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

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

Release date: June 29, 2020
Expiration date: June 29, 2021
CME Credit Available: 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
CME Fee: $35

Program Description

This new, first virtual CME course from the IAS–USA combines planned presentations from the postponed courses, including Los Angeles and San Francisco HIV update courses. We have shortened the program and narrowed down the topics to the key issues on which most of you are likely focusing, as we know it is difficult for you to dedicate an entire day to participate in a virtual course during this time. We will cover other topics related to comorbidities, issues in aging, and so on in our COW webinar programming, which you can access live or on demand.

Although scheduled to accommodate West Coast HIV clinicians, the course is open to all.

We are doing our best to adapt during this uncertain time and provide you with timely updates on key issues in formats you can easily access. We appreciate any feedback you have for us, and we thank you for your patience.

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 virtually through a mix of didactic lectures and clinically relevant cases developed by an expert faculty of HIV/AIDS clinicians and researchers.

Learning Objectives

After participating in the activity, learners will be better able to:

  • Describe the most current data on currently available new antiretroviral drugs and approaches
  • Identify situations in which the choice of antiretroviral regimens should consider particular clinical circumstances, such as comorbid conditions, coinfections, pregnancy, and issues in older patients
  • Initiate and monitor HIV prevention intervention strategies, including the use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), in individuals at risk for HIV infection
  • Describe the status of research into treatment and a vaccine for COVID-19
  • Describe the current best understanding of the impact of COVID-19 on HIV
  • Describe the best practices for preventing the spread of infectious diseases

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.

The ACCME defines a commercial interest as “any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests – unless the provider of clinical service is owned, or controlled by, an ACCME-defined commercial interest.”

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.

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Claiming Fee

There will be a $35 continuing education claiming fee for this activity.

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 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 4.5 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.

Includes 4.5 hours of pharmacology 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. Participants of the session who complete the evaluation and provide accurate NABP e-Profile information will have their credit for 4.5 contact hours (0.45 CEU) submitted to CPE Monitor as early as 14 days after the event and no later than 60 days after the event. Please know that if accurate e-Profile information is not provided within 60 days of the event, credit cannot be claimed after that time. The participant is accountable for verifying the accurate posting of CE credit to their CPE Monitor account within 60 days.
UAN # 0761-9999-20-091-H02-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
Merck & Co, Inc
ViiV Healthcare

SILVER SUPPORTER

Janssen Therapeutics

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 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (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.

Course Materials

How to Claim Credit

  1. Start the Activity by clicking "START COURSE" located above.
    Please note that the "START COURSE" will no longer be visible once you clicked it once.
  2. Watch the webcasts here.
  3. Return to this page and follow this link to the evaluation form.
  4. Once you complete the evaluation, you will be directed to the online claim form, where you will record the number of hours that you participated in this activity. You must be logged in to your IAS–USA profile to claim credit. Please note: if you already have participated on the live webinar and have received CME credits, you will not receive additional credits from this activity.
  5. Your certificate will be available for you to print from your IAS–USA account immediately after you have submitted your claim form. To view your certificates, go to "My Activities" under your profile.