Program Overview

KCU Continuing Medical Education

The KCU Update in Medicine addresses common conditions and clinical updates. Topics focus on specific practice issues and disease states relative to primary care physicians.

Relevant and newly updated issues include medical marijuana, CBD, vaping, Narcan, the Beer’s list and un-prescribing, drug interactions, and vaccination evidence. Review of chronic conditions affecting large portions of patient populations will include diabetes, respiratory issues, cancer, kidney disease, IBD, palliative care and more. Mental health states will include ADHD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

A pre-conference, OMT hands-on workshops will be offered at no additional cost. Registration is required.

Global Learning Objectives

At the end of this conference, you’ll be able to: 

  • Identify one clinical update applicable to your patient population
  • Identify one change in behavior to improve the quality of care in your practice
  • Address key physician-patient communication issues relative to disease management
  • Provide patients with electronic resources specific to individual patient care

Target Audience

The target audience is physicians, physicians-in-training and other professionals.


You are required to complete a pre-test, a post-test and an evaluation in order to receive continuing education credit. You may only claim credit for sessions in which you participate. A certificate of completion will be provided to you based on documentation of actual attendance, completion of a pre-test, a post-test, an evaluation and payment in full.  You must complete your post-test and evaluation within 90 days from the event in order to receive AOA accreditation. 

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 20 credits of AOA category 1-A credits. Approval is pending.

Osteopathic Physicians who are members of AOA and who complete a post-activity outcome survey within 30 days of the event will receive 2 additional hours of AOA category 1-A credits.

Doctors of Medicine

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. You should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

KCU Contact

Ashlee Dickerson, Director of COM Operations Effectiveness
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
1750 Independence Avenue
Kansas City, Mo. 64106

Program Accessibility

KCU fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and rules and regulations thereof. If you are in need of special accommodations, please contact Brenda Chezek in advance of this program.

Grievance Policy

Grievances are handled on an individual basis. Grievances involving the educational content are important and will be considered when planning future activities. All grievances should be directed, in writing, to Brenda Chezek, KCU Director of Residency Placement and Continuing Medical Education. The University will provide responses to grievances within 30 days of receipt.

Continuing Medical Education Planning Committee Members

The planning committee members do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Chair of the CME Committee

Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI, Chair, Primary Care Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine  

Brenda Chezek, Director, Residency Placement and Continuing Medical Education

Robert Cooley, DO, M., Assistant Professor, Primary Care

Jay Danto, DO, C-FP, C-NMM/OMM, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Kenneth Heiles, DO, Assistant Dean, Clinical Education, Professor, Family Medicine

Stuart Hoffman, CFRE, Director, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Michael Johnston, DO, MACOI, Campus Dean of the College of Medicine, Professor, Internal Medicine

Diane Karius, PhD, NAOME, Director, Human Patient Simulation Program, Professor Physiology

Elizabeth Marsh, Associate Director, Web Services, Marketing

Ronnie Martin, DO, PharmD, Interim Dean, Joplin Campus, Professor, Family Medicine

Robert Rogers, PhD. Assistant Professor, Basic Sciences

Kevin Treffer, DO, Chair, Division of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Associate Professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine