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Medicine Grand Rounds 2018 - Current and Future Practices for the Management of Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia

This presentation discusses the current burden and epidemiology of pneumonia in local communities and around the world. It reviews current guidelines as well as emerging strategies for prevention, diagnosis and management of adults with pneumonia, and the effects of pediatric and adult vaccination on herd and direct immunity in older adults.

Activity Details

Start Date: July 13, 2018
End Date: July 13, 2020

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  • Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD
    Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine,
    Peter L. Gross Chair in Medicine, 
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Peter L. Gross Chair in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Metlay’s research includes the epidemiology of drug resistance among common bacterial respiratory pathogens, particularly S. pneumonia, and the development and evaluation of interventions to improve the quality of treatment decisions for respiratory tract infections.

    Dr. Metlay is an accomplished educator and mentor and has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards and honors, including from The Society of General Internal Medicine in 2010 and from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.

Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to discuss the epidemiology and three management challenges around community acquired pneumonia in adults, including diagnosis (difficult differential, viral vs. bacterial), treatment (in-patient vs out-patient regimes, drug resistance, steroids, antibiotics), and prevention (hosts, vectors and pathogens, vaccines)


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).
Speaker Disclosure

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Current and Future Practices for the Management of Patients with Community Acquired Pneumonia (Medicine Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio.
* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and has other financial interest from Takeda. 

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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