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Influenza Update! Advanced Practice Pearls on Treatment

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Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

300 E Ocean Blvd

Grand Ballroom A

Long Beach, CA 90802

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This program is intended for NAPNAP’s National Conference attendees only.



Activity Chair

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
University of California, Irvine
Santa Ana, CA

Faculty

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA
Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD


Overview

Although the impact of influenza varies, it places a substantial burden on the health of people in the United States each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations, and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010. There is a need for better treatments for patients with influenza infection, preventative measures, and better mitigation for the impact associated with a pandemic. Antiviral agents with different targets and mechanisms of action provide multiple therapeutic options and hold promise in improving treatment effectiveness, especially in pediatric and adolescent patients. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss the latest evidence regarding the use of antiviral agents for the treatment of patients with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications as well as the use of antiviral agents for influenza treatment based on their efficacy and ability to reduce the transmission of the disease.



Agenda

11:30 AM
Registration and Lunch

12:00 PM
Introduction and Pretest
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

12:05 PM
Treating Flu – What’s New?
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

12:20 PM
Review of the Evidence on Treatment
Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, MBA, FIDSA

12:40 PM
Case Discussion: Adolescent Presenting With Flu Symptoms
Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

12:45 PM
Posttest

12:50 PM
Question and Answer

1:00 PM
Conclusion



Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply the latest evidence into practice regarding the use of antiviral agents for the treatment of patients with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.

  • Incorporate the use of antiviral agents for influenza treatment based on their efficacy and ability to reduce the transmission of the disease.



Target Audience

The intended audience for this activity is pediatric nurse practitioners and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with influenza.



This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Vindico Medical Education has been given meeting space to provide an educational offering during NAPNAP’s National Conference. NAPNAP’s approval of continuing education credit does not imply product endorsement.

This program is pending accreditation by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) for NAPNAP 1.0 CE contact hours, of which 0.5 are pharmacology (Rx) content.

In accordance with the NAPNAP Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CE content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. Relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience.

Faculty, topics, program schedule, and credit hours are subject to change. Audiotaping or videotaping is prohibited without written permission from the program committee

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