Educational & Training Events


  • Judy Sikes, PhD Scholarly Activity Symposium - April 15, 2020
    Save the date for the Judy Sikes, PhD Scholarly Activity Symposium presented by Parkview Medical Center and the Graduate Medical Education Department. The symposium will be held on April 15, 2020 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, Colo. The event is approved for CME credits. The following events will take place: oral presentations on cases, research and quality initiatives; poster presentations; judging of the events; prizes for top three oral presentations, best three posters in research/QI/safety and best three posters in clinical vignettes. Click here for more information. Contact Jodi Lopez at 719-595-7581 or [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 


  • Costa Rica Wilderness Medicine CME: April 18 – 24, 2020 
    The University of Colorado School of Medicine is offering a unique wilderness medicine CME class in Costa Rica this April (18-24) and we’d like to offer a special $100 discount to Pueblo County Medical Society members who enroll by January 31st. The class description is below. To register please go to and use code “PCMS.” For more information please contact lead instructor, Todd Miner, at [email protected]. While the class has been designed for CU med school alumni, it is open to all, including family members. Enjoy the best of Costa Rica, including an iconic volcano and the gorgeous southern Pacific coast, while learning about wilderness medicine and earning 15 CMEs. Includes double occupancy (single supplement available at additional cost) at our own rustic eco-lodge, with miles of empty Pacific Ocean beach, numerous jungle trails, and authentic Costa Rican cuisine. See and experience monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, iguanas, toucans, and the rich and diverse tropical rain forest. Enjoy a volcano tour, whitewater rafting, guided natural history tours and night hikes, zip lining, and a free morning to kayak, bike, do a chocolate tour, horseback ride, or surf/take surfing lessons. Pura Vida!
  • Provider education: Wildfire Smoke and Your Patients’ Health 
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a new online course, Wildfire Smoke and Your Patients’ Health -- with continuing education credit provided by the CDC. The free course includes sections on health effects, populations at greater risk of experiencing health effects, air quality and smoke, actions to take before and during a wildfire to reduce smoke exposure, and available resources. The course takes about 45 minutes to complete and is intended for physicians, registered nurses, asthma educators and others involved in clinical or health education. It complements the recently updated publication: Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials. More resources on Wildfire Smoke and Health can be found at the EPA’s Smoke-Ready Toolbox for Wildfires.

  • Free CME self-study guide: "Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Safety" 
    The National AHEC Organization presents a free CME self-study guide to help physicians and other providers learn more about HPV vaccination safety. Take the course now to earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ hour for physicians, 1 ANCC contact hour for nurses or 1 ACPE contact hour for pharmacists. The speaker is Julianne Gee, MPH, of the Immunization Safety Office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After completion, participants will have a better understanding of the background of HPV vaccine, vaccine safety systems and findings, cite effective communication messages on HPV vaccine safety, provide care and counsel for patients and families. The educational program is jointly provided by Postgraduate institute for Medicine and the National AHEC Organization. Funding for this self-study guide was made possible by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Grant No. NH23IP000960 to the National AHEC Organization. The views expressed in this written document do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

  • 2020 National Nurse Practitioner Symposium - July 9-12, 2020 
    Pre-symposium day July 8. Click here for more details. 


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