Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Longitudinal Study and the CME Course


                  The Longitudinal Study and the CME Course

The APF is sending out letters to all physicians from our data base about the Longitudinal Study of the Porphyrias. We also provide information about the CME (Continuing Medical Education) course (a free, internet-based activity). The title of the course reads: "The Management of Acute Porphyrias: Improving Diagnosis, Treatment, and Standards of Care".

Target Audience
This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, hematologists, emergency department physicians and nurses, hematologists, oncologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, primary care providers, dermatologists, endocrinologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals who manage patients with acute porphyrias.

Goal Statement
The goal of this activity is to explore the challenges involved across specialties in identifying and managing patients with acute porphyrias.
Learning Objectives
Upon competition of this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Detail the history, signs, and symptoms that point toward an appropriate diagnosis of acute porphyria
  2. Discuss the optimal methods for making the diagnosis of acute porphyria
  3. Evaluate acute and long-term porphyria treatment options

Authors & Affiliations:
Herbert L. Bonkovsky, MD, Owen M. Lander, MD, Gale W. Groseclose, RN, BSN.
If you would like us to send your doctor information about the current studies and a CME card, please let us know 713.266.9617.




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