6-hour On-Demand: Inflammation & Chronic Disease


Price: $84 (or Free with Membership)

Inflammation & Chronic Disease

  • Inflammation is associated with many diseases today in both an acute and chronic state. Inflammation is the body’s response to a perceived threat. The “threat” can produce either a low-grade systemic response or a mount a full inflammatory response. All levels of inflammation have a negative effect on the body and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other disease states. This seminars explores the connection between inflammation and chronic disease and what can be done to reduce inflammation. Techniques to reduce inflammation include drug therapy, diet and exercise.
  • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-15-018-H01-P, IRD: 10-1-15, ERD: 10-1-18. Knowledge based activity.
  • Nursing Pharmacy Hours: 6 contact hours.
Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the research on inflammation and its role in cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and other disease states.
  • Discuss the latest research on fat cells, obesity and inflammation.
  • List dietary strategies that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Identify dietary supplements that have been used to reduce inflammation.
  • Review the evidence for diet and supplements to treat inflammation.
  • Identify exercise strategies that can reduce inflammation.
  • Identify tests for measuring inflammation.
  • Discuss current pharmacological therapies for fighting inflammation and their proposed mechanisms of action.

Contact Hours: 6

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Nursing professionals, Dietitians, Physical and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Statement of Credit Requirements: Completion of course post-test (70%) and course evaluation.

Speaker: Ginger Schirmer, PhD, RD, LD, CSSD

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