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Join us for a free CME webinar on Adolescent Vaccination Best Practices in Meningococcal B Disease Prevention

Thursday, March 7, 2019
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1:00 PM Eastern 12:00 PM Central
11:00 AM Mountain 10:00 AM Pacific

Learn how you can initiate practice changes so as to improve immunization rates for your patients who are currently scheduled for the MenB vaccination through a case-based approach. The goal of the activity is to improve comprehension and initiate practice changes so as to improve immunization rates for all patients who are currently scheduled for the MenB vaccination.

SPEAKERS

Gary Marshall, MD
Professor of Pediatrics,
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY

Carole Moloney, RN MSN CPNP
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Planning:
Stephen I. Pelton, MD, Course Director
Professor of Pediatrics - Boston University School of Medicine
Professor of Epidemiology - Boston University School of Public Health
Director, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases - Boston Medical Center

Hank Bernstein, DO, Course Co-Director
Chief of Division of Pediatrics
North Shore University Hospital
Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, New York, NY


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Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to (or better able to):

  • Discuss the current epidemiology of MenB in the United States and the profiles of patients at greatest risk for this vaccine-preventable disease.
  • Describe recent MenB immunization recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the rationale behind a category B classification.
  • Examine the mechanism of action, contraindications, and adverse effect profiles of current MenB vaccines.
  • Given a patient case, recognize best practices in counseling patients and their parents/caregivers on the importance of administering the MenB vaccine.
  • Discuss practice considerations for administering the MenB vaccine such as documentation, billing, and screening for additional immunizations.

Target Audience

The target audience includes pediatricians and other clinicians who specialize in adolescent health, college health and immunization who care for patients who are scheduled to receive the Meningococcal B vaccine.

Accreditation:

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAP Accreditation:

This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Disclosure Policy:

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve any apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

BUSM Disclosure Policy:
Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Gary Marshall, MD is an investigator on clinical trials funded by GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur, and Seqirus, and he has received honoraria from these companies for service on advisory boards. He has also received honoraria from Pfizer and Sanofi for non-branded presentations.

Carole Moloney, RN, MSN, CPNP is a consultant for Sanofi Pasteur.

Stephen Pelton, MD, Course Co-Director receives Grant/Research/Clinical Trial Support from Pfizer; Merck and Cempra. He is a Consultant for Pfizer, GSK, Sanofi and Sequiris

Hank Bernstein, DO, Course Co-Director has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Elizabeth Barnett, MD, Reviewer, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Elizabeth Drury, Program Manager, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

There is no discussion of off-label use of medications in this presentation.

Estimated Time to Complete:

1 hour

Commercial Support:

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer.

BUSM Disclaimer:

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