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CMV: Latest Advances in the Management of Refractory Disease

Continuing Education Information

This continuing education activity is provided through a collaboration between SEI Healthcare and AffinityCE. This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists. A statement of participation is available for other attendees.

Faculty

Marcus Pereira, MD

Infectious Diseases Specialist & Associate Professor of Medicine

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

Genovefa Papanicolaou, MD

Infectious Diseases Specialist – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

New York, NY

Catherine Lee, MD, MS

Medical Oncologist, Blood and Marrow Transplant Physician

Associate Professor – Clinical Research Division

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Seattle, WA

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Provide an overview of the etiology of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, list potential risk factors in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) and solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients, and identify patients at high risk of developing post-transplant infections.
  • Outline the unmet needs of transplant recipients susceptible to CMV.
  • Describe clinical features of CMV disease in transplant recipients and apply guideline recommendations for evidence-based screening and diagnosis assessment of CMV infection.
  • Identify mechanisms leading to drug resistance in CMV infection and its implications.
  • Describe therapeutic strategies for managing CMV infection (particularly refractory disease) in transplant recipients and differentiate therapies based on efficacy and safety data, mechanism of action, and route of administration.
  • Employ interprofessional strategies for monitoring treatment response and managing refractory CMV infection.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for HCPs  practicing in the US.

Enduring Materials CE Activity
Release Date: 20th August 2023
Expiration Date: 20th August 2024

Disclosures

Faculty disclosures

Dr. Genovefa Papanicolaou has disclosed the following financial relationships:

  • Advisory board: MSD, Takeda.
  • Consulting fees: Takeda, Symbio.
  • Speaker’s fees: MSD.
  • Data and Safety Monitoring Committee member: Allovir.

Dr. Marcus Pereira has no financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Catherine Lee has disclosed the following financial relationships:

  • Advisory board: BMS, Incyte Corp., Kadmon, Kite, Sanofi.
  • Consulting fees: Fresenius Kabi.
  • Research funding: Incyte Corp..

AffinityCE staff, SEI Healthcare staff, planners, and reviewers have no financial interests to disclose.

Mitigation of Relevant Financial Relationships 

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the launch of this program to participants. Conflict of interest for Dr. Papanicolaou and Dr. Lee was resolved through peer review of content by a non-conflicted reviewer.

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 AffinityCE and SEI-Healthcare. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AffinityCE designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

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 AffinityCE and SEI-Healthcare. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AffinityCE designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Practitioners

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 AffinityCE and SEI-Healthcare. AffinityCE is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AffinityCE designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

Continuing Nursing Education is provided for this activity through the joint providership of AffinityCE and SEI Healthcare. AffinityCE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit.

Pharmacists

AffinityCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This knowledge-based CPE activity will provide 1.0 contact hour for participants. There is no cost to participate. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor.

UAN: 0829-9999-23-106-H01-P.

Other Professionals

All other health care professionals completing this continuing education activity will be issued a statement of participation indicating the number of hours of continuing education credit. This may be used for professional education CE credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity.

 

Commercial Support

Educational Support for this activity was provided by Takeda.

Participation Costs

There is no cost to participate in this CE activity.

CME Inquiries

For all CME policy-related inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

How to Earn CE Credit

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses

1. Go to the following web site: https://my-ime.com

2. Register or enter your profile ID.

3. Complete the activity. The certificate will be available to you.

Pharmacists

1. Go to the following website (click here)

2. Login and enter your eProfile ID.

3. Your Pharmacy CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor.

References:
1) Szperka C. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2021;27(3):703–31.
2) Gibler RC, et al. Pediatric Health Med Ther. 2022;13:309–23.

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