Division of Infectious Diseases

Penn is committed to meeting our physician's education and training needs and provides CME courses to maintain their certifications.

Infectious Diseases Update 2019 for Primary Care

CME_primary_care_2019_courseFriday, November 1, 2019 7:00 AM - Saturday, November 2, 2019 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Auditorium at the Smilow Center, Philadelphia, PA

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (15.00), Non-Physician Attendance / Participation (15.00), Nursing Contact Hours (15.00), ABIM MOC Part 2 (15.00)

The overall goal of the two-day conference is to share state-of-the-art information related to infectious diseases clinical practice as it is applied in the outpatient as well as the inpatient setting. The course, taught by experts in the field from the University of Pennsylvania, will include core topics such as antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance, skin and soft tissue infections, endocarditis, hepatitis C virus and its treatment, musculoskeletal infections, sexually transmitted diseases, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care, tick-borne illness, travel medicine, vaccines, Clostridium difficile infections, and non-infectious causes of fever. The conference aims to enable providers to stay current with best practices, diagnoses, and treatments of common infectious diseases diagnosed in the primary care and other practice settings. The conference will provide relevant management advice and critical information relevant to clinical decision-making. The lectures, case discussions, and panels will provide helpful pearls as well as thorough reviews of the diagnosis and management of complex cases as instructive examples. The content is intended to augment the attendees' ability to practice medicine according to the most recent available guidelines related to infectious disease and to broaden their knowledge of this rapidly changing field.

The conference will help providers keep up-to-date in adult infectious diseases, improve their ability to create the appropriate differential diagnoses, help improve clinical management of infectious diseases cases, and expand their knowledge base of pathogens and their clinical presentations.

This conference is designed for physicians, pharmacists, psychologists, researchers, social workers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, fellows, residents, and medical and nursing students specializing or interested in infectious disease.

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