PeerView (PVI) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative continuing education (CME/CE/CPE and MOC) for clinicians and their interprofessional teams. Combining evidence-based medicine and instructional expertise, PeerView activities improve the knowledge, skills, and strategies that support clinical performance and patient outcomes. PeerView makes its educational programming and expert-led presentations and symposia available through its network of popular podcast channels to support specific specialties and conditions. Each episode includes a link to request CME/CE credit for participation. PeerView is solely responsible for the selection of topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of all materials it publishes.
Liana G. Apostolova, MS, MD, FAAN - Accelerating Progress in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease: How Can We Achieve Timely and Accurate Neuropathological Diagnosis and Precision Management of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Early Alzheimer’s Disease?
Go online to PeerView.com/JYU860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating, progressive neurodegenerative disorder affecting 10% of people over age 65 and increasing in global prevalence. Recent advances in disease-modifying therapies have opened the door to the possibility of treatment approaches that can slow or prevent disease progression and improve patient outcomes. Now, with several anti–amyloid beta (Aβ) monoclonal antibodies in late-stage development, there is hope for families, clinicians, and researchers. The greatest likelihood of treatment success lies in timely diagnosis and early intervention. In this activity, based on a live symposium held at the AD/PD 2022 International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases in Barcelona, Spain, an international panel of experts will discuss the importance of early recognition and diagnosis of AD and present the latest evidence on validated and emerging biomarkers that can aid in the early diagnosis of AD. They will also explore the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety data for promising disease-modifying therapies in development for the treatment of AD. Using patient case examples to frame the discussion, the expert faculty panel will provide practical guidance on how clinicians can effectively and safely integrate new diagnostic tools and disease-modifying therapies into clinical practice. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Describe the rationale for identifying patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) early in the disease course, Utilize validated neuroimaging techniques and molecular biomarkers to make early and accurate neuropathological diagnoses of AD, Select appropriate AD patients who may benefit from novel disease-modifying therapies based on an understanding of their respective mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety profiles.
Brett King, MD, PhD - Addressing Healthcare Disparities and Optimizing Patient Outcomes in Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata: Expert Insight on How to Improve Access and Quality of Care
Go online to PeerView.com/TJZ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, experts in dermatology discuss strategies to optimize patient outcomes in atopic dermatitis and alopecia areata. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Appropriately diagnose atopic dermatitis (AD) and alopecia areata (AA) and assess severity to determine the best treatment strategy in individual patients, recognizing wide variation in clinical presentation among different ethnicities, Describe current and emerging treatments for AD and AA in the context of mechanism of action, efficacy and safety profile, dosage and administration, and other factors relevant to clinical use, Utilize available resources to identify and overcome racial and ethnic health disparities in the management of AD and AA and ultimately improve health outcomes in under-represented populations.
Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MS - A Renewed Look at MRA Therapy: Improving Renal Outcomes and Reducing Risks in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Go online to PeerView.com/JNH860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert nephrologist examines the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the effects of mineralocorticoid receptor overactivation in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) to offer practical strategies for identifying which patients with CKD and T2D may benefit from treatment with nonsteroidal MRAs. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Explain the pathophysiology of CKD progression and the effects of mineralocorticoid receptor overactivation in patients with T2D, Compare the mechanism of action, potency, selectivity, and physiological distribution of steroidal and nonsteroidal MRAs, Identify patients with CKD and T2D that may derive specific benefit from treatment with nonsteroidal MRAs.
Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD, MPH - Addressing the Burden of Prurigo Nodularis: Expert Insight on Disease Pathogenesis and the Clinical Potential of Novel Therapeutic Options
Go online to PeerView.com/DTN860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by intensely pruritic, hyperkeratotic nodules symmetrically distributed on the trunk and extremities. PN is defined by intense pruritus lasting ≥6 weeks, history of repeated scratching, and subsequent development of pruritic, elevated, firm, and nodular skin lesions, in a vicious itch–scratch cycle. The intense itch associated with PN leads to sleep disturbances and reduced social participation and work productivity, resulting in a drastically reduced quality of life and psychosocial disturbances. Unfortunately, these issues experienced among patients with PN are further compounded by the lack of effective treatment options. In this activity, based on a recent live educational symposium, a panel of experts addresses real-world questions and dilemmas faced by providers and the PN patients for whom they care. By providing practical guidance on how to effectively integrate the latest evidence and expert recommendations into real-world clinical scenarios, this activity provides participating clinicians with the necessary tools to effectively navigate the rapidly changing landscape for PN. Additionally, patient videos are utilized throughout to convey key information regarding the burden of PN and optimal management strategies. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Discuss the impact on quality of life and economic implications of prurigo nodularis (PN), Describe the pathophysiology of PN as it relates to clinically relevant disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets, Evaluate emerging treatment options for PN in the context of mechanism of action, efficacy, and safety, Treat PN in accordance with current evidence and expert recommendations, recognizing that an effective treatment approach should be based on clinical judgment and tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
Anthony Martinez, MD, AAHIVS, FAASLD - Sharing the Cure: Best Practices for Primary Care Providers to Improve HCV Prevention, Care, and Treatment
Go online to PeerView.com/ABJ860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert discusses best practices for improving screening and treatment of HCV infection in the primary care setting. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Apply evidence-based guidelines for screening and evaluating patients for HCV infection in the primary care setting, Implement effective follow-up and counseling for patients upon a confirmed diagnosis of HCV infection, Differentiate currently available medications to treat HCV infection based on safety, efficacy, and recommended usage, Integrate direct-acting antiviral agents into individualized treatment plans for patients with HCV infection in accordance with current guidelines and expert recommendations, Employ a multidisciplinary team-based approach for treating HCV infection, distinguishing among patients who can be managed in the primary care setting versus those requiring linkage to specialist care.
Joe R. Anderson, PharmD, PhC - Taking the Pulse of Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation: Pharmacists as a Lynchpin of Detection and Team-Based Care
Go online to PeerView.com/KMF860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. Screening and diagnosing atrial fibrillation (AF) is vital to implementing guideline-recommended treatment to reduce the risk of stroke. In this activity, an expert panel of pharmacists and a cardiologist discuss risk factors for AF, evidence-based strategies for screening and managing asymptomatic and symptomatic AF, and how multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to care increase screening and improve patient outcomes. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: Identify ways that pharmacists can work collaboratively with other clinical colleagues to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare team professionals to improve AF screening, diagnosis, and treatment, Screen individuals who are at risk for stroke due to undiagnosed AF and refer them for further evaluation and treatment, as appropriate, Collaborate with clinical colleagues to ensure that evidence-based, guideline-recommended treatment is discussed and offered to patients with AF to reduce the risk of stroke, Educate patients with AF about the heightened risk of stroke and the importance of anticoagulation therapy.