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CMV Disease In Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Proactive Approach To Prevention

October 09, 2017

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common opportunistic viral infection encountered following solid organ transplant (SOT) and a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in recipients of SOT. Prevention of CMV is complicated by several factors, including a lack of consensus regarding the most appropriate preventive methods and the limitations of existing antiviral agents because of toxicity profiles and drug resistance. For these reasons, it is crucial that healthcare professionals working with this population understand strategies for prevention and treatment of CMV infection after SOT.

To address the need for current education on CMV, Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC (RMEI) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) are jointly sponsoring a continuing education self-study monograph titled CMV Disease in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: A Proactive Approach to Prevention. The content of this monograph is derived from the proceedings of a satellite symposium held during the 2008 American Transplant Congress (ATC). This monograph is supported by an educational grant from ViroPharma Incorporated. It is accredited for physicians, pharmacists, and registered nurses.

Faculty for the monograph are infectious diseases experts Raymund R. Razonable, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota and Sunwen Chou, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.

Healthcare professionals can access this self-study monograph by visiting RMEI/CMV012.

"Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC is committed to providing healthcare professionals with opportunities for quality, innovative, and convenient continuing education," says President and CEO, Robert M. Colleluori. RMEI is a medical education company that specializes in independent, accredited and nonaccredited education. The goal of all accredited RMEI educational offerings is to promote a spirit of lifelong learning and continuous professional development. RMEI works closely with medical experts to design activities that improve diagnosis and treatment. These activities include national and international symposia, teleconferences, live meetings, enduring print materials, and interactive Internet programs.

For other educational opportunities, please visit RMEI.

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