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Anti-Inflammatory Diet (2014 Update)

$ 180 Physicians
$ 120 Healthcare Providers
$ 120 Public
$ 60 Students

6 CME/CE/CPEU

PHYSICIANS
DIETITIANS
NURSES

Anti-inflammatoryThere is strong evidence that chronic inflammation is a major driver of many chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders and certain cancers. Taking advantage of all the current data on nutrition and its impact on inflammation, the anti-inflammatory diet is based upon dietary patterns found in traditional Mediterranean and Asian eating habits. The diet is designed to replace inflammation-triggering foods with nutrient-rich micro and macronutrients that fight inflammation.

This course provides clinicians with an in-depth understanding for how to counsel patients on dietary strategies that can reduce inflammation, decrease the risk for many chronic diseases, and improve mood and energy levels.

Course objectives:

  • Describe the role of inflammation in overall health and specific medical conditions.
  • Explain the relationship between dietary intake and systemic inflammation.
  • Identify specific dietary components that can increase inflammation in the body.
  • Summarize the evidence for eating patterns that are associated with lower levels of systemic inflammation.

Completion Requirements

Complete all the course work, course evaluation, and the final test with a score of 70% or better. Upon successful completion you will be able to print your certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Introduction - key concepts and components of anti-inflammatory food choices including the Mediterranean diet and traditional Asian diets.

Understanding Inflammation - learn how long-term inflammation can contribute to, and even cause, numerous unhealthy conditions.
Inflammation: Clinical Correlation - specific impacts of inflammation on health.
AI Diet as an Eating Pattern - practical information and advice on combating disease and promoting health.
Exam
Evaluation

Target Audience

Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and dietitians.

Enrollment

You can register and start immediately. If you register for the course and pay with a credit card you will have immediate access to the course. Once your registration is complete, logout and log back in and your course will be listed on the campus page. If you cannot remember your account information, click the Forgot Password link on the login page and it will be emailed to you.

Introduction to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Disclosure & Education Credit Info

Faculty, Planners, and Disclosures

CMEsolutions has resolved all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity through the following procedures:

  • All potential conflicts have been discussed with Nurse Planner and agree to the Conflict of Interest policy
  • All participants have signed a statement indicating they will present information fairly and without bias

Faculty & Authors

The following faculty have disclosed that they have no financial interest, arrangement, or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. All of the faculty have stated that their presentations do not include discussion of commercial products or devices or unlabeled/investigational drug use.

Denise Millstine MD, faculty physician, Department of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center

Siri Chand Khalsa, MD, MS, Private Practice, AZ, Owner luminousfoods.com

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Hilary McClafferty MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine; Assistant Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Andrew Weil, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine; Professor of Public Health; Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology (endowed chair); Director and Founder, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Mary Marian, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist; Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences; Program Coordinator, Senior Specialist, Curriculum Development, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Planning Committee

The planning committee members state that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services are discussed in this activity.

Denise Millstine MD, faculty physician, Department of Internal Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical CenterPriscilla Abercrombie, PhD, RN, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco, California
Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Molly Burke, MFA, BA, CMT, Project Manager, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
Amy Rae Som, MSEd, Asst Specialist Interactive Learning, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
Priscilla Abercrombie, PhD, RN, Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF Departments of Family Health Care Nursing and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, San Francisco, California
Mary Marian, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Research Specialist; Lecturer, Nutritional Sciences; Program Coordinator, Senior Specialist, Curriculum Development, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

While having no financial relationship with a commercial interest whose products or services will be considered in this activity, the following would like to provide affiliation information:

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Fellowship, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Tucson, Arizona
Pharmaca; Health Advisory Board

Commercial Support

No commercial support was provided for the development of this course.

Off-label Use

Introduction to Integrative Mental Health: Anxiety and Depression may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

Credit Detail

CMEsolutions

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of CMEsolutions and the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

PHYSICIANS

CMEsolutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CMEsolutions designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Current Approval Period June 9, 2014 - June 9, 2016

NURSES

Contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity have been submitted to the Arizona Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Contact info@cmesolutions.org for information regarding credit.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 6.0 contact hours provided. ID#124-13

AzNA and ANCC Commission on Accreditation do not approve or endorse any commercial products displayed.

Current Approval Period July 9, 2014 - June 9, 2016

DIETITIANS

This activity has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 6 CPEUs.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

CMEsolutions, the accredited provider, is required by the American Medical Association (AMA) and the ACCME (and occasionally by other accrediting organizations) to collect user information that will allow CMEsolutions to issue a CME/CE certificate. CMEsolutions is required to keep this information on file for up to 6 years. The information is stored in a secure database and used only to verify individual participation in a CME/CE activity and to reissue a certificate if a user's original certificate is lost or misplaced.

CMEsolutions is permitted to use copyrighted materials within this on-line enduring material.

CMEsolutions may be contacted at info@cmesolutions.org

AzCIM will not release names, email addresses, or personal identifying information to third parties.

Course delivery

All courses are online, web-based format. Teaching strategies include interactive case scenarios, case studies, and quizzes. There may be some video included. This course is estimated to take 6 hours to complete.

Participation Requirements

  1. Read all CE Information and disclosures
  2. Complete all modules in the course
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Pass the online knowledge exam with a score of 70%

Certificate: When all of the above requirements are met (during the agreed upon timeline), a link for the completion certificate is available to download and print anytime from "My Account." If a specific credit type was selected at registration, your certificate will indicate earned credits.

Disclaimer

This course does not constitute medical advice. Healthcare providers should exercise their own independent medical judgment.

All case studies and patient scenarios in this course are used for illustrative purposes. All depictions of persons (other than faculty) are models not actual patients.

Copyright

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