Peer-to-Peer Dialogue CME Information
|Activity Title||PROTECT Peer-to-Peer Dialogue – Adult Immunizations|
|Topic||Strategies for improving immunization rates in adults|
|Target Audience||Geriatricians, family physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses|
|Release Date||June 2012|
|Expiration Date||Activity has expired|
|Estimated Time to Complete Activity||15 minutes|
Upon completion of the activity, participants should be able to:
- Implement strategies for improving immunization rates within one's clinical practice, taking into account current immunization schedules and guidelines
Donald Bell Middleton, MD
Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
William Schaffner, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
This activity is sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and The France Foundation.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
The following faculty have indicated they have relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CME activity:
- Dr. Donald Middleton has served as a consultant for Merck and the Pediatric Vaccines Advisory
- Dr. Kristin Nichol has served as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline, MedImmune, Merck, Novartis, and Sanofi-Pasteur
- Dr. William Schaffner has served as a consultant for Dynavax, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi-Pasteur
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.
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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