Peer-to-Peer Dialogue CME Information

Activity Title PROTECT Peer-to-Peer Dialogue – Adult Immunizations
Topic 2012-2013 Influenza Season: Vaccines and Recommendations
Target Audience Geriatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses
Accreditation Type CME
Release Date December 2012
Expiration Date Activity has expired
Estimated Time to Complete Activity 15 minutes

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

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

  • Indicate the recommendations for current vaccines and vaccine schedules for adults


FACULTY

Gregory A. Poland, MD, MACP, FIDSA, DHL (Hon)
Director, Vaccine Research Group
Professor, Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Director, Immunization Clinic
Director, Program in Translational Immunovirology and Biodefense
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, MPH, MA
Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
School of Medicine
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


METHOD OF PARTICIPATION / HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT

  1. There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
  2. Review the activity objectives and CME/CE information.
  3. Complete the CME activity.
  4. Complete the posttest. A score of 100% is required to successfully complete this activity. The participant may take the test until successfully passed.
  5. Complete the CME 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.
  6. Your CME/CE certificate will be emailed to you in approximately 4-6 weeks.
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SPONSOR

This activity is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation.


TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for geriatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.


STATEMENT OF NEED

This activity has been planned in accordance with the need to provide education to address specific unmet needs and clinical gaps surrounding current vaccines and vaccine schedules, the current burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adults at greatest risk for these preventable diseases, frequently encountered immunization barriers, and strategies for improving immunization rates in the clinical practice setting.


ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


CREDIT DESIGNATION

Physicians
The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, an ACCME-accredited provider.


RESOLUTION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation will implement mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.


DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities. All faculty, activity planners, content reviewers, and staff participating in this activity have disclosed to the participants any significant financial interest or other relationship with manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s)/device(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services included in this educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a relevant financial or other relationship from participating in the activity, but rather to provide participants with information on which they can base their own judgments. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation have identified and resolved any and all conflicts of interest prior to the release of this activity.


Activity Staff Disclosures

The planners, reviewers, editors, staff, CME committee, or other members at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education who control content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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


Faculty Disclosure

The following faculty have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:

  • Dr. Gregory Poland has received grants/research support from the NIH, and has served as a consultant for Avianax, CSL Biotherapies, Dynavax, Liquidia Technologies Inc, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, Ofstead and Associates, PaxVax Inc, Sanofi, and Theraclone Sciences. He has received patents from TapImmune and served as Chair-eDMC for Merck
  • Dr. Richard Zimmerman has received grants/research support from MedImmune, Merck, and Sanofi, and he has served as a consultant for MedImmune


UNAPPROVED USE DISCLOSURE

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation require CME faculty (speakers) to disclose to the attendees when products or procedures being discussed are off-label, unlabeled, experimental, and/or investigational (not FDA approved); and any limitations on the information that is presented, such as data that are preliminary or that represent ongoing research, interim analyses, and/or unsupported opinion. Faculty in this activity may discuss information about pharmaceutical agents that is outside of US Food and Drug Administration approved labeling. This information is intended solely for continuing medical education and is not intended to promote off-label use of these medications. If you have questions, contact the medical affairs department of the manufacturer for the most recent prescribing information.


COMMERCIAL SUPPORT ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.


DISCLAIMER

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation present 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 University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, The France Foundation, and Pfizer assume no liability for the information herein.


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CONTACT INFORMATION

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