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CPD

In a Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immunization Needs to Be a Part of Everyday Clinical Practice

  • Authors: Federico Martinón-Torres, MD, PhD; George Kassianos, MD (Hons); Hartmut Lode, MD; Rosana Richtmann, MD
  • CPD Released: 6/13/2020
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 6/13/2021
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, pediatricians, and cardiologists.

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge on the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in adults and identify the role of healthcare providers in ensuring appropriate vaccination recommendations are part of routine clinical practice.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Potential impact of VPDs in adults
    • Role of various healthcare providers (HCPs) in ensuring that appropriate vaccination recommendations are followed and referral/administration take place


Disclosures

WebMD Global requires each individual who is in a position to control the content of one of its educational activities to disclose any relevant financial relationships occurring within the past 12 months that could create a conflict of interest.


Faculty

  • Federico Martinón-Torres, MD, PhD

    Professor, Pediatrics
    Head, Pediatrics Department
    Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago
    de Compostela, Spain

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Federico Martinón-Torres, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; MedImmune Inc.; Novavax, Inc.; Pasteur; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi; Seqirus
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Pasteur; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi; Seqirus
    Received grants for clinical research from: GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Pfizer Inc.  
     

  • George Kassianos, MD (Hons)

    General Practitioner
    National Immunization Lead
    Royal College of General Practitioners
    President
    British Global and Travel Health Association
    United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: George Kassianos, MD (Hons), has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Pasteur; Sanofi; Valneva

  • Hartmut Lode, MD

    Head
    Research Center Charlottenburg for Outpatient
    Studies (RCCOS)
    Freie Universität Berlin
    Berlin, Germany

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Hartmut Lode, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

  • Rosana Richtmann, MD

    Director
    Infections Control Committee (ICC)
    Santa Joana Hospital and Maternity
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Rosana Richtmann, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Pfizer Inc.
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AbbVie Inc.; Pfizer Inc.

Editors

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Shanthi Voorn, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh

    Senior Scientific Content Manager, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Medscape, LLC staff have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

In a Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Immunization Needs to Be a Part of Everyday Clinical Practice

Authors: Federico Martinón-Torres, MD, PhD; George Kassianos, MD (Hons); Hartmut Lode, MD; Rosana Richtmann, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 6/13/2020

Valid for credit through: 6/13/2021

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge on the impact of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) in adults and identify the role of healthcare providers in ensuring appropriate vaccination recommendations are part of routine clinical practice.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.