CME/CE INFORMATION

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed specifically for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and other health professionals who serve patients in rural and underserved communities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Apply the latest clinical evidence and current guideline recommendations for treatment and prevention of COVID-19
  • Employ strategies for improving access to care for COVID-19 treatment and prevention interventions in rural and underserved areas
  • Describe potential determinants of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to encourage increased COVID-19 vaccination

FACULTY

Paul E. Sax, MD (Activity Chair)
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP (Moderator)
Professor of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ABIM MOC Certification 

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 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.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours. Pharmacotherapy contact hours for Advance Practice Registered Nurses to be determined.


DISCLOSURES OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

Faculty
Paul E. Sax, MD, has nothing to disclose.
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.

Planners and Managers
The RME Collaborative and PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.


DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


DISCLAIMER
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 or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


MEDIA
Internet activity


COMPUTER SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • System checker: Must meet all requirements of Digitell Live Events Platform
  • Operating system: Windows or Macintosh
  • Supported browsers: HTML5-capable browser – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, Opera
  • Hardware: computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Broadband Internet connection: high-speed connection preferable


FEE INFORMATION 
There is no fee for this educational activity. 


CONTACT US
General Questions 
 
For general information or questions about this activity, please contact RME Collaborative at 800-913-9370 or cme@cmeruralhealth.com.

Accreditation Support 
For questions regarding the certification of this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine via email at inquiries@pimed.com.

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