Spotlight on Internal Medicine

Credits: 0.75 CME
Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of NTM Lung Disease: A Case-Based Expert Panel
Anne E. O'Donnell, MD
Vindico

Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of NTM Lung Disease: A Case-Based Expert Panel

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 3, 2020
Expires: December 2, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Employ appropriate clinical, imaging, and microbiologic criteria necessary for the diagnosis of NTM.
  • Utilize available evidence-based guidelines to effectively manage NTM pulmonary disease.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data in the selection of therapy for refractory NTM pulmonary disease.

Activity Description

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. A range of clinical manifestations can arise from NTM infection. Pulmonary disease is the most common of these manifestations, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence.

In this expert panel video, faculty discuss three challenging cases of NTM lung disease. Experts provide guidance on utilization of appropriate diagnostic criteria and discuss evidence-based approaches to manage NTM pulmonary disease. Through case examples, they also review strategies for incorporating the latest clinical data in the selection of therapy for both newly diagnosed and refractory NTM disease.

Activity Chair

Anne E. O'Donnell, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Electromed, Insmed, Merck, Xellia
Contracted Research (Paid to Institution): Insmed


Faculty

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP
Overseas Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Services Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed


Angela DiMango, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited 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 75% 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.

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed Incorporated.

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: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 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.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: December 3, 2020
Expires: December 2, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Employ appropriate clinical, imaging, and microbiologic criteria necessary for the diagnosis of NTM.
  • Utilize available evidence-based guidelines to effectively manage NTM pulmonary disease.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data in the selection of therapy for refractory NTM pulmonary disease.

Activity Description

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. A range of clinical manifestations can arise from NTM infection. Pulmonary disease is the most common of these manifestations, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence.

In this expert panel video, faculty discuss three challenging cases of NTM lung disease. Experts provide guidance on utilization of appropriate diagnostic criteria and discuss evidence-based approaches to manage NTM pulmonary disease. Through case examples, they also review strategies for incorporating the latest clinical data in the selection of therapy for both newly diagnosed and refractory NTM disease.

Activity Chair

Anne E. O'Donnell, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Electromed, Insmed, Merck, Xellia
Contracted Research (Paid to Institution): Insmed


Faculty

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP
Overseas Fellow Royal Society of Medicine
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Services Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed


Angela DiMango, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Columbia University
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, New York

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited 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 accredited 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 75% 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.

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed Incorporated.

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: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 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.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Internal Medicine Presentations

1.00 CME
SHM (Society of Hospital Medicine)
Hospitalists Guide to COVID-19

Hospitalists Guide to COVID-19

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: May 4, 2021
Expires: May 3, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Hospitalists (all hospital clinicians treating patients with COVID-19)

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the findings from randomized clinical trials for treatments for hospitalized patients
  2. Evaluate current guidance for treatment of patients requiring hospitalization

Activity Description

Webinar featuring a panelist of hospitalists and infectious disease experts review up-to-date information on clinical staging, progression, and current management of COVID-19, including updates on coagulopathy.

Agenda

  • Hospital Medicine: COVID-19 Treatment and Clinical Care
  • Clinical Management & Coagulopathy Updates
  • COVID-19 Therapeutics for Hospitalized Patients

Course Director

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Associate Director of Hospital Medicine Unit
Medical Director of Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Research support payments from National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Bristol Myers Squibb; and Janssen. Payments made to Brigham and Women's Hospital for performing clinical endpoints sponsored by various entities. Advisory Board fees from Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, and Portola/Alexion.

Expert Speakers

William Garneau, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Stock: J&J, AstraZeneca.

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Clinical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Ownership equity: JNJ. Scientific Consulting: Verily, EMD Serono. DMSB: Humanigen.

Moderators

Ramesh Adhikari, MD, MS, SFHM
Hospitalist/Geriatrician
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Indiana Chapter
President
Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital
Lafayette, IN

Jose Mercado, MD, MPH
Hospital Epidemiologist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Medical Director
Alice Peck Day Hospital
Lebanon, NH

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

All activity, content, and materials have been developed solely by the activity directors, planning committee members, and faculty presenters, and are free of influence from a commercial entity.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. This activity is classified as non-variable credit. The entire module must be completed to receive credit.

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients. SHM is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through education, advocacy, and research.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity was made possible in part by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The presenters have indicated that they will be referencing the unlabeled or unapproved use of agents currently being investigated in ongoing studies, including tocilizumab, dexamethasone, and COVID-19 convalescent plasma.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: May 4, 2021
Expires: May 3, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Hospitalists (all hospital clinicians treating patients with COVID-19)

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the findings from randomized clinical trials for treatments for hospitalized patients
  2. Evaluate current guidance for treatment of patients requiring hospitalization

Activity Description

Webinar featuring a panelist of hospitalists and infectious disease experts review up-to-date information on clinical staging, progression, and current management of COVID-19, including updates on coagulopathy.

Agenda

  • Hospital Medicine: COVID-19 Treatment and Clinical Care
  • Clinical Management & Coagulopathy Updates
  • COVID-19 Therapeutics for Hospitalized Patients

Course Director

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM
Associate Director of Hospital Medicine Unit
Medical Director of Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Research support payments from National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Bristol Myers Squibb; and Janssen. Payments made to Brigham and Women's Hospital for performing clinical endpoints sponsored by various entities. Advisory Board fees from Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, and Portola/Alexion.

Expert Speakers

William Garneau, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Stock: J&J, AstraZeneca.

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Clinical Director
Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Past President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Ownership equity: JNJ. Scientific Consulting: Verily, EMD Serono. DMSB: Humanigen.

Moderators

Ramesh Adhikari, MD, MS, SFHM
Hospitalist/Geriatrician
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Indiana Chapter
President
Franciscan Health Lafayette East Hospital
Lafayette, IN

Jose Mercado, MD, MPH
Hospital Epidemiologist
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Medical Director
Alice Peck Day Hospital
Lebanon, NH

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

All activity, content, and materials have been developed solely by the activity directors, planning committee members, and faculty presenters, and are free of influence from a commercial entity.

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. This activity is classified as non-variable credit. The entire module must be completed to receive credit.

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SHM is dedicated to promoting the highest quality care for all hospitalized patients. SHM is committed to promoting excellence in the practice of hospital medicine through education, advocacy, and research.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity was made possible in part by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The presenters have indicated that they will be referencing the unlabeled or unapproved use of agents currently being investigated in ongoing studies, including tocilizumab, dexamethasone, and COVID-19 convalescent plasma.

0.25 CME
Global Education Group
Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 1: Evaluating Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 1: Evaluating Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 18, 2021
Expires: June 18, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objective

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

  • Evaluate patients with moderate-to-severe asthma for symptom control and disease phenotypes

Faculty

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director, Jonathan Corren M.D. and Associates
Los Angeles, California


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 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.

Global Contact Information

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

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 100% 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) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jonathan Corren, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OptiNose USS, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC., Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 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 or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 18, 2021
Expires: June 18, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objective

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

  • Evaluate patients with moderate-to-severe asthma for symptom control and disease phenotypes

Faculty

Jonathan Corren, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Medical Director, Jonathan Corren M.D. and Associates
Los Angeles, California


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 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.

Global Contact Information

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

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 100% 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) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Jonathan Corren, MD
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca plc, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, OptiNose USS, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC., Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.
Speakers’ Bureau: AstraZeneca plc, Genentech, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 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 or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

1.00 CME / CNE / CPE
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part I: Screening and Diagnosis of PAH

Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part I: Screening and Diagnosis of PAH

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients with PAH based on symptoms, risk factors, and screening strategies outlined in evidence-based guidelines
  • Utilize evidence-based diagnostic methods to effectively and timely diagnose PAH patients

Faculty

Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati
Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Elwing discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: United Therapeutics, Acceleron, Liquidia, Altavant, Bayer, Gossamer Bio
Contracted Research: Actelion, Acceleron, Reata, United Therapeutics, Liquidia, Phase Bio, Complexa, Gossamer Bio, Bayer

Marc Humbert, MD, PhD
Centre National de Référence de l’Hypertension Pulmonaire Sévère
Hôpital Bicêtre
Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Université Paris-Saclay
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Dr. Humbert discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Acceleron, Bayer, GSK, Janssen, Merck
Contracted Research: Acceleron, Bayer, GSK, Janssen, Merck

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2779-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients with PAH based on symptoms, risk factors, and screening strategies outlined in evidence-based guidelines
  • Utilize evidence-based diagnostic methods to effectively and timely diagnose PAH patients

Faculty

Jean Elwing, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati
Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Cincinnati, OH

Dr. Elwing discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: United Therapeutics, Acceleron, Liquidia, Altavant, Bayer, Gossamer Bio
Contracted Research: Actelion, Acceleron, Reata, United Therapeutics, Liquidia, Phase Bio, Complexa, Gossamer Bio, Bayer

Marc Humbert, MD, PhD
Centre National de Référence de l’Hypertension Pulmonaire Sévère
Hôpital Bicêtre
Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Université Paris-Saclay
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France

Dr. Humbert discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Acceleron, Bayer, GSK, Janssen, Merck
Contracted Research: Acceleron, Bayer, GSK, Janssen, Merck

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2779-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

1.00 CME / CNE / CPE
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part II: PAH Treatment - Goals, Therapeutic Options, and Guidelines

Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part II: PAH Treatment - Goals, Therapeutic Options, and Guidelines

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Incorporate risk stratification methods for selecting and modifying therapy in patients with PAH
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of current and emerging therapeutic options for PAH
  • Review the evidence for initiating combination therapy in patients with PAH

Faculty

Nazzareno Galiè, MD
Professore Ordinario di Cardiologia
Direttore U.O.C. di Cardiologia, IRCCS-Policlinico di S.Orsola, Bologna
Direttore della Scuola di Specializzazione in
Malattie dell’Apparato Cardiovascolare
Bologna, Italy

Dr. Galiè discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Janssen, Actelion, Ferrer, Pfizer
Contracted Research: Janssen

Gerald Simonneau, MD
French Reference Center for PH
Emeritus Professor University Paris-Saclay
Paris, France

Dr. Simonneau discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Actelion, Bayer, MSA
Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: Actelion, Bayer, MSA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2780-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Incorporate risk stratification methods for selecting and modifying therapy in patients with PAH
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of current and emerging therapeutic options for PAH
  • Review the evidence for initiating combination therapy in patients with PAH

Faculty

Nazzareno Galiè, MD
Professore Ordinario di Cardiologia
Direttore U.O.C. di Cardiologia, IRCCS-Policlinico di S.Orsola, Bologna
Direttore della Scuola di Specializzazione in
Malattie dell’Apparato Cardiovascolare
Bologna, Italy

Dr. Galiè discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Janssen, Actelion, Ferrer, Pfizer
Contracted Research: Janssen

Gerald Simonneau, MD
French Reference Center for PH
Emeritus Professor University Paris-Saclay
Paris, France

Dr. Simonneau discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Actelion, Bayer, MSA
Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: Actelion, Bayer, MSA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2780-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

1.00 CME / CNE / CPE
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part III: Latest Data on PAH Treatment Approaches

Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part III: Latest Data on PAH Treatment Approaches

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the potential role of cardiac MRI metrics and other cardiac endpoints in PAH risk stratification
  • Interpret the results of recent trials for transition of PAH therapies
  • Summarize real-world data from PAH registries and their potential implications for management

Faculty

Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. McLaughlin discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Acceleron, Actelion, Altavant, Caremark, Civi Biopharma, Gossamer, Liquida, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Acceleron, Actelion, Gilead, Sonivie, Reata, United Therapeutics

Stephan Rosenkranz, MD
Professor
Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Intensive Care Medicine
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC)
Cologne Cardiovascular Research Center (CCRC)
Heart Center at the University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Dr. Rosenkranz discloses the following:
Consulting Fees and Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: Abbott, Acceleron, Actelion, Bayer, BMS, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Ferrer, United Therapeutics, Vifor
Contracted Research to Institution: Actelion, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Novartis, Pfizer, Janssen

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2781-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate the potential role of cardiac MRI metrics and other cardiac endpoints in PAH risk stratification
  • Interpret the results of recent trials for transition of PAH therapies
  • Summarize real-world data from PAH registries and their potential implications for management

Faculty

Vallerie V. McLaughlin, MD
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. McLaughlin discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Acceleron, Actelion, Altavant, Caremark, Civi Biopharma, Gossamer, Liquida, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Acceleron, Actelion, Gilead, Sonivie, Reata, United Therapeutics

Stephan Rosenkranz, MD
Professor
Department of Cardiology, Pulmonology, and Intensive Care Medicine
Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC)
Cologne Cardiovascular Research Center (CCRC)
Heart Center at the University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Dr. Rosenkranz discloses the following:
Consulting Fees and Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: Abbott, Acceleron, Actelion, Bayer, BMS, MSD, Novartis, Pfizer, Ferrer, United Therapeutics, Vifor
Contracted Research to Institution: Actelion, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Novartis, Pfizer, Janssen

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2781-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

1.00 CME / CNE / CPE
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part IV: Patient Cases: Putting Evidence Into Perspective

Navigating the Complexity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Advances in the Diagnosis and Management – Part IV: Patient Cases: Putting Evidence Into Perspective

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the current guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of PAH
  • Develop individualized treatment regimens based on the multidisciplinary approach to care for PAH that takes into account treatment goals, short-and-long-term assessment, and comorbidities in order to improve patient outcomes

Faculty

Sonja Bartolome, MD, FCCP
Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Chief Quality Officer
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Bartolome discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Janssen

Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP
Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, The Lundquist Institute
Torrance, CA

Dr. Oudiz discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Gilead, Gossamer, Insmed, JnJ, Liquidia, Respira, United Therapeutics, V-Wave
Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: JnJ, United Therapeutics, V-Wave
Contracted Research: AADi, Gossamer, Insmed, JnJ, Liquidia, United Therapeutics, V-Wave

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2782-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1 contact hour(s)
Released: June 17, 2021
Expires: June 17, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The activity will target a global audience of cardiologists, lipidologists, primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the current guidelines and recommendations for the treatment of PAH
  • Develop individualized treatment regimens based on the multidisciplinary approach to care for PAH that takes into account treatment goals, short-and-long-term assessment, and comorbidities in order to improve patient outcomes

Faculty

Sonja Bartolome, MD, FCCP
Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Chief Quality Officer
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Dr. Bartolome discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Janssen

Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP
Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Director, Liu Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, The Lundquist Institute
Torrance, CA

Dr. Oudiz discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Gilead, Gossamer, Insmed, JnJ, Liquidia, Respira, United Therapeutics, V-Wave
Fees for Non-CME Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest: JnJ, United Therapeutics, V-Wave
Contracted Research: AADi, Gossamer, Insmed, JnJ, Liquidia, United Therapeutics, V-Wave

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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 activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credits 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 contact hour(s). Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses will be designated on your certificate.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is a knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): # JA4008162-9999-21-2782-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Disclaimer Statement/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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

0.25 CME
Global Education Group
Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care – Module 2: Biologics for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care – Module 2: Biologics for Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 11, 2021
Expires: June 11, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objective

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Describe the clinical profiles of and prescribing considerations for biologic therapies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma

Faculty

Monica Kraft, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Tucson, Arizona

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 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.

Global Contact Information

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

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 100% 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) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Monica Kraft, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca plc, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Chiesi USA, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 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 or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 11, 2021
Expires: June 11, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of allergists, pulmonologists, and other clinicians involved in the ongoing management of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma.

Statement of Need

Asthma-related symptoms and exacerbations result in almost 2 million emergency department visits each year.1,2 Importantly, severe disease accounts for an outsized proportion of asthma-related mortality, morbidity, and health care costs.3-5 Children with severe asthma, in particular, are at increased risk for recurrent, life-threatening exacerbations and medication-related adverse outcomes.6 Further, parents of children with severe disease report substantial psychosocial and quality-of-life impairments.7

In this 4-part CME Snapshot™ series, expert faculty will examine best practices for the assessment and phenotypic classification of moderate-to-severe asthma in adult and pediatric patients as well as evaluate biomarkers that may be used to distinguish disease endotypes and guide treatment selection. Following a review of the latest evidence surrounding biologic therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and their use in targeting specific disease endotypes, expert faculty will walk participants through challenging clinical case scenarios—discussing the application of evidence to the practice of precision medicine in asthma care. Faculty will also share their clinical pearls on how to best engage patients in a shared decision-making manner when selecting among biologic treatment options. After completion of the activity, participants will be well-equipped to translate the latest evidence and expert recommendations for individualized asthma management to next-day practice.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Asthma Facts: CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees, 2013. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_facts_program_grantees.pdf
  2. Nunes C, et al. Asthma Res Pract. 2017;3:1.
  3. Levy ML. Breathe (Sheff). 2015;11(1):14-24.
  4. Bahadori K, et al. BMC Pulm Med. 2009;9:24.
  5. Pijnenburg MW, Fleming L. Lancet Respir Med. 2020;8(10):1032-1044.
  6. Moorman JE, et al. Vital Health Stat 3. 2012;35:1-58.
  7. Boeschoten SA, et al. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020;55(11):2883-2892.

Educational Objective

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
  • Describe the clinical profiles of and prescribing considerations for biologic therapies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma

Faculty

Monica Kraft, MD
Professor, Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
The Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair in Medicine
University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson
Deputy Director, UA Health Sciences Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center
Tucson, Arizona

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 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.

Global Contact Information

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

Integritas Communications Contact Information

For all other questions about this activity, please contact Integritas Communications at info@exchangecme.com.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the preactivity questionnaire, view the educational content, score 100% 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) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Monica Kraft, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca plc, sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca plc, Chiesi USA, Inc., sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Celeste Collazo, MD: Nothing to disclose
Rose O’Connor, PhD, CHCP: 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 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 or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

2.00 CME
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
Hard to Swallow: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Hard to Swallow: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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Activity Details

Free CME
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 4, 2021
Expires: June 4, 2022
120 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, allergists, primary care physicians, pediatricians, advanced practice providers, and nurses who care for patients with swallowing disorder.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify patients with EoE using the latest diagnostic recommendations and criteria
  • Outline the reasoning for why EoE must be viewed as a chronic rather than an acute disease
  • Incorporate strategies to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary EoE care among gastroenterologists, allergists, and nutritionists
  • Evaluate the latest safety and efficacy data with the therapies in clinical trials for EoE
  • Indicate the potential roles of investigational treatments in EoE management plans

Activity Description

Did you know that the incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is increasing rapidly? Are you familiar with the burdens faced by adult and pediatric patients living with EoE? In this multi-module activity led by an interdisciplinary panel, access practical guidance and supplemental resources on the management and treatment of EoE. Navigate at your own pace through video modules and an interactive infographic with animated content and expert commentary.

Faculty discussion will focus on:

  • Recognizing and diagnosing EoE
  • Treating EoE as a chronic disease
  • Novel developments in treatment

Statement of Educational Need

EoE is an immune-mediated, chronic disease that has been steadily increasing in prevalence and incidence over the past 30 years. Clinicians need to understand that the natural history of the EoE consists of chronic inflammation that may progress into fibrous remodeling. Problematically, EoE diagnosis can be challenging for clinicians, and is often considered the last diagnosis. Thus, clinicians need to be more aware of EoE to decrease diagnostic delays. This activity will also raise awareness that EoE is a chronic disease that requires extended therapy and educate clinicians on emerging therapeutic options and the newest guidelines. Finally, clinicians need to improve their multidisciplinary management of EoE to improve outcomes.

Agenda

Video Module - Introduction to EoE and Its Diagnosis
Video Module - EoE: A Chronic Disease With Unmet Treatment Needs
Video Module - It Takes a Village: Interdisciplinary Care for EoE
Interactive Infographic - Practical Points for the Diagnosis and Chronic Treatment of EoE

Faculty

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Director, CGIBD Biostatistics and Clinical Research Core
Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing
School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Raquel Durban, MS, RD, CSP, LDN
Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center
Registered Dietitian
Charlotte, NC

Gary W. Falk, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD, MSCS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Clinical Research for the GEDP
Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
Digestive Health Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Robert Pesek, MD
Medical Director, Asthma
Medical Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology
Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the faculty participating in an accredited continuing education activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to this activity.

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH
Consultant (Occasional): Abbott, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GlaxoSmithKline, Gossamer Bio, Parexel, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda
Grant/Research Support recipient: Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, AstraZeneca, Banner, Celgene/Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Holoclara, Meritage, Miraca, Nutricia, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda

Raquel Durban, MS, RD, CSP, LDN
Nothing to disclose

Gary W. Falk, MD, MS
Consultant (Occasional): Allakos, Bristol Myers Squibb, CDX, Cernostics, Ellodi, Ellodi, Lucid, Phathom, Regeneron, Takeda
Grant/Research Support recipient: Allakos, Arena, Bristol Myers Squibb, Interpace, Lucid, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD, MSCS
Nothing to disclose

Robert Pesek, MD
Nothing to disclose

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

This CME activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Accreditation Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 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

This activity will take approximately 120 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: Topical steroids and biologic agents under investigation for EoE

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Laurie Novoryta at Lnovoryta@achlcme.org.

Activity Details

Free CME
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: June 4, 2021
Expires: June 4, 2022
120 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, allergists, primary care physicians, pediatricians, advanced practice providers, and nurses who care for patients with swallowing disorder.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify patients with EoE using the latest diagnostic recommendations and criteria
  • Outline the reasoning for why EoE must be viewed as a chronic rather than an acute disease
  • Incorporate strategies to facilitate coordinated interdisciplinary EoE care among gastroenterologists, allergists, and nutritionists
  • Evaluate the latest safety and efficacy data with the therapies in clinical trials for EoE
  • Indicate the potential roles of investigational treatments in EoE management plans

Activity Description

Did you know that the incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is increasing rapidly? Are you familiar with the burdens faced by adult and pediatric patients living with EoE? In this multi-module activity led by an interdisciplinary panel, access practical guidance and supplemental resources on the management and treatment of EoE. Navigate at your own pace through video modules and an interactive infographic with animated content and expert commentary.

Faculty discussion will focus on:

  • Recognizing and diagnosing EoE
  • Treating EoE as a chronic disease
  • Novel developments in treatment

Statement of Educational Need

EoE is an immune-mediated, chronic disease that has been steadily increasing in prevalence and incidence over the past 30 years. Clinicians need to understand that the natural history of the EoE consists of chronic inflammation that may progress into fibrous remodeling. Problematically, EoE diagnosis can be challenging for clinicians, and is often considered the last diagnosis. Thus, clinicians need to be more aware of EoE to decrease diagnostic delays. This activity will also raise awareness that EoE is a chronic disease that requires extended therapy and educate clinicians on emerging therapeutic options and the newest guidelines. Finally, clinicians need to improve their multidisciplinary management of EoE to improve outcomes.

Agenda

Video Module - Introduction to EoE and Its Diagnosis
Video Module - EoE: A Chronic Disease With Unmet Treatment Needs
Video Module - It Takes a Village: Interdisciplinary Care for EoE
Interactive Infographic - Practical Points for the Diagnosis and Chronic Treatment of EoE

Faculty

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
Director, CGIBD Biostatistics and Clinical Research Core
Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing
School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Raquel Durban, MS, RD, CSP, LDN
Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center
Registered Dietitian
Charlotte, NC

Gary W. Falk, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD, MSCS
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Clinical Research for the GEDP
Division of Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program
Digestive Health Institute
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO

Robert Pesek, MD
Medical Director, Asthma
Medical Director, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Allergy/Immunology
Arkansas Children's Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) requires that the faculty participating in an accredited continuing education activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to this activity.

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Evan Dellon, MD, MPH
Consultant (Occasional): Abbott, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GlaxoSmithKline, Gossamer Bio, Parexel, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda
Grant/Research Support recipient: Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, AstraZeneca, Banner, Celgene/Receptos/Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Holoclara, Meritage, Miraca, Nutricia, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda

Raquel Durban, MS, RD, CSP, LDN
Nothing to disclose

Gary W. Falk, MD, MS
Consultant (Occasional): Allakos, Bristol Myers Squibb, CDX, Cernostics, Ellodi, Ellodi, Lucid, Phathom, Regeneron, Takeda
Grant/Research Support recipient: Allakos, Arena, Bristol Myers Squibb, Interpace, Lucid, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD, MSCS
Nothing to disclose

Robert Pesek, MD
Nothing to disclose

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporter. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

This CME activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products. ACHL requires the speaker to disclose that a product is not labeled for the use under discussion.

Accreditation Statement

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 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

This activity will take approximately 120 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: Topical steroids and biologic agents under investigation for EoE

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Laurie Novoryta at Lnovoryta@achlcme.org.

0.25 CME / MOC
American Society of Hematology
The Changing Therapeutic Landscape of Sickle Cell Disease

The Changing Therapeutic Landscape of Sickle Cell Disease

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ABIM MOC Part II points
Released: June 2, 2021
Expires: March 31, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for administrative and clinical professionals (hematologists, general internists, advanced practice professionals, social workers) seeking to develop adult comprehensive care programs at their institutions.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Outline approaches to optimal clinical care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Activity Description

There are many new therapies for sickle cell disease. Understanding how they work and where they work is crucial to managing patients. Dr. Julie Kanter explains the latest approved therapies and invites you to demonstrate your knowledge through interactive games.

Agenda

  • Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Clinical manifestations and complications of SCD
  • Novel therapies in SCD
  • Curative therapies

Activity Faculty

Julie Kanter, MD
SCD Centers Workshop Co-Director
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Steering Committee Faculty

Payal Desai, MD
Director of Sickle Cell Research
Co-Director of Sickle Cell Program
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Sophie Lanzkron, MD
SCD Centers Workshop Co-Director
Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Division of Hematology
Director, Sickle Cell Center for Adults
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Wally R. Smith, MD
SCD Centers Workshop Co-Director
Florence Neal Cooper Smith Professor of Sickle Cell Disease
Vice Chairman for Research, Division of General Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

The France Foundation participated in the development of this activity in collaboration with The American Society of Hematology. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and ASH resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and ASH seek 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. TFF and ASH are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

The following staff at TFF report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Patrick Harty, PhD, reports that his spouse is employed by Pfizer, Inc. and they hold stock in Pfizer, Inc.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at ASH who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Dr. Desai does consulting for Accel Pharma and serves on the speakers bureau for Novartis. She does contract research for Global Blood Therapeutics and UPMC. Dr. Desai is also writing a publication for Pfizer, Inc.
  • Dr. Kanter does consulting for Axcella Health, Gerson Lehrman Group, Graphite, Guidepoint Global, Imara, Novartis, and Wells Fargo. She also serves on advisory boards for Acel Rx, Agios, Astrazeneca, Beam Therapeutics, Forma Therapeutics, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Sancillo.
  • Dr. Lanzkron does consulting for bluebird bio, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer, Inc. She is a site primary investigator for contract research for Imara, Shire, and Novartis. Dr. Lanzkron also owns stock in Pfizer, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
  • Dr. Smith does consulting for GBT, GMI, Novartis, and Pfizer, Inc. He also does contract research for GBT, Imara, Novartis, and Shire.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Physicians
ASH designates this enduring activity 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.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points 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.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The America Society of Hematology, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. 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.
    • 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.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting:

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from bluebird bio, Forma Therapeutics, Global Blood Therapeutics, and Novartis.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF and ASH require 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. TFF and ASH do 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.

The France Foundation and the American Society of Hematology present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. TFF, ASH, and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

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.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ABIM MOC Part II points
Released: June 2, 2021
Expires: March 31, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for administrative and clinical professionals (hematologists, general internists, advanced practice professionals, social workers) seeking to develop adult comprehensive care programs at their institutions.

Learning Objective

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Outline approaches to optimal clinical care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Activity Description

There are many new therapies for sickle cell disease. Understanding how they work and where they work is crucial to managing patients. Dr. Julie Kanter explains the latest approved therapies and invites you to demonstrate your knowledge through interactive games.

Agenda

  • Pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Clinical manifestations and complications of SCD
  • Novel therapies in SCD
  • Curative therapies

Activity Faculty

Julie Kanter, MD
SCD Centers Workshop Co-Director
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Steering Committee Faculty

Payal Desai, MD
Director of Sickle Cell Research
Co-Director of Sickle Cell Program
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Sophie Lanzkron, MD
SCD Centers Workshop Co-Director
Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Division of Hematology
Director, Sickle Cell Center for Adults
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Wally R. Smith, MD
SCD Centers Workshop Co-Director
Florence Neal Cooper Smith Professor of Sickle Cell Disease
Vice Chairman for Research, Division of General Internal Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

The France Foundation participated in the development of this activity in collaboration with The American Society of Hematology. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH) require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF and ASH resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all their educational programs. Furthermore, TFF and ASH seek 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. TFF and ASH are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

The following staff at TFF report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Patrick Harty, PhD, reports that his spouse is employed by Pfizer, Inc. and they hold stock in Pfizer, Inc.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at ASH who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The faculty listed below report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Dr. Desai does consulting for Accel Pharma and serves on the speakers bureau for Novartis. She does contract research for Global Blood Therapeutics and UPMC. Dr. Desai is also writing a publication for Pfizer, Inc.
  • Dr. Kanter does consulting for Axcella Health, Gerson Lehrman Group, Graphite, Guidepoint Global, Imara, Novartis, and Wells Fargo. She also serves on advisory boards for Acel Rx, Agios, Astrazeneca, Beam Therapeutics, Forma Therapeutics, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Sancillo.
  • Dr. Lanzkron does consulting for bluebird bio, Novo Nordisk, and Pfizer, Inc. She is a site primary investigator for contract research for Imara, Shire, and Novartis. Dr. Lanzkron also owns stock in Pfizer, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
  • Dr. Smith does consulting for GBT, GMI, Novartis, and Pfizer, Inc. He also does contract research for GBT, Imara, Novartis, and Shire.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Physicians
ASH designates this enduring activity 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.

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points 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.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The America Society of Hematology, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. 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.
    • 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.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting:

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from bluebird bio, Forma Therapeutics, Global Blood Therapeutics, and Novartis.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF and ASH require 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. TFF and ASH do 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.

The France Foundation and the American Society of Hematology present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. TFF, ASH, and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

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.

0.50 CME / MOC
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Taking Stock of Current Options and Emerging Approaches for the Management of EoE

Taking Stock of Current Options and Emerging Approaches for the Management of EoE

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: May 31, 2021
Expires: May 30, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This curriculum is designed for gastroenterologists, allergists and immunologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric allergists and immunologists, and NPs/PAs who diagnose and manage patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the value and limitations of current eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) management guidelines for children and adults
  • Assess pathophysiologic pathways and evaluate emerging targeted therapies for EoE

Activity Description

This 30-minute infographic-based educational activity reviews current therapies for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), as well as emerging conventional and biologic approaches for its treatment. This activity is also augmented by patient and clinician videos discussing available and investigational therapies.

Statement of Educational Need

Although improved awareness of EoE has helped identify many patients with EoE, available therapies do not fully address patient symptoms or provide endoscopic and histologic resolution in many cases. However, several pathophysiologic pathways have now been described for EoE, and targeted therapies are under study that may provide relief for more patients. As such, clinicians who manage patients with this disorder need to stay current with potential treatment advances for EoE.

Chair

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

FACULTY DISCLOSURES
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Abbott, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GSK, Gossamer Bio, Parexel, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda (Consultant); Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, AstraZeneca, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, GSK, Meritage, Miraca, Nutricia, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda (Contracted Research - paid to institution); Allakos, Banner, Holoclara (Other: Educational grants - paid to institution).

STAFF AND REVIEWERS DISCLOSURES
AKH Staff and Planners
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has no financial relationships to disclose.
AKH Inc. planners and reviewers disclosed no financial relationships.

RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Sharon Powell, Senior Medical Editor, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, Medical Writer, has no financial relationships to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of, or combination of, the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review. AKH Inc. planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare 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.

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Criteria for Success

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant reviewing each presentation, scoring a 70% on the post-test, and completing and submitting an activity evaluation. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. There is no fee to participate in this activity. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

During the period May 31, 2021 through May 30, 2022, participants must:

  1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. Study the educational activity
  3. Complete the evaluation form

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
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 quarterly 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 e-mail 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 independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: May 31, 2021
Expires: May 30, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This curriculum is designed for gastroenterologists, allergists and immunologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric allergists and immunologists, and NPs/PAs who diagnose and manage patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the value and limitations of current eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) management guidelines for children and adults
  • Assess pathophysiologic pathways and evaluate emerging targeted therapies for EoE

Activity Description

This 30-minute infographic-based educational activity reviews current therapies for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), as well as emerging conventional and biologic approaches for its treatment. This activity is also augmented by patient and clinician videos discussing available and investigational therapies.

Statement of Educational Need

Although improved awareness of EoE has helped identify many patients with EoE, available therapies do not fully address patient symptoms or provide endoscopic and histologic resolution in many cases. However, several pathophysiologic pathways have now been described for EoE, and targeted therapies are under study that may provide relief for more patients. As such, clinicians who manage patients with this disorder need to stay current with potential treatment advances for EoE.

Chair

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

FACULTY DISCLOSURES
Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Abbott, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GSK, Gossamer Bio, Parexel, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda (Consultant); Adare/Ellodi, Allakos, AstraZeneca, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, GSK, Meritage, Miraca, Nutricia, Regeneron, Shire/Takeda (Contracted Research - paid to institution); Allakos, Banner, Holoclara (Other: Educational grants - paid to institution).

STAFF AND REVIEWERS DISCLOSURES
AKH Staff and Planners
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, AKH Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer, has no financial relationships to disclose.
AKH Inc. planners and reviewers disclosed no financial relationships.

RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Sharon Powell, Senior Medical Editor, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Kirk A. Tacka, PhD, Medical Writer, has no financial relationships to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of, or combination of, the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review. AKH Inc. planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare 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.

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Criteria for Success

Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant reviewing each presentation, scoring a 70% on the post-test, and completing and submitting an activity evaluation. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. There is no fee to participate in this activity. If you have questions about this CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

During the period May 31, 2021 through May 30, 2022, participants must:

  1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. Study the educational activity
  3. Complete the evaluation form

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED
INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!

*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
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 quarterly 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 e-mail 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 independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

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