Lewis W. Teperman, MD
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integritas Communications.
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AstraZeneca.
Lewis W. Teperman, MD, FACS
Vice Chair, Surgery Clinical Affairs
Director, Organ Transplantation
Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health
New York, New York
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of infectious disease specialists, internal medicine physicians, transplant specialists, oncologist, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in managing patients who are at heightened risk for poor COVID-19 outcomes.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Discuss recent trial data and current regulatory status for COVID-19 therapies
- Identify candidates for COVID-19 therapies, including immunocompromised patients
- Create proactive plans with patients, other clinicians, and health care systems to ensure prompt and equitable use of COVID-19 therapies
The rapidly evolving COVID-19 variants and subvariants have necessitated changes to current strategies for treatment and prevention of COVID in immunocompromised patients. With changing guidelines, Emergency Use Authorization status, and logistical implementation challenges, it is difficult for clinicians to stay current in this quickly changing field. Dr. Lewis Teperman reviews the latest information on the immune-evasive subvariants, current National Institutes of Health treatment guidelines, and the importance of vaccination for the immunocompromised patient.
Physician Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physician Credit Designation
Global designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Global and Integritas Communications. Global is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 110121. This activity is approved for 0.25 contact hour(s) (which includes 0. hour(s) of pharmacology).
Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Lewis W. Teperman, MD, FACS: Nothing to disclose
The following planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Kristin Delisi, NP, Lindsay Borvansky, Andrea Funk, Liddy Knight, Ashley Cann, Lauren Sinclair, Gena Dolson, MS, Elizabeth Manheim, PhD, Jim Kappler, PhD
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Global and Integritas Communications do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Instructions to Receive Credit
In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must score 100% on the posttest and complete the program evaluation.
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Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy
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credit amount 0.25
credit type CME/CE