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Course Director

Anton Louis Pozniak, MD, FRCP
Anton Louis Pozniak, MD, FRCP

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Faculty

José R. Arribas
José R. Arribas, MD

Autonomous University of Madrid
University Hospital La Paz
Madrid, Spain

Sharon Walmsley
Sharon Walmsley, MD

University of Toronto
University Health Network,
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Accredited by

Oakstone Publishing, LLC

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Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:0.5 Credits
Release Date:2016-Aug-01
Expiration Date:2017-Jul-30
Estimated Time for Completion:30 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Based on a review of "Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy in Early Asymptomatic HIV Infection" (N Engl J Med. 2015;373:795-807).

Funding Disclosure

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Activity Description & Educational Objectives

In this activity, experts in HIV discuss evidence-based strategies for early and long-term treatment of HIV.

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

  • Review recent clinical data exploring the efficacy and safety of early versus delayed treatment for HIV
  • Identify the impact these data have had on the evolving management of patients with HIV
  • Interpret available clinical data and guidelines into practical strategies that can optimise early and long-term care for patients with HIV

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of infectious disease specialists, general practitioners, nurses, and other clinicians involved in the treatment of HIV.

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, medical reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Course Director and Interviewee

Anton Louis Pozniak, MD, FRCP
Director, HIV Services and Consultant Physician
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Anton Louis Pozniak, MD, FRCP, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Speakers Bureau participant with Gilead Sciences Inc.
Honoraria from Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Limited; Gilead Sciences Inc; Merck and Company Inc; and ViiV Healthcare.
Advisory Board for Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals Limited; Gilead Sciences Inc; Merck and Company Inc; and ViiV Healthcare.

Interviewees

José R. Arribas, MD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine
Autonomous University of Madrid
Head, Infectious Diseases Unit
University Hospital La Paz
Madrid, Spain

José R. Arribas, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Abbvie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; Janssen; Merck Sharp & Dohme; and ViiV Healthcare.
Speakers Bureau participant with Gilead Sciences.
Honoraria from Abbvie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; Janssen; Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; and ViiV Healthcare.
Advisory Board for Abbvie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; Janssen; Merck Sharp & Dohme; and ViiV Healthcare.

Sharon Walmsley, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director of HIV Clinical Research, Immunodeficiency Clinic
University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sharon Walmsley, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Grant/Research Support from Abbott Laboratories; AbbVie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; Tibotec; and ViiV Healthcare.
Speakers Bureau participant with Abbott Laboratories; AbbVie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; Tibotec; and ViiV Healthcare.
Honoraria from Abbott Laboratories; AbbVie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited; Tibotec; and ViiV Healthcare.
Advisory Board for Abbott Laboratories; AbbVie; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Gilead Sciences; GlaxoSmithKline; Merck & Co; Tibotec; and ViiV Healthcare.

Medical Director

Serena Welch
PeerVoice

Serena Welch has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclosure of Unlabelled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labelled for use in certain jurisdictions. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabelled or investigational use.

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

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

Accreditation

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 Oakstone Publishing, LLC and PeerVoice. Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the American Medical Association (AMA). European physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ into European CME credit (ECMEC) should contact the UEMS (www.uems.eu).

This CME activity is jointly provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC and PeerVoice.

Requirements for Successful Completion

To receive credit, participants must complete the activity, the post-test, and the evaluation form prior to the expiration date noted below. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form. Consult your professional licensing board for information about your eligibility to claim credit for participation in this educational activity. A minimum performance level of 70% is needed.

Media: Internet
Release and Expiration Dates: August 01, 2016 - July 31, 2017
Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Disclaimer

The participants of this educational activity 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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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 PeerVoice or any of its supporters.

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