Spotlight on Infectious Diseases

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP
Credits: 0.25 CME / CNE
Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 3: HIV in Women
Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine

Answers to Everyday Practice Challenges in HIV Medicine: A Phone-a-Friend Peer Consult Series—Module 3: HIV in Women

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: December 3, 2021
Expires: December 3, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

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

Activity Description

Women with HIV require care outside of traditional HIV management, particularly concerning pregnancy and contraceptives. Clinicians require updates on new data and guidelines about appropriate antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens during pregnancy as well as strategies for multidisciplinary care. Dr. Chloe Orkin and Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley discuss a patient who is virally suppressed and would like to conceive. They discuss ART regimens, viral monitoring, collaboration with an obstetrician/gynecologist, intra- and postpartum care, breastfeeding, and contraceptives.

Faculty

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP
Consultant Physician and Lead for HIV Research
Professor of HIV Medicine
Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust
Director, SHARE Collaborative
Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion SMD
President, Medical Women’s Federation
London, United Kingdom


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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: December 3, 2021
Expires: December 3, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

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

Target Audience

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

Learning Objective

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

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

Activity Description

Women with HIV require care outside of traditional HIV management, particularly concerning pregnancy and contraceptives. Clinicians require updates on new data and guidelines about appropriate antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens during pregnancy as well as strategies for multidisciplinary care. Dr. Chloe Orkin and Dr. Sharon L. Walmsley discuss a patient who is virally suppressed and would like to conceive. They discuss ART regimens, viral monitoring, collaboration with an obstetrician/gynecologist, intra- and postpartum care, breastfeeding, and contraceptives.

Faculty

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP
Consultant Physician and Lead for HIV Research
Professor of HIV Medicine
Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust
Director, SHARE Collaborative
Academic Lead for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion SMD
President, Medical Women’s Federation
London, United Kingdom


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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Chloe Orkin, MBBCH, MSc, FRCP: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare; Speakers Bureaus: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., ViiV Healthcare

Sharon L. Walmsley, MSc, MD, FRCPC: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare; Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

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

Infectious Diseases Presentations

1.0 CME
Vindico Medical Education
Understanding the Immunopathology of COVID-19 Progression to Make More Informed Treatment Decisions

Understanding the Immunopathology of COVID-19 Progression to Make More Informed Treatment Decisions

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: April 28, 2022
Expires: April 27, 2023
60 minutes to complete

Updates to COVID-19 information as it pertains to the content presented within this activity will be updated on a quarterly basis from program launch until program expiration. Please save this link for further education!

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the role of the innate and adaptive immune response throughout the progression of COVID-19.
  • Determine optimal management for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 based on the latest recommendations and clinical evidence regarding the use of immunomodulatory agents.
  • Describe how variables such as disease severity, timing, and comorbidities should impact clinical decision-making for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Activity Description

Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Immunomodulatory therapies such as Janus kinase inhibitors and interleukin-6 inhibitors can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. In this CME activity, faculty review the clinical and immunologic events underlying COVID-19; appraise the latest data on immunomodulatory therapies; and discuss how disease severity, timing, and comorbidities should impact clinical decision-making for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Clinical cases will be discussed to highlight key educational objectives and strategies for patient management.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality, spurring unprecedented levels of ongoing research for effective therapeutic strategies. A major challenge for clinicians involved in patient management is staying current on the latest evidence-based care despite the rapid influx of data, drug shortages, and evolving treatment guidelines. This program provides updates on developments and data on the immunopathology and management of COVID-19.

Agenda

Introduction
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Immunological Mechanisms Underlying COVID-19 Progression
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Advances in the Use of Immunomodulatory Agents for Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
Andre Kalil, MD, MPH

Clinical Cases: Management of COVID-19 in the Inpatient Setting
Susan E. Kline, MD, MPH

Panel Discussion
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO; Andre Kalil, MD, MPH

Activity Chair

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

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

Faculty

Andre Kalil, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, FCCM
Professor of Medicine
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Relevant Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Susan E. Kline, MD, MPH, FISDA, FSHEA
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Relevant Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
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 ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the 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 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 Lilly.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing 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.

Disclaimer

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity 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 FDA. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Notice

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Recording of any manner is prohibited without written permission from Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

CME Questions?

Contact us at cme@vindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: April 28, 2022
Expires: April 27, 2023
60 minutes to complete

Updates to COVID-19 information as it pertains to the content presented within this activity will be updated on a quarterly basis from program launch until program expiration. Please save this link for further education!

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline the role of the innate and adaptive immune response throughout the progression of COVID-19.
  • Determine optimal management for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 based on the latest recommendations and clinical evidence regarding the use of immunomodulatory agents.
  • Describe how variables such as disease severity, timing, and comorbidities should impact clinical decision-making for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Activity Description

Severe COVID-19 is characterized by a hyperinflammatory state and significant pulmonary disease that can result in respiratory failure and organ damage. Immunomodulatory therapies such as Janus kinase inhibitors and interleukin-6 inhibitors can reduce the risk of disease progression and death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. In this CME activity, faculty review the clinical and immunologic events underlying COVID-19; appraise the latest data on immunomodulatory therapies; and discuss how disease severity, timing, and comorbidities should impact clinical decision-making for patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Clinical cases will be discussed to highlight key educational objectives and strategies for patient management.

Statement of Educational Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a health care crisis with widespread global morbidity and mortality, spurring unprecedented levels of ongoing research for effective therapeutic strategies. A major challenge for clinicians involved in patient management is staying current on the latest evidence-based care despite the rapid influx of data, drug shortages, and evolving treatment guidelines. This program provides updates on developments and data on the immunopathology and management of COVID-19.

Agenda

Introduction
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Immunological Mechanisms Underlying COVID-19 Progression
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

Advances in the Use of Immunomodulatory Agents for Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
Andre Kalil, MD, MPH

Clinical Cases: Management of COVID-19 in the Inpatient Setting
Susan E. Kline, MD, MPH

Panel Discussion
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO; Andre Kalil, MD, MPH

Activity Chair

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

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

Faculty

Andre Kalil, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, FCCM
Professor of Medicine
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Relevant Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Susan E. Kline, MD, MPH, FISDA, FSHEA
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Relevant Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
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 ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the 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 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 Lilly.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing 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.

Disclaimer

The material presented at or in any Vindico Medical Education continuing education activity 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 FDA. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

Notice

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Recording of any manner is prohibited without written permission from Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

CME Questions?

Contact us at cme@vindicoCME.com

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

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

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Phyllis C. Tien, MD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

Activity Chair
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO

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

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

Faculty
Randy Q. Cron, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 100% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2022 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

David A. Wohl, MD
1.0 CME / MOC / CPE
Vindico Medical Education
HIV PrEP: Strategies for Risk Reduction and Improved Adherence

HIV PrEP: Strategies for Risk Reduction and Improved Adherence

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CPE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC Point(s)
1.0 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
Released: March 15, 2022
Expires: March 14, 2023
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is family medicine physicians, internists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients at high risk for acquiring HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate complications of untreated HIV as well as the tools for risk assessments and routine screening.
  • Identify patient eligibility and the categories of patients who may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
  • Review the latest clinical evidence regarding current and emerging PrEP therapies, including guidance on medication adherence and risk-reduction counseling.

Activity Description

HIV is a disease that attacks the body’s immune system. Patients with HIV have the capability to transmit the virus to other patients via either sex or sharing of needles or syringes. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS, which is the most severe phase of HIV infection. Because there is no effective vaccine to prevent HIV transmission, behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention strategies are needed to reduce HIV acquisition. For HIV-uninfected patients, PrEP using antiretroviral medications is an evidence-based method to prevent new infections among those at greatest risk, as data have shown that it is highly effective in individuals who are adherent to taking the PrEP agent. In this CE activity, the faculty for this program will identify the categories of patients who may benefit from PrEP, as well as explore the safety and efficacy of current PrEP therapies, and will utilize the unique ArcheMedX Intelligent Learning Platform.

Statement of Educational Need

Several quality care gaps exist when managing individuals who are at high risk for developing HIV. This insufficient care is attributed to numerous factors, including primary care physicians and other providers who do not perform routine screenings and risk assessments of patients, do not discuss PrEP or any other risk prevention strategies with patients who may exhibit high-risk behaviors, do not actively promote adherence to PrEP or follow up with patients, and who lack competence about current PrEP therapies. As such, an educational initiative discussing these topics is warranted to improve outcomes for patients who are at high risk for acquiring HIV.

Agenda

Introduction - David A. Wohl, MD

Burden of HIV and Tools for Risk Assessment - Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH

PrEP Therapies and Adherence Strategies - David A. Wohl, MD

Case Presentation & Panel Discussion - All Faculty

Activity Chair

David A. Wohl, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Disclosure:
Advisor: Gilead, Merck, ViiV
Consultant: Gilead, Merck, ViiV
Independent Research Contractor: Gilead, Merck, ViiV

Faculty

Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, AAHIVP
Disclosure:
Independent Research Contractor: Actelion/Janssen, 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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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 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 Successful completion of this CME activity 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. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participants who opt-in by providing their ABIM ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This program is acceptable for 1.0 contact hour of ACPE Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number 0482-0000-22-002-H02-P, effective 03/15/2022. This is a knowledge-based activity, and there is no fee to attend.

Vindico Medical Education will provide pharmacist credits claimed information directly to the ACPE through CPE Monitor within 45 days.

Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). AANPCB will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Physician assistants participating in the activity can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). AAPA will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, March 15, 2022 to March 14, 2023.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the CE 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 or CPE Statement of Credit. Pharmacist learners who submit their NABP and DOB will be reported to the CPE Monitor by Vindico Medical Education directly within 45 days.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC/CPE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC Point(s)
1.0 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
Released: March 15, 2022
Expires: March 14, 2023
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is family medicine physicians, internists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients at high risk for acquiring HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Evaluate complications of untreated HIV as well as the tools for risk assessments and routine screening.
  • Identify patient eligibility and the categories of patients who may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).
  • Review the latest clinical evidence regarding current and emerging PrEP therapies, including guidance on medication adherence and risk-reduction counseling.

Activity Description

HIV is a disease that attacks the body’s immune system. Patients with HIV have the capability to transmit the virus to other patients via either sex or sharing of needles or syringes. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS, which is the most severe phase of HIV infection. Because there is no effective vaccine to prevent HIV transmission, behavioral and biomedical HIV prevention strategies are needed to reduce HIV acquisition. For HIV-uninfected patients, PrEP using antiretroviral medications is an evidence-based method to prevent new infections among those at greatest risk, as data have shown that it is highly effective in individuals who are adherent to taking the PrEP agent. In this CE activity, the faculty for this program will identify the categories of patients who may benefit from PrEP, as well as explore the safety and efficacy of current PrEP therapies, and will utilize the unique ArcheMedX Intelligent Learning Platform.

Statement of Educational Need

Several quality care gaps exist when managing individuals who are at high risk for developing HIV. This insufficient care is attributed to numerous factors, including primary care physicians and other providers who do not perform routine screenings and risk assessments of patients, do not discuss PrEP or any other risk prevention strategies with patients who may exhibit high-risk behaviors, do not actively promote adherence to PrEP or follow up with patients, and who lack competence about current PrEP therapies. As such, an educational initiative discussing these topics is warranted to improve outcomes for patients who are at high risk for acquiring HIV.

Agenda

Introduction - David A. Wohl, MD

Burden of HIV and Tools for Risk Assessment - Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH

PrEP Therapies and Adherence Strategies - David A. Wohl, MD

Case Presentation & Panel Discussion - All Faculty

Activity Chair

David A. Wohl, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Disclosure:
Advisor: Gilead, Merck, ViiV
Consultant: Gilead, Merck, ViiV
Independent Research Contractor: Gilead, Merck, ViiV

Faculty

Latesha Elopre, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, AAHIVP
Disclosure:
Independent Research Contractor: Actelion/Janssen, 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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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 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 Successful completion of this CME activity 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. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participants who opt-in by providing their ABIM ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This program is acceptable for 1.0 contact hour of ACPE Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number 0482-0000-22-002-H02-P, effective 03/15/2022. This is a knowledge-based activity, and there is no fee to attend.

Vindico Medical Education will provide pharmacist credits claimed information directly to the ACPE through CPE Monitor within 45 days.

Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). AANPCB will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Physician assistants participating in the activity can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). AAPA will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, March 15, 2022 to March 14, 2023.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the polling and pretest questions, view the CE 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 or CPE Statement of Credit. Pharmacist learners who submit their NABP and DOB will be reported to the CPE Monitor by Vindico Medical Education directly within 45 days.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Chair

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


Faculty

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


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


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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


Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

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

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Activity Details

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

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Chair

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


Faculty

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


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


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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


Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

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

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Chair

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


Faculty

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


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


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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


Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

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

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Activity Details

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

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Chair

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


Faculty

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


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


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

Faculty

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

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

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

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

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


Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

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

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Karl D. Lewis, MD
0.25 CME / MOC / CNE
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Challenging Cases: BCC in HIV Infection, New Skin Lesions in Metastatic CSCC

Challenging Cases: BCC in HIV Infection, New Skin Lesions in Metastatic CSCC

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ANCC contact hour(s)
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 25, 2022
Expires: February 24, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncology physicians, dermatology physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Integrate immunotherapy in the management of patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) based on the latest clinical trial data
  • Select appropriate immunotherapy for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) based on current safety and efficacy data

Activity Description

As immunotherapy is integrated into the treatment armamentarium for advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer, clinicians may be challenged by unique situations such as comorbid HIV or the development of new primary lesions. In this program, experts provide privileged insights into real-world cases submitted by dermatologists and oncologists.

Co-Chairs

Karl D. Lewis, MD
Professor, Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Cutaneous Oncology Program
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology and Immunology
Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

Faculty

Karl D. Lewis, MD, has relevant financial relationships with Merck, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi (Consultant); BMS, Genentech, Incyte, Iovance, Kartos, Merck, Nektar Therapeutics, OncoSec, Pfizer/Array, Regeneron, Replimune, Seattle Genetics, Senhwa, Ultimovacs (Grant/Research Support).

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, has relevant financial relationships with Bristol Myers Squibb, Clinigen, Eisai, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Novartis, Partner Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme (Consultant); Bristol Myers Squibb, Clinigen, Genentech-Roche, Navigate, Nektar Therapeutics, OncoSec, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher).

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

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

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ANCC contact hour(s)
0.25 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 25, 2022
Expires: February 24, 2023
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of medical oncology physicians, dermatology physicians, and other clinicians involved in the management of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Integrate immunotherapy in the management of patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) based on the latest clinical trial data
  • Select appropriate immunotherapy for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) based on current safety and efficacy data

Activity Description

As immunotherapy is integrated into the treatment armamentarium for advanced nonmelanoma skin cancer, clinicians may be challenged by unique situations such as comorbid HIV or the development of new primary lesions. In this program, experts provide privileged insights into real-world cases submitted by dermatologists and oncologists.

Co-Chairs

Karl D. Lewis, MD
Professor, Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology
Cutaneous Oncology Program
University of Colorado
Aurora, CO


Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD
Senior Member, Cutaneous Oncology and Immunology
Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Professor, Oncologic Sciences
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL


Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

Faculty

Karl D. Lewis, MD, has relevant financial relationships with Merck, Pfizer, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi (Consultant); BMS, Genentech, Incyte, Iovance, Kartos, Merck, Nektar Therapeutics, OncoSec, Pfizer/Array, Regeneron, Replimune, Seattle Genetics, Senhwa, Ultimovacs (Grant/Research Support).

Ahmad Tarhini, MD, PhD, has relevant financial relationships with Bristol Myers Squibb, Clinigen, Eisai, Genentech-Roche, Merck, Novartis, Partner Therapeutics, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme (Consultant); Bristol Myers Squibb, Clinigen, Genentech-Roche, Navigate, Nektar Therapeutics, OncoSec, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme (Researcher).

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 100% on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

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

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Julia B. García-Díaz, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, CPI
0.5 CME / MOC / CNE / IPCE
RMEI Medical Education, LLC
Managing Severe COVID-19 in the Hospital Setting: An Interprofessional Approach

Managing Severe COVID-19 in the Hospital Setting: An Interprofessional Approach

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/IPCE/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
0.5 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.5 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 11, 2022
Expires: February 10, 2023
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

“I was dying … and I was dying alone,” says Nancy, recalling her lonely isolation in the intensive care unit as one of the earlier victims of COVID-19 in her region. This dynamic panel features an interprofessional lineup of experts who will debate and discuss data, guidelines, and literature on the treatment of severe COVID-19 in the hospital setting and what it all means for your practice and patients. Additionally, they are joined by Nancy who survived the earliest days of COVID-19 in the United States and will share her learning moments with the panel and learners.

Chair

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

Faculty

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


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

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

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

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

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

Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hour(s).

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

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

Physicians claiming ABIM MOC points must provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the post-test.

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE/IPCE/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 ANCC Contact Hour(s)
0.5 IPCE Credit(s)™
0.5 ABIM MOC Point(s)
Released: February 11, 2022
Expires: February 10, 2023
30 minutes to complete

Provided By

RMEI Medical Education, LLC

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

“I was dying … and I was dying alone,” says Nancy, recalling her lonely isolation in the intensive care unit as one of the earlier victims of COVID-19 in her region. This dynamic panel features an interprofessional lineup of experts who will debate and discuss data, guidelines, and literature on the treatment of severe COVID-19 in the hospital setting and what it all means for your practice and patients. Additionally, they are joined by Nancy who survived the earliest days of COVID-19 in the United States and will share her learning moments with the panel and learners.

Chair

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

Faculty

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


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

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

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

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

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

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

Patient participating in this activity has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

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

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

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Physician Continuing Medical Education
RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.5 contact hour(s).

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

Interprofessional Continuing Education
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.


Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must review the activity content and successfully complete both the post-test and evaluation. A statement of credit will be available to print immediately. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. If you have questions about this activity, please contact RMEI at contact@rmei.com.

Users must:

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

Physicians claiming ABIM MOC points must provide ABIM ID and month/date of birth and score 75% or higher on the post-test.

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

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Your Feedback is Important!

COMPLETE THE EVALUATION FORM AND YOU WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $100* AMAZON GIFT CARD!
*The expense for this gift card is solely funded by RMEI Medical Education, LLC.
No supporter funding was used for the expense of this gift card.

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Disclaimer

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

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