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Connecting with Patients for Tobacco Free Living - Online CME Course

Videos, lectures, cases, and a variety of interactive activities allow participants to apply learning to actual cases.

Target Audience

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 practitioners, 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.

Release and Expiration Dates:
Release Date: July 20, 2015 

Review Date: July 20, 2018 
Expiration Date: July 19, 2021

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


 Timothy Milbrand M.S    

Timothy Milbrand M.S  

Jennifer Packard, M.A., C.T.T.S.

Jennifer Packard, M.A., C.T.T.S.

Jeffrey Poterucha, M.A., C.T.T.SJeffrey Poterucha, M.A., C.T.T.S
Barbara Dallavalle,  M.A., L.P.Barbara Dallavalle,  M.A., L.P.
J. Taylor Hays, M.D.J. Taylor Hays, M.D.
Michael V. Burke, Ed.D.Michael V. Burke, Ed.D.
Therese Shumaker, M.A., R.D., L.D.Therese Shumaker, M.A., R.D., L.D.

With invaluable support from:

Nancy O’Brien and Ed Sehl


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To earn CME credit you must:

  • Review all three modules.
  • Complete the required course evaluation.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the course. You will have two attempts to achieve a passing grade of 80%.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.50 Attendance


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