Treating Influenza: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

0.75 CME
0.75 ABIM MOC
45 MINS
$0 FEE
SAVE
Family Medicine

Overview

Provider Statement

This continuing medical education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.


Support Statement

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


Target Audience

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


Learning Objectives

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

  • Utilize assays that improve the early and accurate diagnosis of influenza.
  • Apply new evidence regarding mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety of antiviral therapies in prophylaxis, prevention, and treatment of influenza.
  • Assess influenza treatments for their ability to reduce the burden and duration of illness, as well as complications associated with the disease.

Activity Chair

John J. Russell, MD
Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Sydney Kimmel School of Medicine
Program Director Family Medicine Residency
Abington – Jefferson Health
Philadelphia, PA


Faculty

Michael G. Ison, MD, MS, FIDSA, FAST
Professor, Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Organ Transplantation
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Medical Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service, Northwestern University Comprehensive Transplant Center
Chicago, IL

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
University of California, Irvine
Santa Ana, CA


Reviewers

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Ronald A. Codario, Jr., MD


Accreditation

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


Credit Designation

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 enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 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.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, May 30, 2019, through May 29, 2020.


How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME 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 2 of the 3 posttest questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.


Disclosures

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

The authors disclose that they do have significant financial interests in any products or class of products discussed directly or indirectly in this activity, including research support.


Activity Chair and Faculty report the following relationships

Michael G. Ison, MD, MS, FIDSA, FAST
Royalty: UpToDate
Consulting Fee: Celltrion, Genentech/Roche, Janssen, Seqirus, Shionogi, Toyama/MediVector, Vir Biotechnology
Contracted Research: Beckman Coulter, Cepheid, Chimerix, Emergent BioScience, Gilead, Janssen, Shire
Data Safety & Monitoring Board: GlaxoSmithKline, Shionogi

John J. Russell, MD
Consulting Fee: Sanofi Pasteur
Speakers Bureau: Sanofi Pasteur

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewers report the following relationship(s)

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

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


Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s)

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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 © 2019 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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