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 enduring material for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

3rd Annual Advanced Practice Collaborative

Release Date: November 09, 2020
Expiration Date: November 09, 2021

Activity Overview

This online, on-demand virtual symposium rapidly updates primary care practitioners on the latest advances across key therapeutic areas. This educational program blends expert presentations, panel discussions, and questions from virtual audience participants to cover an essential array of clinical topics in primary care. Expert faculty help enhance your understanding, knowledge, and competence in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of a multitude of chronic conditions, illnesses, and associated comorbidities.

This educational activity is an archive of the live virtual symposium held on September 12, 2020.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb.

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 certified continuing medical education activity is intended for 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 effect 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 treating patients with a wide range of illnesses
  • Discern strategies for patient education, adherence, disease prevention, and self-management across a multidisciplinary team

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.


Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Scott Urquhart, PA-C, DFAAPA
Chair, Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit (MEDS)
Adjunct Clinical Professor, James Madison University PA program
Clinical Instructor, George Washington University PA program
Diabetes and Thyroid Associates
Fredericksburg, VA

Disclosures: Consultant: Dexcom, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi; Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Dexcom, Novo Nordisk.

Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner
Owner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
Concord and Amherst, NH

Disclosures: Consultant: Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi; Speakers Bureau: Allergan, Amgen, Biohaven, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi.

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

Disclosures: Consultant: Aimmune, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Meda Pharmaceuticals; Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Grifols, Meda Pharmaceuticals.

Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP‐BC, FAANP
Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP‐BC, FAANP
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Transplant
Chair, Advance Practice Provider Subcommittee
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Disclosures: Consultant: Salix Advisory Board; Speakers Bureau: Mallinckrodt; Other: Springer Publishing.

Douglas DiRuggiero, DMSc, MHS, PA-C
Douglas DiRuggiero, DMSc, MHS, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Dermatology Center
Rome, GA

Disclosures: Speakers Bureau: Almirall, Novartis, Regeneron, UCB.

Clinical Professor, Quinnipiac University
Founder and Past President, The Society of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology
North Haven, CT

Disclosures: Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Susan Scanland, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC, CDP, CSP
Susan Scanland, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC, CDP, CSP
CEO and Founder
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program
The Wright Center for Community Health
Scranton, PA

Disclosures: Consultant: Acadia Pharmaceuticals Advisory Board; Speakers Bureau: Acadia Pharmaceuticals.

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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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