Preventive Health for Adults: Current Screening Guidelines for Heart Disease and Cancer

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Preventive Health for Adults: Current Screening Guidelines for Heart Disease and Cancer​
A CME/AAFP-certified, MOC Eligible Activity

Release date: January 15, 2019
Expiration date: January 15, 2020

To achieve the Triple Aim of Healthcare (better care, better health, and lower costs), it is critical that primary care providers be aware of appropriate means of disease prevention and detection, particularly for heart disease and cancer, the two leading causes of death in the US. 

This session is specially designed for internists, family practitioners, and other primary care clinicians. After completing this activity, participants will be better able to implement the latest evidence-based guidelines for heart disease and cancer screening in front-line practice settings.

Welcome, Introduction, and Pre-Survey
Differentiating Prevention and Diagnostic Services
Screening Guidelines: Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypercholesterolemia
Oncology Screening Guidelines: Breast, Cervix, Colon, Lung, Prostate 
Q&A Session and Concluding Remarks

The intended audiences for this initiative include internists, family practitioners, and other primary care clinicians on the front-lines of patient care.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Distinguish between preventive vs diagnostic services
  • Review the latest screening guidelines for major contributors of heart disease (high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol)
  • Discuss the latest screening guidelines for breast, cervical, colon, lung, and prostate cancer

The Potomac Center for Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge 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.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through PCME’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

For questions regarding CME credit or the evaluation, please email

This Enduring Material activity, Preventive Health for Adults: Current Guidelines for Heart Disease & Cancer Screenings, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 1/15/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP
 Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
 Senior Advisor, Lankenau Medical Associates
 Lankenau Medical Center
 Wynnewood, PA


M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA; an Adjunct Associate Professor of Geriatrics at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia; and Senior Advisor of Lankenau Medical Associates at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA, where she has been a clinician and teaching attending for more than 30 years. Having earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Philadelphia), she completed a residency in internal medicine at Lankenau Hospital (now the Lankenau Medical Center). Dr. Burke is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. 

A 2-time recipient of the Osler-Blockley Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Burke also has received the residents' award for best teacher from the Lankenau Internal Medicine house staff. She has been named Best Doctor for Women and, more recently, Top Doctor by Main Line Today magazine. Dr. Burke lectures nationally and has published chapters and articles on numerous primary care and geriatric topics, on continuing medical education websites, and in publications such as the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and Annals of Long-Term Care.

 Jimmy Chen, MD   
 Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
 Stanford University School of Medicine
 Palo Alto, CA


Jimmy Chen, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and has been on the faculty at Stanford as a family physician since 2010. He completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas and then completed a family medicine residency at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 

Dr. Chen currently serves as the Lead Physician at the Stanford-Yahoo Wellness Center, as well as the Quality Lead for 3 employer-based onsite clinics in San Jose and San Diego, CA. His clinical interests include preventive medicine, quality improvement, and medical education.

The Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Commercial Support, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous.

All persons in a position to control the content of a continuing medical education program provided by PCME are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest to PCME as well as to learners. All conflicts of interest are identified and resolved by PCME in accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by an external reviewer to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

Program Faculty and Steering Committee Disclosures

The program faculty and steering committee reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

M. Susan Burke, MD, FACP Consultant/Independent Contractor: Merck; Speaker's Bureau: Merck; Other/Royalty: Ferring Pharmaceuticals 

Jimmy Chen, MD – Nothing to disclose

Non-faculty Content Contributors Disclosures

Non-faculty content contributors and/or reviewers reported the following relevant financial relationships that they or their spouse/partner have with commercial interests:

Brian W. Jack (AAFP Reviewer): Consultant/Independent Contractor: TeleHealth

Nicolle Rochino, PharmD, RPh; Chad Williamson, MS, MBA, CMPP; Blair St. Amand; Lindsay Scott, PT, DPT, ATC; Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, CCM – Nothing to disclose 

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There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must take the pre-test, view this CME activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 67% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is 1 hour. To receive their certificates, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participant is allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

Physicians seeking ABIM MOC Points will be required to provide:

  • ABIM six-digit ID number
  • First and last name
  • Date of birth (mm/dd)

Provided by Potomac Center for Medical Education

This activity is not supported by any commercial interest or grantor.

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