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Original Release Date: January 01, 2019
Expiration Date: December 31, 2021

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

· Describe recent advances in diagnosis and management in the field of internal medicine.

· Evaluate the scientific literature in internal medicine with respect to study design and interpretation of results.

· Identify and incorporate new scientific advances into clinical practice as appropriate.

Accreditation: Oakstone Publishing is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Designation: Oakstone Publishing designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: Oakstone Publishing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Contact hours per review: .25

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES
Oakstone Publishing has assessed conflicts of interest with its editorial advisors, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies used in this activity. Oakstone’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Mark E. Pasanen, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fletcher Allen Health Care
Burlington, VT
Reports no relationships with a commercial interest

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