SAVE THE DATE

This course will be held again on 

October 23 – 25, 2024.

 

Information for the 2024 course not yet complete.

 

 

 

 

The Comprehensive Infectious Disease Update: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment

Education for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

This program will be held online this year, using live streaming, electronic Q&A, and other remote learning technologies.  

OVERVIEW

This acclaimed course provides comprehensive ID updates for primary care clinicians. PHYSICIANs, NPs, and PAs can rely on this program for:

  • Education that ensures state-of-the-art care
  • Strategies to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment 
  • Guidance to incorporate recent advances and new innovations into day-to-day practice

Focus areas include:

  • Vaccines: what’s new in 2024 and what’s coming
  • New diagnostics and treatments for respiratory tract infections
  • Strategies for avoiding antibiotic overuse
  • Lyme disease: controversies and solutions
  • How to counsel reluctant patients about vaccine benefits
  • Can’t-miss diagnoses: infectious disease emergencies
  • Treatment of highly resistant infections
  • Protecting our patients with weakened immune systems
  • COVID-19 updates for primary care practice, adapted for current disease activity and variants
  • New or emerging infections, such as H5N1 influenza and mpox: recognition, diagnosis, management, and prevention
  • Evaluation and treatment of latent tuberculosis
  • Infection control in the office setting
  • New guidelines for management of urinary, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and soft tissue infections

PRACTICAL, RESULTS-FOCUSED EDUCATION

This course provides education to optimize outcomes for patients with common, challenging, and complex infectious diseases.  Education is practical, providing answers to the questions such as:

  • How can I manage resistant and recurrent urinary tract infections?
  • What strategies are recommended for treating and preventing MRSA infection?
  • How can I interpret and manage the results of different tests for latent tuberculosis?
  • How should I deal with recurrent C. difficile?
  • How do I manage patients with antibiotic allergies?
  • How do I diagnose, treat, and counsel patients about Lyme disease and other tick-related infections?
  • What immunizations are indicated for my traveling patients?
  • What are the recommendations for the new pneumococcal vaccines?
  • What can we expect with the upcoming respiratory virus season?
  • Who in my practice should receive PrEP for HIV, and how do I start it?
  • What is the best approach to refractory H. pylori infection?
  • What patients with gastroenteritis should receive antibiotics?
  • What are the new tests our lab uses to diagnose HIV and other sexually transmitted infections?
  • How should I answer patient questions about vaccine safety?
     

UPDATE on RECOMMENDED VACCINES for ADULTS

The 2024 course includes an in-depth update on adult vaccination. Sessions include:

  • Vaccines in 2024: Promises and Perils
  • Top Vaccine Updates for the PCP
  • Vaccines for the International Traveler


SPECIAL 2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

We are pleased to welcome the following keynote speaker to our 2024 program:

  • Dr. Paul A. Offit, Director of the Vaccine Education Center and professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and author of Tell Me When It's Over: An Insider's Guide to Deciphering Covid Myths and Navigating Our Post-Pandemic World.

 

NEW in 2024

  • Are you ever confused by results you get on cultures and other tests from the microbiology lab? This year we’ll welcome Dr. Romney Humphries, Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University, who will give the talk, “Top Questions PCPs Have for the Microbiology Lab.”
  • A faculty panel will present and discuss their most challenging outpatient referrals. We have also included expanded, dedicated time to answer your submitted questions.

 

OPTIMIZED FOR REMOTE EDUCATION

The 2024 program has been enhanced for distance learning. In addition to being live streamed, all sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for online viewing for 4 months after the end of the course.