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Reducing the Burden of Cytomegalovirus in HCT: Optimal Strategy for Prevention

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Expert insights for APPs from Dr Roy F. Chemaly on the latest clinically relevant data on the prevention and management of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in the setting of hematopoietic cell transplant. 

Nurse Practitioners: 1.00 Nursing contact hours, includes 1.00 hour of pharmacotherapy credit

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Released: July 21, 2023

Expiration: July 20, 2024

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Faculty

Roy F. Chemaly

Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

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Provided by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE)

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Supporters

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme, LLC

Merck Sharp & Dohme, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for NPs and PAs who manage HSCT patients who are at risk for CMV infection.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe risk factors for CMV infection among HCT recipients

  • Apply guideline recommendations for use of prophylactic or preemptive strategies to prevent CMV

  • Evaluate evidence supporting use of therapies for CMV in HCT

Disclosure

Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Primary Author

Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Roy F. Chemaly, MD, MPH: consultant/advisor/speaker: ADMA Biologics, AiCuris, Karius, Qiagen, Takeda; researcher: AiCuris, Ansun Pharmaceuticals, Karius, Merck, Takeda, Viracor; independent contractor: Merck.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Partners for Advancing Clinical Education and Practicing Clinicians Exchange do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from July 21, 2023, through July 20, 2024:

  1. Login or Sign Up for an account by clicking at the top of this page.
  2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  3. View and study the content in its entirety.
  4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.

You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.

Format

The program has been made available online.

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.

Accreditation

Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) 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.

 

ANCC Credit Designation
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1 contact hour, including 1 hour of pharmacology credit.

AAPA Credit Designation

Joint AccreditationPartners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until July 20, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

IPCE Credit Designation
IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.