Spotlight on Internal Medicine

Credits: 0.50 CME / CNE
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease
Richard Isaacson, MD
AcademicCME

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.5 CNE Contact Hours
Released: December 7, 2017
Expires: TBD
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. Evaluate non-pharmacological approaches for the treatment of AD
  2. Apply evidence-based data of non-pharmacological approaches to develop patient centered care

Activity Description

In this module of a Four-Part Expert Interview Series, Max Lugavere, along with Dr. Richard S. Isaacson, course chair, will explore non-pharmacological approaches to managing patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Multi-modal intervention factors, including nutrition exercise, sleep hygiene and continued education, among others, will be reviewed, and best practices relayed. The faculty will also highlight recent clinical trial data regarding non-pharmacological methods of AD patient care. Clinical relevance of said data, both now and in the pipeline, will be deliberated. Following this educational activity, learners will have a better grasp of non-pharmacological intervention techniques as well as their potential impact in current and forthcoming AD patient care.

Statement of Educational Need

Health care team members need to manage all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease, including non-pharmacological, and understand how these factors affect the AD patient.

Agenda

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Managing Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

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:
Max Lugavere

Health and Science Journalist and Filmmaker
New York, New York


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
Max Lugavere
Nothing to disclose.

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

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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For all CME/CNE inquiries or special needs, please contact admin@academiccme.com.

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.

Internal Medicine Presentations

1.00 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Updates in HCV Screening and Treatment: Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice

Updates in HCV Screening and Treatment: Key Issues Impacting OB/GYN Practice

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1.0 ANCC Contact Hour
Released: February 8, 2019
Expires: February 8, 2020
1 hour to complete

Jointly Provided By

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications

Target Audience

This educational activity is intended to educate obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives on appropriate hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening, testing, and referral practices for their patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Provide proactive hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening and confirmatory testing for obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) patients per guidelines from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Counsel patients on the implications of HCV infection, efficacy and safety of current direct-acting antiviral treatment regimens for chronic HCV infection, and behavioral risk reduction
  • Coordinate appropriate referrals and multidisciplinary care for HCV-infected women presenting in OB/GYN practices

Activity Description

This activity presents practical information for OB/GYNs on HCV screening, confirmatory testing, patient education, and counseling strategies for use within the real-world clinical context of their practice. While HCV impacts women across diverse age groups and demographics, pregnancy raises additional considerations and risks for the HCV-infected mother and her unborn child, including mother-to-child transmission of the virus, for which faculty share recommendations and management insights.

Statement of Educational Need

This educational activity is designed to better prepare OB/GYNs to identify patients who should be screened for HCV based on relevant professional society recommendations, appropriately link patients to care, and manage pregnancies of women who have HCV. Expert faculty will provide practical information on HCV screening, confirmatory testing, patient education, and counseling strategies for use within the real-world clinical context of OB/GYN practice. Although HCV affects women across diverse age groups and demographics, pregnancy raises additional considerations and risks for the HCV-infected mother and her unborn child, including mother-to-child-transmission of the virus, for which faculty will share recommendations and management insights.

Agenda

Introduction
Why Should OB/GYNs Be Concerned About HCV?
The OB/GYN’s Role in HCV Care
Conclusion

Faculty

Nancy S. Reau, MD
The Richard B. Capps Chair of Hepatology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Rush Medical College
Chief, Section of Hepatology
Associate Director of Organ Transplantation
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois


Joanne L. Stone, MD, MSHCDL
Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Mount Sinai Health System
Fellowship Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Mount Sinai Hospital
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Nancy S. Reau, MD      
Consulting Fees: AbbVie Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: GENFIT SA, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shire plc

Joanne L. Stone, MD, MSHCDL
No financial relationships to disclose

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The Integritas Communications planners and managers 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 Integritas Communications. 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

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Instructions to Receive Credit

A statement of credit will be issued immediately upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the educational 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. Physicians, NPs, PAs, and RNs who achieves a grade of 75% or better on the Post-Activity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a CME/CE Certificate.
  6. All other participant who achieves a grade of 75% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who completes the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

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. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications 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.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your emailed certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

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.

0.75 CME
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Clinical Reflections®: Reflecting on Errors and Missed Opportunities in Chronic Urticaria

Clinical Reflections®: Reflecting on Errors and Missed Opportunities in Chronic Urticaria

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: February 1, 2019
Expires: January 31, 2020
45 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) in joint providership with RMEI Medical Education (RMEI).

Target Audience

US-based allergy/immunology and dermatology clinicians

Learning Objectives

After engaging in this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize physical exam findings and symptomatology suggestive of chronic urticaria (CU) and appropriately apply evidence-based practices regarding diagnostic testing and laboratory workup
  2. Utilize a guideline-driven approach to treatment intensification for safe and effective management of CU patients in need of second- and third-line treatment options, while taking into account quality of life issues

Activity Description

This unique educational initiative harnesses the power of reflection and recognition of suboptimal approaches to patient care to allow you to rethink clinical decisions based on the scenarios presented, and to modify treatment plans accordingly. You can compare your responses to interactive questions with those of your peers and learn from our expert faculty.

Statement of Educational Need

Urticaria is an inflammatory skin condition characterized by intensely pruritic, erythematous wheals, commonly referred to as “hives,” ranging from several millimeters to several centimeters in diameter.1 Individual wheals characteristically resolve within 24 hours of development without leaving residual skin markings. However, resolving lesions are often concomitantly replaced by new wheals.

Acute urticaria tends to be self-limiting, often resolving within hours to days.2 By contrast, a diagnosis of chronic urticaria (CU), also referred to as chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) or chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), is made when symptoms last >6 weeks.3 In some cases of CU, symptoms persist continually, while others are episodic with symptoms occurring at varying intervals (hours to weeks).4 Approximately 40% of patients with CU also develop angioedema,5 characterized by rapid swelling of the lower layers of the dermis and the subcutaneous or submucosal tissue of the skin and mucous membranes, most commonly affecting the lips and eyelids, or more rarely, the respiratory or gastrointestinal tracts.6 The point prevalence of CU is estimated at 0.5% to 1%.4

References:
  1. World Allergy Organization. Urticaria and angioedema: synopsis. 2004. www.worldallergy.org/professional/allergic_diseases_center/urticaria/urticariasynopsis.php. Accessed December 21, 2018.
  2. Axelrod S, Davis-Lorton M. Urticaria and angioedema. Mt Sinai J Med. 2011;78(5):784-802.
  3. Greaves M. Chronic urticaria. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000;105(4):664-672.
  4. Powell RJ, Du Toit GL, Siddique N, et al. BSACI guidelines for the management of chronic urticaria and angio-oedema. Clin Exp Allergy. 2007;37(5):631-650.
  5. Amar SM, Dreskin SC. Urticaria. Prim Care. 2008;35(1):141-157.
  6. Maurer M, Weller K, Bindsley-Jensen C, et al. Unmet clinical needs in chronic spontaneous urticaria. A GA²LEN task force report. Allergy. 2011;66(3):317-330.

Faculty

Michael E. Manning, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Michael E. Manning, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
President/Medical Director
Medical Research of Arizona
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Ltd.
Scottsdale, AZ

Michael E. Manning, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, is president of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Ltd., and medical director of the clinical research division, Medical Research of Arizona.

Dr Manning is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, TX and he received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed an internship and subsequently residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and an allergy and immunology fellowship at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, CA.

Dr Manning has served as president of the Greater Phoenix Allergy Society, the Arizona State Allergy and Asthma Society, and the Western Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr Manning is currently on the Board of Regents of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Michael E. Manning, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, has affiliations with CSL Behring, DBV Technologies, Pharming, Shire (Consulting Fees); AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, Genentech, Pharming, Shire (Speakers Bureaus); Aimmune, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Genentech/Novartis, GSK, Hoffmann-La Roach, Merck, Sanofi, Shire/Dyax (Contracted Research).



Anne Marie Ditto, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology 
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine 
Chicago, IL 

Anne Marie Ditto, MD, is an associate professor of medicine in the division of Allergy-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. She earned her medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her internship, residency, and fellowship were all completed at Northwestern University. Dr Ditto is board certified in allergy-immunology.

Dr Ditto is a practicing allergist with a special interest in urticaria, eosinophilic esophagitis, asthma, and idiopathic anaphylaxis. She volunteers monthly at the Community Health Clinic where she founded an asthma/allergy clinic. She is also actively involved in the allergy-immunology training program at Northwestern, where she has trained over 75 allergists and teaches students and residents in outpatient clinics.

Dr Ditto was invited to fellowship in the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and her distinguished teaching and volunteer work has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation “Center of Excellence Award” for Community Service and Community Health’s “Volunteer Specialist of the Year.

Dr Ditto is a former president of the Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and currently serves as Governor of the Midwest Region of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s Federation of Regional State and Local Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Societies (RSLAAIS) and also serves as vice-chair of the AAAAI anaphylaxis committee. She has published numerous articles and book chapters in the field of allergy- immunology and recently edited the “Anaphylaxis” issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America.

Anne Marie Ditto, MD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.



Luz Fonacier, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI
Professor of Medicine
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Head of Allergy
Program Director, Allergy and Immunology
Fellowship Program
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Mineola, NY 

Luz Fonacier, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, is the head of allergy in NYU Winthrop Hospital, a clinical campus of Stony Brook University School of Medicine and serves as the program director for the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program. Dr Fonacier is also a professor of medicine in USNY at Stony Brook. She completed residencies in dermatology and internal medicine, a fellowship in allergy and immunology in New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and a fellowship in dermal immunology at New York University Medical Center.

Dr Fonacier serves as the Treasurer of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). She chaired the Committee on Dermatologic Allery of the ACAAI and the Food Allergy, Dermatologic, Drug and Anaphylaxis Interest Section of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). She is the recipient of the ARTrust™  and Anjuli Seth Nayak AAAAI Lectureship, the ACAAI John P. McGovern Lectureship, the ACAAI Jean A. Chapman Memorial Lectureship, the ACAAI “Women in Allergy Award”, and the Presidential Award of Asian Pacific Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Dr Fonacier also served as president of the Long Island Allergy Society.

Dr Fonacier has numerous publications in textbooks and journals and continues to be a speaker and faculty in the annual national conventions of ACAAI, AAAAI, and other national and international societies. Because of her training in dermatology, allergy, and immunology, Dr Fonacier’s special interest is the dermatologic manifestations of allergic diseases.

Luz Fonacier, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, has affiliations with Regeneron (Consulting Fees); Regeneron (Speakers Bureaus); Pfizer, Regeneron, Shire (Contracted Research).



Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

In 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 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs 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, nurse practitioners, and PAs 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.

Complete the evaluation form and participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education. No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

Rules and Regulations
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly basis from among all eligible entries and notified through the contact information provided. In accordance with our privacy policy, we do not share your information with any third parties. By entering the sweepstakes, you grant RMEI permission to use your email address to reach you for notification and prize fulfillment. Only individuals who complete the evaluation forms and provide contact information will be eligible to win. Open to those who have a US postal address and who are 18 years or older. Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. The prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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 patient’s 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 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.

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
Global Education Group
The Changing Landscape of IBD: Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

The Changing Landscape of IBD: Emerging Concepts in Patient Management

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A Multimedia Educational eHealth Source™

Activity Details

Free CME
1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: January 17, 2019
Expires: January 17, 2020
1 hour, 30 mins to complete

Jointly Provided by

Target Audience

This activity is intended for clinical gastroenterologists and specialist NP/PAs involved in the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate disease risk and identify individuals who are likely to benefit from biologic or targeted synthetic therapy
  • Tailor management regimens for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) using a treat-to-target approach that reflects disease severity, treatment goals, therapeutic responses, and patient preferences
  • Partner with patients to provide IBD disease state education, promote shared clinical decision-making, encourage self-management efforts, and personalize long-term care
  • Discuss the cytokine networks underlying IBD pathophysiology, with a focus on newer mechanisms of action
  • Review mechanisms of current and novel non–tumor necrosis factor biologic and targeted synthetic therapies for the treatment of IBD

Activity Description

This activity presents an in-depth review of IBD patient care in moderate to severe disease, including immunopathogenesis of IBD, existing management options, shared decision-making, and investigational targeted therapies, via text and concise video commentaries provided by noted IBD experts

Statement of Educational Need

In the past 2 decades, the introduction of biologic therapies that target underlying disease processes has dramatically changed the treatment of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs)—ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Current biologic therapy with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and anti-integrins has improved the treatment of IBD flares and maintenance of clinical remission. These agents are, however, limited by primary nonresponse and loss of response in a substantial proportion of patients, disease relapse after cessation of therapy, immunogenicity, and adverse effects such as risk for infection and malignancy.1 As the pathogenesis and treatment of IBD are complex and variable, there is a need to better understand the underlying pathogenic mechanisms and develop drug therapies to target these mechanisms.1

Geared to the needs of gastroenterologists, this IBD eHealth program includes an update on patient assessment and treat-to-target goals, as well as a review of best practices in shared decision-making in treatment decisions for induction and maintenance of remission. In addition, the immunopathogenesis of IBD is discussed in the context of current and emerging targeted therapies for moderate to severe disease.

Reference

1. Coskun M, Vermeire S, Nielsen OH. Novel targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2017;38(2):127-142.

Agenda

  • Chapter 1: Assessment Strategies and Treatment Goals in IBD
  • Chapter 2: Best Practices in Tailoring Treatment of Moderate and Severe IBD
  • Chapter 3: Evolving Concepts in IBD Pathophysiology
  • Chapter 4: Targeted Mechanism-Based Therapies for IBD on the Horizon

Faculty

Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Co-Director, Digestive Health Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD


Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Gastroenterology Division, Department of Internal Medicine
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) 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 by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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:


Raymond K. Cross, MD, MS
  • Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie Inc, Janssen, LabCorp, Pfizer, UCB
  • Grant/Research Support: AbbVie Inc

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD
  • Consultant: AbbVie Inc., Celgene Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc., Prometheus Laboratories Inc., Romark, L.C., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shire Plc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., UCB, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
  • Grant/Research Support: Celgene Corporation, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Shire Plc, UCB, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
  • Honoraria: American College of Gastroenterology, Clinical Advances in Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Gastro-Hep Communications, Inc.), Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., McMahon Publishing, Merck & Co., Romark, L.C., Springer Science+Business Media, UpToDate®
  • Other/Royalty: Eli Lilly and Company (Data and Safety Monitoring Board), Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Funding for IBD Fellow Education to the University of Pennsylvania), Pfizer Inc. (Funding for IBD Fellow Education to the University of Pennsylvania), SLACK, Incorporated (Book Royalty), Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. (Funding for IBD Fellow Education to the University of Pennsylvania)

The planners and managers reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity: Lindsay Borvansky, Andrea Funk, Liddy Knight, Kayla Messer, Jim Kappler, PhD, Julia Muino.

Designation of Credit

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the post-test and program evaluation. Your post-test will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the post-test (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

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. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications 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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Hardware/Software Requirements

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0.75 CME
American Gastroenterological Association
Optimizing Management in IBD: Challenging Cases

Optimizing Management in IBD: Challenging Cases

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 26, 2018
Expires: December 25, 2019
0.75 hour to complete

Accredited By

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists and gastroenterology NPs and PAs

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between current, novel, and future IBD therapies based on their efficacy and safety data
  • Devise an individualized and adaptable treatment plan for patients with IBD to maximize remission, avoid relapse, and minimize toxicity
  • Assess disease progression and utilize drug monitoring strategies to optimize treatment of patients with IBD
  • Employ a strong patient-provider collaborative approach to managing patients with IBD that includes patient education, engagement, and shared decision making

Faculty

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS (Chair)
Co-Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Division of Gastroenterology/Department of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA


Adam S. Cheifetz, MD
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF
Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
The Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Gastroenterology Division, Department of Internal Medicine
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 12 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

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:

  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS, has affiliations with AbbVie, Janssen, Medtronic, Pfizer, Samsung Bioepis, Takeda (Consulting Fees); Pfizer (Research).
  • Adam S. Cheifetz, MD, has affiliations with AbbVie, Arena, Ferring, Janssen, Pfizer, Samsung, Takeda (Consulting Fees); Miraca (Grant/Research Support).
  • Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, has affiliations with Abbott Corporation/AbbVie, Celgene, CellCeutrix, Ferring, Gilead, Janssen Orthobiotech, Luitpold/American Regent, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., Romark, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Shire, Takeda, UCB (Consulting Fees); Celgene, Janssen Orthobiotech, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Shire, UCB (Research); Luitpold/American Regent, Merck, Romark (Other Financial Benefit).  

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

  • Sherri Kramer, MD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Tania Dickson, PhD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Sharon Powell, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

AGA Institute

  • Monique Dyson, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
  • Sandra Amos, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AGA Institute 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and PAs 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, nurse practitioners, and PAs 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. After the successful completion of A Pathway to Evidence-Based Management of IBD and Optimizing Management in IBD: Challenging Cases, learners will receive an AGA-branded certificate recognizing their mastery of IBD management.



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Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Celgene Corporation, Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, and Salix 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.

Hardware/Software 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.

0.75 CME / MOC
The France Foundation
The Lupus Hub: Primary Care’s Pivotal Role in SLE

The Lupus Hub: Primary Care’s Pivotal Role in SLE

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC point(s)
Released: December 18, 2018
Expires: December 17, 2019
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative is intended for primary care clinicians who care for adult patients with SLE.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe key evidence-based strategies for diagnosing SLE.
  2. Utilize effective strategies to assess and co-manage patients with SLE over time.
  3. Summarize key aspects of established treatments for SLE.
  4. Monitor the patient for treatment side effects.
  5. Formulate a plan for communication with patients about SLE and its treatment, including methods for facilitating treatment adherence.

Activity Description

Autoimmune diseases are difficult to diagnose. Lupus, in particular, is complicated as its symptoms are common to a variety of other conditions. Diagnosing lupus with any degree of accuracy can be challenging and costly. This activity will orient the primary care provider on how to accurately diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), further providing guidance on management strategies and doctor-patient communication, specifically with the goal of increasing treatment adherence in patients.

Agenda

  1. Recognizing SLE: Primary Care Approach to Diagnostic Criteria
    How to recognize the condition based on ACR criteria.
  2. Assessing a Moving Target: SLE Evaluation Over Time
    Signs of disease progression; when to recommend further evaluation.
  3. Answering the “Whats” and “Whens” of Management
    Understanding treatment options, facilitating specialist consultation, and monitoring for treatment side effects.
  4. Keeping the Lines Open: Practical Strategies for Communication and Facilitating Adherence
    What are effective communication techniques (eg, AHRQ’s “Teach Back” method, particular phrasing for adherence-related questions, encouraging patient-generated questions) that can address sensitive or challenging issues? Applying practical patient-centered approaches as a means to facilitate treatment adherence.

Faculty

Louis Kuritzky, MD
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Content Creator and Activity Presenter
Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus
Department of Community Health and Family Medicine
University of Florida, Gainesville
Gainesville, Florida

Disclosure:
Louis Kurtizky, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR
Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR
Content Creator
Associate Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program
Board of Governors, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine Center at UCLA
In affiliation with Attune Health
Los Angeles, California

Disclosure:
Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR, has served as an advisor for Amgen, EMD Serono, Celgene, Merck, Lilly.


MOC Reviewer

Richard Sadovsky, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Family Medicine
SUNY-Downstate Medical center

Disclosure:
Richard Sadovsky, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The France Foundation resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, The France Foundation seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. The France Foundation is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The France Foundation designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 MOC point(s) in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC point(s) equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
    • If you are requesting MOC credit, your MOC points will be submitted electronically to the ACCME, which will register data and notify certifying boards.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The France Foundation requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. The France Foundation does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

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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.

1.00 CME
Global Education Group
Evolving Management Strategies for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Looking Beyond Barriers to Optimize Therapy

Evolving Management Strategies for Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Looking Beyond Barriers to Optimize Therapy

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Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Released: December 14, 2018
Expires: December 13, 2019
60 minutes to complete

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of dermatologists, allergists, and other clinicians who treat patients with atopic dermatitis.

Statement of Need

Atopic dermatitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease that manifests primarily in the skin, although research has uncovered potentially deleterious effects in other organ systems throughout the body.1,2 The disease-related physical and biopsychosocial burdens of atopic dermatitis can have a substantial effect on patients’ quality of life, particularly in those with moderate-to-severe disease.3,4 A better understanding of atopic dermatitis etiology has supported the development of new approaches to disease characterization and targeted therapies.5,6 As a result, the first biologic therapy is now available to treat patients with moderate-to-severe disease, and several other therapies are in late-stage clinical development.7-10 With novel therapies emerging for patients with difficult-to-treat atopic dermatitis, dermatologists will benefit from updates on the latest clinical trial data and practical recommendations on how to translate those results into daily clinical decision-making. In this Evidence-Based Best Practices™ program, internationally recognized experts will review the latest published evidence with a goal of providing recommendations to enhance overall patient outcomes. The expert faculty panel will discuss the pathophysiologic underpinnings of atopic dermatitis, share best practices related to comprehensive patient evaluations, and relay their own clinical experience in managing patients with moderate-to-severe disease.

References

  • Nutten S. Atopic dermatitis: global epidemiology and risk factors. Ann Nutr Metab. 2015;66(suppl 1):8-16.
  • Brunner PM, et al. Increasing comorbidities suggest that atopic dermatitis is a systemic disorder. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(1):18-25.
  • Whiteley J, et al. The burden of atopic dermatitis in US adults: results from the 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey. Curr Med Res Opin. 2016;32(10):1-7. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Drucker AM, et al. The burden of atopic dermatitis: summary of a report for the National Eczema Association. J Invest Dermatol. 2017;137(1):26-30.
  • Mansouri Y, Guttman-Yassky E. Immune pathways in atopic dermatitis, and definition of biomarkers through broad and targeted therapeutics. J Clin Med. 2015;4(5):858-873.
  • Gandhi NA, et al. Targeting key proximal drivers of type 2 inflammation in disease. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2016;15(1):35-50.
  • Simpson EL, et al. Two phase 3 trials of dupilumab versus placebo in atopic dermatitis. N Engl J Med. 2016;375(24):2335-2348.
  • de Bruin-Weller M, et al. Dupilumab with concomitant topical corticosteroid treatment in adults with atopic dermatitis with an inadequate response or intolerance to ciclosporin A or when this treatment is medically inadvisable: a placebo-controlled, randomized phase III clinical trial (LIBERTY AD CAFÉ). Br J Dermatol. 2018;178(5):1083-1101.
  • Boguniewicz M. Biologic therapy for atopic dermatitis: moving beyond the practice parameter and guidelines. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017;5(6):1477-1487.
  • Cotter DG, et al. Emerging therapies for atopic dermatitis: JAK inhibitors. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018;78(3S1):S53-S62.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss atopic dermatitis pathophysiology, including clinically relevant molecular and cellular targets
  • Assess patients with atopic dermatitis longitudinally for uncontrolled symptoms, disease flares, comorbidities, and clinical responses to their current treatment regimens
  • Describe the clinical profiles of targeted biologic therapies for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis
  • Optimize treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis to reduce symptomatology, address comorbidities, maximize health-related quality of life, and minimize treatment-related side effects
  • Educate patients and caregivers to improve their understanding of atopic dermatitis to promote shared decision-making and treatment adherence

Faculty

Marjolein de Bruin-Weller, MD, PhD
Head, National Expertise Center for Atopic Dermatitis
Department of Dermatology/Allergology
University Medical Center Utrecht
Utrecht, The Netherlands



Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR
Professor of Dermatology
Director, Clinical Research
Department of Dermatology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon, USA



Andreas Wollenberg, MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Dermatology and Allergy
Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
Munich, Germany


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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This CME/CE activity complies with all requirements of the federal Physician Payment Sunshine Act. If a reportable event is associated with this activity, the accredited provider managing the program will provide the appropriate physician data to the Open Payments database.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group 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.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 70% on the posttest and complete the program evaluation.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouses/life partners 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 by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Marjolein de Bruin-Weller, MD, PhD

  • Consultant/Advisor: AbbVie Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme
  • Grant/Research Support: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme.

Eric L. Simpson, MD, MCR

  • Consultant/Advisor: AbbVie Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Galderma Laboratories, L.P., LEO Pharma Inc., Menlo Therapeutics Inc., Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi Genzyme.
  • Grant/Research Support: Eli Lilly and Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Andreas Wollenberg, MD, PhD

  • Consultant/Advisor: Almirall Limited, Beiersdorf AG, Galderma S.A., LEO Pharma Inc., L’Oréal S.A., MedImmune, LLC, Pierre Fabre Laboratories, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi-Aventis Europe S.A.S.
  • Grant/Research Support: Beiersdorf AG, LEO Pharma Inc.
  • Speakers Bureau: Almirall Limited, Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd, Beierdsorf AG, Bioderma Laboratoire Dermatologique, Celgene Corporation, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Galderma S.A., Hans Karrer GMBH, LEO Pharma Inc., L’Oréal S.A., Meda AB, MedImmune, LLC, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Novartis Pharma AG, Pierre Fabre Laboratories, Pfizer Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi-Aventis Europe S.A.S.

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

Stacey Ullman, MHS
Nothing to disclose

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN
Nothing to disclose

Lindsay Borvansky
Nothing to disclose

Andrea Funk
Nothing to disclose

Liddy Knight
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. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications 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.

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.

0.25 CME
National Jewish Health
HIV Curbside Consults, Volume III: Treatment of Patients with HIV/TB Coinfection

HIV Curbside Consults, Volume III: Treatment of Patients with HIV/TB Coinfection

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Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 14, 2018
Expires: December 13, 2019
15 minutes to complete

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Educational Partner:

Supporter Statement

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is infectious disease specialists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HIV.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to select HIV treatment based on clinical profile, propensity for resistance, as well as patient comorbidities and/or co-infections.

Overview

In this case-based video, Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA, and Paul E. Sax, MD, discuss the management of an older HIV-positive man admitted with weight loss, abdominal pain, and fever.

Activity Co-Chairs

Richard A. Elion, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Co-Director, HIV/HCV Treatment and Research Program 
Providence Hospital
Washington, DC


Paul E. Sax, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Faculty

Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA
Associate Chief Scientific Officer, University Hospitals Health System
Director, UH Clinical Research Center and the Dahms Clinical Research Unit
John Kennell Endowed Chair
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Rheumatology Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH


External Reviewer

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH

Accreditation

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

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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 December 14, 2018 to December 13, 2019.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, watch the presentation, complete the CME posttest, and complete the evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, National Jewish Health will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate.

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 past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control.

Planning Committee and Faculty report the following relationship(s):
Richard A. Elion, MD
Consulting Fee: Gilead, ViiV 
Speakers Bureau: Gilead, Janssen 
Contracted Research: Gilead, Proteus

Grace A. McComsey, MD, FIDSA
Consulting Fee: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, ICON, ViiV

Paul E. Sax, MD
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV, Janssen, Merck
Contracted Research: (Paid to institution): Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV

External Reviewer reports the following relationship(s):
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH 
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

National Jewish Health and Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
Betti Bandura
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Mandy Comeau 
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Lynda Lyons
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at National Jewish Health and Vindico Medical Education.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (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.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-848-1000; Fax: 856-848-6091. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2018 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education and National Jewish Health continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education and National Jewish Health. Neither Vindico Medical Education, National Jewish Health, 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

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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.

0.25 CME
Forefront Collaborative
Rethinking Migraine Treatment: Highlights and Recent Advances

Rethinking Migraine Treatment: Highlights and Recent Advances

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 11, 2018
Expires: December 10, 2019
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is designed for general neurologists and headache specialists. Other healthcare professionals, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists, who treat patients with headache may also benefit from participation in the educational activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe new advances in the pathophysiology of migraine, a chronic neurologic disease.
  • Describe major emerging acute and preventive migraine therapies.

Activity Description

Paradigm shift, or shattered? The thinking around both preventive and acute treatment of migraine is amidst a radical change. From a new class of treatment targeting disease-specific pathophysiology to emerging therapies incorporating neuromodulatory devices, Stewart Tepper, MD, gets practicing clinicians up to speed in a Hot Topics Webinar that details the key treatment advances transforming migraine care.

Statement of Educational Need

With the recent approvals of new breakthroughs, neurologists are faced with two challenges: staying abreast of the rapidly expanding evidence base to inform acute and preventive treatment of migraine (knowledge-based gaps) and interpreting data of approved and investigational therapies to best guide clinical decision-making (competency-based gaps).

Agenda

New Horizons in Headache Treatment
Pathophysiology and Neurotransmitter Targets
New Devices and Medications for Delivering Medications
New Acute Treatment Classes
Prevention: MABs
Neuromodulation for Headache

Faculty

Stewart J. Tepper, MD
Stewart J. Tepper, MD
Professor of Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth Headache Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Educational activities provided by Forefront Collaborative must demonstrate balance, independence, and scientific rigor. All those in a position to control the content of an activity must disclose all relevant financial relationship(s) with commercial interest(s)*. For this educational activity, all conflicts of interest have been resolved through peer review and revisions to ensure independence, evidence base, fair balance, and absence of commercial bias. Disclosures appear below.

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

The following individuals have disclosed that they and/or their spouse/partner has had a financial relationship in the past 12 months:

  • Faculty: Stewart J. Tepper, MD, has received salary from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and from the American Headache Society and royalties from Springer; he has been a consultant or on an advisory board for Acorda Therapeutics, Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Allergan, Alphasights, Amgen, Autonomic Technologies, Axsome Therapeutics, Cefaly, Charleston Laboratories, DeepBench, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, electroCore, Eli Lilly and Company, eNeura, GLG Pharma, Guidepoint Global, Magellan Rx Management,  Neurolief, Nordic BioTech, Pfizer, Scion Neurostim, Slingshot Insights, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and Zosano Pharma Corporation; Dr. Tepper has contracted research for Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Allergan, Amgen, Autonomic Technologies, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, electroCore, eNeura, Scion Neurostim, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, and Zosano Pharma Corporation; he has ownership interest in Autonomic Technologies.
  • Planner (Forefront Collaborative): Lily Zurkovsky, PhD, has disclosed that she has personal stock in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

The following individuals have indicated that neither they nor their spouses/partners have had, in the past 12 months, financial relationship(s) with commercial interests relative to the content of this continuing education activity:

  • Planner (Forefront Collaborative): Katie Detzler

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Participants must complete and submit the online CME evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity and achieve a passing score of 3 out of 3. Certificates will be generated upon completion and submission of the evaluation form.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding, visit www.lillygrantoffice.com.

Disclaimer

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views or recommendations of Forefront Collaborative.

Content Review Statement

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed. The reviewer of this activity has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

This continuing medical education activity will include reference to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Lily_Zurkovsky@forefrontcollab.com
317.846.2770

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0.75 CME
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.
Strategies to Provide Individualized Treatment in Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Strategies to Provide Individualized Treatment in Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 7, 2018
Expires: December 7, 2019
45 minutes to complete

Provided By

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for dermatologists, allergists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the management of atopic dermatitis (AD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize updated criteria and guidelines to accurately diagnose AD and assess severity
  • Describe the limitations of currently available therapies in addressing underlying AD pathophysiology
  • Evaluate recent clinical evidence on the utility of approved and emerging biologic agents to address the underlying pathophysiology of AD
  • Discuss strategies that will improve patient satisfaction with treatment and reduce the burden of comorbidities

Activity Description

Patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are sub-optimally managed in current clinical practice and hence report a poor quality of life and high burden from their disease and comorbidities. There remains an unmet need for effective therapies that not only relieve distressing symptoms of AD, but also improve long-term outcomes for patients. An improved understanding of the pathogenesis of AD has led to the development of biologic agents, including dupilumab, which are known to target the underlying pathophysiology of AD. Despite this progress, AD continues to impose a huge healthcare burden due to knowledge and competence deficits among healthcare professionals.

There is a need to improve the diagnosis, assessment of severity, treatment, and management of AD to enable improved outcomes and quality of life among patients. This program will include topics that will improve healthcare professionals’ ability to accurately diagnose and recognize AD among patients presenting with eczema by informing participants about updated diagnostic criteria and assessment scores to differentially diagnose AD and its severity. Discussions on updated guidelines, recommendations, and recent clinical evidence to inform treatment decisions to alleviate the symptom burden of AD will be included and evaluated. Clinicians will also learn strategies to improve communication and adherence to treatment, and address the comorbidities of AD.

Faculty

Amy S. Paller, MS, MD
Chair, Department of Dermatology
Director, Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center
Walter J. Hamlin Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois


Jonathan M. Spergel, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Allergy Section
Stuart E. Starr Endowed Chair of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disease
Director, FARE Center of Excellence
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

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

Amy S. Paller, MS, MD
Consulting Fees: AbbVie, Asana, Dermavant, Dermira, Galderma, Eli Lilly, Forte, Leo, Matrisys, Menlo, Morphosys/Galapagos, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer, Promius, Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Anaptysbio, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Incyte, Leo, Janssen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Jonathan M. Spergel, MD, PhD
Royalty: Up-To-Date
Consulting Fees: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Shire
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Michelle R. Rizzo, ELS, hereby states that she or her 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.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of December 7, 2018 through December 7, 2019 participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

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. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 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

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

For information about the ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at (855) 835-4004 or via email at information@integrityce.com.

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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.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

0.75 CME
Vindico
Advances in the Treatment of Peanut Allergy: Rapid Response from Seattle

Advances in the Treatment of Peanut Allergy: Rapid Response from Seattle

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Released: November 30, 2018
Expires: November 30, 2019
0.75 hours to complete

Accredited By

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

Faculty

Activity Chair:
J. Andrew Bird, MD
J. Andrew Bird, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Director, Food Allergy Center
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Dallas, TX

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Aimmune, DBV Technologies, Pharm-Olam
Non-CME Services Fees: Aimmune, DBV Technologies
Contracted Research: Aimmune, DBV Technologies


Faculty:
Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH
Ruchi S. Gupta, MD, MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Director
Science and Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research Team
Clinical Attending
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Chicago
Chicago, IL

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Aimmune, BEFORE Brands, DBV Technologies, Kaleo Pharma
Contracted Research: Thermo Fisher Scientific, United Health Group


Edwin H. Kim, MD, MS
Edwin H. Kim, MD, MS
Director, UNC Food Allergy Initiative
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Disclosure: Consulting Fee: Aimmune, DBV Technologies
Contracted Research: Aimmune, Astellas, DBV Technologies, FARE, HAL Allergy
Research Support: Wallace Foundation


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


Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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

Activity Description

The prevalence of peanut allergy in adults and children continues to increase, significantly disrupting the lives of the millions of affected individuals as well as their families. Although no therapies have been approved for the treatment of peanut allergies, several are currently being evaluated in clinical studies, providing the potential for safe and effective therapeutic options. Within this Rapid Response from Seattle, experts in the field examine the prevalence and burden of IgE-mediated food allergy with a focus on peanut allergy, assess the latest clinical data regarding the use of oral immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with peanut allergy, and evaluate the challenges associated with heterogeneity in terminology used in immunotherapy clinical trials for the management of patients with peanut allergy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Examine the prevalence and burden of IgE-mediated food allergy, with a focus on peanut allergy.
  • Assess the latest clinical data regarding the use of oral immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with peanut allergy.
  • Examine the challenges associated with heterogeneity in terminology used in immunotherapy clinical trials for the management of patients with peanut allergy.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is allergists, immunologists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with food allergies, particularly peanut allergy.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 past 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.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 66% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Aimmune Therapeutics.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education, 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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2018 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education 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.

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