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Revolutionizing T2T in RA: Future Paradigms with JAK Inhibitors
Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning

Revolutionizing T2T in RA: Future Paradigms with JAK Inhibitors

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 24, 2020
Expires: July 24, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, nurses, and other allied health-care professionals, as well as patients and caregivers interested in treatment advances for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess characteristics of patients with RA that may be predictive of poor response to biologic treatment and assess opportunities with novel therapies
  • Evaluate clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologic and small molecule drugs for the treatment of RA
  • Implement treat-to-target strategies for refractory patients considerate of disease activity, treatment response, and other patient-specific factors

Activity Description

How can clinicians be assured they have the most up-to-date information for improving their patients’ outcomes in RA care? In this clinical commentary, leading infectious disease expert Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, and Rheumatology experts Philip Mease, MD, MACR, and William F.C. Rigby, MD, discuss the latest evidence, safety data, and potential roles with the available and emerging JAK inhibitors, as well as current treat-to-target RA paradigms.

Because the patient plays such a critical role in shared decision-making, this activity will also include patient ambassadors sharing their perspectives, experiences, and treatment goals.

Bonus supplemental material includes:

  • Understanding Discordance in RA Care
  • Patient Perspectives on Shared Decision-Making
  • What Patients with RA Want Their Rheumatologists to Know
  • EULAR 2020 RA Updates

Statement of Educational Need

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating, inflammatory condition that has significant ramifications on a patient’s quality of life, risk for disability, morbidity, and mortality. The range of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has shifted and expanded dramatically for RA over the last 20 years, facilitating the use of a treat-to-target approach. With multiple classes of biologic and targeted therapies now approved for RA and more biosimilars coming to market as patents expire on older biologic agents, therapy decisions are rapidly becoming more complex, and physicians may be struggling to keep up.

As the availability of these novel agents complicates treatment decisions for RA, physicians need to properly evaluate treat-to-target strategies for their patients and therapy selection that should be made in concert with patients, after reviewing their treatment history, route of administration, and lifestyle preferences. In addition, rheumatologists and clinicians who treat or diagnose RA need to enhance their understanding of the latest treatments and best practices to manage their patient populations effectively. Physicians need to take an active approach to apply the current evidence in practice with their RA patients and alleviate the burden the patient faces.

Agenda

Clinical commentary highlights includes:

  • Available and emerging JAK inhibitors
  • Tactics for patients who may have a poor response to biologic treatment
  • Role and adverse event management of small molecule drugs 
  • The latest treat-to-target paradigms

Chair

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


Faculty

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


William F.C. Rigby, MD
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Division of Rheumatology
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Department of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


Patient Ambassadors

Kelly O'Neill
Founder, Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Community
RAwarrior.com
Founder, Rheumatoid Patient Foundation


Shannon Young, EdD
Executive Director,
Rheumatoid Patient Foundation
rheum4us.org


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH (Chair)
Sources of Funding for Research: Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer Inc., Roche, UCB

Philip Mease, MD, MACR (Faculty)
Sources of Funding for Research: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Speakers' Bureau: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., UCB

William F.C. Rigby, MD (Faculty)
Clinical Trials: Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements (Occasional): Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use:
Baricitinib, filgotinib, upadacitinib as well as JAK inhibitors under investigation for RA

Patient Ambassador Disclosures

Kelly O'Neill and Shannon Young, EdD, have no financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

(NOTE: Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreements.)

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Michelle Forcier at mforcier@achlcme.org 

Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 24, 2020
Expires: July 24, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for rheumatologists, internal medicine specialists, nurses, and other allied health-care professionals, as well as patients and caregivers interested in treatment advances for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess characteristics of patients with RA that may be predictive of poor response to biologic treatment and assess opportunities with novel therapies
  • Evaluate clinical efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologic and small molecule drugs for the treatment of RA
  • Implement treat-to-target strategies for refractory patients considerate of disease activity, treatment response, and other patient-specific factors

Activity Description

How can clinicians be assured they have the most up-to-date information for improving their patients’ outcomes in RA care? In this clinical commentary, leading infectious disease expert Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, and Rheumatology experts Philip Mease, MD, MACR, and William F.C. Rigby, MD, discuss the latest evidence, safety data, and potential roles with the available and emerging JAK inhibitors, as well as current treat-to-target RA paradigms.

Because the patient plays such a critical role in shared decision-making, this activity will also include patient ambassadors sharing their perspectives, experiences, and treatment goals.

Bonus supplemental material includes:

  • Understanding Discordance in RA Care
  • Patient Perspectives on Shared Decision-Making
  • What Patients with RA Want Their Rheumatologists to Know
  • EULAR 2020 RA Updates

Statement of Educational Need

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating, inflammatory condition that has significant ramifications on a patient’s quality of life, risk for disability, morbidity, and mortality. The range of disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) has shifted and expanded dramatically for RA over the last 20 years, facilitating the use of a treat-to-target approach. With multiple classes of biologic and targeted therapies now approved for RA and more biosimilars coming to market as patents expire on older biologic agents, therapy decisions are rapidly becoming more complex, and physicians may be struggling to keep up.

As the availability of these novel agents complicates treatment decisions for RA, physicians need to properly evaluate treat-to-target strategies for their patients and therapy selection that should be made in concert with patients, after reviewing their treatment history, route of administration, and lifestyle preferences. In addition, rheumatologists and clinicians who treat or diagnose RA need to enhance their understanding of the latest treatments and best practices to manage their patient populations effectively. Physicians need to take an active approach to apply the current evidence in practice with their RA patients and alleviate the burden the patient faces.

Agenda

Clinical commentary highlights includes:

  • Available and emerging JAK inhibitors
  • Tactics for patients who may have a poor response to biologic treatment
  • Role and adverse event management of small molecule drugs 
  • The latest treat-to-target paradigms

Chair

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


Faculty

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


William F.C. Rigby, MD
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
Division of Rheumatology
Vice Chairman, Academic Affairs
Department of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, NH


Patient Ambassadors

Kelly O'Neill
Founder, Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior Community
RAwarrior.com
Founder, Rheumatoid Patient Foundation


Shannon Young, EdD
Executive Director,
Rheumatoid Patient Foundation
rheum4us.org


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

The following financial relationships have been provided:

Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH (Chair)
Sources of Funding for Research: Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, Pfizer Inc., Roche, UCB

Philip Mease, MD, MACR (Faculty)
Sources of Funding for Research: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Consulting Agreements: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Gilead Sciences, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., UCB
Speakers' Bureau: Abbvie, Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer Inc., UCB

William F.C. Rigby, MD (Faculty)
Clinical Trials: Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.
Consulting Agreements (Occasional): Abbvie, Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pfizer Inc.

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use:
Baricitinib, filgotinib, upadacitinib as well as JAK inhibitors under investigation for RA

Patient Ambassador Disclosures

Kelly O'Neill and Shannon Young, EdD, have no financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

(NOTE: Nurse practitioners may participate in this educational activity and earn a certificate of completion as AANP accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through its reciprocity agreements.)

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Michelle Forcier at mforcier@achlcme.org 

Internal Medicine Presentations

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.

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.

0.75 CNE
Vindico
Managing COPD for the Long Term: Pitfalls and Pearls

Managing COPD for the Long Term: Pitfalls and Pearls

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Activity Details

Free CNE
0.75 contact hours
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing nursing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is long-term care directors of nursing, advance practice nurses, nurses and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate the use of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines and recommendations when assessing and managing patients with COPD.
  • Evaluate clinical data on the safety and efficacy profiles of established and emerging medications for the treatment of COPD.
  • Select the most appropriate inhalation delivery system for COPD medications based on efficacy, ease of use, as well as patient characteristics and preferences.

Activity Description

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often underdiagnosed and undertreated—contributing to chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to the advanced age of many patients with COPD, patient adherence to treatment can be a significant challenge—especially for COPD patients in long-term care settings. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms for patients with COPD, such as those from the GOLD report, continue to be updated as management protocols are optimized. Furthermore, new and emerging therapies, along with innovative delivery devices, look to address patient adherence and provide a more personalized therapeutic approach to enhance quality-of-life measures and clinical outcomes in these patients. In this enduring educational activity, a panel of experts will provide direction for the incorporation of the GOLD guidelines, along with recommendations for the assessment and management of patients with COPD in long-term care. The faculty also will discuss effective delivery of established and emerging medications based on efficacy, ease of use, and patient characteristics.

Agenda

Introduction
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

Using GOLD Guidelines in the Long-term Care Setting
Charles Michael Bobbitt, MSN, RN, CDONA

Case Presentation: Classifying COPD
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

Treating COPD for the Long Term: Medications and Their Delivery
Alanna Breckenridge, PharmD, BCGP

Case Presentation: COPD Rx
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

Activity Chair

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD
Multi-facility Medical Director
Private Practice
Levittown, PA
Disclosure:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty

Charles Michael Bobbitt, MSN, RN, CDONA
Nursing Faculty
El Centro College
Dallas County Community College District
Dallas, TX
Disclosure:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Alanna Breckenridge, PharmD, BCGP
Transition of Care Clinical Pharmacist
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Cumming, GA
Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Sunovion

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

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Beckton Dickinson
Contracted Research: Beckton Dickinson

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 American Nurses Credentialing Center’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.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education will provide a maximum of 0.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.42 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124658. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CNE 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 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 a Contact Hour Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

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Activity Details

Free CNE
0.75 contact hours
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing nursing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is long-term care directors of nursing, advance practice nurses, nurses and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Incorporate the use of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines and recommendations when assessing and managing patients with COPD.
  • Evaluate clinical data on the safety and efficacy profiles of established and emerging medications for the treatment of COPD.
  • Select the most appropriate inhalation delivery system for COPD medications based on efficacy, ease of use, as well as patient characteristics and preferences.

Activity Description

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often underdiagnosed and undertreated—contributing to chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide. Due to the advanced age of many patients with COPD, patient adherence to treatment can be a significant challenge—especially for COPD patients in long-term care settings. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms for patients with COPD, such as those from the GOLD report, continue to be updated as management protocols are optimized. Furthermore, new and emerging therapies, along with innovative delivery devices, look to address patient adherence and provide a more personalized therapeutic approach to enhance quality-of-life measures and clinical outcomes in these patients. In this enduring educational activity, a panel of experts will provide direction for the incorporation of the GOLD guidelines, along with recommendations for the assessment and management of patients with COPD in long-term care. The faculty also will discuss effective delivery of established and emerging medications based on efficacy, ease of use, and patient characteristics.

Agenda

Introduction
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

Using GOLD Guidelines in the Long-term Care Setting
Charles Michael Bobbitt, MSN, RN, CDONA

Case Presentation: Classifying COPD
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

Treating COPD for the Long Term: Medications and Their Delivery
Alanna Breckenridge, PharmD, BCGP

Case Presentation: COPD Rx
Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD

Activity Chair

Daniel Haimowitz, MD, FACP, CMD
Multi-facility Medical Director
Private Practice
Levittown, PA
Disclosure:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty

Charles Michael Bobbitt, MSN, RN, CDONA
Nursing Faculty
El Centro College
Dallas County Community College District
Dallas, TX
Disclosure:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Alanna Breckenridge, PharmD, BCGP
Transition of Care Clinical Pharmacist
Northside Hospital Forsyth
Cumming, GA
Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Sunovion

Reviewers:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
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Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Beckton Dickinson
Contracted Research: Beckton Dickinson

Vindico Medical Education Staff:
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0.50 CME / CE
Clinical Care Options
Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices

Managing Diabetic Eye Disease in the Latino/Hispanic Community: A Case-Based Review of Best Practices

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare 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 interest related to the content of this activity:

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

CCO 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.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions 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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.com

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s)
Released: January 8, 2021
Expires: January 7, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with diabetic eye disease in the Latino/Hispanic community.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the unmet need for improved diabetic eye care in the Latino/Hispanic community.
  • Outline risks associated with delayed intervention in patients with diabetic eye disease.
  • Describe standards of care and preferred practice patterns for screening and diagnosing diabetic eye disease.
  • Explain the benefits of timely anti-VEGF treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Activity Description

This program aims to raise awareness among primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants—arming them with strategies to identify, evaluate and address key biological, social, psychological and social factors that influence the development and course of retinal disease in the Latino/Hispanic population. As front line providers, primary care is uniquely positioned to direct patients to necessary tertiary care services. Throughout this interactive learning opportunity, participants will learn about the unmet need for diabetic eye care and the risks associated with delayed intervention. Best practices in screening, diagnosis, and referral also will be described. Finally, participants will become well acquainted with the science behind vision-saving treatments for patients with diabetic macular edema and diabetic retinopathy.

Statement of Educational Need

The primary care visit is an essential touch-point at which diabetic patients can and should be directed to eye care providers who can deliver much-needed diagnostic services and treatments. Unfortunately, countless patients go blind because they either never enter the treatment continuum or they miss follow-up appointments. This comes at a time when retinal specialists are calling for treatment at earlier stages of disease.

The Latino/Hispanic population is at particularly high risk. This group, which is expected to reach 30% of the total US population by 2050, is more likely to develop diabetes-related complications, often has a higher mortality rate, and receives lower quality of health care when compared to mainstream groups.1

With so many Hispanics failing to adhere to the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), prompt and effective intervention is essential.2,3 Indeed, one of the most critical needs in diabetic care is not regularly met. Namely, patients are missing annual diabetic eye exams and are losing vision as a result. This program will utilize a case-based approach to optimize diabetes patient education for the Latino/Hispanic community, promote adherence to recommended eye exams and encourage earlier-stage treatment when indicated.

1Caballero AE. Transcultural diabetes care: a call for addressing the patient as a whole. Endocr Pract. 2019 Jul;25(7):766-768.

2Hu J, Wallace DC, McCoy TP, Amirehsani KA. A family-based diabetes intervention for Hispanic adults and their family members. Diabetes Educ. 2014;40(1):48–59. doi:10.1177/0145721713512682

3Faber AJ. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Minority health: Recent findings. 2009

Agenda

  • Latino/Hispanic population growth in the US
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Diabetic eye disease risk and complications
  • Eye exam frequency recommendations
  • Triage and other practical diagnostic challenges
  • Screening and exam recommendations
  • Evidence-based best practices for diagnosing diabetic eye disease
  • The most commonly performed procedure in ophthalmology
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DME
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for DR
  • Anti-VEGF treatments for NPDR

Faculty

Rishi P. Singh, MD
Staff Physician
Cole Eye Institute
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Lerner College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare 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 interest related to the content of this activity:

Rishi P. Singh, MD, has disclosed grant research funding by Apellis and Grayburg. Dr Singh also discloses he receives consulting fees from Genentech, Regeneron, Zeiss, Optos, Bausch and Lomb, Novartis and Alcon.

Clinical Care Options’ Planners and Managers have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

The employees of Infinity Medical Education, LLC have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

CCO 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.

Clinical Care Options, LLC has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until January 7, 2022. PAs should only claim commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

A statement of credit will be issued upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 66% or better.

Statement of Commercial Support

This continuing medical education activity is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions 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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

Anne Rojas
President
Infinity Medical Education, LLC
Anne.rojas@infinitymeded.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.

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Identification and Future Therapeutic Landscape—The Future Treatment Landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease With Drs. Raymond Scott Turner and Marwan Noel Sabbagh

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Identification and Future Therapeutic Landscape—The Future Treatment Landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease With Drs. Raymond Scott Turner and Marwan Noel Sabbagh

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABIM MOC
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to evaluate the future treatment landscape to plan for effective patient identification and management.

Activity Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. More than 5 million Americans are living with AD, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans living with AD is projected to rise to 14 million. Despite this significant burden, currently approved AD treatments are symptomatic drugs that do not stop or delay disease progression, with no approved disease-modifying therapy. The latest data from emerging AD treatments suggest that early identification of AD patients is critical for optimizing outcomes. Thus, neurologists, primary care physicians, and other providers who care for these patients need education on strategies for the early identification and management of patients with AD. In this podcast, expert clinicians will discuss the future of treating Alzheimer’s disease by examining the mechanisms of action and clinical trial data of emerging agents.

Activity Chair

Raymond Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Re:Cognition


Faculty

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, CCRI
Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Cleveland Clinic Nevada
Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health
Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UNLV
Las Vegas, NV

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Alzheon, Athira, Biogen, Cortexyme, Danone, Eisai, Neurotrope, Regeneron, Roche-Genentech, Stage 2 Innovations, vTv Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Keep Memory Alive Foundation, National Institute of Aging
Ownership Interest: Brain Health Inc., NeuroReserve, NeuroTau, Neurotrope, Optimal Cognitive Health Company, uMethod Health, Versanum


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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

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 © 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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABIM MOC
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to evaluate the future treatment landscape to plan for effective patient identification and management.

Activity Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. More than 5 million Americans are living with AD, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans living with AD is projected to rise to 14 million. Despite this significant burden, currently approved AD treatments are symptomatic drugs that do not stop or delay disease progression, with no approved disease-modifying therapy. The latest data from emerging AD treatments suggest that early identification of AD patients is critical for optimizing outcomes. Thus, neurologists, primary care physicians, and other providers who care for these patients need education on strategies for the early identification and management of patients with AD. In this podcast, expert clinicians will discuss the future of treating Alzheimer’s disease by examining the mechanisms of action and clinical trial data of emerging agents.

Activity Chair

Raymond Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Re:Cognition


Faculty

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, CCRI
Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Cleveland Clinic Nevada
Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health
Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UNLV
Las Vegas, NV

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Alzheon, Athira, Biogen, Cortexyme, Danone, Eisai, Neurotrope, Regeneron, Roche-Genentech, Stage 2 Innovations, vTv Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Keep Memory Alive Foundation, National Institute of Aging
Ownership Interest: Brain Health Inc., NeuroReserve, NeuroTau, Neurotrope, Optimal Cognitive Health Company, uMethod Health, Versanum


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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

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 © 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

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Identification and Future Therapeutic Landscape—The Critical Importance of Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease With Drs. Raymond Scott Turner and Sharon Cohen

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Identification and Future Therapeutic Landscape—The Critical Importance of Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease With Drs. Raymond Scott Turner and Sharon Cohen

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABIM MOC
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to review the critical importance of diagnosing patients in the early stages of AD including the latest evidence-based diagnostic strategies and modalities.

Activity Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. More than 5 million Americans are living with AD, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans living with AD is projected to rise to 14 million. Despite this significant burden, currently approved AD treatments are symptomatic drugs that do not stop or delay disease progression, with no approved disease-modifying therapy. The latest data from emerging AD treatments suggest that early identification of AD patients is critical for optimizing outcomes. Thus, neurologists, primary care physicians, and other providers who care for these patients need education on strategies for the early identification and management of patients with AD. In this podcast, expert clinicians will discuss why it is important to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early and available assessment tools to make an early diagnosis.

Activity Chair

Raymond Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Re:Cognition


Faculty

Sharon Cohen, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director and Principal Investigator, Toronto Memory Program
Toronto, Canada

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Alnylam, Biogen, Cogstate, ProMIS Neurosciences, RetiSpec
Contracted Research: AbbVie, AgeneBio, Alector, Anavex, Biogen, CCHI, Eisai, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, RetiSpec, Roche, Vielight


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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

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 © 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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABIM MOC
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to review the critical importance of diagnosing patients in the early stages of AD including the latest evidence-based diagnostic strategies and modalities.

Activity Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. More than 5 million Americans are living with AD, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans living with AD is projected to rise to 14 million. Despite this significant burden, currently approved AD treatments are symptomatic drugs that do not stop or delay disease progression, with no approved disease-modifying therapy. The latest data from emerging AD treatments suggest that early identification of AD patients is critical for optimizing outcomes. Thus, neurologists, primary care physicians, and other providers who care for these patients need education on strategies for the early identification and management of patients with AD. In this podcast, expert clinicians will discuss why it is important to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease early and available assessment tools to make an early diagnosis.

Activity Chair

Raymond Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Re:Cognition


Faculty

Sharon Cohen, MD, FRCPC
Medical Director and Principal Investigator, Toronto Memory Program
Toronto, Canada

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Alnylam, Biogen, Cogstate, ProMIS Neurosciences, RetiSpec
Contracted Research: AbbVie, AgeneBio, Alector, Anavex, Biogen, CCHI, Eisai, Genentech, Janssen, Lilly, RetiSpec, Roche, Vielight


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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

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 © 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

1.00 CME / CE
Vindico
Recent Advances in the Management of Psoriasis

Recent Advances in the Management of Psoriasis

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
AANP Contact Hours
AAPA Category 1 CME credit
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners, dermatology physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the pathophysiology and comorbidities associated with psoriasis.
  • Apply current guideline-directed recommendations to the management of patients with psoriasis.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data, including efficacy and safety of topical treatments and biologics, in therapeutic decision-making to individualize care of patients with psoriasis.
  • Implement effective strategies for clinician-patient communication to address patient concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related quality of life for patients.

Activity Description

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life (QoL). Unfortunately, many patients with psoriasis do not seek treatment, are undertreated, or do not adhere to traditional treatment protocols. Furthermore, patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for other serious illnesses and depression. Clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, and these therapies have provided high degrees of disease improvement. In this CE activity, experts in the field will review the pathophysiology of psoriasis and its associated comorbidities, discuss current guideline-directed recommendations for the management of patients, and evaluate the latest clinical data regarding therapeutic decision-making to individualize care. They will also provide insight for effective strategies to enhance clinician-patient communication, address patients’ concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related QoL.

Activity Co-Chairs

Mark Lebwohl, MD
Professor and Chairman/Kimberly & Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Aditum Bio, Allergan, Almirall, Arcutis, Avotres Therapeutics, BirchBioMed, BMD Skincare, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Castle Biosciences, Corrona, Dermavant Sciences, EMD Serono, Evelo Biosciences, Facilitation of International Dermatology Education, Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology, Inozyme Pharma, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Meiji Seika Pharma, Menlo, Mitsubishi, NeuroDerm, Pfizer, Promius/Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Theravance, Verrica
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dermavant Sciences, Incyte, Janssen Research & Development, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, UCB


Linda F. Stein Gold, MD
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Dermavant, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics
Speakers Bureau: Amgen, Ortho Dermatologics

Reviewers:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
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.

Designation of Credit

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

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.67 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124656. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 12/31/2020 to 12/30/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201757.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of Quality Payment Program (QPP), CME providers need to implement activities that:

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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/CE
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
AANP Contact Hours
AAPA Category 1 CME credit
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is dermatologists, dermatology nurse practitioners, dermatology physician assistants, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with psoriasis.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the pathophysiology and comorbidities associated with psoriasis.
  • Apply current guideline-directed recommendations to the management of patients with psoriasis.
  • Incorporate the latest clinical data, including efficacy and safety of topical treatments and biologics, in therapeutic decision-making to individualize care of patients with psoriasis.
  • Implement effective strategies for clinician-patient communication to address patient concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related quality of life for patients.

Activity Description

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life (QoL). Unfortunately, many patients with psoriasis do not seek treatment, are undertreated, or do not adhere to traditional treatment protocols. Furthermore, patients with psoriasis are at an increased risk for other serious illnesses and depression. Clinical studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of biologic therapies in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, and these therapies have provided high degrees of disease improvement. In this CE activity, experts in the field will review the pathophysiology of psoriasis and its associated comorbidities, discuss current guideline-directed recommendations for the management of patients, and evaluate the latest clinical data regarding therapeutic decision-making to individualize care. They will also provide insight for effective strategies to enhance clinician-patient communication, address patients’ concerns, treatment expectations, and the importance of adherence to therapy to promote health-related QoL.

Activity Co-Chairs

Mark Lebwohl, MD
Professor and Chairman/Kimberly & Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Aditum Bio, Allergan, Almirall, Arcutis, Avotres Therapeutics, BirchBioMed, BMD Skincare, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cara Therapeutics, Castle Biosciences, Corrona, Dermavant Sciences, EMD Serono, Evelo Biosciences, Facilitation of International Dermatology Education, Foundation for Research and Education in Dermatology, Inozyme Pharma, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Meiji Seika Pharma, Menlo, Mitsubishi, NeuroDerm, Pfizer, Promius/Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Theravance, Verrica
Contracted Research: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dermavant Sciences, Incyte, Janssen Research & Development, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Ortho Dermatologics, Pfizer, UCB


Linda F. Stein Gold, MD
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Amgen, Arcutis, Dermavant, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novartis, Ortho Dermatologics
Speakers Bureau: Amgen, Ortho Dermatologics

Reviewers:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
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.

Designation of Credit

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

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.67 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 20124656. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 12/31/2020 to 12/30/2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-201757.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of Quality Payment Program (QPP), CME providers need to implement activities that:

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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

1.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
Complicating Factors in Pediatric Rheumatology: Managing Influenza

Complicating Factors in Pediatric Rheumatology: Managing Influenza

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABP MOC Part 2
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, pediatric rheumatologists, pediatricians, 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:

  • Utilize evidence-based recommendations to improve earlier detection and treatment of pediatric patients with influenza and rheumatic disease.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate therapeutic regimen in pediatric patients with influenza who are immunosuppressed and at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of children and adults in the United States each year. There is a need for better treatments for patients with influenza, preventive measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic, especially in high-risk pediatric patients who have comorbid illnesses or are immunocompromised. Children with rheumatic diseases receiving immunosuppressive therapy are a high-risk group for influenza. Antivirals with different targets and different mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options and hold promise in improving the treatment of these patients. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest information on diagnosing and treating children with rheumatic disease who have influenza.

Agenda

Diagnosing Influenza: Following the Recommendations
Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, FAAPL, CPE, CMQ

Treating Influenza in Pediatric Patients With Rheumatic Disease
Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP

Case Presentations
Timothy Beukelman, MD, MS, MSCE; Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP; and Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, FAAPL, CPE, CMQ

Activity Chair

Timothy Beukelman, MD, MS, MSCE
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Novartis, UCB


Faculty

Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
President, Kentucky Pediatric and Adult Research
Bardstown, KY

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Shionogi


Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, FAAPL, CPE, CMQ
Chair, Family and Community Medicine
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Chief Quality Officer
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure:
Honorarium: Merck Manual
Board of Directors: AAFP


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

Medical Writer
Valerie Zimmerman, PhD
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 last 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.

The articles in this monograph were composed by Medical Writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Beukelman, Block, and Savoy during a virtual expert panel discussion held on September 3, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the faculty individually as an accurate representation of their presentations.

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 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, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, December 31, 2020 to December 30, 2021.

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 at least 70% 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.

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 © 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)™/ ABP MOC Part 2
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is rheumatologists, pediatric rheumatologists, pediatricians, 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:

  • Utilize evidence-based recommendations to improve earlier detection and treatment of pediatric patients with influenza and rheumatic disease.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate therapeutic regimen in pediatric patients with influenza who are immunosuppressed and at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of children and adults in the United States each year. There is a need for better treatments for patients with influenza, preventive measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic, especially in high-risk pediatric patients who have comorbid illnesses or are immunocompromised. Children with rheumatic diseases receiving immunosuppressive therapy are a high-risk group for influenza. Antivirals with different targets and different mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options and hold promise in improving the treatment of these patients. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest information on diagnosing and treating children with rheumatic disease who have influenza.

Agenda

Diagnosing Influenza: Following the Recommendations
Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, FAAPL, CPE, CMQ

Treating Influenza in Pediatric Patients With Rheumatic Disease
Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP

Case Presentations
Timothy Beukelman, MD, MS, MSCE; Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP; and Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, FAAPL, CPE, CMQ

Activity Chair

Timothy Beukelman, MD, MS, MSCE
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Novartis, UCB


Faculty

Stan L. Block, MD, FAAP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Louisville
University of Kentucky
President, Kentucky Pediatric and Adult Research
Bardstown, KY

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi, Shionogi


Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FABC, FAAPL, CPE, CMQ
Chair, Family and Community Medicine
Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Chief Quality Officer
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure:
Honorarium: Merck Manual
Board of Directors: AAFP


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

Medical Writer
Valerie Zimmerman, PhD
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 last 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.

The articles in this monograph were composed by Medical Writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Beukelman, Block, and Savoy during a virtual expert panel discussion held on September 3, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the faculty individually as an accurate representation of their presentations.

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 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, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, December 31, 2020 to December 30, 2021.

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 at least 70% 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.

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 © 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.

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Identification and Future Therapeutic Landscape—Current Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease With Drs. Raymond Scott Turner and Marwan Noel Sabbagh

Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Identification and Future Therapeutic Landscape—Current Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease With Drs. Raymond Scott Turner and Marwan Noel Sabbagh

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABIM MOC
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to examine the mechanisms of action, clinical endpoints, and latest clinical evidence regarding current and emerging agents for the treatment of patients with AD.

Activity Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. More than 5 million Americans are living with AD, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans living with AD is projected to rise to 14 million. Despite this significant burden, currently approved AD treatments are symptomatic drugs that do not stop or delay disease progression, with no approved disease-modifying therapy. The latest data from emerging AD treatments suggest that early identification of AD patients is critical for optimizing outcomes. Thus, neurologists, primary care physicians, and other providers who care for these patients need education on strategies for the early identification and management of patients with AD. In this podcast, expert clinicians will discuss the current available therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and the strengths and weaknesses of these therapies.

Activity Chair

Raymond Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Re:Cognition

Faculty

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, CCRI
Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Cleveland Clinic Nevada
Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health
Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UNLV
Las Vegas, NV

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Alzheon, Athira, Biogen, Cortexyme, Danone, Eisai, Neurotrope, Regeneron, Roche-Genentech, Stage 2 Innovations, vTv Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Keep Memory Alive Foundation, National Institute of Aging
Ownership Interest: Brain Health Inc., NeuroReserve, NeuroTau, Neurotrope, Optimal Cognitive Health Company, uMethod Health, Versanum

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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

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 © 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.

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ ABIM MOC
Released: December 31, 2020
Expires: December 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is neurologists, primary care physicians, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to examine the mechanisms of action, clinical endpoints, and latest clinical evidence regarding current and emerging agents for the treatment of patients with AD.

Activity Description

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual decline in understanding, memory, and ability to perform activities of daily living. More than 5 million Americans are living with AD, which accounts for 60% to 80% of all dementia. By 2050, the number of Americans living with AD is projected to rise to 14 million. Despite this significant burden, currently approved AD treatments are symptomatic drugs that do not stop or delay disease progression, with no approved disease-modifying therapy. The latest data from emerging AD treatments suggest that early identification of AD patients is critical for optimizing outcomes. Thus, neurologists, primary care physicians, and other providers who care for these patients need education on strategies for the early identification and management of patients with AD. In this podcast, expert clinicians will discuss the current available therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and the strengths and weaknesses of these therapies.

Activity Chair

Raymond Scott Turner, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA
Professor of Neurology
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Re:Cognition

Faculty

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, CCRI
Director, Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Cleveland Clinic Nevada
Camille and Larry Ruvo Endowed Chair for Brain Health
Professor of Neurology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, UNLV
Las Vegas, NV

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Alzheon, Athira, Biogen, Cortexyme, Danone, Eisai, Neurotrope, Regeneron, Roche-Genentech, Stage 2 Innovations, vTv Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Keep Memory Alive Foundation, National Institute of Aging
Ownership Interest: Brain Health Inc., NeuroReserve, NeuroTau, Neurotrope, Optimal Cognitive Health Company, uMethod Health, Versanum

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.

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.

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.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen.

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 © 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

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