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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
This activity has been developed to provide an overview of ASD and DS with the goal of developing an understanding of the disorders and promoting optimal outcomes and compassionate care for these individuals and their families. This activity will discuss both the medical and behavioral concerns in individuals with DS and ASD. It will also highlight the importance of a coordinated health care team and educational programs designed for these individuals. The journey of a family experiencing these diagnoses will also be featured.
Earn 1.00 credits.
Live, Accredited Webcast

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Oct. 10, 2018; 1–2 p.m. EDT What Is Trauma-Informed Care and Why Is it Critical in Health Care Today?
This panel discussion will identify ways in which HCPs can incorporate the principles of trauma-informed care into their practice. The ACE study and the connection between adverse childhood experiences and trauma will be reviewed. Methods in which HCPs can interact with individuals while expressing understanding and empathy in trauma-informed ways to promote healing and reduce the risk of retraumatization will also be discussed.
Earn 1.00 credits.
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
This activity has been developed to provide an overview of transition goals and planning strategies for the changing needs of an adolescent with ASD and to emphasize the importance of early planning for these transitions. It will also highlight legal matters to consider for families and individuals with ASD as they transition to adulthood.
Live, Accredited Webcast
2019
April 11–12, 2019 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.
Scottsdale, Arizona
May 15, 2019 13th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum
Austin, Texas
July 24–25, 2019 Co-provided Conference with UW Health Transplant Program
Madison, Wisconsin
Oct. 14–16, 2019 28th Annual National Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 

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Oct. 2, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder Part V: Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and ASD
This activity has been developed to provide an overview of ASD and DS with the goal of developing an understanding of the disorders and promoting optimal outcomes and compassionate care for these individuals and their families.

 
Sept. 11, 2018

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.

 
Aug. 7, 2018

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.

 
June 5, 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder Part II: Medical Home Care for Children with ASD and Other Developmental Disabilities
This activity 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.

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.

Industry representatives interested in attending and or supporting these educational activities, please contact Heidi Leenay at heidi.leenay@optumhealtheducation.com.