Spotlight on Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Introduction
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Introduction
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

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

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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants who opt-in will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

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

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Copyright Statement

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

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Pulmonary/Respiratory Medicine Presentations

0.25 CME
The France Foundation
PILOT™ 2020 Fall Conference Coverage – Learnings From the Virtual ERS International Congress

PILOT™ 2020 Fall Conference Coverage – Learnings From the Virtual ERS International Congress

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, primary care providers, and other health care providers who manage patients with ILD.

Learning Objectives

IPF

  • Integrate new information on IPF treatment into practice as it becomes available
  • Recognize the side effects associated with antifibrotic use

SSc-ILD

  • Diagnose SSc-ILD based on clinical impression and appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Evaluate therapeutic options for the management of SSc-ILD in terms of efficacy and safety

PF-ILD

  • Identify the ILDs most commonly associated with a progressive fibrosing phenotype (PF-ILD)
  • Describe the signs and symptoms associated with PF-ILD
  • Describe the clinical course of a PF-ILD
  • Review the general therapeutic options available for the management of PF-ILDs

Activity Description

Video reports on posters and sessions from the virtual ERS 2020 congress. Faculty discuss the latest clinical trial and real world data on IPF, systemic sclerosis-ILD, and progressive fibrosing-ILD. They also discuss the implications of this information for current clinical practices.

Faculty

Vikramjit Khangoora, MD
Pulmonologist
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Fairfax, Virginia


Maria Molina, MD, PhD
Laboratory Manager/ILD Unit Coordinator
Idibell Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute
Barcelona, Spain


Luca Richeldi, MD, PhD
Head, Division of Respiratory Disease
Gemelli University Hospital
Rome, Italy


Ganesh Raghu, MD, FCCP, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Washington
Director, Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, ILD, Sarcoid and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
Co-Director, Scleroderma Clinic
UW Medical Center
Seattle, Washington


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

The following faculty report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Vikramjit Khangoora, MD

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Maria Molina, MD, PhD, has received honoraria or grants for participation in scientific activities from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Luca Richeldi, MD, PhD, has participated in contract research for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Roche. He has also served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Fibrogen, Nitto, and Roche.
  • Ganesh Raghu, MD, has served as a consultant for Bellerophan, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Fibrogen, Genentech, Gilead, Nitto, Patara, Promedior, Sanofi, UCB, and Veracyte.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • 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.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

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

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: October 19, 2020
Expires: October 18, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, primary care providers, and other health care providers who manage patients with ILD.

Learning Objectives

IPF

  • Integrate new information on IPF treatment into practice as it becomes available
  • Recognize the side effects associated with antifibrotic use

SSc-ILD

  • Diagnose SSc-ILD based on clinical impression and appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Evaluate therapeutic options for the management of SSc-ILD in terms of efficacy and safety

PF-ILD

  • Identify the ILDs most commonly associated with a progressive fibrosing phenotype (PF-ILD)
  • Describe the signs and symptoms associated with PF-ILD
  • Describe the clinical course of a PF-ILD
  • Review the general therapeutic options available for the management of PF-ILDs

Activity Description

Video reports on posters and sessions from the virtual ERS 2020 congress. Faculty discuss the latest clinical trial and real world data on IPF, systemic sclerosis-ILD, and progressive fibrosing-ILD. They also discuss the implications of this information for current clinical practices.

Faculty

Vikramjit Khangoora, MD
Pulmonologist
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Fairfax, Virginia


Maria Molina, MD, PhD
Laboratory Manager/ILD Unit Coordinator
Idibell Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute
Barcelona, Spain


Luca Richeldi, MD, PhD
Head, Division of Respiratory Disease
Gemelli University Hospital
Rome, Italy


Ganesh Raghu, MD, FCCP, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
University of Washington
Director, Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, ILD, Sarcoid and Pulmonary Fibrosis Program
Co-Director, Scleroderma Clinic
UW Medical Center
Seattle, Washington


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

The following faculty report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Vikramjit Khangoora, MD

The following faculty report that they have relevant financial relationships to disclose:

  • Maria Molina, MD, PhD, has received honoraria or grants for participation in scientific activities from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Luca Richeldi, MD, PhD, has participated in contract research for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Roche. He has also served as a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Fibrogen, Nitto, and Roche.
  • Ganesh Raghu, MD, has served as a consultant for Bellerophan, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb, Fibrogen, Genentech, Gilead, Nitto, Patara, Promedior, Sanofi, UCB, and Veracyte.

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

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

Method of Participation/How to Receive Credit

  • There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  • Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  • Complete the CME/CE activity.
  • Complete the online posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  • 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.
  • Credit documentation/reporting:
    • If you are requesting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or a certificate of participation—your CME/CE certificate will be available for download.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

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

0.75 CME / MOC
Vindico
Optimizing the Care of Patients With Progressive-Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease: Applying the Latest Data

Optimizing the Care of Patients With Progressive-Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Disease: Applying the Latest Data

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists, internists, rheumatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the latest guidelines to identify patients with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD) in a timely manner.
  • Implement treatment strategies for patients with PF-ILD based on the latest clinical evidence.
  • Review the importance of treatment adherence for patients with PF-ILD and strategies to keep patients on treatment for as long as possible.
  • Evaluate effective multidisciplinary strategies to improve the comprehensive management of patients with PF-ILD.

Activity Description

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) describes a group of more than 200 rare pulmonary conditions characterized by fibrosis of the lung. ILD can have several causes, including environmental antigens, bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, gastroesophageal reflux, occupational hazards (eg, asbestos), or a connective tissue disease (CTD). Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or poly-/dermatomyositis (PM/DM), have the greatest risk of developing CTD-associated ILD. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common ILD, though patients who develop a progressive-fibrosing phenotype ILD (PF-ILD) are subject to similar outcomes. With historically limited treatment options—pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, and other providers who care for patients with PF-ILD are unaware of how new options and data for patients with IPF may benefit patients with PF-ILD. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest approaches to managing patients with PF-ILD.

Agenda

Updates in Imaging and Diagnosis for ILD
Steven D. Nathan, MD

Updates in the Treatment of PF-ILD
Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS

Case Discussions
Nina M. Patel, MD

Activity Chair

Steven D. Nathan, MD
Medical Director,
Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Bellerophon, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Roche/Genentech, United Therapeutics
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche/Genentech


Faculty

Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Director, Michigan Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Bellerophon, Blade Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Respivant Sciences, Shionogi, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Boehringer Ingelheim


Nina M. Patel, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY

Disclosure:
Advisory Board: Boehringer Ingelheim


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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all continuing medical education (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.

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 0.75 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 0.75 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.

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

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by a grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, 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
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ /
ABIM MOC
Released: September 30, 2020
Expires: September 29, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pulmonologists, internists, rheumatologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the latest guidelines to identify patients with progressive fibrosing interstitial lung disease (PF-ILD) in a timely manner.
  • Implement treatment strategies for patients with PF-ILD based on the latest clinical evidence.
  • Review the importance of treatment adherence for patients with PF-ILD and strategies to keep patients on treatment for as long as possible.
  • Evaluate effective multidisciplinary strategies to improve the comprehensive management of patients with PF-ILD.

Activity Description

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) describes a group of more than 200 rare pulmonary conditions characterized by fibrosis of the lung. ILD can have several causes, including environmental antigens, bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, gastroesophageal reflux, occupational hazards (eg, asbestos), or a connective tissue disease (CTD). Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or poly-/dermatomyositis (PM/DM), have the greatest risk of developing CTD-associated ILD. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common ILD, though patients who develop a progressive-fibrosing phenotype ILD (PF-ILD) are subject to similar outcomes. With historically limited treatment options—pulmonologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, and other providers who care for patients with PF-ILD are unaware of how new options and data for patients with IPF may benefit patients with PF-ILD. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest approaches to managing patients with PF-ILD.

Agenda

Updates in Imaging and Diagnosis for ILD
Steven D. Nathan, MD

Updates in the Treatment of PF-ILD
Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS

Case Discussions
Nina M. Patel, MD

Activity Chair

Steven D. Nathan, MD
Medical Director,
Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Bellerophon, Boehringer Ingelheim, Galapagos, Roche/Genentech, United Therapeutics
Speakers Bureau: Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche/Genentech


Faculty

Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
Director, Michigan Medicine Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: Bellerophon, Blade Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim, Respivant Sciences, Shionogi, United Therapeutics
Contracted Research: Boehringer Ingelheim


Nina M. Patel, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY

Disclosure:
Advisory Board: Boehringer Ingelheim


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

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

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

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

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all continuing medical education (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.

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 0.75 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 0.75 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.

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

MIPS Qualifying Activity
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

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

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by a grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, 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.

2.00 CME / CNE
Rush University Medical Center
Tales from the Trenches: COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care

Tales from the Trenches: COVID-19’s Impact on Cancer Care

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Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ /
ANCC Credit(s)
Released: August 21, 2020
Expires: August 21, 2021
120 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical oncologists, oncology nurses, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with cancer, as well as healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the risk of infection and severity of illness with COVID-19 across varied patient populations with hematologic and solid tumor malignancies
  • Identify COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies at cancer care facilities, including optimal telemedicine practices
  • Assess guideline-recommended strategies to optimize and individualize treatment protocols for cancer patients infected with COVID-19

Activity Description

The unprecedented era that healthcare providers around the world are facing given the COVID-19 pandemic leaves countless unanswered questions, forcing clinicians and cancer patients to adapt to the current environment. How can clinicians be assured they stay apprised of rapidly evolving data during COVID-19 and consider implications to cancer care?

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, System Vice President for Cancer Services at Rush System for Health, leads discussions with expert Rush University Medical Center oncology, infectious disease, critical care, and administrative panel experts in these commentary segments. These expert panel segments relay the latest information and provide real-world experiences on how a major health system is addressing and adjusting to the current environment on COVID-19’s impact on cancer care.

Statement of Educational Need

Proper knowledge on COVID-19 risk mitigation, identification, and therapeutic management for oncology patients is critical during the pandemic. The purpose of the activity is to hear the latest tales from the trenches surrounding COVID-19 and discuss the pandemic’s implications for managing patients with cancer, including the practical application of telehealth services. Upon completion of this activity, clinicians will be better able to implement recommended practices to mitigate risks from COVID-19 complications and be better aware of COVID-19-related practice changes that will impact their oncology patients and telehealth practices.

Agenda

Discover Tales from the Trenches Topics:

  • The Latest Epidemiological Data: Cancer and COVID-19
  • Mitigating Risks at Cancer Care Facilities
  • Therapeutic Management During the Pandemic and COVID-19 Infection
  • Continuity of Care in Oncology Practices
  • Optimizing Telemedicine

Faculty

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)
The Sheba Foundation Director of the
Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center
System Vice President for Cancer Services
Rush System for Health
Chicago, IL


Philip Bonomi, MD, MS
Alice Pirie Wirtz Professor of Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL


Melissa Larson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Leukemia Program
Section of Hematology
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Michael Lin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital Epidemiologist
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP
Associate Vice President of Nursing,
Oncology Service Line
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Katie Conklin Struck, JD
System Vice President
and Chief Administrative Officer, Oncology
Rush University System for Health
Chicago, IL


Mark Yoder, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director,
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure Statement (potential conflict to disclose):

Philip D. Bonomi, MD (faculty) discloses that he has Consulting Agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Pfizer Inc., and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.

The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Melissa Larson, MD (Faculty)

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)

Michael Lin, MD, MPH (Faculty)

Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP (Faculty)

Katharine Conklin Struck, JD (Faculty)

Mark Yoder, MD, MS (Faculty)

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices

In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Staff Disclosure

Rush University Medical Center and ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center 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.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Designation of Credit

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of (2) nursing contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 120 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Astellas, AstraZeneca, Lilly, and Pfizer Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Activity Details

Free CME/CNE
2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ /
ANCC Credit(s)
Released: August 21, 2020
Expires: August 21, 2021
120 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical oncologists, oncology nurses, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with cancer, as well as healthcare administrators.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the risk of infection and severity of illness with COVID-19 across varied patient populations with hematologic and solid tumor malignancies
  • Identify COVID-19 risk mitigation strategies at cancer care facilities, including optimal telemedicine practices
  • Assess guideline-recommended strategies to optimize and individualize treatment protocols for cancer patients infected with COVID-19

Activity Description

The unprecedented era that healthcare providers around the world are facing given the COVID-19 pandemic leaves countless unanswered questions, forcing clinicians and cancer patients to adapt to the current environment. How can clinicians be assured they stay apprised of rapidly evolving data during COVID-19 and consider implications to cancer care?

Mia Levy, MD, PhD, System Vice President for Cancer Services at Rush System for Health, leads discussions with expert Rush University Medical Center oncology, infectious disease, critical care, and administrative panel experts in these commentary segments. These expert panel segments relay the latest information and provide real-world experiences on how a major health system is addressing and adjusting to the current environment on COVID-19’s impact on cancer care.

Statement of Educational Need

Proper knowledge on COVID-19 risk mitigation, identification, and therapeutic management for oncology patients is critical during the pandemic. The purpose of the activity is to hear the latest tales from the trenches surrounding COVID-19 and discuss the pandemic’s implications for managing patients with cancer, including the practical application of telehealth services. Upon completion of this activity, clinicians will be better able to implement recommended practices to mitigate risks from COVID-19 complications and be better aware of COVID-19-related practice changes that will impact their oncology patients and telehealth practices.

Agenda

Discover Tales from the Trenches Topics:

  • The Latest Epidemiological Data: Cancer and COVID-19
  • Mitigating Risks at Cancer Care Facilities
  • Therapeutic Management During the Pandemic and COVID-19 Infection
  • Continuity of Care in Oncology Practices
  • Optimizing Telemedicine

Faculty

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)
The Sheba Foundation Director of the
Cancer Center at Rush University Medical Center
System Vice President for Cancer Services
Rush System for Health
Chicago, IL


Philip Bonomi, MD, MS
Alice Pirie Wirtz Professor of Medicine
Rush Medical College
Chicago, IL


Melissa Larson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Hematology Oncology Fellowship Program
Director, Leukemia Program
Section of Hematology
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Cell Therapy
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Michael Lin, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine,
Division of Infectious Diseases
Hospital Epidemiologist
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP
Associate Vice President of Nursing,
Oncology Service Line
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Katie Conklin Struck, JD
System Vice President
and Chief Administrative Officer, Oncology
Rush University System for Health
Chicago, IL


Mark Yoder, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director,
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

As a provider of continuing education, Rush University Medical Center asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Disclosure Statement (potential conflict to disclose):

Philip D. Bonomi, MD (faculty) discloses that he has Consulting Agreements with AstraZeneca, Merck, Pfizer Inc., and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals.

The remaining course director(s), planner(s), faculty, and reviewer(s) of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Melissa Larson, MD (Faculty)

Mia Levy, MD, PhD (Moderator)

Michael Lin, MD, MPH (Faculty)

Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP (Faculty)

Katharine Conklin Struck, JD (Faculty)

Mark Yoder, MD, MS (Faculty)

Unapproved Uses of Drugs/Devices

In accordance with requirements of the FDA, the audience is advised that information presented in this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please refer to the FDA approved package insert for each drug/device for full prescribing/utilization information.

Staff Disclosure

Rush University Medical Center and ACHL staff members and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose. 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center 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.

This activity is being presented without bias and with commercial support.

Designation of Credit

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material activity for a maximum of (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement

Rush University Medical Center designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of (2) nursing contact hour(s).

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 120 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity, and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 66% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., Astellas, AstraZeneca, Lilly, and Pfizer Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

0.75 CME
Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning
What the PCP Needs to Know About IPF: From Diagnosis to Referral

What the PCP Needs to Know About IPF: From Diagnosis to Referral

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 7, 2020
Expires: August 7, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for PCPs and other community-based practitioners who may encounter at-risk patients who should be assessed for IPF and/or referred to specialty ILD care center.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline risk factors associated with IPF
  • Interpret findings from the steps in a differential diagnosis of IPF
  • Describe comprehensive care plans for patients with IPF
  • Discuss the role of primary care providers in the diagnosis and management of IPF

Activity Description

In this activity, pulmonologist Gregory Cosgrove, MD, discusses the signs and symptoms of IPF to help PCP learners identify at-risk patients and achieve goals of earlier referral and treatment initiation, ultimately improving patient quality of life. The activity also features an animated whiteboard to illustrate take-home points for the PCP audience.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinicians require education surrounding appropriate identification of IPF patients, implications of guidelines to practice, and the value of referral to a specialist. This activity is designed to provide practical guidance from an expert faculty to help increase awareness of signs and symptoms of IPF, and current and emerging treatment options, in order to optimize patient care across a multidisciplinary team.

Faculty

Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
National Jewish Health & University of Colorado-Denver
Chief Medical Officer
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Denver, CO


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

The following financial relationships have been provided:
Grants/Research Support Recipient: Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Global Blood Therapeutics
Advisor or Review Panel Member: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Global Blood Therapeutics
Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Global Blood Therapeutics 

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: None 

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Laurie Novoryta at Lnovoryta@achlcme.org

Activity Details

Free CME
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: August 7, 2020
Expires: August 7, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By

Target Audience

This activity is intended for PCPs and other community-based practitioners who may encounter at-risk patients who should be assessed for IPF and/or referred to specialty ILD care center.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline risk factors associated with IPF
  • Interpret findings from the steps in a differential diagnosis of IPF
  • Describe comprehensive care plans for patients with IPF
  • Discuss the role of primary care providers in the diagnosis and management of IPF

Activity Description

In this activity, pulmonologist Gregory Cosgrove, MD, discusses the signs and symptoms of IPF to help PCP learners identify at-risk patients and achieve goals of earlier referral and treatment initiation, ultimately improving patient quality of life. The activity also features an animated whiteboard to illustrate take-home points for the PCP audience.

Statement of Educational Need

Clinicians require education surrounding appropriate identification of IPF patients, implications of guidelines to practice, and the value of referral to a specialist. This activity is designed to provide practical guidance from an expert faculty to help increase awareness of signs and symptoms of IPF, and current and emerging treatment options, in order to optimize patient care across a multidisciplinary team.

Faculty

Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor
National Jewish Health & University of Colorado-Denver
Chief Medical Officer
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation
Denver, CO


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

The following financial relationships have been provided:
Grants/Research Support Recipient: Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Global Blood Therapeutics
Advisor or Review Panel Member: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Global Blood Therapeutics
Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Global Blood Therapeutics 

Discussion of Off-Label, Investigational, or Experimental Drug/Device Use: None 

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

This activity will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. To receive credit, participants are required to complete the pretest, view the online activity and complete the posttest and evaluation. To receive credit, 80% must be achieved on the posttest. A certificate will be immediately available. There is no fee to participate in the activity or for the generation of the certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

For questions, contact Laurie Novoryta at Lnovoryta@achlcme.org

0.75 CME / MOC
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
Clinical Transfers℠: State-of-the-Art Management for NSCLC: Novel Targets and Therapies

Clinical Transfers℠: State-of-the-Art Management for NSCLC: Novel Targets and Therapies

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Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: July 31, 2020
Expires: July 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By


Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology and pathology clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the potential role of novel therapies directed against TROP2 and other emerging targets in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) 
  • Identify the potential impact of HER2-/3-directed therapies on the current NSCLC treatment algorithm

Activity Description

The landscape of precision medicine for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is continually evolving with an ever-expanding armamentarium of targeted agents. This educational activity is designed to provide a synopsis of novel targets and therapies. Jacob Sands, MD, a thoracic medical oncologist, will provide the latest data for newly approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors, as well as the latest evidence for drug-antibody conjugates directed towards HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.

Statement of Commercial Support

The rapid development of novel targets and therapies for NSCLC exemplifies the precision medicine approach in clinical oncology. The first MET and RET inhibitors have recently joined the ever-expanding treatment armamentarium, and others are currently in development. Data is emerging for antibody-drug conjugates designed to target HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3. Expert guidance is needed to stay abreast of this continually evolving and increasingly complex therapeutic landscape in order to provide optimal patient care and potentially enroll eligible patients into clinical trials.

Agenda

  1. 1. The importance of broad molecular profiling in NSCLC.
  2. 2. Recently presented data for currently approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors.
  3. 3. Recently presented data for drug-antibody conjugates targeting HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.
  4. 4. Summary

Faculty

Jacob Sands, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jacob Sands, MD received his MD from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. He completed both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the University of California, Davis. He joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2017 where he treats patients with lung cancer and leads clinical research, including an NCI-sponsored study evaluating incorporation of checkpoint inhibitor into adjuvant therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Sands leads the small cell lung cancer program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and sits on the NCCN guidelines committee for small cell lung cancer as well as the guidelines committee for lung screening. Dr. Sands is a member of the IASLC Screening & Early Detection Committee, a scientific advisory board member of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, a media spokesperson for the American Lung Association, and Treasurer of the Rescue Lung Rescue Life Society.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Jacob Sands, MD, has affiliations with AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Medtronic, Pharma Mar (Consulting Fees); Merck (Research).  

Planners and Managers  
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.  

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

During the period July 31, 2020 through July 30, 2021, participants must:

  1. 1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. 2. Study the educational activity
  3. 3. Complete the evaluation form

Select the desired certificate and click on Submit. Click on Download Certificate and print the certificate for your records. 

Accreditation Support 
Please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930 

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

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly 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 Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

Activity Details

Free CME/MOC
0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/
ABIM MOC point(s)
Released: July 31, 2020
Expires: July 30, 2021
45 minutes to complete

Accredited By


Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of oncology and pathology clinicians involved in the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the potential role of novel therapies directed against TROP2 and other emerging targets in the management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) 
  • Identify the potential impact of HER2-/3-directed therapies on the current NSCLC treatment algorithm

Activity Description

The landscape of precision medicine for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is continually evolving with an ever-expanding armamentarium of targeted agents. This educational activity is designed to provide a synopsis of novel targets and therapies. Jacob Sands, MD, a thoracic medical oncologist, will provide the latest data for newly approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors, as well as the latest evidence for drug-antibody conjugates directed towards HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.

Statement of Commercial Support

The rapid development of novel targets and therapies for NSCLC exemplifies the precision medicine approach in clinical oncology. The first MET and RET inhibitors have recently joined the ever-expanding treatment armamentarium, and others are currently in development. Data is emerging for antibody-drug conjugates designed to target HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3. Expert guidance is needed to stay abreast of this continually evolving and increasingly complex therapeutic landscape in order to provide optimal patient care and potentially enroll eligible patients into clinical trials.

Agenda

  1. 1. The importance of broad molecular profiling in NSCLC.
  2. 2. Recently presented data for currently approved and investigational MET and RET inhibitors.
  3. 3. Recently presented data for drug-antibody conjugates targeting HER2, HER3, TROP2, and B7-H3.
  4. 4. Summary

Faculty

Jacob Sands, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Jacob Sands, MD received his MD from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. He completed both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at the University of California, Davis. He joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2017 where he treats patients with lung cancer and leads clinical research, including an NCI-sponsored study evaluating incorporation of checkpoint inhibitor into adjuvant therapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Dr. Sands leads the small cell lung cancer program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and sits on the NCCN guidelines committee for small cell lung cancer as well as the guidelines committee for lung screening. Dr. Sands is a member of the IASLC Screening & Early Detection Committee, a scientific advisory board member of the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, a media spokesperson for the American Lung Association, and Treasurer of the Rescue Lung Rescue Life Society.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

Jacob Sands, MD, has affiliations with AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Medtronic, Pharma Mar (Consulting Fees); Merck (Research).  

Planners and Managers  
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The RMEI Medical Education, LLC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.  

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Instructions for Receiving Credit

There is no fee for this educational activity. 

During the period July 31, 2020 through July 30, 2021, participants must:

  1. 1. Read the learning objectives and disclosures
  2. 2. Study the educational activity
  3. 3. Complete the evaluation form

Select the desired certificate and click on Submit. Click on Download Certificate and print the certificate for your records. 

Accreditation Support 
Please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine Continuing Medical Education Department at inquiries@pimed.com or by calling 303-799-1930 

Your Feedback is Important!

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

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

Rules and Regulations 
This sweepstakes is managed by RMEI Medical Education, LLC (RMEI), a full-service medical education company. The winner will be selected via automated random drawing on a monthly 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 Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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

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

Please contact Nicole Neely at nneely@rmei.com for questions regarding this activity.

1.00 CME
Vindico
Checkpoint Inhibitors as First-line Treatments for Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know

Checkpoint Inhibitors as First-line Treatments for Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know

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Activity Details

Free CME
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 28, 2020
Expires: July 27, 2021
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is hematologist-oncologists, oncologists, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare available checkpoint inhibitor-based approaches for the management of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in order to guide individualization of first-line treatment.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), including those with extensive disease.

Activity Description

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2020, there will be approximately 228,820 new cases of lung cancer and about 135,720 deaths from this disease in the United States. More than half of patients die within 1 year of diagnosis, and the 5-year survival for advanced disease is extremely limited. Utilization of recently approved immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in treatment regimens for both non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has demonstrated clinical benefit and durable responses in some patients, providing a potential for enhanced long-term survival. In this monograph, faculty discuss the use of checkpoint inhibitors in advanced lung cancer, emphasizing new data on the use of these regimens in the first-line setting of advanced disease. Experts will also review appropriate use of ICIs in monotherapy and combination regimens, highlighting new indications for treating NSCLC and SCLC.

Agenda

  • Checkpoint Inhibitors for First-line Treatment of Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Case Example 1: A Patient With Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Checkpoint Inhibitors in Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Case Example 2: A Patient With Newly Diagnosed Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Faculty

Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
Director Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, TN
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, EMD Serono, Genentech-Roche, Incyte, Merck, Pfizer


Mark A. Socinski, MD
Executive Medical Director
AdventHealth Cancer Institute
Orlando, FL
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Novartis, Spectrum


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

Medical Writer:
The articles in this ePublication were composed by medical writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Socinski and Horn at a virtual CME-certified web program recorded on May 28, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the authors individually as an accurate representation of their presentation.
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, 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 appears above.

Accreditation Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education. 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertifying with ANCC, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME can be used.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours credit for completing this program.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release July 28, 2020 to July 27, 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 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.

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
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: July 28, 2020
Expires: July 27, 2021
1 hour to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is hematologist-oncologists, oncologists, nurses, physician assistants and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with lung cancer.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Compare available checkpoint inhibitor-based approaches for the management of patients with advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in order to guide individualization of first-line treatment.
  • Assess the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), including those with extensive disease.

Activity Description

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that during 2020, there will be approximately 228,820 new cases of lung cancer and about 135,720 deaths from this disease in the United States. More than half of patients die within 1 year of diagnosis, and the 5-year survival for advanced disease is extremely limited. Utilization of recently approved immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in treatment regimens for both non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and small cell lung cancer (SCLC) has demonstrated clinical benefit and durable responses in some patients, providing a potential for enhanced long-term survival. In this monograph, faculty discuss the use of checkpoint inhibitors in advanced lung cancer, emphasizing new data on the use of these regimens in the first-line setting of advanced disease. Experts will also review appropriate use of ICIs in monotherapy and combination regimens, highlighting new indications for treating NSCLC and SCLC.

Agenda

  • Checkpoint Inhibitors for First-line Treatment of Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Case Example 1: A Patient With Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer – Mark A. Socinski, MD
  • Checkpoint Inhibitors in Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Case Example 2: A Patient With Newly Diagnosed Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer – Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Faculty

Leora Horn, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
Director Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, TN
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, EMD Serono, Genentech-Roche, Incyte, Merck, Pfizer


Mark A. Socinski, MD
Executive Medical Director
AdventHealth Cancer Institute
Orlando, FL
Disclosures:
Consulting Fee: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Speakers Bureau: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Guardant, Merck
Contracted Research: AstraZeneca, Genentech, Novartis, Spectrum


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

Medical Writer:
The articles in this ePublication were composed by medical writer Valerie Zimmerman, PhD, based on the presentations of Drs. Socinski and Horn at a virtual CME-certified web program recorded on May 28, 2020. The monograph has been approved by each of the authors individually as an accurate representation of their presentation.
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, 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 appears above.

Accreditation Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education. 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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertifying with ANCC, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME can be used.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours credit for completing this program.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release July 28, 2020 to July 27, 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 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.

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

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

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

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Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Activity Description

Interactive Puzzle Activity

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

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


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

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

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

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

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

Activity Details

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

Accredited By

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

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

Activity Description

Interactive Puzzle Activity

Statement of Educational Need

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

Faculty

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


Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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

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

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

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

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation of Credit

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

Instructions for Receiving Credit

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

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

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

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. 

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

Disclaimer

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

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

Statement of Commercial Support

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

0.25 CME / MOC
Vindico
Influenza: Reducing Complications in High-Risk Patients Through Advanced Treatment Options – Curbside Consult: Treating Flu in a 69-year-old Patient With COPD

Influenza: Reducing Complications in High-Risk Patients Through Advanced Treatment Options – Curbside Consult: Treating Flu in a 69-year-old Patient With COPD

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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: 

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Curbside Consult: Treating Flu in a 69-year-old Patient With COPD
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and John J. Russell, MD

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: 

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Curbside Consult: Treating Flu in a 69-year-old Patient With COPD
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and John J. Russell, MD

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

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

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

Start

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.

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Influenza: Reducing Complications in High-Risk Patients Through Advanced Treatment Options – Curbside Consult: An Adult Patient With Asthma and Symptoms of Flu

Influenza: Reducing Complications in High-Risk Patients Through Advanced Treatment Options – Curbside Consult: An Adult Patient With Asthma and Symptoms of Flu

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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: 

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Curbside Consult: An Adult Patient With Asthma and Symptoms of Flu
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and John J. Russell, MD

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: 

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

Activity Description

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

Faculty

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


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


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

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

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

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

Agenda

Curbside Consult: An Adult Patient With Asthma and Symptoms of Flu
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA and John J. Russell, MD

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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