Live Virtual CME
Monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy is proven to be effective at shortening symptom duration by an average of 4 days, and preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID for ambulatory patients at high risk of progression to serious disease. In a survey of Coloradans, 96% of people surveyed indicated they would accept mAb treatment if a provider recommended it. Despite the proven effectiveness of monoclonal antibody therapy, questions about efficacy, administration, access, talking to patients, and more prevent health care providers from maximizing the use of mAb treatment. This 60-minute webinar—offers concise, actionable information followed by a live Q&A with clinical and implementation expert, Dr. Lum.
The learning objectives are:
- Data around current mAb use in Colorado
- Brief overview of how mAbs work and the use of mAbs in viral infections
- Clinical data supporting efficacy for use with COVID
- Clinical pathways/guidelines
- Essential logistics (infusion v. subQ, monitoring, adverse reactions, cost, insurance issues, how to communicate with patients)
- Resources for further questions
This event is FREE to members. Here is the registration page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About Dr. Lum:
Hillary Lum, MD, PhD conducts patient-centered outcomes research to improve advance care planning for older adults. She is a geriatrician, palliative care physician, and Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and VA Eastern Colorado Geriatrics Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC).
The following event has been delayed. We will update this page with more detail once we are able to reschedule.
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, we will be hosting a live, virtual CME session about long acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs).
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives – Troubleshooting Difficult Insertions and Removals
The learning objectives are:
- Anticipate difficulties with LARC insertion and removals; and
- List instruments and techniques needed to address these difficulties with step by step strategies.
The presenter is Mollie Jacobs, MD. Mollie Jacobs is a Family Medicine physician at the University of Colorado with special interest and expertise in Family Planning and the provision of comprehensive reproductive healthcare in Primary Care. Dr. Jacobs works at the Women’s Integrated Services in Health (WISH) Clinic at the University and also trains residents in Family Planning. Dr. Jacobs leads the Reproductive Health Access Project’s Colorado Cluster. This group focuses on supporting providers ability to deliver comprehensive reproductive healthcare in Primary Care. Dr. Jacobs was born in Denver where she lives with her family.
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CAFP Town Hall
We are hosting a Town Hall event for members to chat with new CAFP President, Craig Anthony, MD. He will provide updates on the latest happenings at CAFP, and will be answering questions from members. The Town Hall will take place on Wednesday, June 2, at 12:15pm. Register here.
As a part of our commitment to providing Live Virtual CME to family physicians, we are also providing a limited number of Enduring CME. The below sessions include materials from our annual summit that are available on an ad hoc basis.
We are able to provide 5 CME credits from the 2021 Virtual Annual Summit.
- Medical Management of Depression in Adolescents and Young Adults (.5 CME), presented by Melissa Batt, MD (description here).
- Basics of Dementia Care (1 CME), presented by Sarah E. Beck, MD; Janna Hardland, MD; and Sarah Tietz, MD (description here)
- Gender Affirming Care (1.5 CME), presented by Jerrica Kirkley, MD (description here)
- Opioids Cluster Session (2 CME), presented by Don Teator, MD’ Kyle Leggott, MD; and Robert Valuck, MD (description here)
Registration details are below:
Enduring CME: 5 Credits from the 2021 CAFP Virtual Annual Summit
We have partnered with COPIC to discuss Critical issues in the Opioid Crisis. This CME will qualify for the state’s opioid training requirement. Click here for more information.
The Opioid Crisis Part I: The Pain That Won’t Go Away
This seminar examines the scope of the opioid problem, and how to effectively use the guidance of the CDC, FDA, medical boards, and other best practices. Based on these resources, we describe practical approaches to practice more safely with opioids.
- Describe the current opioid epidemic, state and national data, and the various contributions to it.
- State the difference between tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction.
- Distinguish the specific liability risks in the medical treatment of pain; including misdiagnosis, overprescribing or under prescribing, overdose, abandonment, diversion, and vicarious liability.
- Review materials related to recently adopted guidelines from the CDC and/or state medical boards for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.
- Apply tools to use in prescribing in the setting of chronic pain, including risk assessment, clinical and functional diagnoses, PDMP, opioid agreements, MED calculations, indications for pain specialist consultation, and appropriate documentation.
The Opioid Crisis Part II: Strategies for Reducing the Burden
In response to the opioid epidemic and the role of health care professionals in it, this seminar reviews the reasoning and criteria for opioid dose reduction and discontinuation, teaching techniques to encourage patient buy-in while overcoming fear and resistance.
- Review candidate selection and standard of care monitoring practices for patients taking chronic opioid therapy (COT). • Learn to communicate the risks of COT and to instruct patients on harm reduction techniques.
- List appropriate scenarios for opioid dose reduction or discontinuation.
- Learn behavioral strategies to overcome patient resistance to dose change and to encourage buy-in, including gaining comfort with difficult patient interactions around opioid dose changes.
- Master dose reduction schedules and aggressive opioid withdrawal management to promote successful weaning and discontinuation.
- Recognize diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.