2. Enter your code. If you do not know your code, contact Janice Mackensen at Mountain-Pacific at (406) 443-4020 or at Janice.Mackensen@hcqis.org. 3. Click on the activity title when it appears. 4. Choose your profession/type of credit you are seeking. 5. Complete the online Evaluation Form.
Upon completion of the online Evaluation Form, you will have immediate access to a certificate of attendance to print or save for your files.
If you have any questions regarding the CME/CE certification for this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (303) 799-1930.
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