Meeting Archive:
Pneumococcal Vaccines: Strategies to Increase Adult Immunization Rates



 

Meeting Description:
Join the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for a discussion about the importance of pneumococcal vaccines in adults, with a focus on strategies for determining which pneumococcal vaccine to give to whom and when.
 
NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, will moderate the webinar with a presentation by Thomas M. File, Jr., MD, MS, Chair, Infectious Disease Division of Summa Health and Professor, Internal Medicine; Master Teacher; Chair, Infectious Disease Section of Northeast Ohio Medical University; NFID Past President; and President-Elect of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
 
At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
 
  • Discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and outcomes of pneumococcal infection
  • Interpret current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations regarding the use of PCV13 and PPSV23 in older adults
  • Identify strategies for implementation of ACIP recommendations into practice
 
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.
 
There is no fee to participate in this activity but pre-registration is required.
Details
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
 Presenter Information
Moderator: William Schaffner, MD
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Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Thomas M. File, MD, MS
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Chair, Infectious Disease Division
Summa Health
Akron, OH
Professor, Internal Medicine; Master Teacher; Chair Infectious Disease Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Rootstown, OH
 

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
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The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
 
NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)
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The National Association of Chain Drug Stores is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. NACDS designates this enduring material as 1.0 contact hour of ACPE accredited continuing education. Pneumococcal Vaccines: Strategies to Increase Adult Immunization Rates (ACPE Universal Activity # 0206-9999-18-026-L06-P). Initial Release Date: 10/30/2018).
 
Pharmacists seeking to claim CPE credit for this webinar should visit http://nacds.learnercommunity.com following the live webinar. Please contact education@nacds.org with any CPE questions.