COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Crucial Conversations, and Effective Messaging for Patients and Healthcare Teams (On-Demand Webinar)
On-Demand Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, Crucial Conversations, and Effective Messaging for Patients and Healthcare Teams
Presenter: Marie T. Brown, MD
Moderator: Constance A. Benson, MD
Release date: August 3, 2021
Expiration date: August 3, 2022
CME Credit Available: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Assessment of Needs
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial conversations that healthcare practitioners need to have with their patients regarding vaccines, particularly among patients who are reluctant to be vaccinated. Understanding why vaccine hesitancy exists is the first step toward increasing acceptance. In this webinar, Dr Marie Brown will outline ways to communicate with patients through storytelling and metaphors, not just numbers, to encourage vaccine uptake. Additionally, this webinar will address how to support members in your healthcare team who may have vaccine hesitancy. Dr Constance A. Benson will moderate the discussion with Dr Brown.
On completion of this webinar, learners will be able to:
- List patient experiences that have led to mistrust of vaccines
- Describe the effects of social media on vaccine hesitancy
- Use humble inquiry to understand and discuss patient’s concerns
Who Should Attend
This webinar is designed for clinical decision makers who are interested in the current state of COVID-19 pandemic, including physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
Conflicts of Interest
In the interest of maintaining the independence of its CME activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (eg, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships that they or their spouses or partners have had with commercial companies within the past 12 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA CME activity.
The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Dr Brown has no relevant financial affiliations to disclose. (Updated 06/04/21)
Dr Benson has served on advisory and data safety monitoring boards for GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV Healthcare, received research grants awarded to her institution from Gilead Sciences, Inc., and serves as a consultant to NDA Partners, LLC. Her spouse has served as a consultant to CytoDyn, AbbVie and Sempra Energy; owns stock options in Antiva Biosciences and CytoDyn; has served on the board for Gilead Sciences, Inc., with payment remitted to his institution; and has served on data and safety monitoring boards for Gilead Sciences, Inc., and VIR. (Updated 06/25/21)
Planner/Reviewer 1 has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. (Updated 08/03/21)
Planner/Reviewer 2 has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. (Updated 08/03/21)
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Continuing Education Credits
The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The IAS–USA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC Points
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
This activity is part of the IAS–USA national educational effort that is funded, in part, by charitable contributions from commercial companies. Per IAS–USA policy, any effort that uses commercial grants must receive grants from several companies with competing products. Funds are pooled and distributed to activities at the sole discretion of the IAS–USA. Grantors have no input into any activity, including its content, development, or selection of topics or speakers. Generous support for this activity has been received from the following contributors.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
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- Watch the webinar here.
- Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
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