UA TREAT Program Offers CME on Lipedema

September 30, 2017

The UA Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue (TREAT) Program will host a free educational course with 3.5 CME credits for health care providers to learn more about lipedema—the most common form of fatty or adipose tissue disorder—how to recognize and diagnosis it and the latest research and treatment options. The course will be 8 a.m.-noonSat., Sept. 30, at the Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Road, Tucson. Please click here for more details and to register.

Speakers for the course include:

  • Karen Herbst, MD, PhD — director, TREAT Program, UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and associate professor, Departments of Medicine and Medical Imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and Department of Pharmacy Practice-Science, UA College of Pharmacy
  • Elle Ross, DO, PhD, MS —assistant professor, Department of Medicine, and researcher, TREAT Program, Division of Endocrinology, and internist, General Internal Medicine/Inpatient Medicine, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
  • Bobby Kalb, MD — associate professor, Department of Medical Imaging, UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and clinical director, Abdominal Imaging & MRI, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation

The 6th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine Primary Care Update which was scheduled for October 21, 2017 has been CANCELED due to scheduling conflicts.

April 26-29, 2018

The 27th Annual Southwestern Conference on Medicine present by Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation and Cleveland Clinic, is scheduled for The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. A maximum of 30 credits is anticipated.  This activity has been approved for AOA Category 1A Credit. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. CME credit will also be offered for Family Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Early Registration is available at

Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine

October 5-8, 2017

AARM presents the 15th Annual International Restorative Medicine Conference, which will feature expert clinicians, researchers, and thought-leaders who will share new tools for promoting optimal neurological function in an aging population. Attendees will gain clinical insights on how to reverse chronic disease by tackling the intricacies of neurological connections. The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

Registration information, schedule of events, details about CME credits and costs to attend the conference are available by clicking here.

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting

October 5-7, 2017

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting will be held October 5-7 at the Tucson Doubletree Reid Park, 445 S. Alvernon.  “Restoring the Foundations of American Medicine for Every Patient” is the focus of the meeting. Up to 10 CME credits are available. Registration for the full meeting or individual programs is available at the AAPS web site.   A list of keynote speakers and schedule of events is also available on the web site

TMC Cardiovascular Symposium

The Tucson Medical Center 2017 Cardiovascular Symposium is set for Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 P.m. at the Westin LaPaloma Resort Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Keynote speakers will be Victoria Maizes, MD and Mariano Palena, MD.  Details, registration, CME credits are available at the TMC Cardiovascular Symposium website.

Arizona Geriatrics Society Fall Symposium

October 20-21, 2017

The Arizona Geriatrics Society Fall Symposium “Caring for Older Adults Living with Advanced Disease” will be held at the Beatitudes Campus, 1610 West Glendale, Ave., Phoenix on October 20-21. You may register online at the AzGS web site or call 602-265-0211.

Early Registration ends September 30:

AzGS Member

  • Physician $300
  • Other Allied Professional $225
  • Full-time fellow, resident, healthcare student $50

Non-AzGS Member

  • Physician $350
  • Other Allied Profession $275
  • Full-time fellow, resident, healthcare student $75

Late Registration (starting October 1)

AzGS Member

  • Physician $325
  • Other Allied Profesional $250
  • Full-time fellow-resident, healthcare student $75

Non AzGS Member

  • Physician $375
  • Other Allied Professional $300
  • Full-time fellow, resident, healthcare student $100

CME Credits

Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Determination of credit is pending.

Medical Directors: This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 13 hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit spent on the activity.

Nurses: Application has been made to the University of Arizona Center on Aging State of California Board of Registered Nursing provider #14824.  This program is pending approval.

Case Managers: This program has been submitted to The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 13 clock hour(s).

NICA Administrators: This program has been approved by the Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers for 13 continuing education credits for managers and administrators of long term care and assisted living facilities.

American College Of Lifestyle Medicine

October 22-25

“Lifestyle Medicine 2017” is scheduled for the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. It includes a list of keynotes, evidence-based educational sessions, research posters, and networking activities. Attendees from across the nation and around the world will gather to learn about integrating evidence into practice and lifestyle medicine as the foundation of a transformed healthcare system. Information on the schedule, submitting presentation ideas, posters, CME credits, registration and a list of speakers is available by clicking here.

Practical Pediatrics 2017

The Practical Pediatrics 2017 CME Course is scheduled for November 2-5, 2017, at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. The course will feature:

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Orthopaedics

Agenda and accommodation information are available at

Medical Education Resources

December 15-17, 2017

Medical Education Resources is hosting “Dermatology for Primary Care” at the the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale. Registration, costs, CME information and schedule details are available by visiting