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. 

Learn more about NFID journal-based continuing education published in Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice

Adult Immunization Awareness Series:
NFID is offering 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 hour of CME 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 webinars using the links below.

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.



NFID Webinars (Complimentary):

  February 3, 2016
  The Importance of Pneumococcal Vaccination
  March 4, 2016
  Updates from February 2016 ACIP Meeting
  April 5, 2016   Vaccines for Immunocompromised Adults 
  May 3, 2016   Shingles Vaccines: What You Need to Know
  June 1, 2016   Travel Vaccines: Know Before You Go
 


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The Importance of Pneumococcal Vaccination

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET 

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Complete Post-Test and Evaluation to Claim CME credit (expires 2/3/17)

Cynthia G. Whitney, MD, MPH, Chief of the Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will discuss the need for the pneumococcal vaccines in adults. The presentation will focus on the importance of pneumococcal vaccines for immunocompromised and older adults, with strategies for determining which vaccine to give to whom and when.  

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List the most important pneumococcal diseases that may be vaccine-preventable
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics of pneumococcal polysaccharide and conjugate vaccines
  • Describe the current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination

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. 




Vaccinations for Healthcare Professionals
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET 

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William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Immunization Education at the Immunization Action Coalition and Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC, Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, will discuss vaccinations for healthcare professionals. The presentation will focus on the importance of vaccines for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and communication tips and strategies.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify vaccines recommended for HCPs by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
  • Outline factors that influence acceptance of vaccines by HCPs and apply methods and strategies to approach HCPs with differing views on vaccines to improve uptake
  • Describe the effectiveness of strategies to improve HCP uptake of vaccines in healthcare settings

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. 



Vaccinations for Healthcare Professionals
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET 

View Archive

William L. Atkinson, MD, MPH, Associate Director for Immunization Education at the Immunization Action Coalition and Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC, Director of Infection Prevention & Control at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, will discuss vaccinations for healthcare professionals. The presentation will focus on the importance of vaccines for healthcare professionals (HCPs) and communication tips and strategies.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify vaccines recommended for HCPs by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
  • Outline factors that influence acceptance of vaccines by HCPs and apply methods and strategies to approach HCPs with differing views on vaccines to improve uptake
  • Describe the effectiveness of strategies to improve HCP uptake of vaccines in healthcare settings

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.