Welcome to the University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education Portal

Welcome to the University of Kansas Medical Center Continuing Education Portal.

Upcoming Courses

Date Event Description
October 28, 2017 Developmental Therapeutics: Immuno-Oncology & Beyond
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This symposium is designed to bring together basic and clinical investigators and clinicians to discuss new achievements in immune-oncology and targeted therapy in solid and hematologic malignancies. Leading researchers will present new developments in drug discovery, treatment resistance and new questions that lie ahead for fundamental understanding of new information in cancer biology to get us closer to well-tailored cancer treatment.  

This symposium is designed for clinical and academic hematologists, oncologists, oncology RNs, APRNs, basic scientists, clinical trail experts, including pharma and biostatisticians involved in clinical trial design, investigators and participants. 

This program will be held at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel.

November 2 - November 4, 2017 Emerging In Office and Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology

Medical technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace; ENT practitioners may lack occasion to utilize new technologies in a practice setting.  As technology advances, in-office procedures are integral to a thriving medical practice.  There may be an inadequate availability of tools necessary to integrate these procedures into practice.  As technology advances, in-office procedures are integral to a thriving medical practice. There may be an inadequate availability of tools necessary to integrate these procedures into practice.  Providers have opportunity to learn theories of developing technologies, but direct experience is irreplaceable to successful integration outcomes.  As American Thyroid Association’s guidelines on evaluation and treatment of thyroid disease changed in 2015, practitioners need to understand the applications of the new guidelines to surgical innovations in thyroid surgery.

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November 4, 2017 Neurology Update 2017
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The Neurology Update is presented by academic-affiliated physicians and provides an up-to-date review of clinical issues related to neuromuscular disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, pain and medical errors.

This program is designed for neurologists.

November 9, 2017 DCCCA Opioid Conference

This course is a proactive effort to build a collaborative response to the Opioid Epidemic in order to prevent the escalation of this epidemic in Kansas.  Speakers in each session will discuss strategies regarding how to address the epidemic through the different lenses of Prescribing, Prevention, Treatment & Recover, and Intervention.  Attendees will have the opportunity to share insight for State planning and developing, a path forward for Kansas through roundtable discussions.

November 11, 2017 Neuromuscular Review Course 2017 - Oklahoma City, OK
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The Neuromuscular Review Course is presented by leading neurologists specializing in neuromuscular disorders and provides an up to date review of clinical issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases.

December 1 - December 2, 2017 37th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium
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The 37th Annual Family Medicine Winter Symposium is designed to present new and updated topics useful to practicing family physicians and other primary care clinicians, with special emphasis on refining diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

December 2, 2017 Multidisciplinary Oncology Conference 2017
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The University of Kansas Multidisciplinary Cancer Symposium is designed by experts in the field of oncology and aimed towards the educational needs of community physicians and other healthcare providers involved in the multidisciplinary management of patients with colon cancer, breast cancer and gastric cancer. Controversies and changes in treatment paradigms will be presented through short, practical, up-to-date lectures, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session for each tumor type.  This symposium is designed for medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, primary care physicians, basic scientists, nurses, advance practice nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals.

December 6, 2017 Promoting Sleep Health: Practical Information for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
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Sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body and is therefore a critical component of optimal health. Sleep disruptions occur in 1/3 of the US population and frequently occur in individuals with various conditions that are typically treated by PTs and PTAs. Therefore, knowledge about sleep and skills to screen for sleep disorders and to promote quality sleep are necessary for healthcare providers to promote health and facilitate optimal outcomes. This session will provide an overview of sleep and a discussion of the impact of sleep on body structures and functions.  The presenter will provide practical information to screen for the most common sleep disorders and information that can be integrated into practice to promote sleep health.

February 3, 2018 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Review
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Speakers at this conference will integrate new information presented at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; into existing paradigms.  Discussion will be relevant to researchers, physicians, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with breast cancer or those at risk for the disease. 

This symposium is directed towards physicians, nurses, researchers, and other healthcare professionals involved in breast cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

March 10, 2018 9th Expert Strategies in Endoscopy Gastrointestinal and Liver Disorders
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The highlight of the conference is the state of the art lectures given by national and international experts on common GI and Liver issues including IBD, Functional Bowel, Gastroparesis, Hepatitis C, Fatty Liver Disease, Obesity, GERD, Barrett’s, Esophagus, GI Cancers, ETC.

The hands on session was by far the most popular item; clipping, stenting, closing perforations, cryotherapy, RFA, hemostasis, cauterization, argongas, EMR, ESD, ablation, snare techniques, injection needles, use of HD endoscopes, etc. are all going to be highlighted again. This session is also designed for the nurses and GI fellows to gain familiarity with various endoscopic tools and techniques.

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