Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States

Register Part 1

April 5 - 7, 2018
Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL
www.ACTHIV.org

Please note that all attendees are required to review all CME/CE information provided, as well as the session agenda prior to registering for the conference. Please read the information provided below. You will then proceed to the Session Agenda to review, and finally proceed to the registration process.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV) is the premier conference in the United States dedicated exclusively to frontline clinicians caring for individuals living with HIV infection. The conference delivers information to learners on new developments and research findings that can be rapidly translated and directly applied to the clinical setting.

TARGET AUDIENCE

ACTHIV is targeted toward frontline providers of persons at risk of or with HIV infection: physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), advanced practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and medical case managers (including social workers).

Psychologists, mental health and substance abuse workers, treatment advocates, treatment educators, and other healthcare professionals involved in caring for those infected with HIV are also encouraged to attend.

GLOBAL CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the conference, learners should be better able to:

  • Identify approaches for improving the health outcomes of HIV positive clients in your practice.
  • Analyze the impact of current and future treatment advances and macro-level issues on providing HIV care in the US
  • Employ strategies for optimizing antiretroviral treatment for both treatment-naive and -experienced adults with HIV infection
  • Assess the evolving challenges and opportunities for managing hepatitis coninfection in persons living with HIV.

ACCREDITATION

Physicians:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of William Beaumont Hospital, American Academy of CME, Inc., and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV).  William Beaumont Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

William Beaumont Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Family Physicians:

This Live activity, 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV, with a beginning date of 04/20/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 17.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Credits
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 17.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Your points will be automatically submitted to the ABIM on your behalf; please allow 6-8 weeks for your points to display on the ABIM website.

CLAIMING MOC POINTS: If you intend to claim MOC points for your participation, you will need to provide your unique, six-digit ABIM ID Number when completing your evaluation. Physicians who do not know their ABIM ID can look it up on ABIM’s website.

Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurses:

This activity is jointly provided by American Academy of CME, Inc., William Beaumont Hospital, and the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV (ACTHIV).
American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

American Academy of CME, Inc. designates this educational activity for 17.5 contact hours.

Please check onsite for pharmacotherapeutic contact hours available for each session.

In order to receive your CE certificate, you must register for the conference, document attendance, and go online and complete an evaluation. A statement of credit may be printed after submitting the evaluation.

Pharmacists:

American Academy of CME, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.


HIV: The Basics. This session provides 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-008-L02-P. Application

Opening Plenary. This session provides 1.25 contact hours (0.125 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-009-L02-P. Application

Session 1-Treatment of HIV. This session provides 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-010-L02-P. Application

Breakfast with the Experts—Friday. This session provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-011-L02-P. Application

Session 2-HIV X-treme. This session provides 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-012-L02-P. Application

Session 3 - Hepatitis. This session provides 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-013-L02-P. Application

Breakfast with the Experts—Saturday. This session provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-014-L02-P. Application

Session 4 - Hot Topics. This session provides 2.5 contact hours (0.25 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-015-L02-P. Application

Closing Plenary. This session provides 0.5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of continuing education credit. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0297-9999-16-016-L02-P. Knowledge

In order to obtain your statement of credit, you must register for the conference, document attendance, and complete an online evaluation form. Your statement of credit will be issued through CPE Monitor in 6-8 weeks.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Creditfrom organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 17.5 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Social Workers:
An application will be filed with the NASW for social worker credits.

FEES

Early Bird Registration (Prior to March 15): $400
Standard Registration (After March 15): $500
Residents/Fellows/Students: $275

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION

According to the disclosure policy of Academy and Beaumont, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant relationships with any commercial interests related to this activity. The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity and levels of evidence. Disclosures will be made known to the participants prior to the activity.

The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy, Beaumont, ACTHIV, or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.

SUPPORT

The 11th Annual American Conference for the Treatment of HIV is supported by funding from the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) and Clinical Education Initiative, New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute.

The educational component of ACTHIV 2017 is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, Merck & Co., and ViiV Healthcare.

Please check back for updates as conference supporters are confirmed.


ADA

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, ACTHIV will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact Debbie Cooke at acthiv@meetingmasters.biz with your request.