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Management of Patients With Virologic Suppression Evaluating Switching Strategies of Today and Tomorrow

Paul E. Sax, MD; Ian Frank, MD

Jointly provided by Purdue University and Integritas Communications.

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Faculty

Paul E. Sax, MD - Program Chair
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Ian Frank, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Therapeutics Program
Director, Clinical Core
Penn Center for AIDS Research
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Course Description

This CME/CE-accredited CME Snapshot™ four-part series is intended for infectious disease physicians and other clinicians who manage patients with HIV. During these activities, expert faculty will participate in a series of interactive discussions on the latest evidence and their clinical experience managing patients with HIV.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of infectious disease physicians and other clinicians who manage patients with HIV.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to do the following:

  • Describe the rationales and clinical data that support current and emerging strategies for switching ART regimens in HIV-infected patients with virologic suppression
  • Discuss clinical data on emerging HIV-treatment paradigms, including novel medication combinations and drug-delivery or dosing methods to simplify ART regimens

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

All faculty, staff and reviewers involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. All additional planning committee members, staff and reviewers of Integritas Communications and Purdue University College of Pharmacy have no relationships to disclose.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouses/life partners have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Paul E. Sax, MD: Has nothing to disclose

Ian Frank, MD: Consultant/Advisor: Gilead Sciences, Inc.; ViiV Healthcare; Grant/Research Support: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Non-faculty

Gena Dolson, MS; Sandy Breslow; Alison Kemp; and Bernard M. Abrams, MD, hereby state that neither they nor their spouses/life partners have had any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

CME Credit (Physicians) 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Integritas Communications. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each module. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Individual Universal Activity Numbers (UAN), titles and credits listed below for each module.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Purdue University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This is a knowledge-based, continuing education activity of Purdue University, an equal access/equal opportunity institution.

Module 2: Management of Patients with Virologic Suppression: Evaluating Switching Strategies of Today—and Tomorrow

UAN: 0018-9999-18-080-H01-P     0.25 contact hours

CME Inquiries/Special Needs

Any accreditation questions may be directed to Dawn Sinclair at Purdue University via email sinclaid@purdue.edu. Questions regarding CE credit and CPE Monitor should be directed to Heather Holley via email at hholley@purdue.edu.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. The Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education, Integritas Communications, Purdue University, and ViiV Healthcare do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  

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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Course Instructions

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the educational objectives, accreditation information, and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions.
  3. Read or review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Physicians who achieves a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test and who completes the Evaluation will receive a CME Certificate.
  6. All other participants who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions and who complete the Evaluation will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  7. Pharmacist credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor within 30 days of completion. It is the participants responsibility to provide accurate NABP eprofile ID and complete date of birth in MM/DD/YYYY format.

 

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credit amount 0.25

credit type CME/CE

release 07/10/2018

expiration 07/10/2019

type SnapShot