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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

Feb 27-28, 2017
Greensboro, NC
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12 Credit Hours $100.00
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AL/NC PTC- 2017 North Carolina Annual STD Update

The NC STD Update will provide updated information in the management of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.  This activity will outline the common misconceptions about STDs, review common disease states that may complicate treatment, emerging infections and provide an update on appropriate treatment strategies. The activity is targeted to physicians, advanced practice providers, pharmacists, nurses, public health workers and other health care providers. The training is provided live and live streamed.

Originating Location:

Northwest AHEC \ Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

Video Conference Locations:

 

Area L AHEC \ Rocky Mount, N.C.

Catawba Valley Medical Center \ Hickory, N.C.

Charlotte AHEC \ Charlotte, N.C.

Cumberland County Department of Public Health \ Fayetteville, N.C.

Eastern AHEC \ Greenville or Elizabeth City, N.C.

Mountain AHEC \ Asheville, N.C.

Wake AHEC \ Raleigh, N.C.

Watauga Medical Center \ Boone, N.C.

 

Conference pre-registration deadline is February 28, 2017.

 

Two-Step Registration Requirements:

There is no registration fee, but registration is required for ALL participants.

Attendance will be verified through sign-in rosters or by log in to the live stream session.

Step 1: Register though this NNPTC site

In order for us to offer this event at no charge to participants, our funder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, requires participants to complete a Health Professional Application for Training at this site.

Step 2: Registration through Northwest AHEC--Link below

We recognize that much of this information is redundant, but registration is required in BOTH systems to complete registration for this event and to receive continuing education credits.

 

http://nwahec.org/STD

 

 

For questions regarding CDC registration, please email Rick Williams at rwillia0@co.guilford.nc.us.

 

Note: A post-test is required to obtain a certificate for all live stream (individual or health department) participants.

 



Rick Williams 336-641-3105 rwillia0@myguilford.com

Mar 8, 2017
Winston Salem, NC
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6 Credit Hours $0.00
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Denver PTC - Louisiana STI Update

This is a full day lecture based update focusing on cutting edge STI topics. Topics to include, but not limited to, future directions in STI prevention, Louisiana STI epidemic, new trends is syphilis, treatment updates, and more. Please register for full details.

Danielle Osowski 3036023637 Danielle.osowski@dhha.org

Mar 10, 2017
New Orleans, LA
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6 Credit Hours $60.00
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UW PTC - 1 Day Clinical STD Update for Clinicians, with Optional Clinical Practicum

This 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 Washington, but clinicians from other areas are welcome to attend.  An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to participants who complete this Update.


Topics include (subject to change):

•    Update on 2015 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines | Christine Johnston, MD, MPH
•    Update on Gonorrhea and Chlamydia | Laura Quilter, MD
•    Update on Human Papillomavirus | Sue Szabo, PA-C
•    Syphilis: Clinical Refresher and Update in Epidemiologic Trends and Diagnosis | Sue Szabo, PA-C
•    HIV-1 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis | Brian Wood, MD



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.


Spokane, Washington
9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $150

Pre-enrollment by March 8, 2017 is required.  


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

 


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

Mar 16, 2017
Spokane, WA
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6 Credit Hours $150.00
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Apr 6, 2017
Helena, MT
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6.5 Credit Hours $150.00
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UW PTC - Clinical Practicum: Washington

An optional 2-day clinical practicum is available to qualified participants who complete the Spokane "Clinical STD Update" on March 16th, 2017. 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:

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.



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

Mar 17-May 31, 2017
Seattle, WA
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11 Credit Hours $150.00
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Apr 7-Jun 30, 2017
Seattle, WA
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11 Credit Hours $150.00
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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, use of motivational interviewing,  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

Mar 20-21, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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May 8-9, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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Sep 25-26, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 Credit Hours $0.00
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Nov 6-7, 2017
Boston, MA
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16 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

Mar 29, 2017
Seattle, WA
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0 Credit Hours $175.00
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NYC PTC - MSM Sexual Health Conference SP2842

Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and Transgender Women

 

Event Details

8:30AM - 4:30PM
Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374  

Overview

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the NYC STD Prevention Training Center are offering a free one-day clinical conference on the sexual health of MSM and transgender patients.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners who provide direct clinical care to patients.

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Registration

Online registration is REQUIRED and seats are limited. Please follow the instructions carefully to create a new account. NEW USERS must register with a valid email address. You will recieve a temporary password upon registration, which you can later change to one you can easily remember. RETURNING USERS may login with your email and password.

IMPORTANT: Your registration application does not guarantee a seat at the symposium. In an effort to ensure representation from diverse settings and locations across the state, applications will be considered, and approved registrants will be confirmed no later than March 10, 2017.

The confirmation email will be from domain @cumc.columbia.edu. Priority is given to clinical providers; non-clinical providers will be placed on the waitlist.


Continuing Education and Disclosure

Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for this activity is pending.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners  wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Maureen Connelly and she wishes to disclose receiving the Merck Health Disparities Research Grant for 2015-2017. Dr. Connelly will not be discussing Merck or Merck related research in her presentation.

Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Maureen Connelly to ensure there is no bias.

Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Maureen Connelly’s discussion of Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of Transgender Patients and Dr. Alwyn Cohall’s discussion of the Sexual Health of MSM – Case Studies. Dr. Maureen Connelly will be discussing unlabeled use of estradiol and spironolactone for feminizing hormone therapy and Truvada for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis in youth under the age of 18. Dr. Alwyn Cohall will discuss the off-label use of extragenital (rectal/pharyngeal sample) nucleic acid amplification testing for gonorrhea/chlamydia screening in certain high-risk populations.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York City Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention Training Center are jointly providing the CNE for this activity.

CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.




Mar 29, 2017
Novi, MI
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0 Credit Hours $0.00
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PTC at Johns Hopkins - STD 5 Day Intensive

This five-day course is open to clinicians offering STI services.  The curriculum includes didactic presentations by experienced faculty; one day of experiential training in laboratory techniques; one clinical day with a preceptor; and, “hands-on” training in a directed sexual/reproductive health examination by genital teaching associates.  Class size is limited to 8-10 participants. Continuing Education is provided. Schedule – class schedule set annually.  The cost for this class is $250.00

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

CME activities with Joint Sponsors: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live for a maximum of 32.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 3.3 CEU's for this program. 

Course Category:

This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based.

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.

CDC, our planners, presenters, and their spouses/partners  wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Paul Nyirjesy and he wishes to disclose he receives research grants and honorariums from Genesis Biotechnology Group, Medicis, Novadign and Hologics.  Also Dr. Richard Sterling wishes to disclose he receives research grants and honorariums from Gilead, Abbott/Abbvie, Genentech, Merck, BMS, Vertex, Salix Boehringer Ingelheim and Bayer.  Ms. Judy Wessell wishes to disclose she receives honorariums from ViiV, BMS, and Gilead.

Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Paul Nyirjesy, Dr. Richard Sterling and Ms. Judy Wessell to ensure there is no bias.

Presentations will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use with the exception of Dr. Khalil Ghanem’s discussion on STIs especially Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.  He will be discussing NAATS for extragenital testing currently recommended by CDC.  Dr. Paul Nyirjesy’s lecture on Vaginitis/Cervicitis will be discussing treatments for complicated forms of vaginitis, for which there are no labeled products.  None of these are products produced by the commercial interests labeled in table 3 on disclosure and recommendations are based on peer-reviewed guidelines such as the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.  Dr. Richard Sterling’s lecture on Hepatitis will be discussing use of DAA in treating HCV.  Dr. Michael Rein’s lecture on Bacterial and Viral STI’s will discuss data supported newer approaches to treatment.

CDC does not accept commercial support.



Jeanne Hoover 410-396-0621 Jeanne.Hoover@baltimorecity.gov

Apr 3-7, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
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40 Credit Hours $0.00
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CA PTC -STD Clinical Update

This clinical training will address key components in the epidemiology, screening, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and management of common sexually-transmitted diseases.

Geraldine Grey 5106256020 geraldine.grey@ucsf.edu

Apr 13, 2017
Flagstaff, AZ
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6 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.

Location:  Denver Public Health Department, 605 Bannock St., Denver, 80204

Time:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dress:  Casual

Food:  Light breakfast will be provided.  Lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education:  4.5 credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course.

For more information, contact course instructor Teri Anderson at 303-602-3602, teri.anderson@dhha.org or program assistant Victoria Myers at 303-602-3608, victoria.myers@dhha.org



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

Apr 18, 2017
Denver, CO
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4.5 Credit Hours $60.00
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Apr 20, 2017
Denver, CO
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4.5 Credit Hours $60.00
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Jul 6, 2017
Denver, CO
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4 Credit Hours $95.00
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Ratelle PTC - STD Clinical Intensive Hartford

Clinical course features 1 days 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

Apr 26, 2017
Hartford, CT
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8 Credit Hours $0.00
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Jun 21, 2017
Hartford, CT
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8 Credit Hours $0.00
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Oct 25, 2017
Hartford, CT
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8 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

May 9-11, 2017
Denver, CO
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22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
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Sep 12-14, 2017
Denver, CO
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22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
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Oct 31-Nov 2, 2017
Denver, CO
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22.75 Credit Hours $195.00
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Ratelle PTC - Advanced STD Intensive Course for ID Fellow

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 11-14, 2017
Boston, MA
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0 Credit Hours $0.00
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