This conference will provide practitioners with the most recent advances and information to enhance knowledge, skills and performance in the treatment and diagnosis of infectious diseases. The 2021 conference will focus on COVID-19.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, 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
The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium will update health professionals regarding infectious diseases so that infections can be better diagnosed, treated, and prevented.
- Review the currently authorized COVID-19 vaccines
- Discuss vaccine confidence versus hesitancy related to COVID-19 vaccines
- Describe the impact of COVID-19 in immunocompromised patients
- Discuss the current approach to isolation and infection prevention in COVID-19
- Discuss the new strains of COVID-19
- Describe the public health response to COVID-19
- List and describe three hurdles that impeded the development of lab testing for COVID-19
- List and describe three general lab testing modalities and their appropriate use for the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19
- Describe the problems associated with the interpretation of COVID-19 serologic results
- List the current therapies and their use for COVID-19
Welcome and Program Overview
Marvin J. Bittner MD, MSc, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA
COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Archana Chatterjee, PhD, MD
COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Patients
Manasa Velagapudi, MBBS
Isolation and Infection Prevention in COVID-19 Panel Discussion
Renuga Vivekanandan, MD
David Quimby, MD
Christina Cashatt, RN, BSN
Angel Plueger, RN
Break and Visit Virtual Exhibits
Public Health Response to COVID-19
Maureen Tierney, MD
Laboratory Diagnosis of COVID-19: Our Journey
Stephen J. Cavalieri, PhD, D(ABMM)
Christopher Destache, PharmD, FCCP
Evaluation and Adjournment
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 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.
Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 3.5 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
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 2021 is accredited for 3.5 hour(s) for completion of all CE Sessions on April 24, 2021. The Infectious Diseases Spring Symposium 2021 is a knowledge-based activity.
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.
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.
Healthcare Professionals and Students: $10
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.