PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
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 University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and RMEI Medical Education, LLC. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires CME courses with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competencies. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables healthcare professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and Linguistic Competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UC San Diego CME website at http://cme.ucsd.edu
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development, and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/ or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker’s outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity. This information is used to plan future activities.
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:
- Marc A. Riedl, MD, MS, has affiliations with CSL Behring, Pharming, Shire (Speakers Bureau); BioCryst, CSL Behring, Ionis, Pharming, Shire (Research); Adverum, Alnylam, BioCryst, CSL Behring, KalVista, Pharming, Shire, (Consulting Fees)
- Michael E. Manning, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI, has affiliations with CSL Behring, Dyax, Pharming, Shire (Speakers Bureau); BioCryst, CSL Behring, Dyax, Pharming, Shire (Research); CSL Behring, Pharming, Shire (Advisory Board); CSL Behring (Consulting Fees)
- Daniel F. Soteres, MD, MPH, has affiliations with CSL Behring, Pharming, Shire (Speakers Bureau); CSL Behring, Shire (Research); CSL Behring, Shire (Advisory Board); CSL Behring, Pharming, Shire (Consulting Fees)
The CME staff, meeting planners, and CME committee reviewers do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, San Diego.
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
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.
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hour
There is no fee for this educational activity.
The activity is supported in part by educational grants from CSL Behring, Pharming Healthcare, Inc., and Shire.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour. To obtain credit, participants should view the presentation, answer the multiple-choice post-test questions, and complete the evaluation form online to receive a certificate.
Physicians/DOs who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity. All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.