2017 CUGH Conference

This educational activity has been submitted to The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing as a joint provider for nursing contact hours. The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.



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CME COURSE ADVISOR: Muhammad Zaman, PhD, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Biomedical Engineering

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and The Consortium of Universities for Global Health. BUSM is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

BUSM designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - All live conferences or live courses held outside of Canada can be reported as accredited group learning activities under Section 1 of the MOC Program if they are developed by a university, academy, college, academic institution or physician organization.

The target audience of this activity includes global health professional, teachers, students and other stakeholders representing a diverse array of disciplines and specialties with focus on global health service, education and research.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to apply lessons learned in global health to: Improve treatment and prevention for HIV/AIDS prevention * Reduce the burden of disease globally, and in particular understand the importance of NCDs * Improve access to, or lack of, health for underserved populations in resource-rich, and -poor, areas. * Address challenges of implementing sustainable behavioral changes, and how to address them in program design and execution. * Integrate social determinants of health into the understanding of colleagues, organizations, or trainees * Apply new paradigms to the health system. * Raise patient awareness of the interplay between environment and health, impact of climate change, interplay of animal health, plant health and human health * Understand the interplay between the environment, human health and emerging infectious diseases. * Apply prevention, diagnostics and treatment protocols effective in low resource settings which NCDs and IDs.

There is considerable interest in global health among the health professional schools, students and practitioners. Much of this is driven by the desire to address disparities in health care in low and middle income countries. All too often, the knowledge base underpinning practice and implementation of programs is limited. By making research in global health topics the principal theme of the meeting we will help to identify where knowledge gaps exist and the opportunities to generate better evidence based policies and programs.

For Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

For Nurses:
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Other Health Care Professionals:
A record of attendance (certificate) will be provided to all other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.