Connecting With Patients for Tobacco Free Living – Online

Available online from July 20, 2015 through July 20, 2021

Key takeaways to expect:

Taught by the Industry's Top Experts

Learn beneficial content in working with this challenging population of patients

Earn CME Credit

Earn 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Learn at Your Own Pace

Learn at your own time, at your own pace through this online course

Learn how to meet the needs of your tobacco dependent patients and apply up to date research to your practice

This course is designed for:

  • Physicians
  • Healthcare professionals

Course description:

This program is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals experienced in working with tobacco dependent patients, and who are interested in incorporating more effective treatment into their practice and/or developing more comprehensive services to meet the needs of highly tobacco dependent patients. Physicians, tobacco treatment specialists, nurse practicioners, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, respiratory therapists, nurses, dental hygienists, social workers and other allied health professionals may find the conference beneficial in working with this challenging population of patients.

Learning objectives:

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe up to date research on pharmacotherapy and behavioral counseling for treating tobacco dependence
  • Apply current research on tobacco treatment to participant’s clinical practice

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course Directors

J. Taylor Hays, MD

The research of J. Taylor Hays, MD, focuses on tobacco dependence and its treatment, including pharmacological and behavioral therapies. His research includes clinical trials of novel pharmacologic treatments for tobacco dependence as well as the study of tobacco dependence treatment in people with a current or past history of other substance abuse problems, such as alcohol dependence.

Michael V. Burke, Ed.D.

Michael V. Burke, Ed.D., studies the treatment of tobacco use disorder. His research interests include treatment effectiveness, implementation of different treatment models into health care delivery, counseling and pharmacotherapy interventions, and improving the reach and sustainability of treatment.

Course Pricing

Connecting With Patients for Tobacco Free Living – Online

Available online from July 20, 2015 through July 20, 2021