Travel-free CME

Wednesdays at Noon

To help meet the needs of busy providers OHSU Continuing Professional Development has developed a series of live, internet-based Continuing Medical Education talks for primary care providers.

Expand the sections below to register to attend each session. There is no fee for registration.

The sessions will be held in Webex Events. If you want more information or need help troubleshooting check the links below.


About this session

Why A3 problem solving:

  • Have you ever implemented a solution to a problem and see the same problem come up over and over again?
  • Have you ever avoided tackling a problem because it seems too big or you fear you don’t know how?
  • What about coming up and implementing a solution to a large problem that is rejected and not adhered to by the people impacted by it?

A3 problem solving methodology provides you the framework and thinking you need to get comfortable with problem solving. A3 provides you the guideline to solve problems of any scale and at the same time building the engagement and sustainment for a successful change initiative.

Alphonse Nwereme

Alphonse Nwerem is a performance improvement consultant within OHSU’s Quality Management Department.  In his current role, Alphonse facilitates performance improvement initiatives in support of the clinical enterprise strategic plans and goals.  He brings expertise and training in LEAN methodology, Six Sigma, project management, facilitation, classroom training and change management. 

Mr. Nwerem has nothing to disclose.

Learning objectives

  1. Outline common clinical signs and symptoms of pediatric celiac disease, describe best practice screening and indications for referral to gastroenterologist.
  2. Describe recommended dietary treatment of celiac disease.
  3. Identify the psychosocial impact of celiac disease on youth and families, and describe supportive interventions.


Mikelle Bassett, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, School of Medicine

Dr. Bassett has nothing to disclose


Jacklyn Stellway Beard, Post Doctoral Scholar

Ms. Stellway Beard has nothing to disclose.


Briza York, RD, CSP, LD
Ms. York has nothing to disclose.



This course will focus on a practical evidence-based approach to one of the most challenging but important conversations that health care providers may need to have with their patients, the Disclosure of Unanticipated Medical Outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  1. To provide a brief overview of unanticipated outcomes and reasons for disclosure.
  2. To discuss a practical, evidence-based approach to the disclosure of unanticipated medical outcomes to patients and their families.

About the speaker

Elisabeth Guenther, MD

Elisabeth Guenther is a Professor of Pediatrics at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific- Northwest in Lebanon Oregon. She serves as Director of Career Development and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for the College.

Dr. Guenther has nothing to disclose.

About the speaker

Dr. Williams is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Family Medicine at OHSU and a Professor of  Pharmacy at the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy. He earned his PharmD from UCSF and completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand typical clinical presentation of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
  2. Identify typical approaches to treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

About the speaker

Sean Stanley is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at OHSU. He received his MD from OHSU where he also completed his Residency in Psychiatry. 

Dr. Stanley has nothing to disclose.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain “serve and return” parent-child interactions and their significance for the developing brain
  • Discuss extrinsic and intrinsic factors acting together to shape resilience in children and youth
  • Give examples of extreme adversity that often create lifelong developmental challenges

About the speaker

Tamara Grigsby is a Professor of Pediatrics at OHSU. Dr. Grigsby received her MD from OHSU. She completed a General Pediatric residency at the National Naval Medical Center Capital Region in Bethesda, Maryland and a Child Abuse and Neglect fellowship at The Children's Hospital in Denver Colorado.

Past Sessions

May 6: Prescribing Exercise: The Weekly Recommended Allowance and Tips for Maintaining Compliance

Speaker: Nels Carlson, MD

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May 13: The CBC is Abnormal - Now What???

Speaker: Tom DeLoughery, MD

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Note: due to a recording error, the first 5 minutes of the presentation are missing from the recording.

May 20: COVID-19: PPE and Testing Capacity

Speaker: Robert Dannenhoffer, MD

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May 27: Comprehensive Care Models of Pain

Speaker: Kimberly Mauer, MD

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June 3: Treatment Options for COVID-19

Speaker: Ellie Sukerman, MD

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June 10: Telehealth Primer: The Right Care at the Right Place at the Right Time

Speakers: Anthony Cheng, MD, Miles Ellenby, MD, Gianou Knox, MPH

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June 17: Thin Air Thick Blood: High Altitude Medicine

Speaker: Thomas DeLoughery, MD

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June 24: Building Your Wellness Toolkit: Promoting Connection to Joy and Purpose

Speaker: James Clements, MD

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July 8: COVID Clotting Catastrophes

Speaker: Thomas DeLoughery, MD

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July 15: CODE FOOT: Save a Foot, Save a Life

Speaker: Dave Griffin, D.P.M.

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July 22: Managing Behaviors in Alzheimer’s Dementia

Speaker: David Mansoor, MD

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July 29: Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults

Speaker:  Katie Drago, MD

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August 5: Acne, Rosacea, and Other Acneiform Conditions

Speaker: Kim Sanders, MPAS, PA-C

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August 12: Insomnia: Diagnosis and Treatment

Speaker: Jonathan Emens, MD

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Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Medical Association
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Planners

Activity Chair: Nels Carlson, MD  has nothing to disclose

Jessica Berglund  has nothing to disclose

Joy Conklin has nothing to disclose

Leslie Doering has nothing to disclose

Christine Flores, MPH has nothing to disclose

Devon Ritter, MA has nothing to disclose