CME Outfitters Announces New Live and On Demand Broadcast: "Pneumococcal Disease in High-Risk Patients: Prevention, Guidelines, and Early Recognition"

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Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, June 23, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to improve outcomes for patients being treated for pneumococcal disease or who are at high-risk for pneumococcal infection.

CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), in co-sponsorship with USF Health, is pleased to announce an upcoming interactive, evidence-based CME Outfitters Live and On Demand continuing education activity titled "Pneumococcal Disease in High-Risk Patients: Prevention, Guidelines, and Early Recognition."

Offered as a simultaneous satellite broadcast, webcast, and telephone audioconference premiering Wednesday, June 23, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the activity seeks to improve outcomes for patients being treated for pneumococcal disease or who are at high-risk for pneumococcal infection. This activity also includes a special "After the Show" segment from 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ET during which the faculty answers additional audience questions in an informal Q&A session. The recorded webcast will re-air from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. ET. This CE activity will also be available on demand as a webcast, podcast, and telephone audioconference shortly after the broadcast premiere.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/PR483 and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/PR483, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 240.243.1033.

Statement of Need:
Pneumococcal disease is a very serious illness in high-risk populations such as children, smokers, the elderly, and patients who are immunocompromised. Although the best defense against pneumococcal infection is vaccination, the pneumococcal vaccine remains underutilized in the inpatient setting. Clinicians must be alert to the risk factors for pneumococcal disease, and the high-risk conditions associated with pneumococcal infection for which vaccination is recommended. Guidelines for the prevention and management of pneumococcal disease emphasize the importance of vaccination as well as the need for appropriate and timely antimicrobial therapy. Accurate diagnosis of pneumococcal infection is imperative for early and effective treatment. In this interactive CME Outfitters Live and On Demand activity, faculty will discuss the importance of vaccination for high-risk populations, highlight methods to improve early recognition and diagnosis of pneumococcal disease, and propose practical strategies that can be utilized to advance prevention and treatment for patients at high-risk for pneumococcal infection.

Faculty:
Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Family Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA

Keith P. Klugman, MD, PhD
William H. Foege Professor of Global Health
Rollins School of Public Health
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of vaccination for the prevention of pneumococcal disease in high-risk patients.
  • Implement treatment guidelines and recommendations into clinical practice to advance the prevention and treatment of pneumococcal disease.
  • Identify methods to improve the early recognition and diagnosis of pneumococcal disease.

The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE credit:

  • Recognize the importance of vaccination for the prevention of pneumococcal disease in high-risk patients.
  • Describe treatment guidelines and recommendations for the prevention and treatment of pneumococcal disease.
  • Identify methods to improve the early recognition and diagnosis of pneumococcal disease.

Target Audience:
Infectious disease physicians, primary care physicians, pediatricians, geriatricians, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in pneumococcal disease and infection.

Financial Support:
This continuing education activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Credit Information:
This activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
  • Family Physicians (AAFP) – Pending
  • Nurses (CNE) – Pending
  • Pharmacists (ACPE)

All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Credit Expiration Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at http://www.cmeoutfitters.com/test (requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

Clinical Compass, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all of our news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com and click on the "Create User Profile" link.

About USF Health (University of South Florida):
USF Health produces educational activities that are scientifically valid, free of commercial bias, and based on the principles of adult learning. These activities are developed around specific needs related to gaps in competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes, and, whenever possible, offer education delivered in settings best suited to the intended results.

Contact: Jessica Primanzon
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4508 direct
240.243.1033 fax

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