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Influenza and Pandemic Influenza: A Primer
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.
Walter A. Orenstein, M.D.

Dr. Orenstein is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and was formerly Director, National Immunization Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr. Orenstein has been a consultant to Chiron, has received research funds from the Chiron Foundation and has previously received research funds from Medimmune.

This activity is made possible an unrestricted educational grant from Roche Laboratories, Inc. Roche Laboratories Inc.

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Termination Date: 02/28/2009

Estimated time to complete: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
  • Describe the characteristics of influenza virus strains that cause pandemics
  • Explain the features of avian influenza A/H5N1 viruses that raise concern that they may cause a pandemic
  • List clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of cases of illness that should arouse suspicion of avian influenza
  • Discuss interventions to reduce the potential burden of pandemic influenza.

This conference may include discussion of commercial products and services.

The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
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