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Ratelle PTC - STD Clinical Intensive - Hartford

Clinical course features 1 day of on-site training that include 2015 STD Guideline review, case discussions, use of motivational interviewing,  and hands-on laboratory instruction (wet mount) PLUS  1 days of clinical experience to be scheduled within three weeks of didactic session.

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Aug 31, 2016
Hartford, CT
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22.5 Credit Hours $0.00
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Oct 26, 2016
Hartford, CT
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22.5 Credit Hours $0.00
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Denver PTC - 3-Day STD Intensive

The highly rated 3-Day STD Intensive Course includes an STD didactic review, hands-on practicum rotations, case management discussions and lab demonstrations. Each course is limited to 5 participants and courses often fill up months in advance, so applicants are urged to register early.

Allison Finkenbinder 303-602-3621 allison.finkenbinder@dhha.org

Sep 6-8, 2016
Denver, CO
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22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
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Nov 8-10, 2016
Denver, CO
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22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
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Feb 21-23, 2017
Denver, CO
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22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
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AL/NC PTC - 3 Day STD Intensive (Didactic Only)

This course is the didactic only portion of our highly rated 3-Day STD Intensive. Participation in each course is limited and courses often fill up, therefore applicants are encourged to register early.

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Tom Creger 205-975-5505 creger@uab.edu

Sep 12-13, 2016
Greensboro, NC
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0 Credit Hours $100.00
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Ratelle PTC - STD Clinical Intensive

Clinical courses feature 2 days of on-site training that include 2015 STD Guideline review, case discussions, sexual history taking  and hands-on laboratory instruction (wet mount) PLUS  1/2 day of clinical shadowing to be scheduled within three weeks of didactic sessions.

TARGET AUDIENCE
Healthcare professionals (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified nurse midwives, nurses) in public or private practice who examine and treat individuals at risk for STDs/HIV. Applicants may include clinicians who work in family planning, adolescent health, women’s health, primary care, urgent care, or community health centers.



Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 Barbara.Gray@state.ma.us

Sep 12-13, 2016
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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Nov 7-8, 2016
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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AL/NC PTC - 3 Day STD Intensive

This highly rated 3-Day STD Intensive course includes a day and a half didactic review and a day and a half preceptiorship and lab demonstrations. Participation in each course is limited and courses often fill up, therefore applicants are encourged to register early.

Courses are offered at each of our two partner clinics:

Jefferson County Department of Health
1400 Sixth Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

and

Guilford County Department of Health
1100 East Wendover Avenue
Greensboro, North Carolina 27405



Tom Creger 205-975-5505 creger@uab.edu

Sep 12-14, 2016
Greensboro, NC
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20 Credit Hours $100.00
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CA PTC - STD Expert Hour Webinar Series

STD Expert Hour: Syphilis 2016: Return of the Great Masquerader

with Sharon Adler, MD, MPH

We're thrilled to bring you the 2016 STD Expert Hour Webinar Series! Our STD Expert Hour is a FREE recurring webinar series that highlights current topics in the prevention and management of STD to further advance your practice. We're thrilled to offer access to our network of STD Experts and hope you join us for valuable insights into delivering excellent sexual health care for your patients.


What to expect this Expert Hour:
 
Dr. Sharon Adler will introduce us to syphilis and cover the below learning objectives:
 
1. Describe current syphilis epidemiology within the United States.
2. Discuss screening recommendations for syphilis.
3. Describe clinical manifestations, diagnostic approach, staging and management of syphilis. 


This webinar will be held on:

 Tuesday, September 13 from 12:30-1:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time).

Continuing education credits available: CME-$15, Nursing Contact Hours-Free 



Dominique Reminick 510-625-6052 dominique.reminick@ucsf.edu

Sep 13, 2016
Oakland, CA
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1 Credit Hour $0.00
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Denver PTC - Webinar - STI Update

This one hour webinar will cover new and emerging issues related to prevelance, screening, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in Colorado and the Denver Metro Area.

Teri Anderson 3036023602 teri.anderson@dhha.org

Sep 13, 2016
Denver, CO
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1 Credit Hour $0.00
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Ratelle PTC - Brightfield Microscopy-Wet Mount (Boston College students only)

Laboratory courses integrate lectures on methodology, interpretive techniques, observations and demonstrations with hands-on exercises using clinical specimens.  This course is open to students enrolled in the Boston College Nurse Practitioner Program only.  It will be held from 9AM - Noon.

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Sep 14, 2016
Jamaica Plain, MA
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4 Credit Hours $0.00
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Ratelle PTC - Brightfield Microscopy (MGHIHP Students Only)

Laboratory courses integrate lectures on methodology, interpretive techniques, observations and demonstrations with hands-on exercises using clinical specimens.  This course is open to students enrolled in the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions only.  It will be held from 1-4 PM

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Sep 14, 2016
Jamaica Plain, MA
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4 Credit Hours $0.00
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St. Louis PTC 2016 Chicago Regional STI/HIV Prevention Clinical Update

Location:  University Center 525 S. State St. - Chicago, IL

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses, and other clinical providers of care.

Due to space limitations, clinicians will receive priority registration;  attendance is limited to registered participants only.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This is a FREE one day advanced continuing education program on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV prevention geared towards clinical providers.  Leaders in public health, STI, and HIV prevention will discuss trending topics of local and national importance, including STI/HIV epidemiology; pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) disparities and implementation; and sexually-transmitted Zika virus infection.



Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Sep 29, 2016
CHICAGO, IL
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6 Credit Hours $0.00
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ST. Louis PTC - "From Prevention to Treatment, an in Depth Look at HIV in Kearney, Nebraska"

Location:  Holiday Inn, 110 S. 2nd Avenue - Kearney, NE 68847

Target Audience:

Physicians, med-level providers, nurses and other clinical providers of care.

Course Description:

This full day course will provide state of the art training in the field of HIV, with an emphasis on clinical diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.  Using evidence-based guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the course will review current issues related to prevention, epidemiology, diagnostic strategies, and treatment.

Objectives:

At the end of this conference, clinicians will be able to:

Describe HIV epidemiological trends in Nebraska and the US

Identify current strategies for HIV prevention, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Discuss current approaches to HIV testing, treatment, and long-term management

Define common co-morbid infections affecting HIV infected populations



Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Oct 3, 2016
Kearney, NE
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6 Credit Hours $0.00
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UW PTC - Venipuncture Techniques

This 1-day course instructs students in the basics of blood draw technique, including tourniquet tying, finding and preparing a suitable vein, appropriate blood tube use, proper materials disposal and safety. The class is taught through lecture and hands-on practice on both simulated models and other course participants (not mandatory).

This course is designed for health care workers who wish to develop or enhance phlebotomy skills.




UW PTC 206-685-9850 uwptc@uw.edu

Oct 18, 2016
Seattle, WA
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0 Credit Hours $175.00
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UW PTC - 1 Day Clinical STD Update for Clinicians, with Optional Clinical Practicum

This is the registration for the LIVE INTERNET WEB STREAM course.  The IN-PERSON option is available for registration here:

http://courses.nnptc.org/class_information.html?id=1442


October 20, 2016

9am - 5pm
St. Paul, Minnesota
University of Minnesota

 

This live internet webinar 1-day didactic STD Update course provides participants with training in the most recent advancements in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of viral & bacterial STDs.  This course is designed for clinicians practicing in Minnesota, but practitioners from other locations are welcome to attend.  An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete this Update - must register separetely.


Topics include (subject to change):

•    "Syphilis: Clinical Refresher and Update in Epidemiological Trends and Diagnosis"
•    "Update on Genital Herpes"
•    "Update on Vaginal Health: BV, Trich, and more"
•    "Behavioral STD Risk Assessment"
•    "Expedited Partner Therapy"



Course participants will learn how to:
√    Describe the latest clinical and lab diagnostic and testing procedures for the infections covered.
√    List the current recommended treatments, follow-up, and prevention messages for the sexually transmitted infections covered.


Pre-enrollment by October 13th is required.  


Hotel rooms, dinner meals, and parking fees are not covered in the registration fee and are the participants’ responsibility.  Lunch and a light continental breakfast will be provided each day.

 

 



Attend one of two ways!

In person:

Cost: $150

Attend the course in Anchorage. Network with other providers in Alaska. Have the chance to meet and talk with our Faculty Experts. Lunch and continental breakfast provided. Hotel rooms, dinner meals, and parking fees are not covered in the registration fee and are the participants’ responsibility.

Register for the In-Person course Event here:

http://courses.nnptc.org/class_information.html?id=1442

 

Online:

Cost: $75

Attend the course as a live internet web streaming event from your home or office. You will be able to view the presentation slides and listen to the speakers.

 

 


 

 

Continuing Medical & Nursing Education Credit

Continuing Medical Education: The University of Washington is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 6.50 contact hours (of which 4.75 are in pharmacology at the advanced practice level) will be awarded for completing all course activities, a pre/post test and an evaluation.

Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Psychologists: UWCNE qualifies as a CE program sponsor under WAC 246-924.240(1).

Social Workers and Counselors: UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under WAC 246-809.610.

Other disciplines: A contact hour certificate will be awarded for use in documenting completion of this continuing education activity.

 

 




UW PTC 206-685-9850 uwptc@uw.edu

Oct 20, 2016
Webinar
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6 Credit Hours $75.00
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Oct 20, 2016
St. Paul, MN
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6 Credit Hours $150.00
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Nov 2, 2016
Portland, OR
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6 Credit Hours $150.00
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UW PTC - Clinical Practicum: Minnesota

An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete our Clinical STD Update course in St. Paul on October 20, 2016. Practica are scheduled to take place within 2-3 months following students' completion of the didactic portion of the course - your training dates will be scheduled after you register for the practicum.

The clinical practicum includes basic examination skills, skill development in sexual history taking, review of clinical case studies, and hands-on experience in the STD clinic and laboratory. The practicum includes participation in performing STD-related examination of patients in the presence of a skilled preceptor. Laboratory training includes hands-on training in the practice of rapid syphilis tests and saline and darkfield microscopy. Continuing Education is available.

Practica are conducted at the following location (subject to change):

Public Health - Seattle & King County STD Clinic at Harborbiew Medical Center, Seattle, WA

The practicum is designed for clinicians and for students in medical professions training programs who have had previous training or experience in performing pelvic exams.

 

 


 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 11.0 contact hours (of which -0- are in pharmacology at the advanced practice level) will be awarded for completing all course activities, a pre/post test and an evaluation.

 Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

 

 

 



Ronnie Staats rstaats@uw.edu

Oct 20, 2016
Seattle, WA
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11 Credit Hours $150.00
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CA PTC - Examination and Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens

A three-hour course from 2-5 p.m. beginning with a fifteen-minute didactic presentation on applicable issues of CLIA regulation, quality control, and infection control. This will be followed by fifteen minutes on interpretation of VWM and application to diagnosis of vaginitis, utilizing lecture, PowerPoint presentation, and group discussion. The remaining two and one-half hours consists of experiential training, including laboratory practicum on examination of saline and KOH vaginal wet mounts (VWM). During this portion of the training, participants will have an opportunity for group discussion, explanation and demonstration, as well as practice and return demonstration. Course fee will be waived for UCSF residents.


Registration: $50.00

3 CME credits: $15; Nursing Contact Hours: Free

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of Cardea and CAPTC. Cardea is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Cardea designates this live event for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 The California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 14547 for 3.6 contact hours for Examination & Interpretation of Wet Preparations of Vaginal Specimens. If you are requesting nursing contact hours, you must be in attendance for the entire training. No partial credit is allowed.




 

 

 




Geraldine Grey 5106256020 geraldine.grey@ucsf.edu

Oct 20, 2016
San Francisco, CA
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3 Credit Hours $50.00
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St. Louis PTC - STD Part-time Intensive Didactic - *GOLDFARB Nurses ONLY*

*GOLDFARB NURSES ONLY*

This course an in-depth study of the most commonly seen STDs in the U.S. that covers prevention, screening, diagnosis, laboratory interpretation, treatment and follow-up of bacterial and viral STDs.  Topics included are:  syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, PID, vaginitis/vagininosis syndromes, HPV, HSV, HIV, history and physicial exam, partner management, and recent changes to the CDC STD Treatment Recommendation Guidelines.

Course Objectives:  By the end of this course participants will be able to: 

1)  Discuss current treatment recommendations of the most common STDs

2)  List recent developments in HIV prevention and treatment

3)  Demonstrate the ability to take a sexual history

4)  Identify point-of-care tests available for STDs

5) Recognize the symptoms of primary and latent syphilis



Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Oct 20-21, 2016
ST. LOUIS, MO
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14 Credit Hours $75.00
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St. Louis PTC - STD Part-time Intensive Didactic - *UMSL Nurses ONLY*

*UMSL NURSES ONLY*

This course is an in-depth study of the most commonly seen STDs in the U.S. that covers prevention, screening, diagnosis, laboratory interpretation, treatment and follow-up of bacterial and viral STDs.  Topics included are: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, PID, vaginitis/vaginosis syndromes, HPV, HSV, HIV, history and physical exam, partner management, and recent changes to the CDC STD Treatment Recommendation Guidelines.

Course Objectives:  By the end of this course participants will be able to:

1)  Discuss current treatment recommendations of the most common STDs.

2)  List recent developments in HIV prevention and treatment.

3) Demonstrate the ability to take a sexual history.

4)  Identify point-of-care tests available for STDs.

5)  Recognize the symptoms of primary and latent syphilis.

CME:  The St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Oct 20-21, 2016
ST. LOUIS, MO
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14 Credit Hours $0.00
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Denver PTC - Wet Prep Workshop

This course will present knowledge and techniques necessary for the proper collection, examination and reporting of vaginal wet preps. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their microscopic skills and examine specimens containing Trichomonas, yeast, "clue" cells, red and white blood cells.

Teri Anderson 303-602-3602 teri.anderson@dhha.org

Nov 1, 2016
Denver, CO
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4.5 Credit Hours $60.00
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Nov 2, 2016
Denver, CO
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UW PTC - Clinical Practicum: Portland

Limited to participants who completed the November 2, 2016 Portland STD Update for Clinicians.

Dates between November 2016 – January 2017 available.

An optional 2-day hands-on clinical practicum is available to participants who complete the STD Update for Clinician course in Portland, OR on November 2, 2016. The clinical practicum includes basic examination skills, skill development in sexual history taking, review of clinical case studies, and hands-on experience in the STD clinic and laboratory. The practicum includes participation in performing STD-related examination of patients in the presence of a skilled preceptor. Laboratory training includes hands-on training in the practice of rapid syphilis tests and saline and darkfield microscopy. Continuing Education is available.

Practica are scheduled to take place within 2-3 months following students' completion of the didactic portion of the course.

The practicum is designed for clinicians and for students in medical professions training programs who have had previous training or experience in performing pelvic exams.


 


 

Continuing Nursing Education: A certificate for 11.0 contact hours (of which -0- are in pharmacology at the advanced practice level) will be awarded for completing all course activities, a pre/post test and an evaluation.

 Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing (UWCNE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).


 

 



Ronnie Staats 206-685-9850 rstaats@uw.edu

Nov 2, 2016
Portland, OR
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11 Credit Hours $150.00
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Ratelle PTC - Brightfield Microscopy-Wet Mount (Holy Cross NPs Students only)

Laboratory courses integrate lectures on methodology, interpretive techniques, observations and demonstrations with hands-on exercises using clinical specimens.  This course is open to students enrolled in the Holy Cross Nurse Practitioner Program only.  It will be held from 9AM - 1PM.

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Nov 11, 2016
Worcester, MA
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4 Credit Hours $0.00
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St. Louis PTC - STD Intensive - Didactic Only

The course, an intensive overview of STDs, includes 18 hours of lecture over three days, 1 hour of experiential, 1 hour of case discussion, and 16 hours of clinical practicum over two days to be scheduled at a later date.  Topics presented include:  gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, trichomoniasis, PID,  genital herpes, HPV, Hepatitis B, chancroid, urethritis/cervicitis syndromes, pediculosis/ scabies, HIV/AIDS, partner management, and case studies.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe clinical features of common STDs.
  • Demonstrate improved skills in completing STD history and physical exam.
  • Integrate HIV risk assessment into patient care.
  • Demonstate universal precautions during specimen collection.
  • Describe the process of partner notification and contact tracing.
  • Discuss recent changes to the CDCs STD Treatment guidelines.
  • Identify current point-of-care tests available for STD diagnosis.
  • Recognize the sign and symptoms of Primary, latent and late latent syphilis.
  • List current vaccines available for STDs.

 

CME: The St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 36 credits toward the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM .  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 



Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Nov 28-30, 2016
ST. LOUIS, MO
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20 Credit Hours $150.00
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Ratelle PTC - Advanced STD Intensive Course for ID Fellows

This training is for infectious disease fellows and features 16 hours of didactic lectures and case discussions, along with 13 hours of on-site clinical training, which includes a hands-on laboratory (wet mounts/gram stain) and clinical skills practicum.  

Barbara Gray 617-983-6861 barbara.gray@state.ma.us

Dec 12-15, 2016
Boston, MA
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0 Credit Hours $0.00
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St. Louis PTC - STD Part-Time Intensive

Didactic only February 6 & 7, 2017

This course is an in-indepth study of the most commonly seen STDs in the U.S. that covers prevention, screening, diagnosis, laboratory interpretation, treatment and follow-up of bacterial and viral STDs. Topics included are:  syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, PID, vaginitis/vaginosis syndromes, HPV, HSV, HIV, history and physical exam, partner management, and recent changes to the CDC STD Treatment Recommendation Guidelines.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  By the end of this course participants will be able to:

 

  1. Discuss current treatment recommendations for the most common STDs.
  2. List recent developments in HIV prevention and treatment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to take a sexual history.
  4. Identify point-of-care tests available for STDs.
  5. Recognize the symptoms of primary and latent syphilis.

 CME: The St. Louis STD/HIV Prevention Training Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 30 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM .  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

 



Shirley Williams 314-747-1522 swilliam@dom.wustl.edu

Feb 6-7, 2017
ST. LOUIS, MO
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14 Credit Hours $75.00
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