The Department of Medical Education is responsible for all continuing medical education (CME) activities. The mission of the Health Science Center's CME program is to provide high quality educational activities designed to enhance physicians' commitment to lifelong learning.
The ultimate goal is to promote and further the practice of evidence-based and cost-effective healthcare in keeping with the Health Science Center's mission to provide excellent patient care.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Clearing Up The Confusion: What you should know about the new TMB rules
Speaker: Dan Ballard, JD
Attorney Dan Ballard, with Texas Medical Liability Trust, will discuss delegation to mid-level professionals; use of electronic medical records; and other pertinent new TMB rules.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Pain Management: Evidence Based Strategies
Speaker: Jeffrey Higginbotham, MD
Dr. Higginbotham, a pain medicine specialist with Pain Management Consultants in Austin, will discuss current multidisciplinary strategies of pain management, as well as the effects of the prescription drug epidemic on the care of the chronic pain patient.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Delivering Bad News
Speaker: Tim Gilligan, MD
Dr. Gilligan, a medical oncologist at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Cleveland, Ohio, will outline effective strategies in giving bad news when communicating with chronically or terminally ill patients and their families; and discuss how to adjust communication according to culture.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Speaker: James Stocks, MD
Dr. Stocks, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Sleep Disorders, will identify the common presenting symptoms and risk factors for developing obstructive sleep apnea; outline how to screen and appropriately make the diagnosis; and discuss treatment options.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Head Impact Exposure on Young Football Players
Speaker: Joseph A. Maldjian, MD
Dr. Maldjian, Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, will discuss the impact exposure on youth and high school football players; share imaging studies; and outline how the risks can be reduced.