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April 16–17, 2018 Essentials of Oncology, Solid Organ and Blood/Marrow Transplant Management for the Health Care Team
Whether you are new to transplantation and oncology or have managed transplant or cancer patients for years, this accredited educational activity is designed to provide you with new insights for care and management of these patient populations. Learn about best practices and the keys to optimal patient/benefit management and compliance while discovering advances, trends and updates in these fields.
Earn 12.5 credits
Scottsdale, Arizona
April 24, 2018 Health Care Ethics and Safety: A Quality Case for Consumer Engagement
This live webcast will focus on the importance and impact of compassionate, collaborative, person-centered care and will help to identify challenges—as well as potential solutions—to recognizing the value of compassion, care and dignity on both quality and cost of care.
Live, Accredited Webcast
May 1, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part I: Overview, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
This educational series has been developed to provide a comprehensive overview of ASD with the goal of developing an understanding of the disorder and promoting optimal outcomes and compassionate care for these individuals and their families. This live webcast will provide an overview of ASD including screening and when to refer to a specialist.
Live, Accredited Webcast

May 24, 2018

Management of Comorbid Behavioral and Physical Illness Near the End of Life
This activity will discuss the comorbidities associated with mental and physical illness, strategies and practice models for optimal management of these comorbidities and address end-of-life support for older adults with behavioral and physical illness.
Live, Accredited Webcast

June 5, 2018; 1–2 p.m. EDT

Autism Spectrum Disorder Part II: Medical Home Care for Children with ASD and Other Developmental Disabilities
This live webcast will discuss medical home care for children with ASD, autism-sensitive care, and counseling strategies and resources available for families and caregivers.
Earn 1.00 credits.
Live, Accredited Webcast

June 13, 2018 12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum
Developed to provide cutting-edge clinical updates to individuals responsible for managing large patient populations, this accredited medical education event has something for everyone from managed health care medical directors to physician executives working within the managed care framework.
Earn 6.0 credits
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 24–25, 2018

The Ninth: Extraordinary Innovations and Emerging Trends in Transplantation and Oncology from Nebraska Medicine
Co-provided conference with Nebraska Medicine
This conference will provide attendees with an overview of emerging trends in oncology, blood/marrow transplantation and solid organ transplantation. Join us as clinical experts provide insight into innovative approaches to the ongoing management and continuing support of patients with complex cancers and organ failures.
Earn 13.0 credits
Omaha, Nebraska

Aug. 7, 2018; 1–2 p.m. EDT

Autism Spectrum Disorder Part III: Genetics and Autism
This activity will discuss how genetic and environmental factors contribute to ASD and what researchers have discovered regarding the genetic variation of ASD, along with other key findings in the genetic research in ASD.
Earn 1.00 credits.
Live, Accredited Webcast

Sept. 11, 2018; 1–2 p.m. EDT Autism Spectrum Disorder Part IV: Treatment Strategies
This activity will discuss the role and principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) services, telehealth and evidence-based treatments for ASD.
Earn 1.00 credits.
Live, Accredited Webcast
Oct. 2, 2018; 1–2 p.m. EDT Autism Spectrum Disorder Part V: Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and ASD
Live, Accredited Webcast
Oct. 15–17, 2018 27th Annual National Conference
The “Annual National Conference” is designed for health care professionals who are interested in learning best practices for optimal patient/benefit management in the areas of: organ and blood/marrow transplantation; health and wellness; comorbid diseases; complex-medical-condition support; case management; and utilization management.
Earn 13.25 credits
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov. 6, 2018; 1–2 p.m. EST Autism Spectrum Disorder Part VI: Transition to Adult Care
Live, Accredited Webcast
Oct. 14–16, 2019 28th Annual National Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

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June 5, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder Part II: Medical Home Care for Children with ASD and Other Developmental Disabilities
This live webcast will discuss medical home care for children with ASD, autism-sensitive care, and counseling strategies and resources available for families and caregivers.

 
May 24, 2018

Management of Comorbid Behavioral and Physical Illness Near the End of Life
This activity will discuss the comorbidities associated with mental and physical illness, strategies and practice models for optimal management of these comorbidities and address end-of-life support for older adults with behavioral and physical illness.
Live, Accredited Webcast

May 1, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Part I: Overview, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
This educational series has been developed to provide a comprehensive overview of ASD with the goal of developing an understanding of the disorder and promoting optimal outcomes and compassionate care for these individuals and their families. This live webcast will provide an overview of ASD including screening and when to refer to a specialist.

April 24, 2018 Health Care Ethics and Safety: A Quality Case for Consumer Engagement
This live webcast will focus on the importance and impact of compassionate, collaborative, person-centered care and will help to identify challenges—as well as potential solutions—to recognizing the value of compassion, care and dignity on both quality and cost of care.
Nov. 14, 2017 Nonpharmaceutical Management of Behavioral Issues in Older Adults
This webcast will discuss how to develop strategies to integrate nonpharmaceutical treatment options for older adults with behavioral issues. Interventions and available resources to optimize care for this population will be discussed.
Oct. 31, 2017

The Role of the Health Care Team in Solving the Opioid Epidemic
This webcast will outline ways in which HCPs can and should take action both individually and as part of an interprofessional team to change the trajectory of the opioid epidemic in the communities they serve.

Aug. 10, 2017

Establishing Effective Communication with Patients with Intellectual Disabilities: R.A.F.T. Part 2
This webcast, the second in the series, will discuss how to integrate the four themes of the R.A.F.T. model into each stage of the PWID clinical experience. Case studies will highlight a variety of scenarios designed to educate HCPs about how to utilize R.A.F.T. at every stage of the PWID’s health care experience, from the first call to schedule an appointment, to the initial visit with the HCP, and beyond.

June 13, 2017

Establishing Effective Communication with Patients with Intellectual Disabilities: R.A.F.T. Part 1
This webcast will provide a general overview of intellectual disabilities and will introduce R.A.F.T. (Respect, Accommodation, Follow-Up, Time) model and how its implementation may improve interactions between the health care professionals (HCPs) and patients with intellectual disabilities (PWID). Case studies will highlight a variety of scenarios designed to educate HCPs about troubleshooting techniques to address patient and/or caregiver behaviors that may hinder the effective implementation of R.A.F.T. The advocacy role of the R.A.F.T. model to ensure PWID receive a beneficial health care experience will also be discussed.

June 7, 2017

Shared Decision Making: The Role of the Health Care Team in Empowering Health Care Consumers
This webcast will identify the tools consumers need to assist them in making health care decisions that reflect their priorities and preferences. Factors that impede consumers from participating in health care decision making along with how these decisions improve health care delivery will be discussed, as well as ways in which the health care team can encourage and empower consumers to be motivated and engaged in improving their health care.

May 10, 2017

Being an Empowered Advocate: The Role of the Clinician in Changing Policy
This webcast will provide an overview of the current health care environment, the health policy process and the role of health advocacy on implementing policies. The legislative and advocacy process will be discussed and resources to help effectively develop and influence health policy will be shared. Examples of the role of the health care professional (HCP) at local, state and federal levels to support high-risk consumers will be explored.

Apr. 20, 2017

Communications with the Seriously Ill: A Guide for the Health Care Team
This webcast will discuss the important role of the health care team in initiating conversations with seriously ill patients and their families and making these conversations part of daily workflows, documentation and follow up. It will also review the implementation of the Serious Illness Care Program as a tool to help facilitate this process.

Nov. 30, 2016

Improving Patient-Centered Care: Optimal Strategies for Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration
The goal of this accredited educational activity is to discuss how to improve patient-centered care using key competencies and effective tools for successful interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) communication. This webcast will use case study examples to identify common communication barriers among health care professionals, and communication methods will be introduced to overcome these barriers to optimal interdisciplinary team practice.

Nov. 16, 2016 Aging With an Intellectual and Developmental Disability: Challenges and Management
This webcast is designed to increase awareness and knowledge of age-associated changes in aging adults with intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) and to support individuals with I/DD and their families who are affected by aging and dementia. The webcast will also discuss systems of care and aging-related community support resources that may be used to address health problems such as dementia and cognitive decline that can impact older adults with I/DD.
Oct. 21, 2016

Community-based Palliative Care; Meeting the Needs of the Seriously Ill
Seriously ill individuals may benefit greatly from a community-based palliative care (CBPC) program. CBPC programs offer a team approach to care, with care coordination and treatment goal support usually accomplished by an interdisciplinary team that may include physicians, advanced practice nurses, social workers, pharmacists, occupational and physical therapists, clergy and volunteers. This webcast will address the goals of CBPC care, the different models of care available and the main characteristics and critical elements of successful CBPC programs.

July 15, 2016 Health Care for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD)
Adults with I/DD face many health disparities. They often have complex or difficult to diagnose medical conditions, they may have difficulty accessing health care due to physical or financial barriers and they may have difficulties expressing their symptoms and pain. This webcast will utilize information from the I/DD Toolkit, which is a website devoted to information for the primary care of adults with I/DD. The aim is to equip more HCPs to feel confident in their ability to support adults with I/DD in their own communities.
June 14, 2016 Optimal Clinical Strategies for the Treatment of Relapsed Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (rHL)
This webcast will discuss adverse prognostic factors for a patient with rHL , the prognostic factors that are often used to help drive treatment choices, the late effects of treatment, and how to properly monitor patients in the long-term setting. It will also explore new and emerging therapies for patients with rHL.
June 2, 2016 The Role of Interprofessional Collaboration in Transforming Health Care Delivery
This webcast will highlight the shift toward interprofessional teamwork in health care and examine what this means for clinicians and health care organizations today and tomorrow. We invite you to join this panel of experts as we discuss the benefits of interprofessional teamwork; define the evolving clinician care team; explore the relevant research and offer examples of how various organizations are meeting the need to better coordinate care and fully leverage this interprofessional approach to health care.
May 25, 2016

Providing High Quality Health Care Experiences for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
This webcast will discuss optimal strategies for use by the multidisciplinary health care team to ensure that these individuals with IDD receive high-quality care delivered in a manner fostering dignity and respect. It will also address strategies for engaging with families/caregivers looking for the latest information on available support and resources.

Apr. 21, 2016 Redefining the Planning in Advance Care Planning
This webcast will discuss the steps involved in ACP and the importance of the health care professional initiating these discussions as part of routine patient care.
Industry representatives interested in attending and or supporting these educational activities, please contact Heidi Leenay at heidi.leenay@optumhealtheducation.com.