Current CME Activities

Current CME Programs are listed according to their approval month.

January 2019

Midwest Fellowship for Primary Care Champions Immersion Institute
Date(s): February 7-8, 2019
Type: Episodic, Course
Credits: 11.0
Provider: Family Medicine
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the leadership roles that physicians can embrace to achieve the “Quadruple Aim of Healthcare” to enhance patient experience, improve population health, reduce per capita health care costs, and improve the work life and well being of healthcare providers.
2. Discuss how experiential opportunities with community-based primary care sites and engaged physician mentors can drive primary care choices for the future physician workforce.
3. Explain the value of practice transformation as a mechanism for achieving the “Quadruple Aim of Healthcare,” and describe the “10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care” as a conceptual framework for assessment, goal setting, and transformational activities.
4. Identify the Department of Health and Human Services clinical priorities, relate the priorities to clinic population challenges, and begin to formulate a transformational plan to address a critical need within the clinic.

Chicago HIV Breakfast Club & Southland Series
Date(s): February 6-June 5, 2019
Type: Regularly Scheduled Series, Seminar Series
Credits: 9.0
Provider: Family Medicine
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify emerging regimens and strategies related to HIV diagnosis and care and employ these strategies during practice.
2. Describe complications and toxicities associated with HIV treatment and translate lessons into more competent patient-care.
3. Discuss current guidelines for initiating, altering, and monitoring patients’ response to therapy and utilize skills learned to more competently care for patients.
4. Describe other medical and societal issues and conditions that may affect HIV treatment regimes.

February 2019

Dermatology Case Presentations
Date(s): April 10, 2019-December 31, 2020
Type: Regularly Scheduled Series, Case Conference
Credits: 69.0
Provider: Dermatology
Learning Objectives:
1. Correlate the clinical presentation with pathologic laboratory information and the pathophysiology of cutaneous disorders presented.
2. Discuss the evaluation and management of dermatology patients with difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems.
3. Discuss the scientific mechanisms of disease and the newest therapeutic options presented.

Dermatology Seminar Series
Date(s): March 20, 2019-December 31, 2020
Type: Regularly Scheduled Series, Seminar Series
Credits: 46.0
Provider: Dermatology
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and discuss complex dermatologic disorders and their underlying mechanisms of disease.
2. Discuss the standards as well as the newest therapeutic options for the disorders discussed in the seminar.
3. Discuss the latest scientific findings and how this will impact patient care in the future.

Pediatrics Grand Rounds 2019
Date(s): March 8-June 30, 2019
Type: Regularly Scheduled Series, Grand Rounds
Credits: 18.0
Provider: Psychiatry
Learning Objectives:
1. Examine gaps between current practices in patient care and emerging improvements in practices relevant to pediatrics.
2. Explain the use of new therapies and techniques in medicine and surgery.
3. Identify best practices and alternate clinical systems of care that can be applied to improve patient outcomes.
4. Describe research methodologies frequently utilized in translational research focused on pediatric disease(s).

12th Annual Retina Symposium
Date(s): April 5, 2019
Type: Episodic, Course
Credits: 8.0
Provider: Ophthalmology
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the emerging treatments of retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, hereditary retinal conditions, retinal vascular diseases and inflammatory retinal conditions.
2. Discuss the applications of retinal imaging and the usefulness of these modalities in the care of patients.
3. Discuss the clinical trials results from recent “phase 3” clinical trials for venous occlusive diseases, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy.
4. Describe and differentiate the retinal white dot syndromes as well as identify masquerade syndromes from ocular tumors and infections.

March 2019

4th Annual Update in Cardiovascular Disease for the Primary Care Provider
Date(s): May 18, 2019
Type: Episodic, Course
Credits: 4.5
Provider: Cardiology
Learning Objectives:
1. Distinguish patients appropriate for cardiovascular risk-prevention.
2. Utilize recently updated lipid guidelines and how to implement them in practice.
3. Identify patients with murmurs requiring additional evaluation.
4. Compare therapies proven efficacious in treating heart failure patients.

2019 UIC Spring Glaucoma Symposium
Date(s): May 22, 2019
Type: Episodic, Course
Credits: 7.0
Provider: Ophthalmology
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the role that fluctuations in IOP may play in the progression of glaucomatous optic atrophy.
2. Describe how the results of imaging of the optic nerve and nerve fiber layer can be used in diagnosing glaucoma suspects and in formulating treatment plans for treating patients with glaucoma.
3. Discuss the role of cataract surgery in the treatment of various types of glaucoma.
4. Describe the advances in the treatment of glaucoma including new MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery devices) recently approved by the FDA and the indications for laser cyclotherapy.

April 2019

Palliating Pain While Avoiding Abuse: Strategies for Responsible
Date: April 30, 2019-April 29, 2020
Type: Episodic, Enduring Material
Credits: 1.0
Provider: Pharmacy
Learning Objectives:
1. Differentiate between opioid abuse and addiction and recognize associated behaviors and risk factors that require intervention.
2. Review current opioid prescribing guidelines and applicability to various patient populations in acute and chronic settings.
3. Identify components of opioid stewardship practices including risk assessment tools, opioid contracts, and ongoing opioid monitoring.

Ethical and Legal Considerations of Fetal Monitoring
Date: June 19, 2019
Type: Episodic, Course
Credits: 7.0
Provider: Pediatrics
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the legal and ethical responsibilities of health care providers caring for patients during labor.
2. Determine the essential elements of effective communication.
3. Identify appropriate use of Oxytocin in women with different body types.
4. Examine fetal physiology and its impact on fetal heart rate characteristics.

Spirometry and Pulmonary Function
Date: May 17, 2019
Credits: 7.25
Provider: Occupational Medicine
Learning Objectives:
1. Evaluate spirometers available on the market for quality to assure valid spirometry.
2. Determine a high quality spirometry that would be valid by ATS/ERS, ACOEM, and NIOSH standards.
3. Establish a quality assurance program for spirometry in a primary care pulmonary, allergy immunology or occupational medicine, practice.

The UIC Adminstrative Perinatal Center’s First Neonatal Patient Safety Conference: Do We Know What We Don’t Know in Patient Safety
Date: May 24, 2019
Credits: 4.0
Provider: Pediatrics
Learning Objectives:
1. Differentiate state specific disclosure laws around medical errors.
2. Formulate unit specific patient safety priorities.
3. Summarize root cause analysis.
4. Describe different types of event reporting and their merits and demerits.

2019 College of Medicine CME Retreat
Date: May 24, 2019
Credits: 4.0
Provider: Continuing Medical Education
Learning Objectives:
1. List four key principles of continuing medical education for physicians.
2. Explain why the use of some learning verbs is preferred over the use of others for CME learning objectives.
3. Discuss the importance of HIPAA regulations and how they apply to CME.
4. Categorize several ongoing CME activities to their appropriateness for commendation as defined by the ACCME.