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1 CME CREDIT

In this session, the speaker will discuss some challenging diagnostic cases that primary care practitioners may face in their practice. These cases will feature interpretation of laboratory and imaging studies as well as encounters with rare diseases and conditions. You will learn which aspects of the history and physical exam are most useful to establish certain diagnoses, increase your awareness of certain uncommon but “can’t miss” diagnoses, and become familiar with clinical decision aids that improve diagnostic accuracy for certain common diagnoses. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 8th, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

This lecture will focus on known and established pathogenesis of HIV, emphasizing the damage to the immune system as well as illnesses that primary care clinicians may encounter. With expanded knowledge of therapeutic strategies to regain and maintain health, you can address complications that arise with your patients and recognize when to refer. The faculty will also discuss issues that an aging HIV population may face and how to treat them. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on 2/8/2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.25 CME CREDIT

There is an outpouring of information in the news about the current outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus (now named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization), some of which is confusing, misleading, or incorrect. This short session, an excerpt from a recent presentation on infectious disease updates in ambulatory care, will review the basic facts about the COVID-19 outbreak to help you share accurate information with your patients.


1 CME CREDIT

Infectious diseases syndromes are common in primary care practices. However, staying current with relevant literature that may influence appropriate evaluation and treatment of patients with these syndromes can be difficult, given the volumes of applicable articles and diversity of journals publishing these reports. This session will present some common infectious disease scenarios and provide crucial literature updates. You will learn about how responding to histories of penicillin allergy may result in adverse patient outcomes, the proper timing of influenza vaccination, the influence of substance abuse on risk medication adherence and infectious diseases risk, the appropriate evaluation of patients with suspected cellulitis syndromes, and the role of preoperative urine screening.


1 CME CREDIT

This session will review the indications, risks, and benefits of commonly recommended vaccines. Most of the session will focus on communication strategies to enhance trust in the context of working with vaccine-resistant or vaccine-hesitant patients and parents. You will have the opportunity to engage with motivational interviewing strategies that you can use in your practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

This case-based lecture will provide the active clinician with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations in clinical infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the ambulatory setting will be emphasized, with coverage of advances in antimicrobial therapy, immunization, and pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. The faculty will highlight responsible use of antibiotics to help you reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance in your practice. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording/release on February 7, 2020, and they are subject to change as new information is published.


1 CME CREDIT

This case-based lecture will provide the active clinician with strategies, updates, and specific practice recommendations in clinical infectious diseases. Prevention and treatment of Infectious Diseases in the ambulatory setting will be emphasized, with coverage of advances in antimicrobial therapy and immunization. Special attention will be given to the responsible use of antibiotics to reduce the risk of both toxicity and antimicrobial resistance.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Clinicians confront ongoing and increasingly complex challenges around delivering immunization in their practice. Vaccine hesitancy among patients, conflicting "messaging" about the need, efficacy, and appropriate scheduling of certain vaccines in the lay and medical press as well as issues related to financing of vaccination efforts in the office setting and ongoing changes in official vaccine recommendations all contribute to this challenge. The speaker will discuss contemporary issues related to addressing vaccine delivery including 1) understanding the science of vaccines and vaccine safety and effectiveness, 2) reviewing the latest vaccine recommendations, and 3) learning simple, yet effective and time-efficient strategies to overcome vaccine hesitancy in the office.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Get your questions answered by an expert faculty 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.


0.75 CME CREDIT

Join an interactive session that simulates a consult with an expert in infectious disease and addresses the most commonly posed questions from primary care practitioners.


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.


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.