Course Overview


The Comprehensive Infectious Disease Update

Education for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

This acclaimed course provides a comprehensive ID update. Led by Harvard Medical School's leading ID faculty and clinicians, this program provides guidance to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. Participants learn the practice implications of important new innovations and ensure that their ability to address ID challenges is fully current.

Focus areas in the course curriculum include:

  • Updated guidelines for adult immunization
  • Expanded treatment options for hepatitis C
  • New diagnostics for respiratory tract infections
  • Travel medicine and infectious disease in immigrants
  • Strategies for avoiding antibiotic overuse
  • Can’t-miss diagnoses: infectious disease emergencies
  • Preparation for Zika and other emerging and “hot” ID outbreaks
  • Managing antibiotic resistance in the community
  • New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections
  • What the PCP needs to know about the HIV- and the non-HIV immunocompromised patient
  • Diagnosis and prevention of latent tuberculosis

Specially designed for the needs of busy clinicians, Harvard Medical School faculty provide outcomes-driven and evidence-based answers to questions that MDs, NPs and PAs face every day, such as ...

  • What immunizations are indicated for my patients traveling to developing countries?
  • How can I interpret the results of different tests for latent tuberculosis?
  • How should I manage recurrent C. difficile?
  • What can we expect with the upcoming flu season?
  • How do the new hepatitis C treatment options impact my patients?
  • What strategies are recommended for treating and preventing MRSA infection?
  • What are the new tests our lab is using to diagnose HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
  • How should I answer patient questions about emerging diseases, such as Zika?

This year, we are proud to feature a special keynote address by Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health. 

Practice-Changing Education

Past participants report that this course has inspired and changed their practice of medicine.
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