Flu Forum: Are You Ready for the 2019-2020 Influenza Season? Complimentary CME Dinner Series

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Vindico Medical Education will present a series of 25 live educational events across the country to better prepare health care providers for the 2019-2020 influenza season.

Vindico Medical Education will present a series of 25 live educational events across the country to better prepare health care providers for the 2019-2020 influenza season.

Flu Forum: Are You Ready for the 2019-2020 Influenza Season? is designed to educate internists, family practice physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. Of note, the highest number of influenza-related deaths have occurred in the same US states for the past 4 years. Primary care providers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other health care professionals can identify and help manage influenza in the community. However, better diagnostic modalities, more effective treatments, and practical methods to control the spread of influenza are needed. Although diagnostic tests for influenza exist and are currently being utilized, newer modalities are emerging that have promising advantages. Clinical trials and observational data show that early antiviral treatment can shorten the duration of fever and illness symptoms and may reduce the risk of complications from influenza. Clinicians who evaluate patients must keep apprised of new information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of influenza so they can incorporate this information into practice, reducing patient morbidity and mortality. Three classes of antiviral drugs are currently available for the prevention and treatment of influenza: neuraminidase inhibitors, adamantanes, and the polymerase inhibitor baloxavir marboxil. This CME meeting series "Flu Forum: Are You Ready for the 2019-2020 Influenza Season?" will explore existing and newer diagnostic methods for influenza as well as approved antiviral agents regarding their novel mechanisms of action, ability to reduce duration of clinical illness and complications, and cessation of viral shedding. Clinical cases will be presented to highlight the key educational objectives.

The Activity Co-Chairs for the Flu Forum series are Michael G. Ison, MD, MS, and John J. Russell, MD. Additional Faculty Presenters include Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA; Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH; William A. Fisher, II, MD; Laura Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C; Brian J. O’Neil, MD; Andrew T. Pavia, MD; Julio A. Ramirez, MD; and Charles P. Vega, MD.

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

  •     Review the use of diagnostic assays and their ability to detect influenza so that treatment can be applied earlier in the disease process.
  •     Incorporate therapeutic regimens into practice for prophylaxis, prevention, and treatment of influenza to reduce the duration of illness, viral shedding, and complications associated with the disease.

Meeting Dates and Locations:
The meetings will be held at the following dates and locations:

  •     Wednesday, August 14, 2019, in Chicago, IL
  •     Thursday, August 15, 2019, in Tampa, FL
  •     Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, CA
  •     Thursday August 22, 2019, in Scottsdale, AZ
  •     Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in Houston, TX
  •     Thursday, August 29, 2019, in Riverside, CA
  •     Thursday, September 5, 2019, in Indianapolis, IN
  •     Tuesday, September 10, 2019, in Orlando, FL
  •     Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in St. Louis, MO
  •     Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in Nashville, TN
  •     Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in Washington, DC
  •     Wednesday, September 25, 2019, in New York, NY
  •     Thursday, October 3, 2019, in San Francisco, CA
  •     Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in San Diego, CA
  •     Thursday, October 10, 2019, in Pittsburgh, PA
  •     Wednesday, October 16, 2019, in Dallas, TX
  •     Thursday, October 17, 2019, in Seattle, WA
  •     Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in Durham, NC
  •     Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Philadelphia, PA
  •     Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Cleveland, OH
  •     Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in Baltimore, MD
  •     Thursday, November 14, 2019, in Miami, FL
  •     Tuesday, November 19, 2019, in Atlanta, GA
  •     Thursday, November 21, 2019, in Detroit (Troy), MI

To register for one of these live CME programs or for any other questions, please visit http://www.flumeetings.com or call us at 512-708-4678.

About Vindico Medical Education

Vindico Medical Education is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide CE for nurses, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide CE for pharmacists.

Vindico Medical Education is solely dedicated to delivering learner-centered, performance improvement-based interventions, including educational activities, practice tools, and patient education materials in the United States and worldwide. The design of these interventions is based on various learning theories, executed in a manner to address the educational gaps of health care professionals and aimed to improve patient health and experience. http://www.VindicoCME.com

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