• KCU Online CME Focuses on Brain Injury and Repetitive Head Trauma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 13, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) will offer its first online continuing medical education (CME) course beginning Dec. 16, with two lectures addressing the timely topic of brain injury and repetitive head trauma.

    Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), its side effects and recommended treatments is a specialty of Jennifer Hammers, DO, FCAP, FASCP, forensic pathologist and medical examiner in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York. Dr. Hammers will present the lecture The Science and Research Behind Brain Injury and Repetitive Head Trauma.

    Dr. Hammers is considered an expert in the field of CTE. She is a medical advisor for the Brain Injury Research Institute and has conducted extensive research studies and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on this topic.

    John J. Dougherty, DO, FACOFP, FAOSM, FAODME, FILM, senior associate dean and professor at KCU, will present Office Workup: Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury, and address the prevalence of concussion, in-office evaluation, recovery and imaging.

    Dr. Dougherty is a sports medicine specialist and serves as head team physician for the Missouri Comets indoor soccer team and Rockhurst University.

    KCUMB’s online CME is made available through a grant from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

    Membership in the AOA requires that physicians obtain a given number of CME credits within a three-year cycle. Online CME provides physicians with the opportunity and flexibility to earn additional CME credits before the end of a current cycle.

    “It’s often difficult to leave a practice for an entire day to attend offsite lectures,” said Brenda Chezek, director of continuing medical education at KCU. “Physicians can participate in online CME at their convenience and still communicate with the lecturer via e-mail to ask questions and give direct feedback.”

    Each lecture is accredited by the AOA for one AOA Category 1-A CME credit. KCUMB’s Online CME is open for participation December 16-22, 2013.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the states of Missouri and Kansas, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty in Missouri and 69 percent in Kansas.

    Posted: 12/13/2013

    Category: Alumni, Faculty, Research, Outreach, Osteopathic Medicine, Events, General