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Jerry Nick, MD
Jerry Nick, MD

National Jewish Health
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Accredited by

National Jewish Health

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CPE / CNE
Credit Amount:1.0 CME/CPE / 1.2 CNE Credits
Release Date:2017-Mar-30
Expiration Date:2018-Mar-29
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of charge
Activity Description and Educational Objectives
In this activity, an expert in pulmonology outlines methods of personalizing therapy and improving lung function for patients with cystic fibrosis.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Assess approved and emerging therapeutic options in terms of efficacy, safety, and clinical potential to improve pulmonary and nonpulmonary outcomes of patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Employ or support the employment of evidence-based, individualized treatment plans for patients with cystic fibrosis throughout the continuum of disease
  • Discuss current challenges with medication and treatment adherence in the cystic fibrosis population

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, pediatricians, registered nurses, advanced-practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the management of cystic fibrosis (CF).

Requirements for Successful Completion
In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/CNE/CPE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Participants should review all presentations in this activity before proceeding to the post-test to claim CME/CNE/CPE credit for the activity.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: March 30, 2017 - March 29, 2018
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy
In accordance with ACCME requirements, National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director
Jerry Nick, MD
Director, Adult CF Program
Professor of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado

Jerry Nick, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.
Advisory Board for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Gilead; and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

CME Reviewer
Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Corbus and Gilead.

Nurse Reviewer
Allidah Poole Hicks, RN, AE-C, MS
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Allidah Poole Hicks, RN, AE-C, MS, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CPE Reviewers
Renee Sprik, RPh, PharmD
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Renee Sprik, RPh, PharmD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Gerson-Lehrem Group.

Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP
National Jewish Health
Denver, Colorado

Andrea Harshman, MHA, CHCP, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director
Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Chris Washburn, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CME/CNE/CPE Disclaimer
National Jewish Health ("NJH") and its officers, Board of Directors, faculty, employees, representatives, and other agents (collectively, "NJH Parties") shall not be responsible in any capacity for, and do not warrant any content whatsoever, in any NJH publication or other product (in any medium), or the use or reliance on any such content, and expressly disclaim any and all liability for such content. All such responsibility for content and use of product solely rests with the authors or the advertisers, as the case may be.

By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, this disclaimer of liability applies to the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, quality, appearance, ideas, or products, as the case may be, of or resulting from, any statements, references, articles, positions, claimed diagnosis, claimed possible treatments, services, or advertising, express or implied, contained in any NJH live meeting, publication, online course or other product.

Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the NJH Parties be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from any of the foregoing, regardless of legal theory and whether or not claimant was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Providership, Credit & Support
Physicians
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 National Jewish Health and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health 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.

Nurses
National Jewish Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724. This activity is approved for a total of 1.2 Nursing Contact Hour(s).

Pharmacists
National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: 0831-9999-17-001-H01-P
Type of Activity: Application-Based

Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView Press or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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