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Seasonal Influenza in Older Adults: Immunization
Challenges and Options for Vaccination Strategies





Activity Information:

Release Date: February 3, 2016
Expiration Date: February 3, 2017
Credit amount: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Estimated time to complete: 1.5 hours or 90 minutes

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 the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) and the International Center for Infectious Diseases (ICID). The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Seqirus, a CSL Company. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content.

 

William Schaffner, MD
Co-Chair

Medical Director, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
Joel Kettner, MD
Co-Chair

Medical Director, International Centre for Infectious Diseases Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Wendy A. Keitel, MD
Professor, Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Kenneth E. Schmader, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics
Duke University Medical Center & Director, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)
Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC
Diane M Simpson MD, PhD, FACPM
Representative of the American College of Preventive Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Overview:

Seasonal influenza is a major global health concern annually affecting one in six individuals in the US. More than 200,000 individuals are hospitalized, and 3,000–50,000 deaths occur each year due to influenza-related complications.

Adults age 65 years and older are at higher risk of influenza complications. They are 10–30 times more likely to be hospitalized due to influenza-associated illness, and require longer hospital stays than younger adults. These effects are even more pronounced with increasing age.

This activity, accredited by NFID, has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). To promote, educate, and share information about the burden of seasonal influenza in the US, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), in partnership with the International Center for Infectious Diseases (ICID), and mdBriefCase Group Inc., developed the Influenza Knowledge Transfer Series.

The program includes two modules, one focused on “Immunization Challenges and Vaccination Strategies”; the other provides case studies - a healthy 70-year-old female patient, and a 79-year-old male patient with diabetes.

This free program was designed for healthcare professionals and is accredited for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Additional resources such as videos, assessment tools, slide decks and publications are available in the program.

Contact Information for Technical Questions:

Please direct technical questions or concerns to Global Academy for Medical Education at 973-290-8253 or email info@globalacademycme.com.

Copyright Statement

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