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Credits: 1.00 CME / MOC / CC
Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Vindico

Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC
1.0 ABOHNS Continuing Certification
Released: June 30, 2021
Expires: June 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, allergists, immunologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic cough.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that can streamline the health care journey for patients with chronic cough.
  • Review the latest mechanistic understanding regarding chronic cough and the implications for emerging treatments.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging treatment strategies for patients with chronic cough.

Activity Description

In this educational video, experts examine the patient's health care journey and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to assessment and management of chronic cough. Faculty will review current unmet needs and discuss emerging treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients with refractory chronic cough. This expert panel features an interactive learning platform to encourage engagement and enhanced learning.

Statement of Educational Need

Chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks impacts up to 13% of the US population. While chronic cough may be associated with any number of pulmonary or extrapulmonary conditions, 70% of patients with chronic cough experience at least 3 clinical encounters to obtain a diagnosis and 53% remain undiagnosed. Additionally, over half of patients who receive treatment note that their symptoms remain uncontrolled, significantly affecting daily activities, sleep, and quality of life. With new treatments on the horizon for managing chronic cough, it is imperative that clinicians have a mechanistic understanding of chronic cough and are able to identify patients who may benefit from emerging therapies.

Agenda

A Look at the Health Care Journey of Patients With Chronic Cough
John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Current Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough
Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS

Treatments on the Horizon for Refractory Chronic Cough
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP

Activity Chair

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Bronx, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, Bellus, Merck, Shionogi

Faculty

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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:

  • 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 1.0 Part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABOHNS credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC
1.0 ABOHNS Continuing Certification
Released: June 30, 2021
Expires: June 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, allergists, immunologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic cough.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that can streamline the health care journey for patients with chronic cough.
  • Review the latest mechanistic understanding regarding chronic cough and the implications for emerging treatments.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging treatment strategies for patients with chronic cough.

Activity Description

In this educational video, experts examine the patient's health care journey and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to assessment and management of chronic cough. Faculty will review current unmet needs and discuss emerging treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients with refractory chronic cough. This expert panel features an interactive learning platform to encourage engagement and enhanced learning.

Statement of Educational Need

Chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks impacts up to 13% of the US population. While chronic cough may be associated with any number of pulmonary or extrapulmonary conditions, 70% of patients with chronic cough experience at least 3 clinical encounters to obtain a diagnosis and 53% remain undiagnosed. Additionally, over half of patients who receive treatment note that their symptoms remain uncontrolled, significantly affecting daily activities, sleep, and quality of life. With new treatments on the horizon for managing chronic cough, it is imperative that clinicians have a mechanistic understanding of chronic cough and are able to identify patients who may benefit from emerging therapies.

Agenda

A Look at the Health Care Journey of Patients With Chronic Cough
John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Current Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough
Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS

Treatments on the Horizon for Refractory Chronic Cough
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP

Activity Chair

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Bronx, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, Bellus, Merck, Shionogi

Faculty

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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:

  • 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 1.0 Part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABOHNS credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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0.50 CME / MOC
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Assessing the Potential Patient Care Implications of New Data in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Assessing the Potential Patient Care Implications of New Data in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ABIM MOC Points
Released: July 14, 2021
Expires: July 13, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is provided by AGA Institute and has been developed through a collaboration between AGA Institute and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, allergy/immunologists, pediatric allergy/immunologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Assess recently presented data on current approaches for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Summarize new findings related to immune pathophysiologic pathways and therapeutic targets for EoE
  • Analyze late-breaking data related to the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of new and emerging therapies for treatment of EoE

Activity Description

In this activity, 2 experts in the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) analyze data on the treatment of this disease that was presented at the 2021 Digestive Disease Week virtual meetings. Topics for discussion include updates on current management approaches for EoE, new research highlighting the pathophysiological underpinnings of EoE, and late-breaking data on emerging treatment approaches for individuals with EoE.

Chair

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

Faculty

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR
Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Abbott, AbbVie, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GSK, Gossamer Bio, Landos, Morphic, Parexel/Calyx, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda (Consulting Fees).

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

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.

AGA Institute Reviewers
Alana Persaud, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Faruq Pradhan, MD, FRCPC, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard Wu, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Medtronic (Education Grant, In Kind Support).
Kenneth W. Hung, MD, MS, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Naemat Sandhu, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

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.

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. AGA Institute 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.

Accreditation Statement

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

The AGA Institute designates this enduring 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.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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) 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria For Success
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AGA Institute at education@gastro.org.

Users must:

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

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

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 education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ABIM MOC Points
Released: July 14, 2021
Expires: July 13, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is provided by AGA Institute and has been developed through a collaboration between AGA Institute and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

Gastroenterologists, pediatric gastroenterologists, allergy/immunologists, pediatric allergy/immunologists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Assess recently presented data on current approaches for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
  • Summarize new findings related to immune pathophysiologic pathways and therapeutic targets for EoE
  • Analyze late-breaking data related to the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of new and emerging therapies for treatment of EoE

Activity Description

In this activity, 2 experts in the diagnosis and management of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) analyze data on the treatment of this disease that was presented at the 2021 Digestive Disease Week virtual meetings. Topics for discussion include updates on current management approaches for EoE, new research highlighting the pathophysiological underpinnings of EoE, and late-breaking data on emerging treatment approaches for individuals with EoE.

Chair

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

Faculty

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR
Attending Physician
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Evan S. Dellon, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Abbott, AbbVie, Adare/Ellodi, Aimmune, Allakos, Amgen, Arena, AstraZeneca, Avir, Biorasi, Calypso, Celgene/Receptos/BMS, Celldex, Eli Lilly, EsoCap, GSK, Gossamer Bio, Landos, Morphic, Parexel/Calyx, Regeneron, Robarts/Alimentiv, Salix, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda (Consulting Fees).

Amanda B. Muir, MD, MTR, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

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.

AGA Institute Reviewers
Alana Persaud, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Faruq Pradhan, MD, FRCPC, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Richard Wu, MD, MPH, has affiliations with Medtronic (Education Grant, In Kind Support).
Kenneth W. Hung, MD, MS, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Naemat Sandhu, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure
In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education, all faculty and planning partners must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AGA Institute implements a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

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.

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. AGA Institute 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.

Accreditation Statement

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

The AGA Institute designates this enduring 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.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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) 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria For Success
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact AGA Institute at education@gastro.org.

Users must:

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

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

  • Review and successfully complete the activity
  • Proceed to the evaluation and provide your ABIM ID and date of birth

MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 6 to 8 weeks of completion.

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 education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

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 3: A Case-Based Look at Managing Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

Where Are We Now in Moderate-to-Severe Asthma? From Comprehensive Patient Evaluations to Individualized Evidence-Based Care—Module 3: A Case-Based Look at Managing Moderate-to-Severe Asthma

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 13, 2021
Expires: July 13, 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 Objectives

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

  • Evaluate patients with moderate-to-severe asthma for symptom control and disease phenotypes
  • Describe the clinical profiles of and prescribing considerations for biologic therapies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma
  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma to reflect symptoms, exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and treatment responses

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


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:

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

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: July 13, 2021
Expires: July 13, 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 Objectives

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

  • Evaluate patients with moderate-to-severe asthma for symptom control and disease phenotypes
  • Describe the clinical profiles of and prescribing considerations for biologic therapies in the treatment of moderate-to-severe asthma
  • Construct evidence-based treatment regimens for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma to reflect symptoms, exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and treatment responses

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


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:

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

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.

1.00 CME / MOC / CC
Vindico
Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC
1.0 ABOHNS Continuing Certification
Released: June 30, 2021
Expires: June 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, allergists, immunologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic cough.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that can streamline the health care journey for patients with chronic cough.
  • Review the latest mechanistic understanding regarding chronic cough and the implications for emerging treatments.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging treatment strategies for patients with chronic cough.

Activity Description

In this educational video, experts examine the patient's health care journey and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to assessment and management of chronic cough. Faculty will review current unmet needs and discuss emerging treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients with refractory chronic cough. This expert panel features an interactive learning platform to encourage engagement and enhanced learning.

Statement of Educational Need

Chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks impacts up to 13% of the US population. While chronic cough may be associated with any number of pulmonary or extrapulmonary conditions, 70% of patients with chronic cough experience at least 3 clinical encounters to obtain a diagnosis and 53% remain undiagnosed. Additionally, over half of patients who receive treatment note that their symptoms remain uncontrolled, significantly affecting daily activities, sleep, and quality of life. With new treatments on the horizon for managing chronic cough, it is imperative that clinicians have a mechanistic understanding of chronic cough and are able to identify patients who may benefit from emerging therapies.

Agenda

A Look at the Health Care Journey of Patients With Chronic Cough
John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Current Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough
Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS

Treatments on the Horizon for Refractory Chronic Cough
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP

Activity Chair

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Bronx, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, Bellus, Merck, Shionogi

Faculty

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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:

  • 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 1.0 Part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABOHNS credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC
1.0 ABOHNS Continuing Certification
Released: June 30, 2021
Expires: June 29, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family medicine physicians, internists, allergists, immunologists, gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic cough.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline multidisciplinary strategies that can streamline the health care journey for patients with chronic cough.
  • Review the latest mechanistic understanding regarding chronic cough and the implications for emerging treatments.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical evidence regarding emerging treatment strategies for patients with chronic cough.

Activity Description

In this educational video, experts examine the patient's health care journey and discuss multidisciplinary approaches to assessment and management of chronic cough. Faculty will review current unmet needs and discuss emerging treatment options to improve the quality of life for patients with refractory chronic cough. This expert panel features an interactive learning platform to encourage engagement and enhanced learning.

Statement of Educational Need

Chronic cough lasting more than 8 weeks impacts up to 13% of the US population. While chronic cough may be associated with any number of pulmonary or extrapulmonary conditions, 70% of patients with chronic cough experience at least 3 clinical encounters to obtain a diagnosis and 53% remain undiagnosed. Additionally, over half of patients who receive treatment note that their symptoms remain uncontrolled, significantly affecting daily activities, sleep, and quality of life. With new treatments on the horizon for managing chronic cough, it is imperative that clinicians have a mechanistic understanding of chronic cough and are able to identify patients who may benefit from emerging therapies.

Agenda

A Look at the Health Care Journey of Patients With Chronic Cough
John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP

Current Unmet Needs in Chronic Cough
Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS

Treatments on the Horizon for Refractory Chronic Cough
Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP

Activity Chair

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Bronx, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, Bellus, Merck, Shionogi

Faculty

Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, FACS
Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA
Professor, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Scranton, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

John J. Russell, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. Individuals have a relevant financial relationship if they have a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 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:

  • 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
  • 1.0 Part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC).

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM or ABOHNS credit.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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.

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.

0.50 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.

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

Hospitalists Guide to COVID-19

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Activity Description

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

Agenda

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

Course Director

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

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

Expert Speakers

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

Stock: J&J, AstraZeneca.

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

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

Moderators

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Activity Description

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

Agenda

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

Course Director

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

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

Expert Speakers

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

Stock: J&J, AstraZeneca.

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

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

Moderators

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

0.75 CME / CNE / CPE
Global Education Group
HIV Experts & Evidence™: A Two-Part Continuing Medical Education Series on the Evolving Models of HIV Care – Part 1: Rapid ART Initiation: A Key Strategy for Ending the HIV Epidemic

HIV Experts & Evidence™: A Two-Part Continuing Medical Education Series on the Evolving Models of HIV Care – Part 1: Rapid ART Initiation: A Key Strategy for Ending the HIV Epidemic

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.75 Contact Hour(s)
Released: May 4, 2021
Expires: May 4, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infectious diseases and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objectives

  • Reduce time from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression to improve patient outcomes and prevent HIV transmission
  • Select appropriate regimens for rapid ART initiation based on current guidelines and patient characteristics
  • Implement strategies designed to decrease barriers to the provision of rapid ART to patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection

Activity Description

In Part 1, we introduce the central role rapid ART initiation can play in ending the HIV epidemic. This strategy has demonstrated increased immediate ART uptake and decreased time to viral suppression and holds hope for reducing HIV transmission risk, community viral load, and inequities in ART access. Part 1 will present programs that model successful rapid-ART implementation within different care-delivery systems and patient populations.

Statement of Educational Need

Guideline-based rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment of HIV is now the standard of care.1 Best-practice rapid ART protocols promote immediate linkage to HIV care, decreased time to ART initiation, decreased time to viral suppression (VS), and long-term VS—even within vulnerable populations.2 Shorter time to VS is associated with decreases in the incidence of both AIDS- and non-AIDS–related events.3 It further benefits the individual’s partners and at-risk populations by decreasing the period of time during which the virus is transmittable. This informs the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) initiative, which serves not only the public health goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic, but also brings equity to HIV care for vulnerable populations.4 Geared to the needs of HIV-specialist clinicians, this two-part HIV Experts and Evidence™ enduring activity will address rapid ART guidelines, provide practical solutions to systemic and clinical barriers that can impede access to rapid ART regimens and retention in care, and real-world approaches to enhanced patient-centered services.

References

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Guidelines for Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1−Infected Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV. Last updated July 2020. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines. Accessed August 24, 2020.
  2. Coffey S, et al. RAPID antiretroviral therapy: high virologic suppression rates with immediate ART initiation in a vulnerable urban clinic population AIDS. 2019;33(5):825-832.
  3. The INSIGHT START Study Group. Initiation of antiretroviral therapy in early asymptomatic HIV infection. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(9):795-807.
  4. Eisinger RW, et al. HIV viral load and transmissibility of HIV infection: undetectable equals untransmittable. JAMA. 2019;321(5):451-452.

Faculty

Jonathan A. Colasanti, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Program
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia


Jason Halperin, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
HIV/ID Clinician Lead, CrescentCare
New Orleans, Louisiana

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Jonathan A. Colasanti, MD, MSPH - Nothing to disclose
Jason Halperin, MD, MPH - Nothing to disclose

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Jeanette Ruby, MD - Nothing to disclose
Gena Dolson, MS - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement

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

Nursing Continuing Education
Global is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) is provided by Global. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationGlobal is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Credit Designation
Global designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-20-184-H02-P).

This is a knowledge-based activity.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 75% or better on the posttest and complete the program evaluation. For ACPE learners, please check the CPE monitor for your CE credit within 60 days of the activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

Disclaimer

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

Global Contact Information

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/CPE
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.75 Contact Hour(s)
Released: May 4, 2021
Expires: May 4, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infectious diseases and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objectives

  • Reduce time from HIV diagnosis to viral suppression to improve patient outcomes and prevent HIV transmission
  • Select appropriate regimens for rapid ART initiation based on current guidelines and patient characteristics
  • Implement strategies designed to decrease barriers to the provision of rapid ART to patients with newly diagnosed HIV infection

Activity Description

In Part 1, we introduce the central role rapid ART initiation can play in ending the HIV epidemic. This strategy has demonstrated increased immediate ART uptake and decreased time to viral suppression and holds hope for reducing HIV transmission risk, community viral load, and inequities in ART access. Part 1 will present programs that model successful rapid-ART implementation within different care-delivery systems and patient populations.

Statement of Educational Need

Guideline-based rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment of HIV is now the standard of care.1 Best-practice rapid ART protocols promote immediate linkage to HIV care, decreased time to ART initiation, decreased time to viral suppression (VS), and long-term VS—even within vulnerable populations.2 Shorter time to VS is associated with decreases in the incidence of both AIDS- and non-AIDS–related events.3 It further benefits the individual’s partners and at-risk populations by decreasing the period of time during which the virus is transmittable. This informs the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) initiative, which serves not only the public health goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic, but also brings equity to HIV care for vulnerable populations.4 Geared to the needs of HIV-specialist clinicians, this two-part HIV Experts and Evidence™ enduring activity will address rapid ART guidelines, provide practical solutions to systemic and clinical barriers that can impede access to rapid ART regimens and retention in care, and real-world approaches to enhanced patient-centered services.

References

  1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Guidelines for Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1−Infected Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV. Last updated July 2020. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines. Accessed August 24, 2020.
  2. Coffey S, et al. RAPID antiretroviral therapy: high virologic suppression rates with immediate ART initiation in a vulnerable urban clinic population AIDS. 2019;33(5):825-832.
  3. The INSIGHT START Study Group. Initiation of antiretroviral therapy in early asymptomatic HIV infection. N Engl J Med. 2015;373(9):795-807.
  4. Eisinger RW, et al. HIV viral load and transmissibility of HIV infection: undetectable equals untransmittable. JAMA. 2019;321(5):451-452.

Faculty

Jonathan A. Colasanti, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Program
Grady Health System
Atlanta, Georgia


Jason Halperin, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Tulane University School of Medicine
HIV/ID Clinician Lead, CrescentCare
New Orleans, Louisiana

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Jonathan A. Colasanti, MD, MSPH - Nothing to disclose
Jason Halperin, MD, MPH - Nothing to disclose

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

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN - Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky - Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk - Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight - Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann - Nothing to disclose
Jeanette Ruby, MD - Nothing to disclose
Gena Dolson, MS - Nothing to disclose
Jim Kappler, PhD - Nothing to disclose

Accreditation Statement

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

Nursing Continuing Education
Global is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) is provided by Global. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationGlobal is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Credit Designation
Global designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-20-184-H02-P).

This is a knowledge-based activity.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 75% or better on the posttest and complete the program evaluation. For ACPE learners, please check the CPE monitor for your CE credit within 60 days of the activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

Disclaimer

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

Global Contact Information

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

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