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Continuing Education – CME & CNE

ChristianaCare coordinates a variety of learning opportunities including regularly scheduled series (RSS), single course symposia / one-time virtual activities and enduring materials. All activities are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and Medical Society of Delaware (MSD).

Upcoming Events

April 2023

Palliative Care Ambassadors Series

Wednesdays, April 19, May 17, June 21
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

All sessions via Zoom.  No pre-registration required.

10th Annual Pharmacology & Evidence-Based Review Conference

Friday, April 21, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

May 2023

William J. Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

Tuesday, May 2
Time TBD

October 2023

30th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Tuesday, October 10
Time TBD

Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship

Friday, October 13, 2023
Time TBD

Hybrid conference.

Fall 2023

18th Annual Nursing Research Conference

Date Friday, November 3, 2023
Time TBD

Sepsis Symposium

Date TBD
Time TBD

Swank Fall Dementia Care

Date TBD
Time TBD

Obesity Summit

Date TBD
Time TBD

27th Annual Diabetes Update

Saturday, March 11
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This educational activity is designed to provide an update on diabetes and diabetes related co-morbidities, reinforcing the importance of early diagnosis, recent advances in treatment and to meet identified needs of diabetes clinicians in this area.

Virtual conference via Zoom Videoconferencing. Pre-registration is required, deadline to register is 3/9/2023.

Swank Dementia Care-Fall Symposium

Thursday, November 3, 2022
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Providers lack the confidence and/or knowledge to educate their aging patient population regarding sexuality. Providers need additional insight on how to facilitate appropriate sexual behavior and manage inappropriate sexualized behavior in people with dementia. There is a lack of awareness related to the advances in medications and assistive technology for improving sexual function in geriatric patients.

17th Annual Nursing Research Conference

Friday, November 4, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Obesity Summit

Friday, November 11, 2022
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This educational event is designed to give caregivers who take care of the obese population more knowledge about available programs and treatments. Caregivers will gain knowledge for what is currently available regarding nutrition, psychology and weight loss options, plastic surgery and the science of obesity.

29th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
8:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This symposium is designed as an update for microbiology technologists and other professionals on current issues in clinical microbiology.

51st Annual Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lecutreship

Friday, October 21, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship is a dynamic series designed to provide insight into cutting edge topics in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine.

26th Annual Diabetes Update

Saturday, September 10, 2022
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This educational opportunity is designed to provide an update on diabetes and diabetes related co-morbidities, and to meet identified needs of diabetes clinicians in this area.

33rd Annual Update in Cardiology

Saturday, August 6, 2022
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Designed to give primary care physicians and cardiologists updates in advances in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment. Faculty will address controversial issues and long held paradigms, as well as practical issues across the broad spectrum of cardiology.

Palliative Care Ambassadors Series

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Monthly series to educate providers, nursing, and support staff directly involved in patient care regarding the importance and core principles of palliative care, and how to incorporate this into their own practices. Provides training and updates on palliative care to help caregivers become more aware of resources, as well as empower patients to help identify unmet palliative needs.

William J. Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This virtual symposium will cover the importance of addressing topics of local and global significance for providers practicing medicine today. Our nationally recognized speakers will present on the topics of Graduate Medical Education and physician activism in the era of Covid-19, antimicrobial stewardship, STI, HIV and Central Nervous System Infections.

Parkinson’s Disease Update

Friday, April 8, 2022
8 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Parkinson’s Disease is becoming more prevalent with life expectancy increasing and with the number of therapeutics growing every year to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. With more than 1 million Americans suffering from this neurodegenerative disorder and only 50 movement disorder per year graduating from fellowships, care for these patients are more and more being done through primary care and general neurologists. This year’s annual Parkinson’s Disease symposium will be targeted toward medical professionals to bring them up-to-date with Parkinson’s Disease care in 2022 and how to support your patients with resources in our region and here at ChristianaCare.

Swank Dementia Care-Spring Symposium

Thursday, March 10, 2022
8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

An opportunity for the Swank Center to share knowledge with a virtual audience regarding diagnosis and referral resources.

5th Perinatal Palliative Care Symposium

Friday, March 25, 2022
8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The importance of emotional support and compassionate communication with families and staff.

Addiction Medicine Symposium

Friday, February 18, 2022
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For professionals who interact with those struggling with substance use disorders and will feature experts in the area.

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28th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Friday, October 1, 2021
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This symposium is designed as an update for microbiology technologists and other professionals on current issues in clinical microbiology.

Dr. Margaret I. Handy Annual Memorial Lectureship

Friday, October 22, 2021
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship is a dynamic series designed to provide insight into cutting edge topics in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine.

Orthopaedic Symposium

Saturday, October 30, 2021

The Delaware Orthopaedic Symposium is an annual conference on focused on musculoskeletal health. This unique conference is for orthopaedic surgeons, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and physical therapists. It features topics related to orthopaedic surgery, primary care orthopaedic medicine and orthopaedic physical therapy.

8th Annual APC Pharmacology Update

Friday, September 10, 2021
8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

This one day virtual conference will address current and new pharmacological and clinical approaches within the primary care setting with the goal of achieving safe prescribing practices and optimal clinical outcomes.

8th Neurovascular Symposium

Friday, September 24, 2021
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sessions will focus on the recent changes in stroke care including cerebrovascular diseases in pregnancy and neuro assessment in challenging patients. Neurointerventional topics including neurovascular emergencies and an update on the latest stroke interventional devices and methods will be explored.

Stroke, computer artwork.
58th Annual Holloway Infectious Disease Symposium

Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2021

This symposium continues its rich tradition of addressing topics of local and global significance for providers practicing medicine today. Providers will recognize immunodeficiency states, will order appropriate functional and qualitative assays to assess immune deficiency, and will order less antibiotics and patients will receive more disease modifying therapies (e.g. IVIG). Providers do not recognize such conditions (e.g., common variable immune deficiency).
Virtual event.

Swank Dementia Care Spring Symposium

Thursday, March 18, 2021

This year’s Swank Dementia Care Spring Symposium, Persons with Dementia and Residential Care, will provide an opportunity for the Swank Center team to share insights with our virtual audience regarding the care challenges and complex decisions patients and families face when deciding whether residential care is the best option for a loved one with dementia.

The keynote speaker will focus on how to make the transition to residential care and will discuss the difficult decisions that caregivers face. There will also be a panel discussion on the various long term options, management of persons with dementia in residential care facilities, the social worker’s role in these facilities, and comments from a family caregiver whose mother transitioned to Assisted Living.
Virtual event.

25th Annual Diabetes Update

Saturday, March 13, 2021

This educational opportunity is designed to provide an update on diabetes and diabetes related co-morbidities, and to meet identified needs of diabetes clinicians in this area.
Virtual event.

32nd Annual Update in Cardiology

Saturday, March 6, 2021

This symposium is designed to give primary care physicians and cardiologists practical updates in recent advances in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment. The nationally recognized faculty will address controversial issues and long held paradigms, as well as practical issues across the broad spectrum of cardiology.
Virtual event

Palliative Care Ambassador Program

September 2020 to February 2021

This symposium will feature Supportive and Palliative Care (SPC) principles including communication skills, pain management, specialty palliative care, and advanced directives.
Virtual event. 

15th Annual Nursing Research Conference: 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife

Friday, November 6, 2020

This conference is developed for professional nurses and students seeking to use research and evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve patient outcomes. The keynote speaker is Dr. Robin P. Newhouse, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Dean, Indiana University School of Nursing and Distinguished Professor, Indiana University.

Portrait Of Medical Team Standing Outside Hospital
Dr. Margaret I. Handy Annual Memorial Lectureship

Friday, October 9

The Dr. Margaret I. Handy Memorial Lectureship is a dynamic series designed to provide insight into cutting edge topics in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. This year’s conference focuses on health equity. Our speakers include Heather Burris, M.D., MPH, Jennifer Culhane, Ph.D., MPH, and Mona Liza Hamlin, MSN, RN, IBCLC.

Swank Fall Dementia Care Symposium

Friday, October 9

This symposium will examine Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.

27th Annual E.G. Scott Microbiology Symposium

Tuesday-Thursday, October 13-15

This symposium is designed as an update for microbiology technologists and other professionals on current issues in clinical microbiology.

11th Annual Kidney Transplant Symposium

Thursday, October 22

For professional care providers of patients with ESRD. The goal of this year’s symposium is to provide multidisciplinary points of interest to care providers. The speakers will represent the ChristianaCare Kidney Transplant Program.

Human kidney cross section on scientific background

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The ChristianaCare Office of CME coordinates a variety of learning opportunities including regularly scheduled series (RSS), single course symposia / one-time activities and enduring materials. All activities are accredited by the Medical Society of Delaware MSD). MSD is an accredited provider of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

For information regarding our upcoming symposium’s or our Regularly Scheduled Series, please contact us at 302-733-3868 or CME@christianacare.org.

Are you interested in creating an Enduring Material?

An enduring material is a non-live CME activity that "endures" over time. Enduring materials include printed, recorded, audio, video, and online/electronic activities. There are special communication requirements for enduring materials because of the nature of the activities. The CME team will guide you through the application and planning process to ensure that ACCME expectations are met and to see if your proposed activity qualifies for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Please contact us before submitting an application at 302-623-3882 or CME@christianacare.org. Please note: ACCME standards are rigorous regarding academic need and measurable outcomes. All activities must demonstrate an impact on physician competence, physician performance, and/or patient outcomes.

ChristianaCare is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Strategies for Effective Pain Management - Self-Directed Learning

This virtual offering will educate providers on how to best approach; non-opioid treatment options, to review risks associated with managing pain and opioid therapy, to recognize when tapering is appropriate, and how to best collaborate with patients who agree to taper their opioid doses.

Access this educational material here. When you register, choose “ChristianaCare” from the drop-down list of organizations.

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