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Breaking the Vaccination Barrier in Adults: Current Guidelines, Special Populations and Potential Solutions

Breaking the Vaccination Barrier in Adults: Current Guidelines, Special Populations and Potential Solutions

Format

Roundtable

Time to Complete

1.25 hours

Released

August 31, 2018

Expires

August 30, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
1.25 / CNE Contact Hour (1.25 of which is eligible for pharmacology credit)

Accredited Provider



Provided by Boston University School of Medicine

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Program Description

Clinicians involved in the care of adults regarding vaccinations need to stay abreast of current vaccine recommendations and updates to the vaccine schedule. Further concern is merited regarding adults with autoimmune disease, especially those treated with biologic agents, as this population is impacted by significant immunocompromise.

This activity will blend multiple presentation styles, including traditional clinical presentations, case vignettes, and roundtable discussion with an intent to educate, engage, and inspire. We will also incorporate video vignettes of ideal patient education encounters. The main premise of the patient vignettes will be to provide practical, real-word strategies to identify high-risk patients in diverse practice settings and increase the vaccination rates in these populations.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, specialty physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who care for adults.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Evaluate vaccination history and recommend appropriate vaccines for average and high-risk adult patients
  • Review the challenges associated with identifying patients in need of vaccination and vaccinating in subspecialty practice
  • Identify effective interventions in subspecialty care demonstrated to increase vaccination rates in adults

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty

Donald B. Middleton, MD
Course Director
Professor of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Vice President of Family Medicine Education
UPMC St. Margaret
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Middleton has disclosed that he serves on advisory boards for GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and Sanofi Pasteur. He has also received research support from Pfizer.

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc
Faculty
Clinical Director in the Section of Gastroenterology
Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
Boston Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Dr. Farraye has disclosed that he serves on advisory boards for Janssen, Merck, Pfizer, and Takeda.

Nancy Figueiredo, RN
CNE Course Advisor/Faculty
Rheumatology Nurse
Section of Rheumatology
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Ms. Figueiredo has disclosed that she serves on advisory boards for Regeneron. She has also served as a speaker for AbbVie.

Michael R. York, MD
Faculty
Rheumatologist
Section of Rheumatology
Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Dr. York has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Amanda E. Smith, MD, Planning Committee Member for Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education and Physician at KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Carmela A. Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner for Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Chris Drury, MA, MA, Consultant Medical Writer/Editor for Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dana Frazier, CHCP, Program and Grant Manager for Boston University School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Medical Education, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

1.25

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.25

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

CNE Contact Hours: 1.25, all of which is eligible for pharmacology credit.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty members do not plan on discussing the unlabeled/investigational use of a commercial product.

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.

Instructions

By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians are entitled to receive 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and nurses are entitled to receive 1.25 CNE contact hours. Statements of credit will be available to print immediately. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
  • Physicians and nurses who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will respectively receive CME. You must score with a 70% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity.
  • All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

For any CME or CNE accreditation questions please email the BUSM CME office at cme@bu.edu.

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