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William E. Matory Sr., M.D. Department of Continuing Medical Education

Welcome to the CME online e-learning page. Below you will find interactive, multimedia enriched educational activities. Please click on a category below to learn more.

 

Current Online CME Activities:
 


Ebola Facts: Informational PowerPoint and FAQ Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals

In response to the ebola public health emergency, the American Hospital Association (AHA) in conjunction with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have provided an ebola education package (click the links below). This package contains information that the AHA believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now.

{Posted October 14, 2014 for information only}

Informational PowerPoint: Ebola Facts
FAQ: Safe Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in U.S. Hospitals

 


Novel Approaches to the Management of Type 2 Diabetes

From the William E. Matory, Sr and Jr. M.D. Memorial Luncheon Symposium – Family Medicine Section held at the National Medical Association’s 2013 Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This activity was supported in part by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals.

Objectives:     Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Apply a patient-centered approach to incorporate guideline recommendations for intensifying therapy to achieve glycemic control
  2. Compare the safety and efficacy of diabetes therapies in patients with Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Identify the mechanism of action of incretin-mimetic agents and their potential for lowering fasting plasma glucose and postprandial glucose
  4. Discuss evidence-based combination pharmacotherapy in Type 2 diabetes.
     

Navigating the Complex World of Cancer Diagnosis and Care: How Can We Minimize Disparities?

This CME-certified Webcast contains video and downloadable slides from 8th Annual W. Montague Cobb/NMA Scientific Symposium and Lectureship - Navigating the Complex World of Cancer Diagnosis and Care: How Can We Minimize Disparities?, a prIME Oncology educational activity that was held on July 28, 2013 during the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Objectives:     After successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to better:

  1. Identify the implications of disparities on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer and employ available resources that can overcome these disparities when appropriate
  2. Employ current evidence-based best practices when treating patients with non-small cell lung cancer and integrate recent data regarding the potential influence of disparities on clinical outcomes
  3. Integrate recent data from trials investigating novel therapeutic approaches for gastric cancer and use effective patient navigation practices to enhance patient outcomes
  4. Incorporate novel therapies and approaches to castration-resistant prostate cancer and consider the potential impact of disparities on patient management and outcomes
     

Recent Advances and Challenges in HIV Clinical Care and Prevention

From the Recent Advances and Challenges in HIV Clinical Care and Prevention Luncheon Symposium - Family Medicine Section held at the National Medical Association’s 2012 Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana. This activity was supported by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories, Inc.

 

Objectives:     Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss current approaches in management of HIV infection.
  2. Utilize new antiretroviral agents and strategies for effective use.
  3. Identify most effective culturally appropriate approaches to screen and treat patients with HIV.
  4. Describe treatment regimen for co-morbid conditions.
     

Strategies to Optimize the Management of High Risk African Americans with Diabetes, Renal Disease, and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

From the William E. Matory, Sr and Jr. M.D. Memorial Luncheon Symposium – Family Medicine Section held at the National Medical Association’s 2012 Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana. This activity was supported in part by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals.

Format:             Video modules utilizing pre and post assessment.

Objectives:   Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the clinical data to support the increased incidence of diabetes and renal disease in African Americans with type 2 diabetes.
  2. Describe the risk factors that contribute to worsening renal function in patients with type 2 diabetes: with a focus on the benefits of early detection and prevention.
  3. List the pros and cons of incretin based therapies in the management of high risk type 2 diabtes patients with renal impairment and cardiovascular disease.

 


Alpha-One-Antitrypsin Deficiency and Pulmonary Hypertension

From the 2012 Pulmonology Symposium held at the National Medical Association’s Convention & Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana. This educational activity was made possible in part by educational grants from Baxter Healthcare Corporation, CSL Behring LLC, and Grifols.

Format:             Video modules utilizing pre and post assessment.

Objectives:      Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the association of alpha-one-antitrypsin and early onset emphysema.
  2. Recognize signs and symptoms that are suggestive of alpha-one-antitrypsin deficiency.
  3. Select appropriate tests to screen individuals for possible alpha-one-antitrypsin deficiency.
  4. Define pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  5. List the signs and symptoms associated with pulmonary hypertension.
  6. Develop a diagnostic strategy for patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension.
  7. List the treatment options available.

 


Facing the Challenges of Acute Management of Asthma and COPD in the Emergency Department

From the 2012 Asthma and COPD Symposium held at the National Medical Association’s Convention & Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana. This activity was supported in part by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelhiem Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Format:     Video modules utilizing pre and post assessment.

Objectives:      Upon completion f this online activity participants should be able to:
 

  1. Recognize predictors of asthma relapse and treatment – response factors after being discharged from the ED following treatment for asthma exacerbation.
  2. Analyze why therapeutic non-adherence and psychosocial factors are believed to be major contributing factors to repeat asthma visits to the Emergency Department and develop mechanisms to change this behavior.
  3. Analyze current treatment guidelines on home discharge- Home Discharge – continue treatment with inhaled SABA, oral systemic corticosteroid, initiation of a ICS and patient/caregiver education to treat acute exacerbations of Asthma and develop methods to incorporate them in their practice environments.
  4. Develop and use outreach tools for patients to encourage medication adherence, smoking cessation and delineation of specific criteria to ensure that patients are keeping their outpatient clinical referrals.
  5. Analyze the role of noninvasive ventilation in the COPD patient and apply this knowledge in their practice environments.
  6. Analyze why Arterial blood gas testing is the major guideline recommendation for treatment of COPD not always performed in their practice environment, and develop measures incorporate this in the treatment of their patients.
  7. Delineate the following: 1) the landscape drivers necessitating that a more coordinated approach toward care transition be developed and implemented 2) factors that may contribute to less than optimal transition of care for patients with chronic illnesses (e.g. asthma) discharged from the Emergency Department and 3) strategies and programs that have been deemed successful in improving outcomes for patients with asthma discharged from the Emergency Department.

     

The Role of HPV Vaccine in Genital & Non-Genital Cancers
From the 2011 Savage Boyce Walton OB – GYN Section Lecture held at the National Medical Association’s Convention and Scientific Assembly in Washington, DC. This activity was supported by an educational grant from Merck, Inc.

Format: Video module utilizing lecture and post assessment.

Objectives: Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the development of the HPV vaccine.
  2. Discuss HPV vaccines safety and efficacy.
  3. Recognize that the HPV vaccine may be effective against non-genital cancer.
  4. List the indications for use of HPV vaccine.
     

Colon and Rectal Cancer: A Racial Divide

Presented by the W. Montague Cobb NMA Health Institute in partnership with the National Medical Association, Jefferson University, and the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Hosted by OncUViewTV.


Format: Five video modules utilizing lectures and panel discussion with post assessments.

Objectives: Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of the President’s Cancer Panel and the advances in improving cancer treatment.
  2. Identify the cause and effect factors associated with the development of colorectal cancer.
  3. Discuss the benefits of adjuvant therapy in patients with colorectal cancer.
  4. Identify key components of and the value in personalized cancer care.

HIV and Routine Healthcare Provider Sexual History Taking Among Physicians

This activity was supported by and developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) and Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention (DSTDP).

Format: Three video modules utilizing lecture, case study vignette, and panel discussion with post assessments.

Objectives: Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Take appropriate sexual histories of male patients.
  2. Utilize a sexual history tool in the clinical setting screening male patients for HIV and STD risk.

CME for Licensure

 


 

Diabetes Management

From the July 31, 2010 Diabetes Management and Certification Sympososium held at the National Medical Association’s Convention and Scientific Assembly in Orlando, Florida.
Supported in part by an educational grant from Lifescan a Johnson & Johnson Company.

Format: Five video modules utilizing lectures and post assessment.

Objectives: Upon completion of this online activity participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the latest guidelines as described in the ADA Standards of Diabetes Care.
  2. Translate the latest A1C research and recommendations to better management type 2 diabetes patients.
  3. Apply latest guidelines to manage type 2 diabetes with oral medications.
  4. Know the latest diabetes research and advances in diabetes management, including the appropriate use of insulin therapy.
  5. Initiate the appropriate diabetes prevention and control measures for patients at risk for and with type 2 diabetes.

     

Archived Activities (credit expired – for reference use only):

Global Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Human Genome Variation and Racial Disparities in Medicines

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Response to Medicines: Towards Individualized Pharmaceutical Treatment

Shifting Paradigms on Race and Medicine