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Elevated Calcium
Presenters: Brendan Stack, MD
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on Elevated Calcium.

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about Elevated Calcium and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
1/3/2017 - 1/3/2020


  1. Define hypercalcemia.
  2. Explain the work up of hypercalcemic patient.
  3. Apply treatment for the most common cause of hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism.

Biographical Info

Dr. Stack is Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.  Dr. Stack has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and internet articles.  He has presented at over 300 meetings regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Stack’s clinical interests include endocrine surgery for the head and neck and minimally invasive/robotic head and neck surgery.





1. Carty, Sally E., et al. "Consensus Statement on the Terminology and Classification of Central Neck Dissection for Thyroid Cancer: The American Thyroid Association Surgery Working Group with Participation from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and American Head and Neck Society." Thyroid 19.11 (2009): 1153-1158.

2. Lowe, Val J., et al. "Surveillance for recurrent head and neck cancer using positron emission tomography." Journal of clinical oncology 18.3 (2000): 651-651.

3. Ruda, James M., Christopher S. Hollenbeak, and Brendan C. Stack. "A systematic review of the diagnosis and treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism from 1995 to 2003." Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 132.3 (2005): 359-372.

4. Wadsworth, J. Trad, et al. "Serum protein profiles to identify head and neck cancer." Clinical Cancer Research 10.5 (2004): 1625-1632.

5. Carling, Tobias, et al. "American Thyroid Association design and feasibility of a prospective randomized controlled trial of prophylactic central lymph node dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma." Thyroid 22.3 (2012): 237-244.




Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Kim Miller
Sarah Rhoads 
Susan Smith Dodson
Mark Jansen

Brendan Stack, MD          

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES

Instructions to obtain credit:

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2.       Complete the pre-test 
3.       View the entire activity online 
4.       Complete the post-test 
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           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
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The University of Arkansas for Medical Science Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
30 Registered Users
1 Hours> Non-Accredited

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 CECH, 1 CECH> National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. > CHES