Herpes Zoster for Primary Care: An Evidence-based Approach to Adult Immunization
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  • Herpes Zoster for Primary Care: An Evidence-based Approach to Adult Immunization (Full program)
  • Introduction: From VZV to HZ
  • The Burden of HZ
  • Focus on Post-herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
  • Focus on Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO)
  • Is HZ a Risk Factor for Stroke?
  • Prevention of HZ and Complications - Live Attenuated HZ Vaccine
    (Full Chapter)
  • Clinical Trial Data
  • Practical Measures: NNV,
    Cost-effectiveness and
    Duration of Protection
  • Real-world Effectiveness
  • Prevention of HZ and Complications – Non-live Adjuvanted Two-dose Vaccine: Clinical Trial Data
  • NACI Recommendations and Relaying the Rationale for Vaccination to Patients
  • Risk-based Approach to HZ Vaccination: Emerging Risk Factors for HZ
  • Summary and Conclusions
  • Supplementary Slides: NACI 2014 Update on the Use of HZ Vaccine
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Presenter
Marla Shapiro, C.M., MDCM, CCFP, MHSc, FRCPC, FCFP, NCMP
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Toronto

Learning Objectives
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the pathogenesis and clinical consequences of pain caused by
    herpes zoster (HZ)
  • Describe the burden and epidemiology of HZ and associated postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)
  • Summarize complications related to HZ including ophthalmic zoster and stroke
  • Identify patients who are at risk for HZ and in whom immunization should be considered
  • Answer questions from patients and their families about the efficacy and safety
    of the HZ vaccine
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