Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2020

Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 7:30am - 2:00pm

 

This program has been postponed. Please check back for updated conference information.

The conference will provide practitioners with the most recent advances and information that will enhance knowledge, skills, and performance in the treatment and diagnosis of selected infectious diseases.

Designed For

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Medical Technologists, Public Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Other Interested Healthcare Providers

Jointly Provided By

Creighton University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Office of Continuing Education
CHI Health

Purpose

The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium will update health professionals regarding infectious diseases so that infections can be better diagnosed, treated, and prevented.

Objectives

  • List key issues in managing infections in the transplant recipient
  • Describe the extent of West Nile Virus infection in the United States and the current approach to its recognition, diagnosis, and management
  • Describe current approaches to the diagnosis and management of latent tuberculosis, including the role of interferon gamma release assays and newer treatment regimens
  • List adult vaccines where US authorities have recently changed recommendations, including meningococcal, pneumococcal, and tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccines
  • State the reason for concern, identify diagnostic methods and describe the general approach to management for recently recognized resistant pathogens of special concern, including Candida auris, New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase producers and multi-drug resistant Salmonella
  • Describe selected recent developments in diagnostic microbiology, including multiplex nucleic acid amplification and Clostridioides difficile
  • Describe key characteristics of HPV infection and vaccine as well as promising developments in the field
  • Explain concepts underlying emerging approaches to HIV therapy

Schedule

7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Visit Exhibits

8 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Marvin J. Bittner MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
Course Co-Director

8:05 am.
Transplant Infections Today

Neil Mendoza, MD

8:50 am.
West Nile Virus: Current Situation

John Horne, MD

9:10 a.m.
Latent Tuberculosis: Screening Frequency, Screening Methods, Treatment Approaches, and Infection Prevention. A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Approaches

Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
David Quimby, MD
Christina Graf, RN, BSN

9:55 a.m.
Break and Visit Exhibits

10:30 a.m.
Adult Vaccine Update, including Meningococcal, Pneumococcal, and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussis Vaccines

Marvin J. Bittner MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

10:50 a.m.
Candida auris, New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase Producers, Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella and Whatever Comes Next: Resistant Pathogens of Special Concern in 2020

Maureen Tierney, MD

11:35 a.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits

12:30 p.m.
Selected Recent Developments in Diagnostic Microbiology, Including Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplification and Clostridioides difficile

Steve Cavalieri, PhD

12:50 p.m.
Human Papilloma Virus Infection and Its Prevention: Past Developments and Future Prospects

Archana Chatterjee, PhD, MD

1:35 p.m.
Horizons in HIV Therapy

Manasa Velagapudi, MBBS

1:55 p.m.
Closing Announcement

Manasa Velagapudi, MBBS
Course Co-Director

2:00 p.m.
Evaluation and Adjournment


Education Credit

Category 1
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse CE
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 4.5 contact hours for nurses.  Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Pharmacy
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).  The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2020 is accredited for 4.5 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on April 25, 2020.  The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2020 is a knowledge-based activity.

Medical Assistant
The AAMA will accept a program for recertification if its subject matter is relevant to your profession.  The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines for identifying relevant topics.  Visit the AAMA website to view the requirement documents: http://www.aama-ntl.org/recertified/faq_recertification.aspx#accepted.

Accreditation Statement


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education and CHI Health.  Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Registration

Live conference: $15
Remote video conference: $20

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy or Online
7710 Mercy Road
Room 11661 A, B, and C
Omaha, NE 68124
United States