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Influenza: Reducing Complications in High-Risk Patients Through Advanced Treatment Options – Curbside Consult: Managing Flu in an Immunocompromised Patient
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Vindico

Influenza: Reducing Complications in High-Risk Patients Through Advanced Treatment Options – Curbside Consult: Managing Flu in an Immunocompromised Patient

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare influenza antiviral treatments in terms of their efficacy, safety, and ability to reduce viral shedding and infection in others.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate therapeutic regimen in patients with influenza who are at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Curbside Consult: Managing Flu in an Immunocompromised Patient
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP

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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 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.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare influenza antiviral treatments in terms of their efficacy, safety, and ability to reduce viral shedding and infection in others.
  • Incorporate the most appropriate therapeutic regimen in patients with influenza who are at high risk for complications.

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Curbside Consult: Managing Flu in an Immunocompromised Patient
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH, FIDSA, FACP

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 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the CME content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 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.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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0.50 CME
Vindico
Gaining Control in Moderate to Severe Asthma: A GameOn! Challenge

Gaining Control in Moderate to Severe Asthma: A GameOn! Challenge

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 23, 2021
Expires: March 22, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by


Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with asthma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the latest advances in treatment that target specific asthma phenotypes.
  • Outline the features of uncontrolled or persistent asthma and strategies for treatment intensification.
  • Examine the latest evidence regarding new options for uncontrolled asthma and how these agents may fit into existing treatment algorithms.

Activity Description

An increasing body of evidence continues to define the presence of severe asthma subtypes that do not respond to conventional therapies. Guidelines from the European Respiratory Society as well as the American Thoracic Society recommend phenotypic assessment and consideration of select add-on biologic therapy for severe, poorly controlled asthma. Biologic therapies that modulate immunoglobulin E, interleukin (IL)-4/13, and IL-5 signaling pathways offer important options for patients whose asthma is inadequately controlled on standard therapy. Awareness of the latest evidence-based strategies for managing moderate to severe asthma will better enable health care professionals to tailor an individualized, targeted treatment approach. This Game On! activity is an interactive quiz in which participants answer questions, then select the level of confidence in their answers to achieve the highest score among their peers. Through this gaming activity, faculty will highlight advances in treatment that target specific asthma phenotypes; outline features of poorly controlled asthma and strategies for treatment intensification; and review the latest evidence regarding options for uncontrolled asthma.

Activity Chair

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cohen Family Asthma Institute
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cohero Health, Equillium, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Sentien, Teva
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Sanofi

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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 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

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 2 of the 3 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 Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: March 23, 2021
Expires: March 22, 2022
30 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by


Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is allergists, immunologists, pulmonologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with asthma.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the latest advances in treatment that target specific asthma phenotypes.
  • Outline the features of uncontrolled or persistent asthma and strategies for treatment intensification.
  • Examine the latest evidence regarding new options for uncontrolled asthma and how these agents may fit into existing treatment algorithms.

Activity Description

An increasing body of evidence continues to define the presence of severe asthma subtypes that do not respond to conventional therapies. Guidelines from the European Respiratory Society as well as the American Thoracic Society recommend phenotypic assessment and consideration of select add-on biologic therapy for severe, poorly controlled asthma. Biologic therapies that modulate immunoglobulin E, interleukin (IL)-4/13, and IL-5 signaling pathways offer important options for patients whose asthma is inadequately controlled on standard therapy. Awareness of the latest evidence-based strategies for managing moderate to severe asthma will better enable health care professionals to tailor an individualized, targeted treatment approach. This Game On! activity is an interactive quiz in which participants answer questions, then select the level of confidence in their answers to achieve the highest score among their peers. Through this gaming activity, faculty will highlight advances in treatment that target specific asthma phenotypes; outline features of poorly controlled asthma and strategies for treatment intensification; and review the latest evidence regarding options for uncontrolled asthma.

Activity Chair

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cohen Family Asthma Institute
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cohero Health, Equillium, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Regeneron, Sanofi Genzyme, Sentien, Teva
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Sanofi
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Sanofi

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 accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information is accurate at the time of content development.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 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

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 2 of the 3 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 Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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

Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AbbVie
Speakers Bureau: Regeneron

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

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

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Activity Chair

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate, AANP Contact Hours Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Credit Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com.

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Activity Chair

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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

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

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 3 out of 4 of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate, AANP Contact Hours Certificate, or AAPA Category 1 CME Credit Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com.

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda

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

Faculty

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Jointly Provided By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Activity Description

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

Statement of Educational Need

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agenda

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

Faculty

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclosure Regarding Unlabeled Use

This activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration or European Medicines Agency. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product discussed for discussions of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

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

Complicating Factors in Pediatric Rheumatology: Managing Influenza

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Agenda

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

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

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

Activity Chair

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

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Novartis, UCB


Faculty

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

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


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

Disclosure:
Honorarium: Merck Manual
Board of Directors: AAFP


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

Medical Writer
Valerie Zimmerman, PhD
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering at least 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com.

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Agenda

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

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

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

Activity Chair

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

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Novartis, UCB


Faculty

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

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


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

Disclosure:
Honorarium: Merck Manual
Board of Directors: AAFP


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

Medical Writer
Valerie Zimmerman, PhD
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

To participate in this CME activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest questions, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering at least 70% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com.

0.50 CME / MOC
Vindico
Incorporating Evidence-based Approaches in ADHD: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

Incorporating Evidence-based Approaches in ADHD: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family practice physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the impact of ADHD symptoms on functional abilities and quality of life.
  • Apply standardized assessment tools and diagnostic recommendations to identify patients with ADHD and monitor treatment effects.
  • Incorporate clinical evidence regarding efficacy and safety to select among available therapy options for patients with ADHD.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for ADHD based on evidence-based approaches and patient characteristics.

Activity Description

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most common behavioral disorder in children and affects 2.5% to 5% of adults in the United States. The prevalence of ADHD in children and adolescents continues to increase. In adults, ADHD is often a continuation of symptoms that were not diagnosed in childhood, and thus is often underrecognized and undiagnosed. Clinicians are challenged to accurately diagnose and manage ADHD based on individual patient characteristics. In this Wheel of Knowledge challenge, your intellect will be tested on the latest updates in diagnosing and treating ADHD.

Activity Chair

Oren W. Mason, MD
Founder and Director
Attention MD
Grand Rapids, MI

Disclosure:
Royalty: Lulu Press
Consulting Fee: Eisai, Sunovion

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.

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Disclosure:
Royalty: Oxford University Press, UpToDate
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Acadia, Allergan, Eisai, Merck, Takeda
Ownership Interest: M3 Information
Physicians Postgraduate Press: Editor in Chief of the Primary Care Companion for CNS Diseases

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, 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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

  • 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) 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 or ABP MOC credit.

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

The AAFP has reviewed Incorporating Evidence-based Approaches in ADHD: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge and deemed it acceptable for up to 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/31/2020 to 12/30/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Physician assistants participating in the enduring activity can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). AAPA will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 hours credit for completing this program.

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 question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is family practice physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the impact of ADHD symptoms on functional abilities and quality of life.
  • Apply standardized assessment tools and diagnostic recommendations to identify patients with ADHD and monitor treatment effects.
  • Incorporate clinical evidence regarding efficacy and safety to select among available therapy options for patients with ADHD.
  • Develop individualized treatment plans for ADHD based on evidence-based approaches and patient characteristics.

Activity Description

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is the most common behavioral disorder in children and affects 2.5% to 5% of adults in the United States. The prevalence of ADHD in children and adolescents continues to increase. In adults, ADHD is often a continuation of symptoms that were not diagnosed in childhood, and thus is often underrecognized and undiagnosed. Clinicians are challenged to accurately diagnose and manage ADHD based on individual patient characteristics. In this Wheel of Knowledge challenge, your intellect will be tested on the latest updates in diagnosing and treating ADHD.

Activity Chair

Oren W. Mason, MD
Founder and Director
Attention MD
Grand Rapids, MI

Disclosure:
Royalty: Lulu Press
Consulting Fee: Eisai, Sunovion

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.

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Disclosure:
Royalty: Oxford University Press, UpToDate
Consulting Fee: AbbVie, Acadia, Allergan, Eisai, Merck, Takeda
Ownership Interest: M3 Information
Physicians Postgraduate Press: Editor in Chief of the Primary Care Companion for CNS Diseases

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, 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 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

  • 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) 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 or ABP MOC credit.

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

The AAFP has reviewed Incorporating Evidence-based Approaches in ADHD: A Wheel of Knowledge Challenge and deemed it acceptable for up to 0.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 12/31/2020 to 12/30/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Physician assistants participating in the enduring activity can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). AAPA will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.5 hours credit for completing this program.

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 question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 75% of the posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

0.25 CME / MOC
Global Education Group
Fire Fight: Smothering the Flame of Type 2 Inflammation ̶ Patient with Asthma Requiring Step-up Therapy

Fire Fight: Smothering the Flame of Type 2 Inflammation ̶ Patient with Asthma Requiring Step-up Therapy

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
MOC Point(s)
Released: December 21, 2020
Expires: December 20, 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:

  • Identify patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases who are eligible for step-up therapies, including new and emerging biologics
  • Describe how to work with a multidisciplinary team to develop a treatment strategy for patients with multiple coexisting atopic diseases

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary clinical opinion leaders discuss management solutions for a real-world asthma patient case that was selected from a community-based clinician submission.

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’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (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’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Speaker’s Bureau: Galderma, L’Oréal, 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’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (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 T. 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 December 21, 2020 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 20, 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.

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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: December 21, 2020
Expires: December 20, 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:

  • Identify patients with type 2 inflammatory diseases who are eligible for step-up therapies, including new and emerging biologics
  • Describe how to work with a multidisciplinary team to develop a treatment strategy for patients with multiple coexisting atopic diseases

Activity Description

In this interactive panel discussion, 3 multidisciplinary clinical opinion leaders discuss management solutions for a real-world asthma patient case that was selected from a community-based clinician submission.

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’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (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’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (Stock Options).
Speaker’s Bureau: Galderma, L’Oréal, 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’Oréal, LEO Pharmaceuticals, Level Ex, Menlo Therapeutics, Micreos (Stock Options), Pfizer, Pierre Fabre, Realm Therapeutics, Regeneron/Sanofi Genzyme, Theraplex, TopMD, UCB, Unilever, Verrica, Yobee Care (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 T. 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 December 21, 2020 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 20, 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.

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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. 

1.00 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

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