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CME: The COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021 (UAPD)

Activity Description / Statement of Need:

See Program materials.

Target Audience:

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No commercial support


Release Date: October 30, 2021 -- Expiration Date: December 30, 2021

Faculty: George Sarka, MD -- Michael Niederman, M.D., MACP, FCCP, FCCM, FERS -- Shira Shafir, Ph.D., MPH -- Paul Simon, MD, MPH

Agenda

See Program materials.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the best therapy for mild COVID-19 treated out of the hospital
  • Describe characteristics of the Delta variant including transmissibility and severity of illness
  • Describe the protean neurological presentations and long-haul sequelae of COVID-19 infections
  • Define the importance of COVID-19 in the public health arena
  • Identify appropriated decision-making as to when to use corticosteroids and new biologic modifiers for patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Accreditation

Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of ScientiaCME and UAPD. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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ABIM MOC Recognition Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

PhysiciansFor maintenance of certification (MOC) credit, you must enter your board certification ID # and birth date correctly. It is the learner's responsibility to provide this information completely and accurately at the completion of the activity. Without providing it, the learner will NOT receive MOC credit for this activity. Please note: Not all activities on this site provide MOC credit. If this activity does not specify that it provides MOC credit in this section, then it does NOT provide MOC credit.

Pharmacists:

ScientiaCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 4.0 hours (0.4 CEUs) of continuing education.  Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test.   Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.  ACPE #0574-9999-21-033-L01-P.  This is a Knowledge (K)-type activity. ACPE Accreditation effective 10/30/21, expires 10/30/21.

PharmacistsYou must enter your NABP # and birth date correctly so that proof of participation can be posted to your NABP CPE profile. It is the learner's responsibility to provide this information completely and accurately at the completion of the activity. Without providing it, the learner will NOT receive CPE credit for this activity.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs): The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  ScientiaCME will provide NPs who successfully complete each activity with a certificate of participation indicating that the activity was designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI

As a provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity. For this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review ScientiaCME.

Faculty Disclosures: Michael S. Niederman, M.D., MACP, FCCP, FCCM, FERS, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, has received financial compensation from Abbvie, Gilead, Pfizer, Merck for consulting work.

Faculty Disclosures: Shira C. Shafir, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has no relevant financial disclosures.

Faculty Disclosures: George Sarka MD, DrPH, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor in Medicine at UCLA, has received financial compensation from Abbvie for being on a speaker’s bureau.

Faculty Disclosures: Paul Simon, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, has no relevant financial disclosures.

Disclosures of Educational Planners: George Sarka MD, DrPH, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor in Medicine at UCLA, has received financial compensation from Abbvie for being on a speaker’s bureau.

Disclosures of Moderator: Stuart Bussey, MD, President, UAPD, has no relevant financial disclosures.

Instructions

  • Read the learning objectives above
  • Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.
  • View the online activity. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.
  • Take the post-test
  • Complete the activity evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you immediately.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

System Requirements

PC
Windows 7 or above
Internet Explorer 8
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
MAC
Mac OS 10.2.8
Safari or Chrome or Firefox
*Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

*Required to view Printable PDF Version


Perform Pre-Test (optional)

Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.