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Case Studies in Managing the Newly Diagnosed Patient with HIV: A STEP-HIV Initiative
Release date: December 20, 2017
Expiration date: December 20, 2018
Estimated time to complete: 1.0 hours
Activity URL: www.acthiv.org/webinar_newhivpatient.asp
Jointly Provided by:Support for this activity has been made possible through
an educational grant from Gilead Sciences.
This free interactive CME/CNE-Certified webinar will focus on the management of HIV infection based on current data and our understanding of the disease. It is designed for those who wish to learn the basics of caring for someone with HIV as well as for learners who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of optimal care of people with HIV. Topics to be covered include the initial evaluation of a person with newly diagnosed HIV infection; considerations in choosing an antiretroviral regimen; and selected topics in keeping a person with HIV healthy.
This 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 through education for healthcare professionals who are in training or who are in practice but are new to HIV medicine.
- Best practices for evaluating the newly-diagnosed person with HIV
- Selecting an antiretroviral regimen—what should be considered?
- Keeping a person with HIV healthy
After participating in the activity, learners should be better able to
- Formulate an evaluation strategy for a newly diagnosed person with HIV
- Appraise considerations related to choosing an initial antiretroviral regimen
- Identify measures that can be taken by the care team to keep a person with HIV healthy
Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD
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 live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 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 (0.9 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).
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:
Rajesh Gandhi, MD, discloses the following: Consultant (clinical trial design): Theratechnologies, EMD Serano
Grant/Research Support: Gilead Sciences, Merck & Co., ViiV Healthcare
Sharon Lee, MD, Medical Director, Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Services of Greater Kansas City, (Kansas); President, ACTHIV: No relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
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 contains information about agents currently under investigation.
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 80%), and program evaluation. Your certificate will be available for printing immediately.
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