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Special Symposia

Registration required

5 to 9:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Stager Conference Center: Buprenorphine Waiver Training, four hours in person and four hours online. Register today. This class will have content for hospital and emergency providers. Upon completion of the four hours, you will be provided with a password and instructions to complete the online module that will satisfy the other four-hour requirement. Please note: Physicians are required to complete eight hours of training for a waivered DEA; APPs are required to complete 24 hours of training to be independent prescribers.

6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, Bent Creek Country Club: Osteoporosis: Review of Diagnosis and Management will feature LGHP Arthritis and Rheumatology speakers Drs. Rebecca Shepherd, Kanchana Herath, Colleen Matejicka, Charles Henderson and LGHP Diabetes and Endocrine’s Dr. Matthew Sauder.  Appetizers and check-in at 6 p.m., with event and dinner starting promptly at 6:25 p.m.  Attendance is restricted to physicians, NPs and PAs on LGH Medical Dental Staff.  Space is limited, so sign up early to save your spot!  

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Stager Conference Center: Buprenorphine Waiver Training, eight hours in person. Register here. This will be the traditional office-based training but will attempt to include some ED/hospital scenarios. This will fulfill the entire requirement, and upon completion you will be provided with instructions on obtaining your waiver. Please note: Physicians are required to complete eight hours of training for a waivered DEA; APPs are required to complete 24 hours of training to be independent prescribers.

Grand Rounds and Recurring Events (These do not require pre-registration)

7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, Stager Conference Center: Family Medicine Grand Rounds will feature Dr. David Silbert from Conestoga Eye, who will give an overview of Diagnosing and Management of Amblyopia in Children.

7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, April 18, Stager Conference Center: Linda Hawkins, PhD, MSEd, LPC, from CHOP will return to Lancaster for Pediatric Grand Rounds to present Creating the Ideal LGBTQ Patient & Family Experience.

Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, Stager Conference Center: Save the date for Dept. of Medicine’s talk by Dr. Caitlin White, a neuroendocrinology attending at the Perelman Center, who will speak on Diseases of the Pituitary Gland.

7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, May 16, Stager Conference Center: Pediatric Grand Rounds will feature CHOP physician Dr. Jeffrey Boris presenting on POTS.

7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, Stager Conference Center: Family Medicine Grand Rounds will feature Dr. Aaron Bleznak, LGHP Surgical Group, presenting on Breast Cancer Updates.

Required Training

Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, Internet Enduring Materials: Lancaster General Women & Babies Hospital is renewing its Baby Friendly designation. All physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are involved in any aspect of maternal or newborn care must complete three hours of breastfeeding education. We’ve made these available online so you can complete them anytime and also receive CME credit. Visit this page and search “BFHI” to find the three modules via our CME On Demand portal. Completion of these specific modules will show in your eeds transcript. To determine if you completed these three hours in the previous Baby Friendly designation cycle, please contact Laura Henry. Useful tip: Access modules using Google Chrome as your browser for optimal performance.

External Internet Activities

Learn new skills for caring for seriously ill patients while earning free CME/CEUs: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is a member of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). This membership provides our entire staff (anyone with an LG Health email address) with access to a series of online educational modules that focus on relieving suffering in serious illness – from difficult conversations, to advanced care planning, to symptom management and beyond. The courses are case-based, interactive, and provide free CME/CEU credits for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, case managers, and social workers. You can access these and other resources by registering for a user account. If you need assistance setting up your account, contact the CAPC or call 212-201-2674.

Influenza CME Webinar - Now available online at DKBmedLast year, more than 120,000 people in Pennsylvania contracted the flu, and over 500 were hospitalized. Vaccination is the first line of defense, but early diagnosis and prompt antiviral treatment are important for those already infected. In this pre-recorded webinar, originally presented as a lecture at Lancaster General Hospital, Past President of the Infectious Disease Society of America Dr. Paul Auwaerter, MBA, and our own Drs. Thomas C. Raff and Jean David Dumornay, MBA, discuss how to reduce complications and hospitalizations associated with influenza. This program has been approved for AMA, MOC, ANCC, AAPA and AAFP credits. Access Link: DKBmed

ODM: A Vision for Diabetic Eye Screening (DKBmed): Diabetes often causes blindness, but screening can prevent it. Drs. Christian Hermansen and Michael R. Pavlica use patient case studies to explain the importance of retinal screening and how new technology makes it easy. Earn up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and 1.0 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Also approved for 1.0 AAFP Prescribed credits. Registration Link: DKBmed

For more details on the events above, go to Continuing Medical Education, click on Month-at-a-Glance Calendar and click on an event of interest. LG Health CME events are open to all providers on the LG Health Medical & Dental Staff. Special symposia require registration, but Grand Rounds don’t. Grand Rounds are recorded and are available at Continuing Medical Education by selecting CME on Demand (Enduring Materials). For more information on these and other upcoming events, please visit Continuing Medical Education or contact Roxanne Bolinger, 717-544-4500, or Amber Provinzano, 717-544-4242, in the CME Office.

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