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Continuing Medical Education Events

Lupus Detection and Care

Please join St. Charles Health System and the American College of Rheumatology for a Continuing Medical Education event featuring Heather Hansen, MD, a rheumatologist for St. Charles Health System. She will be moderating an educational presentation and discussion about identifying and understanding lupus.

MDs, NPs, PAs, NDs, RNs, PharmDs, and those with an interest in public health are welcome. There is no fee to attend.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying lupus signs and symptoms, especially presentation and prevalence in minority populations.
  • Using ACR criteria to evaluate and refer potential lupus patients
  • Facilitating co-management of a lupus patient with a geographically distant rheumatologist
  • Identifying and managing lupus-specific preventive care concerns


Central Oregon Advanced Practice Provider Network (COAPP)
St. Charles Bend - 2500 NE Neff Road
Classrooms G and H (upstairs from lobby)
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

To RSVP, please contact our CME Event Coordinator, Karen Kruger, at 541-706-2603, x2603 or

Read a local story about Lupus in The Bulletin.

Mindfulness in Medicine: A workshop for Central Oregon physicians

June 9, 2017 | 6-9 p.m.
June 10, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bend Environmental Center : Audubon room
Registration Fee: $99


Ray Gertler, PhD, psychologist
InSight Mindfulness Center

Heather Krantz, MD, Integrative Medicine physician
InSight Mindfulness Center


It is important to include psycho-educational programs in continuing professional development to decrease burnout rates and to prevent a downward trend in health care quality and in the well-being of professionals (Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions—34(1), 2014). This workshop will link to core competency, “Interpersonal and Communication Skills.”


1) Explain and experience the benefits of mindfulness in medicine, including lasting relief for physical and psychological distress; the ability to cope more effectively with both long- and short-term stress.
2) Discuss mindfulness as a practice, a systematic method aimed at cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding.
3) Utilize formal and informal mindfulness practices to experientially learn to take better care of yourself by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body, while mobilizing your own inner resources for coping, growing, and healing.


In order to successfully complete the activity and to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, physicians must participate in an assessment that measures achievement of the educational objectives of the activity.

Physicians: St. Charles Health System is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. St. Charles Health System designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Course fees will not be returned if cancellation is within seven days of the course or if the participant does not show the day of class. All registrations, cancellations and transfers are subject to a $20 processing fee.