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CPD

The Need for a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine in Older Adults

  • Authors: Louis Bont, MD, PhD; Garyfallia Poulakou, MD, PhD; Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH
  • CPD Released: 3/17/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 3/17/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US pulmonologists, primary care providers, and internal medicine specialists.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be more aware of the morbidity and mortality associated with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in older adults, and the status of RSV vaccine development.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical trial data on RSV vaccines
    • Similarities and differences between the RSV vaccines in development


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.

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Faculty

  • Louis Bont, MD, PhD

    Professor
    Pediatric Infectiologist
    Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital,
    University Medical Center Utrecht
    The Netherlands

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Louis Bont, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: AbbVie Inc.; Ablynx; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Bavarian Nordic; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; MabXience; MedImmune Inc.; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Nordic; Moderna; Novavax, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.
    Other: AbbVie Inc.; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; GlaxoSmithKline; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; MedImmune Inc.; MeMed Diagnostics; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Novavax, Inc.; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi

  • Garyfallia Poulakou, MD, PhD

    Internist, Infectious Disease specialist
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Third Department of Medicine
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine
    Sotiria General Hospital
    Athens, Greece

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Garyfallia Poulakou, MD, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Gilead; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Menarini; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Gilead; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Menarini; Pfizer Inc.; Servier
    Grants for clinical research from: Bausch; Roche; Xenothera

  • Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

    David S. Greer Professor of Geriatric Medicine
    Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
    Brown University
    Providence, Rhode Island, United States

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Janssen; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.; Pfizer Inc.
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Sanofi; Seqirus
    Grants for clinical research from: Genentech; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi; Seqirus

Editor

  • Shanthi Voorn, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

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

Compliance Reviewer

  • Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amanda Jett, PharmD, BCACP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed 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

The Need for a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine in Older Adults

Authors: Louis Bont, MD, PhD; Garyfallia Poulakou, MD, PhD; Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPHFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 3/17/2022

Valid for credit through: 3/17/2023

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