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 Webinar 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 vaccine  recommendations to patients/caregivers. The goal of the series is to increase awareness of the importance of adult vaccination and to help HCPs increase vaccination rates among their adult patients. Webinar participants learn important information about vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and best practices and communication skills, as well as tools and resources to help them engage and communicate with their patients.

The series includes monthly webinars focused on adult vaccination issues across a variety of topics including recommended vaccines for adults and specific populations. Each webinar is 60-minutes in length, and provides 1.0 hour of continuing education 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 archived webinars.

Antimicrobial Resistance Education
NFID is committed to raising awareness and educating healthcare professionals (HCPs) about antibiotic resistant organisms and their impact on public health, as well as the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs including guidelines for prescribing antibiotics, systems to track the use of antibiotics, and protocols for proper hand hygiene, sanitation, and overall infection control.

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.



NFID Webinars (Complimentary):

Antibiotic Stewardship in Hospitals: CDC Update
January 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET

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Join Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for an update on information and activities related to improving antibiotic use in hospitals through stewardship.
 
Interview with Stanley Plotkin, MD: Greatest Vaccinology Discoveries of the Last Decade and Future Predictions
February 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
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Join William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director, and Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, Principal, Vaxconsult, LLC and Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania, for a lively discussion and preview of his 2017 keynote presentation scheduled for April 24, 2017 at the NFID 2017 Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, "Greatest Vaccinology Discoveries of the Last Decade and Future Predictions."

Updates from February 2017 ACIP Meeting

March 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
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William Schaffner, MD, NFID Medical Director and NFID liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), will be joined by NFID Secretary, Patricia Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC, Senior Director, Infection Prevention & Control and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Infectious Disease/Immunology at Children's Minnesota and current liaison member to ACIP, to discuss updates from the February 2017 ACIP meeting, including updated recommendations for adults, children, and adolescents.




 

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