Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests

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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:

Author

Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN

Professor of Nursing
Director, Doctoral Program
Yale School of Nursing
New Haven, Connecticut

Nancy Reynolds, PhD, RN, C-NP, FAAN, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Editors in Chief

Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and ViiV and funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV. Dr. Kuritzkes disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from Bionor, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celera, InnaVirVax, Janssen, Oncolys, Teva, Tobira, and ViroStatics and fees for non-CME/CE services from Merck and ViiV.

Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD

Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Director, AIDS Clinical Trials Unit
Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, TRIO Health, and ViiV and funds for research support from Gilead Sciences, Janssen, and ViiV. Dr. Eron disclosed in previous editions that he had received consulting fees from AbbVie, Avexa, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chimerix, EMD Serono, Inhibitex, Kainos, Koronis, Myriad, Pfizer, Roche Molecular Systems, Tobira, Tibotec/Janssen, and Virco; had received funds for research support from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Panacos, TaiMed, and Tobira; had served on speaker bureaus for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Roche, Tibotec, and Virco; and had served on data and safety monitoring boards for TaiMed and Vertex.

Staff

Edward King, MA

Executive Vice President

Edward King, MA, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Elaine P. Seeskin

Editorial Contributor

Elaine P. Seeskin has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Jennifer M. Blanchette, PhD

Managing Editor

Jennifer M. Blanchette, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Jenny Schulz, PhD

Editorial Director, Virology & Other Therapeutic Areas

Jenny Schulz, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

USF Health OCPD staff members and the peer/content reviewers for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Disclosures are on file at the USF Health Office of Continuing Professional Development.

Additional Disclosure Information

The following faculty and staff have previously contributed to the content of this module and disclosed the following potential conflicts of interest:

Kathleen E. Squires, MD, disclosed that she had served on advisory boards for scientific purposes for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, and ViiV; had served on advisory boards for marketing purposes for Gilead Sciences and Janssen; had served on advisory boards for Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Koronis, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Tobira, and Tibotec; had received funds for research support from BioCryst, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Koronis, Merck, Schering-Plough, Tibotec, and Vertex; and had received consulting fees from GlaxoSmithKline and Merck at the time she contributed to this module.

Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH, disclosed that he had received consulting fees from Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Merck, Janssen, Japan Tobacco, Takara Bio, Theratechnologies, and ViiV/GlaxoSmithKline; had served on data and safety monitoring boards for Gilead Sciences, Koronis, and Sangamo; had received honoraria from Monogram Biosciences; had served on advisory boards for Pfizer, RAPID Pharmaceuticals, Tibotec, and ViiV; and had received funds for research support from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen, Merck, Roche, Sangamo, Vertex, and ViiV/GlaxoSmithKline at the time he contributed to this module.

Kimberly Y. Smith, MD, MPH, disclosed that she had served on advisory boards for Abbott, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Janssen Therapeutics, and ViiV; participated in speaker bureaus for GlaxoSmithKline and Merck; and served as a consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Tibotec/Janssen Therapeutics, and ViiV at the time she contributed to this module.

Lisa Cockrell, PhD; Taryn O’Loughlin Gross, PhD; Anna Poppa; and Heather Stieglitz, PhD, had no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report at the time they contributed to this module. 
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inPractice Hepatology current certification period
Release Date: January 1, 2019
Expiration Date: June 30, 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with viral hepatitis.

Goal:

The goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive clinical reference resource on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Commercial Support

This program is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Gilead Sciences.


inPractice HIV current certification period
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Expiration Date: April 30, 2019

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with HIV.

Goal:

The goal of this activity is to provide a comprehensive clinical reference resource on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV disease.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Commercial Support:

This program is supported by educational grants from Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics, and ViiV.


Physician Continuing Medical Education (for Point of Care CME activities)
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