Key Essentials for Optimizing Patient Care 2018

Program Details

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to refining and enhancing physicians’ knowledge to manage the changing needs of the healthcare system.  This education-based lecture series is structured to augment physician expertise with current clinical guideline recommendations and materials, as well as up-to-date advances in medical treatments on specific topics. 

In response to evaluations from previous activity participants, focused education blocks were developed to cover the following topics: Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics.  Lecturing faculty were chosen based on their clinical research, thorough experience, and clinical distinction in their respective fields.  This series will assemble a prominent group of physicians to discover convenient, current recommendations and protocols and advances in treatments in each of the chosen focus areas.

General Learning Objectives


  • • Identify and risk stratify patients with cardiovascular disease.
    • Understand the immunizations recommended in the geriatric population in various healthcare settings
    • Summarize necessary referrals and vaccinations needed for travel medicine
    • Explain the common causes of hyponatremia and recommendations for management
    • Differentiate between a chronic cough and immunodeficiency in children
    • Generate a management strategy for assisting children with development disabilities and their IEPs
    • Identify important considerations in the treatment of women with depression
    • Describe appropriate patient assessment for treatment with ER/LA opioid analgesics, evaluating risks and potential benefits of ER/LA therapy as well as possible misuse and apply proper methods to initiate therapy, modify dose, and discontinue use of ER/LA opioid analgesics, applying best practices including accurate dosing and conversion techniques as well as appropriate discontinuation strategies.
    • Compare common newborn disorders and current guidelines for management of these disorders
    • Describe breastfeeding and maternal needs for patients who are post-partum
    • To build cultural competence in order to address the health needs of women migrating from countries which practice FGM

CATEGORY 1-A CME @Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Our Category 1-A CME Programming  enables the busy healthcare practitioner to have the option to obtain needed education credits in either a convenient, close to home forum OR participate online.  We feature nationally recognized academicians addressing contemporary medical topics.  Our attendees are learning through both traditional lecture and innovative interactive formats utilizing the latest technologies.  If you participate onsite, be ready to learn, have fun, and reconnect with many local health professionals and colleagues with whom you have worked in the past and know in the region.  If you participate online, enjoy our programs from the comfort of your own home or office.   Either way you will benefit from this great learning experience and receive Category 1-A CME credit.

PLEASE NOTE that the dates for the current AOA CME cycle started January 1, 2016 and end December 31, 2018.  AOA members are required to obtain 120 credit hours in a three year cycle, with at least 30 credits in Category 1-A. 


Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. RowanSOM designates this program for a maximum of 25.25 Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.


For successful completion of activity and subsequent awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity session and complete an attestation form, as well as an activity evaluation form.


Osteopathic physicians may earn up to 15 credits of their Category 1-A requirement from interactive internet CME, e.g., live programs per CME Cycle. To receive credit for interactive internet CME, osteopathic physicians must complete a CME pre-test and post-test. The post-test must have a passing grade of 70.


This activity is being used for educational purposes. The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty.  It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices, or Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.  This course is supported in part by educational grants in accordance with AOA standards


Four of the five blocks – Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Obstetrics will be held at: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ 08084.
The Cardiology Block will take place at The Westin, 555 Fellowship Road, M. Laurel, NJ 08054

RowanSOM is within walking distance of the PATCO High Speed Line and 25 minutes from Philadelphia
International Airport.

From Philadelphia International Airport: Take Rt. 95 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge to Rt. 676 and follow signs to Rt. 295 North. Take Rt. 295 North to Exit 29A and follow directions from Rt. 30 below.

From the North: Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4 to Rt. 73 North to Rt. 295 South. Follow Rt. 295 South to Exit 29. Turn left onto access road to Rt. 30. At light turn left onto Rt. 30 East (White Horse Pike). Follow directions from Rt. 30 below.

From the South: Follow Rt. 295 North to Exit 29A to Rt. 30. Follow directions from Rt. 30 below.

From Rt. 30: Follow Rt. 30 East and the blue hospital signs for 3.3 miles to the traffic light at Laurel Road. Turn right onto Laurel Road. Take the second left into Rowan Stratford Campus at the traffic light.

Parking is available on campus.


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Stratford, New Jersey 08084-1501
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