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Around the Center in Four Cases

: Internet Activity
Pulmonary Diseases
: 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 2.0 Nursing Contact Hours, 2.0 contact hour(s) (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 2.0 Dietician Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) , 2 Contact Hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) , 2 Clinical Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours
Target Audience
: Physicians, PAs, Nurse practitioners, Hospital Pharmacists, Social Workers, Clinical Pharmacists, Registered Dieticians, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists
Expiration Date
: 12/09/2014

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, respiratory therapists, and social workers involved in the care and management of patients with CF.


Statement of Need/Program Overview

This interactive, independent satellite seminar will present the most current information on the management of cystic fibrosis (CF) through the perspective of four case studies representing patients at key stages of development: infancy, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. Through the use of video case vignettes, issues specific to the individual patient types will be addressed by the expert faculty. Pertinent evidence will be reviewed to support the best solution to each treatment challenge question.


Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

Apply the latest research on the effects of early nutrition and treatment on the long-term prognosis of CF to improve patient outcomes

Review antibiotic options for the management of initial respiratory infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Explain findings from key new clinical studies on chronic respiratory infections in CF 

Define a rationale for determining optimal antibiotic treatment strategies for chronic respiratory infections in persons with CF in order to maximize patient outcomes

Evaluate the different adherence tools and strategies available to effectively manage CF while taking into consideration the psychosocial issues of living with CF



Program Chair

Susanna McColley, MD
Head, Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL



David E. Geller, MD
Associate Professor
Florida State University College of Medicine
Orlando, FL

John P. Nash, LMSW, MSW
Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics
Albany Medical Center
Medical Social Worker
Pediatric Pulmonary Genetics
Cystic Fibrosis Center
Albany, NY


Felix Ratjen, MD, PhD, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Head, Division of Respiratory Medicine
Sellers Chair of Cystic Fibrosis
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Clement L. Ren, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Cystic Fibrosis Center Director
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY


Term of Offering

This activity was released on December 9, 2013, and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than December 9, 2014.


Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Global Education Group (Global) and HealthmattersCME. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

This educational activity for 2.0 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Pharmacist Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 2.0 contact hour(s) (0.2 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0530-9999-13-068-H01-P). This is a knowledge-based activity.


Dietician Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dieticians (RDs) and dietetic technicians (DTRs) will receive 2.0 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program/material. CPE Provider #GE012


American Association for Respiratory Care

This program has been approved for 2 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. McArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.


National Association of Social Workers

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886551415-2526) for 2 Clinical Social Work continuing education contact hours.


Instructions for Obtaining Credit

In order to receive CME credit for your participation in this activity, please complete the online post-test, with a passing score of 80% or higher, and the online evaluation form; once completed, you will be emailed a certificate of participation to print or save for your files.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 03-395-1782 or


System Requirements


Microsoft Windows 2000 SE or above.

Flash Player Plugin (v7.0.1.9 or greater)

Internet Explorer (v5.5 or greater), or Firefox

Adobe Acrobat Reader*



MAC OS 10.2.8

Flash Player Plugin (v7.0.1.9 or greater)


Adobe Acrobat Reader*

Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.

*Required to view printable (PDF) version of the lesson.


Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient-care recommendations.


The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:


Faculty or Presenter Reported Financial Relationship

David E. Geller, MD

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Aptalis, Genentech, Kalo Bios, Novartis, Savara 
Speaker’s Bureau: Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


Susanna McColley, MD

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Healthwise, Vertex Pharmaceuticals


John P. Nash, LMSW, MSW

Honoraria: Genentech


Felix Ratjen, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Bayer, CSL Behring; Genentech, Gilead Sciences, Inc, Novartis, Roche, Talecris, Vertex
Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim, Pari
Noncommercial, Nongovernmental Interests: Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics, National Institutes of Health


Clement L. Ren, MD

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Genentech, Medimmune 
Grant/Research Support: Medimmune
Honoraria: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Speaker’s Bureau: Gilead Sciences, Inc, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:


Name of Planner or Manager Reported Financial Relationship

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN

Nothing to disclose


Amanda Glazar, PhD

Nothing to disclose


James Murphy

Nothing to disclose


Catherine O’Malley, RRT-NPS

Consultant/Independent Contractor: Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pari


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and HealthmattersCME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.



Participants 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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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