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Posted July 8, 2020:

On-Demand Webcasts and Podcasts Now Available

The On-Demand webcasts and podcasts of the 2020 Virtual HIV Update for West Coast on June 29, 2020 are now available for continuing education credits. For more information, click here.

 

Posted July 6, 2020:

COVID-19 Meets HIV: Focus on Health Disparities with Drs Wendy Armstrong and Carlos del Rio

The webcast and podcast formats are now available. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 information changes rapidly and the webcasts and podcasts have a limited shelf life.

 

Posted June 29, 2020:

Today is the first virtual 28th Annual IAS–USA Update on HIV: Antiretroviral Therapy, New ART Drugs and Strategies, and the Intersection of COVID-19 and HIV.

If you registered for the course before Friday, instructions on how to access the virtual course have been emailed to you. If you registered after Friday, instructions on how to join are included in your registration confirmation message.

 

Posted June 3, 2020:

2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE Updates

In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is making the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE virtual. The conference dates will now extend from August 9 to 12, 2020 to accommodate adjusted times and shorter program days.

We know many of the registered attendees and speakers are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response around the world.  This virtual format will allow those on the front line to still have an opportunity to attend the conference and not take them away from the communities they are working hard to serve. Some of the standard features we are implementing virtually are:

  • State-of-the-art didactics
  • Live question-and-answer sessions
  • Interactive panel discussions
  • Interactive meet-the-expert breakout sessions

All Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel reservations will be cancelled on behalf of registered attendees. There is no need to contact the hotel to request a reservation cancellation.

We will provide more detailed information on the virtual format in the coming weeks. Please be sure to check the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

 

Posted May 27, 2020:

COVID-19: What We Know Today. A Dialogue About the Public Health, Scientific, and Clinical Aspects of the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an urgent need for reliable scientific information. Our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease changes almost daily. Unfortunately, there are also misunderstandings, miscommunications, and controversies. In response, the IAS−USA has created a program that will bring together leading experts to discuss the latest science regarding COVID-19 and what the data and research are telling us about the basic science, public health, and clinical aspects of the disease and the consequences of the pandemic. For more information, please click here.

 

Posted May 22, 2020:

2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE Updates

In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau is making arrangements to host the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE virtually. This conference is currently scheduled for August 9-11, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Your health, well-being, and safety are the top priority for the HIV/AIDS Bureau. Although there is not yet sufficient data on whether people with HIV are more susceptible or more likely to develop severe disease, we must take every precaution to reduce any potential risk to the vulnerable population the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program serves.

The HIV/AIDS Bureau knows many of the registered attendees and speakers are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response around the world. This virtual format will allow those on the front line to still have an opportunity to attend the conference and not take them away from the communities they are working hard to serve.

If the conference is hosted virtually, all Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotel reservations will be cancelled on behalf of registered attendees. Recipients and stakeholders will not need to request a hotel reservation cancellation.

Please stay tuned for more information.

 

Posted May 4, 2020:

Neurologic Manifestations of COVID-19:  What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Learn?

Please note, the May 19th webinar that was to focus on the neurologic complications of HIV has been updated to focus on what is known about the neurologic complications in people with COVID-19.

Posted May 1, 2020:

Registration Fee Refunded

We will be processing full refunds for everyone who registered for one of the regional IAS–USA 2020 spring HIV courses. Earlier, we had offered the option of transferring registrations to a later live course, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it so we do not know when this will be.

Thus, our decision to refund all spring course registration fees. Processing these refunds might take several weeks, so we appreciate your patience.

In the meantime, we are offering 2 full-day virtual courses that we hope will meet your needs until we can see each other again. The first one will be on Monday, June 29 and will be on West coast time, the second one will be scheduled for early July and will be on East coast time, though both are open to all. Keep checking the IAS–USA website regularly for the latest updates on these virtual courses.

 

Posted April 29, 2020:

Save the Date

IAS–USA Virtual Update on HIV: A Focus on Antiretroviral Therapy, New ART Drugs and Strategies, and the Intersection of COVID-19 and HIV

Monday, June 29, from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm (PT)

This virtual program is a combination of the postponed Los Angeles and San Francisco courses. We know it is difficult for you to dedicate an entire day to participate in a virtual course during this time, so we have narrowed down the topics to the key issues most of you are currently focused on. Other topics related to comorbidities, issues in aging, and so on will be covered in our COW webinar programing.

More details on the presentation topics, CME hours, and learning objectives will be available soon.

Though the timing is to accommodate our West Coast audience, the course will be open to everyone. We will have a virtual course for the East coast in early July. Check the IAS-USA website regularly for details.

 

Posted April 16, 2020:

NEW WEBINAR: Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Practitioners

Registration for the Special IAS–USA Webinar, “Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Practitioners,” presented by Steven A. Safren, PhD, ABPP, and Deborah Jones Weiss, PhD, is now opened. This webinar is designed for our HIV practitioner audience and other health care professionals who are actively involved in COVID-19 response. For more information, visit the activity page.

Posted April 14, 2020:

San Francisco Course Postponed

As you know, we are contending with an unprecedented pandemic and many infectious disease clinicians are urgently needed to care for patients with COVID-19. With continuing restrictions on travel and meetings, and extended shelter in place ordinances, we have decided that the best course of action is to postpone the May 29, 2020, course in San Francisco, CA.

We are considering different options such as holding the course virtually over 1 or 2 days, or rescheduling for the fall. However, we would like your input before we make our decision. Please take a moment to complete the survey we emailed you with regard to your best understanding of your schedule. Please check your email and the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this uncertain time. And above all, we hope you, your patients, your colleagues, and your community stay safe.

 

Posted April 9, 2020:

Deadline to claim credits or points for Virtual CROI 2020 EXTENDED

We know many of you are providing care to patients with COVID-19 in your hospitals, clinics, and communities and are dealing with the public health response to the pandemic. In light of this, we have extended the April 20, 2020, deadline to claim a certificate of participation, CME credits, or ABIM MOC points for CROI 2020 until June 19, 2020.

 

Be safe. Our hearts and thanks go out to you.

 

Posted April 6, 2020:

Washington, DC, Course Postponed

As you know, we are contending with an unprecedented pandemic and many infectious disease clinicians are urgently needed to care for patients with COVID-19. With continuing restrictions on travel and meetings, and extended shelter in place ordinances, we have decided that the best course of action is to postpone the May 8, 2020, course.

We are considering different options such as holding the course virtual over 1 or 2 days, or rescheduling for the fall. We will send out a survey to get feedback on your availability and preferences. Please check your email and the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this uncertain time. And above all, we hope you, your patients, your colleagues, and your community stay safe.

 

Posted April 3, 2020:

COVID-19 Information and Resource links

To help our visitors locate information and resources about the COVID-19 pandemic, we have gathered links to useful websites. You can find them here: www.iasusa.org/resources-covid-19/

 

Posted March 31, 2020:

Update on the Ryan White CLINICAL CONFERENCE and COVID-19

With the meeting five months away, at this time, we are planning to proceed with the conference. We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know if anything changes as it evolves. Your health, well-being, and safety are the priority. We will be in touch in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns regarding the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program CLINICAL CONFERENCE.


Posted March 27, 2020:

Chicago Course Postponed

As you know, many agencies, institutions, and governments have banned travel and attending meetings, and many infectious disease clinicians are urgently needed to care for patients with COVID-19. In addition, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston Hotel has informed us that it will be closed through May. Therefore, the May 21, 2020, Annual Update on HIV Management in Chicago, IL, has been postponed.

Once we determine the new date for the in-person course, your registration will automatically transfer. We will send an update with more information on Monday. Please check your email and the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this uncertain time. And above all, we hope you, your patients, your colleagues, and your community stay safe.


Posted March 23, 2020:

Los Angeles Course Postponed

As you know, many agencies, institutions, and governments have banned travel and attending meetings, and many infectious disease clinicians are urgently needed to care for patients with COVID-19. In addition, the USC Hotel has informed us that it cannot hold any events until after the scheduled date for our course. Therefore, the May 1, 2020, Annual Update on HIV Management in Los Angeles, CA, has been postponed.

Once we determine the new date for the in-person course, your registration will automatically transfer. Please check your emails and the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this uncertain time. And above all, we hope you, your patients, your colleagues, and your community stay safe.


Posted March 20, 2020:

The March 31, 2020, IAS-USA Webinar titled, The Elements of Taking a Sexual History, which was to be presented by Dr Allison Agwu, is postponed. While you wait for this webinar to be rescheduled, you may view the following webcast presented by Dr Agwu regarding sexual health here.

A number of our faculty members have been actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding this pandemic, preparing the response, and providing patient care is the number 1 priority at this point. Foremost, we hope all of them, and all of you, your patients, your colleagues, and your communities, stay healthy and safe.

Please visit http://www.iasusa.org for updates on postponed and rescheduled courses and activities, including the rescheduled webinars.


Posted March 17, 2020:

Atlanta Course Postponed

As you know, many agencies, institutions, and governments have banned travel and attending meetings, and many infectious disease clinicians are urgently needed to care for patients with COVID-19. With the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic and recent shelter-in-place ordinances, we have decided to postpone the April 3, 2020, Annual Update on HIV Management in Atlanta.

Once we determine the new date for the in-person course, your registration will automatically transfer. Please check your emails and the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

We thank you for your patience, understanding, and support during this uncertain time. And above all, we hope you, your patients, your colleagues, and your community stay safe.


Posted March 12, 2020:

New York Course Postponed

As you know, many agencies and institutions have banned travel and attending meetings, and many infectious disease clinicians are urgently needed to care for patients with COVID-19. With your feedback from the survey we sent out on Tuesday and the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic, we have decided to postpone the Annual Update on HIV Management in New York, NY.

Once we decide on a new date for the in-person course, your registration will automatically transfer. In the meantime, we will have a special web-based CROI update for you to participate in on March 19, 2020. Please check your emails and the IAS–USA website regularly for updates.

Continuing Education and Information Activities

Webinars

Webinars are live, interactive CME activities developed and presented by IAS–USA faculty. These popular online activities, typically 75 to 90 minutes in length, are presented frequently throughout the year.

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Courses and Conferences

Live CME activities include virtual courses on HIV prevention and management as well as important multiday conferences.

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The COVID-19:
What We Know Today

The COVID-19: What We Know Today Series—A Dialogue About the Public Health, Scientific, and Clinical Aspects of the Pandemic—brings together leading experts to discuss the latest science regarding COVID-19 and what the data and research are telling us and the consequences of the pandemic.

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Topics in Antiviral Medicine™

Topics in Antiviral Medicine™ (TAM) is an online journal published by IAS–USA that includes reviews of presentations from live activities. TAM is a resource for physicians and other health care practitioners actively involved in the care of patients with HIV or other viral infections.

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Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are free live, interactive CME courses developed and presented by IAS–USA faculty.

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Jul
21

Weight Gain: A Growing Issue in Antiretroviral Therapy

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
John R. Koethe MD, MSCI
Aug
18

Management and Prevention of HIV Infection Among Transgender Adults

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Asa E. Radix, MD, PhD, MPH
Aug
25

Liver Transplant Among People With HIV

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Christine M. Durand, MD
Sep
1

Chronic Pain in People With HIV: An Evidence-Based, Practical Approach

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA
Oct
6

Medical Cannabis in People With HIV: What’s the Evidence

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Jessica Merlin, MD, PhD, MBA
Oct
13

PEP to PrEP Transitions: Evidence and Innovations

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Douglas S. Krakower, MD

Resources

Guidelines

The IAS–USA commissions volunteer panels of experts to develop clinical practice recommendations and guidelines in areas of antiviral medicine that are confusing or controversial.

HIV Drug Resistance Mutations

A current list of mutations associated with clinical resistance to HIV and the accompanying user notes, which are regularly revised and disseminated by the IAS–USA Drug Resistance Mutations Group, are published in TAM™. The figures are also available as downloadable PDF and Powerpoint files.

Key Slides

Conference and course speakers selected approximately 15 to 20 key slides from their presentations that they think will be particularly useful to attendees.

On-Demand Webcasts

Webcasts enable HIV clinicians who are unable to attend the live courses, including HIV clinicians located around the world, to access clinically relevant information and learn at their own pace.

Podcasts

Some past courses are available on podcasts although they do not provide CME credits. Please note that iTunes® or another MP3 audio player is required to listen to the following podcast audio files.

Fellow/Student Resources

Resources particularly valuable to students and fellowship recipients, as well as to practitioners new to the management of HIV and viral hepatitis infection.