Continuing Medical Education Conferences in Costa Rica
Aug 30 - Sep 03, 2020 | CME 20 | USD $925 | Healthcare Management
Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas
Medical Spanish for the Healthcare Professional is organized by Medical Studies Abroad. The session is held from Aug 30 - Sep 03, 2020, at Crocodile Bay Resort, Puerto Jimenez, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Accreditation: Physician Credit Designation: The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 20 hours of AOA Category 2A CME credits. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm. CRNA Accreditation Statement: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) for 20.00 Class A CE credits. Objectives: The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population. The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to improve their knowledge of Medical Spanish with the ability to converse and take basic medical histories from Spanish speaking patients and have the ablility to give simple commands and instructions to this patient population. Intermediate and Advanced students will focus on improving their knowledge of Medical vocabulary and use of verbs and proper tenses. Highlights of the Conference: • Classes are small - approximately 25 students in each level. • Each student is provided with a Medical Spanish textbook at the time of registration. • The conference is fully accredited for Physicians, Nurse Anesthetists, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, providing 20 hours of CME credit. • The conference is also accredited by the AANA for 20 hours of Continuing Education Credits for CRNAs. • The conference is designed so that there is ample time to enjoy the beauty and diversity of Costa Rica. • The locations are the perfect blend of beach and jungle with close by surfing, snorkeling, ziplining, canopy tours, white water rafting and so much more! • Other Healthcare Professionals and interested individuals are welcome to join us for our conference. Please contact us for more information. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Nov 11 - 14, 2020 | CME 18 | Free | Guanacaste, Guanacaste
21st Annual Fall Conference on Emergency Medicine & Acute Care is organized by Symposia Medicus and will be held from Nov 11 - 14, 2020 at JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Accreditation: Physicians Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ACEP Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 18 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit. PAs NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program. Nurse Practitioners/Nurses The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18. Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours. Pharmacology Content for Prescriptive Authority A maximum of 0.5 hour in pharmacology content for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending this educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology content for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as requirements may vary state to state. Description: 21st Annual Fall Conference on Emergency Medicine & Acute Care is designed to provide emergency physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, as well as out-of-hospital providers with state-of-the-art information on a wide variety of topics in emergency medicine and acute care. The goal of this conference is to increase knowledge and enhance the competence of attendees. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of the evidence-based topics presented. Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs determined from the identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants; clinical expert input; Symposia Medicus’ online survey; and other medical and nursing data. Including topics on: Ultrasound, ECG Emergencies, Orthopedic Injuries, Airway Management, Healthcare Professional Wellness, and much more... Conference Objectives: As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to... • Recognize signs and symptoms in patients who present with challenging ingestions in the acute setting • Describe the radiographic findings seen with supracondylar fractures • Develop a diagnostic approach to undifferentiated abdominal pain • Identify new and subtle findings of acute coronary syndrome • Discuss methods to safely and rapidly improve throughput Conference Faculty: • Scott W. Melanson, MD, FACEP, FAAEM • Amandeep Singh, MD, Conference Co-Chair • Robert Vissers, MD, MBA, FACEP • Teresa S. Wu, MD, FACEP, Conference Co-Chair • Tina Wu, MD, MBA
Mar 03 - 06, 2021 | Free | Obstetrics and Gynecology
28th Annual Spring Conference on High Risk Obstetrics is organized by Symposia Medicus and will be held from Mar 03 - 06, 2021 at Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.
Jul 11 - 16, 2021 | CME 28.5 | USD $2199 | Pathology
Playa Herradura, Puntarenas
Diagnostic Pathology Update is organized by United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and will be held from Jul 11 - 16, 2021 at Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, Playa Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Credits: 28.5 CMEs / 28.5 SAMs Course Description: USCAP is a transformative leader in pathology education, creating better pathologists with updates in relevant information requisite for their performance and professional growth. The Academy is sensitive to the personal and cultural needs of practicing pathologists by providing conferences that welcome them with their families to exotic destination venues at which they are enriched with new knowledge and unusual experiences. The 2020 Diagnostic Pathology Update course combines expert subspecialized, academic faculty with exposure to ocean and rain forests symbolic of the dichotomy that is Costa Rica. From zip-lining to surfing, this tropical paradise brings pathologists into contact with the cuisine, agriculture, art and geography of a unique country that values education as its primary core value. Costa Rica has eliminated its standing army to use the savings from defense to improve education, health care and a durable social safety net. USCAP is changing not only how we learn, but where we learn by re-imagining the learning environment and continuously elevating the quality of content. Experience top educators. Refine cognitive skills. Hold coffee beans in your hand. Inhale vapor from raging waterfalls. Witness rainbows in the evanescent colors of iguana skins. Feel sunsets scalding your memory. Course Objectives: • Update diagnostic criteria for particular lesions occurring at various body sites • Apply immunohistochemistry and genetics to the analysis of specific disease entities along subspecialty divisions • Understand classification updates based on new information from the molecular and genomic worlds • Adapt new information to practice changes that improve and optimize patient care and outcomes