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Credits: 0.50 CME / CE
Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices
Rishi P. Singh, MD
Clinical Care Options

Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant 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 CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and Infinity Medical Education. Clinical Care Options, LLC 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.

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this enduring material 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.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant 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 CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) and Infinity Medical Education. Clinical Care Options, LLC 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.

Designation of Credit

CCO designates this enduring material 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.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

Internal Medicine Presentations

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 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.

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.

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.

1.00 CME / MOC
Forefront Collaborative
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Patient-Centered Care to Improve Disease Control—Share, Learn, Engage: Novel Targeted Therapies in the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Patient-Centered Care to Improve Disease Control—Share, Learn, Engage: Novel Targeted Therapies in the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Activity Details

Free CME/ABIM MOC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC Part II Points
Released: May 21, 2021
Expires: May 21, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The primary target audience for this activity is rheumatologists who practice in the United States (US) and outside the US. Other rheumatology providers and other clinicians who treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can benefit from participation.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss immunopathogenesis of SLE in relation to novel targeted therapies.
  • Translate available and emerging clinical trial data and outcomes into clinically meaningful information for providing care to patients with SLE.
  • Explain data about treatment options to patient with SLE.

Activity Description

Immerse yourself in this 60-minute interactive activity to meet a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), view concise presentations, and engage in hands-on experience with the content. This activity will highlight the immunopathogenesis of SLE and mechanisms of action of therapies. Additionally, leading clinical experts will review clinical trial data and outcomes, both available and emerging, and translate them into clinically meaningful information for patient care. This activity is one of two in the series, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Patient-Centered Care to Improve Disease Control.

For the best experience, use a laptop, desktop, or tablet with the Google Chrome browser.

Faculty

Sheetal Desai, MD, MSEd
Chief of Rheumatology,
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director,
Director, Lupus Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California


Bevra H. Hahn, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus),
Division of Rheumatology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California


Lauren Irving
Patient Presenter

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

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

  • Planners (Forefront Collaborative): Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD, and Megan Ragan
  • Presenter: Lauren Irving

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

Presenter: Sheetal Desai, MD, MSEd

  • Advisory Board: Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Speakers Bureau: Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline

Presenter: Bevra H. Hahn, MD

  • Advisory Board: Janssen
  • Consulting Fee: Aurinia
  • Data Safety Monitoring: UCB

CME Content Review

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

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

ACCME: Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; physicians should claim only the creditcommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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.

UEMS-EACCME®: The UEMS-EACCME® has an agreement of mutual recognition of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. International physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to EACCME credit should contact the UEMS, https://www.uems.eu/.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Activity Details

Free CME/ABIM MOC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC Part II Points
Released: May 21, 2021
Expires: May 21, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

The primary target audience for this activity is rheumatologists who practice in the United States (US) and outside the US. Other rheumatology providers and other clinicians who treat patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can benefit from participation.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss immunopathogenesis of SLE in relation to novel targeted therapies.
  • Translate available and emerging clinical trial data and outcomes into clinically meaningful information for providing care to patients with SLE.
  • Explain data about treatment options to patient with SLE.

Activity Description

Immerse yourself in this 60-minute interactive activity to meet a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), view concise presentations, and engage in hands-on experience with the content. This activity will highlight the immunopathogenesis of SLE and mechanisms of action of therapies. Additionally, leading clinical experts will review clinical trial data and outcomes, both available and emerging, and translate them into clinically meaningful information for patient care. This activity is one of two in the series, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Patient-Centered Care to Improve Disease Control.

For the best experience, use a laptop, desktop, or tablet with the Google Chrome browser.

Faculty

Sheetal Desai, MD, MSEd
Chief of Rheumatology,
Rheumatology Fellowship Program Director,
Director, Lupus Clinic
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Division of Rheumatology
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California


Bevra H. Hahn, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus),
Division of Rheumatology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California


Lauren Irving
Patient Presenter

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.

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

  • Planners (Forefront Collaborative): Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD, and Megan Ragan
  • Presenter: Lauren Irving

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

Presenter: Sheetal Desai, MD, MSEd

  • Advisory Board: Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Speakers Bureau: Janssen, GlaxoSmithKline

Presenter: Bevra H. Hahn, MD

  • Advisory Board: Janssen
  • Consulting Fee: Aurinia
  • Data Safety Monitoring: UCB

CME Content Review

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

The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed by two reviewers. The reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

ACCME: Forefront Collaborative designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; physicians should claim only the creditcommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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.

UEMS-EACCME®: The UEMS-EACCME® has an agreement of mutual recognition of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. International physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ to EACCME credit should contact the UEMS, https://www.uems.eu/.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

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