Treatment and Management of HIV Infection in the United States

Case Studies on Improving Patient Engagement through the HIV Continuum of Care: A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release Date: May 16, 2017
Expiration Date: May 16, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 hours

Case Studies on Improving Patient Engagement through the HIV Continuum of Care: A STEP-HIV Initiative

Release date: May 16, 2017
Expiration date: May 16, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hours
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**This Activity Is No Longer Available for Credit**

Jointly Provided by:Support for this activity has been made possible through
educational grants from Gilead Sciences and ViiV Healthcare

Activity Description
This activity will focus on the stages of the HIV Care Continuum and – using New York City as an example – shows how data systems can be used to improve HIV prevention and care services provided by the healthcare team.

This interactive webinar is the latest in a series of Special Training for Effective Providers in HIV (STEP-HIV) initiatives developed by ACTHIV and the American Academy of CME, Inc. to promote HIV workforce development.

Activity Faculty
Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH
Acting Deputy Commissioner
Division of Disease Control
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Faculty Bio

Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH, is the Acting Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He received his medical education from NYU School of Medicine and completed his residency training in 2003 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He also completed Clinical Infectious Disease fellowships at the Brigham and Women’s / Massachusetts General Hospital combined program. He received his Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has been a career-long physician activist in the area of HIV treatment and prevention among LGBT people. In his new role as Acting Deputy Commissioner he oversees all infectious disease programs for New York City and the public health laboratory.

Learning Objectives
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to

  1. Review the epidemiology of New York City’s HIV Care Continuum
  2. Identify ways your healthcare team can leverage health system data
  3. Apply best practices to improve HIV prevention and care services

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians (both specialists and primary care/family medicine), nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who are in training or who are in practice but are new to HIV medicine. Other healthcare providers may also participate.

Accreditation and Credit Designation

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

American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of AMA PRA Category1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 1.0 contact hours (0.2 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hours).

Disclosure Statement
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, 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 are as follows:

Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Planning Committee
Sharon Lee, MD, Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, (Kansas); President, ACTHIV, discloses the following relationships: Advisory Board: Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare

John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, and Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, Lead Nurse Planner, American Academy of CME, Inc.: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

This activity does not contain discussion of off-label or investigational information. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of Academy, 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.

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
There are no fees to participate in the activity. Participants must review the activity information including the learning objectives and disclosure statements, as well as the content of the activity. To receive CME/CNE credit for your participation, please complete the post-test (achieving a passing grade of 70%), and program evaluation. Your certificate will be available for printing immediately.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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