JUNE 2023 CCSS: Clinical Updates to Optimize Patient Outcomes in Primary Care
The Defense Health Agency (DHA), J-7, Continuing Education Program Office (CEPO) Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS) events are designed to address the professional practice gaps of our learners to improve the care that our health care professionals deliver. This continuing education (CE)/continuing medical education(CME) event is conducted to achieve results that reflect a change in skills, competence, and performance of thehealth care team, and patient outcomes. Collaboration occurs with the Department of Defense, several government agencies, and other civilian experts for recruitment of academic subject matter experts (SMEs), clinicians, and researchers to present on current promising, evidence-based research and best practices, thus enhancing the overall educational experience. Participants are expected to apply what they learned in providing patient care individually and collaboratively as a team towards improved patient outcomes.
This event will explore the evidence-based practices in primary care through educational content created by military and civilian Subject Matter Experts specializing in bioethics, research, healthcare, and academia. Each session is designed to refine the quality of care, achieve the best outcomes, and improve population health. The primary focus of this event aims to enhance the quality of patient outcomes and population health by providing advanced continuing education opportunities to improve the practice, skills, and knowledge of health care providers across the Military Health System.
Sessions 1, 2 and 4 will be eligible to award ASHA CEUs.
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As each of the six sessions begins, the session's handouts will become available below
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Social Workers, Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Technicians, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians, Athletic Trainers, Case Managers, Certified Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Kinesiotherapists, Healthcare Executives, Audiologists, Speech Language Pathologists and other health care professionals who support/care for U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Guardsmen, military veterans, and their families.
0745 – 0750
Lolita T. O’Donnell, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.
0750 – 0800
Air Force Lt. Col. Mickaelle M. Germain, M.Div., M.P.H., B.S.N.
Chief, Clinical Training Program Operation Management Office
Air Force Col. Mary Anne Kiel, M.D., F.A.A.P., Dip A.B.L.M.
Chief, Air Force Medical Home Program
0800 – 0900
S01: “Vital Considerations in Oral Hygiene: Bridging the Dental-Medical Divide”
Navy Cmdr. Karima Ayesh, D.M.D.
Dental Corps, Dental Service Point of Contact (DSPOC) Command Fitness Leader
0900 – 0910
0910 – 1040
S02: “Military Medical Ethics in the New Era of Symmetrical Conflict
Megan Applewhite, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.S.
James Giordano, Ph.D., M.Phil.
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry
Joshua Girton, J.D., L.L.M., M.B.A.
Army Col. (Ret.) Frederick C. Lough, M.D.
Joseph A. Procaccino, Jr., J.D., M.F.S.
1040 – 1050
1050 – 1150
S03: “Sleep: A Tool for Maximizing Health and Performance and Its Enhancement with Slow-Oscillatory Transcranial Direct-Current Electrical Stimulation (SO-tDCS)”
Sara E. Alger, Ph.D.
Civilian Sleep Research Scientist
John David Hughes, Jr., M.D.
Senior Research Neurologist
1150 – 1200
1200 – 1300
S04: “Integrating Lifestyle and Performance Medicine in Team-Based Care”
Air Force Capt. Matthew B. Diotte, P.A.-C., Dip A.C.L.M.
Regan A. Stiegmann, D.O., M.P.H., F.A.C.L.M., Dip A.B.L.M.
Lifestyle and Performance Medicine Physician
1300 – 1400
1400 – 1500
S05: “State of the Art 2023 Patient-Centered Migraine Care: Implications for Clinical Practice”
Jessica Ailani, M.D., F.A.H.S., F.A.A.N., F.A.N.A.
Director, Georgetown Headache Center
1500 – 1510
1510 – 1610
S06: “Promising Practices for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans and Service Members”
Lisa-Ann Cuccurullo, Psy.D.
Army Col. Maria Molina, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., C.H.S.E.
Acting Director, Education and Training J-7
This agenda is subject to change.
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As each of the six sessions begins, the session's handouts will become available on the JUNE 2023 CCSS course "Overview" tab (above).
DHA J-7 staff, Planning Committee Members and reviewers have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. All faculty members have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose.
- 6.50 AAPA
DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- 6.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
- 2.50 ACHE
DHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 1.00 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
- 6.50 ACPE Pharmacist
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 6.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
- 6.50 ADA
The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
- 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.50 ANCC
The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Internet Live Course for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 6.50 AOTA
The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 6869. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 0.1 CEUs, intermediate, OT service delivery, professional issues, foundational knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The DHA, J7, CEPO maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. DHA, J-7, CEPO designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 CE credits. The instructional level of this activity is intermediate. There is no cost to participate.
This activity has been approved by ARBO/COPE. The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office designated this activity for a maximum of 1.00 credit hours. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 3.50 ASHA American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is approved by the Continuing Education board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology, and audiology. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.
- 3.50 ASWB
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, DHA J-7 CEPO is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. DHA J-7 CEPO maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive a maximum of 1.00 ASWB continuing education credits.
- 6.50 Certificate of Attendance
- 6.50 BOC Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer (BOC)
The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office (BOC AP #: P12034) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of 1.00 hours/Continuing Education Units (CEUs). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
- 6.50 CCMC
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course is approved for up to 1.00 CE contact hours.
- 6.50 CDR
The Defense Health Agency, J-7, Continuing Education Program Office is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.00 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/material.
- 6.50 COPSKT
Provider # is 062223
This continuing education activity has been accredited by The Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy (COPSKT) to include 1.00 contact hours/0.1 CEU. DHA, J-7, CEPO accredits enterprise-wide continuing education activities for military and civilian health care professionals. These courses are critical to DHA’s goal of providing the best possible quality care to active duty service members, veterans, and their families.
- 6.50 IPCE
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
- 6.50 NBCC
DHA J-7 CEPO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6955. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. DHA J-7 CEPO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.