Free CME: Prescriptions for a Violent Society

Friday, April 29, 2011  •  10 am – 2:30 pm
Miramonte Resort and Spa
45000 Indian Wells Lane,  Indian Wells, CA

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Four (4) Complimentary CME/CE Credits Available for UAPD members.  Space Limited.  Joint Sponsored by the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD).

Purpose:   American society is violent, but doctors can help reduce violence and its impacts by understanding certain key issues and adjusting their practice methods accordingly.  For example, firearms are among the leading causes of injury death in the United States, yet most doctors do not address the issue of guns in their patient assessments or treatment plans.  And many Americans, especially children and young adults, have intense exposure to new forms of media, some of which may contribute towards actual violent behavior.   Just as smoking cessation and seat-belt use have become a regular part of many doctor-patient discussions, doctors can improve outcomes by learning to assess and advise patients regarding certain key factors that will be identified in this CME course.   Doctors themselves are not immune to violence, so the course will include a presentation of violence prevention strategies that work in medical settings, as well as the best practices for dealing with individual and group reactions should an incident of workplace violence occur.

Target Audience:  This activity is intended for all Physicians, Podiatrists, and Dentists. There are no prerequisites.  Free for UAPD members; request a membership application here.

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this activity the participant should be able to:  analyze evidence about violence in American society; articulate the role of doctors in addressing violence; increase their knowledge about firearms as a cause of injury; develop a strategy for incorporating firearm assessment into their patient assessments; develop an evidence-based approach to counseling patients on gun issue; develop a strategy for media-pathology assessment; develop an evidence-based approach to counseling patients on media issues; design a workplace safety assessment; create a plan for workplace safety improvement; and formulate a comprehensive violence response plan for their workplace.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Union of American Physicians and Dentists.  The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Dental Board of California has authorized UAPD to offer 4.0 Continuing Education Credits for participation in this program.  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ are recognized by the Board of Podiatry.

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.cme.uci.edu.

ADA Statement:  In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your needs.  For any special requests, please call  Claudia Modrall on or before  April 27, 2011.