CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE), a leader in continuing education for retail, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists, launches The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) Payer Forum: Reducing Influenza Duration, Related Complications and Healthcare Costs With Novel Antivirals.
“In the United States today, influenza continues to be a significant economic and healthcare burden,” said Jim Palatine, RPh, MBA, president of PTCE. “Our AJMC® Payer Forum is designed to educate managed care professionals and pharmacists about the use of antiviral treatments and how studies have shown that when patients are diagnosed with influenza in the early stages, it can decrease their symptoms and lessen the risk of complications.”
The AJMC® Payer Forum features an expert faculty panel who will facilitate a discussion on the identification of patients who may have influenza or who are at high risk of complications as well as the recommendations to effectively manage these patients. The panel also addresses how managed care organizations can employ prevention and treatment strategies to diminish associated complications, hospitalizations and mortality rates associated with this illness.
The expert faculty panel includes:
- Donald G. Klepser, Ph.D., MBA, associate professor and vice chair, department of pharmacy practice and science, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
- James S. Lewis II, Pharm.D., FIDSA, infectious disease pharmacy supervisor and co-director of antibiotic stewardship, Oregon Health & Science University.
- Rupal Mansukhani, Pharm.D., FAPha, NCTTP, clinical associate professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and clinical pharmacist, Morristown Medical Center.
- Carlene A. Muto, M.D., M.S., hospital epidemiologist and associate professor, division of infectious diseases, University of Virginia.
This activity is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for 1.5 contact hours and is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.
For more information and to participate, click here.
About Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is a leader in continuing education for retail, health system, managed care and specialty pharmacists. PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). PTCE’s print, online and live CPE activities are designed to help improve the knowledge, competence and skills of pharmacists so they are better prepared to provide the highest quality of pharmacy care to the patients they serve and to the physicians they assist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment and management team. To learn more about the educational activities sponsored by PTCE, visit https://www.pharmacytimes.org/.
About The American Journal of Managed Care®
The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) is a multimedia peer-reviewed, Medline-indexed journal that keeps readers on the forefront of health policy by publishing research relevant to industry decision-makers as they work to promote the efficient delivery of high-quality care. AJMC.com is the essential website for managed care professionals, distributing industry updates daily to leading stakeholders. Other titles in the AJMC® family include The American Journal of Accountable Care® and two evidence-based series, Evidence-Based Oncology™ and Evidence-Based Diabetes Management™. These comprehensive offerings bring together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and other industry leaders in managed care. To order reprints of articles appearing in AJMC® publications, please contact Gil Hernandez at 609-716-7777, ext. 139.