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CME

Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Adults: Microlessons in Burden, Prevention, and Vaccination

  • Authors: Charles Vega, MD; Robert H. Hopkins Jr, MD, MACP, FAAP; Steven Varga, PhD
  • CME Released: 12/7/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 12/7/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, infectious disease specialists, public health specialists, and pulmonologists.

The goal of this activity is that learners will be better able to identify adults at risk for complications from RSV infection and to consider future applications of emerging vaccines for RSV based on current data.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical presentation of RSV in adults
    • Burden of RSV in the adult population
    • Targets for vaccine development in RSV
    • Emerging data on future vaccination options for RSV
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Identifying adults at high risk of complications from RSV infection


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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.

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Faculty

  • Charles Vega, MD

    Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    University of California, Irvine
    Orange, California

    Disclosures

    Charles Vega, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson

  • Robert H. Hopkins Jr, MD, MACP, FAAP

    Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
    UAMS College of Medicine
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Disclosures

    Robert H. Hopkins Jr, MD, MACP, FAAP, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Steven Varga, PhD

    Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Disclosures

    Steven Varga, PhD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Advarra; Bonum; Codagenix, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline

Editors

  • Maria B. Uravich, BSc, ELS

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Maria B. Uravich, BSc, ELS, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Renata Feldman, PharmD

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Renata Feldman, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNE, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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CME

Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Adults: Microlessons in Burden, Prevention, and Vaccination

Authors: Charles Vega, MD; Robert H. Hopkins Jr, MD, MACP, FAAP; Steven Varga, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CME Released: 12/7/2022

Valid for credit through: 12/7/2023

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