Physician Education: Bridging Clinical Research and Patient Care

Improving the Management of HIV Disease®: An Advanced CME Live Course in HIV Pathogenesis, Antiretrovirals, and Other Selected Issues in HIV Disease Management

Chicago, Illinois

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:30 AM – 4:45 PM CT

NOTE: On-site registration will be limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Location

Loyola University Chicago - Lake Shore Campus, Quinlan L:ife Sciences Auditorium
1050 W Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
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:

  • Describe the most recent advances in antiretroviral therapy, including initial regimens, switching therapy, and investigational new drugs and approaches
  • Identify patients with chronic opioid dependence and develop treatment strategies for managing their care with opioid substitution therapy
  • Describe the key clinical issues associated with aging and end-organ complications in individuals with HIV infection
  • Describe new insights into HIV disease pathogenesis that impact clinical care, including opportunities for researching HIV cure
  • Describe the effects of HIV infection on the microbiome

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 (eg, 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 and:

  • 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 to nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, registered pharmacists, and other health professionals.

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

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests must be made 8 or more days before the date of an activity. All refunds will be processed 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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The IAS–USA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Points

ABIM MOCSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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 7 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.

This program is approved for 3.5 hours of pharmacotherapy credit.

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 7 hours (0.7 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 posttest. Participants must participate in the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit.
UAN  # 0761-9999-18-200-L02-P

Grant Support

This activity 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

SILVER SUPPORTERS
Janssen Therapeutics
Merck

Physician Payment Sunshine Act ("Sunshine Act" or "Open Payment")

In 2014, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act” or “Open Payments”), a provision of the Affordable Care Act, was developed. According to CMS: “Open Payments is a national disclosure program that promotes transparency by publishing the financial relationships between the medical industry and healthcare providers (physicians and hospitals) on a publicly accessible website developed by CMS.” Until recently, CME activities that receive commercial support have been exempt from reporting payments for goods such as hosted meals. Attendee registration fees are used for all food and beverage expenses provided by IAS–USA at the activity.

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