Baptist Health's 18th Annual
Annual Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS
Conference of NE Florida
Friday, November 14th, 2014 8am - 4:30pm
The 18th Annual Infectious Diseases Conference offers a comprehensive one-day program focused on current 'hot topics' with sessions on major subjects such as HIV/AIDS and emerging infectious diseases. This conference will emphasize current evidence based medicine standards of care for evolving infectious diseases including diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making and optimal approaches to address cultural barriers that may affect patient engagement and retention in care.
Lectures will include antibiotic use, increasing resistance and strategies to reduce this trend; changes in testing algorithms for Hepatitis and HIV, HIV and Hepatitis national, state and local goals to insure that all patients will know their diagnosis, are then linked to care and successful in achieving long term viral suppression which will reduce the transmission rate to sexual partners.
Also, cross cultural evidence based strategies to promote patient engagement and retention in care will be addressed. The length of this annual conference, allows plenty of time for the audience to discuss in depth different topics in medical infectious disease management, and share their thoughts with regional thought leaders in the fields of infectious disease, hepatitis and HIV.
This educational activity is intended for internists, family physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, laboratory personnel, nurses, and pharmacists, who are involved in the care of patients with infectious diseases.
Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS Conference
7:30 – 8:00amRegistration, Visit Exhibits, and Coffee
8:00 – 8:15amWelcome and Introductions
8:15 – 9:15amBad Bugs and No Drugs
Nizar F. Maraqa, MD
9:15 – 10:15amNew Testing Initiatives for HIV and Hepatitis
Berry Bennett, MPH
10:15 – 10:30amVisit Exhibits and Break
10:30 – 12:00pmCultural Competency - Engaging and Retaining Patients in Care
Jaime Marra, PhD
12:00 – 12:15pmQuestions and Answer Session
12:15 – 1:00pmLunch Break and Visit Exhibits
1:00 - 2:00pmNew Treatment Paradigms for Chronic Hepatitis C
Roberto J. Firpi, MD, MS
2:00 - 3:00pmContinuum of HIV Care – HIV Prevention Update
Max Wilson, PhD
3:00 – 3:45pmEbola Update
Max Wilson, PhD
3:45 – 4:00pmQuestion and Answer Session and Closing Remarks
Baptist Health is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health designates this educational activity for a maximum of six (6.0) hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits T. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
6 Nursing contact hours provided by Baptist Medical Center Provider 50-3796.
Clinical Laboratory & Public Health Directors, Supervisors, Technologists and Technicians
6 hours of CEU provided by Baptist Health Laboratory Provider 50-2220
This course is approved by Baptist Health for 5.5 hours of Florida General CE for Pharmacists. CE Provider Number 50-178.
If you do not have access to a computer or if you have any questions about registration, please contact: Valerie Fernandez (904.202.2080); email@example.com
Jesse Ball duPont Auditorium
THE DUPONT AUDITORIUM CAN BE COLD, PLEASE BE SURE TO BRING A SWEATER OR JACKET WITH YOU SO YOU'LL BE COMFORTABLE FOR THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAMMING
Views and conclusions expressed in this program are those of the presenter(s) and not necessarily those of the employees, administration or Medical Staff of Baptist Medical Center. All material presented in this program is provided for information only, and may not be construed as professional advice. Use of Baptist Medical Center’s facilities for this presentation does not imply endorsement of any product, service or opinion discussed.
All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Baptist Health are required to disclose to the audience whether or not they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships to the content of their presentation(s).
This program is made possible, in part, by AETC grant award H4AHA00049 from the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The University of South Florida Center for HIV Education and Research operates an AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) that strengthens the capacity of healthcare professionals to care for people living with HIV/AIDS through training and technical assistance. The information presented is the consensus of HIV/AIDS specialists within the Florida/Caribbean AETC and does not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA/HAB.
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