The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Where Are We Now? (On-Demand)

The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: Where Are We Now? (On-Demand)

Presenter: George W. Rutherford, MD

Release date: December 7, 2021
Expiration date: December 7, 2022
CME Credit Available: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Overview

Assessment of Needs

Dr George W. Rutherford, a leading epidemiologist who has played a significant role in the COVID-19 response, will provide the latest information on the Omicron variant and the current epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the United States. This webinar will discuss various control strategies, particularly in vaccination, and how they have been deployed and might be deployed in the future. Finally, this webinar will compare and contrast the effectiveness of the various vaccines in use and outline potential problems with current control strategies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify major new trends in the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the United States
  • Identify trends in vaccination coverage
  • Compare performance of various vaccines available in the United States

Registration

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 continuing education 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 with ineligible companies (previously defined as “commercial interests”) that they or their spouses or partners have had within the past 24 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the continuing education activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA continuing education 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.

The IAS–USA will identify and resolve ahead of time any possible conflicts of interest that may influence CME activities with regard to exposition or conclusion. Information about financial relationships with ineligible companies information for the presenter and planners/reviewers are below and in the presentation.

Presenter

Dr Rutherford has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. (Updated 10/18/21)

Planner/Reviewer

Planner/Reviewer 1 has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. (Updated 11/23/21)

Planner/Reviewer 2 has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. (Updated 12/01/21)

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

CME 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 Point

ABIM MOCSuccessful 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.

Grant Support

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.

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
ViiV Healthcare

SILVER SUPPORTER

Janssen Therapeutics

BRONZE SUPPORTER

Theratechnologies Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

View our list of FAQs about attending a webinar.

Further Questions?
Please contact the registration department at registration@iasusa.org or 415-544-9400.

Course Materials

How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
    Please note that the "START COURSE" will no longer be visible once you clicked it once.
  2. Watch the webinar here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. 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.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.