This symposium is not supported, endorsed, or accredited by the American College of Chest Physicians.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM CST
Please note this virtual program is 7:30AM Eastern, 6:30AM Central, 5:30AM Mountain and 4:30AM Pacific.
- 2D Animations
- Interactive, case-based learning environment
- Complimentary Personalized Online Poster Portal
Antonio Anzueto MD
Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care
University of Texas Health San Antonio
Section Chief, Pulmonary
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, TX
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
UC Irvine School of Medicine
This virtual satellite symposium discusses best practices for managing people with influenza who are at high risk for developing pulmonary complications. 2D animation technology is incorporated throughout the program to highlight the mechanism of action of point-of-care tests (POCTs) and antiviral treatments approved for treatment. Clinical data supporting the efficacy of antivirals and guidance on their use will also be provided.
This activity is intended for pulmonologists, critical care physician/intensivists, allergists, immunologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza and comorbid respiratory conditions.
After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:
- Integrate point-of-care influenza testing methodologies as part of diagnostic best practices aimed at reducing unnecessary testing and the use of ineffective treatments in patients at high risk for pulmonary complications
- Discriminate between the antiviral agents approved for the treatment of influenza infection based on their different mechanisms of action and abilities to reduce viral shedding
- Incorporate evidence-based clinical practice guidance when selecting antiviral agents for patients at high risk for influenza infection as well as those at high risk for pulmonary complications of influenza
- Support the use of antiviral treatment for influenza postexposure prophylaxis
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the live virtual activity.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with influenza and comorbid respiratory conditions.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hours.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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