Current CMEs

Annual Diabetes and Obesity Summit

Date: October 11 – 12, 2018
Locations: Cleveland, OH and Biloxi MS

Cleveland Clinic’s Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiology Summit (DOCS) attracts a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions and new strategies for diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease management. DOCS features sessions that highlight the causes of obesity and diabetes, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches designed to engage you with colleagues. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from shared experts via live broadcast from two locations – Cleveland, OH and Biloxi, MS.

Who Should Attend?

Health care professionals (including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and dietitians), researchers, hospital and corporate administrators, and others who have an interest in diabetes- or obesity -related fields, including endocrinology, family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology, cardiology, bariatric surgery, and wellness.

Third Annual Beta Cell Therapy Symposium on Diabetes

Date: November 9  - 10, 2018
Location: 
Cleveland, OH

About the Symposium

This unique day-and-a-half symposium will focus on in-depth pathophysiology of diabetes and biology of beta cells. It also features significant advances in the field of basic and clinical science related to treatment of diabetes with beta cell and solid pancreas transplant. It will review prevention, as well as the newest technologies available for Type-1 diabetes, including technological advancements from both the biologic and device technology fields, discussing challenges, opportunities and future directions.

By providing relevant discussions of the most current evidence, this educational offering strives to help practitioners acquire knowledge and skills regarding new data and technology which, in turn, can be translated directly to their clinical practice. Our goal is to improve the quality of patient care and enhance the level of information available to the physicians and other providers involved in diagnosis and treatment at the local, national and international level.

Who Should Attend?

Endocrinology, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Urology, Residents, Fellows, Nursing, Physician Assistant, and Allied Health Professionals.

How to Develop an Obesity Clinic

Date: Email SKALAB@ccf.org for Upcoming Classes
Location:
Cleveland, OH and Biloxi, MS

Obesity is the most prevalent disease in our clinical practice. If you are getting tired of seeing patients and not really having a great impact improving their health, this CME will help you by offering a new perspective of how to take care of patients with obesity and associated comorbidities.

This educational activity will provide an up-to-date, practical and scientifically based information to take care of patients with obesity and potentially set up a successful obesity clinic. The quality and breadth of this workshop content is also attractive for a providers who want to learn how to optimize their obesity practice.  Providers are increasingly tired of investing their 20 minute consult in addressing problems secondary to obesity without having the knowledge and tools to tackle the primary problem. Here we will provide you with the knowledge and tools to successfully take care of patients was obesity and potentially learn how to concentrate the majority of your clinical efforts on taking care of this disease.

You Will Learn about:

  • The steps necessary to set up an obesity clinic
  • Differing management strategies for patients with obesity
  • Interdisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment of patients with obesity
  • logistics of setting up a shared medical appointment in your obesity practice
  • Participation in actual shared medical appointments
  • Psychology shared medical appointments
  • Personalized physical activity programs and exercise gadgets
  • how to talk about nutrition with your patients
  • Benefits of using pre-visit questionnaires
  • Patient’s engagement, motivational tools and E-coaching
  • When to refer your patients with obesity for bariatric surgery
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Evaluation and treatment of patients with obesity and diabetes 
  • Role of virtual visits and telemedicine in taking care of patients with obesity
  • Marketing of your clinic
  • Obesity diagnosis, coding and billing concerns

Who Should Attend

This review is directed to providers in the areas of Primary Care, family medicine, Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and other health care professionals with an interest in obesity.

For more information please contact SKALAB@ccf.org.