Motivational Interviewing in Chronic Disease Management, including Type 2 Diabetes

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Smoking Cessation – Our Knowing / Doing Gap

Effective Date: August 11, 2012     Expiration Date: August 10, 2014
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual Voice-Over with Slides

Tobacco dependence is a chronic condition that affects both the body and the broader community. In this voice-over slides interactive course you will acquire knowledge to assess and manage tobacco dependence in patients at the primary care level.



This activity is designed for primary care providers, whose scope of practice includes patients who use tobacco and who are interested in increasing smoking quit rates within their healthcare setting.

There is no cost to participate in this program.



Funded through an educational grant from Not One More Life.



To provide the knowledge and skills to close the gap in tobacco control and the challenges and barriers to control.



Upon completion of this internet course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe Tobacco Dependence as a chronic condition, and its effects on the body and the community.
  • Discuss current efforts in tobacco control and the challenges and barriers to control.
  • Identify assessment tools to determine degree and severity of tobacco dependence.
  • Apply the knowledge gained to assess and manage tobacco dependence at the primary care level.


Varada Divgi, MD, D.Ch, FAAP, CTTS

Varada Divgi, MD, D.Ch, FAAP, CTTS

Associate Physician, Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates, PC
Consultant, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
CEO, ToBeFREE Consulting

Dr. Varada Divgi is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in Pediatric Pulmonology. She is a member of American Academy of Pediatrics including the Georgia chapter and American College of Chest Physicians. She has privileges at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dr. Divgi is skilled in all areas of pediatric pulmonology, including bronchoscopy and sleep disorders in children. Her special interests are in prevention of the respiratory illnesses, mainly through tobacco prevention and improvement in nutrition of the children with respiratory diseases. She is a prominent member of the State of Georgia Tobacco Prevention Team.




Dr. Divgi has no significant financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.

FCM’s Planning Committee:

V. Divgi, G. Gey, MD, J. Dunn, RN, EdD have no significant financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.



It is the policy of Foundation for Care Management (FCM) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may bementioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by FCM prior to accreditation of the activity. FCM planners and reviewers, outside of those listed, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.



The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

Method Of Participation/Criteria For Success


To receive continuing education credit, participants should review all program materials in their entirety, complete and submit the online post-test and evaluation, and score at least 70% on the post-test. A statement of credit will be available for printing upon successful completion. If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact FCM at



Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.



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