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 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.



NFID Webinars (Complimentary):

Vaccines for Older Adults
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET

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Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, professor of internal medicine and pediatrics and director of general internal medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and H. Keipp B. Talbot, MD, MPH, NFID director and assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will discuss important vaccines recommended for older adults, including influenza, pneumococcal, Tdap, and shingles. Speakers will answer questions and discuss tips and strategies to increase vaccine uptake in older adults. 

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of recommended vaccines for older adults
  • Summarize approaches to enhance protection of older persons against vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Discuss pneumococcal and influenza vaccine and the recommendations for older adults

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. 



Maternal Immunization: Protecting Mother and Baby
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM ET

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Carol J. Baker, MD, NFID past-president and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and Richard H. Beigi, MD, MS, associate professor, Magee-Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, will discuss important vaccines recommended for pregnant women, including Tdap and influenza,  and will address cocooning to protect vulnerable young  infants. Speakers will also provide tips and strategies for increasing vaccine uptake in pregnant women.

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

  • Describe the evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of vaccines recommended for pregnant women
  • Explain the benefits of vaccination for mother and baby
  • List strategies for increasing immunization in pregnant women

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. 

Future Webinars*

October 14, 2015 Maternal Immunization: Protecting Mother and Baby
October 28, 2015 ACIP Updates: October 2015 Meeting
November 18, 2015 Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance through Vaccines
December 9, 2015 Influenza Vaccines: Giving the Right Dose at the Right Time
January 6, 2016 Vaccination for Healthcare Professionals
February 3, 2016 The Importance of Pneumococcal Vaccines
March 2, 2016 ACIP Updates: February 2016 Meeting


*dates subject to change



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