CME/CE

Accreditation Statements

Physicians
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 6 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Please note, MOC credit is reported on a monthly basis.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

To claim and receive MOC credits, learners must email [email protected] and provide:

  • ABIM ID number
  • first and last name
  • degree and specialty
  • DOB (month and day)
  • activity completion date

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Podcast: The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Course Format

The ePrimaryCare Review series will consist of a monthly review of journal literature on key, pertinent topics, emailed as either a newsletter or podcast, to primary care clinicians. The activities are delivered as 4 bi-monthly newsletters and 4 alternating podcasts. Participants will have up to 2 years to complete the 4 newsletters and 4 podcasts in order to earn CME credit.

Date of release: June 15, 2019
Expiration date: January 17, 2022

Estimated time to complete each activity: 60 minutes per newsletter, 30 minutes per podcast.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Compare current and emerging therapies for COPD and their use in individualized therapy, as described in GOLD, based on patients’ needs.
  • Describe the circumstances under which patients should be referred for pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Explain how the GOLD guidelines assist in diagnosing COPD and managing treatment.
  • Discuss when and how spirometry should be used in the diagnosis of COPD.
  • Discuss provider-related barriers to effective implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in primary care.
  • Describe patient-related barriers to increased uptake of PrEP.
  • Summarize potential disparities in awareness and access to PrEP among priority populations with high rates of new HIV infections.
  • Discuss the need for individualized care as well as recommended glycemic targets in older adults.
  • Summarize the efficacy and safety of different classes of antihyperglycemic medications in older adults.
  • Discuss appropriate de-intensification of anti-hyperglycemic medications, particularly insulin, to minimize risk of hypoglycemia.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Statement of Need

  • Primary care clinicians may not be providing optimal care for their patients with COPD because of limited familiarity with guidelines, new therapies, and criteria for referral to pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • A lack of understanding of the GOLD guidelines along with infrequent or inappropriate use of spirometry may cause primary care providers to mis- or underdiagnose COPD.
  • Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is underused because of clinician- and patient-related biases and misconceptions, as well as lack of awareness.
  • Clinicians may not be adequately adjusting T2DM therapies in their elderly patients to effectively minimize hypoglycemic events.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Successful Completion

To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section. Physicians must attest to the amount of time they spent on the activity.

A passing grade of 70% or higher on the post-test/evaluation is required to receive CME credit.

Intended Audience

The target audience for this initiative includes primary care clinicians.

There are no fees or prerequisites for this activity.

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Joyce E. King, MD has disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial entities.

Glenn Treisman, MD, PhD has disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial entities.

Note: Grants to investigators at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

Privacy Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME Activity Participants

I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the Privacy Regulations). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos on any social medial site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer for any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: [email protected].

"The Office of Continuing Medical Education at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only."

For CME questions, please contact the CME Office (410) 955-2959 or e-mail [email protected]. For certificates, please call (410) 502-9636.

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720
Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

Hardware & Software Requirements

To access activities, users will need:

  • A computer with an internet connection
  • An HTML5 compliant web browser or Internet Explorer 8 (and higher)

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