Webinar: NCAPIP Web conference Invititation (Registration)

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   Dear Colleague:  The National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians invites you to attend a free webinar onpreventive services Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 PM ET (1:00 CT, 12:00 MT, 11:00 PT). The duration of the Web conference will be 90 minutes. Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the webinar will feature recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and free tools that can assist clinicians in providing preventive care. Part of this presentation is accredited for one continuing medical education credit (1 CME) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Register for the Web conference here.                        KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the Web conference, participants will:• Understand the science behind the USPSTF recommendations• Understand the steps taken and opportunities for public comment in the recommendation process.• Recognize the benefits of using the USPSTF recommendations to help combat the prevalence of diabetes in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) community.• Learn how to nominate new topics for the USPSTF recommendation process, including Hepatitis B.• Understand how USPSTF recommendations can be integrated into clinical workflow using AHRQ’s freeelectronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) tool. • Understand how to incorporate the recommendations at a small, rural, critical access hospital.• Know what preventive services are covered by Medicare as a result of the Affordable Care Act.The webinar is part of an ongoing outreach project by AHRQ, and its contractor, the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET), to assist health professions educators, clinicians, and the next generation of caregivers in implementing the evidence-based recommendations of the USPSTF (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org). SPEAKERSDr. Ho Luong Tran, President of NCAPIP On the importance of preventive medicine in the AA and NHPI communityDr. George Sawaya, former member of the USPSTF and associate professor at University of California at San Francisco On the USPSTF recommendations, the science supporting them, the steps taken to nominate a new recommendation, and the steps taken to nominate a new Task Force memberDavid Schulke, Vice President of HRET On the role of prevention in the Affordable Care ActDr. William Hsu, Director of the Asian Clinic at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical SchoolOn how utilizing the recommendations from the USPSTF can help lower the high rates of diabetes prevalence in the AA and NHPI communityDr. Karen Kim, professor at University of Chicago Medical School On the high rates of hepatitis B in the AA and NHPI community and prevention recommendations for this diseaseDr. John Epling, professor of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, State University of New York–Upstate Medical University On how to download and utilize theePSS (eligible for 1 CME credit) Dr. William Reiter, physician at Community Hospital of Anaconda, MT On incorporating the USPSTF andePSS into a small, rural, critical access hospital We welcome your participation in the Web conference! Please share this invitation with your peers. To register for the Web conference, simply click here or cut and paste the following link into your browser: http://wcc.webeventservices.com/r.htm?e=309819&s=1&k=D050C038EDCDB8BF837CD2B3B4B58EF8&cb=blank On the day of the Web conference, use the same link and also call into (866) 835-8906 for the audio. If you have any questions, please email Chris Hund (chund@aha.org).        

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