The Alzheimer's Association offers continuing medical education on Alzheimer's and dementia, including free CEU options. These resources help physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, psychiatrists, and other clinicians to remain current in this fast-changing field.

Conferences offering CME on Alzheimer's and dementia

Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC®)

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) is the largest and most influential international meeting dedicated to advancing dementia science. Each year, AAIC convenes the world’s leading basic science and clinical researchers, next-generation investigators, clinicians and the care research community to share research discoveries that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment and improvements in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. CME credits are free for all attendees. The deadline to enroll is Sept. 30, 2022.

Credits: This activity has been approved for American Medical Association AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and for American Psychological Association (APA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) credit. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and the Alzheimer’s Association. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 
Physician continuing education: A maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Nursing continuing education: A maximum of 20.25 contact hours (California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485)
Social work continuing education: A maximum of 23.75 clinical continuing education credits
Psychology continuing education: A maximum of 20.25 continuing education credits
Expiration: September 1, 2023
Audience: Biochemists, geriatric psychiatrists, geriatric specialists, molecular and cell biologists, neurologists,
neuroscientists, nurses, pharmacologists, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, radiologists and social workers

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Webinars and other free online CME opportunities

Amyloid and TAU PET

This FREE 60-minute recorded webinar will address the latest advances in Amyloid and Tau PET (positron emission tomography) in the context of neurodegenerative diseases, and the application of these imaging measures in clinical practice and in research.

Credits: A maximum of (1.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Expiration: Dec. 22, 2022
Audience: Psychologists, primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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Biofluid-Based Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatric Syndromes 

Biofluid biomarkers have established value in predicting cognitive and functional decline. However, their cross-sectional and longitudinal associations with neuropsychiatric symptoms are widely unknown. Biological predictors of neuropsychiatric syndromes may be useful for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for dementia. Conversely, neuropsychiatric syndromes may also serve as proxy markers for neuropathological change.

Credits: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, one (1) CE credit for Psychology
Expiration: Oct. 1, 2022
Audience: Psychologists, primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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Driving Retirement-Challenging Conversations in Community Mobility

This activity will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to view the online activity and complete the evaluation. A certificate will be immediately available. 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Assess AD patients’ fitness to drive.
  • Advise patients with AD and their caregivers on steps to retire from driving.

Credits: A maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Expiration: June 15, 2023
Audience: Primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who work with patients with cognitive impairment or dementia

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Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

This 60-minute CME program highlights the similarities and differences between early- and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and how onset impacts clinical management.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
  • Describe the prevalence of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD).
  • Identify and evaluate the potential differences in clinical presentation for EOAD.
  • Understand the role of genetics in EOAD.

Credits: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Expiration: June 15, 2023
Audience: Primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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Epidemiology of Dementia and Cognitive Decline in Diverse Populations

This 60 minute CME activity covers the racial disparities found in Alzheimer’s dementia using longitudinal and neuropathologic data, and further shows how select risk factors for diverse populations relate to cognitive aging.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
  • Understand the racial and ethnic disparities in dementia and cognitive impairment.
  • Describe risk factors for cognitive aging as they relate to diverse populations.
Credits: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Expiration: June 15, 2023
Audience: Internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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In Vivo Imaging Versus Neuropathology

Positron emission tomography (PET) techniques have a variety of potential clinical applications, from aiding in the differential diagnosis of dementias to tracking therapeutic interventions. However, the relationship of the imaging biomarkers that are generated with the underlying pathology is often less well-understood. Two experts on the neuropathology of Alzheimer's disease provided a review of the common findings of amyloid and tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease and related diseases. They talked about the different species of these pathologies observed in the disease and how the pathologies differ in other dementias. Finally, they reviewed the relationship between the pathological findings and PET imaging measures with radiotracers specific to these pathologies. Live attendees were then provided with extended time to ask questions of the expert panellists.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
 
  • Recognize the pathological hallmarks that are observed within Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
  • Distinguish between the different pathological species of amyloid and tau that are found in Alzheimer's disease.
  • Describe the spatial and temporal progression of AD-related pathology through brain during the disease process.
  • Compare and contrast neuropathological findings with those observed with amyloid and tau radiotracers using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging.
Credits: 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Expiration: 02/15/2023
Audience: Psychologists and primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are seeking additional education in the assessment, diagnosis and ongoing health care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia

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An Introduction to Amyloid-Related Imaging Abnormalities (ARIA) and Its Management

With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a first-in-class anti-amyloid therapeutic, the management of amyloid-related imaging abnormalities, or ARIA will move into clinical practice. Clinicians and radiologists are required to assess and mitigate ARIA risk, identify ARIA in its multiple presentations and manage ARIA. This CME course will explain the phenomenon of ARIA, along with its epidemiology, presentation, prognosis and management. Attendees will also review case studies.

Upon completing this session you will be able to:
  • Differentiate between ARIA-e and ARIA-H.
  • Recognize risk factors and understand what determines the evolution and course of ARIA.
  • Implement recommendations for appropriate clinical management of ARIA.
Credits: One hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Expiration: July 1, 2023
Audience: All medical professionals, especially physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and radiologists

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Project ECHO

Project ECHO, a free telementoring program that uses videoconferencing technology to build workforce capacity and improve access to specialty care. Each ECHO program is a distinct, time-limited series. They run for 12 (regularly-scheduled) sessions and participants must be present during the live activity to receive one credit hour for that session.

Credits: 1 hour/session, up to 12 hours
Audience: Primary care clinicians and their care teams

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Structural and Vascular Imaging

This lecture addresses gaps of knowledge around how to extract and interpret detailed information regarding neurodegenerative processes and vascular injury obtained from high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
  • Describe the physical principles used in the acquisition of structural and vascular magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Establish qualitative and quantitative techniques that can be used to measure the amount of atrophy and vascular imaging present.
  • Identify common findings from structural and vascular imaging that can be used to rule out a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder.
  • Differentiate between the various spatial and temporal patterns of atrophy observed in different forms of Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders.
  • Evaluate the various applications of structural and vascular imaging in Alzheimer’s disease-related research.
Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or one (1) CE credit in Psychology
Expiration: Oct. 26, 2022
Audience: Psychologists, primary care clinicians including internists, family physicians, radiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants

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See the current Alzheimer's and dementia courses and webinars in the Continuing Medical Education Catalog.
 

Other professional development

These events, webinars and trainings will be of interest to medical professionals, care professionals and the Alzheimer's research community.
 

Questions? Contact clinicaledu@alz.org