Spotlight on Gastroenterology

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

Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Agenda

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

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

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

Activity Chair

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

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Agenda

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

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

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

Activity Chair

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

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Gastroenterology Presentations

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Chair

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

Faculty

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

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

Users must:

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

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

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

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Activity Details

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

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Chair

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

Faculty

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

The AGA Institute designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

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

Users must:

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

In order to claim MOC points, users must:

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

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

0.75 CME / MOC
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Empowered Crohn’s Disease Care: Targets, Tools, and Talking to Patients

Empowered Crohn’s Disease Care: Targets, Tools, and Talking to Patients

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.75 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: July 7, 2021
Expires: July 6, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the needs of gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, and other GI-focused clinicians who manage patients with Crohn’s disease (CD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize the benefits of a treat-to-target strategy in Crohn’s disease (CD) aimed at deep remission
  • Use clinical decision support tools to risk stratify patients for individualized CD care
  • Employ shared decision making for patient-centered and empowered CD care

Activity Description

During this activity, 3 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experts discuss the latest real-world insights on treat-to-target strategies in CD, tools to help risk stratify patients with CD, and a personalized approach to care.

Statement of Educational Need

The treatment of Crohn’s disease (CD) has typically relied on treatment intensification based on patient symptoms, but emerging evidence suggests that a treat-to-target approach may offer important benefits, including reducing underlying inflammation and improving long-term outcomes. Because the disease course in CD can vary widely, there has been significant effort directed toward developing risk stratification tools and evidence-based guideline management. Despite the evidence supporting the usefulness of patient-specific risk stratification, many patients with CD suffer disease progression and complications. When patients are involved in their own care through shared decision making, they are more educated about treatment options, confident in their treatment plan, and have a better quality of life.

Faculty

Parambir Dulai, MD (Chair)
Assistant Professor
UC San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA


Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Section Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Co-Director, IBD Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP
Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Parambir Dulai, MD, has affiliations with Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda (Consultant); Janssen (Contracted Research).

Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS, has affiliations with CDPATH Risk Prediction Tool (Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder); AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Prometheus Laboratories, Takeda (Consultant); Pfizer (Contracted Research); ColonaryConcepts, MiTest Health (Stocks, stock options or other ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda (Speaker for CME Programs).

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, has affiliations with AbbVie, AbGenomics, Allergan, Inc., Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bellatrix Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ltd., Bristol Myers Squibb, CDx Diagnostics, Celgene Corp/Syneos, Check-cap, Dizal Pharmaceuticals, GalenPharma/Atlantica, Genentech/Roche, Gilead Sciences, Ichnos Sciences S.A. (formerly Glenmark Pharmaceuticals), InDex Pharmaceuticals, Iterative Scopies, Janssen, Lilly, Materia Prima, Narrow River Management, Pfizer, Prometheus Laboratories, Reistone, Takeda, Techlab, Inc (Consultant); Takeda (Grant Support); American College of Gastroenterology (Board of Trustees); Cornerstones Health, Inc. (non-profit) (Co-Founder, CFO); GoDuRn, LLC (Co-Founder).

Planners and Managers
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC point 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

During the period from July 7, 2021 through July 6, 2022, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the post-test (score 75% or higher) and evaluation.

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No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., 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 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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For more information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.75 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: July 7, 2021
Expires: July 6, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Jointly Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the needs of gastroenterologists, GI surgeons, and other GI-focused clinicians who manage patients with Crohn’s disease (CD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Summarize the benefits of a treat-to-target strategy in Crohn’s disease (CD) aimed at deep remission
  • Use clinical decision support tools to risk stratify patients for individualized CD care
  • Employ shared decision making for patient-centered and empowered CD care

Activity Description

During this activity, 3 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experts discuss the latest real-world insights on treat-to-target strategies in CD, tools to help risk stratify patients with CD, and a personalized approach to care.

Statement of Educational Need

The treatment of Crohn’s disease (CD) has typically relied on treatment intensification based on patient symptoms, but emerging evidence suggests that a treat-to-target approach may offer important benefits, including reducing underlying inflammation and improving long-term outcomes. Because the disease course in CD can vary widely, there has been significant effort directed toward developing risk stratification tools and evidence-based guideline management. Despite the evidence supporting the usefulness of patient-specific risk stratification, many patients with CD suffer disease progression and complications. When patients are involved in their own care through shared decision making, they are more educated about treatment options, confident in their treatment plan, and have a better quality of life.

Faculty

Parambir Dulai, MD (Chair)
Assistant Professor
UC San Diego School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA


Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Section Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Co-Director, IBD Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP
Joseph B. Kirsner Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Co-Director, Digestive Diseases Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Parambir Dulai, MD, has affiliations with Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda (Consultant); Janssen (Contracted Research).

Corey A. Siegel, MD, MS, has affiliations with CDPATH Risk Prediction Tool (Receipt of Intellectual Property Rights/Patent Holder); AbbVie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Prometheus Laboratories, Takeda (Consultant); Pfizer (Contracted Research); ColonaryConcepts, MiTest Health (Stocks, stock options or other ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds); AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Takeda (Speaker for CME Programs).

David T. Rubin, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, has affiliations with AbbVie, AbGenomics, Allergan, Inc., Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bellatrix Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ltd., Bristol Myers Squibb, CDx Diagnostics, Celgene Corp/Syneos, Check-cap, Dizal Pharmaceuticals, GalenPharma/Atlantica, Genentech/Roche, Gilead Sciences, Ichnos Sciences S.A. (formerly Glenmark Pharmaceuticals), InDex Pharmaceuticals, Iterative Scopies, Janssen, Lilly, Materia Prima, Narrow River Management, Pfizer, Prometheus Laboratories, Reistone, Takeda, Techlab, Inc (Consultant); Takeda (Grant Support); American College of Gastroenterology (Board of Trustees); Cornerstones Health, Inc. (non-profit) (Co-Founder, CFO); GoDuRn, LLC (Co-Founder).

Planners and Managers
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 MOC point 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity.

During the period from July 7, 2021 through July 6, 2022, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and disclosures; 2) study the educational activity; and 3) complete the post-test (score 75% or higher) and evaluation.

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., 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 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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For more information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930.

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

Multidisciplinary Perspective in Chronic Cough: Streamlining Care for Your Patients

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Agenda

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

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

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

Activity Chair

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

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Agenda

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

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

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

Activity Chair

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

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AXDEV

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

Hard to Swallow: Bridging Knowledge Gaps in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty discussion will focus on:

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Agenda

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

Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following financial relationships have been provided:

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

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

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

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD, MSCS
Nothing to disclose

Robert Pesek, MD
Nothing to disclose

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty discussion will focus on:

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Agenda

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

Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

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

The following financial relationships have been provided:

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

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

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

Calies Menard-Katcher, MD, MSCS
Nothing to disclose

Robert Pesek, MD
Nothing to disclose

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Chair

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

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

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

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

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

Disclosure Declaration

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

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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

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

Criteria for Success

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

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

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

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

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Chair

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

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

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

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

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

Disclosure Declaration

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

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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

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

Criteria for Success

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

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

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

1.00 CME / MOC
Global Education Group
The HER Family: A Pan Tumor Approach

The HER Family: A Pan Tumor Approach

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: May 12, 2021
Expires: May 11, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This activity is provided by Global Education Group. Produced in collaboration with RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical and surgical oncologists, pathologists, oncology NPs and PAs, and pulmonologists who diagnose and manage patients with breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and/or gastric cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ available data on newly approved and investigational HER2- and HER3-directed therapies for advanced breast cancer 
  • Assess the therapeutic potential role and place of HER2- and HER3-targeted agents in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) 
  • Apply current evidence for new frontline combinations in HER2+ advanced gastric cancer, as well as new and emerging options for refractory disease 

Activity Description

During this Clinical Forum℠ activity, 3 nationally recognized experts in the management of solid tumors discuss approved and emerging therapeutic approaches targeting HER2 or HER3 in patients with breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and gastric cancer.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinical research seeks to expand the treatment armamentarium for solid tumors by investigating new or emerging HER2-targeted therapies in breast, lung, and gastric cancer; targeting HER3 and other escape mechanisms are also of interest. Given the rapidly evolving landscape of HER2-targeted therapies and the emerging role of HER3, clinicians require clear knowledge of the latest advances in order to deliver optimal cancer care.

Faculty

Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancer
Director, Clinical Trials, Breast Oncology Center
Senior Physician
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Daniel Catenacci, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology & Oncology
Director, Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Assistant Director, Translational Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Chicago Medical Center & Biological Sciences
Chicago, IL


Liza C. Villaruz, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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

Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH
Consultant: AstraZeneca, Athenex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Certara, CytomX, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Eli Lilly, G1 Therapeutics, Genentech/Roche, Immunomedics/Gilead, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutics, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics, Nanostring, Nektar, Novartis, Odonate, OncoPep, OncoSec, Pfizer, Puma, Samsung Bioepsis, Sanofi, SeaGen.
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyclacel, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Exelixis, Genentech/Roche, Immunomedics/Gilead, Merck, Nanostring, Nektar, Novartis, Odonate, Pfizer, Sanofi, SeaGen.
 
Daniel Catenacci, MD
Consultant: Amgen, Archer & Natera, Arcus, Astellas, Basilea, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Foundation Medicine, Genentech/Roche, Gritstone, Guardant Health, Merck, Pieris, QED, Seattle Genetics, Taiho, Tempus, Zymeworks.
Honoraria: Amgen, Archer & Natera, Arcus, Astellas, Basilea, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Foundation Medicine, Genentech/Roche, Gritstone, Guardant Health, Merck, Pieris, QED, Seattle Genetics, Taiho, Tempus, Zymeworks.
Speaker’s Bureau: Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Genentech/Roche, Guardant Health, Merck, Tempus.  

Liza C. Villaruz, MD, has nothing to disclose.  

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
  
Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose. 
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose. 
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose. 
Ashley Cann has nothing to disclose. 
Agnes Yang has nothing to disclose. 
Sharon Powell has nothing to disclose. 
Elizabeth Johnson has nothing to disclose.  

Accreditation Statement

Physician Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group 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.

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

This activity was released on May 12, 2021 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than May 11, 2022.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity post-test (score 75% or higher) and evaluation.

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo.

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. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.     

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

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: May 12, 2021
Expires: May 11, 2022
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This activity is provided by Global Education Group. Produced in collaboration with RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of medical and surgical oncologists, pathologists, oncology NPs and PAs, and pulmonologists who diagnose and manage patients with breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and/or gastric cancer.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the clinician should be able to:

  • Employ available data on newly approved and investigational HER2- and HER3-directed therapies for advanced breast cancer 
  • Assess the therapeutic potential role and place of HER2- and HER3-targeted agents in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) 
  • Apply current evidence for new frontline combinations in HER2+ advanced gastric cancer, as well as new and emerging options for refractory disease 

Activity Description

During this Clinical Forum℠ activity, 3 nationally recognized experts in the management of solid tumors discuss approved and emerging therapeutic approaches targeting HER2 or HER3 in patients with breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and gastric cancer.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinical research seeks to expand the treatment armamentarium for solid tumors by investigating new or emerging HER2-targeted therapies in breast, lung, and gastric cancer; targeting HER3 and other escape mechanisms are also of interest. Given the rapidly evolving landscape of HER2-targeted therapies and the emerging role of HER3, clinicians require clear knowledge of the latest advances in order to deliver optimal cancer care.

Faculty

Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancer
Director, Clinical Trials, Breast Oncology Center
Senior Physician
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Associate Professor, Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Daniel Catenacci, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology & Oncology
Director, Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Assistant Director, Translational Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center
The University of Chicago Medical Center & Biological Sciences
Chicago, IL


Liza C. Villaruz, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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

Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH
Consultant: AstraZeneca, Athenex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Certara, CytomX, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, Eli Lilly, G1 Therapeutics, Genentech/Roche, Immunomedics/Gilead, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutics, Merck, Mersana Therapeutics, Nanostring, Nektar, Novartis, Odonate, OncoPep, OncoSec, Pfizer, Puma, Samsung Bioepsis, Sanofi, SeaGen.
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyclacel, Eisai, Eli Lilly, Exelixis, Genentech/Roche, Immunomedics/Gilead, Merck, Nanostring, Nektar, Novartis, Odonate, Pfizer, Sanofi, SeaGen.
 
Daniel Catenacci, MD
Consultant: Amgen, Archer & Natera, Arcus, Astellas, Basilea, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Foundation Medicine, Genentech/Roche, Gritstone, Guardant Health, Merck, Pieris, QED, Seattle Genetics, Taiho, Tempus, Zymeworks.
Honoraria: Amgen, Archer & Natera, Arcus, Astellas, Basilea, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Five Prime, Foundation Medicine, Genentech/Roche, Gritstone, Guardant Health, Merck, Pieris, QED, Seattle Genetics, Taiho, Tempus, Zymeworks.
Speaker’s Bureau: Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Genentech/Roche, Guardant Health, Merck, Tempus.  

Liza C. Villaruz, MD, has nothing to disclose.  

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
  
Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose. 
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose. 
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose. 
Ashley Cann has nothing to disclose. 
Agnes Yang has nothing to disclose. 
Sharon Powell has nothing to disclose. 
Elizabeth Johnson has nothing to disclose.  

Accreditation Statement

Physician Accreditation Statement
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
Global Education Group 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.

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

This activity was released on May 12, 2021 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than May 11, 2022.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the activity post-test (score 75% or higher) and evaluation.

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo.

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. Global Education Group (Global) does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.     

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

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

0.25 CME / MOC
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Getting the Diagnosis Right Early: Clinical Pearls for Identifying EOE in Children and Adults

Getting the Diagnosis Right Early: Clinical Pearls for Identifying EOE in Children and Adults

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: April 30, 2021
Expires: April 29, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

  • Use evidence-based diagnostic approaches to detect eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) early in children and adults

Activity Description

This 15-minute infographic-based educational activity will be augmented by patient and clinician videos, in addition to an interactive approach to cover diagnostic approaches to detect EoE early.

Statement of Educational Need

The significant burden of disease and increasing incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in the United States require that several knowledge and practice gaps among clinicians involved in the care of affected patients be addressed; diagnostic delays continue to present a challenge to the timely management of EoE.

Agenda

  1. Incidence, prevalence, and underlying pathophysiology of EoE
  2. Symptomatology and natural history of EoE
  3. Diagnostic strategies for patients with a high index of suspicion for EoE
  4. Challenges associated with diagnosis and consequences of diagnostic delay

Chair

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

Disclosure Declaration

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

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Criteria for Success

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

During the period April 30, 2021 through April 29, 2022, participants must:

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: April 30, 2021
Expires: April 29, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

  • Use evidence-based diagnostic approaches to detect eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) early in children and adults

Activity Description

This 15-minute infographic-based educational activity will be augmented by patient and clinician videos, in addition to an interactive approach to cover diagnostic approaches to detect EoE early.

Statement of Educational Need

The significant burden of disease and increasing incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in the United States require that several knowledge and practice gaps among clinicians involved in the care of affected patients be addressed; diagnostic delays continue to present a challenge to the timely management of EoE.

Agenda

  1. Incidence, prevalence, and underlying pathophysiology of EoE
  2. Symptomatology and natural history of EoE
  3. Diagnostic strategies for patients with a high index of suspicion for EoE
  4. Challenges associated with diagnosis and consequences of diagnostic delay

Chair

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

Disclosure Declaration

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

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 medical knowledge MOC point(s) and 0 patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Criteria for Success

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

During the period April 30, 2021 through April 29, 2022, participants must:

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Sanofi Genzyme.

Disclaimer

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

0.50 CME / CPE
Vindico
HIV Management: Clinical Case Conundrums – A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

HIV Management: Clinical Case Conundrums – A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

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Activity Details

Free CME/CPE
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.50 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
Released: April 23, 2021
Expires: April 22, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate new evidence-based guidelines for the use of antiretroviral (ARV) agents in adults and adolescents with HIV.
  • Initiate treatment in ARV-naive patients, based on individual patient needs, characteristics, preferences, and genotypic drug-resistance testing.
  • Interpret recent evidence regarding the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in women of childbearing potential.
  • Incorporate the use of switching ART regimens in patients who have experienced adverse events.
  • Implement the most appropriate regimens in patients with HIV and comorbidities.
  • Recognize the complexities of HIV management in older, highly treatment-experienced patients due to polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, and other issues.

Activity Description

Antiretroviral therapy has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV treatment. Clinicians must keep apprised of new data regarding treatment strategies, including drug simplification and long-acting injectables, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of treatment side effects. In this Wheel of Knowledge Challenge interactive quiz, your knowledge will be tested on the latest clinical developments and management strategies for patients with HIV as an expert faculty member provides guidance on how to incorporate new treatment strategies into clinical practice. Your host will also discuss various aspects of HIV management, including selection of a patient’s initial antiretroviral regimen, treatment modification in highly treatment-experienced patients, and individualizing therapy.

Faculty

Host:
W. David Hardy, MD

Scientific and Medical Consultant
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Enochian BioSciences, Gilead, Merck, ViiV/GlaxoSmithKline

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

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, AAHIVP
Disclosure:
Contracted Research (Paid to Institution):
ViiV

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 and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationVindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is acceptable for 0.50 contact hours of ACPE Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number 0482-0000-21-008-H02-P, effective 4/23/2021. This is a knowledge-based activity, and there is no fee to attend.

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 4 of 6 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 or CPE Statement of Credit. Pharmacist learners who submit their NABP ID and DOB will be reported to the CPE Monitor by Vindico Medical Education directly.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare. ViiV Healthcare was not involved in the development of content or selection of faculty for this educational activity.

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.

CE Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CPE
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.50 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
Released: April 23, 2021
Expires: April 22, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate new evidence-based guidelines for the use of antiretroviral (ARV) agents in adults and adolescents with HIV.
  • Initiate treatment in ARV-naive patients, based on individual patient needs, characteristics, preferences, and genotypic drug-resistance testing.
  • Interpret recent evidence regarding the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in women of childbearing potential.
  • Incorporate the use of switching ART regimens in patients who have experienced adverse events.
  • Implement the most appropriate regimens in patients with HIV and comorbidities.
  • Recognize the complexities of HIV management in older, highly treatment-experienced patients due to polypharmacy, drug-drug interactions, and other issues.

Activity Description

Antiretroviral therapy has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV treatment. Clinicians must keep apprised of new data regarding treatment strategies, including drug simplification and long-acting injectables, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of treatment side effects. In this Wheel of Knowledge Challenge interactive quiz, your knowledge will be tested on the latest clinical developments and management strategies for patients with HIV as an expert faculty member provides guidance on how to incorporate new treatment strategies into clinical practice. Your host will also discuss various aspects of HIV management, including selection of a patient’s initial antiretroviral regimen, treatment modification in highly treatment-experienced patients, and individualizing therapy.

Faculty

Host:
W. David Hardy, MD

Scientific and Medical Consultant
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Enochian BioSciences, Gilead, Merck, ViiV/GlaxoSmithKline

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

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, AAHIVP
Disclosure:
Contracted Research (Paid to Institution):
ViiV

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 and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy EducationVindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is acceptable for 0.50 contact hours of ACPE Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number 0482-0000-21-008-H02-P, effective 4/23/2021. This is a knowledge-based activity, and there is no fee to attend.

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 4 of 6 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 or CPE Statement of Credit. Pharmacist learners who submit their NABP ID and DOB will be reported to the CPE Monitor by Vindico Medical Education directly.

Statement of Commercial Support

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare. ViiV Healthcare was not involved in the development of content or selection of faculty for this educational activity.

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.

CE Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.50 CME
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
HER2 Testing in Gastric Cancer: A Survival Guide to Interpretation and Application

HER2 Testing in Gastric Cancer: A Survival Guide to Interpretation and Application

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: April 2, 2021
Expires: April 1, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

Oncology clinicians and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and/or manage patients with gastric cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess current HER2 testing recommendations and strategies for gastric cancer
  • Apply optimal testing and interpretation strategies to identify patients with gastric cancer that could benefit from HER2-directed therapy
  • Identify current and emerging HER2-directed therapies for gastric cancer

Activity Description

In this activity, a panel of experts discuss current methods for determining the HER2 status of gastric adenocarcinomas and/or gastroesophageal junction cancers and the implications of these findings on treatment selection in the first-line setting and beyond.

Statement of Educational Need

HER2 testing volume has been found to be significantly lower in community-based centers than academic settings. Given the rapidly changing landscape of HER2 targeted therapy for the treatment of gastric cancer, it is essential to narrow the knowledge and testing gaps among clinicians who manage individuals with gastric adenocarcinomas or gastroesophageal cancers.

Activity Chair

Richard Kim, MD
Service Chief and Senior Staff, Gastrointestinal Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Professor, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Faculty

Daniel Catenacci, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology & Oncology
Director, Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Assistant Director, Translational Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD
Attending Pathologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor, Pathology
Will Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Richard Kim, MD, has affiliations with BMS, Lilly (Consultant); Bayer, BMS, Eisai (Contracted Research); Incyte (Speakers Bureau).

Daniel Catenacci, MD, has affiliations withAmgen, Archer & Natera, Astellas, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly, Five Prime, Foundation Medicine, Guardant Health, Genentech/Roche, Gritstone, Merck, Pieris, QED, Taiho, Tempus, Zymeworks (Consultant); Genentech/Roche, Guardant Health, Lilly, Merck, Tempus (Speakers Bureau).

Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

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

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

Disclosure
It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Accreditation Statement

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 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

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria For Success
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity.

Users must:

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: April 2, 2021
Expires: April 1, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

Oncology clinicians and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and/or manage patients with gastric cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess current HER2 testing recommendations and strategies for gastric cancer
  • Apply optimal testing and interpretation strategies to identify patients with gastric cancer that could benefit from HER2-directed therapy
  • Identify current and emerging HER2-directed therapies for gastric cancer

Activity Description

In this activity, a panel of experts discuss current methods for determining the HER2 status of gastric adenocarcinomas and/or gastroesophageal junction cancers and the implications of these findings on treatment selection in the first-line setting and beyond.

Statement of Educational Need

HER2 testing volume has been found to be significantly lower in community-based centers than academic settings. Given the rapidly changing landscape of HER2 targeted therapy for the treatment of gastric cancer, it is essential to narrow the knowledge and testing gaps among clinicians who manage individuals with gastric adenocarcinomas or gastroesophageal cancers.

Activity Chair

Richard Kim, MD
Service Chief and Senior Staff, Gastrointestinal Oncology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Professor, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Faculty

Daniel Catenacci, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology & Oncology
Director, Interdisciplinary Gastrointestinal Oncology Program
Assistant Director, Translational Research, Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD
Attending Pathologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor, Pathology
Will Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Richard Kim, MD, has affiliations with BMS, Lilly (Consultant); Bayer, BMS, Eisai (Contracted Research); Incyte (Speakers Bureau).

Daniel Catenacci, MD, has affiliations withAmgen, Archer & Natera, Astellas, BMS, Daiichi Sankyo, Lilly, Five Prime, Foundation Medicine, Guardant Health, Genentech/Roche, Gritstone, Merck, Pieris, QED, Taiho, Tempus, Zymeworks (Consultant); Genentech/Roche, Guardant Health, Lilly, Merck, Tempus (Speakers Bureau).

Laura H. Tang, MD, PhD, has no financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

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

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

Disclosure
It is the policy of AKH Inc. and RMEI Medical Education, LLC to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The author must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with ineligible companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are mitigated by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Accreditation Statement

Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 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

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.

Criteria For Success
In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity.

Users must:

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

0.75 CME
Vindico
Harnessing Immunological Pathways to Improve the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

Harnessing Immunological Pathways to Improve the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe emerging therapies with unique mechanisms of action that can improve the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.
  • Assess new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of therapeutics that target immunological pathways in the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.

Activity Description

Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic, progressive, idiopathic inflammatory disorder that can affect any component of the gastrointestinal tract. Approximately 780,000 individuals in the United States have CD, with the incidence and prevalence increasing worldwide. The ongoing clinical evaluation of emerging therapies with unique mechanisms of action holds promise for a more optimal disease response. Over the past 20 years, biologic agents have redefined the management of moderate to severe CD. Agents that impact not only clinical response and remission but also mucosal healing are now of paramount interest. Available biologic therapies for CD include anti–tumor necrosis factor-α agents, an integrin inhibitor, and interleukin 12/23 inhibitors—all of which are administered either intravenously or subcutaneously. Several oral small-molecule therapies are also under investigation for the treatment of moderate to severe CD, including Janus kinase protein inhibitors. Oral agents that modulate sphingosine 1-phosphate, which guides lymphocyte circulation through secondary lymphoid organs such as the spleen and lymph nodes, are being studied as well. In this CME activity, experts summarize new evidence on investigational agents with unique mechanisms of action that are in late-stage development for treating moderate to severe CD. The most recent clinical findings on the safety and efficacy of therapies targeting immunological pathways are also evaluated.

Agenda

Targeting Immunological Pathways in CD
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS

How Emerging Agents are Performing in Safety and Efficacy in Moderate to Severe CD
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH; William J. Sandborn, MD

Activity Chair

William J. Sandborn, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, UCSD IBD Center
UC San Diego Health System
La Jolla, CA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Alimentiv, Allergan, Amgen, Arena Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Celltrion, Conatus, Cosmo, Escalier Biosciences, Ferring, Forbion, Genentech, Gilead, Gossamer Bio, Incyte, Janssen, Kyowa Kirin, Landos, Lilly, Oppilan, Otsuka, Pfizer, Progenity, Prometheus, Reistone, Seres, Shire, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Sterna Biologicals, Sublimity Therapeutics, Takeda, Theravance, TiGenix, Tillotts, UCB, Ventyx, Vimalan Biosciences, Vivelix
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Atlantic Healthcare, Celgene/Receptos, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Prometheus, Takeda
Ownership Interest: BeiGene, Escalier Biosciences, Gossamer Bio, Oppilan, Progenity, Prometheus, Ritter, Shoreline, Ventyx, Vimalan Biosciences

Faculty

Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Artugen, Bacainn, Finch Therapeutics, Iterative Scopes, Janssen, Morphic Therapeutic, Pandion, Pfizer, Salix, Servatus, Takeda
Contracted Research: Merck


Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Chief, Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Abivax, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bacainn Therapeutics, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Calibr, Celltrion, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Index Pharmaceuticals, Inotrem, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Kallyope, Pfizer, Prometheus, Protagonist Therapeutics, Surrozen, Takeda, Target RWE, USWM Enterprises, Viela Bio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at: CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is gastroenterologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe emerging therapies with unique mechanisms of action that can improve the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.
  • Assess new clinical data on the efficacy and safety of therapeutics that target immunological pathways in the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease.

Activity Description

Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic, progressive, idiopathic inflammatory disorder that can affect any component of the gastrointestinal tract. Approximately 780,000 individuals in the United States have CD, with the incidence and prevalence increasing worldwide. The ongoing clinical evaluation of emerging therapies with unique mechanisms of action holds promise for a more optimal disease response. Over the past 20 years, biologic agents have redefined the management of moderate to severe CD. Agents that impact not only clinical response and remission but also mucosal healing are now of paramount interest. Available biologic therapies for CD include anti–tumor necrosis factor-α agents, an integrin inhibitor, and interleukin 12/23 inhibitors—all of which are administered either intravenously or subcutaneously. Several oral small-molecule therapies are also under investigation for the treatment of moderate to severe CD, including Janus kinase protein inhibitors. Oral agents that modulate sphingosine 1-phosphate, which guides lymphocyte circulation through secondary lymphoid organs such as the spleen and lymph nodes, are being studied as well. In this CME activity, experts summarize new evidence on investigational agents with unique mechanisms of action that are in late-stage development for treating moderate to severe CD. The most recent clinical findings on the safety and efficacy of therapies targeting immunological pathways are also evaluated.

Agenda

Targeting Immunological Pathways in CD
Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS

How Emerging Agents are Performing in Safety and Efficacy in Moderate to Severe CD
Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH; William J. Sandborn, MD

Activity Chair

William J. Sandborn, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, UCSD IBD Center
UC San Diego Health System
La Jolla, CA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Alimentiv, Allergan, Amgen, Arena Pharmaceuticals, BeiGene, Boehringer Ingelheim, Celgene, Celltrion, Conatus, Cosmo, Escalier Biosciences, Ferring, Forbion, Genentech, Gilead, Gossamer Bio, Incyte, Janssen, Kyowa Kirin, Landos, Lilly, Oppilan, Otsuka, Pfizer, Progenity, Prometheus, Reistone, Seres, Shire, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Sterna Biologicals, Sublimity Therapeutics, Takeda, Theravance, TiGenix, Tillotts, UCB, Ventyx, Vimalan Biosciences, Vivelix
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Atlantic Healthcare, Celgene/Receptos, Genentech, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Pfizer, Prometheus, Takeda
Ownership Interest: BeiGene, Escalier Biosciences, Gossamer Bio, Oppilan, Progenity, Prometheus, Ritter, Shoreline, Ventyx, Vimalan Biosciences

Faculty

Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Crohn’s and Colitis Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Artugen, Bacainn, Finch Therapeutics, Iterative Scopes, Janssen, Morphic Therapeutic, Pandion, Pfizer, Salix, Servatus, Takeda
Contracted Research: Merck


Bruce E. Sands, MD, MS
Chief, Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology
Dr. Burrill B. Crohn Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Health System
New York, NY

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Abivax, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bacainn Therapeutics, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Calibr, Celltrion, Genentech, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Index Pharmaceuticals, Inotrem, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Kallyope, Pfizer, Prometheus, Protagonist Therapeutics, Surrozen, Takeda, Target RWE, USWM Enterprises, Viela Bio

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