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0.75 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by Dr. Richard Hamill, a faculty expert in Infectious Disease. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.


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0.75 CME CREDIT

This talk will review common challenges in infectious diseases encountered in the outpatient setting. They will include clinical encounters that encompass preventive strategies, interpretation of diagnostic tests and the optimal evaluation of both undifferentiated fever and fever in the returning traveler. Finally, Dr. Sax will present the latest updates on the Zika virus epidemic and discuss the precautions to be taken by pregnant women and returning travelers from affected regions.


Antimicrobial Resistance in the Community

Antimicrobial resistance in the community is a problem and requires sensible use of antibiotics. This program will review data on emerging antimicrobial resistance in outpatient practice and discuss the implications of resistance in the community. This program will also promote good antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting. 


1 CME CREDIT

Zika Virus Infection

Up to 1 CME CREDIT

In this Clinical Coffee Break, Dr. Gio Baracco discusses the latest information available about the Zika virus and what primary care providers should know in order to help protect their patients from this potentially serious infection.


0.78 CME CREDIT

The ease of international travel, climate change, and emerging infections increase the risk that patients will present with febrile illnesses acquired abroad. This talk will discuss appropriate pre-travel evaluation and infection prevention counseling, as well as the appropriate early detection, evaluation, and management of the febrile traveler. The faculty will use interactive clinical vignettes to highlight the most important differential diagnoses and introduce the audience to emerging infections across the globe.


0.75 CME CREDIT

This talk will review the diagnosis and treatment of C. difficile. The speaker will focus on treating severe and recurrent infections and updating participants on new guidelines for the management of C. difficile associated diarrhea.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Infectious diseases cause some of the more common problems seen in the ambulatory setting and are the most common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. However, choosing appropriate therapy for these disorders can frequently be difficult due to patient demands, practitioner unfamiliarity with appropriate indications for antibiotics, local microbial resistance patterns, and formulary restrictions. The purpose of this talk is to discuss some of the more common infectious diseases seen in outpatient clinics and identify which ones require antibiotic therapy. The speaker will discuss some of the more commonly available antibiotic agents, how to prescribe them appropriately, and some of the problems associated with their use. Participants will also learn about concepts of antibiotic stewardship.


1 CME CREDIT

This activity is part of the ConnectED Learning: Pneumococcal curriculum. In addition to highlighting ACIP-recommended pneumococcal immunization practices for immunocompetent (with/without comorbid disease) and immunocompromised adults, this live audio broadcast will provide clinical pearls to effectively immunize patients against pneumococcal disease and address burning questions submitted live by the audience.


1.5 CME CREDITS

This activity is part of the ConnectED Learning: Pneumococcal curriculum. This case-based discussion will focus on the intricacies of establishing a comprehensive and effective clinical strategy to appropriately immunize adults at risk for pneumococcal disease. Specifically, the experts will address criteria for immunization along with ACIP-recommended immunization schedules for adults based on age, immunocompetence status, and underlying medical conditions.


0.56 CME CREDIT

This activity is part of the ConnectED Learning: Pneumococcal curriculum. In addition to highlighting ACIP-recommended pneumococcal immunization practices for immunocompetent (with/without comorbid disease) and immunocompromised adults, this live audio broadcast will provide clinical pearls to effectively immunize patients against pneumococcal disease and address burning questions submitted live by the audience.


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Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) are on the rise in the United States and recently have been recognized as a major public health concern. Learn about the pathogenesis of and risk factors associated with C. difficile infections. This activity also discusses ways and means to handle newly recognized public health concerns like community-associated CDI. Finally, this activity provides an update on the diagnosis and treatment guidelines for acute and severe CDI episodes.