The 39th Annual Richard B. Brown Infectious Diseases Symposium

Holyoke, MA US
May 17, 2019

Date & Location:

Friday, May 17, 2019, The Log Cabin and Banquet Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke, MA  01040

Goal:

The goal of this educational activity is to support efficient, effective compassionate, patient-centered care that benefits the individual patients and the communities we serve.

Provided by:

Baystate Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division & Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education.  

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

  • Review newly approved Antiretroviral Medications
  • Discuss how best to use recently approved Antiretroviral Medications
  • Review new data on HIV prevention
  • Review mosquito and tick-borne infections more notably seen in New England and the Northeast
  • Discuss common presentations and management of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, West Nile virus infection, Powassan virus infection and Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • Review diagnostic reasoning in infectious diseases
  • Discuss the clinical presentation and diagnosis of unusual infections that might be seen in the primary care office 
  • Recognize the common presentation of non-purulent and purulent cellulitis
  • Identify common non-infectious diseases that may mimic cellulitis
  • Compare the presentations of cellulitis mimics to cellulitis.
  • Review recent studies on outpatient infectious diseases concepts published in 2018
  • Review recent studies on outpatient HIV and sexually transmitted infections published in 2018
  • Discuss the epidemiology and risks of infections including endocarditis among people who inject drugs (PWID)
  • Discuss outpatient management strategies including addiction treatment among PWID who developed infections
  • Discuss the outpatient needs of patients recently hospitalized with infections and needing long term antimicrobial treatment
  • Review current guidelines and strategies in managing patients on outpatient long term antimicrobial therapy
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 6.00 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 6.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours
Course opens: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/14/2019
Event starts: 
05/17/2019 - 8:15am
Event ends: 
05/17/2019 - 3:30pm
Cost:
$109.00
Rating: 
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Program Schedule

7:30Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits
  
8:00
 
Welcome & Introduction
Armando Paez, MD, FACP - Course Director
8:15

14th Annual Anne B. Morris HIV Lecture 
HIV 2019:  What is Hot in HIV?
Daniel Skiest, MD, FACP, FIDSA

  

9:00

Summer in New England:  Common and Uncommon Infections
Esteban DelPilar-Morales, MD
  
9:45
 
Infections You Might Not Know About, but Probably Should
Richard B. Brown, MD
  

Refreshment Brea10:3010:30

Refreshment Break & Exhibits
  
10:3010:45Common Conditions Masquerading as Infections:  Cellulitis and its Mimics
Megan Gallagher, MD,MPH
  
10:3011:30

Questions and Discussion
Moderator:  Armando Paez, MD, FACP
Morning Faculty

  
12:00Lunch
  
1:00Recent Studies that can Impact Practice:  A Review of ID Literature
Hans Schlecht, MD, MMSC
  
1:45

Common Infections Among People Who Inject Drugs
Jacob Smith, MD, MPH

2:30Outpatient Care  of Patients Discharged on Long Term Antibiotics:  What You Need to Know
Reza Vaghefi, MD - Infectious Disease Fellow
3:15Questions and Discussion
Moderator:  Armando Paez, MD, FACP
Afternoon Faculty  

 

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. 

None of the members of the faculty or planning committee marked with an asterix * have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services used on patients.

The Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

There is free surface parking. Park in the upper half of the parking lot which is nearest the Education Center entrance. Enter through the glass foyer at the end of the building.

Meeting Room temperatures will fluctuate. 

Richard B. Brown, MD
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Senior Clinician, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center
Dr. Brown is a consultant for Express Scripts, Inc.  

Esteban DelPilar-Morales, MD*
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center

Megan Gallagher, MD, MPH*
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center

Armando Paez, MD, FACP*
Course Director
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Baystate Medical Center

Hans Schlecht, MD, MMSc*
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center

Daniel Skiest, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine

Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center

Dr. Skiest receives grant/research from Gilead Sciences and GSK-VIIV.

 

Jacob Smith, MD, MPH*
Attending Physician, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center

 

Reza Vaghefi, MD*
Fellow, Infectious Disease Division
Baystate Medical Center

 

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.

*None of the members of the faculty or planning committee have marked with an asterix have commercial relationships with commercial  companies providing goods or services 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

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

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2019
Course expires: 
06/14/2019

Price

Cost:
$109.00
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In order to receive credit, the evaluation must be completed by:Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:00am

We appreciate your business and sincerely wish to meet your educational needs.  We understand that the schedule of a busy professional, like yourself, is subject to change.  Therefore, we have included information about our refund/cancellation policies for your convenience below.

Cancellation:
If you must cancel, telephone Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education at 413-322-4242 and follow your call with a written/email request.  All cancellations will incur a $25.00 fee.  Please note that we cannot refund cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) before the program date.

Refund Policy:
Your refund, less a cancellation fee, will be processed within two (2) weeks from the date we receive the written notification.  For credit card refunds, please allow one to two (1-2) billing cycles for the credit to appear on your statement.

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