Accreditation/Credit Designation

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 6.5 Contact Hours.

Acknowledgment of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Avadel Pharmaceuticals and GRAIL, Inc.

4th Annual Advanced Practice Collaborative (APC)

Release Date: November 22, 2021
Expiration Date: November 22, 2022

Activity Overview

The 4th Annual Advanced Practice Collaborative (APC) was developed to bring nurse practitioners and physician assistants recent evidence to treat some of the most common and challenging conditions in the primary care setting. The conference blends expert presentations and panel discussions across essential clinical areas to enhance your understanding, knowledge, and competence regarding the prevention and management of chronic conditions, illnesses, and associated comorbidities. This educational activity is an archive of the live virtual conference held on September 10 and 11, 2021.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from Avadel Pharmaceuticals and GRAIL, Inc.
 

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

This educational activity is directed toward nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing in the primary care setting. Physicians and other health care professionals interested in the treatment of patients in the primary care setting may also participate.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Review updates to guidelines and recommendations for the screening and evaluation of patients presenting with illnesses commonly encountered in primary care
  • Discuss the potential impact of recent clinical trial data on clinical decision-making and the care of patients with a variety of illnesses encountered in primary care
  • Identify strategies to recognize and manage treatment-related adverse events in primary care
  • Assess challenges faced by primary care practitioners in the care of patients with a wide range of illnesses
  • Identify multidisciplinary team–based counseling strategies to optimize patient care

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
 

Chair

Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Chair, Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit
Adjunct Clinical Professor, James Madison University PA Program
Clinical Instructor, George Washington University PA Program
Physician Assistant
Diabetes and Thyroid Associates
Fredericksburg, VA

Disclosures: Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Novo Nordisk; Other: Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Novo Nordisk, Prevention Bio, Sanofi.

Faculty

Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner
Owner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
Concord and Amherst, NH

Disclosures: Consultant: GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Pfizer, Sanofi; Speakers’ Bureau: Merck & Co., Pfizer, Sanofi.

Brian Bizik, MS PA-C
Brian Bizik, MS PA-C
Asthma and COPD Care Coordinator
Terry Reilly Health Services
Boise, ID

Disclosures: Brian Bizik has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Margaret Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
Margaret Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
Founder, Fitzgerald Health Education
Associates
North Andover, MA
Family Nurse Practitioner,
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Lawrence, MA

Disclosures:  Margaret Fitzgerald has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, FNLA, FPCNA
Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, FNLA, FPCNA
Diplomate, Accreditation Council for Clinical
Lipidology
Past President, Northeast Lipid Association
Past President, National Lipid Association
Past President, Preventive Cardiovascular
Nurses Association
Consultant and Educator, Cardiovascular Risk
Intervention
Clinical Associate, University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosures: Consultant: Kaneka Americas Holding; Speakers’ Bureau: Amarin Corporation, Amgen, Esperion Therapeutics, Kaneka Americas Holding, Novo Nordisk, Regeneron, Sanofi.

Leah Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF
Leah Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF
Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Director of Advanced Practitioners
Metrolina Nephrology Associates
Chief Education Officer and Co-Founder,
Interactive Nephrology
Senior AP Practice Consultant, ClearEdge
Medical Management
Charlotte, NC

Disclosures:  Leah Foster Smith has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

PER® mitigated all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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