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Clinical Issues in COVID-19 Debates and Discussions About Monoclonal Antibody Therapies

Eric S. Daar, MD; Myron J. Levin, MD; Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, FACP, FIDSA

This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Faculty

Eric S. Daar, MD
Chief, Division of HIV Medicine
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Investigator, Lundquist Institute
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Myron J. Levin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado

Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, FACP, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, HIV Clinical Trials Program
Section of Infectious Diseases
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Target Audience

This activity is intended for infectious disease, internal medicine, and other clinicians involved in the management of patients with mild or moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) who are at risk for clinical progression.

Program Description

A panel of experts will discuss a series of educational topics related to the stratification of patients with COVID-19 based on risks of disease progression, current evidence and regulatory status for anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies, and how to best utilize these treatment options to maximize patient outcomes and reduce health disparities.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the clinical profiles and trial data for current and emerging anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies
  • Identify patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk for clinical progression
  • Treat patients who qualify for anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody therapy based on current guidelines from the US Food and Drug Administration
  • Reduce barriers to the use of anti-SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody therapies, including patient reluctance and healthcare disparities

Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global Education Group and Integritas Communications. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) (which includes 0.0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 70% or better on the posttest and complete the program evaluation.

PC
1.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent)
Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later, Windows Edge browser, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above), and Edge (v42.0 & above)

MAC
1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo or faster processor
512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
MAC OS X 10.12, 10.13 and 10.14
Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome
For HTML Client – Google Chrome (v70.0 & above), Apple Safari (v12.0 & above), and Mozilla Firefox (v65.0 & above)

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Term of Offering

This activity was released on October 15, 2021 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than October 15, 2022.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Eric S. Daar, MD: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc.; ViiV Healthcare Limited. Contracted Research: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare Limited

Myron J. Levin, MD: Consulting Fees: Dynavax; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer, Inc; Seqirus. Research Support: GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson; Moderna, Inc; Novavax

Onyema Ogbuagu, MBBCh, FACP, FIDSA: Consulting Fees: Gilead Sciences, Inc., ViiV Healthcare

The planners and managers have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:

Kristin Delisi, NP: Nothing to disclose.
Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose.
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose.
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose.
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose.
Kim Rodriguez: Nothing to disclose.
Gena Dolson: Nothing to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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credit amount 1.00

credit type CME/AANP

release 10/15/2021

expiration 10/15/2022

type Webcast