One-Day Intensive CME Training, March 25, 2021: Tobacco Dependence Pharmacotherapy for Clinicians

Medication strategies for tobacco use continue to evolve, with the use of pre-quit treatment, extended treatment, low-dose varenicline, high-dose nicotine, and combination treatment. Most medical providers are unaware of how or when to use these effective approaches.

 

This training is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and tobacco treatment specialists who work with smoking cessation medications and would benefit from an understanding of the current research guiding smoking cessation pharmacotherapy. The course will provide an overview of the neurobiology that gives rise to nicotine dependence and how various medications impact that neurobiology. We will provide guidance on treatment that is relevant to most clinicians including:

  • approaches to varenicline use that maximize efficacy and minimize side effects;

  • use of combination medication treatment

  • evidence for the use of pre-quit smoking cessation medications

  • use of extended post-quit medications

  • and the use of adaptive treatment

 

We explore specific cases, such as use of tobacco treatment medications in hospitalized patients, surgical patients, acute cardiac care, renal failure, cancer treatment, e-cigarette use, oral tobacco use, and adolescent treatment, as well as treatment of light-intermittent smokers and high-dependence smokers. The course is designed to provide practical guidance for clinicians and lead to real change in clinical practice

Structure
The course will consist of approximately 2 hours of online video modules that participants will complete on their own time prior to the virtual session. The virtual session will take place from 11am-5:00pm on Thursday, March 25, 2021, via Zoom.

Program Accreditation

This program is approved through Duke Continuing Medical Education. The designation was based upon the quality of the educational activity and its compliance with the standards and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Prerequisites

This is an advanced course designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who work with smoking cessation medications. The course would also be ideal for individuals who have already received training as a tobacco treatment specialist and wish to deepen their knowledge about pharmacotherapy for tobacco use treatment. It is not recommended for individuals who have no prior experience with pharmacotherapeutic treatment of tobacco use; those individuals would benefit from our full tobacco treatment specialist training program.

Credit

Participants will receive 7.5 CME credits from Duke CME.

 

Program Cost

Registration is $300. This fee includes application and CME processing; access to online prerequisite video material; live Zoom session on March 25, 2021; and training materials.

ONE-DAY INTENSIVE TTS TRAININGS OVERVIEW

This new series of 1-day CME trainings offer advanced courses designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists who work with tobacco use treatment. The course would also be ideal for individuals who have already received training as a tobacco treatment specialist and wish to deepen their knowledge about pharmacotherapy for tobacco use treatment. It is not recommended for individuals who have no prior experience with pharmacotherapeutic treatment of tobacco use; those individuals would benefit from our full tobacco treatment specialist training program.

Structure
Each 1-day course will consist of online video modules created by our course faculty that students will be able to access prior to the course date and that will prepare students for the live, virtual sessions. The virtual sessions will take place via Zoom.

Prerequisites

Please see individual course listings for prerequisites.

Credit

Please see individual course listings for information on CME credit.

 

Program Cost
Registration is $300. This fee includes application and CME processing; access to online prerequisite video material; live Zoom session on the course date; and all training materials.

UPCOMING TRAININGS
Tobacco Dependence Pharmacotherapy
(7.5 CME hours)
March 25, 2021
11:00am-5:00pm

Course Schedule

  • Foundations of Tobacco Dependence: (pre-course module): Asynchronous, 2.0 hours

  • Pharmacotherapy for Tobacco Use: Agents and Evidence: Synchronous, via Zoom, 2.0 hours

  • Case-Based Tobacco Use Pharmacotherapy: Synchronous via Zoom, 2.0 hours

  • Integration of Medications and Behavioral Treatment in Clinical Practice: Synchronous, via Zoom, 1.5 hours

Intensive Behavioral Health Approaches to Tobacco Treatment
(7.75 CME hours)
May 4, 2021

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