Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)
Designed For: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Medical Technologists, Public Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Healthcare Providers
Jointly Provided By:
Creighton University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education
Purpose: The conference will provide practitioners with the most recent advances and information that will enhance knowledge, skills, and performance in the treatment and diagnosis of selected infectious diseases.
Objectives: At the end of this program, the participants should be able to:
• Describe when and in whom to initiate HCV infection therapy
• List common challenging populations with HCV infections
• Describe how to monitor patients on HCV infection therapy
• Review impact of Clostridium difficile on U.S. health care
• Discuss treatment of initial and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection
• Describe the current status of fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for Clostridium difficile infection
• Identify appropriate patients for pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection
• List the main steps needed to initiate and maintain pre-exposure prophylaxis of HIV infection
• Describe recent developments in the clinical approach to HIV infection that impact primary care physicians
• List immunizations that need consideration for older adults
• Explain how pneumococcal immunizations should be undertaken in adults 65 yrs and older who have never had a pneumococcal immunization
• Incorporate recent developments in immunization recommendations for the elderly into primary care practice
• Describe the current approach of public health officials to antimicrobial resistance
• Explain why certain infectious diseases problems currently occupy the attention of public health departments
• Cooperate with public health departments in coping with infectious diseases problems commonly seen in health care settings
• List concerns that have recently become prominent in infectious diseases in children
• Describe new issues in the diagnosis of pediatric infectious diseases
• Explain current approaches to management of emerging problems in pediatric infectious diseases
7:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast & Visit Exhibits
8 a.m. Welcome & Program Overview
Marvin J. Bittner, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
8:05 a.m. Current Issues in Hepatitis C Infection
Cezarina Mindru, MD
8:50 a.m. Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infections 2017: Can We Tame The Beast?
Johan S. Bakken, MD, PhD, FACP, FIDSA
9:35 a.m. Break & Visit Exhibits
10 a.m. HIV: Key Updates for the Non-HIV Specialist
Mark D. Goodman, MD
10:45 a.m. Immunizations for the Elderly: Impact of Current Recommendations
Marvin J. Bittner, MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
11:30 a.m. Lunch & Visit Exhibits
1 p.m. Public Health: Recent Developments – Especially in Antimicrobial Resistance
Maureen R. Tierney, MD, MSc
1:45 p.m. Pediatric Infectious Disease: What’s New in 2017
Kari A. Neemann, MD
2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks, Evaluation & Adjournment
Please use the following link to view the Brochure
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 4.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses licensed in Iowa and California: This activity was planned and developed in accordance with the continuing education standards of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Iowa Board of Nursing and the California Board of Nursing will honor ANCC continuing education credits for face-to-face programs held outside Iowa and California, or for ANCC-approved online recorded courses taken in a self-study format.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2017 is accredited for 4.5 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on April 29, 2017. The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2017 is a knowledge-based activity.
The AAMA will accept a program for recertification if its subject matter is relevant to your profession. The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines for identifying relevant topics. Visit the AAMA website to view the requirement documents: http://www.aama-ntl.org/recertified/faq_recertification.aspx#accepted.
This activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and CHI Health for the advancement of patient care. Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Disclosure Policy: It is the policy of Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship he/she has with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation.