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Clinical Chronic Diseases Management

Clinical Chronic Diseases Management
  • Cardiometabolic
    Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Diabetes
    Hypertension
CME Tour by Excemed
Tuesday, Nov 4 - Thursday, Nov 6 2014
Kumasi, Ghana

Accreditation

EACCME®

Event format

Course
Lecture

Language

The official languages of the course will be English.

Registration status
Closed

Target audiences

undergraduate students
Endocrinologists
diabetologists
Cardiologists
pharmacists
Healthcare professionals

Files

Overview

Diabetes and hypertension are growing epidemics in the most of the African continent that are rapidly adopting western lifestyles. The EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education, has an ongoing, long-term educational project to provide additional focused training workshops for pharmacy students in the final year of their education and pharmacists.

EXCEMED hopes that by prioritising diabetes and hypertension it will be possible to increase the understanding and the awareness of the opportunities for preventing these conditions. Hypertension and its sequelae will be explored in detail, including its diagnosis, the potential and-organ damage such as CHD, stroke and peripheral vascular disease, and the possible treatment modalities and their effects.

Diabetes will also be a major focus and teaching will include aetiology, complications (both macrovascular and microvascular) and treatment options. Acute metabolic presentations of diabetes and their inpatient treatment will also be covered. Attendees will learn more about the interaction between diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension and the importance of multiple interventions in their management. The current state of detection and prevention of these conditions in the local economy will be examined and students will explore models of the future development of services, together with the potential impact on their own medical careers. The CME tour will provide a mixture of taught and interactive sessions. The taught lectures will be presented by a speaker supported by slides, but will include ample opportunity for students to ask questions. The interactive sessions will centre on discussions of individual cases, and each will be presented by a learner with a faculty member who will discuss the case interactively with the attendees by eliciting the ideas on differential diagnosis, investigations and management strategies. Sessions will be taught not only by the visiting faculty but also by teaching staff from the host universities. Learners  will have the opportunity during the live educational course to reflect on the factual knowledge that has been provided and will be able to deepen and extend their knowledge through direct contact with the faculty.

Learning objectives

After attending the tour, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the developing epidemic of obesity, hypertension and diabetes and their sequelae.
  • Interpret the nature, aetiology, diagnosis and cardiovascular complications and treatment of (i) hypertension and (ii) diabetes.
  • Identify the specific chronic complications of diabetes that will contribute to its major health burden.
  • Differentiate acute metabolic presentations of diabetes and their inpatient treatment
  • Identify the current state of detection and prevention of hypertention and diabetes in the local economy and models of future development of services, together with the potential impact on their medical careers

Accreditation details

EXCEMED adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice Group (gCMEp).

Additional information

EXCEMED designed this programme in partnership with: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science - Kumasi, Ghana University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy - Accra, Ghana Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana

Scientific programme

Scientific agenda - Students

 

Tuesday morning, 4 November, 2014 - Kumasi, Ghana
Thursday morning, 6 November, 2014 - Accra, Ghana

 

9.00 Introduction by local faulty member

Local speaker

9.05 Learning effectiveness assessment  (Completion of the initial questionnaire)

9.15 L1 Why lower blood glucose:symptoms & complication prevention

European visiting speaker

9.20 L2 Simple physiology of diabetes:type 1, type 2; beta cell deficit; progression of diabetes
European visiting speaker

9.35 L3 Specific targets: beta cells & insulin  requirement:
Type 1 DM & insulin; background and mealtime control, insulin mixtures
Type 2 DM & oral medications enumerate targets & name drug classes
European visiting speaker

10.10 L4 Adverse effects
European visiting speaker

10.20 L5 Combining drugs
European visiting speaker

10.25 Questions from the students

10.40 Coffee break

11.00 L6 Practicalities: what drugs are available locally

Local speaker

11.10 L7 Blood glucose targets and efficacy
European visiting speaker

11.15 L8 Clinical outcome targets: complications
European visiting speaker

11.30 L9 Patient centered clinical practice and compromise

European visiting speaker

11.35 Clinical case presentations and discussions

Local speaker

11.55 L10 Other risk factors (hypertension & lipids) and interventions
European visiting speaker

12.05 Learning effectiveness assessment (Completion of the exit questionnaire and evaluation form)

12.15 Closing remarks

12.20 End

 

 

Scientific agenda - Practitioners

 

Tuesday afternoon, 4 November 2014, Kumasi,Ghana

Tuesday afernoon, 4 November 2014, Accra, Ghana

 

 

14.00 Introduction by local faulty member

Local speaker

14.05 Learning effectiveness assessment  (Completion of the initial questionnaire)

14.20 L1 Why lower blood glucose: symptoms & complication prevention
European visiting speaker

14.25 L2 Simple physiology of diabetes: type 1, type 2; beta cell deficit; progression of diabetes
European visiting speaker

14.40 L3 Specific targets: beta cells & insulin requirement:
Type 1 DM & insulin
Type 2 DM & oral medications enumerate targets & attach drugs & mechanism of action

European visiting speaker

15.30 L4 Adverse effects
European visiting speaker

15.40 L5 Combining drugs
European visiting speaker

15.45 Questions from the pharmacists

16.00 Coffee break

16.20 L6 Practicalities: availability, cost, population reach

Local speaker

16.35 L7 Blood glucose targets and efficacy
European visiting speaker

16.40 L8 Clinical outcome targets: complications

European visiting speaker

16.55 L9 Patient centred clinical practice and compromise

European visiting speaker

17.00 Clinical case presentations and discussions
Local speaker

17.10 L10 Other risk factors (hypertension & lipids) and interventions
European visiting speaker

17.20 Learning effectiveness assessment (Completion of the exit questionnaire and evaluation form)

17.35 Closing remarks

17.40 End of the course

CME provider

EXCEMED
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b

00187 Rome, Italy

Associate Programme Manager: Simona Pantaleoni

Specialist Medical Advisor: Vittorio Colizzi

Tel.: +39-06-420 413 569

Fax: +39-06-420 413 677

E-mail: info@excemed.org

EXCEMED is a Swiss Foundation with headquarters in 14, rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland

Chair(s)

Faculty

European visiting faculty

 

Kumasi

 

Students - Dr. Berko Panyin Anto 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,

College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy

and Pharmaceutical Science, Kumasi, Ghana

Practictioners - Dr. Kwame Ohene Buabeng 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,

College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy

and Pharmaceutical Science Kumasi, Ghana

 

Accra

 

Students - Pharm. Dr. Barima Afrane Acting Head

Dept of Pharm Pract and Clinical Pharm - UGSOP 

Accra, Ghana

Practictioners - Pharm. Philip Anum 

Rector of Ghana College of Pharmacists

Ghana