21st Century Insights for Thyroid Disease Changing Diagnosis and Treatment Paradigms

2 CME Credits – MD, ND, Pharm, NP and Other
Jointly provided by Global Education Group and LDN Research Trust

Term of Offering

This activity is certified for credit from November 1st 2021 to November 1st 2022. Requests for credit must be made no later than October 26th 2022.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of clinicians with an understanding of clinical medicine and the physiology of the human body involved in the treatment of patients with thyroid disorders.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must fully complete the online form, receive at least 80% pass mark. On passing the certificate will be emailed except for Pharmacists, full details will be emailed to Global to submit.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The LDN Research Trust partners with clinicians, clinical researchers, pharmacists, and patients to support breakthroughs in treatment for autoimmune diseases and cancer via the development of clinical trials. Now, more than ever, we must encourage life-long learning among clinicians so that they may exceed the standard of care. CME ensures the enhancement of clinicians’ performance and the pursuit of patient health.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

1. Recognize the roles of the thyroid gland in human physiology
2. Discuss the variables required for the development of autoimmunity.
3. Describe the proper steps for assessment of a patient with suspicion for thyroid disease.
4. Describe the laboratory and ultrasound findings in Hashimoto’s Disease.
5. Describe the laboratory and ultrasound findings in Graves’ Disease.
6. Describe the standard treatment for Hashimoto’s Disease
7. List the three main standard treatments for Graves’ Disease.
8. Describe new insights for the management of thyroid disease patients including new adjunctive treatments and lifestyle modifications, which may mitigate symptoms and improve quality of life for patients.

Program Agenda

Course 1: Review of Thyroid Physiology
Course 2: Categories of Thyroid Disease
Course 3: Thyroid Autoimmunity – Hashimoto’s Disease
Course 4: Thyroid Autoimmunity – Graves’ Disease

Faculty

Sarah J. Zielsdorf, MD, MS - Owner and Medical Director of Motivated Medicine

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and LDN Research Trust. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hour(s) (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-21-147-H01-P)
This is a knowledge-based activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and LDN Research Trust. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Naturopathic Doctor Continuing Education

The LDN Conference 2021 has been approved from November 1, 2021 – November 1, 2022 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for 2.0 credits of continuing education.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Sarah Zielsdorf Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

 Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship
Rhys Williams, RN, MSN, FNP Nothing to disclose
Kristin Delisi, NP Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann Nothing to disclose
Kim Rodriguez Nothing to disclose
Linda Elsegood Nothing to disclose
Dana Cook Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and LDN Research Trust do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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Global Contact Information

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