Physician Continuing Medical Education

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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation
This educational activity for 1.2 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (www.pimed.com) and MedEdicus LLC.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Distributed via Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE).

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 patients’ conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This CME/CE activity is copyrighted to MedEdicus LLC © 2017. All rights reserved. Project 127.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Sarah A. Kremen, MD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Zaldy Tan, MD, MPH, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE/CME activity:

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

The following MedEdicus planners and managers, Faith Reidenbach, CMPP, CHCP, Diane McArdle, PhD, and Cynthia Tornallyay, RD, MBA, CHCP, have no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity might 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.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period April 7, 2017, through April 7, 2018, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation, a certificate will be made available immediately.

Release date: April 7, 2017
Expiration date: April 7, 2018
Estimated time to complete activity: 1.25 hours

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