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The eTransplantID Review Podcast

August 2009: VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6

Drug-Drug Interactions Among Transplant Recipients
   
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CME/CNE/CPE INFORMATION
     
   
 Learning Objectives — back to top  
 
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Describe the approach to initiating antifungal therapy in a transplant patient on immunosuppressant therapy
Outline a monitoring approach for initiating new anti-infectives known to interact with commonly used immunosuppressant agents
Discuss recent advances in antiretroviral therapy that may benefit HIV positive patients undergoing transplantation
 
 
   
 accreditation statements
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and Tufts University School of Medicine. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Pharmacists
Tufts University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

credit designations
Physicians
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
eNewsletter: This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hour or a total of 12 contact hours for the twelve newsletters in this program.

Podcast: This 0.5 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hours or a total of 3.0 contact hours for the six podcasts in this program.

Pharmacists
eNewsletter: This program is available for 1 contact hour. Universal Program Number: 054-999-09-009-H01-P.

Podcast: This program is available for 0.5 contact hours. Universal Program Number: 054-999-09-010-H01-P.

Type of continuing pharmacy education activity: Knowledge-based

successful completion
To successfully complete this activity, participants must read the content, complete the post-test with a passing grade of 70%, and complete the evaluation. Participants can access and print statements of credit after successful completion of this activity.

general cpe information
For questions regarding continuing pharmacy education, contact Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM), Office of Continuing Education (OCE) at med-oce@tufts.edu.

TUSM Privacy and Confidentiality statement can be found at: www.tufts.edu/med/about/offices/oce/privacy.html

There are no fees associated with this activity.

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

launch date
This program launched on March 5, 2009 and is published monthly; activities expire 2 years from the date of publication, ending in February 2012.

disclaimer statement
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and The Tufts University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Education name(s) implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
 post-test
To take the post-test for eTransplantID Review you will need to access The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing or the Tufts University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Education (for ACPE credit) websites; links are provided throughout the website and newsletters. If you have already registered for other Hopkins CE programs at these sites, simply enter the requested information when prompted. Otherwise, complete the registration form to begin the testing process. A passing grade of 70% or higher on the post-test/evaluation is required to receive CE credit.

statement of responsibility
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the Tufts University School of Medicine take responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME/CNE/CPE activity.

intended audience
The primary target audiences for this program are solid organ and bone marrow/stem cell transplant specialists, including: infectious disease specialists, hematologists, cardiologists, hepatologists, nephrologists, oncologists, transplant surgeons, abdominal surgeons, nurse practitioners, nurse coordinators, nurses, and pharmacists.


internet cme/cne/cpe policy
The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the Tufts University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Education are committed to protecting the privacy of their members and customers. The Johns Hopkins University maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public.

Continuing Medical Education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the Tufts University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Education will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CE Internet-based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside these institutions. CE collects only the information necessary to provide you with the service you request.

faculty disclosure
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to require the disclosure of the existence of any relevant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a provider has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. The presenting faculty reported the following:

Kieren A. Marr, MD – Dr. Marr discloses that she received grant/research support from Enzon and Merck & Co., Inc. and has served as a consultant to Astellas, Basilea, Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc, and Schering-Plough.
Aruna K. Subramanian, MD – Dr. Subramanian discloses that for serving as a Principal Investigator for Chimerix, she has received grant/research support. She has also served as a consultant to ViroPharma, Inc.
Michael G. Ison, MD, MS – Dr. Ison discloses that he has received grant/research support for serving as a Principal Investigator for ADMA, BioCryst, Pfizer Inc, Roche, ViraCor, and ViroPharma, Inc. He has received honoraria from Abbott Molecular and ViraCor as well as other financial or material support from Chimerix.
Kenneth R. Lawrence, BS, PharmD
Dr. Lawrence discloses that he has received grant/research support for his role as a Principal Investigator for Merck & Co. and AstraZeneca. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for Johnson & Johnson and is on the Speakers’ Bureaus of Astellas, Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc, and Wyeth.
Michelle Felix, RN, MSN, CPNP – Ms. Felix does not have any financial relationships to disclose.
Guest Authors Disclosures

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