The 40th Annual Richard B. Brown Infectious Diseases Symposium

May 21, 2021

Webinar Date:

Friday, May 21, 2021    

Goal:

The goal of this educational activity is to update clinicians and other healthcare providers in Western Massachusetts on new developments in the field of infectious diseases.

Provided by:

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

Target Audience

This course is designed for healthcare professionals including physicians, advanced practitioners, infection control practitioners,physician assistants, case managers, nurses, pharmacists and laboratory personnel.

Learning Objectives

1|Summarize the mode of action of mRNA vaccines.
2|Describe the key findings from COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials.
3|Discuss what is known about the use of the vaccine among those with special conditions, including pregnancy, lactation, and immune compromise.
4|Explain the conditions where antibiotics are not to be prescribed.
5|Describe the potential harms of antibiotics.
6|Discuss alternative therapies to antibiotics in these conditions.
7|Discuss the current evidence and rationale for COVID-19 antiviral therapy.
8|Discuss the current evidence and rationale for COVID-19 anti-inflammatory therapy.
9|Explain current recommendations/guidelines for the treatment of acute COVID.
10|Summarize commonly seen zoonotic diseases seen in the Northeast US (Lyme disease, tularemia, giardia, Anaplasma, among others).
11|Discuss animals that transmit them and where they are usually found.
12|Discuss the typical presentation of these diseases and the most common season they are observed.
13|Discuss the available treatment for these zoonotic diseases and monitoring patients would need.
14|Describe the use of long-acting ART in patients with HIV, and review HIV-1 & HIV-2 superinfection
15|Explain the role of compression therapy for recurrent cellulitis
16|Summarize the coverage and role of new antibiotic Omadacycline 
17|Explain the lack of relationship between vaccines and autism.
18|Discuss vaccine risks and benefits.
19|Describe the visual presentation of acute Lyme infection.
20|Give examples of the clinical manifestations of POST ACUTE COVID-19 syndrome.
21|Describe potential mechanisms for the POST ACUTE COVID-19 syndrome.
22|Discuss potential treatment for POST COVID syndrome.

 

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 ACPE Contact Hours
  • 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 5.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.50 BCIPE Instructional Hours
  • 5.50 OEMS Credit Hours
Course opens: 
04/01/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
05/21/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
05/21/2021 - 3:30pm
Cost:
$25.00
Rating: 
0

8:00                        Welcome and Introduction

                               Hans Schlecht, MD, MMSc and Daniel Skiest, MD, FIDSA

8:15                        COVID-19 Vaccines: Wonder of Science

                               Megan Gallagher, MD, MPH

9:00                        Do no harm:  Antibiotics use, misuse and overuse

                               Ye Min Oo, MD

9:45                        COVID-19 Therapy: Current Evidence and Recommendations

                               Jennifer Schimmel, MD

10:30                      Refreshment Break and Break out Session for Sponsors

11:00                      Mosquitos, Ticks, and Bites: Zoonotic Disease in the Northeast

                               Esteban DelPilar-Morales, MD

11:45                      Questions and Discussion

                               Moderator: Hans Schlecht, MD, MMSc

                               Morning Faculty

Noon                       LUNCH

12:30                      Break out Session for Sponsors

1:00                        What You May Have Missed during COVID-19: Literature Review

                               Abhimanyu Aggarwal, MD

1:45                        Selected Controversies in Infectious Diseases

                               Hans P. Schlecht MD, MMSc

2:30                        In for the LONG HAUL. Update of Post-Acute COVID Syndromes

                               Daniel Skiest, MD, FACP, FIDSA

3:15                        Questions and Discussion

                               Moderator: Hans Schlecht, MD, MMSc

                               Afternoon Faculty

3:30                        Adjourn

 

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.

Dr. Skiest receives grant/research funds from Hoffman-LaRoche. All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

None of the other members of the faculty nor members of the planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Webinar
Holyoke, MA 01040
United States

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

Megan Gallager, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Division 
Baystate Medical Center

Ye Min Oo, MD, MS
Infectious Diseases Fellow
Baystate Medical Center

Armando Paez, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Course Co-Director

Assistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Chief,Division of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Baystate Medical Center

Hans P. Schlecht,MD, MMSc
Course Co-Director

Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Division, Baystate Medical Center.

Daniel Skiest, MD,FACP,FIDSA 
Professor of Medicine
University of Massachussetts Medical School-Baystate
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine
Attending Physician, Infectious Diseases Division
Baystate Medical Center

Dr. Skiest receives grant/research funds from Hoffman-LaRoche. All relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

Jennifer Schimmel, MD
Asssistant Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Baystate Medical Center.

Abhimanyu Aggarwal, MD
Infectious Diseases Fellow
Baystate Medical Center/UMMS-Baystate


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.

Dr. Skiest receives grant/research funds from Hoffman-LaRoche. All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

None of the other members of the faculty nor members of the planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly 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

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

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VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL

Welcome to the Virtual Exhibit Hall for the 40th Annual Richard B. Brown Infectious Diseases Conference.  This is a space where companies share information about their products and services, showcase their latest innovations, and connect with attendees, faculty and course directors. Check out the "booths" below to learn about each exhibitor. You will have the opportunity to speak with some of the representatives when you click on their booth.

Baystate Health Continuing Interprofessional Education follows the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

   

The Virtual Exhibit Hall is paid advertising. The use of the Site and the Content, including Third Party Content, is at your own risk.

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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Please Note:
  • Each participant must register themselves for the program.
  • Notify your Education Coordinator/ Supervisor that you have enrolled in the course and an interdepartmental funds transfer form must be submitted to Continuing Education.
In order to receive CREDIT, the evaluation must be completed by:Fri, 12/31/2021 - 11:30pm

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  • If you did not stay for the entire activity, enter the amount of credit based on time spent in the activity.

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.

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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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