Spotlight on Pediatrics

Credits: 0.50 CME
Flu in the Rheum! Managing Influenza Infection: A GameON! Challenge
Cassandra Calabrese, DO
Vindico

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie
Speakers Bureau: Regeneron

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie
Speakers Bureau: Regeneron

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage.

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Pediatrics Presentations

1.00 CME / MOC
The France Foundation
SMA Horizons: What Is in the Future of SMA Management?

SMA Horizons: What Is in the Future of SMA Management?

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC Part II points
Released: December 1, 2020
Expires: November 30, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for multidisciplinary groups of clinicians including neuromuscular specialists, pediatric neurologists, general neurologists, pediatricians, medical geneticists, genetic counselors, and other health care providers who are involved in the management of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Review pathology, genetics, and epidemiology of SMA
  • Explain the importance of genetic testing for SMA
  • Discuss newborn screening and its importance in early diagnosis of SMA
  • Evaluate new and emerging therapies for SMA

Activity Description

With 3 therapies available for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), clinicians need education in the genetics, newborn screening, and the clinical trial data. In these short videos, learners can choose the area they need education and hear from the experts.

Agenda

  • Presentation of SMA
  • Genetics of SMA
  • SMA Type and SMN2 Copy Number
  • Prevalence and Natural History of SMA
  • Diagnostic and Screening Algorithm
  • Genetic Testing for SMA
  • SMA Carrier Types
  • Newborn Screening of SMA
  • Pilot NBS Study Results
  • Mechanism of Action for SMA Therapies
  • Nusinersen Clinical Trial Data
  • Onasemnogene Clinical Trial Data
  • Risdiplam Clinical Trial Data

Faculty

Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Columbia University
New York, NY


Julie Parsons, MD
Co-Director of the Neuromuscular Clinic
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO


Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


MOC Peer Reviewers

Gyula Acsadi, MD, PhD
Division Head, Neurology
Connecticut Children’s Hospital

Theodore O. Bruno, MD
Chief Medical Officer
The France Foundation

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures:

  • Dr. Claudia A. Chiriboga receives funding support from AveXis, Biogen, NIH, Roche, and SMA Foundation. She is also on the advisory board for AveXis, Cytokinetics, Genentech, PTC Therapeutics, and Roche.
  • Dr. Julie Parsons does contract research for AveXis, Biogen, Scholar Rock, and PTC Therapeutics.
  • Dr. Perry Shieh is a consultant for AveXis, Biogen, Genentech, Sarepta, and PTC Therapeutics. He serves on the speakers bureau for Alexion, AveXis, Biogen, CSL Behring, Genentech, and Grifols.

MOC Reviewer Disclosures:

  • Dr. Theodore O. Bruno reports that his spouse is employed by Allergan.
  • Dr. Gyula Acsadi has no relevant financial relationships to report.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
    • If you are requesting MOC credit, your MOC points will be submitted electronically to the ACCME, which will register data and notify certifying boards.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting:

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
1.0 ABIM MOC Part II points
Released: December 1, 2020
Expires: November 30, 2021
60 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for multidisciplinary groups of clinicians including neuromuscular specialists, pediatric neurologists, general neurologists, pediatricians, medical geneticists, genetic counselors, and other health care providers who are involved in the management of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Review pathology, genetics, and epidemiology of SMA
  • Explain the importance of genetic testing for SMA
  • Discuss newborn screening and its importance in early diagnosis of SMA
  • Evaluate new and emerging therapies for SMA

Activity Description

With 3 therapies available for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), clinicians need education in the genetics, newborn screening, and the clinical trial data. In these short videos, learners can choose the area they need education and hear from the experts.

Agenda

  • Presentation of SMA
  • Genetics of SMA
  • SMA Type and SMN2 Copy Number
  • Prevalence and Natural History of SMA
  • Diagnostic and Screening Algorithm
  • Genetic Testing for SMA
  • SMA Carrier Types
  • Newborn Screening of SMA
  • Pilot NBS Study Results
  • Mechanism of Action for SMA Therapies
  • Nusinersen Clinical Trial Data
  • Onasemnogene Clinical Trial Data
  • Risdiplam Clinical Trial Data

Faculty

Claudia A. Chiriboga, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Columbia University
New York, NY


Julie Parsons, MD
Co-Director of the Neuromuscular Clinic
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO


Perry Shieh, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


MOC Peer Reviewers

Gyula Acsadi, MD, PhD
Division Head, Neurology
Connecticut Children’s Hospital

Theodore O. Bruno, MD
Chief Medical Officer
The France Foundation

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at The France Foundation who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosures:

  • Dr. Claudia A. Chiriboga receives funding support from AveXis, Biogen, NIH, Roche, and SMA Foundation. She is also on the advisory board for AveXis, Cytokinetics, Genentech, PTC Therapeutics, and Roche.
  • Dr. Julie Parsons does contract research for AveXis, Biogen, Scholar Rock, and PTC Therapeutics.
  • Dr. Perry Shieh is a consultant for AveXis, Biogen, Genentech, Sarepta, and PTC Therapeutics. He serves on the speakers bureau for Alexion, AveXis, Biogen, CSL Behring, Genentech, and Grifols.

MOC Reviewer Disclosures:

  • Dr. Theodore O. Bruno reports that his spouse is employed by Allergan.
  • Dr. Gyula Acsadi has no relevant financial relationships to report.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME/CE activity.
  4. Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 75% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form, which provides each participant with the opportunity to comment on how participating in the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.
    • If you are requesting MOC credit, your MOC points will be submitted electronically to the ACCME, which will register data and notify certifying boards.
  6. Credit documentation/reporting:

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

TFF requires CME faculty (speakers) to disclose when products or procedures being discussed are off label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational, and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary, or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. TFF does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. If you have questions, contact the Medical Affairs Department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

1.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
Influenza in the Hospital: Perils and Pearls

Influenza in the Hospital: Perils and Pearls

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC
Released: November 30, 2020
Expires: November 29, 2021
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is hospitalists 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:

  • Incorporate evidence-based guidelines and best practices to diagnose influenza early.
  • Differentiate antiviral agents based on their efficacy and ability to reduce viral shedding and transmission of influenza.
  • Select treatment for patients presenting with suspected influenza based on patient symptoms, history and characteristics, and comorbidities, to reduce complications in those who are at normal or at high risk.
  • Review the use of prophylaxis in patients who are exposed to influenza and who are at normal, or at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

Influenza places a substantial burden every year on the health of people in the United States. Most hospitalizations and deaths occur in patients who are at high risk for developing complications, including immunocompromised individuals and those with comorbidities. Timely diagnosis and management of influenza in the hospital setting poses unique challenges. Clinicians treating influenza in the hospital setting must be able to differentiate available antiviral therapies based on their safety, efficacy, and ability to reduce viral shedding. In this educational program, experts will review the latest evidence on antiviral agents for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza. Using case-based examples, faculty will discuss strategies for timely diagnosis and initiation of the most appropriate treatment regimen to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza in the hospital setting.

Agenda

Introduction
Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Influenza: Having a Keen Eye for Details to Improve Diagnosis
Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Case Presentation: Patient With Suspected Flu But Lacking Classic Symptoms
Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Treating Influenza: Applying New Evidence to Hospital Medicine
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Case Presentation: Patient With Influenza at High Risk for Complications
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Activity Chair

Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM
Associate Professor
General Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Advanced Biotherapeutics, DiaSorin
Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, 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 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 enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 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 successfully complete the program and opt-in by providing their ABIM ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, November 30, 2020 to November 29, 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 4 out of 5 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer

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

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC
Released: November 30, 2020
Expires: November 29, 2021
75 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is hospitalists 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:

  • Incorporate evidence-based guidelines and best practices to diagnose influenza early.
  • Differentiate antiviral agents based on their efficacy and ability to reduce viral shedding and transmission of influenza.
  • Select treatment for patients presenting with suspected influenza based on patient symptoms, history and characteristics, and comorbidities, to reduce complications in those who are at normal or at high risk.
  • Review the use of prophylaxis in patients who are exposed to influenza and who are at normal, or at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

Influenza places a substantial burden every year on the health of people in the United States. Most hospitalizations and deaths occur in patients who are at high risk for developing complications, including immunocompromised individuals and those with comorbidities. Timely diagnosis and management of influenza in the hospital setting poses unique challenges. Clinicians treating influenza in the hospital setting must be able to differentiate available antiviral therapies based on their safety, efficacy, and ability to reduce viral shedding. In this educational program, experts will review the latest evidence on antiviral agents for treatment and prophylaxis of influenza. Using case-based examples, faculty will discuss strategies for timely diagnosis and initiation of the most appropriate treatment regimen to reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza in the hospital setting.

Agenda

Introduction
Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Influenza: Having a Keen Eye for Details to Improve Diagnosis
Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Case Presentation: Patient With Suspected Flu But Lacking Classic Symptoms
Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM

Treating Influenza: Applying New Evidence to Hospital Medicine
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Case Presentation: Patient With Influenza at High Risk for Complications
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

Activity Chair

Christopher S. Kim, MD, MBA, SFHM
Associate Professor
General Internal Medicine
Associate Medical Director
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Disclosures:
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Advanced Biotherapeutics, DiaSorin
Ownership Interest: Johnson & Johnson


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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, 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 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 enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 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 successfully complete the program and opt-in by providing their ABIM ID and DOB (MM/DD) will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, November 30, 2020 to November 29, 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 4 out of 5 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer

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
Vindico
Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Curbside Consults ̶ Re-thinking the Burden of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria: Assessing the Quality of Life

Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Curbside Consults ̶ Re-thinking the Burden of Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria: Assessing the Quality of Life

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 23, 2020
Expires: November 22, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to assess the impact of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) on quality of life, including sleep, psychological functioning, work, and activity.

Activity Description

Urticaria, a common skin condition characterized by pruritic hives, occurs in 20% to 25% of individuals within their lifetimes. Urticaria can be classified by both symptom duration and underlying etiology. Patients who experience symptom recurrence for a duration more than 6 weeks without a known cause may be diagnosed as having chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), also referred to as chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). This condition has a significant negative impact on physical functioning, work performance, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life, with an impact similar in magnitude to that experienced by patients with coronary disease who are awaiting bypass surgery. A US practice guideline issued in 2014 and an international guideline published in 2018 are available to guide the diagnosis and treatment of urticaria. These guidelines differ in select areas, and specialists need to be knowledgeable about their strengths and limitations to select optimal treatment strategies for their patients. This CME Curbside Consults series features case-based videos that address key challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of CIU/CSU. In this Curbside Consult, Drs. Bernstein and Khan discuss the burden of CIU/CSU and its impact on patient quality of life (QoL), including disease-specific measures for assessing QoL and strategies for selecting the best treatment to minimize disease burden.

Activity Chair

Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Immunology, Allergy Section
Editor in Chief, Journal of Asthma
Partner, Bernstein Allergy Group
Partner, Bernstein Clinical Research Center
Cincinnati, OH

Disclosure:
Royalty: CRC Press, Springer Publishing;
Intellectual Property/Patent: University of Cincinnati;
Consulting Fee: ALK, AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Shire;
Speakers Bureau: ALK, AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire;
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Ionis, KalVista, Merck, Novartis/Genentech, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda

Faculty

David A. Khan, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Allergy & Immunology Program Director
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Aimmune

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME 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 CME 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 CME 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from 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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 23, 2020
Expires: November 22, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Learning Objective

Upon successful completion of the activity, participants should be better able to assess the impact of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) on quality of life, including sleep, psychological functioning, work, and activity.

Activity Description

Urticaria, a common skin condition characterized by pruritic hives, occurs in 20% to 25% of individuals within their lifetimes. Urticaria can be classified by both symptom duration and underlying etiology. Patients who experience symptom recurrence for a duration more than 6 weeks without a known cause may be diagnosed as having chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), also referred to as chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). This condition has a significant negative impact on physical functioning, work performance, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life, with an impact similar in magnitude to that experienced by patients with coronary disease who are awaiting bypass surgery. A US practice guideline issued in 2014 and an international guideline published in 2018 are available to guide the diagnosis and treatment of urticaria. These guidelines differ in select areas, and specialists need to be knowledgeable about their strengths and limitations to select optimal treatment strategies for their patients. This CME Curbside Consults series features case-based videos that address key challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of CIU/CSU. In this Curbside Consult, Drs. Bernstein and Khan discuss the burden of CIU/CSU and its impact on patient quality of life (QoL), including disease-specific measures for assessing QoL and strategies for selecting the best treatment to minimize disease burden.

Activity Chair

Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Immunology, Allergy Section
Editor in Chief, Journal of Asthma
Partner, Bernstein Allergy Group
Partner, Bernstein Clinical Research Center
Cincinnati, OH

Disclosure:
Royalty: CRC Press, Springer Publishing;
Intellectual Property/Patent: University of Cincinnati;
Consulting Fee: ALK, AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Shire;
Speakers Bureau: ALK, AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire;
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Ionis, KalVista, Merck, Novartis/Genentech, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda

Faculty

David A. Khan, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Allergy & Immunology Program Director
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Aimmune

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME 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 CME 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 CME 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from 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
Vindico
Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Curbside Consults ̶ Treatment Optimization: Management of Patients with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Refractory to H1-antagonists

Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Curbside Consults ̶ Treatment Optimization: Management of Patients with Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Refractory to H1-antagonists

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 23, 2020
Expires: November 22, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the strengths and limitations of current guideline approaches to the management of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU).
  • Examine treatment options for patients with CIU who fail to achieve complete symptom control with first- and second-line therapy.

Activity Description

Urticaria, a common skin condition characterized by pruritic hives, occurs in 20% to 25% of individuals within their lifetimes. Urticaria can be classified by both symptom duration and underlying etiology. Patients who experience symptom recurrence for a duration more than 6 weeks without a known cause may be diagnosed as having chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), also referred to as chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). This condition has a significant negative impact on physical functioning, work performance, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life, with an impact similar in magnitude to that experienced by patients with coronary disease who are awaiting bypass surgery. A US practice guideline issued in 2014 and an international guideline published in 2018 are available to guide the diagnosis and treatment of urticaria. These guidelines differ in select areas, and specialists need to be knowledgeable about their strengths and limitations to select optimal treatment strategies for their patients. This CME Curbside Consults series features case-based videos that address key challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of CIU/CSU. In this Curbside Consult, Drs. Lang and Bernstein discuss CIU/CSU treatment options and strategies to optimize therapy for patients with refractory symptoms despite treatment with recommended first- and second-line therapy options. 

Activity Chair

Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Immunology, Allergy Section
Editor in Chief, Journal of Asthma
Partner, Bernstein Allergy Group
Partner, Bernstein Clinical Research Center
Cincinnati, OH

Disclosure:
Royalty: CRC Press, Springer Publishing;
Intellectual Property/Patent: University of Cincinnati;
Consulting Fee: ALK, AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Shire;
Speakers Bureau: ALK, AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire;
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Ionis, KalVista, Merck, Novartis/Genentech, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda

Faculty

David M. Lang, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME 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 CME 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 CME 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for the question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question 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
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 23, 2020
Expires: November 22, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is allergists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the strengths and limitations of current guideline approaches to the management of chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU).
  • Examine treatment options for patients with CIU who fail to achieve complete symptom control with first- and second-line therapy.

Activity Description

Urticaria, a common skin condition characterized by pruritic hives, occurs in 20% to 25% of individuals within their lifetimes. Urticaria can be classified by both symptom duration and underlying etiology. Patients who experience symptom recurrence for a duration more than 6 weeks without a known cause may be diagnosed as having chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU), also referred to as chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). This condition has a significant negative impact on physical functioning, work performance, emotional well-being, and overall quality of life, with an impact similar in magnitude to that experienced by patients with coronary disease who are awaiting bypass surgery. A US practice guideline issued in 2014 and an international guideline published in 2018 are available to guide the diagnosis and treatment of urticaria. These guidelines differ in select areas, and specialists need to be knowledgeable about their strengths and limitations to select optimal treatment strategies for their patients. This CME Curbside Consults series features case-based videos that address key challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of CIU/CSU. In this Curbside Consult, Drs. Lang and Bernstein discuss CIU/CSU treatment options and strategies to optimize therapy for patients with refractory symptoms despite treatment with recommended first- and second-line therapy options. 

Activity Chair

Jonathan A. Bernstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Immunology, Allergy Section
Editor in Chief, Journal of Asthma
Partner, Bernstein Allergy Group
Partner, Bernstein Clinical Research Center
Cincinnati, OH

Disclosure:
Royalty: CRC Press, Springer Publishing;
Intellectual Property/Patent: University of Cincinnati;
Consulting Fee: ALK, AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Shire;
Speakers Bureau: ALK, AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire;
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, BioCryst, CSL Behring, Ionis, KalVista, Merck, Novartis/Genentech, Optinose, Pharming, Sanofi, Shire/Takeda

Faculty

David M. Lang, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME 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 CME 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 CME 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.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for the question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question 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
Global Education Group
Fire Fight: Smothering the Flame of Type 2 Inflammation ̶ Advances in Understanding and Managing Type 2 Inflammatory Diseases

Fire Fight: Smothering the Flame of Type 2 Inflammation ̶ Advances in Understanding and Managing Type 2 Inflammatory Diseases

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC Point(s)
Released: November 23, 2020
Expires: November 22, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians who specialize in allergy/immunology, dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, and primary care.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the role of the type 2 inflammatory cascade in the underlying pathophysiology of atopic diseases
  • Identify patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases who are eligible for step-up therapies, including new and emerging biologics

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary clinical opinion leaders discuss type 2 Inflammation as an underlying cause of asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, with implications for therapeutic choices in patient care.

Statement of Educational Need

Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of atopic diseases highlight the importance and commonality of underlying type 2 inflammation in a range of diseases like asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Key drivers of type 2 inflammation have been identified, with IL-4 and IL-13 playing a central role. In the last few years, biologics targeting type 2 inflammation have emerged as effective treatment options for patients with atopic diseases, particularly in people with moderate-to-severe disease. Because of the relative novelty of these treatments, healthcare professionals should be aware of the pathophysiology of disease, as well as the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologics, the rationale for use, and how to incorporate these treatments into management of appropriate patients. 

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joseph K. Han, MD
Professor, EVMS
Chief, Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus-Skull Base Surgery
Chief, Division of Allergy
President Elect, ARS
Chair Elect, AAAAI, RROAC
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA


Anju T. Peters, MD, MS
Professor, Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology
Director, Clinical Research
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

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

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche Posay/L’Oreal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, YoubeeCare (Stock Options).
Grant/Research Support: AbbVie, National Eczema Association, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Honoraria: AbbVie, Amyris, AObiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche Posay/L’Oreal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare (Stock Options).
Speaker’s Bureau: Galderma, L’Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Advisory Board: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche Posay/L’Oreal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare (Stock Options).
Stock Shareholder: Altus Labs, Micreos, YoBee.
Other Royalty: Theraplex AIM (OTC product) Royalties. 

Joseph K. Han, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi Regeneron.

Anju Peters, MD, MS
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Optinose (Research Support is to Institution)
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Optinose, Sanofi Regeneron.

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

Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Cann has nothing to disclose.
Deborah Liao has nothing to disclose.
Sharon Powell has nothing to disclose.
Elizabeth Johnson has nothing to disclose. 

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Physician Credit Designation

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

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

This activity was released on November 23, 2020 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than November 23, 2021.

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

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.   

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

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC Point(s)
Released: November 23, 2020
Expires: November 22, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Provided By

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and RMEI Medical Education, LLC.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of physicians who specialize in allergy/immunology, dermatology, otolaryngology, pulmonology, and primary care.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the role of the type 2 inflammatory cascade in the underlying pathophysiology of atopic diseases
  • Identify patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases who are eligible for step-up therapies, including new and emerging biologics

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary clinical opinion leaders discuss type 2 Inflammation as an underlying cause of asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, with implications for therapeutic choices in patient care.

Statement of Educational Need

Advances in understanding the pathophysiology of atopic diseases highlight the importance and commonality of underlying type 2 inflammation in a range of diseases like asthma, atopic dermatitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Key drivers of type 2 inflammation have been identified, with IL-4 and IL-13 playing a central role. In the last few years, biologics targeting type 2 inflammation have emerged as effective treatment options for patients with atopic diseases, particularly in people with moderate-to-severe disease. Because of the relative novelty of these treatments, healthcare professionals should be aware of the pathophysiology of disease, as well as the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of biologics, the rationale for use, and how to incorporate these treatments into management of appropriate patients. 

Faculty

Peter A. Lio, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology & Pediatrics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Joseph K. Han, MD
Professor, EVMS
Chief, Division of Rhinology and Endoscopic Sinus-Skull Base Surgery
Chief, Division of Allergy
President Elect, ARS
Chair Elect, AAAAI, RROAC
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Norfolk, VA


Anju T. Peters, MD, MS
Professor, Medicine
Division of Allergy-Immunology
Director, Clinical Research
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. 

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

Peter Lio, MD, FAAD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche Posay/L’Oreal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, YoubeeCare (Stock Options).
Grant/Research Support: AbbVie, National Eczema Association, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Honoraria: AbbVie, Amyris, AObiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche Posay/L’Oreal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare (Stock Options).
Speaker’s Bureau: Galderma, L’Oreal, Pfizer, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme.
Advisory Board: AbbVie, Amyris, AOBiome, Arbonne, Bodewell, Burt’s Bees, Dermavant, Dermira, Eli Lilly, Exeltis, Franklin Bioscience/Altus Labs (Stock Options), Galderma, IntraDerm, Johnson & Johnson, Kiniksa, La Roche Posay/L’Oreal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre-Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, YobeeCare (Stock Options).
Stock Shareholder: Altus Labs, Micreos, YoBee.
Other Royalty: Theraplex AIM (OTC product) Royalties. 

Joseph K. Han, MD
Consultant/Independent Contractor: AstraZeneca, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Sanofi Regeneron.

Anju Peters, MD, MS
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, Optinose (Research Support is to Institution)
Advisory Board: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Optinose, Sanofi Regeneron.

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

Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose.
Liddy Knight has nothing to disclose.
Ashley Cann has nothing to disclose.
Deborah Liao has nothing to disclose.
Sharon Powell has nothing to disclose.
Elizabeth Johnson has nothing to disclose. 

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Physician Credit Designation

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

ABIM MOC Recognition Statement

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

This activity was released on November 23, 2020 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than November 23, 2021.

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

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

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and RMEI Medical Education, LLC do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.   

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

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

1.50 CME
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.
Allergen Immunotherapy in the Age of Coronavirus: A Review of Practice Considerations and Evidence to Deliver Uninterrupted Care

Allergen Immunotherapy in the Age of Coronavirus: A Review of Practice Considerations and Evidence to Deliver Uninterrupted Care

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 17, 2020
Expires: November 17, 2021
90 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative is intended for allergists, otolaryngologists, otolaryngic allergists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the management of patients receiving allergen immunotherapy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Integrate current COVID-19 protocols, AIT management strategies, and patient communication approaches to ensure optimal outcomes for patients on AIT
  • Review recent safety and efficacy outcomes from clinical trials involving AIT
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on research and guidance from the FDA to address the evolving demands of clinical trials during the pandemic

Activity Description

In December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) received notification of a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause. By January 23, 2020, the coronavirus causing this outbreak—SARS-CoV-2—had been identified. The virus has been demonstrated to have person-to-person transmission and appears to have higher infectivity than the other two zoonotic coronaviruses (SARS and MERS), but a lower case-fatality rate. Many of the patients who depend on allergen immunotherapy (AIT) to maintain their quality of life or even prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis may be vulnerable to the most devastating effects of the virus. However, the interruption of AIT may place patients at increased risk of allergic reaction. Given these factors, clinicians may be uncertain as to how to protect their patients while ensuring AIT is delivered appropriately and effectively. This educational activity will equip clinicians with strategies to manage AIT during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure they are up-to-date on the advances in AIT through review of recent safety and efficacy data from clinical trials and discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on AIT research.

Faculty

David I. Bernstein, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Director, Bernstein Clinical Research Center LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio


Lawrence M. DuBuske, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia
Director, Medical Education & Research Management Services of New England, LLC
Gardner, Massachusetts


Russell Settipane, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Director, Allergy & Asthma Center
East Providence, Rhode Island


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Integrity Continuing Education 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

David I. Bernstein, MD
Advisory Panel: ALK America, GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron
Research: Aimmune, ALK-Abello, Inc., Amgen, AstraZeneca, Allergy Therapeutics, Avillion, Biocryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cipla, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Gossamer, Leo, Lupin, Menlo, Merck, Mylan, Novartis, Novum, Pearl, Regeneron, Shire, TEVA
Consultant: Gerson-Lehman, Guidepoint Global, Alpha Insights, HAL, Medacorp, International Isocyanate Institute

Lawrence M. DuBuske, MD
Consultant: Abionic, ALK-Abello, Inc., Allergy Therapeutics, Sanofi/Regeneron
Lecture Honorarium: ALK-Abello, Inc., AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme
Research Grants: Abionic

Russell Settipane, MD
Speaker’s Bureau: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Grifols, GlaxoSmithKline, Optinose, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Takeda, Teva
Advisory Boards: Aimmune, ALK-Abello, Inc., AstraZeneca, Biocryst, DBV Technologies, Grifols, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharming, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron, Teva
Research: AstraZeneca, Chiesi, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Regeneron, Stallergenes-Greer

Patima Tanapat, PhD, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have financial relationships to products of devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Integrity Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of November 17, 2020 through November 17, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 75% or better.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and ALK-Abello 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from ALK-Abello, Inc.

Activity Details

Free CME
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 17, 2020
Expires: November 17, 2021
90 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative is intended for allergists, otolaryngologists, otolaryngic allergists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants involved in the management of patients receiving allergen immunotherapy.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Integrate current COVID-19 protocols, AIT management strategies, and patient communication approaches to ensure optimal outcomes for patients on AIT
  • Review recent safety and efficacy outcomes from clinical trials involving AIT
  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on research and guidance from the FDA to address the evolving demands of clinical trials during the pandemic

Activity Description

In December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) received notification of a cluster of patients with pneumonia of unknown cause. By January 23, 2020, the coronavirus causing this outbreak—SARS-CoV-2—had been identified. The virus has been demonstrated to have person-to-person transmission and appears to have higher infectivity than the other two zoonotic coronaviruses (SARS and MERS), but a lower case-fatality rate. Many of the patients who depend on allergen immunotherapy (AIT) to maintain their quality of life or even prevent life-threatening anaphylaxis may be vulnerable to the most devastating effects of the virus. However, the interruption of AIT may place patients at increased risk of allergic reaction. Given these factors, clinicians may be uncertain as to how to protect their patients while ensuring AIT is delivered appropriately and effectively. This educational activity will equip clinicians with strategies to manage AIT during the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure they are up-to-date on the advances in AIT through review of recent safety and efficacy data from clinical trials and discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on AIT research.

Faculty

David I. Bernstein, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Division of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Director, Bernstein Clinical Research Center LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio


Lawrence M. DuBuske, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia
Director, Medical Education & Research Management Services of New England, LLC
Gardner, Massachusetts


Russell Settipane, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Director, Allergy & Asthma Center
East Providence, Rhode Island


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Integrity Continuing Education 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

David I. Bernstein, MD
Advisory Panel: ALK America, GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron
Research: Aimmune, ALK-Abello, Inc., Amgen, AstraZeneca, Allergy Therapeutics, Avillion, Biocryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cipla, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Gossamer, Leo, Lupin, Menlo, Merck, Mylan, Novartis, Novum, Pearl, Regeneron, Shire, TEVA
Consultant: Gerson-Lehman, Guidepoint Global, Alpha Insights, HAL, Medacorp, International Isocyanate Institute

Lawrence M. DuBuske, MD
Consultant: Abionic, ALK-Abello, Inc., Allergy Therapeutics, Sanofi/Regeneron
Lecture Honorarium: ALK-Abello, Inc., AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme
Research Grants: Abionic

Russell Settipane, MD
Speaker’s Bureau: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Grifols, GlaxoSmithKline, Optinose, Pharming, Regeneron, Sanofi, Takeda, Teva
Advisory Boards: Aimmune, ALK-Abello, Inc., AstraZeneca, Biocryst, DBV Technologies, Grifols, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharming, Pfizer, Sanofi/Regeneron, Teva
Research: AstraZeneca, Chiesi, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Regeneron, Stallergenes-Greer

Patima Tanapat, PhD, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have financial relationships to products of devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Integrity Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of November 17, 2020 through November 17, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 75% or better.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and ALK-Abello 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from ALK-Abello, Inc.

0.25 CME
The France Foundation
Gene Therapy for SMA: Data, Implications, and Global Perspectives — SMA: Introduction and Key Concepts

Gene Therapy for SMA: Data, Implications, and Global Perspectives — SMA: Introduction and Key Concepts

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 1, 2020
Expires: September 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity will target neurologists, pediatricians, and geneticists, as well as other health care providers who may be involved in the management of patients with SMA.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe criteria for SMA diagnosis
  • Describe how SMA diagnosis can be missed or delayed

Activity Description

This education focuses on the early diagnosis and treatment of SMA and the importance of newborn screening. Pre-symptomatic treatment of SMA can dramatically change the disease course and newborn screening is crucial to early detection and early treatment.

Statement of Educational Need

The rapid influx of information surrounding emerging treatments for SMA means that there are critical gaps in clinician knowledge and the ability to apply it in practice, creating a need for education to support clinicians who recognize, diagnose, and/or manage patients with SMA.

Faculty

Sharon Aharoni, MD
Director of SMA Therapies,
Schneider Institute of Child Neurology Children’s Medical Center
Petach Tikva, Israel

Sharon Aharoni, MD, has participated in contract research for AveXis.


Professor Enrico Bertini
Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine
Bambino Gesu' Children's Research Hospital
Rome, Italy

Professor Enrico Bertini has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski
Director, Pediatric Neurology Institute
Dana Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior
Assistant Professor of Neurology
The University of Campinas
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior has participated in advisory boards for AveXis, Biogen, and Roche.


Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber
Head of Center for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders
and Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital
Munich, Germany

Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber has participated in scientific advisory boards for Genzyme and has received research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, and Trophos.


J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc
Attending Physician
Institut de Myologie
Paris, France

J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc, has no financial relationships to disclose.


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form. The form provides each participant the opportunity to comment on how the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AveXis.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of their recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 1, 2020
Expires: September 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity will target neurologists, pediatricians, and geneticists, as well as other health care providers who may be involved in the management of patients with SMA.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe criteria for SMA diagnosis
  • Describe how SMA diagnosis can be missed or delayed

Activity Description

This education focuses on the early diagnosis and treatment of SMA and the importance of newborn screening. Pre-symptomatic treatment of SMA can dramatically change the disease course and newborn screening is crucial to early detection and early treatment.

Statement of Educational Need

The rapid influx of information surrounding emerging treatments for SMA means that there are critical gaps in clinician knowledge and the ability to apply it in practice, creating a need for education to support clinicians who recognize, diagnose, and/or manage patients with SMA.

Faculty

Sharon Aharoni, MD
Director of SMA Therapies,
Schneider Institute of Child Neurology Children’s Medical Center
Petach Tikva, Israel

Sharon Aharoni, MD, has participated in contract research for AveXis.


Professor Enrico Bertini
Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine
Bambino Gesu' Children's Research Hospital
Rome, Italy

Professor Enrico Bertini has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski
Director, Pediatric Neurology Institute
Dana Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior
Assistant Professor of Neurology
The University of Campinas
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior has participated in advisory boards for AveXis, Biogen, and Roche.


Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber
Head of Center for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders
and Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital
Munich, Germany

Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber has participated in scientific advisory boards for Genzyme and has received research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, and Trophos.


J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc
Attending Physician
Institut de Myologie
Paris, France

J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc, has no financial relationships to disclose.


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form. The form provides each participant the opportunity to comment on how the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AveXis.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of their recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

0.25 CME
The France Foundation
Gene Therapy for SMA: Data, Implications, and Global Perspectives — Importance of Early Diagnosis and Screening in SMA

Gene Therapy for SMA: Data, Implications, and Global Perspectives — Importance of Early Diagnosis and Screening in SMA

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 1, 2020
Expires: September 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity will target neurologists, pediatricians, and geneticists, as well as other health care providers who may be involved in the management of patients with SMA.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore potential implications of gene therapy for SMA

Activity Description

This activity discusses new, emerging, and targeted treatments for SMA. The activity also explores the potential clinical challenges and how this affects phenotypes over time.

Statement of Educational Need

The rapid influx of information surrounding emerging treatments for SMA means that there are critical gaps in clinician knowledge and the ability to apply it in practice, creating a need for education to support clinicians who recognize, diagnose, and/or manage patients with SMA.

Faculty

Sharon Aharoni, MD
Director of SMA Therapies,
Schneider Institute of Child Neurology Children’s Medical Center
Petach Tikva, Israel

Sharon Aharoni, MD, has participated in contract research for AveXis.


Professor Enrico Bertini
Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine
Bambino Gesu' Children's Research Hospital
Rome, Italy

Professor Enrico Bertini has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski
Director, Pediatric Neurology Institute
Dana Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior
Assistant Professor of Neurology
The University of Campinas
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior has participated in advisory boards for AveXis, Biogen, and Roche.


Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber
Head of Center for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders
and Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital
Munich, Germany

Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber has participated in scientific advisory boards for Genzyme and has received research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, and Trophos.


J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc
Attending Physician
Institut de Myologie
Paris, France

J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc, has no financial relationships to disclose.


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 66% is required to complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form. The form provides each participant the opportunity to comment on how the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AveXis.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of their recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 1, 2020
Expires: September 30, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity will target neurologists, pediatricians, and geneticists, as well as other health care providers who may be involved in the management of patients with SMA.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore potential implications of gene therapy for SMA

Activity Description

This activity discusses new, emerging, and targeted treatments for SMA. The activity also explores the potential clinical challenges and how this affects phenotypes over time.

Statement of Educational Need

The rapid influx of information surrounding emerging treatments for SMA means that there are critical gaps in clinician knowledge and the ability to apply it in practice, creating a need for education to support clinicians who recognize, diagnose, and/or manage patients with SMA.

Faculty

Sharon Aharoni, MD
Director of SMA Therapies,
Schneider Institute of Child Neurology Children’s Medical Center
Petach Tikva, Israel

Sharon Aharoni, MD, has participated in contract research for AveXis.


Professor Enrico Bertini
Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine
Bambino Gesu' Children's Research Hospital
Rome, Italy

Professor Enrico Bertini has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski
Director, Pediatric Neurology Institute
Dana Children's Hospital, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel

Professor Aviva Fattal-Valevski has no financial relationships to disclose.


Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior
Assistant Professor of Neurology
The University of Campinas
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Marcondes Cavalcante França Junior has participated in advisory boards for AveXis, Biogen, and Roche.


Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber
Head of Center for Pediatric Neuromuscular Disorders
and Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital
Munich, Germany

Professor Wolfgang Mueller-Felber has participated in scientific advisory boards for Genzyme and has received research support from GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly, and Trophos.


J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc
Attending Physician
Institut de Myologie
Paris, France

J. Andoni Urtizberea, MD, MSc, has no financial relationships to disclose.


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The France Foundation (TFF) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TFF resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. Furthermore, TFF seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. TFF is committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Nurses
Nurses who are certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may utilize activities that are certified by ACCME-accredited providers toward their requirement for certification renewal by the ANCC. A certificate of attendance will be provided by The France Foundation, an ACCME accredited provider.

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of at least 66% is required to complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • Complete the CME/CE evaluation/attestation form. The form provides each participant the opportunity to comment on how the activity will affect their professional practice; the quality of the instructional process; the perception of enhanced professional effectiveness; the perception of commercial bias; and his/her views on future educational needs.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AveXis.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The France Foundation presents this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of their recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The France Foundation and the commercial supporter(s) assume no liability for the information herein.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

If you have questions about this CME activity, please contact The France Foundation at 860-434-1650 or info@francefoundation.com.

0.50 CME / MOC
Vindico
Improving Adult Vaccine Confidence: A GameOn! Challenge

Improving Adult Vaccine Confidence: A GameOn! Challenge

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ABIM MOC
Released: August 6, 2020
Expires: August 5, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is internists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients in need of vaccines.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the safe and effective use of vaccination in high-risk patients, such as those who are aged 65 years or older, have significant comorbidities, or are immunocompromised.
  • Recommend vaccines to adult patients in accordance with the latest ACIP recommendations.
  • Use effective strategies to educate adult patients and increase their vaccine confidence.

Activity Description

Vaccines prevent 2 to 3 million deaths per year, yet compliance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations remains low in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a program, Vaccinate with Confidence, to protect communities at risk and strengthen public trust in vaccination. Central to this program is the need to debunk vaccine myths via education and family empowerment. In this CME activity, participants will play GameOn!, a quiz of knowledge and confidence, in which they will answer questions on the latest ACIP recommendations regarding high-risk patients and vaccination strategies for adult patients and select the level of confidence in their answers to achieve the highest score among their peers.

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor,
Department of Family Medicine
Executive Director,
Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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 appears above.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. 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
0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
/ABIM MOC
Released: August 6, 2020
Expires: August 5, 2021
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is internists and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients in need of vaccines.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the safe and effective use of vaccination in high-risk patients, such as those who are aged 65 years or older, have significant comorbidities, or are immunocompromised.
  • Recommend vaccines to adult patients in accordance with the latest ACIP recommendations.
  • Use effective strategies to educate adult patients and increase their vaccine confidence.

Activity Description

Vaccines prevent 2 to 3 million deaths per year, yet compliance with Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations remains low in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a program, Vaccinate with Confidence, to protect communities at risk and strengthen public trust in vaccination. Central to this program is the need to debunk vaccine myths via education and family empowerment. In this CME activity, participants will play GameOn!, a quiz of knowledge and confidence, in which they will answer questions on the latest ACIP recommendations regarding high-risk patients and vaccination strategies for adult patients and select the level of confidence in their answers to achieve the highest score among their peers.

Faculty

Activity Chair:
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor,
Department of Family Medicine
Executive Director,
Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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 appears above.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. 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

0.75 CME
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.
Advancing Diagnosis and Individualized Treatment of Severe Asthma Through Application of Guidelines and Latest Evidence

Advancing Diagnosis and Individualized Treatment of Severe Asthma Through Application of Guidelines and Latest Evidence

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 22, 2020
Expires: July 22, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for allergists, pulmonologists, fellows, and internal medicine physicians involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose patients with severe versus difficult-to-treat versus persistent uncontrolled asthma
  • Describe the risks of OCS overuse and summarize strategies to reduce OCS use in severe asthma
  • Employ biomarker testing in the evaluation of severe asthma and utilize results to classify patients with severe asthma
  • Develop personalized treatment plans for patients with severe asthma that are consistent with current evidence-based recommendations

Activity Description

Interactive Puzzle Activity

Statement of Educational Need

Severe asthma remains a disease with a high economic, healthcare, and patient burden. Patients with severe asthma suffer frequent exacerbations and the unpredictability of their disease. Prior to the availability of newer therapies that provide an opportunity to improve the management of patients with severe asthma, many patients relied on oral corticosteroids (OCS) as a mainstay of treatment. In fact, Cataldo et al. reported in 2020 that many patients with severe asthma were self-medicating with OCS during episodes of worsening symptoms or as prevention of such episodes in addition to physician-diagnosed exacerbation management. The utility of new therapies is underscored by the need for clinicians to be competent to make an efficient and accurate diagnosis and classification of severe asthma, to possess knowledge of recently released guidelines for severe asthma management, and to be able to select appropriate individualized therapy based on patient profiles and desires. This program has been designed to ensure that fellows and post-specialty-trained clinicians are able to meet the needs of the diverse population of severe asthma patients and design effective treatment plans to reduce symptoms, exacerbations, and the continued need for OCS in patients with severe asthma. 

Faculty

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor, Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD​
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca, MedImmune, RIFM, Equillium, Theravance
Speakers’ Bureaus: AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Genentech
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, MedImmune, RIFM, Genentech, OncoArendi

Patima Tanapat, PhD, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of July 22, 2020 through July 22, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or info@integrityce.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 22, 2020
Expires: July 22, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This educational initiative has been designed for allergists, pulmonologists, fellows, and internal medicine physicians involved in the management of patients with severe asthma.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose patients with severe versus difficult-to-treat versus persistent uncontrolled asthma
  • Describe the risks of OCS overuse and summarize strategies to reduce OCS use in severe asthma
  • Employ biomarker testing in the evaluation of severe asthma and utilize results to classify patients with severe asthma
  • Develop personalized treatment plans for patients with severe asthma that are consistent with current evidence-based recommendations

Activity Description

Interactive Puzzle Activity

Statement of Educational Need

Severe asthma remains a disease with a high economic, healthcare, and patient burden. Patients with severe asthma suffer frequent exacerbations and the unpredictability of their disease. Prior to the availability of newer therapies that provide an opportunity to improve the management of patients with severe asthma, many patients relied on oral corticosteroids (OCS) as a mainstay of treatment. In fact, Cataldo et al. reported in 2020 that many patients with severe asthma were self-medicating with OCS during episodes of worsening symptoms or as prevention of such episodes in addition to physician-diagnosed exacerbation management. The utility of new therapies is underscored by the need for clinicians to be competent to make an efficient and accurate diagnosis and classification of severe asthma, to possess knowledge of recently released guidelines for severe asthma management, and to be able to select appropriate individualized therapy based on patient profiles and desires. This program has been designed to ensure that fellows and post-specialty-trained clinicians are able to meet the needs of the diverse population of severe asthma patients and design effective treatment plans to reduce symptoms, exacerbations, and the continued need for OCS in patients with severe asthma. 

Faculty

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Vice Chancellor, Clinical & Translational Science
Director, Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine & Science
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Integrity Continuing Education 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 they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of these CME activities:

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., MD​
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca, MedImmune, RIFM, Equillium, Theravance
Speakers’ Bureaus: AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Genentech
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, MedImmune, RIFM, Genentech, OncoArendi

Patima Tanapat, PhD, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of July 22, 2020 through July 22, 2021, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 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 any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or info@integrityce.com.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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