This course was last updated on
November 18, 2016
CME credit has expired.


Thomas M. File, Jr, MD, MSc, and Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, examine the clinical impact of herpes zoster (HZ), including severe and life-altering complications, particularly in older adults. In addition to discussing the diagnostic and management challenges of HZ, Drs. File and Gravenstein emphasize the role of primary care physicians in the optimal prevention of HZ.

Watch the videos at your own pace and in any order. Each of the 4 videos is accredited to provide 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

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Content Areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Risk factors
  • Postherpetic neuralgia and other complications
  • Incorporating prevention strategies into practice
  • Overcoming barriers to vaccination

Target Audience

The target learning audience is primary care physicians and other health care providers who care for patients at risk for herpes zoster.

This activity is supported by an independent education grant from Merck.


Thomas F. File, Jr, MD, MSc

Thomas M. File, Jr, MD, MSc

Chair, Division of Infectious Disease, Summa Health System
Akron, Ohio
Professor of Internal Medicine and Master Teacher, and Chair
Infectious Disease Section, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, Ohio

Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

Director of Center for Geriatrics and Palliative Care, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

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CME Credit
Available Credit: 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Opens: November 18, 2016
Expires: November 17, 2017
Target Audience: Primary Care Physicians
Other Health Care Providers