This course includes:
- Video presentation by a leading expert
- Pre- and post-exams to measure your understanding
- CME and MOC claiming online
Priyathama Vellanki, MD
Dr. Vellaki is currently an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipids at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She sees patients with diabetes and supervises endocrinology fellows at Grady Memorial Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in Atlanta.
She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and her medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She completed both an internship and residency in Internal medicine followed by a clinical fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. During her clinical fellowship, she also did a research fellowship in the Northwestern University Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hormone Action.
Dr. Vellanki has presented her research at national professional meetings for which she has won many awards including the Presidential Poster Award at the Endocrine Society. She has also published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of polycystic ovary syndrome and inpatient diabetes management. Her current research interests include management of inpatient hyperglycemia and epigenetic markers leading to changes in insulin sensitivity in ketosis-prone diabetes mellitus.
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the latest scientific and clinical discoveries in the field of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
- Apply new found knowledge to the diagnosis and management of patients with disorders of endocrinology, diabetes or metabolism for improved patient outcomes
- Assess the potential applications of emerging scientific advances that affect the practice of endocrinology.
MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1 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 points.
Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.
ACCREDITATION AND DESIGNATION STATEMENTS
The American College of Endocrinology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Endocrinology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.