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Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Credits: 1.0 CME
Immune-based Therapies in the Management of Patients With Severe COVID-19: What Do We Know?
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Vindico Medical Education

Immune-based Therapies in the Management of Patients With Severe COVID-19: What Do We Know?

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 20, 2021
Expires: October 19, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize the immunopathology of COVID-19 infection as it relates to the stages of disease, with an emphasis on hyperinflammation in severe disease.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of immune-based therapies in patients with severe COVID-19 infection.
  • Examine how features such as disease severity and prior treatment history may impact response to IL-6 inhibitors in patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Activity Description

In this educational video, a multidisciplinary panel of experts will review the immunopathology underlying hyperinflammation in severe COVID-19; appraise the current evidence for immune-based therapies; and examine patient and disease characteristics that may impact response to IL-6 inhibition and other immunomodulatory therapy for severe disease.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Immune-based treatment strategies targeting the interleukin (IL)-6 and other immunomodulatory pathways have shown promise for reducing the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up-to-date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Agenda

Introduction and Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 – Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Assessing Risk for Disease Progression – Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Managing Patients With Severe COVID-19 Infection: What Do We Know? – Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Case Presentations – Ivan O. Rosas, MD

Activity Chair

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee:
AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron, Sanofi, UCB

Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Disclosure:
Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology and Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi-Genzyme


Ivan O. Rosas, MD
Professor and Section Chief
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Lester and Sue Smith Chair in Lung Health
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Genentech/Roche
Contracted Research: Genentech/Roche

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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 Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 20, 2021
Expires: October 19, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize the immunopathology of COVID-19 infection as it relates to the stages of disease, with an emphasis on hyperinflammation in severe disease.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of immune-based therapies in patients with severe COVID-19 infection.
  • Examine how features such as disease severity and prior treatment history may impact response to IL-6 inhibitors in patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Activity Description

In this educational video, a multidisciplinary panel of experts will review the immunopathology underlying hyperinflammation in severe COVID-19; appraise the current evidence for immune-based therapies; and examine patient and disease characteristics that may impact response to IL-6 inhibition and other immunomodulatory therapy for severe disease.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Immune-based treatment strategies targeting the interleukin (IL)-6 and other immunomodulatory pathways have shown promise for reducing the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up-to-date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Agenda

Introduction and Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19 – Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Assessing Risk for Disease Progression – Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Managing Patients With Severe COVID-19 Infection: What Do We Know? – Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Case Presentations – Ivan O. Rosas, MD

Activity Chair

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee:
AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Crescendo, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, UCB
Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Regeneron, Sanofi, UCB

Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Disclosure:
Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology and Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi-Genzyme


Ivan O. Rosas, MD
Professor and Section Chief
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Lester and Sue Smith Chair in Lung Health
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Genentech/Roche
Contracted Research: Genentech/Roche

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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 Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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

Emergency Medicine Presentations

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
0.25 CME
Vindico Medical Education
Case Conundrums in COVID-19: Primer on the Immune Basis of COVID-19 Progression

Case Conundrums in COVID-19: Primer on the Immune Basis of COVID-19 Progression

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Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the role of the innate and adaptive immune response underlying the progression of COVID-19 from early-stage disease to hospitalization to hyperinflammation.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Advisor: Sobi
Consultant: Sironax, Sobi
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Sobi
Independent Research Contractor: Sobi
Adjudication Committee Chair: Pfizer

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the role of the innate and adaptive immune response underlying the progression of COVID-19 from early-stage disease to hospitalization to hyperinflammation.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Advisor: Sobi
Consultant: Sironax, Sobi
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Sobi
Independent Research Contractor: Sobi
Adjudication Committee Chair: Pfizer

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
0.25 CME
Vindico Medical Education
Case Conundrums in COVID-19: A Patient Presenting to the ED With Mild COVID-19

Case Conundrums in COVID-19: A Patient Presenting to the ED With Mild COVID-19

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the latest data regarding immune-based therapies, including glucocorticoids, JAK inhibitors, and other targeted therapies for the management of patients with COVID-19.
  • Recognize how variables such as disease severity, comorbidities, and immunologic endotypes may impact the management of patients with COVID-19.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco VA Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section
San Francisco, CA

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Independent Research Contractor (paid to institution): Gilead, Lilly, Merck

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the latest data regarding immune-based therapies, including glucocorticoids, JAK inhibitors, and other targeted therapies for the management of patients with COVID-19.
  • Recognize how variables such as disease severity, comorbidities, and immunologic endotypes may impact the management of patients with COVID-19.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco VA Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section
San Francisco, CA

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Independent Research Contractor (paid to institution): Gilead, Lilly, Merck

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
0.25 CME
Vindico Medical Education
Case Conundrums in COVID-19: A Newly Admitted Patient With COVID-19 and Worsening Respiratory Symptoms

Case Conundrums in COVID-19: A Newly Admitted Patient With COVID-19 and Worsening Respiratory Symptoms

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Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the latest data regarding immune-based therapies, including glucocorticoids, JAK inhibitors, and other targeted therapies for the management of patients with COVID-19.
  • Recognize how variables such as disease severity, comorbidities, and immunologic endotypes may impact the management of patients with COVID-19.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco VA Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section
San Francisco, CA

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Independent Research Contractor (paid to institution): Gilead, Lilly, Merck

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the latest data regarding immune-based therapies, including glucocorticoids, JAK inhibitors, and other targeted therapies for the management of patients with COVID-19.
  • Recognize how variables such as disease severity, comorbidities, and immunologic endotypes may impact the management of patients with COVID-19.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco VA Medical Center, Infectious Disease Section
San Francisco, CA

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Independent Research Contractor (paid to institution): Gilead, Lilly, Merck

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
0.25 CME
Vindico Medical Education
Case Conundrums in COVID-19: A Patient With COVID-19 Experiencing Hyperinflammation

Case Conundrums in COVID-19: A Patient With COVID-19 Experiencing Hyperinflammation

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Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the latest data regarding immune-based therapies, including glucocorticoids, JAK inhibitors, and other targeted therapies for the management of patients with COVID-19.
  • Recognize how variables such as disease severity, comorbidities, and immunologic endotypes may impact the management of patients with COVID-19.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Advisor: Sobi
Consultant: Sironax, Sobi
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Sobi
Independent Research Contractor: Sobi
Adjudication Committee Chair: Pfizer

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 30, 2022
Expires: March 29, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, hospitalists, critical care physicians, intensivists, immunologists, infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate the latest data regarding immune-based therapies, including glucocorticoids, JAK inhibitors, and other targeted therapies for the management of patients with COVID-19.
  • Recognize how variables such as disease severity, comorbidities, and immunologic endotypes may impact the management of patients with COVID-19.

Activity Description

In this 4-part Curbside Consults video series, experts from infectious disease, pulmonology, and rheumatology will review clinical cases across the spectrum of COVID-19 disease. Strategies will be discussed for the prevention and management of severe COVID-19–associated hyperinflammation and respiratory damage.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality. Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Targeted immunomodulatory treatments can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Recent advances have spurred unprecedented levels of ongoing clinical research, creating a substantial challenge for clinicians to stay up to date on the latest evidence-based care and rapidly evolving treatment guidelines.

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
R.J. Fasenmyer Chair of Clinical Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Consultant: AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer, Regeneron
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: AbbVie, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Arthritis Foundation, Alabama Chapter Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Relevant Financial Disclosure:
Advisor: Sobi
Consultant: Sironax, Sobi
Speaker Contracted by Ineligible Company: Sobi
Independent Research Contractor: Sobi
Adjudication Committee Chair: Pfizer

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Vindico Medical Education adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

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 100% 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 Lilly.

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 © 2022 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

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
0.25 CME / MOC / CNE / IPCE
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Challenging Cases of Severe COVID-19: Managing High Risk and Unvaccinated Patients

Challenging Cases of Severe COVID-19: Managing High Risk and Unvaccinated Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 28, 2022
Expires: February 27, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency medicine, hospital medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, and pediatric clinicians (MD/NP/PA/Nurses) involved in the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate emergency use authorization status and available clinical trial data into the selection of treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 
  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of interprofessional care team members in the management of severe COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel discusses 2 real-world cases of severe COVID-19 submitted by our learners and offers their insight on how to best approach their care.

Chair

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
Director, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research and MultiSpecialties
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Tulane University)
Associate Professor, University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Australia
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Faculty

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice-Chair, Faculty Development
Professor, Medicine
Director, San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN
Advanced Practice Provider, Pulmonary Critical Care
Chairperson, System Critical Care Integration Council
Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy.

Faculty

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI,
has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, has relevant financial relationships with Appili, Basilea, Gilead, Mayne, Merck, Pfizer, Scynexis, Sfunga (Consultant); Cidara, F2G (Researcher).

Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN, has relevant financial relationships with Baxter (Advisor); Zoll (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) 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.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Instructions for Receiving Credit

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 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

Physicians claiming ABIM MOC points must provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 100% on the post-test.

For Physicians: MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 28, 2022
Expires: February 27, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency medicine, hospital medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, and pediatric clinicians (MD/NP/PA/Nurses) involved in the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate emergency use authorization status and available clinical trial data into the selection of treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 
  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of interprofessional care team members in the management of severe COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

Activity Description

In this activity, an interprofessional panel discusses 2 real-world cases of severe COVID-19 submitted by our learners and offers their insight on how to best approach their care.

Chair

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
Director, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research and MultiSpecialties
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Tulane University)
Associate Professor, University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Australia
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Faculty

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice-Chair, Faculty Development
Professor, Medicine
Director, San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN
Advanced Practice Provider, Pulmonary Critical Care
Chairperson, System Critical Care Integration Council
Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy.

Faculty

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI,
has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, has relevant financial relationships with Appili, Basilea, Gilead, Mayne, Merck, Pfizer, Scynexis, Sfunga (Consultant); Cidara, F2G (Researcher).

Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN, has relevant financial relationships with Baxter (Advisor); Zoll (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) 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.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Instructions for Receiving Credit

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 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

Physicians claiming ABIM MOC points must provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 100% on the post-test.

For Physicians: MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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 jointly accredited provider. 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 educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
0.25 CME / MOC / CNE / IPCE
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Challenging Cases of Severe COVID-19: Unlikely Patients and Breakthrough Infections

Challenging Cases of Severe COVID-19: Unlikely Patients and Breakthrough Infections

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 28, 2022
Expires: February 27, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency medicine, hospital medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, and pediatric clinicians (MD/NP/PA/Nurses) involved in the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess disease severity and implications in patients with COVID-19 
  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of interprofessional care team members in the management of severe COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

Activity Description

When we think of severe COVID-19 infection, we often do not think of the young and otherwise healthy. In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts dive into discussion on some unlikely severe COVID-19 cases and breakthrough infections as submitted directly by clinicians from all over the country.

Chair

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
Director, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research and MultiSpecialties
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Tulane University)
Associate Professor, University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Australia
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Faculty

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice-Chair, Faculty Development
Professor, Medicine
Director, San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN
Advanced Practice Provider, Pulmonary Critical Care
Chairperson, System Critical Care Integration Council
Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy.

Faculty

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI,
has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, has relevant financial relationships with Appili, Basilea, Gilead, Mayne, Merck, Pfizer, Scynexis, Sfunga (Consultant); Cidara, F2G (Researcher).

Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN, has relevant financial relationships with Baxter (Advisor); Zoll (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) 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.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Instructions for Receiving Credit

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 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

Physicians claiming ABIM MOC points must provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 100% on the post-test.

For Physicians: MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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 jointly accredited provider. 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 educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/IPCE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
0.25 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 28, 2022
Expires: February 27, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for emergency medicine, hospital medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, and pediatric clinicians (MD/NP/PA/Nurses) involved in the treatment of patients with severe COVID-19 infection.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess disease severity and implications in patients with COVID-19 
  • Integrate the unique roles and responsibilities of interprofessional care team members in the management of severe COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

Activity Description

When we think of severe COVID-19 infection, we often do not think of the young and otherwise healthy. In this activity, an interprofessional panel of experts dive into discussion on some unlikely severe COVID-19 cases and breakthrough infections as submitted directly by clinicians from all over the country.

Chair

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
Director, Clinical Infectious Diseases Research and MultiSpecialties
Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine (Tulane University)
Associate Professor, University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, Brisbane, Australia
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Faculty

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Vice-Chair, Faculty Development
Professor, Medicine
Director, San Antonio Center for Medical Mycology
UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN
Advanced Practice Provider, Pulmonary Critical Care
Chairperson, System Critical Care Integration Council
Ochsner Medical Center
Ochsner Health
New Orleans, LA


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI) requires instructors, planners, managers, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies over the previous 24 months. All identified financial relationships are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to RMEI policy.

Faculty

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI,
has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Thomas F. Patterson, MD, FACP, FIDSA, has relevant financial relationships with Appili, Basilea, Gilead, Mayne, Merck, Pfizer, Scynexis, Sfunga (Consultant); Cidara, F2G (Researcher).

Fiona A. Winterbottom, DNP, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, ACHPN, CCRN, has relevant financial relationships with Baxter (Advisor); Zoll (Speaker/Speaker’s Bureau).

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated according to RMEI policies.

Planners and Managers
RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, RMEI Medical Education, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) 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.

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Instructions for Receiving Credit

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 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

Physicians claiming ABIM MOC points must provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 100% on the post-test.

For Physicians: MOC points will be submitted to ABIM profiles within 4 weeks of completion.

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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 jointly accredited provider. 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 educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
0.25 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 10: Weight Gain and Other Adverse Events

Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 10: Weight Gain and Other Adverse Events

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: February 9, 2022
Expires: February 9, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Tailor ART regimens according to patient comorbidities, risk factors, adverse events, and drug-drug interactions

Activity Description

As ART options continue to evolve, clinicians learn more about their adverse events. Recently, weight gain has come to the forefront and clinicians struggle to balance the impact of weight gain on patient health with efficacy of ART regimens. Dr. Richard A. Elion and Dr. Todd T. Brown discuss a patient who needs to switch regimens because of neuropsychiatric adverse events and is concerned about weight gain. Data about weight gain associated with certain ART regimens, risk factors for weight gain, impact on risk for cardiovascular disease, and strategies to balance the risk for neuropsychiatric adverse events and potential for weight gain when selecting a new ART regimen.

Faculty

Richard A. Elion, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University, School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia


Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Richard A. Elion, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Other: Work with Trio Health doing research funded by multiple companies

Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD: Nothing to disclose

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: February 9, 2022
Expires: February 9, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Tailor ART regimens according to patient comorbidities, risk factors, adverse events, and drug-drug interactions

Activity Description

As ART options continue to evolve, clinicians learn more about their adverse events. Recently, weight gain has come to the forefront and clinicians struggle to balance the impact of weight gain on patient health with efficacy of ART regimens. Dr. Richard A. Elion and Dr. Todd T. Brown discuss a patient who needs to switch regimens because of neuropsychiatric adverse events and is concerned about weight gain. Data about weight gain associated with certain ART regimens, risk factors for weight gain, impact on risk for cardiovascular disease, and strategies to balance the risk for neuropsychiatric adverse events and potential for weight gain when selecting a new ART regimen.

Faculty

Richard A. Elion, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
George Washington University, School of Medicine
Washington, District of Columbia


Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Richard A. Elion, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Other: Work with Trio Health doing research funded by multiple companies

Todd T. Brown, MD, PhD: Nothing to disclose

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
0.25 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 11: Intersection of COVID-19 and HIV

Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 11: Intersection of COVID-19 and HIV

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: February 9, 2022
Expires: February 9, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Optimize ART regimens and clinical practice to address needs of specific patient populations, such as women with HIV, transgender patients, or patients with substance use disorder

Activity Description

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, clinicians often have questions about special considerations for their patients with HIV, including details about anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and ART regimens. Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley and Dr. Karine Lacombe discuss a patient newly diagnosed with HIV who recently contracted COVID-19 and whether the patient is eligible for anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, timing of both COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, and how to initiate an ART regimen.

Faculty

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Director of Clinical Research
Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto Hospital, University Health Network
Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medicine
Senior Scientist
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Co-Chair of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Saint-Antoine Hospital
Professor
Sorbonne University Medical School
Paris, France

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Janssen Global Services, LLC, ViiV Healthcare Limited

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: February 9, 2022
Expires: February 9, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Optimize ART regimens and clinical practice to address needs of specific patient populations, such as women with HIV, transgender patients, or patients with substance use disorder

Activity Description

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, clinicians often have questions about special considerations for their patients with HIV, including details about anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, and ART regimens. Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley and Dr. Karine Lacombe discuss a patient newly diagnosed with HIV who recently contracted COVID-19 and whether the patient is eligible for anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, timing of both COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, and how to initiate an ART regimen.

Faculty

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Director of Clinical Research
Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto Hospital, University Health Network
Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medicine
Senior Scientist
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Co-Chair of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Saint-Antoine Hospital
Professor
Sorbonne University Medical School
Paris, France

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Karine Lacombe, MD, PhD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Janssen Global Services, LLC, ViiV Healthcare Limited

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
0.25 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 12: HIV and CVD

Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 12: HIV and CVD

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: February 9, 2022
Expires: February 9, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Tailor ART regimens according to patient comorbidities, risk factors, adverse events, and drug–drug interactions

Activity Description

As patients with HIV continue to live longer, there is a greater concern of comorbidities typically seen in aging patients, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Patients with HIV have an increased risk of CVD and HIV specialists should feel prepared to address this risk with their patients and to tailor both ART and other medications. Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley and Dr. Priscilla Hsue discuss a patient with several risk factors for CVD, including the risk of CVD in HIV, the relationship between ART and CVD, drug–drug interactions, strategies to estimate risk, and initiating treatment for common risk factors, such as hypercholesterolemia.

Faculty

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Director of Clinical Research
Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto Hospital, University Health Network
Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medicine
Senior Scientist
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Co-Chair of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Priscilla Hsue, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Chief of the Division of Cardiology
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
San Francisco, California

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Priscilla Hsue, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.; Contracted Research: Novartis International AG

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: February 9, 2022
Expires: February 9, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Tailor ART regimens according to patient comorbidities, risk factors, adverse events, and drug–drug interactions

Activity Description

As patients with HIV continue to live longer, there is a greater concern of comorbidities typically seen in aging patients, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD). Patients with HIV have an increased risk of CVD and HIV specialists should feel prepared to address this risk with their patients and to tailor both ART and other medications. Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley and Dr. Priscilla Hsue discuss a patient with several risk factors for CVD, including the risk of CVD in HIV, the relationship between ART and CVD, drug–drug interactions, strategies to estimate risk, and initiating treatment for common risk factors, such as hypercholesterolemia.

Faculty

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC
Director of Clinical Research
Immunodeficiency Clinic
Toronto Hospital, University Health Network
Professor
University of Toronto Department of Medicine
Senior Scientist
Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Co-Chair of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Priscilla Hsue, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Chief of the Division of Cardiology
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center
San Francisco, California

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Global Services, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Priscilla Hsue, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.; Contracted Research: Novartis International AG

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

David Malebranche, MD, MPH
0.25 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series – Module 8: Implicit Bias and Racial Disparities

Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series – Module 8: Implicit Bias and Racial Disparities

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 14, 2022
Expires: January 14, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Incorporate strategies to improve equity in care across patient populations

Activity Description

Many patients of color face implicit bias or discrimination in health care, including HIV care. This can result in lower levels of adherence and viral suppression as well as a lack of equity in health care. It is important for clinicians to recognize their own biases and those that exist in their practice in order to provide equitable care for patients of color. Dr. David Malebranche and Dr. Oni Blackstock discuss a patient who has faced implicit bias and a lack of equity at another provider’s practice. They discuss the dangers of implicit bias, strategies to recognize it, opportunities to achieve equitable care, and both individual and clinic-level changes that can reduce implicit bias.

Faculty

David Malebranche, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine Physician
Sexual Health/HIV Expert
Atlanta, Georgia


Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS
Founder and Executive Director
Health Justice
New York, New York

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

David Malebranche, MD, MPH: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited; Speakers’ Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS: Nothing to disclose

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 14, 2022
Expires: January 14, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Integritas Communications.

Target Audience

The educational design of this enduring activity addresses the needs of HIV-specialist physicians and other clinicians and stakeholders involved in the care of patients with HIV infection.

Learning Objective

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

  • Incorporate strategies to improve equity in care across patient populations

Activity Description

Many patients of color face implicit bias or discrimination in health care, including HIV care. This can result in lower levels of adherence and viral suppression as well as a lack of equity in health care. It is important for clinicians to recognize their own biases and those that exist in their practice in order to provide equitable care for patients of color. Dr. David Malebranche and Dr. Oni Blackstock discuss a patient who has faced implicit bias and a lack of equity at another provider’s practice. They discuss the dangers of implicit bias, strategies to recognize it, opportunities to achieve equitable care, and both individual and clinic-level changes that can reduce implicit bias.

Faculty

David Malebranche, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine Physician
Sexual Health/HIV Expert
Atlanta, Georgia


Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS
Founder and Executive Director
Health Justice
New York, New York

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CME/CE activity:

David Malebranche, MD, MPH: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited; Speakers’ Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS: Nothing to disclose

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and Integritas Communications. PIM is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.25 contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the preactivity questionnaire, complete and receive a score of 100% on the posttest, and complete the program evaluation.

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

CME Questions – PIM Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com or at http://www.pimed.com/.

Integritas Contact Information
For all other questions regarding this activity, please contact Integritas via email at info@exchangecme.com.

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