Spotlight on Internal Medicine

Credits: 1.00 CME / CNE
CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV
Matthew Feinstein, MD
American Heart Association

CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

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Accredited By

American Heart Association

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: June 28, 2017
Expires: June 28, 2020
60 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Physicians (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist and Internal Medicine); Physician Assistants (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist, and Internal Medicine); Nurses/Nurse Practitioners; Other (Clinicians involved in the treatment and management of patients with HIV/AIDS)

Learning Objectives

1) State the CDC/USPSTF recommendation for universal opt-out HIV testing 2) Discuss preventive approaches to reduce risk of ASCVD in patients infected with HIV 3) Recognize the challenge of predicting cardiovascular risk in patients who are HIV-positive 4) Examine the treatment of ASCVD in patients who are HIV-positive

Activity Description

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Additionally, the program reviews epidemiologic patterns in HIV and the relevance of these for understanding the scope of CVD among HIV-infected individuals. Important concepts related to HIV screening and prevention, as well as CVD screening and prevention will be discussed; including new developments and existing barriers regarding CVD treatment for HIV-infected individuals will be reviewed. The activity uses a case-based format interspersed with didactic training to bridge the gap between theory and practice for practitioners caring for HIV-infected individuals.

Statement of Educational Need

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Agenda

45 minutes - Presentation of Case Studies: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

15 minutes – Q & A

Presenters

Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


David G. Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Medicine,
Las Vegas, NV


Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA – No Disclosures
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD – No Disclosures
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc – No Disclosures
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD – No Disclosures
Priscilla Hsue, MD – Honoraria – Gilead; Research Grant – Pfizer; Other Research Support – Novartis
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS – No Disclosures
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP – No Disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 06/28/2017

TERMINATION DATE: 06/28/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: June 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 06/28/2017 – 06/28/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

AAFP Credit Statement - Physicians
This Enduring Material activity, CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/28/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: 

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Disclaimer Statement/ Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Luci Ochoa, MBA
Manager, Lifelong Learning, AHA National Center
luci.ochoa@heart.org

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Internal Medicine Presentations

1.00 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Clinical Reflections®: The Learning Pathway in Atopic Dermatitis: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Your Patients

Clinical Reflections®: The Learning Pathway in Atopic Dermatitis: Maximizing Positive Outcomes for Your Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: June 28, 2018
Expires: June 27, 2019
1 hour

Target Audience

US-based dermatology and allergy/immunology clinicians who manage patients with atopic dermatitis (AD)

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Apply current principles of pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis (AD) and the concept of atopic march to therapeutic approaches to disease management
  2. Develop treatment plans for patients with AD that reflect evidence-based guidelines, use of new and emerging therapeutic options, and strategies to optimize short-term control and long-term management of the disease
  3. Assess for and manage quality-of-life issues and psychosocial comorbidities in patients with AD
  4. Utilize shared decision making and develop treatment plans that will result in high levels of adherence and better patient outcomes

Jointly Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Faculty

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH (Chair)
Associate Professor, Dermatology, Preventive Medicine, and Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Director, Northwestern Medicine Multidisciplinary Eczema Center
Director, Patch Testing Clinic
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, has affiliations with AbbVie, Anaptysbio, Asana, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Glenmark, Kiniksa, LEO Pharma Inc., Menlo Therapeutics Inc., Pfizer, Realm, Regeneron-Sanofi, and Roivant (Consulting Fees); Regeneron-Sanofi (Speakers’ Bureau); and Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, and Regeneron-Sanofi (Contracted Research).


Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology, Sol and Clara Kest
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, has affiliations with AbbVie, Allergan, Almirall, Amgen, Anacor, AnaptyBio, Asana Biosciences, BMS, Celgene, Curadim, Dermira, Drais, Eli Lilly, Escalier, Galderma, Glenmark, Kiowa Kirin, Kymab Limited, Lead Pharma, LEO Pharma Inc., Medimmune, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Sienna, Stiefel/GlaxoSmithKline, Theravance, and Vitae (Consultant).


Eric Simpson, MD, MCR
Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Eric Simpson, MC, MCR, has affiliations with AbbVie, Eli Lilly, LEO Pharma Inc., Menlo Therapeutics Inc., Pfizer, Regeneron, and Sanofi Genzyme (Consulting Fees); Eli Lilly, Glaxo Smith Kline, LEO Pharma Inc., Novartis, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Roivant (Contracted Research).

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.
Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation. If you would like to contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, please email information@pimed.com.

Commercial Support

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer

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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Course Viewing Requirements

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Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
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iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

1.00 CME / CNE
American Heart Association
CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

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Accredited By

American Heart Association

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour
Released: June 28, 2017
Expires: June 28, 2020
60 minutes to complete

Target Audience

Physicians (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist and Internal Medicine); Physician Assistants (Cardiology, Family Practice, Infectious Disease, HIV Specialist, and Internal Medicine); Nurses/Nurse Practitioners; Other (Clinicians involved in the treatment and management of patients with HIV/AIDS)

Learning Objectives

1) State the CDC/USPSTF recommendation for universal opt-out HIV testing 2) Discuss preventive approaches to reduce risk of ASCVD in patients infected with HIV 3) Recognize the challenge of predicting cardiovascular risk in patients who are HIV-positive 4) Examine the treatment of ASCVD in patients who are HIV-positive

Activity Description

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Additionally, the program reviews epidemiologic patterns in HIV and the relevance of these for understanding the scope of CVD among HIV-infected individuals. Important concepts related to HIV screening and prevention, as well as CVD screening and prevention will be discussed; including new developments and existing barriers regarding CVD treatment for HIV-infected individuals will be reviewed. The activity uses a case-based format interspersed with didactic training to bridge the gap between theory and practice for practitioners caring for HIV-infected individuals.

Statement of Educational Need

The program addresses the need for cardiovascular practitioners, family medicine physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other members of the target audience to illustrate the intersection between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Agenda

45 minutes - Presentation of Case Studies: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV

15 minutes – Q & A

Presenters

Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern Medicine
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


David G. Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
School of Medicine,
Las Vegas, NV


Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE, FAHA – No Disclosures
Matthew J. Feinstein, MD – No Disclosures
Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc – No Disclosures
Mark J. Haykowsky, PhD – No Disclosures
Priscilla Hsue, MD – Honoraria – Gilead; Research Grant – Pfizer; Other Research Support – Novartis
Wendy S. Post, MD, MS – No Disclosures
David G. Weismiller, MD ScM, FAAFP – No Disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 06/28/2017

TERMINATION DATE: 06/28/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: June 2017

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 06/28/2017 – 06/28/2020

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.0 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

AAFP Credit Statement - Physicians
This Enduring Material activity, CASE STUDIES: Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with HIV, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.0 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 06/28/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: 

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Gilead Sciences.

Disclaimer Statement/ Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Luci Ochoa, MBA
Manager, Lifelong Learning, AHA National Center
luci.ochoa@heart.org

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

1.50 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Early and Aggressive Approaches to RA Management to Minimize Disease Progression and Improve Quality of Life

Early and Aggressive Approaches to RA Management to Minimize Disease Progression and Improve Quality of Life

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: May 1, 2018
Expires: June 17, 2019
1.5 hours to complete

Faculty

Iain B. McInnes, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci
Iain B. McInnes, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci
Muirhead Chair of Medicine
Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland


Marc D. Cohen, MD
Marc D. Cohen, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado


Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD
Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD
Professor of Medicine
The William J. Koopman Endowed Professor
in Rheumatology and Immunology
Director, Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama


Jointly provided by

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Method of Participation

Participants should read the activity information, review the activity in its entirety, and complete the online post-test and evaluation. Upon completing this activity as designed and achieving a passing score on the post-test, you will be directed to a Web page that will allow you to receive your certificate of credit via email or you may print it out at that time.

Inquiries may be directed to Global Academy for Medical Education at info@globalacademycme.com or (973) 290-8225 or the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at (720) 895-5357.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy for Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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 health care team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience

This enduring activity is intended for rheumatologists, internal medicine physicians with a secondary specialty in rheumatology, physician assistants, and other clinicians who treat patients with rheumatic diseases.

Educational Needs

Clinical studies on patients with rheumatoid arthritis have consistently found that patients are more likely to respond and more likely to reach remission if they are treated with disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) within 3 to 6 months of symptom onset. But studies of patients in clinical practice find that diagnosis is often delayed, and typically treatment begins a year or more after symptom onset. Clinicians need information on strategies to enable earlier treatment. Guidelines also recommend a treat-to-target approach with a goal of sustained remission. This approach requires ongoing monitoring and treatment changes to meet patient needs. New medications have been approved recently, adding to the rheumatologist’s armamentarium for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be better able to:

  • Design appropriate strategies to increase the timeliness of rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis and subsequent linkage to evidence-based care
  • Design appropriate strategies to relieve articular and systemic symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Design strategies for using the most appropriate therapies based on the safety and efficacy data of the emerging classes of therapies for rheumatoid arthritis, including anti-interleukin (IL)-6/IL-6R agents, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors, and other biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Design treatment strategies for rheumatoid arthritis that take into consideration recommendations from current guidelines and emerging data from clinical trials
  • Describe the data presented at national and global scientific conferences that may help clinicians achieve the treatment goals for rheumatoid arthritis

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity.

Marc D. Cohen, MD, has nothing to disclose.

Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD, Consultant: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Corrona, Crescendo Bioscience, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, and UCB. Grant/Research Support: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Corrona, Crescendo Bioscience, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Roche/Genentech, Pfizer, and UCB.

Iain B. McInnes, PhD, FRCP, FRSE, FMedSci, Consultant: AbbVie, Galapagos, Lilly, and Pfizer. Grant/Research Support: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Pfizer, and UCB.

The planning staff and content managers hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Global Academy for Medical Education Staff: Mike LoPresti; Shirley V. Jones, MBA; and Margaret McLauglin, PhD, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine: planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

0.75 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Optimizing Management Approaches in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Optimizing Management Approaches in Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: March 27, 2018
Expires: March 27, 2019
0.75 hour to complete

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

Dermatology clinicians who manage patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD)

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Apply current principles of pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis and the concept of atopic march to therapeutic approaches to disease management
  2. Develop treatment plans for patients with atopic dermatitis that reflect evidence-based guidelines, use of new therapeutic options, and strategies to optimize short-term control and long-term management of the disease
  3. Address quality-of-life issues and psychosocial comorbidities in managing patients with atopic dermatitis
  4. Utilize shared decision making and develop treatment plans that will result in high levels of adherence and better patient outcomes

Activity Description

Recent developments in the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD) have changed the way in which we are able to manage the disease. This interactive case-based educational program allows you to meet 3 patients in an AD clinic, make management decisions, compare your responses with those of your peers, and learn from the experts about best management approaches.

Faculty

Mark Lebwohl, MD (Chair)
Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Professor of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Chairman, Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology
Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY


Emma Guttman, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology, Sol and Clara Kest
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY


David M. Pariser, MD, FACP, FAAD
Professor of Dermatology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Clinical Research
Pariser Dermatology Specialists
Norfolk, VA


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

  • Mark Lebwohl, MD, is an employee of Mount Sinai which receives research funds from: Abbvie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Kadmon, Medimmune/Astra Zeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Valeant, and ViDac; Allergan, Aqua Leo-pharma, and Promius (Consultant)
  • Emma Guttman, MD, PhD, has affiliations with AbbVie, Allergan, Almirall, Amgen, Anacor, AnaptyBio, Asana Biosciences, BMS, Celgene, Curadim, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Escalier, Galderma, Glenmark, Kiowa Kirin, Kymab, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Medimmune, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, Sienna, Theravance, and Vitae (Consultant)
  • David M. Pariser, MD, FACP, FAAD, has affiliations with Bickel Biotechnology, Biofrontera AG, Celegene, Dermira, DUSA Pharmaceuticals, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Promius, Regeneron, Sanofi, TheraVida, and Valeant (Consultant); Pfizer (Advisory Board); Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, Asana Biosciences, Bickel Biotechnology, Celgene, Dermavant Sciences, Eli Lilly, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Ortho Dermatologics, Peplin, Photocure, Promius, Regeneron, Stiefel, and Valeant (Contracted Research).

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Jacqui Brooks, MBBCh, MRCPsych, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Misha Mutizwa, MD, has affiliations with Celgene (Consulting Fees).
  • Sharon Powell, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.       

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
The following PIM planners and managers: Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN; Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP, have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians/DOs are entitled to receive up to 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity evaluation.

Physicians/DOs who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

Commercial Support

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Technical Support

For any technical issues or issues with your CME Certificate, please visit: http://www.realcme.com/cms/support-center.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above

1.00 CME
Vindico
Improving the Continuum of Care in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Patient Simulation Activity

Improving the Continuum of Care in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Patient Simulation Activity

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: February 15, 2018
Expires: February 14, 2019
1 hour to complete

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Simulation-services provided by Syandus

Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Activity Chair

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure:
Royalty: SLACK Incorporated;
Consulting Fees: Abbott/AbbVie, Actavis, Alaven, Ferring, Hospira, Janssen Orthobiotech, Luitpold/American Regent, Pfizer, Prometheus, Romark, Salix, Santarus, Shire, Takeda, UCB;
Contracted Research: Ferring, Prometheus, Salix, Santarus, Shire, UCB;
Research Grant (paid to institution): Janssen Orthobiotech;
Author Honoraria: McMahon Publishing, Up to Date;
Editor Honoraria: Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology, Gastro-Hep Communications, Springer Science and Business Media.



Faculty

Meenakshi Bewtra, MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda.



Nabeel Khan, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Director of Gastroenterology
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer

Ronald Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Disclosures

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Accreditation

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, February 15, 2018 to February 14, 2019.

How To Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

  • Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  • Launch the simulation from the link provided on GastroCE.com on a PC, Mac, tablet, or plus-size phone.
  • Complete the pretest and launch the first simulation scenario. Interact appropriately to satisfy each objective to unlock the next objective. The simulation will track your progress until all scenario objectives and assessment components are complete. You can exit the simulation and it will save your progress so that you can return to finish at a later time.
  • As you successfully complete more scenarios (2 total), you will qualify for increasing levels of CE credit (ranging from 0.5 to 1.00 credits). Click or tap "Credit" to determine your CE credit status and receive credit. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, you will receive a certificate of credit immediately via the browser.

Overview

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States. Improvement in the care of patients with IBD is needed, as evidenced by a recent study of insurance claims that showed approximately 80% of 32,883 patients with IBD received suboptimal therapy. The outcomes of patients with IBD are diminished by multiple factors, including uncertainty about approaches to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, as well as a lack of knowledge about available therapies.

To meet the persistent challenges associated with IBD management, health care professionals must be knowledgeable about the evidence-based and expert-recommended strategies for the treatment of patients with IBD to avoid disease flares, prevent structural damage and disability, as well as restore quality of life. In this virtual IBD patient management simulator, an authentic in-office setting with patient interaction will be presented. This simulation will allow authentic practice in the management of a patient with IBD, including determining the appropriate therapy for IBD based on the type and severity.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with IBD.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Analyze endoscopic and histologic findings that are characteristic of specific types of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Apply the safety and efficacy of conventional and new treatments when determining the appropriate therapy for inflammatory bowel disease, based upon type and severity.
  • Incorporate therapeutic drug monitoring, stool markers, and the assessment of mucosal healing in monitoring inflammatory bowel disease as well as in response to treatment, to better predict exacerbations.

Copyright Statement

This CME simulation activity is licensed to Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-848-1000; Fax: 856-848-6091. Copyright © 2018 Syandus Inc and Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this simulation activity may be reproduced without written permission from Vindico Medical Education and Syandus Inc. The material presented in this Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education or Syandus Inc. Neither Vindico Medical Education, Synadus Inc, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.50 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
The Impact of Earlier Diagnosis and Timelier Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis on Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Systems

The Impact of Earlier Diagnosis and Timelier Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis on Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Systems

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 28, 2017
Expires: December 27, 2018

Jointly provided by


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply the research that defined the benefits associated with early diagnosis and treatment of RA

Faculty

Marc D. Cohen, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Iain B. McInnes, FRCP, PhD, FRSE, FMedSci
Muirhead Chair of Medicine
Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland

Program Overview

Delays in diagnoses and early intervention of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), can cause unnecessary disease progression, reduce chances of remission, decrease patients' quality of life, increase co-morbidities, reduce life expectancy, and increase the added cost burden on global healthcare systems. A growing body of evidence supports the concept of a window of opportunity (3 to 6 months after onset of symptoms) during which initiating treatment for RA can relieve symptoms, minimize comorbidities, and reduce the risk for progression and long-term disability. Global medical society guidelines have been revised recently to underscore the importance of earlier diagnosis of RA and to encourage the earlier use of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) involving a treat-to-target strategy. Clinicians need education about these developments, about the use of established and emerging therapeutic agents for RA, and about strategies for preparing their practices to better manage patients earlier in the course of rheumatic disease.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy of Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on December 28, 2017 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 27, 2018.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the online evaluation and post-test at the end of this program. Participants must also score at least a 70% on the post-test. Statements of credit will be issued upon completion of the evaluation and post-test.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure Declarations

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Marc Cohen, MD
Has nothing to disclose.

Iain B. McInnes, FRCP, PhD, FRSE, FMedSci
Consultant: AbbVie; Galapagos Pharma; Lilly; Pfizer.
Grant/Research Support: Bristol- Myers Squibb; Janssen; Pfizer; UCB.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Mike LoPresti
Nothing to disclose

Margaret McLaughlin, PhD
Nothing to disclose

Ron Schaumburg
Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi-Regeneron.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:

Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:

Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

Copyright © 2018 by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Frontline Medical Communications Inc., and its Licensors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without prior written permission of the Publisher. Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine will not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication, including any claims related to the products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.

0.50 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Effective Practice Strategies to Achieve Earlier RA Diagnosis and Faster Initiation of Care

Effective Practice Strategies to Achieve Earlier RA Diagnosis and Faster Initiation of Care

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 28, 2017
Expires: December 27, 2018

Jointly provided by

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Design appropriate evidence-based strategies for increasing the timeliness both of the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and the initiation of treatment

Faculty

Iain B. McInnes, FRCP, PhD, FRSE, FMedSci
Muirhead Chair of Medicine
Director of the Institute of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland

Marc D. Cohen, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Jeffrey R. Curtis, MD
Professor of Medicine
The William J. Koopman Endowed Professor in Rheumatology and Immunology
Director, Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Program Overview

Delays in diagnoses and early intervention of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), can cause unnecessary disease progression, reduce chances of remission, decrease patients' quality of life, increase co-morbidities, reduce life expectancy, and increase the added cost burden on global healthcare systems. A growing body of evidence supports the concept of a window of opportunity (3 to 6 months after onset of symptoms) during which initiating treatment for RA can relieve symptoms, minimize comorbidities, and reduce the risk for progression and long-term disability. Global medical society guidelines have been revised recently to underscore the importance of earlier diagnosis of RA and to encourage the earlier use of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) involving a treat-to-target strategy. Clinicians need education about these developments, about the use of established and emerging therapeutic agents for RA, and about strategies for preparing their practices to better manage patients earlier in the course of rheumatic disease.

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Global Academy of Medical Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on December 28, 2017 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 27, 2018.

Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the online evaluation and post-test at the end of this program. Participants must also score at least a 70% on the post-test. Statements of credit will be issued upon completion of the evaluation and post-test.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure Declarations

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Marc Cohen, MD
Has nothing to disclose.

Iain B. McInnes, FRCP, PhD, FRSE, FMedSci
Consultant: AbbVie; Galapagos Pharma; Lilly; Pfizer.
Grant/Research Support: Bristol- Myers Squibb; Janssen; Pfizer; UCB.

Jeffrey Curtis, MD
Consultant: AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol- Myers Squibb, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc, CORRONA, Ortho-McNeil- Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Pfizer Inc., and UCB.
Grant/Research Support: AbbVie Inc, Amgen, Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo Bioscience, Inc, CORRONA, Ortho-McNeil- Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, Roche/Genentech, Pfizer Inc., and UCB.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Mike LoPresti
Nothing to disclose

Margaret McLaughlin, PhD
Nothing to disclose

Ron Schaumburg
Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Commercial Support Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi-Regeneron.

Course Viewing Requirements

Supported Browsers:
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above

Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above.

Copyright © 2018 by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Frontline Medical Communications Inc., and its Licensors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without prior written permission of the Publisher. Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine will not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication, including any claims related to the products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.

1.00 CME / CE
Med-IQ
Thinking Beyond the Baby Boomers: Critical Considerations for HCV Identification and Care

Thinking Beyond the Baby Boomers: Critical Considerations for HCV Identification and Care

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Providership Statement

This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with MedStar Health Research Institute.

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 Contact Hour for nurses
Release Date: December 22, 2017
Expiration Date: December 21, 2018
1 hour to complete

Activity Description

This CME/CE publication reviews guideline recommendations and current evidence for hepatitis C virus testing in asymptomatic patients and discusses the practical application of those guidelines in clinical practice. This activity also explores areas of emerging evidence and focus, particularly the management of women of childbearing potential and patients with substance use disorder.

Faculty

Dawn Fishbein, MD, MS
Scientific Director, Viral Hepatitis Research
MedStar Health Research Institute
Recruitment Module Director
Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science CTSA
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC


Accreditation Statement

Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation/Designation Statements (ANCC)

Med-IQ is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This nursing activity has been approved for up to 1.0 contact hour.

Others Credit Information

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity will receive a Statement of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Medium/Method of Participation

To receive credit, complete the pre-survey, read the introductory CME/CE material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

For questions or comments about this activity, please contact Med-IQ. Call (toll-free) 866 858 7434 or email info@med-iq.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Copyright

© 2017 Med-IQ, LLC

1.00 CME / CNE
Med-IQ
On the Road to Elimination: Evaluating and Improving the Continuum of Care for Patients With HCV

On the Road to Elimination: Evaluating and Improving the Continuum of Care for Patients With HCV

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 20, 2017
Expires: December 19, 2018
45 minutes to complete

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care clinicians.

Activity Description

Significant efforts to improve HCV testing have occurred in recent years. However, if the elimination of the virus is to be possible, then all steps along the HCV care continuum need to be improved. This online publication focuses on evidence-based strategies to eliminate HCV by increasing the number of patients with chronic HCV infection who are diagnosed, treated, and cured.

Statement of Educational Need

Global discussions and goals related to the elimination of viral hepatitis have led to the development of a viral hepatitis elimination action plan by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. In their first report, the National Academies determined that disease elimination, though possible, will take considerable effort and resources. A more realistic shorter-term goal is disease control, which requires a reduction in the disease incidence and better overall care to reduce the downstream patient impact. Despite significant efforts to improve the identification of hepatitis C virus infection in recent years, evidence continues to indicate significant opportunities for better engagement of newly identified patients.

Faculty

Dawn Fishbein, MD, MS
Scientific Director, Viral Hepatitis Research
MedStar Health Research Institute
Recruitment Module Director
Georgetown Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science CTSA
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC

Providership Statement

This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with MedStar Health Research Institute.

Accreditation Statement

Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Medium/Method of Participation

To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, read the publication, and complete the post-survey, evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

For questions or comments about this activity, please contact Med-IQ.
Call (toll-free) 866 858 7434 or email info@med-iq.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Copyright

© 2017 Med-IQ, LLC

0.50 CME / CNE
AcademicCME
Clinical Trial Update: Therapeutic Strategies to Delay Disease Progression

Clinical Trial Update: Therapeutic Strategies to Delay Disease Progression

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Accredited By

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.5 CNE Contact Hours
Released: December 7, 2017
Expires: April 5, 2019
30 Minutes to complete

Target Audience

Neurologists, internists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objectives

  1. Analyze clinical trial data of emerging therapeutics to delay progression in the treatment of AD
  2. Implement shared decision making with the multidisciplinary team and patients/caregivers to develop individualized treatment plans and referral to clinical studies to advance treatment and improve the quality of life for patients with AD

Activity Description

In this module of a Four-Part Expert Interview Series, Dr. Marc E. Agronin, along with Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, course chair, will evaluate available therapeutic options for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patient. The faculty will highlight the evolution of failed and existing therapies in AD, and their impact on current clinical care, emphasizing strategies for delaying disease progression in the modern day. Emerging therapies for the treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease will also be assessed. Through completing this educational activity, learners will be better acquainted with emerging and emerged clinical trial data as it relates to AD care.

Statement of Educational Need

Health care team members need to be up-to-date on the most current strategies to delay disease progression in Alzheimer’s patients.

Agenda

Clinical Trial Update: Therapeutic Strategies to Delay Disease Progression

Faculty

Program Chair:
Richard S. Isaacson, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York


Program Faculty:
Marc E. Agronin, MD

Vice President, Behavioral Health and Clinical Research
Miami Jewish Health
Affiliate Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida


Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.


Faculty
Relationship Identified With:
Richard S. Isaacson, MD
Consultant/Advisor: Eli Lilly and Company; Neurotrack; 23 and Me
Marc E. Agronin, MD
Consultant/Advisor: Eli Lilly and Company
Speaker's Bureau: Allergan

Non-faculty

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Emma Boring; Nicole Brestowski, Chelsey Benedek and Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC hereby state that neither they nor their spouse/life partner have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercials interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months

Accreditation Statement

AcademicCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AcademicCME is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

Designation of Credit

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AcademicCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 CNE contact hours.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  3. Read or Review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Healthcare providers who receive a grade of 66% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a CME/CNE Certificate.
  6. All other participants who receive a grade of 66% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  7. Healthcare providers should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  8. 60 minutes of participation = 1 CNE contact hour

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Biogen.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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