Spotlight on Infectious Diseases

Credits: 1.25 CME / MOC
Reducing Influenza Complications in High-Risk Patients: A Virtual Symposium With Challenging Clinical Cases
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Vindico

Reducing Influenza Complications in High-Risk Patients: A Virtual Symposium With Challenging Clinical Cases

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ABIM MOC
Released: June 29, 2020
Expires: June 28, 2021
1.25 hours to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is allergists, immunologists, family practice physicians, general practice physicians, internists, pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate revised guidelines into practice to improve earlier detection and treatment of patients with influenza and comorbid respiratory conditions.
  • Compare influenza antiviral treatments in terms of their efficacy, safety, and ability to reduce viral shedding and infection in others.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate therapeutic regimen in patients with influenza who are at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

In this educational program, expert faculty will discuss strategies for incorporating the latest information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of influenza into practice. Using challenging case-based examples, faculty will provide guidance on selecting the most appropriate therapeutic regimen to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza who are at high risk for complications.

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
  • Disclosure:
  • Consulting Fee: Advanced Biotherapeutics, DiaSorin
  • Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


Faculty:
Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Virology Research
Director, Infection Control Section
Department of Infectious Diseases/Infection Control, and Employee Health
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
  • Disclosure:
  • Consulting Fee: ADMA Biologics, Ansun BioPharma, Chimerix, Genentech, Janssen, Kyorin, Partner Therapeutics, Pulmotect, ReViral, Symbio
  • Speakers Bureau: Merck, Oxford Immunotec, Xenex
  • Contracted Research: Ansun, Chimerix, Gilead, Karius, Merck, Novartis, Oxford Immunotec, Shire/Takeda, Xenex, Viracor
  • Ownership Interest: Xenex


John J. Russell, MD
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
  • Disclosure:
  • Consulting Fee: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur


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

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
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.

Agenda

Introduction
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Influenza Management: What’s New in 2020?
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Challenging Case 1: Diagnosing and Treating Flu in the Nursing Home Patient With COPD
John J. Russell, MD

Challenging Case 2: The Pediatric Asthmatic Patient With Symptoms of Flu
John J. Russell, MD

Challenging Case 3: Managing Flu in an Immunocompromised Patient
Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP

Key Takeaways and Conclusion
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in 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 points.

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 enduring 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447.Telephone: 856-994-9400;Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 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
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ABIM MOC
Released: June 29, 2020
Expires: June 28, 2021
1.25 hours to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is allergists, immunologists, family practice physicians, general practice physicians, internists, pulmonologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate revised guidelines into practice to improve earlier detection and treatment of patients with influenza and comorbid respiratory conditions.
  • Compare influenza antiviral treatments in terms of their efficacy, safety, and ability to reduce viral shedding and infection in others.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate therapeutic regimen in patients with influenza who are at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

In this educational program, expert faculty will discuss strategies for incorporating the latest information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of influenza into practice. Using challenging case-based examples, faculty will provide guidance on selecting the most appropriate therapeutic regimen to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza who are at high risk for complications.

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
  • Disclosure:
  • Consulting Fee: Advanced Biotherapeutics, DiaSorin
  • Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


Faculty:
Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Virology Research
Director, Infection Control Section
Department of Infectious Diseases/Infection Control, and Employee Health
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX
  • Disclosure:
  • Consulting Fee: ADMA Biologics, Ansun BioPharma, Chimerix, Genentech, Janssen, Kyorin, Partner Therapeutics, Pulmotect, ReViral, Symbio
  • Speakers Bureau: Merck, Oxford Immunotec, Xenex
  • Contracted Research: Ansun, Chimerix, Gilead, Karius, Merck, Novartis, Oxford Immunotec, Shire/Takeda, Xenex, Viracor
  • Ownership Interest: Xenex


John J. Russell, MD
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Program Director, Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Abington, PA
  • Disclosure:
  • Consulting Fee: GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur


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

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
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.

Agenda

Introduction
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Influenza Management: What’s New in 2020?
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Challenging Case 1: Diagnosing and Treating Flu in the Nursing Home Patient With COPD
John J. Russell, MD

Challenging Case 2: The Pediatric Asthmatic Patient With Symptoms of Flu
John J. Russell, MD

Challenging Case 3: Managing Flu in an Immunocompromised Patient
Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP

Key Takeaways and Conclusion
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in 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 points.

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 enduring 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447.Telephone: 856-994-9400;Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 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

Infectious Diseases Presentations

1.25 AANP / CME
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
PsA+COVID-19: Virtual Solutions and Personalized Learning That Optimize Psoriatic Arthritis Care

PsA+COVID-19: Virtual Solutions and Personalized Learning That Optimize Psoriatic Arthritis Care

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Activity Details

Free CME/AANP
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: April 12, 2021
Expires: April 12, 2022
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This activity is provided by Forefront Collaborative and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is rheumatologists and nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) rheumatology providers. Other clinicians who are involved in the care and treatment of patients with PsA can benefit from participation in this education.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this educational activity, participants should increase their ability to:

  • Summarize mechanisms of action (MOAs), effectiveness, and safety of conventional, targeted synthetic, and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for treatment of PsA.
  • Explain reasons to stop/delay treatment vs reasons to initiate/continue PsA treatment in elderly patients and patients with comorbidities in the context of COVID-19.
  • Discuss the role of telemedicine and other virtual strategies and tools to remotely monitor PsA progression and manage patients with PsA during and following the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activity Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has added uncertainty and complexity to providing care to patients with psoriatic disease. Appropriate use of strategies and tools that support providing rheumatology care remotely is critical in today’s clinical encounters. This educational activity addresses these issues through a variety of innovative experiences. First, Dr. Philip Mease and Dr. Alvin Wells present a fascinating look at immune activation and targeted therapies in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) through augmented reality. Participants are invited to join this experience via their mobile device. The activity also features a concise overview of the latest American College of Rheumatology’s clinical practice guidelines related to COVID-19, a self-directed exercise in building and exploring patient cases, and best practices for telemedicine.

To gain the most benefit from participation in this activity, please download the ImmerseRx: Psoriatic Arthritis augmented reality app on your mobile device. You may use one of the QR codes below or search for it in the Google Play or App Store. You may also find it helpful to download and print the worksheet from the Resources section before starting the activity.

Agenda

  1. Augmented Reality Experience: The Main Pathways of Immune Activation and Targeted Therapies in Psoriatic Arthritis
  2. Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  3. Personalized Patient Cases
  4. Telemedicine: Best Practices, and Tools to Overcome the Constraints of Distance, Location, and Time

Faculty

Philip Mease, MD, MACR
Director, Rheumatology Research
Swedish Medical Center/Providence St. Joseph Health
Clinical Professor,
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington


Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD, FACR
Visiting Foreign Professor, Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
Director, Aurora Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center
Franklin, Wisconsin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution

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

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

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

  • Planners (Forefront Collaborative): Leah Johnson, Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD
  • Faculty (Planner): Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC
  • Planners and Reviewers (AKH Inc): Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN and Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, APRN, BC, NP-C

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

Faculty (Presenter): Phillip Mease, MD, MACR

  • Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB
  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB

Faculty (Presenter): Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD, FACR

  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Alexion, Aurinia, BMS, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi

Faculty (Planner): Richard Martin, MD, MA

  • Contracted Research: AbbVie, Eicos Pharmaceutical, Lilly

Faculty (Planner): Atul Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR, FACP

  • Consultant: AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Advisory Board: AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Contracted Research: AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement

Physicians
Forefront Collaborative designated this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners
AANPThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Forefront Collaborative. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 1.25 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Thank you for your participation! We value your opinion. If you have any feedback or questions about this educational activity, please contact info@forefrontcollab.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/AANP
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: April 12, 2021
Expires: April 12, 2022
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This activity is provided by Forefront Collaborative and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

Target Audience

The target audience for this activity is rheumatologists and nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) rheumatology providers. Other clinicians who are involved in the care and treatment of patients with PsA can benefit from participation in this education.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participation in this educational activity, participants should increase their ability to:

  • Summarize mechanisms of action (MOAs), effectiveness, and safety of conventional, targeted synthetic, and biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for treatment of PsA.
  • Explain reasons to stop/delay treatment vs reasons to initiate/continue PsA treatment in elderly patients and patients with comorbidities in the context of COVID-19.
  • Discuss the role of telemedicine and other virtual strategies and tools to remotely monitor PsA progression and manage patients with PsA during and following the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activity Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has added uncertainty and complexity to providing care to patients with psoriatic disease. Appropriate use of strategies and tools that support providing rheumatology care remotely is critical in today’s clinical encounters. This educational activity addresses these issues through a variety of innovative experiences. First, Dr. Philip Mease and Dr. Alvin Wells present a fascinating look at immune activation and targeted therapies in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) through augmented reality. Participants are invited to join this experience via their mobile device. The activity also features a concise overview of the latest American College of Rheumatology’s clinical practice guidelines related to COVID-19, a self-directed exercise in building and exploring patient cases, and best practices for telemedicine.

To gain the most benefit from participation in this activity, please download the ImmerseRx: Psoriatic Arthritis augmented reality app on your mobile device. You may use one of the QR codes below or search for it in the Google Play or App Store. You may also find it helpful to download and print the worksheet from the Resources section before starting the activity.

Agenda

  1. Augmented Reality Experience: The Main Pathways of Immune Activation and Targeted Therapies in Psoriatic Arthritis
  2. Treatment of Psoriatic Arthritis During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  3. Personalized Patient Cases
  4. Telemedicine: Best Practices, and Tools to Overcome the Constraints of Distance, Location, and Time

Faculty

Philip Mease, MD, MACR
Director, Rheumatology Research
Swedish Medical Center/Providence St. Joseph Health
Clinical Professor,
University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington


Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD, FACR
Visiting Foreign Professor, Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden
Director, Aurora Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center
Franklin, Wisconsin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest Resolution

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

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

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

  • Planners (Forefront Collaborative): Leah Johnson, Marianna Shershneva, MD, PhD
  • Faculty (Planner): Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC
  • Planners and Reviewers (AKH Inc): Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN and Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, APRN, BC, NP-C

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

Faculty (Presenter): Phillip Mease, MD, MACR

  • Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB
  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Gilead, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sun, UCB

Faculty (Presenter): Alvin F. Wells, MD, PhD, FACR

  • Speakers Bureau: AbbVie, Amgen, Alexion, Aurinia, BMS, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi

Faculty (Planner): Richard Martin, MD, MA

  • Contracted Research: AbbVie, Eicos Pharmaceutical, Lilly

Faculty (Planner): Atul Deodhar, MD, MRCP, FACR, FACP

  • Consultant: AbbVie, Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Advisory Board: AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB
  • Contracted Research: AbbVie, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Novartis, Pfizer, UCB

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement

Physicians
Forefront Collaborative designated this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners
AANPThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Forefront Collaborative. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 1.25 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Thank you for your participation! We value your opinion. If you have any feedback or questions about this educational activity, please contact info@forefrontcollab.com.

0.25 AAPA / CME / CPE
Vindico
Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease – NTM Lung Disease Curbside Consults: Identifying the Patient - Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease – NTM Lung Disease Curbside Consults: Identifying the Patient - Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

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Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/AAPA
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to identify patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) using knowledge of the pathophysiology; environmental factors; underlying conditions (eg, bronchiectasis); and risk factors.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult, Drs. David Griffith and Kevin Winthrop discuss the case of a 50-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and recent increase in cough. Samples taken during bronchoscopy are positive for both Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium abscessus, posing diagnostic and treatment challenges.

Statement of Educational Need

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM infection, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines.

Activity Chair

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP, ATSF
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Faculty

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Horizon, Insmed, Paratek, Red Hill Biopharma, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

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

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

Designation of Credit

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

This program is acceptable for 0.25 contact hour(s) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-21-003-H01-P, effective 03/31/2021. 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.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s). Approval is valid from 3/31/2021 to 3/30/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202341.

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, AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate, or ACPE Statement of Credit.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/AAPA
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to identify patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) using knowledge of the pathophysiology; environmental factors; underlying conditions (eg, bronchiectasis); and risk factors.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult, Drs. David Griffith and Kevin Winthrop discuss the case of a 50-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and recent increase in cough. Samples taken during bronchoscopy are positive for both Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium abscessus, posing diagnostic and treatment challenges.

Statement of Educational Need

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM infection, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines.

Activity Chair

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP, ATSF
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Faculty

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Portland, OR

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Horizon, Insmed, Paratek, Red Hill Biopharma, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

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

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

Designation of Credit

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

This program is acceptable for 0.25 contact hour(s) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-21-003-H01-P, effective 03/31/2021. 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.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s). Approval is valid from 3/31/2021 to 3/30/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202341.

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, AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate, or ACPE Statement of Credit.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 AAPA / CME / CPE
Vindico
Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease—NTM Lung Disease Curbside Consults: Improving Patient Adherence - Managing Adverse Events

Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease—NTM Lung Disease Curbside Consults: Improving Patient Adherence - Managing Adverse Events

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Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/AAPA
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to examine the strategies to manage adverse effects associated with treatment of NTM-LD, including approaches to improve treatment adherence.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult, Drs. Charles Daley and David Griffith discuss strategies for improving treatment adherence and managing medication-related adverse events in a 77-year-old patient with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease.

Statement of Educational Need

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM infection, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines.

Activity Chair

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP, ATSF
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Faculty

Charles L. Daley, MD
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado
Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AN2, Cipla, Insmed, Matinas, Paratek, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

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

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

Designation of Credit

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

This program is acceptable for 0.25 contact hour(s) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-21-005-H01-P, effective 03/31/2021. 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.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s). Approval is valid from 3/31/2021 to 3/30/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202344.

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, AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate, or ACPE Statement of Credit.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/AAPA
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to examine the strategies to manage adverse effects associated with treatment of NTM-LD, including approaches to improve treatment adherence.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult, Drs. Charles Daley and David Griffith discuss strategies for improving treatment adherence and managing medication-related adverse events in a 77-year-old patient with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease.

Statement of Educational Need

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM infection, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines.

Activity Chair

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP, ATSF
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Faculty

Charles L. Daley, MD
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado
Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AN2, Cipla, Insmed, Matinas, Paratek, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

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

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

Designation of Credit

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

This program is acceptable for 0.25 contact hour(s) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-21-005-H01-P, effective 03/31/2021. 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.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s). Approval is valid from 3/31/2021 to 3/30/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202344.

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, AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate, or ACPE Statement of Credit.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 AAPA / CME / CPE
Vindico
Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease—NTM Lung Disease Curbside Consults: Treatment Optimization - New Guidelines for NTM-LD Management

Optimizing Diagnosis and Management of Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Disease—NTM Lung Disease Curbside Consults: Treatment Optimization - New Guidelines for NTM-LD Management

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Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/AAPA
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) using knowledge of the pathophysiology; environmental factors; underlying conditions (eg, bronchiectasis); and risk factors.
  • Review the newly updated guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of NTM-LD.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult, Drs. David Griffith and Charles Daley discuss workup, management, and follow-up of NTM lung disease in a 60-year-old woman presenting with cough, fatigue, mild dyspnea, and weight loss.

Statement of Educational Need

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM infection, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines.

Activity Chair

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP, ATSF
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Faculty

Charles L. Daley, MD
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado
Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AN2, Cipla, Insmed, Matinas, Paratek, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

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

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

Designation of Credit

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

This program is acceptable for 0.25 contact hour(s) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-21-004-H01-P, effective 03/31/2021. 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.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s). Approval is valid from 3/31/2021 to 3/30/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202343.

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, AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate, or ACPE Statement of Credit.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CPE/AAPA
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.25 ACPE Contact Hour(s)
0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s)
Released: March 31, 2021
Expires: March 30, 2022
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is infectious disease specialists, pulmonologists, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) using knowledge of the pathophysiology; environmental factors; underlying conditions (eg, bronchiectasis); and risk factors.
  • Review the newly updated guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of NTM-LD.

Activity Description

In this Curbside Consult, Drs. David Griffith and Charles Daley discuss workup, management, and follow-up of NTM lung disease in a 60-year-old woman presenting with cough, fatigue, mild dyspnea, and weight loss.

Statement of Educational Need

Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is becoming more widespread in the United States and worldwide. Pulmonary disease is the most common manifestation of NTM infection, often occurring in patients with underlying lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A disproportionate number of patients with NTM lung disease are older adults or immunocompromised individuals, with the potential for chronic infection requiring long-term treatment. Therapies with improved efficacy and safety are critical for optimal management of this increasingly prevalent disease. Additionally, education is required to better enable clinicians to make a timely, accurate diagnosis and deliver care informed by the latest clinical evidence and guidelines.

Activity Chair

David E. Griffith, MD, FACP, FCCP, ATSF
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Insmed
Speakers Bureau: Insmed
Non-CME Service Fees: Insmed
Contracted Research: Insmed

Faculty

Charles L. Daley, MD
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health and University of Colorado
Chief, Division of Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AN2, Cipla, Insmed, Matinas, Paratek, Spero
Contracted Research: Insmed

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

Jennifer Frederick, PharmD, BCPS
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

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

Designation of Credit

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

This program is acceptable for 0.25 contact hour(s) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-0000-21-004-H01-P, effective 03/31/2021. 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.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25AAPA Category 1 CME Credit(s). Approval is valid from 3/31/2021 to 3/30/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202343.

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, AAPA Category 1 CME Certificate, or ACPE Statement of Credit.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Insmed.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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Vindico
Cytomegalovirus in the Transplantation Setting: Assessing the Evidence in Real-world Applications - A Game On! Challenge

Cytomegalovirus in the Transplantation Setting: Assessing the Evidence in Real-world Applications - A Game On! Challenge

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate recent evidence into practice regarding the use of prophylactic and preemptive measures to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in transplant recipients.
  • Differentiate conventional versus newer antiviral therapies in terms of safety and efficacy, ability to reduce CMV reactivation, and improvement of survival in transplant recipients.
  • Evaluate the optimal duration of prophylactic or preemptive treatment in patients at risk for CMV reactivation.

Activity Description

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is one of the most critical infectious complications related to host immune recovery. Management of the virus is categorized into prophylactic, preemptive, and targeted treatment. Conventional anti-CMV therapies are associated with suboptimal efficacy, toxicity, and resistance. Newer antivirals may provide effective prevention as well as treatment of CMV disease without the safety concerns and drug resistance. In this continuing medical education activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest on diagnosing and managing patients with CMV infection in the transplantation setting.

Faculty

Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Virology Research
Chief Infection Control Officer
Department of ID/IC/EH
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Ansun BioPharma, Chimerix, Cidara, Janssen, Merck, Oxford Immunotec, ReViral, Takeda
Speakers Bureau: Merck
Contracted Research: AiCuris, Ansun BioPharma, Janssen, Karius, Merck, Takeda, Viracor

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, March 2, 2021 to March 1, 2022.

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 the question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 out of 3 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate recent evidence into practice regarding the use of prophylactic and preemptive measures to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in transplant recipients.
  • Differentiate conventional versus newer antiviral therapies in terms of safety and efficacy, ability to reduce CMV reactivation, and improvement of survival in transplant recipients.
  • Evaluate the optimal duration of prophylactic or preemptive treatment in patients at risk for CMV reactivation.

Activity Description

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is one of the most critical infectious complications related to host immune recovery. Management of the virus is categorized into prophylactic, preemptive, and targeted treatment. Conventional anti-CMV therapies are associated with suboptimal efficacy, toxicity, and resistance. Newer antivirals may provide effective prevention as well as treatment of CMV disease without the safety concerns and drug resistance. In this continuing medical education activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest on diagnosing and managing patients with CMV infection in the transplantation setting.

Faculty

Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Virology Research
Chief Infection Control Officer
Department of ID/IC/EH
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Ansun BioPharma, Chimerix, Cidara, Janssen, Merck, Oxford Immunotec, ReViral, Takeda
Speakers Bureau: Merck
Contracted Research: AiCuris, Ansun BioPharma, Janssen, Karius, Merck, Takeda, Viracor

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, March 2, 2021 to March 1, 2022.

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 the question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 2 out of 3 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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Flu in the Rheum! Managing Influenza Infection: A GameON! Challenge

Flu in the Rheum! Managing Influenza Infection: A GameON! Challenge

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: February 17, 2021
Expires: February 16, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the burden and complications resulting from influenza and how they may affect patients who are immunocompromised and/or immunosuppressed.
  • Utilize evidence-based algorithms when interpreting the results of diagnostic tests for influenza.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate influenza treatment regimen in patients at high risk for complications, based on evidence of the regimen’s safety and efficacy in these patients.

Activity Description

Influenza places a substantial burden on the health of both children and adults in the United States each year. While immunization helps to prevent flu infection, there is a need for improved treatments, preventative measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic, especially in high-risk patients who have comorbid illnesses or who are immunocompromised. In particular, patients with rheumatic disorders are highly vulnerable to infections because of abnormalities in their immune system, and the immunosuppressive effects of their medications. They are a high-risk group for influenza virus infection as well as for complications from the virus. Therefore, it is important that rheumatology providers are competent in their management of patients who have a rheumatic disease and are either exposed to or contract influenza. In this GameOn! educational activity, knowledge will be tested on the latest updates in the diagnosis and management of influenza.

Faculty

Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Rheumatology and Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie
Speakers Bureau: Regeneron

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Vindico Medical Education staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing 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.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any 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.

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: February 17, 2021
Expires: February 16, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the burden and complications resulting from influenza and how they may affect patients who are immunocompromised and/or immunosuppressed.
  • Utilize evidence-based algorithms when interpreting the results of diagnostic tests for influenza.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate influenza treatment regimen in patients at high risk for complications, based on evidence of the regimen’s safety and efficacy in these patients.

Activity Description

Influenza places a substantial burden on the health of both children and adults in the United States each year. While immunization helps to prevent flu infection, there is a need for improved treatments, preventative measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic, especially in high-risk patients who have comorbid illnesses or who are immunocompromised. In particular, patients with rheumatic disorders are highly vulnerable to infections because of abnormalities in their immune system, and the immunosuppressive effects of their medications. They are a high-risk group for influenza virus infection as well as for complications from the virus. Therefore, it is important that rheumatology providers are competent in their management of patients who have a rheumatic disease and are either exposed to or contract influenza. In this GameOn! educational activity, knowledge will be tested on the latest updates in the diagnosis and management of influenza.

Faculty

Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Rheumatology and Infectious Disease
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie
Speakers Bureau: Regeneron

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Vindico Medical Education staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing 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.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2021 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any 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.

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0.50 CME / MOC
Vindico
Incorporating Influenza Treatment Paradigms that Reduce Complications: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

Incorporating Influenza Treatment Paradigms that Reduce Complications: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM/AAFP/AANP/AAPA
Released: January 15, 2021
Expires: January 14, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family practice physicians, internists, pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Diagnose patients with influenza infection by using guideline recommendations and best practices.
  • Distinguish antiviral treatments for influenza based on their efficacy, safety, and ability to reduce viral shedding.
  • Select the most appropriate treatment for patients diagnosed with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.
  • Assess the use of antiviral prophylaxis in people who have been exposed to influenza infection.

Activity Description

While the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations, and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010. There is a need for better treatments for patients with influenza infection, preventative measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic. Antivirals with different targets as well as different mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options, and hold promise in improving treatment effectiveness. Family physicians and advanced practice clinicians are integral for the expedient management of patients with flu. In this Wheel of Knowledge Challenge, your knowledge will be tested on the latest updates in diagnosing and managing influenza.

Activity Chair

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

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


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

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 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 will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

The AAFP has reviewed Incorporating Influenza Treatment Paradigms that Reduce Complications: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge and deemed it acceptable for up to 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 1/15/2021 to 1/14/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 1/15/2021 to 1/14/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201758.

This activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124677. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the 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 3 out of 4 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, AANP Contact Hours Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Credit Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM/AAFP/AANP/AAPA
Released: January 15, 2021
Expires: January 14, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family practice physicians, internists, pediatricians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Diagnose patients with influenza infection by using guideline recommendations and best practices.
  • Distinguish antiviral treatments for influenza based on their efficacy, safety, and ability to reduce viral shedding.
  • Select the most appropriate treatment for patients diagnosed with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.
  • Assess the use of antiviral prophylaxis in people who have been exposed to influenza infection.

Activity Description

While the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations, and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010. There is a need for better treatments for patients with influenza infection, preventative measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic. Antivirals with different targets as well as different mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options, and hold promise in improving treatment effectiveness. Family physicians and advanced practice clinicians are integral for the expedient management of patients with flu. In this Wheel of Knowledge Challenge, your knowledge will be tested on the latest updates in diagnosing and managing influenza.

Activity Chair

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

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


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

Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Linda A. Giarraputo, PA-C
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 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 will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

The AAFP has reviewed Incorporating Influenza Treatment Paradigms that Reduce Complications: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge and deemed it acceptable for up to 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 1/15/2021 to 1/14/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 1/15/2021 to 1/14/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201758.

This activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.33 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124677. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, January 15, 2021 through January 14, 2022.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the 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 3 out of 4 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, AANP Contact Hours Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Credit Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com.

0.50 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Case in Point™ Case Challenges in HIV Medicine: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field - Rapid ART Protocols As a New Standard of Care in HIV

Case in Point™ Case Challenges in HIV Medicine: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field - Rapid ART Protocols As a New Standard of Care in HIV

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 8, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate HIV specialists and infectious disease clinicians who are involved in the management of patients living with HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the benefits of rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART) and tactics to overcome clinician and system barriers to implementation

Program Description

Since the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has become more widely available, identified barriers to more widespread adoption of this approach to HIV management—whether faced by patient, provider, or health care system—now need solutions. In this case-based portion of a previous symposium, Dr. Richard Elion, along with Drs. Eric Daar, Seble Kassaye, and Leandro Mena, will elucidate appropriate treatment approaches that integrate established, streamlined models of care and demonstrate optimal implementation of rapid ART. Faculty will guide learners on the important role of patient navigators or linkage to care coordinators in assisting patients to successfully enroll at the clinic, navigate public or private health insurance or drug assistance programs to gain access to ART, and get referrals for needed support services, including counseling or housing assistance.

Within the context of these interactive cases, faculty will share relevant guideline recommendations, newly published data, and their clinical expertise.

Course Chair

Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Investigations
Whitman-Walker Health
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, as well as Research Director, HIV and HCV Research, at the Washington Health Institute, both in Washington, DC. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC, and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being an accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion also develops educational programs around the United States.

Dr. Elion received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, HIV Services
Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Torrance, California

Dr. Eric Daar is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is also a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, as well as an investigator for the Lundquist Institute. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His clinical and research interests include a vast range of HIV-related issues that include pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic HIV infection, HIV/HCV coinfection, complications of HIV, and novel strategies for assessing and enhancing adherence to therapy. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Seble Kassaye earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois before completing her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California. She also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Kassaye joined the faculty at Georgetown University in December 2012.

Dr. Kassaye’s investigative focus is on clinical and translational research related to HIV with the objective of increasing access to and uptake of effective HIV treatment and prevention modalities by the most at-risk and indigent populations. As the principal investigator of the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she aims to understand how HIV contributes to comorbidities, metabolic and cardiovascular complications, and long-term treatment outcomes, along with social, psychological, and cognitive effects of HIV. Dr. Kassaye has been a practicing physician in Washington, DC, for almost a decade, including at a tertiary care academic center as well as a community-based clinic in the ward with highest HIV prevalence in southeast DC. Most of her US-based research projects are driven by questions that she identifies in the context of providing care to a highly indigent and socially vulnerable population.

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. He is founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi. He is also the Medical Director of the Five Points Clinic (Jackson’s public STD clinic) and cofounded Open Arms Healthcare Center (first LGBT clinic in Mississippi).

In recognition of his work developing a model program of culturally competent HIV prevention and care for Black men who have sex with men, which is being replicated in other clinics of the country, he was awarded the 2016 Achievement Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Board certified in infectious diseases, Dr. Mena is a research fellow with the Rural Center for STD/HIV Prevention (Indiana University). His interests include understanding the dynamics of HIV transmission in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities as well as the development and provision of culturally competent quality health services to these populations.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
Grants/Research support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Speakers Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eric S. Daar, MD
Consulting Fees: Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Nothing to disclose

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Roche, TaiMed Biologics, ViiV Healthcare

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

Instructions to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and participate in the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed posttest (with a score of 70% or higher) and an activity evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Media

Internet

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.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 8, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate HIV specialists and infectious disease clinicians who are involved in the management of patients living with HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the benefits of rapid antiretroviral therapy (ART) and tactics to overcome clinician and system barriers to implementation

Program Description

Since the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has become more widely available, identified barriers to more widespread adoption of this approach to HIV management—whether faced by patient, provider, or health care system—now need solutions. In this case-based portion of a previous symposium, Dr. Richard Elion, along with Drs. Eric Daar, Seble Kassaye, and Leandro Mena, will elucidate appropriate treatment approaches that integrate established, streamlined models of care and demonstrate optimal implementation of rapid ART. Faculty will guide learners on the important role of patient navigators or linkage to care coordinators in assisting patients to successfully enroll at the clinic, navigate public or private health insurance or drug assistance programs to gain access to ART, and get referrals for needed support services, including counseling or housing assistance.

Within the context of these interactive cases, faculty will share relevant guideline recommendations, newly published data, and their clinical expertise.

Course Chair

Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Investigations
Whitman-Walker Health
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, as well as Research Director, HIV and HCV Research, at the Washington Health Institute, both in Washington, DC. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC, and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being an accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion also develops educational programs around the United States.

Dr. Elion received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, HIV Services
Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Torrance, California

Dr. Eric Daar is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is also a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, as well as an investigator for the Lundquist Institute. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His clinical and research interests include a vast range of HIV-related issues that include pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic HIV infection, HIV/HCV coinfection, complications of HIV, and novel strategies for assessing and enhancing adherence to therapy. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Seble Kassaye earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois before completing her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California. She also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Kassaye joined the faculty at Georgetown University in December 2012.

Dr. Kassaye’s investigative focus is on clinical and translational research related to HIV with the objective of increasing access to and uptake of effective HIV treatment and prevention modalities by the most at-risk and indigent populations. As the principal investigator of the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she aims to understand how HIV contributes to comorbidities, metabolic and cardiovascular complications, and long-term treatment outcomes, along with social, psychological, and cognitive effects of HIV. Dr. Kassaye has been a practicing physician in Washington, DC, for almost a decade, including at a tertiary care academic center as well as a community-based clinic in the ward with highest HIV prevalence in southeast DC. Most of her US-based research projects are driven by questions that she identifies in the context of providing care to a highly indigent and socially vulnerable population.

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. He is founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi. He is also the Medical Director of the Five Points Clinic (Jackson’s public STD clinic) and cofounded Open Arms Healthcare Center (first LGBT clinic in Mississippi).

In recognition of his work developing a model program of culturally competent HIV prevention and care for Black men who have sex with men, which is being replicated in other clinics of the country, he was awarded the 2016 Achievement Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Board certified in infectious diseases, Dr. Mena is a research fellow with the Rural Center for STD/HIV Prevention (Indiana University). His interests include understanding the dynamics of HIV transmission in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities as well as the development and provision of culturally competent quality health services to these populations.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
Grants/Research support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Speakers Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eric S. Daar, MD
Consulting Fees: Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Nothing to disclose

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Roche, TaiMed Biologics, ViiV Healthcare

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

Instructions to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and participate in the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed posttest (with a score of 70% or higher) and an activity evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Media

Internet

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.

0.50 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Case in Point™ Case Challenges in HIV Medicine: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field - Optimizing Adherence and Retention in Care in HIV

Case in Point™ Case Challenges in HIV Medicine: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field - Optimizing Adherence and Retention in Care in HIV

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 8, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate HIV specialists and infectious disease clinicians who are involved in the management of patients living with HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Optimize ART selection for treatment initiation and medication switching according to patient characteristics and comorbidities

Program Description

In this portion of a previous case-based symposium, Dr. Richard Elion, along with Drs. Eric Daar, Seble Kassaye, and Leandro Mena, will elucidate appropriate treatment approaches that integrate established, streamlined models of care and demonstrate optimal selection of ART. Demonstrating key considerations of HIV management through cases, faculty will identify and discuss aspects of care (e.g., comorbidities, polypharmacy issues, and adverse events) associated with ART regimens in specific subpopulations, such as women or the aging population. The proliferation of treatment-switching strategies has made therapeutic selection increasingly complex; real-world cases can provide context for education on this challenging topic.

Within the context of these interactive cases, faculty will share relevant guideline recommendations, newly published data, and their clinical expertise.

Course Chair

Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Investigations
Whitman-Walker Health
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, as well as Research Director, HIV and HCV Research, at the Washington Health Institute, both in Washington, DC. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC, and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being an accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion also develops educational programs around the United States.

Dr. Elion received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, HIV Services
Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Torrance, California

Dr. Eric Daar is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is also a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, as well as an investigator for the Lundquist Institute. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His clinical and research interests include a vast range of HIV-related issues that include pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic HIV infection, HIV/HCV coinfection, complications of HIV, and novel strategies for assessing and enhancing adherence to therapy. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Seble Kassaye earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois before completing her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California. She also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Kassaye joined the faculty at Georgetown University in December 2012.

Dr. Kassaye’s investigative focus is on clinical and translational research related to HIV with the objective of increasing access to and uptake of effective HIV treatment and prevention modalities by the most at-risk and indigent populations. As the principal investigator of the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she aims to understand how HIV contributes to comorbidities, metabolic and cardiovascular complications, and long-term treatment outcomes, along with social, psychological, and cognitive effects of HIV. Dr. Kassaye has been a practicing physician in Washington, DC, for almost a decade, including at a tertiary care academic center as well as a community-based clinic in the ward with highest HIV prevalence in southeast DC. Most of her US-based research projects are driven by questions that she identifies in the context of providing care to a highly indigent and socially vulnerable population.

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. He is founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi. He is also the Medical Director of the Five Points Clinic (Jackson’s public STD clinic) and cofounded Open Arms Healthcare Center (first LGBT clinic in Mississippi).

In recognition of his work developing a model program of culturally competent HIV prevention and care for Black men who have sex with men, which is being replicated in other clinics of the country, he was awarded the 2016 Achievement Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Board certified in infectious diseases, Dr. Mena is a research fellow with the Rural Center for STD/HIV Prevention (Indiana University). His interests include understanding the dynamics of HIV transmission in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities as well as the development and provision of culturally competent quality health services to these populations.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
Grants/Research support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Speakers Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eric S. Daar, MD
Consulting Fees: Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Nothing to disclose

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Roche, TaiMed Biologics, ViiV Healthcare

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

Instructions to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and participate in the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed posttest (with a score of 70% or higher) and an activity evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Media

Internet

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.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 8, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate HIV specialists and infectious disease clinicians who are involved in the management of patients living with HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Optimize ART selection for treatment initiation and medication switching according to patient characteristics and comorbidities

Program Description

In this portion of a previous case-based symposium, Dr. Richard Elion, along with Drs. Eric Daar, Seble Kassaye, and Leandro Mena, will elucidate appropriate treatment approaches that integrate established, streamlined models of care and demonstrate optimal selection of ART. Demonstrating key considerations of HIV management through cases, faculty will identify and discuss aspects of care (e.g., comorbidities, polypharmacy issues, and adverse events) associated with ART regimens in specific subpopulations, such as women or the aging population. The proliferation of treatment-switching strategies has made therapeutic selection increasingly complex; real-world cases can provide context for education on this challenging topic.

Within the context of these interactive cases, faculty will share relevant guideline recommendations, newly published data, and their clinical expertise.

Course Chair

Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Investigations
Whitman-Walker Health
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, as well as Research Director, HIV and HCV Research, at the Washington Health Institute, both in Washington, DC. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC, and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being an accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion also develops educational programs around the United States.

Dr. Elion received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, HIV Services
Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Torrance, California

Dr. Eric Daar is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is also a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, as well as an investigator for the Lundquist Institute. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His clinical and research interests include a vast range of HIV-related issues that include pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic HIV infection, HIV/HCV coinfection, complications of HIV, and novel strategies for assessing and enhancing adherence to therapy. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Seble Kassaye earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois before completing her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California. She also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Kassaye joined the faculty at Georgetown University in December 2012.

Dr. Kassaye’s investigative focus is on clinical and translational research related to HIV with the objective of increasing access to and uptake of effective HIV treatment and prevention modalities by the most at-risk and indigent populations. As the principal investigator of the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she aims to understand how HIV contributes to comorbidities, metabolic and cardiovascular complications, and long-term treatment outcomes, along with social, psychological, and cognitive effects of HIV. Dr. Kassaye has been a practicing physician in Washington, DC, for almost a decade, including at a tertiary care academic center as well as a community-based clinic in the ward with highest HIV prevalence in southeast DC. Most of her US-based research projects are driven by questions that she identifies in the context of providing care to a highly indigent and socially vulnerable population.

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. He is founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi. He is also the Medical Director of the Five Points Clinic (Jackson’s public STD clinic) and cofounded Open Arms Healthcare Center (first LGBT clinic in Mississippi).

In recognition of his work developing a model program of culturally competent HIV prevention and care for Black men who have sex with men, which is being replicated in other clinics of the country, he was awarded the 2016 Achievement Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Board certified in infectious diseases, Dr. Mena is a research fellow with the Rural Center for STD/HIV Prevention (Indiana University). His interests include understanding the dynamics of HIV transmission in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities as well as the development and provision of culturally competent quality health services to these populations.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
Grants/Research support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Speakers Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eric S. Daar, MD
Consulting Fees: Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Nothing to disclose

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Roche, TaiMed Biologics, ViiV Healthcare

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

Instructions to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and participate in the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed posttest (with a score of 70% or higher) and an activity evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Media

Internet

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.

0.50 CME / CNE
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Case in Point™ Case Challenges in HIV Medicine: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field - Guideline Updates and Recent Therapeutic Advances in HIV

Case in Point™ Case Challenges in HIV Medicine: Benefits, Barriers, & Best Practices in an Advancing Field - Guideline Updates and Recent Therapeutic Advances in HIV

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 8, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate HIV specialists and infectious disease clinicians who are involved in the management of patients living with HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Implement the most recent guidelines on identifying, treating, and monitoring patients with HIV
  • Optimize ART selection for treatment initiation and medication switching according to patient characteristics and comorbidities

Program Description

In this portion of a previous case-based symposium, Dr. Richard Elion, along with Drs. Eric Daar, Seble Kassaye, and Leandro Mena, will elucidate appropriate treatment approaches that integrate established, streamlined models of care and demonstrate optimal selection of ART. Demonstrating key considerations of HIV management through cases, faculty will identify and discuss aspects of care (e.g., comorbidities, polypharmacy issues, and adverse events) associated with ART regimens that may necessitate a switch to 2-drug regimens. Risks and benefits of initiating treatment with a 2-drug regimen will be discussed. As HIV care progresses and new treatment options become available for initiating and switching ART regimens, clinicians must know the data, indications, contraindications, and potential for adverse events or drug-drug interactions when individualizing treatment plans.

Within the context of these interactive cases, faculty will share relevant guideline recommendations, newly published data, and their clinical expertise.

Course Chair

Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Investigations
Whitman-Walker Health
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, as well as Research Director, HIV and HCV Research, at the Washington Health Institute, both in Washington, DC. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC, and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being an accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion also develops educational programs around the United States.

Dr. Elion received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, HIV Services
Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Torrance, California

Dr. Eric Daar is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is also a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, as well as an investigator for the Lundquist Institute. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His clinical and research interests include a vast range of HIV-related issues that include pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic HIV infection, HIV/HCV coinfection, complications of HIV, and novel strategies for assessing and enhancing adherence to therapy. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Seble Kassaye earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois before completing her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California. She also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Kassaye joined the faculty at Georgetown University in December 2012.

Dr. Kassaye’s investigative focus is on clinical and translational research related to HIV with the objective of increasing access to and uptake of effective HIV treatment and prevention modalities by the most at-risk and indigent populations. As the principal investigator of the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she aims to understand how HIV contributes to comorbidities, metabolic and cardiovascular complications, and long-term treatment outcomes, along with social, psychological, and cognitive effects of HIV. Dr. Kassaye has been a practicing physician in Washington, DC, for almost a decade, including at a tertiary care academic center as well as a community-based clinic in the ward with highest HIV prevalence in southeast DC. Most of her US-based research projects are driven by questions that she identifies in the context of providing care to a highly indigent and socially vulnerable population.

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. He is founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi. He is also the Medical Director of the Five Points Clinic (Jackson’s public STD clinic) and cofounded Open Arms Healthcare Center (first LGBT clinic in Mississippi).

In recognition of his work developing a model program of culturally competent HIV prevention and care for Black men who have sex with men, which is being replicated in other clinics of the country, he was awarded the 2016 Achievement Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Board certified in infectious diseases, Dr. Mena is a research fellow with the Rural Center for STD/HIV Prevention (Indiana University). His interests include understanding the dynamics of HIV transmission in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities as well as the development and provision of culturally competent quality health services to these populations.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
Grants/Research support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Speakers Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eric S. Daar, MD
Consulting Fees: Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Nothing to disclose

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Roche, TaiMed Biologics, ViiV Healthcare

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

Instructions to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and participate in the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed posttest (with a score of 70% or higher) and an activity evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

Media

Internet

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.

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 8, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Provided By

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

Target Audience

This activity is designed to educate HIV specialists and infectious disease clinicians who are involved in the management of patients living with HIV.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Implement the most recent guidelines on identifying, treating, and monitoring patients with HIV
  • Optimize ART selection for treatment initiation and medication switching according to patient characteristics and comorbidities

Program Description

In this portion of a previous case-based symposium, Dr. Richard Elion, along with Drs. Eric Daar, Seble Kassaye, and Leandro Mena, will elucidate appropriate treatment approaches that integrate established, streamlined models of care and demonstrate optimal selection of ART. Demonstrating key considerations of HIV management through cases, faculty will identify and discuss aspects of care (e.g., comorbidities, polypharmacy issues, and adverse events) associated with ART regimens that may necessitate a switch to 2-drug regimens. Risks and benefits of initiating treatment with a 2-drug regimen will be discussed. As HIV care progresses and new treatment options become available for initiating and switching ART regimens, clinicians must know the data, indications, contraindications, and potential for adverse events or drug-drug interactions when individualizing treatment plans.

Within the context of these interactive cases, faculty will share relevant guideline recommendations, newly published data, and their clinical expertise.

Course Chair

Richard A. Elion, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Clinical Investigations
Whitman-Walker Health
The George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Richard Elion is a clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, as well as Research Director, HIV and HCV Research, at the Washington Health Institute, both in Washington, DC. He is the past Director of Clinical Research at Whitman-Walker Health in Washington, DC, where he focused on cutting-edge research in HIV. His tenure at Whitman-Walker Health coincided with the organization being selected in 2013 as part of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group by the National Institutes of Health. Prior to his tenure with Whitman-Walker Health, he served as Co-Director of HIV Services at Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC, and in various research and clinical capacities in New York and Washington, DC. In addition to being an accomplished educator and clinician, Dr. Elion also develops educational programs around the United States.

Dr. Elion received his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed his internship and residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He also holds a master’s degree in counseling and spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, California.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Chief, HIV Services
Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation
Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Torrance, California

Dr. Eric Daar is Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Division of HIV Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. He is also a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, as well as an investigator for the Lundquist Institute. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His clinical and research interests include a vast range of HIV-related issues that include pathogenesis and treatment of acute and chronic HIV infection, HIV/HCV coinfection, complications of HIV, and novel strategies for assessing and enhancing adherence to therapy. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks.

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia

Dr. Seble Kassaye earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in Illinois before completing her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and her infectious disease fellowship at Stanford University Hospital in California. She also completed a master’s degree in epidemiology at Stanford University. Dr. Kassaye joined the faculty at Georgetown University in December 2012.

Dr. Kassaye’s investigative focus is on clinical and translational research related to HIV with the objective of increasing access to and uptake of effective HIV treatment and prevention modalities by the most at-risk and indigent populations. As the principal investigator of the DC MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, she aims to understand how HIV contributes to comorbidities, metabolic and cardiovascular complications, and long-term treatment outcomes, along with social, psychological, and cognitive effects of HIV. Dr. Kassaye has been a practicing physician in Washington, DC, for almost a decade, including at a tertiary care academic center as well as a community-based clinic in the ward with highest HIV prevalence in southeast DC. Most of her US-based research projects are driven by questions that she identifies in the context of providing care to a highly indigent and socially vulnerable population.

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor of Population Health Science
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leandro Mena is a clinician-researcher and public health advocate with expertise in the prevention and clinical management of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. He is founding chair of the Department of Population Health Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, John D. Bower School of Population Health, and professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. He directs the Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Policy at the Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for Elimination of Health Disparities, and serves as the STD Medical Director for the state of Mississippi. He is also the Medical Director of the Five Points Clinic (Jackson’s public STD clinic) and cofounded Open Arms Healthcare Center (first LGBT clinic in Mississippi).

In recognition of his work developing a model program of culturally competent HIV prevention and care for Black men who have sex with men, which is being replicated in other clinics of the country, he was awarded the 2016 Achievement Award by the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). Board certified in infectious diseases, Dr. Mena is a research fellow with the Rural Center for STD/HIV Prevention (Indiana University). His interests include understanding the dynamics of HIV transmission in racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities as well as the development and provision of culturally competent quality health services to these populations.

Joint Accreditation Statement

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

Physician Continuing Medical Education

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

Continuing Nursing Education

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

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

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

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

Richard A. Elion, MD
Grants/Research support: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Honoraria: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Speakers Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Eric S. Daar, MD
Consulting Fees: Genentech Inc., Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck Co., Inc.
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare

Seble G. Kassaye, MD, MS
Nothing to disclose

Leandro A. Mena, MD, MPH
Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., ViiV Healthcare
Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Inc., Roche, TaiMed Biologics, ViiV Healthcare

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

Instructions to Receive Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CE credit for this activity. Participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and participate in the educational activity. 

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed posttest (with a score of 70% or higher) and an activity evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity.

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your certificate, please contact PIM via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

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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.

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