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CPD

Beyond Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: Awareness of Other Complications Associated with Herpes Zoster

  • Authors: Bart J. Morlion, MD, PhD, DEAA, EDPM; Arjen F. Nikkels, MD, PhD; Jörg Schelling, MD
  • CPD Released: 1/25/2022
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 1/25/2023
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, neurologists, and infectious disease/HIV specialists.

Not all herpes zoster vaccines are available in all countries. This independent medical education (IME) is intended for HCPs from countries where those are licensed.

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of the complications other than post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) that are associated with herpes zoster (HZ) infection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Non-PHN complications in patients with HZ
    • Morbidity associated with non-PHN complications in patients with HZ
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Explain the benefits of HZ vaccines in preventing HZ infection and related morbidities


Disclosures

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All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Faculty

  • Bart J. Morlion, MD, PhD, DEAA, EDPM

    Professor, KU Leuven
    Director, Leuven Centre for Algology & Pain Management
    UZ Leuven, University Hospitals of Leuven
    Leuven, Belgium

    Disclosures

    Advisor or consultant for: GlaxoSmithKline; Grunenthal; Eli Lilly and Company; Pfizer; Reckitt Benckiser; Shionogi
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Aché; GlaxoSmithKline; Grunenthal; Krka; Eli Lilly and Company; Pfizer; Sandoz

  • Arjen F. Nikkels, MD, PhD

    Department of Dermatology (Skin Cancer Center)
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) du Sart Tilman
    University of Liège
    Liège, Belgium

    Disclosures

    Independent contractor for: GlaxoSmithKline

  • Jörg Schelling, MD

    Professor of General Practice and Family Medicine
    Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich
    General Medicine Department
    Munich, Germany

    Disclosures

    Advisor or consultant for: AstraZeneca; Bavarian Nordic; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Mylan; Pfizer; Seqirus

Editor

  • Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Gillian Griffith, BA (Mod), MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.  

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Peer Reviewer:

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has 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

Beyond Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: Awareness of Other Complications Associated with Herpes Zoster

Authors: Bart J. Morlion, MD, PhD, DEAA, EDPM; Arjen F. Nikkels, MD, PhD; Jörg Schelling, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 1/25/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/25/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to increase awareness of the complications other than post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) that are associated with herpes zoster (HZ) infection.

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.

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