The UAMS Office of Continuing Education (OCE) ensures that all its CE activities meet the ANCC, ACPE, and ACCME’s Essential Criteria and the Standards for Commercial Support.

The OCE works with non-accredited health-related organizations, medical associations or societies, to jointly provide accredited activities. We also provide different levels of planning services from instructional design and curriculum development, to a range of meeting planning and management options.

The healthcare team relies on accredited continuing education to help them improve their practice and deliver high-quality, safe, effective patient care. Accredited educational activities address a full range of topics important to health care—from the latest breakthroughs in medical research to providing patient-centered care.

The UAMS Office of Continuing Education provides accreditation and planning services for continuous professional development for nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and other allied health professionals.

Upcoming Courses

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Date Event Description
February 2, 2018 2018 BHHI Cardiovascular Symposium for the Primary Care Physician
Cardiovascular Symposium for the Primary Care Provider
February 26 - February 27, 2018 TCRN Review Course 2018
Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) Review Course
March 2, 2018 Boot Camp in Evidence-Based Medicine
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Participants will learn how to frame a PICO question and search the medical literature based on that question; how to critically appraise journal articles with various study designs (therapy, harm, diagnosis, prognosis, systematic review and meta-analysis); how clinical practice guidelines are developed using the GRADE method; and explore how to utilize the principles of evidence-based medicine in clinical practice, teaching, and research.

Enrollment will be limited to 30 participants, each of whom will receive a course syllabus plus a copy of the Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature, 3rd ed. as well as breakfast and lunch.
April 6 - April 7, 2018 2018 Diabetes Update Symposium
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The 23rd Annual Diabetes Update Symposium is designed to improve the ability of healthcare teams, including physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals around the state of Arkansas to provide evidence-based strategies for the prevention and management of diabetes and obesity in pediatric and adult patient populations.  The 2018 activity will update participants on best practices to transform diabetes care.

Topics include:

  • Culinary Medicine and the Treatment of Obesity
  • Genetic Environments and Therapies
  • GLP1 and New Therapies
  • Interprofessional Panel Discussion on Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
  • Rapid Fire Didactics on Lifestyle and Standards of Care
  • Simulation Sessions
    • Foot Care
    • Role of Insulin Pumps
    • Creative Ideas for Behavior Change
April 11, 2018 WFDC Professional Development Day
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April 13, 2018 2018 Arkansas Nursing Research Conference
May 4, 2018 2018 Diamond Conference

June 1 - June 2, 2018 2018 Improving Critical and Acute Care through Regional Education (ICARE)

The ICARE conference will provide an interprofessional collaborative experience for professionals to learn, review, and practice the most recent best practice methods for handling traumatic injury in critical care settings.