Online Education

NFID offers a variety of online continuing education activities including accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs, enabling participants to earn credits and gain practical knowledge, tools, and skills. NFID’s online education programs are designed to be self-paced and are led by key opinion leaders in the field of infectious diseases. 

Adult Immunization Awareness Series
NFID offers an Adult Immunization Awareness Webinar Series to educate healthcare professionals (HCPs) about the importance of adult vaccination, as well as the need for their strong recommendation of vaccination to patients/caregivers. The series will include monthly webinars focused on adult vaccination issues across a variety of topics including vaccines for young adults, older adults, and healthcare professionals; maternal immunization; and influenza and pneumococcal vaccines. Each webinar will be 60-minutes in length, and will offer 1.0 CME and/or CNE credit. The webinar series is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc. NFID policies restrict funders from controlling program content. Register for upcoming webinars using the links below or view archive webinars.

Clostridium difficile Education
NFID has developed professional education activities to educate healthcare professionals about the burden of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI), the important role all healthcare professionals play in the prevention of CDI across practice settings, and best practices for the management of CDI, from diagnosis to treatment.

Journal-Based Continuing Education

NFID journal-based continuing education is published in Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. Each journal article offers 0.75 CME credits.

Seasonal Influenza in Older Adults: Immunization Challenges and Options for Vaccination Strategies
NFID, in collaboration with the International Centre for Infectious Diseases (ICID), has developed an online professional education activity focused on the burden of seasonal influenza in the US.

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NFID Webinars (Complimentary):
Updates from June 2016 ACIP Meeting
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET 


William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director and liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), will discuss updates from the June 2016 ACIP meeting, including updated recommendations for adult vaccination.  

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe current ACIP recommendations for adult immunization
  • Explain how recent changes to vaccine recommendations will impact vaccination programs
  • Discuss information on new and/or future vaccines for potential use in practice

Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. NFID designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (CNE available for live webinar participation only)