80043272 - 12th Annual Infectious Diseases Update for Primary Care and Hospital Medicine

12th Annual Infectious Diseases Update for Primary Care and Hospital Medicine Banner


Date & Location
Monday, May 14, 2018 7:00 AM - Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 PM   Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Turner Bldg., Baltimore, MD

Target Audience
Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Practice, Geriatric Medicine, Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Public Health

Overview
DESCRIPTION
Infectious diseases remains a dynamic and fascinating field replete with new challenges facing outpatient primary care providers and hospital medicine practitioners alike. The past few years have seen substantial advances in our understanding of microorganisms, including their pathogenicity and the ways in which they interact with human hosts. With the benefit of ever-evolving diagnostic tools, we are better able to identify culprit pathogens – and then use the optimal agents for treatment.

These approaches to care are reflected in updated guidelines and clinical pathways that impact generalist providers, who have limited time and resources to access expert information in infectious diseases.

Who Should Attend
This activity is intended for emergency medicine physicians, family practitioners, internists, public health practitioners, hospitalists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Fees
Physicians.................................................................................................................$395
Residents*/Fellows*/Nurses/Nurse Practitioners/
Physician Assistants/Allied Health Professionals....................................................$320
*with verification of status

Late Fee and Refund Policy
A $50 late fee applies to registrations received after 5:00 p.m. EST on May 8, 2018. A handling fee of $50 will be deducted for cancellation. An additional fee may apply for cancellation of other events, including workshops and social activities. Refund requests must be received by fax or mail by May 8, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter. Transfer of registration to another Johns Hopkins activity in lieu of cancellation is not possible.


Objectives
  1. Describe the indications for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and name the medications recommended for this purpose.
  2. Name the first-line agents for treatment of hepatitis C virus infection and recognize indications for referral to a specialist for co-management.
  3. Discuss the different clinical manifestations of Lyme disease and the recommended testing and treatment for each.
  4. Formulate a plan for the initial evaluation and management of patients with fever and rash, diabetic foot infections, and rhinosinusitis.
  5. Distinguish patients with genuine antibiotic allergies from those likely to be able to safely use the antibiotic in question.
  6. Choose which immunizations each of their patients should receive.
  7. Recall the appropriate test to order to diagnose common sexually-transmitted infections, and then identify the optimal therapy for each.
  8. Decide when patients should receive treatment for proposed diagnoses of Clostridium difficile colitis and urinary tract infections.

Accreditation
Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16.75 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit 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.