The 38th Annual Richard B. Brown Infectious Diseases Symposium

Holyoke, MA US
May 4, 2018

Date & Location:

Friday, May 4, 2018, Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, Holyoke, MA

 

Topics Include:

  • HIV 2018:  Where Have We Been and Where are We Heading?
  • HCV Treatment:  Ready for Primary Care
  • Always Exciting:  A Review of Literature in the Past Year
  • The Opioid Epidemic:  An Ongoing Crisis and Opportunities for Intervention
  • C.diff 201:  Beyond the Basics
  • New Vaccines:  New Hope
  • Infection Control:  Not Just for Hospitalists Anymore

Target Audience

This course is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, infection control practitioners, physician assistants, infection control practitioners, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Review recent developments in HIV management.
  • Provide an overview of future treatments for HIV infections.
  • Discuss current HCV treatment guidelines.
  • Discuss HCV treatment strategies in primary care setting.
  • Discuss the most relevant infectious disease literature of the past year.
  • Discuss sites of care and opportunities to (re)initiate medication addiction treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.
  • Identify resources for opioid use disorder treatment
  • Discuss the importance of both microbiome restitution and immunologic response to Clostridiumdifficile colitis.
  • Discuss the management of relapsed Clostridum difficile colitis.
  • Discuss the latest adult vaccination schedule recommendations.
  • Discuss new vaccines for adults.
  • Describe how the cycle of transmission of pathogens extends beyond the hospital.
  • Identify how to improve infection prevention in the outpatient area.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.75 BCIPE Instructional Hours
Course opens: 
02/12/2018
Course expires: 
07/01/2018
Event starts: 
05/04/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
05/04/2018 - 3:30pm
Cost:
$105.00
Rating: 
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Program Schedule

7:30                  Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

8:00                   Welcome & Introduction
                          Armando Paez, MD
                          Course Director

8:15                  HIV 2018:  Where Have We Been and Where are We Heading?
                          Daniel Skiest, MD

9:00                   HCV Treatment:  Ready for Primary Care
                          Armando Paez, MD

9:45                   Always Exciting:  A Review of Literature in the Past Year
                          Eric Granowitz, MD

10:30                 Refreshment Break and Exhibits

10:45                 The Opioid Epidemic:  An Ongoing Crisis and Opportunities for Intervention
                          Thomas Lincoln, MD

11:30                 Questions and Discussion
                         
 Morning Faculty

12:00                 Lunch

1:00                  C.diff 201:  Beyond the Basics
                         Hans Schlecht, MD

1:45                 New Vaccines:  New Hope
                        Monica Ahuja, MD

2:30                 Infection Control:  Not Just for Hospitals Anymore
                        Sarah Haessler, MD

3:15                 Questions and Discussion
                        Afternoon Faculty

3:30                 Adjourn

The Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States
+1 (413) 535-5077

Monica Ahuja, MD*
Infectious Diseases Fellow
Baystate Medical Center

Eric V. Granowitz, MD*
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Attending Physician
Baystate Infectious Diseases

Sarah Haessler, MD*
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Hospital Epidemiologist & Attending Physician
Baystate Infectious Diseases

Thomas Lincoln, MD*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Attending Physician
Baystate Medical Center

Armando Paez, MD*
Course Director
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Interim Chief & Infectious Diseases Fellowship Director
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Division
Baystate Medical Center

Hans Schlecht, MD, MMSc*
Attending Physician
Baystate Infectious Diseases
Dr. Schlecht is a content writer for the Merck Manual.

Daniel Skiest, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Division
Baystate Medical Center
Dr. Skiest receives grant research support from Gilead, and Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline.

Faculty Disclosure
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options.  Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity.

Faculty and Planners marked with an * have no commercial relationship with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.  

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Available Credit

  • 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.75 BCIPE Instructional Hours

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/12/2018
Course expires: 
07/01/2018

Price

Cost:
$105.00
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