Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is often referred to as the “troll of transplantation” because it lurks quietly, waiting to emerge and complicate the clinical course of organ transplant patients. Join our infectious diseases experts, Drs. Humar, Razonable, and Silveira, as well as an experienced patient with CMV for this live-streamed event aimed at “taming the troll.” The panel will discuss guideline-based CMV treatment strategies and how to approach refractory and drug-resistant CMV after solid organ transplantation (SOT), including a new therapeutic option. Prepare to ask your challenging CMV in SOT questions to the panel at the end of the discussion.
The goal of this activity is to provide clinicians with the clinical tools necessary to identify and manage treatment-refractory and drug-resistant CMV in patients after solid organ transplantation (SOT). A panel of infectious diseases experts will review current CMV treatment guidelines, discuss antiviral resistance testing, and provide insights for management with a new antiviral therapeutic option. An experienced patient with CMV will provide important practical take-aways for clinicians to use with their own SOT patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: [LIST][ITEM]Employ current cytomegalovirus (CMV) treatment guidelines for the use of antiviral therapies and management of their adverse effects [ITEM]Identify treatment-refractory and drug-resistant CMV by correctly interpreting antiviral resistance testing results [ITEM] Select transplant patients who will benefit from the efficacy and reduced toxicity of new CMV therapy [/LIST]
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[bold]For Physicians[/bold] RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 [italic]AMA PRA Category 1 Credits[/italic]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. [bold]For Pharmacists[/bold] RMEI Medical Education, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - JA4008290-0000-23-004-L01-P) Type of Activity: Knowledge
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