Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

An Advanced CME Live Course in HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management

New York, NY

Monday, September 21, 2015

8:00 AM – 3:20 PM

The most important advances in HCV research and clinical care in the last year will be summarized and presented by leading experts in the field, in a 1-day CME course setting. Click here to view the agenda.

Location

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
United States

Overview

Assessment of Needs

Rapid advances in HIV disease management require the ongoing attention of practitioners involved in HIV medicine. This course will address the implications of new information on strategies for clinical management. Information will be presented through a mix of didactic lectures and clinically relevant cases developed by an expert faculty of HIV/AIDS clinicians and researchers.

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply new research data to the prevention and management of HIV infection
  • Describe the challenges of HIV eradication and HIV vaccine development as it related to a cure for HIV
  • Identify current treatment options for those with acute HCV infection
  • Identify at risk populations and describe current data for HIV prevention including preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and postexposure prophylaxis (PEP)
  • Characterize the challenges faced when responding to a rural outbreak of HIV infection among persons who inject drugs and describe how patterns of injection drug use are changing in the United States
  • Describe the NYS plan to end the epidemic of HIV and how to implement interventions that support these end-of-epidemic strategies in daily practice
  • Evaluate persons at risk for HIV infection for PrEP, answer questions regarding the available evidence supporting the use of antiretroviral drugs for prevention of HIV, and prescribe PrEP in accordance with current guidelines

Conflicts of Interest

In the interest of maintaining the independence of its CME activities, and in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the IAS–USA requires all persons with control of content (ie, faculty, IAS–USA Board members, and program staff) to disclose any financial relationships that they or their spouses or partners have had with commercial companies within the past 12 months. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest of those parties are resolved prior to the CME activity being delivered. Individuals who refuse to disclose financial interests may not participate in an IAS–USA CME activity.

Registration

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for physicians who are actively involved in the medical care of people with HIV infection, specifically those who:

  • Have a solid, working knowledge of HIV disease management
  • Provide comprehensive or specialty care for patients with HIV infection
  • Are currently active in HIV research

This activity is also relevant for other practitioners including nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others.

Representatives and employees of commercial companies (pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical products, advertising, insurance, investment, communications firms, etc) must contact the IAS–USA regarding registration procedures.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and substitution requests must be made 8 or more days before the date of an activity. All refunds will be processed a week after the course minus a $15.00 processing charge. Regrettably, any cancellation requests received within a week before the course will not be eligible for the partial refund.

Continuing Education Credits

CME Credits

The International Antiviral Society–USA (IAS–USA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians Credits

This Live activity, An Advanced CME Live Course in HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management, with a beginning date of 09/21/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6.00 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credits

Educational Review Systems is an approved approver of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 6.5 hours of continuing nursing education.

Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.

Pharmacy Credits

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education logoEducational Review Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is approved for 6.5 hours (0.65 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Proof of participation will be posted to your NABP CPE profile within 4 to 6 weeks to participants who have successfully completed the post-test. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.
UAN # 0761-9999-15-268-L02-P

Grant Support

This course is part of the IAS–USA national educational effort that is funded, in part, by charitable contributions from commercial companies. Per IAS–USA policy, any effort that uses commercial grants must receive grants from several companies with competing products. Funds are pooled and distributed to activities at the sole discretion of the IAS–USA. Grantors have no input into any activity, including its content, development, or selection of topics or speakers. Food and beverages at IAS-USA events are purchased with registration fees, not with grant support money. Generous support for this activity has been received from the following contributors.

PLATINUM SUPPORTERS
Gilead Sciences, Inc
ViiV Healthcare

GOLD SUPPORTERS
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Janssen Therapeutics
Merck & Co, Inc

Additional support for select activity types in this national program is provided by:
AbbVie

Co-Chair(s)

Materials

Syllabus Book
The final syllabus book is available here.