CME Presentations

Flu


Presentations


Speakers

  • Serese Marotta, BSc

    Serese Marotta, BSc

    Serese Marotta, BSc

    Chief Operating Officer

    Serese Marotta is the chief operating officer for Families Fighting Flu, a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving lives and reducing hospitalizations by protecting children, families, and communities against influenza. She came to Families Fighting Flu in 2010 following the loss of her 5-year-old son, Joseph, to the flu in 2009. Serese served on the board of directors for the organization before coming on-staff in May 2016. Prior to joining Families Fighting Flu, she worked as an environmental scientist for 16 years at a consulting firm conducting ecological and human health risk assessments. Serese now works tirelessly to raise awareness about the seriousness of flu and the critical importance of annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older.
  • Jeb Teichman, MD, MS

    Jeb Teichman, MD, MS

    Jeb Teichman, MD, MS

    Chief Medical Officer

    Jeb S. Teichman, MD, is chief medical officer of United Healthcare Community Plan of Kentucky. He began his medical career as a pediatric hospitalist at Humana Hospital Audubon in Louisville, Kentucky in 1986. Dr Teichman transitioned into private practice pediatrics in 1993 when he founded Jeffersonville Pediatrics in Indiana. He received his medical degree from the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Dr Teichman completed his residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo in New York.
  • Andrew Eisenberg, MD, MHA

    Andrew Eisenberg, MD, MHA

    Andrew Eisenberg, MD, MHA

    Board Certified Family Physician

    Andrew C. Eisenberg, MD, MHA, is a practicing physician in Sarasota, Florida and has been a medical advisor for Families Fighting Flu since 2007. He serves as the liaison from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Dr Eisenberg is past chair of the Council on Quality and Practice for the AAFP and former county health officer for Leon County and Madison County in Texas. He served for five years on the American Medical Association's steering committee commission to end healthcare disparities. Dr Eisenberg received his medical degree and master’s degree of health care administration from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

CME Information

What’s New in Flu? Emerging Evidence in Management and Post-exposure Prophylaxis


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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

Influenza: Acting Beyond Treatment to Protect Everyone
  • Recognize the epidemiology and disease burden of influenza, during and beyond COVID-19 infection, to effectively diagnose and manage risk of influenza among patients and those at risk due to exposure to the virus
  • Utilize the most appropriate influenza treatment and prophylactic approaches for patients and exposed contacts based on an understanding of current guidelines, clinical-trial data, and mechanisms of action of available agents
Influenza in the COVID-19 Era When Effective Treatment and Post-exposure Prophylaxis Matter
  • Utilize the most appropriate influenza treatment and prophylactic approaches for patients and exposed contacts based on an understanding of current guidelines, clinical-trial data, and mechanisms of action of available agents
  • Identify effective communication strategies in the clinic or during telemedicine visits to facilitate access to influenza treatments for patients and prophylaxis for those who have been exposed
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC (PQHE) working in collaboration with Families Fighting Flu (FFF).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

TUITION

Complimentary

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JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and PlatformQ Health Education, LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

LIVE CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ENDURING CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENTS

Physician Continuing Medical Education

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DATE OF RELEASE/EXPIRATION

Live Activity

Wednesday, February 24, 2021:
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET: Influenza: Acting Beyond Treatment to Protect Everyone
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET: Influenza in the COVID-19 Era When Effective Treatment and Post-exposure Prophylaxis Matter

Enduring Material

The enduring material will be available from February 24, 2021 to February 24, 2022

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for pediatricians, family medicine/internal medicine physicians, pharmacists, NPs, and PAs.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE

This activity consists of 2 sessions which should take approximately 2 hours to complete.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

There are no fees to participate in this activity. To participate in the activity, go to www.IDCareLive.com. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity online, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, participants must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Participants will need a computer with a recent version of Adobe Flash installed, as well as an internet connection sufficient for streaming media.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship
Jeb S. Teichman, MD, MS, FAAP, FABP
Senior Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer
a national Managed Care Organization
Medical Advisor, Families Fighting Flu
Ownership Interest less than 5%: United Healthgroup
Andrew Cole Eisenberg, MD, MHA
Board Certified Family Physician
AAFP Liaison to AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Advisor, Families Fighting
None
Serese Marotta, BSc
Chief Operating Officer
Families Fighting Flu
None

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Name of Planner Reported Financial Relationship
Carole Drexel
Medical Director
PlatformQ Health Education, LLC
None

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

The following PlatformQ Health Education, LLC planner, Alissa Yost, hereby states that she or her spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

DISCLOSURE OF UNAPPROVED/OFF LABEL USE (if applicable):

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. 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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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