Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.

The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public [AMA House of Delegates policy #300.988]. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide Category 1 PRA credit hours for appropriate programming.  The department has regularly scheduled accredited activities and special CME accredited activities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:

Breast Cancer

Dr. Kaufman
Friday December 14th, 2018 (2-3pm)
Vernick Conference Room at CSV

Program description: This live activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of breast cancer.

Target audience: This CME initiative is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, pharmacists, medical oncologists, and other health care providers involved in the treatment of patients with breast cancer.

Learn objectives:
Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:
• Describe the antitumorigenic mechanisms of the CDK 4/6 inhibitors in hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
• Discuss the CDK 4/6 inhibitor clinical trial data for patients with HR+, HER-2 negative advanced breast cancer across multiple lines of therapy.
• Review nurses’ and pharmacists’ roles in recognizing breast cancer treatment-related adverse events while optimizing patient medication persistence
• Explain the patient’s and health care team’s responsibilities to optimize outcomes through ongoing education and communication to support adherence to oral cancer treatment.

Accreditation statement: Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

Credit designation statement: Med Learning Group designated this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live activity.

Nursing credit information: Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment and management of patients with bladder cancer. Credit 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour

Accreditation statement: Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and ARNs.

Disclosure policy statement: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objective, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacture(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Disclosure of unlabeled use: Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigation use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

Disclaimer: Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based. This activity is designed for educational purpose. Participants have responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participants should use his/her clinical judgment knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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Americans with disabilities act: Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (eg, physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Med Learning Group prior to the live event at


Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD • Anthony Back, MD • Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN

A useful mnemonic, G.R.A.C.E.® stands for: Gather attention, Recall intention, Attune to self/other, Consider what will serve, Engage and end.

March 8 - 10, 2019
18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
contact, call 505-986-8518 ext. 112, or visit Registration also available on the Vintranet

G.R.A.C.E.® IS A POWERFUL MODEL OF COMPASSION developed by Roshi Joan Halifax and is a process that cultivates compassion while interacting with others. It draws on neuroscience, social psychology, ethics, and contemplative perspectives. This scientifically grounded training focuses on an intervention that enables one to foster specific elements allowing compassion and resilience to emerge in the process of interacting with others.

Being with Dying


May 3 - 10, 2019

Presenters: Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD; Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN; Anthony Back, MD; Sensei Al Kaszniak, PhD; Holly Yang, MD; Donna Kwilosz, PhD; Jan Jahner, CHPN; Rev. Corinna Chung; Mary Taylor

Register at, call 505-986-8518 ext. 112, or visit Open registeration also on the Vintranet under the EVENTS tab - 53.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • The training program addresses the need for healthcare providers to develop knowledge and skills in the psycho-social, ethical, existential, and spiritual aspects of illness and dying, and covers core issues related to the care of people facing serious illness, dying, death, and grieving.
  • The week of training uses many different learning modalities including: didactic and inquiry processes, peer-to-peer learning and dialog, case study and council practice, reflective practices, yoga, G.R.A.C.E.,® and practices enhancing the awareness and importance of professional responsibility.
  • Designed primarily for physicians and nurses, we also accept a small group of administrators, social workers, hospice workers, psychologists, chaplains, and clergy who have experience working with end-of-life care patients.

Cultural Fluency for Working with Sexual and Gender Minorities: A Training for Behavioral Health Professionals

Cultural Fluency 

Learn to increase access and quality of care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

Albuquerque – February 14, 2019; 10:00 – 1:00
Santa Fe – February 26, 2019; 10:00 – 1:00
Farmington – March 28, 2019; 10:00 – 1:00
Roswell –April 4, 2019; 10:00 – 1:00

There is no cost for the training, but space is limited!

If you have questions, please contact Robert Sturm by phone at 505-670-7900
This training is sponsored by: the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division, Human Services Department


These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS). CSVRMC is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center designates these live activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These programs are not receiving any financial support from any commercial interests.