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Diabetes Day for Primary Care Clinicians : Advances in Diabetes Care June 25, 2016, at Boston Marriott Cambridge, 2 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142. The program will be from 7 a.m. 1 p.m. The percentage of United States adults with diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity far exceeds the capacity of the specialists, the endocrinologists, to manage these patients. As a result, the vast majority of patients with type 2 diabetes are managed in the primary care setting. The overall objective of this program is to increase awareness and understanding among primary care clinicians of the need to develop comprehensive care plans to help their patients reach optimal glycemic goals, reduce the burden of the disease, and improve the patient's health outcomes and quality of life. The program is intended for MD's, DO's, NP's, PA's, RN's, CDE's, Pharmacists, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and other interested Health Care Professionals. There is no registration fee for this event. If you have any questions, please email Julia Moomaw at Jmoomaw@aace.com To register and find more information, please visit http://aes.aace.com/meetings This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Attention physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and public health professionals and students! Take this free, interactive training, Pathways to Safer Opioid Use, to learn how to communicate the safe use of opioids to manage chronic pain. Plus, by completing this eLearning course, you can earn free continuing medical education credit. It''s designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). This web-based training allows you to assume the role of four playable characters who make decisions controlled by you about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events. The characters represent a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, and patient. Take the course now, and receive continuing education credit! Learn more at http://health.gov/hcq/training.asp#pathways.

CME opportunity available for primary care providers through UAB and the Deep South Network. Two modules on "Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention in Your Practice" and "Diabetes Screening and Self-Management Education" were just released and are available online at http://courses.cme.uab.edu/ It is free to register and take the courses. A certificate will print/email immediately upon successful completion of the post-test. Each is worth one hour of CME (2 hours total).

For more information about these opportunities, contact us

The professional association of jefferson county physicians

The Jefferson County Medical Society was founded in 1877 as the local medical society for physicians in the Birmingham area. Since that time it has grown to include as members over 2,500 physicians, residents and medical students. Our members practice in all specialties and serve on the staffs of every hospital in the area. The JCMS staff operates a free physician referral service as a benefit to the community.

Questions regarding the JCMS and its membership may be directed to:

Martha Waters Wise
Executive Director
mwise@jcmsalabama.org
205-933-8601 phone
205-939-0680 fax

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCING PROJECT ACCESS

In 2016, the Jefferson County Medical Society, in collaboration with several other community groups, plans to launch Project Access. Project Access is a physician driven, community-wide effort designed to link uninsured indigent patients to appropriate and necessary specialty and ancillary diagnostic, pharmacy and care coordination services for urgent medical conditions. The focus of Project Access in Jefferson County is specialty care provided by volunteer physicians.  Due to the large number of community health clinics, most of these patients have access to primary care—the difficulty arises when a patient needs the care of a specialist physician. We are discussing the program with area hospitals and ancillary providers and we are also exploring funding options.  We need to show these entities that the physician community, many of whom are already caring for this patient population, are willing to provide charity care through Project Access. If you are interested in seeing patients through the Project Access Program, please complete the attached Physician Commitment Form for the period of July 1-December 31, 2016.

If you need additional information about the program or have suggestions as we launch this new program, please contact our Executive Director, Martha Wise, at mwise@jcmsalabama.org or 933-8601.