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DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing
DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing Banner Monday, December 1, 2014 - Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:00 AM Washington , DC


DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

The DC Center for Rational Prescribing (DCRx) provides information about medications and other therapeutic options to physicians and healthcare professionals. Rational prescribing is defined as choosing treatments based on the best-available evidence and benefits that outweigh harms. High cost can be considered a possible harm. In order to help healthcare professionals in the District prescribe rationally, the DC Department of Health is providing non-commercial, independent continuing education, along with access to other educational resources.

Current Modules include:

  • Generic Drugs, Myths and Facts (1.0 Credit)
  • Drug Approval & Promotion in the United States (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Biochemistry and Pharmacology (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Evidence on Efficacy (1.0 Credit)
  • Rational Prescribing for Older Adults (1.0 Credit)
  • Myths and Facts About Opioids (1.5 Credits)
  • Getting Patients Off of Opioids (1.5 Credits)
  • What You Need to Know about PrEP (1.5 Credits)
  • Taking a Sexual History to Reduce HIV Risk (1.5 Credits)
  • Industry Influence on the Practice of Medicine (1.0 Credit)
  • Tight Control in Type 2 Diabetes: More Harm Than Good? (1.5 Credits)


Online ABIM-Style Infectious Disease Recertification Questions for Internists - Set A
Online ABIM-Style Infectious Disease Recertification Questions for Internists - Set A Banner Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM ONLINE, DC


This online certficiation/recertification examination preparation material is available for use any time between the above dates.

Online MOC for Internists: Infectious Disease Case Vignettes with ABIM Practice Questions and Rationales

From the faculty of Infectious Disease Board Review (IDBR)

Directors: John E Bennett MD and Henry Masur MD

Co-directors: Paul Auwaerter, MD, David Gilbert, MD, Roy Gulick, MD, Bennett Lorber, MD, Andrew Pavia, MD, Michael Scheld, MD, and Richard Whitley, MD.

Online ABIM-Style Infectious Disease Recertification Questions for Internists - Set B
Online ABIM-Style Infectious Disease Recertification Questions for Internists - Set B Banner Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Sunday, July 1, 2018 12:00 AM ONLINE, DC


This online certficiation/recertification examination preparation material is available for use any time between the above dates.

Online MOC for Internists: Infectious Disease Case Vignettes with ABIM Practice Questions and Rationales

From the faculty of Infectious Disease Board Review (IDBR)

Directors: John E Bennett MD and Henry Masur MD

Co-directors: Paul Auwaerter, MD, David Gilbert, MD, Roy Gulick, MD, Bennett Lorber, MD, Andrew Pavia, MD, Michael Scheld, MD, and Richard Whitley, MD.

2017 IDBR Home Study Course
2017 IDBR Home Study Course Banner Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 AM Washington, DC


The Home Study (Full Online Course) is available for anyone who cannot make it to the Live Course and includes nearly all of the features provided to Live Course participants.

Materials Availability:

  • 400 board prep questions - June 15th 
  • 100 photo-based questions covering a range of infectious diseases - June 15th 
  • Primers and study guideon microbiology, antibacterial resistance, antiviral resistance, HIV resistance, antifungal resistance, images to know, Rickettsia, and differential diagnosis of skin ulcers - June 15th 
  • Online-Only Lectures - June 15th
  • Online downloadable syllabus (PDFs of the slides presented) - August 15th
  • Online streaming files of slides in color, synced to audio recordings (not downloadable) - September 5
  • Downloadable MP3 files of the audio recordings presented at the live course - September 10
  • Answer keysfor the questions presented in the lectures - September 10
  • Post Test - September 15

Online Materials Log in: http://gwcehp.learnercommunity.com/infectious-diseases

2017 IDBR Online Express
2017 IDBR Online Express Banner Thursday, June 1, 2017 1:05 PM - Friday, November 16, 2018 12:01 AM Washington, DC


The Online Express is an abbreviated version of the Home Study (Full Online Course). The 2017 Infectious Disease Board Review Online Express includes the following materials:

  • 400 board preparation questions
  • 100 photo-based questions covering a range of infectious diseases
  • Primers and study guides on microbiology, antibacterial resistance, antiviral resistance, HIV resistance, antifungal resistance, and differential diagnosis of skin ulcers
2017 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand
2017 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand Banner Saturday, July 1, 2017 5:08 PM - Friday, November 16, 2018 6:08 PM Washington, DC


Whether you need to certify, re-certify, or simply review for board examinations, GW’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices course has been the preferred course for the past 32 years.

Now, experience the complete catalog of course material and lectures from the comfort of your own home with GW’s new online course, Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices On Demand.

2017 Course Features

- Up to 70 hours of comprehensive, exam-focused content led by the nation's leading clinicians and educators.

- 1 year access to high quality video presentations of slides and fully synchronized audio that can be conveniently accessed from any computer, mobile device, or smartphone.

- Access to the course electronic syllabus and mobile note-taking app.

- CME credit and MOC points available.

2017 Epilepsy Board Review Online Course
2017 Epilepsy Board Review Online Course Banner Monday, July 31, 2017 12:32 PM - Monday, December 31, 2018 1:32 PM Washington, DC


Prepare for ABPN certification/recertification in the subspecialty of Epilepsy from the comfort of your home, office, or while on the go.

The Epilepsy Board Review Home Study Course features over 25 hours of board-focused presentations recorded at the 2017 Epilepsy Board Review Course.

Access course content online or download audio files to your favorite mobile device.

Pediatric Board Review Home Study Course
Pediatric Board Review Home Study Course Banner Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Monday, December 31, 2018 12:00 AM Washington, DC


This course includes 35+ hours of lectures from our live course in the form of streaming videos or audio files that are available on our online learning management system.  You can watch or listen from a variety of devices at any time throughout your busy day.  

Access is provided to our mobile app which incorporates all slides presented during the course.  As you listen to or watch the lectures, the app allows for note-taking, highlighting, and bookmarking within the app.  All slides are also available to download in a comprehensive black and white version of the syllabus from our online course website. 

Participants find the 200+ board prep questions extremely valuable.  They are provided in an online format complete with feedback on your responses and detailed reports of your performance.  They have been designed and edited by our faculty with expertise in standardized test questions with input from content experts. 

2018 IDBR Online Express
2018 IDBR Online Express Banner Friday, June 1, 2018 - Friday, November 15, 2019 12:01 AM Washington, DC


The Online Express is an abbreviated version of the Home Study (Full Online Course). The 2018 Infectious Disease Board Review Online Express includes the following materials:

  • 400 board preparation questions
  • 100 photo-based questions covering a range of infectious diseases
  • Primers and study guides on microbiology, antibacterial resistance, antiviral resistance, HIV resistance, antifungal resistance, and differential diagnosis of skin ulcers
    2018 IDBR Home Study Course
    2018 IDBR Home Study Course Banner Friday, June 15, 2018 - Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00 AM Washington, DC


    The Home Study (Full Online Course) is available for anyone who cannot make it to the Live Course and includes nearly all of the features provided to Live Course participants.

    Materials Availability:

    • 400 board prep questions - June 15th 
    • 100 photo-based questions covering a range of infectious diseases - June 15th 
    • Primers and study guideon microbiology, antibacterial resistance, antiviral resistance, HIV resistance, antifungal resistance, images to know, Rickettsia, and differential diagnosis of skin ulcers - June 15th 
    • Online-Only Lectures - June 15th
    • Online downloadable syllabus (PDFs of the slides presented) - August 15th
    • Online streaming files of slides in color, synced to audio recordings (not downloadable) - September 5
    • Downloadable MP3 files of the audio recordings presented at the live course - September 10
    • Answer keysfor the questions presented in the lectures - September 10
    • Post Test - September 15

    Online Materials Log in: http://gwcehp.learnercommunity.com/infectious-diseases

    2018 Update on Juvenile Myositis Care and Research
    2018 Update on Juvenile Myositis Care and Research Banner Friday, June 29, 2018 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Ross Hall, Main Auditorium, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Public Health, Washington, DC

    Specialties: Dermatology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Rheumatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Rheumatology

    Juvenile Myositis (JM) experts will present best practices in diagnosing and treating patients with JM, latest advances in JM research, and JM case studies for group discussion. 
    Oncology Update 2018
    Oncology Update 2018 Banner Saturday, June 30, 2018 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Washington, DC


    This symposium is designed to present practicing clinicians with the most recent abstracts and guidelines presented at the major oncology meetings and help them incorporate these advances in the treatment of cancer into their clinical practice.

    Topics Include

    • Breast Cancer

    • Lung Cancer

    • GI Oncology

    • Urologic Oncology

    • Hematologic Malignancy

    • Neuro-Oncology

    • Melanoma

    2018 Epilepsy Board Review and Best Practices
    2018 Epilepsy Board Review and Best Practices Banner Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:00 AM - Saturday, July 28, 2018 5:00 PM Jack Morton Auditorium, Washington, DC

    Specialties: Neurology, Neurosurgery

    The Epilepsy Board Review is a 3-day comprehensive course designed to prepare physicians planning to certify in the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.’s Epilepsy Board Examination.

    Highlights of this course include:

    • A comprehensive review that is guided by the ABPN exam content blueprint
    • Instruction by expert faculty 
    • Mobile note-taking app
    • Complimentary access to the archived course recording
    • Live audience response questions within lectures 

    Print syllabus available for purchase for an additional fee.

    2018 Pediatric Board Review
    2018 Pediatric Board Review Banner Monday, July 30, 2018 8:00 AM - Friday, August 3, 2018 5:00 PM Milken Institute of Public Health Auditorium, Washington, DC


    Children’s National Health System will present our 28th Annual Pediatric Board Review Course.  Faculty in general and sub-specialty pediatrics will present high-yield content delivered in an interactive style centered around board-style questions

    www.childrensnational.org/boardreview

    2018 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices Course
    2018 Hematology & Medical Oncology Best Practices Course Banner Thursday, August 9, 2018 8:00 AM - Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:00 PM Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA


    For more than 30 years, thousands of hematologists and medical oncologists have attended GW’s Hematology and Medical Oncology Best Practices course.

    Here’s why:

    • The most comprehensive review of clinical best practices presented by the nation's leading clinicians and educators in the field.
    • Lectures designed to reflect prevailing standards of care in Hematology and Medical Oncology.
    • Daily question review sessions to help you gauge your board readiness and basic knowledge of the topic areas.
    • A complete electronic syllabus and mobile note-taking app (printed syllabus available for an additional fee).
    • Complimentary access to the archived lectures and downloadable audio files for all live course attendees.
    Art of Presence - 13th Annual Healthcare Renewal Retreat
    Art of Presence - 13th Annual Healthcare Renewal Retreat Banner Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:00 PM - Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM Assisi, Italy


    A 6-day retreat-like workshop designed to help clinicians develop the professional and personal skills to practice compassionate presence in their clinical settings.

    This retreat offers a unique environment and opportunity for health professionals  from all faiths, beliefs and cultures to participate in an interdisciplinary retreat designed to experience respite and renewal, reflection and nourishment and ways to re-ignite one’s original call to serve others.

    Designed for clinicians and medical practitioners (physicians, RNs, NPs, PAs, Chaplains, Social Workers, psychologists and others involved in clinical  practice and education.  No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

    Session themes include awareness of our own spiritual or personal beliefs and values that impact our vocations, responding to suffering, the different levels of compassionate presence, boundaries needed for compassionate practice,  communicating communication with patients/families about spiritual distress and suffering, contemplative practices (eg meditation practices including lectio divina,music as a spiritual practice, journaling, breath work, among others) to nurture self-care and support the practice of compassionate presence. The retreat includes excursions to different sacred sites in Assisi and time for personal reflection at these sites or in the beautiful nature sites in Assisi.

    Be engaged in a contemplative week of personal and professional renewal with experienced guides:

    • Christina Puchalski, MD, Renowned Healthcare Clinician & Educator
    • Michael Stillwater, Musical Artist & Educator
    • Doris Laessar Stillwater, Contemplative Psychotherapist
    • Edward O'Donnell, Spiritual Director & Educator

    Getting There: The retreat is held at the Monastero di Sant'Andrea in Assisi, Italy. Most participants fly into Rome or Florence and then travel to Assisi by train, a trip that takes about three hours. If you chose to drive, parking is available at the monastery.

    2018 IDBR Live Course
    2018 IDBR Live Course Banner Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:45 AM - Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:00 PM Ritz-Carlton, Tyson's Corner, McLean, VA

    Specialties: Hospitalist, Medical, Hospitalist, Surgical, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, General and Geriatric Medicine

    IDBR is an essential destination for physicians planning to certify or recertify in the Infectious Disease Subspecialty of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Each year more than 420 attendees join our renowned faculty for four and half days of expert lectures, interactive courses, and insightful looks into contemporary medicine. The 2018 Live Course comes with a full catalog of online materials including online-only presentations, downloadable MP3 lectures, study guides,  and examination prep-questions. This course is also suitable for physicians planning to take Infectious Disease sections of the Internal Medicine Board Examination.
    The Future Pharmacist: Bridging the Gaps in the Health Care
    The Future Pharmacist: Bridging the Gaps in the Health Care Banner Saturday, September 8, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM JW Marriott Chicago, Chicago, IL


    Many pharmacists face growing gaps in our current health care model. The independent pharmacy is in an excellent position to bridge these gaps and help patients better understand their health. This one-day symposium features four experts in the field of pharmacy and nutrition. You'll walk away with new ways to enhance patient care and guide patients to better health. 

    Highlights:  

    • Understand the changing health care needs of your community and gain the critical skills necessary to become the trusted clinical resource
    • Identify the effects of common prescription medications on the gastrointestinal system and how the independent pharmacy can counsel patients to better health
    • Discuss the side effect profile of chronic PPI use and the challenges of weaning patients off PPI therapy
    • Review a protocol for successfully phasing out PPIs and healing the root cause of gut issues
    • Discuss food as medicine and explore why daily nutritional in take is one of the most powerful therapeutic weapons to fight chronic disease
    • Review acute and preventative bone health management and the role of the independent pharmacy in enhancing musculoskeletal conditions
    Illuminating the Path Forward – Advancements in GI Medicine
    Friday, October 5, 2018 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 6, 2018 5:00 PM Denver, CO


    Several decades of research have expanded our understanding of the vast role the GI system plays in health and disease.  From the microbial environment within the gut, to the delicate gastrointestinal barrier and its intricate relationship to the immune and neuroendocrine systems, the GI tract is the primary target of functional and conventional therapies alike. This two-day symposium will feature seven authorities answering the most pressing questions in GI-Immune disease and dysfunction. Attendees will leave the symposium with the tools to apply advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols in this critical area of patient care.  
    2018 Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Symposium
    2018 Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Symposium Banner Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Washington , DC


    Date and Location

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    The Hyatt Regency, Tysons Corner
    7901 Tysons One Place
    Tysons Corner, VA  22102

    Overview

    The symposium will explore both common and unique applications for adult ECMO including reversible respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock, pulmonary embolism, trauma, sepsis, pregnancy, ECPR, and ECCO2R. Early recognition, implementation and basic management principles will be discussed. In addition, the symposium will cover heart failure and will have a special emphasis on management of heart failure using short-term and long-term mechanical circulatory assist devices. The comprehensive one-day symposium will cover a wide range of topics featuring:
    • History of ECMO

    • Veno-arterial ECMO (VA)

    • Veno-venous ECMO (VV)

    • Medical optimization prior to ECMO

    • Ventilator management on ECMO

    • Hemodynamics on ECMO

    • ECMO Transport

    • Management of Patients with Heart Failure

    • Short Term VADs

    • Durable VADs

    This symposium is designed for clinicians including but not limited to physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, advanced practitioners, perfusionists, and other healthcare professionals.